Iron Maiden’s new album won’t be released until September 4th, but the band has already been going all out promoting it. The album, Book of Souls, is also spawning another world tour that will start in 2016. And the band is going all out for this one.
Front man Bruce Dickinson will pilot the new Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet for Iron Maiden’s new tour. The jet, Ed Force One, will take the band, crew and over 12 tons of equipment across more than 55,000 miles around the world. Iron Maiden will be performing in six out of the seven continents including 35 countries.
The Book of Souls World Tour 2016 has not officially set in dates, but they have announced a plan. Iron Maiden plans on opening in the United States in late February. They then will head down south to Mexico, Costa Rica and Brazil. They want to return to the United States and play more shows there and in Canada before traveling to other parts of the world. After visiting Canada, the band plans to head to Japan and then to China and Australia. They hope to end their tour in Europe.
The new jet is a lot bigger and better compared to the other Ed Force Ones the band has used in the past. It is a huge upgrade for the band and I am sure a lot of their shows will sale out. Iron Maiden always puts on an epic show and this tour will be nothing but short of amazing. With the announcement of their new jet, I am sure they will be announcing other new additions to the tour. If they are upgrading their transportation that much, just imagine the chances they will have on stage.