Iron Maiden have issued a video thanking fans for what drummer Nicko McBrain describes as their "best tour yet". The band's 'Book Of Souls' run, which took in 72 dates across 36 countries, ended with a headline slot at the Waken Festival in Germany on Thursday night (4th August).
'The Book Of Souls' tour which kicked off in Florida in February, saw the band and crew travel aboard Ed Force One, a custom Boeing 747 piloted by singer Bruce Dickinson.
In the brand new clip which can be viewed below, McBrain calls the 2016 run of dates; "one of the most exciting, and most memorable tours I've ever done with Iron Maiden".
The drummer also hints of a return to activity for the legendary British band in 2017 stating; "keep safe and well, and I'll see you next year". The news apparently reinforces Dickinson's statement on stage at Download Festival in June, that hinted that Maiden are planning a lengthy British jaunt in the new year.
Released in late 2015, 'The Book Of Souls' is Iron Maiden's longest album, clocking in at 92 minutes, and spread across two discs. The album gave the band their fifth U.K. No. 1, following 'The Number Of The Beast' (1982), 'Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son' (1988), 'Fear Of The Dark' (1992) and 'The Final Frontier' (2010).