An Evening With Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson
by Geoff Ford
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson has announced a very special spoken word tour An Evening With Bruce Dickinson in August.
Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona in Iron Maiden, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence, too, and is considered one of the world’s most storied musicians. After growing up in Sheffield, Bruce’s accomplishments include pilot and airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist and Sunday Times best-selling author, radio presenter, TV actor, sports commentator and international fencer… to name but a few.
So, there’s plenty to be entertained by, throughout the evening’s cornucopia of fascinating tales and derring-do exploits, all delivered by Bruce with characteristically infectious enthusiasm and wry wit.
Split into two parts, the show begins with 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. This will be peppered with plenty of Maiden anecdotes, and a myriad of other experiences encompassing not just the giddy heights but also the extreme lows. Bruce’s stories will be punctuated with photographs, videos and, sometimes, the occasional song a cappella to illustrate a point.
The final section of the evening is devoted entirely to a Question & Answer session, with the opportunity to pose questions on any subject whatsoever. Bruce’s answers will all be completely improvised, so the more left-field and quirky the question, the more interesting and compelling the response is likely to be!
This promises to be a unique opportunity to spend an up-close and personal evening with one of the world’s leading rock icons in an intimate environment, including Salford’s The Lowry and St George’s Hall, Bradford. Tickets go on general sale at 10am, Thursday April 29 via ticketmaster.co.uk
An Evening With Bruce Dickinson 2021 tour dates:
Sunday 1 August: Brighton Theatre Royal
Wednesday 4 August: Salford The Lowry
Thursday 5 August: Bradford St George’s Hall
Sunday 8 August: Nottingham Theatre Royal
Monday 9 August: Birmingham The Alexandra
Tuesday 10 August: London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire