IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE THE LAST SHOW OF THEIR EPIC
THE BOOK OF SOULS TOUR ADDING A SECOND NIGHT IN BROOKLYN
SATURDAY JULY 22ND AT BARCLAYS CENTER
Due to overwhelming demand, IRON MAIDEN have added a second night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday July 22nd. Tickets go on sale Saturday February 25th at 10am via TicketMaster.com
The extra date in Brooklyn on July 22nd will be the final chance for Maiden fans to witness The Book Of Souls Tour as it’s two year, round-the-world odyssey, which began in February 2016 in Florida, comes to a close. By which time, the band will have played 117 shows to well over 2 million fans in 36 countries across six of the seven continents travelling well over 100,000 miles.
Tickets for the North American 26 date, June/July second leg of The Books Of Souls Tour went on sale a little over two weeks ago on Friday January 27th and were speedily snapped up by Maiden fans with well over 200,000 tickets being sold across the opening weekend alone. The Brooklyn show, the band’s first ever visit here, sold out rapidly with neighbours Philadelphia and Newark already close to sell-out too. There’s been particular fan frenzy in places the band has not played for many years such as Minneapolis which is already sold out with Oakland and Tampa the next to go.
To mark the very end of the tour Maiden have used their coveted city specific event shirt art upfront of the show. The art, by long time collaborator Herve Monjeaud, features Eddie playing havoc with the iconic Brooklyn Bridge amidst hordes of global Maiden fans arriving to witness the event.
Fanclub members will be given the option of an exclusive pre-sale for the 2nd Brooklyn date, along with the chance to enter in the draw to be First To The Barrier, details of which can be found at www.ironmaiden.com
Special guests on the North American leg of The Book Of Souls Tour are Ghost http://ghost-official.com/
Tickets: $39.50 - $125.00
Over the past 36 years, English heavy metal icons Iron Maiden have revolutionized the world of heavy metal. The band was at the forefront of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal in the 80s, and their tour dates complete with special effects and props have set the bar for live performances. Iron Maiden recently won their first Grammy for the song "El Dorado" off of their latest album, The Final Frontier. It's this album that has prompted the band to embark on 2011 tour dates around the world on The Final Frontier World Tour.
While Iron Maiden was formed in 1975 and experienced minor success with their first two albums, it wasn't until the hiring of Bruce Dickinson as lead singer and the release of Number of the Beast in 1982 that the group began to experience international acclaim. The album topped the charts in the UK and was well received by critics, despite the outcry from conservative groups in the US that labeled the band as "satanic." Powerslave experienced similar success in 1984 and led to tour dates on the World Slavery Tour, which remains one of the largest tours in music history.
Iron Maiden continued to release hit albums and perform acclaimed tours around the world, up through the 2010 release of The Final Frontier. It has sparked 2011 tour dates on a hugely popular world tour, which only has a hand full of performances left. The remaining dates on the concert schedule are focused in the UK and will end on August 6. Fans who have missed these tour dates can take comfort in the fact that Iron Maiden has no plans of quitting and will produce more hit albums and concerts soon.