Brave New World Tour

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Brave New World Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
Brave New World Tour Poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for the band's performance in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia, 6 June 2000
Associated album Brave New World
Start date2 June 2000
End date21 March 2002
No. of shows81 (90 scheduled)
Iron Maiden concert chronology

The Brave New World Tour by Iron Maiden began on 2 June 2000 and ended on 19 January 2001. (The three 2002 dates listed below were fundraisers for former drummer Clive Burr rather than part of the tour.) It supported their 2000 album Brave New World . In Europe, the tour was called Metal 2000. The initial batch of dates included just one in Iron Maiden's homeland. "Everybody in the band would like to do a thirty-date tour of 1,500-2,000-seaters," maintained Bruce Dickinson, "but we've got a tour booked in Europe this summer and we will be playing to over two million people in two months. Newbridge Memorial Hall will have to wait for a while!" [1]


On 19 January 2001, the band recorded Rock in Rio in front of an audience of 250,000, [2] their second-largest crowd in Rio de Janeiro (the largest crowd being their 1985 Rock in Rio performance during the World Slavery Tour). [3]

The Madison Square Garden concert on 5 August sold out in two hours. Three dates scheduled for Germany, Bulgaria and Greece in mid-July 2000 were cancelled so guitarist Janick Gers could recover after an accident at Mannheim, Germany, on 8 July: he slipped, fell off the stage, sustained a concussion and sprained his back. [4]

Tour dates

2 June 2000 Strasbourg FranceFestival des Artéfacts
3 June 2000 Nijmegen Netherlands Dynamo Open Air
5 June 2000 Prague Czech Republic Paegas Arena
6 June 2000 Banská Bystrica Slovakia Bystrica Amphitheatre
7 June 2000 Budapest Hungary Kisstadion
9 June 2000 Izola Slovenia Izola Stadium
10 June 2000 Monza Italy Gods of Metal
11 June 2000 Kiev UkraineRocKiev Festival
13 June 2000 Saint-Étienne FrancePalais des Spectacles
14 June 2000Paris Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
16 June 2000LondonEngland Earls Court
20 June 2000 Katowice Poland Spodek
21 June 2000 Warsaw Torwar Hall
23 June 2000 Leipzig Germany With Full Force
24 June 2000 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
26 June 2000 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
27 June 2000 Stockholm Sweden Stockholms Olympiastadion
29 June 2000 Roskilde Denmark Roskilde Festival
30 June 2000 Turku FinlandRuisrock Festival
2 July 2000 Tallinn Estonia Song Festival Grounds
4 July 2000 Vienna AustriaLibro Music Hall
5 July 2000 Munich Germany Zenith
6 July 2000 Zürich Switzerland Hallenstadion
8 July 2000 Mannheim Germany Maimarkt-Gelände
9 July 2000 Essen Grugahalle
12 July 2000 Sofia BulgariaAkademik Stadium
14 July 2000 Athens GreecePosidonas Stadium
16 July 2000 Vilar de Mouros Portugal Festival Vilar de Mouros
18 July 2000 San Sebastian SpainVelodrome Anoeta
19 July 2000 Madrid Las Ventas
21 July 2000MijasOpen Air
22 July 2000 Murcia Open Air
23 July 2000 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
North America
1 August 2000 Toronto Canada Air Canada Centre
2 August 2000 Montreal Molson Centre
3 August 2000 Quebec City Colisée Pepsi
5 August 2000New York CityUnited States Madison Square Garden
6 August 2000 Mansfield Tweeter Center
8 August 2000 Hartford Meadows Music Theater
9 August 2000 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
11 August 2000 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion
12 August 2000 Camden E-Centre
13 August 2000 Scranton Coors Light Amphitheatre
15 August 2000 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
16 August 2000 Corfu Darien Lake Amphitheatre
17 August 2000 Holmdel PNC Bank Arts Center
19 August 2000 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater
20 August 2000 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
23 August 2000 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
25 August 2000 Chicago UIC Pavilion
26 August 2000 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
27 August 2000 Saint Paul Roy Wilkins Auditorium
29 August 2000 Colorado Springs World Arena
30 August 2000 Morrison Red Rocks Amphitheatre
1 September 2000 Dallas Starplex Amphitheater
2 September 2000 The Woodlands Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
3 September 2000 San Antonio Sunken Garden Amphitheatre
4 September 2000
6 September 2000 El Paso Don Haskins Center
8 September 2000 Albuquerque Mesa del Sol Amphitheater
9 September 2000 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
10 September 2000 Irvine Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
12 September 2000 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
13 September 2000 Los Angeles Universal Amphitheatre
15 September 2000 Bakersfield Centennial Garden
16 September 2000 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
17 September 2000 Paradise Aladdin Theatre
18 September 2000 Anchorage Sullivan Arena
19 September 2000 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
20 September 2000 Vancouver Canada Pacific Coliseum
23 September 2000 Edmonton Skyreach Center
24 September 2000 Calgary Saddledome
19 October 2000 Sendai Japan Sun Plaza
21 October 2000TokyoKosei Nenkin Hall
22 October 2000 Yokohama Pacifico Yokohama
23 October 2000Tokyo Tokyo International Forum Hall A
25 October 2000 Osaka Zepp
26 October 2000 Fukuoka Sun Palace
28 October 2000 Nagoya Shi Kokaido
29 October 2000TokyoZepp Tokyo
2 November 2000 Glasgow Scotland S.E.C.C.
3 November 2000 Manchester England MEN Arena
4 November 2000 Birmingham N.E.C. Arena
6 November 2000EssenGermany Grugahalle
10 November 2000AthensGreecePosidonas Stadium/St. Cosmas
6 January 2001LondonEngland Shepherd's Bush Empire
7 January 2001
Latin America
9 January 2001 Mexico City Mexico Foro Sol
12 January 2001 Buenos Aires ArgentinaObras Sanitarias Arena
13 January 2001 José Amalfitani Stadium
15 January 2001 Santiago Chile Pista Atletica
19 January 2001 Rio de Janeiro Brazil Rock In Rio
19 March 2002LondonEngland Brixton Academy
20 March 2002
21 March 2002

Reference [5]



"Arthur's Farewell" (from the film First Knight ) served as the intro for the tour.

  1. "The Wicker Man" (from Brave New World , 2000)
  2. "Ghost of the Navigator" (from Brave New World, 2000)
  3. "Brave New World" (from Brave New World, 2000)
  4. "Wrathchild" (from Killers , 1981)
  5. "2 Minutes to Midnight" (from Powerslave , 1984)
  6. "Blood Brothers" (from Brave New World, 2000)
  7. "Sign of the Cross" (from The X Factor , 1995)
  8. "The Mercenary" (from Brave New World, 2000)
  9. "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind , 1983)
  10. "Dream of Mirrors" (from Brave New World, 2000)
  11. "The Clansman" (from Virtual XI , 1998)
  12. "The Evil That Men Do" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son , 1988)
  13. "Fear of the Dark" (from Fear of the Dark , 1992)
  14. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  15. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982)
  16. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  17. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)

Tracks played at only a few venues:

  • "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982) (only played in Chile and Brasil)
  • "The Fallen Angel" (from Brave New World, 2000)
  • "Out of the Silent Planet" (from Brave New World, 2000)
  • "Children of the Damned" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982) (only played in London 2002)

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