On Board Flight 666

On Board Flight 666

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 234 x 276 x 23mm | 1,290g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Reprint
  • w. num. photos, mostly col.
  • 1409137597
  • 9781409137597
  • 824,150

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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. THE GUITARIST 20111129
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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. THE GUITARIST 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 -- Arthur House THE SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 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 TERRORIZER 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 -- Joel McIver RECORD COLLECTOR
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About Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden (Author) IRON MAIDEN are one of the most internationally successful heavy metal bands of all time with over 80 million album sales to their name. In a career spanning more than three decades they have undertaken twenty World Tours, released fifteen studio albums, six live albums and numerous videos, DVDs and compilation albums earning them over four hundred platinum and gold discs, and countless accolades including an Ivor Novello Award for International Achievement in 2002, a Brit Award for Best British Live Act in 2009 and a US Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 2011. Visit their website for more www.ironmaiden.com, follow on Twitter https://twitter.com/ironmaiden, join them on Facebook www.facebook.com/ironmaiden and watch them in action on YouTube www.youtube.com/ironmaiden. John McMurtrie (Author) JOHN McMURTRIE has been one of the rock world's most highly respected and sought-after photographers of the last decade. His dynamic and vibrant style of photography is regularly seen on the front covers of the metal press and within the music industry. John has been IRON MAIDEN's official photographer since 2006.
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