‘Bring Your Daughter (or any other family member) To the Slaughter’: Iron Maiden announce new wave of UK tour dates

From the NME

Metal legends are returning to arenas across the UK early next summer

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Iron Maiden have extended their The Book Of Souls World Tour with a fresh batch of UK dates.

The metal legends will play arenas in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Cardiff next May.
The band released 16th album ‘The Book Of Souls’ last year and began their accompanying tour this February. The only previous UK date took place at Donington Park in June.

Bassist Steve Harris said in a statement: “As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible. We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990.”

He continued: “The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas. The songs from ‘The Book Of Souls’ album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”

Check out the full list of UK dates below:

Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena (May 4)
Manchester, Arena (May 8)
Sheffield, Arena (May 10)
Leeds, First Direct Arena (11)
Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena (14)
Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena (16)
Aberdeen, AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena (17)
Liverpool, Echo Arena (20)
Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena (21)
Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena (24)
London, O2 Arena (27)

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