The Ed Hunter Tour

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The Ed Hunter Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
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Start date11 July 1999
End date10 October 1999
No. of shows28 (31 scheduled)
Iron Maiden concert chronology

The Ed Hunter tour began in Saint John, New Brunswick Canada. Iron Maiden began rehearsals at Harbour Station, the city's largest arena for about a week, then performing there for one night before embarking on the tour. It was the first tour since 1988's 7th Tour of a 7th Tour to feature the World Piece Tour-era line-up after the return of vocalist Bruce Dickinson, also marking the return of guitarist Adrian Smith starting the three guitars lineup, as well as the band's first tour as a six-piece, as Janick Gers, who replaced Smith in 1990, remained with the band. In Los Angeles, guitarist Dave Murray broke his little finger, which resulted in the cancellation of the following three concerts. [1]

Contents

Adrian Smith was absent from three concerts due to his father's funeral. [2]

Setlist

  1. "Intro: Churchill's Speech"
  2. "Aces High" (from Powerslave , 1984)
  3. "Wrathchild" (from Killers , 1981)
  4. "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind , 1983)
  5. "2 Minutes to Midnight" (from Powerslave, 1984)
  6. "The Clansman" (from Virtual XI , 1998)
  7. "Wasted Years" (from Somewhere in Time , 1986)
  8. "Killers" (from Killers, 1981)
  9. "Futureal" (from Virtual XI, 1998)
  10. "Man on the Edge" (from The X Factor , 1995)
  11. "Powerslave" (from Powerslave, 1984)
  12. "Phantom of the Opera" (from Iron Maiden , 1980)
  13. "The Evil That Men Do" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  14. "Fear of the Dark" (from Fear of the Dark , 1992)
  15. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  16. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast , 1982)
  17. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from Number of the Beast, 1982)
  18. "Run to the Hills" (from Number of the Beast, 1982)

Notes

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenue
North America
11 July 1999 Saint John, New Brunswick Canada Harbour Station
13 July 1999 Montréal Molson Centre
14 July 1999 Quebec City L'Agora
16 July 1999 New York, New York United States Hammerstein Ballroom
17 July 1999
18 July 1999 Boston, Massachusetts Orpheum Theatre
20 July 1999 Toronto Canada Massey Hall
21 July 1999 Cleveland, Ohio United States Plain Dealer Pavilion
23 July 1999 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Eagles Ballroom
24 July 1999 Clarkston, Michigan Pine Knob Music Theatre
25 July 1999 Chicago, Illinois Aragon Ballroom
27 July 1999 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
30 July 1999 Los Angeles, California Greek Theater
31 July 1999 San Jose, California San Jose Event Center
2 August 1999 Paradise, Nevada The Joint
3 August 1999 Mesa, Arizona Mesa Amphitheatre
5 August 1999 El Paso, Texas El Paso County Coliseum
7 August 1999 San Antonio, Texas Sunken Gardens Amphitheatre
8 August 1999 Dallas, Texas Bronco Bowl
Europe
9 September 1999 Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy
10 September 1999 Rotterdam Netherlands Rotterdam Ahoy
12 September 1999 Hamburg Germany Sporthalle
15 September 1999 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
17 September 1999 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Globe Arena
18 September 1999 Gothenburg Scandinavium
20 September 1999 Essen Germany Grugahalle
21 September 1999 Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
23 September 1999 Milan Italy Filaforum
25 September 1999 Barcelona Spain Palau Olympic
26 September 1999 Madrid La Cubierta bullring
1 October 1999 Athens Greece Peristeri Stadium
***Cancelled Shows***

Reference [3]

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References

  1. "Broken Finger Causes Hiccup In Iron Maiden Tour". MTV.com. 3 August 1999. Retrieved 29 November 2011.
  2. "Janick's Toronto Gig Report". Archived from the original on 22 April 1999.
  3. "1999 Tour Dates". Archived from the original on 22 April 1999.