An Iron Maiden Concert May Displace The Biggest Football Game In South America

The band's upcoming performance in Santiago, Chile, may cause issues for the upcoming Copa Libertadores.

An Iron Maiden Concert May Displace The Biggest Football Game In South America

If there was one thing that South Americans love more than soccer, it would be Iron Maiden. The band's massive sold-out performances in cities like Rio are the stuff of legends. That said, one would assume that not even Maiden could displace the biggest soccer match in South America...but it's looking like it might happen.

According to recent reports, the final of this autumn's Copa Libertadores -- the biggest tournament in South American football -- might have to change venues due to an Iron Maiden concert.

According to podcaster Adam Brandon, and confirmed by ADN 91.7, CONMEBOL asked that no concerts or events be held in the Estadio Nacional in Santiago for 60 days before the event...during which period is Maiden's October 15th show in Santiago in the same venue.

Apparently, other venues are already being examined, including those in Argentina and outside of South America.

Whether Maiden will offer to change the venue is anyone's guess, but given the band's legacy, they could probably refuse to budge and win that particular game of chicken.

Meanwhile, if you want to catch Maiden on their upcoming Legacy Of The Beast tour, check out dates below -- just don't buy your tickets for Santiago quite yet:

July 2019

18 Sunrise, FL, USA – BB&T Center
20 Atlanta, GA, USA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
22 Charlotte, NC, USA – PNC Music Pavilion
24 Washington DC, USA – Jiffy Lube Live
26 Brooklyn, NY, USA – Barclays Center
30 Philadelphia, PA, USA – Wells Fargo Center

August 2019

01 Boston, MA, USA – Xfinity Center
03 Hartford, CT, USA – Xfinity Theatre
05 Montreal, QC, Canada – Bell Centre
07 Quebec, QC, Canada – Videotron Centre
09 Toronto, ON, Canada – Budweiser Stage
10 Toronto, ON, Canada – Budweiser Stage
13 Buffalo, NY, USA – KeyBank Center
15 Cincinnati, OH, USA – Riverbend Music Center
17 Pittsburgh, PA, USA – PPG Paints Arena
19 Nashville, TN, USA – Bridgestone Arena
22 Chicago, IL, USA – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 Indianapolis, IL, USA – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
26 St Paul, MN, USA – Xcel Energy Center
28 Winnipeg, MB, Canada – Bell MTS Place
30 Edmonton, AB, Canada – Rogers Place
31 Calgary, AB, Canada – Scotiabank Saddledome

September 2019

03 Vancouver, BC, Canada – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
05 Tacoma, WA, USA – Tacoma Dome
06 Portland, OR, USA – Moda Center
09 Sacramento, CA, USA – Golden 1 Center
10 Oakland, CA, USA – Oracle Arena
13 Las Vegas, NV, USA – MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 Los Angeles, CA, USA – Banc of California Stadium
17 Phoenix, AZ, USA – Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 Albuquerque, NM, USA – Isleta Amphitheater
21 Dallas, TX, USA – Dos Equis Pavilion
22 Houston, TX, USA – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25 San Antonio, TX, USA – AT&T Center
29 Mexico City, Mexico – Sports Palace

October 2019

04 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Rock In Rio
12 Buenos Aires, Argentina – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
15 Santiago, Chile – Estadio Nacional

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