The Press Release:
IRON MAIDEN will return to North America in 2022 to bring The Legacy Of The Beast World Tour to yet more cities, many of which the band has not performed in for many years. The show has already been seen by almost two million people across the globe, being hailed by fans and media alike as the most extravagant and visually spectacular performance of the band’s career to date, with a decades-spanning set list of fan favorites. The 2022 tour produced by Live Nation will also include some songs from their new studio album Senjutsu being played live for the first time.
Very Special Guests on the 2022 dates will be Trivium on all dates between El Paso and Spokane, and then Within Temptation on all dates from Sioux Falls to Tampa.
The full list of North American Dates are listed below.
Registration for first access to tickets is open now HERE via Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform and will run through 10:00PM ET on December 5th. Verified Fan presale begins Wednesday, December 8th at 10am local. As always there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fan club members beginning Tuesday, December 7th at 10am local. All presales end Thursday, December 9th at 10pm local.
Any remaining tickets will go on sale on December 10th at 10am local time.
Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood comments, “Next summer we will finally get to play the huge European stadium tour for The Legacy Of The Beast, and the new show will be even more spectacular so after our visit to Rock in Rio early 9/ember 2022 we decided to take it back to our fans in North America too, but in cities or venues we didn’t play in 2019, including some we haven’t visited in many years like El Paso, Spokane, Sioux Falls, Columbus, Hamilton, Ottawa and Greensboro.
We’ll be making a couple of additions and changes to the production and setlist to include some songs from our new album Senjutsu and are making the 2022 version of Legacy Of The Beast even more spectacular than the acclaimed original show. You can be sure that we will still be featuring all the “hits” and the key elements of the original tour like the Spitfire, Icarus, Hell, flamethrowers and pyro and the rest – but we will shake it up a bit and Trooper Eddie will have serious competition in the new Senjutsu ‘world’ we are adding.”
Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson adds, “We’re really looking forward to our return to North America so we can bring The Legacy Of The Beast show to places we didn’t get to in 2019 and to other cities we’ve not played for many years. I’m really excited about the new additions and changes to the stage production and we can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve got planned. The whole band has really enjoyed the Legacy Tour and now we just can’t wait get back out on the road to play live, have fun and see everyone again!”
The Legacy Of The Beast Tour production and set list is inspired by Maiden’s award-winning free to play mobile game of the same name which is available on iOS and Android platforms at www.ironmaiden.com/play
A Trooper VIP Hospitality upgrade package is currently being planned and details will be announced closer to the tour dates for any fans who might want to enjoy additional at-show benefits.
North American Tour Dates:
9/11: EL PASO, TX @ DON HASKINS CENTER
9/13: AUSTIN, TX @ MOODY CENTER
9/15: TULSA, OK @ BOK CENTER
9/17: DENVER, CO @ BALL ARENA
9/19: SALT LAKE CITY, UT @ USANA AMPHITHEATRE
9/21: ANAHEIM, CA @ HONDA CENTER
9/25: CHULA VISTA, CA @ NORTH ISLAND CREDIT UNION AMPHITHEATRE
9/27: CONCORD, CA @ CONCORD PAVILION
9/29: SEATTLE, WA @ CLIMATE PLEDGE ARENA
9/30: SPOKANE, WA @ SPOKANE ARENA
10/03: SIOUX FALLS, SD @ DENNY SANFORD PREMIER CENTER
10/05: CHICAGO, IL @ UNITED CENTER
10/07: COLUMBUS, OH @ NATIONWIDE ARENA
10/09: DETROIT, MI @ LITTLE CAESARS ARENA
10/11: TORONTO, ON @ SCOTIABANK CENTRE
10/12: HAMILTON, ON @ FIRSTONTARIO CENTRE
10/15: OTTAWA, ON @ CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE
10/17: WORCESTER, MA @ DCU CENTER
10/19: BELMONT PARK, NY @ UBS ARENA
10/21: NEWARK, NJ @ PRUDENTIAL CENTER
10/23: WASHINGTON, DC @ CAPITAL ONE ARENA
10/25: GREENSBORO, NC @ GREENSBORO COLISEUM
10/27: TAMPA, FL @ AMALIE ARENA
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: What can I possibly add to the greatness that is a touring announcement from the legendary Iron Maiden? Not too much actually outside of the fact that its really the kind of news that gets everyone excited about being in the same place in mass numbers once again. Truth be told, based on the continuing issues surrounding the pandemic there are many of my friends who haven’t seen a show since this began and aren’t planning on going at any time soon. Since they’re all Maiden fans I think this just might break them and as it stands you must show proof of vaccination to enter any Live Nation venue so you know what you have to do if you want to come to the party. I’m excited that they are bringing along bands like Trivium and Within Temptation for the run as well because each of them know how to deliver an outstanding show. Trivium will be doing the earlier dates while WT the latter ones. Since I just saw Trivium with Megadeth, I am happy that my neck of the woods will get Within Temptation because I haven’t seen them in far too many years. I hope to be at one of the regional shows but am saddened that there is no Brooklyn or NYC proper show. Chime in with your own thoughts on this and I will see you next time around. Stay safe out there.