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Maiden33
06-09-2010, 05:32 PM
I will be posting the setlist as it comes to us via Blitzkrieg Witchcraft's Twitter Page.

Please don't spam the thread prior to anything happening. I just wanted to post early to prevent 30 threads from start. Through doing this, I've called "dibs".

As far as I know, Dream Theater are coming on at 7:30pm CST (so they've already started), and Maiden are coming on at 8:50 CST. So around 9:50 EST, you can expect to see info start appearing here.

Dream Theater:
01.As I AM
02.A Rite of Passage
03.Home
04.Constant Motion
05.Panic Attack
06.Pull Me Under

Iron Maiden:
01.The Wicker Man
02.The Ghost of the Navigator :rocker: :wow:
03.Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
04.El Dorado
05.Paschendale :bowdown:
06.The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
07.These Colours Don't Run
08.Blood Brothers :light:
09.Wildest Dreams
10.No More lies
11.Brave New World
12.Fear of the Dark
13.Iron Maiden
Encore:
14.Number of the Beast
15.Hallowed Be Thy Name
16.Running Free

makethemsuffer12
06-09-2010, 06:20 PM
Dream Theater:
Pull Me Under (all that was given)


Never saw that one coming...

I really hope that most of that rumored set is true. I would love to hear all the BNW material, Paschendale, and Benjamin Breeg.

EDIT: That is a great DT set, especially for me because I'm pretty much a n00b when it comes to them haha

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 06:24 PM
Home :rocker:

Sanitarium78
06-09-2010, 06:29 PM
Wow, DT just shut up and played and didn't do any pointless jamming and extending of songs? I'm impressed:D Seriously that is a solid set there. Home will be very cool to hear.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 06:32 PM
im glad they didnt do any jamming, its an opening set. they just need to go out there and kick ass :)

300%_Density
06-09-2010, 06:34 PM
I'm a little surprised, I thought DT would get a little more time but not bad for the time they are allowed. Nice they switched it up a little and didn't open up w/ Nightmare To Remember.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 06:35 PM
I'm a little surprised, I thought DT would get a little more time but not bad for the time they are allowed. Nice they switched it up a little and didn't open up w/ Nightmare To Remember.

If you add up the song lengths, the DT set is definitely 50 minutes, which is what it was announced they were doing.

300%_Density
06-09-2010, 06:42 PM
Ahh I see. I guess I did not know how long they were playing to begin w/. In that case then yea not too shaby then.

MPF
06-09-2010, 06:47 PM
According to my iTunes, the setlist length without stops is 53:39. So they must have kept the jamming to a minimum and not much if any talking to the crowd between songs.

the chewbacca defense
06-09-2010, 06:47 PM
wonder if dt will change it up a bit from night to night like they usually do. but yeah, great to the point heavy set

TonyD
06-09-2010, 06:48 PM
Makes sense, about an hour from start to finish with breaks.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 06:49 PM
wonder if dt will change it up a bit from night to night like they usually do. but yeah, great to the point heavy set

Maybe a little, but Portnoy said it's pretty much gonna stay constant.

Nick
06-09-2010, 06:49 PM
I will be posting the setlist as it comes to us via
Dream Theater:
01.As I AM
02.A Rite of Passage
03.Home
04.A Nightmare to Remember
05.Pull Me Under


If that is indeed correct I am somewhat surprised and for the most part very pleased.

Surprised that they kept ANtR and put it where they did, and I'm surprised and very happy they didn't include Constant Motion or Panic Attack in the set.

On top of that As I Am is awesome live and great for Maiden fans to hear first, A Rite of Passage is an obvious choice being the lead single and most normally metal song from the new album, and the next one is huge for me... at my 11th Dream Theater show I'll FINALLY get to see Home. I wish if they were going to keep a song as long as ANtR they would have done The Count of Tuscany instead, and I'll be happy to see the full version of Pull Me Under, as previously I've only ever seen it as part of a PMU/Metropolis medley.

Up the prog! :D

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 06:50 PM
starting!!

Nick
06-09-2010, 06:50 PM
wonder if dt will change it up a bit from night to night like they usually do. but yeah, great to the point heavy set

It was all but officially confirmed before the tour that DT will NOT be changing sets at all between shows.

MPF
06-09-2010, 06:53 PM
If that is indeed correct I am somewhat surprised and for the most part very pleased.

Surprised that they kept ANtR and put it where they did, and I'm surprised and very happy they didn't include Constant Motion or Panic Attack in the set.

On top of that As I Am is awesome live and great for Maiden fans to hear first, A Rite of Passage is an obvious choice being the lead single and most normally metal song from the new album, and the next one is huge for me... at my 11th Dream Theater show I'll FINALLY get to see Home. I wish if they were going to keep a song as long as ANtR they would have done The Count of Tuscany instead, and I'll be happy to see the full version of Pull Me Under, as previously I've only ever seen it as part of a PMU/Metropolis medley.

Up the prog! :D

The Count Of Tuscany would be cool, but that is essentially a 20 minute song. I'm pretty sure they would have to cut at least 2 other songs if they want to play that, leaving about a 3 song set.

I also have yet to see Pull Me Under in full, or Metropolis. I've only ever seen that medley or the Metropolis/learning to Live/Crimson Sunset medley.

Also Mike Portnoy has hinted that there might be one song change in the setlist. To my guess that would be Metropolis for Pull Me Under or Raw Dog as a special one off.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 06:54 PM
The Count Of Tuscany would be cool, but that is essentially a 20 minute song. I'm pretty sure they would have to cut at least 2 other songs if they want to play that, leaving about a 3 song set.

I also have yet to see Pull Me Under in full, or Metropolis. I've only ever seen that medley or the Metropolis/learning to Live/Crimson Sunset medley

According to a different Twitter, DT also played Constant Motion after Home. I'll wait to check confirmation and change it.

Nick
06-09-2010, 06:56 PM
The Count Of Tuscany would be cool, but that is essentially a 20 minute song. I'm pretty sure they would have to cut at least 2 other songs if they want to play that, leaving about a 3 song set.

I also have yet to see Pull Me Under in full, or Metropolis. I've only ever seen that medley or the Metropolis/learning to Live/Crimson Sunset medley

I was suggesting switching out A Nightmare to Remember for The Count of Tuscany. That still is 3 extra minutes, so I guess it wasn't truly doable, but I can wish. :)

As for Metropolis, I've seen it as part of a PMU/Met medley, that Met/LtL/Crimson Sunset medley, normally, and with the Score orchestra. So while it's a big time favorite of mine I'm not too miffed they left it out.

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 06:57 PM
your time will coooooooooooooooome :party:

MPF
06-09-2010, 06:58 PM
According to a different Twitter, DT also played Constant Motion after Home. I'll wait to check confirmation and change it.

I read that as well. Leaving the setlist on my itunes to be 1;00:34. it is very possible that it was played, but well passed the 50 minutes set.

powerslave_85
06-09-2010, 06:58 PM
I was just looking at the picture of the merch he posted. I'm liking the second shirt from the left. Also, I forgot how fucking expensive they are :hecho:

MPF
06-09-2010, 06:59 PM
your time will coooooooooooooooome :party:

Thank you for that. That makes me very happy to think they started with The Wicker Man.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 07:00 PM
Thank you for that. That makes me very happy to think they started with The Wicker Man.

I'll be continuing to edit the original post.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:01 PM
that "leaked" set is looking accurate so far. 2/2. im so excited to hear Ghost of the Navigator live! :)

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:01 PM
I'll be continuing to edit the original post.

I didn't have a chance to check the original post before I wrote mine, I just seen the lyrics above my post.


FUCK YEAH!!! One of my top 5 favorite Maiden songs.

The_jman
06-09-2010, 07:02 PM
nice wikerman and ghost of the navigator as a one two, pretty awsome.

Crionics
06-09-2010, 07:03 PM
that "leaked" set is looking accurate so far. 2/2. im so excited to hear Ghost of the Navigator live! :)

If next song is Brighter I'll be convinced.

Sanitarium78
06-09-2010, 07:05 PM
nice wikerman and ghost of the navigator as a one two, pretty awsome.

It was when I saw them on the BNW tour:rocker:

Pastulio_
06-09-2010, 07:05 PM
If the leaked is 100% accurate, I'll be a bit stunned. That's NOTHING from a 4 album stretch that a lot of people love...I guess it's because it dominated last tour.

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:07 PM
Fuck yeah! Twitter is making the best metal setlists virtual show of all time possible! :lol:

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:07 PM
I hope someone will be a real hero tonight and bootleg this show with both sets. THis is the cloest I have to being able to make it to one of the shows.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:08 PM
3/3...im getting more and more convinced by the song.

powerslave_85
06-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Brighter Than A Thousand Suns. Looks like it was the real deal.

Crionics
06-09-2010, 07:08 PM
Yep, looks like the leaked set is correct

TonyD
06-09-2010, 07:08 PM
I hope someone will be a real hero tonight and bootleg this show with both sets. THis is the cloest I have to being able to make it to one of the shows.

You know they're gonna release a DVD of it...

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:09 PM
What was the "leaked set" again?

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:09 PM
AMAZING !!! :party::party:

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:09 PM
You know they're gonna release a DVD of it...

...I was not aware of that.

In that case, I hope some will get DT's set bootlegged.

broncoz
06-09-2010, 07:10 PM
Well i liked 11 of the 16 songs from the leaked set. I guess thats good enough for me to hit the DC date.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:11 PM
What was the "leaked set" again?

