Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson coming to Israel

Rocker to perform spoken word, discuss anecdotes from his life.

August 19, 2018 12:16
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British heavy metal band Iron Maiden's lead vocalist, Bruce Dickinson

British heavy metal band Iron Maiden's lead vocalist, Bruce Dickinson. (photo credit: REUTERS/IVAN ALVARADO)

Bruce Dickinson, the longtime vocalist for heavy metal mainstay Iron Maiden, has a multitude of talents besides vocal-cord shredding. He’s a licensed commercial pilot, an international fencing competitor, an author and now a lecturer.

To plug his 2017 autobiography, What Does This Button Do? the 60-year-old Dickinson – who debuted as Iron Maiden’s vocalist on their 1982 album The Number of the Beast – is embarking on spoken-word tour that stops in Israel on December 3 at the Opera House in Tel Aviv.

The book and his stage performance will offer behind-the-scenes recollections of his 30 years with Maiden – one of the premier British hard rock bands of the late 20th century – as well as his childhood, his realized dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

In 2006 he flew 200 British citizens out of Lebanon during Israel’s war with Hezbollah, and in 2007 he flew the Rangers soccer team to a match against Hapoel Tel Aviv in Israel.

Iron Maiden performed its only shows in Israel in 1995, with three performances in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem, but without Dickinson, who left the band in 1993 and returned in 1999.

The colorful entertainer, who generally never gives interviews about his personal life, will also hold a question and answer session at the end of the talk.

All ticket buyers will receive a copy of Dickinson’s book; and if you wait in line, an autographed copy probably wouldn’t be beyond the realm of possibility.

Tickets for the performance range from NIS 259 to NIS 469 and are available from or at *5169.

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