IRON MAIDEN To Fly In Over 200 Friends, Relatives For Moscow Gig

According to RIA Novosti, British heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN, which is scheduled to perform a gig in Moscow August 19, will fly in over 200 friends and relatives with them to the Russian capital, concert organizers said Tuesday.

"Two days before the concert, August 17, one of the capital's airports will receive a charter plane, piloted by IRON MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, that will have about 220 people on board," a spokeswoman for the Tatyana Dalskaya concert agency said.

IRON MAIDEN will play in Moscow as part of the final stage of their world tour Somewhere Back In Time that started February 1. The concert will be the band's first and only gig in Russia for 15 years.

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