As posted on the band's website, Iron Maiden announce their most ambitious and extraordinary touring plans ever -- and are very pleased to announce that this will include Australia for the first time in 15 years!

The 'Somewhere Back In Time' World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia, opening in Perth on Feb 4 and continuing through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:

Somewhere Back In Time, AUSTRALIA 2008

February :-
Monday 4th, Burswood Dome, Perth
Wednesday 6th, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Saturday 9th, Acer Arena, Sydney
Tuesday 12th, Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

The tour then continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tour the band is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles.

For further comments by the band, click here.

UPDATED:
According to a posting on the Iron Maiden fan site MaidenFans.com, Iron Maiden will headline the "metal day" at the Rock In Rio festival in Madrid and Lisbon as part of its recently announced "Somewhere Back in Time Tour 2008". Apparently those are the only shows the band will play in Spain and Portugal.

In other news, it has reportedly been announced that Iron Maiden will play a mega-concert at the Universitario de Caracas stadium in Caracas, Venezuela as part of its 2008 world tour.


Source: ironmaiden.com
Band profile: Iron Maiden
Event: Iron Maiden: Somewhere Back In Time World Tour
 
Posted: 06.09.2007 by Hyvaarin



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insanity.peppers - 06.09.2007 at 14:20  
haha i knew they'd come back to Australia one day =P
Syk - 06.09.2007 at 14:25  
No fuckin' New Zealand... And they're playing my fav stuff from the 80s, I have the worst luck in the world. Apart from dead people.

BTW happy birthday man
BloodTears - 06.09.2007 at 14:29  
Come to Portugal again!
Warman - 06.09.2007 at 15:22  
Ahh, it'll be awesome to see them for the fourth time. And they'll also play some of my favourite Iron Maiden material!
Dark Cornatus - 06.09.2007 at 15:28  
Hooray!!!!! Iron Maiden! About time a worthy band came out i wanted to see live.
Spyroid - 06.09.2007 at 15:41  
Yeah, this tour will be awesome! Powerslave, Somewhere in Time and 7th son? I'm going½
Hyvaarin - 06.09.2007 at 16:19  
Best news ever .
everonn - 06.09.2007 at 16:42  
I am so there
GT - 06.09.2007 at 16:49  
Sounds like a killer tour...hope it will include Denmark
iaberis - 06.09.2007 at 18:23  
Written by Syk on 06.09.2007 at 14:25

No fuckin' New Zealand... And they're playing my fav stuff from the 80s, I have the worst luck in the world. Apart from dead people.

BTW happy birthday man

Dude, the Aussieland is next to you. Make a short trip to see them...
Valar - 06.09.2007 at 19:11  
wohooo India's in there too... I am gonna watch Maiden live for the second time w00t!!
HELLilac - 06.09.2007 at 19:45  
HELL YEAH!!!!!!!!!!

This news just made my life. I'll be there for sure!
RavenLord - 06.09.2007 at 20:21  
Written by iaberis on 06.09.2007 at 18:23

Written by Syk on 06.09.2007 at 14:25

No fuckin' New Zealand... And they're playing my fav stuff from the 80s, I have the worst luck in the world. Apart from dead people.

BTW happy birthday man

Dude, the Aussieland is next to you. Make a short trip to see them...


You do realise that, with the scale involved, that's like you complaining if there's an Athens date, and me saying, 'Hey, go to Sweden'...New Zealand and Australia are actually quite far apart...

Besides, since the tour's in February, it's not like you can make a road (or air) trip of it, like you could for a festival.

Anyway, Wacken is going to fucking rock, as is Dublin. Roll on next year.

And congrats to the Aussies!
iaberis - 06.09.2007 at 21:19  
Wow! Indeed! I thought it was closer!
BlueMobius - 06.09.2007 at 22:07  
Good news! I miss those big world tours that bands used to do.
Carrion - 06.09.2007 at 22:46  
The poster of the tour is pretty cool.
Elijah - 07.09.2007 at 06:27  
Fuck. Yes.
flamesoficarus - 07.09.2007 at 08:44  
man even their airplane that will carry all their shit is awesome
Ambarandir - 07.09.2007 at 13:31  
cant wait to see them in wacken
vhaldemar - 09.09.2007 at 00:52  
come to Mexico!!!!
Eternal Flames - 27.09.2007 at 05:53  
I got my tickets for the second Melbourne show that was announced today. Managed to get gold floor tickets so I'll be right up the front for the gig
Raiden - 05.02.2008 at 13:23  
Written by iaberis on 06.09.2007 at 21:19

Wow! Indeed! I thought it was closer!

Well, they're reasonably close. It's different seeing as you Europeans are all bunched up, from there to here you just fly over the water. It's pretty expensive for plane tickets though I think.
iaberis - 05.02.2008 at 14:50  
Written by Raiden on 05.02.2008 at 13:23

Written by iaberis on 06.09.2007 at 21:19

Wow! Indeed! I thought it was closer!

Well, they're reasonably close. It's different seeing as you Europeans are all bunched up, from there to here you just fly over the water. It's pretty expensive for plane tickets though I think.

And those old explorers did that trip with a ship!
How long does it take with a ship from Australia to New Zealand?
Raiden - 05.02.2008 at 14:55  
Written by iaberis on 05.02.2008 at 14:50

Written by Raiden on 05.02.2008 at 13:23

Written by iaberis on 06.09.2007 at 21:19

Wow! Indeed! I thought it was closer!

Well, they're reasonably close. It's different seeing as you Europeans are all bunched up, from there to here you just fly over the water. It's pretty expensive for plane tickets though I think.

And those old explorers did that trip with a ship!
How long does it take with a ship from Australia to New Zealand?

Haha, well they had lots of time.

By ship? How should I know? lol How long does it take to ride from Greece to China on horseback, in the rain when your horse has a sore right rear leg?

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