|World tour by Iron Maiden|
|Location||North America, South America, Asia, Oceania, Africa, Europe|
|Associated album||The Book of Souls|
|Start date||24 February 2016|
|End date||22 July 2017|
|No. of shows||117|
|Box office||US$100,200,000 (from 104 shows)|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
The Book of Souls World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden, held in support of their sixteenth studio album, The Book of Souls . During the first leg of the tour the band played shows in 36 countries across six continents, which included their debut performances in El Salvador, Lithuania and China. With 117 shows, it was the longest tour with Bruce Dickinson on vocals since the "Somewhere on Tour" in 1986–87. The group, their crew and equipment were transported on a customised Boeing 747-400, nicknamed "Ed Force One", which was piloted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson (the first time using the Boeing 747, replaced Boeing 757, which they used on some of their previous tour).The success of the tour led to the live album / video The Book of Souls: Live Chapter , released in 2017.
Iron Maiden's intention to tour in support of The Book of Souls was confirmed with the album's announcement on 18 June 2015.The band's touring plans had to be delayed until 2016 to allow vocalist Bruce Dickinson to recover following treatment for a cancerous tumour found on his tongue. The tour was officially announced with a press release on 25 August, which included a general outline of the band's itinerary with specific dates to be confirmed. Starting in February, the band visited 36 countries throughout North and South America, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, before finishing in Europe in August. The band's dates in China, El Salvador and Lithuania marked their debut visits to those countries, while their South African shows were their first with Dickinson as vocalist (having previously toured there in 1995).
The first dates to be confirmed were the band's shows in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa, announced 14 September 2015.On 1 October, the group released their US itinerary, which highlighted their Fort Lauderdale performance as the tour's opening concert, with an additional night in Los Angeles added on 13 October. This was followed by their Central and South American dates on 5 and 6 October, which included the announcement of their first ever performance in El Salvador, their Canadian performances on 8 October and an additional show in Mexico City on 26 October. On 12 January 2016, the band announced their debut performances in China in Beijing and Shanghai, followed by the confirmation of their return to Japan, after an eight-year absence, with two nights in Tokyo. The band's debut in El Salvador was reportedly the largest event in the history of the country, with an attendance of 25,000, and the group received a special thanks from the Ministry of Tourism.
The band began announcing their European shows from 7 October 2015, with their Netherlands date the first to be revealed,followed by Ullevi, Sweden on 19 October, Oslo, Norway and Herning, Denmark on 21 October, Berlin, Germany on 23 October, Wrocław, Poland on 26 October. Kaunas, their debut appearance in Lithuania, and Hämeenlinna, Finland on 2 November, Moscow, Russia on 3 November, Prague, Czech Republic on 11 November, Italy on 30 November, Madrid, Spain on 9 December, Luxembourg on 22 January 2016, Slovakia on 10 February, Croatia on 12 February and Seville, Spain on 15 February. The band will play several festivals throughout their European tour, including Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium, Rock im Revier, Rockavaria and Wacken Open Air in Germany, the Download Festival in Paris, France and Donington, UK, Rock in Vienna, Austria, Sonisphere presents Allment Rockt in Lucerne, Switzerland, VOLT Festival in Sopron, Hungary, Rock in Roma Sonisphere in Italy, Resurrection Fest and Rock Fest in Spain, Rock the City in Bucharest, Romania and Paléo Festival in Nyon, Switzerland.
