Iron Maiden to headline Soundwave 2011 + announce sideshows!

Iron Maiden announce their headlining spot for 2011's Soundwave Festival, plus two sideshows - one each in Melbourne and Sydney.





From the official Iron Maiden website:

Maiden are delighted to announce that they will return to Australia in late February/early March 2011 to headline Australasia’s greatest Metal Festival, Soundwave. The dates are –

26 Feb 2011 - Brisbane, Showgrounds
27 Feb 2011 - Sydney, Eastern Creek Raceway
4 Mar 2011 - Melbourne, Showgrounds
5 Mar 2011 - Adelaide, Bonython Park
7 Mar 2011 - Perth, Steel Blue Oval

For full details on Soundwave, stay tuned for official announcements, or go to

PLUS Iron Maiden will also play two arena shows prior to the festivals with first ticket access for Fan Club members:

23 Feb 2011 - Melbourne, Hisense Arena
24 Feb 2011 - Sydney, Entertainment Centre

The exclusive pre-sale will take place on Monday 9th August at noon and run through to 5pm Tuesday 10th (local time). The pre-sale is open to all Fan Club members - watch the site for updates later today!

Tickets for these two shows go on sale to the general public on August 12th.