Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

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Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:11 pm

Iron Maiden announce "Maiden England World Tour" with extensive dates in North America this summer

Very Special Guest Alice Cooper to July 21, Coheed and Cambria after July 21.

Following the massively successful Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11, IRON MAIDEN are back on the road this summer with a series of Arena, Amphitheatre and Festival shows in the U.S.A. and Canada, opening in Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. on June 21, and finishing in Houston, TX, on Aug 18 (dates listed below), to be followed by further dates around the World in 2013. The MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour”. This opening section of the World Tour is the band’s most extensive visit to North America for many years and includes a number of cities the band have not played in a very long time, such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City.

In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2 and 3 but watch this site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be ‘First To The Barrier’.

MAIDEN ENGLAND marks the third chapter in the History of Iron Maiden, a journey which began in 2004 with The Early Days DVD and subsequent 2005 Early Days Tour. Part Two followed in 2008 with the Live After Death DVD - the seminal 1984 concert recorded at Long Beach Arena (L.A) during the World Slavery Tour - and the band embarking on their groundbreaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries.

Comments vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can't wait to get started in Charlotte”.

Iron Maiden are delighted to announce that the extraordinary and legendary Alice Cooper will be their Very Special Guest on all shows up to July 21. After that date, Special Guest will be Coheed and Cambria, the inspiring, cutting edge band from New York.

Iron Maiden continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way. Manager Rod Smallwood comments:

“We are trying to ensure that our fans get the tickets they want in the prime positions without paying over the odds to ticket scalpers. Maiden get infuriated with the way fans sometimes have to pay more than the ticket price to get good positions at our shows. So we will, wherever possible (Festivals excluded), with the assistance of the Promoters, arrange a paperless ticketing system at least for the front sections to try to eliminate as much of the ticket scalping and exchanges as we can. We put this into practice on our North American Tour in 2010; it worked well and we received many positive comments back from our fans, so we intend to increase this where feasible. With paperless ticketing, only those who actually pay initially for the tickets will get into the show so scalping is generally avoided (please see the comments from Ticketmaster below). We are also doing everything we can to avoid any drain of prime tickets going to the Secondary Ticketing sites which we feel make unfair profits from music fans.

As we consider all our fans to be VIPs, no tickets will be held specifically for VIP use. At some venues, the Promoter may provide the option for fans to pay extra for “VIP Parking”, early access, access to “VIP Bar” etc. But these will be purely optional for ticket holders only and will not be tied to ticket locations – the ability to get the best tickets should be the same for everybody outside of the usual presales.

Finally, we are of course once again arranging exclusive ticket pre-sales for our fan club members so they can be quick off the mark for great tickets and will also continue to run the contest in appropriate venues for fan club members so they can be ‘First To The Barrier’ prior to the show. We hope that these measures will help our fans as much as possible and ask that they keep checking for details on our website.”

TICKETMASTER comments:
Where possible the North American Iron Maiden shows will operate a paperless ticket policy. Select tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster’s Paperless Ticket delivery, which means fans will not receive a physical concert ticket for their entry into the event. Buying paperless helps ensure fans have secure and convenient access to event tickets at the intended original sale price. On the day of show, concert goers just need to bring the credit card they used for the ticket purchase and a government-issued photo ID to the concert. All members of the ticket purchaser's party must be present at the same time to enter the venue. The venue’s ticket usher will swipe their credit card upon entry and present each person in their party with seat locator slips for quick access into the show. To purchase paperless tickets or for more information, fans should visit www.ticketmaster.com/paperless or call the Ticketmaster charge-by-phone number at 1-800-745-3000.

*Maiden England 1988 Longform Video VHS Tracklisting
Moonchild, The Evil That Men Do, The Prisoner, Still Life, Die With Your Boots On, Infinite Dreams, Killers, Can I Play With Madness, Heaven Can Wait, Wasted Years, The Clairvoyant, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, The Number Of The Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Iron Maiden.


MAIDEN ENGLAND 2012 TOUR DATES
Thur 21st June Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sat 23rd June Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre
Tue 26th June Boston, MA Comcast Center
Wed 27th June Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
Fri 29th June Philadelphia, PI Susquehanna Bank Center
Sat 30th June Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
Mon 2nd July Newark, NJ Prudential Center
Thur 5th July Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank
Sun 8th July Quebec, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
Wed 11th July Montreal, QC Bell Center
Fri 13th July Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
Sat 14th July Sarnia, ON Bayfest
Mon 16th July Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Wed 18th July Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
Thur 19th July Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Centre
Tues 24th July Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
Thur 26th July Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
Fri 27th July Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
Sun 29th July Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
Mon 30th July Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
Wed 1st August Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
Fri 3rd August San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Mon 6th August Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Thur 9th August Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Sun 12th August Albuquerque. NM Hard Rock Pavilion
Mon 13th August Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed 15th August San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
Fri 17th August Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sat 18th August Houston, TX The Woodlands
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:12 pm

I assume this was the 'big announcement'.
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by shock rock » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:23 pm

I think your probably right RI
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by ReGorLaTroy » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:35 pm

Newark, New Jersey on the 2nd it is...who else in the NY/NJ is going to this one?
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by Shoesalesman » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:29 pm

I see Iron Maiden continues on to Western Canada, but this is after July 21st, when Alice is not with them.

