Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson will embark on a two-month North American spoken word tour in January.
Dickinson is considered one of the world’s most storied musicians. 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. A true polymath, his accomplishments include: pilot and airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, beer 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 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, as told first-hand in his inimitable anarchic style, punctuated with photographs, videos and sometimes even erupting into song acapella, to illustrate a point.
The final section of the evening is devoted entirely to the aforementioned question-and-answer 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.
“An Evening With Bruce Dickinson” tour dates:
Jan. 17 – Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Parker Playhouse
Jan. 18 – Orlando, FL @ Plaza Live
Jan. 20 – Tampa, FL @ Theatre
Jan. 21 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
Jan. 23 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
Jan. 24 – Raleigh, NC @ Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center
Jan. 26 – Nashville, TN @ Polk Theater
Jan. 27 – Columbus, OH @ Jo Ann Davidson Theatre
Jan. 29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
Jan. 30 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore
Feb. 01 – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY @ Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
Feb. 02 – Albany, NY @ The Egg
Feb. 04 – New York City, NY @ The Town Hall
Feb. 05 – Boston, MA @ Schubert Theatre at the Boch Center
Feb. 07 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Fillmore
Feb. 08 – Washington, DC @ Warner Theatre
Feb. 10 – Cleveland, OH @ MGM Northfield Park
Feb. 11 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre
Feb. 13 – Minneapolis, MN @ Pantages Theatre
Feb. 14 – Milwaukee-Racine, WI @ Pabst Theater
Feb. 16 – Des Moines, IA @ Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre
Feb. 17 – Oklahoma City, OK @ Rose State College Hudiberg Chevrolet Center
Feb. 19 – Kansas City, KS @ Uptown Theater
Feb. 20 – Denver, CO @ Paramount Theatre
Feb. 22 – Dallas, TX @ Majestic Theatre
Feb. 23 – Houston, TX @ Stafford Centre
Feb. 24 – Austin, TX @ Paramount Theatre
Feb. 26 – Phoenix, AZ @ Mesa Arts Center
Feb. 28 – San Diego, CA @ Balboa Theatre
Mar. 01 – Los Angeles, CA @ Orpheum Theatre
Mar. 03 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace Of Fine Arts
Mar. 04 – Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
Mar. 06 – Seattle, WA @ The Moore Theatre
Mar. 12 – Las Vegas, NV @ House Of Blues
Mar. 14 – Vancouver (New Westminster), BC @ Massey Theatre
Mar. 16 – Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
Mar. 18 – Edmonton, AB @ Winspear Centre
Mar. 20 – Winnipeg, MB @ Burton Cummings Theatre
Mar. 21 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
Mar. 23 – Montreal, QC @ MTELUS
Mar. 26 – Ottawa, ON @ Algonquin Commons Theatre
Mar. 27 – Quebec City, QC @ Palais Montcalm
Mar. 29 – Hamilton, ON @ FirstOntario Concert Hall
Mar. 30 – Kitchener, Centre In The Square
Tickets go on sale on Friday, November 5.
This post first appeared on Rock Confidential.
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