Iron Maiden Announce 2023 ‘Future Past Tour’ with a Twist


Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden performing live.

Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden – Story by Anne Erickson, photo by Ken Settle

Iron Maiden are switching things up for their 2023 tour dates

Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden have announced the “Future Past” 2023 UK/European tour, and the run has a twist. The trek will feature songs off the band’s 1986 “Somewhere in Time” album, as well as songs from 2021’s “Senjutsu” that have never been performed live.

The tour is set to begin June 13 in Krakow, Poland, and runs through a July 15 stint at the Return of the Gods Festival in Milan, Italy. Additional shows are expected to be added to the roster. Ticket pre-sales start Oct. 11 at 4 a.m. ET (9 a.m. in the UK). General on-sale starts on Oct. 14 at 4 a.m. ET (9 a.m. in the UK).

“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,” Steve Harris said in a statement regarding the new trek. 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.”

Harris added that the original “Somewhere in Time” tour was actually never filmed. He’s excited for the band to play these songs again, as well as new cuts.

“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!” Harris said. “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.”

Iron Maiden are currently touring on a North American leg of their “Legacy of the Beast Tour.” Find those tour dates here. The band wraps up the tour on Oct. 27 in Tampa, Florida.

Iron Maiden’s “Future Past” 2023 UK/European Tour Dates:

06/13 – Krakow, PL @ Tauron Arena
06/19 – Zurich, CH @ Hallenstadion
06/24 – Dublin, IE @ 3arena
06/26 – Glasgow, UK @ Ovo Hydro
06/28 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
06/30 – Manchester, UK @ Ao Arena
07/03 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
07/04 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena
07/07 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
07/11 – Amsterdam, NL @ Ziggo Dome
07/13 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
07/15 – Milan, IT @ The Return of the Gods Festival

Posted by Anne Erickson | Metal, Music, Rock, Rock News

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