Maiden England World Tour

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Maiden England World Tour
Iron Maiden Live in Denver CO, 8.13.2012.jpg
Iron Maiden performing live in Greenwood Village, Colorado on 13 August 2012.
World tour by Iron Maiden
Location North America, Europe, South America
Start date 21 June 2012 (2012-06-21)
End date 5 July 2014 (2014-07-05)
Legs 5
Shows 100
Iron Maiden concert chronology
The Final Frontier World Tour
(2010-11)
Maiden England World Tour
(2012-14)

The Maiden England World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden, which began on 21 June 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina and ended on 5 July 2014 with a performance at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, UK. The tour's setlist and stage show was largely based on the original 1989 concert video of the same name, shot during the 7th Tour of a 7th Tour in 1988, which was re-released in 2013. Because of this, the tour's setlist consisted almost entirely of the band's 1980s material, with a particular focus on their 1988 album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. Following 2005's Eddie Rips Up the World Tour and 2008-2009's Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, this was the group's third and final tour inspired by a particular period in their history.

The opening section of the world tour took place in North America from June to August 2012. With 34 dates in its opening leg, this was Iron Maiden's most extensive tour of North America in over 12 years and was subject to critical and commercial success. In 2013, the band continued the tour with worldwide dates. This included an appearance at Download Festival, notable for being their record-breaking fifth headline concert at Donington Park, their third performance at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil, and their first show in Paraguay. In 2014, the band completed the tour with a final European leg.

Background[edit]

The band's intention to continue touring following 2010-2011's The Final Frontier World Tour was first mentioned by lead singer Bruce Dickinson in an interview with The Sun in August 2010, during which he stated that the group intends to undertake "a big resumé tour — an unashamed tour with all the greatest hits."[1] The tour was officially announced with a press release on 15 February 2012, which stated that the shows would be based around the 1989 video of the same name,[2] which bassist Steve Harris later reported would be re-released in the first half of 2013.[3] On 12 February 2013, the band announced that the original concert footage would be released on DVD, CD and LP under the title Maiden England '88 on 25 March.[4] It is Iron Maiden's third concert tour to take a retrospective look at a particular period in the group's history, following 2005's Eddie Rips Up the World Tour and 2008-2009's Somewhere Back in Time World Tour,[2] with Dickinson confirming that it would be the band's last to do so in December 2013.[5]

Following the initially confirmed 29 dates on 15 February 2012, the band divulged that they would also play Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,[6] Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin,[7] Sacramento, California,[8] an extra night in Irvine, California,[9] and Ottawa Bluesfest[10] on 17 February, 18 February, 23 February, 26 March and 25 April respectively. With 34 dates in its first leg, this was the band's most extensive North American tour in over a decade.[11] In their list of the Top 200 North American Tours of 2012, Pollstar revealed that, from 30 shows, Iron Maiden sold 285,866 tickets and grossed US$16.1 million.[12]

Following the 2012 tour of the United States and Canada, the tour continued with worldwide shows in 2013, as confirmed in the band's initial announcement.[13] Speaking to Kerrang! in August 2012, Steve Harris confirmed that the band still intended to extend the tour into 2013, during which they will "be doing European festivals and all kinds of other stuff."[14] On 20 September, the band disclosed that they would be performing at Download Festival on 15 June 2013, marking their record-breaking fifth headline appearance at Donington Park 25 years after their first concert at the venue.[15] To commemorate this, their show began with a flypast by a Spitfire TE311 from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, based at RAF Coningsby.[16][17]

Iron Maiden performing at Friends Arena, Stockholm. 50,000 of the concert's tickets sold out in 49 minutes.

