Iron Maiden have finally announced full details of the UK leg of their Book of Souls World Tour.
Supported by Shinedown at all dates, the British metal heroes will play a total of 11 arenas in England, Scotland and Wales in May 2017.
Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says: “As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible. We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990.
“The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”
Shinedown’s Zach Myers enthuses: “Iron Maiden are the kings of metal and one of the greatest live bands of all time. It's an honour to be touring with them in Europe and in their home country and to play in front of their fans. We can't wait to see you in 2017!!!”
The full list of shows are as follows:
Nottingham Motorpoint Arena – Thu 4th
Manchester Arena – Mon 8th
Sheffield Arena – Wed 10th
Leeds First Direct Arena – Thu 11th
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – Sun 14th
Glasgow SSE Hydro – Tue 16th
Aberdeen GE Arena – Wed 17th
Liverpool Echo Arena – Sat 20th
Birmingham Barclaycard Arena – Sun 21st
Cardiff Motorpoint Arena – Wed 24th
London O2 Arena – Sat 27th
Tickets to the tour go on sale from Planet Rock Tickets at 9am on Friday 30th September.