In most venues, tickets will go on sale on March 2 and 3 but watch this site or check local venue information for fuller details. Fan Club members should check out ironmaiden.com for exclusive first day ticket presales and contest to be ‘First To The Barrier’.
Comments vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It’s always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very,very long time, plus other favourites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! We can't wait to get started in Charlotte”.
Iron Maiden continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way. Manager Rod Smallwood comments:
As we consider all our fans to be VIPs, no tickets will be held specifically for VIP use. At some venues, the Promoter may provide the option for fans to pay extra for “VIP Parking”, early access, access to “VIP Bar” etc. But these will be purely optional for ticket holders only and will not be tied to ticket locations – the ability to get the best tickets should be the same for everybody outside of the usual presales.
Where possible the North American Iron Maiden shows will operate a paperless ticket policy. Select tickets will be sold via Ticketmaster’s Paperless Ticket delivery, which means fans will not receive a physical concert ticket for their entry into the event. Buying paperless helps ensure fans have secure and convenient access to event tickets at the intended original sale price. On the day of show, concert goers just need to bring the credit card they used for the ticket purchase and a government-issued photo ID to the concert. All members of the ticket purchaser's party must be present at the same time to enter the venue. The venue’s ticket usher will swipe their credit card upon entry and present each person in their party with seat locator slips for quick access into the show. To purchase paperless tickets or for more information, fans should visit www.ticketmaster.com/paperless or call the Ticketmaster charge-by-phone number at 1-800-745-3000.
Moonchild, The Evil That Men Do, The Prisoner, Still Life, Die With Your Boots On, Infinite Dreams, Killers, Can I Play With Madness, Heaven Can Wait, Wasted Years, The Clairvoyant, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, The Number Of The Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Iron Maiden.
MAIDEN ENGLAND 2012 TOUR DATES
|Thur||21st June||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Sat||23rd June||Atlanta, GA||Aarons Amphitheatre|
|Tue||26th June||Boston, MA||Comcast Center|
|Wed||27th June||Wantagh, NY||Jones Beach|
|Fri||29th June||Philadelphia, PI||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat||30th June||Washington, DC||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Mon||2nd July||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Thur||5th July||Chicago, IL||First Midwest Bank|
|Sun||8th July||Quebec, QC||Colisee Pepsi Arena|
|Wed||11th July||Montreal, QC||Bell Center|
|Fri||13th July||Toronto, ON||Molson Amphitheatre|
|Sat||14th July||Sarnia, ON||Bayfest|
|Mon||16th July||Buffalo, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|Wed||18th July||Detroit, MI||DTE Music Theatre|
|Thur||19th July||Indianapolis, IN||Klipsch Music Centre|
|Tues||24th July||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Center|
|Thur||26th July||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Fri||27th July||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|Sun||29th July||Vancouver, BC||Pacific Coliseum|
|Mon||30th July||Auburn, WA||White River Amphitheatre|
|Wed||1st August||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre|
|Fri||3rd August||San Francisco, CA||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|Mon||6th August||Phoenix, AZ||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion|
|Thur||9th August||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre|
|Sun||12th August||Albuquerque. NM||Hard Rock Pavilion|
|Mon||13th August||Denver, CO||Comfort Dental Amphitheatre|
|Wed||15th August||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Fri||17th August||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|Sat||18th August||Houston, TX||The Woodlands|
UK/European Release: 26th March 2012
US Release: 26th March 2012
‘Joe Bonamassa: Beacon Theatre – Live From New York’ documents 19 song performances that spans Joe Bonamassa's career with smoky vocals complementing the guitar wizardry and rapid-fingered ease with which his fans know and love.
Alongside the great chemistry he shares with his formidable band-mates Carmine Rojas (bass), Tal Bergman (drums) and Rick Melick (keyboards), the Beacon Theatre concert DVD is mesmerizing to watch from start to finish.
Bonamassa kicks the festivities off with Slow Train, from 2011's solo album Dust Bowl, followed by fan-favourites including Cradle Song, Dust Bowl, When The Fire Hits The Sea, Bird On A Wire, Blue & Evil, Mountain Time, and many more.
Beth Hart joins Bonamassa on stage for soulful duets on I'll Take Care of You and Sinner's Prayer, which is featured on the recently released Don't Explain – an album of soul covers Hart recorded with Bonamassa.
John Hiatt, a Nashville Music Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and American Music Award (AMA) winner, joins Bonamassa for a rendition of Down Around My Place and I Know A Place.
As legendary classic rock singer Paul Rodgers (Bad Company, Free) hit the stage, the audience jumped to its feet as Bonamassa performed Fire And Water and Walk In My Shadows.
"This show is a testament to an artist at the top of his game, and still growing," says Bonamassa’s producer Kevin Shirley. "Soulful songstress Beth Hart digs deep on a couple of songs with Joe from their duet album, and music legends John Hiatt and Paul Rodgers get up alongside Joe. The interactions are a joy to behold."
The release of the Beacon Theatre DVD coincides with Bonamassa's March UK Arena tour.
Dates include - Brighton Centre (March 23), Sheffield Motorpoint Arena (March 24), Newcastle Metro Arena (March 25), Edinburgh Usher Hall (March 27), Liverpool Echo Arena (March 28), Bournemouth International Centre (March 30), Birmingham National Indoor Arena (March 31), Capital FM Arena Nottingham (April 2), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (April 4), and Blackpool Opera House (April 5).
View Joe's March UK Arena Tour press release here.
The Beacon Theatre concert capped a year of achievements for Bonamassa the blues rock titan. His 12th solo album Dust Bowl debuted at #1 on Billboard's Blues Chart and #37 on Billboard's Top 200, making it his highest-selling and chart-ranking U.S. debut to date. Likewise in the UK it charted at # 12, achieving his highest chart position here. The album has just been nominated for a 2012 Blues Music Award (Best Blues Rock Album), while Bonamassa was honoured as 2011's Guitarist of the Year by Guitar International. This January Joe was on the cover of Classic Rock magazine for the first time, creating a big impact outside of the blues genre.
Bonamassa's hard rock band Black Country Communion – with band mates Glenn Hughes, Jason Bonham and Derek Sherinian – was named "Best New Band of the Last 10 Years" by VH1 Classic's That Metal Show, and Best Breaktrhough Act at 2011's Classic Rock Magazine Awards.
The band's 2-disc live album Live Over Europe is released on CD in the UK on Monday February 27th.
Bonamassa is driving sales for the guitar industry and keeping the guitar alive, helping great companies like Guitar Center, Gibson, Epiphone, Ernie Ball, Dunlop, Seymour Duncan, Clear Sonic and Klotz Cables, all of whom have signature products with the Guitar phenomenon. Bonamassa's style of guitar playing has breathed new life and excitement back into the instrument as legions of new fans are becoming familiar again with the great sound of guitar-based rock music.
Guns 'n Roses to reunite ... for one night!
It seems, based on reports all over the web that the original lineup of Guns 'n' Roses are due to reunite ..., for just one night only, at their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.
At this time there are no official press releases available - At my time of writing - and Axl Rose's Gun's 'n' Roses website is blank about the whole thing, but to be honest, that site is terrible for updates!
Likewise top fan site is much the same: http://www.gunsnroses.com/
The story has been leaked by keyboard man, Dizzy Reed.
You can read more on it here:
BBC - http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/17040945
Billboard - http://www.billboard.com/#/news/all-original-guns-n-roses-members-will-be-1006185362.story
Don't expect more than that folks, it's not going to happen ..., to be honest, I'm surprised that Axl will do it?!
I guess we'll see!