Iron Maiden have shared a video summing up the first shows of their The Book Of Souls World Tour.
The band are currently circumnavigating the globe aboard Ed Force One, a 747 jumbo jet transporting band, gear and crew to concerts, piloted by Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson.
The tour follows ‘Maiden’s 16th – and first double – studio album, The Book Of Souls, released last September.
Both album release and tour dates were delayed to allow Bruce Dickinson to undergo successful treatment for cancer of the tongue. Dickinson said recently: “A year ago I didn’t even know if I could sing – we’ve had an amazing turnaround in fortune, getting rid of that, and getting out to doing the tour. Pretty much the whole of the US is sold out. It’s amazing.”
Iron Maiden are currently on the South American leg of the tour, with thrash legends Anthrax playing in support. Further dates will follow in North America, Japan, China, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa and Europe, including a headline appearance at this year’s Download festival at Donington – the band’s only confirmed UK date.
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