Iron Maiden Tour

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Iron Maiden Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
IRON MAIDEN - Manchester Apollo - 1980.jpg
Paul Di'Anno and Steve Harris performing at the Manchester Apollo
Associated album Iron Maiden
Start date1 April 1980
End date21 December 1980
No. of shows103 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, [1] immediately following which guitarist Dennis Stratton was sacked and replaced with Adrian Smith. [2] After Smith was hired, the band decided to undertake another British tour, taking place from 21 November to 21 December. [3]


The tour would see them perform in mainland Europe for the first time, [4] as well as record their first live video at the Rainbow Theatre, London, on the last night of the tour. [3]

Tour dates

1 April 1980 [A] London England Rainbow Theatre
2 April 1980 Marquee Club [5]
3 April 1980
5 April 1980 [B] Kortrijk Belgium Festival Grounds
6 April 1980LondonEnglandThe Bandwagon
7 April 1980 Plymouth Fiesta
8 April 1980LondonThe Ruskin Arms
10 April 1980 Grimsby Central Hall
14 April 1980LondonThe 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 1980LondonRainbow 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 1980PortsmouthLocarno
3 July 1980LondonMarquee 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 1980LondonEnglandGlobal Village
21 August 1980West RuntonWest Runton Pavilion
23 August 1980 [D] Reading Little John's Farm
24 August 1980 Lisbon Portugal Casals Hall
25 August 1980
29 August 1980 [E] Rome Italy Castel Sant'Angelo
30 August 1980 Perugia Stadio Renato Curi
31 August 1980 Bologna Stadio Comunale
31 August 1980 [6] [E] Genoa Palasport di Genova
2 September 1980 [E] Milan Velodromo Vigorelli
United Kingdom
4 September 1980LondonEnglandMarquee Club
5 September 1980
6 September 1980 Stafford England Bingley Hall
8 September 1980London Wembley Arena
9 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
12 October 1980 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen
(last concert with Dennis Stratton)
13 October 1980 [E]
United Kingdom
21 November 1980LondonEngland 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 1980Newcastle upon Tyne Newcastle City Hall
26 November 1980BirminghamBirmingham Odeon
27 November 1980DerbyAssembly Hall
28 November 1980Hanley Victoria Hall
29 November 1980Sheffield University of Sheffield
30 November 1980ManchesterManchester Apollo
1 December 1980 Nottingham Rock City
19 December 1980LondonMarquee Club
20 December 1980
21 December 1980Rainbow Theatre [7]

Reference [8]

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was in support of Judas Priest
B This concert was a part of Wheel Pop Festival
C This concert was a part of Kuusrock Festival
D This concert was a part of Reading Festival
E This concert was in support of Kiss
F This concert was a part of Open Air Festival


The setlist for supporting shows consisted of:

  1. "The Ides of March" (Intro) (from Killers , 1981)
  2. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  3. "Prowler" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  4. "Remember Tomorrow" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  5. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  6. "Transylvania" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  7. "Phantom of the Opera" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  8. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  9. "Drifter" (from Killers, 1981)

While headlining shows had a setlist of:

  1. "The Ides of March" (Intro) (from Killers, 1981)
  2. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  3. "Prowler" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  4. "Wrathchild" (from Killers, 1981)
  5. "Remember Tomorrow" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  6. "Charlotte the Harlot" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  7. "Killers" (from Killers, 1981)
  8. "Another Life" (from Killers, 1981)
  9. Drum solo
  10. "Transylvania" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  11. Guitar solo
  12. "Strange World" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  13. "Innocent Exile" (from Killers, 1981)
  14. "Phantom of the Opera" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  15. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  16. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  17. "Drifter" (from Killers, 1981)
  18. "I've Got the Fire" (Montrose cover)


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