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Live Nation are extremely proud and happy to once again welcome the great IRON MAIDEN to Sweden.
Having recently completed the North American leg of the MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR, one of the most successful rock tours of the summer, IRON MAIDEN will now be storming across Europe in 2013 playing stadiums, major festivals and arenas with this critically acclaimed show .
On July 13 the tour hits Sweden where the band will play at the magnificent National Stadium in Stockholm - Friends Arena! This is the first rock show ever to be confirmed at this brand new 50,000 capacity venue. Tickets will go onsale on Tuesday, October 2nd, at 9.00 am, with an exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members which will run from 10:00 Saturday 29th through to 18.00 hrs Sunday 30th September. Fan club members will also be eligiable in the draw to be ’first to the barrier’.
Following the massively succesful Final Frontier World Tour that filled Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg in July 2011 with 55,000 fans, IRON MAIDEN are back with the MAIDEN ENGLAND tour which will closely mirror, in terms of stage design and set list, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour”.
Bruce Dickinson says,
”It is a great honour to be the first rock band to be announced to play the new National Stadium, especially as we have always had a very close connection with your country and have massively enjoyed every visit.
“We were completely overwhelmed by the reaction from our North American fans to the MAIDEN ENGLAND Tour, which was our most extensive tour there for many years. We had a lot of fun playing the older songs and the fans seemed to love the set list and Eddie’s various incarnations! The band can’t wait to bring this show to our Swedish fans.”
Steve Harris continues,
”The Final Frontier show in Ullevi last year was magic along with the very warm reception we recieved from our friends in Sweden. Its terrific to return next year, especially playing in the new National Stadium for the first time. This time round we will be playing the older songs and think our fans will enjoy this just as much!
“We know how popular the History of Maiden Tours are with fans of all ages and we will be taking with us the full production we had in North America. We had a huge amount of fun with the set list as we got to play songs we had not played in a very long time like Seventh Son, The Prisoner and Afraid To Shoot Strangers, as well as fan favourites like The Trooper, Aces High, The Number Of The Beast, Wasted Years and Run To The Hills. The opening leg of the tour was so enjoyable for the whole band, we’re really looking forward to taking it to our fans around Europe and, as always, greatly looking forward to the Swedish show.”
MAIDEN ENGLAND marks the third chapter in the History of Iron Maiden, a journey which began in 2004 with The Early Days DVD and subsequent 2005 Early Days Tour. Part Two followed in 2008 with the Live After Death DVD - the seminal 1984 concert recorded at Long Beach Arena (L.A) during the World Slavery Tour - and the band embarking on their groundbreaking Somewhere Back In Time World Tour 2008/9, which saw them play to over two million fans in almost 40 countries. Both the Early Days and Somewhere Back in Time shows visited Sweden and both sold out Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg in less than an hour, with the 2008 Somewhere Back In Time tour also selling out Stockholm Stadium, making Iron Maiden the only music act ever to sell out Stadiums in two different Swedish cities on the same tour.
Widely considered one of the most important rock acts of all time, IRON MAIDEN have sold almost 90 million albums worldwide, played over 2000 live performances across 58 countries around the globe, and released 15 studio albums including the most recent, The Final Frontier, their biggest ever chart success attaining No.1 positions in over 28 countries, including of course Sweden.
Iron Maiden, Live Nation and Friends Arena are very much against the secondary ticket market and believes that fans should never pay more than the price stated on the tickets. We therefore urge everybody to only buy from the official outlets.