The third leg of the largest tour in Iced Earth history is revealed today with the announcement of dates for five South American countries.

"We are really excited to go back to South America on our World Dystopia Tour,” said Jon Schaffer. “We cannot wait to kick some serious ass with some of the world's greatest fans!"

Support acts will be announced at a later date.

2011-2012 World Dystopia Tour, South America

March 20, 2012                        MEX - Mexico City -- Gran Forum

March 22, 2012                        VEN - Caracas -- Anfiteatro El Hatillo

March 24, 2012                        BRA - Sao Paulo -- Espaco Lux

March 25, 2012                        BRA - Curitiba -- Master Hall

March 27, 2012                        BRA - Porto Alegre -- Opiniao

March 28, 2012                        ARG - Buenos Aires -- El Teatro Flores

March 30, 2012                        CHI - Santiago de Chile -- Teatro Teleton

Dystopia – Iced Earth’s 10th studio album – was released in October to instant worldwide critical and fan acclaim. It debuted at #67 on theBillboard Top 200 chart – the highest first-week chart debut of any previous Iced Earth album.

The band is currently in Europe through December 15th on the first leg of the tour. After a brief rest and time with family and friends during the holidays, Iced Earth teams up with prog-metal legends Symphony X for a co-headline tour of North America (support provided by Warbringer) that begins January 31st. Symphony X leaves the tour on March 11th.  Iced Earth continues for another five dates with Warbringer, March 13th – 17th.

A complete list of tour dates can be found here.

VIP ticket packages are available now for all dates, except for South America. VIP tickets for the South American leg of the tour will be available soon. All VIP tickets are very limited, available on a first-come/first-served basis, and apply to meet and greets with Iced Earth only.