On July 13, 2013, Iron Maiden’s "Maiden England" tour will hit Sweden, where the band will play at Friends Arena, the new national stadium in Stockholm.
The Maiden date is the first rock show ever to be announced at this brand new 50,000-capacity venue, which the band has sold out in record-breaking time.
Ticket demand for Maiden was so great on Tuesday that the show sold out as quickly as the ticket system could handle it, reports the band.
The new Friends Arena has a roof which means that for the first time ever in Sweden, Iron Maiden fans will be able to enjoy the full glory of the entire Maiden England show in a dark stadium.
"It is a great honor to be the first rock band to be announced to play the new national stadium, especially as we have always had a very close connection with your country and have massively enjoyed every visit,” says Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.
The Stockholm show is the second date of Maiden’s 2013 European tour to be announced, following news that the band will headline the UK’s Download Festival on Saturday, June 15.
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