British metal legends Iron Maiden have announced that in 2016, they will embark on a 6-continent world tour, with the band, crew, and set being carried aboard a jumbo Boeing 747 aeroplane, piloted by the band’s lead singer, Bruce Dickinson. The Book of Souls, Iron Maiden’s 16th studio album, is set to be released next Friday, on the 4th of September, with this tour being in support of the album.
This is not the first time Iron Maiden have undertaken such a venture; in 2008 and 2011, the band flew around the world on a plane piloted by Bruce Dickinson, although the Boeing Jumbo 747 is by far the largest aircraft they have ever flown. Bruce commented on the news, “when the opportunity arose… of course we jumped at the chance, who wouldn’t? The greatest benefit…is that because of its colossal size and freigt capacity we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment…in the cargo hold”.
Specific details regarding the tour are set to be announced shortly, and you can expect a full review of Iron Maiden’s upcoming record The Book of Souls right here as soon as it’s released.