Iron Maiden announce full album details

Metal veterans also offer up free download as a taster for 'The Final Frontier'

Iron Maiden have announced full details of their forthcoming new album ‘The Final Frontier’.

The metal veterans are set to release their 15th studio album in the UK on August 16, and are offering fans a taster with new download ‘El Dorado’, which is available through their official site

‘El Dorado’ is a preview of the forthcoming studio album,” singer Bruce Dickinson explained. “As we will be including it in the set of our ‘Final Frontier World Tour’, we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into ‘The Final Frontier’ mood by giving them this song upfront of the tour and album release.”

The LP, which saw the band team up with long-time producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in early 2010 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau before moving to LA, includes 10 tracks, and features artwork by Melvyn Grant.

The artwork (pictured) features their trademark mascot Eddie surrounded by skeletons in space suits as he rips his way through a spaceship.

The full tracklisting of ‘The Final Frontier is:

‘Satellite 15…..The Final Frontier’
‘El Dorado’
‘Mother Of Mercy’
‘Coming Home’
‘The Alchemist’
‘Isle Of Avalon’
‘The Talisman’
‘The Man Who Would Be King’
‘When The Wild Wind Blows’

The band have also added a date in Ireland to their previously announced forthcoming world tour which is set to be staged at Dublin‘s O2 Arena on July 30.

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The full list of tour dates are as follows:

Dallas, TX Center (June 9)
Houston, TX Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (11)
San Antonio,TX AT&T Center (12)
Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheater (14)
Albuquerque, NM The Pavilion (16)
Phoenix, AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion (17)
San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater (19)
Concord, CA Sleep Train Pavilion (20)
Auburn, WA White River Amphitheater (22)
Vancouver, BC GM Place (24)
Edmonton, AB Rexall Place (26)
Calgary, AB Saddledome (27)
Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre (29)
Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre (30)
Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre (July 3)
Ottawa Cisco Blues Festival (6)
Montreal, QC Bell Centre (7)
Holmdel, NJ PNC (11)
New York, NY Madison Square Garden (12)
Pittsburgh, PA First Niagara Pavilion (14)
Cleveland, OH Blossom Music Center (15)
Detroit, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre (17)
Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (18)
Washington, D.C Jiffy Lube Live (20)
Dublin O2 Arena (30)
Knebworth, Sonisphere Festival (August 1)
Germany, Wacken Festival (5)
Stockholm Stora Skuggan Sonisphere Festival (7)
Finland Pori Kirjurinluoto Sonisphere Festival (8)
Bergenhus Festning Koengen (11)
Sziget Festival (14)
Transylvania Cluj, Polux Mall (15)
Italy, Villa Manin Codroipe (17)
Pukkelpop Festival (19)
Valencia Auditorio Marina Sur (21)