BRUCE DICKINSON teases IRON MAIDEN's post-POWER TRIP plans: “fans will be happy”
IRON MAIDEN have released a video message thanking fans for coming out to see them on the just-completed European leg of “The Future Past Tour”.
“The Future Past Tour” features previously unperformed songs from MAIDEN‘s most recent studio album, “Senjutsu”, along with a focus on 1986’s “Somewhere In Time” LP, plus other classic cuts.
In the three-minute video message, which can be seen below, singer Bruce Dickinson stated: “We’re just coming to the end of the first 35 shows, something like that. And we’re having a little, a little break, not too much. And then we’ve got three Canadian shows (in late September and early October), which will be great to go on a little run around Western Canada. And then we go out to the desert for Power Trip (festival in Indio, California).”
As for MAIDEN‘s post-Power Trip plans, Bruce said cryptically: “Something else will happen. I can’t tell you what. But you’ll be happy.”
Dickinson made his recording debut with IRON MAIDEN on the “Number Of The Beast” album in 1982. He quit the band in 1993 in order to pursue his solo career and was replaced by Blaze Bayley, who had previously been the lead singer of the metal band WOLFSBANE. After releasing two traditional metal albums with former MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith, Dickinson rejoined the band in 1999 along with Smith. Since then, Dickinson has only released one more solo album (the aforementioned “Tyranny Of Souls”) but has previously said that his solo career is not over.
In September 2021 IRON MAIDEN released their last full album ‘Senjutsu’, for which the band currently is out on a world tour.
The European leg of “The Future Past Tour” saw MAIDEN play a 15-song set that included “Days Of Future Past”, “The Time Machine”, “Death Of The Celts” and “Hell On Earth” from “Senjutsu”, along with “Alexander The Great” from “Somewhere In Time”.