On June 3rd, Iron Maiden kicked off the second leg of their Book of Souls tour in North America in Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live!
The Book of Souls Tour kicked off last February (2016), covering a total of fourteen sold-out shows in the United States and Canada. The tour also covered a whopping total of thirty-four countries, playing fifty-eight shows across the globe. It was announced in early January that the tour would be hitting North America again this summer. Prior to returning to the US, the band has been playing Europe for the past two months, including Germany, Scotland, England, and Ireland.
Steve Harris commented on the tour’s return to North America, saying,
“We are really looking forward to returning to North America for a full tour. We had always planned to go back there and to the UK as last year, due to the global nature of the tour and the period it took, we just didn’t have time to cover them properly and we do still like to get to fans in as many places as possible!
So this year we’re able to reach many more cities in America, including a return to places Maiden haven’t played for many, many years like Lincoln Nebraska, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City and Oakland California. We also welcome playing in Brooklyn for the first time.
We will, of course, be bringing the full production with us including all the Eddies and the Maya-themed stage sets. There’s been a great reaction from everyone to this tour’s theme, people really seem to love it. We’re still deciding on the final set-list and we’ll work that out once we get into rehearsals. Most of our North American fans haven’t seen the show yet so as we want to give them the same Book Of Souls live experience that we took around the world, it’s unlikely we’ll change much. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, so we will continue to do that!”
The setlist for the Book of Souls Tour last night in Virginia is as follows (based on setlist.fm entries):
- If Eternity Should Fail
- Speed of Light
- Children of the Damned.
- Death or Glory.
- The Red and The Black.
- The Trooper.
- The Great Unknown.
- The Book of Souls.
- Fear of the Dark.
- Iron Maiden.
- The Number of The Beast.
- Blood Brothers.
- Wasted Years.
The band is playing another twenty-four shows this summer. Be sure to check out the dates below, and remember to check Iron Maiden’s official website for more details!
June 4th 一 Philadelphia, PA 一 Wells Fargo Center
June 7th 一 Newark, NJ 一 Prudential Center
June 9th 一 Charlotte, NC 一 PNC Music Pavilion
June 11th 一 Tampa, FL 一 Amalie Arena
June 13th 一 Nashville, TN 一 Bridgestone Arena
June 15th 一 Chicago, IL 一 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 16th 一 Minneapolis, MN 一 Xcel Energy Center
June 19th 一 Oklahoma City, OK 一 Chesapeake Arena
June 21st 一 Houston, TX 一 Toyota Center
June 23rd 一 Dallas, TX 一 American Airlines Center
June 24th 一 San Antonio, TX 一 AT&T Center
June 27th 一 Albuquerque, NM 一 Isleta Amphitheatre
June 28th 一 Phoenix, AZ 一 Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 1st 一 San Bernardino, CA 一 Glen Helen Amphitheatre
July 3rd 一 Las Vegas, NV 一 T-Mobile Arena
July 5th 一 Oakland, CA 一 Oracle Arena
July 7th 一 Salt Lake City, UT 一 Usana Amphitheatre
July 9th 一 Lincoln, NE 一 Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11th 一 Kansas City, MO 一 Sprint Center
July 12th 一 St. Louis, MO 一 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 15th 一 Toronto, Canada 一 Budweiser Stage
July 16th 一 Quebec City, Canada 一 Videotron Center
July 19th 一 Mansfield, MA 一Xfinity Center
July 21st 一 Brooklyn, NY 一 Barclays Center
July 22nd 一 Brooklyn, NY 一 Barclays Center
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