1. Wickerman
2. Ghost of the Navigator
3. Thousand suns
4. El Dorado
5. Paschendale
6. Benjamin Breeg
7. These colours don't run
8. Bloodbrothers
9. Wildest dreams
10. No more lies
11. Brave new world
12. Fear of the dark
13. Iron Maiden

14. 666 ...
15. Hallowed be thy name
16. Running free

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:12 PM
Once we see Benjamin Breeg at 6 I'll be fully convinced. Could be a coincidence at this point.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:13 PM
Once we see Benjamin Breeg at 6 I'll be fully convinced. Could be a coincidence at this point.

yeah especially with Wicker Man and Ghost going back to back. thats what they did on BNW tour

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:14 PM
Some great songs played so far! :rocker: :party:

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:16 PM
To be honest, I'd be a tad disappointed if this was the full set. This is my first Maiden show, and I love them to death. Sure, I think I'll end up seeing them again, but I don't want to take that for granted.

Crionics
06-09-2010, 07:17 PM
4 for 4

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:17 PM
El Dorado.

I'm pretty sure the leaked set is legit.

Super excited, too. Back-to-back tours dedicated to their best era (1982-1988) and their second best era (2000-present)? Yes fucking please.

The_jman
06-09-2010, 07:18 PM
maybe that leaked set is right.

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:19 PM
Shit, hate to say it, but El Dorado is the worst song in the setlist, even though it is good. :hmm:

Crionics
06-09-2010, 07:19 PM
I'll be 100% if Paschendale is next

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:19 PM
im going to have to take another listen to These Colours dont run and Blood Brothers, never really paid too much attention to them in the past.

Crionics
06-09-2010, 07:21 PM
im going to have to take another listen to These Colours dont run and Blood Brothers, never really paid too much attention to them in the past.

Colours is fantastic IMO

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:21 PM
Just glanced up and saw the Dream Theater setlist, finally. Pretty sweet, although "Home" is a head-scratcher for me. Much, much better choices on that album. Also, missing anything from Awake, their best record imo. Still, I won't be complaining during any of those.

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:22 PM
Colours is fantastic IMO

Yes it is.

A Matter Of Life And Death is such a great fucking album. It's sucks that so many people shit on it. It probably doesn't help for it's first tour they played the whole album live instead of mixing it in with the hits.

IrritatedTrout
06-09-2010, 07:23 PM
Hopefully the leak is real because it's a fantastic set, only thing I'd change is swap Wildest Dreams for Dance of Death or Rainmaker.

broncoz
06-09-2010, 07:23 PM
Blood Brothers is probably my favorite off BNW along with Wicker man, so im pumped for those. Paschendale and No more lies also my favorites off DOD so another score. Colours is great, so I would say the only songs i'm not that fond of are Thousand Suns, Wildest dreams, and Breeg. Don't ask me why, just don't like them.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:24 PM
It looks like the show might be streaming live: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7555194

Pastulio_
06-09-2010, 07:25 PM
It's legit.

Blackened12
06-09-2010, 07:27 PM
Damn, leaked set is pretty heavy on the Matter of Life and Death stuff

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:27 PM
It looks like the show might be streaming live: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/7555194

I wanna listen but those guys are talking in Spanish. Get's in the way of the songs being played.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:27 PM
yeah definitely legit. time to bust out the new albums!

Sanitarium78
06-09-2010, 07:29 PM
I love that 'A Thousand Suns' and 'Paschendale' are being played. I didn't see them on those tours so it'll be cool to hear them when I see them next month:party:

Does anyone know if Bruce did the same intro for Paschendale as he did on the DOTR tour?

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Damn, leaked set is pretty heavy on the Matter of Life and Death stuff

I know, I like that album but it's my least favorite Bruce album besides FOTD and NPFTD.

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:32 PM
Well, I have something of a Maiden list floating around in my noggin:
1. Hallowed Be Thy Name
2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
3. Revelations
4. Paschendale
5. Powerslave
6. Wasted Years
7. The Number of the Beast
8. Ghost of the Navigator
9. The Clairvoyant
10. Killers


From that top ten songs by band thread the other day or whenever. After this show, I'll have seen all of these except Killers. Not. Fucking. Bad. :eek:

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:33 PM
I know, I like that album but it's my least favorite Bruce album besides FOTD and NPFTD.

Well, that's the only logical place for it, sadly. :lol: It still fucking rocks! ;)

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:33 PM
From that top ten songs by band thread the other day or whenever. After this show, I'll have seen all of these except Killers. Not. Fucking. Bad. :eek:

HUSH! YOU!...


:boohoo:

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:34 PM
Alright, it's Breeg now, I believe the set.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Here is a leaked setlist:
1. Wickerman
2. Ghost of the Navigator
3. Thousand suns
4. El Dorado
5. Paschendale
6. Benjamin Breeg
7. These colours don't run
8. Bloodbrothers
9. Wildest dreams
10. No More Lies
11. Brave new world
12. Fear of the dark
13. Iron Maiden

14. No. of the Beast
15. Hallowed be thy name
16. Running free

And so far, it's correct.

Blackened12
06-09-2010, 07:35 PM
Too much new stuff IMO, not that the new stuff isn't great but I think they're definitely overlooking classics in their catalog that should be played. Hopefully the rest of the sets on the tour aren't identical to this one :cool:

Indestructible
06-09-2010, 07:35 PM
1. Wickerman
2. Ghost of the Navigator
3. Thousand suns
4. El Dorado
5. Paschendale
6. Benjamin Breeg
7. These colours don't run
8. Bloodbrothers
9. Wildest dreams
10. No more lies
11. Brave new world
12. Fear of the dark
13. Iron Maiden

14. 666 ...
15. Hallowed be thy name
16. Running free

If this is the set I wonder how many people will be mad because they dont know the new stuff.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 07:37 PM
If this is the set I wonder how many people will be mad because they dont know the new stuff.

Tons of them. And fuck them.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:37 PM
If this is the set I wonder how many people will be mad because they dont know the new stuff.

Ya for sure. Well, track 6 was just posted and that matches up too so this has to be the real set.

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:37 PM
Jesus christ, where have you guys been?

We posted that set like an hour or two ago...

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:38 PM
Too much new stuff IMO, not that the new stuff isn't great but I think they're definitely overlooking classics in their catalog that should be played. Hopefully the rest of the sets on the tour aren't identical to this one :cool:

maiden never changes their set so the chances of this being the entire tour is like 99.999999999% positive

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:38 PM
and a lot of casual fans are going to be mad. "NO RUN TO THE HILLS!" i kinda dont mind, i mean RTTH is an amazing song live but its cool to see a very different set.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:39 PM
maiden never changes their set so the chances of this being the entire tour is like 99.999999999% positive

Exactamundo!

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:39 PM
maiden never changes their set so the chances of this being the entire tour is like 99.999999999% positive

Except for the one off performance of Number of the Beast in its entirety in Concord, and after they're done they're going to invite me on stage and ask me what I want them to play.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:40 PM
Jesus christ, where have you guys been?

We posted that set like an hour or two ago...

At my sister's high school graduation. I got back after 3 songs into Maiden's show.

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:41 PM
this set kills !!!

with the exeption of Wildest Dreams wich will be my piss song at the gigs


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Indestructible
06-09-2010, 07:41 PM
I dont care that there doing alot of new stuff I have alwaysed like the new maiden has much has the old maiden.

I know someone who stopped listening to maiden in 85 but would still go see maiden if they had the chance. People like that will be mad and stand there clueless during the set.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:42 PM
this set kills !!!

with the exeption of Wildest Dreams wich will be my piss song at the gigs


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

i wish...im going to be on a crowded lawn and i wont want to lose my spot :/

IrritatedTrout
06-09-2010, 07:43 PM
Tons of them. And fuck them.

Exactly.

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:43 PM
I swear I'm only of the 7 people on earth who likes Wildest Dreams. It's one of the first songs I learned on the drums and damn it, I love it!

evildeadjedi
06-09-2010, 07:43 PM
From that top ten songs by band thread the other day or whenever. After this show, I'll have seen all of these except Killers. Not. Fucking. Bad. :eek:

I'm very jealous :(

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:44 PM
I'm very jealous :(

Well, I'm jealous that you've seen almost all of Blast Tyrant and I've only seen five songs. :mad: :tongue:

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:44 PM
Someone here says DT did 6 songs: http://forum.maidenfans.com/index.php?topic=19532.30

Onioner
06-09-2010, 07:44 PM
These Colours Don't Run confirmed on the twitter.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 07:45 PM
Tons of them. And fuck them.

amen!

JRA
06-09-2010, 07:46 PM
I swear I'm only of the 7 people on earth who likes Wildest Dreams. It's one of the first songs I learned on the drums and damn it, I love it!

I like Wildest Dreams as well.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 07:48 PM
I like Wildest Dreams as well.

I love that song!

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:48 PM
The only thing I would suggest is waiting a bit to know if Constant Motion was played for sure from Dream Theater.

THe moderator of Mike Portnoy's forum, gets the setlist directly from Mike, so I'll let you guys know for sure when that pops up.

ChildrenofSodom
06-09-2010, 07:49 PM
Since they're playing These Colours Don't Run, can I take my American flag?

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 07:50 PM
Since they're playing These Colours Don't Run, can I take my American flag?

Quit it, Mr. America. ;)

But yes, more acceptable now, I think.

