Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Book Tour For Memoir

Share This:

This autumn Dey Street Books will publish What Does This Button Do?, the memoir from Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.

Pre-order the book here.

Dickinson has been the band’s lead singer for more than 30 years, and, according to a press release, “Quite aside from the decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too.” Heavy metal pioneers since their formation in 1975, Iron Maiden has sold over 90 million albums and played over 2,000 shows in 63 countries.

Dickinson has also been an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a fencer.

Related: Bruce Dickinson born, 1958

The singer hosted Bruce Dickinson’s Friday Rock Show on BBC radio’s 6 Music station from 2002 to 2010, and has hosted, guested on and acted in a variety of TV shows. He has also written two published novels and co-wrote the feature film Chemical Wedding, as well as composing its soundtrack and making cameo appearances it the movie. An English traditional cask ale buff, he helped formulate the recipe for the cask and bottled ale Trooper.

Iron Maiden

Over the last couple of years, and throughout Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls World Tour, which has covered 39 countries and 117 shows since February 2016, Dickinson has been writing his memoirs in longhand in seven notebooks. In What Does This Button Do?, according to the release, “Bruce (a man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life) shares, for the first time, the most fascinating recollections, including his thirty years with Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realizing his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.”

In an earlier announcement, Dickinson said, “It was flattering to be approached to write a book about my experiences.

The book arrives on Oct. 19 in the U.K. and on Oct. 31 in the U.S.

Bruce Dickinson Book Tour

Oct 17 – London, England – Troxy (Reading)
Oct 18 – Liverpool, England – Waterstones
Oct 20 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Assembly Rooms (Reading)
Oct 21 – Stockport, England – Robinsons Brewery
Oct 22 – Manchester, England – The Lowry (Reading)
Oct 26 – London, England – Waterstones Piccadilly
Oct 27 – Newcastle, England – Waterstones
Oct 28 – Leeds, England – Waterstones
Oct 28 – Nottingham, England – Waterstones
Oct 30 – Huntington, NY – Book Revue
Oct 31 – New York, NY – Hudson Union Society
Oct 31 – Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus Bar
Nov 01 – Los Angeles, CA – Regent Theater
Nov 02 – Menlo Park, CA – Kepler’s Books
Nov 03 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
Nov 04 – Ridgewood, NJ – Bookends

Watch Bruce Dickinson’s “Tears of the Dragon” video


Best Classic Bands Staff

No Comments so far

Jump into a conversation

No Comments Yet!

You can be the one to start a conversation.

Your data will be safe!Your e-mail address will not be published. Also other data will not be shared with third person.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.