November 20, 2007 10:21

Iron Maiden announce world tour

Metal vets set to play Twickenham next summer

Iron Maiden announce world tour
Iron Maiden have announced details of a world tour for 2008.

The jaunt kicks off at Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai in India on February 1, and includes a date at London's Twickenham Stadium on July 5.

The 'Somewhere Back In Time- World Tour 08' will focus almost entirely on the 80s in terms of song choices. The stage set will also be based around the Egyptian-themed 'Powerslave' 1984-85 tour.

Speaking about the tour, frontman Bruce Dickinson explained: "Looking at the list of places we would like to play we have always had problems joining up the dots. But without having sea containers all over the place slowing down the whole touring process and by having our own plane it has made it far easier to tour distant places like Australia for the first time in 15 years."

They will play:

Mumbai, India Bandra Kurla Complex (February 1)
Perth, Australia Burswood Dome (4)
Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena (6, 7)
Sydney, Australia Acer Arena (9,10)
Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre (12)
Yokohama, Japan Pacifico Yokohama (15)
Tokyo, Japan Messe (16)
Los Angeles, USA The Forum (19)
Guadalajara, Mexico Auditoria Telmex (21)
Monterrey, Mexico Arena Monterrey (22)
Mexico City, Mexico Sports Palace (24)
San Jose, Costa Rice Saprisa Stadium (26)
Bogota, Columbia Simon Bolivar Park (28)
Sao Paulo, Brazil Palmeiras Stadium (March 2)
Porto Allegre, Brazil Gigantinho (5)
Buenos Aires , Argentina Ferrofcarril Oeste Stadium (7)
Santiago, Chile Pista Atletica (9)
Puerto Rico San Juan Coliseo (12)
New Jersey, USA IZOD ARENA (14)
Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre (16)
Paris, France Omnisport De Bercy Arena (July 1)
London, England Twickenham Stadium (5)
Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Stadium (16)
Helsinki, Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium (18)
Tampere, Finland Ratina Stadium (19)
Trondheim, Norway Lerkendalstadium (22)
Oslo, Norway Valle Hovin (24)
Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium (26)
Horsens, Denmark Horsens Gods Bane Pladsen (27)
Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air Festival (August 1-3)

Ticket will go on sale on November 30 at 9am. Members of the Iron Maiden fan club will be able to purchase tickets from November 28 at 9am for details go to

To check ticket availabilityfrom then and get all the latest listings, go toNME.COM/GIGS now, or call the NME ticketline on 0871 230 1094.

Iron Maiden have also announced they will release a DVD, 'Life After Death', to accompany the tour next year.

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