by Music-News.com Newsdesk
Warner Music has released a press release to say that they are thrilled that their first collaboration with Iron Maiden for their new album has resulted in a resounding first week Global Chart success.
The album is currently in the top four in 34 countries around the world
- Number 1
- Czech Republic
- Number 2
- New Zealand
- Number 3
- Number 4
- South Africa
Iron Maiden maintain their status as one of the foremost contemporary and influential Rock bands in the World as they debut at #1 in the UK with The Book Of Souls (their fifth No 1 album here, the first being 1982's seminal 'The Number of the Beast' album) and 23 other countries to date with many more still to be reported.
Having recorded the new double album at Guillaume Tell Studios in Paris at the end of last year, the band's 2015 plans were put on hold while vocalist Bruce Dickinson underwent treatment for a cancerous tumour on the back of the throat, from which he has now been given the all-clear. Maiden recently announced an extensive world tour starting in February 2016, with the band expected to visit 35 countries flying over 55,000 miles across 6 of the 7 continents, taking touring to a whole new level by using a Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, which will be piloted by Bruce who is currently in training to qualify for his 747 licence.
Thirty-five years after their eponymous debut album in April 1980 and with more than 90 million albums sold, Iron Maiden are an institution. They have come to embody a spirit of fearless creative independence, ferocious dedication to their fans and a cheerful indifference to their critics that's won them a following that spans every culture, generation and time-zone.