Iron Maiden announce second London O2 show after first sells out

Tickets for metal giants' first night snapped up in 12 minutes

Iron Maiden announce second London O2 show after first sells out

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Iron Maiden have announced a second night at London's O2 Arena after the first of their scheduled shows sold out.

Tickets for the gig on August 3 took just 12 minutes to sell out, so the band have announced another performance the night after on Sunday, August 4. The band have stated it will definitely be their last UK show before the end of the year as shortly afterward they travel to the USA for a handful of shows and later go to South America. There, they'll headline Rock In Rio and national stadiums in Mexico, Chile and Argentina.

Tickets for this second show are available to buy now from The O2's site, and Live Nation. As with the first show, all ticketing is paperless, the idea being Maiden fans are as protected much as possible from touting and inflated prices on auction sites and secondary ticket sellers.

The band's singer Bruce Dickinson said: "We've all been having such a fantastic time on this tour. From the very first show in North America last year to the European dates we are doing now, it's just been tremendous fun. Our fans have been brilliant as usual, and seem to be loving the set-list and the stage production.

"So, we thought that because this tour has been such an amazing experience for band and fans alike, it somehow seems right to finish up back home in England and have the final show celebration on home-turf. And now instead of one night's celebration back home we get to have two."

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