IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE NEW STUDIO ALBUM “THE FINAL FRONTIER” AND NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

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IRON MAIDEN are pleased to announce that their forthcoming new studio album will be called ‘THE FINAL FRONTIER’, and is expected be released late summer of this year.

The announcement comes with news of a North American Tour with Very Special Guests Dream Theater to open in Dallas, Texas, on 9th June and finish in Washington D.C. on 20th July, making it Maiden’s most extensive North American tour in many years.

Following these shows in USA and Canada The Final Frontier World Tour will travel back to Europe for a few selected major festival and stadium shows with the band planning to continue to many other countries in 2011 (full currently confirmed dates below).

The full Live Nation North America press release for the North American Tour is posted here.

An exclusive pre-sale allowing members of the IRON MAIDEN fan club first access to tickets to the North American Maiden Shows will be made available two days prior to them being available to the public.

Tickets for the Canadian shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday 13th March at 10am PST (10am EST for Toronto and 12 noon EST Montreal). Exclusive first access to the tickets will be available to IM fan club members on Wednesday 10th March at 10am PST through to Thursday 11th March at 6pm PST (EST for Toronto). Regretfully due to technical reasons an exclusive Pre-Sale in Montreal is not possible.

Tickets for the US Shows will go on sale to the public on Saturday 20th March at 10am EST. Exclusive first access to the tickets will be available to IM fan club members on Wednesday 17th March at 10am EST through to Thursday 18th March at 6pm EST

To give IRON MAIDEN fan club members a privileged insight to their touring world, IMTV will return to http://www.ironmaiden.com to cover THE FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR. This exclusive footage includes regular video from the live shows, touring, band interviews, insights into our crew and what they do and much much more. The website will also feature exclusive tour diaries, exclusive photographs and anything else that helps the fans get a real insight into the dynamics of a big tour.

**THE FINAL FRONTIER 2010 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR**
With Very Special Guests Dream Theater

JUNE
Wed 09    Dallas, TX – Superpages.com Center
Fri 11    Houston, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Sat 12    San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
Mon 14    Denver, CO – Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Wed 16    Albuquerque, NM – The Pavilion
Thu 17    Phoenix, AZ – Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Sat 19    San Bernardino, CA – San Manuel Amphitheatre
Sun 20    Concord, CA – Sleep Train Pavilion
Tue 22    Auburn, WA – White River Amphitheatre
Thu 24    Vancouver, BC – GM Place
Sat 26    Edmonton, AB – Rexall Place
Tue 29    Saskatoon, SK – Credit Union Center
Wed 30     Winnipeg, MB – MTS Center +
+Dream Theater will not be performing in Winnipeg

JULY
Sat 03    Toronto, ON – Molson Amphitheatre
Wed 07    Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
Sun 11    Holmdel, NJ – PNC
Mon 12    New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Wed 14    Pittsburgh, PA – First Niagra Pavilion
Thu 15    Cleveland, OH – Blossom Music Center
Sat 17    Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sun 18    Chicago, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Tue 20    Washington D.C. – Jiffy Lube Live

IRON MAIDEN: North American Tour Announcement Coming Next Week?

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British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN are expected to make an announcement about possible 2010 North American live dates on Thursday, March at 3:00 p.m. EST. No further information is currently available.

IRON MAIDEN recently finished recording its new album at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas with producer Kevin Shirley. According to a posting on Kevin’s official web site, “There’s still work to do, but the band portion is complete and in the can, so to speak.”

Shirley previously worked on the last three MAIDEN albums — 2000′s “Brave New World”, 2003′s “Dance of Death” and 2006′s “A Matter of Life and Death”.

The next IRON MAIDEN album will be the band’s fifteenth studio record, and they face a challenge to follow up “A Matter of Life and Death”, which was received well critically and saw the group play the whole album on tour.

Speaking at last year’s premiere of the band’s documentary film “Iron Maiden: Flight 666″, guitarist Adrian Smith stated, “There’s always a bit of pressure to follow up the last album. In a way, it’s good, because it motivates you.

“We never get complacent; we always try our best for our own sake as much as anything else. As far as pressure for another album, we just do what we do — we’ve been doing it long enough now; we know what we’re doing. [laughs]“

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Janick Gers revealed to BBC News in November that the band was on its way “to Paris for three weeks to work on some new stuff.” He added, “The most important thing for a band is to create new music, otherwise you’re not valid — you become a parody.”

IRON MAIDEN will headline this year’s edition of the U.K.’s Sonisphere festival, which will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 and Sunday, August 1, 2010 at Knebworth.

