The absolute legends of rock, Iron Maiden have just been confirmed for 2 South African dates as part of their upcoming The Book Of Souls World Tour, which takes place next year. The Cape Town and Jozi dates will take place on May 18 (Cape Town at the Grand Arena) and May 21 (Jozi at the Carnival City Festival Lawns). The Raven Age have been announced as the support band on The Book Of Souls World Tour.
Lead singer Bruce had this to say:
“We cannot wait to get back out on tour. When we start in the USA in late February it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the UK so we are raring to go. Maiden thrive on touring and getting out to our fans, it’s what we do best, so it will be a great feeling to board our new Jumbo Ed Force One with the crew and the gear and head round the globe and get back on stage for you guys. I’m especially delighted to be coming to South Africa, as although the band has played here before, it’ll be the first time that Adrian Smith and myself will be touring here as part of Iron Maiden, so we’re really looking forward to seeing all our fans!
Of course we haven’t decided on the set list as yet and won’t until we start rehearsing but we really look forward to playing a number of new songs live, especially as the recording was so much live. However, as it’s been a while since we saw you all, I am sure we will include plenty of older fan favourites too. I think the fans will be delighted by what we have in mind. We are also in the middle of creating the new show and rest assured we are working hard to bring you all something spectacular, something with a lot of heart !!! You certainly deserve it for your patience.”
Tickets go on-sale on Thursday 17 September at 9am from Big Concerts and Computicket. Ticket prices range from R510 – R905 in Cape Town and R620 – R905 in Jozi.