The Beast on the Road

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The Beast on the Road
Tour by Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden in San Sebastian.jpg
Iron Maiden performing in San Sebastián, Spain on 4 April 1982
Associated album The Number of the Beast
Start date25 February 1982
End date10 December 1982
No. of shows188 in total (191 scheduled)
Iron Maiden concert chronology

The Beast on the Road was a 1982 tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden in support of the album, The Number of the Beast. It is one of Iron Maiden's longest tours to date, only surpassed in length by the World Slavery Tour, comprising 188 dates in 18 countries taking place over ten months. [1]



  1. "Murders in the Rue Morgue" (from Killers )
  2. "Wrathchild" (from Killers)
  3. "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast )
  4. "Children of the Damned" (from The Number of the Beast)
  5. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast)
  6. "Another Life" (from Killers)
  7. "Killers" (from Killers)
  8. "22 Acacia Avenue" (from The Number of the Beast)
  9. "Total Eclipse" (B-Side of Run to the Hills single)
  10. Drum solo
  11. "Transylvania" (from Iron Maiden )
  12. Guitar solo
  13. "The Prisoner" (from The Number of the Beast)
  14. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast)
  15. "Phantom of the Opera" (from Iron Maiden)
  16. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden)
  17. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden)
  18. "Drifter" (from Killers)
  19. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden)
  20. "Prowler" (from Iron Maiden)


