Iron Maiden have been touring their critically acclaimed A Matter Of Life And Death album since early October when they opened in the USA where the album entered the Billboard charts at No 9. By the end of the tour - which climaxes with 2 shows at London's Earls Court Arena on Dec 22 and 23 - they will have played 44 concerts to half a million fans in 18 countries across North America, Japan and Europe
As a grand finale to the tour, EMI release what has to be the ultimate Maiden tour souvenir on the 26th December, and are to release the bands first ever limited Edition Digital single.
Says Steve Harris, "We're having a fantastic time on this tour and the fans everywhere have been absolutely brilliant. The reaction to us playing the entire album from start to finish has been amazing. We're releasing this single with live tracks specially recorded on the tour, and our own version of Focus' 'Hocus Pocus' to celebrate all the fun we are having."
This exclusive digital single - a live version of Different World recorded during the European tour - will be available for a limited period only and will be deleted upon official release. The digital single can be downloaded day of release, 26th December, in MP3 format that is compatible with PC, MP3 player, iPod and Mac. Fans who pre-order this exclusive digital single (and any of the single traditional formats digitally as listed below) between midnight on Sunday 3rd and Monday 25th December will get to hear an exclusive interview with Steve Harris.
11th - Cardiff International
12th - Birmingham NEC Arena
14th - MEN Manchester Arena
15th - Glasgow SECC
17th - Newcastle Arena
18th - Sheffield Arena
20th - Dublin Point
22nd - London Earls Court Arena
23rd - London Earls Court Arena
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