'F*****g idiot with big a**e': Bruce Dickinson chastises fans for smoking weed during Iron Maiden show
ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA: Bruce Dickinson, the lead singer of the heavy metal band, Iron Maiden is known for not hiding his true feelings on any given subject. This has become even more apparent in the band's current 'Legacy Of The Beast' tour. A clip has emerged from Iron Maiden's show which took place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California where Dickinson can be seen blasting fans for smoking weed during the band's performance.
During a song break, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson confronted fans about their smoking habits, saying it was affecting both him and bassist Steve Harris. The video that is now viral begins with Dickinson calling a concertgoer a "f******g idiot" with "a big a**e," and then he addresses the crowd like a teacher correcting a particularly disruptive class, but with more profanity.
"I don't know what it is," said Dickinson as per Metal Injection. "There's so many f*****g people smoking so much f*****g dope down here, I'm amazed you can even see. Poor old Steve. I don't know if you know, but he absolutely f*****g hates marijuana and the smell of it, alright? So when he's trying to play bass, it f***s him up. It f***s 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*****g mind, go out the back and do it. Alright? Otherwise you're going to end up like this f*****g knucklehead here going 'uhhhh.'"
Bruce has had to chastise a fan during an Iron Maiden performance on the 'Legacy Of The Beast' tour before. During the same show, an overenthusiastic fan jumped onstage during the song 'Aces High', which served as the show's anthem. The fan took full advantage of his moment in the limelight by kneeling before Dickinson and guitarist Janick Gers, waving his devil horns, and whipping his hair about.
Dickinson gave the fan a few seconds to enjoy himself before grabbing him by his shirt and leading him off the platform and then went on performing like usual.
On the same tour, on July 16, during a show which took place at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, when Iron Maiden was closing out their main set, Dickinson took a strong dislike to a fan who had lit a flare in the audience. He interrupted his singing to vehemently chastise them in a fairly foul manner. In a video of the incident that has subsequently been posted on YouTube, Dickinson can be heard singing, "A c**t with a f******g flare!" as he watches the flare ignite.
He continues, calling the fan a "c********r" and a "Greek c**t," saying, "I've got to sing up here!" He repeats, "I've got to f******g sing, right?" before concluding, "F**k you!"