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Ed Force One Takes Flight Again, Iron Maiden Announces New World Tour

Posted by on November 3, 2010

Those who have seen the fantastic Iron Maiden documentary Flight 666 know about Ed Force One, Iron Maiden’s customized Boeing 757 airliner which was used during their  2008/2009 Somewhere Back In Time World Tour. Well Ed Force One is about to take flight once again for Maiden’s The Final Frontier World Tour. The band will be playing 29 shows and hitting 26 cities in 13 countries all in 66 days with the help of their customized airliner. Out of all the dates, however, only two of them are in the U.S. Yep, fans in Sunrise (essentially Fort Lauderdale) and Tampa, Florida are the only American fans who will get to catch Maiden on this leg of the tour (unless you just so happened to be abroad, then your chances of seeing them fair much better).

Though the tour is dubbed The Final Frontier World Tour, singer Bruce Dickenson assured that fans can expect a mix of new and old material, saying the following in a Florida press release:

“We will be bringing with us pretty much the same production and lights as on this year’s summer tour of the U.S., but the set list will be a bit different. On this trip we are playing in some new countries for us such as Korea, Indonesia, Singapore and there will many new faces in other places so the set will be a mix of some of the new album The Final Frontier and recent stuff but with a healthy dose of the older fan favorites we know these new guys would wish to hear but haven’t had the opportunity to hear live before.”

That would be exciting for American fans who felt gypped by the set list from Maiden’s last North American tour… if they were hitting more cities than just the two in Florida. Oh well. I’m sure Iron Maiden will return again soon. You can check out the entire tour itinerary after the jump.

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February

Fri 11     Moscow, Russia: Olympiski

Tue 15   Singapore:  Singapore Indoor Stadium

Thu 17   Jakarta, Indonesia: Stadium Utama Gelaro Bung Karno Senayan

Sun 20   Bali, Indonesia: Garuda Wisnu Kencana

Wed 23 Melbourne, Australia                              Hisense Arena

Thu 24   Sydney, Australia: Entertainment Centre

Sat 26    Brisbane, Australia: Showgrounds (SOUNDWAVE FEST)

Sun 27   Sydney, Australia: Eastern Creek Raceway (SOUNDWAVE FEST)

March

Fri 4        Melbourne,   Australia: Showgrounds (SOUNDWAVE FEST)

Sat 5      Adelaide, Australia: Bonython Park (SOUNDWAVE FEST)

Mon 7   Perth, Australia: Steel Blue Oval (SOUNDWAVE FEST)

Thu 10   Seoul, Korea: Chamsil Gymnasium

Sat 12    Tokyo, Japan: Super Arena

Sun 13   Tokyo, Japan: Super Arena

Thu 17   Monterrey, Mexico: Banamex Theatre

Fri 18     Mexico City, Mexico: Foro Sol

Sun 20   Bogota, Columbia: CC Sapo

Wed 23 Lima, Peru: Estadio San Marco

Sat 26    Sao Paulo, Brazil: Morumbi Stadium

Sun 27   Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: HSBC Arena

Wed 30 Brasilia, Brazil: Nilson Nelson Parking Lot

April

Fri 1        Belem, Brazil: Parque De Exposicoes

Sun 3     Recife, Brazil: Parque De Exposicoes

Tue 5     Curitiba, Brazil: Expotrade

Fri 8        Buenos Aires, Argentina :  Velez Sarsfield

Sun 10   Santiago, Chile: Estadio Nacional

Wed 14 San Juan, Puerto Rico: Coliseo De Puerto Rico

Sat 16    Sunrise, Florida, USA: Bank Atlantic Center

Sun 17   Tampa, Florida,  USA: St Pete Times Forum

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