Iron Maiden songs – a rough overview of their “live history”

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
(See also Iron Maiden members - a rough overview of their "live history"
and Judas Priest: songs that were never played live)


Iron Maiden songs – a rough overview of their “live history”

Introduction & dedication

I decided to make a “played live – overview” of all Maiden songs, basically to get an impression when a song was played but also to estimate how often (esp. in numbers of tours) it was played.

The idea is inspired by and dedicated to The Iron Maiden Commentary.
I used Maverick's huge tour- and bootleg commentary ( http://www.ironmaidencommentary.com ) as a source, and for the 2006 and 2007 concerts I used http://www.ead666.com (which were a great help for Maverick's work as well).

I decided to make “tour segments”. Every played song will have a reference to one or more of such segments.
I followed the Commentary and gathered all the pre-debut album gigs together.
From this period (1976-March 1980) there are not many bootlegs so it’s easier to see this period as one segment.

As you’ll notice it’s not as simple that some songs were played on tour A and on tour B. Some tracks were played only a few times, or more than a few times (but not the whole tour), or even only one time. I’ll try to specify this for every track when needed.

This is not meant to be a perfect work (which isn’t possible anyway, since we don’t have bootlegs of all the concerts), rather see this as a rough overview.

If you have any comments or questions, or want to report mistakes, feel free to post them in this topic.

Tour segments:
1. Before the release of the debut album (1976-March 1980)
2. Iron Maiden Tour (April-December 1980)
3. Killer World Tour (1981)
4. The Beast On The Road (1982)
5. World Piece Tour (1983)
6. World Slavery Tour (1984-1985)
7. Somewhere On Tour (1986-1987)
8. Seventh Tour Of A Seventh Tour (1988)
9. No Prayer On The Road (1990-1991)
10. Fear Of The Dark Tour (1992)
11. A Real Live Tour (1993)
12. The X Factour (1995-1996)
13. Virtual XI World Tour (1998)
14. The Ed Hunter Tour (1999)
15. Brave New World Tour (2000-2002) (Clive Burr MS Trust Fund Tour included)
16. Give Me Ed… …’Til I’m Dead Tour (May-August 2003)
17. Dance Of Death World Tour (October 2003-February 2004)
18. The Early Days Tour (2005)
19. A Matter Of Life And Death Tour (2006)
20. A Matter Of The Beast Tour (2007)
21. Somewhere Back In Time Tour (2008)
22. Somewhere Back In Time Tour (2009)
23. The Final Frontier World Tour (2010)
24. The Final Frontier World Tour (2011)
25. Maiden England Tour (2012 & 2013)
26. Maiden England Tour (2014)
27. The Book of Souls World Tour (2016)
28. The Book of Souls World Tour (2017)
29. Legacy of the Beast Tour (2018-2019)


Released non-album tracks (I decided to only mention those tracks which were played):

I’ve Got the Fire: 1,2 (not outside Britain, apart from 1 gig in Belgium),3 (just a few times),4 (only in Japan), 5 (played at least twice in England; in Preston and in Newcastle; info Newcastle bootleg)

Invasion: 1, 2 (played on Adrian Smith's first concert @ Brunel University, Uxbridge, England (waiting for confirmation), and probably also on the next 1-3 gigs)
Women in Uniform: 2 (played on Adrian Smith's first concert @ Brunel University, Uxbridge, England; (waiting for confirmation), probably also on the next 1-7 gigs; at least it was played in Newcastle)

Album tracks (Sanctuary, Twilight Zone & Total Eclipse included):

Never played:
Killers:
1. Prodigal Son

The Number of the Beast:
2. Invaders
3. Gangland

Piece of Mind:
4. Quest for Fire
5. Sun and Steel

Powerslave:
6. Flash of the Blade
7. The Duellists

Somewhere in Time:
8. Deja-Vu
9. Alexander The Great

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son:
10. The Prophecy
11. Only the Good Die Young

No Prayer for the Dying:
12. Fates Warning
13. Run Silent Run Deep
14. Mother Russia

Fear of the Dark:
15. Fear is the Key
16. Childhood's End
17. The Fugitive
18. Chains of Misery
19. The Apparition
20. Judas Be My Guide
21. Weekend Warrior

The X-Factor:
22. Look for the Truth
23. Judgement of Heaven
24. 2 A.M.
25. The Unbeliever

