|Tour by Iron Maiden|
|Associated album||Somewhere in Time|
|Start date||10 September 1986|
|End date||21 May 1987|
|No. of shows||151 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."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."
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.
|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 Makoszowy||No 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|
|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 1986||Paul 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||Portugal||Pavilhão de Cascais|
|7 December 1986||Toulouse||France||Petit 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||Switzerland||Halle des Fêtes|
|15 December 1986||Turin||Italy||Teatro Tenda|
|16 December 1986||Milan||Palatrussardi|
|17 December 1986||Florence||Palasport|
|18 December 1986||Naples||Teatro Tenda|
|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|
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|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|
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"Iron Maiden are pleased to announce that their forthcoming new studio album will be called 'The Final Frontier', and is expected be released late summer of this year.
The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with Very Special Guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington, D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden's most extensive North American tour in many years.
Following these shows in USA and Canada The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011."
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