Fear of the Dark Tour

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Fear of the Dark Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
Fear of the Dark Tour Poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for the band's performance in Stockholm, 29 August
Associated album Fear of the Dark
Start date 3 June 1992
End date 4 November 1992
No. of shows 66 in total (67 scheduled)
Iron Maiden concert chronology

The Fear of the Dark Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 3 June 1992 to 4 November 1992.

The tour saw the band make a return headline appearance at the Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park, which they headlined before a reduced crowd of 68,500 (the audience being capped after an incident in 1988 where two fans were crushed to death).[1] The performance, which featured a guest appearance by then former guitarist Adrian Smith during "Running Free", was released audio and video formats.[1]

The tour was also notable as the band attempted to play their first shows in Chile, but were forced to cancel after complaints from the Catholic Church.[2]


Date City Country Venue
3 June 1992[A] Norwich England The Oval Rock House
5 June 1992 Reykjavík Iceland Laugardalshöll
North America
8 June 1992 New York City United States The Ritz
11 June 1992 Rochester, New York Rochester Community War Memorial
13 June 1992 Quebec City, Quebec Canada Colisée de Québec
14 June 1992 Ottawa Frank Clair Stadium
16 June 1992 Montreal Montreal Forum
17 June 1992 Toronto CNE Coliseum
19 June 1992 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio United States Blossom Music Center
20 June 1992 Clarkston, Michigan Pine Knob
21 June 1992 Tinley Park, Illinois World Music Theater
22 June 1992 East Troy, Wisconsin Alpine Valley Music Theatre
25 June 1992 Saint Paul, Minnesota Saint Paul Civic Center
27 June 1992 Morrison, Colorado Red Rocks Amphitheatre
28 June 1992 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
30 June 1992 Sacramento, California Cal Expo Amphitheatre
1 July 1992 Daly City, California Cow Palace
2 July 1992 Irvine, California Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
5 July 1992 Phoenix, Arizona Compton Terrace
7 July 1992 San Antonio, Texas Freeman Coliseum
8 July 1992 Dallas Coca-Cola Starplex Amphitheatre
9 July 1992 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Center for the Performing Arts
11 July 1992 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheater
12 July 1992 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
14 July 1992 Maryland Heights, Missouri Riverport Amphitheater
15 July 1992 Nashville, Tennessee Starwood Amphitheatre
17 July 1992 Sunrise, Florida Sunrise Musical Theater
South America
23 July 1992 Santiago Chile Estacion Mapocho
25 July 1992 Buenos Aires Argentina Ferrocarril Oeste Stadium
28 July 1992 Montevideo Uruguay General Artigas Station
31 July 1992 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Ginásio do Maracanãzinho
1 August 1992 São Paulo Palmeiras Stadium
4 August 1992 Porto Alegre Gigantinho
15 August 1992 Mannheim Germany May Market
17 August 1992 Brussels Belgium Forest National
22 August 1992[B] Castle Donington England Donington Park
25 August 1992 Copenhagen Denmark Valby-Hallen
27 August 1992 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
29 August 1992 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
31 August 1992 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
2 September 1992 Den Bosch Netherlands Brabanthal
4 September 1992 Lausanne Switzerland Patinoire de Malley
5 September 1992 Paris France Parc de la Villette
7 September 1992 Mulhouse Palais des Sports
8 September 1992 Annecy Parc des Expositions
10 September 1992 Béziers Les Arènes
12 September 1992[B] Reggio Emilia Italy Arena Festa Dell' Unita
14 September 1992[B] Barcelona Spain Plaza de toros de las Arenas
17 September 1992[B] San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
18 September 1992[B] Madrid Las Ventas
19 September 1992[B] Zaragoza Plaza de Toros de Zaragoza
North America
26 September 1992 Bayamón Puerto Rico Juan Ramón Loubriel Stadium
1 October 1992 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
2 October 1992
4 October 1992 Guadalajara Estadio Jalisco
South America
9 October 1992 Caracas Venezuela Poliedro
10 October 1992
20 October 1992 Auckland New Zealand Logan Campbell Centre
22 October 1992 Melbourne Australia Festival Hall
23 October 1992 Sydney Hordern Pavilion
26 October 1992 Nagoya Japan Nagoya Rainbow Hall
28 October 1992 Fukuoka Kōsei Nenkin Kaikanl
30 October 1992 Hiroshima Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
1 November 1992 Osaka Archaic Hall
2 November 1992 Festival Hall
3 November 1992 Yokohama Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium
4 November 1992 Tokyo Yoyogi National Gymnasium
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a secret show under the name "The Nodding Donkeys"
B This concert was a part of "Monsters of Rock"
Cancelled and rescheduled dates
  • 23 July 1992: Santiago, Chile, Estación Mapocho; cancelled following complaints from the Catholic Church.[2]
  • 15 September 1992: San Sebastian, Spain, Velodrome; re-scheduled to 17 September.
  • 17 September 1992: Caceres, Spain; cancelled.


  1. "Be Quick or Be Dead" (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
  2. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  3. "Wrathchild" (from Killers, 1981)
  4. "From Here to Eternity" (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
  5. "Can I Play with Madness" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  6. "Wasting Love" (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
  7. "Tailgunner" (from No Prayer for the Dying, 1990)
  8. "The Evil That Men Do" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  9. "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
  10. "Fear of the Dark" (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
  11. "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" (from No Prayer for the Dying, 1990)
  12. "The Clairvoyant" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  13. "Heaven Can Wait" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  14. "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  15. "2 Minutes to Midnight" (from Powerslave, 1984)
  16. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  17. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  18. "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind, 1983)
  19. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  20. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)


  • "Die with Your Boots On" was played at select venues.
  • "Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter" was dropped from some of the North and South America legs shows.
  • "Sanctuary" or "Running Free" were also dropped from some of the North and South America legs shows.


  1. ^ a b Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 291. ISBN 1-86074-542-3. 
  2. ^ a b "Chilean Magazine Slams Iron Maiden "Why Music Matters" Animated Film As "Full Of Lies"". Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles. 15 June 2011. Retrieved 20 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Tour Dates". Fear of the Dark European tour programme. EMI. Retrieved 2 February 2012. 

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