Former Iron Maiden Vocalist Paul Di'Anno to Play One Final Show Before Retiring

The ex-frontman of the rock band Iron Maiden is scheduled to perform one last show at a metal festival before he quit music due to numerous health issues.

AceShowbiz - Singer Paul Di'Anno will play one final gig at Bromsgrove, England's Beermageddon Metal Festival after being urged by doctors to quit performing.

The ex-Iron Maiden star has reported numerous health issues, notably having a "rugby-ball–size abscess" removed from his lungs in 2016 and later had knee-replacement surgery on both of his legs, after multiple motorcycle accidents, reported Blabbermouth.

He has since had to perform sitting down and, upon the advice of doctors, will perform a farewell gig at the music event this summer 2020.

"It's been a tough four years waiting to play again," he said in a statement. "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!"

For his final gig, Di'Anno will be supported by backing band Ides of March - named after the instrumental opening track on Iron Maiden's Killers record - which features former members of the group from its earliest days.

The lineup includes guitarists Terry Rance and Terry Wapram, and drummer Doug Sampson, with the star set to play several rarely performed tunes.

Di'Anno fronted Iron Maiden from 1977 to 1981 and sang on "The Soundhouse Tapes", their self-titled full-length debut, "Killers", and the EP "Maiden Japan".

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