Known for bringing some of the best comedy and music-centric programming to the masses since its inception in 2001, AXS TV’s new series At Home and Social With continues that tradition during a new discussion with Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.
Still waiting for the Omicron variant of the coronavirus to subside, the "Oh my God" as he has dubbed it, Dickinson explained that some recent obligations have been put on the back burner, just like the rest of the world. But that doesn't mean he's been sitting idle. He's already taken his one-man show, An Evening with Bruce Dickinson, on the road throughout Europe, Russia, and parts of Oceania.
During his recent time abroad, Bruce likely picked up quite a few new additions to his long-standing collection of items gathered from bathrooms near and far in the course of his storied singing career, which started with Iron Maiden in the early eighties.
When host Katie Daryl asked if Bruce preferred bar soap or liquid soap when hosing himself off, he explained, "I just take whatever is available. I actually have a huge collection of soaps from hotels from all over the world, and I've never had to buy shower gel or soap for the last 10 years." Picture it: 10 years spent using those tiny soap bars that everyone else leaves behind after their stay, along with the television running on max volume and all of the lights turned on.
"My girlfriend, she's absolutely mad. She goes and buys all this stuff," Bruce adds. "I'm, like, 'Okay, well, that's for you. We've got a year's supply there... 'Hmm, I wonder what this one does.'" Bruce truly seems to have a fondness for his collection, including "the funny-shaped ones as well. I'm always intrigued by horseshoe-shaped soap. It's, like, 'What's that for? And where does that go?' These are things that are given to you in hotels. You think, 'Who thought that one up?' Soap with little scratchy bits on it."
We seriously hope all hospitality workers who will be stocking up rooms with Bruce's tiny, scented treasures are prepared for An Evening with Bruce Dickinson, scheduled to hit North America beginning January 17 in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and making stops across the U.S. and Canada through the end of March. Tickets and tour dates are available here.
In addition, Iron Maiden, who recently released their seventeenth studio album, Senjutsu, will be returning to the road in late-2022 with an updated itinerary and stage show, bringing their The Legacy Of The Beast World Tour to more North American cities, many of which the band has not performed in for many years. Produced by Live Nation, the updated trek will feature a decades-spanning set list of fan faves and new tracks from their latest release. Tickets are on sale now via Ticketmaster.
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