|Tour by Iron Maiden|
Official tour advertisement for the band's performance at Brixton, 16 May 1998
|Associated album||Virtual XI|
|Start date||22 April 1998|
|End date||12 December 1998|
|No. of shows||83 (94 scheduled)|
|Iron Maiden concert chronology|
The Virtual XI Tour was a concert tour by the heavy metal band Iron Maiden from 22 April 1998 to 12 December 1998. As with their previous tour, several of the band's U.S. shows had to be cancelled after vocalist Blaze Bayley had issues with his voice,this time reportedly from an allergic reaction to pollen and dust while the group were in Nevada and Arizona. The band later made up the Los Angeles and San Diego dates. This would be Iron Maiden's last tour with Bayley as then former vocalist Bruce Dickinson would return to the group the following year.
Following the more basic stage sets that they had been using following 1988's Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour, the band returned to a more elaborate stage set in 1998.The tour also saw the group make their first visits to Turkey and Malta. They also planned a show in Sarajevo on the 9th of September (this date is printed on Futureal single poster and t-shirts from the tour), but it didn't happen.
|The Angel and The Gamblers World Tour|
|22 April 1998||Norwich||England||The Oval P.H. (Secret Concert)|
|26 April 1998||Lille||France||Zénith de Lille|
|27 April 1998||Nancy||Le Zénith|
|29 April 1998||Genova||Italy||Palasport|
|30 April 1998||Florence||Palasport|
|2 May 1998||Pesaro||BPA Palace|
|3 May 1998||Rome||PalaEur|
|5 May 1998||Milan||PalaVobis|
|6 May 1998||Trieste||Palasport|
|8 May 1998||Böblingen||Germany||Sporthalle|
|9 May 1998||Hanover||Music Hall|
|10 May 1998||Düsseldorf||Philips Halle|
|12 May 1998||Paris||France||Le Zénith|
|13 May 1998||Leuven||Belgium||Brabanthal|
|14 May 1998||Rotterdam||Netherlands||Ahoy Hall|
|16 May 1998||London||England||Brixton Academy|
|18 May 1998||Barcelona||Spain||Pavello de La Vall D'Hebron|
|19 May 1998||Madrid||Palacio de los Deportes|
|20 May 1998||Cascais||Portugal||Pavilion|
|22 May 1998||Ourense||Spain||Campo de Futbol Os Remedios|
|23 May 1998||Laguna de Duero||Bullring|
|24 May 1998||San Sebastian||Velodromo|
|26 May 1998||Valencia||Velodromo Luis Puig|
|28 May 1998||Montpellier||France||Le Zénith|
|30 May 1998||Ta' Qali||Malta||Open Air|
|26 June 1998||Chicago||United States||Riviera Theater|
|27 June 1998||Columbus||Brewery District Pavilion|
|28 June 1998||Hamilton||Canada||Copps Coliseum|
|30 June 1998||Kalamazoo||United States||Wings Stadium|
|1 July 1998||Clarkston||Pine Knob Music Theater|
|2 July 1998||Cleveland||Nautica Theater|
|4 July 1998||Montreal||Canada||Stade du Maurier|
|5 July 1998||Quebec City||L'Agora|
|7 July 1998||New York City||United States||Roseland Ballroom|
|10 July 1998||San Antonio||Blue Bonnet Palace|
|11 July 1998||San Benito||The Road House|
|12 July 1998||Dallas||Starplex Amphitheater|
|14 July 1998||Phoenix||Club Rio|
|15 July 1998||Paradise||The Joint|
|San Francisco||Maritime Hall|
|Medina||Medina Entertainment Center|
|Washington, D.C.||The Capitol Ballroom|
|Glen Burnie||Michael's Eighth Avenue|
|2 August 1998||Universal City||Universal Amphitheater|
|4 August 1998||San Diego||S.D.S.U. Open Air Theater|
|5 August 1998||Melbourne||Wickham Park Amphitheater|
|7 August 1998||Monterrey||Mexico||Auditorio Coca-Cola|
|9 August 1998||Mexico City||Palacio de los Deportes|
|4 September 1998||Athens||Greece||Lycabettus Theatre|
|5 September 1998||Thessaloniki||Forrest Theatre|
|7 September 1998||Istanbul||Turkey||Cemil Topuzlu Açıkhava|
|8 September 1998|
|Sarajevo||Bosnia and Herzegovina||Skenderija|
|11 September 1998||Budapest||Hungary||E-Klub|
|12 September 1998||Katowice||Poland||Spodek|
|13 September 1998||Prague||Czech Republic||Eden Sports Hall|
|15 September 1998||Munich||Germany||Colosseum|
|16 September 1998||Fürth||Stadthalle Fürth|
|18 September 1998||Erfurt||Thüringen Halle|
|19 September 1998||Hamburg||Sporthalle|
|20 September 1998||Copenhagen||Denmark||Vega|
|23 September 1998||Helsinki||Finland||Helsingfors ishall|
|25 September 1998||Stockholm||Sweden||Isstadion|
|27 September 1998||Essen||Germany||Grugahalle|
|28 September 1998||Berlin||Colombia Halle|
|29 September 1998||Halle||Easy Schorre Club|
|1 October 1998||Offenbach am Main||Stadthalle|
|2 October 1998||Winterthur||Switzerland||Eulachalle|
|3 October 1998||Mulhouse||France||Phoenix|
|5 October 1998||Besançon||Palais des Sports|
|6 October 1998||Lyon||Le Transbordeur|
|8 October 1998||Zaragoza||Spain||Pabellón Principe Felipe|
|9 October 1998||Albacete||Bullring|
|10 October 1998||Dos Hermanas||Campo de Fútbol|
|13 October 1998||Nice||France||Théâtre de Verdure|
|14 October 1998||Pau||Le Zénith|
|15 October 1998||Clermont-Ferrand||Maison des Sports|
|17 October 1998||Manchester||England||Apollo Theatre|
|18 October 1998||Newcastle||City Hall|
|19 October 1998||Glasgow||Scotland||Barrowlands|
|21 October 1998||Nottingham||England||Royal Concert Hall|
|22 October 1998||Wolverhampton||Civic Hall|
|23 October 1998||Newport||Wales||Centre|
|25 October 1998||Sheffield||England||City Hall|
|26 October 1998||Portsmouth||Guildhall|
|18 November 1998||Tokyo||Japan||Shibuya Kokaido|
|20 November 1998||Nagoya||Club Diamond Hall|
|21 November 1998||Osaka||IMP Hall|
|22 November 1998||Tokyo||Nakano Sun Plaza Hall|
|2 December 1998||Rio de Janeiro||Brazil||Metropolitan|
|Campinas||Brinco Da Princessa|
|5 December 1998||São Paulo||Anhembi|
|6 December 1998||Curitiba||Pedreira Paulo Leminski|
|12 December 1998||Buenos Aires||Argentina||José Amalfitani Stadium|
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