Bruce Dickinson has started work on follow-up to “The Mandrake Project”

Author Flavia Andrade - 29.2.2024

Iron Maiden‘s frontman Bruce Dickinson will have a busy 2024 ahead of him. His new solo album “The Mandrake Project” will be out on March 01, followed by a packed touring schedule and a comic book series release. Besides, the artist has revealed there is more music already in the works.

In a recent interview with Loudwire Nights, Dickinson addressed how the pandemic affected his creative process, and how busy he got after the reopening:

We all got locked up for three years, so in that time, it gives you a lot of things — perspective, a chance to let ideas breathe, and a chance to discriminate against what’s truly important and what’s really not important. Now, of course, the world is back and we are just crazy busy.

This year is gonna be nuts for me, which I don’t have a problem with. As long as my legs stay attached to the rest of my body, I’m gonna be okay. Don’t go swimming with sharks. I’ve got basically 90 shows this year, just under, between the solo tour, which goes up to 21 of July, and then the Maiden tour that starts at the beginning of September and goes right the way through to just two weeks before Christmas.

So that’s full-on. There’s like a three-week break in the middle, but that’s it, during which time we’ll be doing absolutely nothing — lying down somewhere going, ‘Okay.’ Recharge the batteries and off we go for round two. But it’s really exciting, the intensity of it all.

Besides his work with music, Dickinson is also diving into the world of comics, with the release of his 12-issue “The Mandrake Project” series. He has also revealed plans for a new album with his longtime collaborator, Roy Z.

The comic’s gonna go on for three years, just under. And in terms of music, obviously ‘The Mandrake Project,’ the album is done, out March the first, and then we’ll see how people take to it. But I’m going to be writing music in two or three weeks, I hope, with Roy again, because we’ve got more stuff we wanna do. So, yeah, there’ll be another album, because we already have 10 or 12 different ideas for it.