One time Iron Maiden front man back on stage in Dubai
Time Out Dubai staff
The Lowdown Event: Blaze Bayley When: Friday May 31 Where: The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower
Former Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley proved you don’t need pounding drums, booming bass – or even an electric guitar to get a crowd headbanging. Backed by just a classical guitar and violin, Bayley reworked heyday hits and solo material to stunning effect over a two-hour set. Returning to Dubai for the first time in nearly 30 years – on his last visit he played in the former Red Lion pub’s house band – and celebrating his 50th birthday on his way over, Bayley added to the celebratory mood by performing Maiden classic ‘Fear of the Dark’ backed by local rockers Echoes with Laughter.