Virtual XI:
26. Como Estais Amigos

Brave New World:
27. The Nomad
28. The Thin Line between Love and Hate

Dance of Death:
29. Montségur
30. Gates of Tomorrow
31. New Frontier
32. Face in the Sand
33. Age of Innocence

The Final Frontier:
34. Mother of Mercy
35. The Alchemist
36. Isle of Avalon
37. Starblind
38. The Man Who Would Be King

The Book of Souls:
39. When the River Runs Deep
40. Shadows of the Valley
41. The Man of Sorrows
42. Empire of the Clouds



Played:
Prowler
: 1,2,3 (most European gigs, probably once in Japan, and not in North America), 4 (irregularly: not very often, also not a few times), 5 (only most European gigs), 11, 18
Sanctuary: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 (regularly, but probably only once in North America), 8 (regularly, but only a couple of times in North America), 9,10,11,12 (only most summer gigs of 1996), 13, 15 (not in 2002),18,22,26
Remember Tomorrow: 1,2,3,11,18
Running Free: 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,10,12 (only most summer gigs of 1996), 13 (probably only once), 15 (probably only once),18,23,24,25
Phantom Of The Opera: 1,2,3,4,5 (regularly, but not on most North American gigs),6 (probably only played in Hammersmith Odeon, London),7,14,18,22,25,26
Transylvania: 1,2,3,4,11
Strange World: 1,2 (only in Britain),3 (only in Japan)
Charlotte The Harlot: 1,2 (only in Britain),18 (only played twice: first time outside Britain!)
Iron Maiden: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29

The Ides Of March: 1
Wrathchild: 1,2 (apart from one gig in Belgium, not performed outside Britain),3,4,5,6 (only two times in Britain: Ipswich and Sheffield–so amazingly enough NO bootleg info of Hammersmith Odeon?!!!, which could mean that the LAD-version comes from another UK gig- and once in Japan),7 (only played in Japan),8 (not played in North America),9,10,11(played only a few times),12,14,15,17,18,20,22,23 (apart from one gig: Dallas),26 (only played during first half of the tour = first 10 gigs: in Spain, Netherlands, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic, Denmark & Switzerland),28
Murders In The Rue Morgue: 3,4,6 (probably only once in Hammersmith Odeon, London),13 (a few times in Europe and North America),18
Another Life: 1,2 (only in Britain),3,4,18
Genghis Khan: 3
Innocent Exile: 1,2 (apart from one gig in Belgium, not performed outside Britain),3 (regularly, but just a very few times in North America)
Killers: 2 (not outside Britain),3,4 (not in North-America, Australia and Japan), 8 (Played only at the UK leg), 14
Twilight Zone: 3 (regularly, but just a very few times in North America)
Purgatory: 3 (regularly, but just a very few times in North America)
Drifter: 1,2,3,4,5,18

Children Of The Damned: 3 (played only once),4,6 (played only 4 or more times in Britain),7,15 (only 3 times at all the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund gigs),20,22,27,28
The Prisoner: 3 (played only once),4 (regularly, but not often in North America),8,9 (only played 4 times: on all European dates of 1991),25,26
22 Acacia Avenue: 3 (played only once),4,5,6 (hardly played outside Europe, except for a couple of gigs in Canada and New York),8 (only a couple of European gigs, a few gigs in the last week of the North American tour, and only 2 times in Britain),9,16 (not in North America)
The Number Of The Beast: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29
Run To The Hills: 3 (played only once),4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,14,15 (only 5 times: Chile, Brazil and 3 times at all the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund gigs),16,17,18,20,21,22,25,26,29
Total Eclipse: 4 (regularly, but not outside Europe)
Hallowed Be Thy Name: 4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,27,29

Where Eagles Dare: 5,7 (Only played at some gigs of the Eastern European leg, and about the half of all British gigs),11 (Not played in Sweden, France, Italy, England, Scotland, Ireland, Switzerland & Russia),18 (regularly, but just a couple of times in North America),29
Revelations: 5,6,16,18,21,26,29
Flight Of Icarus: 5,6,7 (probably only three times in the first leg of the tour),29
Die With Your Boots On: 5,6 (probably only three times: Once in Hammersmith and 2 times in Japan), 8 (Played only at the UK leg),9,10 (only once, in Argentina),16,18
The Trooper: 5,6,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,20,21,22,24 (except in Northern Ireland),25,26,27,28,29
Still Life: 5,8 (Played only at the UK leg)
To Tame A Land: 5

