See Iron Maiden Mascot Eddie Take Over Drum Kit From Nicko McBrain

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Showing off that his acting and drumming chops are nearly on par, Iron Maiden’s Nicko McBrain stars in a hilarious new skit where he walks into his warm-up room on tour only to find the band’s mascot Eddie wailing away behind the kit and steadfastly refusing to give up the throne.

“Every night. Every freaking night, I’m trying to get in,” the famed percussionist exclaims in his thick English accent to the camera. “I’ve gotta be on stage in, like, 10 minutes, I’ve gotta get changed. Before that, I’ve gotta have a little practice, a little warm-up. Every night he’s in there. Every bloody night!”

Crossing his arms in a feigned huff, McBrain swings open the door to his warm-up room and we see the soldier-uniformed mummy-man, glowing eyes and all, propped up behind the drum set in strident refusal to make way for the Maiden skinsman. The pajama-clad musician wanders down the hall crying out for an opening band’s kit, or even just a drum pad. Just as he turns the corner to wander off into the dressing room, McBrain shakes his fist at the camera and shouts, “And another thing!” just in time for the Legacy of the Beast tour logo to light up the screen. The tour hits North America starting Sunday, July 18th, in Florida. A full list of dates and ticket links can be found below.

Iron Maiden Tour Dates
July 18 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center
July 20 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellairis Amphitheater At Lakewood
July 22 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion
July 24 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 26 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
July 30 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
August 1 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
August 3 – Hartford, CT @ Xfinity Theatre
August 5 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
August 7 – Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
August 9 & 10 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage
August 13 – Buffalo, NY @ Keybank Center
August 15 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
August 17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PPG Paints Arena
August 19 – Nashville, TN @ Bridgestone Arena
August 22 – Tinley Park, IL @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
August 24 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
August 26 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
August 28 – Winnipeg, MB @ Bell Mts Place
August 30 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
August 31 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
September 3 – Vancouver, BC @ Pepsi Live At Rogers Arena
September 5 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
September 6 – Portland, OR @ Moda Center
September 9 – Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
September 10 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
September 13 – Las Vegas, NV @ MGM Grand Garden Arena
September 14 – Los Angeles, CA @ Banc Of California Stadium
September 17 – Phoenix, AZ @ Talking Stick Resort Arena
September 19 – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheater
September 21 – Dallas, TX @ Dos Equis Pavilion
September 22 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
September 25 – San Antonio, TX @ AT&T Center