Iron Maiden fans rejoice!
The legendary heavy metal band have announced that they're planning to resume their Legacy of the Beast Tour, beginning in September, 2022, with a large number of shows planned, exclusively, in North America.
The Legacy of the Beast Tour originally began during the summer of 2018 and ran through 2019 only to be halted, by the COVID pandemic, beginning in 2020. Featuring Trivium and Within Temptation as the opening acts, depending on the locations of the concerts, the Legacy of the Beast Tour will officially begin in El Paso, Texas on September 11 and end on October 27, in Tampa, Florida. (You can find the entire list of dates, cities and venues below.)
Lead singer Bruce Dickinson recently put out a statement regarding the upcoming North American shows saying "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!”
Since the halting of the original Legacy of the Beast Tour, Iron Maiden has released Senjutsu, their 17th studio album, and audiences for the upcoming concerts are in for a treat, as the band are planning on performing a number of tracks, from this new album. The band's manager, Rod Smallwood, had this to say about the inclusion of the Senjutsu songs, "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."
Tickets for the Legacy of the Beast Tour 2022 are on sale now.
Here is the list of all of the confirmed dates, cities and venues:
Sept. 11 - El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center
Sept. 13 - Austin, TX @ Moody Center
Sept. 15 - Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Sept. 17 - Denver, CO @ Ball Arena
Sept. 19 - Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Amphitheatre
Sept. 21 - Anaheim, CA @ Honda Center
Sept. 25 - Chula Vista, CA @ North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Sept. 27 - Concord, CA @ Concord Pavilion
Sept. 29 - Seattle, WA @ Climate Pledge Arena
Sept. 30 - Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
Oct. 3 - Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Oct. 5 - Chicago, IL @ United Center
Oct. 7 - Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
Oct. 9 - Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena
Oct. 11 - Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Centre
Oct. 12 - Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
Oct. 15 - Ottawa, ON @ Canadian Tire Centre
Oct. 17 - Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
Oct. 19 - Belmont Park, NY @ UBS Arena
Oct. 21 - Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center
Oct. 23 - Washington, DC @ Capital One Arena
Oct. 25 - Greensboro, NC @ Greensboro Coliseum
Oct. 27 - Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena