The Beast on the Road

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The Beast on the Road
Iron Maiden in San Sebastian.jpg
Iron Maiden performing in San Sebastián, Spain on 4 April 1982
Tour by Iron Maiden
Associated album The Number of the Beast
Start date 25 February 1982
End date 10 December 1982
Shows 184 in total
Iron Maiden concert chronology
Killer World Tour
(1981)
The Beast on the Road
(1982)
World Piece Tour
(1983)

The Beast on the Road was a tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden, made in support of their album, The Number of the Beast in 1982. It is one of Iron Maiden's longest tours to date, only surpassed in length by the World Slavery Tour, comprising 184 dates in 18 countries taking place over 10 months.[1]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
25 February 1982 Dunstable England Queensway Hall
26 February 1982 Huddersfield University of Huddersfield
27 February 1982 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
28 February 1982 Hanley Victoria Hall
1 March 1982 Bradford St George's Hall
3 March 1982 Liverpool Royal Court Theatre
4 March 1982 Manchester Manchester Apollo
5 March 1982 Leicester De Montfort Hall
6 March 1982 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
8 March 1982 Portsmouth Portsmouth Guildhall
9 March 1982 Oxford Apollo Theatre Oxford
10 March 1982 Derby Assembly Rooms
11 March 1982 Bristol Colston Hall
12 March 1982 Bracknell Leisure Centre
14 March 1982 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
15 March 1982 Edinburgh Edinburgh Playhouse
16 March 1982 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
17 March 1982 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
19 March 1982 Ipswich Gaumont
20 March 1982 London Hammersmith Odeon
22 March 1982 Reims France Palais des Sports
23 March 1982 Lille Palais St Sauveurs
24 March 1982 Nogent-sur-Marne Pavillon Baltard
26 March 1982 Lyon Palais d'Hiver
27 March 1982 Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Sports Hall
28 March 1982 Nice Théatre de Verdure
30 March 1982 Montpellier Palais des Sports
31 March 1982 Toulouse Hall Comminges
2 April 1982 Barcelona Spain Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
3 April 1982 Madrid Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid
4 April 1982 San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
5 April 1982 Bergerac France Patinoire
6 April 1982 Le Mans La Rotonde
7 April 1982 Brest Parc des Expositions
8 April 1982 Poitiers Arenas
9 April 1982 Dijon Maison des Sports
10 April 1982 Grenoble Alp Expositions
12 April 1982 Winterthur Switzerland Stadthalle
13 April 1982 Strasbourg France Tivoli Hall
14 April 1982 Nancy Parc Des Expositions
15 April 1982 Mulhouse Salles Des Fétes
16 April 1982 Évry Agora
17 April 1982 Rouen Parc Des Expositions
18 April 1982 Brussels Belgium Forest National
20 April 1982 Hanover West Germany Niedersachsenhalle
21 April 1982 Hamburg Messehallen
22 April 1982 Bochum Ruhrlandhalle
23 April 1982 Würzburg Kurachtalhalle
24 April 1982 Neunkirchen am Brand Hemmerleinhalle
26 April 1982 Munich Circus Krone
27 April 1982 Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar-Halle
28 April 1982 Frankfurt Stadthalle
29 April 1982 Stuttgart Messehalle
30 April 1982 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
1 May 1982[A] Amsterdam Netherlands Jaap Eden baan
North America
11 May 1982[B] Flint United States Perani Arena and Event Center
13 May 1982[B] Grand Rapids Welsh Auditorium
14 May 1982[B] Detroit Cobo Hall
15 May 1982[B] Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
16 May 1982[B] Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
18 May 1982[B] Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
20 May 1982[B] Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
21 May 1982[B] Louisville Memorial Auditorium
22 May 1982[B] Richfield Richfield Coliseum
23 May 1982[B] Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
25 May 1982[B] Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre
26 May 1982[B] Davenport Palmer College Alumni Auditorium
29 May 1982[B] Des Moines Iowa State Fairgrounds
1 June 1982[C] Atlanta Omni Coliseum
2 June 1982[C] Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
4 June 1982[C] Birmingham Boutwell Auditorium
5 June 1982[C] Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
7 June 1982[C] Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8 June 1982[C] Columbus Municipal Auditorium
9 June 1982[C] Tallahassee Donald L. Tucker Center
11 June 1982[C] Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
12 June 1982[C] Jackson Jackson Coliseum
15 June 1982[C] Little Rock Barton Coliseum
16 June 1982[C] Tulsa Tulsa Convention Center
18 June 1982[C] Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
19 June 1982[C] Norman Lloyd Noble Center
22 June 1982 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
23 June 1982 Toronto Massey Hall
24 June 1982 Kingston Kingston Memorial Centre
25 June 1982 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
26 June 1982 Montreal Verdun Auditorium
29 June 1982 New York City United States Palladium
30 June 1982 Glen Cove North Stage Theater
2 July 1982[A] Chicago UIC Pavilion
3 July 1982[A] Buffalo Rich Stadium
4 July 1982[A] East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
6 July 1982[A] Danville David S. Palmer Arena
7 July 1982[A] Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
9 July 1982[A] St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
10 July 1982[A] Kansas City Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall
11 July 1982[A] Des Moines Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
14 July 1982[A] Salt Lake City Salt Palace
16 July 1982[A] Seattle Clarence S. "Hec" Edmundson Pavilion
17 July 1982[A] Anaheim Anaheim Stadium
18 July 1982[D] Oakland Oakland Coliseum
20 July 1982[A] Victoria Canada Victoria Memorial Arena
21 July 1982[A] Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
23 July 1982[A] Edmonton Kinsmen Field House
24 July 1982[A] Calgary Max Bell Arena
26 July 1982[A] Regina Agridome
27 July 1982[A] Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
28 July 1982[A] Fargo United States Bison Sports Arena
30 July 1982[A] Bloomington Met Center
31 July 1982[A] Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 August 1982[A] Indianapolis Market Square Arena
3 August 1982[A] Richfield Richfield Coliseum
4 August 1982[A] Columbus Battelle Hall
5 August 1982[A] Chicago Comiskey Park
6 August 1982[A] Louisville Louisville Gardens
7 August 1982[A] Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
8 August 1982[A] Memphis Auditorium North Hall
10 August 1982[A] Beaumont Beaumont Civic Center
11 August 1982[A] Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
13 August 1982[A] Houston The Summit
14 August 1982[A] Dallas Reunion Arena
16 August 1982[A] San Antonio Convention Center Arena
17 August 1982[A] Odessa Ector County Coliseum
18 August 1982[A] El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
Europe
25 August 1982 Chippenham England Gold Diggers Club
26 August 1982 Poole Arts Centre
28 August 1982[E] Reading Little John's Farm
North America
1 September 1982[A] Long Beach United States Long Beach Arena
3 September 1982[A] Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
4 September 1982[A] Oakland Oakland Coliseum
5 September 1982[A] Reno Mackay Stadium
7 September 1982[A] Boise BSU Pavilion
9 September 1982[A] Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
11 September 1982[A] Portland Memorial Coliseum
12 September 1982[A]
14 September 1982[F] St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
15 September 1982[F] Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
16 September 1982[F] Lincoln Pershing Center
17 September 1982[F] Bloomington Met Center
19 September 1982[F] Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
21 September 1982[F] Chicago International Amphitheatre
22 September 1982[F] Richfield Richfield Coliseum
23 September 1982[F] Trotwood Hara Arena
25 September 1982[F] Detroit Cobo Hall
26 September 1982[F] Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
28 September 1982[F] Huntington Huntington Civic Center
29 September 1982[F] Columbus Battelle Hall
1 October 1982[F] Worcester The Centrum
2 October 1982[F] New York City Madison Square Garden
3 October 1982[F] Harrisburg City Island
6 October 1982[F] Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
7 October 1982[F] Providence Providence Civic Center
8 October 1982[F] Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center
9 October 1982[F] New Haven New Haven Coliseum
11 October 1982[F] Binghamton Broome County Arena
12 October 1982[F] Philadelphia Spectrum
13 October 1982[F] Pittsburgh Civic Arena
15 October 1982[F] Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
16 October 1982[F] Syracuse Onondaga War Memorial
17 October 1982[F] Landover Capital Centre
19 October 1982[F] Baltimore Civic Center
20 October 1982[F] Salisbury Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
21 October 1982[F] Norfolk Norfolk Scope
22 October 1982[F] East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
23 October 1982[F] Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
Australia
7 November 1982 Sydney Australia Enmore Theatre
8 November 1982
9 November 1982 Newcastle Unknown
12 November 1982 Adelaide Adelaide Town Hall
14 November 1982 Melbourne Palais Theatre
15 November 1982
16 November 1982 Brisbane Festival Hall
19 November 1982 Canberra Bruce Indoor Stadium
20 November 1982 Sydney Unknown
21 November 1982
Asia
26 November 1982 Tokyo Japan Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
27 November 1982
29 November 1982 Osaka Festival Hall
30 November 1982 Kyoto Kyoto Public Hall #2 Hall
1 December 1982 Nagoya Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall
2 December 1982 Tokyo Shibuya Public Hall
4 December 1982
7 December 1982 Sapporo Sapporo City Civic Center
8 December 1982
10 December 1982 Niigata Niigata Prefectural Civic Center

