Monday, November 29, 2010

Iron Maiden to close world tour in Tampa

Bruce Dickinson 2008 from Wikipedia.
Heavy metal fans rejoice.

Iron Maiden has a date in Tampa Bay for the first time in two decades.

The band's 26-city "Final Frontier World Tour" starts in Moscow on Feb. 11 and closes in Tampa at the St. Pete Times Forum on April 17, 2011.

“Last year when we took the plane ‘round the planet, we decided to play a show in Fort Lauderdale, Florida at the end, coming out of Brazil and sort of on our way home," said Iron Maiden singer (and airplane pilot) Bruce Dickinson in a statement. "This had the dual purpose of dropping our Florida-based drummer, Nicko, off at home and also to see if anyone still wanted to see us in Florida, as it had been so many years since we had played a show there.

"When the show sold out in advance at the Bank Atlantic Centre, l guess we found we still had many fans down that way," Dickinson continued. "We decided this time around not only to visit Fort Lauderdale again, but also to play Tampa, where we last played in August 1991. The fans last year in Fort Lauderdale gave us a tremendous welcome and we hope it will be the same in Tampa, which will be the last stop on this leg of 'The Final Frontier Tour.'”

Tickets cost $32-$55 and go on sale Dec. 4. Click for more info.

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