The official Instagram account of Iron Maiden released a public announcement today, which revealed that Bruce Dickinson had to postpone the last two shows of his spoken-word tour after a COVID-19 diagnosis in his household.
While he’s mostly known as the fronting member of Iron Maiden for more than forty years, the English vocalist is also a spoken-word artist who has toured across the United Kingdom for years. He was already on tour in England with his spoken-word show named ‘An Evening With Bruce Dickinson,’ and he was about to end it with the last two shows in London and Birmingham.
According to the recently made announcement of Maiden’s social media account, a member of Dickinson’s household tested positive for COVID-19, and the final two shows of his spoken-word tour cannot go ahead anymore. Although the Iron Maiden frontman tested negative, he postponed his upcoming shows due to the United Kingdom’s Covid-19 restrictions.
Iron Maiden stated that Bruce has to isolate for ten days and feels upset for postponing the last two shows of the tour. The official Instagram page of the band also noted that those who bought tickets for O2 Shepherds Bush Empire and The Alexandra legs of the tour should wait for the official announcement from Bruce’s promoter.
Iron Maiden announced the issue, saying:
“Due to a member of Bruce’s immediate household having tested positive for COVID-19, it is with great regret that the final two shows of his ‘Evening With’ tour cannot go ahead as planned tonight at the Birmingham Alexandra or tomorrow at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London.
Despite Bruce himself having tested negative today and throughout this tour, he now has to isolate for the next 10 days under current UK Government rules. He is understandably very upset that he won’t see you all for these final 2 shows but the safety and well-being of the fans, as well as the crew and venue staff, obviously comes first.
Please keep hold of your tickets for now and bear with us while we work with our promoter to endeavor to reschedule the dates. We thank you for your patience and understanding, in these still very uncertain times of the global pandemic. We’ll post all news and updates on ironmaiden.com as soon as we have a solution.”
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