List of Iron Maiden Concert Tours - 2000s Tours

2000s Tours

Year(s) Title Legs (locations) and dates Number of
Supported release
2000–02 Brave New World Tour 2 June – 23 July 2000
1 August – 20 September 2000
19 – 29 October 2000
2 November 2000 – 7 January 2001
9 – 19 January 2001
19 – 21 March 2002
Brave New World

As the band did not play in Britain on The Ed Hunter Tour, Iron Maiden's first UK show with their new line-up took place at Earls Court, London and sold out in 3 days. The tour also saw the band return to large venues in the U.S., such as Madison Square Garden, which sold out in 2 hours. Unfortunately, dates in Oberhausen, Sofia and Athens were cancelled after Janick Gers fell off-stage in Mannheim. The tour ended with a performance at the third Rock in Rio, with an estimated attendance of 250,000, which was released on audio and video the following year. Although intending to take time off in 2002, the band held three charity concerts at Brixton Academy, London in March 2002 for former drummer, Clive Burr, shortly after announcing that he had been diagnosed with MS.

2003 Give Me Ed... 'Til I'm Dead Tour 23 May – 12 July 2003
21 July – 30 August 2003

To preview their forthcoming Dance Of Death album, the band undertook a summer tour of Europe and North America, during which they headlined the first edition of Download Festival at Donington Park before an audience of 45,000.

2003–04 Dance of Death World Tour 19 October – 21 December 2003
11 – 31 January 2004
5 – 8 February 2004
Dance Of Death

Following their summer dates, the band's world tour in support of Dance of Death began that winter, during which their performance at Westfalenhallen in Dortmund was recorded for an audio and video release entitled Death on the Road.

2005 Eddie Rips Up the World Tour 28 May – 9 July 2005
15 July – 20 August 2005
26 August – 2 September 2005

Following the release of The Early Days DVD, the setlist of Iron Maiden's 2005 summer tour consisted entirely of songs from their first four albums. In Sweden, the band headlined Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg for the first time, which was broadcast across Scandinavia by SVT. The show's initial 53,500 tickets were sold out in 2 and a half hours. In North America, the group made their first and only appearances at Ozzfest, co-headlining with Black Sabbath, their final performance at which was sabotaged by singer Ozzy Osbourne's family, who took offence to Dickinson's remarks on reality-TV. The tour concluded with another Clive Burr MS Trust Fund charity concert, this time taking place at Hammersmith Apollo, London. Although no live document from the tour was released, Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles reported that a DVD from one of the band's European shows was planned.

2006–07 A Matter of Life and Death Tour 4 – 21 October 2006
25 – 31 October 2006
9 November – 23 December 2006
9 – 17 March 2007
2 – 24 June 2007
A Matter Of Life And Death

Throughout the 2006 tour, the band notably played the A Matter of Life and Death album in its entirety. In 2007, Iron Maiden undertook their first shows in India and United Arab Emirates, after which they played their record breaking fourth headline performance at Donington Park before an audience of 80,000, the largest crowd in Download Festival's history. The tour ended on 24 June 2007 with another Clive Burr MS Trust Fund charity concert at Brixton Academy, London. Although Bruce Dickinson reported on-stage at Donington that the concert was being filmed for a possible DVD, no footage from the tour has since been released.

2008–09 Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 1 – 16 February 2008
19 February – 16 March 2008
21 May – 21 June 2008
27 June – 19 August 2008
10 – 22 February 2009
25 February – 2 April 2009

Following the DVD release of Live After Death, the band set out on the Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, during which the setlist consisted primarily of the band's 1980s material, while the stage show was largely a recreation of the World Slavery Tour set, along with elements of the Somewhere on Tour show. The tour was described as "groundbreaking" for its use of Ed Force One, the band's customised Boeing 757, which led to the documentary film Iron Maiden: Flight 666. The band's own charter meant that they were able to visit Ecuador, Peru, Colombia and Costa Rica for the first time. On top of this, Iron Maiden's first ever stadium show in the UK took place at Twickenham Stadium on 5 July 2008, while their largest ever solo show took place in São Paulo on 15 March 2009, with an estimated audience of 63,000.

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