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World Slavery Tour

August 1984 – July 1985

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Powerslave tour was Iron Maiden's biggest tour ever, including biggest stage set, song list, duration of tour and most countries visited. This also marked the first time a major band formally toured European eastern-block countries, and was documented in the Behind the Iron Curtain video. This tour was chronicled in official audio and video releases named Live After Death (it is interesting to note that these releases came out a full year after the release of Powerslave, and the band was still on tour!). Some people consider Live After Death one of the best live releases of all time. The songs on After Death came from the unprecedented sold out, 4-night stint at the Long Beach Arena, and also from their sold out 4-night engagement at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Another tour highlight was when Maiden headlined 1985's Rock In Rio show in front of 200,000people. For this tour the band played songs that had not been played in a long time, such as Murders In The Rue Morgue, and at one occasion even played Deep Purple's On The Water. The massive stage set featured more pyrotechnics than ever, and a giant-mummified Eddie. Iron Maiden was on top of the world, and they would never tour at this pace again.

The following bands opened for Iron Maiden: Paul Samson's Empire, Bad News, Accept, Rock Goddess, Twisted Sister, Motley Crue, Queensryche, Ratt, Warrior, Mama's Boys

SETLIST

Intro: Churchill's Speech
Aces High
2 Minutes To Midnight
The Trooper
Revelations
Flight Of Icarus
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
Losfer Words (Big 'Orra)
Powerslave
Guitar solo
The Number Of The Beast
Hallowed Be Thy Name
22, Acacia Avenue
Iron Maiden
Run To The Hills
Running Free
Sanctuary

Tracks played only at a few venues

Children Of The Damned
Die With Your Boots On
Wrathchild
Murders In The Rue Morgue
Phantom Of The Opera

TOUR DATES

DATE LOCATION VENUE INFO
Thursday, 09 August 1984 Warsaw, Poland Torwar Sports Hall

First time in Poland

Friday, 10 August 1984 Lodz, Poland Sporthall Aleja Polit
Saturday, 11 August 1984 Poznan, Poland Arena
Sunday, 12 August 1984 Wroclaw, Poland Folks Hall
Tuesday, 14 August 1984 Zabrze, Poland Sportshall Makoszowy
Thursday, 16 August 1984 Zeltweg, Austria Aichfeldhall Sportzen

