Visit the shop
News

Iron Maiden Announce 2011 UK Arena Tour

Rock Sound
Rock Sound 11 November 2010 at 17.31

And it won't be all new material - bassist Steve Harris promises "a healthy dose of older fan-favourites". Consider us STOKED.

Rejoice, run to the hills, etc: the utterly incomparable Iron Maiden are going to be coming back to these shores next year to show everyone what the true meaning of 'rock 'n' roll show' really is.

It's worth noting that these are the smallest venues Maiden have played in a while - after numerous festival shows and their epic Twickenham Stadium set a couple of years back we all got used to watching them in the open air. And can arena shows be classed as 'small'? In Iron Maiden's case, hell yes.

But that doesn't mean they'll be scaling anything back: so sayeth Steve Harris, bassist and de facto Maiden spokesman:

"“We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven’t seen us before, plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of course, …Eddie!”

Iron fucking Maiden play:

JULY
20 GLASGOW SECC
21 ABERDEEN AECC
23 NEWCASTLE Metro Radio Arena
24 SHEFFIELD Motorpoint Arena
27 NOTTINGHAM Trent FM Arena
28 MANCHESTER MEN Arena
31 BIRMINGHAM NIA

AUGUST
1 CARDIFF CIA Arena
3 BELFAST ODYSSEY
5 LONDON 02 Arena

Rock Sound Online

More Rock Sound

View More