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

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
Updated!

@Mosh who knows, but as long as there's no trace, I'd say: probably not, but you can never tell.

Did we ever find direct evidence that Back in the Village was played live? I'm too lazy to go all the way back. There are obviously no bootlegs of it so I'm unconvinced.
Updated, thanks to Lira pointing this out on the previous page of this thread! It's unusual since it's the only song on the "Played" section without audio proof (as of yet, there's no recording available) but I am going to put it there anyway.

In 1985 -one calender year after it supposed to have happened- the main songwriter of this particular track, Adrian Smith, told the following in the official fanzine (International Edition, number 15):

Q: Have you a particular favourite song you've written and performed?

Adrian: I enjoyed writing 'Back In The Village" with Bruce and played it a few times but dropped it from the set. I like playing most of the recent songs like '2 Minutes To Midnight'. When you've been playing the same songs night after night for about a year, any new material is a relief.

@lira: remember what you told about Invasion and Women in Uniform (page 4 of this thread)? Any more info/confirmation?

edit:
@lira Now that I am reading Adrian's statement again, he could have also meant that it dropped from the setlist during rehearsals.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Setlist Rehearsals seem more likely IMO. But who knows. I'll assume no one from this forum was at either of those shows to confirm.

Edit: I've been doing some research for the greater part of the night and was unable to find anything from the first two shows. I did however find some stuff on youtube from the third show which is pretty cool. This is a bigger mystery than why they chose not to play ATG!

 
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srfc

Ancient Mariner
I'm thinking it's possible that more songs were played from Fear Of the Dark in particular. According to the commentary, there are no recordings of the first two gigs. Is it possible that 1 or 2 songs were played at these gigs and subsequently dropped by the time they started the US tour? They also often played shorter sets in the US, so maybe they had more Fear songs but decided not to add them by the time they got to Europe. I always thought it was odd that only 5 songs from Fear were played. They did 6 songs from Seventh Son and 7(!) from No Prayer For the Dying. Fear Of the Dark had the most songs of any Maiden album and it was a #1 album in the UK. You would think that they'd play more from it.

I have a flexi disc that came free with Metal Hammer around the time of Donington 92 containing an interview with Steve and Bruce I think, it's been a long time since I listened to it. Steve mentions the Fugitive as a potential track that might be in the set. Maybe they rehearsed it and it didn't work out.
 

Mosh

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My guess would be The Fugitive and possibly Judas Be My Guide.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
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Also, I'd say it's fairly possible that Maiden have those first two Powerslave shows recorded since they had a film crew with them on the tour for the doc.
 

lira

Nomad
Updated!

@Mosh who knows, but as long as there's no trace, I'd say: probably not, but you can never tell.

edit:
@lira Now that I am reading Adrian's statement again, he could have also meant that it dropped from the setlist during rehearsals.

I believe it's pretty straight. The guy asked if Adrian had a particular song he wrote and performed. Performance is live and Setlist is a list exclusively used in a live act (set).
So if Adrian said they dropped something from the set, is because they've played it live. Otherwise he would say they rehearsed "Back In the Village" but they didn't opt for it.
 

lira

Nomad
My guess would be The Fugitive and possibly Judas Be My Guide.

At the time they released FOTD I remember an interview with Steve in a brazilian mag, where he said Chains of Misery could be a potential single.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
I believe it's pretty straight. The guy asked if Adrian had a particular song he wrote and performed. Performance is live and Setlist is a list exclusively used in a live act (set).
So if Adrian said they dropped something from the set, is because they've played it live. Otherwise he would say they rehearsed "Back In the Village" but they didn't opt for it.
Thanks Lira! I agree with most you said apart from this; setlist is not always a list exclusively used in a live set. It can also be used before that live set (a tour (or separate performance)) has started. But in this particular context, you could be right.
 

