Any of you metalheads ever start out on one of these back in the day?
It’s hard to believe that something like this can happen to a veteran band like SLAYER. But here it is nonetheless!
So here’s a big F**K YOU to the manager or management team that drafted this [lopsided] touring contract and the weasel entertainment attorney(s) that allowed this to be signed by the band in the first place. Of course I am purely speculating here – based upon what you are about to read, so if it was all legit and or a big cover up to screw over Mr. Lombardo (sic) then lets move the barrel over and set the sights on the remaining three band members.
SLAYER is only SLAYER, when all four original band members are together and firing on all cylinders. SLAYER without Dave Lombardo is a pale imitation. To say that Dave’s stellar groove, sound and power are key integral parts of this power puzzle would be an understatement. I thought they had figured that out the hard way over the decades, but I guess not. It’s really a shame that bad business decisions continue to haunt such insanely talented/legendary bands as SLAYER.
Statement From Dave Lombardo Regarding Slayer Australian Tour 2013
“I want to personally apologize to all of our fans in Australia who have bought tickets for the tour expecting to see me in my usual place on the drums.
So that you all know the truth, as of the end of the business day on February 14th, I was notified that I would not be drumming for the tour in Australia. I’m saddened, and to be honest I am shocked by the situation.
Last year, I discovered 90% of Slayer’s tour income was being deducted as expenses including the professional fees paid to management, costing the band millions of dollars and leaving 10% or less to split among the four of us. In my opinion, this is not the way a band’s business should operate. I tried rectifying it by letting my band mates know, and Tom and I hired auditors to figure out what happened, but I was denied access to detailed information and the necessary back up documents.
I spent the Christmas and New Year holidays realizing I had toured all over the world in 2012, but yet, had not been paid (except a small advance) or provided a proper accounting for a full year’s sweat and blood. On top of this, I was told that I would not be paid until I signed a long form contract which gave me no written assurance of how much or on what basis management would deduct commissions, nor did it provide me access to the financial budgets or records for review. It also forbade me to do interviews or make statements having to do with the band, in effect a gagging order.
Last Monday, I sat down with Kerry and Tom to rehearse for Australia and to propose a new business model that I felt was the best way forward for Slayer to confidently protect itself so we could do what we do best . . . play for the fans. Kerry made it clear he wasn’t interested in making changes and said if I wanted to argue the point, he would find another drummer. On Thursday, I arrived at rehearsals at 1 pm as scheduled, but Kerry did not show. Rather, at 6:24 pm I received an email from the lawyers saying I was being replaced for the Australian dates.
I remain hopeful that we can resolve our issues. But once again, I sincerely apologize to all of our fans in Australia who spent their money expecting to see the 3 of us original Slayer members.
I look forward to seeing you in the future.”
*At press time Slayer confirmed that Jon Dette will drum for the band on its Australian tour.
The music industry (as we once knew it) seems to be in a constant state of flux. There are more bands than ever, more web sites and yet most fans or listeners prefer to be spoon fed from traditional outlets such as radio stations, I-Tunes or You Tube. There’s nothing wrong with that, but there is so much great music out there that is just begging to be discovered. Basically, in 2013 you are only limited to the amount of time or effort that you invest in searching for new music.
We realize folks are busy (and quite lazy these days) when it comes to hunting down fresh/creative talent. Luckily, the internet is infinitely flexible and several crafty beavers out there are inventing new models and offering some very cool services for the bands and the fans.
Replacing the indie record label scene from back in the day, are newer crowd-sourcing sites like Kickstarter.com and PledgeMusic.com. These sites offer a chance for the fans to get involved in the making of the your favorite bands next album or music projects. This model has proven to be highly effective for established acts and a few notable artists from all over the world.
I was first introduced to the Pledge site when FLOTSAM and JETSAM used their site to help fund their latest release. Luckily, their goal was achieved at 157%! Looking forward to their new music.
Check out a fact sheet below from Pledge Music below and see if there are any bands you would like to get involved with to further their career and or lend a hand.
PledgeMusic for Artists
PledgeMusic is a music company offering you a new way to take control of your career. We’re not interested in being a rights owner – Pledge does not want ANY rights to your music, live income, merch etc. We just help you fund whatever type or format of record you want to release next.
PledgeMusic is a music company offering you a new way to take control of your career. We’re not interested in being a rights owner – Pledge does not want ANY rights to your music. We just help you fund, market, and release whatever music you want to make.
