LONDON (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — After their successful album and sell-out tour last year, Iron Maiden is hoping to repeat their success with a series of headline stadium and festival appearances this Spring and Summer.
Maiden will be making an appearance in Bangalore, India for the first time to play at the Bangalore Palace on March 17. They have been very popular their with their recent album "A matter of life and death" charting at #2 there.
Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson commented "To say we’re all really looking forward to going to Bangalore is something of an understatement. It’s very special to us to be able play to new fans in countries we’ve never been to before, and we hear the Indian fans are very loud and into their metal. The whole trip will be an exciting time for us and we intend to enjoy every moment there. The fans should know that we are bringing the whole stage show we used in Europe and America and that Eddie will definitely be joining us! We are crafting a special set to include both songs from A Matter of Life and Death and a load of other favorites. It promises to be an absolutely amazing atmosphere playing outdoors in front of the palace."
The globe trotting band will also make a port of call in Dubai for the 4th Desert Rock Festival on March 9th after charting at #5 there.
Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood noted "Going right back to 1985 and tours behind the old Iron Curtain, particularly Poland, Maiden have always enjoyed blazing the trail taking metal to new fans all over the world. We have wanted to play in India for some time and the success of the new album persuaded us to interrupt our break and go there in March. We were also invited to play in Beijing and Shanghai in China but Eddie was concerned about restrictions relating to choice of songs and artwork so we are leaving that to a later time. In June we are going into some European territories we didn’t get chance to play last time and to places like the UK, Germany, Italy and Holland where the late 06 arena shows got nowhere near satisfying the demand for tickets. As most of these dates are outdoors we will adjust the set to include more of the classics suited to an outdoor party atmosphere, along with selected songs from A Matter of Life and Death. We will of course be taking the full stage production with us everywhere along with Eddie who has kindly agreed to delay his holidays!. It promises to be a hugely enjoyable series of dates"
The current list of full list of confirmed dates
Fri 9th – Dubai Desert Rock Festival, UAE
Sun 11th – Faliro Pavilion Arena, Athens, Greece
Wed 14th – Belgrade, Serbia
Sat 17th – Bangalore, Bangalore Palace, India
Wed 6th – Ostrava Banik Football Stadium, Ostrava, Czech Republic
Fri 8th – Sudweststadion , Ludwigshafen, Germany
Sun 10th – Download Festival , Donington Park, England
Thu 14th – Heineken Jammin Festival, Venice, Italy
Sat 16th – Fields of Rock Festival, Zwolle, Holland
Sun 17th – MSV Stadium, Duisburg, Germany
Wed 20th – Olympic Stadium, Rome, Italy
Sat 23rd – Graspop Festival, Dessel, Belgium
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers