IRON MAIDEN: More 'The Trooper' Single Details Revealed

July 27, 2005

IRON MAIDEN have confirmed they are to release their classic track "The Trooper" as a single to precede their hugely-anticipated headline appearances at the Reading and Leeds Festivals and their double live album "Death On The Road". The single will be released on August 15 as a maxi-CD, limited-edition blue 7" vinyl and 12" picture discs, all featuring a live recording of "The Trooper", taken from their forthcoming new album/DVD "Death On The Road", plus previously unavailable live tracks recorded on June 7, 2005 at Reykjavik Egishorllin Stadium.

"The Trooper", taken from the classic IRON MAIDEN album "Piece of Mind", was originally released as a single in July 1983 and reached No. 12 on the U.K chart. It has long been a live favorite and is a particular highlight of the current tour which is based around the band's first four albums. IRON MAIDEN's last single, "The Number of the Beast", entered the U.K. chart at No 3 when it was released early this year.

The Reading and Leeds appearances will complete IRON MAIDEN's busy summer touring schedule that includes top billing at major European Festivals and their own headlining stadium dates, like their record-breaking show in Gothenburg at the 55,000-capacity Ullevi Stadium that sold out in a mere two and a half hours. Just prior to Reading and Leeds, the band will be joining BLACK SABBATH on Ozzfest in North America, plus playing plus playing sold out gigs in Denver, Quebec and Toronto.

On August 29, IRON MAIDEN release "Death on the Road", the double live album recorded in Dortmund, Germany during their 2003 "Dance Of Death" world tour.

The single "The Trooper" is released on August 15 in the following three formats:

7" Limited-Edition Blue Vinyl:

The Trooper (Live 2003)
c/w Another Life (Live 2005)

12" Picture Disc Limited Edition in die cut sleeve:

The Trooper (Live 2003)
The Trooper (original version)
c/w Murders in the Rue Morgue

Enhanced Maxi CD:

Audio Tracks
The Trooper (Live 2003)
The Trooper (original version)
Prowler (live 2005)

The Trooper (Live 2003)
The Trooper (original promo)

IRON MAIDEN have also just announced that they are to play a special benefit concert in aid of former drummer Clive Burr MS Trust Fund at London's Hammersmith Carling Apollo on Friday, September 2 with special guests PIG IRON and VOODOO SIX.

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