We help and encourage you to participate with your fans in an exciting and unique way. Pledge allows artists to easily create an irresistible customised menu of exclusive content and experiences that integrate your email database, Facebook fans, Twitter followers and various other social networking sites. You decide how much money you’d like to raise and your fans pledge money for whichever item or experience they want. In a direct-to-fan campaign, fans are only charged once the full target amount has been raised. We also offer preorder campaigns, perfect for marketing and releasing your album without targeted fundraising. And there’s even the option to build a charitable donation into your campaign. We charge a flat 15% fee and we have no hidden fees or transaction costs whatsoever.
PledgeMusic for Fans
PledgeMusic is a way for you to help your favorite artists make and release their records. It helps artists and bands design a tailored fundraising campaign to raise money for their next release. As a pledger, you will gain access to exclusive content and experiences, available only through PledgeMusic. The options can be anything from DJing at your house party, to attending a rehearsal, or even a movie and dinner with the band!
For traditional direct-to-fan campaigns, there is no risk to you as your money will only be taken once the artist’s target amount has been raised, and PledgeMusic will keep you informed of the project’s status every step of the way.
In a pre-order campaign, you’ll be charged immediately upon pledging, and will receive the record on release date, much as with other e-commerce pre orders.
So please get involved and have a good time helping your favorite bands create more great music!
What are you waiting for?
Back in my hard rockin’ high school days, I enjoyed the sounds of 80′s chart-toppers DOKKEN and the [criminally underrated] melodic sounds of KING’s X. When I found out that Doug Pinnick (singer/bassist from Kings X) was collaborating with all three original members of DOKKEN—minus Don Dokken, I was pretty stoked to say the least. The fact that these musicians are still around making great music in 2012 is a testament to their individual skills as players and popularity among die-hard rock/metal fans.
The group is simply called “T&N” now, which any long-time DOKKEN fan will know [un]officially stands for “Tooth and Nail.” For what it’s worth, Tooth and Nail is my favorite DOKKEN album as well. They found out another label has that name trademarked and so they had to shorten the name. Not sure if that was a good move or not as that might prove difficult to market or help brand this project. Insiders and true fans will likely figure out the connection (which is the main draw IMO); lets hope the newbies get a taste of this interesting release.
Describing this band gets a little tricky as it features former and current DOKKEN members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown. Mick being the only “current” member. Not sure why the boys couldn’t work it out with Don Dokken, but he is continuing on with the official DOKKEN band and has a new album with different members that just came out last month. To be fair I haven’t heard that release yet!
The new T&N album came together from original collaborations between Pilson and Lynch for a Lynch Mob record, but morphed into this new project. Rat Pak Records will be releasing their new album entitled Slave To The Empire on October 31st.
T & N’s Slave To The Empire offers seven new original songs and five re-recorded classic DOKKEN songs that feature kick-ass vocal performances by:
Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples)
Doug Pinnick (Kings X)
Sebastian Bach (Skid Row)
Robert Mason (Warrant, Lynch Mob, Big Cock)
Also the multi-talented drumming of Brian Tichy
*Tichy is the one who suggested they take the original stuff and put it together with re-recordings of Dokken classics with guest vocalists.
This 12 song release is described as “progressive, heavy, dark and bluesy.”
Slave to the Empire
Tooth and Nail (featuring Doug Pinnick of Kings X)
It’s Not Love (featuring Robert Mason of Warrant)
Rhythm of the Soul
When Eagles Die
Into The Fire
Alone Again (featuring Sebastian Bach)
Kiss of Death (featuring Tim “Ripper” Owens)
I ran across this online and thought it was rather interesting. I am not sure how accurate it is, but I am posting for your enjoyment or amusement.
There are a few drummers on there who really surprised me and a few that repulsed me!
Without further ado, here are the 30 Richest Drummers in the World!
Ringo Starr: $300 Million
Phil Collins: $250 Million
Dave Grohl: $225 Million
Don Henley: $200 Million
Lars Ulrich: $175 Million
Charlie Watts: $160 Million
Larry Mullen Jr.: $150 Million
Roger Taylor: $105 Million
Joey Kramer: $100 Million
Chad Smith: $90 Million
Travis Barker: $85 Million
Stewart Copeland: $80 Million
Alex Van Halen: $75 Million
Nick Mason: $75 Million
Tommy Lee: $70 Million
Bill Ward: $65 Million
Jon Fishman: $60 Million
Carter Beauford: $55 Million
Rick Allen: $50 Million
Tre Cool: $45 Million
Danny Carey: $40 Million
Tico Torres: $40 Million
Max Weinberg: $35 Million
Mickey Hart: $30 Million
Bill Kreutzmann: $25 Million
Neil Peart: $22 Million
Taylor Hawkins: $20 Million
Questlove: $16 Million
Steven Adler: $15 Million
Mick Fleetwood: $8.5 Million
*Source: Drum Mag.
Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands
20th to 22nd July 2012
Over the years, the Zwarte Cross or “Black Moto-Cross” festival has grown to become the biggest festival in The Netherlands and the largest motor cross festival in the World with over 152,500 visitors in 2011. The festival is a mixture of motocross sports, music, camping and bizarre stunts. This year’s 16th edition of the festival was held from July 20th to 22nd.
The program was full with over one hundred national and international acts performing on twenty stages!
Although there were DJ’s, rock/pop and blues bands, it was the Metal stage that got our attention.
Here is a partial list of the heavier bands.
- Dog Eat Dog
- Suicide Angels
- Lizzy Borden
- Municipal Waste
- Sonata Arctica
- Suicide Tendencies
Please enjoy a selection of pic’s from this years festival.
*Click on any image to view the slide show. Use arrows to navigate. Esc when finished.
All photos ©Bartolomy
Kinger recently caught up with NONPOINT drummer Robb Rivera, who gave us a detailed band update and some history behind this great band.
KINGER:Although you guys were originally from Florida; when did you move to Chicago please?Are you a permanent resident now? Welcome!
ROBB: I have been in Chicago since May of 2010, Elias is in the Michigan area so we are all pretty close to each other.
I am playing a Gretsch to record in the studio. The “K” cymbal was there at the studio so I used it! I was playing Sonor drums but i am currently playing a Pearl Reference Kit. Love that thing!
“Change is the essence of life. You have to be willing to surrender what you are for what you know you can become.”
Well, after our change in our lineup last year Elias found that quote and posted it online.
Well it was only intended to be a teaser for our die-hard fans and whoever else just wanted to check out a free track. It is not the first single but quite a few stations have picked it up and have played it. Sirius Octane has played the hell out of it. The response has been incredible, our old school fans that may have lost a bit of interest from the last few albums are really happy. A lot of people who have heard have said that it’s going back to our old school roots which was the goal for this album.
The new guys are Dave Lizzio on Guitar, Adam Woloszyn on the bass and Rasheed Thomas on guitar and vocals. The all come from the Chicago area. Really great guys who are hungry to be in a band and possibly some of the most laid back people we have ever met.
Working with Johnny was amazing. His ideas were really what shaped up this album. He wanted a vibe on the album that we have never really been able to accomplish. We decided on him for many reasons. His track record was one, also being in Chicago it was really convenient for all of us. All in all it was the production and vibe we have ever had in our career.
Mixing and mastering is done and we are looking at a September release.
Well I think our brand name was what attracted the deal with them, with six records under our belt it was really cool to have such a killer company interested in us. They have been nothing short of amazing to us.
I believe they are yes.
You know all bands like to experiment so I do not fault them for trying to do so, that is what is part of being in band. As for us, we have always wanted to mix up Heavy grooves but with melodic vocals. We always felt it sounded heavier with the melodic vocals but that is my opinion you know.
Honestly it’s very physical but most of it is mental. You have to be wired a certain way to do this. We have always compared our career to bands like Sevendust who tour relentlessly. That has been our same work ethic. Just go out there and do it and whether it is ten people or a thousand people…we go out there and do our thing.
That is tough to respond to [these days] because of the many changes that have happened since we started. With the internet, downloading and concert attendances has declined so it is almost impossible for a young band to get out there and survive. All I will say is that if you truly believe in what you are doing then absolutely go for it. I think the most important thing is to find the right members to do it with, without that you will [for sure] not survive.
Love for our craft, music is just in our DNA. We have been absolutely blessed to have such an amazing fan base of people who come see us and buy our albums for us to continue to do this. Without them there is no us.
I think connecting with fans is the most important thing for any band and that is another way you will continue in this industry. Fans love that personal connection. I mean you have sites like Twitter that you can just get an account and start following your favorite artist/band and sometimes they will even respond and one hundred and forty characters can go a long way to make a fan really happy. Back in the day it was impossible to talk to your favorite bands and now it just seems extremely easy. Of course there are those who are extremely negative and love to give opinions (about stuff they have no clue about which makes for entertaining reading).
Nothing beats live because of the connections you have with your fans but in the studio is the time to be creative and make that record that you can take out to the world to play live. Both have their pros and cons but it is needed to continue your career.
