|Tour by Iron Maiden|
|Start date||17 February 1981|
|End date||23 December 1981|
|No. of shows||131 in total (140 scheduled)|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
The Killer World Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 17 February 1981 to 15 November 1981. This would be the band's first world tour, including their debut shows in North America (where they supported Judas Priest on their World Wide Blitz Tour and UFO on select dates)and Japan where they recorded the live release, Maiden Japan . On top of this, the band moved into larger venues in the United Kingdom, including the Hammersmith Odeon, London.
This would be Iron Maiden's last tour with singer Paul Di'Anno, who was dismissed due to his unreliability.He was replaced with Samson vocalist Bruce Dickinson, with whom the band undertook a short series of concerts in Italy and the UK before they set about writing and recording their next album, The Number of the Beast .
|17 February 1981||Ipswich||England||Gaumont Hall|
|18 February 1981||Norwich||University of East Anglia|
|19 February 1981||Oxford||New Theatre Oxford|
|20 February 1981||Lancaster||Lancaster University|
|21 February 1981||Derby||Assembly Rooms|
|22 February 1981||Manchester||Manchester Apollo|
|23 February 1981||Hanley||Victoria Hall|
|24 February 1981||Dunstable||Queensway Hall|
|26 February 1981||Guildford||Guildford Civic Hall|
|27 February 1981||Bristol||Colston Hall|
|28 February 1981||Taunton||Taunton Odeon|
|1 March 1981||Bournemouth||Winter Gardens|
|2 March 1981||Southampton||Gaumont Theatre|
|4 March 1981||Bradford||St George's Hall|
|5 March 1981||Liverpool||Empire Theatre|
|6 March 1981||Middlesbrough||Middlesbrough Town Hall|
|7 March 1981||Newcastle upon Tyne||Newcastle City Hall|
|8 March 1981||Glasgow||Scotland||The Apollo|
|9 March 1981||Edinburgh||Odeon Theatre|
|10 March 1981||Sheffield||England||Sheffield City Hall|
|12 March 1981||Birmingham||Birmingham Odeon|
|13 March 1981||Cambridge||Corn Exchange|
|14 March 1981||Bracknell||Bracknell Sports Centre|
|15 March 1981||London||Hammersmith Odeon|
|18 March 1981||Lille||France||Palais St. Sauveur|
|19 March 1981||Hagondage||Salle de Fetes|
|20 March 1981||Reims||Maison des Sports|
|21 March 1981||Paris||Bataclan|
|22 March 1981|
|23 March 1981||Lyon||Palais d'Hiver|
|24 March 1981||Miramas||Salle des Fêtes|
|25 March 1981||Toulon||Patinoire Vert Côteau|
|26 March 1981||Nice||Théâtre de verdure de Nice|
|27 March 1981||Montpellier||Palais des Sports de Montpellier|
|30 March 1981 [A]||San Remo||Italy||Teatro Ariston|
|31 March 1981||Reggio Emilia||Palasport di Reggio Emilia|
|1 April 1981||Brescia||Palasport di Brescia|
|2 April 1981||Gorizia||Palasport di Gorizia|
|3 April 1981||Turin||PalaRuffini|
|4 April 1981||Milan||Rolling Stone|
|5 April 1981||Zürich||Switzerland||Volkshaus|
|6 April 1981||Erlangen||West Germany||Stadhalle Erlagen|
|7 April 1981||Düsseldorf||Phillipshalle|
|8 April 1981||Cologne||Sporthalle|
|11 April 1981||Bremen||Stadthalle Bremen|
|12 April 1981||Wertheim||Main-Tauber-Halle|
|13 April 1981||Munich||Schwabinger Brau|
|14 April 1981||Karlsruhe||Gartenhalle|
|15 April 1981||Stuttgart||Ausstellungshalle|
|17 April 1981||Strasbourg||France||Tivoli Hall|
|18 April 1981||Mulhouse||Palais des Fêtes|
|19 April 1981||Douvaine||Salle de la Bulle|
|21 April 1981||Toulouse||Colomiers Hall|
|22 April 1981||Bordeaux||Salle du Grand Parc|
|23 April 1981||Orléans||Rothonde|
|24 April 1981||Genk||Belgium||Limburghal|
|25 April 1981||Antwerp||Cine Roma|
|26 April 1981||Leiden||Netherlands||Stadsgehoorzaal|
|28 April 1981||Nijmegen||Concertgebouw de Vereeniging|
|29 April 1981||Offenbach||West Germany||Stadthalle Offenbach|
|21 May 1981||Tokyo||Japan||Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan|
|22 May 1981||Osaka||Festival Hall|
|23 May 1981||Nagoya||Aichi Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan|
|24 May 1981 [A]||Tokyo||Nakano Sun Plaza|
