Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has revealed that he will release his memoir in 2017.
The ‘Maiden vocalist and songwriter is planning to pen the work whilst on the band’s Book Of Souls world tour next year. The run of shows will see Dickinson pilot the band, their crew and gear around the globe in the biggest ever version of their touring aircraft, Ed Force One – a Boeing 747.
As if being the singer for the world’s biggest heavy metal band wasn’t enough, Dickinson will also have his experiences as a commercial airline pilot, author, sword fencer and businessman to draw on, as well as his recent battle with cancer of the tongue.
Says Dickinson of the book: “It was flattering to be approached to write a book about my experiences. It seems an appropriate time to do it, as I will have plenty of time on tour to work on a book.
“I’m sure flying the 747 round the world will add to the tale with some unusual scenarios!”
The book is scheduled to be published by HarperNonFiction in 2017 as a hardback, ebook and audio book, with a paperback edition following in 2018.
HarperCollins senior editor Denise Oswald says: “Bruce might quite literally be the world’s most interesting man. Being one of the greatest rock singers of all time is merely the beginning.
“His memoir, like his voice, is sure to set a new gold standard.”
Iron Maiden’s 16th studio album, The Book Of Souls, was released in September. The band will headline next year’s Download festival as part of their supporting world tour.