Iron Maiden

 There are not many bands that could make me alter my vacation plans, miss a baptism or wedding, but the mighty Maiden are the rare exception that can make me rearrange my already hectic calendar. And if need be I’ll be more than happy to adjust my schedule to catch them live when they hit the states this year.  This summer Iron Maiden is launching the “Maiden England North American Tour 2012” and it will be a show worth every dollar and pissed off relative it takes to get there. This tour will be a close replica to the 1988 “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour” including the stage setup and set list. Bruce Dickinson has stated that the band plans on playing close to two thirds of the original set list from the 1988 “Maiden England Tour” as well as songs that have not been played live in many years. If you’re not drooling yet check out the original set list from the 1988 “Maiden England Tour”.

The Evil That Men Do
The Prisoner
Still Life
Die With Your Boots On
Infinite Dreams
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

                                                                                                                                        Two thirds of this ridiculously amazing set list plus songs not played live in eons? Count me in and Up the Irons! Below are the “Maiden England” 2012 tour dates:
Jun. 21 – Charlotte, NC – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Jun. 23 – Atlanta, GA – Aarons Amphitheatre
Jun. 26 – Boston, MA – Comcast Center
Jun. 27 – Wantagh, NY – Jones Beach
Jun. 29 – Philadelphia, PI – Susquehanna Bank Center
Jun. 30 – Washington, DC – Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 02 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Jul. 05 – Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank
Jul. 08 – Quebec, QC – Colisee Pepsi Arena
Jul. 11 – Montreal, QC – Bell Center
Jul. 13 – Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
Jul. 14 – Sarnia, ON – Bayfest
Jul. 16 – Buffalo, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
Jul. 18 – Detroit, MI – DTE Music Theatre
Jul. 19 – Indianapolis, IN – Klipsch Music Centre
Jul. 24 – Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center
Jul. 26 – Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
Jul. 27 – Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Jul. 29 – Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
Jul. 30 – Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Aug. 01 – Salt Lake City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
Aug. 03 – San Francisco, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 – Phoenix, AZ – Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
Aug. 09 – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 12 – Albuquerque, NM – Hard Rock Pavilion