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Iron Maiden Announces "Maiden England" North American Tour

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U.K. metal legend Iron Maiden has announced the "Maiden England Tour" with extensive dates in North America this summer. Up to July 21, 2012, the special guest act will be Alice Cooper and after July 21, 2012, the band will be Coheed & Cambria.

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’.

Vocalist Bruce Dickinson had the following comments on 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 (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.

Confirmed Dates on the tour are as follows (more to be added soon):

MAIDEN ENGLAND 2012 TOUR DATES:
w/Alice Cooper:

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

MAIDEN ENGLAND 2012 TOUR DATES:
w/Coheed & Cambria:

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

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1. R10 writes:

Awesome! Time for me to see the mighty Maiden again, 6-26 works for me. Been a while since ive seen Maiden,they totally blew New England off on thier last tour with Dream Theater. Like these "best of" Maiden sets anyways.

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 1:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

and the tour starts in Charlotte NC.....FK YES!!!!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 1:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. CROMCarl writes:

Might see you there at that 6-26 show R10 - just look for a older fat guy with no hair, going ballistic....crap, that's not so easy to spot at a Maiden show!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. R10 writes:

Counting on you Carl for a review. I will probably splurge and get seats at Comcast for this Great Woods show. Lawn totally sucks there,a million miles away,have to watch on a video screen because Bruce D or S Harris look like ants onstage otherwise. I'll be there no doubt guy!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 1:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Blindgreed1 writes:

8/6... \m/\m/ ROAD TRIP!!!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

YESSSSSSSS CANT WAIT
Glad its a best of set this time. last tour was still incredible though
Hail The IronMaiden!!!!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. hellrat writes:

Oh Fvck YES!! 8-12-12 at the Pavillion in Turkey Town

\m/ UP THE FVCKING IRONS!! \m/

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 3:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. xulbehemoth509 writes:

6/30 @ the black hole. f***ing hate that place, but will gladly bare it for the mighty maiden.

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 3:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Edwin Valles writes:

Wy not Las Vegas

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

Also, that is a fvckin bad a$$ mounted Trooper painting, first Eddie I've REALLY liked for a long fvckin time...will definitely be purchasing that shirt at the show, hopefully long sleeve will be available

Hey, where can find setlist?

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 5:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Spaghetti_Motel writes:

f*** yes man! Just ordered tickets for Pacific Coliseum in Vancouver, July 29 can't come soon enough!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 7:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. !Nailgun! writes:

Heck yeah! Bout time they made it back around Charlotte again! I'm there!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. silvermountains writes:

Haha sweet I'll be buying tickets for the Denver show... Too bad Alice cooper isn't opening then... But still can't fvckin wait!

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 9:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

this is awesome....but why no florida dates...please do bankatlantic center again....if not i have to go all the way to atlanta

# Feb 15, 2012 @ 11:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

nailgun, you live in charlotte?

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 7:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. saxon83 writes:

8-1 for me!!!!!!!!! Great venue, too! Up the Irons!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 12:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. xulbehemot writes:

hellrat, wait a few shows into the tour, then check setlist.fm. Other than that, just browse the web. It's still early, tho.

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 3:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. hellrat writes:

hey XB, its posted on the MAIDEN website today...wasn't there when I looked yesterday

But its obviously only an 'approximate' setlist...like you said, we'll have to dig up what the final version ends up being after the first few shows, unless they decide to release it beforehand

Pretty cool set, even if I'd make a few swaps...but never seen em do, 'Still Life' live!

IRONS UP!!!!!

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. ThrashtillDeathTFV writes:

Still life would be the sh** brother!! I would love to hear phantom of the opera or children of the damned live that would be a very nice treat

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 6:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. xulbehemoth509 writes:

HR, thanks brother... good looking out.
I have to take 2 days off to see this and I'm sure it will be a way better set than when I saw them in '07 on ozzfest. Old or new I'm stoked! (Tho, I prefer the old) horns and hails
\m/\m/

# Feb 16, 2012 @ 8:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. VicMan writes:

Maiden back to the land that made them "scream for me Long Beach"-- well close enough. The'yll be in Irvine, not far. Still, great show for killer Maiden fans! California lives for you.

# Feb 17, 2012 @ 12:32 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. DeathThrashMetal84 writes:

7/19 i'm there I don't mind seeing Alice Cooper

# Feb 18, 2012 @ 11:57 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Dethbass writes:

6-29 for Philly, even though the venue is in jersey. Whatever, consider me there! I haven't missed a Maiden show since they reunited.

# Feb 18, 2012 @ 1:16 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. KMADD writes:

93 bucks for a lawn seat in indy? I'll pass seen both maiden and cooper like 3 times.

# Feb 18, 2012 @ 3:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Omatron writes:

Badass, id love to see em in boston. Don't think ill be able to go. Saw em 5in times already, I might hold off

# Feb 18, 2012 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. zeplica writes:

will be going to the 6/29,7/2,and the 7/11 shows. cant wait have been to almost every tour since there first tour.alice cooper should be interesting and a pretty decent opening act. everybody enjoy the shows.

# Feb 19, 2012 @ 8:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Necrovomit writes:

wish i could see cooper again, but i'll take it! Dx \MMMM/

# Feb 19, 2012 @ 11:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. LOU SELVEY writes:

Band still brings it live.
Not the biggest maiden fan, yet they get all the respect and the credit in the world.
flight 666 was an awesome dvd btw.

# Feb 20, 2012 @ 7:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Caveman1 writes:

Joined the maiden fan club to guarantee real good seats!! Maiden & Alice Cooper!! Whooo

# Feb 21, 2012 @ 12:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Jomama writes:

Yes! Havent seen Alice Cooper yet and love Seventh Son! Can't wait til 6/29 in Philly!

# Feb 21, 2012 @ 11:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. oh sweet writes:

Hi,Not a BIG Maidian dan by any means but..with Alice Cooper sweet and that other lame band pass on..so if I see them it will be with Alice Cooper or won't bother.

# Feb 26, 2012 @ 5:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. spiral_architect writes:

i can see these guys recording the shows for yet another live album and dvd documentary. mark my words!

# Feb 26, 2012 @ 4:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. yaraz writes:

yeah1

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