Iron Maiden announce 2023 The Future Past UK and European tour

It’s happening! Iron Maiden have announced they’ll be bringing The Future Past tour to the UK and Europe next summer…

Iron Maiden announce 2023 The Future Past UK and European tour
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Huge Iron Maiden news! Following this summer’s spectacular live preview, the heavy metal legends will be bringing latest album Senjutsu to life at their own headline tour in 2023.

As well as material from that record, the band have also revealed that their The Future Past tour will ‘focus’ on 1986’s Somewhere In Time, plus ‘other classic cuts’ in the setlist. Ace.

“Following the release of our latest album, Senjutsu, we updated the current Legacy Of The Beast Tour a little by opening the show with the first three songs from it, with the Japanese Palace stage set,” explains Steve Harris. “As it doesn’t make a lot of sense to repeat this for a Senjutsu album tour, we thought about other options and we’ve decided to revisit Somewhere In Time as that tour didn’t feature in the various retrospective history tours we’ve played over the years. They were based on our ’80s concert videos and sadly we did not film that tour (blame the manager!!). We have had lots of requests from fans over the years for many tracks on it so we are now going to play them, plus of course a few others we know you will like!

“It will also be particularly satisfying to finally get to play some of the more epic tracks on Senjutsu, it’s been a long wait! 2023 is going to be an exciting time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in the UK, Ireland and around Europe.”

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood continues: “This combination of the two albums we feel is very exciting. We know fans want to hear those epic cuts on Senjutsu for the first time live and we think that by combining it with an iconic album like Somewhere In Time it will make for another really special tour for fans old and new! Of course, for a new album tour in Europe and the UK we will go back largely to the relative intimacy of arenas and we know fans will be very happy about that too!”

The Future Past tour tickets will go on sale on Friday, October 14 at 9am, with a Maiden pre-sale for fan club members available beforehand.

Catch the tour at the following UK and European dates:

June 2023

13 Krakow Tauron Arena
19 Zurich Hallenstadion
24 Dublin 3 Arena
26 Glasgow OVO Hydro
28 Leeds First Direct Arena
30 Manchester AO Arena

July 2023

3 Nottingham Motorpoint Arena
4 Birmingham Utilita Arena
7 London The O2
11 Amsterdam Ziggo Dome
13 Antwerp Sportpaleis
15 Milan The Return Of The Gods Festival

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