Iron Maiden announce new album and North American tour

Iron Maiden shut their website and kept fans waiting with the headline, North America Beware, but the band has officially announced details on their new North American tour were they will play The Final Frontier for the first time live.

The Final Frontier is the bands brand new album which will be released late in the summer with a world tour to follow.

The band has also announced that Dream Theater will support them on their tour:

“We really wanted to get out and play some shows before the release of the new album later this year, so we thought what better way to kick off the tour than by going back to Canada and the USA where fans gave us such a fantastic reception during our last tour in 2008! We were astounded to see so many thousands of fans packing out the venues, so this time round we will be playing a few more cities we haven’t visited for some time, like Dallas, Saskatoon, Detroit, Denver and Pittsburgh, though logistically we couldn’t get to a few places we really like to play, which is a shame. It’s also great news that our friends Dream Theater are able to join us as special guests.”

“We’re still working on the set list for these summer shows, but this time it will cover the whole history of the band, and I can hint that we will be playing a taster from the new album. We already have the designs for the new Final Frontier stage show which we are building to bring out with us, so this summer tour will be a bit of a preview for the fans. It’s certainly looking very spectacular at this stage and with a brand new Eddie and an amazing light show!”

“We are also trying to ensure that our fans get the tickets they want close to the stage without paying over the odds to ticket scalpers. This is something our manager Rod is working hard on so we hope to see many more familiar faces down the front having a great time. We will see you all soon.”

Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy had this to say:

“Touring with Iron Maiden in North America is a bit of a dream come true for us! After 25 years together, at this stage in our career there’s honestly only three bands Dream Theater would consider opening forR30;and Maiden is one of them! It is an absolute honor. Through the years, we’ve done many one-off shows with Maiden and they’ve almost all been overseas, so it is very exciting to finally be doing a full tour with them–and on our side of the pond no less!  The tour visits regions in the U.S. – like Texas and the Southwest – that we haven’t played in many years, as well as some Canadian cities that have rarely, if ever, had the chance to see Dream Theater so it’s very exciting for us to get to play for our fans in these places. This is gonna be an amazing show that the fans won’t wanna miss….Up The F*****g Irons!”

Tour Dates:

Wed 09 Dallas, TX Center
Fri 11 Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 12 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Mon 14 Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed 16 Albuquerque, NM The Pavilion
Thu 17 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 19 San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheatre
Sun 20 Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion
Tue 22 Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Thu 24 Vancouver, BC GM Place
Sat 26 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Tue 29 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
Wed 30 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre +

Sat 03 Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Wed 07 Montreal, QC Bell Centre*
Sun 11 Holmdel, NJ PNC
Mon 12 New York, NY Madison Square Garden++
Wed 14 Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion
Thu 15 Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center
Sat 17 Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 18 Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tue 20 Washington D.C. Jiffy Lube Live

+ Dream Theater will not perform in Winnipeg
* Paperless ticketing is not available at the Bell Centre
++ Madison Square Garden is promoted by Metropolitan Talent


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