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Israeli metal mavens will get a chance to see Iron Maiden perform when they take the stage at Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv this spring.

By United with Israel Staff

The last time the legendary English heavy band metal Iron Maiden performed in Israel was in 1995.

The famous rockers are set to return on May 30, with their original singer Bruce Dickinson back in the saddle as the group’s frontman.

“The production in Tel Aviv is just like the rest of our productions to date and is based on our mobile game ‘The Legacy of the Beast World Tour’ which actually takes some of [band mascot] Eddie’s reincarnation into a number of Maiden’s worlds. The inspiration to create a stage show that takes our fans through different worlds and experiences tailored to the songs,” Dickinson said in a statement released by the band.

Bassist Steve Harris shared the same sentiment.

“We put a lot of thought into assembling the set-list for this tour, because the songs had to follow the narrative of the changing worlds on stage. We feel it created a strong, balanced mix of alternating songs that some didn’t play for many years alongside songs that we would like fans to hear,” he said.

According to Arutz Sheva, some religious Jews are petitioning the concert promoters to switch the date, because the performance is scheduled to start too close to the end of the Jewish Sabbath.

Since 2013, the iconic band’s future has remained a mystery due to Dickinson’s battle with throat cancer.

In an interview with NME, Dickinson said that he’ll continue with the band for as long as his health permits him to.

“I don’t have a time frame on it. For as long as my body is doing it and for as long as people are turning up, and for as long as I don’t have to look at an audience that are as old as me I’m a happy bunny,” he said.

Iron Maiden rose to prominence in the 1980s, releasing chart-topping albums such as Piece of Mind and Powerslave.

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