Iron Maiden ‘The Final Frontier’ Tour coming to US and Canada in June

March 4, 2010
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Iron Maiden, The Final Frontier… sounds pretty epic, doesn’t it? But don’t worry about the name; Britain’s heavy metal superstars haven’t sold themselves out with some kind of lame Star Trek tie-in, but instead Eddie is just revealing some science fiction influences again as he leads Maiden on their latest North American assault in support of Iron Maiden’s latest album, The Final Frontier, which is set to be released this summer. Iron Maiden The Final Frontier

Rumours about a tour announcement were spread this morning via Twitter, with concert promoter Live Nation sharing an image of what seemed certain to be Eddie’s eyes and asking ‘guess who?’ – and a quick look over at Iron Maiden’s official website confirmed a pending announcement with this teaser image warning America to beware.

As promised, today at 3pm EST/8pm GMT Iron Maiden announced their latest tour, with American prog metal band Dream Theater supporting on all dates. ‘The Final Frontier’ tour starts in Dallas, TX on 9 June 2010, while the Canadian leg of tour starts on 24 June in Vancouver, reaching Toronto on 3 July. The North American tour wraps up in Washington, D.C. on 20 July. Iron Maiden were last in North America in 2008 as part of their ‘Somewhere Back In Time’ world tour.

In an effort to reduce ticket touts from hoarding tickets and forcing fans to pay over-the-odds, steps will be taken to reduce scalpers, with some venues set to operate ‘paperless’ ticketing for the show, where you turn up on the night of the show with your ID and credit card to gain entry. Singer Bruce Dickinson commented on this, “We are also trying to ensure that our fans get the tickets they want close to the stage without paying over the odds to ticket scalpers. This is something our manager Rod is working hard on so we hope to see many more familiar faces down the front having a great time.”

An exclusive pre-sale is being run for Iron Maiden fan club members from 10am EST/PST on Wednesday 10 March to 6pm on 11 March for Canadian shows, while the pre-sale for US dates starts a week later, beginning 10am EST on Wednesday 17 March and ending 6pm Thursday 18 March. General sale via Live Nation commences Saturday 13 March for Canadian shows and Saturday 20 March for US dates.

Meanwhile, Iron Maiden are among the headliners to play this year’s Sonisphere festival at Knebworth in the UK, 31 July – 1 August. Maiden will be joined in Knebworth by Rammstein, Slayer, Iggy and the Stooges and Placebo.

Iron Maiden ‘The Final Frontier’ 2010 North American Tour Dates:

JUNE
Wed 09
Fri 11
Sat 12
Mon 14
Wed 16
Thu 17
Sat 19
Sun 20
Tue 22
Thu 24
Sat 26
Tue 29
Wed 30
2010
Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Albuquerque, NM – The Pavilion
Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre
Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion
Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Vancouver, BC – GM Place
Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Center
Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center +
+Dream Theater will not be performing in Winnipeg
JULY
Sat 03
Wed 07
Sun 11
Mon 12
Wed 14
Thu 15
Sat 17
Sun 18
Tue 20
2010
Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Holmdel, NJ – PNC
New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagra Pavilion
Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Washington D.C. – Jiffy Lube Live

Related links:
Iron Maiden – Official Website

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16 Responses to Iron Maiden ‘The Final Frontier’ Tour coming to US and Canada in June

  1. dan on March 4, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    been waiting almost three years for this!!

    cant wait til they come downunder!!!

  2. Johnny L on March 4, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Stoked for this, don’t care much for Dream Theatre but whatever, I’ll be at the Vancouver show

  3. D.A.N. on March 5, 2010 at 11:04 am

    Dream Theatre doing the Saskabush show and not Winnipeg??? BOOO-URRNNSS!!!

  4. hendo on March 6, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Up the Irons!

  5. Jon on March 11, 2010 at 10:11 am

    UP THE FUCKING IRONS!

  6. Tom on March 12, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    FUCK I hope they are coming to Australia

  7. julien on March 22, 2010 at 11:53 am

    this is so nice they pass to canada on july πŸ™‚

  8. helas on March 23, 2010 at 1:31 am

    MAIDEN!!!!!!!!
    The greatest metal band ever

  9. sue on March 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm

    great cant wait to see you lot in Toronto.

    Up the Gunners!!!!

  10. Donna on March 28, 2010 at 4:51 am

    man I hope they gonna tour Australia.

  11. aditya kurian on April 21, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Dream Theater and Iron Maiden together

    It aint getting any better

  12. Ian farrell. on April 24, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    UP THE FUCKING IRONS!! BEEN A FAN SINCE I WAS 5 NOW 17!! U GOTTA COME TO AUSTRALIA! AND BLOW US APART WITH UR INSANE MUSIC!! I NEED TO SEE U LIVE!!! (:

  13. Liam on May 10, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Wish July would get here sooner, i’m counting down the days till Maiden at Molson amphitheater!

  14. Sandon on May 19, 2010 at 4:02 am

    Yes i agree with Ian.
    They need to come to Australia, i also so wanna see them live

    UP THE IRONS!!

  15. Joe on June 5, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    anyone know what the deal is with the new countdown timer at http://www.ironmaiden.com ???

    “Countdown is in progress” and by my watch it ends on Monday 7th June sometime…

    …UP THE IRONS!

  16. Jake on July 5, 2010 at 4:19 am

    Man iron maiden need to com to australia sirously come to Australia heaps from aus wants to see u live cmon come oh god I wants see them live

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