Iron Maiden recently had their best week ever of sales since SoundScan was introduced in 1991, selling 74,000 copies of their double album, The Book of Souls. Now it’s time to hit the road, so Iron Maiden will be kicking off a massive world tour in early 2016, starting in the the US – and they just revealed the dates!
“When we play in Fort Lauderdale, it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the U.K. so we will be raring to go.
“On previous Ed Force One tours, we only had time to play New York, L.A. and Florida. For the world tour next year, we’ve made more time in order to take Ed Force One to our fans in many more parts of the country, like Tulsa where we haven’t played since 1987 on the ‘Somewhere In Time’ tour and Tacoma, where we haven’t played in 15 years, along with Vegas, Detroit, Chicago and Denver too this time round.
“We wanted to start off in Ft. Lauderdale, so we could first visit Nicko’s [McBrain, drums] Rock ‘N’ Roll Ribs nearby and have a few Trooper beers to celebrate the start of ‘The Book Of Souls’ world tour!”
It’s just nine dates, with no indication that they’ll be more, so make sure you snag your tickets when they go on sale October 10th! Opening for Iron Maiden will be someone “in the family,” as Raven Age gets the prime opening slot, the band fronted by son of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris.
Iron Maiden 2015 US tour dates:
2/24 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL @ BB&T Center
2/26 – Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
2/28 – Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
3/30 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden
4/05 – Detroit, MI @ Palace Of Auburn Hills
4/06 – Chicago, IL @ United Center
4/11 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
4/13 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
4/15 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum