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Iron Maiden fans rejoice!

Discussion in 'TV, Music and Movies' started by Pagan, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    This is music AND movies. :lol:

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    IRON MAIDEN: FLIGHT 666 - THE MOVIE

    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.

    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.

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    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.
     
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  2. Cosmic

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    Awesome! I hope it actually sees release in the states, but it will probably go straight to DVD/Blu-Ray.
     
  3. DevilFin13

    DevilFin13 Season Ticket Holder Club Member

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    Awesome.

    And FYI, Rock in Rio is on right now on VH1 Classic.
     
  4. unifiedtheory

    unifiedtheory Sub Pending Luxury Box

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    I want to see this yesterday.
     
  5. HysterikiLL

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    Not to BRAG or anything, but I'm going to see them play live on this tour in exactly 1 hr and 50 minutes. This is going to be the best day of my life :yes:
     
  6. HysterikiLL

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    Okay, okay - so I just got back from the gig. My first Iron Maiden gig, and WOW....I am absolutely speechless and mind-blown. It's going to take a few days to really set in, but the whole thing was alive. Bruce has an incredible voice, they all have such an incredible stage presence. The greatest thing I have ever seen. I was right up the front, literally feet away from the band....a completely insane pit of stinking sweat, blood and marijuana. In other words, unbelievable.

    Pagan, you were right man, the thing really did blow me away. I was just amazed how they put it all together. You wouldn't know these guys are in their fifties, they played like GODS.

    Just thought I had to share!!!!
     
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  7. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    They are Gods amongst insects, my man.

    Welcome to the dark side. Next tour will be the 27th time I've seen them live. :D
     
  8. HysterikiLL

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    :up:
    After seeing them only once, I can totally see why 27 times must not seem like enough! I really do need to see them again...and again...after last night, no concert, no live music, will ever be the same again.
     
  9. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    I said that all those years ago bro.

    I'm just glad I got to see them on the "Killers", "Beast on the Road", "World Piece", "Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour", etc. etc. tours. :D
     
  10. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Killers...Paul Di'Anno was still with them then, right?
     
  11. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    Yup. Saw them at the Palladium in NY opening for Priest on that tour.
     
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  12. opfinistic

    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    Wow, Priest and Maiden in one show.



    Wow.



    That must have been incredible.
     
  13. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    It was....TWICE. The two played the Palladium that year, Maiden on the "Killers" tour and Priest on the "Point of Entry" tour.

    Then they came back to Madison Square Garden two years later. Maiden on the "Beast on the Road" tour and Priest on the "Screaming for Vengeance" tour.

    THAT night was even better. :D
     
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    opfinistic Braaaaains!

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    I'm not worthy to post in the same thread as you.

    Those were two of my favorite bands when I was growing up. We had massive debates in the lunchroom over which band was better. I bet the Beast/SFV tour was incredible.
     
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  15. Pagan

    Pagan Metal & a Mustang

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    Mindblowing.
     
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  16. ScottishFin

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    Best live band ive ever seen.

    Seen every gig they have played in Scotland since the "Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour" although missed the last one as I was really ill and gave my m8 my ticket who had his phone on so heard most of it anyway :D

    Hopefully they wlll be back here later in the year :)
     
  17. PrepDogg

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    This is gonna rule!
     

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