First time in Austria

Friday, 17 August 1984 Budapest, Hungary Sports Hall

Support: Pokolgep & P-Box
First time in Hungary

Saturday, 18 August 1984 Yugoslavia, Belgrade Sajam Exhibition Centre

Support: Warrior

Sunday, 19 August 1984 Yugoslavia, Ljubliana Dvorana Tivoli

Support: Warrior

Tuesday, 21 August 1984 Pordenone, Italy Parcagalvani

CANCELLED

Wednesday, 22 August 1984 Arma di Taggia, Italy Ex Caserma Rivelli

Support: Accept

Saturday, 25 August 1984 Annecy, France Parc Des Expositions

Support: Accept

Sunday, 26 August 1984 Palavas, France Arennes De Palavas

Support: Accept

Wednesday, 29 August 1984 San Sebastian, Spain Pabellon Municipal

Support: Accept

Friday, 31 August 1984 Oporto, Portugal Pavilhao Infante

Support: Accept

Saturday, 01 September 1984 Cascais, Portugal Pavilhao Dramatico

Support: Accept

Monday, 03 September 1984 Madrid, Spain Estadio Roman Valero

Support: Accept

Wednesday, 05 September 1984 Barcelona, Spain Palacio Municipal

Support: Accept

Friday, 07 September 1984 Toulouse, France Palais Des Sports

Support: Accept

Saturday, 08 September 1984 Bordeaux, France Palais Des Sports

Support: Accept

Tuesday, 11 September 1984 Glasgow, Scotland Apollo Theatre

Support: Waysted

Wednesday, 12 September 1984 Aberdeen, Scotland Capitol Theatre

Support: Waysted

Thursday, 13 September 1984 Edinburgh, Scotland Playhouse Theatre

Support: Waysted

Saturday, 15 September 1984 Newcastle, England City Hall

Support: Waysted

Sunday, 16 September 1984 Newcastle, England City Hall

Support: Waysted

Monday, 17 September 1984 Sheffield, England City Hall

Support: Waysted

Tuesday, 18 September 1984 Ipswich, England Gaumont Theatre

Support: Waysted

Thursday, 20 September 1984 Leicester , England De Montfort Hall

Support: Waysted

Friday, 21 September 1984 Oxford, England New Theatre

Support: Waysted

Saturday, 22 September 1984 St Austell, England Cornwall Coliseum

Support: Waysted

Sunday, 23 September 1984 Bristol, England Hippodrome

Support: Waysted

Tuesday, 25 September 1984 Manchester, England Apollo Theatre

Support: Waysted

Wednesday, 26 September 1984 Manchester, England Apollo Theatre

Support: Waysted

Thursday, 27 September 1984 Hanley, England Victoria Hall

Support: Waysted

Saturday, 29 September 1984 Nottingham, England Royal Concert Hall

Support: Waysted

Sunday, 30 September 1984 Cardif, Wales St. Davids Hall

Support: Waysted

Tuesday, 02 October 1984 Birmingham, England Odeon

Support: Waysted

Wednesday, 03 October 1984 Birmingham, England Odeon

Support: Waysted

Friday, 05 October 1984 Southampton, England Gaumont Hall

Support: Waysted

Sunday, 07 October 1984 Cardif, Wales St. Davids Hall

Support: Waysted

Monday, 08 October 1984 London, England Hammersmith Odeon

Support: Waysted

Tuesday, 09 October 1984 London, England Hammersmith Odeon

Support: Waysted

Wednesday, 10 October 1984 London, England Hammersmith Odeon

Support: Waysted

Friday, 12 October 1984 London, England Hammersmith Odeon

Support: Waysted

Monday, 15 October 1984 Cologne, GERMANY Sporthalle

Support: Motley Crue

Tuesday, 16 October 1984 Stuttgart, GERMANY Sporthalle

Support: Motley Crue

Wednesday, 17 October 1984 Heidelberg, GERMANY Rhein-Necker-Halle

Support: Motley Crue

Friday, 19 October 1984 Würtzburg, GERMANY Carl-Diem-Halle

Support: Motley Crue

Saturday, 20 October 1984 Brusssels, BELGIUM Forêt Nationale

Support: Motley Crue

Sunday, 21 October 1984 Nancy, FRANCE Parc Des Expositions

Support: Motley Crue

Tuesday, 23 October 1984 Freiburg, GERMANY Stadthalle

Support: Motley Crue

Wednesday, 24 October 1984 Munich, GERMANY Olympiahalle

Support: Motley Crue

Friday, 26 October 1984 Essen, GERMANY Grugahalle

Support: Motley Crue

Saturday, 27 October 1984 Bremen, GERMANY Stadthalle

Support: Motley Crue

Sunday, 28 October 1984 Zwolle, NETHERLANDS Ijsselhal

Support: Motley Crue

Monday, 29 October 1984 Paris, FRANCE Espace Balard

Support: Motley Crue

Thursday, 01 November 1984 Copenhagen, DENMARK Brøndbyhallen

Support: Motley Crue

Friday, 02 November 1984 Stockholm, SWEDEN Isstadion

Support: Motley Crue

Saturday, 03 November 1984 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Scandinavium

Support: Motley Crue

Monday, 05 November 1984 Helsinki, FINLAND Jäähalli

Support: Motley Crue

Thursday, 08 November 1984 Russelheim, GERMANY Walter-Köbel-Halle

Support: Motley Crue

Friday, 09 November 1984 Nuremberg, GERMANY Hemmerleinhalle

Support: Motley Crue

Sunday, 11 November 1984 Bologna, ITALY Theatro Tenda

Support: Motley Crue

Monday, 12 November 1984 Milan, ITALY Theatro Tenda

Support: Motley Crue

Tuesday, 13 November 1984 Lyon, FRANCE Espace Tony Garnier

Support: Motley Crue

Wednesday, 14 November 1984 Basle, SWITZERLAND St. Jacob Sporthalle

Support: Motley Crue

Saturday, 24 November 1984 Nova Scotia, Halifax, CANADA Metro Center

Support: Twisted Sister

Monday, 26 November 1984 Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Tuesday, 27 November 1984 Montréal, Quebec, CANADA Forum

