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

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Monday, 27 April 1998 Nancy, France Le Zenith

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Wednesday, 29 April 1998 Genoa, Italy Palasport

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Thursday, 30 April 1998 Firenze, Italy Palasport

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Saturday, 02 May 1998 Pesaro, Italy BPA Palace

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Sunday, 03 May 1998 Rome, Italy Palaleur

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Tuesday, 05 May 1998 Milan, Italy Palavobis

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Wednesday, 06 May 1998 Milan, Italy Palasport

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

Friday, 08 May 1998 Stuttgart, Germany Sportshalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Saturday, 09 May 1998 Hannover, Germany Music Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Sunday, 10 May 1998 Dusseldorf, Germany Philipshalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Tuesday, 12 May 1998 Paris, France Le Zenith

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Wednesday, 13 May 1998 Leuven, Belgium Brabanthal

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Thursday, 14 May 1998 Rotterdam, Holland Ahoy Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Saturday, 16 May 1998 London, UK Brixton Academy

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

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

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Tuesday, 19 May 1998 Madrid, Spain Real Madrid Pavilion

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Wednesday, 20 May 1998 Cascais, Portugal Pavilion

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Friday, 22 May 1998 Orense, Spain Pabellon Paco Paz

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

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

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

Sunday, 24 May 1998 San Sebastian, Spain Velodromo

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Tuesday, 26 May 1998 Valencia, Spain Velodromo Luis Puig

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Wednesday, 27 May 1998 Pau, France Le Zenith

CANCELLED - Rescheduled for October 14th

Thursday, 28 May 1998 Montpellier, France Le Zenith

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween.

Saturday, 30 May 1998 Ta Qali, Malta Open Air

Concert was almost cancelled so no support bands played

Friday, 26 June 1998 Chicago, USA Riviera Theatre

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

Saturday, 27 June 1998 Columbus, USA Brewery District Pavilion

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Sunday, 28 June 1998 Ontario, Canada Copps Coliseum

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Tuesday, 30 June 1998 Michigan, USA Wing Stadium

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Thursday, 02 July 1998 Ohio, USA Nautica Theatre

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Saturday, 04 July 1998 Quebec, Canada Stade Du Maurier

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Sunday, 05 July 1998 Quebec, Canada L'Agora

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Tuesday, 07 July 1998 New York, USA Roseland Ballroom

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Friday, 10 July 1998 Texas, USA Blue Bonnet Palace

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Saturday, 11 July 1998 Texas, USA The Road House

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Sunday, 12 July 1998 Texas, USA Starplex Amphitheatre

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Tuesday, 14 July 1998 Arizona, USA Club Rio

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Wednesday, 15 July 1998 Nevada, USA The Joint

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio

Thursday, 16 July 1998 California, USA Universal Amphitheatre

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio
CANCELLED Due to Blaze's alergy to polen. Re-scheduled to 02.08.1998

Saturday, 18 July 1998 California, USA S.D.S.U. Open Air Theatre

Support: Dirty Deeds & Dio
CANCELLED  Re-scheduled to 04.08.1998

Sunday, 19 July 1998 California, USA Maritime Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Wednesday, 22 July 1998 Colorado, USA Paramount Theatre

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Friday, 24 July 1998 Minnesota, USA Medina Entertainment Centre

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Saturday, 25 July 1998 Wisconsin, USA Riverside Theatre

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Sunday, 26 July 1998 Ohio, USA Bogarts

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Tuesday, 28 July 1998 Maryland, USA Capitol Ballroom

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Friday, 31 July 1998 Pennsylvania, USA Electric Factory

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Saturday, 01 August 1998 Connecticut, USA Webster Theatre

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Sunday, 02 August 1998 Connecticut, USA Tradewinds

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Sunday, 02 August 1998 California, USA Universal Amphitheatre

