'Thu, 02 Feb 2012

To say that Dystopia, Iced Earth’s 10th studio album, has opened doors would be an understatement. Not only has the album been a runaway favorite of critics and fans (both old and new) alike, it has taken the band to new countries on the most far-reaching tour in its 25-year history. Next up: China.

"The World Dystopia Tour has taken Iced Earth to places the band has never been before,” said Iced Earth founder and mastermind Jon Schaffer. “We are about to open yet another exciting chapter in touring by announcing our first-ever shows in China. Playing Beijing and Shanghai is something we have been looking forward to for a long time. Chinese metal heads: get ready to rage with us!!”

CHINA: April 2012

11            SHANGHAI                  MAO LIVE HOUSE

13              BEIJING                             STAR LIVE

Released October 2011 via Century Media Records, Dystopiadebuted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has since received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Revolver named Dystopiaone of the 20 Best Albums of 2011 and declared, “Twenty years after releasing their self-titled debut, this Florida fivesome has never sounded better.”

Iced Earth’s North American co-headline tour with Symphony X is now underway. It concludes March 11in Clifton Park, New York. At that point, Iced Earth plays five more dates without Symphony X. (All concert dates listed on our Tour page.)

'Sun, 21 Jul 2013

The music video for “Anthem” – shot in Cologne, Germany, during the European leg of Iced Earth’s 2011-2012 World Dystopia tour – is now available!

“We had a blast making that video,” said Iced Earth main man Jon Schaffer. “I think the fans can see it on our faces. ‘Anthem’ captures the energy of our live shows, as well as the fun we’re having together as a band.”

Produced and directed by Kosch Fabian Film, “Anthem” is the second music video released from Iced Earth’s highly acclaimed 10th studio album Dystopia.

Released October 2011 via Century Media Records, Dystopia debuted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 chart and has since received rave reviews from fans and critics alike. Revolver named Dystopia one of the 20 Best Albums of 2011 and declared, “Twenty years after releasing their self-titled debut, this Florida fivesome has never sounded better.”

Dystopia is supported by the most extensive and far-reaching world tour in Iced Earth history. The North American co-headline tour with Symphony X begins January 31 in Hartford, Connecticut, and concludes March 11 in Clifton Park, New York. At that point, Iced Earth plays five more dates without Symphony X. (All concert dates listed on our Tour page.)

'Tue, 10 Jan 2012

You're about to see the footage bassist Freddie Vidales shot during Iced Earth's European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour that didn't make it into his series of exclusive road-trip reports. Watch and you'll see why. All we can say is this: prepare to laugh. These out-takes are hilarious!

'Tue, 03 Jan 2012

Even if you're not a gear head, you'll still enjoy this peek behind the scenes.

'Tue, 27 Dec 2011

Greetings!

I just wanted to take a quick moment to wish you all a very happy holiday season.

We’ve just finished the European leg of the Dystopia World Tour and it was AMAZING! The band is on fire and the chemistry is as good as it’s ever been. We are very excited to be bringing the metal on full force in the coming years. Iced Earth is back with a vengeance, and I want to thank my band mates, my crew, my management team, and my label for their hard work and commitment to excellence. But most importantly, I want to thank all of you for your dedication and belief in Iced Earth. It’s been a struggle for many years, but you’ve always been there, and that’s the best motivation I have for never giving up the fight. We are back, and we are on the right path!

I hope you all have a wonderful 2012 and we will see you on the road!

Best to you all!

Jon Schaffer

'Wed, 14 Dec 2011

What was happening behind the scenes during Iced Earth's European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour? Watch these and see!

Special thanks to Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales for taking time to create these fun reports.

'Sun, 21 Jul 2013

Iced Earth bassist Freddie Vidales turns in another of his exclusive reports from the European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour. If you want to know what goes on behind-the-scenes when Iced Earth is on the road...well, you can thank Freddie for showing you. Enjoy!

'Thu, 24 Nov 2011

Fans in Oz get ready: Iced Earth is heading Down Under.

"We are extremely happy to finally play in Australia for the first time,” Schaffer said. “It is something that is way overdue and I am looking forward to kicking ass with one of the best metal audiences in the world!"

The dates are:

  • Wednesday April 4th at Billboards The Venue, Melbourne, and
  • Thursday April 5th at The HiFi Sydney, Sydney.

Regular and VIP tickets are available via the Iced Earth web site Tour page. 

Support acts will be announced at a later date.

TheEuropean leg of Iced Earth’s 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour (supporting the band’s 10th studio album, Dystopia) is well underway – to rave reviews. The North American leg (a co-headlining extravaganza with Symphony X) was recently announced. South American dates have been posted. More dates in other regions of the world will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. All dates will be listed on the this web site, as well as on Iced Earth's official Facebook and MySpace pages.

'Mon, 21 Nov 2011

Here's Webisode #2 from Iced Earth's tech-savvy bassist, who filed this report from somewhere deep in Europe. Iced Earth's European leg is underway! See the Tour page for dates and to purchase tickets.

'Sun, 21 Jul 2013

The third leg of the largest tour in Iced Earth history is revealed today with the announcement of dates for five South American countries.

"We are really excited to go back to South America on our World Dystopia Tour,” said Jon Schaffer. “We cannot wait to kick some serious ass with some of the world's greatest fans!"

Support acts will be announced at a later date.

2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour, South America

March 20, 2012                        MEX - Mexico City -- Gran Forum

March 22, 2012                        VEN - Caracas -- Anfiteatro El Hatillo

March 24, 2012                        BRA - Sao Paulo -- Espaco Lux

March 25, 2012                        BRA - Curitiba -- Master Hall

March 27, 2012                        BRA - Porto Alegre -- Opiniao

March 28, 2012                        ARG - Buenos Aires -- El Teatro Flores

March 30, 2012                        CHI - Santiago de Chile -- Teatro Teleton

Dystopia – Iced Earth’s 10th studio album – was released in October to instant worldwide critical and fan acclaim. It debuted at #67 on theBillboard Top 200 chart – the highest first-week chart debut of any previous Iced Earth album.

The band is currently in Europe through December 15th on the first leg of the tour. After a brief rest and time with family and friends during the holidays, Iced Earth teams up with prog-metal legends Symphony X for a co-headline tour of North America (support provided by Warbringer) that begins January 31st. Symphony X leaves the tour on March 11th.  Iced Earth continues for another five dates with Warbringer, March 13th – 17th.

A complete list of tour dates can be found here.

VIP ticket packages are available now for all dates, except for South America. VIP tickets for the...