As with their 2008, 2009 and 2011 tours, the band travelled on their own aircraft, nicknamed "Ed Force One" after the band's mascot, Eddie, although this time using a Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, provided by Air Atlanta Icelandic, rather than the smaller Boeing 757s which they had previously used.According to Dickinson, a qualified pilot who captained the aeroplane, the larger 747-400 meant that the band were able to travel at faster speeds and for longer periods and were able to carry their equipment without the plane having to undertake extensive modifications, as they had to do with the 757s. Ed Force One carried the band, their crew and over 12 tons of equipment for all of their shows up to and including their concert in Gothenburg, Sweden on 17 June. On 12 March, the plane was involved in a collision with a tow truck on the ground at Comodoro Arturo Merino Benítez International Airport in Santiago, Chile, while being towed for refuelling, injuring two ground tug operators as well as damaging the aircraft's undercarriage and two of its engines. The band made contingency plans to ensure that their schedule was unaffected as the repairs were carried out, which Dickinson stated would take two weeks. On 21 March, the band reported that the repairs had been completed and that Ed Force One would rejoin the group for the remainder of the tour.
In September 2016, the band announced that the tour would continue with European shows in 2017, encompassing Belgium, Germany, the UK and Ireland.In January 2017, the band added a series of North American performances, taking place in June and July 2017. On 17 February, an additional night in New York was added, confirmed as the final concert of the tour. By the tour's conclusion, the band performed 117 shows in 36 countries.
|24 February 2016||Sunrise||United States||BB&T Center|
|26 February 2016||Tulsa||BOK Center|
|28 February 2016||Las Vegas||Mandalay Bay Events Center|
|1 March 2016||Monterrey||Mexico||Auditorio Banamex|
|3 March 2016||Mexico City||Palacio de los Deportes|
|4 March 2016|
|6 March 2016||San Salvador||El Salvador||Estadio Jorge "Mágico" González|
|8 March 2016||San José||Costa Rica||Estadio Ricardo Saprissa|
|11 March 2016||Santiago||Chile||Estadio Nacional|
|13 March 2016||Córdoba||Argentina||Estadio Mario Kempes|
|15 March 2016||Buenos Aires||Estadio Veléz Sarsfield|
|17 March 2016||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||HSBC Arena|
|19 March 2016||Belo Horizonte||Esplanada do Mineirão|
|22 March 2016||Brasília||Nilson Nelson Gymnasium|
|24 March 2016||Fortaleza||Estádio Castelão|
|26 March 2016||São Paulo||Allianz Parque|
|30 March 2016||New York City||United States||Madison Square Garden|
|1 April 2016||Montreal||Canada||Bell Centre|
|3 April 2016||Toronto||Air Canada Centre|
|5 April 2016||Auburn Hills||United States||The Palace of Auburn Hills|
|6 April 2016||Chicago||United Center|
|8 April 2016||Edmonton||Canada||Rexall Place|
|10 April 2016||Vancouver||Rogers Arena|
|11 April 2016||Tacoma||United States||Tacoma Dome|
|13 April 2016||Denver||Pepsi Center|
|15 April 2016||Inglewood||The Forum|
|16 April 2016|
|20 April 2016||Tokyo||Japan||Ryōgoku Kokugikan|