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 07:50 PM
Since they're playing These Colours Don't Run, can I take my American flag?

Bring a French flag for the irony.

MPF
06-09-2010, 07:51 PM
Since they're playing These Colours Don't Run, can I take my American flag?

I still find it odd to bring the American Flag to a British Metal band's show, but I do get why you want to.

I'm for it. Go for it!

ChildrenofSodom
06-09-2010, 07:52 PM
I still find it odd to bring the American Flag to a British Metal band's show, but I do get why you want to.

I'm for it. Go for it!

I'm mostly kidding. I'm jealous of all the folks at Wacken who get to bring their country's flag to the show and "represent" their homelands. I'll be in Cleveland, I think only Americans and Canadians will be there.

evildeadjedi
06-09-2010, 07:53 PM
Well, I'm jealous that you've seen almost all of Blast Tyrant and I've only seen five songs. :mad: :tongue:

Ah yes the jealousy is on both sides. :lol: Overall, I'm going to have to listen to more of A Matter of Life and Death, Dance of the Dead, and Brave New World based on the set list.

Did you already get tickets?

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 07:54 PM
Ah yes the jealousy is on both sides. :lol: Overall, I'm going to have to listen to more of A Matter of Life and Death, Dance of the Dead, and Brave New World based on the set list.

Did you already get tickets?

Yes sir. :rocker:

evildeadjedi
06-09-2010, 07:55 PM
Yes sir. :rocker:

Lower area, upper, or lawn? :P

JRA
06-09-2010, 07:59 PM
Here is a leaked setlist:
1. Wickerman
2. Ghost of the Navigator
3. Thousand suns
4. El Dorado
5. Paschendale
6. Benjamin Breeg
7. These colours don't run
8. Bloodbrothers
9. Wildest dreams
10. No More Lies
11. Brave new world
12. Fear of the dark
13. Iron Maiden

14. No. of the Beast
15. Hallowed be thy name
16. Running free

And so far, it's correct.

If this is the truth, then unlike AMOLAFAIL, this is a ballsy set!

Sanitarium78
06-09-2010, 07:59 PM
I'm liking this set so far. The only thing I would change is putting Rainmaker in place of Wildest Dreams.

Butcher of Birth
06-09-2010, 08:03 PM
I'm mostly kidding. I'm jealous of all the folks at Wacken who get to bring their country's flag to the show and "represent" their homelands. I'll be in Cleveland, I think only Americans and Canadians will be there.

Did someone say people at WACKEN?!?!?! ;)

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 08:05 PM
Lower area, upper, or lawn? :P

Lawn. Sadly, I was quite broke when tickets went on sale and it's all I could pull off.

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 08:06 PM
:party::party:

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 08:10 PM
BRAVE NEW WORLD! *i knew it was coming but still* I CANT WAIT!!

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:10 PM
Well, the leaked setlist is obviously real. It's pretty sweet that they're ending with Running Free! :rocker:

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 08:11 PM
A BRAVE NEW WOOOOOORLD

Butcher of Birth
06-09-2010, 08:13 PM
A BRAVE NEW WOOOOOORLD

And repeat... haha

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:13 PM
A BRAVE NEW WOOOOOORLD

IN A BRAVE NEW WORLD!!! :party: :rocker:

Sanitarium78
06-09-2010, 08:13 PM
Well, the leaked setlist is obviously real. It's pretty sweet that they're ending with Running Free! :rocker:

Hallowed Be Thy Name should always be their ender. No exceptions! If they're gonna end with anything off the first album it should be Iron Maiden or POTO. I think RF is a very shitty song honestly.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:14 PM
Hallowed Be Thy Name should always be their ender. No exceptions! If they're gonna end with anything off the first album it should be Iron Maiden or POTO. I think RF is a very shitty song honestly.

Ya, it is a pretty weak song, but it's a lot of fun live. Ya, POTO would make a great ending!

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 08:15 PM
"fear of the dark crowd finally wakes up"

sadly im not suprised. half the crowd hasnt even known wtf theyve been playing all night

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 08:15 PM
this set is really fucking great guys !


Up The Irons !!!


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

JRA
06-09-2010, 08:15 PM
Hallowed Be Thy Name should always be their ender. No exceptions! If they're gonna end with anything off the first album it should be Iron Maiden or POTO. I think RF is a very shitty song honestly.

Running Free is awesome! I'd rather hear it live than Sanctuary ever, ever again. And I don't understand why people think Phantom of the Opera works as a grand finale. It's not a single and it doesn't have a crash ending. I think it would be a terrible idea to end with that song.

SomewhereInTime72
06-09-2010, 08:17 PM
:D lovin the set so far

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:18 PM
"fear of the dark crowd finally wakes up"

sadly im not suprised. half the crowd hasnt even known wtf theyve been playing all night

Ya, that was a bad idea to focus on the last 3 albums as far as what the crowd wants. I guess because AMOLAD did so well that Maiden thinks most of their fans know everything by them. Also, it sure would have been nice to see something from No Prayer.

evildeadjedi
06-09-2010, 08:19 PM
Lawn. Sadly, I was quite broke when tickets went on sale and it's all I could pull off.


I completely understand being broke sucks! I have not bought tickets yet but I will end up on the lawn as well. However, thanks to the Live Nation deal I won't have to pay any of the bs convenience fees! :party: 31.50 for a lawn ticket is definitely doable and it's two bands I have never got a chance to see yet so I'm going do everything possible to make this show!

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:21 PM
I completely understand being broke sucks! I have not bought tickets yet but I will end up on the lawn as well. However, thanks to the Live Nation deal I won't have to pay any of the bs convenience fees! :party: 31.50 for a lawn ticket is definitely doable and it's two bands I have never got a chance to see yet so I'm going do everything possible to make this show!

$31.50 for Maiden and DT! TOO SWEET!!! :party:

Witchfinder
06-09-2010, 08:22 PM
Hopefully one day Maiden will pull off a tour that focuses on classics they've rarely played live. When I say that, I sincerely mean awesome tracks like "The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner" (and anything else other than "Wasted Years" off of Somewhere in Time), "Phantom of the Opera", "Sun and Steel", "Judas Be My Guide", "The Evil That Men Do", and "The Duellists" to name a few. Don't get me wrong, I love a good classic when I hear it but "Fear of the Dark" and "The Number of the Beast" as the constant rotating "classic" tends to get stale.

This will be my fifth time seeing Maiden and I'm very excited to hear tracks off of "Brave New World" and "Dance of Death" but am a little annoyed to see tracks off of "A Matter of Life and Death" (Hey, Bruce, I saw you guys play the whole f'in album live, remember?!) Either way, this will be a good show with plenty of great theatrics and killer tracks. :realchug: LONG LIVE MAIDEN

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 08:23 PM
Ya, that was a bad idea to focus on the last 3 albums as far as what the crowd wants. I guess because AMOLAD did so well that Maiden thinks most of their fans know everything by them. Also, it sure would have been nice to see something from No Prayer.

oh well, as long as they dont use this to stop doing bigger US tours idc.

evildeadjedi
06-09-2010, 08:23 PM
$31.50 for Maiden and DT! TOO SWEET!!! :party:

Actually, correction it's 31 even :horns:

http://tinyurl.com/285aq5c

Sanitarium78
06-09-2010, 08:24 PM
"fear of the dark crowd finally wakes up"

sadly im not suprised. half the crowd hasnt even known wtf theyve been playing all night

That's really the downside of this set. The stuff they've done since 2000 has been great and the dedicated fans will love this set. But there are A LOT of people going to the shows to hear the classics. I appreciate what Maiden is trying to do with this tour but they might alienate some fans by doing a set of all newer materail. I'm not sure if that's a wise decision or not?

TonyD
06-09-2010, 08:25 PM
"Fear of the Dark - Crowd finally wakes up"
I wonder the fuck why

Butcher of Birth
06-09-2010, 08:25 PM
This set is unexpected, but that is what makes it great! So screw the "fans" who just want the classics, they already toured that for a year. 90 shows of Classics!

This tour should focus on the new material, and it is, and I'm happy!

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:27 PM
This set is unexpected, but that is what makes it great! So screw the "fans" who just want the classics, they already toured that for a year. 90 shows of Classics!

This tour should focus on the new material, and it is, and I'm happy!

That's a good point. Also, it will help fans who haven't even heard stuff from the last 10 years to get to know some of it.

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 08:28 PM
This set is unexpected, but that is what makes it great! So screw the "fans" who just want the classics, they already toured that for a year. 90 shows of Classics!

This tour should focus on the new material, and it is, and I'm happy!

It always is someone's first Maiden show though...

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 08:29 PM
fuck peoplew,


this set is realyt made for us, the real fans, we had 3 best of sets since 2003 now let's focus on newer stuff for this one, I love it !


they don't care about people, they do the right thing, the are IRON FUCKING MAIDEN !!


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:30 PM
It always is someone's first Maiden show though...

If you've never seen Maiden, it shouldn't matter what they do. You'll get a super amazing show either way. :rocker:

MPF
06-09-2010, 08:30 PM
DAMN RIGHT!

I love the last 3 albums and I know I'm going to love The Final Frontier. Focus on the good shit that a band of their quality can produce now a days not what the average person knows from Guitar Hero and Rock Band.

TonyD
06-09-2010, 08:30 PM
This set is unexpected, but that is what makes it great! So screw the "fans" who just want the classics, they already toured that for a year. 90 shows of Classics!

This tour should focus on the new material, and it is, and I'm happy!

