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The X Factour
Tour by Iron Maiden
The X Factour poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for the band's Swedish concerts
Associated album The X Factor
Start date28 September 1995
End date7 September 1996
No. of shows130 (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. [1] The opening acts on varying dates of the tour included Psycho Motel, [2] Fear Factory and My Dying Bride.


The tour began with the band's first ever shows in Israel and Africa [3] before continuing in Europe and North America, where they played much smaller venues than they had with former vocalist Bruce Dickinson. [4] 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. [5] 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. [4]

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.

Tour dates

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
12 October 1995 Beirut LebanonMont 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 NorwaySentrum Scene
1 November 1995 Gothenburg SwedenKåren
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 1995LondonEngland Brixton Academy
12 November 1995 Cologne GermanyE-Werk
13 November 1995 Deinze BelgiumBrielpoort
14 November 1995 Bielefeld Germany PC69
16 November 1995ParisFrance Le Zénith
18 November 1995 Pamplona SpainPabellon Anaitasuna
20 November 1995 Barcelona Pavelló de la Vall d'Hebron
21 November 1995 Madrid Real Madrid Pavilion
22 November 1995 Cascais PortugalPavilhão de Cascais
24 November 1995 Granada SpainPabellón Ifagra
26 November 1995 Turin Italy Palastampa
27 November 1995 Modena PalaPanini
28 November 1995Rome 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 SwitzerlandSalle 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 1995Berlin Neue Welt
16 December 1995 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
17 December 1995 Munich GermanyTerminal 1
19 December 1995 Stuttgart Messe Congress – Zentrum B
20 December 1995 Neu-Isenburg Hugenottenhalle
22 December 1995CologneE-Werk
23 December 1995 Zwolle Netherlands IJsselhallen
12 January 1996AthensGreecePeristeri Stadium
13 January 1996
16 January 1996 Acireale ItalyPalasport
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
North America
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 StatesAvalon
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
24 March 1996 Vancouver Canada Commodore Ballroom
25 March 1996 Portland United StatesRoseland
27 March 1996 Sacramento The Boardwalk
28 March 1996San Francisco The Fillmore
30 March 1996 Las Vegas The Beach
31 March 1996 Riverside Rocking Horse
1 April 1996 Phoenix Electric Ballroom
2 April 1996 San Diego Soma
4 April 1996Los AngelesThe Palace
5 April 1996
11 April 1996TokyoJapan 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 1996TokyoKan-i Hoken Hall
18 April 1996Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
22 June 1996 Kauhajoki FinlandNummirock 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 FranceParc des Expositions
17 August 1996 Cunlhat Free Wheel
South America
24 August 1996 São Paulo Brazil Estádio do Pacaembu
25 August 1996 Curitiba Estádio Couto Pereira
26 August 1996 Rio de Janeiro Metropolitan
27 August 1996 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
North America
4 September 1996 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
7 September 1996 Monterrey Auditorio Coca-Cola


  1. "Man on the Edge" (from The X Factor, 1995)
  2. "Wrathchild" (from Killers, 1981)
  3. "Heaven Can Wait" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  4. "Lord of the Flies" (from The X Factor, 1995)
  5. "Fortunes of War" (from The X Factor, 1995)
  6. "Blood on the World's Hands" (from The X Factor, 1995)
  7. "Afraid to Shoot Strangers" (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
  8. "The Evil That Men Do" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  9. "The Aftermath" (from The X Factor, 1995)
  10. "Sign of the Cross" (from The X Factor, 1995)
  11. "2 Minutes to Midnight" (from Powerslave, 1984)
  12. "The Edge of Darkness" (from The X Factor, 1995)
  13. "Fear of the Dark" (from Fear of the Dark, 1992)
  14. "The Clairvoyant" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  15. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  1. "The Number of the Beast" (from Number of the Beast, 1982)
  2. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from Number of the Beast, 1982)
  3. "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind, 1983)


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