Bruce Dickinson’s spoken word tour comes to the US

Posted by on November 2, 2021


Iron Maiden’s frontman-iac Bruce Dickinson has decided to bring his spoken word tour here to the United States for a two month run. Spanning January through March, the vocalist, aviator, writer, fencer, actor, will cross North America and Canada to share stories of his life with his fans.

“Split into two parts, the first section of the show sees 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, peppered with plenty of Maiden anecdotes, and a myriad of other experiences encompassing not just the giddy heights but also the extreme lows, told first-hand in his inimitable anarchic style, punctuated with photographs and sometimes even erupting into song a-capella, to illustrate a point,” an official announcement reads.

“The final section of the evening is devoted entirely to a Q&A session, with the opportunity to pose questions on any subject whatsoever. As Bruce’s answers will all be completely improvised – the more left-field and quirky the question, the more interesting and compelling the response is likely to be!”

Finding tremendous success with his spoken word tour in the UK Dickinson had this to say about it,

“It’s hopefully reasonably amusing. It’s a look at how a spotty kid from the middle of nowhere ended up being the singer in IRON MAIDEN wearing crazy trousers, and all points in between. And it covers the cancer thing. It covers a lot of the early-days stuff, like how I learned to sing, all the weird stuff that happened to me at school and what formed your personality [and] character — all done with a very dark sense of humor, I hope. And then we take a break, and then the last 45 minutes, one hour-ish is basically improv. And so what I do is I take cue cards from the audience they write on the night, and I arrange them into kind of an improv script. Then I do that. That’s the show.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, November 5th for these 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 Vancouver (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


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