According to Billboard‘s latest Boxscore data, the summer 2018 leg of IRON MAIDEN‘s “Legacy Of The Beast” tour grossed more than $15 million from nine shows. The highest-earning date ($4,797,916) took place on July 14 in Madrid, where a capacity crowd of 48,689 saw the band perform at what has been described as Spain’s most modern stadium, Wanda Metropolitano. The second-biggest concert ($2,311,161) happened on June 30 in Hannover, Germany, where 30,000 fans were packed into the sold-out Messe-Gelände arena.

IRON MAIDEN opened its concerts on the trek with “Aces High” and continuing with “Where Eagles Dare”. Other notable tracks aired during the set included the Blaze Bayley-era classics “The Clansman” and “Sign Of The Cross”, as well as three additional songs that were performed for the first time in years: “For The Greater Good Of God”, “The Wicker Man” and “Flight Of Icarus”.

The concept for the “Legacy Of The Beast” tour was inspired by MAIDEN‘s mobile game and comic book of the same name and the stage set design featured a number of different but interlocking “worlds” with a setlist covering a large selection of 1980s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

Last year, IRON MAIDEN‘s efforts to beat scalpers and take on the resale market were hailed as a huge success, cutting its listings on secondary sites by over 95 percent, according to promoter Live Nation and the band’s management.

A number of anti-scalping measures were utilized for the U.K. leg of MAIDEN‘s 2017 “The Book Of Souls” tour, including extensive use of paperless ticketing. All other legitimate ticket purchases carry the name of the buyer with entry to the venue requiring proof of ID.

IRON MAIDEN‘s “The Book Of Souls” tour grossed $54 million in 2016, based on box office reports from 47 shows, selling over 800,000 tickets.

MAIDEN‘s “The Book Of Souls” world tour kicked off in early 2016 and hit North America last year. The band’s Mayan-themed set saw Eddie, MAIDEN‘s omnipresent mascot, having his heart torn out of his chest by singer Bruce Dickinson, who threw the heart into the crowd.

“The Book Of Souls” is MAIDEN‘s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the No. 1 spot in over 40 countries around the world and No. 4 in the U.S.A.

IRON MAIDEN‘s latest concert grosses, according to Billboard‘s Boxscore:

Artist: IRON MAIDEN & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
Venue: Madrid, Spain – Wanda Metropolitano
Date: July 14, 2018
Gross Sales: $4,797,916
Attendance/Capacity: 48,689 / 48,689
Ticket Prices: $151.88, $99.31

Artist: IRON MAIDEN & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
Venue: Hannover, Germany – Messe-Gelände
Date: June 30, 2018
Gross Sales: $2,311,161
Attendance/Capacity: 30,000 / 30,000
Ticket Prices: $77.09, $73.59

Artist: IRON MAIDEN & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
Venue: Paris, France – AccorHotels Arena
Date: July 5-6, 2018
Gross Sales: $2,189,356
Attendance/Capacity: 30,794 / 30,794
Ticket Prices: $84.39, $58.61

Artist: IRON MAIDEN & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
Venue: Krakow, Poland – Tauron Arena
Date: July 27-28, 2018
Gross Sales: $2,173,988
Attendance/Capacity: 30,617 / 30,617
Ticket Prices: $83.22, $20.67

Artist: IRON MAIDEN & KILLSWITCH ENGAGEVenue: Arnhem, Netherlands – GelreDome
Date: July 1, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,646,254
Attendance/Capacity: 20,026 / 23,200
Ticket Prices: $84.39, $58.61

Artist: IRON MAIDEN & KILLSWITCH ENGAGEVenue: Milan, Italy – Ippodromo
Date: July 9, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,444,708
Attendance/Capacity: 16,272 / 17,500
Ticket Prices: $113.05, $83.30

Artist: IRON MAIDEN & KILLSWITCH ENGAGE
Venue: Manchester, U.K. – Manchester Arena
Date: August 6, 2018
Gross Sales: $1,111,545
Attendance/Capacity: 14,758 / 14,758
Ticket Prices: $77.75, $64.80

Fonte: Blabbermouth.net

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