Iron Maiden backdrops over the years (WARNING: LOTB SETLIST SPOILERS)

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
The Ed Hunter Tour

1- Aces High, Wrathchild, Futureal, RTTH and SIASL
2- The Trooper
3- The Clansman
4- Powerslave

Note: 2MTM, Wasted Years, Killers, Man On The Edge, Phantom Of The Opera, TETMD, FOTD, TNOTB and HBTN - they used a black background.
 

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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Virtual XI World Tour

1- Futureal and Man On The Edge
2- TAATG
3- The Clansman
4- TNOTB, The Trooper and Sanctuary
4.2- TNOTB (sometimes used for The Trooper too, at least in Turkey in 1998). Curiously, the original cover of The Trooper single was not used.
5- SOTC
6- WTWC and HCW

Note: Lightning Strikes Twice, 2MTM, ATSS, HBTN, TETMD, FOTD, LOTF, The Educated Fool and The Clairvoyant - they used a black background.


*** MITRM, Fortunes Of War, DLTTEOAS - no video (only audio proof).

-> Wrathchild, The Aftermath, BOTWH - according to setlist.fm these songs were played at a secret concert before the start of the tour: Norwich 22 April 1998 ......

^no audio nor video proof.

https://www.setlist.fm/setlist/iron-maiden/1998/the-oval-rock-house-norwich-england-5bd39fdc.html
 

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Randalf

Ancient Mariner
If I'm not horribly mistaken, they used the backdrop with three white crosses (the very same that was used in BMW tour) during Sign of the Cross in 1998 too.
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
The X Factour

1 & 1.2-
Man On The Edge (1.2 - the backdrop is the cover of MOTE single)
2- Iron Maiden
3- Wrathchild (and possibly on more songs)

Note: on all other songs that have been played on that tour - they used a black background.

^It's difficult to see (I checked the Chile '96 show and some other footage available on the net). It's strange that Trooper Eddie was not presented as a backdrop! I'll be happy if someone help with info, pics or videos.
 

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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Real Live Tour

1- TNOTB
2- TETMD
3- FOTD
4- HCW
5- 2MTM
6- The Trooper
7- Sanctuary

Note: BQOBD, Prowler, Transylvania, Remember Tomorrow, WED, FHTE, Wasting Love, BYD... TTS, Wasted Years, ATSS, The Clairvoyant, RTTH and HBTN - they used a black background.

- they also played Wrathchild in 1993, but there is no video for it (only Raising Hell footage, but this show had one backdrop for the whole concert!).
 

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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Fear of the Dark Tour

1- TNOTB
2- From Here To Eternity
3- TETMD
4- FOTD
5- 2MTM
6- The Trooper
7- Sanctuary and Running Free (sometimes they used a black background on Running Free)
8- HCW

Note: BQOBD, Wrathchild, CIPWM, Wasting Love, Tailgunner, ATSS, BYD... TTS, The Clairvoyant, RTTH, HBTN and DWYBO - they used a black background.
 

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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
No Prayer on the Road

1- Tailgunner and PENO (sometimes they used a black background for PENO)
2- Holy Smoke
3- Hooks In You and NPFTD (appears during the solos of the song - at least in Philadelphia 1991)
4- 2MTM
5- The Trooper
6 & 6.1- Iron Maiden (6- without the grave from where Eddie comes)
7- TNOTB

Note: Wrathchild, DWYBO, HBTN, 22AA, The Assassin, NPFTD, The Clairvoyant, HCW, BYD... TTS, RTTH and Sanctuary - they used a black background.

- they also played TETMD and The Prisoner during this tour, but there is only one video for them on YouTube (from Roskilde 1991), but you cannot see the backdrops clearly enough.


*You can spot the inscription Cart & Horses on the backdrop for Hooks In You - nice detail.
 

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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
@Kalata: Great thread! Thanks for compiling all the information about backdrops.

Thanks mate. I really appreciate it. :)

I'm planning to search if they used (more than one or two) backdrops for the tours in the 80's, but if they are only one or two for a whole tour I also will post them.

I'm really having a lot of fun revisiting all the past tours and searching for backdrops. Hope you like it and enjoy it as much as I, guys.

Edit: It was very hard to find for some of the tours, but I said: No Surrender! :D
 
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Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour

1- Moonchild
2- TETMD, The Prisoner, Still Life, DWYBO, Killers, RTTH, Running Free and Sanctuary
3- Infinite Dreams, CIPWM, HCW, Wasted Years, The Clairvoyant and HBTN
4 & 4.1- SSOASS
5- TNOTB

- for Wrathchild, The Trooper, 22AA and 2MTM -> there is no proper video (only the Donington '88 footage which is very poor and you cannot see the backdrops).
 

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