IRON MAIDEN - To Return To The US, Shows With MEGADETH2013-04-09
On the day that the Iron Lady passes, Iron Maiden has announced their brief return to the USA this September, where they will be playing seven specially selected shows en-route to Latin America where they will once again headline at the legendary Rock In Rio festival, Brazil, on September 22nd, already sold out. The special guests on all these dates will be Megadeth.
These will begin with a first-ever visit to Raleigh, NC, for the opening show on September 3rd at the Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion followed by Nashville, TN where Maiden haven't played in over twenty years, at the Bridgestone Arena on September 5th. There will also be shows in Kansas City, MO, Sprint Center on September 7th, St Louis, MO, Verizon Wireless on September 8th and the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, NV on September 12th , all of which Maiden last visited way back in 2000 on the Brave New World Tour. Plus a return to Austin, TX for a show at the 360 Amphitheater on September 10th, the first time the band have played in that city since the original Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour twenty-five years ago.
Maiden will also headline a very special event at the San Manuel Amphitheater, San Bernardino, CA. The Battle Of San Bernardino will take place on Friday 13th September. Anthrax,Testament, Overkill and Sabaton will join tour special guests Megadeth for this performance only. Tickets for the Las Vegas and San Bernardino shows go on sale 12 April. Tickets for Raleigh, Nashville, St Louis and Austin go onsale 13 April. Tickets for Kansas City go onsale 17 May.
Lead singer Bruce Dickinson explains: "As Maiden fans know, we're going back to Brazil to headline Rock In Rio again, so we thought that on our way down south we should certainly stop off and do a few more shows in the U.S. We especially wanted to try and play some more cities we've not visited for a while, so we're really excited about seeing our fans again in places we've not been to in over a decade, and in some cases even longer! We hope they will remember us! We can't wait to launch the Battle of San Bernardino for our Southern California fans! It really will be a day to remember for south Cal Metal fans. Friday 13, 13 too! Double Trouble! We'll be bringing with us the same full production we had on the Maiden England Tour in North America last year so fans can expect to see the huge lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and all kinds of other exciting stuff."
US tour dates:
September 03 - Raleigh, NC - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
September 05 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
September 07 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center
September 08 - St Louis, MO - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
September 10 - Austin, TX - Austin 360 Amphitheater
September 12 - Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay Events Center
September 13 - San Bernardino, CA - San Manuel Amphitheatre