The first and only official book from Britain’s biggest Heavy Metal band. With a foreword by frontman, Bruce Dickinson
WELCOME TO THE WORLD OF IRON MAIDEN 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 which included an Around The World In 66 Days jaunt between February-April 2011, Maiden finally came in to land in August with two sold-out shows in their native London at the O2 Arena. The Final Frontier Tour celebrates their 15th and most successful studio album to date, hitting the No 1 spot in at least 28 countries. Throughout this mammoth and ground-breaking undertaking, the band s official photographer John McMurtrie accompanied them and the exciting results of his fly-on-the-wall coverage are represented here in this unique, pictorial odyssey . John s unrestricted access has allowed him to capture exclusive images and moments both onstage and off, in over 600 spectacular photographs annotated with individual insights and anecdotes. With a personal foreword by Captain Bruce Dickinson, ON BOARD FLIGHT 666 takes you up close with IRON MAIDEN as they circumnavigate the globe playing to their loyal legions of fans and provides an unprecedented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken; and into what makes this band so special.
IRON MAIDEN are one of the most internationally successful heavy metal bands of all time with over 80million 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. 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. 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.