Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour

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Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour
Tour by Iron Maiden
Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour Mountain View poster.jpg
Official tour advertisement for the band's performance at Mountain View, California, 5 June 1988
Associated albumSeventh Son of a Seventh Son
Start date28 April 1988
End date12 December 1988
No. of shows102 in total (105 scheduled)
Iron Maiden concert chronology

Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour was a world tour conducted by British heavy metal band Iron Maiden in 1988, in support of their seventh studio album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. It was their last tour to feature guitarist Adrian Smith until he rejoined the band in 1999[1][2] and their first to include Michael Kenney (bassist Steve Harris' technician) on keyboards.[3][4]

After commencing with a number of shows in North America, the tour saw the band headline the Monsters of Rock festival at Donington Park for the first time, performing to a crowd of 107,000, the largest in the venue's history.[5] In the winter, the band undertook a series of UK arena shows, during which the Maiden England concert video was recorded at the NEC, Birmingham.[6]

Opening bands[edit]

Opening bands for this tour were: Vinnie Vincent Invasion; David Lee Roth; Anthrax; Megadeth; Guns N' Roses; W.A.S.P.; Helloween; Killer Dwarfs; Ossian; Trust; Great White; L.A. Guns; Backstreet Girls (replaced Helloween in Norway); Frehley's Comet;[7] Savatage (replaced Killer Dwarfs in Tampa).[8]

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue Opening Act
Europe
28 April 1988[A] Cologne West Germany Empire No Opening Act
29 April 1988[A]
North America
8 May 1988[A] New York City United States L'Amour No Opening Act
13 May 1988 Moncton Canada Moncton Coliseum Guns N' Roses
14 May 1988 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
16 May 1988 Quebec City Colisée de Québec
17 May 1988 Montreal Montreal Forum
18 May 1988 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Centre
20 May 1988 Toronto CNE Grandstand Guns N' Roses, Zodiac Mindwarp and the Love Reaction
23 May 1988 Winnipeg Winnipeg Arena Guns N' Roses
25 May 1988 Edmonton Northlands Coliseum
27 May 1988 Calgary Olympic Saddledome
30 May 1988 Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
31 May 1988 Spokane United States Spokane Coliseum
1 June 1988 Seattle Seattle Center Coliseum
3 June 1988 Salt Lake City Salt Palace
5 June 1988 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
6 June 1988 Sacramento Cal Expo Amphitheatre No Opening Act
8 June 1988 Irvine Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre L.A. Guns
9 June 1988
10 June 1988 San Diego San Diego Sports Arena
12 June 1988 Inglewood The Forum
13 June 1988 Phoenix Compton Terrace
14 June 1988 Albuquerque Tingley Coliseum
15 June 1988 Denver McNichols Sports Arena
17 June 1988 St. Louis Kiel Auditorium Hurricane
18 June 1988 Kansas City Kemper Arena
19 June 1988 Omaha Omaha Civic Auditorium
21 June 1988 Bloomington Met Center Megadeth
22 June 1988 Cedar Rapids Five Seasons Center
23 June 1988 Rosemont Rosemont Horizon
25 June 1988 East Troy Alpine Valley Music Theatre
27 June 1988 Indianapolis Market Square Arena
28 June 1988 Columbus Battelle Hall
29 June 1988 Cincinnati Cincinnati Gardens
1 July 1988 Saginaw Saginaw Civic Center Frehley's Comet
2 July 1988 Detroit Joe Louis Arena
3 July 1988 Richfield Richfield Coliseum
5 July 1988 Pittsburgh Pittsburgh Civic Arena
6 July 1988 Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Civic Center
8 July 1988 East Rutherford Brendan Byrne Arena
10 July 1988 Bethlehem Stabler Arena C A N C E L L E D
13 July 1988 New Haven New Haven Coliseum Ace Frehley's Comet
15 July 1988 Uniondale Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
16 July 1988 Troy Houston Field House
17 July 1988 Worcester The Centrum
19 July 1988 Portland Cumberland County Civic Center
20 July 1988 Providence Providence Civic Center
22 July 1988 Philadelphia The Spectrum
23 July 1988 Greensboro Greensboro Coliseum
24 July 1988 Landover Capital Centre
27 July 1988 Atlanta Fox Theatre
29 July 1988 Fort Worth Tarrant County Convention Center
30 July 1988 Austin Frank Erwin Center
31 July 1988 Houston The Summit
2 August 1988 New Orleans Lakefront Arena
4 August 1988 Daytona Beach Ocean Center Big Bang
5 August 1988 Pembroke Pines Hollywood Sportatorium
6 August 1988 Tampa USF Sun Dome Savatage
7 August 1988 Landover Capital Centre Killer Dwarfs
8 August 1988 Columbia Carolina Coliseum
9 August 1988 Charlotte Charlotte Coliseum
10 August 1988 Hampton Hampton Coliseum
Europe
17 August 1988[A] London England Queen Mary College No Opening Act
20 August 1988[B] Castle Donington Donington Park Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns N' Roses, Helloween
25 August 1988 Prague Czechoslovakia Letna Stadium C A N C E L L E D
27 August 1988[B] Schweinfurt West Germany Mainwiesengelände Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Anthrax, Great White, Treat
28 August 1988[B] Bochum Ruhrland Stadion
31 August 1988 Budapest Hungary Hidegkuti Nándor Stadium Ossian
2 September 1988 Innsbruck Austria Olympiahalle Innsbruck Reward
4 September 1988[B] Tilburg Netherlands Sportpark Wilhelm II Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Anthrax, Great White, Treat
8 September 1988 Lausanne Switzerland Patinoire de Malley Helloween
10 September 1988[B] Modena Italy Festa de l'Unità Kiss, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Anthrax, Great White, Treat
13 September 1988 Athens Greece AEK Stadium Helloween
17 September 1988[B] Pamplona Spain Plaza de toros Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Manzano
18 September 1988[B] Madrid Casa de Campo
20 September 1988 Cascais Portugal Pavilhão de Cascais Helloween
22 September 1988[B] Barcelona Spain Plaza de toros Metallica, Helloween, Anthrax, Manzano
24 September 1988[B] Paris France Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Trust, Helloween, Anthrax
25 September 1988[B]
26 September 1988 Brussels Belgium Forest National Helloween
28 September 1988 Copenhagen Denmark K.B. Hallen
30 September 1988 Stockholm Sweden Johanneshovs Isstadion
1 October 1988 Gothenburg Scandinavium
3 October 1988 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Ice Hall
5 October 1988 Drammen Norway Drammenshallen Backstreet Girls
UK
18 November 1988 Newport Wales Newport Centre Killer Dwarfs
20 November 1988 Edinburgh Scotland Edinburgh Playhouse
21 November 1988
22 November 1988
24 November 1988 Whitley Bay England Whitley Bay Ice Rink
25 November 1988
27 November 1988 Birmingham NEC Arena
28 November 1988
30 November 1988 Manchester Manchester Apollo
1 December 1988
4 December 1988 Sheffield Sheffield City Hall
6 December 1988 London Hammersmith Odeon
7 December 1988
10 December 1988 Wembley Arena
11 December 1988
12 December 1988 Hammersmith Odeon

