|Tour by Iron Maiden|
|Associated album||Iron Maiden|
|Start date||1 April 1980|
|End date||21 December 1980|
|No. of shows||103 in total (112 planned)|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
The Iron Maiden Tour was a 1980 concert tour by Iron Maiden in support of their eponymous debut album. The band's first solo headlining tour, it followed the co-headlined Metal for Muthas Tour from earlier in the same year. The tour commenced with a British leg from 1 April to 23 August, although this included one concert in Finland, before the band supported Kiss on their Unmasked Tour from 24 August to 16 October,immediately following which guitarist Dennis Stratton was sacked and replaced with Adrian Smith. After Smith was hired, the band decided to undertake another British tour, taking place from 21 November to 21 December.
The tour would see them perform in mainland Europe for the first time,as well as record their first live video at the Rainbow Theatre, London, on the last night of the tour.
|1 April 1980 [A]||London||England||Rainbow Theatre|
|2 April 1980||Marquee Club|
|3 April 1980|
|5 April 1980 [B]||Kortrijk||Belgium||Festival Grounds|
|6 April 1980||London||England||The Bandwagon|
|7 April 1980||Plymouth||Fiesta|
|8 April 1980||London||The Ruskin Arms|
|10 April 1980||Grimsby||Central Hall|
|14 April 1980||London||The Ruskin Arms|
|15 May 1980||Lincoln||Lincoln Drill Hall|
|16 May 1980||Newcastle upon Tyne||Mayfair Ballroom|
|17 May 1980||Dunfermline||Scotland||Kinema Ballroom|
|18 May 1980||Ayr||Ayr Pavilion|
|19 May 1980||Aberdeen||Music Hall|
|20 May 1980||Carlisle||England||Carlisle Market Hall|
|21 May 1980||Bradford||St George's Hall|
|22 May 1980||Withernsea||Grand Pavilion|
|23 May 1980||Cambridge||Cambridge Corn Exchange|
|25 May 1980||Dunstable||Queensway Hall|
|27 May 1980||Blackburn||King George's Hall|
|28 May 1980||Wolverhampton||Wolverhampton Civic Hall|
|29 May 1980||Hanley||Victoria Hall|
|30 May 1980||Swindon||Brunel Rooms|
|31 May 1980||St Austell||Cornwall Coliseum|
|1 June 1980||Bristol||Locarno|
|2 June 1980||Malvern||Winter Gardens|
|3 June 1980||Portsmouth||Locarno|
|4 June 1980||Cardiff||Wales||Top Rank Suite|
|6 June 1980||West Runton||England||West Runton Pavilion|
|7 June 1980||Birmingham||Birmingham Odeon|
|8 June 1980||Sheffield||Top Rank Suite|
|9 June 1980||Liverpool||Royal Court Theatre|
|11 June 1980||Sunderland||Mecca Centre|
|12 June 1980||Dundee||Scotland||Caird Hall|
|13 June 1980||Glasgow||The Apollo|
|14 June 1980||Middlesbrough||England||Middlesbrough Town Hall|
|16 June 1980||Wakefield||Unity Hall|
|17 June 1980||Leicester||De Montfort Hall|
|18 June 1980||Chatham||Central Hall|
|19 June 1980||Guildford||Guildford Civic Hall|
|20 June 1980||London||Rainbow Theatre|
|21 June 1980||Bracknell||Bracknell Sports Centre|
|22 June 1980||Brighton||Top Rank Suite|
|24 June 1980||Norwich||St. Andrew's Hall|
|25 June 1980||Derby||Assembly Hall|
|26 June 1980||Manchester||Manchester Apollo|
|27 June 1980||Bath||Bath Pavilion|
|28 June 1980||Oxford||The Apollo|
|29 June 1980||Swansea||Wales||Brangwyn Hall|
|30 June 1980||Poole||England||Arts Centre|
|1 July 1980||Portsmouth||Locarno|
|3 July 1980||London||Marquee Club|
|4 July 1980|
|5 July 1980|
|8 July 1980|
|9 July 1980|
|11 July 1980|
|12 July 1980|
|19 July 1980 [C]||Oulu||Finland||Kuusisaari|
|10 August 1980||London||England||Global Village|
|21 August 1980||West Runton||West Runton Pavilion|
|23 August 1980 [D]||Reading||Little John's Farm|
|29 August 1980 [E]||Rome||Italy||Castel Sant'Angelo|
|31 August 1980 [E]||Genoa||Palasport di Genova|
|2 September 1980 [E]||Milan||Velodromo Vigorelli|
|4 September 1980||London||England||Marquee Club|
|5 September 1980|
|11 September 1980 [E]||Neunkirchen am Brand||West Germany||Hemmerleinhalle|
|12 September 1980 [E]||Düsseldorf||Philipshalle|
|13 September 1980 [E] [F]||Frankfurt||Rebstockgelände|
|15 September 1980 [E]||Dortmund||Westfalenhallen|
|17 September 1980 [E]||Sindelfingen||Messehalle|
|18 September 1980 [E]||Munich||Olympiahalle|
|20 September 1980 [E]||Kassel||Eissporthalle|
|21 September 1980 [E]||Forest||Belgium||Forest National|
|23 September 1980 [E]||Avignon||France||Parc des Expositions de Avignon|
|24 September 1980 [E]||Lyon||Palais des Sports de Gerland|
|26 September 1980 [E]||Lille||Parc des Expositions de Lille|
|27 September 1980 [E]||Paris||Hippodrome de Pantin|
|28 September 1980 [E]||Münchenstein||Switzerland||St. Jakobshalle|
|30 September 1980 [E]||Cologne||West Germany||Sporthalle|
|1 October 1980 [E]||Bremen||Stadthalle Bremen|
|2 October 1980 [E]||Hanover||Niedersachsenstadion|
|4 October 1980 [E]||Hamburg||Ernst-Merck-Halle|
|5 October 1980 [E]||Leiden||Netherlands||Groenoordhallen|
|6 October 1980 [E]||Karlsruhe||West Germany||Schwarzwaldhalle|
|9 October 1980 [E]||Stockholm||Sweden||Eriksdalshallen|
|10 October 1980 [E]||Gothenburg||Scandinavium|
|11 October 1980 [E]||Copenhagen||Denmark||Brøndbyhallen|
|Drammen||Norway|| Drammenshallen |
(last concert with Dennis Stratton)
|13 October 1980 [E]|
|21 November 1980||London||England|| Brunel University |
(first concert with Adrian Smith)
|22 November 1980||Leeds||University of Leeds|
|23 November 1980||Redcar||Coatham Bowl|
|24 November 1980||Kingston upon Hull||Hull City Hall|
|25 November 1980||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle City Hall|
|26 November 1980||Birmingham||Birmingham Odeon|
|27 November 1980||Derby||Assembly Hall|
|28 November 1980||Hanley||Victoria Hall|
|30 November 1980||Manchester||Manchester Apollo|
|1 December 1980||Nottingham||Rock City|
|19 December 1980||London||Marquee Club|
|20 December 1980|
|21 December 1980||Rainbow Theatre|
The setlist for supporting shows consisted of:
While headlining shows had a setlist of:
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