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Old 02-24-2010, 08:23 PM
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Iron Maiden Announces North American Tour:
New York - May 7, 8, 9
Toronto - May 11, 12
Chicago - May 14, 15
Houston - May 17
LA - May 19, 20, 21
San Fran - May 23
Seattle - May 25

That looks about right I think
...This is hypothetical?
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Ok, so no one in the south can see Maiden?

I think playing in Oklahoma/Kansas/Texas would attract a huge crowd.
Everyone I know who likes any kind of metal/rock likes Maiden.
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Old 02-25-2010, 12:28 AM
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a good opener for maiden in the states would be slough feg
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Old 02-25-2010, 03:46 AM
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...This is hypothetical?
Well knowing them that would happen lol
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Old 02-25-2010, 08:03 AM
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I think they could do a full tour and have strong attendance figures. I'm not really sure that they'd sell out every show but I'm sure it wouldn't be a financial bust for them.
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Old 02-25-2010, 09:06 AM
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Yes, depending on what you mean by "full". If it's 10-15 or 20 dates, sure. But no more than that. "Do" a tour is a bit better than saying "selling it out", which I doubt any of the shows would aside from maybe 1-3.

They could do a huge tour, but I honestly think it would be a mistake, and thusly they never would. I don't know if I've ever seen another band take as much precaution and use as much planning when it comes to making career decisions.
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Yes, depending on what you mean by "full". If it's 10-15 or 20 dates, sure. But no more than that. "Do" a tour is a bit better than saying "selling it out", which I doubt any of the shows would aside from maybe 1-3.

They could do a huge tour, but I honestly think it would be a mistake, and thusly they never would. I don't know if I've ever seen another band take as much precaution and use as much planning when it comes to making career decisions.
According to Wiki, They sold out every date except four (they sold 99% of tickets to one show, so that's "sold out" to me.)

One was in Ohio...
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:42 AM
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I think they can do a "full" US tour, whatever the band might actually consider that to be now. It just seems metal fans old and young love Maiden. There's no reason to think they couldn't do an arena tour here and draw good numbers. Maidens name, image and live show will help to sell tickets just as much as the music would, I think.

They should at least try it and see what happens. If it doesn't do well at least they gave it a shot and everyone knows for sure what kind of drawing power they really do have here.
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According to Wiki, They sold out every date except four (they sold 99% of tickets to one show, so that's "sold out" to me.)

One was in Ohio...
Well that tour wasn't really a "full" tour. It was big by newer Maiden standards, but it was still relatively small. For a band like Maiden who has the power to force people to travel, the less shows they do, the better - because if they only do 6 or 8 shows, they will sell them all out, because people love them enough to travel from different places to see them. If they play 15-20 shows, I don't think they could maintain that level of sellouts. Whatever the closest shows to NYC, LA, and probably Toronto are would sell out, the rest would probably only reach about 75% capacity. Especially if it's gonna be an album tour.
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Old 02-25-2010, 10:52 AM
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Oh, and it's worth noting that I think Maiden could only do this on a summer tour of amphitheaters, not indoor arenas. There's usually about a 3-5,000-capacity difference between them, and I think it would make a big difference in this case.
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