MAIDEN became the first outfit in history to travel round the world in a customized jet during their “Somewhere Back in Time” tour, as detailed in award-winning movie “Flight 666″.

The Boeing 757 carried musicians, crew, gear and guests with singer Bruce Dickinson, a qualified airline pilot, at the controls.

via BLABBERMOUTH.NET – IRON MAIDEN: North American Tour Announcement Coming Next Week?.

FINNTROLL, MOONSORROW: North American Tour

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Finnish folk metallers FINNTROLL will embark on a spring North American headlining tour, dubbed “Finnish Metal”, with support from MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN and SURVIVORS ZERO. Brought to you by King Foo Entertainment, the tour will cover over 20 cities in what is hoped to be a yearly event.

All four bands have now added a special event VIP ticket for a pre-show meet-and-greet to take place one hour before doors. Each night, fans will get to meet and greet the entire tour package for a special event that will include all the band members from all four bands. These special VIP tickets are on sale now at EnterTheVault.com and each venue will put them on sale through whatever ticketing system they use in the coming days.

The dates are as follows:

Apr. 06 – Springfield, VA @ Jaxx

Apr. 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero

Apr. 08 – New York City, NY @ Grammercy Theater

Apr. 09 – Worcester, MA @ Palladium

Apr. 10 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

Apr. 11 – Quebec City, QC @ Imperial

Apr. 12 – Toronto, ON @ Opera House

Apr. 13 – Cleveland, OH @ Peabodys

Apr. 14 – Detroit, MI @ Blondie’s

Apr. 15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave

Apr. 16 – Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge

Apr. 17 – St. Paul, MN @ Station 4

Apr. 19 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird

Apr. 21 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon

Apr. 22 – Vancouver, BC @ Red Room

Apr. 23 – Portland, OR @ Satyricon

Apr. 24 – San Francisco, CA @ Thee Parkside

Apr. 25 – West Hollywood, CA @ House of Blues

Apr. 26 – Mesa, AZ @ U.B.’s

Apr. 27 – Tucson, AZ @ The Rock

Apr. 29 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s

Apr. 30 – Houston, TX @ Meridian

May 01 – Ft. Worth, TX @ Ridglea Theater

via BLABBERMOUTH.NET – FINNTROLL, MOONSORROW, SWALLOW THE SUN: Special VIP Tickets Available For North American Tour.

The Dopamines & Be My Doppelganger TOUR!

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Fri. March 19th – Cinncinati, OH @ Southgate House Parlour w/ The Frankl Project
Sat. March 20th – Chicago, IL
Sun. March 21st – Elgin, IL @ Gasthaus w/ Sass Dragons, Brokedowns
Mon. March 22nd – Milwaukee, WI @ The Borg Ward w/ TBA
Tue. March 23rd – Sheboygan, WI
Wed. March 24th – Duluth, WI
Thu. March 25th – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock w/ Banner Pilot, The Manix, TBA
Fri. March 26th – Madison, WI @ Subvert City w/ The Transgressions, Bob Burns and the Breakups
Sat. March 27th – Indianapolis, IN @ Halloween House w/ TBA
Sun. March 28th – Columbus, OH @ 15th House w/ TBA
Mon. March 29th – Pittsburgh, PA @ Garfield Artspace w/ TBA
Tue. March 30th – Philladelphia, PA @ Terrordome w/ What Happened?
Wed. March 31st – Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes w/ Full Of Fancy, TBA
Thu. April 1st – NYC @ Tommy’s Tavern w/ Sandworms, The Challenged, The Homewreckers
Fri. April 2nd – Baltimore, MD @ The Sidebar w/ Dead Mechanical, TBA
Sat. April 3rd – Cleveland, OH @ Scourge House w/ TBA

Ingrid Michaelson/Mat Kearney Tour Dates

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Ingrid Michaelson and Mat Kearney Announce Co-Headline Tour

