in a new interview with Buffalo News, Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris talked about his children opening for Maiden over the years.
Steve’s daughter Lauren Harris was the opening act on the “Somewhere Back in Time” and “The Final Frontier” treks.
Now, George Harris’ band the Raven Age is opening on the ongoing Maiden trek.
Asked on what it’s like having his kids tour with them, Steve said:
“I’m proud of them. That’s a tough gig because as you know, Maiden fans are a fiercely loyal lot.
“I’d tell them, ‘Just get out there, and don’t worry about it. On this side of the pond [in North America], they often stay out tailgating and having fun when the opening act plays, it’s just the way it is. Just get out there and do it.’ And they did.
“George’s band, they’ve just gotten so good, the new album [‘Conspiracy’] is really fantastic. They’ve got so much melody in their music. I hope he got that from me! [Laughs] That’s the thing I’m most proud of.”