IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has become engaged to his girlfriend, French fitness instructor Leana Dolci
The 64-year-old vocalist revealed the news while speaking to Bosnia And Herzegovina’s N1 TV channel while promoting his March 22 performance of Jon Lord‘s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” at Sports Hall Mirza Delibasic in Sarajevo.
When Dickinson was told that Sarajevo is his “home,” referring to when Bruce was invited to play a concert in war-torn Sarajevo with his solo band back in 1994, Bruce replied: “My fiancée is coming. She’s never been here. She’s French. And I was coming in. I was hoping I was gonna be able to say, ‘Okay, so here’s [the Sarajevo street formerly named] Proleterskih Brigada,’ and blah blah blah. But no, we came here a different way and everything. But 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’s second wife, Patrice “Paddy” Bowden was found dead in May 2020 at home in Chiswick, West London. She had apparently suffered a “tragic accident” and was pronounced dead on arrival.
Bruce Dickinson married Paddy in 1990 and the two share three children together: Austin, Griffin, and Kia.
At the time of Paddy’s death, Bruce said in a statement: “This is a terrible tragedy which appears to be a tragic accident.
“Our children Austin, Griffin and Kia and I are devastated. Out of respect for Paddy we won’t be making any further comment at this hugely difficult and painful time for our family.”
It is believed that Dickinson and Paddy had split back in 2018, although their breakup wasn’t made public until November of the following year.
It’s been officially announced that IRON MAIDEN, along with AC/DC, METALLICA, GUNS N’ ROSES, OZZY OSBOURNE and TOOL will headline this year’s Power Trip festival in Indio, California in October.