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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  • Medved on

    I sure hope more U.S. dates are planned. I really want to see Maiden again. Last saw them three years ago in Albuquerque on their Maiden England tour. Up the Irons!

  • Nitroman on

    Road tripped from MN to K.C. 2 years ago with my son for Maiden England….we are on our way to Chicago this time, can’t miss this ! Continued good health Bruce….Up the Irons!!!!!!

  • Kevin G on

    Me too Medved. I think we’re seeing the sad reality of some of my favorite bands like Maiden and AC/DC nearing the ends of their careers. They just can’t do a tour with hundreds of dates anymore. Sad to see it happen but time marches on. Hopefully they have a few more years in the tank. I just don’t know what current newer rock band can run with the torch. There are some great new bands out there that I really like but I just don’t know if I see anyone getting to the level of an AC/DC or Maiden. I sure hope I’m wrong cause I’m not ready to stop rockin yet even as I approach the back side of 40.

  • Kenneth Stratemeyer on

    If this is anything like Maiden’s recent tours, they’ll probably do a couple shows in late winter / early spring (see above), then do a full US Tour during the summer.

    Knowing Maiden’s recent pattern, I would expect plenty of new songs on the tour.

  • MetalMania on

    Certainly hoping they add some more dates, even if it isn’t until next summer. I’d drive an hour or two to see them but so far the closest one is over three hours away. I can imagine the logistics and cost are a little weird when you’re lugging your whole production around in a 747, but 9 dates for all of the US is pretty thin.

    Fortunately, the new album is pretty good so I’m alright with new songs in the set. Though to be honest by now I’d love them to finish the show with something other than “Running Free”. Maybe my memory is failing but I feel like they’ve closed with that every time I’ve seen them.

    • Kevin G on

      Consider yourself lucky. Maiden is one band I just haven’t been able to see live and their closest date to me is about 10 to 12 hours drive away. Not exactly around the corner. Hoping they add a few more dates and hit a few more markets, I really want to see Maiden in my lifetime. I was 13 I think when Number of the Beast came out and I’ve been a fan ever since, but for whatever reason haven’t been able to catch them live. Love, love, love the new record though.

    • DR Is Live on

      Kevin, they’ll be adding tonnes of dates. Dickinson has been quoted as saying they are doing a major tour in support of this album. So they’ll be out for a year or two. You wouldn’t bring in an even bigger aircraft to just tour a couple of countries for 2 or 3 months. So rest easy, they’ll be coming to a city near you this year or next. I hope you get a chance to see them. I believe I’ve seen them 15 or 16 times starting with the Beast album, and I’ve never been to a bad maiden show. It simply doesn’t exist. I’ll be taking my two boys this time around as they’ve never seen Maiden but love their music. So I’m pumped for this tour as everyone should be.

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