Iron Maiden Announces Summer Tour Dates

UMe is proud to announce the release of From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010. A double-CD set spanning twenty years, this collection follows the huge success of 2010’s studio album The Final Frontier, which hit the number one spot in 28 countries around the world. It also became the band’s highest-charting album in the U.S. where Iron Maiden have been awarded their first Grammy® for Best Metal Performance for the song “El Dorado,” taken from The Final Frontier album, and which is included in this selection.

A special two-song, promo-only CD single is being made available featuring “The Wicker Man,” which originally appeared on the album Brave New World released in 2000 and was a Top Ten hit, and “The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg,” which was the lead track from 2006’s album A Matter Of Life And Death.

From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010 charts the musical development of Britain’s most successful metal band as they have evolved their sound, producing longer, more complex songs, gaining huge critical acclaim in the process. Featuring many of the epics for which the band has become renowned, it is accordingly released as a double-CD, but will retail for the price of a single album.  From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010 will also be released as a digital-download album and as a Limited Edition triple-vinyl picture disc set.

Perennial favorites found on this album include songs also featured in Maiden’s current “The Final Frontier World Tour” set list; tracks such as “Fear Of The Dark,” “Blood Brothers” and “Dance Of Death”‘ sit alongside recent classics “El Dorado” and the hauntingly evocative “When The Wild Wind Blows.”  It also includes singles like “Holy Smoke” and “Be Quick Or Be Dead” together with more progressive thought-provoking album tracks like “Afraid To Shoot Strangers” and “For The Greater Good Of God.”

Iron Maiden’s current phenomenal global success has meant their ever-expanding fan base now encompasses a brand new generation of metal lovers. From Fear To Eternity is a chance for these new fans of the band to explore Iron Maiden’s rich history, with the highlights of their last eight studio albums distilled into this handy collection that follows 2009’s compilation of their earlier work, the 1980-1990Somewhere Back In Time album.

Iron Maiden have just completed the first leg of their 2011 World Tour which saw them play shows inSingapore, South Korea and Indonesia for the first time as well as Russia, Australia, Mexico, Colombia,Peru, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rico and the USA. The European leg of the tour is as follows:

MAY 2011
Saturday 28 Festhalle,  Frankfurt Germany
Sunday 29 Kopi Arena,  Oberhausen Germany
Tuesday 31 Olympiahalle,  Munich Germany
JUNE 2011
Thursday 2 O2 World, Hamburg Germany
Friday 3 O2 World,  Berlin Germany
Tuesday 7 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart Germany
Wednesday 8 Gelredome, Arnhem Netherlands
Friday 10 Sonisphere, Warsaw Poland
Saturday 11 Sonisphere, Prague Czech Republic
Monday 13 Novarock, Nickelsdorf Austria
Friday 17 Sonisphere,  Athens Greece
Sunday 19 Sonisphere, Istanbul Turkey
Tuesday 21 Sonisphere, Sofia Bulgaria
Friday 24 Sonisphere, Basel Switzerland
Saturday 25 Sonisphere, Imola Italy
Monday 27 Bercy, Paris France
Tuesday 28 Bercy, Paris France
Thursday 30 Roskilde Festival Denmark
JULY 2011
Friday 1 Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg Sweden
Sunday 3 Rock Werchter Festival Belgium
Wednesday 6 Telenor Arena, Oslo Norway
Friday 8 Olympic  Stadium, Helsinki Finland
Sunday 10 SKK Petersburgskiy, St Petersburg Russia
Thursday 14 30th Moto Meeting,  Faro Portugal
Saturday 16 Sonisphere, Madrid Spain
Wednesday 20 SECC, Glasgow Scotland
Thursday 21 AECC P&J Arena, Aberdeen Scotland
Saturday 23 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle England
Sunday 24 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield England
Wednesday 27 Trent FM Arena, Nottingham England
Thursday 28 MEN Arena, Manchester England
Sunday 31 NIA Arena, Birmingham England
Monday 1 CIA Arena, Cardiff Wales
Wednesday 3 Odyssey, Belfast N. Ireland
Friday 5 O2 Arena, London England
Saturday 6 O2 Arena, London England