Iron Maiden | Special Guests announced for UK dates

The Final Frontier World Tour - UK dates
Aussie Rockers Airbourne will be joining Maiden for all regional shows except Belfast;
Power Metal heroes Dragonforce will support at the Belfast show on Wednesday August 3rd and also the London O2 show on Friday 5th August;
Metalcore behemoths Trivium will support in London at the O2 on Saturday 6th August.

Speaking on the addition of their support acts, Iron Maiden's manager Rod Smallwood had the following to say:
"As our fans know, Maiden like to give them value for money, and we think the addition to different parts of our UK tour of these three tremendous up and coming bands -  Airbourne, Dragonforce and Trivium -- certainly does that.  they will add to what we fully intend to make a series of memorable nights for the fans when we are "coming home" later in the year for the final climactic round of The Final Frontier World Tour ."

On supporting Iron Maiden for the first time, Airbourne had the following to say:
"Iron Maiden, Iron Maiden's hard working crew and Iron Maiden's hard rocking crowd are all people who stand up for Rock'n'Roll the world over and we love and respect them all. We can't wait to open fire upon that hallowed stage. Long live Metal, Long live Maiden and long live Eddie!" 
Trivium are currently in the studio with producer Colin Richardson working on their fifth studio album (name TBC). On supporting Iron Maiden again, Matt Heafy comments:
"We couldn't be more honoured and excited to share a stage with the legendary Iron Maiden.  This will be Trivium's first UK show in a long time & we'll have a new record under our belts to debut.  Lights Out London for an immense night of metal. Up The Irons."
Dragonforce's Herman Li adds:
"We are so excited to be playing with the greatest heavy metal band of all time again! We had some of the best times of our careers touring with Maiden back in 2005. Iron Maiden have inspired us tremendously throughout the years and we can't wait to get back on stage to support them in Belfast on August 3rd and for their hometown show on August 5th. Here we go, Up the Irons!"

  • Wed 20 - Scotland, Glasgow - SECC - Special Guests Airbourne
  • Thu 21 - Scotland, Aberdeen - AECC P&J Arena - Special Guests Airbourne
  • Sat 23 - England, Newcastle - Metro Radio Arena - Special Guests Airbourne
  • Sun 24 - England, Sheffield - Motorpoint Arena - Special Guests Airbourne
  • Wed 27 - England, Nottingham - Trent FM Arena - Special Guests Airbourne
  • Thu 28 - England, Manchester - MEN Arena - Special Guests Airbourne
  • Sun 31 - England, Birmingham - NIA - Special Guests Airbourne

  • Mon 1 - Wales, Cardiff - CIA Arena - Special Guests Airbourne
  • Wed 3 - Northern Ireland, Belfast - Odyssey - Special Guests Dragonforce
  • Fri 5 England, London - O2 Arena - Special Guests Dragonforce
  • Sat 6 England , London - O2 Arena - Special Guests Trivium

Tickets for the UK shows are on sale now and are available from
Tickets for the Belfast show available from

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