Ex-Iron Maiden singer Paul Di’Anno has recruited guitarist Terry Wapram (ex-Iron Maiden), guitarist Terry Rance (ex-Iron Maiden), drummer Doug Sampson (ex-Iron Maiden), and bassist Speed Harris (Hi-on Maiden) to join him at his final show. The group, who will perform as Ides Of March, will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Iron Maiden’s debut album with a one-time-only set at the Beermageddon Festival in Bromsgrove, England on August 30.
Beermageddon organizers commented:
“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.”
“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!”
Beermageddon will be held on August 28-30 and it will also feature Wired THC, Infected Dead, Kull, Netherhall, Absolution, and more.