Nicko McBrain to host Marshall anniversary bash

Nicko

Nicko

(c) Iron Maiden

Nicko McBrain has been announced as compere for a huge night of celebrations to mark 50 years of Marshall Amps.

The Iron Maiden drummer will b joined by Whitesnaker sticksman Brian Tichy and a host of guitar heroes - from Zakk Wylde to Joe Satriani - in paying homage to the company at Wembley Arena on 22 September.

Nicko said: "This is truly a celebration of a British Icon - Marshall. Beyond doubt, Jim Marshall and the team have shaped the sound of rock music for eternity! Words cannot describe how pioneering Marshall is ! I feel more than privileged to be involved in this event. We're bringing together beyond-legendary artists for a moment in history. Expect pure rock n roll madness amplified to the max by Marshall! "

Tickets go on sale at www.livenation.co.uk (opens in new tab) on Friday 9 March.

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