Now in paperback, the first and only official book from one of the world's biggest heavy metal bands, with a foreword by frontman Bruce Dickinson
On board their customized Boeing 757 plane named Ed Force One, and piloted by lead singer and airline captain Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, their crew, and 12 tons of equipment traversed the planet and broke the mold of traditional touring forever by playing concerts in every continent except Antarctica over the course of the Somewhere Back In Time Tour of 2008–2009 and The Final Frontier Tour of 2010–2011. The band's official photographer, John McMurtrie, accompanied them throughout this mammoth and groundbreaking undertaking, and the exciting results of his fly-on-the-wall coverage are represented in this unique pictorial odyssey. John's unrestricted access has allowed him to capture exclusive images and moments both onstage and off, in nearly 600 spectacular photographs annotated with individual insights and anecdotes. Providing their legions of loyal fans with an up-close look at the band as they circumnavigate the globe, this book provides an unprecedented insight into one of the most adventurous rock tours ever undertaken; and into what makes this band so special.
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Iron Maiden are one of the most internationally successful heavy metal bands of all time. In a career spanning more than three decades they have undertaken 20 world tours and released 15 studio albums, six live albums, and numerous videos, DVDs, and compilation albums, earning them more than 400 platinum and gold discs as well as countless accolades including a 2011 Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance. John McMurtrie is an award-winning music photographer and the official photographer for Iron Maiden. He regularly shoots covers for Metal Hammer magazine and Total Guitar magazine and contributes to Rolling Stone and Q. Bruce Dickinson is the lead vocalist for Iron Maiden.Review:
"This stunning coffee-table tome gives an intimate insight into the touring machine that covered the globe not once but twice between 2008 and 2011. . . . McMurtrie puts the reader in the heart of the action with some excellent photography." —Guitarist
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