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Brave New World Tour

June 2000 – January 2001

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With the release of their album Brave New World, the band embarked on a massive world tour, playing to enthusiastic big crowds again. In Europe, the tour was called Metal 2000, and in the rest of the world it was simply called the Brave New World Tour. The stage set was the most elaborate the band has had in years complete with explosions, giant backdrops, a giant wicker Eddie (with a few fair maidens inside!), and of course everyones favorite corpse, Mr. Edward T. Head himself! It should be noted that this has been the only time in Maidens touring history that an incarnation of Eddie from another tour has made a return appearance. The Ed Hunter Eddie joins the band during 'The Evil That Men Do' to battle against Janick

The band chose to begin their shows with three songs off the new album, a ballsy move considering that a great majority of fans attend their shows to hear the old classics almost exclusively. So far this tour has featured "rants" by Bruce Dickinson in which he lambastes MTV, and the general state of music, while heralding the return of Metal as a force to be reckoned with.

This is the second tour to feature the "re-united" Iron Maiden featuring the line-up of Smith-Dickinson-Harris-Murray-Gers-McBrain. The Brave New World album features songs written specifically for a three-guitar line-up. Songs like the title track are particularly powerful in their live versions. For the older songs, some adjustments have taken place given the three-guitar onslaught: Adrians guitar solo in 'The Trooper' is duplicated by Janick, and a two-part harmony is played at the end of the solo, thus staying more faithful to the studio recording. Janick also doubles Adrians solo during 'The Evil That Men Do'. Janick also now plays the second solo during 'Hallowed Be Thy Name.

The chemistry between band members seems to be in fine form. There had been reports of Adrian looking lost or unhappy onstage. That was not apparent from the show B?leron and I attended. Everybody played an important role in the execution of the concert..

The Metal 2000 Tour (the European leg of the tour) did not go without its hitches. Apparently the first few outdoor shows were played under heavy rains, and at one point some shows had to be cancelled due to Janick suffering a serious fall from the stage in Mannheim, Germany. Thankfully he fully recovered in time to finish that leg of the tour

The Brave New World Tour features one of the strongest bills in recent history with Rob Halford and Queensryche, and that should get a special mention. The song list was evenly distributed between old and newer classics. It should be noted that the set list did not include any songs from Somewhere In Time and No Prayer For The Dying. The song 'The Fallen Angel' was played in some of the European dates

Bruce Dickinson has promised a new studio album from Iron Maiden and another tour. I believe that those who have been fortunate enough to witness a show from this tour, have witnessed an historical event

Setlist:

Intro: Theme from First Knight ['Arthur's Farewell']
The Wicker Man
Ghost Of The Navigator
Brave New World
Wrathchild
2 Minutes To Midnight
Blood Brothers
Sign Of The Cross
The Mercenary
The Trooper
Dream Of Mirrors
The Clansman
The Evil That Men Do
Fear Of The Dark
Iron Maiden
The Number Of The Beast
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Sanctuary

Tracks played only at a few venues
The Fallen Angel
Out Of The Silent Planet
Run To The Hills
Children Of The Damned

TOUR DATES

DATE LOCATION VENUE INFO
Friday, 02 June 2000 Strasbourg, France Artefact

Festival Des Artefact

Saturday, 03 June 2000 Nijmegen, Holland Goffert Park

Dynamo Open Air Festival

Monday, 05 June 2000 Prague, Czech Republic Paegas Arena

Support: Dirty Deeds

Tuesday, 06 June 2000 Banska Bystrica, Slovakia Banska Bystrica Amphitheatre

Support: Dirty Deeds

Wednesday, 07 June 2000 Budapest, Hungary Kisstadion

Support: Dirty Deeds - The concert should be located at "Petofi Csarnok

Friday, 09 June 2000 Izola, Slovenia Izola Stadium

Support: Dirty Deeds

Saturday, 10 June 2000 Monza, Italy Stadio Brianteo

Metal 2000 Festival

Sunday, 11 June 2000 Kiev, Ukraine RocKiev Festival

CANCELLED

Tuesday, 13 June 2000 St. Etienne, France Palais Des Spectacles

Support: The Almighty

Wednesday, 14 June 2000 Paris, France Omnisport De Bercy

Support: The Almighty & Slayer

Friday, 16 June 2000 London, UK Earls Court

Support: Entombed & Slayer

Tuesday, 20 June 2000 Katowice, Poland Spodek Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds

Wednesday, 21 June 2000 Warsaw, Poland Torwar Sports Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds

Friday, 23 June 2000 Leipzig, Germany Full Force Festival
Saturday, 24 June 2000 Dessel, Belgium Graspop Metal 2000 Festival
Monday, 26 June 2000 Oslo, Norway Spectrum

Support: Entombed & Slayer

Tuesday, 27 June 2000 Stockholm, Sweden Olympic Stadium

Support: Entombed & Slayer

Thursday, 29 June 2000 Roskilde Festival, Denmark Orange Stage
Friday, 30 June 2000 Turku, Finland Ruisrock Festival
Sunday, 02 July 2000 Talinn, Estonia Song Festival Grounds

Support: No Big Silence & Dirty Deeds. For first time in Estonia

Tuesday, 04 July 2000 Vienna, Austria Libro Music Hall

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Wednesday, 05 July 2000 Munich, Germany Zenith

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Thursday, 06 July 2000 Zurich, Switzerland Hallenstadion

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Saturday, 08 July 2000 Mannheim, Germany Maimarkt Halle

