Iron Maiden at Utilita Arena, Birmingham

Iron Maiden at Utilita Arena, Birmingham


Posted 2022-10-07 by Andy Colemanfollow

Sat 24 Jun 2023 - Fri 07 Jul 2023

Iron Maiden are bringing their Future Past tour to the UK and Ireland next summer, with a show at Birmingham's Utilita Arena on July 4. The tour set list will focus on the band's most recent studio album, Senjutsu, and 1986's iconic Somewhere In Time record, plus other classic cuts.

Founder member and bassist Steve Harris says: "%%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. 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."

Manager, Rod Smallwood, adds: "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 band are currently in North America in the final stages of their spectacular Legacy Of The Beast world tour which was interrupted for two years by COVID with many shows rescheduled twice. The tour actually started in Tallin, Estonia, in May 2018, the first of 139 shows in 33 countries. By the last show in Tampa, Florida on October 27 this year the band will have played to over three million fans on this epic tour.

Fan Club ticket presales for the 2023 tour begin on Tuesday October 11. Tickets, priced from £64.70, go on general sale on October 14 via

**Iron Maiden 2023 UK and Ireland tour dates:

June 24: 3 Arena, Dublin;
June 26: OVO Hydro, Glasgow;
June 28: First Direct Arena, Leeds;
June 30: AO Arena, Manchester;
July 3: Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham;
July 4: Utilita Arena, Birmingham;
July 7: O2 Arena, London.**

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!date 24/06/2023 -- 07/07/2023
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