October 28th, 2011
by EvilG


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.

 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 web site, as well as on all of its official social-media sites. The tour begins October 30th in Bochum, Germany.

A concert in Cyprus – a first for Iced Earth – was just announced. The date is December 15th, 2011. Here is the complete list of European tour dates:


ICED EARTH 2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour (Europe)


Date Country City Venue


30.10.2011 D Bochum Zeche


01.11.2011 NL Amsterdam Melkweg


02.11.2011 NL Uden De Pul


03.11.2011 B Antwerp Trix


04.11.2011 UK London O2 Islington Academy


05.11.2011 UK Birmingham O2 Academy


06.11.2011 UK Bristol O2 Academy


08.11.2011 F Paris Alhambra


09.11.2011 F Lyon Transbordeur


10.11.2011 E Barcelona Salamandra 1


11.11.2011 E Madrid Sala Heineken


12.11.2011 E Bilbao Rock Star Live


14.11.2011 I Milano Alcatraz


15.11.2011 I Rome Alpheus


18.11.2011 GR Athens Gagarin 205


19.11.2011 GR Athens Gagarin 205


20.11.2011 GR Thessaloniki Principal Club


21.11.2011 BL Sofia Yubileina Hall


22.11.2011 RM Bucarest The Silver Church


23.11.2011 SRB Belgrade SKC


24.11.2011 HN Budapest Club 202


25.11.2011 SK Bratislava Majestic Music Club


26.11.2011 PL Warsaw Stodola


27.11.2011 LT Vilnius Forum Palace


29.11.2011 RUS Moscow Milk


01.12.2011 FIN Helsinki Nosturi


03.12.2011 DK Copenhagen The Rock


04.12.2011 D Hamburg Markthalle



06.12.2011 D Herford X


07.12.2011 D Köln Essigfabrik


08.12.2011 D München Backstage Werk


09.12.2011 D Geiselwind Christmas Metal Festival


10.12.2011 CH Pratteln Z7


11.12.2011 D Ludwigsburg Rockfabrik


13.12.2011 TR 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 web site, but are very limited and available on a first-come/first-served basis.


Schaffer formed Iced Earth in Tampa, Florida, in 1984. Since then, he has released 10 studio albums, the newest being the highly-acclaimed Dystopia (October, 2011) – which debuted at #67 on the Billboard Top 200 chart – one live album, two compilations, three boxed sets, and several DVDs. Thanks to massive worldwide sales — and rabidly loyal fans – Iced Earth has earned a seat in the pantheon of America’s most successful heavy metal bands.


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