Iron Maiden Release All Blacks T-Shirt For NZ
Iron Maiden have released a special edition All Blacks t-shirt as a tribute to their Rugby World Cup victory. Fans will be able to purchase the shirt during the band’s tour in New Zealand.
“The top features the band’s mummy-like mascot Eddie wearing black rugby gear complete with sweatbands and a ball under his arm as he charges to the try-line in a packed stadium. There are tackled players strewn behind him in the colors of the teams the All Blacks beat in the World Cup,” as reported in Blabbermouth.
“This new tour shirt commemorates the victory last year at Twickenham and is a tribute to the ABs,” said Iron Maiden’s manager Rod Smallwood.
On their 2011 New Zealand tour, the band did a tribute to Colin Meads.
According to Smallwood that “went down so well with the rugby fraternity there that AB assistant coach Wayne Smith, (…) asked to use this art on some special T’s he was going to use as prizes for the players for outstanding defensive performances in each game of last year’s World Cup.”
Article Source: Noise11, Paul Cashmere, April 23, 2016
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