PAUL DI'ANNO Announces Last Ever Live Performance At Beermageddon Festival 2020 With IDES OF MARCH Featuring Former IRON MAIDEN Members
January 16, 2020, 12 days ago
The organizers of the Beermageddon Festival 2020, taking place in Bromsgrove, England have announced Ides Of March - featuring former Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di'Anno backed by other former Maiden members - as the Sunday headliner on August 30th. This will be Di'Anno's last live performance.
Check out the official press release below:
Fronted by Paul Di'Anno and including four former Iron Maiden members, we will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of Iron Maiden's debut album in a headline Beermageddon set from Ides Of March. The lineup has been specially formed for this totally unique occasion and this will be a one-off and never-to-be-repeated performance..
The band lineup consists of Paul Di'Anno - Vocals (ex-Iron Maiden), Terry Wapram - Guitar (ex-Iron Maiden), Terry Rance - Guitar (ex-Iron Maiden), Doug Sampson - Drums (ex-Iron Maiden), Speed Harris - Bass (Hi-On Maiden).
This will be vocalist Paul Di'Anno's final ever live performance. After experiencing serious health difficulties in recent months, Paul has now taken the advice of his doctors and will retire from the live stage in 2020 after the Ides Of March performance at Beermageddon. It is going to take one mighty effort for Paul to pull off this performance but he is determined to go out in style and give his fans one memorable final thank you and goodbye.
Paul said: "It's been a tough four years waiting to play again. I hope to be standing for this show and I'm really looking forward to it. Standing up would be great - if not, Hell on wheels coming to ya!"
The Ides Of March setlist for Beermageddon will include plenty of surprises with some songs being played live for the first time in literally decades. Stand by for further announcements during the run-up to August.
Guitarist Terry Wapram said: "Really looking forward to working with these guys. Our paths have crossed many times but we never played together. Should be a killer line-up and a very special night."
A forthcoming biographical documentary movie on Paul's life is currently in the making and the producers will be filming the Beermageddon performance on 30th August. The movie is being created and directed by Wes Orshoski, the creator of Lemmy - The Movie and more details about the movie will be released during 2020.
Jim Beerman, festival organiser added "Beermageddon has always been about creating magical moments, and as an old school metal head I can think of nothing better than closing this years festival with Ides of March, musicians who have played such a pivotal role in the history of metal, playing songs, from aruguably one of the greatest debut albums ever released, plus so much more, it doesn't get any more magical than that."