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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 VENUE LOCATION INFO
Friday, 07 January 2000 Shepherd's Bush Empire London, UK

Support: Dirty Deeds

Friday, 02 June 2000 Artefact Strasbourg, France

Festival Des Artefact

Saturday, 03 June 2000 Goffert Park Nijmegen, Holland

Dynamo Open Air Festival

Monday, 05 June 2000 Paegas Arena Prague, Czech Republic

Support: Dirty Deeds

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

Support: Dirty Deeds

Wednesday, 07 June 2000 Kisstadion Budapest, Hungary

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

Friday, 09 June 2000 Izola Stadium Izola, Slovenia

Support: Dirty Deeds

Saturday, 10 June 2000 Stadio Brianteo Monza, Italy

Metal 2000 Festival

Sunday, 11 June 2000 RocKiev Festival Kiev, Ukraine

CANCELLED

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

Support: The Almighty

Wednesday, 14 June 2000 Omnisport De Bercy Paris, France

Support: The Almighty & Slayer

Friday, 16 June 2000 Earls Court London, UK

Support: Entombed & Slayer

Tuesday, 20 June 2000 Spodek Hall Katowice, Poland

Support: Dirty Deeds

Wednesday, 21 June 2000 Torwar Sports Hall Warsaw, Poland

Support: Dirty Deeds

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

Support: Entombed & Slayer

Tuesday, 27 June 2000 Olympic Stadium Stockholm, Sweden

Support: Entombed & Slayer

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

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

Tuesday, 04 July 2000 Libro Music Hall Vienna, Austria

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Wednesday, 05 July 2000 Zenith Munich, Germany

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Thursday, 06 July 2000 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Saturday, 08 July 2000 Maimarkt Halle Mannheim, Germany

Metal 2000 Festival

Sunday, 09 July 2000 Arena Oberhausen, Geramny

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

Wednesday, 12 July 2000 Akademik Stadium Sofia, Bulgaira

CANCELLED, because Janick's fall in Mannheim

Friday, 14 July 2000 Rockwave Festival Athens, Greece

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

Sunday, 16 July 2000 Festival Vilar De Mouros, Portugal

Support: Rolling Band & Entombed & Ramp & Spiritual Beggars

Tuesday, 18 July 2000 Velodromo San Sebastian, Spain

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Wednesday, 19 July 2000 Bullring Madrid, Spain

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Friday, 21 July 2000 Open Air Festival Mijas, Spain

CANCELLED

Saturday, 22 July 2000 Open Air Festival Murcia, Spain

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Sunday, 23 July 2000 St. Jordi Barcelona, Spain

Support: Spiritual Beggars

Tuesday, 01 August 2000 Air Canada Centre Toronto, Canada

Support: Entombed & Halford

Wednesday, 02 August 2000 Molson Centre Amphitheatre Montreal, Canada

Support: Entombed & Halford

Thursday, 03 August 2000 Coliseum Quebec City, Canada

Support: Entombed & Halford

Saturday, 05 August 2000 Madison Square Garden New York, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 06 August 2000 Tweeter Center Mansfield, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche , See note

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 11 August 2000 Starlake Amphitheatre Pittsburgh, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 12 August 2000 E - Center Camden, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 13 August 2000 Coors Light Amphitheatre Scranton, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Tuesday, 15 August 2000 Pine Knob Amphitheatre Detroit, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 16 August 2000 Darien Lake Amphitheatre Buffalo, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Thursday, 17 August 2000 PCN Arts Centre Holmsdel, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 20 August 2000 Sandstone Amphitheatre Kansas City, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 23 August 2000 Blossom Music Cente Cleveland, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 26 August 2000 Marcus Amphitheatre Milwaukee, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Tuesday, 29 August 2000 World Arena Colorado Springs, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 30 August 2000 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 01 September 2000 Starplex Amphitheatre Dallas, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 02 September 2000 Woodlands Pavilion Houston, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 08 September 2000 Mesa Del Sol Albuquerque, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 09 September 2000 Desert Sky Pavilion Phoenix, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 13 September 2000 Universal Amphitheatre Universal City, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Friday, 15 September 2000 Cintennial Amphitheatre Bakersfield, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 16 September 2000 Shoreline Amphitheatre San Jose, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Sunday, 17 September 2000 Aladdin Theatre Las Vegas, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Monday, 18 September 2000 Sullivan Arena Anchorage, USA

CANCELLED

Tuesday, 19 September 2000 Tacoma Dome Tacoma, USA

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Wednesday, 20 September 2000 Pacific Coliseum Vancouver, Canada

Support: Halford & Queensryche

Saturday, 23 September 2000 Skyreach Centre Edmonton, Canada

CANCELLED

Sunday, 24 September 2000 Saddledome Calgary, Canada

CANCELLED

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

Support: Halford

Friday, 03 November 2000 Evening News Arena Manchester, UK

Support: Halford

Saturday, 04 November 2000 NEC Arena Birmingham, UK

Support: Halford

Monday, 06 November 2000 Grugahalle Essen, Germany

Support: Halford, Postponed from 9 of July from Oberhausen

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

Postponed from 4th July

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

Support: Dirty Deeds

Tuesday, 09 January 2001 Foro Sol Mexico City, Mexico

Support: Halford & Queensryche

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

CANCELLED

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

Support: Halford

Monday, 15 January 2001 Pista Atletica Santiago, Chile

Support: Halford

Friday, 19 January 2001 Rock In Rio III Rio De Janeiro, Brazil