On 25 September, Iron Maiden became the first rock band to confirm a performance at Stockholm's National Stadium, Friends Arena.[18] The concert sold out in record-breaking time,[19] with Wales Online reporting that 50,000 tickets were sold in 49 minutes.[20] Following the performance in Stockholm, Aftonbladet reported that hundreds of fans were demanding their money back, citing poor sound quality during the concert.[21] After a complaint was filed with the Swedish National Board for Consumer Complaints, Live Nation, the concert's promoter, conducted an investigation and decided not to offer a refund, arguing that "sound experience during a concert is [a] subjective judgement".[22] A local sound engineer, Linnéa Carell, commented that Friends Arena is extremely unsuitable for concerts, as the stadium's design causes the sound to echo badly.[23]

The band went on to reveal dates in Paris on 5 October,[24] Germany on 11 October,[25] Malmö, Sweden,[26] Amsterdam[27] and an additional concert in Frankfurt on 22 October,[28] Zurich on 22 November,[29] Poland on 26 November,[30] Russia[31] and Lisbon on 4 December,[32] Helsinki on 23 January 2013,[33] Prague[34] and Zagreb on 13 February,[35] Bilbao on 7 March,[36] Bucharest on 18 March,[37] Istanbul on 22 March,[38] and London, the final European dates of the 2013 leg, on 15 and 28 June.[39][40] As previously stated by Harris, the band also headlined several European festivals, announcing Sonisphere Festival shows in Amnéville, France[41] and Milan on 14 November 2012,[42] Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium on 23 November,[43] Seerock festival in Graz, Austria on 6 December,[44] Topfest in Piešťany, Slovakia on 17 January 2013,[45] and Sonisphere Madrid and Barcelona on 18 January.[46]

On 16 October 2012, Iron Maiden revealed that, following their European tour, they would take the Maiden England World Tour to South America with a performance at the Rock in Rio festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.[47][48] Further South American dates in Buenos Aires, Santiago, and Asunción, which marked their debut appearance in Paraguay, were announced on 11 April 2013,[49][50][51] followed by São Paulo and Curitiba on 18 April.[52] The São Paulo show, originally slated to take place at the Jockey Club, was moved to Anhembi Arena on 3 June due to sound restrictions at the original venue.[53][54] On 8 April, the band announced that, prior to the South American leg, they would play seven US shows, which included headlining a special event at San Bernardino, entitled "The Battle of San Bernardino",[55] which was immediately followed by a concert in Mexico City, confirmed on 11 April.[56] Santiago was confirmed as the final date of the 2013 tour on 24 May,[57] and reportedly attracted 60,105 fans, which local newspaper La Tercera cited as "the largest audience by a British band ever [in Chile]".[58] Overall, the group played 46 concerts in 2013 to an estimated attendance of 1.2 million.[57] In their list of the Top 100 worldwide tours of 2013, Pollstar revealed that, from 34 of their shows that year, the band sold 705,250 tickets and grossed US$46.8 million.[59]

On 2 December 2013, Iron Maiden announced that the tour would finish with a number of European shows in the summer of 2014,[5] encompassing previously confirmed dates at Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany,[60] with the final concert taking place at Sonisphere Knebworth on 5 July.[61] This was followed throughout December 2013 by the disclosure of a number of festival dates, including Hellfest in Clisson, France,[62] Greenfield Festival in Interlaken, Switzerland,[63] Nova Rock Festival in Nickelsdorf, Austria,[64] FortaRock Festival in Nijmegen, Netherlands,[65] Bråvalla Festival in Norrköping, Sweden,[66] Copenhell in Copenhagen, Denmark,[67] Rock in Idro in Bologna, Italy,[68] and Main Square Festival in Arras, France.[69] Throughout February and March 2014, the band announced arena shows in Sofia, Bulgaria,[70] Budapest, Hungary,[71] Brno, Czech Republic[72] Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg,[73] Poznań, Poland,[74] Belgrade, Serbia,[75] Barcelona and Bilbao, Spain,[76] and an appearance at the Bergen Calling festival in Norway.[77] On 4 March, the group's Luxembourg concert was moved to Herchesfeld, the Rock-A-Field Festival Ground in Roeser, after tickets at the initial venue sold out in less than two hours.[78] On 29 May, it was announced that a portion of the revenue from the band's Belgrade concert would be donated to the relief effort following the 2014 Southeast Europe floods.[79] Following the Spitfire flypast which preceded their performance at Download festival the previous year,[80] Dickinson, piloting a Fokker Dr.I, joined the Great War Display Team in a "dogfight tribute" in honour of The First World War's 100th anniversary, which took place above the Sonisphere Knebworth site prior to Iron Maiden's appearance at the festival.[81]