Support: Twisted Sister

Wednesday, 28 November 1984 Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA Civic Centre

Support: Twisted Sister

Friday, 30 November 1984 Toronto, Ontario, CANADA Maple Leaf Gardens

Support: Twisted Sister

Saturday, 01 December 1984 Sudbury, CANADA Arena

Support: Twisted Sister

Monday, 03 December 1984 Winnipeg, CANADA Arena

Support: Twisted Sister

Tuesday, 04 December 1984 Saskatchewan, CANADA Agridome

Support: Twisted Sister

Thursday, 06 December 1984 Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA Northlands Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Friday, 07 December 1984 Calgary, Alberta, CANADA Corral

Support: Twisted Sister

Sunday, 09 December 1984 Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA PNE Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Monday, 10 December 1984 Seattle, Washington, USA Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Tuesday, 11 December 1984 Portland, Oregon, USA Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Thursday, 13 December 1984 Salt Lake City, Utah, USA Salt Palace

Support: Twisted Sister

Saturday, 15 December 1984 Denver, Colorado, USA Mcnichols Arena

Twisted Sister didn't play

Monday, 17 December 1984 Kansas City, Missouri, USA Kemper Arena

Support: Twisted Sister

Tuesday, 18 December 1984 Saint Louis, Missouri, USA Kiel Auditorium

Support: Twisted Sister

Wednesday, 19 December 1984 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA Mecca Arena

Support: Twisted Sister

Thursday, 20 December 1984 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Metro Center

Support: Twisted Sister

Friday, 21 December 1984 Chicago, Illinois, USA Rosemont Horizon

Support: Twisted Sister

Thursday, 03 January 1985 Cincinatti, Ohio, USA Gardens

Support: Twisted Sister

Friday, 04 January 1985 Detroit, Michigan, USA Jose Luis Arena

Support: Twisted Sister

Saturday, 05 January 1985 Columbus, Ohio, USA Ohio Center

Support: Twisted Sister

Sunday, 06 January 1985 Cleveland, Ohio, USA Richfield Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Monday, 07 January 1985 Buffalo, New York, USA Memorial Auditorium

Support: Talas

Friday, 11 January 1985 Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL Rio De Janeiro

Rock in Rio Festival

Monday, 14 January 1985 Hartford, Connecticut, USA Civic Center

Support: Twisted Sister

Tuesday, 15 January 1985 Worchester, Massachusetts, USA Centrum

Support: Twisted Sister

Thursday, 17 January 1985 New York City, New York, USA Radio Music City Hall

Support: Queensrÿche

Friday, 18 January 1985 New York City, New York, USA Radio Music City Hall

Support: Queensrÿche

Saturday, 19 January 1985 New York City, New York, USA Radio Music City Hall

Support: Queensrÿche

Sunday, 20 January 1985 New York City, New York, USA Radio Music City Hall

Support: Queensrÿche

Monday, 21 January 1985 New York City, New York, USA Radio Music City Hall

Support: Queensrÿche

Wednesday, 23 January 1985 New York City, New York, USA Radio Music City Hall

CANCELED
Bruce Dickinson is ill

Thursday, 24 January 1985 New York City, New York, USA Radio Music City Hall

CANCELED
Bruce Dickinson is ill

Friday, 25 January 1985 Glen Falls, USA Civic Center

CANCELED
Bruce Dickinson is ill

Saturday, 26 January 1985 Allentown, USA Frank Stabler Arena

CANCELED
Bruce Dickinson is ill

Monday, 28 January 1985 Landover, USA Capitol Center

Support: Twisted Sister

Tuesday, 29 January 1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Spectrum

Support: Twisted Sister

Thursday, 31 January 1985 Columbia, South Carolina, USA Carolina Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Friday, 01 February 1985 Johnson City, Tennessee, USA Freedom Hall
Saturday, 02 February 1985 Atlanta, Georgia, USA Omni

Support: Twisted Sister

Sunday, 03 February 1985 Memphis, Tennessee, USA Mid South Coliseum
Tuesday, 05 February 1985 Nashville, Tennessee, USA Municipal Auditorium