Mar 9      Chameleon Club      Lancaster, PA, USA
Mar 10     Newport Music Hall     Columbus, OH, USA
Mar 11     Ohio University     Athens, OH, USA
Mar 12     Crocodile Rock     Allentown, PA, USA
Mar 13     Wellmont Theatre     Montclair, NJ, USA
Mar 14     Toad’s Place     New Haven, CT, USA
Mar 16     Northern Lights     Albany, NY, USA
Mar 17     Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel     Providence, RI, USA
Mar 18     House of Blues     Boston, MA, USA
Mar 19     Electric Factory     Philadelphia, PA, USA
Mar 20     Rams Head Live     Baltimore, MD, USA
Mar 21     The Norva     Norfolk, VA, USA
Mar 23     Amos Southend Music Hall     Charlotte, NC, USA
Mar 24     Florida Theatre     Jacksonville, FL, USA
Mar 25     Ruth Eckerd Hall     Tampa, FL, USA
Mar 26     House of Blues     Orlando, FL, USA
Mar 27     The Hangout     Gulf Shores, AL, USA
Mar 29     Music Farm     Charleston, SC, USA
Mar 30     Bijou     Knoxville, TN, USA
Mar 31     The Handlebar     Greenville, SC, USA
Apr 1     Bluebird     Bloomington, IN, USA
Apr 2     Riviera Theatre     Chicago, IL, USA
Apr 3     People’s Court     Des Moines, IA, USA

The Transgressions TOUR!

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The Transgressions PLAY SHOWS! See them in a town near your!

Feb 3 2010 8:00P

Baba Louie’s w/ Off With Their Heads, The Slow Death De Pere, Wisconsin

Feb 4 2010 9:30P

The Frequency w/ Off With Their Heads, The Slow Death, Direct Hit! Madison, Wisconsin

Feb 19 2010 8:00P

Subvert City w/ Red Phone Dispatch, American Dead Madison, Wisconsin

Feb 20 2010 4:00P

Ronny’s w/ Brickfight, Red Phone Dispatch, Liarbirds, Bust (EARLY ALL AGES SHOW!) Chicago, Illinois

Feb 21 2010 8:00P

The Brass Rail w/ Flamingo Nosebleed     Fort Wayne, Indiana

Feb 22 2010 8:00P

TBA Cincinnati, Ohio

Feb 23 2010 8:00P

Cosmic Charlies w/ Infected Lexington, Kentucky

Feb 24 2010 8:00P

Long Branch Saloon Knoxville, Tennessee

Feb 25 2010 8:00P

Wonderroot Collective Atlanta, Georgia

Feb 26 2010 8:00P

TBA Tampa, Florida

Feb 27 2010 8:00P

TBA – HELP US BOOK IT! New Orleans, Louisiana

Feb 28 2010 8:00P

TBA Austin, Texas

Mar 1 2010 8:00P

1919 Hemphill w/ genius party, stymie and totally high Fort Worth, Texas

Mar 2 2010 8:00P

TBA w/ The Needlepoints Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Mar 3 2010 9:00P

Replay Lounge w/ Battle! Lawrence, Kansas

Mar 4 2010 8:00P

Club Mustache Kansas City, Missouri

Mar 5 2010 8:00P

Haunted Basement Des Moines, Iowa

Mar 6 2010 8:00P

Getthefuckouttamyhouse w/ Written Off, Red Phone Dispatch     Minneapolis, Minnesota

Mar 12 2010 8:00P

Snakepit w/ The Brokedowns, Sass Dragons, Gusto     Madison, Wisconsin

Mar 26 2010 8:00P

Subvert City w/ The Dopamines, Be My Doppleganger, Bob Burns, Direct Hit Madison, Wisconsin

Apr 16 2010 8:00P

The Speakeasy w/ K Davis and the Have-Nots, Tension Generation     Madison, Wisconsin

May 30 2010 4:00P

Windy City Sound Clash w/ Teen Idols, Dopamines, Jetty Boys, Red Phone Dispatch +++ Chicago, Indiana

May 31 2010 8:00P

Madcity Music Debris @ TBA w/ Dude Jams + a bunch of others Madison, Wisconsin

via Shows « Rally Records.

The Sillier Than Thou Tour

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Type and Louis Logic

Saturday March 6th @ Dubland Underground in Rochester, NY
Sunday March 7th @ The Shadow Lounge in Pittsburgh, PA
Monday March 8th @ Melody Inn in Indianapolis, IN
Tuesday March 9th @ Big V’s in St. Paul, MN
Wednesday March 10th @ Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA
Thursday March 11th @ Knickerbockers in Lincoln, NE
Friday March 12th @ The Walnut Room in Denver, CO
Sunday March 14th @ Urban Lounge in Salt Lake City, UT
Monday March 15th@ The Farm in Las Vegas, NV
Tuesday March 16th @ Hidden House in Phoenix, AZ
Wednesday March 17th @ Burt’s Tiki Lounge in Albuquerque, NM
Thursday March 18th @ The Summit in Durango, CO
Friday March 19th@ Hodi’s Half Note in Fort Collins, CO
Saturday March 20th @ Nutty’s North in Sioux Falls, SD
Sunday March 21st @ Elastic Arts in Chicago IL

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