NewsAugust 25, 2015 1:38 PM ET13,661 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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