While hard at work on their new album, Iced Earth are announcing more dates for what is shaping up to be a very busy summer. On top of performing at festivals across Europe, the band has just accepted to be special guest to Judas Priest in Holland, Germany and Switzerland. The updated schedule as follows:
MAY.02.2008 : Chicago Powerfest, Mokena, Illinois - USA
MAY.09.2008 : Centre De Foire, Quebec City - Canada
MAY.11.2008 : Rock Hard, Germany
JUN.21.2008 : Hellfest, France
JUN.22.2008 : IJsselhal, NL-Zwolle (with Judas Priest)
JUN 23.2008 : Philipshalle, DE-Düsseldorf (with Judas Priest)
JUN.24.2008 : Zenith, DE-München (with Judas Priest)
JUN.25.2008 : National Sportzentrum, CH-Huttwil (with Judas Priest)
The following statement was posted on ProgPower USA's website:
American power metal giants Iced Earth have been confirmed as the headliner for ProgPower USA IX, which returns to Atlanta's Center Stage on September 26 & 27.
Iced Earth founder, Jon Schaffer had the following to say regarding the festival:"Well, it's been a long time coming, but things have finally lined up right for us to be able to do Glenn's festival. It's truly an honor for Iced Earth to play the ProgPower USA festival. I flew down several years ago to check it out and it is definitely a top notch operation. It's really a model for the way festivals should be run, good people with integrity make all the difference in any organization, and Glenn and his crew are all that and more. This is something that we've wanted to do for a long time and it's finally going to work out perfectly for our plans in 2008.Part 2 of the "Something Wicked" epic will be out right around this time and it will be a killer celebration! This will be very cool, and a good time will be had by all!We look forward to seeing you there!" I am beyond excited to have America's premiere metal band on stage at America's premiere metal festival" said promoter Glenn Harveston. I may be the promoter, but I'm just as big a fanboy as everyone else in wanting to see them here in Atlanta. I want to personally thank Jon Schaffer for believing in me and the festival.