Man oh man was I psyched to see this press release this morning from the Iron Maiden side of the fence because the new album is coming soon to the general public and we media types have started to receive our preview streams so thoughts can be put together about it for your edification. What made this bit of information most fascinating to me was its disclosing the inside scoop about the brand new “Ed Force One” which many fans might remember as being discussed and revealed in full on a video release entitled “Flight 666”, anyway, below is the whole press release that I received but don’t you worry I will be back at the close with some additional opinions.
IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR: VOCALIST BRUCE DICKINSON TO CAPTAIN AND PILOT A BOEING 747-400 JUMBO JET TO PLAY IN SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS TRAVELLING OVER 55,000 MILES (88,500km) AROUND THE GLOBE – “THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR” IS EXPECTED TO VISIT AROUND 35 COUNTRIES INCLUDING FIRST EVER CONCERTS IN CHINA AND EL SALVADOR; NEW STUDIO ALBUM THE BOOK OF SOULS IS RELEASED WORLDWIDE ON SEPT 4.
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 25, 2015 – IRON MAIDEN, whose new studio album The Book of Souls, their first for 5 years, will be released worldwide next week on Sept 4, are taking touring to a new level using a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet (aka Queen of the Skies) for their World Tour next year. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson is currently in training for his licence to fly the massive four engine jet, which is almost twice the size and over three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on previous tours in 2008/9/11 (see attached comparison grid). The new Ed Force One will take the band, crew and over 12 tons of equipment more than 55,000 miles (88,500km) around the planet with concerts in six of the seven continents (Australasia, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe) with The Book of Souls World Tour 2016 expected to visit around 35 countries.
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