Bruce and co are just back from a groundbreaking show in India
Veteran heavy metallers Iron Maiden are to appear on Channel 4’s Live From Abbey Road series this Friday, March 30.
The last episode of the series will see Maiden play “Brighter Than A Thousand Suns” from their multi-platinum new album “A Matter Of Life And Death” alongside classic epic “Hallowed Be Thy Name.”
The last episode in the series of Live From Abbey Road will also see performances from world music legends the Gipsy Kings and pop-starlet Natasha Bedingfield.
Iron Maiden are just back from a short country-hopping tour, culminating in India with the country’s first ever heavy metal concert for 20,000 fans outside Bangalore Palace on April 17.
Their current album has returned to number 2 in the Indian album charts – the highest position ever achieved by a rock band.
Founder member Steve Harris said of the show: “It was quite emotional at times considering the places we played and the current and recent histories. Fans told us they thought they would never get to see us live and had waited so many years but now they could die happy! They travelled from so far away; one couple we met even drove a 100 hour round trip from Katmandu. Many did the notorious 24 hour rail journey form Bombay. I just hope we were worth it!!”
Maiden are scheduled to carry on with their worldwide tour and will play their only UK date as festival headliners at The Download Festival on Sunday June 10.