Rock legends Iron Maiden continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows.

Their gig at 3Arena in Dublin on May 6, will be their first visit here in seven years.

They’ve confirmed no further European dates will be added to their Book Of Souls Tour schedule so it looks like Belfast fans will have to make the trip of the border to see Iron Maiden.

Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris said: “The whole band is really enjoying this tour and though we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas for a few shows. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”

The Book Of Souls is Maiden’s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the #1 spot in over 40 countries around the globe.

Special Guests on all the shows in the tour will be Shinedown.

Shinedown’s Zach Myers commented: “Iron Maiden are the kings of metal and one of the greatest live bands of all time. It’s an honour to be touring with them in Europe and in their home country and to play in front of their fans. We can’t wait to see you in 2017!”

Tickets go on-sale on Friday September 30 at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie

As usual, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members, details of which can be found on ironmaiden.com along with information on how Fan Club members can participate in the draw to be First To The Barrier.

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