Originally Posted by Butcher of Birth
I hate Maiden for this. For everywhere but Europe they dump the dates in one go.
I think it's because Europe is so easy to travel around. They know if they release all the dates in one go we'll all pick and choose which ones we go to. But if they drip-feed, we'll panic buy because we can't be sure there'll be a date closer to us announced later. Metallica do the same thing.