Metal gods Iron Maiden have been in the news a lot lately, mostly thanks to the huge buzz surrounding the release of their award-winning concert film Iron Maiden: Flight 666. Now, PR Newswire reports that the film will receive its exclusive US television premiere on 6/06 (well, two out of three sixes ain’t bad), on VH1 Classic and MTV’s HD music channel Palladia. We’ve got more info below the jump!
Flight 666 is a documentary detailing the first month and a half of Maiden’s ambitious 2008 Somewhere Back In Time world tour, shot on high-definition video with a 5.1 Surround soundtrack. It premiered in theaters worldwide earlier this year, and it’s already raking in critical acclaim and awards (including “Best Music Documentary” at the South By Southwest festival).
The film takes its name from the band’s customized Boeing 757 (also nicknamed “Ed Force One” after the band’s iconic mascot Eddie), which is actually piloted by the band’s frontman Bruce Dickinson.
VH1 released the film as part of their “Rock Doc” franchise, so it’s a no-brainer that they also hold the reins of TV distribution. VH1 Classic will be airing the film at midnight ET/PT on Saturday, June 6, and Palladia will broadcast it in high definition at 9 pm.