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Iron Maiden Announces North American Tour, Alice Cooper And Coheed & Cambria To Open Select Legs

Posted by on February 15, 2012

The one and only Iron Maiden have just announced that they will be kicking off their Maiden England World Tour in North America this Summer. The tour will find the band mirroring, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name that was filmed during the Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour. The trek will also mark Maiden’s most extensive trek in the U.S. and Canada in a long time (too long if you ask Maiden fans).

As if this wasn’t exciting enough, Maiden have also confirmed special guests who open on select legs of the tour. None other than Alice Cooper will be opening on the first half of the tour (up until July 21), while Coheed & Cambria will be opening during the other half.

Singer Bruce Dickinson had the following to say about the tour:

“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, 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.”

It’ll be great to see Maiden live again, but the fact that they’ll be playing most of the Maiden England track listing (which you can see after the jump) will please most fans who were disappointed that their last trek in the States leaned heavy on newer material. To ensure that fans do not get screwed over by scalpers, Maiden will use a paperless ticketing system at as many shows as possible. Tickets for most venues will go on sale March 2 and 3. You can find a complete rundown of dates after the jump.

21st June – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23rd June – Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre
26th June – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
27th June – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
29th June – Philadelphia, PI – Susquehanna Bank Center
30th June – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
2nd July – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
5th July – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank
8th July – Quebec, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
11th July – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
13th July – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
14th July – Sarnia, ON – Bayfest
16th July – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18th July – Detroit, MI – DTE Music Theatre
19th July – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Centre
24th July – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
26th July – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
27th July – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
29th July – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
30th July – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
1st August – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
3rd August – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
6th August – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9th August – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12th August – Albuquerque. NM – Hard Rock Pavilion
13th August – Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
15th August – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
17th August – Dallas, TX – Gexa Energy Pavilion
18th August – Houston, TX – The Woodlands

 

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.

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