Tour de Force


  • Axl Rosenberg


If, like me, you were bummed to find Iron Maiden playing too much latter-day material on their last North American tour, you’ll be stoked to know that, according to vocalist Bruce Dickinson, the band’s “intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England” on their just-announced new trek. And since Maiden England was made during the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son tour, it obviously has a lot of older shit on it!

Of course, Dickinson also promises that Maiden will play “other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear,” so maybe the last third of that set will be all songs from like Dance of Death or something. But I hope not. ‘Cause when Maiden brings it, man… they are one of the most fun live bands in the world.

And, oh yeah, Alice Cooper is opening until July 21, at which point Coheed & Cambria takes over . So that’s pretty sweet, too.

Here are dates, courtesy Metal Underground:

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
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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