|21 April 2016|
|24 April 2016||Beijing||China||LeSports Center|
|26 April 2016||Shanghai||Mercedes-Benz Arena|
|29 April 2016||Christchurch||New Zealand||Horncastle Arena|
|1 May 2016||Auckland||Vector Arena|
|4 May 2016||Brisbane||Australia||Brisbane Entertainment Centre|
|6 May 2016||Sydney||Qudos Bank Arena|
|9 May 2016||Melbourne||Rod Laver Arena|
|12 May 2016||Adelaide||Adelaide Entertainment Centre|
|14 May 2016||Perth||Perth Arena|
|18 May 2016||Cape Town||South Africa||Grand Arena|
|21 May 2016||Johannesburg||Carnival City Festival Lawns|
|27 May 2016 [A]||Dortmund||Germany||Westfalenhallen|
|29 May 2016 [B]||Munich||Olympiapark|
|31 May 2016||Berlin||Waldbühne|
|3 June 2016 [C]||Lucerne||Switzerland||Allmend Luzern|
|5 June 2016 [D]||Vienna||Austria||Donauinsel|
|8 June 2016||Arnhem||Netherlands||GelreDome|
|10 June 2016 [E]||Paris||France||Longchamp Racecourse|
|12 June 2016 [E]||Castle Donington||England||Donington Park|
|15 June 2016||Oslo||Norway||Telenor Arena|
|17 June 2016||Gothenburg||Sweden||Ullevi Stadium|
|19 June 2016 [F]||Dessel||Belgium||Festivalpark Stenehei|
|21 June 2016||Herning||Denmark||Jyske Bank Boxen|
|23 June 2016||Kaunas||Lithuania||Žalgiris Arena|
|25 June 2016||Moscow||Russia||Olympic Stadium|
|29 June 2016||Hämeenlinna||Finland||Kantola Event Park|
|1 July 2016 [G]||Sopron||Hungary||Lővér Camping Site|
|3 July 2016||Wrocław||Poland||Wrocław Stadium|
|5 July 2016||Prague||Czech Republic||Eden Arena|
|6 July 2016||Žilina||Slovakia||Žilina Airport|
|9 July 2016 [H]||Viveiro||Spain||Main stage|
|11 July 2016||Lisbon||Portugal||MEO Arena|
|13 July 2016||Madrid||Spain||Barclaycard Center|
|14 July 2016||Seville||Estadio de La Cartuja|
|16 July 2016 [I]||Barcelona||Parque de Can Zam|
|20 July 2016 [J]||Nyon||Switzerland||Plaine de L'Asse|
|22 July 2016||Milan||Italy||Mediolanum Forum|
|24 July 2016 [K]||Rome||Capannelle Racecourse|
|26 July 2016||Trieste||Piazza Unità d'Italia|
|27 July 2016||Split||Croatia||Spaladium Arena|
|30 July 2016 [L]||Bucharest||Romania||Piața Constituției|
|2 August 2016||Esch-sur-Alzette||Luxembourg||Rockhal|
|4 August 2016 [M]||Wacken||Germany||True Metal Stage|
|22 April 2017||Antwerp||Belgium||Sportpaleis|
|24 April 2017||Oberhausen||Germany||König Pilsener Arena|
|25 April 2017|
|28 April 2017||Frankfurt||Festhalle Frankfurt|
|29 April 2017|
|2 May 2017||Hamburg||Barclaycard Arena|
|4 May 2017||Nottingham||England||Motorpoint Arena Nottingham|
|6 May 2017||Dublin||Ireland||3Arena|
|8 May 2017||Manchester||England||Manchester Arena|
|10 May 2017||Sheffield||Sheffield Arena|
|11 May 2017||Leeds||First Direct Arena|
|14 May 2017||Newcastle||Metro Radio Arena|
|16 May 2017||Glasgow||Scotland||The SSE Hydro|
|17 May 2017||Aberdeen||GE Oil and Gas Arena|
|20 May 2017||Liverpool||England||Echo Arena|
|21 May 2017||Birmingham||Barclaycard Arena|
|24 May 2017||Cardiff||Wales||Motorpoint Arena Cardiff|
|27 May 2017||London||England||The O2 Arena|
|28 May 2017|
|3 June 2017||Bristow||United States||Jiffy Lube Live|
|4 June 2017||Philadelphia||Wells Fargo Center|
|7 June 2017||Newark||Prudential Center|
|9 June 2017||Charlotte||PNC Music Pavilion|
|11 June 2017||Tampa||Amalie Arena|
|13 June 2017||Nashville||Bridgestone Arena|
