Miami's Black Tide Joins Iron Maiden for Florida Leg of Final Frontier World Tour

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Can you imagine roadtripping through the hot gothic guts of Florida with a bunch of crazy old limey metalheads and one skinny zombie named Eddie the Head?

Well, the members of Miami metal crew Black Tide are doing more than just dreaming about a lost weekend among hard rock royalty and the undead. Two months and seven days from now, they're gonna be living the terrifyingly real thing when they join Iron Maiden for the Florida leg of its Final Frontier World Tour.

The local foursome's 48-hour nightmare will kick off at the BankAtlantic Center on Saturday, April 16, and come to an undoubtedly brutal, bloody end at Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum on Sunday, April 17.

In a way, this two-day spree will serve as a sort of shredding, shrieking live glimpse at Black Tide's newest slab. After spending the entire summer holed up in the studio, channeling dark vibes, and pounding out the follow-up to its 2008 debut Light From Above, the band's prepping its latest creation for a Spring 2011 street date on Interscope Records

So snag some tix and let the evil spirits invade your skull 'cause Eddie can't wait for you to join the nightmare.

Black Tide, opening for Iron Maiden. Saturday, April 16. BankAtlantic Center, One Panther Pkwy., Sunrise. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $37.50 to $64.50 via ticketmaster.com. Call 954-835-7825 or visit bankatlanticcenter.com.

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