Iron Maiden hit the road

The metal giants take new album on the road

Metal giants Iron Maiden are to go on a tour of the UK and Ireland this winter.

The band, who will release a new album before the dates, play eight shows, kicking of in Cardiff on December 11.

Guitarist Steve Harris said of the album and tour, “We’ve finished most of the writing of the album and have just started recording with Kevin Shirley so we’re all very charged up at the moment to make a great record.

“Reaction to the tour so far has been brilliant and we’re looking forward to putting a great show together for the fans and getting back out on the road towards the end of the year and playing new material live.”

The full list of UK and Ireland Tour dates are:

Cardiff NIA (December 11)

Birmingham NEC (12)

Manchester MEN Arena (14)

Glasgow SECC (15)

Newcastle Arena (17)

Sheffield Arena (18)

Dublin Point (20)

London Earl’s Court (22)

American band Trivium will be the support act on the jaunt.

Iron Maiden have made special arrangements for their fan club members to buy their tickets exclusively five days in advance in the UK and two days in advance for Dublin. For more information, go to ironmaidenonlineclub.com.