Kids Reenact Live Iron Maiden Performance in Full Costume – Best of YouTube
Iron Maiden are one of metal's greatest live acts and this group of kids might be the heirs to the throne! Decked out in costume from Maiden's tour in support of 2000's Brave New World, they hit the stage in an auditorium to recreate the live rendition of "Ghost of the Navigator" from Rock in Rio.
The stage is set with a small platform bearing Iron Maiden's iconic stacked red logo, which the young Bruce Dickinson uses to launch himself off of repeatedly — just like the real Dickinson! He's even dressed exactly like the singer was on the tour, including the strange tattered black pants and cutoff denim jacket and nails Bruce's signature mannerisms like sweeping arm gestures and perched movements.
The five kids surrounding him jump in sync with the song, twirl around with guitar in hand just like Janick Gers and extend the guitar outward as the six-stringer is known to do onstage! One little one takes the platform for his own during a guitar solo, jumping off to join his bandmate in a crouched position as they pretend to lay into the guitar licks.
The crowd responded with an expected roar of cheers and applause and we hope the judges felt the same way! Really, how could they not?
The real Iron Maiden have extended their tour in support of The Book of Souls into this year and have another North American leg kicking off June 3 with Ghost as the supporting act. To see if the trek is coming near you, head to our 2017 Guide to Rock + Metal Tours before grabbing your Iron Maiden tickets.
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