Perun

Περούν Παντοκράτωρ
Staff member
Introduction
The following list is intended as an addendum to Forostar's list of Maiden songs played live. It contains all officially released live recordings by Iron Maiden, song by song, with date, venue and official release on which it can be found. The numbers after the date/venue refers to the tour segments determined by Forostar.
The album and video versions of Live After Death have been seperately listed, as they contain different performances. Otherwise, the albums and videos are not distinctly marked, as they are identical. An exception has only been made for Beast Over Hammersmith, because the video found on The Early Days is only a part of the entire set, which is complete on the CD release in Eddie's Archive. A Real Live/Dead One has been treated as two separate albums.
In case of diverging track lists, different pressings and issues of live singles and EPs have been noted. The different versions of Live After Death (album) and Maiden England are not taken into account, as the currently available versions are complete. Mere reissues (including The First Ten Years box set) have not been taken into account, although compilation albums have. I am aware that a lot of work has yet to be done to make this list perfect, and any participation and contribution is more than welcome.
A list of open questions is found at the end. As I currently do not have access to all my Maiden files, some very simple questions (such as comparing two live versions) could not be answered, and I would be grateful if someone could help out here. Also, if someone owns relevant bootlegs and can check some of the disputed or uncertain dates, this would be an invaluable contribution.

The live recordings from Eddie's Archive, The Early Days and Live After Death (DVD) have been named as such:
Live at the Ruskin Arms (Early Days Disc 2, Eddie's Lockup)
BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show (Eddie's Archive, The BBC Archives Disc 1, part 1)
Reading 1980 (Eddie's Archive, The BBC Archives Disc 2, part 1)
Reading 1982 (Eddie's Archive, The BBC Archives Disc 1, part 2)
Donington 1988 (Eddie's Archive, The BBC Archives Disc 2, part 2)
Rock in Rio 1985 (Live After Death DVD Disc 2)

The List

PROWLER
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
23.08.1980, Reading Festival (2): Reading 1980
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD)
30.04.1993, Palaghiaccio, Rome (11): A Real Dead One
07.06.2005, Egishöllin, Reykjavik (18): The Trooper (2005)
[NOTE: Track 6 of the Live!! + One Greek Pressing is the studio version]

SANCTUARY
14.11.1979, BBC Radio 1 (1): BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
04.07.1980, Marquee, London (2): Live!! + One (Greek/Japanese Pressing)
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): 12 Wasted Years, Beast Over Hammersmith (CD)
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (5): Live in Dortmund
??.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Running Free
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
27.05.1993, Patinoire Littural, Neuchâtel (11): A Real Dead One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio

REMEMBER TOMORROW
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
23.08.1980, Reading Festival (2): Reading 1980
21.12.1980, Rainbow Theatre, London (2): Live at the Rainbow
23.05.1981, Kosei Nenkin Hall, Nagoya (3): Maiden Japan, The Number of the Beast (1982), Best of the B-Sides
17.04.1993, Grugahalle, Essen (11): A Real Dead One
[NOTE: Version on TNOTB 1982 single is Maiden Japan version with Bruce's vocals superimposed, not a recording from Italy as claimed]

RUNNING FREE
14.11.1979, BBC Radio 1 (1): BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show
22.02.1980, Top of the Pops (1): 12 Wasted Years, The Early Days
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
23.08.1980, Reading Festival (2): Reading 1980
08.11.1980, Rock and Pop, Germany (2): The Early Days
23.05.1981, Kosei Nenkin Hall, Nagoya (3): Maiden Japan, Live!! + One (Greek Pressing)
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD)
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Running Free, Live After Death (LP), Best of the Beast, The Essential Iron Maiden
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS), The First Ten Years, From There to Eternity
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
27.05.1993, Patinoire Littural, Neuchâtel (11): A Real Dead One
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
[NOTE: Date of Rock and Pop performance may require additional verification]

PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
04.07.1980, Marquee, London (2): Live!! + One (Greek/Japanese Pressing), Women in Uniform
21.12.1980, Rainbow Theatre, London (2): Live at the Rainbow
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
08.10.1984, Hammersmith Odeon, London (6): Live After Death (LP), Run to the Hills (1985), Somewhere Back in Time

TRANSYLVANIA
14.11.1979, BBC Radio 1 (1): BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
23.08.1980, Reading Festival (2): Reading 1980
21.12.1980, Rainbow Theatre, London (2): Live at the Rainbow
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
17.04.1993, Grugahalle, Essen (11): A Real Dead One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell

