Anvil may have done it in a transit van, but Iron Maiden‘s most recent world tour saw the band travel in a specially customised Boeing 757 airliner with their crew and 12 tons of music and stage equipment on board, playing 23 sold out stadium and arena shows in 13 countries in just 45 days, travelling 70,000km and performing to almost half a million fans.
The band were accompanied everywhere by award-winning documentary makers Banger Productions from Toronto in Canada, who have received international critical acclaim for their previous movies ‘Metal, A Headbangers Journey’ and ‘Global Metal’. Shot in High Definition and with superb 5.1 surround sound, mixed by the bands producer Kevin ‘Caveman’ Shirley, ‘Iron Maiden: Flight666’ brings to the screen all the drama, excitement and hysteria that followed the band around the world every time ‘Ed Force One’ touched down in a new country.
A special international ‘Iron Maiden’ day is being planned for 21st April with simultaneous showings of ‘Iron Maiden: Flight 666’ in selected Digital cinemas around the world. For details of the three Irish cinemas taking part go here.
Suffice to say, we’re VERY excited…