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Iron Maiden To Headline Australia's Soundwave 2011, More Lineup Additions

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British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have been confirmed as the headlining act for next year's edition of Australia's Soundwave festival. Also on the bill will be American thrash metal legends Slayer, shock rocker Rob Zombie, hardcore outfit Terror and former Guns N Roses guitarist Slash amongst others. Iron Maiden will also perform two arena shows in February.

The tour dates are as follows:

February 23 - Melbourne, Australia - Hisense Arena (Arena show)
February 24 - Sydney, Australia - Entertainment Centre (Arena show)
February 26 - Brisbane, Australia - Showgrounds
February 27 - Sydney, Australia - Eastern Creek Raceway
March 4 - Melbourne, Australia - Showgrounds
March 5 - Adelaide, Australia - Bonython Park
March 7 - Perth, Australia - Steel Blue Oval

The current lineup for Soundwave is as follows:

Iron Maiden
Queens Of The Stone Age
Slayer
Primus
Slash
Social Distortion
The Gaslight Anthem
Rob Zombie
Pennywise
Avenged Sevenfold
Thirty Seconds To Mars
Stone Sour
Gang Of Four
New Found Glory
Sum 41
Anberlin
Third Eye Blind
Devildriver
Sevendust
Less Than Jake
The Bronx
Monster Magnet
Terror
MXPX
Protest The Hero
Melvins
36 Crazyfists
Ill Nino
The Ataris
The Starting Line
Bayside
Mad Caddies
The Maine
Trash Talk
Mayday Parade
Foxy Shazam
Never Shout Never
The Blackout
Alesana
Asking Alexandria
All That Remains
High On Fire
Dommin
The Sword
Kylesa
A Skylit Drive
There For Tomorrow
Breathe Carolina
Taking Dawn
I See Stars
Rise To Remain
Nonpoint, Veara,
Every Avenue.

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1. Beth Terrington writes:

The Maiden is totally appropriate for an awesome lineup like Monster Magnet, Sum 41, Queens of the Stone Age, Slayer etc. But lets not forget the master of metal, the king of b-grade horror ROB ZOMBIE. Words cannot describe how long I've waited!! Rock mother f***er! Yeah!! Bring on the demonoid phenomenon!

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2. Jomama writes:

Wow, that's alot of good bands!

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. xulbehemoth509 writes:

Such a diverse line up punk and metal now that's what I'm talking bout. They coulda left out sum 41. That's still a stacked f***ing show

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 9:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. M3talH3ad writes:

Possibly biggest lineup aus has ever seen, will def be there for Maiden, Slayer, ATR, A7x, Trash Talk and more!

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 10:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Aussie writes:

The biggest lineup of metal/punk ever in Australia and Im not going to be here for it!! F&$%
This lineup is awesome for us here in Oz. Rob Zombie HAS to get a night time spot! I dont hink he's ever been over here.

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6. Rychemn writes:

This should be an awsome show.....sorry I can't make it....just hope that Maiden returns the U.S. in 2011....in support of their new album which I plan to buy on the 16th of Aug...."UP THE IRONS"....

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7. Trendkill91 writes:

Can;t fvckin wait! MAIDEN!!!

# Aug 5, 2010 @ 6:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Believer writes:

Rammstein?? Such an awesome line up and they're missing? Small but dedicated Aussie fan base... that would be the cherry on the cake if they were to come as well!

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9. wilco writes:

lots of good bands
iron maiden a good choice for headlinner
they put up a good show
cant wait untill the new album will be out

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 4:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Aussie writes:

This is only the 1st announcement so I would expect a couple more well known bands, but not too many with that massive lineup already.

# Aug 6, 2010 @ 5:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Beth, again! writes:

crikey! i must've been drunk- sum41? what was I thinking?!?! There's loads more quality bands announced in the lineup. I'm also looking forward to Monster Magnet, Primus{wouldn't it be cool if they played the South Park theme!} and of course the legend Slash. "Run tt Hills" will take me back to my first boyfriends bedroom, surely it will sound better live rather than a worn out old cassette, haha Can't wait!

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12. XWigglesX writes:

TERROR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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