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Early Gigs
Metal For Muthas Tour
May 1976 – March 1980
 
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The tour

It is difficult to define exactly when Iron Maiden began their first "tour". Since 1976, Iron Maiden had been touring various pubs and clubs in London, including The Cart And Horses, The Ruskin Arms, The Marquee, and of course The Soundhouse. However, it seems clear that Maiden's first actual tour in support of an album was the Metal For Muthas tour, where they co-headlined with the other bands from the album. Their set list included songs that had been part of their repertoire for years and were bona fide crowd favorites. Most of these songs ended up in their first release Iron Maiden, whereas songs such as "Wrathchild", and "Another Life" were kept alive and eventually included on their second album Killers. So although it was Maiden's first real tour, they were already veterans of the stage and knew how to blow away the crowd. At least one full-unaccompanied guitar solo by Dave Murray was part of the early Maiden shows, but because of the many changes in drummer over that time period it is not certain that there were ever any drum solos.

Setlist:
Intro: The Ides Of March
Prowler
Sanctuary
Remember Tomorrow
Running Free
Transylvania
Invasion
Charlotte The Harlot
Phantom Of The Opera
Iron Maiden
Guitar solo (Dave Murray)
Drifter

THE EARLY GIGS

DATE LOCATION VENUE INFO
Saturday, 01 May 1976 London, UK St. Nicholas Hall, Poplar
Wednesday, 09 June 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Tuesday, 15 June 1976 London, UK The Bridge House P.H.
Thursday, 17 June 1976 London, UK The Bridge House P.H.
Thursday, 24 June 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Thursday, 01 July 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Thursday, 08 July 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Thursday, 22 July 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Thursday, 29 July 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Saturday, 07 August 1976 London, UK The Windsor Castle P.H., Stratford
Thursday, 19 August 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Sunday, 22 August 1976 Dagenham, UK The Merry Fiddlers
Friday, 27 August 1976 -NO INFO- -NO INFO-
Saturday, 28 August 1976 London, UK Dave Beasley's Party
Sunday, 29 August 1976 Dagenham, UK The Merry Fiddlers
Monday, 30 August 1976 Bethnal Green, UK E2

CANCELED

Thursday, 02 September 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Friday, 03 September 1976 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Saturday, 04 September 1976 Dagenham, UK The Merry Fiddlers

CANCELED

Sunday, 05 September 1976 Dagenham, UK The Merry Fiddlers
Monday, 06 September 1976 London, UK The Plough & Harrow P.H., Leytonstone
Tuesday, 07 September 1976 London, UK Teviot Street Jubilee Party, Poplar
Thursday, 16 September 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Monday, 20 September 1976 London, UK Allen Gordon's Studios

Dennis Wilcock's audition

Thursday, 23 September 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford

Paul Day's last concert with Iron Maiden

Tuesday, 05 October 1976 London, UK The Queen Elizabeth P.H., Chingford
Friday, 15 October 1976 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Saturday, 16 October 1976 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Monday, 18 October 1976 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Friday, 05 November 1976 London, UK The Cart & Horses P.H., Stratford
Saturday, 13 November 1976 London, UK The Queen Elizabeth P.H., Chingford

Music contest – Iron Maiden finished second.

Sunday, 14 November 1976 London, UK The Queen Elizabeth P.H., Chingford

CANCELED

Monday, 15 November 1976 London, UK Polytechnic, Waltham Forest
Thursday, 18 November 1976 London, UK Assembly Hall, Walthamstow

Last concert with Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance

Wednesday, 23 February 1977 London, UK The Roxy, Covent Garden

CANCELED

Thursday, 10 March 1977 London, UK The Roxy, Covent Garden

CANCELED

Thursday, 28 April 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town

Dave Murray was fired a few days later.

Thursday, 05 May 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Saturday, 14 May 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Sunday, 29 May 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Thursday, 02 June 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Thursday, 16 June 1977 London, UK The Green Man P.H., Plumstead
Thursday, 23 June 1977 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Friday, 24 June 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Saturday, 25 June 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Monday, 27 June 1977 London, UK The Plough & Harrow P.H., Leytonstone
Friday, 01 July 1977 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Saturday, 02 July 1977 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Monday, 04 July 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Friday, 08 July 1977 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Saturday, 09 July 1977 London, UK The Plough & Harrow P.H., Leytonstone
Monday, 11 July 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Tuesday, 12 July 1977 London, UK The Tramshed P.H., Tooting
Friday, 15 July 1977 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Saturday, 16 July 1977 London, UK The Harrow P.H., Barking
Monday, 18 July 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Friday, 29 July 1977 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Friday, 03 February 1978 London, UK The Orange Tree P.H.

