STOCKHOLM (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — In what may be the biggest tour to ever hit the nordic region, Iron Maiden is set tour there in July of 08. Their last major appearance there at Ullevi Stadium in 2005, along with numerous sold-out arena appearances broke numerous attendance records and local Live Nation operation EMA Telstar is expecting to move more than 250,000 seats for the upcoming six day tour.
The tour, called "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour '08" will be in support of their upcoming 2008 DVD "Live After Death" concert video. The tour will revisit the band's history, culling material from the 1980s.
"Everyone at EMA is very proud to be making history by giving our rock fans the biggest Nordic Rock Tour there has ever been and certainly one of the most spectacular. Maiden is so hugely popular with the Nordic peoples that we wanted to ensure that as many fans as possible got the opportunity to see this very special show next year as we expect demand for tickets to be enormous." said Tour Promoter Thomas Johansson of EMA Telstar.
Comments Bruce Dickinson, "Looking at the list of places we would like to play we have always had problems joining up the dots. But without having sea containers all over the place slowing down the whole touring process and by having our own plane it has made it far easier to tour distant places like Australia for the first time in15 years. We have already had a great reaction from fans there, where the arenas in Melbourne and Sydney sold out in 15 and 25 minutes respectively."
Fri 1st Mumbai, India Bandra Kurla Complex
Mon 4th Perth, Australia Burswood Dome
Wed 6th Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Thu 7th Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
Sat 9th Sydney, Australia Acer Arena
Sun 10th Sydney, Australia Acer Arena
Tue 12th Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre
Fri 15th Yokohama, Japan Pacifico Yokohama
Sat 16th Tokyo, Japan Messe
Tue 19th Los Angeles, USA The Forum
Thu 21st Guadalajara, Mexico Auditoria Telmex
Fri 22nd Monterrey, Mexico Arena Monterrey
Sun 24th Mexico City, Mexico Sports Palace
Tue 26th San Jose, Costa Rica Saprisa Stadium
Thu 28th Bogota, Columbia Simon Bolivar Park
Sun 2nd Sao Paulo, Brazil Skol Arena Anhembi
Wed 5th Porto Allegre, Brazil Gigantinho
Fri 7th Buenos Aires, Argentina Ferrofcarril Oeste Stadium
Sun 9th Santiago, Chile Pista Atletica
Wed 12th Puerto Rico San Juan Coliseo
Fri 14th New Jersey, USA IZOD Center
Sun 16th Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
– CelebrityAccess Staff Writers