IRON MAIDEN has begun to unveil their plans for 2024, commencing with an Australian tour alongside KILLSWITCH ENGAGE in September of that year
The tour’s journey commences on September 1 at the RAC Arena and gracefully concludes on September 16 at the Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. The band enthusiastically announced, “Surprise, surprise… The Future Past Tour is also coming to Australia in 2024!”
Check out the tour dates below and secure your tickets via the provided link. For those who may not be aware, The Future Past Tour ingeniously combines songs from Iron Maiden’s seventeenth studio album, “Senjutsu,” with tracks from their classic 1986 release, “Somewhere In Time.” It promises to be an electrifying fusion of their musical legacy.
IRON MAIDEN 2024 Australian tour dates with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE:
9/1 – RAC Arena, Perth – Aus
9/4 – Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide – Aus
9/6 – Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne – Aus
9/10 – Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane – Aus
9/12 – Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney – Aus
9/16 – Spark Arena, Auckland – NZ
Released in September 2021, “Senjutsu” marked IRON MAIDEN‘s second consecutive double album following 2015’s “The Book Of Souls,” which holds the record as the lengthiest IRON MAIDEN album, with a runtime of 92 minutes. Their much-anticipated return after a six-year hiatus, “Senjutsu,” was meticulously recorded in 2019 in Paris, with the enduring collaboration of renowned producer Kevin Shirley and co-production by the band’s bassist, Steve Harris. Notably, the album boasts three tracks, each exceeding the 10-minute mark.
For “Senjutsu,” a term loosely translated as “tactics and strategy,” the band once again engaged the artistic talents of Mark Wilkinson, who crafted the striking Samurai-themed cover artwork based on an idea conceptualized by Harris.
“Senjutsu” made an impressive debut, securing the No. 3 spot on the Billboard 200 chart, outperforming even the band’s early classics such as “Powerslave” and “The Number Of The Beast.” An astonishing 90 percent of the album’s 64,000 equivalent album units were attributed to pure album sales. This critically acclaimed double album made its entrance one rank higher than both 2015’s “The Book Of Souls” and 2010’s “The Final Frontier,” which reached a peak position of No. 4.