So many South African Iron Maiden fans peed their pants a little bit after it was revealed that the British heavy metal group would be touring the country next year. Having just released their brand new album ‘The Book Of Souls’, the band have now officially released the dates in which they will be heading to the country for shows in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Oh, and they will be arriving on the enormous Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet Ed Force One piloted by vocalist Bruce Dickinson and carrying band, crew and stage production and equipment.
“We cannot wait to get back out on tour. When we start in the USA in late February it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the UK so we are raring to go. Maiden thrive on touring and getting out to our fans, it’s what we do best, so it will be a great feeling to board our new Jumbo Ed Force One with the crew and the gear and head round the globe and get back on stage for you guys. I’m especially delighted to be coming to South Africa, as although the band has played here before, it’ll be the first time that Adrian Smith and myself will be touring here as part of Iron Maiden, so we’re really looking forward to seeing all our fans,” Bruce commented. “Of course we haven’t decided on the set list as yet and won’t until we start rehearsing but we really look forward to playing a number of new songs live, especially as the recording was so much live. However, as it’s been a while since we saw you all, I am sure we will include plenty of older fan favourites too. I think the fans will be delighted by what we have in mind. We are also in the middle of creating the new show and rest assured we are working hard to bring you all something spectacular, something with a lot of heart !!! You certainly deserve it for your patience.“
The band has also announced that The Raven Age will be supporting the band on their upcoming world tour which is heading to an incredible six continents. Iron Maiden will visit around 35 countries on this tour , flying over 88,500km including first ever visits to China and El Salvador Tickets go on-sale on Thursday 17 September at 9am from bigconcerts.co.za or Computicket. As usual, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members, details of which can be found on www.ironmaiden.com.
18 May 2016
Grand Arena, Grand West
Ticket Prices: R510 – R905
21 May 2016
Carnival City Festival Lawns
Ticket Prices: R620 – R905
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