The first shows are scheduled for next September in Australia, New Zealand, and Japan

Iron Maiden [Courtesy Photo]

UPDATED: October 16, 2023

Iron Maiden will continue their Future Past Tour in 2024. The band announced Sunday (October 15) that they would be extending the run, which wrapped at Power Trip in Indio, California last weekend. The first confirmed round of shows is set for next September at in Australia and New Zealand. Very special guests Killswitch Engage will be serving as special guests for the trek. Additionally, the group confirmed a handful of shows in Japan. Check out the full itinerary below.

More dates are set to be announced imminently.

“We’ve really enjoyed playing all the shows on the Future Past Tour this year, and the reaction from our fans has been incredible,” Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris said in a statement. “Being able to play some of these songs for the very first time has made the tour even more memorable, and we can’t wait to continue it next year.”

Regarding the Australian dates, which were previously postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Harris adds, “We’re all really excited to finally be able to return to Australia as we know our fans have waited so patiently for us over the past few years. It’s going to be great to get back out there, especially with this new show. We promise you all, it’ll be worth the wait!”

The band’s longtime manager Rod Smallwood says, “All our best-laid plans to bring the Legacy of the Beast Tour to Australia were derailed by the shut-down of the live music industry during COVID, but we assured everyone at the time that we would come back to Australia and, as our fans know, we always keep our promises. So, as you would imagine, we’re very much looking forward to bringing this amazing new show to the Southern hemisphere and giving our loyal Australian fans the best Maiden show we can. You can be assured it’s worth the wait. See you all in 2024!”

Tickets starting with the Iron Maiden Fan Club pre-sales go on sale Wednesday 18 October at 11am (Australia and New Zealand local times). A Telstra Plus member pre-sale begins on Thursday, 19 October at 11am local time. General tickets go on sale Tuesday 24 October at 11am local time HERE. The Iron Maiden Fan Club pre-sale for the Japan shows begins this Friday, October 20 at 11am local time. General tickets for all Japan shows go on sale December 9.

Trooper VIP will be available for all shows.

Still one of the hardest touring acts around, Iron Maiden brought their Legacy of the Beast Tour back to North American last year for another massive run. The band’s latest album Senjutsu arrived in 2021. The album peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200, and No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Rock and Top Hard Rock Albums charts. They recently played a string of shows in Canada, followed by an appearance at Power Trip in Indio, California alongside Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses, Judas Priest, and Tool.

Iron Maiden [Courtesy Photo]

Frontman Bruce Dickinson recently announced his forthcoming solo album, The Mandrake Project. His first new solo album in nearly two decades, the record is due out early next year through BMG. It is Bruce’s seventh solo LP. His last effort was 2005’s Tyranny of Souls, which was propelled by the lead single, “Abduction.”

“This album has been a very personal journey for me and I am extremely proud of it,” Dickinson said in a statement. “Roy Z and I have been planning, writing and recording it for years, and I am very excited for people to finally hear it. I’m even more excited at the prospect of getting out on the road with this amazing band that we have put together, to be able to bring it to life. We’re planning to play as many shows as we can in as many places as possible, for as many people as we can! As for what The Mandrake Project actually is… all will be revealed soon!”

Dickinson has announced a brief tour to support the record, with many more dates slated to be announced soon.

Back in August, Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain revealed that he suffered a stroke in January and is still recovering. In a video shared on the band’s social media, the legendary 71-year-old drummer stated that the stoke left him “paralyzed” on the right side of his body, and he feared that his career might have been over.

“It [stroke] left me paralyzed on my right side from my shoulder on down, of course I was very worried that my career,” Nicko said.

After 10 weeks of intense therapy, McBrain made a 70% recovery and was able to start tour rehearsals.

This isn’t Nicko’s first health battle. In 2021, he revealed he was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer back in 2020. McBrain publicly broke the news in a low-key interview with the University of Miami (U.S.) School of Medicine.

McBrain was diagnosed with stage 1 laryngeal cancer. He went to Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, one of only 71 National Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers in the United States and one of only two in Florida. Cancer in this part of the body can grow in and around vocal cords and other structures near the voice box. It takes sub-specialists like those at Sylvester to accurately diagnose and treat these types of cancers.

Nicko’s family doctor referred him to David E. Rosow, M.D., FACS, director of the Division of Laryngology and Voice at the University of Miami Health System, who performed the endoscopy in 2020 and diagnosed Nicko stage 1 laryngeal cancer. Dr. Rosow removed the cancer the following week. Now, Nicko gets check-ups every few months to make sure the cancer hasn’t returned

“I thoroughly recommend that anyone who may feel there is something different with their voice to go and get it checked out,” McBrain said. “And don’t put it off. It was very good for me that I caught it in stage 1.”

Iron Maiden 2024 tour

1 September 2024 – RAC Arena – Perth, Australia
4 September 2024 – Adelaide Entertainment Center – Adelaide, Australia
6 September 2024 – Rod Laver Arena – Melbourne, Australia
10 September 2024 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre – Brisbane, Australia
12 September 2024 – Quads Bank Arena – Sydney, Australia
16 September 2024 – Spark Arena – Auckland, New Zealand

September 22 – Sky Hall Toyota – Aichi, Japan
September 24 – Osaka-Jo Hall – Osaka, Japan
September 26 – Tokyo Garden Theater – Tokyo, Japan
September 28 – Pia Arena MM – Kanagawa, Japan