Cape Town – Heavy metal band Iron Maiden touched down in Cape Town on Sunday ahead of their South African tour.
The band arrived in their own plane Ed Force One with singer Bruce Dickinson at the controls.
The Boeing 747 is equipped to carry more than 10 000 kg of equipment. In March the plane collided with a tow truck at an airport in Chile. This caused major damage to the aircraft and saw two airport workers injured on the ground. A 10-day emergency repair mission saw the plane back in the air after the Boeing 747's port side jet engines were replaced.
Maiden will play two shows in South Africa: 18 May in Cape Town at the Grand Arena followed by 21 May at the Johannesburg Carnival City Festival Lawns. Tickets available from Computicket and Big Concerts.
Channel24 was at the airport to welcome the band. See the pics here:
(Photos: Nardus Engelbrecht/Channel24. Images copyright restricted.)
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