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DREAMS OF MAIDEN COME TRUE: IRON MAIDEN + DREAM THEATER TOUR CONFIRMED

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Press releases from both the Iron Maiden and Dream Theater camps have just confirmed that the rumor we published earlier today is true; Iron Maiden and Dream Theater will tour together! No word yet from the Coheed & Cambria folks. The tour will play 22 North American dates.

For Maiden, it’s their most extensive North American tour in a few years, as their last run was the worldwide Capt. Bruce Dickinson affair that resulted in the Flight 666 documentary. The band promises the setlist will be of the “greatest hits” variety and will also offer a taste of their new album, which the press release announces will be called The Final Frontier.

For Dream Theater it’s a chance to play in front of ginormous crowds that are very likely to appreciate their music and to reconnect with old fans who may have lost track of the band over the years. It’ll also be a rare instance of Dream Theater playing a support role; I remember DT opened for Megadeth on Gigantour a few years back but I can’t recall any other support tours they’ve done since. A DT support slot is kind of like a BTBAM support slot… like 2 songs? Regardless, it’s a great opportunity.

Any Maiden tour is automatically awesome because IRON FUCKING MAIDEN, but having Dream Theater on too is just an added bonus.

Full list of dates after the jump. Madison Fucking Square Garden!

**THE FINAL FRONTIER 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR**
JUNE
Wed     09       Dallas, TX                               Superpages.com 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 +
JULY
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 Presents

For additional Iron Maiden ticket and tour information, visit www.ironmaiden.com or www.livenation.com.

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