TOUR UPDATE: Moscow, St Petersburg and Lisbon are you ready?

portugalTwo new announcements today. Iron Maiden returns to Russia for a two gig rampage, while Portugal is blessed with a much welcomed comeback at Lisbon’s Atlantic Pavilion.

From the official site:

Maiden will play at Lisbon’s Atlantic Pavilion on May 29th. Tickets go onsale 8th December at 10am (GMT). An exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members will run on 6th December starting at 10am (GMT).  Fan club members will also be eligible in the draw to be ’First To The Barrier’.

This might very well be the first gig of the tour before they continue to the rumored Spanish Sonipshere festival on May 31st. What a beautiful place to start the tour, if that is the case.

Regarding Russia:

Maiden will return to Russia in 2013 with a show at Arena (Ice Palace), Saint-Petersburg on 16th July and a show at Moscow’s Olimpyski Stadium on 18th July. Tickets go onsale 7th December  at 09:00 (CET) . An exclusive first ticket pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members will run on 6th December starting at 09.00 (CET).  Fan club members will also be eligible in the draw to be ’First To The Barrier’

Iron Maiden will yet again visit the Olimpyski arena where they finished off the European leg for the Somewhere Back in Time Tour 2008 and started of the Around the World in 66 Days leg of the The Final Frontier Tour 2011.

The Ice Palace in St Petersburg is a slightly smaller indoor arena than the SKK venue they played in 2011.

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