Bruce Dickinson Announces Solo Band Change


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Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden has announced a solo band change  – Author Cat Badra, Photo by John McMurtrie

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson has a new band lineup for his upcoming solo tour. He made the announcement this week, along with the news of a special warm-up show April 15 in California’s Orange County. Dickinson is touring behind his upcoming new album, “The Mandrake Project.”

Right now, the April 15 show is Dickinson’s only U.S. tour date. It’s set for the Observatory in Santa Ana. It falls before a Latin American tour that beings a few days later. Following that trek, he’ll hit the road on a UK/European tour starting in May and running through July. Tickets for the warm-up show go on sale via Ticketmaster on Tuesday (Feb. 20) at 10 a.m. PT via Ticketmaster. Meanwhile, tickets for the international shows are for sale now.

As for the solo band change, Dickinson announced that guitarist and producer Roy Z is no longer available to tour. In leu of him, Dickinson is bringing on guitarists Philip Naslund and Chris Declercq to the band. The rest of the lineup features Dave Moreno, Mistheria and Tanya O’Callaghan.

“Sadly, and with regret, guitarist and producer Roy Z will no longer join the band on tour due to some personal commitments,” Dickinson said in a statement. “He will remain in LA to work on some re-mixing and re-mastering of the catalogue. We all know the show must go on though, and this project is too important to everyone to not be the very best it can be.”

He continued, “I’m gutted about Roy because he assembled most of the album and touring band, introducing Mistheria & Dave Moreno to the project and mentoring guitarist Chris Declerq. I’m so excited about what both Philip and Chris will bring on stage together and now my only ambition is to grab a little piece of the audiences’ hearts every night.”

As for the U.S. warm-up gig, Dickinson said, “We’re not afraid of doing some growing up in public, so this show will be a close to a rehearsal as you can get – it’s exciting to think what these musicians can do – and will do, when there are over one thousand fans in the room!”

If you’re looking to see Dickinson with his main band, Iron Maiden, and you’re in North America, you’re in luck. The band will hit the road on a North American tour in October.

Dickinson will release “The Mandrake Project” on March 1. The album features the previously released singles “Afterglow of Ragnarok” and “Rain on the Graves.” Find Dickinson’s solo tour dates below. Find Iron Maiden’s upcoming tour dates here.

Bruce Dickinson’s 2024 Tour Dates:

04/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory
04/18 – Guadalajara, MX @ Diana Theater
04/20 – Mexico City, MX @ Pepsi Theatre
04/24 – Curitiba, BZ @ Live Curitiba
04/25 – Porto Alegre, BZ @ Pepsi On Stage
04/27 – Brasilia, BZ @ Opera Hall
04/28 – Belo Horizonte, BZ @ Arena Hall
04/30 – Rio De Janeiro, BZ @ Qualistage
05/02 – Ribeirao Preto, BZ @ Quinta Linda
05/04 – Sao Paulo, BZ @ Vibra
05/19 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
05/19 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy
05/21 – Swansea, UK @ Arena
05/23 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
05/24 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
05/26 – Paris, FR @ L’Olympia
05/28 – Tilburg, NL @ 013
05/29 – Groningen, NL @ De Oosterpoort
06/01 – Budapest, HU @ Barba Negra
06/03 – Bucharest, RO @ Arenale Romane
06/05-08 – Gdansk, PL @ Mystic Festival
06/05-8 – Solvesborg, SE @ Sweden Rock Festival
06/09 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
06/16 – Berlin, DE @ Huxleys Neue Welt
06/17 – Hamburg, DE @ Grosse Freiheit 36
06/19–22 – Copenhagen, DK @ Copenhell
06/24 – Mannheim, DE @ Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar
06/25 – Munich, DE @ Circus Krone
06/27–30 – Clisson, FR @ Hellfest
06/30 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, LU @ Rockhal
07/03-06 – Ballenstedt, DE @ Rockharz Open Air
07/05 – Rome, IT @ Rock In Roma
07/06 – Vicenza, IT @ Metal Park
07/09 – Koln, DE @ E-Werk
07/13 – Zagreb, HR @ Hala
07/16 – Sofia, BG @ Kolodrum Arena
07/19 – Istanbul, TR @ Kucukciftlik Park

Cat Badra
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