Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Out now!

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - Speed of Light out now (TBOS 4/9)
by Squinty » Mon Aug 24, 2015 8:00 am

Infibeyen wrote:This has got me into a proper Maiden kick, not listened to them properly in ages. :D

I wish, WISH that I could play bass like Steve Harris. I cannot.


I just started playing bass in June. I also wish I could play as fast as him. I can't get the gallop down at all.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - Speed of Light out now (TBOS 4/9)
by Infibeyen » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:56 pm

SquintyMcSquint wrote:
Infibeyen wrote:This has got me into a proper Maiden kick, not listened to them properly in ages. :D

I wish, WISH that I could play bass like Steve Harris. I cannot.


I just started playing bass in June. I also wish I could play as fast as him. I can't get the gallop down at all.

I can do a gallop with three fingers and keep up with him, but I can't make it through an entire song without my arm falling off. How he can do it for an entire set is amazing.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - Speed of Light out now (TBOS 4/9)
by Crimson » Tue Aug 25, 2015 12:35 pm


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PostRe: Iron Maiden - Speed of Light out now (TBOS 4/9)
by Crimson » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:30 pm

IRON MAIDEN AND THE BOOK OF SOULS GO JUMBO ON MASSIVE 2016 WORLD TOUR

VOCALIST BRUCE DICKINSON TO CAPTAIN AND PILOT A BOEING 747-400 JUMBO JET TO PLAY IN SIX OF THE SEVEN CONTINENTS TRAVELLING OVER 55,000 MILES (88,500km) AROUND THE GLOBE

“THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR” IS EXPECTED TO VISIT AROUND 35 COUNTRIES
INCLUDING FIRST EVER CONCERTS IN CHINA AND EL SALVADOR

NEW STUDIO ALBUM “THE BOOK OF SOULS” IS RELEASED WORLDWIDE ON SEPT 4

IRON MAIDEN, whose new studio album The Book of Souls, their first for 5 years, will be released worldwide next week on Sept 4, are taking touring to a new level using a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet (aka Queen of the Skies) for their World Tour next year. Vocalist Bruce Dickinson is currently in training for his licence to fly the massive four engine jet, which is almost twice the size and over three times the weight of the Boeing 757 used on previous tours in 2008/9/11 (see attached comparison grid). The new Ed Force One will take the band, crew and over 12 tons of equipment more than 55,000 miles (88,500km) around the planet with concerts in six of the seven continents (Australasia, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe) with The Book of Souls World Tour 2016 expected to visit around 35 countries.

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Details of the precise schedule are currently being finalised and we will commence announcements of specific dates for the different territories in a few weeks’ time. However we can reveal that The Book Of Souls World Tour will open in the U.S.A in late February with Ed Force One flying in for three shows before, in early March, heading into Central America visiting MEXICO, followed by a much anticipated first ever concert in EL SALVADOR and a return to COSTA RICA. Ed Force One then proceeds into South America for concerts in ARGENTINA, CHILE and a number of shows in BRAZIL before flying back to the USA at the end of March for ten more cities covering the USA and, of course, CANADA in the first two weeks of April.

A long awaited return to JAPAN follows later in April, and then the band are delighted to be playing their first ever shows in CHINA before heading to NEW ZEALAND and AUSTRALIA for a comprehensive tour during the first half of May. Shows in SOUTH AFRICA, Maiden’s first visit there with Bruce, will be the last port of call before Ed Force One heads to EUROPE for a very extensive tour starting in late May and finishing in early August. This will the first time Ed Force One has ever been used on any European Tour dates (other than Bruce’s Fan Club trips to shows) and will provide transport there for at least for the first few weeks.


Bruce Dickinson comments,
“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. Although in reality we cannot carry much more gear the savings in complexity, time and cost make using the 747 even more practical. All we will need to do is “paint” it and move a few seats around, with the added advantage that there is much more room for band and crew – our Krew can almost get a row of seats each to catch up on sleep on the flights! Furthermore, it is marginally faster o.85 MACH and the range of around 7000NM (13,000 km) is much greater which means we will not have to make the refuelling stops we needed to with the 757.
“However, 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.”

The 747 is the world’s most recognisable airliner on account of its distinctive hump. With its impressive dimensions of 70.7m (232ft) length, 19.4m (63.6ft) height and a jaw-dropping wing span of 64.4m (211ft) this double-decker aircraft has a range of 13,450km (7,262nm).

Final dates, venues and ticket on sale times, along with full details of what Maiden fans can expect from The Book Of Souls World Tour, will be announced by territory starting in a few weeks’ time. As usual, where feasible, IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members will have exclusive access to purchase tickets before they go on general sale. Also, wherever possible, the Fan Club will again be running the First To The Barrier draw for privileged, early access to the venue to secure the best standing positions by or close to the barrier.

http://www.ironmaiden.com/iron-maiden-a ... -tour.html

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - Speed of Light out now (TBOS 4/9)
by Tragic Magic » Tue Aug 25, 2015 4:52 pm

Deffo getting in on that. No way I'm missing out. I can't believe it's been 5 years since TFF.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - Speed of Light out now (TBOS 4/9)
by Starbreaker » Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:58 pm

Mad isn't it?!

So then, we're now officially under a week away.

EEEEEEPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!11

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - Speed of Light out now (TBOS 4/9)
by Crimson » Fri Aug 28, 2015 6:55 pm

It has leaked. 8-)

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Starbreaker » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:45 pm

Crimson you better not have listened to that leak!

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Joer » Sat Aug 29, 2015 3:51 pm

Just imagine if you was listening to it right now. How horrible would that be?

Not at all actually. Oh god it's good.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Joer » Sat Aug 29, 2015 4:37 pm

Empire of the Clouds surely has to be the best thing ever.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Crimson » Sat Aug 29, 2015 5:55 pm

Starbreaker wrote:Crimson you better not have listened to that leak!

Of course not. :shifty:
Joer wrote:Empire of the Clouds surely has to be the best thing ever.

It's spectacular. Each time I've listened to it I've been left in awe.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Starbreaker » Sat Aug 29, 2015 11:21 pm

I'm not angry, I'm disappointed and also angry.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Corazon de Leon » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:31 am

Those European dates had better include the SEC Hydro. I missed them last time.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Squinty » Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:16 am

I heard a bit of the first song by accident. If Eternity should fail, I think it was called? It sounded really spacey and out there. Looking forward to hearing every bit of it.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Joer » Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:20 pm

This is just so strawberry floating good. I cannot wait to buy it on Friday so I can listen to it in my car as well as every other second of my life.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Crimson » Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:55 pm

The Red and the Black is outstanding. It just keeps going and going in the best possible way.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Squinty » Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:46 pm

Good to hear it. Hopefully get sent this on Friday. I'll give it a good listen if it autorips before.

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Joer » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:44 pm

Does anyone know what the book is on the deluxe edition that you can preorder?

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by Tragic Magic » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:20 pm

I'll let you know when it arrives. :cool:

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PostRe: Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls - Leaked!
by <]:^D » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:06 am

but is it as good as this:



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