Widely celebrated worldwide as one of the most legendary and distinctive heavy metal vocalists in history, Bruce Dickinson of IRON MAIDEN is set to unveil a fresh solo album in early 2024 under the BMG label
This forthcoming release, titled “The Mandrake Project,” marks a reunion with Bruce Dickinson‘s longtime musical collaborator and producer, Roy Z.
Bruce Dickinson explains: “This album has been a very personal journey for me and I am extremely proud of it. Roy Z and I have been planning, writing and recording it for years, and I am very excited for people to finally hear it. I’m even more excited at the prospect of getting out on the road with this amazing band that we have put together, to be able to bring it to life. We’re planning to play as many shows as we can in as many places as possible, for as many people as we can! As for what ‘The Mandrake Project’ actually is… all will be revealed soon!”
The first live shows to be announced are in Mexico and Brazil in April and May 2024, with further touring plans to be revealed in due course.
Bruce Dickinson “The Mandrake Project” tour dates:
April 18 – Diana Theater, Guadalajara, Mexico
April 20 – Pepsi Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico
April 24 – Live Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
April 25 – Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 27 – Opera Hall, Brasilia, Brazil
April 28 – Arena Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
April 30 – Qualistage, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
May 02 – Quinta Linda, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
May 04 – Vibra, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Bruce previously told Consequence about his next solo album in a talk from March of 2022, saying: “I’ve been working on it, on and off, since ‘Tyranny Of Souls’. But between lockdowns and albums and MAIDEN tours and everything else, I’m looking for a clear space to actually nail and say, ‘Okay, this is what it’s gonna be,’ and get [Bruce‘s longtime collaborator Roy [‘Z’ Ramirez] to put some backing tracks down. And then we can do it.
“So we’re at the point now where we’ve already got — I don’t know — anywhere between 50 and 70 percent of the material for the album, depend[ing] on what we pick, from things we’ve already got. And I think we’d like to tweak it a little bit.”
“The Mandrake Project” will be Dickinson‘s seventh solo album and his first since “Tyranny Of Souls” back in 2005.
Dickinson initially made his recording debut with IRON MAIDEN on the iconic “Number Of The Beast” album in 1982. He departed the band in 1993 to pursue his solo career, making way for Blaze Bayley, the former lead singer of the metal group WOLFSBANE, to take his place. After producing two traditional metal albums alongside former MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith, Dickinson rejoined the band in 1999, once again performing alongside Smith. While he has only released one more solo album since then (the aforementioned “Tyranny Of Souls“), Dickinson has previously affirmed that his solo journey is far from concluded.