Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Announces January 2023 European Spoken-Word Tour

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has announced a European spoken-word tour. Here’s the dates:

01/12 Oslo, Norway – Sentrum Scene
01/13 Bergen, Norway – Forum Scene
01/16 Wien, Austria – Gasometer
01/17 Stockholm, Sweden – Lilla Cirkus
01/19 Helsinki, Finland – Kulttuuritalo
01/20 Malmö, Sweden – Slagthuset
01/22 Tilburg, Netherlands – Poppodium 013
01/24 Cologne, Germany – Theatre Am Tanzbrunnen
01/25 Bremen, Germany – Musical Theater Bremen
01/27 Leipzig, Germany – Haus Auensee

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson To Perform Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” During Brazilian Shows

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson will be performing Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” with a symphony orchestra during some Brazilian shows next year. The collective will be conducted by Paul Mann and it will feature over 80 instrumentalists including members of Orquestra Sinfônica do Estado de São Paulo and more. Guitarist Kaitner Z Doka (Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Don Airey), drummer Bernhard Welz (Jon Lord, Don Airey), keyboardist John O’Hara (Jethro Tull), bassist Tanya O’Callaghan (Whitesnake), and percussionist Mario Argandona (Scorpions) will take part as well. Here’s the dates:

04/15 São Paulo, Brazil – Vibra São Paulo
04/19 Curitiba, Brazil – Teatro Positivo
04/21 Rio De Janeiro, Brazil – Vivo Rio
04/25 Porto Alegre, Brazil – Auditório Araújo Vianna

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Blasts Fan For Lighting Flare During Athens, Greece Concert

During Iron Maiden’s July 16 show at Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece, Bruce Dickinson called out a fan for lighting a flare in the audience while the band were performing “The Number Of The Beast.“ The frontman said the following:

“The cunt with the fucking flare, I’ve gotta sing up here. You fucking cocksucker. You Greek cunt. All right. I’ve gotta fucking sing. All right. Fuck you.”

According to Blabbermouth, Dickinson then “briefly left the stage in hopes that the smoke would clear up” and when he returned to continue the track “he was notably off time and not in sync with the rest of the group.”

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Says He Would Like To Choose His Replacement If He Couldn’t Sing Anymore

During an interview with Daily Star, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson said he would want the band to continue without him if he was unable to sing anymore. In that event, he would even go as far as choosing his own successor.

Dickinson said the following:

”If tomorrow I don’t feel able to sing more than four songs a night, I’d like the guys to continue and I should be able to choose my replacement. I would stick my head in from time to time and the other singer would do the rest.”

He continued:

“When you look at Keith Richards, who suffers from arthritis, he’s not on top form every night but he’s supported by other guitarists. It’s The Rolling Stones. I don’t think it upsets anyone. In any case, everything I’ve said isn’t going to happen.”

He also added the following when asked about a possible hologram concert:

“That’s hell on earth. I really don’t understand the point of it.”

[via NME]

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Has “Between 50 And 70 Percent” Of His New Solo Album Written

During a recent interview with Consequence, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson offered an update on his upcoming solo album. According to him, the effort is “between 50 and 70 percent” written.

Dickinson said the following:

“I’ve been working on it, on and off, since [2005’s] ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. But between lockdowns and albums and Maiden tours and everything else, I’m looking for a clear space to actually nail and say, ‘Okay, this is what it’s gonna be,’ and get [longtime collaborator] Roy [‘Z’ Ramirez] to put some backing tracks down. And then we can do it. So we’re at the point now where we’ve already got — I don’t know — anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of the material for the album, depend[ing] on what we pick, from things we’ve already got. And I think we’d like to tweak it a little bit. So I’ve got some time. When I finish this [U.S. spoken-word tour] in March, I’ve got three weeks in L.A. And so I’m gonna be tweaking a few things with Roy. And we’ll see where we get to. And if we get to the point where we can start putting backing tracks down, then I’ll be off touring with MAIDEN and he can be chipping away doing the backing tracks. And the technology exists now, of course, which didn’t exist back in the day, to just get on a Zoom call with him and take a listen. We were already going that way on ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. He actually sent me a CD of the backing tracks — just rough; no guitar solos; just rough — and I put a set of headphones on. I was in Japan on tour at the time, and I just walked the streets of Tokyo at, like, nine in the morning with a notepad, mentally writing words and melodies, and then just flew back to L.A. and did the vocals. And that worked out great; ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ is a great album.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson To Resume Work On New Solo Album This Spring

During a recent interview with Loudwire, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson offered an update on his upcoming solo album. The singer says he will resume work on the effort this spring.

Dickinson said the following:

“I am obviously coming over to [America to] do the one-man [spoken-word] show [beginning in late January].

When I get to the end of the one-man show thing at the end of March, then the idea is I’ve got about three weeks cooling my heels somewhere. I’ll lie down in a darkened room for a couple of days and recover from the tour and then put my singing head on and go and have a chat with [longtime collaborator] Roy [‘Z’ Ramirez].

‘Cause we’ve already got a bunch of material, but we need to organize it a little bit. We have demos and everything, but we need to organize it a bit more properly and be a bit more serious about it — maybe write a few more tunes. And then basically leave it down to Roy. [Once] we’ve got what we wanna do, he can go off and start doing backing tracks and things like that.

