IRON MAIDEN “THE BOOK OF SOULS” TOUR RETURNS

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IRON MAIDEN “THE BOOK OF SOULS” TOUR RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA!

By Allie Jorgen

IRON MAIDEN has returned to North America with a second leg of their hugely successful Book Of Souls World Tour to play an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows for the summer of 2017. The mammoth tour opened in Florida last February 2016 playing fourteen sold-out shows in the U.S.A and Canada along with a further 58 concerts in 34 other countries around the globe.

The Southern California show will be held at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California, on Saturday July 1, 2017 with special guests Ghost, Kamelot and Exodus for this show only!. The San Manuel is a 65,000 capacity amphitheater which is the largest outdoor music venue in the United States, so if you missed Iron Maiden at the Los Angeles Forum You don’t want to miss this show!!!

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IRON MAIDEN bassist and main songwriter Steve Harris recently told Express & Star Magazine about the band’s current tour: “We are really looking forward to returning to North America for a full tour. We had always planned to go back there and to the UK as last year, due to the global nature of the tour and the period it took, we just didn’t have time to cover them properly and we do still like to get to fans in as many places as possible.”

“We will, of course, be bringing the full production with us including all the Eddies and the Maya-themed stage sets. There’s been a great reaction from everyone to this tour’s theme, people really seem to love it. We’re still deciding on the final set-list and we’ll work that out once we get into rehearsals.

“Most of our North American fans haven’t seen the show yet so as we want to give them the same Book Of Souls live experience that we took around the world, it’s unlikely we’ll change much. And, of course, we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, so we will continue to do that!

Looking back to the first night reviews from the 2016 tour: Ft Lauderdale called it “…a full-throttle, devil-may-care performance that thrilled a sold-out BB&T Center” (Sun Sentinel) with Revolver magazine reporting how the band’s legendary mascot Eddie dominated the Maya-themed stage: “From a walking zombie towering over band members during the set, to being featured on a host of back-drops and huge blow-up figures – the quintessential symbol was omnipresent for the entire show” including Eddie having his heart literally ripped out of his chest and hurled into the crowd by Bruce!

Check out the Video from the 2016 show at Los Angeles Forum:

2017 North American Tour Dates:

JUN 03                  BRISTOW, VA                                 JIFFY LUBE LIVE

JUN 04                  PHILADELPHIA, PA                       WELLS FARGO CENTER

JUN 07                  NEWARK, NJ                                 PRUDENTIAL CENTER

JUN 09                  CHARLOTTE, NC                           PNC MUSIC PAVILION

JUN 11                  TAMPA, FL                                     AMALIE ARENA

JUN 13                  NASHVILLE, TN                             BRIDGESTONE ARENA

JUN 15                  CHICAGO, IL                                  HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER

JUN 16                  MINNEAPOLIS, MN                      XCEL ENERGY CENTER

JUN 19                  OKLAHOMA CITY, OK                  CHESAPEAKE ARENA

JUN 21                  HOUSTON, TX                              TOYOTA CENTER

JUN 23                  DALLAS, TX                                  AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER

JUN 24                  SAN ANTONIO, TX                       AT&T CENTER

JUN 27                  ALBUQUERQUE, NM                    ISLETA AMPHITHEATER

JUN 28                  PHOENIX, AZ                                TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA

JUL 01                   SAN BERNARDINO, CA                GLEN HELEN AMPHITHEATER*

JUL 03                   LAS VEGAS, NV                            T-MOBILE ARENA

JUL 05                   OAKLAND, CA                               ORACLE ARENA

JUL 07                   SALT LAKE CITY, UT                     USANA AMPHITHEATER

JUL 09                   LINCOLN, NE                                 PINNACLE BANK ARENA

JUL 11                   KANSAS CITY, MO                        SPRINT CENTER

JUL 12                   ST LOUIS, MO                               HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER

JUL 15                   TORONTO, CANADA                     BUDWEISER STAGE

JUL 16                   QUEBEC CITY, CANADA               VIDEOTRON CENTRE

JUL 19                   MANSFIELD, MA                           XFINITY CENTER

JUL 21                   BROOKLYN, NY                             BARCLAYS CENTER