Well usually set up sideways and I see the crowd looking to my left. I got the idea many years ago when I saw Stryper in Puerto Rico and Robert Sweet set up that way. He looked like he was part of the show and that is what I wanted as well.
I am excited because it has been a long time since we have toured. We are going out with our good friends Call Me No One and Eye Empire. We are stoked for sure. On the other hand I am a little sad because I just became a first time father and leaving my little girl and wife will be really hard.
Honestly the same ones we had once we got into that garage in Fort Lauderdale in 1997 and that is to continue to make music and play shows!
Go to www.nonpoint.com for all tour dates, release dates etc…
No thank you man for taking time out to talk to me!
What are your Top 5 favorite Metal albums?
- Metallica Master Of Puppets
- Iron Maiden Piece Of Mind
- Mercyful Fate Melissa
- Black Sabbath Master Of Reality
- The Cro Mags Age Of Quarrel (Yes I know it’s not metal but a killer album)
What do you think “makes” a good song?
How long have you been playing drums and who are your influences?
Been playing since I was 16 and influences are a lot but the most important are Rush, Sabbath, Metallica, Iron Maiden, Only Living Witness, Journey, Anthrax, Slayer, Biohazard, The Cro Mags, Slayer, VoiVod, Machine Head, Testament, Scorpions, Judas Priest, Armored Saint, Boston, Venom, Sick Of It All, Alice In Chains, Sepultura, Kings, X etc. Jesus man, I could go on forever!
Who are your Top 5 favorite drummers?
- Neil Peart
- Bill Ward
- Alex Van Halen
- Eric Stevenson (Only Living Witness)
- Shannon Larkin
What’s wrong with the Metal Scene [if anything] today and why?
Don’ think there is really anything wrong with it to be honest
What’s right with the Metal Scene these days and why?
Well metal is still alive and well and that is what is right about it. No matter what kind of metal you play – Heavy, Thrash, Power, Hardcore or Rock; music is still alive!
This mini documentary tells the story of the “wah-wah” effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically.
The film features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.
Some of the artists’ take on imitating the sound of the pedal will crack you up! Most non-musicians will know of this sound from “cheesy porn music” [if you were from the 70's], “disco and blaxploitation films” [if you were from the 80's] and in more modern times it is simply known as: chicka-chicka wow-wow or bow-chicka wow-wow!
Produced by Joey Tosi
Directed by Joey Tosi & Max Baloian
Edited by Max Baloian
*All music licensed courtesy of: Concord Music Group; Working Man Music; Bird & Egg Studios; Dan Cantrell; and Hindsight Records.
Images provided courtesy of: Getty Images Archive, Billboard Magazine Archive, Neil Zlozower, National Music Museum-University of South Dakota, and Lynn Wheelwright.
Archival Footage provided courtesy of BuyoutFootage.com, The Welk Music Group Inc., and Oddball Film & Video-San Francisco.
Core Queensrÿche members were recently interviewed by hometown Seattle radio station KISW 99.9 FM on “The Men’s Room” show. I was really anxious to listen to this (I am sure you all were too) to see if they would actually talk about any of the rumors and or elaborate on the future of Queensrÿche and what’s up with their new side project called RISING WEST.
Unfortunately The Men’s Room show was a typical “shock rock” broadcast and their attempt at comedy was so far off the mark it wasn’t even funny (pun intended)! The two DJ’s tagged teamed and never let the band speak and most of their questions were a waste of time. I decided to re-edit and give you some sound bites below so you did not have to sit through the full recording or podcast of the event. Hat’s off to the station for having the guys on though, I appreciate that. If you think you can stomach it; DOWNLOAD the full Podcast.
Michael Wilton stated [about the formation of RISING WEST and the status of QUEENSRŸCHE], “We have some time off this year, so we put a project and this kind of turned into this monumental, epic band. And we’re doing that as kind of a side thing away from QUEENSRŸCHE.” He added, “We still very much are QUEENSRŸCHE, and QUEENSRŸCHE will be continuing on. We want to just have some fun, play some old ‘RŸCHE, bring back some memories and just kick it.”
*click to listen: What’s New?
*Rumors and future of Queensrÿche
Todd LaTorre stated: “Well a lot of people, you know we’ve got tours and some shows coming up in Europe/ coming up in August and we’re [Crimson Glory] writing a new album.
