Former IRON MAIDEN singer Paul Di'Anno's previously announced U.S. tour, which was scheduled to kick off last month, has been postponed until June. The trek was called off due to the fact that the musician had not secured a proper working visa to be able to enter the country.
Commented Paul: "I can't wait to get back to the states in May and June. It's going to be a great show."
The new dates are as follows:
May 30 - Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
May 31 - Las Vegas, NV – Vamp'd
Jun. 01 - Corona, CA - Marquee 15
Jun. 02 - Ramona, CA - Ramona Mainstage
Jun. 05 - Savage, MN – Neisen's
Jun. 06 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
Jun. 07 - Westland, MI - Token Lounge
Jun. 08 - Kenosha, WI - Brat Stop
Jun. 09 - Pittsburgh, PA - Dead Horse
Jun. 13 - White Marsh, MD - House Of Rock
Jun. 14 - Poughkeepsie, NY - The Chance
Jun. 15 - Hartford, CT - Webster Theatre
Jun. 16 - Amityville, NY - Revolution
Jun. 17 - New York, NY - B.B. King
Jun. 20 - Corpus Christi, TX - Zeros
Jun. 21 - Dallas, TX - The Boiler Room
Jun. 22 - Loredo, TX - Average Joe's
Jun. 23 - San Antonio, TX - Backstage Live
Di'Anno completed his first North American tour in early 2010, 17 years after he was deported following a prison term for guns and drug offenses.
On August 27, 2011, Di'Anno played his first show since serving time in a U.K. prison after he falsely collected U.K. government benefits by claiming he suffered nerve damage to his back that prevented him from working.
Due to a number of health issues, including a knee problem which will require surgery soon, Di'Anno announced in July that he will stop touring next year.
Michael Salenius, Di'Anno's Swedish booking manager and tour manager, told BLABBERMOUTH.NET that this year will be "a big, fantastic" last touring year for Paul, with a lot of solo shows, festival appearances and Di'Anno vs. Blaze Bayley concerts. You will also see various guest musicians joining Paul on stage.
Di'Anno recorded two classic albums with IRON MAIDEN before being fired and replaced by Bruce Dickinson. He went on to front a number of other bands, including KILLERS and BATTLEZONE, and released several solo records.