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