Iron Maiden has stamped their authority again as the greatest heavy metal band with their new album The Book of Souls’ which made its debut on the world Billboard 200 Chart at number 4. Plans have been underway for quite some time now for the much awaited Iron Maiden Tour 2016. Dates for the Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa tours had already been confirmed, and now Iron Maiden fans in the US can prepare to buy tickets for a show that many expect to be the group’s greatest ever. Bruce Dickinson, who has led the group since taking over from Paul Di’anno in 1982, was quoted saying that they are looking forward to giving their fans a tour of a lifetime....
Denver for the first time
On what promises to be a different show this time around, and particularly to Denver fans, Bruce admitted that they didn’t have enough time for shows in many other places they’d have wished to go. Ed Force One previous tours went to New York, Florida, and Los Angeles but this time they have made all the plans to go to several other places they may have visited before, or they’re visiting for the first time like Denver. During 1987 Somewhere In Time Tour, Iron Maiden visited Tulsa, and they plan to give an even bigger show this time, along with other places like Tacoma, Las Vegas, Chicago, and Detroit.
He joked that they had picked to start at Fort Lauderdale so they could visit Nicko’s ribs and celebrate together by having a couple of drinks at the launch of The Book of Souls World Tour.
What is in store?
Bruce could not fail to address what was obviously the big question many of his fans had expected. As a group, they have many albums and singles, and people expected him to talk about the highlights of the tour. However, he must have opted to keep them guessing. He made a promise to the group fans that they would make a decision during rehearsals and that they would, of course, include old and new collections that fans loved. It is a group that has been around for quite some time, and hence, it has old and young fans that will need to feel very much part of the tour. It is an appreciation concert that is aimed at giving world fans something of a lifetime. He noted that he is aware that fans have been patient for a long time, and they deserved a spectacular concert. Heavy metal followers will be expecting to see something different from a group that is considered by many as the greatest of all time, besides not being actively involved in tours in the recent past.
First 2016 Iron Maiden Tour Dates
2/24/2016 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
2/26/2016 – Tulsa, Okla.
2/28/2016 – Las Vegas, Nev.
3/30/2016 – New York, N.Y.
4/05/2016 – Detroit, Mich.
4/06/2016 – Chicago, Ill.
4/11/2016 – Tacoma, Wash.
4/13/2016 – Denver, Colo.
4/15/2016 – Los Angeles, Calif.
4/29/2016 – Christchurch, New Zealand
5/01/2016 – Auckland, New Zealand
5/04/2016 – Brisbane, Australia
5/06/2016 – Sydney, Australia
5/09/2016 – Melbourne, Australia
5/12/2016 – Adelaide, Australia
5/14/2016 – Perth, Australia
5/18/2016 – Cape Town, South Africa
5/21/2016 – Johannesburg, South Africa
Canadians tour dates are yet to be announced, but there are indications that it could happen within the first two weeks of April.
Iron Maiden Tour Denver for the first time
The last time Iron Maiden made a tour to the US, they did not hold a show in Denver. However, this time around fans of the famous rock outfit are not going to be left behind. They’ll be hosting their favorite band right at their backyard. When the calendar was released, the fans were ecstatic, with sales on the first day of the ticket sales going crazy.
Sold Out Concerts
As you would expect, this will be one of those sold out shows that you can’t afford to miss. There are a few months to spare, but the excitement is already overboard with fans from all over the world taking to the internet to express their support. When the dates were announced, fans were eager to find out if they’ll be hosting their heroes in their backyard or they’ll have to travel long distances to catch them. Canadian fans who have yet to receive dates for the upcoming show should be ready as an announcement is expected to be made soon according to Manager Rod Smallwood.
Latest Iron Maiden Album
After the release of Book of Souls album, fans across the globe have been wondering whether this could be the last from the group. If history is anything to go by, there is more to come. Iron Maiden has been through it all, and they’ve experienced ups and downs in the past, but they’ve always made it. Group members have come and gone, but there is always a new blood to keep things moving. Bruce, who happens to be the group lead vocalist, doubles up as the Ed Force One pilot and is currently said to be undergoing aviation classes to qualify as a 747 pilot before the 2016 tour.
It promises to be a dramatic entrance into US soil, a place they haven’t held a show for close to two years. What a way to thank the faithful followers who have been with them all the while?
Tour of a Kind
2016 will be a great year for Heavy Metal fans because the band will fly over 55,000 miles to tour over 35 countries including China and El Salvador for their premier concerts. The Iron Maiden Tour will cover 6 of the seven continents of the world from February. This follows a massive reception the latest album, The Book of Souls received from fans worldwide. Making a world debut at such a high position was no easy task according to music analysts. They got directly into the number one position in 43 countries, including those in South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Oceania.