As a grand finale to their festival/stadium summer tour, Iron Maiden will perform a special one-off performance at London's Brixton Academy on Sunday 24th June in aid of The Clive Burr MS Trust fund.

Brixton Academy holds just 4,800 and tickets for this intimate performance will go on sale to members of the Iron Maiden fan club at 9am on Friday 25th May. The box office will open to the general public a week later on Friday 1st June.

This will be Iron Maiden's final UK appearance for at least a year, and will be the last time they will perform this years special set list of songs from their No 1 International album 'A Matter Of Life and Death' and the album 'The Number of the Beast'. The show will be the last chance to see the spectacular stage production that the band have been performing with around the world, including Eddie and his tank up close for the last time. Special guests will be Lauren Harris and eight piece Indian Rock act Parikrama, who came to the band's attention when they supported Maiden in Bangalore in March, and will be the first time an Indian rock band have toured the UK.

The Clive Burr MS Trust Fund was founded in 2001 when it was learnt that original Iron Maiden drummer Clive Burr, who performed on their first three albums, Iron Maiden, Killers and The Number of the Beast, was suffering from Multiple Sclerosis. Through previous Iron Maiden performances at Brixton Academy and Hammersmith Apollo, and some amazing fund raising efforts of the fans, the trust has improved the quality of life with financial support to Clive and other MS sufferers.

Reflecting on the forthcoming show Bruce Dickinson commented:
"We added this final date to help continue the great work that the Clive Burr MS Fund has done. We've had an amazing time on this tour so far and the summer shows are shaping up to be something quite special in their own right. It promises to be a fun and special way to celebrate the end of the tour with all our friends who have supported us and Clive over the years."

Advance ticket information has already been sent to all online Iron Maiden Fan club members. Ticket master are kindly donating a proportion of their booking charges to the fund.


Source: ironmaiden.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
 
Posted: 05.06.2007 by Warman



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WreckingCrew - 05.06.2007 at 14:28  
wooot im off to that!

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