|Tour by Iron Maiden|
Iron Maiden performing in Uniondale, New York on 12 October 2006
|Associated album||A Matter of Life and Death|
|Start date||4 October 2006|
|End date||24 June 2007|
|No. of shows||60|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
A Matter of Life and Death and A Matter of the Beast were two concert tours by Iron Maiden from 2006 to 2007. The first tour was unique, as the set list primarily consisted of the band's most recent release, A Matter of Life and Death , in its entirety, although this got a mixed response from audiences.Unusually, the first leg didn't include "The Number of the Beast", a song which Iron Maiden had previously played on every tour since its inception. The second part of the tour, in celebration of The Number of the Beast's 25th anniversary, saw the band playing four songs from said album as well as five from A Matter of Life and Death (although they had initially planned to play five songs from both releases).
|4 October 2006||Hartford||United States||New England Dodge Music Center|
|6 October 2006||Boston||Agganis Arena|
|7 October 2006||Camden||Tweeter Center at the Waterfront|
|9 October 2006||Quebec City||Canada||Colisée Pepsi|
|10 October 2006||Montreal||Bell Centre|
|12 October 2006||Uniondale||United States||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|13 October 2006||East Rutherford||Continental Airlines Arena|
|16 October 2006||Toronto||Canada||Air Canada Centre|
|17 October 2006||Auburn Hills||United States||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|18 October 2006||Rosemont||Allstate Arena|
|21 October 2006||Irvine||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|25 October 2006||Tokyo||Japan||Nippon Budokan|
|26 October 2006||Hiroshima||Yubinchokin Hall|
|28 October 2006||Tokyo||Kokusai Forum|
|30 October 2006||Osaka||Osaka-Castle Hall|
|31 October 2006||Nagoya||Shimin Hall|
|9 November 2006||Aalborg||Denmark||Gigantium|
|10 November 2006||Copenhagen||Valby-Hallen|
|12 November 2006||Tampere||Finland||Icehall|
|14 November 2006||Helsinki||Hartwall Areena|
|15 November 2006|
|17 November 2006||Stockholm||Sweden||Stockholm Globe Arena|
|18 November 2006|
|20 November 2006||Gothenburg||Scandinavium|
|21 November 2006||Oslo||Norway||Vallhall Arena|
|23 November 2006||Bergen||Vestlandshallen|
|25 November 2006||Stockholm||Sweden||Stockholm Globe Arena|
|27 November 2006||Den Bosch||Netherlands||Brabanthal|
|28 November 2006||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy|
|30 November 2006||Barcelona||Spain||Palau Sant Jordi|
|2 December 2006||Milan||Italy||DatchForum|
|3 December 2006|
|5 December 2006||Zürich||Switzerland||Hallenstadion|
|7 December 2006||Stuttgart||Germany||Schleyerhalle|
|8 December 2006||Dortmund||Westfalenhalle|
|11 December 2006||Cardiff||United Kingdom||CIA|
|12 December 2006||Birmingham||NEC|
|14 December 2006||Manchester||Manchester Evening News Arena|
|15 December 2006||Glasgow||SECC|
|17 December 2006||Newcastle||Metro Radio Arena|
|18 December 2006||Sheffield||Hallam FM Arena|
|20 December 2006||Dublin||Ireland||The Point|
|22 December 2006||London||United Kingdom||Earls Court Exhibition Centre|
|23 December 2006|
|9 March 2007||Dubai||United Arab Emirates||Desert Rock Festival|
|11 March 2007||Athens||Greece||Hellinikon Basketball Arena|
|14 March 2007||Belgrade||Serbia||Belgrade Fair Hall 1|
|17 March 2007||Bangalore||India||Eddfest, Bangalore Palace Grounds|
|2 June 2007||Ljubljana||Slovenia||Bežigrad Stadium|
|4 June 2007||Sofia||Bulgaria||Lokomotiv Stadium|
|6 June 2007||Ostrava||Czech Republic||Bazaly Stadium|
|8 June 2007||Ludwigshafen||Germany||Südweststadion|
|10 June 2007||Donington Park||United Kingdom||Download Festival|
|14 June 2007||Venice||Italy||Heineken Jammin' Festival|
|16 June 2007||Biddinghuizen||Netherlands||Fields of Rock Festival|
|17 June 2007||Düsseldorf||Germany||ISS Dome|
|20 June 2007||Rome||Italy||Stadio Olimpico|
|21 June 2007||Bilbao||Spain||Bilbao BBK Live|
|23 June 2007||Dessel||Belgium||Graspop Metal Meeting|
|24 June 2007||London||United Kingdom||Brixton Academy|
Throughout the tour, the stage would be decorated to look like a First World War trench, with the wall canvases featuring painted sandbags and barbed wire, the stage floor decorated with barbed wire and mud as well as actual sandbags placed in front of the monitors. The podiums at the end of each runway came with actual barbed wire and searchlights (operated by Dickinson) and the bodies of two parachutists would appear from the lighting rig during "The Longest Day" (during "Iron Maiden" in 2007). As with previous tours, Nicko McBrain's drumkit featured a Sooty puppet, this time dressed in army attire.
During "Iron Maiden", a tank would appear from the back of the set (the rear runway transforming into the tank's wheels), topped with a binocular-wielding Eddie with flashing LED lights. The walk-on Eddie would also appear as an armed soldier during "The Evil That Men Do."
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of The Number of the Beast , the band announced that they would play 5 songs each from The Number of the Beast and A Matter of Life and Death throughout the 2007 part of the tour. However, only four songs from The Number of the Beast were actually played, which meant that "Children of the Damned" would be the only rarity in the setlist.
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