|Tour by Iron Maiden|
|Associated album||Seventh Son of a Seventh Son|
|Start date||28 April 1988|
|End date||12 December 1988|
|No. of shows||102 in total (105 scheduled)|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour was a world tour conducted by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden in 1988, in support of their seventh studio album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son . It was their last tour to feature the World Piece Tour-era lineup until 2000's Brave New World Tour with guitarist Adrian Smith leaving the band in January 1990and their first to include Michael Kenney (bassist Steve Harris' technician) on keyboards.
In May, the group set out on a Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour which saw them perform to more than two million people worldwide over seven months.After the blockbuster tour in North America, Iron Maiden were headliners of Monsters of Rock festivals in Europe for the very first time. They headlined stadiums and festivals in UK, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Czechoslovakia and Hungary. In August, the band headlined the Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park for the first time before a crowd of 107,000, the largest in Donington's history, and recorded a concert video, entitled Maiden England at the NEC, Birmingham in November. Stage set and equipment which has been taken by band was transported in dozen of trucks and was the most elaborate to date and one of the biggest in the world including over 200.000 watts of PA and over 1500 spot lamps.
To recreate the album's keyboards onstage, the group recruited Michael Kenney, Steve Harris' bass technician, to play the keys throughout the tour, during which he would perform the song "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" on a forklift truck under the alias of "The Count" (for which he would wear a black cape and mask).Iron Maiden was apparently included in the Guinness Book Of World Records Museum in Las Vegas, NV. According to The Guinness book of Records (1990 ed. p. 155): "Largest PA system: On Aug 20th 1988 at the Castle Donington 'Monsters of Rock' Festival a total of 360 Turbosound cabinets offering a potential 523kW of programme power, formed the largest front-of-house PA. The average Sound Pressure Level at the mixing tower was 118dB, peaking at a maximum of 124dB during Iron Maiden's set. It took five days to set up the system."
Opening bands for this tour were: Vinnie Vincent Invasion; David Lee Roth; Anthrax; Megadeth; Guns N' Roses; Hurricane; W.A.S.P.; Helloween; Killer Dwarfs; Ossian; Trust; Great White; L.A. Guns; Metallica; Backstreet Girls (replaced Helloween in Norway); Frehley's Comet;Savatage (replaced Killer Dwarfs in Tampa); Testament (replaced Megadeth in Germany).
|28 April 1988 [A]||Cologne||West Germany||Empire||No Opening Act|
|29 April 1988 [A]|
|8 May 1988 [A]||New York City||United States||L'Amour||No Opening Act|
|13 May 1988||Moncton||Canada||Moncton Coliseum||Guns N' Roses|
|14 May 1988||Halifax||Halifax Metro Centre|
|16 May 1988||Quebec City||Colisée de Québec|
|17 May 1988||Montreal||Montreal Forum|
|18 May 1988||Ottawa||Ottawa Civic Centre|
|20 May 1988||Toronto||CNE Grandstand||Guns N' Roses, Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction|
|23 May 1988||Winnipeg||Winnipeg Arena||Guns N' Roses|
|25 May 1988||Edmonton||Northlands Coliseum|
|27 May 1988||Calgary||Olympic Saddledome|
|30 May 1988||Vancouver||Pacific Coliseum|
|31 May 1988||Spokane||United States||Spokane Coliseum|
|1 June 1988||Seattle||Seattle Center Coliseum|
|3 June 1988||Salt Lake City||Salt Palace|
|5 June 1988||Mountain View||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|6 June 1988||Sacramento||Cal Expo Amphitheatre||No Opening Act|
|8 June 1988||Irvine||Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre||L.A. Guns|
|9 June 1988|
|10 June 1988||San Diego||San Diego Sports Arena|
|12 June 1988||Inglewood||The Forum|
|13 June 1988||Phoenix||Compton Terrace|
|14 June 1988||Albuquerque||Tingley Coliseum|
|15 June 1988||Denver||McNichols Sports Arena|
|17 June 1988||St. Louis||Kiel Auditorium||Hurricane|