Support: Twisted Sister

Wednesday, 06 February 1985 Knoxville, North Carolina, USA Coliseum
Friday, 08 February 1985 Charlotte, North Carolina, USA Coliseum
Saturday, 09 February 1985 Greensboro, North Carolina, USA Coliseum

Support: Twisted Sister

Sunday, 10 February 1985 Greenville, South Carolina, USA Auditorium
Tuesday, 12 February 1985 Jacksonville, Florida, USA Memorial Coliseum
Thursday, 14 February 1985 Fort Mayers, Florida, USA Lee County Arena
Friday, 15 February 1985 Miami, Florida, USA Hollywood Sportorium

Support: Twisted Sister

Saturday, 16 February 1985 Lakeland, Florida, USA Civic Center

Support: Twisted Sister

Sunday, 17 February 1985 Saint Petersburg, Florida, USA Bayfront Center

Support: Quiet Riot

Tuesday, 19 February 1985 Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA UTC Arena Roundhouse

Support: Twisted Sister

Wednesday, 20 February 1985 Birmingham, Alabama, USA Boutwell Auditorium
Thursday, 21 February 1985 Huntsville, Alabama, USA Von Braun Auditorium

Support: Twisted Sister

Saturday, 23 February 1985 Beaumont, Texas, USA Civic Center
Sunday, 24 February 1985 Biloxi, Mississippi, USA Coast Coliseum

Support: W.A.S.P.

Wednesday, 27 February 1985 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA Lakefront Arena

Support: W.A.S.P.

Thursday, 28 February 1985 Houston, Texas, USA Summit

Support: W.A.S.P.

Friday, 01 March 1985 Waco, Texas, USA Convention Center
Saturday, 02 March 1985 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA Myriad Convention Center

Support: W.A.S.P.

Monday, 04 March 1985 Dallas, Texas, USA Reunion Arena

Support: W.A.S.P.

Tuesday, 05 March 1985 San Antonio, USA Convention Center

Support: W.A.S.P.

Thursday, 07 March 1985 Lubbock, Texas, USA Coliseum
Friday, 08 March 1985 El Paso, Texas, USA Coliseum

Support: W.A.S.P.

Saturday, 09 March 1985 Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA Tingley Coliseum

Support: W.A.S.P.

Sunday, 10 March 1985 Tuscon, Arizona, USA Community Center

Support: W.A.S.P.

Thursday, 14 March 1985 Los Angeles, California, USA Long Beach Arena

Support: Twisted Sister
Live After Death Recording

Friday, 15 March 1985 Los Angeles, California, USA Long Beach Arena

Support: Twisted Sister
Live After Death Recording

Saturday, 16 March 1985 Los Angeles, California, USA Long Beach Arena

Support: Twisted Sister
Live After Death Recording

Sunday, 17 March 1985 Los Angeles, California, USA Long Beach Arena

Support: Twisted Sister
Live After Death Recording

Wednesday, 20 March 1985 Fresno, California, USA Selland Arena

Support: Twisted Sister

Thursday, 21 March 1985 San Francisco, California, USA Cow Palace

Support: Twisted Sister

Saturday, 23 March 1985 San Diego, California, USA Sports Arena

Support: Twisted Sister

Sunday, 24 March 1985 Tempe, Arizona, USA Compton Terrace

Support: Twisted Sister

Monday, 25 March 1985 Las Vegas, Nevada, USA Aladdin Theater

Support: Warrior

Tuesday, 26 March 1985 San Bernardino, California, USA Orange Pavilion

Support: Warrior

Sunday, 31 March 1985 Honolulu, Hawaii, USA NBC Arena

Support: Warrior

Sunday, 14 April 1985 Tokyo, JAPAN Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Monday, 15 April 1985 Tokyo, JAPAN Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Wednesday, 17 April 1985 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
Friday, 19 April 1985 Tokyo, JAPAN Kosei Nenkin Hall
Saturday, 20 April 1985 Nagoya, JAPAN Kokaido Hall
Monday, 22 April 1985 Fukuoka, JAPAN Sun Palace
Wednesday, 24 April 1985 Osaka, JAPAN Festival Hall
Thursday, 25 April 1985 Tokyo, JAPAN Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Thursday, 02 May 1985 Canberra, AUSTRALIA Civic Theatre

Support: Boss

Friday, 03 May 1985 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Festival Hall