Iron Maiden’s headline show at Sonisphere on Saturday July 5th has been the only UK appearance on the final date of “MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR” which began in June 2012 (Charlotte/USA) and has seen band playing to well over two and a half million fans around the globe once again in the row. [82]

Production[edit]

Song selection and rehearsal[edit]

In the original press release announcing the tour, Bruce Dickinson confirmed that the band intended to perform "about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England" along with "other favourites".[2] When asked why the band had chosen to focus on this specific period, guitarist Adrian Smith explained that they "thought it’d be fun to revisit that period in time... It’s just great revisiting some of the songs we haven’t played for a long while. It keeps us fresh", while Steve Harris stated that "We just felt like that's what we wanted to do. We do what we think is right and that's it. We'll never put a census out."[83] Drummer Nicko McBrain explained that "After [2010's] The Final Frontier, we took a backseat to recording records and asked what can we do on tour. We put our heads together and thought of the [1988] Seventh Son [of a Seventh Son] album. It's a great album and a lot of kids into the band haven't seen some of these songs live. So it was decided that we revisit that."[84] Although the setlist consisted entirely of songs released at least 20 years earlier, Smith affirms that "We’ve never been a nostalgia band. It’s a way for the fans to hear the songs again. I don’t see anything wrong with that."[85]

Iron Maiden performing "The Clairvoyant" in London, which was amongst the songs which featured on the original Maiden England video.

According to Harris, the band were certain of "around 75 per cent" of the tour's setlist before they began rehearsing, during which they "got a better feel for which ones would really work well live".[86] In regards to some tracks that were not included in the Maiden England video but which the band had decided to play anyway, Smith explained that including "Phantom of the Opera" (from 1980's Iron Maiden) was someone else's suggestion and "actually fits in great", while, speaking about material from 1992's Fear of the Dark, he stated that "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" offered "a nice contrast to what else is going on" while "Fear of the Dark" "has become quite a cornerstone of the set."[87]

Smith stated that relearning "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" (from the 1988 album of the same name) "was a bit of a handful ... the more we rehearsed it the more the little bits that were sticking needed work. It took quite a bit of work to get it right; it's more of a piece of music rather than a song", while rehearsing "The Prisoner" (from 1982's The Number of the Beast) and "The Clairvoyant" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son) was "pretty straightforward."[87] McBrain reports that the band spent "a couple days' rehearsal" going over regularly played tracks, while other songs, such as "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" and "Afraid to Shoot Strangers", which had not been performed for some time, required going over "with a fine-tooth comb." McBrain also stated that, in order to relearn certain pieces, he watched the Maiden England video again and came to realise that they could not perform those songs "at that speed today and make it work", as they have become "more refined with where we go with the tempos now."[88]

Setlist[edit]

Iron Maiden performing "Aces High". The song's inclusion was confirmed prior to the tour's opening concert.

In addition to Dickinson's statement that the band would play "about two thirds" of the Maiden England tracklist, several other songs in the band's setlist were revealed prior to the tour's commencement. During an interview with Rockline on 11 June 2012, guitarists Adrian Smith and Dave Murray announced that they would play "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" and "The Prisoner",[89] while Smith stated on an episode of That Metal Show that they would "probably play most of" the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album.[90] An interview with Adrian Smith published by The Aquarian Weekly on 20 June confirmed that the band would also perform "Can I Play with Madness" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son) and "Aces High" (from 1984's Powerslave).[91]