Though, still hoping Alice eventually makes his way over here at some point, but who knows.
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:42 pm

I'd hit this tour if it hit my city, but I'm not willing to travel for it. I much prefer Alice doing his own shows in more intimate venues... with cheaper ticket prices where AC fans don't have to compete with another fanbase for the best seats. So thankfully, this is just one month out of the touring year.
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by AlongCameASpider27 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:44 pm

Always wanted to see Iron Maiden...now I get that chance...so far for me, I have the Dayton show on June 13 and now the Indianapolis show on July 19.
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by AlongCameASpider27 » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:54 pm

I guess only time will tell but I hope Alice will reveal to us what type of tour this will be then if its not going to be the Nightmare 2 show (hopefully that is coming sooner than later)...just let there be more Nightmare 2 songs this go around
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by HORRORHOLIC » Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:57 pm

It's probably gonna be just a continuation of the No More Mr. Nice Guy tour for now
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by departmentofyouth » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:20 pm

Getting to see my top 2 all time favorite artists together in one show has my head spinning!!!

Can't wait! Chicago, Toronto, Sarnia, Indianapolis & Detroit are all on my radar!

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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by dadascot » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:50 pm

Got to say that I'm very disappointed if this is the 'big announcement' mainly because it is in America and I don't like Iron Maiden. Was hoping for a much more spectacular announcement than this.

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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by ThePainAddict » Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:35 am

I like Maiden, but I don't see how Alice playing shorter shows than usual could be called a big announcement. If so a very disappointing tease.

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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:07 am

from the Nights with Alice Cooper Facebook:

BIG NEWS, MINIONS! Alice will be joining IRON MAIDEN on tour this summer, from June 21st - July 21st! Get yer tickets at ticketmaster.com, and stay tuned to Nights With Alice Cooper for more info! See you there!
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by ReGorLaTroy » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:31 am

Do you think Alice will be offering tickets and VIP experiences on his site?
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by A_MichaelUK » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:44 am

>Do you think Alice will be offering tickets and VIP experiences on his site?

Is that a serious question?! Go there and ask that.

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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

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A_MichaelUK wrote:>Do you think Alice will be offering tickets and VIP experiences on his site?

Is that a serious question?! Go there and ask that.
Thanks so much Michael, that is a great idea.

I'll be sure to let you know what they say.

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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by MrF33n3y » Thu Feb 23, 2012 1:10 am

RemarkablyInsincere wrote:I'd hit this tour if it hit my city, but I'm not willing to travel for it. I much prefer Alice doing his own shows in more intimate venues... with cheaper ticket prices where AC fans don't have to compete with another fanbase for the best seats. So thankfully, this is just one month out of the touring year.
Your loss if you're not willing to travel I guess. Iron Maiden is one of the best live shows you'll ever see, and this tour in particular promises to be extra special. Alice just sweetens the deal.

I couldn't be more excited about this tour; Maiden is the band that I go all over for, and Alice is my second favorite live act to Maiden. Seeing them on the same bill at Sonisphere in 2010 was a real treat, and I never imagined they'd do a full-scale tour together. I'm seeing 9 of the shows Alice is opening for; Charlotte, Boston, Wantagh, Camden, DC, Newark, Toronto, Sarnia, and Buffalo. I'm seeing the 3 Texas shows after Alice's leg also.

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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by RemarkablyInsincere » Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:47 pm

MrF33n3y wrote: I couldn't be more excited about this tour; Maiden is the band that I go all over for, and Alice is my second favorite live act to Maiden.
I've seen Maiden live a few times, I find them somewhat underwhelming live.

That said, I'd prefer to see a full Alice show and will focus my efforts on seeing him live at shows where he's headlining.
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by recoop » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:40 am

if its a shorter set for AC will the monster be dropped..can the stage take Eddie and Frankenalice on the same night..what do you think?
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Re: Alice Touring with Iron Maiden - Summer 2012

Post by GNRrockslife » Mon Feb 27, 2012 2:58 am

recoop wrote:if its a shorter set for AC will the monster be dropped..can the stage take Eddie and Frankenalice on the same night..what do you think?
Alice used the walk-on Frankenstein at the shows he opened for Maiden last year. I think that's a poor idea, as I know a lot of people that were going, having never seen Alice live before, that were really turned off by his set since he did the exact same thing Maiden does in their set.

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