Oh happy day! We are thrilled to report the news that Iron Maiden fans have been eagerly waiting for since their 2010 invasion of North America. Iron Maiden have just announced that the band will extensively tour North America in 2012 for two months from June through August with special guest Alice Cooper until July 21 and special guests Coheed and Cambria from July 21 until the end of the tour.

The 2012 'Maiden England' [Made in England] 2012 North American tour will mark the third chapter in 'The History of Iron Maiden,' a concept that began in 2004 with a full set of songs from 'The Early Days' DVD and was once again rehashed with the resurrection of the 1984 'World Slavery Tour' during the 2008 -2009 'Somewhere Back in Time' trek.

In 2012, Iron Maiden will be closely mirroring a 1988 setlist from the 'Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Tour.'

Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson comments, “We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalog. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises!"

He continues, "Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England (shown below), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favorites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can't wait to get started in Charlotte."

Tickets are set to go on sale on March 2 or 3, depending on the venue.

Maiden England 1988 Longform Video VHS Tracklisting:

Moonchild, The Evil That Men Do, The Prisoner, Still Life, Die With Your Boots On, Infinite Dreams, Killers, 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.

Iron Maiden's Maiden England 2012 Tour Dates:

6/21 - Charlotte, NC - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
6/23 - Atlanta, GA - Aarons Amphitheatre
6/26 - Boston, MA - Comcast Center
6/27 - Wantagh, NY - Jones Beach
6/29 - Philadelphia, PI - Susquehanna Bank Center
6/30 - Washington, DC - Jiffy Lube Live
7/02 - Newark, NJ - Prudential Center
7/05 - Chicago, IL - First Midwest Bank
7/08 - Quebec, QC - Colisee Pepsi Arena
7/11 - Montreal, QC - Bell Center
7/13 - Toronto, ON - Molson Amphitheatre
7/14 - Sarnia, ON - Bayfest
7/16 - Buffalo, NY - Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
7/18 - Detroit, MI - DTE Music Theatre
7/19 - Indianapolis, IN - Klipsch Music Centre
7/24 - Winnipeg, MB - MTS Center
7/26 - Calgary, AB - Scotiabank Saddledome
7/27 - Edmonton, AB - Rexall Place
7/29 - Vancouver, BC - Pacific Coliseum
7/30 - Auburn, WA - White River Amphitheatre
8/01 - Salt Lake City, UT - USANA Amphitheatre
8/02 - San Francisco, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre
8/03 - Phoenix, AZ - Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
8/06 - Irvine, CA - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
8/09 - Albuquerque. NM - Hard Rock Pavilion
8/13 - Denver, CO - Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
8/15 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
8/17 -  Dallas, TX - Gexa Energy Pavilion
8/18 - Houston, TX - The Woodlands

(There will be a few dates added within this period in the near future)

(Special thanks to our reader Jack for the scoop!)

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