Iron Maiden have announced a new, 25-date North American leg of their ongoing The Book of Souls tour. Ghost will be the opening act for this trek, which kicks off June 3 in Bristow, VA and will wrap up with the band’s first-ever show in Brooklyn, NY, on July 21 at the Barclays Center. This will be Iron Maiden’s second stateside visit in support of their 2015 double album The Book of Souls.
“We are really looking forward to returning to North America for a full tour,” said bassist Steve Harris. “We had always planned to go back there and to the UK as last year, due to the global nature of the tour and the period it took, we just didn’t have time to cover them properly and we do still like to get to fans in as many places as possible! So this year we’re able to reach many more cities in America, including a return to places Maiden haven’t played for many, many years like Lincoln, Nebraska, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City and Oakland, California. We also welcome playing in Brooklyn for the first time.
We will, of course, be bringing the full production with us including all the Eddies and the Maya-themed stage sets. We’re still deciding on the final set-list and we’ll work that out once we get into rehearsals. Most of our North American fans haven’t seen the show yet, so as we want to give them the same Book of Souls live experience that we took around the world, it’s unlikely we’ll change much. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, so we will continue to do that!”