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Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden Reveal Ed Force One

By Tim Cashmere
Tue, 15 Jan 2008 06:13:25 +1100

Iron Maiden have named their customized 757 that they will be flying around the world in 'Ed Force One'.

The name was chosen by a fan known only as "Wilson" who beat more than 2000 entries into the name the plane competition.

On the band's official website, they do admit that pretty much everyone chose the same name, but "Wilson" won for his comment "Timeless, inspirational, continually evolving, but always true to themselves, camaraderie that survives the evil that men do!"

Wilson has won himself an official tour jacket, a signed picture of the plane and backstage passes to see Iron Maiden on their upcoming 'Somewhere Back In Time' world tour, which kicks off on February 1 in Mumbai, India.

The full dates for Iron Maiden's 2008 'Somewhere Back In Time' tour are:

FEBRUARY
1 - Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India
4 - Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia
6 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
7 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
9 - Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
10 - Acer Arena, Sydney, Australia
12 - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane
15 - Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
16 - Messe, Tokyo, Japan
19 - The Forum, Los Angeles, USA
21 - Auditoria Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico
22 - Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
24 - Foro Sol Stadium, Mexico City, Mexico
26 - Saprisa Stadium, San Jose, Costa Rica
28 - Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota, Colombia

MARCH
2 - Palmeiras Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
4 - Pedreira, Curitiba, Brazil
5 - Gigantinho, Porto Alegre, Brazil
7 - Ferrofcarril Oeste Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
9 - Pista Atletica, Santiago, Chile
12 - San Jose Coliseo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
14 - Izod Centre, New Jersey, USA
16 - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada

JUNE
27 - Golds of Metal Festival, Bologna, Italy
29 - Graspop Festival, Dessel, Belgium

JULY
1 - Ominisport De Bercy Arena, Paris, France
2 - Ominisport De Bercy Arena, Paris, France
5 - Twickenham Stadium, London, England
9 - Super Bock Super Rock Festival, Lisbon, Portugal
11 - Via de la Plata Festival, Merida, Spain
16 - Stockholm Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
18 - Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland
19 - Ratina Stadium, Tampere, Finland
22 - Lerkendalstadium, Trondheim, Norway
24 - Valle Hovin, Oslo, Norway
26 - Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg, Sweden
27 - Horsens Gods Bane Pladsen, Horsens, Denmark
31 - Wacken Open Air, Wacken, Germany

AUGUST
2 - Terra Vibe Park, Athens, Greece
4 - Cotroceni Football Stadium, Bucharest, Romania
7 - Gwardia Stadium, Warsaw, Poland
8 - Slavia Football Stadium, Prague, Czech Republic
10 - Split City Stadium, Split, Croatia
14 - St. Jakobshalle, Basel, Switzerland
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