Iron Maiden Singer Bruce Dickinson Talks 2022 Spoken Word Tour

The metal legend's 44-date outing kicks off January 17th and runs through March 30th

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Legendary Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson is set to embark on a spoken word tour of North America. The extensive outing, dubbed “An Evening with Bruce Dickinson,” totals 44 shows.

Kicking off on January 17th in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, the set of dates wraps up on March 30th in Kitchener, Ontario, with tickets available now via Ticketmaster. In advance of the tour’s launch, the metal icon spoke with Heavy Consequence via video Zoom (watch above).

For quite some time now, Dickinson has been a superb storyteller — as evidenced by his 2017 life story, What Does This Button Do? An Autobiography, as well as his earlier comic satires like 1990’s The Adventures of Lord Iffy Boatrace and 1992’s The Missionary Position.

As Dickinson tells us, his spoken word show is for everyone, not just Iron Maiden fanatics. “It’s not actually aimed at [the diehard fan], because it’s actually quite broad,” he explains. “We’re talking about everything from going barracuda fishing with a mercenary in Sierra Leone, to getting over cancer, to climbing up mountains in Sarajevo through landmines, to the first time I ever sung, to the first time I decided I didn’t want to be a drummer. All kinds of stuff like that.”

And speaking of Dickinson’s cancer battle (a cancerous tumor was found on the back of his tongue in 2015 and was successfully treated), he also gave us a health update: “I just had my insurance health check-up … I’m pleased to say everything is working just fine.”

As far as his philosophical approach, Dickinson remarks, “We’ve got some merch, and one of the shirts has a catchphrase or saying that I started using in the show: ‘Life is better than all the other options.’ And that, I suppose along with ‘’What does this button do?,’ is probably as close as you’re going to get to the philosophy of … me.”

In addition to his own tour, Dickinson will also hit the road with Iron Maiden for a new North American leg of the band’s “Legacy of the Beast Tour” in September. Those tickets are available here.

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For much more on Bruce Dickinson’s spoken word tour, watch our video interview above and see the dates below. And keep an eye out for two other interview segments with the Iron Maiden singer coming soon.

Trouble viewing the video above? Watch on YouTube.

Bruce Dickinson’s “An Evening with Bruce Dickinson” 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, MO @ 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, AB @ 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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