|15 June 2017||Tinley Park||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre|
|16 June 2017||Saint Paul||Xcel Energy Center|
|19 June 2017||Oklahoma City||Chesapeake Energy Arena|
|21 June 2017||Houston||Toyota Center|
|23 June 2017||Dallas||American Airlines Center|
|24 June 2017||San Antonio||AT&T Center|
|27 June 2017||Albuquerque||Isleta Amphitheater|
|28 June 2017||Phoenix||Talking Stick Resort Arena|
|1 July 2017||San Bernardino||San Manuel Amphitheater|
|3 July 2017||Las Vegas||T-Mobile Arena|
|5 July 2017||Oakland||Oracle Arena|
|7 July 2017||Salt Lake City||USANA Amphitheatre|
|9 July 2017||Lincoln||Pinnacle Bank Arena|
|11 July 2017||Kansas City||Sprint Center|
|12 July 2017||St. Louis||Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre|
|15 July 2017||Toronto||Canada||Budweiser Stage|
|16 July 2017||Quebec City||Videotron Centre|
|19 July 2017||Mansfield||United States||Xfinity Center|
|21 July 2017||Brooklyn||Barclays Center|
|22 July 2017|
|Venue||City||Tickets sold / available||Gross revenue (USD)|
|BB&T Center||Sunrise||12,478 / 12,478 (100%)||$954,111|
|BOK Center||Tulsa||11,421 / 11,421 (100%)||$702,218|
|Mandalay Bay Events Center||Las Vegas||9,000 / 9,000 (100%)||$862,872|
|Auditorio Banamex||Monterrey||7,944 / 7,944 (100%)||$608,921|
|Palacio de los Deportes ||Mexico City||39,059 / 39,059 (100%)||$1,952,233|
|Estadio Nacional Jorge Magico Gonzalez||San Salvador||22,041 / 22,041 (100%)||$1,331,925|
|Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma||San José||16,655 / 18,000 (92.5%)||$996,194|
|Estadio Nacional||Santiago||54,911 / 56,674 (96.8%)||$2,181,940|
|Estadio Mario Alberto Kempes||Córdoba||17,680 / 18,600 (95.1%)||$857,309|
|Estadio Velez Sarsfield||Buenos Aires||32,629 / 32,629 (100%)||$1,558,520|
|HSBC Arena||Rio de Janeiro||12,219 / 12,219 (100%)||$844,709|
|Esplanada do Mineirao||Belo Horizonte||16,844 / 16,844 (100%)||$1,165,280|
|Ginasio Nilson Nelson||Brasília||10,942 / 11,380 (96.2%)||$631,263|
|Arena Castelao||Fortaleza||23,531 / 23,531 (100%)||$1,449,220|
|Allianz Parque||São Paulo||39,583 / 39,583 (100%)||$2,844,250|
|Madison Square Garden||New York City||13,289 / 13,289 (100%)||$1,472,331|
|Bell Centre||Montreal||14,963 / 14,963 (100%)||$866,918|
|Air Canada Centre||Toronto||13,734 / 13,734 (100%)||$889,288|
|The Palace of Auburn Hills||Auburn Hills||10,232 / 10,900 (93.8%)||$750,508|
|United Center||Chicago||13,968 / 13,968 (100%)||$1,085,976|
|Rexall Place||Edmonton||12,813 / 12,813 (100%)||$842,035|
|Rogers Arena||Vancouver||12,478 / 13,405 (93.1%)||$794,762|
|Tacoma Dome||Tacoma||15,106 / 15,333 (98.5%)||$843,417|
|Pepsi Center||Denver||11,943 / 12,411 (96.2%)||$836,499|
|The Forum ||Inglewood||24,886 / 24,886 (100%)||$2,218,068|
|Horncastle Arena||Christchurch||6,380 / 8,545 (74.7%)||$460,673|
|Vector Arena||Auckland||9,966 / 9,966 (100%)||$772,536|
|Brisbane Entertainment Centre||Brisbane||8,473 / 10,412 (81.4%)||$678,128|
|Qudos Bank Arena||Sydney||13,476 / 13,476 (100%)||$1,159,760|
|Rod Laver Arena||Melbourne||12,861 / 12,861 (100%)||$1,100,540|
|Adelaide Entertainment Centre||Adelaide||7,569 / 7,708 (98.2%)||$565,887|
|Perth Arena||Perth||8,785 / 9,341 (94%)||$652,748|
|Waldbühne||Berlin||20,274 / 20,274 (100%)||$1,602,645|
