BRUCE DICKINSON cancels tonight's show in Bucharest due to virus infection

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson was scheduled to perform at Arenale Romane in Bucharest, Romania tonight (June 3) in support of his new solo album The Mandrake Project, but the show has been cancelled because the singer is sick with a viral infection.

The following statement was made from Dickinson’s camp:

“Since the beginning of the European leg of the tour, various band and crew members have contracted a flu-like virus, and at the London show, Bruce also began to feel ill. He managed to finish the show in Paris, but in Groningen he struggled to sing at the level he and his fans expect. During last night's show in Budapest, it became apparent that Bruce was seriously ill, and he must now rest completely, as recommended, to both protect his health and secure the remaining shows of the tour. Unfortunately, this means that fans in Romania will not be able to see Bruce and his band at this time.”

Meanwhile, Dickinson offered the following on June 2:

“I have been straining my voice during the last few shows despite having a virus infection. I had hoped that the two days after the shows in the Netherlands would give my voice enough rest, but the show in Budapest was a real challenge. The audience was fantastic, but I have an obligation to the rest of the tour and a responsibility to take care of my instrument… it's the only one I have! It was with a heavy heart that I had to make the decision to cancel tomorrow's show in Bucharest. It was not the result I had hoped for. I am going to see an ear, nose and throat specialist tomorrow to confirm the wisdom of my decision, but after 40 years as a singer, I know when something is wrong and the voice needs a temporary break. I am devastated for the fans in Bucharest. I can only apologize and thank you for your support and understanding.”

Bruce Dickinson’s full tour schedule and ticket links can be found here.

On May 24, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson played a solo show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, England. You can watch a fan-filmed video of the entire concert below.

“Birth accident”
“Laughing in the hiding place in the bush”
“Afterglow of Ragnarok”
“Chemical Wedding”
“Many doors to hell”
“Men of the Resurrection”
“Rain on the Graves”
“Frankenstein” (cover by the Edgar Winter Group)
“The Alchemist”
“Dragon Tears”
“The Dark Side of Aquarius”

“Navigate the seas of the sun”
“Book of Thel”
“The tower”

Dickinson's companion volume includes:

Chris Declerq (guitar)
Philip Naslund (guitar)
Tanya O’Callaghan (bass)
Dave Moreno (drums)
Mistheria (keyboard)