Iron Maiden at St. Pete Times Forum Show Preview By: M.X. Jones/FloridaEntertainmentScene.com
December 23, 2010 - Iron Maiden's The Final Frontier Tour touches down in Tampa on Sunday April 17, 2011 for one show at St. Pete Times Forum. Ticket Prices start at $32.25 with the show starting at 8:00 pm. This is an all ages show.
Iron Maiden formed in Leyton in 1975. In 1981. The band's self-titled debut album was released on April 14, 1980. On February 2, 1981, "Killers" was released going gold in the USA. After the depature of vocalist Paul Di'Anno, Bruce Dickinson was hired as the band's new lead vocalist. The first album with Dickinson on vocals was 1982's, "The Number Of The Beast" which went on to sell 14 million copies worldwide along with earning the band their first platinum record in the United States. The songs, "The Number of the Beast," "Run to the Hills" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name" are among the most popular ever recorded by the band and are still played at most shows to this day. In 1983, "Piece of Mind" was released going platinum in 3 countries. On September 2, 1984 "Powerslave" was released peaking at #21 on the Top 200. 1985, saw Iron Maiden release the platinum certified live album, "Live After Death" which peaked at #19 on the Top 200 and helped cement the band's reputation as one of the best live bands in the world. The band's sixth studio album, "Somewhere In Time" was released in 1986, peaking at #13 on the Top 200, becoming the fourth consective studio album [and fifth overall] to receive platinum certification by the RIAA. The next studio album, "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" was released in April of 1988 and was certified gold by the RIAA. The 1990's, saw the band release a total of 4 studio albums and 3 live albums as well as seeing the departure of vocalist Bruce Dickinson and guitarist Adrian Smith. In 1999, with both Dickinson and Smith back in the band, Iron Maiden, released "Brave New World" in May of 2000 with the album peaking at #39 on the top 200. In 2003, "Dance of Death" was released hitting #18 on the Top 200. "A Matter of Life and Death" was released on August 28, 2006 becoming the band's first album to crack the top ten in the United States, peaking at #9 on the Billboard Top 200. Iron Maiden's latest studio album, "The Final Frontier" was released on August 13, 2010 peaking at #4 on the Top 200 and hitting #1 in over 30 different countries. Iron Maiden, has sold over 85 million records, released 15 studio albums, 7 Live Albums, 3 Box Sets and has been certified 3 gold and 5 platinum records by the RIAA.
Tickets for Iron Maiden The Final Frontier Tour show at St. Pete Times Forum are now on sale. Ticket prices are: $32.25 - $45.00 - $55.00. Tickets can be purchased by logging on to the TicketMaster website or by calling (800) 745-3000. Tickets can also be purchased in person by visiting the McDonald McDonald's box office located in the west plaza of the St. Pete Times Forum. McDonald's Box Office hours for non-event days are: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturdays: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm - Closed Sundays. McDonald's Box Office hours during event days are: Monday - Saturday: 9:00 am - Start of event. Sundays: Hours Vary. Box Office hours for Lighting games are: 9:00 am until half hour after game ends. The phone number for McDonald's box office is: (813) 301-2500.
About The Venue: St. Pete Times Forum opened on October 20, 1996, in addition to being the home to the NHL's Tampa Bay Lighting, The Forum hosts over 150 events a year. Some of the events The Forum has hosted include, 1 NHL All-Star Game, 2 Arena Football League Championship Games, 2 NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournaments, 2004 NHL Stanley Cup Finals, Several WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown events, along with concerts such as AC/DC, Bon Jovi, Elton John, Metallica, Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw and many, many others. In 2009, The Forum hosted 98 Rock's annual Rockfest concert festival and The Forum hosted the 2009 NCAA Women's Volleyball Division I Final Four as well as WFLZ's Jingle Ball concert. Future events scheduled for The Forum include the 2012 NCAA "Frozen Four" Championship Finals. The St. Pete Times Forum is located in downtown Tampa's Channelside District at 401 Channelside Drive. For Show information call (813) 301-6500.
Reserved Parking for this show can also be purchased in advance and for dinner reservations at Medallions Restaurant on the day of the show please call (813) 301-6926.
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