Harris highlighted "The Prisoner" and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" as his favourite songs to play from the tour as "they're such epic songs and we haven't played them live for so long",[86] while Smith stated that "the atmosphere ["Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"] creates live is really cool. It's great to be playing that one again."[87] In addition, Harris emphasised "fan favourites" such as "Run to the Hills", "The Number of the Beast" (both from The Number of the Beast) and "Can I Play with Madness" "as the crowd reaction is so intense. It's electrifying."[86]

Overall, this was the first Iron Maiden tour since 1991, 1998 and 1988 in which "The Prisoner", "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" and "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" were played respectively.[92][93] In addition, it was also notable for being the band's first tour in which "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast) was not played since its release.[94]

In the press release announcing the tour's 2014 European leg, Dickinson revealed that the band would alter the setlist to be more representative of the group's entire 1980's output.[5][60] "Afraid to Shoot Strangers", "The Clairvoyant" and "Running Free" (from 1980's Iron Maiden) were replaced by "Revelations" (from 1983's Piece of Mind), "Wrathchild" (from 1981's Killers) and "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden) respectively.[95]

Stage set[edit]

The band's mascot, Eddie, appeared up to three times in each performance, firstly as General Custer during "Run to the Hills" (top) and finally as a recreation of the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son cover art during "Iron Maiden" (bottom).

As confirmed in the tour's press release, the band's stage set was decorated in an Arctic style similar to the original 7th Tour of a 7th Tour.[13][98] As usual, the group used a wrap-around stage with platforms and podiums for vocalist Bruce Dickinson to use,[99][100] this time decorated with frozen pictures of the band's mascot, Eddie.[101] After its absence during The Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11, the band returned to using pyrotechnics.[98][99][100] Dickinson explained in 2011 that "we like to alternate it every other year, because if you get the reputation that you’ve got to go and see a band because of the pyro and then you don’t do the pyro, people think, 'Oh, I won’t bother then.'"[102]

Three additional Eddies made appearances throughout the show: a 15 foot walking General Custer during "Run to the Hills",[101][103] a scribe (based on artwork from the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album's inner sleeve)[104] during the song "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"[101][105] (although unable to appear at some concerts in the US due to space limitations)[106][107] and finally an Eddie based on the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son cover art during "Iron Maiden", which featured flames emerging from its head.[99] On top of this, a goat/devil statue appeared during "The Number of the Beast"[98] and Michael Kenney, the band's backstage keyboard player, surfaced during "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" wearing a mask and cape as he did on the 7th Tour of a 7th Tour.[98][108]

Steve Harris stated that the band had "been working on this stage production for a very long time," and decided to use "the same people who created the original Maiden England production for us [in 1988]." He went on to explain that "We wanted to keep the same theme but, wherever possible, to surpass the production of that tour - given the technology on offer today. And I think we've achieved that, especially with our light show, all the pyro and, of course, Eddie!"[86] According to the Sarnia Observer, the band "brought 22 tractor trailers and buses full of equipment for the show" while Sarnia Bayfest organiser Michele Stokley stated that it was the largest production the festival had ever hosted, even bigger than Kiss'.[100] Cadott's Rock Fest had to expand their stage in order to fit the band's production, with festival organiser Wade Asher also recognising it as "the biggest set we've ever had".[109]

Reception[edit]

The tour received critical acclaim, with Loudwire labelling it as "not an event to be missed".[110] Creative Loafing Charlotte stated that the group's opening performance proved "Iron Maiden as a whole is back and in fine metal form",[99] while Revolver were also extremely positive in their review of the Newark show, saying that "while fans can always expect an energetic, acrobatic set from the English metal legends, it’s impressive that the group is able to put on a show that so perfectly recalled the things that made them special in the first place."[98] CTV News described the concert in Vancouver as "ferocious, timeless and just a little bit daft", concluding that "Iron Maiden [were] utterly entertaining from start to finish",[111] while The Salt Lake Tribune reported that "the band surprised and delighted with a near flawless performance" in West Valley City, deeming that "it was a night to remember."[112] Metal Hammer awarded the band full marks for their performance in Toronto, remarking that it was "a night of flawless, breathtaking victory" before concluding that "tonight is made in Heaven."[113]

Vocalist Bruce Dickinson received particular acclaim during the tour, with critics praising his vocal performance and stage presence.

