Bruce Dickinson is coming with a new solo album to Sofia on July 16, 2024


Bruce Dickinson’s tour for his new solo album The Mandrake Project includes Bulgaria with a concert at Arena Sofia, Stolichen Colodrum, on July 16, 2024.

Tickets for the concert of one of the most characteristic vocalists in the history of heavy metal go on presale for Fest Club members on November 8 at 12:00 on, and on general sale on November 10, again at 12:00.

After Bruce Dickinson surprised the entire rock and metal world in September by announcing an upcoming solo album and tour dates in Latin America, today we can also confirm a concert date in Bulgaria, as well as additional details about The Mandrake Project.


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The first single from it will be “Afterglow of Ragnarok” – an anticipated dramatic and epic track that introduces fans not only to the sound of the album, but also to the fascinating story behind The Mandrake Project.

The song is out on December 1st on a collectible 7-inch LP, accompanied by an eight-page comic. The single also features Dickinson’s original solo demo version of “If Eternity Should Fail”, which first appeared on Iron Maiden’s 2015 album The Book Of Souls.

Having already announced dates in Brazil and Mexico for April and May next year, Bruce Dickinson and his phenomenal band – featuring guitarist Roy Z, drummer Dave Moreno, bassist Tanya O’Callaghan and keyboard maestro Mishteria – continue their tour with a series of European concerts, part of which is the Sofia date – July 16, 2024.

Dickinson shares:

“This album has been a very personal journey for me and I’m extremely proud of it. Roy Z and I have been planning, writing and recording it for years and I’m very excited that people will finally hear it.

I’m even more excited at the prospect of going out and presenting it with this amazing band and live! Obviously we’re going to play as many shows as possible, in as many places as possible, for as many people as possible!”

The Mandrake Project will be Dickinson’s seventh solo album and his first since 2005’s Tyranny Of Souls, and will be released by BMG worldwide.


The full list of European dates for Bruce Dickinson – The Mandrake Project European Tour:

18th May – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK
19th May – O2 Academy, Manchester, UK
21st May – Arena, Swansea, UK
23rd May – Rock City, Nottingham, UK
24th May – O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
26th May – L’Olympia, Paris, FRANCE
28th May – 013, Tilburg, HOLLAND
29th May – De Oosterpoort, Groningen, HOLLAND

1st June – Barba Negra, Budapest, HUNGARY
3rd June – Arenale Romane, Bucharest, ROMANIA
5-8th June – Mystic Festival, Gdansk, POLAND *
5-8th June – Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN *
9th June – Rockefeller, Oslo, NORWAY
16th June – Huxleys Neue Welt, Berlin, GERMANY
17th June – Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, GERMANY
19 – 22nd June – Copenhell, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
24th June – Zeltfestival Rhein-Neckar, Mannheim, GERMANY *
25th June – Circus Krone, Munich, GERMANY
27 – 30th June – Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE *
30th June – Rockhal, Esch-Sur-Alzette, LUXEMBOURG

3-6th July – Rockharz Open Air, Ballenstedt, GERMANY *
5th July – Ippodrome Delle Capannelle, Rock In Rome, Rome, ITALY *
6th July – Bassano Del Grappa, Metal Park, Vincenza, ITALY *
9th July – E-Werk, Koln, GERMANY
13th July – Hala, Zagreb, CROATIA
16th July – Kolodrum Arena, Sofia, BULGARIA
19th July – Kucukciftlik Park, Istanbul, TURKEY
* – festival participations

For more information and all European tour dates, visit Tickets go on sale from November 8 at 12:00 noon exclusively for Fest Club members on the network, and go on general sale on November 10 and are priced from BGN 77 to BGN 120. The Facebook event is HERE.

News about all upcoming events can be found at: and, in the event and on social networks with the most up-to-date information.


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