Iron Maiden Feature Film To Sneak Peak On MTV Network Channels
On February 8, 2008, British heavy rock legends IRON MAIDEN embarked on the most ambitious and adventurous tour in rock history. For the first time ever the band gave full access to a film crew to document their journey and this resulted in the critically acclaimed, full-length documentary film, Iron Maiden: Flight 666. Winner of the SXSW festival award for “Best Music Documentary,” the movie takes you along as part of the Maiden team on the first leg of the band’s historic Somewhere Back In Time World Tour, with access-all-area passes guaranteed!
Shot in spectacular high definition with thunderous 5.1 Surround Sound, the film will be touching down exclusively on Saturday, June 6, (6-6) on VH1 Classic and Palladia – MTV Networks‘ high-definition music channel at 9 p.m. and VH1 at 12 midnight.
Circumnavigating around the globe and five continents in just 45 days, the band flew in a specially customized Boeing 757 airliner, piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson. With the entire touring crew and 12 tons of music and stage equipment on board, Astraeus airline captain Dickinson and his air crew flew 50,000 miles, taking in 23 sold-out stadium and arena shows across Asia, Australia and North, Central and South America, performing to almost half a million fans in the process.
Iron Maiden: Flight 666 was produced and directed by Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn for Banger Productions (who also made the award-winning Metal: A Headbangers Journey and Global Metal). Victoria Hirst acted as co-producer with Rod Smallwood, Stefan Demetriou and Andy Taylor serving as executive producers.