The band's individual performances were also applauded, with the Calgary Sun deeming the group "relentless"[114] and the Calgary Herald commenting that "these veterans [still] possess some ferocious chops".[115] Loudwire stated that the group gave "the performance of a lifetime from the very first note of 'Moonchild'",[110] while the Los Angeles Times described the music as "tight, precise and flawless."[116] Lead singer Bruce Dickinson received particular acclaim, with Creative Loafing Charlotte saying his voice was "in perfect shape - maybe even showing more power than heard on albums",[99] while NUVO argued that he "out-sang, out-performed and out-swaggered any other vocalist out there",[117] and The Dallas Morning News remarked that he "looks and sounds remarkably youthful ... his robust wail of a voice didn’t miss a beat".[101] The Edmonton Journal described him as "a whirl of pure energy, impressive at age 53",[118] while CTV News stated that he was "an over-animated ball of theatrical energy", and that he gave "a front man master-class."[111]

Praise was also awarded for the tour's setlist, which CTV News reported as "an all killer, minimal filler set list for the ages...a less than gentle stroll down memory lane",[111] while Kerrang! considered it "possibly their mostly deliriously direct set list ever", consisting of "hit after hit after hit."[119] The Edmonton Journal described it as "every Maiden song you would ever wish for,"[118] while Loudwire stated that "this may very well be the last time you have the chance to hear some of Maiden’s greatest works live."[110] The Calgary Herald, although deeming it "a night of nostalgia", commented that it was "a collection of songs that have aged surprisingly well in a genre that often doesn’t."[115] Creative Loafing Charlotte argued that "Iron Maiden isn't on a nostalgia trip this time around. They're putting everything they've got into the music" and "it's difficult to fathom that any fans left the show disappointed".[99] In contrast to this, the absence of "Infinite Dreams" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988) was criticised by Rolling Stone Spain[120] and Le Journal du Dimanche,[121] while Metro Winnipeg described the inclusion of "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" as "a weird time to pull out a deep cut", although they went on to state that the "momentum wasn’t lost for long".[122]

While the Calgary Sun stated that "the music is never outdone by the spectacle",[114] the stage show was also well received, with Creative Loafing Charlotte deeming it "a feast for the eyes and ears".[99] The Calgary Herald commented that "Maiden pulled out all the stops for the faithful",[115] while the Edmonton Journal argued that "you can’t be bored at an Iron Maiden concert, even if you happen to not like the music — which you should", elaborating that this is because "there’s just far too much going on, with the ever-changing backdrops, pyrotechnics and rampaging demons."[118]

Opening acts[edit]

2012[edit]

2013[edit]

