IRON MAIDEN's South American Promoter Apologizes To Fans

December 21, 2007

IRON MAIDEN's South American promoter Phil Rodriguez (from Evenpro / WBI) has issued the following apology to fans regarding the band's upcoming tour:

"As IRON MAIDEN's Brazil promoters, we are stumped by a new puzzle. How do you fit the IRON MAIDEN army of Brazilian fans into the venues here?

"We know you can't fit a square in a circle but we have never seen such demand and now understand what an impossible task it is to fit ALL the MAIDEN fans into the venues in Brazil for MAIDEN's 2008 Tour. At record setting speeds, after going on sale earlier this month, the dates in Sao Paolo — 42,000, Curitiba — 20,000 and Porto Alegre — 13,000 sold out already... over two months in advance of the concerts. And no-one has ever even sold out Curitiba in advance before... no-one!

"We apologize to the Brazilian fans for not being able to figure out the riddle sooner. We now know the answer... MORE DATES ...or build bigger stadiums for IRON MAIDEN concerts!

"It is now clear to us that IRON MAIDEN must return in 2009 to be able to accommodate all those fans that sadly will be left out of these concerts... because it will take too long to build bigger stadiums!!!!!

"And all this is following a protest yesterday by MAIDEN's Venezuelan battalion of fans outside our offices in Caracas demanding to know why we weren't organizing a concert there!! We did try but couldn't fit it in the band's schedule! 09 too we hope! And with MAIDEN's first visit to Bogota already near to the 40,000 sell out with Chile and Argentina following strongly, it appears very obvious that South America loves IRON MAIDEN with a vengeance. So as MAIDEN's promoters we promise fans there that we will make every effort to attempt to satisfy more of the incredible demand next time."

On February 5, 2008 MAIDEN will release the highly anticipated DVD of "Live after Death" and to tie in with this will play songs mainly from their classic '80s albums on this forthcoming tour. The stage production will also feature a production-based on the Egyptian-themed "Powerslave Tour" which was featured on the original 1985 video release of "Live after Death".

A preview of the "Live After Death" DVD, the legendary recording of IRON MAIDEN's four-night stand at Long Beach Arena, California in 1984, is available below.

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