“Afterglow of Rangarok” will drop on December 1st

Having set the rock and metal world alight in September with the announcement of a forthcoming solo album and Latin American tour dates, further details of Bruce Dickinson’s The Mandrake Project have been revealed.

The first single to be taken from it will be “Afterglow of Ragnarok.” a dramatic and epic track that introduces the world not just to the music of the album but to the compelling narrative that forms the basis of The Mandrake Project. It will be released on December 1st as a collectible 7-inch vinyl single, that includes an eight-page comic book. The single also features Dickinson’s original solo demo version of the song “If Eternity Should Fail,” which first appeared on Iron Maiden’s album The Book Of Souls in 2015.

“It was important to set the tone of the project with this track,” Dickinson explains. “As befitting its title, it’s a heavy song and there’s a great big riff driving it…but there’s also a real melody in the chorus that displays the light and shade that the rest of the album brings… and just wait until you see the video!”

Having already announced Brazilian and Mexican live dates for April and May next year, Dickinson and his phenomenal band – which features guitarist Roy Z, drummer Dave Moreno, bass player Tanya O’Callaghan, and keyboard maestro Mistheria– will continue their touring with a run of European shows, alongside a number of festival appearances in Europe.

Bruce Dickinson 2024 Tour Dates:

May 18 – Glasgow, UK @ Barrowland Ballroom
May 19 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Academy
May 21 – Swansea, UK @ Arena
May 23 – Nottingham, UK @ Rock City
May 24 – London @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
May 26 – Paris @ L’Olympia
May 28 – Tilburg, Holland @ 013
May 29 – Groningen, Holland @ De Oosterport
June 1 – Budapest @ Barbra Negra
June 3 – Bucharest, Romania @ Arenale Romane
June 5-8 – Gdansk, Poland @ Mystic Festival
June 5-8 – Solvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Fest
June 9 – Oslo, Norway @ Rockefeller
June 16 – Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt
June 17 – Hamburg, Germany @ Grosse Freiheit 36
June 19-22 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
June 24 – Mannheim, Germany @ Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar
June 25 – Munich, Germany @ Circus Krone
June 27-30 @ Clisson, France @ Hellfest
June 30 – Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxenborm @ Rockhal
July 3-6 – Ballenstedt, Germany @ Rockharz Open Air
July 5 – Rome, Italy @ Ippodrome Delle Capannelle
July 6 – Vincenza, Italy @ Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park
July 9 – Koln, Germany @ E-Werk
July 13 – Zagreb, Croatia @ Hala
July 16 – Sofia, Bulgaria @ Kolodrum Arena
July 19 – Istanbul, Turkey @ Kucukciftlik Park