IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson played the final show of his 2024 UK solo tour Friday night (May 24) in London.

The gig at O2 Forum Kentish Town was the last of a six-date UK run, which also made stops in Wolverhampton, Glasgow, Manchester, Swansea and Nottingham.

As was the case on his recently completed Latin American tour, Dickinson‘s 16-song set opened with “Accident Of Birth” and closed with “The Tower”. There was also the inclusion of a couple of tracks from Bruce‘s new solo album “The Mandrake Project”among them the latest single “Rain On The Graves”.

Fan-filmed video of the entire London concert can be seen below (courtesy of Room Of Mirrors).

Featured songs in the video:

00:01 Invaders (TV Show Theme)
01:07 Toltec 7 Arrival
01:45 Accident Of Birth
06:54 abduction
10:47 Laughing In The Hiding Bush
15:17 Afterglow Of Ragnarok
20:44 Chemical Wedding
26:31 Many Doors To Hell
32:45 Jerusalem (Intro)
33:50 Jerusalem
39:59 Resurrection Men
47:47 Rain On The Graves
54:15 Frankenstein (THE EDGAR WINTER GROUP cover)
1:01:56 The Alchemist
1:08:45 Tears Of The Dragon (guitar intro)
1:10:18 Tears Of The Dragon
1:18:10 Darkside Of Aquarius


1:27:01 Navigate The Seas Of The Sun
1:33:22 Book Of Thel
1:43:47 The Tower

After playing two warm-up shows at the Whiskey A Go Go in West Hollywood, California, Dickinson officially kicked off his first solo tour in more than 20 years on April 15 at The Observatory in Santa Ana, California.

Joining the IRON MAIDEN singer on the trek is his current backing band, featuring David Moreno (drums),Mistheria (keyboards) and Tanya O’Callaghan (bass), alongside the group’s latest additions, Swedish guitarist, songwriter and multi-platinum-credited producer Philip Naslund and Swiss session and touring guitarist Chris Declercq (who played on Dickinson‘s “Rain On The Graves” single). Bruce‘s longtime guitarist and collaborator Roy “Z” Ramirez It is not part of the touring lineup.

Prior to the April 12 Whiskey A Go Go show, Bruce last performed with his solo band on in August 2002 at the legendary Wacken Open Air festival in Germany.

During an appearance on the April 16 episode of SiriusXM‘s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk”, Bruce was asked if there are plans for him to stage a full US tour in support of his recently released solo album “The Mandrake Project”. I answered: “I brought the [booking] agents and the promoters, and everybody came down and saw the Whiskey show [in West Hollywood, California over the weekend], and now they know what they’ve got to deal with in terms of doing a US tour. So, we’re looking at it, we’re planning it.

“YO absolutely wanna do a full US tour with ‘The Mandrake Project’,” he added. “I obviously can’t do one for the rest of this year [due to commitments in other parts of the world and MAIDEN‘s upcoming touring activities]but there’s ’25 and there’s numerous opportunities that will crop up. So the answer to that is yes, of course, we wanna come and do the US”

Roy played guitar on Dickinson‘s 1994 album “Balls To Picasso” and went on to produce, co-write and perform multiple instruments on Bruce‘s three subsequent solo albums, “Accident At Birth” (1997),“The Chemical Wedding” (1998) and “Tyranny Of Souls” (2005).

O’Callaghan is an Irish musician who joined WHITESNAKE in 2021 and toured with the David Coverdale-fronted outfit the following year. She also hit the road with Dickinson last year as part of a performance of Jon Lord‘s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra” on nearly a dozen dates in Europe and South America.

Californian drummer Dark previously played on “Tyranny Of Souls” and has worked with BODY COUNT, Jizzy Pearl, Dizzy Reed and Steve Stevensamong others.

Italian keyboard wizard Mistheria has collaborated with an array of artists live and in the studio, including Rob Rock, Mike Portnoy, Jeff Scott Soto and Joel Hoekstra.

“The Mandrake Project” arrived on March 1 via BMG.

Bruce and Roy recorded “The Mandrake Project” largely at Los Angeles’s Doom Roomwith Roy doubling up as both guitarist and bassist. The recording lineup for “The Mandrake Project” was rounded out by Mistheria and Darkboth of whom also featured on Bruce‘s last solo studio album, “Tyranny Of Souls”in 2005.

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 Bayleywho 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.