Aces High: 6,14,21,22,25,26,29
2 Minutes To Midnight: 6,7,8 (played at most dates, but not in the final “Autumn”-part (second half of September, October, November, December),9,10,11 (not played in Slovakia, Austria, the Netherlands, Germany & Northern Ireland),12,13,14,15,16,19,20,21,22,24,25,26,29
Losfer Words (Big ‘Orra): 6 (regularly in Europe, but irregularly in North America, probably only once in Japan, and not at all in Australia and Brazil)
Back In The Village: 6 (only played at the first two gigs of the tour: Warsaw & Łódź, both in Poland) NO AUDIO PROOF
Powerslave: 6,14,21,22,27,28
Rime Of The Ancient Mariner: 6,7,21,22

Caught Somewhere In Time: 7
Wasted Years: 7,8,11,14,21,22,25,26,27,28
Sea Of Madness: 7 (in 1986 (Europe), but not in 1987 (North America and Japan))
Heaven Can Wait: 7,8,9,10,11,12,13,16 (regularly),21
The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner: 7 (Played only once or twice -at least in Belgrade, but perhaps also in Zagreb)
Stranger In A Strange Land: 7,14 (played only at the first 5 gigs of the tour)

Moonchild: 8,21,25,26
Infinite Dreams: 8
Can I Play with Madness: 8,10 (only in South America, Europe and Central America),17,21,25,26
The Evil That Men Do: 8,9 (only played 4 times: on all European dates of 1991),10,11,12,13,14,15,19,20,22,24,25,26,29
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son: 8,25,26
The Clairvoyant: 8,9,10,11,12,13 (regularly, but only a few times in both North America and the second European leg),16,21,25

Tailgunner: 9,10 (regularly, but not in Japan)
Holy Smoke: 9 (regularly, but not played at the 4 European dates of 1991)
No Prayer For The Dying: 9
Public Enema Number One: 9
The Assassin: 9 (regularly, but not played at the 4 European dates of 1991, and not in North America apart from Canada)
Hooks In You: 9 (regularly, but not played at the 4 European dates of 1991, and not in North America)
Bring Your Daughter… … To The Slaughter: 9,10 (regularly, but just a few times played in North America),11,16 (regularly, but in North America only played at the first 2 gigs of that leg)

Be Quick Or Be Dead: 10,11
From Here To Eternity: 10,11
Afraid To Shoot Strangers: 10,11,12,13,25
Wasting Love: 10,11
Fear Of The Dark: 10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29

Sign Of The Cross: 12,13,15 (all concerts apart from the 3 Clive Burr MS Trust Fund gigs),29
Lord Of The Flies: 12,13 (not the first couple of dates, later on irregularly, and not played at all in South America),17
Man On The Edge: 12,13,14
Fortunes Of War: 12,13 (probably only once at the beginning of the tour)
The Aftermath: 12
Blood On The World’s Hands: 12
The Edge Of Darkness: 12 (not played in the last 3 months of the tour: July, August & September 1996)

Futureal: 13,14
The Angel And The Gambler: 13
Lightning Strikes Twice: 13
The Clansman: 13,14,15,16,29
When Two Worlds Collide: 13
The Educated Fool: 13 (not played at the last couple of gigs of the tour)
Don’t Look To The Eyes Of A Stranger: 13 (only played at the first 3 or 4 gigs of the tour)

The Wicker Man: 15,16,23,24,29
Ghost Of The Navigator: 15,23
Brave New World: 15,16 (regularly, but probably only 3 times in North America),17,23
Blood Brothers: 15,23,24,27,28
The Mercenary: 15 (most gigs: not played at least 5 times: In Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Saint-Etienne (France), Munich (Germany))
Dream Of Mirrors: 15
The Fallen Angel: 15 (played at least 9 times: In Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Saint-Etienne (France), Munich (Germany), 2 times in London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, in Mexico and in Argentina)
Outside Of The Silent Planet: 15 (only 4 times: 2 times in London, Shepherd’s Bush Empire, once in Mexico and once in Argentina)

Wildest Dreams: 16,17,23
Rainmaker: 17
No More Lies: 17,23
Dance Of Death: 17,23 (apart from 5 gigs: Dallas, San Antonio, Albuquerque, San Bernardino, Auburn),24
Paschendale: 17,23 (only 5 gigs: Dallas, San Antonio, Albuquerque, San Bernardino, Auburn)
Journeyman: 17

Different World: 19,20
These Colours Don’t Run: 19,20,23
Brighter Than A Thousand Suns: 19,20,23 (only one gig: Dallas)
The Pilgrim: 19
The Longest Day: 19
Out Of The Shadows: 19
The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg: 19,20,23
For The Greater Good Of God: 19,20,29
Lord Of Light: 19
The Legacy: 19

