Published Sep 06, 2019Iron Maiden's shows are full of theatrics, but usually the action happens onstage. Instead, a recent performance in Tacoma, WA, was interrupted when a huge brawl took place in the crowd. While stories are inconsistent, frontman Bruce Dickinson took some time to chastise a security guard for allegedly being unnecessarily violent.
According to TMZ, Dickinson stopped the show to blast the staff at the Tacoma Dome for allowing security to beat up a fan. "I hope that kid is getting hospital treatment now because he's bleeding from head wounds," Dickinson said. "I hope that kid takes this building to the fucking cleaners!!!"
He added that Iron Maiden have played in front of hundreds of thousands of people, and he has never seen anything quite like the beating this audience member took. He called the scenario "fucking madness." He asked fans to provide videos of the incident so they could find the "bullies and the fucking criminals who are responsible."
Since the story first broke, the Tacoma PD has shared more details in an effort to cover its own tracks. Police claim that the incident was started by a 26-year-old male who was causing problems with other fans. When they asked him to leave, he refused before allegedly assaulting a security guard. Then the police were called.
Whatever the case, you can watch Bruce Dickinson's online rant below.