Iron Maiden has just announced that they will headline Download 2013 at Donington Park. This marks the 25th anniversary for their first Donington headline.
Read the official statement here.
With this annoucement, it’s pretty much given that we won’t see a plane leg at the beginning of next year. We speculated earlier on that Maiden would give the market in the southern hemisphere a rest for a little while, and with this build up to the European summer tour it would be odd to setup a winter tour at this stage.