|IRON MAIDEN confirm UK arena tour dates for 2017|
|Written by Mark Ashby|
|Friday, 23 September 2016 08:34|
Following last week’s internet “leak”, IRON MAIDEN have confirmed dates for their first arena tour since 2011.
The metal titans will play:
Thursday 4 May – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 6 May – Dublin, 3 Arena
Monday 8 May – Manchester, Arena
Wednesday 10 May – Sheffield, Arena
Thursday 11 May – Leeds, First Direct Arena
Sunday 14 May – Newcastle, metro radio Arena
Tuesday 16 May – Glasgow, SSE Hydro Arena
Wednesday 17 May – Aberdeen, AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
Saturday 20 May – Liverpool, Echo Arena
Sunday 21 May – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
Wednesday 24 May – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
Saturday 27 May – London, O2 Arena
Tickets go on sale next Friday (30 September) at 9am. Fan Club pre-sale starts this coming Monday.
Special guests on all the shows will be Shinedown.
Meanwhile, Maiden have revealed some of the measures they are putting in place to “ensure their fans are able to buy tickets at the intended price rather than at the ludicrously inflated prices prevalent on many secondary ticketing sites and also to protect them against counterfeit tickets”.
As Maiden manager Rod Smallwood explained:
"We do not want our fans being ripped off either by counterfeit tickets or through costly mark-ups on so called secondary ticketing websites. These problems now affect the UK more than any other country outside of the USA. We believe the most successful way to prevent this is by implementing Paperless ticketing. This proved highly successful in reducing piracy at our previous London shows in 2013 and on our North American tours since 2010. This is a simple procedure and goes a long way to minimising the resale of tickets and reducing fraud by requiring the original cardholder purchaser to be present at entry.
“We have been working with our UK promoter Live Nation and Ticketmaster to ensure that we can operate a paperless ticketing system, in full or in part, at all the UK venues we'll play in 2017. We are also instigating a number of additional measures which we believe will directly help our fans to access tickets in the fairest, safest way and at the intended price."
|Last Updated on Friday, 23 September 2016 08:44|