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Live Nation Lithuania's Iron Maiden Posters Too Graphic For Local Officials

KAUNAS, Lithuania (CelebrityAccess) — Live Nation's Lithuania office was forced to revise promotional posters for an upcoming performance by heavy metal band Iron Maiden after government regulators determined that the original posters were too graphic.

The original posters feature the band's macabre mascot Eddie proffering a grisly blood-covered heart to the viewer.

"It is difficult for children under the age of 10 to see the difference between fantasy and reality, therefore, the bloody and scary character might frighten children," a government inspector said in a press release, according to regional news outlet the Baltic Course.

Live Nation Lithuania CEO Aleksandras Karablikovas told the Baltic Course that the new posters, while approved by the band, were less graphic.

The British band is scheduled to perform in Kaunas on June 23. – Staff Writers