You know things are getting extremely serious when Iron Maiden cancel tour dates and that’s exactly what’s happened this morning as the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ Australia and New Zealand dates scheduled for May 1st to 13th have now inevitably fallen, due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and recent Government instruction.

Promoter TEG Dainty say the dates have been “postponed until further notice” and advise ticket holders to hold on to their original tickets and await further information. Refunds will be available at the point of purchase if you are unable to attend the new dates when they are announced.

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood says:

“Aussie and Kiwi Troopers,

“We are hugely disappointed not to be seeing our fans in Australia and New Zealand in May due to the understandable Government concert bans surrounding Coronavirus. Sadly these are difficult and uncertain times for us all.

“We still intend to bring this great ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ show to you all as soon we can and I promise we will do everything we can to achieve this with our promoters and subject to what is happening around us globally.

“And to our brilliant fans everywhere…

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“We also appreciate that fans with tickets to shows in some of the other countries on our extensive 2020 tour will be anxious for news and updates. You can be sure we will keep you immediately updated here with any other changes, by country, that could become necessary as soon as we hear of them from the official Govt channels. Thank you for your patience and for bearing with us. We hope to see you all!

“Take care of yourselves, be safe and be smart.”

Maiden are scheduled to hit the Phillipines, Japan, UAE and Israel the rest of May before hitting Europe for dates in several countries throughout June and July, including England’s Download Festival on Saturday 13th June.

Glastonbury Festival, also due to take place in June, was cancelled earlier this week and it seems fair to say it is only a matter of time before Download bites the dust as well.

Iron Maiden’s ‘Leagacy Of The Beast’ tour will continue, somehow, somewhere and perhaps that is the one and only certain thing in these troubled times…

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