Iron Maiden: Flight 666 – VH1 Rock Doc June 6

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Last year Iron Maiden flew around the world for their Somewhere Back In Time Tour. Making their home in a 757, they took 45 days to shake the planet with their metal anthems. They knew where they were going: lead singer Bruce Dickinson was in the cockpit, piloting the plane to every one of the 23 sold-out stadium gigs. Want to know what it’s like to be on the road with one of hard rock’s most acclaimed acts? Iron Maiden: Flight 666, a full-length documentary of the whole deal, tells the story. It premieres on VH1 Classic and Palladia on Saturday, June 6 at 9 pm; it’s VH1 premiere is 12 midnight that same evening.

“Having what is basically a flying “splitter bus” with all our gear and crew on board allowed us to undertake a touring schedule the likes of which has never been attempted before,” says Dickinson. “By being independent of flight and freight connections and schedules we could literally go where we wanted when we wanted. And so we did. It was quite a journey, exhausting at times with jet lag taking its toll, but our fans everywhere were magnificent which made all the effort and planning and time well worthwhile. It really was a unique experience until, that is, we did it again earlier this year!!”

The band played in 13 countries, also landing in Azerbaijan and Papua New Guinea en route for fuel stops, traveling 50,000 miles (70,000 km) and performing to almost half a million fans — a schedule that was only made possible by having their own “magic carpet” which enabled them to go where they wanted with all the key elements of band, crew and equipment on board one plane, christened “ED FORCE ONE.”

The film is produced by celebrated award-winning film makers Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn of Banger Productions, based in Toronto, Canada, who have received international critical acclaim for their previous movies, Metal: A Headbanger’s Journey and Global Metal.

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  1. DaveMustane says:

    OMG i love taking back sunday

  2. Painkiller says:

    Thank you VH1! I thought for awhile I would never see this. Knew I could count on you guys. \m/

  3. Devante666c says:

    I love IRON MAIDEN, thnx VH1

  4. Dale says:

    this movie is great this is a must for all Iron Maiden fans

  5. Justin666 says:

    pre-ordered the dvd but can’t wait for it, Maiden rulz-UP THE IRONS

  6. Smokey says:

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Jake says:

    Is this going to be repeated anytime soon? I had to work that night and couldn’t watch it. :(

  8. Mark says:

    Please replay this

  9. Mark says:

    Please replay this It must been seen again

  10. moe says:

    anymore dates other then june 20th Im gone to work by then

  11. ivan666 says:

    just wanna say that iron maiden is the best metal band in the world!!!!!

  12. Kathy says:

    when is this going to air again?

  13. Erica Crawford says:

    This documentary rocks. I was never much of a Maiden Fan. I liked one song as I only new one song as I was always more alternative-new wave-industrial.
    I watched this two weeks ago and was blown away. I have been listening to Iron Maiden non stop for the past two weeks as a result of this film

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