London : Lithuania has banned Iron Maiden’s world tour poster for scaring the children and violating the country’s child protection laws.
Live Nation spokesman Mindaugas Paukste told a Russian website that the concert promotion company has received a letter, stating that the poster violates the country’s child protection laws and ordered it to be removed, reports The Independent.
Paukste further said “Right now we have to decide how to carry on forward but we must also immediately take down the posters.”
He added that the outcry was surprising as the advertising didn’t cause problems anywhere else.
The heavy metal band, who is currently touring The Book of Souls, has been using a poster showing their gory monster mascot ‘ Eddie the Head’ holding a bleeding heart in his claws and baring his yellow teeth as one of the promo materials.
The ban has come after the locals filed a complaint about the poster to the authorities, with some demanding it to be pulled from the websites and ticketing outlets advertising the gig.
Iron Maiden is set to play at Lithuania’s Zalgiris Arena in Kaunas later this month.(ANI)