|Tour by Iron Maiden|
|Start date||25 March 1993|
|End date||28 August 1993|
|No. of shows||46 in total|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
The Real Live Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 25 March 1993 to 28 August 1993. It was the last tour which featured lead vocalist Bruce Dickinson before his return to the band in 1999, leaving to pursue a solo career,his final shows taking place at Pinewood Studios and filmed for the live video, Raising Hell .
As he had already announced his plans to leave before the tour began, Dickinson states that the concerts were extremely challenging, explaining that "we walked out onstage and it was like a morgue. The Maiden fans knew I'd quit, they knew these were the last gigs, and I suddenly realised that, as the frontman, you're in an almost impossible situation. If you're like, 'Wow, this is really fucking cool tonight, man,' they're all gonna sit there going, 'What a wanker. He's leaving. How can it be cool?' Or do you go on and say, 'Look, I'm really sorry I'm leaving – not to put a damper on the evening, but I am quitting'? I mean, what do you do?"Bassist Steve Harris claims that, during the less high-profile shows, Dickinson would deliberately underperform, sometimes just mumbling into the microphone, although Dickinson has since denied the allegations. On the 1st May 1993 band performed at Primo Maggio Free Festival in Rome, Piazza San Giovanni. According to different sources crowd was estimated 500.000 to one million people in attendance. Iron Maiden toured an extensive Italian leg and visited Russia for the very first time playing three consecutive nights at Moscow's Olymipic Stadium.
|25 March 1993||Faro||Portugal||Kadoc|
|27 March 1993||Madrid||Spain||Sala Canciller|
|28 March 1993||San Sebastián||Polideportivo Anoeta|
|29 March 1993||Barcelona||Zeleste|
|5 April 1993||Ostrava||Czech Republic||Ostrava arena|
|6 April 1993||Bratislava||Slovakia||Zimný štadión|
|7 April 1993||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle|
|9 April 1993||Arnhem||Netherlands||Rijnhal|
|10 April 1993||Paris||France||Élysée Montmartre|
|11 April 1993||Berlin||Germany||Huxley's Neue Welt|
|13 April 1993||Würzburg||Carl-Diem-Halle|
|15 April 1993||Hanover||Music Hall|
|16 April 1993||Bremen||Stadthalle|
|17 April 1993||Essen||Grugahalle|
|19 April 1993||Stuttgart||Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle|
|20 April 1993||Saarbrücken||Saarlandhalle|
|21 April 1993||Augsburg||Schwabenhalle|
|23 April 1993||Gothenburg||Sweden||Scandinavium|
|25 April 1993||Bourges||France||Pavillon|
|27 April 1993||Turin||Italy||Palasport|
|28 April 1993||Majano||Campo Sportivo|
|29 April 1993||Florence||Palasport|
|30 April 1993||Rome||Palaghiaccio|
|1 May 1993|
|2 May 1993||Priolo Gargallo||Palasport|
|3 May 1993||Acireale||Palasport|
|5 May 1993||Naples||Teatro Tenda|
|6 May 1993||Bologna||Parc Nord|
|8 May 1993||Genoa||Palasport di Genova|
|9 May 1993||Milan||Forum di Assago|
|11 May 1993||Toulon||France||Zénith Oméga de Toulon|
|13 May 1993||Grenoble||Summum|
|14 May 1993||Nancy||Zénith de Nancy|
|16 May 1993||Sheffield||England||Sheffield Arena|
|17 May 1993||London||Wembley Arena|
|19 May 1993||Manchester||G-Mex|
|20 May 1993||Birmingham||NEC Arena|
|21 May 1993||Glasgow||Scotland||S.E.C.C.|
|23 May 1993||Dublin||Ireland||The Point|
|24 May 1993||Belfast||Northern Ireland||King's Hall, Belfast|
|27 May 1993||Neuchâtel||Switzerland||Patinoire du Littoral|
|2 June 1993||Moscow||Russia||Olympic Stadium|
|3 June 1993|
|4 June 1993|
|27 August 1993||London||England||Pinewood Studios|
|28 August 1993|
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