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ebook / ISBN-13: 9781409141372

Price: £16.99

ON SALE: 23rd May 2013

Genre: The Arts / Music / Music: Styles & Genres / Heavy Metal Music

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The first and only official book from Britain’s biggest heavy-metal band.

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.
This photo book by the official band photographer is perfect for ageing rockers in search of vicarious thrills, by documenting two world tours from 2008-2011 and featuring baying fans, model monsters and backstage/mid-air japes aplenty
On Board Flight 666 is an exclusive behind the scene photo book by band snapper John McMurtrie. As Brucie says in the introduction "if it's not here, it probably didn't happen"...John catches spectacular live moments and candid snippets of life on the road with the band
a mighty tome, focusing as much on the offstage and on-plane shenanigans as much as the enormo-shows themselves...tons of gobsmacking scenes to digest - partly because the epic scale of the tours is so hard to comprehend. Few other bands have this much budget, let alone the creative vision, to attempt such a journey: this book is testimony to that