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Somewhere On Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
Somewhere on Tour Stockholm Poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for the band's performance in Stockholm, 14 November 1986
Associated album Somewhere in Time
Start date10 September 1986
End date21 May 1987
No. of shows151 in total (156 scheduled)
Iron Maiden concert chronology

Somewhere on Tour was a concert tour by heavy metal band Iron Maiden, from 10 September 1986 to 21 May 1987, supporting their album Somewhere in Time . The band performed across the globe, in countries including Poland, Italy, the United States and England. The tour lasted 253 days, during which the band performed 151 shows.


"When we did Inside the Electric Circus , we went on a big world tour with Iron Maiden", recalled Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P., the opening act in November and December 1986. [1] "We had the same management. There were a lot of times we went on their bus. Both of us felt we had sort of put out tired records by tired bands." [2]

The Somewhere on Tour production was the most ambitious to date. Band used seven 45 foot articulated trucks packed with over 100 tons of equipment, three crowd buses for 60 people and two nightliners for five musicians. The band – owned customized Turbosound system was probably the biggest in the world used indoors. Total power (PA and stage monitors) was estimated at 180.000 watts. The vast and flexible lighting rig held over 1100 lamps hanged over futuristic stage set including flying space ships, inflatable props, laser guns, pyrotechnics, hydraulic stands, backdrops and monumental Eddie's appearance. The tour was a big success everywhere. [3]

