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Virtual XI World Tour

April – December 1998

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The Virtual XI tour was Iron Maiden's second and final world tour with Blaze Bayley at the helm. Like The X Factour, Maiden generally played to smaller audiences than in years past, especially in the U.S. However, the shows were as powerful and energetic as ever, featuring old songs as well as most of the songs from their new album Virtual XI. Unfortunately Blaze once again allegedly suffered allergy problems which caused the entire last half of the U.S. tour to be cancelled. This was to be Bayley's last tour with Maiden since it was announced a few months after the abrupt end of their tour that both Bruce Dickinson and Adrian Smith would be returning to Iron Maiden.

Opening bands for this tour were: Dio, W.A.S.P., Helloween and Dirty Deeds.

Setlist

Intro: Theme from Romeo And Juliet [Dance of the Knights] (Prokofiev)
Futureal
The Angel And The Gambler
Man On The Edge
Lightning Strikes Twice
Heaven Can Wait
The Clansman
When Two Worlds Collide
Lord Of The Flies
2 Minutes To Midnight
The Educated Fool
Sign Of The Cross
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Afraid To Shoot Strangers
The Evil That Men Do
The Clairvoyant
Fear Of The Dark
Iron Maiden
The Number Of The Beast
The Trooper
Sanctuary

 

Songs played only in few venues

Murders In The Rue Morgue
Fortunes Of War
Don't Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger

TOUR DATES

DATE VENUE LOCATION INFO
Wednesday, 22 April 1998 The Oval Public House Norwich, UK
Sunday, 26 April 1998 Le Zenith Lille, France

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Monday, 27 April 1998 Le Zenith Nancy, France

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Wednesday, 29 April 1998 Palasport Genoa, Italy

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Thursday, 30 April 1998 Palasport Firenze, Italy

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Saturday, 02 May 1998 BPA Palace Pesaro, Italy

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Sunday, 03 May 1998 Palaleur Rome, Italy

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Tuesday, 05 May 1998 Palavobis Milan, Italy

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Wednesday, 06 May 1998 Palasport Milan, Italy

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.
Concert planed to be in Grezar Stadion

Friday, 08 May 1998 Sportshalle Stuttgart, Germany

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Saturday, 09 May 1998 Music Hall Hannover, Germany

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Sunday, 10 May 1998 Philipshalle Dusseldorf, Germany

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Tuesday, 12 May 1998 Le Zenith Paris, France

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Wednesday, 13 May 1998 Brabanthal Leuven, Belgium

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Thursday, 14 May 1998 Ahoy Hall Rotterdam, Holland

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Saturday, 16 May 1998 Brixton Academy London, UK

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Monday, 18 May 1998 Pabellon Val De Hebron Barcelona, Spain

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Tuesday, 19 May 1998 Real Madrid Pavilion Madrid, Spain

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Wednesday, 20 May 1998 Pavilion Cascais, Portugal

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Friday, 22 May 1998 Pabellon Paco Paz Orense, Spain

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Saturday, 23 May 1998 Bullring Laguna De Duero (Valladolid), Spain

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.
Concert planned at Feria De Muestres

Sunday, 24 May 1998 Velodromo San Sebastian, Spain

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Tuesday, 26 May 1998 Velodromo Luis Puig Valencia, Spain

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Wednesday, 27 May 1998 Le Zenith Pau, France

CANCELLED - Rescheduled for October 14th

Thursday, 28 May 1998 Le Zenith Montpellier, France

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Saturday, 30 May 1998 Open Air Ta Qali, Malta

Concert was almost cancelled so no support bands played

Friday, 26 June 1998 Riviera Theatre Chicago, USA

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio
Concert was planned at Aragon Ballroom

Saturday, 27 June 1998 Brewery District Pavilion Columbus, USA

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Saturday, 12 December 1998 Velez Sarsfield Stadium Buenos Aires, Argentina

Monsters Of Rock Festival Last show with Blaze Bayley