Iron Maiden will open the European leg of their Final Frontier World Tour on Friday 30 July at the O2 in Dublin. Tickets will go on sale next Friday 16 April at 9.00am, with a special pre-sale to members of the Iron Maiden Fan Club at 9.00am on Tuesday 13 April.
The tour takes its name from their forthcoming new studio album, â€˜The Final Frontierâ€™, which is expected be released in the late summer of this year.
Following shows in USA and Canada, the Final Frontier World Tour will travel to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011.
From their self-titled debut via their worldwide breakthrough album “The Number of the Beast” to the most recent masterpiece, “A Matter of Life and Death,” for over the last thirty years at the forefront of Metal, Iron Maiden have influenced everyone from massive acts such as Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer to aspiring metal stars Mastodon, Bullet for My Valentine and Trivium, while selling over 80 million albums and packing out arenas and stadiums Worldwide.
Renowned for their spectacular stage sets and uncompromising musicianship, during their 08-09 “Somewhere Back in Time World Tour” alone they headlined in an astonishing 38 countries to two million fans.
As vital and exciting as ever, Maiden never fail to put on the best possible show for their fans and give even the biggest stadium the atmosphere of a club show with their intense communication with an audience.
Special guests are Heaven & Hell, whose journey began serendipitously in 2006, when Rhino asked the quartet to record a few new songs for The Dio Years, a collection spotlighting the Mob Rules line-up of Black Sabbath â€“ Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, and Vinny Appice.
The impromptu get-together quickly proved the creative spark was still burning 14 years after the bandâ€™s last album.
â€œThose songs came so easy that we decided we had to keep going,â€ Dio says. â€œWhere it would lead was a question no one really asked at that point.â€ The answer began to take shape in 2007, when the band launched a yearlong tour.
Selling out concerts around the world, the trek included the bandâ€™s triumphant return to the U.S. The group convened in early 2008 at Iommiâ€™s home studio in England to begin writing for The Devil You Know, which was released to huge acclaim in April 2009.
To give IRON MAIDEN fan club members a privileged insight to their touring world, IMTV will return to www.ironmaiden.com to cover THE FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR.
This exclusive footage includes regular footage from the live shows, touring, band interviews, insights into our crew and what they do and much much more. The website will also feature exclusive tour diaries, photographs and anything else that helps the fans get a real insight into the dynamics of a big tour.
Plus Very Special Guests: Heaven & Hell
The O2, Dublin
Friday 30th July 2010
Tickets from â‚¬59.80 including booking fee
On Sale Friday 16 April at 9.00am
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