|GelreDome||Arnhem||21,439 / 22,500 (95.3%)||$1,683,988|
|Telenor Arena||Oslo||18,635 / 18,635 (100%)||$1,416,976|
|Ullevi Stadion||Gothenburg||54,057 / 55,000 (98.3%)||$4,194,211|
|Jyske Bank Boxen||Herning||11,425 / 12,000 (95.2%)||$1,019,737|
|Kantolan tapahtumapuisto||Hämeenlinna||19,599 / 20,000 (98%)||$1,703,153|
|Stadion Wrocław||Wrocław||35,081 / 37,000 (94.8%)||$1,936,579|
|Eden Arena||Prague||26,993 / 30,000 (90%)||$1,588,774|
|MEO Arena||Lisbon||17,530 / 17,530 (100%)||$910,059|
|Barclaycard Center||Madrid||14,752 / 14,752 (100%)||$1,121,029|
|Mediolanum Forum||Milan||11,264 / 11,264 (100%)||$810,798|
|Piazza Unita d'Italia||Trieste||12,350 / 13,000 (95%)||$912,790|
|Piața Constituției||Bucharest||14,759 / 21,000 (70.3%)||$665,863|
|Sportpaleis||Antwerp||19,844 / 19,844 (100%)||$1,323,671|
|Konig-Pilsener Arena ||Oberhausen||18,880 / 21,072 (89.6%)||$1,464,082|
|Festhalle ||Frankfurt||23,320 / 23,320 (100%)||$1,758,589|
|Barclaycard Arena||Hamburg||11,380 / 11,380 (100%)||$877,694|
|Motorpoint Arena||Nottingham||8,439 / 8,439 (100%)||$597,855|
|3Arena||Dublin||13,000 / 13,000 (100%)||$971,056|
|Manchester Arena||Manchester||13,687 / 14,898 (91.9%)||$978,077|
|Sheffield Arena||Sheffield||9,043 / 10,566 (85.6%)||$639,499|
|First Direct Arena||Leeds||10,273 / 12,345 (83.2%)||$726,101|
|Metro Radio Arena||Newcastle||10,211 / 10,211 (100%)||$719,483|
|SSE Hydro||Glasgow||12,213 / 12,369 (98.7%)||$865,665|
|Echo Arena||Liverpool||10,447 / 10,447 (100%)||$734,323|
|Barclaycard Arena||Birmingham||14,821 / 14,821 (100%)||$1,052,078|
|The O2 Arena ||London||34,427 / 34,427 (100%)||$2,399,119|
|Jiffy Lube Live||Bristow||17,610 / 22,600 (77.9%)||$1,022,485|
|Wells Fargo Center||Philadelphia||13,895 / 13,895 (100%)||$1,193,673|
|Prudential Center||Newark||11,450 / 11,450 (100%)||$964,148|
|PNC Music Pavilion||Charlotte||15,548 / 18,331 (84.8%)||$721,422|
|Amalie Arena||Tampa||12,781 / 12,781 (100%)||$988,221|
|Bridgestone Arena||Nashville||10,909 / 13,992 (78%)||$763,209|
|Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre||Tinley Park||14,015 / 27,853 (50.3%)||$706,186|
|Xcel Energy Center||St Paul||14,494 / 15,825 (91.6%)||$1,148,500|
|Chesapeake Energy Arena||Oklahoma City||5,307 / 12,862 (41.3%)||$357,567|
|Toyota Center||Houston||9,939 / 11,433 (86.9%)||$825,670|
|American Airlines Center||Dallas||11,685 / 12,406 (94.2%)||$871,044|
|AT&T Center||San Antonio||13,419 / 13,742 (97.6%)||$904,778|
|Isleta Amphitheater||Albuquerque||13,862 / 15,387 (90.1%)||$538,261|
|Talking Stick Resort Arena||Phoenix||10,475 / 11,500 (91.1%)||$838,216|
|Glen Helen Amphitheater||Devore||23,363 / 40,000 (58.4%)||$1,366,789|
|T-Mobile Arena||Las Vegas||9,033 / 10,500 (86%)||$759,014|
|Oracle Arena||Oakland||13,413 / 13,413 (100%)||$1,057,284|
|USANA Amphitheatre||West Valley City||14,618 / 19,000 (76.9%)||$728,716|
|Pinnacle Bank Arena||Lincoln||7,856 / 10,000 (78.6%)||$622,402|
|Sprint Center||Kansas City||7,012 / 8,915 (78.7%)||$528,810|
|Budweiser Stage||Toronto||15,671 / 15,671 (100%)||$789,569|
|Centre Videotron||Quebec City||13,680 / 13,680 (100%)||$856,985|
|Xfinity Center||Mansfield||19,038 / 19,038 (100%)||$873,512|
|Barclays Center ||Brooklyn||23,438 / 23,438 (100%)||$2,030,058|
