SONOR displays Iron Maiden Tourkit @NAMM


Visiting NAMM this year? Post a picture of the Phonic "Somewhere On Tour" kit displayed at NAMM on Instagram and enter our "The Beast Is Back" prizedraw!!

To celebrate the family reunion of Nicko McBrain and SONOR, SONOR has teamed up with the Iron Maiden crew to bring a very special and unique historic "witness" to the 2016 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, USA.

On display will be the original Phonic Plus High Tech kit used by Nicko in 1986 and 1987 for Iron Maiden's "Somewhere On Tour" tour throughout Europe, North America and Asia. It consists of a massive array of 8 tom toms (6", 8", 10", 12", 13", 14", 15", 16" - all square sizes), an 18" floor tom, 24" bass drum and a 14" snare drum from the Phonic series, black lacquered. The kit also features the original hardware, as well as the Paiste Gong that was used on the tour.

Phonic Plus High Tech came with black hardware and stands and was only build from 1985 to 1986 as part of the famous Phonic series, which is one of the most legendary series in drumming history. As a matter of fact, this specific kit was custom build by Mr. Karl-Heinz Menzel who was responsible for manufacturing drums back then, and today is SONOR's managing director.

The kit will be on permanent display in Hall D, Booth # 2735 at the 2016 Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA, USA (January 21 to 24).

Enter our "The Beast Is Back" instagram prizedraw!!

Here is how it works: SONOR and Nicko ask you to take a picture (this can be a selfie with the kit in the back, there are no specific requirements for the image, but it must show the kit) of the "Somewhere On Tour" kit on display during the Winter NAMM Show 2016 (January 21 to 24, 2016). Post it on instagram any time between January 21 (10am) and 24, 2016 (midnight) tagging SONOR (@sonordrumco) and using the hashtag #sonornickoisback (both tags are a must to enter the prizedraw). 

SONOR will pick the best image and inform the winner via instagram on February 5, 2016. The winner gets two tickets for one of the 2016 Iron Maiden shows in the United States of America (see dates here), including a tour of Nicko's new "Book Of Souls" drumkit on stage and an Iron Maiden merchandise package!!

So - while you're at this year's Winter NAMM show, take a picture of the "Somewhere On Tour" kit, post it on instagram between January 21 and 24, 2016 tagging @sonordrumco and using #sonornickoisback to enter the "BEAST IS BACK" promotion!!!

Official Contest Rules:

  • Winner must be 21+ years old.
  • Images must be posted on instagram between January 21 10am and January 24 midnight, 2016.
  • Posted picture must include tag @sonordrumco and hashtag #sonornickoisback
  • Winner will get notified by SONOR GmbH & Co.KG, Germany, on February 5, 2016 by instagram message.
  • SONOR GmbH & Co.KG 
  • SONOR GmbH & Co.KG is not responsible for any travel expenses (including lodging) that may occur to the winner.
  • The winner gets: Free entrance for 2 people (regular show ticket) for an Iron Maiden show in 2016 in the United States of America of his choice, tour dates according to, as well as a guided tour on stage prior to the concert and a Iron Maiden merchandise package.
  • No redemption will be paid in case of personal incapability or cancelation of the concert.

Questions or Feedback: Email

Responsible for promotion: SONOR GmbH & Co.KG, Zum Heilbach 5, 57319 Bad Berleburg-Aue, GERMANY (Phone: +49 (0) 2759 79 0)