Iron Maiden have announced that they will continue the Book Of Souls World Tour into 2017 including a night at Manchester Arena.

The hugely successful tour, which opened in Florida USA in February 2016 visiting 36 countries using their new 747 jumbo jet Ed Force One piloted by Bruce, will continue with a run of European arena shows with 12 dates across the UK.

Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says, “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. 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.”

Support comes from Shinedown, whose Zach Myers commented “Iron Maiden are the kings of metal and one of the greatest live bands of all time. It’s an honour to be touring with them in Europe and in their home country and to play in front of their fans. We can’t wait to see you in 2017!!!”

The full UK and Ireland tour listing:
4 May   –   Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
6 May   –   Dublin, 3Arena
8 May   –   Manchester, Manchester Arena
10 May   –   Sheffield, Arena
11 May   –   Leeds, First Direct Arena
14 May   –   Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
16 May   –   Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
17 May   –   Aberdeen, AECC Arena
20 May   –   Liverpool, Echo Arena
21 May   –   Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
24 May   –   Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
27 May   –   London, O2 Arena

Tickets for Iron Maiden performing at Manchester Arena on 8 May 2017 go on sale at 9am on Friday 30 September priced £46/£49.50/£57.50 plus booking fee.  Presale and VIP available via