Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal scene. Both will release DVDs in July, shortly before hooking up with stalwart metal act Motorhead for a summer
Iron Maiden and Dio have more in common than their status as veterans of the heavy metal scene. Both will release DVDs in July, shortly before hooking up with stalwart metal act Motorhead for a summer North American Tour.
Maiden has collected every one of its music videos for a two-disc set dubbed "Visions of the Beast." Due July 15 through Sanctuary Records Group/Columbia, the set runs from 1980's "Women in Uniform" through to a performance clip of "Brave New World" at 2001's massive Rock in Rio festival.
Along with the 31 music videos from Maiden's catalog, "Visions" also features six animated Camp Chaos videos for some of the band's classic songs. The band will kick off a European tour May 23 in Spain, and has a new studio album slated for fall release.
In Dio's case, the band is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of "Evil or Divine." The Eagle Vision DVD chronicles a Dec. 13, 2002, show at New York's Roseland Ballroom, which featured a setlist spanning the group's entire career.
Along with the full, unedited concert in 5.1 digital surround sound, the set also includes an interview with bandleader Ronnie James Dio, backstage footage, and the video for the song "Push," which features comedy rock duo Tenacious D. The song is from last year's "Killing the Dragon," which reached No. 18 on Billboard's Top Independent Albums tally.
For its part, Motorhead released a 25th anniversary DVD -- "'25 & Alive: Bonshaker': Live at the Brixton Academy" -- in September. The 23-song set saw the band perform with such guests as Brian May (Queen), Whitfield Crane (Medicine, Ugly Kid Joe), and former bandmember Fast Eddie Clark. The title also features interviews, videos, and photo galleries.
Iron Maiden's North American Give Me 'Ed... Til I'm Dead tour with Motorhead and Dio will kick off July 21 in Worcester, Mass. The 28-date run will wrap Aug. 30 in Sacramento, Calif.
Here are the Iron Maiden/Motorhead/Dio tour dates:
July 21: Worcester, Mass. (Centrum Centre)
July 22: Hartford, Conn. (Meadows Music Theater)
July 23: Camden, N.J. (Tweeter Center)
July 25: Holmdel, N.J. (PNC Bank Arts Center)
July 26: Wantagh, N.Y. (Tommy Hilfiger Theater at Jones Beach)
July 29: Washington, D.C. (Merriweather Post Pavilion)
July 30: New York (Madison Square Garden)
Aug. 1: Quebec City (Colisee Pepsi)
Aug. 2: Montreal (Bell Centre)
Aug. 3: Toronto (Molson Amphitheatre)
Aug. 5: Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (Blossom Music Center)
Aug. 6: Detroit (DTE Energy Music Theatre)
Aug. 8: Pittsburgh (Post Gazette Pavilion)
Aug. 9: Columbus, Ohio (Germain Amphitheatre)
Aug. 10: Chicago (Tweeter Center)
Aug. 13: Dallas (Smirnoff Music Centre)
Aug. 15: San Antonio, Texas (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 16: Houston (C.W. Mitchell Pavilion)
Aug. 18: El Paso, Texas (UTEP Don Haskins Center)
Aug. 20: Denver (Fiddler's Green)
Aug. 21: Albuquerque, N.M. (Pavilion)
Aug. 22: Phoenix (Cricket Pavilion)
Aug. 24: Irvine, Calif. (Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre)
Aug. 25: Long Beach, Calif. (Long Beach Arena)
Aug. 26: San Diego, Calif. (San Diego Sports Arena)
Aug. 28: San Jose, Calif. (Shoreline Amphitheater)
Aug. 29: Concord, Calif. (Chronicle Pavilion)
Aug. 30: Sacramento, Calif. (Sleep Train Amphitheatre)