Reference[9]

Festivals and other miscellaneous performances
A This concert was a secret show under the name "Charlotte and the Harlots"
B This concert was a part of "Monsters of Rock"
Cancelled and rescheduled dates

Setlist[edit]

  1. "Moonchild" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  2. "The Evil That Men Do" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  3. "The Prisoner" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  4. "Wrathchild" (From Killers, 1981) (Played from 17 August to 5 October)
  5. "Still Life" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) (Added on 18 November)
  6. "Die With Your Boots On" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) (Added on 18 November)
  7. "Infinite Dreams" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  8. "The Trooper" (from Piece of Mind, 1983) (Replaced by "Killers" (From Killers, 1981) on 18 November)
  9. "Can I Play with Madness" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  10. "Heaven Can Wait" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  11. "Wasted Years" (from Somewhere in Time, 1986)
  12. "The Clairvoyant" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  13. "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" (from Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, 1988)
  14. "The Number of the Beast" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  15. "Hallowed Be Thy Name" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  16. "Iron Maiden" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  17. "Run to the Hills" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982)
  18. "22 Acacia Avenue" (from The Number of the Beast, 1982) (Played from 4 August to 10 September)
  19. "2 Minutes to Midnight" (From Powerslave, 1984) (Dropped after 10 September)
  20. "Running Free" (from Iron Maiden, 1980)
  21. "Sanctuary" (from Iron Maiden, 1980) (Added on 20 August)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 285. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
  2. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 331. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
  3. ^ Gennet, Robbie (3 October 2010). "Michael Kenney – the Man Behind the Maiden". Keyboard. Archived from the original on 16 May 2013. Retrieved 23 January 2012.
  4. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 266. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
  5. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 269. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
  6. ^ Wall, Mick (2004). Iron Maiden: Run to the Hills, the Authorised Biography (3rd ed.). Sanctuary Publishing. p. 272. ISBN 1-86074-542-3.
  7. ^ Frehley, Ace; Layden, Joe; Ostrosky, John (2011). No Regrets: A Rock 'N' Roll Memoir (1 ed.). Simon and Schuster. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-85720-477-6.
  8. ^ Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour 1988. The Iron Maiden Commentary. Retrieved 7 November 2015.
  9. ^ "Tour Dates". Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour programme. EMI. Retrieved 2 February 2012.
  10. ^ "Iron Maiden show cancelled". The Morning Call. 10 July 1988.

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