Sorry if not liking most of the new material makes me not a fan... it's clearly different music.
And I'm currently scheduling a time and place to meet to sell my tix on Craigslist FYI :lol:

Butcher of Birth
06-09-2010, 08:32 PM
It always is someone's first Maiden show though...

I know... But it's best to know Maiden as they are now... if you are new... Don't start off with the Self Titled and say "GEE WOW! I hope to hear this!"

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:32 PM
Sorry if not liking most of the new material makes me not a fan... it's clearly different music.
And I'm currently scheduling a time and place to meet to sell my tix on Craigslist FYI :lol:

Well, to each their own. I personally think their last 3 albums are equally great with NOTB-SSOASS and I'm sure TFF will be no exception.

JRA
06-09-2010, 08:36 PM
I know... But it's best to know Maiden as they are now... if you are new... Don't start off with the Self Titled and say "GEE WOW! I hope to hear this!"

Well...you'll certainly hear the self-titled song?

As much as I love the song, I do wonder what possesses them to play that song over and over again, especially since everyone knows that the end of the main set is bullshit and that they'll come back out. Fuck, when I saw them, Bruce actually came out and said "Come on now, did you really think we weren't gonna come back out?" Made especially funny by the fact that my friend wanted to leave and thought that actually was the end of the set. :lol:

But if you're gonna actually have the song be your closing theme, then END end with it. Maiden clearly love to shake things up so I don't see why they feel the need to keep it.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 08:42 PM
woot Running Free. cool that they busted out something old that isnt always heard live anymore.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 08:47 PM
Well...you'll certainly hear the self-titled song?

As much as I love the song, I do wonder what possesses them to play that song over and over again

Are you talking about the song "Iron Maiden"? They have to play it because as a tradition, that's when they bring Eddie out. I know you could say, well break the tradition, but I wouldn't want them to. It's one of the biggest highlights of their show.

andrew_metalhead
06-09-2010, 08:48 PM
I approve of the set list!!! :rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::r ocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::rocker::roc ker::rocker::rocker::rocker:

Pastulio_
06-09-2010, 08:48 PM
Besides a little too much of AMOLAD and No More Lies, I've got no problems with the set.

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 08:49 PM
i was wondering when Andrew was going to give his say on the setlist lol

Butcher of Birth
06-09-2010, 08:52 PM
yeah Andrew was pretty quiet... waiting for the perfect time to strike hahaha.

But overall, love the set, love the pix I saw. $35 for merch... eh... Alright, because I love ya boys! haha

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 08:54 PM
im willing to put out the 35 bucks for the merch (more than my ticket xD) cus some of those shirts look sick!

ironroses
06-09-2010, 08:55 PM
This is a great setlist and I cant wait to see them. I think they are doing a good thing by making their recent material relevant rather than only living in the past. My first Maiden show was the AMOLAD tour and they played the whole album, but that album is the best since SSOASS in my opinion. The point of going to the concert is to rock out, if you only want the hits from guitar hero, listen to a live cd.

jerry1013
06-09-2010, 09:04 PM
I don't know much about Maiden live sets, so I have to ask is it unusual that Run To The Hills isn't there?

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 09:08 PM
yeah it is. they didnt play it on the AMOLAD tour either though. maybe they are getting tired of it, i dont really blame them

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 09:11 PM
I don't know much about Maiden live sets, so I have to ask is it unusual that Run To The Hills isn't there?

Generally yes, but not as weird as you'd think.

They didn't play Run to the Hills at all during the Blaze era, and only played it sparingly for a while after Bruce came back. And as has been mentioned, they didn't do it on the A Matter of life and Death tour in 2006.

jerry1013
06-09-2010, 09:18 PM
Thanks for the info guys. :blaze:

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 09:21 PM
yeah it is. they didnt play it on the AMOLAD tour either though. maybe they are getting tired of it, i dont really blame them

Same with The Trooper. It's nice to finally see some of those over played classics dropped.

Bloodcurse
06-09-2010, 09:22 PM
Awesome Maiden list....def glad they're hitting alot from Brave New World....I could give a fuck less bout Dream Theater...I hate that band.

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 09:22 PM
Same with The Trooper. It's nice to finally see some of those over played classics dropped.

Disagree on the Trooper. Unlike Run to the Hills, it's actually a great song.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 09:25 PM
For the record:

I went 4/6 and 10/16 on the setlists. Not bad at all. :D

Especially since the things I was wrong about actually wound up being pleasant surprises, I am very content.

PowerMaiden
06-09-2010, 09:27 PM
bliztkrieg Wichcrafth or whatever your name is buddy, great job, great set


good night !



Chicago wins !


good night

Cheers !
POwerMaiden

maidenpriest
06-09-2010, 09:30 PM
For the record:

I went 4/6 and 10/16 on the setlists. Not bad at all. :D

Especially since the things I was wrong about actually wound up being pleasant surprises, I am very content.

pretty good i think ;) no one was expecting Home. im still stoked for hearing that song live

Derelict
06-09-2010, 09:32 PM
I'm mostly kidding. I'm jealous of all the folks at Wacken who get to bring their country's flag to the show and "represent" their homelands. I'll be in Cleveland, I think only Americans and Canadians will be there.

I had to stare at someone's Romanian flag through Moonspells set at Wacken, it's actually really annoying. The flags on peoples tents are really cool though

MPF
06-09-2010, 09:42 PM
Just seen the setlist, yes, Dream Theater played Constant Motion in the spot shown now in the first post.

TonyD
06-09-2010, 10:00 PM
So I'm not gonna be bitching over the next few weeks, I'm gonna keep it to one post :D

They're basically doing what they did on the AMOLAD tour, playing 10-11 new songs (or relatively new, even at 10 years old). I don't know if it was intentional or not, but from the sound of a few people posting, it's a big fuck you to everyone who doesn't like the reunion era albums. Honestly I've given them a shot, and I'm not into them because most of the songs tend to beat around the bush more than the old stuff and they're a little closer the power metal side of the spectrum.

The only "nostalgia" material wasn't anything they haven't done in the past few years, let alone anything deep out of the bag. Maybe just enough to keep everyone who wanted to hear the radio songs from throwing fits.

Anyhoot, I don't know if I even have a point. I'm a little disappointed and I won't be going to a show this month, but I'm cashing in my tickets tomorrow and getting tickets for Rush and Cynic/Intronaut right away ;) Thanks again to Blitzkrieg for the updates also. Now, what the fuck do I do with this twitter account?

Edit: MetalSucks Said it best -
"Seriously, I think the band’s post-Brave New World material should have been released under the name “Iron Mehden,”"

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 10:05 PM
Where are your tickets?

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:05 PM
By the way, I have multiple sources claiming DT played Panic Attack and NOT A Nightmare to Remember. Makes a decent amount of sense time-wise. If true, I went 5/6 on their set! :D

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 10:07 PM
Disagree on the Trooper. Unlike Run to the Hills, it's actually a great song.

It's a great song, but still way too overplayed.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:09 PM
From the IMBB:
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/a2f-1.jpg

Holy shit, Adrian brought back his Gold-Top les Paul! :rocker: :shred:

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 10:10 PM
Only video footage so far: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uonjma0BXoY

And I love the new stage! I really want to see Eddie!

powerslave_85
06-09-2010, 10:10 PM
NICE.

MPF
06-09-2010, 10:12 PM
By the way, I have multiple sources claiming DT played Panic Attack and NOT A Nightmare to Remember. Makes a decent amount of sense time-wise. If true, I went 5/6 on their set! :D

That would make a lot more sense.
But yeah, 5/6. Damn good job!

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:12 PM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/lvb.jpg

powerslave_85
06-09-2010, 10:14 PM
The set has kind of a SIT vibe. I dig it.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:14 PM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/v4f.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/b0c-1.jpg

SomewhereInTime72
06-09-2010, 10:14 PM
Very happy with the set, all amazing songs.

Though, honestly I would have preferred it if there were more "rare" songs. Of these 16 songs, there are only 3 I haven't seen at least once (and many more than once) before, and that's just since '03. In addition to the modern songs, it would've been really awesome to get a few rare songs. For example: subbing FOTD and NOTB out (le gasp) for songs like Afraid to Shoot Strangers, The Fallen Angel, and The Edge of Darkness. But Maiden don't often do things that surprising, so I'm happy with this for sure. :cool:

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:16 PM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/oxcf-1.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/44831966-1.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/icg-2.jpg

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:17 PM
http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/nff.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/cun.jpg

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/ccz.jpg

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 10:18 PM
Very happy with the set, all amazing songs.

Though, honestly I would have preferred it if there were more "rare" songs. Of these 16 songs, there are only 3 I haven't seen at least once (and many more than once) before, and that's just since '03. In addition to the modern songs, it would've been really awesome to get a few rare songs. For example: subbing FOTD and NOTB out (le gasp) for songs like Afraid to Shoot Strangers, The Fallen Angel, and The Edge of Darkness. But Maiden don't often do things that surprising, so I'm happy with this for sure. :cool:

Sub out FOTD because it's not even that good, but leave NOTB the FUCK ALONE. :mad: :eyes:

EDIT: Yeah, I think the worst songs in the set are Fear of the Dark and El Dorado. Which all things considered makes the set pretty great.

powerslave_85
06-09-2010, 10:18 PM
The Fallen AngelI would lose my shit if I ever saw them play this.

