IRON MAIDEN Kicks Off 2017 Leg Of 'The Book Of Souls' Tour In Antwerp, Belgium (Video)
April 23, 2017
British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off the 2017 leg of "The Book Of Souls" European tour last night (Saturday, April 22) at Sportpalais in Antwerp, Belgium.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. If Eternity Should Fail 02. Speed Of Light 03. Wrathchild 04. Children Of The Damned 05. Death Or Glory 06. The Red And The Black 07. The Trooper 08. Powerslave 09. The Great Unknown (live debut) 10. The Book Of Souls 11. Fear Of The Dark 12. Iron Maiden
13. The Number Of The Beast 14. Blood Brothers 15. Wasted Years
Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
MAIDEN's European tour consists of a total of sixteen dates, including three shows in Germany, eight in England, two in Scotland and one each in Ireland and Wales. The U.K. leg marks MAIDEN's first full UK arena tour in six years.
The Antwerp concert was MAIDEN's first appearance in the city since the "Killers" tour in 1981.
The German leg will see MAIDEN perform in Oberhausen, Frankfurt and Hamburg before dates in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, London, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Cardiff and Dublin.
SHINEDOWN is providing support act on all sixteen dates.
Prior to the tour, IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris said: "As it's been so long since our last full U.K. 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.
"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."
"The Book Of Souls" is MAIDEN's first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the No. 1 spot in over 40 countries around the world and No. 4 in the U.S.A.
IRON MAIDEN's "The Book Of Souls" world tour will return to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in June and July. Support on the trek will come from GHOST.
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