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28 October 2011
Iced Earth: announce first-week chart positions, first music video from new album “Dystopia” online!
Iced Earth:  announce first-week chart positions, first music video from new album “Dystopia” online!
ICED EARTH are proud to announce the first-week chart positions for “Dystopia” – their highly acclaimed new album – which includes the band’s highest-ever debut on the U.S. Billboard Top 200 chart:

United States – 67
Germany - 23
Austria - 51
Switzerland - 53
UK (Rock Chart) - 18
Holland - 85
Belgium - 96

“I’m pleased with how well ‘Dystopia’ has been received by fans and critics alike,” said ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer. “We knew it was a special album while we were making it. But it’s always gratifying to know that others also appreciate the time and effort we put into it. We owe our fans a big Thank You for helping the album chart so highly around the world.”

To celebrate Dystopia’s runaway success, the band chose today to debut the first music video from the album. “Dystopia,” the title track, can be viewed here: http://www.eventim.de/tickets.html?affiliate=EVE&doc=campaign&campaign=iced-earth

The release of “Dystopia” will be followed by the most extensive world tour Iced Earth has ever undertaken. The European leg of the 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour has been posted on ICED EARTH’s official website, as well as on all of its official social-media sites. The tour begins October 30th in Bochum, Germany.

ICED EARTH Dystopia Tour 2011
30.10.2011 GER Bochum Zeche
01.11.2011 NED Amsterdam Melkweg
02.11.2011 NED Uden De Pul
03.11.2011 BEL Antwerp Trix
04.11.2011 GBR London O2 Islington Academy
05.11.2011 GBR Birmingham O2 Academy
06.11.2011 GBR Bristol O2 Academy
08.11.2011 FRA Paris Alhambra
09.11.2011 FRA Lyon Transbordeur
10.11.2011 ESP Barcelona Salamandra 1
11.11.2011 ESP Madrid Sala Heineken
12.11.2011 ESP Bilbao Rock Star Live
14.11.2011 ITA Milano Alcatraz
15.11.2011 ITA Rome Alpheus
18.11.2011 GRE Athens Gagarin 205
19.11.2011 GRE Athens Gagarin 205
20.11.2011 GRE Thessaloniki Principal Club
21.11.2011 BUL Sofia Yubileina Hall
22.11.2011 ROM Bucarest The Silver Church
23.11.2011 SER Belgrade SKC
24.11.2011 HUN Budapest Club 202
25.11.2011 SVK Bratislava Majestic Music Club
26.11.2011 POL Warsaw Stodola
27.11.2011 LTU Vilnius Forum Palace
29.11.2011 RUS Moscow Tochka Club
01.12.2011 FIN Helsinki Nosturi
03.12.2011 DEN Copenhagen The Rock
04.12.2011 GER Hamburg Markthalle
06.12.2011 GER Herford X
07.12.2011 GER Köln Essigfabrik
08.12.2011 GER München Backstage Werk
09.12.2011 GER Geiselwind Christmas Metal Festival
10.12.2011 SWI Pratteln Z7
11.12.2011 GER Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik
13.12.2011 TUR Istanbul Refresh The Venue
15.12.2011 CYP Nicosia Pavilion

Fury UK and White Wizzard join ICED EARTH on all European tour dates, except for Russia, Turkey, and Cyprus. VIP ticket packages are available NOW from the Official ICED EARTH website, but are very limited and available on a first-come/first-served basis.