Maiden will play Lodz Atlas Arena on July 3rd and Ergo Arena Gdansk on July 4th. The last time they played these Polish cities was during the 1986 Somewhere In Time Tour.

Tickets go onsale December 1st at 10am CET with an exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members from 10am CET Thursday 29th November – 4pm CET Friday 30th November.
Fan club members will also be eligible in the draw to be 'First To The Barrier'


Metal4 ( conducted an interview with former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno at the 2012 edition of the Rockharz Open Air festival, which was held July 12-14 at Airport Ballenstedt in Harz, Germany. You can now watch the chat below.

Due to a number of health issues, including a knee problem which will require surgery soon, Di'Anno announced in July that he will stop touring next year.


Iron Maiden are the first headliners to be announced for Belgium's legendary Graspop Metal Meet.

The Festival takes place June 28-30. Maiden will be headlining on Sunday June 30th so will be closing the Festival for 2013.

For details of when tickets will go onsale and other information about the Festival, please refer to the official Graspop website.


The Maiden England 2013 Tour continues into Switzerland on Saturday June 22 with a show at the Hallenstadion, Zurich.

Tickets go onsale Wednesday 28th November at 8am CET with an exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members from 8am CET Monday 26th November – 8am CET Tuesday 27th November. Fan club members will also be eligible in the draw to be 'First To The Barrier'

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Former lead singer of IRON MAIDEN - Blaze Bayley will visit Bulgaria again in 2013. The singer will perform a two-hour acoustic concert with IRON MAIDEN classics, and songs from his solo career in a special arrangement. Tickets for the event are limited to 100 and their price is 25 BGN (~12,5 EUR) until the end of 2012. From 1st of January their price will be 30 BGN(~15 EUR) Blaze will promote a new maxi-single with acoustic versions of IRON MAIDEN songs. The guitar accompaniment will be from Thomas Zwijsen..

The show will start at 8 PM. Tickets can be purchased from November 20, 2012 through EVENTIM.


According to AutoEvolution, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who is a Jaguar enthusiast, took delivery of a Jaguar XKR-S on Friday, November 9. The car is said to be the fastest XK model ever built, with its 5.0-liter supercharged V8 enabling the Jag to sprint from 0-60 mph in 4.2 seconds.

Video footage of McBrain taking delivery of and driving his new Jaguar XKR-S can be seen below.


Iron Maiden are confirmed to headline Sonisphere Italy which takes place in Milan at Fiera Milano Live Rho on Saturday 8 June, and Sonisphere France which takes place at Snowhall Park, Amneville, North Eastern France on Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 June.

Tickets go onsale Friday Nov 16 at 9am (GMT).

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IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will take part in a meet-and-greet at the Coral Springs, Florida location of School Of Rock on Thursday, November 8 between 7:45 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.. The young music students of School of Rock are presently in rehearsals for a "tribute to IRON MAIDEN" show and are looking forward to some first-hand advice from Nicko himself.

"Nicko is awesome for volunteering his time to mentor the kids," says School Of Rock Coral Springs Music Director Andrew Musselman. "This is an opportunity that the kids will never forget."

"Our house band has been working on a cover of IRON MAIDEN's 'Aces High'," says Christian Davis, Music Director at the School Of Rock West Broward. "It would be amazing if they got to rehearse it with Nicko."

The performance-based music school, has decided to open their doors to the public for this one night, so that other kids in the community can meet Nicko and better understand the importance of music education. In lieu of an admission fee, School Of Rock will be accepting optional donations to the Rock School Fund. This fund will provide instruments and scholarship funding to cover tuition expenses based on a student's financial need combined with their desire to actively and passionately participate in a rock school program.


Vans and IRON MAIDEN are excited to give metal fans the chance to grab an instant classic with the Vans x Iron Maiden The Number Of The Beast Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi. Each shoe comes emblazoned with the iconic Eddie cover art from the album and an embroidered IRON MAIDEN logo on the heel.

Among the most popular Vans band collaborations to date, Vans and IRON MAIDEN have previously created four other projects saluting other essential MAIDEN albums: "Killers" (2007), "Piece Of Mind" (2007), "Powerslave" (2008) and "Trooper" (2008).

You can buy or find out more about these special kicks and where to find them at a dealer near you at






From today you can order the NFL – Seventh Son of a Seventh Son comic book from our online shop. Shipments are available worldwide, for Europe the shipment is free. The Comic book is quite limited so don't miss it.


In celebration of its 5th anniversary Iron Maiden Bulgaria will present a unique comic book for the first time in Bulgaria and Europe

The Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son comic is quite rare and with a collectors value. It is created by fans of the band and based on the legends for "Alvin the Maker" by Orson Scott Card. Until now the magazine has been available mainly in South America.

Now the fans can buy it on the party for 7 EUR. If there are some books remaining after the party they will be available for purchase on our website. The quantity is really limited so if you cannot join the party you can mail us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will save a book for you




The Maiden England tour continues into The Netherlands on June 25th at the new 17,000 capacity Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.
Tickets go onsale Saturday 27th October at 10am CET with an exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members on Friday 26th October 9am CET - 5pm CET.

