Iron Maiden Get New Jumbo Jet for Upcoming World Tour
Iron Maiden’s first new album in over 5 years, “The Book of Souls” is out September 4th!
And Iron Maiden is planning a world tour to support the record… and once again, signer Bruce Dickinson will be flying the band around the world in a brand new Jumbo Jet!
According to the band’s website, when Maiden start their “The Book of Souls World Tour” next year, the band will have a new plane (Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet) will be nearly twice as large and triple the weight as the Boeing 757 the band took out on their three previous tours. Check out the schematics of the jet above!
Dickinson is currently training for his license to fly the massive four-engine jet at Cardiff Aviation in Wales, saying: “When the opportunity arose from my friends at Air Atlanta Icelandic to lease a 747 for ‘The Book Of Souls’ world tour, of course, we jumped at the chance. Who wouldn’t? The greatest benefit of travelling in a 747 is that because of its colossal size and freight capacity, we can carry our stage production and all our stage equipment and desks in the cargo hold without having to make any of the immense structural modifications needed to do this on the previous 757, the extent of which fans will have noted on the Flight 666 DVD.”
Maiden’s 2016 world tour is expected to hit North American in February for a few dates!!