Iron Maiden announces 2017 North America tour dates
No metal band from the ’80s is more under-appreciated critically or over-loved by fans more than Iron Maiden. So imagine all the fans yelling “Up the Irons!” this week around North America as Iron Maiden announced its 2017 tour dates.
Among them is a June 11 date at Tampa’s Amalie Arena, the band’s only Florida stop.
It’s kind of fun to look through the list of arenas Iron Maiden will stop at - it’s an A-to-Z (well, maybe to X) list of sponsored venues from Tampa’s Amelie and American Airlines Arena in Dallas to Xfinity Center (Mansfield, MA) and Xcel Energy Center (Minneapolis).
BTW, these 25 new dates are part of the never-ending Book of Souls World Tour, which began last February in Florida.
“We are really looking forward to returning to North America for a full tour,” said Steve Harris, the band’s lead songwriter and bassist. “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.”
Tickets go on sale Jan. 27, with a "Trooper VIP" package available.
Iron Maiden North American Tour Dates 2017
6/03 Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
6/04 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
6/07 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
6/09 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
6/11 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
6/13 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
6/15 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Ampthitheater
6/16 Minneapolis, MN – Xcel Energy Center
6/19 Oklahoma City, OK – Chesapeake Arena
6/21 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
6/23 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Arena
6/24 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
6/27 Albuquuerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
6/28 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
7/1 San Bernadino, CA – San Manuel Ampitheater
7/3 Las Vegas, NV – T-Mobile Arena
7/5 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
7/7 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheater
7/09 Lincoln, NE – Pinnacle Bank Arena
7/11 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
7/12 St. Louis, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
7/15 Toronto, Canada – Budweiser Stage
7/16 Quebec City, Canada – Videotron Centre
7/19 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
7/21 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center