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Bruce Dickinson says Maiden should move on if someday he can’t sing

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Bruce Dickinson says Maiden should move on if someday he can’t sing

The legendary Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson said in an interview with Daily Star ‘s “Wired” that if someday he can sing all night anymore he would like to choose other singers to help the band to play a full set and he would come in from time to time to sing a couple of songs. The musician gave The Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards as an example, saying that he is helped by many other guitarists in the band too.


Bruce Dickinson says Maiden should move on if someday he can’t sing

“If tomorrow I don’t feel able to sing more than four songs a night, I’d like the guys to continue and I should be able to choose my replacement. I would stick my head in from time to time and the other singer would do the rest. When you look at Keith Richards, who suffers from arthritis, he’s not on top form every night but he’s supported by other guitarists. It’s The Rolling Stones. I don’t think it upsets anyone. In any case, everything I’ve said isn’t going to happen.”

In the same conversation the musician disliked the idea of Iron Maiden becoming an virtual-avatar concert like ABBA, saying: “That’s hell on earth. I really don’t understand the point of it,” Bruce Dickinson said.

Next Iron Maiden 2022 tour dates

The band is currently on the road with the Legacy Of The Beast tour and besides playing many of their classics, the setlist is also promoting their latest album “Senjutsu”, released in 2021.


  • 13 Belfast, UK Belsonic Festival (Shinedown + Airbourne + Tempt)
  • 16 Dessel, BELGIUM Graspop Metal Meeting
  • 18 Copenhagen, DENMARK Copenhell Festival
  • 20 Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC Sinobo Stadium (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 23 Oslo, NORWAY Tons of Rock Festival
  • 26 Paris, FRANCE Paris La Defense Arena (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 27 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS GelreDome (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 30 Zurich, SWITZERLAND Hallenstadion (Lord of the Lost)


  • 2 Cologne, GERMANY RheinEnergieStadion (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 4 Berlin, GERMANYW aldbühne (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 7 Bologna, ITALY Sonic Park (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 9 Stuttgart, GERMANY Cannstatter Wasen (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 10 Wiener Neustadt, AUSTRIA Stadium Open-Air (Airbourne + Lord of the Lost)
  • 13 Sofia, BULGARIA – Arena Armeec (Lord of the Lost)
  • 16 Athens, GREECE – Olympic Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
  • 20  Bremen, GERMANY Bürgerweide (Powerwolf + Airbourne)
  • 22 Gothenburg, SWEDEN Ullevi Stadium (The Hellacopters + Airbourne)
  • 24 Warsaw, POLAND PGE Narodowy (Within Temptation + Lord of the Lost)
  • 26 Frankfurt, GERMANY Deutsche Bank Park (Powerwolf + Airbourne)
  • 29 Barcelona, SPAIN Olympic Stadium (Within Temptation + Airbourne)
  • 31 Lisbon, PORTUGAL Estadio Nacional (Within Temptation + Airbourne)


  • 27 Curitiba, BRAZIL Pedreira Paulo Leminski
  • 30 Ribeirão Preto, BRAZIL Arena Eurobike


  • 2 Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL Rock in Rio
  • 4 São Paulo, BRAZIL Estádio do Morumbi
  • 07 Mexico City, MEXICO – Foro Sol (Special Guests to be announced)
  • 11 El Paso, TX, USA – Don Haskins Center (Trivium)
  • 13 Austin, TX, USA – Moody Center (Trivium)
  • 15 Tulsa, OK, USA – BOK Center (Trivium)
  • 17 Denver, CO, USA – Ball Arena (Trivium)
  • 19 Salt Lake City, UT, USA – USANA Amphitheatre (Trivium)
  • 21 Anaheim, CA, USA – Honda Center (Trivium)
  • 25 Chula Vista, CA, USA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Trivium)
  • 27 Concord, CA, USA – Concord Pavilion (Trivium)
  • 29 Seattle, WA, USA – Climate Pledge Arena (Trivium)
  • 30 Spokane, WA, USA – Spokane Arena (Trivium)


  • 03 Sioux Falls, SD, USA – Denny Sanford Premier Center (Within Temptation)
  • 05 Chicago, IL, USA – United Center (Within Temptation)
  • 07 Columbus, OH, USA – Nationwide Arena (Within Temptation)
  • 09 Detroit, MI, USA – Little Caesars Arena (Within Temptation)
  • 11 Toronto, ON, CANADA – Scotiabank Centre (Within Temptation)
  • 12 Hamilton, ON, CANADA – FirstOntario Centre (Within Temptation)
  • 15 Ottawa, ON, CANADA – Canadian Tire Centre (Within Temptation)
  • 17 Worcester, MA, USA – DCU Center (Within Temptation)
  • 19 Belmont Park, NY, USA – UBS Arena (Within Temptation)
  • 21 Newark, NJ, USA – Prudential Center (Within Temptation)
  • 23 Washington, DC, USA – Capital One Arena (Within Temptation)
  • 25 Greensboro, NC, USA – Greensboro Coliseum (Within Temptation)
  • 27 Tampa, FL, USA – Amalie Arena (Within Temptation)

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