Iron Maiden returns to the States this year for another round of “History of Iron Maiden” tour dates, with Alice Cooper providing support. The Comcast Center in Mansfield is one of the stops along the way.
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Maiden are familiar with the Comcast Center – they’ve played there before, including a headlining slot at the 2005 OzzFest when they opened for Black Sabbath.
The tour marks another chapter in the History of Maiden campaign, which includes recreations of classic concerts. This one will recreate most of the original setlist from Iron Maiden’s classic concert album/film Maiden England.
According to frontman Bruce Dickinson, expect at least two-thirds of the following in the set:
“The Evil That Men Do”
“Die With Your Boots On”
“Heaven Can Wait”
“Seventh Son of a Seventh Son”
“The Number of the Beast”
Fans of classic pre-1990s Maiden (there are millions) will be very pleased with that set. I can be assumed they will sprinkle in newer material from albums like 2010′s The Final Frontier, but it’s clear that the band’s intention here is to show appreciation for the classics.
Alice Cooper will be the supporting act for the first half of the tour, which does include Mansfield. So any “School’s Out” fans will not be disappointed come June! Cooper also just announced he will make a surprise appearance at this year’s Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee.
Will you be grabbing a ticket to Iron Maiden & Alice Cooper at the Comcast Center? Let us know in the comments.
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Iron Maiden/Alice Cooper 2012 Tour Dates
21st June- Charlotte, NC Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
23rd June- Atlanta, GA Aarons Amphitheatre
26th June- Boston, MA Comcast Center
27th June- Wantagh, NY Jones Beach
29th June- Philadelphia, PI Susquehanna Bank Center
30th June- Washington, DC Jiffy Lube Live
2nd July- Newark, NJ Prudential Center
5th July- Chicago, IL First Midwest Bank
8th July- Quebec, QC Colisee Pepsi Arena
11th July- Montreal, QC Bell Center
13th July- Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre
14th July- Sarnia, ON Bayfest
16th July- Buffalo, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
18th July- Detroit, MI DTE Music Theatre
19th July- Indianapolis, IN Klipsch Music Centre
24th July- Winnipeg, MB MTS Center
26th July- Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
27th July- Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
29th July- Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
30th July- Auburn, WA White River Amphitheatre
1st August- Salt Lake City, UT USANA Amphitheatre
3rd August- San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
6th August- Phoenix, AZ Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion
9th August- Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
12th August- Albuquerque. NM Hard Rock Pavilion
13th August- Denver, CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
15th August- San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
17th August- Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion
18th August- Houston, TX The Woodlands