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 10:18 PM
Sub out FOTD because it's not even that good, but leave NOTB the FUCK ALONE. :mad: :eyes:

EDIT: Yeah, I think the worst songs in the set are Fear of the Dark and El Dorado. Which all things considered makes the set pretty great.

:fist:

TonyD
06-09-2010, 10:21 PM
Cool set, seems like you can't really ever appreciate it from anywhere but the pit or the first section of seats though.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:22 PM
For anyone looking for pics, here is the holy grail, considering I'm guessing there's even more to come - granted of the guys, not really of the stage, but still:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/renegadephotos/
A few selections:

http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif
http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 10:25 PM
For anyone looking for pics, here is the holy grail, considering I'm guessing there's even more to come - granted of the guys, not really of the stage, but still:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/renegadephotos/
A few selections:

http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif
http://l.yimg.com/g/images/spaceball.gif

No pics with Eddie though. :(

SomewhereInTime72
06-09-2010, 10:25 PM
Sub out FOTD because it's not even that good, but leave NOTB the FUCK ALONE. :mad: :eyes:

EDIT: Yeah, I think the worst songs in the set are Fear of the Dark and El Dorado. Which all things considered makes the set pretty great.

:eyes: I chose NOTB because of the 'played every single damn tour' songs, it's and FOTD are not as necessary/awesome as Iron Maiden and Hallowed. While I love the song, I've seen it tons of times, and think there at tons of better Maiden songs that they should be playing. ;) For example a certain song that would make someone lose their shit. :horns:

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:26 PM
No pics with Eddie though. :(

Here! Now be quiet. :D

http://i229.photobucket.com/albums/ee174/aphillis/rs9.jpg

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 10:27 PM
Erm, that's an awful fucking Eddie from what I can tell. :(

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
06-09-2010, 10:29 PM
It was an awful looking Eddie. Pretty cheesy.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 10:29 PM
That must not be the Eddie that they used during "Iron Maiden".

Blitzkrieg Witchcraft
06-09-2010, 10:30 PM
That must not be the Eddie that they used during "Iron Maiden".

It was.

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 10:31 PM
...I like it...

TonyD
06-09-2010, 10:34 PM
It was an awful looking Eddie. Pretty cheesy.

Now you can't specifically call this 10 foot metal band zombie mascot cheesy :lol:
It does look pretty terrible compared to the SIT Eddie.

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 10:35 PM
Now you can't specifically call this 10 foot metal band zombie mascot cheesy :lol:
It does look pretty terrible compared to the SIT Eddie.

This. I don't have a problem with Eddie being cheesy...he fucking is cheesy. But within that cheese, I can expect him to look cool, and this one doesn't.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:38 PM
This. I don't have a problem with Eddie being cheesy...he fucking is cheesy. But within that cheese, I can expect him to look cool, and this one doesn't.

To be fair, you can't see him that well. Though still better than you will from your own vantage point of the show. :tongue:

SomewhereInTime72
06-09-2010, 10:38 PM
Yeah, not sure I like that Eddie. :eyes:

DethMaiden
06-09-2010, 10:42 PM
To be fair, you can't see him that well. Though still better than you will from your own vantage point of the show. :tongue:

True. But whatever, personally I hope there's some real fucking casual fans who want to hear hits around me on the lawn so they have to stand there unenthusiastically while I belt out every goddamn lyric of the show. OUT OF THE UNIVERSE, A STRANGE LOVE IS BOOOOOOOOORN, MOTHERFUCKERS!

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 10:44 PM
Steve said the new Eddie was going to scare everyone! WTF???

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:44 PM
True. But whatever, personally I hope there's some real fucking casual fans who want to hear hits around me on the lawn so they have to stand there unenthusiastically while I belt out every goddamn lyric of the show. OUT OF THE UNIVERSE, A STRANGE LOVE IS BOOOOOOOOORN, MOTHERFUCKERS!

This was me in 2006. I'm sure the pit will be more lively, but I'm definitely expecting a relatively awkwardly dead crowd while I go fucking insane.

You should get on Facebook chat! Haha.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 10:53 PM
There's some pretty good youtube footage over at maidenfans: http://forum.maidenfans.com/index.php?topic=19532.0

SomewhereInTime72
06-09-2010, 10:54 PM
I'm so excited for this show that I just up and made a 4 hour playlist of Maiden (and 6 Dream Theater songs, lol) just for the fuck of it. Oh man the best part is that every song is fucking awesome.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 10:56 PM
Well, just found a bunch of great pics. Can't post the link because it's Facebook/mutual friend, you guys wouldn't see them.

But here's a few that especially caught my eye.

First off: Eddie, a good picture:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs343.ash1/29305_432058437418_584952418_6286527_6244553_n.jpg

Set:
http://hphotos-snc3.fbcdn.net/hs334.snc3/29305_432058147418_584952418_6286487_1896742_n.jpg

Nicko:
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash1/hs343.ash1/29305_432058292418_584952418_6286504_1138621_n.jpg

Holy shit! look at the headstock! Davey's playing a les Paul!!!
http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs354.snc3/29305_432058297418_584952418_6286505_3276669_n.jpg

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs354.snc3/29305_432058402418_584952418_6286521_3530500_n.jpg

mankvill
06-09-2010, 11:06 PM
I'M GOING TO KILL MYSELF AHHHHHHH

Amazing set.

Everyone who says they are disappointed are bitches. Fuck bitches.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 11:15 PM
I would now like to quote Steve:
Eddie has changed a bit for this tour but is possibly the most outrageous one to date... I canít say too much about him as donít want to spoil the surprise but I GUARANTEE he will scare the hell out of you!ĒSo, what was so scary about that Eddie? Hopefully they'll have a huge one behind the stage after the new album comes out and they tour to fully support it.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 11:23 PM
I would now like to quote Steve:
So, what was so scary about that Eddie? Hopefully they'll have a huge one behind the stage after the new album comes out and they tour to fully support it.

1) There was no way he was actually going to be SCARY.

2) If you look at the NEW picture I posted, I don't think it's that far-fetched.

rjturtle9
06-09-2010, 11:24 PM
:bouville: Mission failed.

But I'm glad i saw this set before hand because this is not what i expected. Playing nothing but reunion material is kind of a shock to me but i can live with that and now looking forward to it, but the encore is a huge let down. Hallowed should be last, and take out Running Free for something else.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 11:34 PM
:bouville: Mission failed.

But I'm glad i saw this set before hand because this is not what i expected. Playing nothing but reunion material is kind of a shock to me but i can live with that and now looking forward to it, but the encore is a huge let down. Hallowed should be last, and take out Running Free for something else.

You lasted SO long. :lol:

idrinkwine732
06-09-2010, 11:34 PM
:bouville: Mission failed.

But I'm glad i saw this set before hand because this is not what i expected. Playing nothing but reunion material is kind of a shock to me but i can live with that and now looking forward to it, but the encore is a huge let down. Hallowed should be last, and take out Running Free for something else.

I agree. I wouldn't have been able to do it either. Maybe if my date was only a few days after the start, but it would have been tough.

I'M GOING TO KILL MYSELF AHHHHHHH

Amazing set.

Everyone who says they are disappointed are bitches. Fuck bitches.

I'm only disappointed because I wanted to see some more classics on my first show, but this is going to be the bomb. I'll catch all the classics the second time I see them.

Travis The Dragon
06-09-2010, 11:44 PM
Now that I really think about it, if Maiden didn't have the huge Eddie and fancy stage production, the energy they, themselves put into their performance MORE than makes up for lack of the other stuff.

rjturtle9
06-09-2010, 11:46 PM
You lasted SO long. :lol:

Yeah it sucked, I was at my friends house and they were on this site and teasing me with the set. they didn't spoil it for me or anything, but when i got home I had to see it.

Maiden33
06-09-2010, 11:58 PM
Pretty damn good quality video of The Wicker Man, shot from the front row:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRnlOtqng8

powerslave_85
06-10-2010, 12:08 AM
Pretty damn good quality video of The Wicker Man, shot from the front row:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRnlOtqng8
Fuckin' hell, that was awesome. Using "Mars: The Bringer of War" as opening music is so perfect.

Maiden33
06-10-2010, 12:10 AM
Fuckin' hell, that was awesome.

Amen, I really hope that guy has more video up his sleeve.

idrinkwine732
06-10-2010, 12:35 AM
Pretty damn good quality video of The Wicker Man, shot from the front row:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aBRnlOtqng8

:drool::bowdown::drool::bowdown::drool:

Wrathchild_84
06-10-2010, 02:00 AM
I was pretty disapointed in this show. The band was messing up a lot. I liked hearing the BNW stuff and even though they made some really bad mistakes with Pachendale I was happy to hear that again. But all the other DOD stuff and the stuff from AMOLAD really bore the shit out of me. But El Dorado sounded pretty good live and I liked that I didn't have to hear The Trooper or Run To The Hills again.

Wrathchild89
06-10-2010, 04:13 AM
Seriously happy with this setlist. I was hoping they'd play a lot of the newer stuff and they did :D and running free. YES!!

Love the stage setup too. But what is it with Bruce and that damn beanie? Is he going bauld or something? Haha

Anyway, can't wait to see these guys if this is the set! Not bad for DT either.

Maidenmagic
06-10-2010, 04:37 AM
I will be seeing them tomorrow night in Houston. This will be my first Maiden concert. As much as I love the new stuff (I can't wait to hear Ghost of the navigator and Brave New World.) It is kind of sad that I won't hear the trooper and two minutes to midnight. And is it just me or is the stage kind of small? Anyway, I love Maiden and UP THE IRONS!

