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Iron Maiden Announce ‘Maiden England’ 2012 U.S. Tour

Iron Maiden fans get ready! The mighty metal rockers will once again be hitting the U.S concert circuit this summer. Using their legendary ‘Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son’ tour and it’s concert video ‘Maiden England’ as a model, the tour will kick off June 21 in Charlotte, N.C. and wrap up August 18 in Houston, Texas.

This will be a must see for Maiden fans, and lead singer Bruce Dickinson seems pretty psyched as well! “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 catalog,” said Dickinson on the band’s website.

He continues, “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!”

This is, of course, not the first time the band has embarked on such a voyage. In 2008 and 2009, they hosted the ‘Somewhere Back In Time Tour’ which was a revamp of their ’84-’85 ‘World Slavery’ tour. The band will trek across America this summer and next year hit the “rest of the world.” Along for the ride to open the shows will be none other than Alice Cooper, for the first part of the tour anyway, with Coheed And Cambria taking over on later dates.

“Our intention,” Bruce continues,”is to play about two thirds of the original track list of ‘Maiden England’ including some songs we have not played live in a very, very long time, plus other favorites we just know the fans are going to want to hear!”

Iron Maiden 2012 U.S. Tour Dates

6/21 – Charlotte, N.C.
6/23 – Atlanta, Ga.
6/26 – Boston, Mass.
6/27 – Wantagh, N.Y.
6/29 – Philadelphia, Pa.
6/30 – Washington, D.C.
7/2 – Newark, N.J.
7/5 – Chicago, Ill.
7/8 – Quebec, QC
7/11 – Montreal, QC
7/13 – Toronto, ON
7/14 – Sarnia, ON
7/16 – Buffalo, N.Y.
7/18 – Detroit, Mich.
7/19 – Indianapolis, Ind.
7/24 – Winnipeg, MB
7/26 – Calgary, AB
7/27 – Edmonton, AB
7/29 – Vancouver, BC
7/30 – Auburn, Wash.
8/1 – Salt Lake City, Utah
8/3 – San Francisco, Calif.
8/6 – Phoenix, Ariz.
8/9 – Irvine, Calif.
8/12 – Albuquerque. N.M.
8/13 – Denver, Colo.
8/15 – San Antonio, Texas
8/17 – Dallas, Texas
8/18 – Houston, Texas

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