Iron Maiden Set for a US Tour With Megadeth This September

Heavy metal icons will join forces with thrash titans for a total of seven US concert dates.

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Iconic British metal act Iron Maiden will be joining forces with thrash metal legends Megadeth for a string of seven US tour dates this September. Lasting a total of 11 days, the tour will culminate during a final show in San Bernardino, California on September 13. Apart from Iron Maiden and Megadeth, "The Battle Of San Bernandino" will also feature thrash veterans Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sweedish power metal giants Sabaton.

The tour will kick off in Raleigh, North Carolina on September 3 and will also see the Maiden taking on Nashville two days later, where they haven't performed in almost 20 years. Once all the seven dates are complete, the group will head southbound for a performance at the globally renowned Rock in Rio festival in Brazil on September 22.

"As Maiden fans know, we're going back to Brazil to headline Rock In Rio again, so we thought that on our way down south we should certainly stop off and do a few more shows in the U.S if we possibly could. We especially wanted to try and play some more cities we've not visited for a while, so we're really excited about seeing our fans again in places we've not been to in over a decade, and in some cases over two decades, and for our first-ever visit to Raleigh! We'll be bringing with us the same full production we had on the Maiden England tour in North America last year so fans can expect to see the huge lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and all kinds of other exciting stuff," stated the frontman Bruce Dickinson.

Bassist Steve Harris shared an equal amount of enthusiasm, adding that the band is aware how popular the "History Of Maiden" tours are among the fans of all ages.

"We had a huge amount of fun with the setlist for this Maiden England tour when we opened in North America last year as we got to play songs we had not played in a very long time, like 'Seventh Son', 'The Prisoner' and 'Afraid To Shoot Strangers', as well as fan favorites like 'The Trooper', 'Aces High', 'The Clairvoyant', 'The Number Of The Beast', 'Wasted Years' and 'Run To The Hills'. That opening leg of the tour was so enjoyable for the whole band, we're really looking forward to coming back to see our fans again and a lot of new faces too!"

You can check out the full list of US tour dates below. Tickets will go on sale on April 12 for the Las Vegas and San Bernardino shows, April 13 for the Raleigh, Nashville, St Louis and Austin performances and May 17 for the Kansas City concert.

09/03 - Raleigh - Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion 09/05 - Nashville - Bridgestone Arena 09/07 - Kansas City - Sprint Center 09/08 - St Louis - Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 09/10 - Austin - Austin 360 Amphitheater 09/12 - Las Vegas - Mandalay Bay Events Center 09/13 - San Bernardino - San Manuel Amphitheatre

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    It's times like this that I really despise living on the opposite end of the globe
    Fuc**ng come to Europe !
    They already are... Download Festival in the UK
    shame that they sold out then isn't it? even then, the only UK date they're playing is donnington, which is disappointing considering they're english.
    Europe gets all the festivals all the time, If you live in the American South we almost never get good shows like this all we get is Vans Warped tour and Emo shit like that.
    And Rocklahoma, which generally has big bands, but no crowd so the bands dont really play 100% which is disappointing.
    As an American whose been to several festivals in Europe - they suck. Overrated, expensive, and no matter how good the bill is, the day always ends up disappointing for one reason or another.
    I'm contemplating buying a ticket to California.
    "Sweedish"? Come on UG.
    UG has never heard of spell/grammar check. After reading two or three articles here, it becomes painfully obvious. It's difficult to expect too much from them. It wouldn't be surprising if the majority of the UG readers were better grammarians than any of UG's authors/editors.
    Considering English isn't the first language of a lot of the contributers, I'd say they actually do a pretty good job.
    Iron Maiden, Megadeth, Anthrax, Testament, Overkill and Sabaton, all in one same show? America, I hate you. Also, "Sweedish". Nice work.
    Final show on 13th of September? Looks like Dave Mustaine arranged himself a kickass birthday party
    I share his birthday... I might travel south from Washington to California. Kickass birthday party.
    Aye, and I'm born on the next day, on 14th. Missed all the action for a couple o' hours :C ;D
    Way Cool JR.
    This is truly awesome and sad at the same time. Awesome that this is happening and sad that it's nowhere around where I live.
    This is f*cking torture, and whoever booked the San Bernardino gig is a sadist.
    The one and only thing I hate about Iron Maiden is they seem to play way more gigs abroad than in their home country. This line up is f***ing tits!
    Going to Austin, Vegas, and San Bern...gonna be a great week! And that's only a month after getting home from Maiden gigs in Europe!!!
    Two shows in Missouri and nothing in the northeast? No Philly, NYC, DC, Boston? Nothing? I wish I had the money to fly to one of these cities. Goddamn it.
    There was a 34 date US tour last Summer with dates in all of those cites plus more in the Northeast and it was the same show they're putting on this year - no reason to complain. And the purpose of these gigs is to play places they haven't been in a long time, with the exception of San Bern.
    YES! they are starting the tour in my hometown, everyone of my favorite bands skip Raleigh, not this time, this and QOTSA track, good day.
    A summer us tour with2 of my favorite bands of all time and one of those bands will be trying out songs from their new album throughout the summer and i live in canadan > wow pisses
    I would love to see one of these shows. Seen Iron Maiden once and would see them again as for Megadeth i haven't see them and would love to!