British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden's year keeps getting fuller and fuller. Now they have announced their return to Argentina this summer to make their first-ever appearance at the legendary River Plate Stadium in Buenos Aires on September 27th. They will also be making a first-ever visit to Paraguay on September 29th to play the Jockey Club in Asuncion. On October 2nd, they will return to headline the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, Chile, where the Blu-ray/DVD En Vivo was filmed in 2011.
On the day that the Iron Lady passes, Iron Maiden has announced their brief return to the USA this September, where they will be playing seven specially selected shows en-route to Latin America where they will once again headline at the legendary Rock In Rio festival, Brazil, on September 22nd, already sold out. The special guests on all these dates will be Megadeth.
It is a sad day for the Iron Maiden family. Clive Burr, the drummer who played with Iron Maiden on their first three albums, Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number Of The Beast, has passed away. It has been announced by the band themselves on their official website: "We are deeply saddened to report that Clive Burr passed away last night. He had suffered poor health for many years after being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and died peacefully in his sleep at home."
EMI has announced that it will be releasing yet another Iron Maiden DVD. This time it will be the double disc Maiden England '88 on March 25th. Now available for the very first time on DVD, this live show was filmed across two sold-out nights at Birmingham N.E.C Arena, UK in November 1988 during the band's Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son World Tour. The Maiden England '88 concert soundtrack will also be made available on 2CD album, limited edition double vinyl picture disc and digital download formats. You can watch the trailer on the video below and check out the tracklist.
Iron Maiden will headline the two Sonisphere festivals in Spain this summer and thus play in almost every single summer festival in Europe this year. The Madrid show takes place at the Miguel Rios Auditorium on Friday May 31st and the Barcelona show takes place at the Parc Del Forum on Saturday June 1st.
Swedish power metallers Sabaton have confirmed on their official website that they will be touring with Iron Maiden this summer and accompany them on some shows in Sweden and Russia. The band's latest release, Carolus Rex, came out in May 2012.
Iron Maiden have announced more dates to their Maiden England European Tour, this time a show in The Netherlands and another Swedish date. The band also added an additional Frankfurt date due to the demand for tickets.
Iron Maiden have just been announced as the first headliner confirmed for Download 2013. They'll be bringing their triumphant Maiden England tour to Donington Park on the 25th Anniversary of their first headline performance at the legendary home of rock.
Iron Maiden's bassist Steve Harris announced that he will release a solo/side project album entitled British Lion through EMI Music on September 24th. The album features ten songs that Steve and his collaborators have been working on for the past few years between Iron Maiden tours and releases.
NWOBHM pioneers Iron Maiden have released a trailer for the 88-minute "Behind The Beast Documentary", to be featured on their upcoming DVD titled En Vivo!, which will be released on March 26th (March 27th Canada and USA (via UMe)). More details about this release were previously reported here.
Iron Maiden have announced the Maiden England World Tour with extensive dates in North America this summer. Up to July 21st, the special guest act joining them will be Alice Cooper and after July 21st, that band will be Coheed And Cambria. In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2nd and 3rd. Fan Club members should check Iron Maiden's official website for exclusive first day ticket pre-sales and contest to be 'First To The Barrier'.
UK NWOBHM pioneers Iron Maiden have posted on their official website the trailer for the band's upcoming DVD, En Vivo, which hits stores on March 26th. You can watch it below. More details about the DVD were previously reported here.