British heavy rock legends, Iron Maiden, in association with Banger Productions, EMI Records, Universal (USA) and Arts Alliance Media, announce that they will be releasing a feature length documentary film into cinemas worldwide on April 21st 2009.
As you may know from Rod's tour diaries, Iron Maiden have been working on a feature length documentary. Entitled 'IRON MAIDEN: FLIGHT 666', the movie follows the band on the first leg of their Somewhere Back In Time World Tour in February and March of 2008 as they experienced the most ambitious and adventurous tour in rock history, and will be released in April 2009 in association with EMI Records and Universal in the USA.
The Maiden tour plan was something that had never been attempted before on such a grand scale. Circumnavigating the globe, the band flew in a specially customised Boeing 757 airliner with their crew and 12 tons of music and stage equipment on board, playing 23 sold out stadium and arena shows in 13 countries in just 45 days, travelling 70,000km and performing to almost half a million fans.
The band were accompanied everywhere by award-winning documentary makers Banger Productions from Toronto in Canada, who have received international critical acclaim for their previous movies "Metal, A Headbangers Journey" and recently "Global Metal". Filmmakers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn and their team bring an intimate behind the scenes view of this remarkable journey, with a close look at the logistics involved and following Team Maiden in the cockpit, on the plane and on and offstage, getting to the heart of this global adventure of a band that has very rarely even let cameras backstage before.
Shot in High Definition and with superb 5.1 surround sound, mixed by the bands producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley, FLIGHT 666 brings to the screen all the drama, excitement and hysteria that followed the band around the world every time 'Ed Force One' touched down in a new country. The film documents the intensity of the punishing show schedules, the struggle with the time zones, the pressures of ensuring that every performance matched the energy of the many thousands of ecstatic and expectant fans from many cultural backgrounds, unusual angles from the spectacular shows... and of course the fun had on the way!.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 is an honest and revealing portrait of one of the worlds most successful rock bands and a must-see for all Maiden fans.
A special international 'Iron Maiden' day is being planned for 21st April with simultaneous showings of IRON MAIDEN:FLIGHT 666 in selected Digital cinemas around the world - we will of course bring you more information on this nearer the time.
Friday 1st - Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai, India
Monday 4th - Burswood Dome, Perth, Australia
Wednesday 6th - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Thursday 7th - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne, Australia
Saturday 9th - Acer Arena Sydney, Australia
Sunday 10th - Acer Arena Sydney, Australia
Tuesday 12th - Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
Friday 15th - Pacifico, Yokohama, Japan
Saturday 16th - Messe, Tokyo, Japan
Tuesday 19th - The Forum, Los Angeles, USA
Thursday 21st - Auditoria Telmex, Guadalajara, Mexico
Friday 22nd - Arena Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico
Sunday 24th - Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
Tuesday 26th - Saprisa Stadium, San Jose, Costa Rica
Thursday 28th - Simon Bolivar Park, Bogota, Colombia
Sunday 2nd - Palmieras Stadium, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Tuesday 4th - Pedreira stadium, Curitiba, Brazil
Wednesday 5th - Gigantinho, Porto Allegre, Brazil
Friday 7th - Ferrocarrill Oeste Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Sunday 9th - Pista Atletica, Santiago, Chile
Wednesday 12th - San Jose Coliseo, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Friday 14th - Izod Centre, New Jersey, USA
Sunday 16th - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Canada