"Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into"
I very much believe that Maiden with all of their multi millions of dollars, living in their big mansions don't have to worry about money as much as we think. True that I don't know the actual costs of everything when it comes to touring, but I bet they could easily do many of the things we think they couldn't afford and it wouldn't hurt anyone at all money wise. Sure maybe they would make less than they are doing everything they way they do it, but I don't think they would have any losses where they come out behind and they would still make millions of dollars. The only way to really find out of course would be to really know the actual costs of everything.