In over three decades as leader of Iron Maiden, Bruce Dickinson has been a very appreciated rock star, pilot, radio host, fencer, author, cancer survivor and his incredible experiences are gathered for some time in his autobiography “What Does This Button Do”?
Bruce Dickinson comes this time in Romania to talk to fans about his book, about his time spent away from Iron Maiden, about passion for airplanes, beer and so many other interesting things.
In 2017, Bruce began promoting his autobiography through a small tour in England. “What Does This Button Do?” The book became bestseller in tNew York Times and the UK Times charts, which soon led to a real world tour of fans. The event gradually turned into a one-man show that can last for more than two hours.
The meeting is divided in two segments: the first part, Bruce will speak with great humor about his exciting life. He will offer us stories that were not written in the autobiographical book for fear of being censored. The second part is reserved exclusively for the audience questions and, of course, Bruce Dickinson will answer in his personal style.
Paul Bruce Dickinson, born August 7, 1958, in Worksop, Nottinghamshire, began his career in music fronting small pub bands in the 1970s. In 1979, he joined the new wave of British heavy metal band Samson, with whom he gained some popularity under the stage name “Bruce Bruce” and performed on two studio records. He left Samson in 1981 to join Iron Maiden, replacing Paul Di’Anno, and debuted on their 1982 album The Number of the Beast. During his first tenure in the band, they issued a series of US and UK platinum and gold albums in the 1980s.
Dickinson quit Iron Maiden in 1993 to embrace his solo career, which saw him experiment with a wide variety of heavy metal and rock styles. He rejoined the band in 1999, along with guitarist Adrian Smith, with whom he has released five subsequent studio albums. Since his return to Iron Maiden, he issued one further solo record in 2005, Tyranny of Souls. Outside his career in music, Dickinson is very well knows for his other activities. For example, he undertook a career as a commercial pilot for Astraeus Airlines, which led to a number of media-reported ventures such as captaining Iron Maiden’s converted charter aeroplane, Ed Force One, during their world tours. Following Astraeus’ closure, he created his own aircraft maintenance and pilot training company in 2012, Cardiff Aviation. Dickinson presented his own radio show on BBC Radio 6 Music from 2002 to 2010, and has also hosted television documentaries, authored novels and film scripts, created a successful beer with Robinsons Brewery and competed at fencing internationally. But more about his exiting experiences on February 8 at Sala Radio in Bucharest!