Maiden Japan

(antiMusic) Iron Maiden are planning a world tour this Fall in support of their forthcoming studio album, A Matter Of Life And Death, which is expected to hit stores in early September. At press time, it looks like the world tour will kick off in Japan this October.

The tour kicks off on October 25th in Tokyo at the famed Budokan and concludes on Halloween at Shimin Hall in Nagoya. "It's great to be back with our big show in Japan, especially the Budokan which has been a legendary venue for us and other great bands since I can remember," says frontman Bruce Dickinson. "We've always loved playing in Japan over every tour and we all have many friends there.'

Steve Harris adds, "We've always enjoyed immensely strong and loyal support from our fans in Japan and when we were discussing the tour plans we thought that this time around we'd give them the opportunity to be one of the first countries on the tour rather than the last!"

The band will launch a European tour in November. Most of the dates have already sold out.

Maiden Japan
10/25 - Tokyo - Budokan
10/27 - Hamamatsu - Act City
10/28 - Tokyo - Kokusai Forum
10/30 - Osaka - Jo Hall
10/31 - Nagoya - Shimin Hall

"A Matter of Life and Death" track listing:

01. Different Worlds (Smith/Harris) 4:17
02. These Colours Don't Run (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 6:52
03. Brighter Than a Thousand Suns (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 8:44
04. The Pilgrim (Gers/Harris) 5:07
05. The Longest Day (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7:48
06. Out Of the Shadows (Dickinson/Harris) 5:36
07. The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg (Murray/Harris) 7:21
08. For The Greater Good of God (Harris) 9:24
09. Lord Of Light (Smith/Harris/Dickinson) 7:23
10. The Legacy (Gers/Harris) 9:20

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