Fire up, Aussie Metalheads Iron Maiden are coming to Australia!
Back in 2015 vocalist Bruce Dickinson was diagnosed with cancer when doctors found a large tumor on the back on his tongue. Thankfully it was in early stages and it was successfully removed.
Dickinson tells Triple M:
“The worrying thing was the ‘alive’ thing. The voice thing was actually — I actually genuinely wasn’t bothered. I was just, like, ‘You know what? I’ll just settle for being alive and then we’ll see what comes out.’ But the guy who did the all the treatment for it was really cool. With all the radiation and stuff that I had, he said, ‘Look, I’m gonna actually miss your larynx,’ he said, ‘so that bit of it should be absolutely fine.’ And, actually, by the time they kind of cleaned out the pipes, ’cause I had a lump that was the size of a golf ball in the base of my tongue — well, that’s gone. I mean, no surgery or anything. And I thought when that went, suddenly all this air is getting to places that it used to get to when I was, like, 25. So I’m thinking, ‘Hey, wow! The high notes — oh my God! They’re back properly.'”
IRON MAIDEN TOUR DATES with special guest Killswitch Engage
Australia: Thursday 14 November at 12noon local time from www.ticketek.com.au
Check out their teaser clip of the tour