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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson criticizes the privatized space travel industry

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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson criticizes the privatized space travel industry

Iron Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson criticized in an interview with Loudwire the privatized space travel industry that is taking rich tourists to space. The musician said that there are much better ways to spend all the money of this industry to solve the many problems people have here on earth.


In 2021 the space travel industry has companies like Blue Origin (Owned by Amazon founder Jeff Bezos), Space X (Founded by Elon Musk, the richest man on the planet) and Virgin Galactic (Owned by Richard Branson).

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson criticizes the privatized space travel industry:

“The space tourism element of it is the least important thing for mankind in the world. Honestly, people say, ‘Oh, wouldn’t you want to go up on the top of a firework and spend a quarter million or half a million dollars,’ whatever people pay for it? Well, no, because you’re basically just kind of self-loading freight. You just sort of floating around going, “Oh, yeah, that’s cool,” — that’s not doing anything.”

“I can think of lots more interesting and useful things to go and blow however much money on than just floating around looking at the ‘Blue Marble.’ There’s a lot of stuff going wrong down here that needs fixing. Space is very important — it is — but I think space tourists are the least important bit of it.”

Dickinson’s 2022 Spoken Word tour

Bruce Dickinson will tour around Unite States presenting his spoken word project in January and February 2022.


  • 17 Jan – Ft Lauderdale, Parker Playhouse
  • 18 Jan – Orlando, Plaza Live
  • 20 Jan – Tampa, Theatre
  • 21 Jan – Jacksonville, Florida Theatre
  • 23 Jan – Atlanta, Tabernacle
  • 24 Jan – Raleigh, Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center
  • 26 Jan – Nashville, Polk Theater
  • 27 Jan – Columbus (OH), Jo Ann Davidson Theatre
  • 29 Jan – Pittsburgh, Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
  • 30 Jan – Detroit, The Fillmore


  • 01 Feb – Buffalo-Niagara Falls, Buffalo State Performing Arts Center
  • 02 Feb – Albany, The Egg
  • 04 Feb – New York City, The Town Hall
  • 05 Feb – Boston, Schubert Theatre at the Boch Center
  • 07 Feb – Philadelphia, The Fillmore
  • 08 Feb – Washington DC, Warner Theatre
  • 10 Feb – Cleveland, MGM Northfield Park
  • 11 Feb – Chicago, Vic Theatre
  • 13 Feb – Minneapolis, Pantages Theatre
  • 14 Feb – Milwaukee-Racine, Pabst Theater
  • 16 Feb – Des Moines, Hoyt Sherman Place Theatre
  • 17 Feb – Oklahoma City, Rose State College Hudiberg Chevrolet Center
  • 19 Feb – Kansas City, Uptown Theater
  • 20 Feb – Denver, Paramount Theatre
  • 22 Feb – Dallas, Majestic Theatre
  • 23 Feb – Houston, Stafford Centre
  • 24 Feb – Austin, Paramount Theatre
  • 26 Feb – Phoenix, Mesa Arts Center
  • 28 Feb – San Diego, Balboa Theatre


  • 01 Mar – Los Angeles, Orpheum Theatre
  • 03 Mar – San Francisco, Palace of Fine Arts
  • 04 Mar – Portland (OR), Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 06 Mar – Seattle, The Moore Theatre
  • 12 Mar – Las Vegas, House Of Blues
  • 14 Mar – Vancouver (New Westminster), Massey Theatre
  • 16 Mar – Victoria, Royal Theatre
  • 18 Mar – Edmonton, Winspear Centre
  • 20 Mar – Winnipeg, Burton Cummings Theatre
  • 21 Mar – Calgary, Jack Singer Concert Hall
  • 23 Mar – Montreal, MTELUS
  • 26 Mar – Ottawa, Algonquin Commons Theatre
  • 27 Mar – Quebec City, Palais Montcalm
  • 29 Mar – Hamilton, FirstOntario Concert Hall
  • 30 Mar – Kitchener, Centre in the Square

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