Tuesday, February 21, 2012

IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2012

Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden have announced their 2012 North American tour.

The MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR hits the U.S. and Canada, opening in Charlotte, NC on June 21, and finishing in Houston, TX, on Aug 18…to be followed by further dates around the World in 2013.

The MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour.”

Maiden will be playing with special guest Alice Cooper to July 21, and then Coheed and Cambria join the tour.

This opening section of the World Tour is the band’s most extensive visit to North America for many years and includes a number of cities the band have not played in a very long time, such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City.

In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2 and 3 – check your local ticket source to confirm plans in your area.

MAIDEN ENGLAND marks the third chapter in the History of Iron Maiden, a journey which began in 2004 with The Early Days DVD and subsequent 2005 Early Days Tour. Part Two followed in 2008 with the Live After Death DVD - the seminal 1984 concert recorded at Long Beach Arena (L.A) during the World Slavery Tour - and the band embarking on their groundbreaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries.

“We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue,” says vocalist Bruce Dickinson. “It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England, including some songs we have not played live in a very, very long time, plus other favorites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can't wait to get started in Charlotte.”


Iron Maiden - Maiden England 2012 Tour

Jun 21 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun 23 – Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre
Jun 26 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Jun 27 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
Jun 29 – Philadelphia, PI – Susquehanna Bank Center
Jun 30 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul 02 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Jul 05 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank
Jul 08 – Quebec, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
Jul 11 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
Jul 13 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
Jul 14 – Sarnia, ON – Bayfest
Jul 16 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul 18 – Detroit, MI – DTE Music Theatre
Jul 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Centre
Jul 24 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
Jul 26 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Jul 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Jul 29 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Jul 30 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Aug 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug 03 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Aug 09 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug 12 – Albuquerque. NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
Aug 13 – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Aug 15 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Aug 17 – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug 18 – Houston, TX – The Woodlands

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