IronMaiden640 Iron Maiden have announced some US tour dates to their 2016 The Book Of Souls world tour.

The dates follow previously-announced events in New Zealand and Australia, as the band add to their list of commitments in support of their 16th album, which was released last month.

Maiden will tour aboard the biggest-ever version of their Ed Force One plane – a converted Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, which frontman Bruce Dickinson is currently learning to fly.

The singer says says, “When we play in Fort Lauderdale, it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the UK – so we will be raring to go.

On previous tours we only had time to play New York, L.A. and Florida. 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, and Tacoma, where we haven’t played in 15 years.”

Further dates, including shows in Canada, are to be announced soon. US tickets go on sale on October 8th.

US tour dates:

Feb 24: Fort Lauderdale BB&T Center, FL
Feb 26: Tulsa BOK Center, OK
Feb 28: Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center, NV
Mar 30: New York Madison Square Garden, NY
Apr 5: Detroit Palace of Auburn Hills, MI
Apr 6: Chicago United Center, IL
Apr 11: Tacoma Dome, WA
Apr 13: Denver Pepsi Center, CO
Apr 15: Los Angeles Forum, CA

Previously announced dates:

Apr 29: Christchurch Horncastle Arena, New Zealand
May 01: Aucklane Vector Arena, New Zealand
May 04: Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Australia
May 06: Sydney Allphones Arena, Australia
May 09: Melbourne Rod Laver Arena, Australia
May 12: Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Australia
May 14: Perth Arena, Australia


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  • Kenneth Stratemeyer on

    I know they closed with Running Free when I saw them in 2005 for the Early Years Tour, and in 2012 for the Maiden England Tour.

    I think they closed with Hallowed Be Thy Name when I saw them in 2006, 2008, and 2010. And Run to the Hills in 2003.

    I’d love to see Drifter as a closer. Or To Tame a Land.

    • MetalMania on

      To Tame a Land! That would be awesome!

      You’ve got a few more Maiden shows under your belt than me, so I guess it’s just been the ones I’ve made it to that closed with Running Free.

  • Kenneth Stratemeyer on

    I love Running Free, but I just wish they didn’t drag it out so long in concert. With all the time they spent on the crowd response thing, they could easily fit in another song.

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