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Iron Maiden...Somewhere Back in America! [Edited!]

From onstage last night (Feb 19), amid the pandemonium in front of 14,000 screaming fans at a packed Los Angeles Forum, Iron Maiden announced the first leg of their eagerly anticipated North American summer tour.

Tickets for Iron Maiden's current "SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME -- WORLD TOUR 08" dates at the Los Angeles Forum and New Jersey's Izod Centre sold out months in advance, the band are delighted to announce they are coming back for more major USA concerts this summer which will take them to a number of cities they have not played in many years along with a return to the Los Angeles area with 2 nights at the 16,000 capacity Verizon Amphitheatre on Friday May 30 and Saturday May 31. Tickets for the majority of these shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday, March 1st.   A special pre-sale will be made available exclusively to members of the Iron Maiden fan club, who will also be eligible to enter to be 'First to the stage barrier'.



Wed 5/21/08 San Antonio, TX - Verizon Wireless - on sale 3/1 10am
Thu 5/22/08 Houston, TX - Woodlands - on sale 3/1 10am
Sun 5/25/08 Albuquerque, NM - Journal Pavilion  - on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 5/26/08 Phoenix, AZ - Cricket Pavilion - on sale 3/15 10am
Wed 5/28/08 Concord, CA - Concord - on sale 3/9 10am
Fri 5/30/08 Los Angeles, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - on sale 3/1 10am
Sat 5/31/08 Los Angeles, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre - on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 6/2/08   Seattle, WA - White River Amph - on sale 3/8 10am

The "SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME -- WORLD TOUR 08" was inspired by Maiden's recently released DVD, LIVE AFTER DEATH (New Door Records/Ume). Filmed and recorded over four spectacular nights at Long Beach Arena on the "Powerslave Tour" in 1985, this has long been a benchmark for rock concert videos and live albums, and the CD remains one of the biggest-selling live albums ever with sales in excess of six million worldwide. With the video having been largely unavailable for many years, the fan's massive interest in this legendary concert continues to this day with the DVD debuting at No. 1 on charts around the world (including The UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Finland), as well as No 2 on the Billboard USA Chart and in Canada.



This tour revisits the band's history by focusing almost entirely on their classic 80's period in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian Production of that 'Powerslave Tour' as portrayed on the Live After Death DVD. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented. Furthermore the band intends to bring along for this summer leg of the tour the colossal mummy of Eddie, as featured on the Live After Death DVD, along with various other elements of the show that would not fit on their 757 on the first leg of this tour, which included the shows at the Forum and Izod Centre. Sadly no jumbo has a door big enough to fit in such a massive and imposing monster!!!

Says vocalist Bruce Dickinson ; "We are all greatly looking forward to getting back to see our fans in places like Texas, the South West and Seattle where we haven't played for quite some time. And for this leg we will be able to bring along all Eddie's toys which we couldn't get on our plane during the first leg. We are all having a great time on this tour and really can't believe the excitement it is creating round the world and the huge numbers of people who are turning out to see us. It makes for a really very exciting time for all of us, fans and band alike"

Taken from IronMaiden.com


"From onstage last night (March 14th) at a packed Izod Center New Jersey, Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson announced the second and final US leg of their eagerly anticipated "SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME -- WORLD TOUR 08". Tickets for Iron Maiden’s current dates at the Los Angeles Forum and New Jersey’s Izod Centre having sold out months in advance, the band are delighted to announce they are coming back for more major USA concerts this summer which will take them to a number of cities they have not played in many years along with a return to the New York area at PNC Bank Arts Center,NJ, on June 14th and  Madison Square Gardens on 15th June.

Tickets for these shows will go on sale to the public soon as listed below.

A special pre-sale will be made available exclusively to members of the Iron Maiden fan club.

SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME -- THE REST OF THE WORLD TOUR 08’ USA TOUR DATES:

USA June 11, 2008 Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
USA June 12, 2008 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
USA June 14, 2008 Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
USA June 15, 2008 New York, NY Madison Square Gardens
USA June 17, 2008 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Centre
USA June 18, 2008 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
USA June 20, 2008 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for The Peforming Arts

The 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME -- WORLD TOUR 08' was inspired by Maiden’s recently released DVD, LIVE AFTER DEATH (New Door Records/Ume). Filmed and recorded over four spectacular nights at Long Beach Arena on the 'Powerslave Tour' in 1985, this has long been a benchmark for rock concert videos and live albums, and the CD remains one of the biggest-selling live albums ever with sales in excess of six million worldwide. With the video having been largely unavailable for many years, the fans’ massive interest in this legendary concert continues to this day with the DVD debuting at No. 1 on charts around the world (including The UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark and Finland), as well as No 2 on the Billboard USA Chart and in Canada.

