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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

    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.

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    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.”

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    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.

    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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