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|Tour by Iron Maiden|
Official tour advertisement for the band's Swedish concerts
|Associated album||The X Factor|
|Start date||28 September 1995|
|End date||7 September 1996|
|No. of shows||130 (140 scheduled)|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
The X Factour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden which took place from 28 September 1995 to 7 September 1996. It was their first tour with vocalist Blaze Bayley, who debuted on The X Factor album.The opening acts on varying dates of the tour included Psycho Motel, Fear Factory and My Dying Bride.
The tour began with the band's first ever shows in Israel and Africabefore continuing in Europe and North America, where they played much smaller venues than they had with former vocalist Bruce Dickinson. However, Bayley suffered vocal issues during the band's North American tour as a result of the arduous schedule, which meant that several dates had to be cancelled. The tour's closing dates in South and Central America included shows in much larger venues, such as the Monsters of Rock festival in São Paulo.
During the concert at Teatro Monumental in Santiago, Chile on August 29, 1996, an audience member spat at Blaze Bayley multiple times. First towards the end of the opening song "Man on the Edge" and then again in the middle of "The Trooper" at the end of the concert. This caused Bayley to fly into a verbal rage while Steve Harris and Janick Gers made threatening gestures. The band did however finish the concert as planned.
|28 September 1995||Jerusalem||Israel||Sing Sing|
|29 September 1995||Haifa||The End|
|30 September 1995||Tel Aviv||Cinerama Theater|
|5 October 1995||Johannesburg||South Africa||Standard Bank Arena|
|7 October 1995||Durban||Village Green|
|9 October 1995||Cape Town||Good Hope Center|
|Beirut||Lebanon||Mont La Salle|
|14 October 1995||Athens||Greece||Peristeri Stadium|
|15 October 1995||Thessaloniki||Ivanofio|
|16 October 1995||Sofia||Bulgaria||Hristo Botev Hall|
|17 October 1995||Bucharest||Romania||Polyvalent Hall|
|20 October 1995||Budapest||Hungary||Petőfi Csarnok|
|21 October 1995||Žilina||Slovakia||Sports Hall|
|22 October 1995||Prague||Czech Republic||Industrial Palace|
|24 October 1995||Warsaw||Poland||Torwar Hall|
|27 October 1995||Helsinki||Finland||Kulttuuritalo|
|29 October 1995||Stockholm||Sweden||Cirkus|
|30 October 1995||Oslo||Norway||Sentrum Scene|
|1 November 1995||Gothenburg||Sweden||Kåren|
|2 November 1995||Copenhagen||Denmark||K.B. Hallen|
|4 November 1995||Wolverhampton||England||Civic Hall|
|5 November 1995||Glasgow||Scotland||Barrowlands|
|6 November 1995||Manchester||England||Apollo|
|8 November 1995||Leeds||Town and Country Club|
|9 November 1995||Newport||Wales||Newport Centre|
|10 November 1995||London||England||Brixton Academy|
|12 November 1995||Cologne||Germany||E-Werk|
|13 November 1995||Deinze||Belgium||Brielpoort|
|14 November 1995||Bielefeld||Germany||PC69|
|16 November 1995||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
|18 November 1995||Pamplona||Spain||Pabellon Anaitasuna|
|20 November 1995||Barcelona||Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron|
|21 November 1995||Madrid||Real Madrid Pavilion|
|22 November 1995||Cascais||Portugal||Pavilhão de Cascais|
|24 November 1995||Granada||Spain||Pabellón Ifagra|
|26 November 1995||Turin||Italy||Palastampa|
|27 November 1995||Modena||PalaPanini|
|28 November 1995||Rome||PalaEur|
|30 November 1995||Milan||Palatrussardi|
|1 December 1995||Florence||Palasport|
|2 December 1995||Pordenone||Palasport Forum|
|3 December 1995||Bolzano||PalaOnda|
|5 December 1995||Geneva||Switzerland||Salle des Fêtes de Thonex|
|6 December 1995||Zürich||Volkshaus|
|7 December 1995||Fürth||Germany||Stadthalle Fürth|
|9 December 1995||Hanover||Capitol|
|10 December 1995||Leipzig||Haus Auensee|
|12 December 1995||Bremen||Aladin Music Hall|
