Eddie Rips Up the World Tour
|Tour by Iron Maiden|
Iron Maiden performing in Paris on 25 June
|Start date||28 May 2005|
|End date||31 August 2005|
|No. of shows||45 (3 cancellations)|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
Eddie Rips Up the World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden in 2005 based on bringing back rarities from the first four Iron Maiden albums for the younger audience (Iron Maiden, Killers, The Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind), brought about by the band's 2004 DVD The History of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days.
The tour saw the band headlining several stadiums and festivals throughout Europe, with the concert at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden on 9 July being broadcast live in full on both Swedish national television and radio, and co-headlining with Black Sabbath for the majority of the North American Ozzfest tour.
The final date of the US segment of the tour (Hyundai Pavilion in San Bernardino, California on 20 August 2005) ended on a sour note. Throughout the tour, vocalist Bruce Dickinson reportedly made several comments about reality television, the widespread use of autocue by current bands and the fact that Iron Maiden had headlined several dates of the tour (due to Ozzy Osbourne's illness), to which Osbourne's wife, Sharon, took offence. In retaliation, they placed family friends in the crowd to sabotage Iron Maiden's performance by throwing eggs, bottle tops and lighters from the front of the audience. In addition, the PA system was shut off multiple times, cutting off power to Dickinson's microphone and the band's instruments mid-song and members of other bands were recruited to cause further disturbance, such as by running on-stage with an American flag during "The Trooper". The effort to ruin the band's show seemed to have been in vain, however, as the band reportedly played even better as their performance was disrupted. Shortly after Iron Maiden's set, Sharon entered the stage to the unanimous boos from the crowd and stated that, while she loves Iron Maiden, Dickinson is a "prick."
Tickets on sale
|28 May 2005||Prague||Czech Republic||T-Mobile Arena|
|29 May 2005||Chorzów||Poland||Mystic Festival|
|31 May 2005||Graz||Austria||Stadthalle|
|4 June 2005||Nürburgring||Germany||Rock am Ring|
|5 June 2005||Nuremberg||Rock im Park|
|7 June 2005||Reykjavík||Iceland||Egilshöll|
|11 June 2005||Bologna||Italy||Gods of Metal|
|12 June 2005||Zürich||Switzerland||Spirit of Music Festival|
|16 June 2005||Lisbon||Portugal||Pavilhão Atlântico|
|18 June 2005||Murcia||Spain||Lorca Rock Festival|
|21 June 2005||Athens||Greece||Terra Vibe Park|
|25 June 2005||Paris||France||Parc des Princes|
|26 June 2005||Dessel||Belgium||Graspop Metal Meeting|
|28 June 2005||Oslo||Norway||Oslo Spektrum|
|29 June 2005|
|2 July 2005||Leipzig||Germany||With Full Force|
|3 July 2005||Weert||Netherlands||Bospop|
|6 July 2005||Helsinki||Finland||Hartwall Areena|
|7 July 2005|
|9 July 2005||Gothenburg||Sweden||Ullevi Stadium||57,000/60,000|
|North America Tour Dates (July/August 2005) – Ozzfest|
|15 July 2005||Mansfield, Massachusetts||United States||Tweeter Center||20,100/20,100|
|16 July 2005||Québec City, Québec||Canada||Colisée Pepsi (N)|
|17 July 2005||Hartford, Connecticut||United States||New England Dodge Music Center||20,430/24,000|
|19 July 2005||Camden, New Jersey||Tweeter Center at the Waterfront||23,655/25,371|
|21 July 2005||Corfu, New York||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center||15,044/21,800|
|23 July 2005||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania||Post-Gazette Pavilion||21,526/23,085|
|24 July 2005||Bristow, Virginia||Nissan Pavilion||18,803/20,975|
|26 July 2005||Holmdel, New Jersey||PNC Bank Arts Center||12,059/17,000|
|27 July 2005||12,060/17,000|
|30 July 2005||Tinley Park, Illinois||Tweeter Center||20,794/28,644|
|31 July 2005||Noblesville, Indiana||Verizon Wireless Music Center||20,038/24,204|
|2 August 2005||Columbus, Ohio||Germain Amphitheatre||14,606/20,000|
|3 August 2005||Toronto||Canada||Molson Amphitheatre (N)|
|4 August 2005||Clarkston, Michigan||United States||DTE Energy Music Theatre||17,202/17,202|
|6 August 2005||East Troy, Wisconsin||Alpine Valley Music Theatre||20,575/35,072|
|9 August 2005||Greenwood Village, Colorado||Coors Amphitheater (N)||4,953/14,800|
|11 August 2005||Auburn, Washington||White River Amphitheatre||16,923/19,536|
|13 August 2005||Mountain View, California||Shoreline Amphitheatre||19,623/22,000|
|15 August 2005||Wheatland, California||Sleep Train Amphitheater|
|18 August 2005||Phoenix, Arizona||Cricket Wireless Pavilion||16,430/20,151|
|20 August 2005||San Bernardino, California||Hyundai Pavilion||46,078/46,843|
|United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Tour Dates (August 2005)|
|26 August 2005||Leeds||England||Leeds Festival|
|28 August 2005||Reading||Reading Festival|
|30 August 2005||Dublin||Ireland||Royal Dublin Society||22,000/22,000|
|2 September 2005||London||England||Hammersmith Apollo|
|7 August 2005||Somerset, Wisconsin||United States||Float-Rite Amphitheater||(Cancelled)|
|14 August 2005||Wheatland, California||Sleep Train Amphitheater||(Cancelled)|
|16 August 2005||West Valley City, Utah||USANA Amphitheatre||(Cancelled)|
N – Non Ozzfest show
Throughout the tour, the stage was decorated with artwork lifted from The History of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days DVD release, with the runways appearing as alleyway walls and featuring ripped-up posters from that period, such as Live at the Rainbow, and a street sign reading "Acacia Avenue".
At a small number of shows, an inflatable Eddie (identical to that of the first album cover) would appear during "Iron Maiden". However, for the majority of the tour, the giant Eddie from the Give Me Ed... 'Til I'm Dead Tour was used in its place. The walk-on Eddie would also appear during "Drifter", either in a straitjacket (as on the Piece of Mind album cover) or as a replica of the original used on "The Beast on the Road" tour.
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