Iron Maidenilla suunnitteilla 35 maata kattava maailmankiertue

Iron Maiden Jetti 2015Englantilainen heavy metallin legenda Iron Maiden julkaisee uuden ”The Book Of Souls” -nimisen albuminsa syyskuun 4. päivä. Albumin julkaisun jälkeen yhtye aikoo suunnata uudella Ed Force One koneellaan mittavalle maailmankiertuelle, joka tulee saapumaan Eurooppaan toukokuussa 2016. Voit lukea Bruce Dickinsonin viestin yhtyeen tulevaan lentokoneeseen tästä:

“When the opportunity arose from my friends at Air Atlanta Icelandic to lease a 747 for The Book of Souls World Tour, of course we jumped at the chance, who wouldn’t? The greatest benefit of travelling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD. Although in reality we cannot carry much more gear the savings in complexity, time and cost make using the 747 even more practical. All we will need to do is “paint” it and move a few seats around, with the added advantage that there is much more room for band and crew – our Krew can almost get a row of seats each to catch up on sleep on the flights! Furthermore, it is marginally faster o.85 MACH and the range of around 7000NM (13,000 km) is much greater which means we will not have to make the refuelling stops we needed to with the 757.

“However, even though we have worked out the logistics of taking a plane of that immense size out on tour, I still have to learn to fly it before we can go anywhere! So, I’m currently doing my training to qualify as a pilot and Captain on a Boeing 747. I’m doing this at Cardiff Aviation, my aircraft maintenance facility in Wales, where we recently took possession of a rather splendid 747 simulator which I can’t wait to get practising on!

“We’re all really excited at the thought of bringing our brand new tour to fans who have never seen us play live before, and of course re-visiting all our old friends again too. You can rest assured we are all working hard to put together a spectacular show for our fans.”

Iron Maiden Ed Force Evoluutio 2015