Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden are heading for the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
The rockers have announced a show at the city’s flagship venue next year on Thursday, May 11, as part of an 11-date UK tour.
Support at the concerts – a continuation of the band’s Book of Souls world tour – will come from US act Shinedown.
Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris said: “As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible.
“We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds, where we haven’t played since 2005, and Liverpool, where we haven’t played since 1990.
“The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas.”
Arena director of sales and marketing Tony Watson said: “We at the First Direct Arena are now established as a venue for the best acts in the world and they don’t come much bigger than Iron Maiden.”
Tickets for the Leeds show go on sale at 9am next Friday, September 30. Prices range from £46 to £57.50, subject to fees.
Purchases can be made via the www.firstdirectarena.com website or by calling the box office on 0844 248 1585.