The concert will be on Monday April 2, 2012 at the London Palladium. He will be singing while fellow heavy rock legend, Ian Paice of Deep Purple plays drums alongside the full Buddy Rich Orchestra.
Dickinson has become one of the most acclaimed heavy metal vocalists, regularly appearing at the top of lists of the greatest singers/front men of all time. Deep Purple's In Rock was the first album he ever bought, so hearing him sing with the drumming legend of the very band that influenced his unique style will be a treat indeed.
Bruce joins singer extraordinaire, Tony Christie, and other drummers Dave Weckl, Gregg Bissonette, John Blackwell and Gregg Potter from the USA with Ginger Baker, Gavin Harrison, Clem Cattini and Elliott Henshaw from the UK. The show will be hosted by Buddy's daughter, Cathy Rich, and comedian John Thomson of The Fast Show and Cold Feet fame. The annual memorial concert is taking place for the first time in the UK celebrating the music of the late great Buddy Rich. Previous sellout shows have taken place in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Boston.