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IRON MAIDEN CONTINUE THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR

IRON MAIDEN CONTINUE THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR INTO 2017

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Rock legends IRON MAIDEN continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden’s first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour! The band then travel to Germany for shows in Oberhausen, Frankfurt and Hamburg before heading into the UK and Ireland for an extensive series of concerts in May including a return to Dublin, their first visit here in seven years, for a date at the 3Arena on May 6.

Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says,

“The whole band is really enjoying this tour and though we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas for a few shows. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do. “

The dates are:

APR 22 BELGIUM ANTWERP SPORTPALEIS
APR 24 GERMANY OBERHAUSEN KÖNIG-PILSENER-ARENA
APR 28 GERMANY FRANKFURT FESTHALLE
MAY 02 GERMANY HAMBURG BARCLAYCARD ARENA
MAY 04 ENGLAND NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
MAY 06 IRELAND DUBLIN 3ARENA
MAY 08 ENGLAND MANCHESTER ARENA
MAY 10 ENGLAND SHEFFIELD ARENA
MAY 11 ENGLAND LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
MAY 14 ENGLAND NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
MAY 16 SCOTLAND GLASGOW SSE HYDRO ARENA
MAY 17 SCOTLAND ABERDEEN AECC GE OIL & GAS ARENA
MAY 20 ENGLAND LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
MAY 21 ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
MAY 24 WALES CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
MAY 27 ENGLAND LONDON O2 ARENA

No further European cities will be added to this schedule for 2017
Special Guests on all shows will be American arena headliners SHINEDOWN www.shinedown.com
Shinedown’s Zach Myers comments,

“Iron Maiden are the kings of metal and one of the greatest live bands of all time. It’s an honour to be touring with them in Europe and in their home country and to play in front of their fans. We can’t wait to see you in 2017!!!”

Tickets go on-sale Friday 30th September at 9am from www.ticketmaster.ie As usual, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members, details of which can be found on www.ironmaiden.com along with information on how Fan Club members can participate in the draw to be “First To The Barrier”.

IRON MAIDEN continue to be actively dedicated to ensuring their fans always have full access to the best possible tickets in the fairest possible way. Their latest stance on combatting ticket touts for the 2017 Irish and UK dates utilises Paperless Ticketing:

What is Paperless Ticketing?
•Seating information is assigned to a customer’s credit card.
•Cardholder presents credit card, along with a valid photo ID, at venue door.
•Card is swiped and validated via printer and AccessManager scanner.
•Seat locator slip is printed.

Why Paperless Ticketing?
•Eliminates/minimizes the resale of tickets.
•Reduces fraud by requiring the cardholder/purchaser to be present at venue entry.
•Reduces will call lines

Making Customers Aware of Paperless during Purchase Process
•An accept & continue question is put in place to alert customers to their chosen delivery method i.e. paperless ticketing:
•Reminder Email sent to customers who purchased and chose paperless as their delivery method

The Book Of Souls World Tour opened in Florida, U.S.A in February 2016 visiting 36 countries using their new 747 jumbo jet Ed Force One piloted by Bruce which flew band, crew and 22 tonnes of equipment over 61,500 miles (99,000 km) across six continents during the 72 date leg playing to around 1.5 million fans. The Book Of Souls is Maiden’s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the #1 spot in over 40 countries around the globe.

BUSTED announce new album!

BUSTED
‘COMING HOME’ FIRST MUSIC IN TWELVE YEARS ANNOUNCED
BRAND NEW ALBUM ‘NIGHT DRIVER‘
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OUT 11 NOVEMBER VIA EAST/WEST RECORDS
Listen to ‘Coming Home’ now: http://spoti.fi/2ceNuJO

Two-time Brit winners Busted are back. James Bourne, Matt Willis and Charlie Simpson are pleased to announce the release of their brand new album ‘Night Driver’ on 11 November via East/West Records. Pre-order here: bit.ly/nightdrivershop

Think you know Busted? Think again. The teen punk pop band you remember that blasted to fame in 2002 is long gone… The Busted that convene today, a decade more mature, are musically and personally far removed from the spike-haired punk pop trio of old. Primarily recorded in LA, ‘Night Driver’ marks a new direction for the band; throughout the past twelve years, the group have all individually accumulated various achievements including solo projects, musicals and acting to name a few. All of which contributed a plethora of new influences and, in turn, brought them back together again. As they say in their own words, “This isn’t the third Busted album. It is the first album of an exciting new chapter.”

In July 2015, months ahead of their eventual reunion and the announcement of their sell-out Pigs Can Fly arena tour, the trio flew to the US under their own steam and sequestered themselves in a studio away from fan and media attention, to find out if they really were on the same page once more. The page they found themselves on was cultivated, neon-lit, synthetic and timeless. It was the glossy LA noir aesthetic of Winding Refn’s Drive and the sound of classic 80’s Juno-60 synths, with their innate knack for a melodic thunderbolt and modern pop and EDM production more akin to TheWeeknd and Daft Punk. “As soon as we started making music it became very apparent that we all wanted to make exactly the same thing,” says Matt. “We’d been listening to dance and pop producers like Skrillex (Justin Bieber) and Max Martin (The Weeknd) who both started off in rock bands.”

“The last thing we wanted to do was try to recreate what we used to have,” says James. “It belongs to that time. All real artists evolve, all real artists try things, it’s unnatural not to.”

“On this record we’re older, we’ve had completely different experiences than what we’d have been talking about ten years ago,” says Charlie. “It’s an authentic reflection of who we are today.”

Though stylistically unrecognisable and far darker around the edges, ‘Night Driver’ is still the vivid hook riot you would expect from Busted, as vivacious in their early thirties as they were in their teens, and the band are itching to present it to the world. Available to download and stream now, new track ‘Coming Home’ is just a taste of what to expect from the boys, and speaking of the reunion they said, “We are beyond excited for the world to finally hear our new music. So much life has been lived over the last twelve years. So much time apart with so many different experiences has made our band feel fresh and reinvigorated.”

James, Matt and Charlie first broke onto the music scene in 2002 with their tongue-incheek ode to Matt’s school teacher Miss MacKenzie, ‘What I Go To School For.’ Within just two years the three-piece had become the biggest band in the country, with four number one singles, two triple platinum albums, a total of five million record sold, and over 750,000 ticket sales including and a record-breaking run of thirteen Wembley Arena shows. Now, with fresh ideas and a new energy, the guys are back and better than ever.

Night Driver is out on 11 November via East/West Records.

Night Driver Tracklisting:
1. Coming Home
2. Night Driver
3. On What You’re On
4. New York
5. Thinking Of You
6. Without It
7. One Of A Kind
8. I Will Break Your Heart
9. Kids With Computers
10. Easy
11. Out Of Our Minds
12. Those Days Are Gone

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