BRUCE DICKINSON’s Viral Infection Leads To Bucharest Concert Cancellation

Bruce Dickinson Budapest 2024

IRON MAIDEN lead singer Bruce Dickinson has canceled his June 3 solo concert at Arenale Romane in Bucharest, Romania, due to health-related issues.

Dickinson‘s camp issued the following statement: “Various members of the band and crew have been affected by a flu-like virus since the start of the European leg of the tour, and by the London show Bruce was also starting to get sick. He managed to complete the Paris show, but by Groningen was having difficulties being able to sing at the standard both he and the fans expect. During last night’s show in Budapest it became obvious that Bruce was seriously unwell and, following advice, he now has to rest completely in order to preserve both his health and protect the rest of the shows on the tour. Sadly, this means fans in Romania will miss out on seeing Bruce & his band perform at this time.”

Bruce added: “I have been pushing my voice through a viral infection for the past few shows. I was hoping that the two days after the Dutch shows would have been enough vocal rest, but the Budapest show was a real struggle. The audiences have been fantastic, but I have a duty to the rest of the tour and a responsibility to look after my instrument….it’s the only one I’ve got!

“With a very heavy heart I have had to make the decision to cancel tomorrow’s show in Bucharest. It was not the outcome I hoped for. I am seeing a throat specialist Doctor tomorrow to confirm the wisdom of my decision, but after 40 years of singing I know when things are not right and the voice has to take a temporary rest.

“I am gutted for the fans in Bucharest. I can only say sorry and thank you for your support and understanding.”

Tickets purchased for the Bucharest concert will be refunded via the authorized ticketing platforms and

Dickinson released his latest solo album, The Mandrake Project, on March 1 via BMG. Alongside the album, Bruce also announced an exciting collaboration with Z2 for an upcoming comic series. To the delight of the international comic community, 2,000 exclusive versions of the comic were unveiled at CCXP, adding to the excitement surrounding this extraordinary project.