Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour

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Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour Mountain View poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for the band's performance at Mountain View, California, 5 June 1988
Associated album Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
Start date28 April 1988
End date12 December 1988
No. of shows102 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 1990 [1] [2] and their first to include Michael Kenney (bassist Steve Harris' technician) on keyboards. [3] [4]

Contents

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. [5] 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. [6] 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, [7] and recorded a concert video, entitled Maiden England at the NEC, Birmingham in November. [8] 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. [9] [10]

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). [4] [11] [12] 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." [13]

Opening bands

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; [14] Savatage (replaced Killer Dwarfs in Tampa); [15] Testament (replaced Megadeth in Germany). [16]

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenueOpening Act
Europe
28 April 1988 [A] Cologne West Germany EmpireNo Opening Act
29 April 1988 [A]
North America
8 May 1988 [A] New York CityUnited 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
10 July 1988 Bethlehem Stabler Arena Cancelled
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 1988LandoverCapital Centre Killer Dwarfs
8 August 1988 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
9 August 1988 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
10 August 1988 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
Europe
17 August 1988 [A] LondonEngland Queen Mary College No Opening Act
20 August 1988 [B] Castle Donington Donington Park Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Helloween
25 August 1988 Prague Czechoslovakia Letná Stadion Cancelled
27 August 1988 [B] Schweinfurt West GermanyMainwiesengeländeKiss, 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 SpainPlaza de toros Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Manzano
18 September 1988 [B] Madrid Casa de Campo
20 September 1988 Cascais PortugalPavilhão de CascaisHelloween
22 September 1988 [B] Barcelona Spain Plaza de toros Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Manzano
24 September 1988 [B] ParisFrance 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
UK
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 1988London Hammersmith Odeon
7 December 1988
10 December 1988 Wembley Arena
11 December 1988
12 December 1988Hammersmith Odeon

Reference [17]

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a secret show under the name "Charlotte and the Harlots"
B This concert was a part of "Monsters of Rock"
Cancelled and rescheduled dates

Setlist

  1. "Moonchild" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son , 1988)
  2. "The Evil That Men Do" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  3. "The Prisoner" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982)
  4. "Wrathchild" (From Killers, 1981) (Played from 17 August to 5 October)
  5. "Still Life" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) (Added on 18 November)
  6. "Die With Your Boots On" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) (Added on 18 November)
  7. "Infinite Dreams" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  8. "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind , 1983) (Replaced by "Killers" (From Killers, 1981) on 18 November)
  9. "Can I Play with Madness" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  10. "Heaven Can Wait" (from Somewhere in Time , 1986)
  11. "Wasted Years" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  12. "The Clairvoyant" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  13. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  14. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  15. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  16. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  17. "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  18. "22 Acacia Avenue" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982) (Played from 4 August to 10 September)
  19. "2 Minutes to Midnight" (From Powerslave , 1984) (Dropped after 10 September)
  20. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  21. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980) (Added on 20 August)

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