BRUCE Dickinson, the lead singer of Iron Maiden and one of the most recognisable figures in heavy metal, will come to St George’s Hall this summer.

The air raid siren voiced frontman will bring his spoken word solo tour to the music venue, where the band has previously performed in their four decade plus career.

The “evening with...” style show will take place on August 5, and will be the only Yorkshire stop on the tour.

Dickinson, who has also been a commercial airline pilot, will discuss his time fronting the band, as well as his recent battle with cancer.

There will also be a question and answer session of the show.

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The event will see “Bruce taking a humorous and often satirical look at the world from his own very personal perspective, treating the audience to private insights into his drive and ambition, peppered with plenty of Maiden anecdotes, and a myriad of other experiences encompassing not just the giddy heights but also the extreme lows, as told first-hand in his inimitable anarchic style, punctuated with photographs, videos and sometimes even erupting into song a capella, to illustrate a point."

Dickinson became lead singer of Iron Maiden in time for the classic Number of The Beast album - considered one of heavy metal's finest achievements and featuring hits like Run To The Hills and Hallowed Be Thy Name.

The band continue to play sold out tours in stadiums and arenas across the world.

Tickets will go on sale on Thursday at 10am on