Getting to an Iron Maiden concert in style isn’t just for the band anymore. The British heavy metal giants are known for using their own aircraft to get to shows (often run by singer/pilot Bruce Dickinson himself), but they now offer luxury accommodation for fans.
In Sweden on Friday night, 300 lucky people were able to take the exclusive “Train 666” to the Iron Maiden concert in Gothenburg, Sweden. From front to caboose, the entire locomotive has been specially fitted with signature Iron Maiden artwork and decor. And passengers were greeted with a one-of-a-kind goodie bag filled with a mask of mascot Eddie, a poster and an exclusive red vinyl record with “Stratego” on one side and “The Number Of The Beast” from the Other Side, designed – per the band’s orders – to look like a bootleg.
“Sweden has always been important to Maiden, so we felt they deserved to go 110% extra, and we wanted to provide an experience and an event for their fans,” said Darren Edwards (International Product Manager at Warner Music) in a video. tour published by Sveriges Television in Sweden.
He added: “The whole group arrived early, Steve plays futbol the day before the show, as he often does when he’s in Sweden, Nicko probably plays golf… so there’s just this special connection, they like the Sweden, and they I know the fans are really special here.”
A video tour of Iron Maiden’s “Train 666”
Iron Maiden also shared a preview of “Train 666” on Twitter where they posted: “All aboard train 666 bound for Gothenburg! Or shall we say… Hallowed be your train? Alright, puns on the Maiden train: go ahead!” From the photos it also looks like they had some of their own Trooper beer for sale for the ride to the venue.
Iron Maiden are currently in Europe for their final leg of the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ world tour – their first since October 2019 – where they offered stacked career-spanning set lists with ‘Sign Of the Cross’, ‘Revelations , “Hallowed By Thy Name” and “Run To The Hills”.
The “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour will kick off in North America in September and run through October, but it’s not yet known if “Train 666” will accompany them. Get tickets for upcoming dates here.