|TOTAL||1,347,960 / 1,446,667 (93.2%)||$91,061,452|
Speaking about the setlist prior to the tour, guitarist Janick Gers stated that the band will play "six or seven" tracks from The Book of Souls and "pepper it with older songs so everybody gets to enjoy the gig." Gers also suggested that "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982) would return to the show, following its absence during the Maiden England World Tour 2012–14, and that "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind , 1983) would also be performed.In an additional interview, Bruce Dickinson revealed that either "Run to the Hills" or The Number of the Beast" (both concert staples from The Number of the Beast) would be excluded.
Tying in with the album's title and theme, the stage set was decorated in a manner which mimics Maya architecture.The band's mascot, Eddie, in his Mayan guise from The Book of Souls album cover, appeared at two points during the show: as a walking puppet during "The Book of Souls" and as an inflatable head during "Iron Maiden". In addition, an inflatable goat/devil appeared during "The Number of the Beast".
The tour received positive reviews from critics, with Loudwire stating that Iron Maiden "[show] no sign of age in the slightest and [continue] to demonstrate why they're top live act in heavy metal",while Revolver concluded that their opening performance in Florida was "another memorable performance from the musical giants. Classic heavy metal. Classic Maiden." The band member's individual performances were well-received, with the BrooklynVegan reporting that the band brought "a level of energy and athleticism that you wouldn't think a 40-year-old band could still be capable of", Following his recovery from cancer, particular attention was given to vocalist Bruce Dickinson, with SouthFlorida.com stating that it was "a tour de force for Dickinson", while Loudwire reported that "[his] golden pipes are very much in tact (sic)" and Tulsa World exclaimed that "his interaction with the band members and the crowd makes for some dynamic entertainment". In addition to their vocalist, the other band members received specific praise, with Tulsa World referring to bassist Steve Harris' "sophisticated skills", while SouthFlorida.com commented that "guitarists Adrian Smith, Dave Murray and Janick Gers brought all the necessary firepower to the night."
The tour's stage show was also praised, with Tulsa World describing it as "a beautiful piece of craftsmanship".Revolver deemed the stage show "as impressive as they've ever had with a jungle vibe complete with hanging ropes from the ceiling and fiery tiki torches lit in the background", while The BrooklynVegan stated that it was a "staggering and immersive set design with gorgeous artistry and other gloomy bells and whistles". New Times Broward-Palm Beach highlighted appearances from the band's mascot, Eddie, as well as a horned devil during "The Number of the Beast", as "incredible to see and impressive pieces of this tour's set", while Las Vegas Weekly argued that "the show successfully walked the line between darkness and cheesiness, just as Maiden has been doing for the past four decades."
