Iron Maiden has announced their brief return to the U.S. this September, where they will be playing seven specially selected shows en-route to Latin America where they will once again headline at the legendary Rock in Rio festival, Brazil, on September 22, 2013, already sold out. The special guests on all these dates will be Megadeth.
Lead singer Bruce Dickinson explains: “As Maiden fans know, we’re going back to Brazil to headline Rock In Rio again, so we thought that on our way down south we should certainly stop off and do a few more shows in the U.S. We especially wanted to try and play some more cities we’ve not visited for a while, so we’re really excited about seeing our fans again in places we’ve not been to in over a decade, and in some cases even longer! We hope they will remember us! We can’t wait to launch the Battle of San Bernardino for our Southern California fans! It really will be a day to remember for south Cal Metal fans. Friday 13, 13 too! Double Trouble! We’ll be bringing with us the same full production we had on the Maiden England Tour in North America last year so fans can expect to see the huge lightshow, stage set, various incarnations of Eddie, plenty of pyro and all kinds of other exciting stuff.”