EvilCheeseWedge
06-10-2010, 06:52 AM
Here's my thoughts:


I really love the inclusion of "Paschendale." I still enjoy Dance of Death, and it's nice to see it get some love, but, why "Wildest Dreams" and "No More Lies?" No More Lies consumes enough time to fit two good songs in... :bouville:

I'm also glad to see Brave New World get some love. Opening with "The Wicker Man" is awesome...

But there's just too many "Fear of the Dark" formula songs in this set. No More Lies AND Paschendale? Brighter Than a Thousand Suns AND Reincarnation? Had in each of these cases they chose just one instead two, perhaps they could've pulled out as many as three other songs.

Running Free? :confused:


This set is just weird. The only sense I think it's ballsy is they know this set isn't going to go over amazingly well in America, which will just give them something to bitch about the next time they skip touring here, or whatever. It's not a bad set at all though, but it seems like the last few years they pretty much just focus on all older material, or all newer material... It'd be cool if they'd mix it up: Play new material, play old material, maybe even play a few songs that aren't common Iron Maiden set list staples. Oh, and play a better last song imo.

My rating: Good set, not great. But I'll be interested to see it in July ;)

IrritatedTrout
06-10-2010, 07:07 AM
This show looks amazing. My only complaints would be the lack of a big Eddie (which I'm sure they'll correct on the album tour), no pyro (just a little bang in the beginning of Wickerman woulda been great), and Wildest Dreams.

The stage looks cool, the setlist is amazing, Eddie looks pretty cool in the close-up shot, and the merch looks pretty cool from what I've seen.

Bring on July!

mastodon421
06-10-2010, 07:15 AM
I might get flamed for this but whatever. Imo this is the worst Maiden setlist I have ever seen. Maybe it is because I have never seen Maiden before but If I went to a Maiden show and didn't hear The Trooper,Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight etc I would feel ripped off especially when they are being replaced by songs like The Renicarnation Of Benjamin Breeg and No More Lies. Yes I am aware that these songs are played frequently by why would you drop them? I have no problem throwing in some of the newer material but to have a set dominated around it is stupid.

If Maiden wanted to have an interesting set then why not throw in some of the 80's shit that people haven't heard in a while to go with the classics.

ChildrenofSodom
06-10-2010, 07:36 AM
I might get flamed for this but whatever. Imo this is the worst Maiden setlist I have ever seen. Maybe it is because I have never seen Maiden before but If I went to a Maiden show and didn't hear The Trooper,Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight etc I would feel ripped off especially when they are being replaced by songs like The Renicarnation Of Benjamin Breeg and No More Lies. Yes I am aware that these songs are played frequently by why would you drop them? I have no problem throwing in some of the newer material but to have a set dominated around it is stupid.

If Maiden wanted to have an interesting set then why not throw in some of the 80's shit that people haven't heard in a while to go with the classics.

You are going to get flamed by the fanboys, but I kind of agree with you. I like new Iron Maiden, and some die hard fans would like to see some of the stuff that hasn't been played before.....but I think that because Maiden are so relatively popular they have been expected to play a few of the same songs every time. This time, its Hallowed and NOTB. Seeing Paschendale, Wicker Man, and Blood Brothers is really cool.....but I have to wonder why they picked the other songs that they did. By playing so many new songs, I agree with James, they aren't going to get the highly energetic response from the crowd that they usually get. I like listening to 7-9 minute Iron Maiden songs on my iPod or in my dorm room, but I have a feeling I'm going to be yawning around minute six. The last time i saw them live, they were explosive....I'm not sure if they can hold my attention through a 7 minute jam/repeating chorus.

Again, the fanboys here are going to cream themselves, but by not playing their staples, I would be disappointed if this was the last time I saw them. Sure, I saw the 'hits' two years ago, but if this is their big finale, I'd like to hear the songs that made me an Iron Maiden, with a few other songs speckled in there to illustrate their evolution as a unit.

My :2cents:

Wizzbang11
06-10-2010, 07:51 AM
I'm also glad to see Brave New World get some love. Opening with "The Wicker Man" is awesome...

But there's just too many "Fear of the Dark" formula songs in this set. No More Lies AND Paschendale? Brighter Than a Thousand Suns AND Reincarnation? Had in each of these cases they chose just one instead two, perhaps they could've pulled out as many as three other songs.




I couldn't agree more, especially with the last point. I made a playlist out of the set last night, and I can't believe how consistently it lacked the energy of typical Maiden sets, half of it was just to goddamn long. That said, I CANNOT WAIT to see the BNW material, and I think it will be a pretty awesome show anyway. It's not my first Maiden show so I don't mind dropping the classics, but I would be rather disappointed if it was.

SilentSoldier144
06-10-2010, 07:56 AM
I couldn't agree more, especially with the last point. I made a playlist out of the set last night, and I can't believe how consistently it lacked the energy of typical Maiden sets, half of it was just to goddamn long. That said, I CANNOT WAIT to see the BNW material, and I think it will be a pretty awesome show anyway. It's not my first Maiden show so I don't mind dropping the classics, but I would be rather disappointed if it was.


I did the same and was extremely bored for a majority of the set. This unfortunately IS my first Maiden show and I'm pretty upset I dropped $300 on 3 tickets for me, my gf and little brother. Although I love all the BNW songs, I'm NOT looking forward to many others. I wish I could see 2 Minutes To Midnight, Run To The Hills and other songs that attracted me to Maiden. Oh well, shit happens and I hope they decide to throw another old song or two into the mix. I'm sure I'll be happy no matter what though.

ChildrenofSodom
06-10-2010, 08:03 AM
I just hope Bruce isn't happy with the last song he sings on American soil being Running Free, a song that he didn't write. Thats a fickle thing for me to say, but I really want to see Maiden one more time.

IrritatedTrout
06-10-2010, 08:09 AM
Casual fans and first-timers may not like it, but you have to accept the fact that you missed Somewhere Back in Time. That was the hits tour. Now Maiden is playing the newer stuff because it hasn't been showcased in a few years. There will be other times for hits, specifically the Maiden England retro tour which is not too far off in the future I'd imagine.

Besides, isn't it probably true to assume that the hardcore fans have supported the band much, much more than the casual ones? (be it monetarily or just giving back a lot more energy at gigs) Then why shouldn't Maiden make themselves and their most loyal fans happy by playing new tunes on a short little tour? This setlist is only for 3 months, it's not like this is the farewell tour.

IrritatedTrout
06-10-2010, 08:10 AM
I just hope Bruce isn't happy with the last song he sings on American soil being Running Free, a song that he didn't write. Thats a fickle thing for me to say, but I really want to see Maiden one more time.

:confused:

You are aware that this isn't the last album or tour? Hell, it's not even the last part of The Final Frontier tour. You'll have A LOT of other chances to see Maiden.

ChildrenofSodom
06-10-2010, 08:11 AM
I'm playing through the setlist, and its not as bad as I had imagined. These Colors Don't Run followed hy Blood Brothers will make it all worth it.

EvilCheeseWedge
06-10-2010, 08:15 AM
It might not be their last tour, but I wonder if it will be their last accessible tour, especially for America? I wouldn't be surprised if at any point in the future they go back to the Dance of Death style of touring America... two major cities.

ChildrenofSodom
06-10-2010, 08:15 AM
:confused:

You are aware that this isn't the last album or tour? Hell, it's not even the last part of The Final Frontier tour. You'll have A LOT of other chances to see Maiden.

I was a little confused about the farewell tour, because...what...they're going to tour the States then Europe before the new album, and then tour Europe/the world/North America again for the album, and do it all over again for the farewell tour? (if they really are done after this album.) Thats three tours across the world all revolving around mid-August 2010. I'm not convinced I'm going to have THAT many more opportunities to see my favorite metal band.

EvilCheeseWedge
06-10-2010, 08:18 AM
Casual fans and first-timers may not like it, but you have to accept the fact that you missed Somewhere Back in Time. That was the hits tour. Now Maiden is playing the newer stuff because it hasn't been showcased in a few years. There will be other times for hits, specifically the Maiden England retro tour which is not too far off in the future I'd imagine.

Besides, isn't it probably true to assume that the hardcore fans have supported the band much, much more than the casual ones? (be it monetarily or just giving back a lot more energy at gigs) Then why shouldn't Maiden make themselves and their most loyal fans happy by playing new tunes on a short little tour? This setlist is only for 3 months, it's not like this is the farewell tour.

Somewhere Back In Time might've been hits, but it focused mostly on pre-reunion material. I said it before, and I'll say it again: I'd really love these guys to just play a balanced set list where they pull a mix of great and less common songs from all eras into a set.

Yeah, but by your logic hardcore fans, being what they are, should be happy with just about everything Maiden plays. In that case, it'd make more sense to cater to the casual fan ;)

I think they could've appealed to a broader spectrum of people by simply dropping two outrageously long FOTD style songs (such as No More Lies, and Reincarnation), and adding three shorter songs from other albums, or even just dropping No More Lies. That would've left Dance of Death well represented with what 11-12 minutes of material, and they could've easily squeezed in another two songs.

EvilCheeseWedge
06-10-2010, 08:21 AM
I was a little confused about the farewell tour, because...what...they're going to tour the States then Europe before the new album, and then tour Europe/the world/North America again for the album, and do it all over again for the farewell tour? (if they really are done after this album.) Thats three tours across the world all revolving around mid-August 2010. I'm not convinced I'm going to have THAT many more opportunities to see my favorite metal band.