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenueOpening Act
10 September 1986 Belgrade Yugoslavia Pionir Hall Waysted
11 September 1986 Zagreb Dom Sportova
12 September 1986 Ljubljana Tivoli Hall
14 September 1986 Vienna Austria Donauinsel
15 September 1986 Graz Eishalle Liebenau
17 September 1986 Budapest Hungary MTK Stadion
19 September 1986 Zabrze Poland Hala MakoszowyNo Opening Act
20 September 1986 Wrocław Hala Ludowa
21 September 1986 Poznań Hala Arena
23 September 1986 Gdańsk Hala Olivia
24 September 1986 Łódź Hala Sportowa
25 September 1986 Warsaw Torwar Hall
3 October 1986 Oxford England Apollo Theatre Oxford Paul Samson's Empire
4 October 1986 St Austell Cornwall Coliseum
6 October 1986 Cardiff Wales St David's Hall
7 October 1986
8 October 1986 Bristol England Colston Hall
10 October 1986 Manchester Manchester Apollo
11 October 1986
12 October 1986 Liverpool Empire Theatre
14 October 1986 Leicester De Montfort Hall
15 October 1986 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
16 October 1986
18 October 1986 Ipswich Gaumont Theatre -
20 October 1986 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall Paul Samson's Empire
21 October 1986 Bradford St. George's Hall
22 October 1986 Hanley Victoria Hall
24 October 1986 Newcastle Newcastle City Hall
25 October 1986
27 October 1986 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
28 October 1986
30 October 1986 Birmingham England Birmingham Odeon
31 October 1986
1 November 1986
3 November 1986 London Hammersmith Odeon
4 November 1986
5 November 1986
7 November 1986
8 November 1986
9 November 1986Paul Samson's Empire, Bad News
12 November 1986 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall W.A.S.P.
14 November 1986 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
15 November 1986 Gothenburg Scandinavium
17 November 1986 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen No Opening Act
18 November 1986 Malmö Sweden Malmö Isstadion W.A.S.P.
20 November 1986 Offenbach West Germany Stadthalle
21 November 1986 Böblingen Sporthalle
22 November 1986 Hanover Eilenriedehalle
23 November 1986 Leiden Netherlands Groenoordhallen
25 November 1986 Essen West Germany Grugahalle
26 November 1986 Munich Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle
28 November 1986 Brussels Belgium Forest National
29 November 1986 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy W.A.S.P., Vulcain
1 December 1986 Barcelona Spain Palau dels Esports de Barcelona W.A.S.P.
2 December 1986 Madrid Pabellón Deportivo Real Madrid
3 December 1986
5 December 1986 Lisbon PortugalPavilhão de Cascais
7 December 1986 Toulouse FrancePetit Palais des Sports
8 December 1986 Montpellier Le Zénith
9 December 1986 Lyon Palais des Sports
11 December 1986 Nuremberg West Germany Hemmerleinhalle
12 December 1986 Ludwigshafen Friedrich-Ebert-Halle
13 December 1986 Lausanne SwitzerlandHalle des Fêtes
15 December 1986 Turin ItalyTeatro Tenda
16 December 1986 Milan Palatrussardi
17 December 1986 Florence Palasport
18 December 1986 Naples Teatro Tenda
19 December 1986 Rome Teatro Tenda-
20 December 1986 Bologna Teatro Tenda
21 December 1986 Padua Teatro Tenda
North America
7 January 1987 Hampton United States Hampton Coliseum Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force
8 January 1987 Landover Capital Centre
9 January 1987 Pittsburgh Civic Arena
11 January 1987 Troy RPI Field House
12 January 1987 New Haven New Haven Coliseum
13 January 1987 Philadelphia Spectrum
16 January 1987 Jacksonville Jacksonville Coliseum
17 January 1987 Miami Hollywood Sportatorium
18 January 1987 Lakeland Lakeland Civic Center Arena
20 January 1987 Atlanta The Omni
22 January 1987 Dallas Reunion Arena Vinnie Vincent Invasion
23 January 1987 Austin Frank Erwin Center
24 January 1987 Beaumont Beaumont Civic Center -
26 January 1987 Lubbock Lubbock Municipal Coliseum Vinnie Vincent Invasion
27 January 1987 Norman Lloyd Noble Center
28 January 1987 Tulsa Tulsa Convention Center
30 January 1987 Houston The Summit
31 January 1987 San Antonio San Antonio Convention Center Arena
1 February 1987 Corpus Christi Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
3 February 1987 Amarillo Amarillo Civic Center
4 February 1987 Wichita Kansas Coliseum
6 February 1987 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
8 February 1987 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
10 February 1987 Tacoma Tacoma Dome
11 February 1987 Portland Memorial Coliseum
13 February 1987 Sacramento ARCO Arena
14 February 1987 San Bernardino Orange Pavilion
16 February 1987 Long Beach Long Beach Arena
17 February 1987
18 February 1987
21 February 1987 Oakland Oakland Coliseum
22 February 1987 Fresno Selland Arena
24 February 1987 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
25 February 1987 Phoenix Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum
26 February 1987 Tucson Tucson Convention Center Arena
27 February 1987 El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
28 February 1987
1 March 1987 Fort Worth Daniel-Meyer Coliseum
3 March 1987 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
5 March 1987 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium Arena
6 March 1987 Kansas City Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
7 March 1987 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
8 March 1987 Milwaukee MECCA Arena Waysted
9 March 1987 Madison Dane County Coliseum
11 March 1987 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
13 March 1987 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
14 March 1987 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
15 March 1987 Battle Creek Kellogg Arena
17 March 1987 Saginaw Wendler Arena
18 March 1987 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
19 March 1987 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
21 March 1987 Toronto Canada Maple Leaf Gardens
22 March 1987
24 March 1987 Montreal Montreal Forum
25 March 1987 Quebec City Colisée de Quebec
27 March 1987 Bethlehem United States Stabler Arena
28 March 1987 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
30 March 1987 Providence Providence Civic Center
31 March 1987 Worcester Centrum in Worcester
2 April 1987 New York City Madison Square Garden
4 April 1987 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
5 April 1987 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
7 April 1987 Baltimore Baltimore Arena
9 April 1987 Dayton Hara Arena
10 April 1987 Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
11 April 1987 Johnstown Cambria County War Memorial Arena
13 April 1987 Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
14 April 1987 Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
15 April 1987 Columbus Ohio Center
17 April 1987 Bloomington Met Center
20 April 1987 Winnipeg Canada Winnipeg Arena
21 April 1987 Regina Agridome
22 April 1987 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
24 April 1987 Calgary Olympic Saddledome
26 April 1987 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
28 April 1987 Reno United States Lawlor Events Center
29 April 1987 Paradise Thomas & Mack Center
30 April 1987 Daly City Cow Palace
1 May 1987 San Jose Spartan Stadium Y&T, Tesla, Waysted
2 May 1987 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre Waysted
11 May 1987 Nagoya Japan Nagoya-shi Kōkaidō No Opening Act
13 May 1987 Tokyo Nippon Budokan
15 May 1987 NHK Hall
16 May 1987 Kyoto Kyoto Kaikan
18 May 1987 Hiroshima Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan
20 May 1987 Osaka Festival Hall
21 May 1987

References [4] [5]



  1. "Caught Somewhere In Time" (from Somewhere in Time , 1986)
  2. "2 Minutes to Midnight" (from Powerslave , 1984)
  3. "Sea of Madness" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986) (Dropped after 8 January 1987)
  4. "Wrathchild" (From Killers , 1981) (Added on 11 May 1987)
  5. "Children of the Damned" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982)
  6. "Stranger in a Strange Land" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  7. "Wasted Years" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  8. "Rime of the Ancient Mariner" (from Powerslave, 1984)
  9. Guitar solo "Walking on Glass"
  10. "Where Eagles Dare" (from Piece of Mind , 1983) (Dropped after 22 October 1986)
  11. "Heaven Can Wait" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  12. "Flight of Icarus" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) (Replaced by "Phantom of the Opera" (from Iron Maiden , 1980) after 17 September 1986)
  13. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  14. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)


  1. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  2. "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  3. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  4. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980) (Dropped after 18 December 1986)


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