What’s cooler than seeing Air Force One fly over your town? How about Ed Force One? This summer, Iron Maiden’s Boeing 747 airliner will fly over North America for round two of their “The Book Of Souls,” world tour, to support the band’s sixteenth studio album released in 2015. Iron Maiden has released their 2017 summer touring plans, and will make stops in 25 cities, performing in many arenas and amphitheaters during the cycle.
“The Book Of Souls” will open up on June 3, at Jiffy Lube Live, in Bristow, VA. Iron Maiden will the close this chapter of the tour on July 21, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. Downstate New Yorkers can cross state lines and catch the tour on June 4, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, and June 7, at the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ.
Grammy award winners, Ghost, will add support for the venture, and open shows for the British metal legends. Iron Maiden fan club members will get access to pre sale tickets before the general public has a chance on January 27.
Bassist Steve Harris posted a statement on Iron Maiden’s website stating:
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!
So this year we’re able to reach many more cities in America, including a return to places Maiden haven’t played for many, many years like Lincoln Nebraska, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City and Oakland California. We also welcome playing in Brooklyn for the first time.
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!”
The Book Souls Tour Dates:
June 4 – Wells Fargo Center – Philadelphia, PA
June 7 – Prudential Center – Newark, NJ
June 9 – PNC Music Pavilion – Charlotte, NC
June 11 – Amalie Arena – Tampa, FL
June 13 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
June 15 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – Chicago, IL
June 16 – Xcel Energy Center – Minneapolis, MN
June 19 – Chesapeake Arena – Oklahoma City, OK
June 21 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
June 23 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
June 24 – ATT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
June 27 – Isleta Amphitheater – Albuquerque, NM
June 28 – Talking Stick Resort Arena – Phoenix, AZ
July 1 – San Manuel Amphitheater – San Bernardino, CA
July 3 – T-Mobile Center – Las Vegas, NV
July 5 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA
July 7 – Usana Amphitheater – Salt Lake City, UT
July 9 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE
July 11 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
July 12 – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater – St Louis, MO
July 15 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
July 16 – Videotron Centre – Quebec City, QC
July 19 – Xfinity Center – Mansfield, MA
July 21 – Barclays Arena – Brooklyn, NY