Bruce Dickinson On Solo Album ‘The Mandrake Project’: ‘I’m not gonna reveal for now’
It’s called “The Mandrake Project”, and you guessed it – Bruce teamed up with long-time musical collaborator and producer Roy “Z” Ramirez for this project. Hey, if the shoe fits…
“The Mandrake Project” is Dickinson’s seventh solo album, his first since 2005’s “Tyranny Of Souls”. 18 years. We’re due. Or is that ready? We’re due ready.
Dickinson said, “So, everybody, everybody on the planet who’s been going, ‘Oh my god. What’s this solo thing gonna be all about when it finally happens?’ Well, it’s finally happening. It’s called ‘The Mandrake Project’, and’ of course, it’s music. But, it’s also much, much, more. More than that, I’m not gonna reveal for now, ’cause it will become self-explanatory and self-evident as we go through and reveal more layers of the onion for you all.”
Bruce added, “But, yeah, ‘The Mandrake Project’. We’ve been working on this since 2014, when it wasn’t called ‘The Mandrake Project’. And it’s had time to grow and mature. And, oh my God, has it ever. I think you will be really, really excited. And, I hope you love everything that we’ve created for you.”
Last month, when Dickinson announced “The Mandrake Project”, he said, “This album has been a very personal journey for me and I am extremely proud of it. Roy Z and I have been planning, writing and recording it for years, and I am very excited for people to finally hear it. I’m even more excited at the prospect of getting out on the road with this amazing band that we have put together, to be able to bring it to life. We’re planning to play as many shows as we can in as many places as possible, for as many people as we can! As for what ‘The Mandrake Project’ actually is… all will be revealed soon!”
Here are the 2024 live shows that have been announced – you gotta know they’ll be announcing more in the future.
“The Mandrake Project” tour dates:
April 18 – Diana Theater, Guadalajara, Mexico
April 20 – Pepsi Theatre, Mexico City, Mexico
April 24 – Live Curitiba, Curitiba, Brazil
April 25 – Pepsi On Stage, Porto Alegre, Brazil
April 27 – Opera Hall, Brasilia, Brazil
April 28 – Arena Hall, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
April 30 – Qualistage, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
May 02 – Quinta Linda, Ribeirao Preto, Brazil
May 04 – Vibra, Sao Paulo, Brazil
What’s been your favourite singer-side-band?
Tip of the hat to ol’ Slipknot singer Corey Talor. Does Stone Sour. His solo stuff. I mean, truly, that kid is doing it all. Right?