So by now we have:
- A band who organize pre- and afterparties, with lots of young women in attendance brought there by the 'casting director'. Not exactly very '2023', but not illegal.
- A woman going to the party, on anti-depressants, taking shots of tequila poured by Till after which she...
1 - Como Estais Amigos
2 - Paschendale
3 - Afraid to Shoot Strangers
4 - Blood on the World's Hands
These four are clearly my favourite Maiden songs, the rest could change on a daily basis...if I had to pick today, I'd go with
The Longest Day
If Eternity Should Fail
Only the Good...
Luke was already involved in a couple albums (background vocals etc) prior to his official addition to the band.
As well as opening up for them solo, then performing with the band on several occasions - think I saw a show where he was onstage for the last six songs or so. And it doesn't hurt...
Blood & Belief suffers a bit from the production IMO, but there are great songs on there as well. Regret is one of my favourite Blaze songs, ever.
Soundtrack of my Life, Life and Death, Tearing Yourself to Pieces are awesome as well. Think he writes better lyrics when they are personal, as...
I started following Blaze around TMWWND, and really dig the heavier sound. Was super glad to hear The Man Who Would Not Die and Watching the Night Sky live the last time Blaze played in Helsinki - adding Luke to the band means they can now pull off some songs they couldn't with just one guitar...
The X Factor.
7 songs in total, all of which are awesome. His guitar work on 2 AM is unbelievable - a career-best solo on that one IMO.
He really had a good songwriting team with Blaze, so many songs on TXF (plus the b-sides), Como Estais Amigos and the ones that went on to BNW.
The show in Tampere is in Pakkahuone, which holds 1200 people if sold out.
Man, it's going to be empty in there :rolleyes:
Seen some shows in there (Dirkschneider, Overkill etc) with less than a 100 people in...hoping they can switch to a smaller venue if/when it doesn't sell that well.
Waiting for some Finnish tourdates, the shows at On The Rocks have been packed every time. Would be cool if Blaze played in Riga or Tallinn for example, saw the Silicon Messiah show in Tallinn in 2015...
My favourite song by Iron Maiden, ever.
The lyrics (grammatical errors aside :D), the middle part, the solos, all perfect.
It's a crime against humanity that this was the only song not played live from Virtual.
Seen Blaze do this song many times, always the highlight of the show.
Zagreb was such a cool place to visit as well. People were so friendly, welcoming and chatty about Maiden, even if they werent going to the show. Amazing food and good beers -> will definitely go again if Maiden plays there again.