NewsAugust 25, 2015 1:38 PM ET13,650 views

Iron Maiden to tour world via Boeing 747

Iron Maiden The Book of Souls 747 jet When Iron Maiden hits the road (air) next year in support of their forthcoming album, The Book of Souls, the band will be doing so in style. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson will pilot a Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet to play in six of the seven continents as they travel over 55,000 miles around the globe. "The Book Of Souls World Tour" is expected to visit around 35 countries including, first-ever Iron Maiden concerts in China and El Salvador. Dickinson comments: "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."

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anonymous 8/25/2015 10:46:09 AM

do a barrel roll

birdman_prrr_prrr 8/25/2015 10:53:03 AM

oy moyt loyk les houp i don' crash

anonymous 8/25/2015 11:07:18 AM

Do a Top Gun flipping the bird move when flying over Russia

anonymous 8/25/2015 11:11:58 AM

Plane flip

anonymous 8/25/2015 11:15:25 AM

I thought he already knew how to fly?

thetowerofrome 8/25/2015 11:17:50 AM

Uhhhhhhhhh

anonymous 8/25/2015 11:41:52 AM

Fronz, where is your Boeing 747?

anonymous 8/25/2015 11:44:07 AM

ACCCCEEEEEESSSS HIIIIII-IIIIGGGHHHHH!!

anonymous 8/25/2015 12:06:40 PM

anonymous47 minutes ago I thought he already knew how to fly? they've been doing plane tours for years. gotta get type rated for a 747 though. so awesome that this will piss off the eco-warriors

anonymous 8/25/2015 12:09:47 PM

SELLOUTS!

anonymous 8/25/2015 12:21:23 PM

HAAAA!! I ALREADY HAVE 7 ON THESE--IN VARIOUS HIDDEN HANGERS--1 ON EACH OF THE 7 CONTINENTS. BAND NAME ON THE SIDE ?? NO THNX. JUST A PIC ON MY FACE SUFFICED!!1 IVE ALSO PASSED FLIGHT SCHOL SEVERAL YRS AGO BUT Y DO THE WORK, MY STAFF I HAVE SUM OF THE BEST FIGHTER PILOTS IN THE WORLD. THEYRE ON HIATUS THO!!!!!! I DONT HAV TIME 2 MESS W CONTINENTS--I GO BIG!! IM ANNOUNCING THE FRONZ WILL B TAKIN THE SPACE SHUTTLE KEVIN FROM WARPTED N I WENT IN ON-TO TOUR MARS SATURN URANUS...ETC! BASIC, BITCHES.

anonymous 8/25/2015 12:40:11 PM

Get a fckin van like the rest of us jerk

anonymous 8/25/2015 12:55:54 PM

I know a nice route over Ukraine they can take.

anonymous 8/25/2015 1:29:41 PM

ALL ABOARD!!! AHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! - Randy Rhodes

anonymous 8/25/2015 2:35:56 PM

I hope he knows that he needs almost 5,000 hours just to legally pilot one of these things... So I foresee that tour happening.......sometime in 2020. This is such a dumb idea.

anonymous 8/25/2015 3:20:07 PM

Stoked

birdman_prrr_prrr 8/25/2015 4:36:48 PM

hopefully hes careful flying on the way to china for a show

anonymous 8/25/2015 6:18:48 PM

lynard skynard deja vu

anonymous 8/25/2015 7:40:16 PM

Just dont get all Malaysia on us

anonymous 8/25/2015 8:03:03 PM

Reunion Island has a nice a venue

anonymous 8/25/2015 8:28:49 PM

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anonymous 8/25/2015 8:54:17 PM

"I hope he knows that he needs almost 5,000 hours just to legally pilot one of these things..." Wwhhaaaaaattt are you even talking about? You can be a private multi-engine rated pilot and fly one of these as long as you have completed the appropriate type rating. 5,000 hours? hahaha... There are pilots all over Asia flying bigger airframes (A380) with less total time than that. Go back to Flight Sim X. -An airline pilot.

anonymous 8/25/2015 10:00:04 PM

^ dear mrAIRPLANEPILOT It fact the Chinese invaders dont train much for flight, be4 after it is domestic fighter jet-crash n burn in2 the towers of NYC!.U need 50million years of flight class to pilot one of these and bcuz it takes special man to fly 1of these birds!I 2nd that iron maiden band sucks the big 1! praise the IRON MAIDEN vocals? What in the HELL? Go back and hit the showers-flight school asap im takin all ur women to the crab shack my bed room 4 sum icedtea clownloser

anonymous 8/26/2015 9:50:32 AM

look forward to the "iron maiden missing in north atlantic plane crash" story.

anonymous 8/26/2015 10:01:14 AM

the 5000 hours probably applies to airline captains. but for dudes who just want to go fly 747's for fun? can't imagine there are much of those out there.

anonymous 8/26/2015 2:50:17 PM

Well seems fitting... They do have like 19 guitar players... Right? Ya mom, ill be right up, hold on. Mums making me meatloaf again. brb

anonymous 8/26/2015 3:02:23 PM

DIY anyone?

anonymous 8/26/2015 3:12:18 PM

The Chemtrails of the Beast

anonymous 8/26/2015 6:16:16 PM

lol this thread

anonymous 8/26/2015 6:54:57 PM

gurls jus wanna have fun

anonymous 8/26/2015 8:28:45 PM

A scooter is a sailboat stupidhead

anonymous 8/26/2015 11:26:53 PM

Andreas Lubitz is stoked

anonymous 8/27/2015 12:16:24 PM

What zip files do you guys use? Ive been using jzip and then i updated my laptop to windows 10 and it deleted me new Shinedown - State Of My Head (Single) and now i cant download it back. Any suggestions? (great single by the way)

anonymous 8/28/2015 2:24:24 AM

just make sure at least one crew member stays on the plane AT ALL TIMES when you play St. Louis.

anonymous 8/28/2015 6:17:33 AM

Iron Maiden 747 robbed in St. Louis. "We just went inside the Wendy's to eat, left the plane in the parking lot, under a light, and we still got jacked. Phones, laptops, and our merch box with $3,000 cash in it. Bummer."

SN00PY 8/28/2015 9:13:41 PM

Malaysian Airline would like to work with this fcking flight

SN00PY 8/28/2015 9:17:58 PM

Malaysian Airline is stoked to strike a deal with this

anonymous 8/29/2015 2:13:21 AM

Can someone please explain who this fronz character is

anonymous 9/2/2015 2:01:15 PM

^hes the best rapper ever second only to Jody highroller And i see this ending in a very lynyrd skynyrd fashion




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