Metal 2000 Festival

Sunday, 09 July 2000 Oberhausen, Geramny Arena

CANCELLED, because Janick's fall in Mannheim , postponed for 6th of November for Essen, Germany

Wednesday, 12 July 2000 Sofia, Bulgaira Akademik Stadium

CANCELLED, because Janick's fall in Mannheim

Friday, 14 July 2000 Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival

CANCELLED, because Janick's fall in Mannheim , postponed for 10th of November

Sunday, 16 July 2000 Vilar De Mouros, Portugal Festival

Support: Rolling Band & Entombed & Ramp & Spiritual Beggars

Tuesday, 18 July 2000 San Sebastian, Spain Velodromo

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Wednesday, 19 July 2000 Madrid, Spain Bullring

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Friday, 21 July 2000 Mijas, Spain Open Air Festival

CANCELLED

Saturday, 22 July 2000 Murcia, Spain Open Air Festival

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Sunday, 23 July 2000 Barcelona, Spain St. Jordi

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Tuesday, 01 August 2000 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre

Support: Entombed & Halford

Wednesday, 02 August 2000 Montreal, Canada Molson Centre Amphitheatre

Support: Entombed & Halford

Thursday, 03 August 2000 Quebec City, Canada Coliseum

Support: Entombed & Halford

Saturday, 05 August 2000 York, USA Madison Square Garden

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 06 August 2000 Mansfield, USA Tweeter Center

Support: Halford & Queensryche , See note

Tuesday, 08 August 2000 Hartford, USA Meadows Music Centre
Wednesday, 09 August 2000 Portland, USA Cumberland County Civic Centre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 11 August 2000 Pittsburgh, USA Starlake Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 12 August 2000 Camden, USA E - Center

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 13 August 2000 Scranton, USA Coors Light Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Tuesday, 15 August 2000 Detroit, USA Pine Knob Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 16 August 2000 Buffalo, USA Darien Lake Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Thursday, 17 August 2000 Holmsdel, USA PCN Arts Centre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 19 August 2000 St. Louis, USA Riverport Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 20 August 2000 Kansas City, USA Sandstone Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 23 August 2000 Cleveland, USA Blossom Music Cente

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 25 August 2000 Chicago, USA U.I.C. Pavilion

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 26 August 2000 Milwaukee, USA Marcus Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 27 August 2000 St. Paul, USA Roy Wilkins Auditorium

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Tuesday, 29 August 2000 Colorado Springs, USA World Arena

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 30 August 2000 Denver, USA Red Rocks Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 01 September 2000 Dallas, USA Starplex Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 02 September 2000 Houston, USA Woodlands Pavilion

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 03 September 2000 San Antonio, USA Sunken Garden Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Monday, 04 September 2000 San Antonio, USA Sunken Garden Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 06 September 2000 El Paso, USA Don Haskins Center

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 08 September 2000 Albuquerque, USA Mesa Del Sol

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 09 September 2000 Phoenix, USA Desert Sky Pavilion

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 10 September 2000 Laguna Hills, USA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Tuesday, 12 September 2000 San Diego, USA San Diego Sports Arena

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 13 September 2000 Universal City, USA Universal Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 15 September 2000 Bakersfield, USA Cintennial Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 16 September 2000 San Jose, USA Shoreline Amphitheatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 17 September 2000 Las Vegas, USA Aladdin Theatre

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Monday, 18 September 2000 Anchorage, USA Sullivan Arena

CANCELLED

Tuesday, 19 September 2000 Tacoma, USA Tacoma Dome

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 20 September 2000 Vancouver, Canada Pacific Coliseum

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 23 September 2000 Edmonton, Canada Skyreach Centre

CANCELLED

Sunday, 24 September 2000 Calgary, Canada Saddledome

CANCELLED

Thursday, 19 October 2000 Sendai, Japan Sun Plaza
Saturday, 21 October 2000 Tokyo, Japan Kosei Nenkin Hall
Sunday, 22 October 2000 Yokohama, Japan Pacifico
Monday, 23 October 2000 Tokyo, Japan International Forum Hall A
Wednesday, 25 October 2000 Tokyo, Japan Zepp
Thursday, 26 October 2000 Fukuoka, Japan Sun Palace
Saturday, 28 October 2000 Nagoya, Japan Shi Kokaido
Sunday, 29 October 2000 Tokyo, Japan Zepp
Thursday, 02 November 2000 Glasgow, Scotland S.E.C.C.

Support: Halford

Friday, 03 November 2000 Manchester, UK Evening News Arena

Support: Halford

Saturday, 04 November 2000 Birmingham, UK NEC Arena

Support: Halford

Monday, 06 November 2000 Essen, Germany Grugahalle

Support: Halford, Postponed from 9 of July from Oberhausen

Friday, 10 November 2000 Athens, Greece Posidonas Stadium / St. Cosmas

Postponed from 4th July

Saturday, 06 January 2001 London, UK Shepherd's Bush Empire

Support: Dirty Deeds

Sunday, 07 January 2001 London, UK Shepherd's Bush Empire

Support: Dirty Deeds

Tuesday, 09 January 2001 Mexico City, Mexico Foro Sol

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 12 January 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina Obras Sanitarias Stadium

CANCELLED

Saturday, 13 January 2001 Buenos Aires, Argentina Velez Sarsfield Stadium

Support: Halford

Monday, 15 January 2001 Santiago, Chile Pista Atletica

Support: Halford

Friday, 19 January 2001 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil Rock In Rio III
Tuesday, 19 March 2002 London, UK Brixton Academy
Wednesday, 20 March 2002 London, UK Brixton Academy
Thursday, 21 March 2002 London, UK Brixton Academy