Iron Maiden announce North American dates

Brit metal veterans will play more shows in May and June

Iron Maiden have announced a tour of the US and Canada, and have confirmed nine shows so far.

Calling the jaunt the ‘Somewhere Back In Time’ tour, the band will perform much music from their 1980s catalogue, as well as material from 2007’s ‘A Matter Of Life And Death’.

The dates announced so far include two previously announced shows in Toronto and New Jersey.

They will play:

East Rutherford, NJ Izod Centre (March 14)

Toronto, Ontario Air Canada Centre (16)

Selma, TX Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (May 21)

The Woodlands, TX CW Mitchell Pavilion (22)

Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion (25)

Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion (26)

Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion (28)

Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (30, 31)

Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater (June 2)

By our New York staff.

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