IDES OF MARCH, fronted by Paul Di’Anno and including four former IRON MAIDEN members, will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of IRON MAIDEN‘s debut album in a headline Beermageddon festival performance in Bromsgrove, England on Sunday, August 30.
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 (ex-IRON MAIDEN) – Vocals
Terry Wapram (ex-IRON MAIDEN) – Guitar
Terry Rance (ex-IRON MAIDEN) – Guitar
Doug Sampson (ex-IRON MAIDEN) – Drums
Speed Harris (HI-ON MAIDEN) – Bass
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,” Paul comments. “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. 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.