Tickets will be going on sale starting March 1st for Iron Maiden‘s Western US leg of their Somewhere in Time World Tour. The tour is notable for a few reasons:
- In celebration of the DVD release of their seminal concert film Live After Death, the band’s set list will include mostly classic songs from their ’80s period and a stage setup similar to that of the Powerslave tour (which was the tour Live After Death was born out of).
- The band, crew and all their equipment is traveling the world together in the band’s Boeing 757 piloted by Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.
- Iron Maiden fucking rules, and they wrote all your favorite Ozzfest-metal band’s riffs 30 years ago.
The world tour is already underway, with healthy showings in Mumbai, India, and Perth, Australia. Pilot/vocalist/rock god Dickinson is excited about hitting the Western US:
â€œWe are all greatly looking forward to getting back to see our fans in places like Texas, the South West and Seattle where we haven’t played for quite some time. And for this leg we will be able to bring along all Eddie’s toys which we couldn’t get on our plane during the first leg. We are all having a great time on this tour and really can’t believe the excitement it is creating round the world and the huge numbers of people who are turning out to see us. It makes for a really very exciting time for all of us, fans and band alikeâ€
You should be pretty stoked too. After the jump, a couple Sky News clips about the band’s trip to Mumbai and Western US tour dates with dates and times those tickets go on sale.
Wed 5/21/08 San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless on sale 3/1 10am
Thu 5/22/08 Houston, TX Woodlands on sale 3/1 10am
Sun 5/25/08 Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 5/26/08 Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion on sale 3/15 10am
Wed 5/28/08 Concord, CA Concord on sale 3/9 10am
Fri 5/30/08 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on sale 3/1 10am
Sat 5/31/08 Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on sale 3/1 10am
Mon 6/2/08 Seattle, WA White River Amph on sale 3/8 10am