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Iron Maiden announce 2018 greatest hits tour

By | Published on Tuesday 14 November 2017

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden have announced a greatest hits tour to take place next summer. Travelling under the name ‘Legacy Of The Beast’, the theme of the tour is inspired by the band’s mobile game of the same name.

“As our fans know, we’ve been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce and Adrian re-joined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with ‘history/hits’ tours”, says the band’s manager Rod Smallwood.

“We enjoy working this way for many reasons” he goes on, “not least because it gives the band a chance to play both new material and the older favourites which we know fans like to hear. It keeps things fresh, not just for the fans but for the band too”.

He continues: “For this history/hits tour we decided to base the theme around the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun, especially with [band mascot and game character] Eddie! I don’t want to give too much away at the moment but we’re working on a number of different stage sets, all in keeping with the Maiden tradition and we hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show”.

Tickets will go on general sale on 24 Nov. Here are the dates:

31 Jul: Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
2 Aug: Belfast, SSE Arena
4 Aug: Aberdeen, BGHE Arena
6 Aug: Manchester Arena
7 Aug: Birmingham, Genting Arena
10 Aug: London, O2 Arena

As ever, the band are taking steps to try to avoid tickets getting into the hands of touts. The lead ticket buyer’s name will be printed on the tickets, and they will have to present photo ID at the door. Anyone booking more than one ticket will have to enter the venue with all of their guests at the same time. The name on the tickets can also not be changed after the initial booking.