Former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley has revealed that he will perform the band’s classic song “Run To The Hills” live for the first time on the upcoming “Trinity” tour.
Asked why he never performed “Run To The Hills” live with MAIDEN during his time with the band, Blaze told Jimmy Kay of Canada’s The Metal Voice: “Well, I thought… What I thought was this really is Bruce‘s hallmark song, so on the first tour, I didn’t think it would be a good idea — on the first tour — for me to do that song. [It had] nothing to do with the register [in which the original song was sung] or anything; just because people would have a direct comparison and go, ‘That’s Bruce‘s song and Blaze shouldn’t be singing it.’ So that’s what I thought on the first tour. But then on the second tour, it just never came up. And I really like that song. I sang it a couple of times and I really enjoyed doing it, and it feels like a lost opportunity to me. So on the ‘Trinity’ tour, what I’ll be doing is I’ll be doing my own version of ‘Run To The Hills’, so I’m really excited about that and really, really looking forward to it. And it’ll be the first time I’ve done it on a tour. I’ve sung it one or two times — literally just once or twice — before in public, but I’m really looking forward to doing it on the ‘Trinity’ tour every night. It was one of my favorite MAIDEN songs — one of the songs that got me into MAIDEN in those early years.”