Iron Maiden announced the 2023 Future Past tour

Iron Maiden announced the 2023 Future Past tour

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden are currently in North America, where they are wrapping up their massive “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour, which was interrupted for two years due to COVID-19, and many concerts have been postponed twice. As you know, the tour began in Europe in Tallinn, Estonia, in May 2018, and was the first of 139 concerts in 33 countries. The last show will take place in Tampa, Florida, on Oct. 27 this year.

Meanwhile, the band has announced its new European tour for the summer of 2023, dubbed “The Future Past Tour.” The set list will include previously unreleased songs from the band’s latest studio album “Senjutsu,” tracks from the classic 1986 album “Somewhere In Time,” as well as other hits.

Here’s what Steve Harris had to say:

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 3 songs from it, with the Japanese Palace stage set. 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 80’s 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.

Band manager Rod Smallwood added:

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 first announced concerts, the following:

June 2023
13 Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
19 Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
24 3Arena, Dublin, IRELAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
26 Ovo Hydro, Glasgow, SCOTLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
28 First Direct Arena, Leeds, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
30 AO Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)

July 2023
03 Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
04 Utilita Arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
07 O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND – (On sale Fri Oct 14)
11 Ziggo Dome, Amsterdam, THE NETHERLANDS – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
13 Sportpaleis, Antwerp, BELGIUM – (On sale Thu Oct 13)
15 The Return of the Gods Festival, Milan, ITALY – (On sale Fri Oct 7)

Stay tuned for more information!