Legendary ex-vocalists of Iron Maiden, Paul Dianno and Blaze Bayley, performing together in Australia and New Zealand

November 12th, 2012
by EvilG

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Hardline Media proudly presents Paul Dianno and Blaze Bayley – former vocalists of Iron Maiden – performing together for the first time ever in Australia and New Zealand. In a world exclusive, for their co-headlining sets both singers will be belting out only Iron Maiden songs – classic tracks from their respective albums with one of the biggest heavy metal bands in the world. This promises to be a must-see event for any fan of Iron Maiden and heavy metal!

The tour will also mark Blaze Bayley’s first time Down Under, taking himself and Di’Anno all across Australia (including regional NSW dates) and New Zealand in late November/early December. While Di’Anno has successfully toured Australasian shores previously, it will be his first performing solely Iron Maiden songs.

Both artists have released a wealth of their own successful solo material, but as a special treat for ‘Maiden’ fans, to make this tour special they have agreed to only perform Iron Maiden tracks. This means that punters can expect to hear Di’Anno-era classics such as ‘Phantom Of The Opera’, ‘Wrathchild’, ‘Running Free’, ‘Sanctuary’, and ‘Killers’, along with classic Blaze-era cuts such as ‘Sign Of The Cross’, ‘Futureal’, ‘Lord Of The Flies’, ‘Man On The Edge’, and many more. The majority of these songs are hardly ever played live anymore by Iron Maiden, so fans will have the rare opportunity to hear them performed by the legendary vocalists who first recorded them.

This will be a dual headlining tour – whoever goes on last each night will be determined by the toss of a coin before the show. Fans are encouraged to get there early so as not to miss a minute of this special event.

Iron Maiden are one of the biggest names in heavy metal and the music industry as a whole. As leaders of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement in the early eighties, they would go on to become one of the biggest and most successful heavy metal bands of all time, influencing countless acts that followed and selling over 100 million records worldwide. As the original singer of Iron Maiden, Paul Di’Anno’s unique and aggressive vocals featured on their first two ground-breaking albums – the self-titled debut (1980) and its follow-up ‘Killers’ (1981). Both releases are widely regarded as classics and have sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. When Di’Anno’s successor Bruce Dickinson left Iron Maiden in the early nineties, Wolfsbane vocalist Blaze Bayley was selected to front the band out of hundreds who auditioned. Blaze would record two albums with Iron Maiden – 1995’s ‘The X Factor’ and 1998’s ‘Virtual XI’ – helping to ensure Iron Maiden’s prominence during the nineties when heavy metal was at a low point.

Two legendary vocalists together in Australia and New Zealand for the first time performing NOTHING but Iron Maiden (with likely a few surprises – such as sharing songs – thrown in as well). This is a must-see event for all heavy metal and hard rock fans.

* Special, extremely limited VIP tickets are available. These will gain you entry to the show, a VIP laminate, a few goodies, as well as the once in a lifetime chance of meeting both Paul Di’anno and Blaze Bayley before the show – get photos, get stuff signed, have a chat!

See you there.

Tickets available through www.hardlinemedia.net

Paul Di’Anno and Blaze Bayley Australian/NZ Tour:

Thur 22 Nov – MELBOURNE – The Hi Fi
www.moshtix.com.au
Supports: Nothing Sacred + Hazmat

Fri 23 Nov – HOBART – The Brisbane
www.oztix.com.au
Supports: Hazmat + SmokeStack

Sat 24 Nov – PERTH – The Civic
www.moshtix.com.au
Supports: Psychonaut + Silent Knight

Sun 25 Nov – ADELAIDE – Fowlers – ALL AGES
www.moshtix.com.au www.venuetix.com.au
Supports: Octanic + Matterhorn

Mon 26 Nov – BRISBANE – The Hi Fi
www.moshtix.com.au
Supports: Inhailed + Hazmat

Thur 29 Nov – NEWCASTLE – Cambridge
www.bigtix.com.au
Supports: Hazmat + Atomesquad

Fri 30 Nov – SYDNEY – Manning Bar
www.oztix.com.au
Supports: Stand Alone (ex Rose Tattoo) + Hazmat

Sat 1 Dec – CANBERRA – The Basement
www.moshtix.com.au
Supports: Hazmat + Deprivation

Sun 2 Dec – WOLLONGONG – Waves
www.moshtix.com.au
Supports: Hazmat + Dragonsclaw

Fri 7 Dec – WELLINGTON – Bodegas
www.undertheradar.co.nz
Supports: Hazmat + Bulletbelt

Sat 8 Dec – AUCKLAND – Kings Arms
www.undertheradar.co.nz
Supports: World War Four + Hazmat

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