The Book of Souls World Tour was ranked at no. 8 in Billboard's 2016 mid-year touring update, with a gross of US$35,055,268 from 34 shows.Pollstar ranked it at no. 13 in their mid-year list of worldwide tours, with a reported $46.4 million gross from 46 concerts. In addition, Pollstar also ranked it at no. 32 in their 2016 mid-year list of North American tours, taking $15.4 million from 17 performances.
In their 2016 Year End list of the Top Worldwide Tours, Pollstar ranked The Book of Souls World Tour at no. 19 with a gross of US$62.9 million based on 59 shows,while their list of North American tours placed the band at no. 80 with a gross of $15.3 million based on 17 shows.
In Pollstar's 2017 Mid-Year list of the Top Worldwide Tours, the tour was ranked no. 29 with a gross of US$27.9 million from 33 shows.At the end of 2017, the tour placed at number 56 on Pollstar's "2017 Year-End Top 100 Worldwide Tours" list, grossing $37.3 million with a total attendance of 553,067 people on 45 shows.
(Credits taken from the official tour programme.)
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The Smoke + Mirrors Tour was the second worldwide concert tour by American alternative rock band Imagine Dragons in support of their second studio album Smoke + Mirrors (2015). The tour had a preview show in Sydney, Australia, on March 17, 2015, before the tour officially began in Santiago, Chile, on April 12, 2015. It continued through the Americas, Asia, Oceania and Europe until February 5, 2016, in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The band played 108 shows. For Pollstar's Year End Top 200 North American Tours of 2015, it was ranked forty-first, and grossed $25.2 million.
The One World Tour was the tenth tour by Puerto Rican recording artist Ricky Martin, in support of his tenth studio album A Quien Quiera Escuchar (2015). The tour began in Auckland, New Zealand at the Vector Arena on April 17, 2015 and was extended to conclude in the Dubai International Jazz Festival in February 2018. The One World Tour grossed $57.4 million with a total attendance of 802,931 from 105 shows reported in 2015 and 2016.
The Book of Souls is the sixteenth studio album by English heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released on 4 September 2015. It is the band's first studio double album, and also their longest to date, with a total length of 92 minutes and 11 seconds. Its launch and supporting tour were delayed to allow vocalist Bruce Dickinson time to recover from the removal of a cancerous tumour in early 2015. It is also their first album to be released on Parlophone, since the end of their 30-year relationship with EMI Records.
The Popestar Tour was a concert tour by Swedish rock band Ghost in support of their second EP, Popestar. The EP was released on September 16, which coincided with the first show of the tour in Rochester, New York. They toured Europe in the spring of 2017, followed by a tour as openers for Iron Maiden.
The WorldWired Tour is a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their tenth studio album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016. It is also their first worldwide tour after the World Magnetic Tour six years earlier.
The Legacy of the Beast World Tour is an ongoing concert tour by Iron Maiden, named after the comic and mobile game released by the band in 2017. Described as a "history/hits tour", Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood has revealed that the concerts and stage design will feature "a number of different but interlocking ‘worlds’ with a setlist covering a large selection of 80s material with a handful of surprises from later albums."
The 50th Anniversary World Tour was a worldwide tour by German rock band Scorpions. It started on May 1, 2015 in Zhenjiang and finished in Berlin on December 2, 2016. It was in the support of band's eighteenth studio album Return to Forever and it was also celebration of band's fifty years in music business. Tour was ranked by Pollstar at No. 79 at their "Top 100 Worldwide Tour" chart for 2015 with total gross of $22,400,000 and total of 375.576 tickets sold from 51 concerts. It was also ranged by Pollstar at No. 68 at their "Top 100 Worldwide Tour" chart for 2016 with total gross of $26,200,000 and total of 383,398 tickets sold from 59 concerts. It was, also, the last Scorpions worldwide tour to feature James Kottak and first worldwide tour to feature Mikkey Dee as a band's official drummer.