IRON MAIDEN Prepares To Rock Brazil… Again reports that veteran heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN today announced five new tour dates in Brazil, within months of playing to capacity crowds in some of country's biggest music venues.

Last March, they packed out the 40,000 capacity Palmeiras Stadium in Sao Paulo. Next March, they'll be following in the formidable footsteps of Formula One World Champion Lewis Hamilton, rock band KISS and the Pope, no less, to wow the crowds at the Autodromo de Interlagos.

The race track is one venue they don't expect to sell out.

"Capacity is about 400,000. I don't think we'll get 400,000," IRON MAIDEN's manager Rod Smallwood told CNN, "We're set for about 60,000 and we hope to go past that."

The band has every reason to be confident of strong ticket sales in South America where fan loyalty verges on fanaticism.

When the band last toured Curitiba in Brazil in March 2008, thousands of ecstatic "MAIDEN" supporters kept them awake overnight by booming IRON MAIDEN music outside their hotel.

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