Eddie Rips Up the World Tour

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Eddie Rips Up The World Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
A typical Iron Maiden Stage.jpg
Iron Maiden performing in Paris on 25 June
Start date28 May 2005
End date31 August 2005
No. of shows45 (3 cancellations)
Iron Maiden concert chronology

Eddie Rips Up the World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden in 2005 based on bringing back rarities from the first four Iron Maiden albums for the younger audience ( Iron Maiden , Killers , The Number of the Beast and Piece of Mind ), brought about by the band's 2004 DVD The History of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days . [1]

Contents

The tour saw the band headlining several stadiums and festivals throughout Europe, with the concert at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden on 9 July being broadcast live in full on both Swedish national television and radio, [2] and co-headlining with Black Sabbath for the majority of the North American Ozzfest tour.

The final date of the US segment of the tour (Hyundai Pavilion in San Bernardino, California on 20 August 2005) ended on a sour note. Throughout the tour, vocalist Bruce Dickinson reportedly made several comments about reality television, the widespread use of autocue by current bands and the fact that Iron Maiden had headlined several dates of the tour (due to Ozzy Osbourne's illness), to which Osbourne's wife, Sharon, took offence. In addition, the PA system was shut off multiple times, cutting off power to Dickinson's microphone and the band's instruments mid-song and members of other bands were recruited to cause further disturbance, such as throwing eggs at Iron Maiden during their performance and by running on-stage with an American flag during "The Trooper". The effort to ruin the band's show seemed to have been in vain, however, as the band reportedly played even better as their performance was disrupted. [3] Shortly after Iron Maiden's set, Sharon entered the stage to the unanimous boos from the crowd and stated that, while she loves Iron Maiden, Dickinson is a "prick." [4]

Following the show, Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood issued a statement condemning the incident. [5]

Opening bands

Opening bands for this tour were: Mastodon, DragonForce, Dream Theater, Marilyn Manson, Turbonegro, In Flames, Nightwish, Within Temptation and more

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenueTickets sold/
Tickets on sale
Europe
28 May 2005 Prague Czech Republic T-Mobile Arena
29 May 2005 Chorzów PolandMystic Festival
31 May 2005 Graz AustriaStadthalle
4 June 2005 Nürburgring Germany Rock am Ring
5 June 2005 Nuremberg Rock im Park
7 June 2005 Reykjavík Iceland Egilshöll
11 June 2005 Bologna Italy Gods of Metal
12 June 2005 Zürich SwitzerlandSpirit of Music Festival
16 June 2005 Lisbon Portugal Pavilhão Atlântico
18 June 2005 Murcia SpainLorca Rock Festival
21 June 2005 Athens Greece Terra Vibe Park
25 June 2005ParisFrance Parc des Princes
26 June 2005 Dessel Belgium Graspop Metal Meeting
28 June 2005 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
29 June 2005
2 July 2005 Leipzig Germany With Full Force
3 July 2005 Weert Netherlands Bospop
6 July 2005 Helsinki Finland Hartwall Areena
7 July 2005
9 July 2005 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi Stadium 57,000/60,000
North America Tour Dates (July/August 2005) – Ozzfest
15 July 2005 Mansfield United States Tweeter Center 20,100/20,100
16 July 2005 Quebec City Canada Colisée Pepsi (N)
17 July 2005 Hartford United States New England Dodge Music Center 20,430/24,000
19 July 2005 Camden Tweeter Center at the Waterfront 23,655/25,371
21 July 2005 Corfu Darien Lake Performing Arts Center 15,044/21,800
23 July 2005 Burgettstown Post-Gazette Pavilion 21,526/23,085
24 July 2005 Bristow Nissan Pavilion 18,803/20,975
26 July 2005 Holmdel Township PNC Bank Arts Center 12,059/17,000
27 July 200512,060/17,000
30 July 2005 Tinley Park Tweeter Center 20,794/28,644
31 July 2005 Noblesville Verizon Wireless Music Center 20,038/24,204
2 August 2005 Columbus Germain Amphitheatre 14,606/20,000
3 August 2005 Toronto Canada Molson Amphitheatre (N)
4 August 2005 Clarkston United States DTE Energy Music Theatre 17,202/17,202
6 August 2005 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre 20,575/35,072
9 August 2005 Greenwood Village Coors Amphitheater (N)4,953/14,800
11 August 2005 Auburn White River Amphitheatre 16,923/19,536
13 August 2005 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre 19,623/22,000
15 August 2005 Wheatland Sleep Train Amphitheater
18 August 2005 Phoenix Cricket Wireless Pavilion 16,430/20,151
20 August 2005 San Bernardino Hyundai Pavilion 46,078/46,843
United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland Tour Dates (August 2005)
26 August 2005 Leeds England Leeds Festival
28 August 2005 Reading Reading Festival
30 August 2005 Dublin Ireland Royal Dublin Society 35,000/35,000
2 September 2005LondonEngland Hammersmith Apollo
***Cancelled Shows***
7 August 2005 Somerset United StatesFloat-Rite Amphitheater(Cancelled)
14 August 2005WheatlandSleep Train Amphitheater(Cancelled)
16 August 2005 West Valley City USANA Amphitheatre (Cancelled)

N – Non Ozzfest show

Reference [6] [7] [8]

Set

Throughout the tour, the stage was decorated with artwork lifted from The History of Iron Maiden – Part 1: The Early Days DVD release, with the runways appearing as alleyway walls and featuring ripped-up posters from that period, such as Live at the Rainbow, and a street sign reading "Acacia Avenue".

At a small number of shows, an inflatable Eddie (identical to that of the first album cover) would appear during "Iron Maiden". However, for the majority of the tour, the giant Eddie from the Give Me Ed... 'Til I'm Dead Tour was used in its place. The walk-on Eddie would also appear during "Drifter", either in a straitjacket (as on the Piece of Mind album cover) or as a replica of the original used on "The Beast on the Road" tour.

Setlist

Eddie Rips Up the World Tour Setlist
  • The Ides of March (from Killers , 1981) served as intro for this tour.
  1. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (from Killers , 1981)
  2. "Another Life" (from Killers , 1981)
  3. "Prowler" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  4. "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind , 1983)
  5. "Remember Tomorrow" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  6. "Where Eagles Dare" (from Piece of Mind , 1983)
  7. "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982)
  8. "Revelations" (from Piece of Mind , 1983)
  9. "Wrathchild" (from Killers , 1981)
  10. "Die with Your Boots On" (from Piece of Mind , 1983)
  11. "Phantom of the Opera" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  12. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982)
  13. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982)
  14. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)

Encore

  1. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  2. "Drifter" (from Killers , 1981)
  3. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  • Unlike in the album, the soft beginning of "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (from Killers , 1981) was skipped and started off at the drum beat.
  • "Charlotte the Harlot" (from Iron Maiden , 1980) was replaced by "Wrathchild" (from Killers , 1981) after the first two gigs.
  • This was the first tour in which concert staple "Fear of the Dark" was not played since its release.
  • On the American leg, the band's setlist was typically reduced to just 10 songs, [9] although this number was increased at selected shows. The songs that were cut were Another Life, Prowler, Remember Tomorrow, Where Eagles Dare, Wrathchild, Die With Your Boots On, and Drifter. [10] When Osbourne was too ill to perform, the band would play their full setlist, headlining in Black Sabbath's place. [11]

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