Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson revealed why the band can’t book a European tour right now in a new Sky News interview.
“Don’t get me started on the government’s attitude to the entertainment industry. We are probably one of the U.K.’s major exports. I mean – come on. And yet we’re sitting here. We can’t do anything.
“It’s very well known that I voted for Brexit. But, you know, the idea is that after you’ve done it, you then go in and be sensible about the relationship you have with people.
“So, at the moment, all this guff about not being able to play in Europe, and the Europeans not being able to play over here and work permits and all the rest of the rubbish – come on!
“You know, get your act together – put a decent bloke in who can do something about the relationship with Europe. We can play America easier than we can play Europe at the moment…
“‘Cause, we have a sold-out tour, by the way – hundreds of thousands of people in Europe. So it’s just, like, hang on. Export central – what happened to all that stuff? So, let’s get it on, government.”