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Iron Maiden announce 2023 UK and European dates for ‘The Future Past Tour’

Iron Maiden have announced the first UK, Irish and European dates for ‘The Future Past Tour’ 2023.

The English metal band kicked off their six-date UK tour in Glasgow (June 26), with stops in Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham, before finishing at London’s O2 on July 7.

READ MORE: Iron Maiden – ‘Senjutsu’ Review: An Imaginary Instant Classic

The band has also announced five concerts in Europe, starting in Krakow, Poland on June 13th, with stops in Zurich, Amsterdam and Antwerp, ending in Italy on July 15th.

The tour will include previously unreleased songs from his latest studio album “Senjutsu,” along with tracks from 1986’s “Somewhere In Time” and other fan favorites.

Pre-sale tickets can be bought here from 9am BST until 8am on 14 October, with the general sale starting at 9am on 14 October.

Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris said in a statement: “After the release of our latest album, ‘Senjutsu’, we updated the current ‘Legacy of the Beast Tour’ a bit by opening the show with the first 3 songs from it, with the. Japan Palace sets view As it doesn’t make much sense to do this again for a ‘Senjutsu’ album tour, we thought about other options and decided to pick up ‘Somewhere In Time’, as that tour was not featured in the various items .retrospective history tours we have done over the years.

“They’re based on our concert videos from the 80s and unfortunately we didn’t film that tour (blame the director!). Over the years, fans have asked us for a lot of songs, so we’re going to play them. It will also be extremely satisfying to be able to play some of the most epic songs from ‘Senjutsu’, we have been waiting a long time! looking forward to seeing everyone around the world again in the UK, Ireland and across Europe.

The band’s manager, Rod Smallwood, said: “This combination of the two albums is really exciting for us. We know fans want to hear those epic cuts from ‘Senjutsu’ live for the first time and we believe it can be combined with such an iconic album as ‘Somewhere’. In Time’, it will be another truly special journey for fans, both old and new!

“Of course, for the new album tour in Europe and the United Kingdom we will be very much going back to the relative intimacy of the stadiums and we know that the fans will be very happy too.”

Please find the full European, UK and Irish tour schedule below, with more dates to be announced in the future.

2023

JUNE

13 – Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena

19 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion

24 – Dublin, Ireland, 3 Arena

26 – Glasgow, Scotland, OVO Hydro

28 – Leeds, United Kingdom, First Direct Arena

30 – Manchester, United Kingdom, AO Arena

JULY

3 – Nottingham, United Kingdom, Arena Motorpoint

4 – Birmingham, United Kingdom, Utilita Arena

7 – London, UK, O2 Arena

11 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome

13 – Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis

15 – Milan, Italy, The Return of the Gods Festival

The band is currently in the final stages of their North American “Legacy Of The Beast World Tour”, which has had many dates rescheduled due to COVID-19.

In a four-star review of ‘Senjutsu’, NME wrote that the album was “an instant classic in Iron Maiden’s 41 years”.

“The powerful metal sound that has earned them a cult following in every corner of the world stands strong. But here, they take things further, allowing the imagination to run wild on an album that is more confident and full of ideas than ever before. ” “.

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