Support: Boss

Sunday, 05 May 1985 Adelaide, AUSTRALIA Barton Town Hall

Support: Boss

Monday, 06 May 1985 Woollongong, AUSTRALIA Shellharbour

Support: Boss

Tuesday, 07 May 1985 Sydney, AUSTRALIA Horden Pavilion

Support: Boss

Wednesday, 08 May 1985 Newcastle, AUSTRALIA City Hall

Support: Boss

Friday, 10 May 1985 Brisbane, AUSTRALIA Festival Hall

Support: Boss

Sunday, 12 May 1985 Palmerston North, NEW ZEALAND Palmerston North Stadium

CANCELED
Due to a dispute with the airline company who was supposed to pick the band from Australia.

Tuesday, 14 May 1985 Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND Queen Elizabeth II Park

CANCELED
Due to a dispute with the airline company who was supposed to pick the band from Australia.

Thursday, 16 May 1985 Auckland, NEW ZEALAND Mount Smart Stadium

CANCELED
Due to a dispute with the airline company who was supposed to pick the band from Australia.

Thursday, 23 May 1985 Portland, Maine, USA Civic Center

Support: Accept

Friday, 24 May 1985 Uniondale, New York, USA Nassau Coliseum

Support: Accept

Saturday, 25 May 1985 Binghampton, USA Broom County Arena

Support: Accept

Monday, 27 May 1985 Rochester, New York, USA War Memorial

Support: Accept

Tuesday, 28 May 1985 Glen Falls, New York, USA Civic Center

Support: Accept

Wednesday, 29 May 1985 Springfield, Massachusetts, USA Civic Center

Support: Accept

Friday, 31 May 1985 New Haven, Connecticut, USA Coliseum

Support: Accept

Saturday, 01 June 1985 Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA Fairgrounds

Support: Accept

Sunday, 02 June 1985 Providence, Rhode Island, USA Civic Center

Support: Accept

Tuesday, 04 June 1985 Columbia, Maryland, USA Merriweather Pavilion

Support: Accept

Wednesday, 05 June 1985 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA Civic Arena

Support: Accept

Friday, 07 June 1985 Dayton, Ohio, USA Hara Arena

Support: Accept, Dokken

Saturday, 08 June 1985 Evansville, Indiana, USA Mesker Music Theater

Support: Accept, Why On Earth

Sunday, 09 June 1985 East Troy, Wisconsin, USA Alpine Music Theater

Support: Accept, King Cobra

Tuesday, 11 June 1985 Toledo, Ohio, USA Sports Arena

Support: Accept

Wednesday, 12 June 1985 Detroit, Michigan, USA Pine Knob Music Theater

Support: Accept

Friday, 14 June 1985 Saginaw, Michigan, USA Wembler Civic Center

Support: Accept

Saturday, 15 June 1985 Charlevoix, Michigan, USA Castle Farms Theater

Support: Accept

Sunday, 16 June 1985 Hoffman Estates, Illinois, USA Poplar Creek

Support: Accept

Tuesday, 18 June 1985 Peoria, Illinois, USA Civic Center

Support: Accept

Wednesday, 19 June 1985 Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA Five Seasons Arena

Support: Accept

Friday, 21 June 1985 Madison, Wisconsin, USA Dane Country Coliseum

Support: Accept

Saturday, 22 June 1985 Greenbay, Wisconsin, USA Outgamey Fairgrounds

Support: Ratt

Sunday, 23 June 1985 Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA Trout Amphitheater

Support: Accept, Mama's Boys. Ratt

Monday, 24 June 1985 Fargo, North Dakota, USA Red River Fairgrounds

Support: Ratt

Wednesday, 26 June 1985 Des Moines, Iowa, USA Veterans Auditorium
Thursday, 27 June 1985 Omaha, Nebraska, USA Omaha Auditorium
Saturday, 29 June 1985 Denver, Colorado, USA Red Rocks Amphitheater
Wednesday, 03 July 1985 San Jose, California, USA Civic Auditorium

Support: W.A.S.P.

Thursday, 04 July 1985 Sacramento, California, USA California Exposition Center

Support: W.A.S.P.

Friday, 05 July 1985 California, USA Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre

Support: W.A.S.P.