This tour revisits the band’s history by focusing almost entirely on their classic 80’s period in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian Production of that ’Powerslave Tour’ as portrayed on the Live After Death DVD. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented. Furthermore the band intends to bring along for this summer leg of the tour the colossal mummy of Eddie, as featured on the Live After Death DVD, along with various other elements of the show that would not fit on their 757 on the first leg of this tour, which included the shows at the Forum and Izod Centre.
Says vocalist Bruce Dickinson ; 'For this summer tour we will be able to bring along all of Eddie’s toys which we couldn’t get on our plane during this first leg. We are all having a great time on this tour and really can’t believe the excitement it is creating around the world and the huge numbers of people who are turning out to see us. It makes for a really very exciting time for all of us, fans and band alike'

’Maiden Mania’ has been gripping countries around the world as tickets for the 2008 World Tour flew out of box offices everywhere when they went on sale. On the first leg in Feb/Mar alone, tickets in Sao Paulo, Brazil, at the 42,000 capacity Palmeiras Stadium sold out in just a week ; Mexico City’s 22,000 capacity Sports Arena sold out in a record-breaking four days leading to the show being moved to the 52,000 Foro Sol Stadium; a first ever visit to Colombia, where first day ticket sales were the biggest for any music event there ever, saw the Simon Bolivar Stadium in Bogota sell out the 30,000 original capacity in 10 days and being been extended to 50,000; 14,000 capacity arenas in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, sold out in less than half an hour with second shows being added in both cities and the band playing to 70,000 fans there; 25,000 fans in each of Argentina, Chile and Costa Rica quickly snapped up all available tickets.

The story continues in North America where shows in major arenas in LA, New York, Toronto sold out  weeks in advance; and in the summer, when Maiden take the show around the stadiums of Europe, 125,000 tickets were sold in just over 2 hours last November for  three stadium shows in Sweden and Finland!

Being able to tour the Southern Hemisphere in such a concentrated way is all due to the band taking their own plane -- along with their entire 50-man crew, 12 tons of equipment and stage set -- around the world with Astraeus Airline Captain Bruce Dickinson at the helm. As The Age in Australia reports:

'Some bands achieve such colossal levels of success that they get to ride in their own jet. But very few actually fly the damn things themselves. British heavy metal kings Iron Maiden have taken the DIY ethos to a new level -- albeit with a much bigger budget than most heavy metal bands -- when singer Bruce Dickinson flew his band into the country this week in a specially refitted Boeing 757.' "
Dante

Dude i wan't a airplane to!
The Wicked One

the second leg of the tour better have a Michigan date
Set Abominae

I saw Maiden back in June....was fucking awesome. Best show I've ever been to.


But that's cuz I haven't seen IE......YET!!!!
Tainted Innocence

i want to go see maiden,
but having no job and no car/ride means i wont be able to.
3DD13

Ahah, I think it's the best band ever (sorry Jon) ... I've seen them in Paris, in France. It was juste awesome, but I didn't remember to eat and after the gig I felt sick.
I'm gonna see 'em one more time this year, in my country, in Switzerland, and I think it will be better than Paris Very Happy (I hope Very Happy)
Dante

3DD13 wrote:
Ahah, I think it's the best band ever (sorry Jon) ... I've seen them in Paris, in France. It was juste awesome, but I didn't remember to eat and after the gig I felt sick.
I'm gonna see 'em one more time this year, in my country, in Switzerland, and I think it will be better than Paris Very Happy (I hope Very Happy)

Don't worry I think that Jon thinks they're the best to Wink
Sandra - Dark Saga -

Yeah! don't miss that gig, guys!
I saw them on February here in Colombia.. it was sooooooooooo great!  Very Happy
3DD13

Sandra - Dark Saga - wrote:
Yeah! don't miss that gig, guys!
I saw them on February here in Colombia.. it was sooooooooooo great!  Very Happy

Ahah, I wanna be the 14th of August Very Happy

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