IRON MAIDEN have confirmed the full European Leg of their World Tour for this coming Winter 2006.
The World Tour will start in Scandinavia on Nov 9 and response to the shows on sale there last week was phenomenal with ticket sales already exceeding 95,000 across the Scandinavian dates. All three of the Swedish shows sold out in just over an hour and a third date was immediately added at the Stockholm Globen which also sold out in hours making it 48,000 sold out in Sweden alone. The 8000 tickets in Bergen Norway went in just 30 minutes, Tempere sold all 6,600 tickets out in a couple of hours while Helsinki registered first day sales of over 17,000 tickets over their two shows.
The new live show will include new album material which the band are now recording and which will be released prior to the tour. They are currently considering album artwork and the Production for the tour, which of course will be in true Maiden tradition with spectacular stage production and massive sound and lights ... and, of course, Eddie!!
Says Steve Harris, "We've finished most of the writing of the album and have just started recording with Kevin Shirley so we're all very charged up at the moment to make a great record. Reaction to the tour so far has been brilliant and we're looking forward to putting a great show together for the fans and getting back out on the road towards the end of the year and playing new material live "
Maiden have invited the critically acclaimed American band TRIVIUM to be their Special Guests throughout the tour. Trivium have enjoyed ever increasing recognition these last few months and Maiden are sure that their fans will give them a great reception.
This European leg of the World Tour will be followed in early 2007 with selected dates in other parts of the World.
For the dates in the UK there is an exclusive 5 day special advance ticket ordering access for fan club members. There will be a special link in the Tour date area of the website and advance tickets for fan club go on sale on Friday 10th March at 9am in the UK and 9am Wednesday 22nd March for Dublin. After that tickets to the General Public for the UK shows will go on sale Friday 17th March at 9am, and on sale 9am Saturday 25th March for Dublin. For more information watch this site.
For all ticket on sale dates please see the tour dates section. Website links and phone numbers for the each show will be added nearer on the on sale date. Alternatively check your local press, Radio and TV for information.
The band have also launched a NEW ONLINE CLUB and many of you have already received your sign in details if you are existing fan club members. As part of the membership there are special arrangements to allow 60 members of their fan club plus a guest first access to the stage barrier at each and every concert. More info to follow.
The full European list of tour dates is -
Thu 9 DENMARK, Aalborg Gigantium
Fri 10 DENMARK, Copenhagen Valby
Sun 12 FINLAND, Tampere Icehall SOLD OUT
Tue 14 FINLAND, Helsinki Hartwall Arena
Wed 15 FINLAND, Helsinki Hartwall Arena
Fri 17 SWEDEN, Stockholm The Globe SOLD OUT
Sat 18 SWEDEN, Stockholm The Globe SOLD OUT
Mon 20 SWEDEN, Gothenburg Scandinavium SOLD OUT
Tue 21 NORWAY, Oslo Valhall
Thu 23 NORWAY, Bergen Vestlandshallen SOLD OUT
Sat 25 SWEDEN, Stockholm The Globe SOLD OUT
Mon 27 HOLLAND, Den Bosch Brabenthallen
Tue 28 FRANCE, Paris Palais Omnisport de Bercy
Thu 30 SPAIN, Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
Sat 2 ITALY, Milan DatchForum
Tue 5 SWITZERLAND, Zurich Hallenstadion
Thu 7 GERMANY, Stuttgart Schleyerhalle
Fri 8 GERMANY, Dortmund Westfallenhalle
UK Tickets on sale 17th March.
Mon 11 WALES, Cardiff NIA
Tue 12 ENGLAND, Birmingham NEC
Thu 14 ENGLAND, Manchester Arena
Fri 15 SCOTLAND, Glasgow SECC
Sun 17 ENGLAND, Newcastle Arena
Mon 18 ENGLAND, Sheffield Arena
Wed 20 IRELAND, Dublin The Point
Fri 22 ENGLAND, London Earls Court