Iron Maiden selling out shows for Australian tour ’08!
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Tickets for IRON MAIDEN’s first Australian tour in 15 years went on sale at 9am this morning and are selling at a phenomenal rate! Dainty Consolidated Entertainment has just announced that a second and final show has been added in Melbourne. This extra date is definitely the final Melbourne show, no further dates will be added.
Promoter Paul Dainty said "Ticketek advised me this morning that they have had the longest queues at their ticket outlets for any on-sale for ages."
The Australian leg of the ‘SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME’ World Tour 2008 will open in Perth on February 4 and continue through to Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane (full details below).
The ‘SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME’ World Tour 2008 will see IRON MAIDEN perform major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia.
The tour then continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tour the band is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles.
In an historic first, Iron Maiden, their 60-strong crew and support staff and over 12 tons of equipment will be travelling around the world en masse for the first leg of the tour in a specially commissioned and converted Astraeus Boeing 757 decorated with Maiden and Eddie designs! Vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who is a qualified Airline Captain flying for Astraeus Airlines, will pilot the plane on its epic mission, flying over 50,000 miles.
To tie in with forthcoming 2008 releases on DVD of the classic ‘LIVE AFTER DEATH’ and ‘MAIDEN ENGLAND’ concert videos (more details coming soon) this tour, aptly entitled ‘SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME’, will revisit the band’s history by focusing almost entirely on the 80’s in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian Production of the 1984-85 ‘Powerslave Tour’. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.
SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME, AUSTRALIA 2008
TICKETS THROUGH TICKETEK.COM OR PHONE 132 849
Mon 4 FEBRUARY, Burswood Dome, Perth ON SALE NOW
Wed 6 FEBRUARY, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne SOLD OUT
**NEW SHOW Thu 7 FEBRUARY, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne ON SALE NOW
Sat 9 FEBRUARY, Acer Arena, Sydney ON SALE NOW
Tues 12 FEBRUARY, Entertainment Centre, Brisbane ON SALE NOW
Go To for further Information.
For further Australian tour information: MEDIA ENQUIRIES: KERRY O’BRIEN PUBLICITY (03) 9596 9792
PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE MOVED.
OUR NEW OFFICE PHONE NUMBER IS 03) 9596 9792
POSTAL ADDRESS REMAINS THE SAME.
KERRY O’BRIEN PUBLICITY
PO Box 2365
Caulfield Junction VIC 3161
Office: 03 9596 9792