On Board Flight 666.pdf
IRON MAIDEN are a global phenomenon. On board their customised Boeing 757 plane named Ed Force One, and piloted by lead singer and airline captain Bruce Dickinson, the band, crew and 12 tonnes of equipment traversed the planet and broke the mould of traditional touring forever by playing concerts in every continent except Antarctica!
Setting off in early 2008 on the Somewhere Back In Time world tour, through to the epic Final Frontier tour, Maiden finally played two sold-out shows in their native London. The Final Frontier tour celebrated their 15th and most successful studio album to date, hitting the No.1 spot in at least 28 countries. The band's official photographer John McMurtrie accompanied them on the tours and his unrestricted access allowed him to capture exclusive images and moments both onstage and off, in over 600 spectacular photographs annotated with individual insights and anecdotes.
ON BOARD FLIGHT 666 provides an unprecedented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken; and into what makes this band so special.
"This stunning coffee-table tome gives an intimate insight into the touring machine that covered the globe not once but twice between 2008 and 2011. . . . McMurtrie puts the reader in the heart of the action with some excellent photography." --"Guitarist"
IRON MAIDEN are one of the most internationally successful heavy metal bands of all time. In a career spanning more than three decades they have undertaken 20 world tours, released 15 studio albums, six live albums and numerous DVDs and compilations, earning them over 400 platinum and gold discs, and countless accolades including an IVOR NOVELLO AWARD, a BRIT AWARD and a GRAMMY AWARD.
JOHN McMURTRIE has been one of the rock world's most highly respected and sought-after photographers of the last decade and he has been Iron Maiden's official photographer since 2006.