Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson reveals engagement to Leana Dolci

A picture of Bruce Dickinson in Sarajevo
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Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson revealed in a TV interview that he is engaged to his partner Leana Dolci.

Speaking to a reporter from the N1 channel while on a trip to Sarajevo in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Dickinson referred to Dolci as his "fiancée".

If he does tie the knot with the French fitness instructor, journalist and fashion blogger, it will be his third marriage.

Dickinson, 64, was in Sarajevo to promote his performance of Jon Lord's Concerto For Group And Orchestra last month.

He said: "My fiancée is coming. She's never been here. She's French. I'm hoping she's gonna get some time to see the city. And not just the bad bits — to see the wonderful bits of Sarajevo."

Dickinson famously performed with his band Skunkworks in war-torn Sarajevo in 1994 in the middle of the siege of the city – a battle which lasted three and half years and claimed the lives of more than 13,000 people.

In 2019, he was made an honorary citizen of the city.

Maiden are among the acts confirmed for the first ever Power Trip Festival taking place from Friday October 6 to Sunday October 8 at the Empire Polo Club In Indio, California, this year.

They'll be joined on the bill by Guns N' RosesAC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica and Tool.

Iron Maiden Future Past tour 2023 dates

May 28: Ljubljana Arena Stozice, Solvenia
May 30: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
May 31: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Jun 03: Tampere Nokia Arena, Finland
Jun 04: Tampere Nokia Arena, Finland
Jun 07: Bergen Koengen, Norway
Jun 09: Solvesborg Sweden Rock Festival, Sweden
Jun 11: Leipzig Quarterback Immobilien Arena, Germany
Jun 13: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Jun 14: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Jun 17: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jun 19: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Jun 21: Hannover Zag Arena, Germany
Jun 24: Dublin 3 Arena, Ireland
Jun 26: Glasgow OVO Hydro, UK
Jun 28: Leeds, First Direct Arena, UK
Jun 30: Manchester AO Arena, UK
Jul 03: Nottingham Motorpoint Arena, UK
Jul 04: Birmingham Utilita Arena, UK
Jul 07: London O2 Arena, UK
Jul 08: London O2 Arena, UK
Jul 11: Amsterdam Ziggo Dome, Holland
Jul 13: Antwerp Sportpaleis, Belgium
Jul 15: Milan, The Return of The Gods Festival, Italy
Jul 18: Palau Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain
Jul 20: Estadio Enrique Roca, Murcia, Spain
Jul 22: Bizkaia Arena Bec! Bilbao, Spain
Jul 25 Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
Jul 26 Dortmund Westfalenhalle, Germany
Jul 29: Frankfurt,Festhalle, Germany
Jul 31: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Aug 01: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Aug 02: Wacken Open Air, Germany

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