Bruce Dickinson: On "The Road To Hell" via West Hollywood

Apr 13, 2024

Exciting times in West Hollywood, California.

This week, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson announced two last-minute solo concerts at the world-famous Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, set to take place on Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13. The shows went on sale Friday morning and Metal Mayhem ROC West Coast correspondent Power Metal Couple Gabe Czinege & Monique Lazarus were persistent enough to secure two tickets for the Friday show.

When discussing the early morning tickets score, Monique gave Gabe his due props "Gabe took one for the team and was in line at 5AM while I slumbered!" The lucky fans who lined up early got a special treat and were greeted by Dickinson in the box office selling tickets and meeting fans.

Here's an exclusive shot picture of Metal Mayhem ROC correspondent Gabe Czinege getting tickets as well as a souvenir autograph from Bruce.



Commented Dickinson: "As we were holed up in our North Hollywood rehearsal studio preparing for the tour, we thought that since rehearsals were going so well maybe we should have a little fun and do something last-minute here in L.A. He added: "We're raring to go and I'm just so excited to unleash this band on the world at the iconic Whisky A Go Go." Putting tickets for sale at an actual box office should remind people what it used to be like back when I started gigging!"

Performing a 'surprise' show under the banner of the “House Band From Hell”, played a 15-song set with his backing band, featuring Dave Moreno (drums), Mistheria (keyboards) and Tanya O'Callaghan (bass), alongside the group's latest additions, Swedish-born guitarist, songwriter and multi-platinum-credited producer Philip Näslund 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 is not part of the touring lineup. 

Dickinson and CO. smashed their way through Abduction, taken from Bruce's 2005 solo album, Tyranny Of Souls. It marks the first time Dickinson has played the song live. Alongside Abduction getting an airing, debut live plays were also given to Afterglow Of Ragnarok, Many Doors To Hell, Resurrection Men and Rain On The Graves, all taken from this year's critically acclaimed The Mandrake Project. Also played for the very first time was The Alchemist, taken from Dickinson's 1998 album The Chemical Wedding. All those songs appeared alongside classic Dickinson solo cuts including Tears Of The Dragon and Accident Of Birth, with a cover version of The Edgar Allen Winter Group's Frankenstein also being played.

Here are some candid shots of the night courtesy of  Monique Lazarus:

Exclusive visual footage filmed from the show by Metal Mayhem ROC photographer Monique Lazarus:



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We extend a huge "Horns Up" to both Gabe and Monique for taking the time to share this once in a lifetime event we us. " KEEP IT HEAVY"...



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