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Iron Maiden to play Twickenham as part of world tour (2008)

Iron Maiden

Story by Jack Foley

IRON Maiden have announced details of a major world tour for 2008, including a show at the home of English rugby in Twickenham in July.

The 31-date jaunt begins at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India, on February 1, and concludes at Germany’s Wacken Open Air Festival at the beginning of August.

Entitled Somewhere Back In Time – World Tour 08. the shows are set to focus almost entirely on the ’80s in terms of song choices, while the stage will be based around the Egyptian-themed Powerslave 1984-85 tour.

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson said that having their own plane at their disposal had made it easier to choose places they had wanted to visit throughout the world.

Hence, the band will play several venues in Australia for the first time in 15 years, as well as shows in Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Japan.

Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 30 at 9am – although fan club members can purchase them from November 28 at 9am via the website.

The tour dates are (all 2008):

February
1 – Mumbai, India Bandra Kurla Complex
4 – Perth, Australia Burswood Dome
6 & 7 – Melbourne, Australia Rod Laver Arena
9 & 10 – Sydney, Australia Acer Arena
12 – Brisbane, Australia Entertainment Centre
15 – Yokohama, Japan Pacifico Yokohama
16 – Tokyo, Japan Messe
19 – Los Angeles, USA The Forum
21 – Guadalajara, Mexico Auditoria Telmex
22 – Monterrey, Mexico Arena Monterrey
24 – Mexico City, Mexico Sports Palace
26 – San Jose, Costa Rice Saprisa Stadium
28 – Bogota, Columbia Simon Bolivar Park

March
2 – Sao Paulo, Brazil Palmeiras Stadium
5 – Porto Allegre, Brazil Gigantinho
7 – Buenos Aires , Argentina Ferrofcarril Oeste Stadium
9 – Santiago, Chile Pista Atletica
12 – Puerto Rico San Juan Coliseo
14 – New Jersey, USA IZOD ARENA
16 – Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre

July
1 – Paris, France Omnisport De Bercy Arena
5 – London, England Twickenham Stadium
16 – Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Stadium
18 – Helsinki, Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium
19 – Tampere, Finland Ratina Stadium
22 – Trondheim, Norway Lerkendalstadium
24 – Oslo, Norway Valle Hovin
26 – Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium
27 – Horsens, Denmark Horsens Gods Bane Pladsen

August
1-3 – Wacken, Germany Wacken Open Air Festival