2014[edit]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North America
21 June 2012 Charlotte United States Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23 June 2012 Atlanta Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood
26 June 2012 Mansfield Comcast Center
27 June 2012 Wantagh Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
29 June 2012 Camden Susquehanna Bank Center
30 June 2012 Bristow Jiffy Lube Live
2 July 2012 Newark Prudential Center
4 July 2012[A] Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
5 July 2012 Tinley Park First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
7 July 2012[B] Ottawa Canada LeBreton Flats Park
8 July 2012 Quebec City Colisée Pepsi
11 July 2012 Montreal Bell Centre
13 July 2012 Toronto Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
14 July 2012[C] Sarnia Centennial Park
16 July 2012 Corfu United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18 July 2012 Clarkston DTE Energy Music Theatre
19 July 2012 Noblesville Klipsch Music Center
21 July 2012[D] Cadott Cadott Festival Grounds
24 July 2012 Winnipeg Canada MTS Centre
26 July 2012 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
27 July 2012 Edmonton Rexall Place
29 July 2012 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
30 July 2012 Auburn United States White River Amphitheatre
1 August 2012 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre
3 August 2012 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
4 August 2012 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheatre
6 August 2012 Phoenix Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9 August 2012 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10 August 2012
12 August 2012 Albuquerque Hard Rock Pavilion
13 August 2012 Greenwood Village Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
15 August 2012 San Antonio AT&T Center
17 August 2012 Dallas Gexa Energy Pavilion
18 August 2012 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Europe
27 May 2013 Bilbao Spain Bilbao Exhibition Centre (Hall 2)
29 May 2013 Lisbon Portugal MEO Arena
31 May 2013[E] Madrid Spain Miguel Ríos Auditorium
1 June 2013[E] Barcelona Parc Del Fòrum
5 June 2013 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
8 June 2013[E] Milan Italy Fiera Open Air Arena
9 June 2013[E] Amnéville France Snowhall Parc
11 June 2013 Frankfurt Germany Festhalle Frankfurt
12 June 2013
15 June 2013[F] Castle Donington United Kingdom Donington Park
18 June 2013 Berlin Germany O2 World
19 June 2013 Hamburg O2 World
21 June 2013[G] Graz Austria Schwarzl Freizeitzentrum
22 June 2013 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
25 June 2013 Amsterdam Netherlands Ziggo Dome
27 June 2013[H] Piešťany Slovakia Piešťany Airport
29 June 2013 Singen-Aach Germany Open Air Arena
30 June 2013[I] Dessel Belgium Boeretang Festival park
3 July 2013 Łódź Poland Atlas Arena
4 July 2013 Gdańsk Ergo Arena
6 July 2013 Oberhausen Germany Open Air an der KöPi-Arena
10 July 2013 Malmö Sweden Malmö Stadion
13 July 2013 Stockholm Friends Arena
16 July 2013 Saint Petersburg Russia Ice Palace
18 July 2013 Moscow Olimpyski Stadium
20 July 2013 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium
24 July 2013 Bucharest Romania Piața Constituției
26 July 2013 Istanbul Turkey BJK İnönü Stadium
29 July 2013 Prague Czech Republic Eden Arena
31 July 2013 Zagreb Croatia Arena Zagreb
3 August 2013 London United Kingdom The O2 Arena
4 August 2013
North America
3 September 2013 Raleigh United States Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
5 September 2013 Nashville Bridgestone Arena
7 September 2013 Kansas City Sprint Center
8 September 2013 Maryland Heights Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
10 September 2013 Austin Austin360 Amphitheater
12 September 2013 Las Vegas Mandalay Bay Events Center
13 September 2013[J] San Bernardino San Manuel Amphitheater
17 September 2013 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
South America
20 September 2013 São Paulo Brazil Anhembi Arena
22 September 2013[K] Rio de Janeiro City of Rock
24 September 2013 Curitiba BioParque
27 September 2013 Buenos Aires Argentina River Plate Stadium
29 September 2013 Asunción Paraguay Jockey Club
2 October 2013 Santiago Chile Estadio Nacional de Chile
Europe
27 May 2014 Barcelona Spain Palau Sant Jordi
29 May 2014 Bilbao Bizkaia Arena
31 May 2014[L] Nijmegen Netherlands Goffertpark
1 June 2014[M] Bologna Italy Arena Joe Strummer
3 June 2014 Budapest Hungary Budapest Sports Arena
5 June 2014[N] Nürburg Germany Nürburgring
8 June 2014 Brno Czech Republic Velodrom
9 June 2014[N] Nuremberg Germany Zeppelinfeld
11 June 2014[O] Copenhagen Denmark B&W Hallerne
13 June 2014[P] Interlaken Switzerland Interlaken Airfield
14 June 2014[Q] Nickelsdorf Austria Pannonia Fields II
16 June 2014 Sofia Bulgaria Arena Armeec
17 June 2014 Belgrade Serbia Kalemegdan Park
20 June 2014[R] Clisson France Val de Moine
24 June 2014 Poznań Poland INEA Stadion
26 June 2014[S] Norrköping Sweden Bråvalla
28 June 2014[T] Bergen Norway Koengen
1 July 2014 Roeser Luxembourg Herchesfeld
3 July 2014[U] Arras France Citadelle d’Arras
5 July 2014[E] Knebworth United Kingdom Knebworth House
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a part of "Summerfest"
B This concert was a part of "Ottawa Bluesfest"
C This concert was a part of "Sarnia Bayfest"
D This concert was a part of "Rock Fest"
E This concert was a part of "Sonisphere Festival"
F This concert was a part of "Download Festival"
G This concert was a part of "Seerock Festival"
H This concert was a part of "Topfest"
I This concert was a part of "Graspop Metal Meeting"
J This concert was a part of "The Battle of San Bernardino"
K This concert was a part of "Rock in Rio"
L This concert was a part of "FortaRock Festival"
M This concert was a part of "Rock in Idro"
N This concert was a part of "Rock am Ring and Rock im Park"
O This concert was a part of "Copenhell"
P This concert was a part of "Greenfield Festival"
Q This concert was a part of "Nova Rock Festival"
R This concert was a part of "Hellfest"
S This concert was a part of "Bråvalla Festival"
T This concert was a part of "Bergen Calling"
U This concert was a part of "Main Square Festival"