This tour reminds me of the 2003 Give 'Em Ed 'Till They're Dead tour where they played "Wildest Dreams" before the release of Dance of Death. Then, if you'll recall, in 2004 they only played two cities in America for the actual Dance of Death tour, and every tour since has basically focused on a specific era of Iron Maiden songs.

So I'd say your suspicions are justified.

The writing is already on the wall imo.

Iron Maiden will probably skip a proper North American tour for The Final Frontier release and talk about the tepid fan response to their newer material on the current tour as one justification. But on the other hand, they're still touring here after playing AMOLAD in full, so who knows.

DethMaiden
06-10-2010, 09:00 AM
I think they'll have at least two more full US tours, even if this is the last album. They're too much of a money machine not to tell everyone "Hey, this is our last big tour!" if it were.

DethMaiden
06-10-2010, 09:01 AM
P.S. - A "hits" tour for a band with no hits, well, you're not gonna get that, and SBIT was as close as you're going to get.

SomewhereInTime72
06-10-2010, 09:13 AM
oh gah the setlist isnt exactly the same as the last tour waaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh

TheBornLessOne
06-10-2010, 09:26 AM
Heya I'm a noob to this site, I just discovered it. So at this point, let my first post be here!

I've been a Maiden fan for almost 4 years, I got into them when AMOLAD came out. I hadn't heard anything by them until i was in a video store and heard Aces High. The next day I rented PS from the library and burned a copy for myself. (I now own store bought copies of their entire catalogue, minus FF of course since it's not out out yet lol). It was an amazing revelation for me, this was an amazing band I just got into at the time and needed to hear more. My second album was AMOLAD and it was FAR different from what I expected. Yet by the second listen, I LOVED it. Over the course of the years, I've grown to collect all their stuff and I really say that they only have two songs I dislike (Assassin and Total Eclipse).

Now about the FF tour. I saw Maiden in 2008 on Somewhere Back in Time in Edmonton, Canada. This was my first Maiden show. SImply put, it was the best show I'd ever seen. This year when I logged on the Maiden site and saw the "North America Beware!" picture, I grew freaking excited. THen when I found out about the date here, I nearly fainted. I'm going to the show on the 26th and I am excited as hell.

About the setlist. Simply put, if you don't like it, DON'T GO. Or just go anyways because it's a Maiden show and you may never see them live again. I personally LOVE it. The reunion era is my fave, despite loving all the others (even X Factor and VXI. XF is actually in my Top 5 and was my album of 08). I mean, you have Colors, Paschendale, THE FREAKING WICKER MAN. I got pumped when I read the setlist. I nearly fainted too. In fact, I can't believe people are giving up their ticks because of the freakin setlist. Also, it's fair balance. SBIT was pre reuninon stuff. Now this is Reuinon stuff. It's fair and balanced, it shows that Maiden AREN'T slaves to the bitchers.

Also, stage set looks GORGEOUS. I especially love Bruce's shirt, it made me smile. So I gotta say, I love what I've seen so far and I cannot wait for the 26th.

Also, rate a show on the PERFORMANCE and not the setlist. Like how was the setlist? and stuff like that. Also, it was the first show, OF COURSE there's gonna be some fuckups. FFS, there were some Fuckups on F666 but they didn't detract!

Pastulio_
06-10-2010, 09:38 AM
Honestly, if No More Lies and Wildest Dreams were replaced with Dance of Death and Rainmaker, this would be a near perfect setlist. Maybe drop one of the AMOLAD songs for a Peace of mind-SSoaSS era song, but maybe not.

Blackened12
06-10-2010, 10:02 AM
Of course someone who had seen them perform all of their classics would think it's awesome that they play so much new stuff. I'm still extremely excited, I'm only saying I hope I will get a chance one day to see them perform the music that made them famuos (considering this will be my first time seeing them). Wishing I was as "informed" as I am now back in 2008, didn't give much thought to seeing bands live back then:hmm:

evildeadjedi
06-10-2010, 10:10 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COvCPJGjaiE&feature=related

I wish this was on the list but I understand since it's one of the classics they decided to switch it up a bit. However, I would take it over Running Free just my opinion. The spot at 4:32 where the crowd starts singing really loud is just plain awesome! :rocker::rocker::horns:

I really regretting not going to Ozzfest a few years ago or the Somewhere Back in Time World Tour in 08'. Oh well I'm still excited for the show!! :):rocker::horns:

It's fucking MAIDEN!!!!!!!!!:rocker: :rocker: :horns:

andrew_metalhead
06-10-2010, 10:12 AM
This should answer a few questions and complaints on here :D :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGo0rHO_dN0

EvilCheeseWedge
06-10-2010, 10:14 AM
P.S. - A "hits" tour for a band with no hits, well, you're not gonna get that, and SBIT was as close as you're going to get.

Who really wants a "hits" tour from Iron Maiden? They did that with GEMTTD in 2003, even more than they did with SBIT. Career-spanning set list would be a greatly desired thing, however, in my opinion :D

TonyD
06-10-2010, 10:14 AM
I might get flamed for this but whatever. Imo this is the worst Maiden setlist I have ever seen. Maybe it is because I have never seen Maiden before but If I went to a Maiden show and didn't hear The Trooper,Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight etc I would feel ripped off especially when they are being replaced by songs like The Renicarnation Of Benjamin Breeg and No More Lies. Yes I am aware that these songs are played frequently by why would you drop them? I have no problem throwing in some of the newer material but to have a set dominated around it is stupid.

If Maiden wanted to have an interesting set then why not throw in some of the 80's shit that people haven't heard in a while to go with the classics.

This.
Also, :lol: at everyone pissed about Iron Maiden and Running Free

MPF
06-10-2010, 10:23 AM
There's no way I could be disappointed in this set. My first Maiden album was Dance Of Death after hearing Wildest Dreams on the radio. and I went on from there owning all the other studio albums and waiting for the pre-sale of The Final Frontier.

Don't get me wrong I haven't seen Maiden live yet (they haven't been in MN since 1998) and I would love to see the best of tour just like the average fans do. But considering where I started off with Maiden this is a perfect tour for me.

mankvill
06-10-2010, 10:23 AM
I've never seen Iron Maiden before, and I would shit my pants at how good this setlist was if I saw it. :confused:

tikorn
06-10-2010, 10:34 AM
Generally yes, but not as weird as you'd think.

They didn't play Run to the Hills at all during the Blaze era, and only played it sparingly for a while after Bruce came back. And as has been mentioned, they didn't do it on the A Matter of life and Death tour in 2006.

in the BNW tour the song was on the setlist again, but in the phoenix arizona gig on septembrer 2000, they not play the song, maybe for time issues!!! was my first time live maiden.

IrritatedTrout
06-10-2010, 10:37 AM
This should answer a few questions and complaints on here :D :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGo0rHO_dN0


:fist:

evildeadjedi
06-10-2010, 10:51 AM
This should answer a few questions and complaints on here :D :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGo0rHO_dN0

I don't blame Bruce at all for doing that, the guy who made it is a dick just making a sign like that.

Up the Irons! :horns:

Fe Maiden
06-10-2010, 10:55 AM
If I went to a Maiden show and didn't hear The Trooper,Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight etc I would feel ripped off They just did all those last tour! But, I would like to The Trooper in there!

Maiden33
06-10-2010, 11:12 AM
Casual fans and first-timers may not like it, but you have to accept the fact that you missed Somewhere Back in Time. That was the hits tour. Now Maiden is playing the newer stuff because it hasn't been showcased in a few years. There will be other times for hits, specifically the Maiden England retro tour which is not too far off in the future I'd imagine.

Besides, isn't it probably true to assume that the hardcore fans have supported the band much, much more than the casual ones? (be it monetarily or just giving back a lot more energy at gigs) Then why shouldn't Maiden make themselves and their most loyal fans happy by playing new tunes on a short little tour? This setlist is only for 3 months, it's not like this is the farewell tour.

Exactly. This. All of it. Well put.

I have no idea whether or not this alleged "Maiden England Tour" will ever happen, but it would be so amazing if it did. Imagine a setlist mimicking the Seventh Son tour, like this:

01.Moonchild
02.The Evil That Men Do
03.The Prisoner
04.Killers
05.Still life
06.Infinite Dreams
07.Sea of Madness
08.Stranger in a Strange land
09.2 Minutes to Midnight
10.Phantom of the Opera
11.Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
12.The Clairvoyant
13.Iron Maiden
Encore:
14.Caught Somewhere In Time
15.Number of the Beast
16.Hallowed Be Thy Name

:drool: :drool:

Crionics
06-10-2010, 11:12 AM
Ah so the leaked set is right. I hoped for some stuff off Seventh and Powerslave, but this is still good. Ghost will be sweet to hear alive, as well as colours.

Up the Irons!

Pastulio_
06-10-2010, 11:16 AM
Exactly. This. All of it. Well put.

I have no idea whether or not this alleged "Maiden England Tour" will ever happen, but it would be so amazing if it did. Imagine a setlist mimicking the Seventh Son tour, like this:

01.Moonchild
02.The Evil That Men Do
03.The Prisoner
04.Killers
05.Still life
06.Infinite Dreams
07.Sea of Madness
08.Stranger in a Strange land
09.2 Minutes to Midnight
10.The Trooper
11.Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
12.The Clairvoyant
13.Iron Maiden
Encore:
14.Caught Somewhere In Time
15.Number of the Beast
16.Hallowed Be Thy Name

:drool: :drool:

:drool:

I'd die for that. I'm curious, what do you think of this tour's set overall Maiden33, since you're always so critical. They didn't whip out any real surprises, but they did go totally balls to the wall with newer material.

ijwthstd
06-10-2010, 11:26 AM
I am so glad I already made alternate plans months ago.

