Thursday, May 7, 2020

Iron Maiden cancel 2020 tour plans

Iron Maiden have cancelled all remaining 2020 shows on their schedule due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, and have rescheduled a series of European shows to next year.

“I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may be, and my continued thanks to you all for bearing with us so patiently,” says manager Rod Smallwood. “Due to the continuing health issues Worldwide around Covid-19, we regretfully inform you that Iron Maiden will now not be playing any concerts until June 2021.

“However, we are now in a position to give you details of our touring plans in respect to those shows we had hoped to play this year.

“Firstly, we are very pleased to tell you that we’ve managed to reschedule all our European own-shows on the Legacy Of The Beast tour for June/July 2021 with the exception of Moscow, St Petersburg, Weert and Zurich, which unfortunately we have been unable to re-arrange in this period,”
Smallwood continues. “To consolidate the tour routing, we have added 2 further shows in Arnhem and Antwerp.

“We are in the process of inviting back all the Special Guests and supports who were due to play with us this year. Where any band is unable to commit to this due to their own rescheduling situations, we will look at finding other suitable acts of equivalent stature. The majority are already confirmed and can be found on the tour page at

“Re-arranging the headline Festival dates has unfortunately not been possible. This is mainly because we already had an extremely busy year lined up for 2021 and, as I’m sure you can imagine, a great deal of forward planning has already gone on and there’s only so much we can do within the timeline and logistics already in place. The band enjoy playing at Festivals so please be assured we will get back to as many of these as we can at another time.

“In respect of what should have been the opening leg of the 2020 tour starting on May 1 in Perth, Australia and visiting New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan, Dubai and Israel, we are currently working on a possible return to as many of these countries as we can, in some guise, in the first half of 2022, more news on that will follow at the appropriate time,”
he adds. “The band are all fine and send you guys their best wishes, they are very much looking forward to getting back on stage next year and seeing you all so, please, continue to take care of yourselves and stay SMART.”

On June 19, Iron Maiden will expand their ongoing “Live Collection” series with the release of 1985’s “Live After Death” and 2001’s “Rock In Rio” sets; the albums feature audio taken from the 2015 Mastered for iTunes project and the new collections are the first time these versions are available on CD.
Iron Maiden
Legacy Of The Beast tour 2021

Jun 11 – Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
Jun 13 – Bremen, Germany @ Bürgerweide
Jun 15 – Prague, Czezh Republic @ Sinobo Stadium
Jun 16 – Wiener, Austria @ Neustadt Stadium Open Air
Jun 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium
Jun 21 – Lisbon, Portugal @ Estadio Nacional
Jun 24 – Bologna, Italy @ Bologna Sonic Park
Jun 26 – Stuttgart, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena
Jun 27 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
Jun 30 – Berlin, Germany @ Waldbühne
Jul 03 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium
Jul 08 – Cologne, Germany @ Rhein-Energie-Stadium
Jul 10 – Arnhem, The Netherlands @ GelreDome
Jul 11 – Paris, France @ La Defense Arena

See also:

Iron Maiden stream Aces High lockdown video
Iron Maiden expand remastered Live Collection series
Iron Maiden Japanese tour cancelled due to pandemic
Iron Maiden postpone tour of Australia and New Zealand
Search Iron Maiden at hennemusic