Iron Maiden Postpone 2021 European Summer Live Dates to 2022

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While the widespread vaccination effort has made future concertgoing seem infinitely more possible, we still have a ways to go. With certain European countries initiating second lockdowns, it’s obvious that some of the tours planned for 2021 were preemptive. Case in point, British metal legends Iron Maiden have been forced to postpone their 2021 European tour dates to 2022.

“We regret to announce that the 2021 June & July dates on the Legacy Of The Beast Tour have been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel,” said the band via a Facebook post. “The Legacy Of The Beast European Tour will now take place in the Summer of 2022 on the dates below. All tickets remain valid.”

While this is a bummer, we totally get it and know Iron Maiden want nothing more than to be onstage kicking asses the world over. Catch the greatest metal band of all time at one of the following dates:

Iron Maiden 2022 Tour Dates

6/4 – Hyvinkää Rockfest FIN
6/11 – Download Festival ENG
6/13 – Belfast, Belsonic Festival (On-sale April 16) N. IRE
6/16 – Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting BEL
6/18 – Copenhagen, Copenhell DEN
6/20 – Prague, Sinobo Stadium CZE
6/23 – Oslo, Tons Of Rock NOR
6/26 – Paris, La Defense Arena FRA
6/27 – Arnhem, Gelredome (On-sale April 16) HOL
6/30 – Zurich, Hallenstadion (On-sale April 23) SWI
7/2 – Cologne, Rhein-Energie-Stadium GER
7/4 – Berlin, Waldbühne GER
7/7 – Bologna, Sonic Park ITA
7/9 – Stuttgart, Cannstatter Wasen GER
7/10 – Wiener, Neustadt Stadium Open-Air, AUS
7/20 – Bremen, Bürgerweide GER
7/22 – Gothenburg, Ullevi Stadium, SWE
7/24 – Warsaw, PGE Narodowy POL
7/26 – Frankfurt, Deutsche Bank Park (On-sale April 23) GER
7/29 – Barcelona Olympic Stadium SPA
7/31 – Lisbon Estadio Nacional POR

At least fans can take solace in the fact that Maiden have a new album in the works. In a video update posted by the band, frontman Bruce Dickinson says that Maiden are doing a small amount of writing and recording, but that the official nature of that business is, of course, classified.

“We’ve all had a bit of a torrid time,” says Bruce. “Everybody, the whole world, Maiden included — we want to be out on tour.

“A lot of things haven’t happened this year. That’s blindingly obvious. And it’s very, very frustrating. However, we do have plans. In the meantime, what are we doing? Well, we’re doing bits of writing. I’m talking to Steve. We’ve been working together a little bit in the studio. On what, I can’t tell you, ’cause they’d have to kill me.”

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Words by Chris Krovatin