Reference[2]

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This show was in support of Scorpions
B This show was in support of Rainbow
C This show was in support of 38 Special
D This concert was a part of "Day on the Green"
E This concert was a part of "Reading Festival"
F This show was in support of Judas Priest

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Intro- Ides of March" (from Killers, 1981)
  2. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (from Killers, 1981)
  3. "Wrathchild" (from Killers, 1981)
  4. "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  5. "Children of the Damned" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  6. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  7. "Another Life" (from Killers, 1981)
  8. "Killers" (from Killers, 1981)
  9. "22 Acacia Avenue" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  10. "Total Eclipse" (B-Side of Run to the Hills single, 1982)
  11. Drum solo
  12. "Transylvania" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  13. Guitar solo
  14. "The Prisoner" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  15. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  16. "Phantom of the Opera" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  17. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  18. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  19. "Drifter" (from Killers, 1981)
  20. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  21. "Prowler" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)

Notes:

  • The band encored with "Tush" (ZZ Top cover) at the Reading Festival and with "I've Got the Fire" (Montrose cover) on the final night of the tour in Japan.
  • For the North American, Australian and Japanese legs of the tour "Total Eclipse" was dropped from the setlist.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 228. ISBN 1-86074-542-3. 
  2. ^ Bushell, Garry; Halfin, Ross (1985). Running Free, The Official Story of Iron Maiden (2nd ed.). Zomba Books. p. 109. ISBN 0-946391-84-X. 

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