Support: Dio.
Re-scheduled from 16.07.1998

Monday, 03 August 1998 Georgia, USA Masquearde

Support: Dirty Deeds & W.A.S.P.
CANCELLED 

Tuesday, 04 August 1998 California, USA S.D.S.U. Open Air Theatre

Re-scheduled from 18.07.1998

Friday, 07 August 1998 Monterey, Mexico Auditorio Coca Cola

Support: Angeles Del Infierno

Sunday, 09 August 1998 Mexico city, Mexico Palacio De Los Deportes

Support: Angeles Del Infierno

Friday, 04 September 1998 Athens, Greece Lucabetus Theatre
Saturday, 05 September 1998 Thessaloniki, Greece Forest Theatre
Monday, 07 September 1998 Istanbul, Turkey Cemil Topuzlu Acikhava

Support: Helloween
First time in Turkey

Tuesday, 08 September 1998 Istanbul, Turkey Cemil Topuzlu Acikhava

Support: Helloween

Friday, 11 September 1998 Budapest, Hungary E-Klub
Saturday, 12 September 1998 Katowice, Poland Spodek

Support: Dog Family

Sunday, 13 September 1998 Prague, Czech Republic Eden Sports Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Tuesday, 15 September 1998 Munich, Germany Colosseum

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Wednesday, 16 September 1998 Furth, Germany Stadthalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Friday, 18 September 1998 Erfurt, Germany Thuringenhalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Saturday, 19 September 1998 Hamburg, Germany Sporthalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Sunday, 20 September 1998 Copenhagen, Denmark Vega

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Wednesday, 23 September 1998 Helsinki, Finland Jaahalli

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Friday, 25 September 1998 Stockholm, Sweden Isstadion

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Sunday, 27 September 1998 Essen, Germany Grugahalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Monday, 28 September 1998 Berlin, Germany Colombia Halle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Tuesday, 29 September 1998 Leipzig - Halle, Germany East Schorre Club

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Thursday, 01 October 1998 Offenbach, Germany Stadthalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Friday, 02 October 1998 Winterthur, Switzerland Eulachalle

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Saturday, 03 October 1998 Mulhouse, France Palais Des Sports

Support: Dirty Deeds
Helloween played in Paris on that day

Monday, 05 October 1998 Besancon, France Palais Des Sports

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Tuesday, 06 October 1998 Lyon, France Le Transbordeur

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Thursday, 08 October 1998 Zaragoza, Spain Pabellon Principe Felipe

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Friday, 09 October 1998 Albacate, Spain Bullring

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Saturday, 10 October 1998 Dos Hermanas, Spain Campo De Futball

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Tuesday, 13 October 1998 Nice, France Theatre De Verdure

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Wednesday, 14 October 1998 Pau, France Le Zenith

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Thursday, 15 October 1998 Clermont-Ferrand, France Maison Des Sports

Support: Dirty Deeds & Helloween

Saturday, 17 October 1998 Manchester, England Apollo Theatre

Support: Dirty Deeds

Sunday, 18 October 1998 Newcastle, England City Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds

Monday, 19 October 1998 Glasgow, Scotland Barrowlands

Support: Dirty Deeds

Wednesday, 21 October 1998 Nottingham, England Royal Concert Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds

Thursday, 22 October 1998 Wolverhampton, England Civic Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds

Friday, 23 October 1998 Newport, Wales Centre

Support: Dirty Deeds

Sunday, 25 October 1998 Sheffield, England City Hall

Support: Dirty Deeds

Monday, 26 October 1998 Portsmouth, England Guildhall

Support: Dirty Deeds

Wednesday, 18 November 1998 Tokyo, Japan Shibuya Kokaido
Friday, 20 November 1998 Nagoya, Japan Club Diamond Hall
Saturday, 21 November 1998 Osaka, Japan IMP Hall
Sunday, 22 November 1998 Tokyo, Japan Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Wednesday, 02 December 1998 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Metropolitan

Support: Raimundos & Helloween
For the first time Iron Maiden didn't play eny encores

Friday, 04 December 1998 Campinas, Brazil Brinco Da Princessa

CANCELLED Due to poor security in the venue

Saturday, 05 December 1998 Sao Paulo, Brazil Anhembi

Support: Raimundos & Helloween

Sunday, 06 December 1998 Curitiba, Brazil Pedreira Paulo Leminsk

Support: Raimundos & Helloween

Thursday, 10 December 1998 San Sebastian, Chilie Velodromo

CANCELLED
due to political tensions between Britain and Chile because of Pinochet's detention in the UK at the time.

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

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