Satelite 15... The Final Frontier: 24
El Dorado: 23,24
Coming Home: 24
The Talisman: 24
When the Wild Wind Blows: 24

If Eternity Should Fail: 27,28
Speed of Light: 27,28
The Great Unknown: 28
The Red and the Black: 27,28
The Book of Souls: 27,28
Death or Glory: 27,28
Tears of a Clown: 27
 
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Genghis Khan

Ancient Mariner
Wow!  This is amazing, Forostar.  Thank you.  This will serve as a quick reference. 

How long did it take you to compile all this information?
 

Zare

Automaton Sovietico
Great info there! I always searched troughout numerous bootleg pages on the IMC to check out when some songs were played.

It always reminds me of this : my favourite tracks from Killers, Seventh Son, No Prayer, Fear Of The Dark, X Factor and Virtual XI were never played  :(
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Genghis Khan said:
Wow!  This is amazing, Forostar.  Thank you.  This will serve as a quick reference. 

Thanks, Genghis and also Zare. Do you two Croatians realize that "Loneliness.." might have been played in Zagreb?

Genghis Khan said:
How long did it take you to compile all this information?

More than a week I spent several hours on it per day. Now comes the torment of not looking at the 2008 setlist for half a year! I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait so long, before I'll see them live.
 

Zare

Automaton Sovietico
Runner in Zagreb? Hmm. Actually, as far as i know, bootleg from that show doesn't exist, so we can't check the setlist.

Couple of older dudes here were on the Belgrade show, both in 1984 and 1986. But they weren't in Zagreb. I could ask a question at our official Cro fan club, but i doubt they'll know anything, it's a younger bunch.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait so long, before I'll see them live.

Heh, on the contrary, i'm patiently waiting for the first of February, so i can see the setlist. Is it going to be posted here on maidenfans?
 

Genghis Khan

Ancient Mariner
Zare said:
It always reminds me of this : my favourite tracks from Killers, Seventh Son, No Prayer, Fear Of The Dark, X Factor and Virtual XI were never played  :(

Speaking of which, I have noticed the same is true for me.  I enjoy every track off Powerslave except 'Back in the Village', especially the underestimated and never played 'Flash of the Blade' and 'The Duellists'.  The same is true with Brave New World.  The never played 'The Thin Line Between Love and Hate' and 'The Nomad' are two of my favourite songs off the album.  I even voted 'The Nomad' as my Top 7 on Lovro's thread.  Does anyone know why these two gems were left off the set list during the Brave New World Tour?

Forostar said:
Thanks, Genghis and also Zare. Do you two Croatians realize that "Loneliness.." might have been played in Zagreb?

That would be an interesting statistic if evidence could be found to support it.  I hope they play this song during the upcoming tour.  It is my favourite off the SiT album.

Forostar said:
More than a week I spent several hours on it per day. Now comes the torment of not looking at the 2008 setlist for half a year! I'm not sure if I'll be able to wait so long, before I'll see them live.

Well, I have to wait two months. 

I know what you mean.  I'm tempted to look, but do not want to because I remember how much more I enjoyed the last history tour when I did not know the set list.  Then when they play a gem I've never expected, like 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' I'll be exctatic.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Seven days to go...
Heaven only knows...
What will be the bread...for the Maiden set...

One big epic tune..
Not the one of Dune...
The mask is not for hire...will they bring the fire....?
 

Genghis Khan

Ancient Mariner
Perun said:
They'd better...

No one wants to make Perun angry... again.  :)

Forostar said:
Seven days to go...
Heaven only knows...
What will be the bread...for the Maiden set...

One big epic tune..
Not the one of Dune...
The mask is not for hire...will they bring the fire....?

Nice.  :)
 

Onhell

Infinite Dreamer
I don't get the numbers... "1,2,3" "12", "19,20" what is that?

And I'm pretty sure I heard Mother Russia when they came to Phoenix in the BNW tour...
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Are you talking about the Montreal gig? It's not that likely.

Just (re-)checked it, but I think this is stated wrong on the IMC bootleg site. Killers is mentioned instead of Tailgunner, but the picture of the bootleg mentions Tailgunner which is obviously the regular song from this tour.



A second bootleg of this gig also doesn't list Killers:



If anyone has an audiofile to prove me wrong, I am glad to hear it!
 
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