To be honest, I think most opener choices have similar audience reception in Europe: only the first rows interact without much enthusiasm. It's common to see people standing with their arms crossed even in Aces High. I would rather wait until South America to judge Senjutsu as an opener.
I don't get why POTO has been out of the set for this long. It is easy for Bruce and the band, one of their best classics, great audience interaction. Download 2013 version is one of their most praised video records on Youtube.
Only 15 songs, Blood Brothers back in the set... they're slowing down, which is comprehensible. I doubt they'll play Senjutsu in full. But if they do it, I can even see a 14-song show with only Senjutsu + Encore.
I'm going to attend both Rock in Rio and São Paulo. For the first time, I'll see them twice on the same tour. In your opinion, is there any chance they'll play more Senjutsu songs apart from TWOTW, Senjutsu, and Stratego?
I was thinking about this over the last week, as I'm recording a guitar cover for this song. I think the 3 of them play melody leads in this song. It's clear that the two guitars that play 2:46-3:00 are not the same that play from 3:01 on. Not sure if it's Smith/Gers (2:46-3:00) and Murray (3:01...
SIT is likely the only album with two highlight songs (Loneliness and ATG) that were never played live. Generally, there's only one big miss per album - TFF (Starblind), BNW (Thin Line), FOTD (Judas). SIT really had a weird tour for several reasons.
I've just read a few pages behind that Parchment has no climax. I mean, the "meet me there" part followed by the killer riff is literally more climactic than everything Maiden has done since the instrumental breakdown in SSOASS (the song). LOL It seems that people listen to the long songs with a...
The track ordering influences the Spotify views. It seems that people play the first song and let the album run until, I don't know, they get to work or finish their jogging. Youtube has a different algorithm. Hell on Earth popped up on my initial page several times.