Iron Maiden with special guests Airbourne
Saturday 23rd July 2011
- Doors Open:
Live Nation (MCD in Belfast) is proud to welcome rock legends IRON MAIDEN back to the UK in 2011 for an extensive 10 city arena tour for the final run of dates on their FINAL FRONTIER WORLD TOUR 2010/11. For the first time in many years, the band will be playing shows across the full length and breadth of the UK, including places they've not visited for up to three decades!
Maiden founder member Steve Harris comments; "Everything in the Maiden camp has been so full on these last five years or so that we haven't travelled around the UK to play for our home fans for almost that long. These fans supported us by coming to Twickenham Stadium, Reading and Leeds Festivals, Download and more recently Sonisphere so we thought we should get off our backsides and do the travelling this time and get round the country to see them all. We very much look forward to playing all four home countries and a couple of places we haven't been for a very long time, Aberdeen and Belfast! And playing the O2 gets us as close to the East End of London where Maiden started off than we have been for many a year, probably since the Ruskin Arms! All in all l think this is going to be a very special series of shows and a wonderful way to end this whole world tour.
"We intend to take the full stadium show into the UK arenas and fit everything we possibly can into each venue. The set list will be different to this year's tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we intend to include a healthy dose of older fan favourites too for those who haven't seen us before , plus a spectacular light show and stage set, not forgetting, of course, ....Eddie!"
With Special Guests Airbourne.
Please note it is also Ladies Day at Newcastle Racecourse on Saturday 23rd July 2011 and we have been informed that on this day there will be no trains running between Pelaw and South Shields to allow for maintenance work. A bus replacement service will call at or close to all stations from Heworth to South Shields.
We ask all patrons plan their journey in advance to avoid any delays in attending one of the biggest live rock bands at the Metro Radio Arena.
Please note doors will be opening early into the foyer for your merchandise purchases.