IRON MAIDEN: Helsinki Show Sells Out Within Half Hour, Second Concert Added

IRON MAIDEN's July 6, 2005 concert at the 12,000-capacity Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland sold out within 30 minutes of tickets going on sale this morning (Nov. 1). As a result of the overwhelming demand, the band have added a second show in Helsinki on July 7, 2005. Tickets for the second concert will go on sale tomorrow morning (Nov. 2) at 9:00 a.m. As previously reported, the band's massive show in Gothenburg's Ullevi Stadium on July 9 sold out in just two and a half hours. All 51,000 tickets were snapped up by Scandinavian fans, excited at the thought of seeing one of the world’s greatest rock bands revisit their past.

Incidentally, if people are wondering why MAIDEN are not playing Helsinki's Olympic Stadium (which can accommodate over 50,000 people), the explanation is simple: The stadium will be the site of next summer's world championships in athletics and it will not be used to stage rock concerts.

(Thanks: Timo Isoaho / Sonera Plaza)

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