The Maiden England World Tour was a concert tour by Iron Maiden, which began on 21 June 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina and ended on 5 July 2014 with a performance at the Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth, UK. The tour's setlist was largely based on the original 1989 concert video of the same name, shot during the Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour in 1988, which was re-released in 2013. Because of this, the tour's setlist consisted almost entirely of the band's 1980s material, with a particular focus on their 1988 album, Seventh Son of a Seventh Son. The stage show was also based on the original tour and featured numerous pyrotechnic effects in addition to multiple appearances by the band's mascot, Eddie. Following 2005's Eddie Rips Up the World Tour and 2008–2009's Somewhere Back in Time World Tour, this was the group's third and final tour inspired by a particular period of their history.
The opening section of the world tour took place in North America from June to August 2012. With 34 dates in its opening leg, this was Iron Maiden's most extensive tour of North America in over 12 years and was subject to critical and commercial success. In 2013, the band continued the tour with worldwide dates, encompassing Europe and North and South America, before concluding in 2014 with a final European leg. Over three years, 100 shows were undertaken in 32 countries before an estimated audience of over 2 million people. Throughout the tour, consistent praise was received from music critics, with the band's performances and the stage show receiving particular acclaim. From the 58 performances tallied by Billboard magazine, the group grossed US$69,243,543 in box office revenue.
The tour featured a number of notable performances from the band, with the South American leg including their third show at the Rock in Rio festival in Brazil and their first concert in Paraguay. During their 2013 European leg, they became the first rock group to confirm an appearance at Stockholm's national stadium, Friends Arena, which sold out in record-setting time. In addition, Iron Maiden returned to Download Festival for their record-breaking fifth headline concert at Donington Park, 25 years after their first show at the venue during 1988's Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour. To mark the occasion, the band's set began with a Supermarine Spitfire flyover, an event which was mirrored at the tour's final concert at Knebworth, which was preceded by a First World War air display, organised and featuring vocalist Bruce Dickinson.