Originally Posted by Maiden33
As someone who has played over 50 live shows myself, I can't fathom never changing your set list. Fuck, my band has 14 songs plus 3-5 covers and we never kept our set lists the same. It's just exciting play songs you don't play regularly and keep things fresh. I can't imagine what it's like for a band with over 12 albums. I'm not saying every band should be Dream Theater and basically change their set list 80% every night, but more bands doing night-to-night rotations would really keep things interesting.
Right on! I appreciate the set list post, but was rather bored reading it (no disrespect to ravenheart). I couldn't imagine playing the same set every night for such a long tour. AC/DC played St. Paul twice, about a couple of months apart, and obviously it was the same both nights.
Even Maiden mixed up their final leg.
I love the excitement of those possible surprises. With bands like Megadeth and Overkill, you are guaranteed your classics, but usually have a nice surprise waiting for you that your buddies in other states didn't get a few nights earlier.