Published Feb 15, 2012Iron Maiden's tours of late tend to alternate between touting new tunes or revisiting the past, and the latter will be the focus on the iconic metal act's upcoming "Maiden England World Tour," a partial recreation of the band's late-'80s trek "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour."
A press release explains that the trip will "closely mirror" the set that was presented on Iron Maiden's 1988 Maiden England tour video in terms of production and content. This marks the third chapter in the group's "History of Iron Maiden" tours, which began with their "Early Days" tour in 2005 and was followed up by the band recreating their Live After Death set list for 2008's "Somewhere Back in Time World Tour."
"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 catalogue," singer Bruce Dickinson said in a statement. "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 revisited -- with many other surprises!"
Dickinson went on to hint that the band will play roughly two-thirds of the setlist from the "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour." The trip kicks off June 21 in Charlotte, NC, and includes a long list of U.S. dates, but will find Iron Maiden crossing into Canada for shows in Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, BC and Alberta. You can see the schedule below.
Joining the band on the first part of the trip will be classic shock rocker Alice Cooper, while Coheed & Cambria will handle the opening slot from the July 21 to the end of August.
6/21 Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre*
6/23 Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre*
6/26 Boston, MA - Comcast Center*
6/27 Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach*
6/29 Philadelphia, PI - Susquehanna Bank Center*
6/30 Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live*
7/2 Newark, NJ - Prudential Center*
7/5 Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank*
7/8 Quebec, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena*
7/11 Montreal, QC - Bell Center*
7/13 Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre*
7/14 Sarnia, ON - Bayfest*
7/16 Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
7/18 Detroit, MI - DTE Music Theatre*
7/19 Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Centre*
7/24 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center$
7/26 Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome$
7/27 Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place$
7/29 Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum$
7/30 Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre$
8/1 Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre$
8/3 San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre$
8/6 Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion$
8/9 Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre$
8/12 Albuquerque, NM - Hard Rock Pavilion$
8/13 Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre$
8/15 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center$
8/17 Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion$
8/18 Houston, TX - The Woodlands$
* with Alice Cooper
$ with Coheed & Cambria