Tickets will go on sale this Friday, March 2 at 10am for Iron Maiden’s Maiden England World Tour which hits several Canadian cities, including Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, Sarnia, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. This tour will be largely based around the group's most prolific tours, the 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son' tour that reigned supreme in the late 1980's.
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 ground-breaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries.
Comments vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “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. 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 (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very, very long time, plus other favourites 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”.
Alice Cooper will offer support for the first part of the tour and then Coheed and Cambria take over after July 21.
*Maiden England 1988 Longform Video VHS Tracklisting
Moonchild, The Evil That Men Do, The Prisoner, Still Life, Die With Your Boots On, Infinite Dreams, Killers, Can I Play With Madness, Heaven Can Wait, Wasted Years, The Clairvoyant, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, The Number Of The Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Iron Maiden.
MAIDEN ENGLAND 2012 TOUR DATES:
June 21 – Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 23 – Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre
June 26 – Boston, MA Comcast Center
June 27 – Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
June 29 – Philadelphia, PI Susquehanna Bank Center
June 30 – Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
July 2 – Newark, NJ Prudential Center
July 5 – Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank
July 8 – Quebec, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
July 11 – Montreal, QC Bell Center
July 13 – Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
July 14 – Sarnia, ON Bayfest
July 16 – Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
July 18 – Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
July 19 – Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Centre
July 24 – Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
July 26 – Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
July 27 – Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
July 29 – Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
July 30 – Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 1 – Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 3 – San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 6 – Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Aug. 9 – 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