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Like, OMG! Iron Maiden to Announce North American Tour?

Basically the title of this entry says it all: Iron Maiden will announce a North American tour...and soon! Or, that's what some people in the know seem to think. 

So how soon is the announcement? Like, this Thursday at 3pm ET.

This is the big one for me - I've still never seen Maiden live so I'm pretty excited about this. I wonder who they would take on the road with them? I find it interesting the Scorpions haven't announced their U.S. run yet...just sayin.' Maybe Heaven and Hell? Who knows, but it's fun to play the guessing game. Up the irons!




Reader Comments (19)

Somehow, I have never seen Maiden live. I definitely need to find a way this time around.
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenternirVrana
Heaven & Hell is not a bad bet as opening band. They play a show together in Norway this Summer and both bands are booked on some of the Sonisphere festival dates here in Europe.
Maiden are so good live, I haven't bought an album since Seventh Son but I'll be seeing them for the fourth time in August.
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
I've somehow managed to never see them as well. I'll be correcting that situation this time around.
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
Maiden absolutely destroy live. If you get a chance to see them, I'd recommend taking it.They haven't lost anything, and they tour almost constantly world wide, so I'm surmising they're still tighter than hell live.
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Maiden are great live , especially , Bruce...Iwould bet they will bring Steve Harris' daughter's band with them...I believe they will only be playing songs from Seventh Son , No Prayer For TheDying , And Fear Of The Dark as they said that a few years back, but we shall see...Up the Irons !!!!
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTommy
I saw Maiden last April in Ft Lauderdale- their most recent performance. IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE. By far the best concert i have ever attended. Not only are they energetic, have an awesome setlist, and have awesome special effects, they actually sound good! In fact, i think they sound better now than ever! Bruce was spot on all night. COME BACK TO FLORIDA MAIDEN! UP THE IRONS!
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid
I saw em once with Dio and Motorhead as the openers. That show was alot of fun. Them with H&H should be too.
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
First time I saw Maiden was July 7, 1981 opening for Whitesnake and Judas Priest. Paul Di'Anno was at the helm and I thought it I had found THE most amazying band...then, October 1982 rolled up on me and I was a Maiden fan for life...Dickenson put on a vocal display that blew away the headliner's vocals. That headliner once again was none other that Rob Halford on the Screaming for Vengence tour and THAT was saying something. I have seen Maiden on many many tours after, including one with Blaze which was very UNDER inspired. I have only seen them once in the past 8 years and I am looking forward to this tour more than ya know!
February 27, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSweet LOu
maiden is awesomw livw great show and great sound you will not leaVE disappointed
February 28, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
I'm think their kinda okay now, in limited doses, but it took me awhile. I always did dig "Run To The Hills", tho. My fave by them is "Two Minutes To Midnight". Still, c'mon, ya gotta admit, it's neanderthal songwriting courtesy that droog bass player.

Face it, they're more about musicianship than catchy songwriting. Seriously, I could sleep through half of it. "Clever" is not in their dictionary, if they've ever seen one. You know what roxx, people, for real. Don't be sheep.

The coolest thing about 'em is their logo. And you can keep the hideous "stupid monster with red eyes" album art and backdrops...

And that stupid stage clown, Eddie, too...

Anyway... Gosh, did you know the music cognoscenti in Britain regard Iron Maiden as greasers? AC/DC lays theez clownz to waste... However, I like Dickinson's solo rekkid, "Tattooed Millionaire", far better, indeed.
February 28, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Best LIVE Band EVER!
March 1, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Ohh!!! nice defintly would like to see them and Heaven And Hell. Obviously i haven;t seen them either but would defintly go if i can.Its amazing that dio is still singing even after undergoing cancer treatment at the same time!
March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
I still regret how about 22 years ago I sold my Maiden ticket so I could buy dope. Damn, I was a fool. Still haven't seen them.
March 1, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGreg
Okay, I wanna see 'em, since I've finally gotten into 'em, albeit, in limited doses (like 5 songs), but, c'mon, Kari...

"Best Live Band Ever"?

From what I can tell, you've seen a lot of bands. Are you sure you want to stand by your claim?

Better than Zeppelin? Better than Kiss? Better than Sabbath? Better than Purple? Better than AC/DC?

Note you said, "...Ever"!
March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Well, live after death is viewed up there with UFO's famous live album and certainly in the same room as Ozzy's RR Tribute album.
March 2, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Snore. Neanderthal songwriting duz not a live album make, I don't care how much endless shredding goes on.

You want live...

Supposedly the greatest live album is The Who, "Live At Leeds", though I happen to like Led Zeppelin, "The Song Remains The Same", despite all the criticism and Plant's flawed vocals due to the flu, supposedly.

I'll give "Live After Death" this... It may actually be the greatest live album from the 80's as I can't recall any extraordinary live albums from any of our faves, except maybe Scorpions, "World Wide Live" or Judas Priest, "Priest Live", the latter maybe not the ideal live chronicle of that band, as it was recorded during their Turbo period.

Oddly, Turbo is my fave album by Priest since it's their most accessible and Glam, but again, for those very reasons it's not exactly all that well regarded as the pinnacle of their career.

So, now that I recall, having heard it many times at house parties back in the day, I would claim Priest's "Unleashed in The East" is better than Iron Maiden's "Live After Death", but that may be simply because they are head and shoulders better than Iron Maiden, though, apparently "Unleashed" was even more doctored up in the studio than "The Song Remains The Same".

And let's not forget Sabbath's live stuff, let alone Deep Purple and Rainbow, as well as Cheap Trick, "Live at Budokon" or the stellar AC/DC "If You Want Blood You've Got It", though those are really both live documents of each respective bands 70's output, yet extraordinary ones at that.

Or what about, Dokken's "Beast From The East"...

Gee, I'm not really winning this argument am I?

Until I see Iron Maiden, I guess I have no right to judge. Same goes for Abba. Until I see them, I can't be sure which one of these two, Maiden or Abba, is really better live.
March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
What Sabbath are ya refering too? Live Evil with Dio or Live at Last/Past Lives? Past lives is awesome hands down, but the album Speak of the Devil (talk of the devil in the UK) by ozzy as a solo artist is even better still. Granted it too was tweaked in the studio, but the band itself (Gillis, Sarzo, Aldrige) plays sabbath the way it should be played. Tribute has to be up near the top for greatest 80s live album although the montreal show of the same setlist should have been put on that album. But As I digress this is neither here nor there.
Now an album i have not heard but am in the process of getting is UFO's Strangers in the Night. I have heard many great things about this album even if it was from the 70's. Now from i've heard is that it should be in the discussion for greatest live album but i have no proof that on. Oh forgot, Kiss ALIVE is up there too.
March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow
Only The Shadow Knows! Angain!

I'll be danged!

Now I'm gonna get all into Live Albums because of you, dang!

And that will then lead to Bootlegs!

I've been down this road before!

My head is gonna be ringing with overextended overkill shredding for the next two months!

Double Dang!
March 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
March 4, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterShadow

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