Iron Maiden announced earlier this week that the band will be embarking on a North American tour this summer.  The 'Maiden England Tour' will run from June 21st to August 18th and in some aspects will model their 1988 Seventh Son of a Seventh Son album.

Iron Maiden's local dates right now include stops at Jones Beach, The Susquehannah Bank Center in Philly and July 2nd at the Prudential Center in Newark. The first leg of the upcoming tour will feature Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Alice Coooper and then after July 21st, Coheed and Cambria will take over as the opening act. The Maiden England Tour will  be the first North American tour for the band since 2010 when they were on the road in support of their 'Final Frontier' album.

Iron Maiden has been performing album tours such as this one in between working on new albums and has seen quite a bit of success with this format. Prior to The Final Frontier album, they performed a summer tour in 2009, the 'Somewhere Back in Time Tour,' mostly comprised of performing their 80's hits.

Here are the complete 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