|18 June 1988||Kansas City||Kemper Arena|
|19 June 1988||Omaha||Omaha Civic Auditorium|
|21 June 1988||Bloomington||Met Center||Megadeth|
|22 June 1988||Cedar Rapids||Five Seasons Center|
|23 June 1988||Rosemont||Rosemont Horizon|
|25 June 1988||East Troy||Alpine Valley Music Theatre|
|27 June 1988||Indianapolis||Market Square Arena|
|28 June 1988||Columbus||Battelle Hall|
|29 June 1988||Cincinnati||Cincinnati Gardens|
|1 July 1988||Saginaw||Saginaw Civic Center||Frehley's Comet|
|2 July 1988||Detroit||Joe Louis Arena|
|3 July 1988||Richfield||Richfield Coliseum|
|5 July 1988||Pittsburgh||Pittsburgh Civic Arena|
|6 July 1988||Poughkeepsie||Mid-Hudson Civic Center|
|8 July 1988||East Rutherford||Brendan Byrne Arena|
|13 July 1988||New Haven||New Haven Coliseum||Frehley's Comet|
|15 July 1988||Uniondale||Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum|
|16 July 1988||Troy||Houston Field House|
|17 July 1988||Worcester||The Centrum|
|19 July 1988||Portland||Cumberland County Civic Center|
|20 July 1988||Providence||Providence Civic Center|
|22 July 1988||Philadelphia||The Spectrum|
|23 July 1988||Greensboro||Greensboro Coliseum|
|24 July 1988||Landover||Capital Centre|
|27 July 1988||Atlanta||Fox Theatre|
|29 July 1988||Fort Worth||Tarrant County Convention Center|
|30 July 1988||Austin||Frank Erwin Center|
|31 July 1988||Houston||The Summit|
|2 August 1988||New Orleans||Lakefront Arena|
|4 August 1988||Daytona Beach||Ocean Center||Big Bang|
|5 August 1988||Pembroke Pines||Hollywood Sportatorium|
|6 August 1988||Tampa||USF Sun Dome||Savatage|
|7 August 1988||Landover||Capital Centre||Killer Dwarfs|
|8 August 1988||Columbia||Carolina Coliseum|
|9 August 1988||Charlotte||Charlotte Coliseum|
|10 August 1988||Hampton||Hampton Coliseum|
|17 August 1988 [A]||London||England||Queen Mary College||No Opening Act|
|20 August 1988 [B]||Castle Donington||Donington Park||Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Helloween|
|27 August 1988 [B]||Schweinfurt||West Germany||Mainwiesengelände||Kiss, David Lee Roth, Anthrax, Testament, Great White, Treat|
|28 August 1988 [B]||Bochum||Ruhrland Stadion|
|31 August 1988||Budapest||Hungary||Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium||Ossian|
|2 September 1988||Innsbruck||Austria||OlympiaWorld Innsbruck||Reward|
|4 September 1988 [B]||Tilburg||Netherlands||Koning Willem II Stadion||Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Anthrax, Great White, Treat|
|8 September 1988||Lausanne||Switzerland||Patinoire de Malley||Helloween|
|10 September 1988 [B]||Modena||Italy||Festa de l'Unità||Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Anthrax, Great White, Treat|
|13 September 1988||Athens||Greece||AEK Stadium||Helloween|
|17 September 1988 [B]||Pamplona||Spain||Plaza de toros||Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Manzano|
|18 September 1988 [B]||Madrid||Casa de Campo|
|20 September 1988||Cascais||Portugal||Pavilhão de Cascais||Helloween|
|22 September 1988 [B]||Barcelona||Spain||Plaza de toros||Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Manzano|
|24 September 1988 [B]||Paris||France||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||Trust, Helloween, Anthrax|
|25 September 1988 [B]|
|26 September 1988||Brussels||Belgium||Forest National||Helloween|
|28 September 1988||Copenhagen||Denmark||K.B. Hallen|
|30 September 1988||Stockholm||Sweden||Johanneshovs Isstadion|
|1 October 1988||Gothenburg||Scandinavium|
|3 October 1988||Helsinki||Finland||Helsinki Ice Hall|
|5 October 1988||Drammen||Norway||Drammenshallen||Backstreet Girls|
|18 November 1988||Newport||Wales||Newport Centre||Killer Dwarfs|
|20 November 1988||Edinburgh||Scotland||Edinburgh Playhouse|
|21 November 1988|
|22 November 1988|
|24 November 1988||Whitley Bay||England||Whitley Bay Ice Rink|
|25 November 1988|
|27 November 1988||Birmingham||NEC Arena|
|28 November 1988|
|30 November 1988||Manchester||Manchester Apollo|
|1 December 1988|
|4 December 1988||Sheffield||Sheffield City Hall|
|6 December 1988||London||Hammersmith Odeon|
|7 December 1988|
|10 December 1988||Wembley Arena|
|11 December 1988|
|12 December 1988||Hammersmith Odeon|
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