|3 June 1981 [B]||Paradise||United States||Aladdin Hotel|
|4 June 1981 [B]||Phoenix||Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|5 June 1981 [B]||El Paso||El Paso County Coliseum|
|6 June 1981 [B]||Odessa||Ector County Coliseum|
|7 June 1981 [B]||Lubbock||Lubbock Municipal Coliseum|
|8 June 1981 [B]||McAllen||Villa Real|
|9 June 1981 [B]||Laredo||Laredo Civic Center|
|10 June 1981 [B]||San Antonio||Convention Center Arena|
|11 June 1981 [B]||Dallas||Moody Coliseum|
|13 June 1981 [B]||Houston||Sam Houston Coliseum|
|14 June 1981||Detroit||Harpos Concert Theatre|
|19 June 1981||Toronto||Canada||Concert Hall|
|21 June 1981||Montreal||Le Club|
|22 June 1981 [C]||Milwaukee||United States||Henry Maier Festival Park|
|26 June 1981||Lynwood||Point East|
|27 June 1981 [B]||Cleveland||Agora Theater|
|28 June 1981 [B]||Landover||Capital Centre|
|1 July 1981 [B]||Asbury Park||Asbury Park Convention Hall|
|2 July 1981 [B]||Salisbury||Wicomico Youth and Civic Center|
|3 July 1981 [B]||Norfolk||Norfolk Scope|
|4 July 1981 [B]||Pittsburgh||Stanley Theatre|
|7 July 1981 [B]||Myrtle Beach||Myrtle Beach Civic Center|
|9 July 1981 [B]||Atlanta||Fox Theatre|
|10 July 1981 [B]||Johnson City||Freedom Hall|
|11 July 1981 [B]||Memphis||Mid-South Coliseum|
|12 July 1981 [B]||Trotwood||Hara Arena|
|15 July 1981 [B]||Johnstown||Cambria County War Memorial Arena|
|16 July 1981 [B]||Buffalo||Shea's Theater|
|17 July 1981 [B]||Rochester||Auditorium Theatre|
|18 July 1981 [B]||Syracuse||Landmark Theatre|
|19 July 1981 [B]||Albany||Palace Theatre|
|21 July 1981 [B]||New York City||Palladium|
|22 July 1981 [B]|
|23 July 1981 [B]|
|24 July 1981 [B]|
|25 July 1981 [B]||New Haven||New Haven Coliseum|
|26 July 1981 [B]||Allentown||Great Allentown Fair|
|28 July 1981 [B]||Boston||Orpheum Theatre|
|29 July 1981 [B]||Baltimore||Baltimore Civic Center|
|30 July 1981 [B]||Upper Darby||Tower Theater|
|1 August 1981 [D]||San Bernardino||Swing Auditorium|
|4 August 1981 [D]||Long Beach||Long Beach Arena|
|15 August 1981||Stuttgart||West Germany||Cannstatter Wasen|
|16 August 1981||Nuremberg||Zeppelinfeld|
|22 August 1981||Baarlo||Netherlands||Baarlo Sport Park|
|23 August 1981||Darmstadt||West Germany||Stadion am Böllenfalltor|
|26 August 1981||Fréjus||France||Arènes de Fréjus|
|27 August 1981||Cap d'Agde||Arènes de Cap d'Agde|
|29 August 1981||Bayonne||Arènes de Bayonne|
|31 August 1981||Annecy||Parc des Sports|
|1 September 1981||Orange||Théâtre Antique d'Orange|
|6 September 1981||Belgrade||Yugoslavia||Hippodrome|
|8 September 1981||Stockholm||Sweden||Göta Lejon|
|9 September 1981||Lund||Olympen|
|10 September 1981||Copenhagen||Denmark|| Odd Fellows Mansion |
(Last concert with Paul Di'Anno)
|26 October 1981||Bologna||Italy|| Palasport di Bologna |
(First concert with Bruce Dickinson)
|27 October 1981||Rome||Teatro Tenda|
|28 October 1981||Florence||Teatro Tenda|
|29 October 1981||Padua||Palasport di Padua|
|30 October 1981||Milan||PalaLido|
|15 November 1981||London||England||Rainbow Theatre|
|23 December 1981||The Ruskin Arms|
The tour was subject to a number of cancellations due to problems with Paul Di'Anno's voice, causing four German dates to be cancelled and several Scandinavian dates to be rescheduled.According to band manager Rod Smallwood, the reason for the vocal issues were brought about by adopting a "rock star" lifestyle, which Di'Anno states was because he "couldn't see [his] way to the end of" the band's heavy schedule and that he believed that this was "what you were supposed to do in a big, successful rock band." On the other hand, Steve Harris, the band's bassist, has since said that he did not "know whether he was seeking attention or what", arguing that having to cancel shows because of personal problems was intolerable and ultimately cemented Di'Anno's dismissal. The full list of cancelled dates are as follows:
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