Watch awesome front row footage of Iron Maiden legend Bruce Dickinson rocking the Whisky A Go Go in LA last night for his first full solo show in 22 years

Bruce Dickinson sings on stage
(Image credit: Future (Stephanie Cabral))

Last night, Bruce Dickinson kicked off the latest chapter of his solo career with a memorable, intimate show at iconic Los Angeles venue, the Whisky A Go Go. Performing a 'surprise' show under the banner of the House Band From Hell, Dickinson played a riotous, fifteen-song set with his backing band, featuring Chris Declerq and Philip Naslund on guitars, plus Whitesnake bassist Tanya O'Callaghan, drummer Dave Moreno and keyboardist Mistheria. 

Exclusive footage filmed from the front row of the show by Metal Hammer photographer Stephanie Cabral sees Dickinson and co smashing their way through Abduction, taken from Brucey'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. 

Watch the aforementioned footage of Dickinson and his band playing Abduction below.


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Bruce Dickinson Whisky A Go Go setlist (April 12 2024)

Accident Of Birth
Laughing In The Hiding Bush
Afterglow Of Ragnarok
Chemical Wedding
Many Doors To Hell
Tears Of The Dragon
Resurrection Men
Rain On The Graves
Gods Of War
The Alchemist
Darkside Of Aquarius
Road To Hell

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.