If you haven’t done so already then now’s the time to download the brand new Iron Maiden track El Dorado – for free via the band’s official website.

Bruce Dickinson and the boys have announced full details of their 15th studio album with The Final Frontier due for release on August 16.

And as a taster for what promises to be another mighty metal beast you’d be mad to miss out on a cracking new tune. Dickinson said: “El Dorado is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release.”  

The band reunited with long-time Maiden producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in early 2010 at Compass Point Studios, Nassau to record the album and then moved to LA to finish the recording and do the mixing.

Compass Point Studio is very familiar to the band – it was where they recorded the Piece Of Mind (’83), Powerslave (’84) and Somewhere In Time (’86) albums.

And Dickinson added: “The studio had the same vibe and it was EXACTLY as it had been in 1983 nothing had changed! Even down to the broken shutter in the corner…same carpet….everything…it was really quite spooky.

“But we felt very relaxed in such a familiar and well-trodden environment and I think this shows in the playing and the atmosphere of the album”

Thirty years on from their eponymous debut album in April 1980, The Final Frontier will be Maiden’s 15th studio album, making a remarkable average of a new album every two years for 30 years and totalling more than 80 million album sales during this period.

The full tracklisting for the album (total running time 76:35) is:


1. Satellite 15…..The Final Frontier   8:40

2. El Dorado   6:49

3. Mother Of Mercy   5:20

4. Coming Home   5:52

5. The Alchemist   4:29

6. Isle Of Avalon   9:06

7. Starblind   7:48

8. The Talisman    9:03

9. The Man Who Would Be King  8:28

10. When The Wild Wind Blows    10:59

The Final Frontier World Tour begins in Dallas on June 9th with 25 shows in major cities across the USA and Canada, playing to an expected 350,000 fans or more. Following this the tour will ship over to Europe starting in Dublin on July 30 and playing a few selected major festivals and stadiums, finishing in Valencia, Spain, on Aug 21 and including a concert in Transylvania.

Bass player and founder member Steve Harris added: “We’re hugely excited about this tour. I think the fans will really like the brand new stage production and lights and we will also be debuting one of the new album tracks El Dorado.

“Our Texan fans will be the very first people anywhere to hear it live so it will be interesting to see their reaction and how it goes down with the crowd on the night! Eddie has changed a bit for this tour but is possibly the most outrageous one to date…I can’t say too much about him as don’t want to spoil the surprise but I guarantee he will scare the hell out of you !”

The full list of dates for the first leg of the tour are:


Wed 9                 US Dallas, TX Superpages.Com Center

Fri 11                  US Houston, TX Cynthia Mitchell Pavilion Woodlands

Sat 12                 US San Antonio TX AT&T Center

Mon 14               US Denver CO Comfort Dental Amphitheatre

Wed 16              US Albuquerque The Pavilion

Thu 17                US Phoenix AZ Cricket Wireless Pavilion

Sat 19                 US San Bernardino CA, San Manuel Amphitheatre

Sun 20                US Concord CA, Sleep Train Pavilion

Tue 22                US Auburn WA, White River Amphitheater

Thu 24                CAN Vancouver BC, GM Place

Sat 26                 CAN Edmonton AB Rexall Place

Sun 27                CAN Calgary, AB Saddledome

Tue 29                CAN Saskatoon SK Credit Union Centre

Wed 30              CAN Winnipeg MB, MTS Center


Sat 3                    CAN Toronto, ON Molson Amphitheatre

Tues 6                CAN Ottawa, ON, Cisco Blues Festival

Wed 7                 CAN Montreal QC Bell Centre

Fri 9                     CAN Quebec, QC Summer Festival

Sun 11            US Holmdel NJ, PNC

Mon 12               US New York NY, Madison Square Garden

Wed 14              US Pittsburgh PA  First Niagara Pavilion

Thu 15                US Cleveland OH, Blossom Music Center

Sat 17                 US Detroit MI, DTE Music Theatre

Sun 18                US Chicago IL, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

Tue 20                US Washington DC, Jiffy Lube Live

Fri 30                  IRELAND, Dublin, The O2


Sun 1              UK Knebworth, Sonisphere Festival,

Thu 5                   GERMANY Wacken Festival

Sat 7                    SWEDEN Stockholm Stora Skuggan Sonisphere Festival

Sun 8                   FINLAND Pori Kirjurinluoto Sonisphere Festival

Wed 11              NORWAY Bergenhus Festning Koengen

Sat 14                 HUNGARY Sziget Festival

Sun 15            TRANSYLVANIA  Cluj, Polux Mall

Tue 17                ITALY Villa Manin Codroipe, Nr Udine

Thu 19                BELGIUM Pukkelpop Festival

Sat 21             SPAIN Valencia Auditorio Marina Sur