I met Michael at NAMM. We met there, and had dinner and talked and it just kind of morphed from there and this is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
The fans are in for a real treat – we’d love for them to come out. Their gonna’ hear songs that some of these the band has never played before love and it if they have it’s been 20 + years. We’re all having a great time, we crack up, it’s a great time.
It feels you know – even Michael today said, man, you’re taking me way back!”
*The road ahead.
*The fan response thus far?
On Bands First Shows
The band performed rare and classic hits from the first five QUEENSRŸCHE albums — from the 1983 EP through 1990′s “Empire” — as well as a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN staple “Wrathchild.”
*How do you decide what to play?
*Legalities and band advice
*On Rocklahoma incident and Brazil rumors
RISING WEST‘s set list:
01. Queen Of The Reich
03. Walk In The Shadows
04. En Force
05. Child Of Fire
06. The Whisper
08. The Needle Lies
09. Take Hold Of The Flame
11. My Empty Room
12. Eyes Of A Stranger
13. Wrathchild (IRON MAIDEN cover)
14. Roads To Madness
Visit: RISING WEST on Facebook
Rising West features Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield and Parker Lundgren of Queensrÿche, with powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. The band plan on hitting the studio sometime early summer 2012 to begin recording their first release.
I am sure everyone’s heard all of the rumors, gossip and other goings on in the Queensrÿche camp as of late.
I’m not going to get into all the juicy details (or rumors) surrounding the band but I will say that original members Wilton, Rockenfield and Jackson, along with Parker Lundgren and singer Todd La Torre (Crimson Glory) have formed a new band called Rising West (named after a lyric from the Queensrÿche album The Warning).
Much to the delight of some fans they will be playing songs from the first five Queensrÿche albums; many the band has never played live before.
This may or may not come as a surprise to many long time QR fans regarding a stand in for Geoff Tate, however Mr.Tate (and friends) is currently on a solo tour performing select all-acoustic dates. Although he is performing special versions of QR songs for this side project, it’s certainly not Metal or Hard Rock—so that’s got some peeps’ panties tied in a knot I suppose as his solo material is a bit more experimental.
I’ve read many favorable reviews and watched some videos online and I think this more unplugged/acoustic/loungey vibe is pretty interesting and is perhaps a much-needed departure from all things Queensrÿche; whose last few albums have been slightly average. I think the band peaked with Operation Mindcrime and I pretty much lost interest around 94′ with Promised Land. Everything up until that point was definitely stellar though!
“The problem when you’re in a creative environment is keeping things fresh and invigorating, and after working with the same people for twenty years, it gets very difficult—You walk into the room, and everybody knows what everybody is going to do,” explains the front man. “There’s no spark of new blood, the chemistry is very tried and true, and you just keep coming up with the same ways of expressing yourself. What’s nice about doing a side project with new people, is that it’s a whole new breed, and a bunch of new ideas, musical backgrounds, emotional baggage, and whatever else it takes to create. It’s a whole new set of parameters, so it’s all new, everyone has ideas you haven’t heard before, and everyone is throwing them against the wall. It takes on a whole new life.”
Let me remind all of the online gossipers and media outlets who like to sensationalize and or throw gas on the fire; Queensrÿche still have several dates scheduled throughout the summer on their 30th Anniversary Tour and just came off the heals of two pretty high profile gigs at the recent M3 Festival and Rocklahoma Festival.
|30th Anniversary Tour|
|06/11/12||Queensryche||Valley City, UT||USANA Amphitheater||United States|
|06/11/12||Queensryche||West Valley City, UT||USANA Amphitheatre||United States|
|07/06/12||Queensryche||Holmdel, NJ||PNC Bank Arts Center||United States|
|07/07/12||Queensryche||Wantagh, NY||Jones Beach Amphitheater||United States|
|07/28/12||Queensryche||Royalton, MN||Halfway Jam Festival||United States|
|08/10/12||Queensryche||Roseburg, OR||Douglas County Fair||United States|
Future of Queensrÿche?
Only time will tell, but I think it’s pretty cut n’ dry; Geoff is doing his solo side project (and the above QR dates) and so the remaining members wanted to keep on playing and creating. I am sure they just don’t wanna’ sit around and rest on their laurels. Just as G.T. likes to experiment around with various projects and other business ventures (he has recently introduced his own signature red wine called Insania), the band wants to make some new music and have some fun as well. And what’s wrong with that? More power to them.
So, contrary to popular belief these are merely side projects and “biz as normal” according to band publicist [Jeff Albright]:
“There’s really no ‘situation’ other than the fact that Geoff Tate is concentrating on his acoustic solo performances this summer while the other members of the band have formed a new outfit called Rising West with Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. Everyone wants to stay busy, try new things and do what they do best . . . and, of course, that’s rock in front of the masses. Queensrÿche are slated to perform select dates throughout the year.”
