Rock legends Iron Maiden have hired a spectacular Indian palace for their first gig in the Asian nation. The metallers are turning to the Asian market - 30 years after they first started rocking - after their album A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH reached number two in the Indian charts. They will perform at the Bangalore Palace on 17 March (07). Frontman Bruce Dickinson says, "To say we're all really looking forward to going to Banglore is something of an understatement. "It's very special to us to be able to play to new fans in countries we've never been to before. We are crafting a special set to include both songs from A Matter Of Life and Death and a load of other favourites. Band manager ROD SMALLWOOD said: "Going right back to 1985 and tours behind the old Iron Curtain, particularly Poland, Maiden have always enjoyed blazing the trail taking metal to new fans all over the world."