Here’s Bruce Dickinson’s setlist from the first night of his UK tour

From Accident Of Birth to Afterglow Of Ragnarok, here’s what Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson played on his first proper UK run since 1998…

Here’s Bruce Dickinson’s setlist from the first night of his UK tour
Kerrang! staff
Andy Ford

Last night (May 16), the inimitable Bruce Dickinson kicked off the first night of his first solo UK tour for more than two decades at the Civic Hall in Wolverhampton. Buoyed by his magnificent album The Mandrake Project, the heavy metal hero stormed through a career-spanning 17-song setlist that brought together everything from latest single Rain On The Graves all the way back to Tears Of The Dragon from 1994's Balls To Picasso. He even found room for a couple of covers – Frankenstein by the Edgar Winter Group and Mott The Hoople's timeless All The Young Dudes.

Managing to encompass Bruce's solo output into one show is no mean feat, but through cherrypicking his favourites from across six different albums, it's more than enough to satisfy those who've been waiting to see Chemical Wedding in the flesh once again.

If you're heading along to one of the sold-out shows on Bruce's headline tour over the next week, here's what's in store...

Bruce Dickinson setlist

Accident Of Birth
Afterglow Of Ragnarok
Chemical Wedding
Many Doors To Hell
Gates Of Urizen
Resurrection Men
Rain On The Graves
The Alchemist
Tears Of The Dragon
Darkside Of Aquarius


Navigate The Seas Of The Sun
All The Young Dudes
Book Of Thel
The Tower

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