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Iron Maiden share animated 'how paperless ticketing works' video ahead of UK tour

Ahead of The Legacy of the Beast UK Tour kicking off in Newcastle next week, Iron Maiden have shared a guide to how their paperless ticketing works.

The one-minute video was created by Brazilian animator Val Andrade, the man behind the MaidenCartoons YouTube Channel, and it provides vital information for everyone attending the seven-date tour.

The three key things fans must know ahead of the show are as follows:

- You need to bring government-issued photo identification along with the original debit/credit card that you purchased the tickets with.

- All of the people on the booking must enter the show together on the night with the original purchaser (and their debit/credit card).

- You do not need to go to the box office to collect a paper ticket – the purchasers debit/credit card will act as their ticket and will be swiped upon entry.

Unveiling the video, Iron Maiden wrote: “The UK tour is just around the corner! In case paperless ticketing has got you all in a twist, here's a very brief guide to how it works.”

For further information on paperless ticketing, head to Iron Maiden’s official website by clicking here.

Iron Maiden first introduced their paperless ticketing system for the home leg of The Book of Souls World Tour in May 2017 as part of a series of measures to combat touts.

The number of Iron Maiden tickets that appeared on secondary ticket platforms for the 2017 dates nosedived by 95% compared to the band’s last UK arena tour in 2011. The ones listed on Viagogo were either found to be bogus or made null and void.

Iron Maiden play the following UK shows this summer:

JULY 2018
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena – Tue 31st

Belfast The SSE Arena – Thu 2nd
Aberdeen BHGE Arena – Sat 4th
Manchester Arena – Mon 6th
Birmingham Genting Arena – Tue 7th
London The O2 – Fri 10th
London The O2 - Sat 11th

The Legacy of the Beast European Tour setlist is as follows: 

1. Aces High
2. Where Eagles Dare
3. 2 Minutes to Midnight
4. The Clansman
5. The Trooper
6. Revelations
7. For the Greater Good of God
8. The Wicker Man
9. Sign of the Cross
10. Flight of Icarus
11. Fear of the Dark
12. Iron Maiden
13. The Number of the Beast

14. The Evil That Men Do
15. Hallowed Be Thy Name
16. Run to the Hills

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