Numerous odd collaborations have happened from time to time in music, whether being in the Rock or the Metal scene…
Sometimes for a good cause, and sometimes because there is a love for football!
And of course one could ask, what about football? Everything matters when it comes to Iron Maiden!
Let us not hold you in distress and go straight to the “roast”.
So Iron Maiden is partnering with West Ham United!
Their collaboration, titled “Die With Your Boots On“, took place due to bassist Steve Harris’s love for the London team.
Through this collaboration, the famous Iron Maiden logo will appear on the West Ham jersey.
Let’s not forget, after all, that Harris has stated his love for the team a few times.
“I went to see West Ham play against Newcastle when I was 9 and my mate was 10. We jumped on a bus and went to the game, and they won 4-3 and that was it. I was hooked!”
As for the shirt, Harris says:
“I think it’s brilliant. I really love that version and color of the crest and that old classic kind of kit. It’s a modern shape but with a retro design, and I like that. Up the Irons!”
The bassist presented the jersey with Argentinian defender Pablo Zabaleta who stated:
“Iron Maiden are a huge icon back home in South America and it’s great for fans of West Ham and the band to be able to show their support for both!”
And how did this collaboration come about? West Ham’s licensing manager Tracey Stratton tells us…
“One-weekend last summer our club shop was inundated with rock fans from all across the globe, and we realized that Iron Maiden was playing two sold-out shows at the O2.
It makes perfect sense to launch this collaboration, and with Steve’s passion for it and attention to detail it has been amazing.”
I do not know if this collaboration will bring luck to West Ham, however, it is very interesting news that will surely attract more artists …