The two Japanese shows this week has been cancelled for obvious reasons with the following statement from the band:
"We are extremely saddened by the calamitous events of the last day or so which led to the cancellation or our two shows in Tokyo. Our deepest sympathies go out to everyone affected by this disaster -- our fans in Japan, the people of Japan and those in many other places suffering from the Tsunami. We are also aware that a number of fans flew into Tokyo from various parts of the world to see a Maiden show there and we hope you guys are safe and sound. We have had a long relationship with this wonderful country and have always been made to feel most welcome - this would have been something like our 16th tour. Our sincerest condolences to all those who have suffered and to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives." Says bassist Steve Harris.
Maiden this week heads “home” to probably the strongest of their many strongholds – South America. The bands success on the continent is nothing short of mind blowing - with fans going berserk wherever they go. All the band members express great gratitude for the enormous fan response and can probably expect yet another South American success, tour dates below:
Note that the Bogota, Colombia venue has changed back to Parque Bolivar where they last played on the Somewhere Back In Time Tour.
Thu 17 Banamex Theatre - Monterrey, MEXICO
Fri 18 Foro Sol - Mexico City, MEXICO
Sun 20 Parque Simón Bolívar (Potestad) - Bogota, COLOMBIA
Wed 23 Estadio San Marcos (Contra Corriente) - Lima, PERU
Sat 26 Morumbi Stadium (Cavalera Conspiracy) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL
Sun 27 HSBC Arena - Rio De Janeiro, BRAZIL
Wed 30 Nilson Nelson Parking - Brasilia, BRAZIL
Fri 1 Parque De Exposicoes - Belem, BRAZIL
Sun 3 Jockey Club - Recife, BRAZIL
Tue 5 Expotrade - Curitiba, BRAZIL
Fri 8 Velez Sarsfield (Kamelot) - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA
Sun 10 Estadio Nacional (Exodus) - Santiago, CHILE
Wed 14 Coliseo De Puerto Rico - San Juan, PUERTO RICO
Sat 16 Bank Atlantic Center (Black Tide) - Sunrise, Florida, USA
Sun 17 St Pete Times Forum (Black Tide) - Tampa, Florida USA
After finishing up in the Americas "Ed Force One" continues the onslaught throughout Europe all summer - watch this space for continous tour reports.