Box office score data[edit]

Venue City Tickets Sold / Available Gross Revenue (USD)
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte 12,501 / 17,654 (71%) $562,231[140]
Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood Atlanta 13,306 / 17,974 (74%) $514,190[140]
Comcast Center Mansfield 12,945 / 12,945 (100%) $700,658[141]
Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Wantagh 11,926 / 12,267 (97%) $830,447[141]
Susquehanna Bank Center Camden 10,688 / 24,070 (44%) $557,363[142]
Jiffy Lube Live Bristow 11,692 / 21,480 (54%) $644,260[142]
Prudential Center Newark 9,929 / 10,551 (94%) $797,483[142]
Marcus Amphitheater Milwaukee 11,691 / 21,017 (56%) $482,815[142]
Colisée Pepsi Quebec City 8,032 / 10,080 (80%) $610,729[142]
Bell Centre Montreal 11,121 / 11,689 (95%) $843,948[142]
Molson Canadian Amphitheatre Toronto 14,597 / 16,010 (91%) $893,088[142]
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Corfu 9,579 / 20,172 (47%) $455,476[143]
DTE Energy Music Theatre Clarkston 9,400 / 13,298 (71%) $417,603[143]
Klipsch Music Center Noblesville 8,452 / 22,597 (37%) $360,314[143]
MTS Centre Winnipeg 6,444 / 9,355 (69%) $494,378[143]
Scotiabank Saddledome Calgary 8,856 / 10,086 (88%) $687,601[143]
Rexall Place Edmonton 10,352 / 10,352 (100%) $837,140[144]
White River Amphitheatre Auburn 9,102 / 19,058 (48%) $447,440[144]
USANA Amphitheatre West Valley City 12,456 / 20,082 (62%) $608,950[144]
Shoreline Amphitheatre Mountain View 11,552 / 21,251 (54%) $494,247[144]
Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine 25,484 / 28,229 (90%) $1,409,540[145]
Gexa Energy Pavilion Dallas 9,060 / 19,150 (47%) $418,873[145]
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion The Woodlands 9,450 / 15,543 (61%) $563,172[145]
O2 World Hamburg 10,838 / 11,811 (92%) $807,111[146]
Pavilhão Atlântico Lisbon 18,013 / 18,013 (100%) $783,203[147]
Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris 16,530 / 16,530 (100%) $1,180,960[147]
Festhalle Frankfurt 23,392 / 23,853 (98%) $1,598,910[147]
O2 World Berlin 10,729 / 13,033 (82%) $733,778[147]
Hallenstadion Zurich 12,776 / 13,000 (98%) $876,265[147]
Ziggo Dome Amsterdam 15,507 / 15,756 (98%) $1,198,890[147]
Open Air Arena Singen 22,251 / 23,000 (97%) $1,517,020[147]
Atlas Arena Łódź 13,836 / 13,836 (100%) $793,743[147]
Ergo Arena Gdańsk 11,964 / 11,964 (100%) $681,527[147]
Open Air an der KöPi-Arena Oberhausen 26,500 / 26,500 (100%) $1,911,340[147]
Malmö Stadion Malmö 21,431 / 21,431 (100%) $1,975,910[147]
Friends Arena Solna 55,531 / 55,531 (100%) $5,001,410[147]
Olympiastadion Helsinki 26,094 / 30,000 (87%) $2,361,660[148]
Piața Constituției Bucharest 10,844 / 12,000 (90%) $624,965[148]
BJK İnönü Stadium Istanbul 17,234 / 20,000 (86%) $1,444,160[148]
Eden Arena Prague 24,865 / 30,000 (83%) $1,526,660[148]
Arena Zagreb Zagreb 15,330 / 17,000 (90%) $680,915[148]
O2 Arena London 26,913 / 26,913 (100%) $1,961,110[148]
Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion Raleigh 10,632 / 19,498 (55%) $459,246[149]
Bridgestone Arena Nashville 10,440 / 11,434 (91%) $629,411[150]
Sprint Center Kansas City 9,549 / 9,753 (98%) $583,694[150]
Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Maryland Heights 9,193 / 19,574 (47%) $369,837[149]
Austin360 Amphitheater Austin 10,897 / 13,237 (82%) $637,596[149]
Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas 8,543 / 8,543 (100%) $633,499[149]
San Manuel Amphitheater Devore 27,276 / 41,802 (65%) $1,395,633[150]
Foro Sol Mexico City 49,332 / 50,000 (99%) $2,245,413[150]
Anhembi Arena São Paulo 31,706 / 31,706 (100%) $2,660,362[150]
Bio Parque Curitiba 12,079 / 20,000 (60%) $1,013,680[150]
Estadio River Plate Buenos Aires 50,680 / 53,000 (96%) $3,098,169[150]
Jockey Club Asunción 15,581 / 26,586 (59%) $899,559[150]
Estadio Nacional Santiago 57,217 / 59,525 (96%) $2,696,550[150]
TOTAL 942,318 / 1,149,739 (82%) $69,243,543

