jayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1000 posts, RR: 4 Posted (6 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 3385 times:
"I am so excited about the 777 Tour," said Rihanna. "We are turning this jumbo jet into our tour bus. We're practically living on this thing for a week: sleeping, partying, all together. Me, my fans, the press...it's going to be a wild ride. I wanted it to be a rock n' roll adventure, and I think when it's over it will be the coolest thing I've ever done. I'm that excited about it."
Sponsored by HTC Corporation and co-sponsored in the UK by River Island and in Paris by Microsoft, the "777" tour will take a group of die-hard fans and a traveling international press corps of over 150 journalists representing 82 countries, aboard a chartered Boeing 777 twinjet to 7 concerts in 7 days in 7 countries. The "777" tour will host an intimate gig in each of 7 cities in 7 different countries.
Roseflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 8737 posts, RR: 52 Reply 4, posted (6 months 1 week 5 hours ago) and read 3415 times:
It would have been far more interesting if it was 7 continents, but I guess there's no 777 capable of landing in Antarctica to give the penguins a concert.
NOVEMBER 14th IN MEXICO CITY;
NOVEMBER 15th IN TORONTO;
NOVEMBER 16th IN STOCKHOLM;
NOVEMBER 17th IN PARIS;
NOVEMBER 18th IN BERLIN;
NOVEMBER 19th, WORLDWIDE ALBUM RELEASE DATE, IN LONDON;
NOVEMBER 20th IN NEW YORK CITY
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NASCARAirforce From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 3079 posts, RR: 5 Reply 6, posted (6 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 3410 times:
They don't even go to Asia and only 2 continents. Maiden hit 6 continents in the Flight 666 tour starting in Europe, going to India, Japan then Australia then to LA down to Mexico City, Central America and South America before back to NY and Toronto before heading back to Europe
She is going to be fighting fatigue/jet lag going from performing in Toronto one night then having Stockholm the next night.
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7702 posts, RR: 55 Reply 7, posted (6 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 3404 times:
Quoting fxramper (Reply 5): It's been done before with Iron Maiden and with a hell of a lot more class.
The difference between Maiden and Rihanna is that Rihanna isn't driving the plane.
Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6): She is going to be fighting fatigue/jet lag going from performing in Toronto one night then having Stockholm the next night.
I would think they'll depart late at night from YYZ (subject to curfew - perhaps they can get an excemption if there is one) and fly overnight. Stockholm is a good choice to touch down in Europe cos it's a small, low-key city without lots of media, so demands on the artist during the day will be slight. She can get some sleep on the plane over - at least 1x four hour cycle - then land and go straight to a hotel and sleep for another four hour cycle, emerge about 6pm for soundcheck then have a few hours to do press / socialise etc before the gig. No fatigue issues there at all. Quite a nice schedule actually. Will be interesting to see what the actual times are for the flight - but that's my guess. Dep YYZ 2345 arr ARN 1330.
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Have you seen how much concert tickets go for these days? Hint: it's insane.
Let's say the average ticket is $150, and that the average venue is going to hold 8,000 fans (that's on the low-end for a tour like this). That means revenue is $1.2M per show, multiplied by 7 shows is $8.4M.
She'll have no problem chartering this 777 for a week. Tough life eh?
Probably HTC, River Island and Microsoft in return for having logos plastered over it...
With Maiden they worked out that it was cheaper to charter then to use commercial for what they wanted to do, and with everything (gear, band, crew) travelling together they could fit in more shows in less time..
flyingalex From Germany, joined Jul 2010, 991 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (6 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 3406 times:
Quoting Roseflyer (Reply 4): It would have been far more interesting if it was 7 continents, but I guess there's no 777 capable of landing in Antarctica to give the penguins a concert.
Quoting NASCARAirforce (Reply 6): They don't even go to Asia and only 2 continents. Maiden hit 6 continents in the Flight 666 tour starting in Europe, going to India, Japan then Australia then to LA down to Mexico City, Central America and South America before back to NY and Toronto before heading back to Europe
The biggest problem is the 7 days restriction. This schedule is tough enough to keep as it is. If you add in a longhaul flight every night and time zone changes, it gets a lot harder to pull it off.
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kl911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 4974 posts, RR: 14 Reply 20, posted (6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3407 times:
Quoting fxramper (Reply 5): Maiden hit 6 continents in the Flight 666 tour starting in Europe, going to India, Japan then Australia then to LA down to Mexico City, Central America and South America before back to NY and Toronto before heading back to Europe
Could Iron Maiden be the launch customer for the new Boeing 666?
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Tdan From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 305 posts, RR: 3 Reply 22, posted (6 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3408 times:
Quoting Newark727 (Reply 14): Quoting fxramper (Reply 5):
It's been done before with Iron Maiden and with a hell of a lot more class.
I can't say I ever thought of Iron Maiden as classy.
Little do you know....... Google Bruce, Flight 666, etc. and watch some of the behind the scenes youtube footage from both the somewhere back in time and final frontier tours and then make a judgement on whether or not you consider Maiden 'classy.' At the very least as an airline enthusiast, you've got to admit that Bruce the rockstar-pilot is interesting!
Quoting WestJet747 (Reply 12): Quoting trent772 (Reply 8):
real musicians are an extinct breed, all we have now are performers (if you can call them that), the era of true artists is long gone.
Not true at all. There are still plenty of great musicians around, they just aren't in the foreground as much as they once were compared to the "performers".
Both are SO true! There are plenty of good musicians still out there, but you have to go to a club or smaller venue to see them. The era of new stadium/arena acts that are actually great musicians has sadly passed (though I'm still holding out for a revival!).
Back to topic, have there been any flight plans filed for this aircraft? Curious to see the schedule they are using to operate the flight. Seems very aggressive, especially if they are carrying gear in the cargo hold. Does Rhianna and her 'band' even have gear?
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crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1593 posts, RR: 6 Reply 23, posted (6 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3408 times:
Okay Im asking for trouble here, but much more impressive was the Back Street Boys around the world tour in 100 hrs...they took in Japan, Australia, South Africa, South America and NYC in less then 5 days...Much more impressive...If you can tolerate the band there is a great video that documents that trip on the 767....