Iron Maiden were forced to cancel more shows due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Scheduled performances circle around the Government ban extension on large gatherings in both Germany and Austria through August 31st. Last month, the group postponed their Australian and New Zealand tour, and now, a number of their headlining shows planned for the summer have been called off. Additionally, the band’s longtime manager Rod Smallwood has issued a statement urging fans to stay safe and be smart during this time of uncertainty.
Read all statements below:
“An update from Rod:
Just a quick note to say that I hope you’re all safe with your families and following the advice of your Governments and their scientific and medical advisors in these very difficult and tragic times over much of our planet. We all need to help bring an end to this Pandemic by following the advice and helping one another when we can, especially the more vulnerable. We want to see you all healthy and well when we make it to your country. And we want to see you as much as you want to see us!
As we get any new information about the planned shows we will continue to post it here. This is of course a very difficult situation and no-one can truly predict what will happen but we will continue to keep our options open while we see what develops and, l hope, make sensible decisions. And we will keep you the fans informed at the appropriate times. So please bear with us.
So for now, take care of yourselves and BE SMART.
“We are very sorry to announce that further to the latest directive from the German government the ban on any large gatherings of any kind is being extended until August which sadly means these Iron Maiden headline shows will no longer be taking place in June & July as planned,
June 9 – Bremen Buergerweide
June 10 – Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium
June 23 – Berlin Waldbuehne
July 18 – Stuttgart Mercedes Benz Arena
The full statement from Wizard Promotions, our German Promoter is below:
Frankfurt, 20. April 2020 – With great regrets we must announce that the German government has advised that there will be no major events in Germany until August 31 in response to coronavirus pandemic so the IRON MAIDEN Legacy of the Beast concerts in Bremen, Cologne, Berlin and Stuttgart will not happen this Summer as planned. However we are currently working on the re- scheduling of the German tour in the early Summer of 2021.
The band, ourselves and everyone involved support this decision by the German government as we all agree that health and safety are the most important issues.
We are working intensely on these dates with the band’s Agent and Management and they will be announced as soon as we can. Purchased tickets for the 2020 dates remain valid.”
“We are very sorry to announce that further to the latest directive from the Austrian government, the ban on any large gatherings of any kind is being extended until August 31 which sadly means that the Iron Maiden headline show at Wiener Neustadt Stadium on July 16 will no longer be taking place as planned.
A statement from our Austrian promoter Barracuda Music is as follows:
Today we were informed by the Austrian government that we have now a ban for all shows, festivals and events until AUGUST 31.
Which means the show with IRON MAIDEN can´t happen due to the COVID-19 crisis and pandemic and therefore cannot go ahead as planned. We are of course talking to the band’s agent and manager about hopefully rescheduling the show as we know Austrian fans really do not want to miss this!
The danger of infecting further people and putting their lives at risk is simply too high. There is nothing as precious as our health and we must protect it. That is why we must and will follow the authority’s instructions.”