|13 December 1995||Hamburg||Docks|
|14 December 1995||Berlin||Neue Welt|
|16 December 1995||Vienna||Austria||Wiener Stadthalle|
|17 December 1995||Munich||Germany||Terminal 1|
|19 December 1995||Stuttgart||Messe Congress – Zentrum B|
|20 December 1995||Neu-Isenburg||Hugenottenhalle|
|22 December 1995||Cologne||E-Werk|
|23 December 1995||Zwolle||Netherlands||IJsselhallen|
|12 January 1996||Athens||Greece||Peristeri Stadium|
|13 January 1996|
|16 January 1996||Acireale||Italy||Palasport|
|17 January 1996||Napoli||Palapartenope|
|18 January 1996||Ancona||Palasport|
|19 January 1996||Brescia||Palasport|
|21 January 1996||Ljubljana||Slovenia||Tivoli Hall|
|23 January 1996||Lyon||France||Le Transbordeur|
|24 January 1996||Nice||Théâtre de Verdure|
|26 January 1996||Montpellier||Zénith Sud|
|27 January 1996||Montluçon||Anthanor|
|28 January 1996||Nancy||Le Zénith|
|30 January 1996||Belfast||Northern Ireland||Maysfield Leisure Centre|
|31 January 1996||Dublin||Ireland||SFX City Theatre|
|2 February 1996||Nottingham||England||Rock City|
|8 February 1996||Quebec City||Canada||Pavillon de la Jeunesse|
|9 February 1996||Montreal||Verdun Auditorium|
|11 February 1996||Toronto||R.P.M. Warehouse|
|13 February 1996||Boston||United States||Avalon|
|14 February 1996||Providence||Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel|
|16 February 1996||New York City||The Academy|
|17 February 1996||Philadelphia||Electric Factory|
|19 February 1996||Baltimore||Hammerjack's|
|20 February 1996||Old Bridge Township||Birch Hill Night Club|
|21 February 1996||Harrisburg||Metron|
|23 February 1996||Pittsburgh||Metropol|
|24 February 1996||Detroit||Harpos Concert Theatre|
|25 February 1996||Cleveland||Odeon Concert Club|
|27 February 1996||Cincinnati||Annie's|
|28 February 1996||Fort Wayne||Pierre's|
|29 February 1996||Chicago||The Vic Theatre|
|2 March 1996||Milwaukee||The Rave|
|3 March 1996||Minneapolis||Mirage|
|5 March 1996||St. Louis||Mississippi Nights|
|7 March 1996||Atlanta||The Masquerade|
|8 March 1996||Orlando||Embassy|
|9 March 1996||Fort Lauderdale||The Edge|
|10 March 1996||Jacksonville||Shades|
|12 March 1996||Memphis||616|
|14 March 1996||Houston||Millennium|
|15 March 1996||San Antonio||Sneakers|
|16 March 1996||Dallas||Deep Ellum Live|
|17 March 1996||Lubbock||Depot|
|19 March 1996||Albuquerque||Midnight Rodeo|
|20 March 1996||Denver||Ogden Theatre|
|21 March 1996||Salt Lake City||Salt Air|
|23 March 1996||Seattle||Off Ramp Cafe|
|San Francisco||The Fillmore|
|Las Vegas||The Beach|
|4 April 1996||Los Angeles||The Palace|
|5 April 1996|
|11 April 1996||Tokyo||Japan||Nakano Sun Plaza Hall|
|12 April 1996||Nagoya||Aichi Kinrō Kaikan|
|14 April 1996||Fukuoka||Skara Espacio|
|16 April 1996||Osaka||Kōsei Nenkin Kaikan|
|17 April 1996||Tokyo||Kan-i Hoken Hall|
|18 April 1996||Nakano Sun Plaza Hall|
|22 June 1996||Kauhajoki||Finland||Nummirock Festival|
|30 June 1996||Dessel||Belgium||Graspop Metal Meeting|
|6 July 1996||Odense||Denmark||Midtfyns Festival|
|13 July 1996||Weert||Netherlands||Bospop Festival|
|9 August 1996||Murcia||Spain||Estadio Nueva Condomina|
|10 August 1996||Jerez||Recinto Ferial de Jerez|
|11 August 1996||Miajadas||Football Stadium|
|13 August 1996||Villarrobledo||Municipal Football Stadium|
|14 August 1996||Huesca||Fraga Pabellon Ferial|
|16 August 1996||Colmar||France||Parc des Expositions|
|17 August 1996||Cunlhat||Free Wheel|
|24 August 1996||São Paulo||Brazil||Estádio do Pacaembu|
|25 August 1996||Curitiba||Estádio Couto Pereira|
|26 August 1996||Rio de Janeiro||Metropolitan|
|Porto Alegre||Estadio do Pacaembu Gigantinho|
|29 August 1996||Santiago||Chile||Teatro Monumental|
|31 August 1996||Buenos Aires||Argentina||Estadio Obras Sanitarias|
|1 September 1996|
|4 September 1996||Mexico City||Mexico||Palacio de los Deportes|
|7 September 1996||Monterrey||Auditorio Coca-Cola|
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