Sweden: Following the announcement of the Friends Arena show in Stockholm, a 50,000 capacity stadium which sold-out in record time, Maiden will now play another Swedish date, Malmo Stadium on July 10th. Tickets go onsale Friday 26th October at 9am CET with an exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members on Wednesday 24th October 9am CET - 6pm CET.

Iron Maiden Fan Club members will also be eligible to be in the draw to be First To The Barrier at both these shows.



On 27th October IRON MAIDEN BULGARIA will celebrate its 5th year anniversary. This is the occasion for a huge party that will be held at the Black Lodge Bar.

As usual there will be a lot of surprises and gifts for all the guests so don't miss it. The playlist through all the night will be a fine selection of favorite Iron Maiden tracks. The Party will start at 9 PM. Entrance: FREE.

More interesting news will be posted on Tuesday ...


IRON MAIDEN have confirmed that they will close the show at the incredible 2013 Rock in Rio, Brazil, headlining the final night on 22 Sept - and they expect to go out with a bang!

They first appeared at the inaugural Rock In Rio, supporting Queen in 1985, during their World Slavery tour and made an historic return in 2001 headlining to over 200,000 fans shortly after Bruce and Adrian rejoined the band on the Brave New World tour. As Maiden fans know, this passionate performance from both band and crowd alike was captured on the Rock In Rio concert video cementing a lifelong relationship between Maiden and their Brazilian and Latin American fans which continues and grows to this day. Since then Maiden have been regular visitors to Brazil playing extensive tours in major arenas and stadiums from Belem to Porto Allegre, Recife to Manaus, and many cities between with four sold-out Stadium shows in Sao Paulo alone.


The first 3 headline acts announced for Rock in Rio 2013 are Maiden , Bruce Springsteen and Metallica. For more information go to

In a interview we did with BLAZE BAYLEY last week (Read the interview), the singer revealed quite interesting details for his future plans and ever surprised us with the date for his next visit in Sofia. The date that blaze is talking about will be part of his acoustic tour in support of the new Acoustic EP with Thomas Zwijsen. You can find the whole article in our interview campaign. We will keep you updated for any details around Blaze Bayley's upcoming tour.


Dutch classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen will release his album, "Nylon Maiden", on January 8, 2013. The CD contains 11 unique arrangements of IRON MAIDEN tracks on classical guitar. Additional musicians on the album are Anne Bakker (violin), Nathanael Taekema (drums), Tony Newton (bass; VOODOO SIX, bass) and Blaze Bayley (vocals; IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE).

Zwijsen has worked closely with Bayley; as composer, co-producer and lead guitarist on Blaze's most recent "The King Of Metal" album and tour and the following acoustic U.K. tour. He is, however, better known for his "Nylon Maiden" videos in which he displays his technical and tuneful abilities.

The "Nylon Maiden" videos have had over 1.5 million views on YouTube.

"Nylon Maiden" track listing:

01. Aces High
02. Rainmaker
03. The Trooper
04. Dance Of Death
05. Can I Play With Madness
06. Blood Brothers
07. The Clairvoyant
08. Wasting Love
09. Wasted Years
10. The Clansman (featuring Blaze Bayley)
11. The Talisman (featuring Tony Newton)


"Nylon Maiden" will be released on CD and as digital download. Prior to release, Zwijsen will release a single with two non-album tracks ("The Evil That Men Do" and "Run To The Hills") on vinyl and as digital download on November 26.

Supporting this album, Zwijsen is already booked to open for MAIDEN UNITED, the all-acoustic MAIDEN tribute project featuring Damian Wilson (THRESHOLD, HEADSPACE) and Ruud Jolie (WITHIN TEMPTATION), on most of their European dates in November/December.

From January, Zwijsen will go on a three-month tour with Blaze Bayley in South America and Europe, playing a double set: first opening the show with a solo "Nylon Maiden" performance, before a full acoustic set with Blaze.

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"Tortured Tone", the new video from PRIMAL ROCK REBELLION, the project featuring IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith and SIKTH frontman Mikee Goodman, can be seen below. The song comes off the band's debut album, "Awoken Broken", which was released in the U.S. on April 17 and in Europe on February 27 through Spinefarm Records.



More dates have been added to the Maiden England European Tour 2013. Maiden will play 5 shows in Germany. The dates are: the Festhalle Frankfurt on 11 June, the O2 World in Berlin on 18 June, O2 World in Hamburg on 19 June, Open Air Arena Singen-Aach on 29 June and Open Air an der KöPi-Arena in Oberhausen on 06 July.

Tickets will go on sale in Germany on Saturday, 20 October 2012. Tickets are available through all official box offices, the national ticket hotline 01805 – 570 000 (14 ct./min., mobile prices max 42 ct./min) or online at An exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members will run from 15 October, 10am until 16 October 6pm. Fan club members will also be eligible in the draw to be 'First To The Barrier'.