Bruce Dickinson was not a happy trooper at last night’s Iron Maiden show in Athens, Greece. While trying to launch in to ‘The Number of the Beast’, Bruce got pretty damn pissed at an audience member. Apparently, they had lit a flare in the crowd that threw Bruce for a loop and made him concerned about his ability to sing properly.
Here’s what he said (and you can watch it for yourself below):
“The cunt with the fucking flare. I’m trying to sing up here. You fucking cocksucker. You Greek cunt. I’ve gotta fucking sing. All right. Fuck you.” Apparently Bruce then left the stage and came back a little while later, but had a hard time finding his place in the song.
Look, everyone has an off day. Or in Bruce’s case, a few. It’s got to be a lot of pressure up there to be “always on” and bring it for fans perfectly every night. And Bruce clearly takes his job very seriously. And Maiden has done plenty of good deeds as of late, most notably helping cover the medical expenses of their ex-singer.
Watch: Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson gets angry at fan in Greece
Hat tip to Blabbermouth.
Per Iron Maiden’s website, here are some other times you can catch them live in the coming months. Just, uh, don’t light a flare ok?:
07 Mexico City, MEXICO – Foro Sol (Special Guests to be announced)
11 El Paso, TX, USA – Don Haskins Center (Trivium)
13 Austin, TX, USA – Moody Center (Trivium)
15 Tulsa, OK, USA – BOK Center (Trivium)
17 Denver, CO, USA – Ball Arena (Trivium)
19 Salt Lake City, UT, USA – USANA Amphitheatre (Trivium)
21 Anaheim, CA, USA – Honda Center (Trivium)
25 Chula Vista, CA, USA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Trivium)
27 Concord, CA, USA – Concord Pavilion (Trivium)
29 Seattle, WA, USA – Climate Pledge Arena (Trivium)
30 Spokane, WA, USA – Spokane Arena (Trivium)
03 Sioux Falls, SD, USA – Denny Sanford Premier Center (Within Temptation)
05 Chicago, IL, USA – United Center (Within Temptation)
07 Columbus, OH, USA – Nationwide Arena (Within Temptation)
09 Detroit, MI, USA – Little Caesars Arena (Within Temptation)
11 Toronto, ON, CANADA – Scotiabank Centre (Within Temptation)
12 Hamilton, ON, CANADA – FirstOntario Centre (Within Temptation)
15 Ottawa, ON, CANADA – Canadian Tire Centre (Within Temptation)
17 Worcester, MA, USA – DCU Center (Within Temptation)
19 Belmont Park, NY, USA – UBS Arena (Within Temptation)
21 Newark, NJ, USA – Prudential Center (Within Temptation)
23 Washington, DC, USA – Capital One Arena (Within Temptation)
25 Greensboro, NC, USA – Greensboro Coliseum (Within Temptation)
27 Tampa, FL, USA – Amalie Arena (Within Temptation)