Tour dates

Date [3] CityCountryVenue
25 February 1982 Dunstable England Queensway Hall
26 February 1982 Huddersfield University of Huddersfield
27 February 1982 Wolverhampton Wolverhampton Civic Hall
28 February 1982 Stoke-on-Trent Victoria Hall
1 March 1982 Bradford St George's Hall
3 March 1982 Liverpool Liverpool Empire Theatre
4 March 1982 Manchester Manchester Apollo
5 March 1982 Leicester De Montfort Hall
6 March 1982 Birmingham Birmingham Odeon
8 March 1982 Portsmouth Portsmouth Guildhall
9 March 1982 Oxford New Theatre Oxford
10 March 1982 Derby Assembly Rooms
11 March 1982 Bristol Colston Hall
12 March 1982 Bracknell Bracknell Sports Centre
14 March 1982 Glasgow Scotland The Apollo
15 March 1982 Edinburgh Edinburgh Playhouse
16 March 1982 Newcastle England Newcastle City Hall
17 March 1982 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
19 March 1982 Ipswich Gaumont Theater
20 March 1982 London Hammersmith Odeon
22 March 1982 Reims France Palais des Sports de Reims
23 March 1982 Lille Palais St. Sauveurs
24 March 1982 Nogent-sur-Marne Pavillon Baltard
26 March 1982 Lyon Palais d'Hiver
27 March 1982 Clermont-Ferrand Clermont-Ferrand Sports Hall
28 March 1982 Nice Théâtre de Verdure de Nice
30 March 1982 Montpellier Palais des Sports de Montpellier
31 March 1982 Toulouse Comminges
2 April 1982 Barcelona Spain Palau dels Esports de Barcelona
3 April 1982 Madrid Pabellón de Deportes
4 April 1982 San Sebastián Velódromo de Anoeta
5 April 1982 Bergerac FrancePatinoire Bergerac
6 April 1982 Le Mans La Rotonde
7 April 1982 Brest Parc des Expositions de Brest
8 April 1982 Poitiers Arènes de Poitiers
9 April 1982 Dijon Palais des Sports de Dijon
10 April 1982 Grenoble Alp Expositions
12 April 1982 Winterthur Switzerland Stadthalle
13 April 1982 Strasbourg France Tivoli Hall
14 April 1982 Nancy Parc des Expositions de Nancy
15 April 1982 Mulhouse Salle des Fétes
16 April 1982 Évry Agora Theatre
17 April 1982 Rouen Parc des Expositions de Rouen
18 April 1982 Brussels Belgium Forest National
20 April 1982 Hanover West Germany Niedersachsenhalle
21 April 1982 Hamburg Messehallen
22 April 1982 Bochum Ruhrlandhalle
23 April 1982 Würzburg Kurachtalhalle
24 April 1982 Neunkirchen am Brand Hemmerleinhalle
26 April 1982 Munich Circus Krone Building
27 April 1982 Heidelberg Rhein-Neckar-Halle
28 April 1982 Offenbach Stadthalle Offenbach
29 April 1982 Stuttgart Messehalle
30 April 1982 Düsseldorf Philipshalle
1 May 1982 [A] Amsterdam Netherlands Jaap Eden baan
North America
11 May 1982 [B] Flint United States IMA Sports Arena
13 May 1982 [B] Grand Rapids Welsh Auditorium
14 May 1982 [B] Detroit Cobo Hall
15 May 1982 [B] Kalamazoo Wings Stadium
16 May 1982 [B] Fort Wayne Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
18 May 1982 [B] Toledo Toledo Sports Arena
20 May 1982 [B] Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
21 May 1982 [B] Louisville Memorial Auditorium
22 May 1982 [B] Richfield Richfield Coliseum
23 May 1982 [B] Indianapolis Indiana Convention Center
25 May 1982 [C] Merrillville Star Plaza Theatre
26 May 1982 [B] Davenport Palmer College Alumni Auditorium
29 May 1982 [B] Des Moines Iowa State Fairgrounds
1 June 1982 [C] Atlanta Agora Ballroom
2 June 1982 [C] Nashville Nashville Municipal Auditorium
4 June 1982 [C] Birmingham Boutwell Memorial Auditorium
5 June 1982 [C] Huntsville Von Braun Civic Center
7 June 1982 [C] Knoxville Knoxville Civic Coliseum
8 June 1982 [C] Columbus Municipal Auditorium
9 June 1982 [C] Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
11 June 1982 [C] Memphis Mid-South Coliseum
12 June 1982 [C] Jackson Jackson Coliseum
13 June 1982 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
15 June 1982 [C] Little Rock Barton Coliseum
16 June 1982 [C] Tulsa Tulsa Assembly Center
18 June 1982 [C] Shreveport Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
19 June 1982 [C] Norman Lloyd Noble Center
22 June 1982 Ottawa Canada Ottawa Civic Centre
23 June 1982 Toronto Massey Hall
24 June 1982 Kingston Kingston Memorial Centre
25 June 1982 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
26 June 1982 Montreal Verdun Auditorium
27 June 1982 [B] Philadelphia United States The Spectrum
29 June 1982 New York City Palladium
30 June 1982 Glen Cove North Stage Theater
2 July 1982 [A] Chicago UIC Pavilion
3 July 1982 [A] Buffalo Rich Stadium
4 July 1982 [A] East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
6 July 1982 [A] Danville David S. Palmer Arena
7 July 1982 [A] Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
9 July 1982 [A] St. Louis Kiel Auditorium
10 July 1982 [A] Kansas City Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall
11 July 1982 [A] Des Moines Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
14 July 1982 [A] Salt Lake City Salt Palace
16 July 1982 [A] Seattle Hec Edmundson Pavilion
