The rock veterans unveiled their tour on Monday (14Sep15), and it will begin in the U.S. in February (16) and work its way through Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Japan and South Africa, before hitting Europe.

The trek also features shows in Australia and New Zealand, and the band will play their first ever shows in China in May (16), following frontman Bruce Dickinson's successful treatment for throat cancer.

He says in a statement on the band's website, "We cannot wait to get back out on tour. When we start in the USA in late February it will be 19 months since our last show at Sonisphere in the U.K. so we are raring to go."