Iron Maiden to perform in Mumbai on Feb 1

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Mumbai, Jan 19 (UNI) UK-based heavy metal band Iron Maiden will perform here on February 1, as part of its epic world tour entitled ''Somewhere Back In Time Tour''.

The MMRDA Grounds at Bandra-Kurla complex is the band's first stop in India, with its vocalist Bruce Dickenson flying their specially designed chartered flight right through this tour. He is a certified airplane pilot.

Iron Maiden will revisit their history as the tour harks back to their glory years of the 80s and will focus almost exclusively on the four albums that the band released from 1983 to 1988 namely, 'Piece Of Mind', 'Powerslave', 'Somewhere In Time' and 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son'.

During the tour, Iron Maiden is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles.

In an historic first, the band's 60 strong crew and support staff and over 12 tons of equipment will be travelling the world en masse for the first leg of the tour in a specially commissioned and converted Astraeus Boeing 757 festooned with Maiden and Eddie designs.

Pepsi Executive Vice-President (Marketing) Sandeep Arora said ''Pepsi and rock music go back a long way together. 'Roger Waters', 'Deep Purple', 'The Rolling Stones' and the last time Iron Maiden was in India - Pepsi had played a huge role in the Indian rock fans life. Bringing some of the world's biggest rockers to the country and helping nurture talent with programmes like 'Campus Rock Idols'. Now, Pepsi is bringing the band back for a second time and putting India on the world music map.'' Tickets of the show are priced at Rs 1,650 and Rs 1,000. They are available on www.ticketpro.in and at all Planet M and Baskin Robbins outlets in Mumbai and at select outlets in other cities.

They are also available at Movie Empire on Carter Road in suburban Bandra.

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