Maiden33
06-10-2010, 11:31 AM
:drool:

I'd die for that. I'm curious, what do you think of this tour's set overall Maiden33, since you're always so critical. They didn't whip out any real surprises, but they did go totally balls to the wall with newer material.

I'm very, VERY happy with it. This will only be the second tour the majority of these songs have ever been done on (7 of them to be specific, and 1st for El Dorado). I really enjoy the last 3 albums, so I'm more than content with this. If it were up to me I'd swap Wildest Dreams for Rainmaker and No More lies for Dance of Death. Maybe Breeg for The longest Day. I won't complain about Running Free, but I probably would've rather seen something else. For these to be my only complaints with a Maiden setlist, you know I'm very happy.

More than anything else, I'm just very happy because this reignites the fire of a chance that Maiden CAN actually make ballsy setlist decisions to give hardcore fans what they want. Makes me very optimistic about the remaining tours.

BrutalN00dle
06-10-2010, 11:42 AM
As much as I respect Maiden for doing this, this will be my first time seeing Iron Maiden and I don't get to hear The Trooper or Wasted Years? That's like Metallica not playing Master of Puppets. The classics are classics for a reason, and I'm going to be upset if they only play three songs I know off the top of my head.

If preferring the classics makes me less of a fan, so be it.

Also, the set for the "hardcore fans" tripe. Wouldn't it make more sense to play the songs that appeal to the entire audience? I respect all the guys that can recite the less commonly heard songs, but saying the "if you don't like it, gtfo" nonsense is an internet pissing contest. I really love Somewhere In Time, so shoot me if I want to hear a bunch of songs off of it.

Maiden33
06-10-2010, 11:48 AM
As much as I respect Maiden for doing this, this will be my first time seeing Iron Maiden and I don't get to hear The Trooper or Wasted Years? That's like Metallica not playing Master of Puppets. The classics are classics for a reason, and I'm going to be upset if they only play three songs I know off the top of my head (NOTB).

If preferring the classics makes me less of a fan, so be it.

Frankly there was no sort of guarantee you'd ever hear Wasted Years anyway. Despite it being a really well-loved song, the band has only ever played Wasted Years on 4 tours. Somewhere In Time, Seventh Son, Ed Hunter (ReUnion), and Somewhere Back In Time.

In other news... :drool:

http://i626.photobucket.com/albums/tt348/txmaiden/Iron%20Maiden%20Dallas%202010/P6090102.jpg

Pastulio_
06-10-2010, 11:56 AM
I really love Somewhere In Time, so shoot me if I want to hear a bunch of songs off of it.

Trust me, NO ONE will shoot you for wanting a bunch of songs from Somewhere In Time. A ton a dream Maiden sets for people have the opening with Caught Somewhere In Time and/or closing with Alexander The Great. It's an album many think deserves more cuts in shows than just Wasted Years and Heaven Can Wait.

Maiden33
06-10-2010, 11:57 AM
Trust me, NO ONE will shoot you for wanting a bunch of songs from Somewhere In Time. A ton a dream Maiden sets for people have the opening with Caught Somewhere In Time and/or closing with Alexander The Great. It's an album many think deserves more cuts in shows than just Wasted Years and Heaven Can Wait.

Not only my favorite Maiden album, but possibly of all-time. But I've stopped day-dreaming about hearing anything besides Wasted Years and Heaven Can Wait, because I don't really have any hope of it happening.

Pastulio_
06-10-2010, 11:58 AM
I'm very, VERY happy with it. This will only be the second tour the majority of these songs have ever been done on (7 of them to be specific, and 1st for El Dorado). I really enjoy the last 3 albums, so I'm more than content with this. If it were up to me I'd swap Wildest Dreams for Rainmaker and No More lies for Dance of Death. Maybe Breeg for The longest Day. I won't complain about Running Free, but I probably would've rather seen something else. For these to be my only complaints with a Maiden setlist, you know I'm very happy.

More than anything else, I'm just very happy because this reignites the fire of a chance that Maiden CAN actually make ballsy setlist decisions to give hardcore fans what they want. Makes me very optimistic about the remaining tours.

Ha, your Dance of Death/Rainmaker swaps are exactly what I'd do too. And if they just switched the order of Hallowed and Running Free, I'd be happier.

Sanitarium78
06-10-2010, 12:18 PM
Before I give my final take on what I think of the setlist I need to answer to a few peoples remarks:

1) Run To The Hills was not played on the first leg of the BNW North American tour. I'm not sure when it was added but they didn't play it when I saw them on that tour. I think they may have just added it in for the RIR DVD/CD.

2) The people who said you would be diappointed if you didn't hear Aces High or Wasted Years at your first Maiden show. I'm not sure what setlist history you're going by but these two songs HAVE NOT be staples throughout the years. So there's no point in getting your hopes up for songs that are more than likely not gonna be played.

3) To those who are saying that the last tour was the greatest hits tour and that's why they're not playing any this time around. You need to keep in mind that not everyone was able to see them on that tour. It's not like Maiden actually makes it convienient for a lot of people to see them anymore. Maiden hasn't come to my area since BNW and I haven't exactly had the money to travel and see them until this year when I see them next month. So while your argument does make sense, you need to realize that not everyone can afford to just go see them whenever they tour. You've gotta look at it from both sides. Just because you got to see them last tour doesn't mean everyone else did as well.

4) I think the setlist is good. Except for Wildest Dreams and Running Free I like everything they're doing. But to ignore their 3 best albums: POM, SIT and SSOASS is just wrong. I get what they're trying to do here and I appreciate the boldness it takes for a classic metal band to do this. But there's always people seeing them for the first time and there's just certian albums that NEED to be represented. Yes, us dedicated fans are gonna love this set but in a crowd of 15,000 we only make up about 2,000 or so of that. You need to do stuff that gets the entire audience to participate and feel part of the show. Even if it's a song that's been played to death over the years.

I've got pit tickets to see them next month in Pittsburgh so even though they're not playing a lot of the classics that I like it's still gonna be awesome to see this show that close up:rocker:

End of rant:D

BrutalN00dle
06-10-2010, 12:22 PM
Sanitarium said everything I was trying to, but much more eloquently.

Crionics
06-10-2010, 12:24 PM
Before I give my final take on what I think of the setlist I need to answer to a few peoples remarks:

1) Run To The Hills was not played on the first leg of the BNW North American tour. I'm not sure when it was added but they didn't play it when I saw them on that tour. I think they may have just added it in for the RIR DVD/CD.

2) The people who said you would be diappointed if you didn't hear Aces High or Wasted Years at your first Maiden show. I'm not sure what setlist history you're going by but these two songs HAVE NOT be staples throughout the years. So there's no point in getting your hopes up for songs that are more than likely not gonna be played.

3) To those who are saying that the last tour was the greatest hits tour and that's why they're not playing any this time around. You need to keep in mind that not everyone was able to see them on that tour. It's not like Maiden actually makes it convienient for a lot of people to see them anymore. Maiden hasn't come to my area since BNW and I haven't exactly had the money to travel and see them until this year when I see them next month. So while your argument does make sense, you need to realize that not everyone can afford to just go see them whenever they tour. You've gotta look at it from both sides. Just because you got to see them last tour doesn't mean everyone else did as well.

4) I think the setlist is good. Except for Wildest Dreams and Running Free I like everything they're doing. But to ignore their 3 best albums: POM, SIT and SSOASS is just wrong. I get what they're trying to do here and I appreciate the boldness it takes for a classic metal band to do this. But there's always people seeing them for the first time and there's just certian albums that NEED to be represented. Yes, us dedicated fans are gonna love this set but in a crowd of 15,000 we only make up about 2,000 or so of that. You need to do stuff that gets the entire audience to participate and feel part of the show. Even if it's a song that's been played to death over the years.

I've got pit tickets to see them next month in Pittsburgh so even though they're not playing a lot of the classics that I like it's still gonna be awesome to see this show that close up:rocker:

End of rant:D

Great post.

marker
06-10-2010, 12:47 PM
I've seen them many times,and this set blows.I am not a casual fan,June 19 will be my 6th time seeing them,got all their albums.I don't think Brave New World and forward is bad,it's just that they overlook songs like Killers,Where Eagles Dare,and other old material.I don't care about Run to the Hills and others,who cares.Just my opinion,I'm still looking forward to the show.

Fe Maiden
06-10-2010, 12:57 PM
if they just switched the order of Hallowed and Running Free, I'd be happier.It's better the way it is because now I can leave after HBTN and beat many other assholes to the parking lot:eyes:

PlaysWithKnives
06-10-2010, 12:59 PM
I like this set. It will entertain me just fine. There's a couple songs I can nit pick about but its cool. Its maidens way of letting people know that they have great music that's not all pre 1992. For people complaining I understand. I think they should have thrown an oldie or 2 earlier in the set to keep the crowds attention span. But other than that its pretty good. It was the main idea of the tour to begin with and its only for a couple months anyway. They did a throwback set on the last tour, and if the rumours are correct an even better set next tour.