A 9-year-old in Oregon recently received a birthday present he will never forget: IRON MAIDEN
tickets. His dad is taking him to see his favorite band in September in Portland.A short video of the boy getting the gift from his father can be seen below. In a 2017 interview with the San Francisco Chronicle
vocalist Bruce Dickinson
said that the band's fanbase is "formed of lots of layers of different age groups. Every layer sticks to the layer underneath it and doesn't detach," he explained. "People come to a show expecting to see people of my age, and they get a whole bunch of kids between fifteen and twenty-eight. "I don't want to go onstage and look out at a bunch of crumblies my age," he continued. "People of my age go along to shows, but you never see them in the mosh pit — mainly they're standing by the toilet, waiting to get their prostate problem solved. We like seeing rabid kids leaping around. That's what makes our hearts pump onstage. Our music is still fierce. It's still in your face."MAIDEN
's "Legacy Of The Beast"
tour will hit 33 cities across the U.S. and Canada beginning in July. Support on the trek comes from THE RAVEN AGE
. Additionally, FOZZY
will be guests for the Banc Of California Stadium show in Los Angeles.MAIDEN
's 2019 North, South and Central America trek comprises 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with the band's 2018 European dates, means that by the end of this tour, the group will have taken the "Legacy Of The Beast"
show to over one and three quarter of a million fans around the globe.
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