CANCELED
Due to the theft of their equipment on 2nd February.

Saturday, 04 February 1978 London, UK The Windsor Castle P.H., Stratford

CANCELED
Due to the theft of their equipment on 2nd February.

Friday, 17 February 1978 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town

Support: Dogwatch

Saturday, 08 April 1978 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town

Support: Air Aces

Sunday, 31 December 1978 London, UK Ruskin Arms
Thursday, 15 February 1979 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Monday, 09 April 1979 London, UK The Brecknock P.H.
Tuesday, 08 May 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town

Supporting SAMSON

Friday, 18 May 1979 Brighton, UK Polytechnic
Saturday, 19 May 1979 London, UK Kingsbury Circle
Monday, 18 June 1979 London, UK The Bridge House P.H., Canning Town
Friday, 22 June 1979 Axminster, UK Guildhall
Monday, 02 July 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Tuesday, 03 July 1979 London, UK The Windsor Castle P.H., Stratford
Monday, 16 July 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Monday, 06 August 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Friday, 10 August 1979 -NO INFO- -NO INFO-
Friday, 17 August 1979 Birkenhead, UK The Gallery
Saturday, 18 August 1979 London, UK Seven Sisters Club, Tottenham
Sunday, 19 August 1979 Gwent, Wales Memorial Club, Newbridge
Monday, 20 August 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Friday, 24 August 1979 London, UK Rock Gardens
Saturday, 25 August 1979 London, UK Ruskin Arms
Thursday, 30 August 1979 Swansea, Wales Circles
Friday, 31 August 1979 Aberavon, Wales 9 Volts Club
Saturday, 01 September 1979 Tonypandy, Wales Royal Naval Club
Thursday, 06 September 1979 London, UK The Swan P.H., Hammersmith

CANCELED
Rescheduled to 3rd and 4th October

Friday, 07 September 1979 London, UK Ruskin Arms
Saturday, 08 September 1979 London, UK The Greyhound P.H., East Ham
Monday, 10 September 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Friday, 14 September 1979 London, UK The Bandwagon
Saturday, 15 September 1979 London, UK Ruskin Arms
Monday, 17 September 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Thursday, 27 September 1979 Basildon, UK Double Six
Friday, 28 September 1979 London, UK Lafayette
Sunday, 30 September 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town

Special guests to MOTORHEAD

Wednesday, 03 October 1979 London, UK The Swan P.H., Hammersmith
Thursday, 04 October 1979 London, UK The Swan P.H., Hammersmith
Friday, 05 October 1979 London, UK Ruskin Arms
Saturday, 06 October 1979 Nottingham, UK Boat Club
Sunday, 07 October 1979 Trentside, UK Middle Of The Three
Tuesday, 09 October 1979 London, UK Bandwagon
Friday, 12 October 1979 Gwent, Wales Memorial Club, Newbridge
Saturday, 13 October 1979 Manchester, UK UMIST
Friday, 19 October 1979 London, UK Marquee Club
Friday, 26 October 1979 Aberavon, Wales 9 Volts Club
Saturday, 27 October 1979 Tonypandy, Wales Royal Naval Club
Thursday, 01 November 1979 Aberdeen, Scotland Ruffles
Friday, 02 November 1979 Blackpool, UK Norbreck Castle
Monday, 05 November 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Friday, 09 November 1979 Aberavon, Wales 9 Volts Club
Saturday, 10 November 1979 Stroud, UK Marshall Room
Monday, 12 November 1979 Birmingham, UK Marshall Room
Wednesday, 14 November 1979 London, UK BBC Studios
Friday, 16 November 1979 Burton-on-Trent, UK 76 Club
Saturday, 17 November 1979 Liverpool, UK Metro
Monday, 19 November 1979 London, UK Nashville
Friday, 23 November 1979 Birkenhead, UK Gallery
Saturday, 24 November 1979 Warrington, UK The Lion
Tuesday, 27 November 1979 Lincoln, UK Drill Hall

