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Old February 15th, 2012, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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MAIDEN ENGLAND 2012 TOUR DATES:

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


Iron Maiden announce "Maiden England World Tour" with extensive dates in North America this summer

Very Special Guest Alice Cooper to July 21, Coheed and Cambria after July 21.


Following the massively successful Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11, IRON MAIDEN are back on the road this summer with a series of Arena, Amphitheatre and Festival shows in the U.S.A. and Canada, opening in Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. on June 21, and finishing in Houston, TX, on Aug 18 (dates listed below), 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”. 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 but watch this site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be ‘First To The Barrier’.

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.

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”.

Iron Maiden are delighted to announce that the extraordinary and legendary Alice Cooper will be their Very Special Guest on all shows up to July 21. After that date, Special Guest will be Coheed and Cambria, the inspiring, cutting edge band from New York.

Iron Maiden continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way. Manager Rod Smallwood comments:

“We are trying to ensure that our fans get the tickets they want in the prime positions without paying over the odds to ticket scalpers. Maiden get infuriated with the way fans sometimes have to pay more than the ticket price to get good positions at our shows. So we will, wherever possible (Festivals excluded), with the assistance of the Promoters, arrange a paperless ticketing system at least for the front sections to try to eliminate as much of the ticket scalping and exchanges as we can. We put this into practice on our North American Tour in 2010; it worked well and we received many positive comments back from our fans, so we intend to increase this where feasible. With paperless ticketing, only those who actually pay initially for the tickets will get into the show so scalping is generally avoided (please see the comments from Ticketmaster below). We are also doing everything we can to avoid any drain of prime tickets going to the Secondary Ticketing sites which we feel make unfair profits from music fans.

As we consider all our fans to be VIPs, no tickets will be held specifically for VIP use. At some venues, the Promoter may provide the option for fans to pay extra for “VIP Parking”, early access, access to “VIP Bar” etc. But these will be purely optional for ticket holders only and will not be tied to ticket locations – the ability to get the best tickets should be the same for everybody outside of the usual presales.

Finally, we are of course once again arranging exclusive ticket pre-sales for our fan club members so they can be quick off the mark for great tickets and will also continue to run the contest in appropriate venues for fan club members so they can be ‘First To The Barrier’ prior to the show. We hope that these measures will help our fans as much as possible and ask that they keep checking for details on our website.”

TICKETMASTER comments:
Where possible the North American Iron Maiden shows will operate a paperless ticket policy. Select tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster’s Paperless Ticket delivery, which means fans will not receive a physical concert ticket for their entry into the event. Buying paperless helps ensure fans have secure and convenient access to event tickets at the intended original sale price. On the day of show, concert goers just need to bring the credit card they used for the ticket purchase and a government-issued photo ID to the concert. All members of the ticket purchaser's party must be present at the same time to enter the venue. The venue’s ticket usher will swipe their credit card upon entry and present each person in their party with seat locator slips for quick access into the show. To purchase paperless tickets or for more information, fans should visit www.ticketmaster.com/paperless or call the Ticketmaster charge-by-phone number at 1-800-745-3000.
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Old February 16th, 2012, 06:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey i was just gonna write about this you beat me to it.I really hope getting the tickets will be fair!! \m/ up the irons
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Old February 20th, 2012, 06:41 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I remember the good ol' days when Maiden had bands like Anthrax, Queensryche, Dio, Soulfly, Testament, Arch Enemy, Corrosion of Conformity, Motorhead etc open for them.

Now they have Coheed and Cambria? What the fuck is that? Those guys will get booed off the stage at a Maiden gig. I guess that just means more time in the parking lot tailgating for me.
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Old February 20th, 2012, 10:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Aw dude don't get me started on this. I hate how the old guard have not done fuck all to help the next generation. There are so many excellent metal bands that could so use an opening slot on a Maiden tour. Imagine Nightwish on that tour. Now THAT would be a show. Alice Cooper? WTF.

Priest are guilty too. They took Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy as opening acts. Lame. But Van Halen take the fuckin cake. They have Kool and the Gang as an opening act.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 06:27 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Priest are guilty too. They took Black Label Society and Thin Lizzy as opening acts. Lame. But Van Halen take the fuckin cake. They have Kool and the Gang as an opening act.
I am so psyched for this!!! And I agree re Alice Cooper and the other opening bands that I never even heard of. And the Van Halen/Kool & the Gang is clearly a nostalgia package. BUT--I disagree with you on Thin Lizzy. Now THAT would be awesome to see! Of course, it's not the same without the magic of Phil Lynott but I have come to really appreciate the band, and now recognize how much influence they had on Maiden.
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Old February 21st, 2012, 08:45 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Coheed & Cambria = el barfo
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 12:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Coheed & Cambria is Richard Christie's favorite band. He wears adult diapers to the shows, so he doesn't have to go to the bathroom, doesn't want to miss any songs. That's a trivia answer.
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 02:14 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I think the real trivia question here is, who is Richard Christie?
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Old February 22nd, 2012, 10:51 AM   #9 (permalink)
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To me, as long as the opening act is inkeeping with the genre of the headliner, then I'm cool with it.
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I'll definitely be at the Shoreline Amphitheatre show on 8/3! Now if we could just get you ladies up North for a show this summer, everything in the world would be alright.
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I am so psyched for this!!! And I agree re Alice Cooper and the other opening bands that I never even heard of. And the Van Halen/Kool & the Gang is clearly a nostalgia package. BUT--I disagree with you on Thin Lizzy. Now THAT would be awesome to see! Of course, it's not the same without the magic of Phil Lynott but I have come to really appreciate the band, and now recognize how much influence they had on Maiden.
Thin Lizzy without Phil is pointless. You think Phil Campbell and Micky Dee will continue Motorhead when Lemmy kicks it? The TL guys should have done the same.

Have you seen the set lists for Van Halen? There is not one Van Hagar song in the set and they are dusting off songs from 1979-81 for this tour. And man that album is impressive.

But I'm not surprised at their lousy choice of an opener. Alex Van Halen once said in an interview that the ideal opening act is one "so shitty people go out to the lobby and buy one of our shirts."

Maiden should take Nightwish as openers. Now THAT would be a show.
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I think the real trivia question here is, who is Richard Christie?
Very good drummer. Played in Death in its later years when it was getting more progressive. I think he was also in Iced Earth. He's a Howard Stern sidekick now.
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Very good drummer. Played in Death in its later years when it was getting more progressive. I think he was also in Iced Earth. He's a Howard Stern sidekick now.
He just put out an album not long ago with Charred Walls Of The Damned.

He really is a good drummer but has given me a lot of laughs to.
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Would love to see the Maidens open up for Maiden, but then everyone would leave after the opening band.
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Old February 28th, 2012, 11:23 AM   #15 (permalink)
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$156 for tickets after fees. Eff that.
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I'm just glad they don't have Kool & the Gang opening up for them like a certain other band.
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Presale code for Irvine show on sale right now - saxophone

Ordered up Loge tickets from Citibank presale this morning.
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