Monday, March 8, 2010

Iron Maiden - Montreal Wednesday, July 7, 2010

For immediate release

March 8, 2010



Very Special Guests: DREAM THEATER


Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Bell Centre


Tickets available at the Bell Centre Box Office

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Ticket prices: $59.50 / $74.50 (+ service charges)

Gillett Entertainment Group is pleased to welcome back IRON MAIDEN at the Bell Centre on July 7th.

Metal legends IRON MAIDEN have revealed the title of their new album, The Final Frontier and details of their highly anticipated 2010 North American tour were announced by Live Nation on March 4th. With 22 dates confirmed, the tour will open in Dallas, Texas, on June 9 and finish in Washington D.C. on July 20.

The new album is expected to be released in late summer and following the North American tour, The FinalFrontier World Tour will continue to Europe for a few select major festival and stadium shows.

From their self-titled debut via their worldwide breakthrough album “The Number of the Beast” to the most recent masterpiece, “A Matter of Life and Death,” for over the last 30 years at the forefront of Metal, Iron Maiden have influenced everyone from massive acts such as Metallica, Anthrax and Slayer to aspiring metal stars Mastodon, Bullet for My Valentine and Trivium, while selling over 80 million albums and packing out arenas and stadiums Worldwide. Renowned for their spectacular stage sets and uncompromising musicianship, during their 08-09 “Somewhere Back in Time World Tour” alone they headlined in an astonishing 38 countries to two million fans.

Says vocalist Bruce Dickinson, “We really wanted to get out and play some shows before the release of the new album later this year, so we thought what better way to kick off the tour than by going back to Canada and the USA where fans gave us such a fantastic reception during our last tour in 2008! We were astounded to see so many thousands of fans packing out the venues, so this time round we will be playing a few more cities we haven’t visited for some time…It’s also great news that our friends DREAM THEATER are able to join us as special guests.”

“We’re still working on the set list for these summer shows, but this time it will cover the whole history of the band, and I can hint that we will be playing a taster from the new album. We already have the designs for the new Final Frontier stage show which we are building to bring out with us, so this summer tour will be a bit of a preview for the fans. It’s certainly looking very spectacular at this stage and with a brand new Eddie and an amazing light show!”

“We are also trying to ensure that our fans get the tickets they want close to the stage without paying over the odds to ticket scalpers. This is something our manager Rod is working hard on so we hope to see many more familiar faces down the front having a great time. We will see you all soon”

For our fan club members the tour will also see the return of IMTV on our website, visit

Dream Theater’s Mike Portnoy comments, “Touring with Iron Maiden in North America is a bit of a dream come true for us! After 25 years together, at this stage in our career there's honestly only three bands Dream Theater would consider opening for...and Maiden is one of them! It is an absolute honor. Through the years, we've done many one-off shows with Maiden and they've almost all been overseas, .so it is very exciting to finally be doing a full tour with them...and on our side of the pond no less!!! The tour visits regions in the US - like Texas and the South-West - that we haven't played in many years, as well as some Canadian cities that have rarely if ever had the chance to see Dream Theater so it’s very exciting for us to get to play for our fans in these places. This is gonna be an amazing show that the fans won't wanna miss....Up The Fucking Irons!”