2017 Is The Number Of The Beast: Iron Maiden announce ‘Book Of Souls’ tour with Ghost

What the world needs now is Iron Maiden. What Iron Maiden needs now is the world.

The legendary metal band announced a return to North America this morning, a 25-date summer tour with Ghost that hits the XFinity Center in Mansfield on July 19. The tour is in support of 2015 album The Book Of Souls, the band’s 16th in its illustrious history.

Tickets go on sale Friday, January 27.

Iron Maiden bassist and co-founder Steve Harris says Eddie is coming along for the ride.

“We will, of course, be bringing the full production with us including all the Eddies and the Maya-themed stage sets,” he says in a statement. “There’s been a great reaction from everyone to this tour’s theme, people really seem to love it. We’re still deciding on the final set-list and we’ll work that out once we get into rehearsals. Most of our North American fans haven’t seen the show yet so as we want to give them the same Book Of Souls live experience that we took around the world, it’s unlikely we’ll change much. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, so we will continue to do that!”

[h/t @MitchLafon]

Iron Maiden Tour

Iron Maiden 2017 Tour
June 03 Bristow, VA, Jiffy Lube Live
June 04 Philadelphia, PA, Wells Fargo Center
June 07 Newark, NJ, Prudential Center
June 09 Charlotte, NC, PNC Music Pavilion
June 11 Tampa, FL, Amalie Arena
June 13 Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
June 15 Chicago, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
June 16 Minneapolis, MN, Xcel Energy Center
June 19 Oklahoma City, OK, Chesapeake Arena
June 21 Houston, TX, Toyota Center
June 23 Dallas, TX, American Airlines Center
June 24 San Antonio, TX, At&t Center
June 27 Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheater
June 28 Phoenix, AZ, Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 01 San Bernardino, CA, San Manuel Amphitheater
July 03 Las Vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
July 05 Oakland, CA, Oracle Arena
July 07 Salt Lake City, UT, Usana Amphitheater
July 09 Lincoln, NE, Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11 Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center
July 12 St Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 15 Toronto, Canada, Budweiser Stage
July 16 Quebec City, Canada, Videotron Centre
July 19 Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
July 21 Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center