CANCELED

Friday, 30 November 1979 Middlesborough, UK Rock Garden
Saturday, 01 December 1979 Redford, UK Porterhouse
Monday, 03 December 1979 London, UK Golden Eagle
Tuesday, 04 December 1979 Swindon, UK Brunnel Rooms
Friday, 07 December 1979 London, UK North London Polytechnics
Saturday, 08 December 1979 Bristol, UK Granary Club
Sunday, 09 December 1979 London, UK Marquee Club
Monday, 10 December 1979 Exeter, UK Roots
Saturday, 15 December 1979 Birmingham, UK Underworld
Wednesday, 19 December 1979 London, UK Music Machine, Camden Town
Friday, 21 December 1979 Liverpool, UK Oscars
Saturday, 22 December 1979 Oldham, UK Tower Club
Friday, 01 February 1980 Aberdeen, Scotland University
Saturday, 02 February 1980 Glasgow, Scotland University
Sunday, 03 February 1980 Saint Andrews, Scotland University
Monday, 04 February 1980 Edinburgh, Scotland Tiffany's Club
Tuesday, 05 February 1980 Grimsby, UK Central Hall
Wednesday, 06 February 1980 Bristol, UK Romeo & Juliet's
Thursday, 07 February 1980 Wakefield, UK Unity Hall
Friday, 08 February 1980 Huddersfield, UK Polytechnics
Saturday, 09 February 1980 Manchester, UK UMIST
Sunday, 10 February 1980 London, UK The Lyceum
Monday, 11 February 1980 Mansfield, UK Civic Theatre
Wednesday, 13 February 1980 Coventry, UK Tiffany's

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Thursday, 14 February 1980 Swansea, Wales Circles

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Friday, 15 February 1980 Hitchin, UK Collage

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Saturday, 16 February 1980 West Runton, UK Pavilion

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Sunday, 17 February 1980 Redcаr, UK Coatham Bowl

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Monday, 18 February 1980 Birkenhead, UK Hamilton Club

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Tuesday, 19 February 1980 Oldham, UK Civic Hall

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Wednesday, 20 February 1980 Blackburn, UK King George's Hall

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Thursday, 21 February 1980 Carlisle, UK Market Hall

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Friday, 22 February 1980 Newcastle, UK Mayfair Ballroom

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Saturday, 23 February 1980 Leicester, UK University

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Sunday, 24 February 1980 Sheffield, UK Top Rank

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Monday, 25 February 1980 Plymouth, UK Fiesta

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Tuesday, 26 February 1980 Cardiff, Wales Top Rank

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Wednesday, 27 February 1980 Portsmouth, UK Polytechnics

CANCELLED Due to the band recording their first album

Thursday, 28 February 1980 Wolverhampton, UK Civic Hall

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Friday, 29 February 1980 Hanley, UK Victoria Hall

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Saturday, 01 March 1980 Redford, UK The Porterhouse

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Sunday, 02 March 1980 Birmingham, UK Top Rank

CANCELED Due to the band recording their first album

Friday, 07 March 1980 Cardiff, Wales University

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Saturday, 08 March 1980 Leeds, UK University Of Leeds

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Sunday, 09 March 1980 Bristol, UK Colson Hall

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Monday, 10 March 1980 Manchester, UK Apollo Theatre

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Tuesday, 11 March 1980 Sheffield, UK City Hall

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Wednesday, 12 March 1980 Sheffield, UK City Hall

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Thursday, 13 March 1980 Leicester, UK De Montfort Hall

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Friday, 14 March 1980 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Saturday, 15 March 1980 London, UK Hammersmith Odeon

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Sunday, 16 March 1980 Southampton, UK Gaumont Hall

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Tuesday, 18 March 1980 Aberdeen, Scotland Capitol Theatre

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Wednesday, 19 March 1980 Edinburgh, Scotland Odeon

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Thursday, 20 March 1980 Newcastle, UK Mayfair

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Friday, 21 March 1980 Newcastle, UK Mayfair

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Saturday, 22 March 1980 Glasgow, Scotland Apollo Theatre

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Sunday, 23 March 1980 Teeside, UK Leisure Centre

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Tuesday, 25 March 1980 Stoke-on-Trent, UK Trenthams Garden Grand Hall

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Wednesday, 26 March 1980 Birmingham, UK Odeon

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

Thursday, 27 March 1980 Birmingham, UK Odeon

Supporting JUDAS PRIEST

PLAY

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