Even new RISING WEST vocalist Todd La Torre says that despite rumors, he is not leaving Crimson Glory!
“I am embarking on another musical endeavor with the members of Queensrÿche. I am proud and honored to be a part of this!” Todd stated. “Crimson Glory is still writing new material for our record, DO NOT WORRY. This is going to be an amazing new chapter. Thank you for all of your support!”
HISTORY in the making?
Be a part of HISTORY in the making…
“On Friday June 8th and Saturday June 9th, the core members of Queensrÿche will debut their new band “Rising West” at the Hard Rock Café in Seattle WA. Rising West features Michael Wilton, Eddie Jackson, Scott Rockenfield, and Parker Lundgren of Queensrÿche, with powerhouse vocalist Todd La Torre of Crimson Glory. The band will be performing rare and classic hits from the first 5 Queensrÿche albums and plan on hitting the studio sometime early summer to begin recording their first release.”
~Scott Rockenfield [QR | RISNG WEST drummer]
*If you enjoyed the article you may like to read the worldwide exclusive interview one of our foreign correspondents conducted for Demolish with Geoff Tate before the first Operation Mindcrime was even released!
Following the massively successful Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11, IRON MAIDEN are back on the road this summer with a series of Arena, Amphitheater and Festival shows in the U.S.A. and Canada, opening in Charlotte, NC, U.S.A. on June 21, and finishing in Houston, TX, on Aug 18 [see below], to be followed by further dates around the World in 2013.
*The MAIDEN ENGLAND WORLD TOUR will closely mirror, in terms of production and content, the original 1988 concert video of the same name, shot on the “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son Tour”. This opening section of the World Tour is the band’s most extensive visit to North America for many years and includes a number of cities the band have not played in a very long time, such as Charlotte, Atlanta, Buffalo, Indianapolis and Salt Lake City.
MAIDEN ENGLAND 2012 TOUR DATES
|Thur||21st June||Charlotte, NC||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Sat||23rd June||Atlanta, GA||Aarons Amphitheater|
|Tue||26th June||Boston, MA||Comcast Center|
|Wed||27th June||Wantagh, NY||Jones Beach|
|Fri||29th June||Philadelphia, PI||Susquehanna Bank Center|
|Sat||30th June||Washington, DC||Jiffy Lube Live|
|Mon||2nd July||Newark, NJ||Prudential Center|
|Thur||5th July||Chicago, IL||First Midwest Bank|
|Sun||8th July||Quebec, QC||Colisee Pepsi Arena|
|Wed||11th July||Montreal, QC||Bell Center|
|Fri||13th July||Toronto, ON||Molson Amphitheater|
|Sat||14th July||Sarnia, ON||Bayfest|
|Mon||16th July||Buffalo, NY||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center|
|Wed||18th July||Detroit, MI||DTE Music Theater|
|Thur||19th July||Indianapolis, IN||Klipsch Music Center|
|Tues||24th July||Winnipeg, MB||MTS Center|
|Thur||26th July||Calgary, AB||Scotiabank Saddledome|
|Fri||27th July||Edmonton, AB||Rexall Place|
|Sun||29th July||Vancouver, BC||Pacific Coliseum|
|Mon||30th July||Auburn, WA||White River Amphitheater|
|Wed||1st August||Salt Lake City, UT||USANA Amphitheater|
|Fri||3rd August||San Francisco, CA||Shoreline Amphitheater|
|Mon||6th August||Phoenix, AZ||Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion|
|Thur||9th August||Irvine, CA||Verizon Wireless Amphitheater|
|Sun||12th August||Albuquerque. NM||Hard Rock Pavilion|
|Mon||13th August||Denver, CO||Comfort Dental Amphitheater|
|Wed||15th August||San Antonio, TX||AT&T Center|
|Fri||17th August||Dallas, TX||Gexa Energy Pavilion|
|Sat||18th August||Houston, TX||The Woodlands|
Very Special Guest Alice Cooper to July 21, Coheed and Cambria after July 21.
**Maiden England 1988 Long form Video VHS Track-listing:
Moonchild, The Evil That Men Do, The Prisoner, Still Life, Die With Your Boots On, Infinite Dreams, Killers, Can I Play With Madness, Heaven Can Wait, Wasted Years, The Clairvoyant, Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, The Number Of The Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Iron Maiden.