It was a wild night for IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson and his fans. Last week footage emerged of the singer grabbing an uninvited stage invader by the shirt and dragging him into the wings. Now, another clip has revealed that it wasn’t the only confrontation that took place during that show. In what turned out to be a lively night for MAIDEN, the film shows Bruce berating fans for smoking weed during the band’s set.
The incident took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on September 22.
“I don’t know what it is,” Dickinson said. “There’s so many f**king people smoking so much f**king dope down here, I’m amazed you can even see. Poor old Steve [Harris]. I don’t know if you know, but he absolutely f**king hates marij*ana and the smell of it, alright? So when he’s trying to play bass, it f*cks him up.
“It f*cks me up. I’m a singer, alright? So duh. I would just ask for a tiny bit of respect — if you want to go get completely stoned out of your f**king mind, go out the back and do it. Alright? Otherwise you’re going to end up like this f**king knucklehead here going ‘uhhhh.’”
British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will bring a new tour to Europe in the summer of 2023, including arena shows in the U.K. and Ireland. IRON MAIDEN‘s “The Future Past Tour” tour will see band performing songs from their latest album Senjutsu as well as from 1986’s Somewhere In Time along with other fan favorites. Dates that are so far announced for the tour can be found here.