IRON MAIDEN to release “From Fear To Eternity…”

Mar 15th, 2011

EMI are proud to announce the release of ‘From Fear To Eternity: The Best Of 1990-2010’. A double-CD set spanning twenty years this follows the huge success of 2010’s studio album ‘The Final Frontier’ which hit the number one spot in 28 countries around the world. It also became the band’s highest-charting album in the USA where  IRON MAIDEN have just been awarded their first Grammy for Best Metal Performance, for the song ‘El Dorado’, taken from ‘The Final Frontier’ album, and which is included in this selection.

Iron Maiden’s current phenomenal global success has seen the band not only scale new-found heights aided by their unique method of touring, using a customized Boeing 757 – named Ed Force One by their fans – to transport band, crew and all their equipment round the world to many new places, but has meant their ever-expanding fanbase now encompasses a brand new generation of metal lovers. ‘From Fear To Eternity’ is a chance for these new fans of the band to explore Iron Maiden’s rich history, with the highlights of their last eight studio albums distilled into this handy collection, which follows 2009’s compilation of their earlier work, the 1980-1990 ‘Somewhere Back In Time’ album. 

Perennial favourites to be found on this album include songs also featured in Maiden’s current ‘The Final Frontier World Tour’ set list; tracks such as ‘Fear Of The Dark’, ‘The Wicker Man’, ‘Blood Brothers’ and ’Dance Of Death’ sit alongside recent classics ‘El Dorado’ and the hauntingly evocative ‘When The Wild Wind Blows’.  It also include singles like ‘Holy Smoke’ and ‘Be Quick Or Be Dead’ together with more progressive thought-provoking album tracks like ‘Afraid To Shoot Strangers’ and ‘For The Greater Good Of God’. This new collection charts the musical development of Britain’s most successful metal band as they have evolved their sound, producing longer, more complex songs, gaining huge critical acclaim in the process. Featuring many of the epics for which the band has become renowned, it is accordingly released as a double-CD, but will retail for the price of a single album.

The full tracklisting for the CD album* is as follows:

1.       The Wicker Man 4.36
2.       Holy Smoke 3.49
3.       El Dorado 6:49
4.       Paschendale 8.28
5.       Different World 4.19
6.       Man On The Edge (LIVE) 4.40
7.       The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg 7.22
8.       Blood Brothers 7.14
9.       Rainmaker 3.49
10.     Sign of the Cross (LIVE) 10.49
11.     Brave New World 6.19
12.     Fear Of The Dark (LIVE) 7.41

1.       Be Quick Or Be Dead  3.24
2.       Tailgunner 4.15
3.       No More Lies  7.22
4.       Coming Home 5.52
5.       The Clansman (LIVE) 9.06
6.       For the Greater Good of God 9.25
7.       These Colours Don’t Run) 6.52
8.       Bring Your Daughter… To The Slaughter 4.44
9.       Afraid to Shoot Strangers 6.57
10.    Dance of Death 8.36
11.    When the Wild Wind Blows 11.02

*It will also be made available as a Digital Download Album and as a Limited Edition Triple Vinyl Picture Disc.

Iron Maiden’s 2011 The Final Frontier Tour is currently underway in an Around The World In 66 Days odyssey aboard Ed Force One, piloted by lead singer and qualified airline captain Bruce Dickinson.   Having recently completed a series of shows in Australia and first-ever visits to Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea, they are now on their way to Mexico for concerts in Monterrey and Mexico City. After this they will play shows right across South America, including Argentina and Chile where both shows will be filmed for inclusion in a DVD to be released later this year.

Says bassist and founder member Steve Harris, “The tour has been amazing so far and we’ve been overwhelmed by the reaction from our fans everywhere. We are now on our way to Mexico and South America which the whole band is very excited about!  We really enjoy playing there as the fans are so passionate and we always feel a huge responsibility to put on the best show we possibly can for them. For this tour we have a great set list, a brand new stage show, and of course Eddie!. This leg of the tour ends with two shows in Florida in April, which is another favourite place for us to play, then we’ll be taking a short break before a series of Summer headline Festival and Stadium shows in Europe, finishing up with our first UK Arena tour in many years. It’s a great way to round off what has been an incredible time for Maiden these last few years. We are really looking forward to seeing all our loyal fans again and welcoming all the new ones! ”


Here is the full list of upcoming tour dates:

MARCH 2011
Thursday 17 Banamex Theater, Monterrey Mexico
Friday 18 Foro Sol,  Mexico City Mexico
Sunday 20 Parque Simon Bolivar, Bogota Colombia
Wednesday 23 Estadio San Marcos,  Lima Peru
Saturday 26 Morumbi Stadium, Sao Paulo Brazil
Sunday 27 HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Wednesday 30 Nilson Nelson Parking,  Brasilia Brazil

APRIL 2011
Friday 1 Parque de Exposicoes,  Belem Brazil
Sunday 3 Jockey  Clube, Recife Brazil
Tuesday 5 Expotrade,  Curitiba Brazil
Friday 8 Velez Sarsfield,  Buenos Aires Argentina
Sunday 10 Estadio Nacional,  Santiago Chile
Thursday 14 Coliseo De Puerto Rico, San Juan Puerto Rico USA
Saturday 16 Bank Atlantic Center,  Ft Lauderdale Florida USA
Sunday 17 St Pete Times Forum, Tampa Florida USA

MAY 2011
Saturday 28 Festhalle,  Frankfurt Germany
Sunday 29  Kopi Arena,  Oberhausen Germany
Tuesday 31 Olympiahalle,  Munich Germany

JUNE 2011
Thursday 2 O2 World, Hamburg Germany
Friday 3 O2 World,  Berlin Germany
Tuesday 7 Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart Germany
Wednesday 8 Gelredome, Arnhem Netherlands
Friday 10 Sonisphere, Warsaw Poland
Saturday 11 Sonisphere, Prague Czech Republic
Monday 13 Novarock, Nickelsdorf Austria
Friday 17 Sonisphere,  Athens Greece
Tuesday 21 Sonisphere, Sofia Bulgaria
Friday 24 Sonisphere, Basel Switzerland
Saturday 25 Sonisphere, Imola Italy
Monday 27 Bercy, Paris France
Tuesday 28 Bercy, Paris France
Thursday 30 Roskilde Festival Denmark

JULY 2011
Friday 1 Ullevi Stadium, Gothenburg Sweden
Sunday 3 Rock Werchter Festival Belgium
Wednesday 6 Telenor Arena, Oslo Norway
Friday 8 Olympic  Stadium, Helsinki Finland
Sunday 10 SKK Petersburgskiy, St Petersburg Russia
Thursday 14 30th Moto Meeting,  Faro  Portugal
Saturday 16 Sonisphere, Madrid Spain
Wednesday 20 SECC, Glasgow Scotland
Thursday 21 AECC P&J Arena, Aberdeen Scotland
Saturday 23 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle England
Sunday 24 Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield England
Wednesday 27 Trent FM Arena, Nottingham England
Thursday 28 MEN Arena, Manchester England
Sunday 31 NIA Arena, Birmingham England

Monday 1 CIA Arena, Cardift Wales
Wednesday 3 Odyssey, Belfast N. Ireland
Friday 5 O2 Arena, London England
Saturday 6 O2 Arena, London England