Iron Maiden Back In England
[b]Iron Maiden[/b] have announced their first ever UK stadium show, as part of their [b]Somewhere Back In Time[/b] world tour.
Maiden will play the 50, 000 capacity Twickenham Rugby Stadium on Saturday [b]July 5, 2008[/b] - their one and only UK show next year.
The band's bassist [b]Steve Harris[/b] has said they are very excited at the prospect of playing in London, saying: “It could be a bit of an understatement to say how excited we all are to be playing this show next summer. We’ve got hell of a tour planned visiting old and new fans all over the world but as always it’s great to get home and play here in London especially at such a prestigious stadium as Twickenham."
Iron Maiden have previously only headlined major UK festivals such as [b]Reading[/b] and [b]Donington[/b] - Harris adds: "Fans who travel out to Europe for our stadium shows there have for a while been asking us to play one here as the audience in a stadium is much closer to the band than at a big festival and can see so much better."
The Somewhere Back In Time tour will see Iron Maiden resurrect their 80s [b]Powerslave Tour[/b], with the stage production based on the same Egyptian theme.
Iron Maiden are also releasing DVDs of their classic [b]Live After Death[/b] and [b]Maiden England[/b] shows from the mid-80s, previously only available on VHS, on February 4, 2008.
[b]Tickets for the Twickenham show will go on sale on November 30 at 9am, though memebers of the Iron Maiden fan club will get access to an exclusive pre-sale from November 28 at 9am[/b].
The tour kicks off in India in February and already sold-out world tour dates so far confirmed are as follows – See www.ironmaiden.com for info.
[b]Mumbai, India - Bandra Kurla Complex (February 1)
Perth, Australia - Burswood Dome (4)
Melbourne, Australia - Rod Laver Arena (6/7)
Sydney, Australia - Acer Arena (9/10)
Brisbane, Australia - Entertainment Centre (12)
Yokohama, Japan - Pacifico Yokohama (15)
Tokyo, Japan - Messe (16)
Los Angeles, USA -The Forum (19)
Guadalajara, Mexico - Auditoria Telmex (21)
Monterrey, Mexico - Arena Monterrey (22)
Mexico City, Mexico - Sports Palace (24)
San Jose, Costa Rica - Saprisa Stadium (26)
Bogota, Columbia - Simon Bolivar Park (28)
Sao Paulo, Brazil – Alhembi Stadium (March 2)
Porto Allegre, Brazil - Gigantinho (5)
Buenos Aires , Argentina - Ferrofcarril Oeste Stadium (7)
Santiago, Chile - Pista Atletica (9)
Puerto Rico - San Juan Coliseo (12)
New Jersey, USA - Izod Centre (14)
Toronto, Canada - Air Canada Centre (16)
Stockholm, Sweden - Stockholm Stadium (July 16)
Helsinki, Finland - Helsinki Olympic Stadium (18)
Trondheim, Norway - Lerkendalstadium (22)
Oslo, Norway - Valle Hovin (24)
Gothenburg, Sweden - Ullevi Stadium (26)
Horsens, Denmark - Horsens Gods Bane Pladsen (27)
Wachen Open Air Festival, Germany (August 1-3)[/b]