Obviously, I’m gonna be going out on tour with Maiden [later in the year], but we made ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ that way. ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ was done not exactly remotely — well, kind of remotely in that I wasn’t physically present when some of the backing tracks were done but he sent me the backtracks and I listened to them and went, ‘These are cool.’ And some of them I wrote the words to the backtracks, and the tunes and everything. And some of them we had already done. So mixing and matching like that sometimes gets great results.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Announces North American Spoken Word Tour

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has announced a North American spoken word tour. The trek is scheduled to take place in early 2022.

Tour Dates:

01/17 Ft Lauderdale, FL – Parker Playhouse
01/18 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
01/20 Tampa, FL – Theatre
01/21 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
01/23 Atlanta, GA – Tabernacle
01/24 Raleigh, NC – Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center
01/26 Nashville, TN – Polk Theater
01/27 Columbus, OH – Jo Ann Davidson Theatre
01/29 Pittsburgh, PA – Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
01/30 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
02/01 Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY – Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
02/02 Albany, NY – The Egg
02/04 New York City, NY – The Town Hall
02/05 Boston, MA – Schubert Theatre at the Boch Center
02/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
02/08 Washington, DC – Warner Theatre
02/10 Cleveland, OH – MGM Northfield Park
02/11 Chicago, IL – Vic Theatre
02/13 Minneapolis, MN – Pantages Theatre
02/14 Milwaukee-Racine, WI – Pabst Theater
02/16 Des Moines, IA – Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre
02/17 Oklahoma City, OK – Rose State College Hudiberg Chevrolet Center
02/19 Kansas City, KS – Uptown Theater
02/20 Denver, CO – Paramount Theatre
02/22 Dallas, TX – Majestic Theatre
02/23 Houston, TX – Stafford Centre
02/24 Austin, TX – Paramount Theatre
02/26 Phoenix, AZ – Mesa Arts Center
02/28 San Diego, CA – Balboa Theatre
03/01 Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre
03/03 San Francisco, CA – Palace of Fine Arts
03/04 Portland, OR – Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
03/06 Seattle, WA – The Moore Theatre
03/12 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues
03/14 New Westminster, BC – Massey Theatre
03/16 Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre
03/18 Edmonton, AB – Winspear Centre
03/20 Winnipeg, MB – Burton Cummings Theatre
03/21 Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
03/23 Montreal, QC – MTELUS
03/26 Ottawa, ON – Algonquin Commons Theatre
03/27 Quebec City, QC – Palais Montcalm
03/29 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Concert Hall
03/30 Kitchener, ON – Centre in the Square

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson To Launch “Psycho Schizo Espresso” Podcast

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist Dr. Kevin Dutton will be launching a new podcast, called “Psycho Schizo Espresso,” on October 31. After that date, new episodes will air every other Tuesday.

The following was said about the podcast:

“If psychology was a country, then it would be the world’s top tourist destination bar none. It’s an enchanted territory with something for everyone: from aliens to drug lords, from serial killers to conspiracy theories. Join intellectual explorers Bruce Dickinson and Dr. Kevin Dutton for an Indiana Jones style adventure through some of its most far-flung corners as they delve into the psyches of rock icons, sporting superstars, and special forces soldiers and get the latest tips and insights from some of the most respected thought leaders and brain scientists on the planet. If you’ve ever wondered whether psychopaths like Hannibal Lecter and Patrick Bateman really exist outside the imaginations of Hollywood screenwriters and film directors, why ghosts only seem to appear at night, and about the true meaning of the Book of Revelation’s most enduring and enigmatic mystery — 666, the number of the beast — then welcome aboard Flight Psycho Schizo Espresso and observe the ‘fasten seatbelt’ sign!”

Dutton added:

“Not long after meeting Bruce, it became instantly clear to me that we shared a number of wide-reaching interests and that we should channel that into a podcast. ‘Psycho Schizo Espresso’ is certainly a journey of exploration for the both of us, and we are sure our listeners are going to learn a lot from our guests. Whether from the music industry, academia or elsewhere — you may, for instance, share our interest in psychopaths, both good and bad — this is certainly a podcast that we feel everyone will enjoy and should go and subscribe to straight away.”

The first episode will be part one of a discussion with New Testament scholar Professor Steven J. Friesen from the University of Texas. That chat will be “exploring the devil’s role in heavy metal and decoding one of the Bible’s most impenetrable secrets — the hidden meaning behind 666, “The Number Of The Beast” — a number that’s certainly featured prominently in Bruce’s career.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Announces More UK Spoken Word Shows

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson has announced two more spoken word UK shows. Here’s his updated schedule:

10/16 London, UK – O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire
10/17 Birmingham, UK – The Alexandra
12/09 Liverpool, UK – Philharmonic Hall
12/10 Edinburgh, UK – Usher Hall

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Says His Next Solo Album Has Been “A Work In Progress” For “Three Or Four Years”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion,” Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson confirmed that he is working on a new solo album. He said the following about that:

“Not only would I like to. I’ve got a work in progress right now that’s been kind of on and off, on the backburner, for, well, three or four years now. And basically, since the pandemic happened, I may have had loads of time, but I can’t go to America to do it — to finish up the writing for it, start the recording process and all that stuff. So I’m just waiting for Uncle Joe to let me into America.”

[via Blabbermouth]