17 July 1982 [A] Anaheim Angel Stadium of Anaheim
18 July 1982 [D] Oakland Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
20 July 1982 [A] Victoria Canada Victoria Memorial Arena
21 July 1982 [A] Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
23 July 1982 [A] Edmonton Kinsmen Field House
24 July 1982 [A] Calgary Max Bell Auditorium
26 July 1982 [A] Regina Agridome
27 July 1982 [A] Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena
28 July 1982 [A] Fargo United States Bison Sports Arena
30 July 1982 [A] Bloomington Met Center
31 July 1982 [A] Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center
1 August 1982 [A] Indianapolis Market Square Arena
3 August 1982 [A] RichfieldRichfield Coliseum
4 August 1982 [A] Columbus Battelle Hall
5 August 1982 [A] Chicago Navy Pier [4]
6 August 1982 [A] Louisville Louisville Gardens
7 August 1982 [A] ToledoToledo Sports Arena
8 August 1982 [A] MemphisAuditorium North Hall
10 August 1982 [A] Beaumont Beaumont Civic Center
11 August 1982 [A] Corpus Christi Memorial Coliseum
13 August 1982 [A] Houston The Summit
14 August 1982 [A] Dallas Reunion Arena
16 August 1982 [A] San Antonio Convention Center Arena
17 August 1982 [A] Odessa Ector County Coliseum
18 August 1982 [A] El Paso El Paso County Coliseum
20 August 1982 [A] Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
21 August 1982 [A] Boulder Folsom Field
22 August 1982 [A] Tucson Tucson Community Center
25 August 1982 Chippenham EnglandGold Diggers Club
26 August 1982 Poole The Lighthouse
28 August 1982 [E] Reading Little John's Farm
North America
1 September 1982 [A] Long Beach United States Long Beach Arena
3 September 1982 [A] Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
4 September 1982 [A] OaklandOakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena
5 September 1982 [A] Reno Mackay Stadium
7 September 1982 [A] Boise BSU Pavilion
8 September 1982 Missoula Unknown (Cancelled)
9 September 1982 [A] Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
10 September 1982 Spokane Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
11 September 1982 [A] Portland Veterans Memorial Coliseum
12 September 1982 [A]
14 September 1982 [F] St. Louis St. Louis Arena
15 September 1982 [F] Kansas City Municipal Auditorium
16 September 1982 [F] Lincoln Pershing Center
17 September 1982 [F] Bloomington Met Center
19 September 1982 [F] Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
21 September 1982 [F] Chicago International Amphitheatre
22 September 1982 [F] RichfieldRichfield Coliseum
23 September 1982 [F] Trotwood Hara Arena
25 September 1982 [F] DetroitCobo Hall
26 September 1982 [F] KalamazooWings Stadium
28 September 1982 [F] Huntington Huntington Civic Center
29 September 1982 [F] ColumbusBattelle Hall
1 October 1982 [F] Worcester The Centrum
2 October 1982 [F] New York City Madison Square Garden
3 October 1982 [F] Harrisburg City Island
6 October 1982 [F] Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
7 October 1982 [F] Providence Providence Civic Center
8 October 1982 [F] Glens Falls Glens Falls Civic Center
9 October 1982 [F] New Haven New Haven Coliseum
11 October 1982 [F] Binghamton Broome County Arena
12 October 1982 [F] PhiladelphiaThe Spectrum
13 October 1982 [F] Pittsburgh Civic Arena
15 October 1982 [F] Buffalo Buffalo Memorial Auditorium
16 October 1982 [F] Syracuse Onondaga War Memorial
17 October 1982 [F] Landover Capital Centre
19 October 1982 [F] Baltimore Baltimore Civic Center
20 October 1982 [F] Salisbury Wicomico Youth and Civic Center
21 October 1982 [F] Norfolk Norfolk Scope
22 October 1982 [F] East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
23 October 1982 [F] Rochester Rochester Community War Memorial
7 November 1982 Sydney Australia Capitol Theatre
8 November 1982
9 November 1982 Newcastle Newcastle Civic Theatre
12 November 1982 Adelaide Thebarton Theatre
14 November 1982 Melbourne Palais Theatre
15 November 1982
16 November 1982 Brisbane Brisbane Festival Hall
19 November 1982 Canberra Bruce Indoor Stadium
20 November 1982SydneyCapitol Theatre
21 November 1982
26 November 1982 Tokyo Japan Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
27 November 1982
29 November 1982 Osaka Festival Hall
30 November 1982 Kyoto Kyoto Public Hall
1 December 1982 Nagoya Nagoya Civic Assembly Hall
2 December 1982Tokyo Shibuya Public Hall
4 December 1982
7 December 1982 Sapporo Sapporo City Civic Center
8 December 1982
10 December 1982 Niigata Niigata Prefectural Civic Center
Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This show was in support of Scorpions
B This show was in support of Rainbow
C This show was in support of 38 Special
D This concert was a part of "Day on the Green"
E This concert was a part of "Reading Festival"
F This show was in support of Judas Priest

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