Personnel[edit]

(Credits taken from the official tour programme.)[151]

Iron Maiden
Management
Booking Agents
  • Rick Roskin at CAA (North America)
  • John Jackson at K2 Agency Ltd. (Rest of the World)
Crew
  • Dickie Bell – production consultant
  • Ian Day – tour director
  • John "Collie" Collins – tour manager
  • Patrick Ledwith – production manager
  • Rik Benbow – stage manager
  • Zeb Minto – production coordinator
  • Kerry Harris – production assistant
  • Martin Walker – front of house sound engineer
  • Rob Coleman – lighting designer
  • Michael Mule – monitor engineer
  • Antti Saari – lighting chief
  • Sean Brady – Adrian Smith's guitar technician
  • Michael Kenney – Steve Harris' bass guitar technician and keyboards
  • Charlie Charlesworth – Nicko McBrain's drum technician
  • Justin Garrick – Janick Gers' guitar technician
  • Colin Price – Dave Murray's guitar technician
  • Ian 'Squid' Walsh – sound technician
  • Mike Hackman – sound system technician
  • Ashley Groom – set carpenter
  • Philip Stewart – set carpenter
  • Jude Aflalo – set carpenter
  • Eoin McBrien – set carpenter
  • Jeffrey Weir – head of security
  • Natasha De Sampayo – wardrobe
  • Andy Matthews – video director
  • Nicholas Birtwistle – video technician
  • Peter Lokrantz – masseuse/security
  • Ian "Evo" Evans – merchandising
  • Todd Nakamine – tour tress coordinator
  • Howard Johnson – tour press coordinator

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