Iron Maiden Add Canadian Dates to 'The Book of Souls' World Tour

Iron Maiden Add Canadian Dates to 'The Book of Souls' World Tour
Ed Force One pilot Bruce Dickinson and the rest of Iron Maiden will be touching down in a handful of Canadian cities next spring to deliver teachings behind their recent The Book of Souls LP.

The Canadian leg of dates comes off the heels of U.S. and South American concert reveals earlier this fall. This time around, the NWOBHM greats will be making it into Montreal's Bell Centre on April 1, with plans to hit up Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver throughout the rest of the week.

Though the whole tour should have fans upping the irons for Bruce and the boys, the Edmonton show at Rexall Place on April 8 will be monumental for Maiden. A press release notes that the concert marks the 100th Canadian performance from Iron Maiden, a feat over 30 years in the making. The band first hit the Great White North during their 1981 tour behind Killers.

As for the set list, the vocalist conceded in a statement that there should be a mix of new and old for the faithful.

"We haven't decided on the set list as yet and won't until we start rehearsing but we really look forward to playing a number of new songs live, especially as the recording was so much live," Dickinson said. "However, as it's been a while since we saw you all, I am sure we will include plenty of older fan favourites too. I think the fans will be delighted by what we have in mind. We are also in the middle of creating the new show and rest assured we are working hard to bring you all something spectacular, something with a lot of heart !!!"

Considering the promotional artwork for "The Book Souls World Tour," which you can see up above, Dickinson seems to be hinting at a big ol' beating heart factoring into the stage show. Maybe as a trampoline of some sort? That said, here's hoping it also somehow ties to the vintage videogame aesthetics of the band's recent "Speed of Light" video. Who wouldn't want to see Dickinson duking it out with a Street Fighter-inspired hologram of Eddie?

You'll find all of the band's North American concert dates down below, along with a tour trailer, while South American and European show info can be found here.

Tour dates: 

02/24 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - BB&T Center
02/26 Tulsa, OK - BOK Center
02/28 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Center
03/01 Monterey, Mexico - Teatro Banamex
03/03 Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace
03/30 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
04/01 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
04/03 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
04/05 Detroit, MI - Palace of Auburn Hills
04/06 Chicago, IL - United Center
04/08 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
04/10 Vancouver, BC - Rogers Arena
04/11 Tacoma, WA - Tacoma Dome
04/13 Denver, CO - Pepsi Center
04/15 Los Angeles, CA - The Forum