Bruce Dickinson announces new solo single, 2024 European Tour

Bruce Dickinson

Bruce Dickinson reveals further details about his upcoming solo album “The Mandrake Project” and his Latin American tour dates. It had set the rock and metal world on fire when announced in September.

The first single, “Afterglow Of Ragnarok,” is set to release on December 1. The song not only introduces the album’s music but also unveils the captivating story behind “The Mandrake Project.”

Dickinson says, “It was important to set the tone of the project with this track.” “True to its name, it’s a powerful song with a massive riff at its core. However, the chorus also has a genuine melody that showcases the contrasts of light and shade found throughout the album. Wait until you view the video.”

“The Mandrake Project” is an adult, dark tale of abuse, power, and identity struggles against the backdrop of occultism and science. Dickinson developed it, Tony Lee scripted, and Staz Johnson illustrated for Z2 Comics wonderfully. The 12-episode series will be released in 2024.  It will also be collected into three graphic novels.

A seven-inch vinyl single booklet titled “Afterglow Of Ragnarok” comes with the same-titled single and contains an eight-page comic prequel to “The Mandrake Project” that sets the scene for the story to come. Dickinson’s original solo demo version of the song “If Eternity Should Fail,” which originally surfaced on IRON MAIDEN’s album “The Book Of Souls” in 2015, also appears on the seven-inch single.

Dickinson and also his incredible band, which consists of guitarist Roy “Z” Ramirez, drummer Dave Moreno, bassist Tanya O’Callaghan, and keyboard virtuoso Mistheria, recently announced live dates in Brazil and Mexico for April and May of next year. They will also be touring Europe and performing at several festivals.

“The Mandrake Project” European tour date of Bruce Dickinson

May 18 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
May 19 – O2 Academy, Manchester, UK
May 21 – Arena, Swansea, UK
May 23 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
May 24 – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
May 26 – L’Olympia, Paris, France
May 28 – 013, Tilburg, Holland
May 29 – De Oosterport, Groningen, Holland
June 1 – Barba Negra, Budapest, Hungary
June 3 – Arenale Romane, Bucharest, Romania
June 5-8 – Mystic Festival, Gdansk, Poland
June 5-8 – Sweden Rock Festival, Sölvesborg, Sweden
June 9 – Rockefeller, Oslo, Norway
June 16 – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, Germany
June 17 – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany
June 19-22 – Copenhell, Copenhagen, Denmark
June 24 – Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, Germany
June 25 – Circus Krone, Munich, Germany
June 27-30 – Hellfest, Clisson, France
June 30 – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
July 3-6 – Rockharz Open Air, Ballenstedt, Germany
July 5 – Ippodrome Delle Capannelle, Rock In Rome, Rome, Italy
July 6 – Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park, Vincenza, Italy
July 9 – E-Werk, Koln, Germany
July 13 – Hala, Zagreb, Croatia
July 16 – Kolodrum Arena, Sofia, Bulgaria
July 19 – Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, Turkey

Dickinson once said of “The Mandrake Project”: “I am really proud of this album because it has been a very personal journey for me. It has also taken years for Roy Z and I to plan, write, and record it. So I’m thrilled that people can finally hear it. The idea of being able to take this incredible band we’ve put together on the road and make it a reality excites me even more. We’re also performing as many shows as we can, for as many people, as many venues as we can, as you can see!”

It will  be Dickinson’s seventh solo album and first since “Tyranny Of Souls” in 2005 when “The Mandrake Project” drops. Furthermore, they will release it via BMG worldwide on multiple formats.



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