CHARLOTTE THE HARLOT
08.03.1980, London (1): 12 Wasted Years
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms

IRON MAIDEN
14.11.1979, BBC Radio 1 (1): BBC Radio 1 Friday Rock Show
23.08.1980, Reading Festival (2): Reading 1980
21.12.1980, Rainbow Theatre, London (2): Live at the Rainbow
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (5): 12 Wasted Years
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP), Ed Hunter, Somewhere Back in Time
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
27.08.1992, Ice Hall, Helsinki (10): A Real Dead One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road, The Essential Iron Maiden
10.11.2006, Valby Hallen, Copenhagen (19): Different World (EU CD)
09.03.2008, Pista Atletica, Santiago (21): Flight 666
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
15.03.2016, Estadio Velez Sarsfield, Buenos Aires (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

THE IDES OF MARCH
21.12.1980, Rainbow Theatre, London (2): Live at the Rainbow
[NOTE: Studio version played on PA]

WRATHCHILD
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
21.12.1980, Rainbow Theatre, London (2): Live at the Rainbow, The First Ten Years, From There to Eternity, Visions of the Beast
21.-24.05.1981, Japan (3): Maiden Japan (American Pressing)
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
08.10.1984, Hammersmith Odeon, London (6): Live After Death (LP), Somewhere Back in Time
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988
05.06.1992, Ice Hall, Helsinki (11): Hallowed Be Thy Name
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road
06.05.2017, 3Arena, Dublin (28): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): 12 Wasted Years, Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
08.10.1984, Hammersmith Odeon, London (6): Running Free
07.06.2005, Egishöllin, Reykjavik (18): The Trooper (2005) (12")
[NOTE: Date of performance on Running Free single may need verification]

KILLERS
23.08.1980, Reading Festival (2): Reading 1980
21.12.1980, Rainbow Theatre, London (2): Live at the Rainbow
23.05.1981, Kosei Nenkin Hall, Nagoya (3): Maiden Japan, Live!! + One (Greek Pressing)
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD)
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England, Infinite Dreams
10.09.1999, Ahoy, Rotterdam (14): The Wicker Man

ANOTHER LIFE
14.04.1980, Ruskin Arms, London (2): Live at the Ruskin Arms
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith
07.06.2005, Egishöllin, Reykjavik (18): The Trooper (2005) (7")

INNOCENT EXILE
23.05.1981, Kosei Nenkin Hall, Nagoya (3): Maiden Japan, Live!! + One (Greek Pressing)

DRIFTER
03.04.1980, Marquee, London (2): Sanctuary, Best of the B-Sides
04.07.1980, Marquee, London (2): Live!! + One (Greek/Japanese Pressing)
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith

CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): 12 Wasted Years, Run to the Hills (2002), Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
08.10.1984, Hammersmith Odeon, London (6): Live After Death (LP)
21.03.2002, Brixton Academy, London (15): Rainmaker
01.04.2016, Bell Centre, Montreal (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

THE PRISONER
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): 12 Wasted Years, Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Run to the Hills (2002), Reading 1982
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): The Clairvoyant
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England

22, ACACIA AVENUE
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Run to the Hills (2002), Reading 1982
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (5): 12 Wasted Years, Live in Dortmund
08.10.1984, Hammersmith Odeon, London (6): Live After Death (LP)

THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund: Aces High, 12 Wasted Years, Live in Dortmund
1984 (6): Behind the Iron Curtain
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): 12 Wasted Years, Live After Death (VHS)
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
25.08.1992, Valby-Hallen, Copenhagen (10): A Real Dead One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
21.03.2002, Brixton Academy, London (15): The Number of the Beast (2005)
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road
19.02.2008, The Forum, Los Angeles (21): Flight 666
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
04.08.2016, Wacken Open Air (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter
[NOTE: Aces High single does not mention date of recording]

RUN TO THE HILLS
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (5): Live in Dortmund
17.08.1984, Sports Hall, Budapest (6): Behind the Iron Curtain
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP), Run to the Hills (1985)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
05.04.1993, Vítkovice Sports Hall, Ostrava (11):A Real Dead One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Run to the Hills (2002), Rock in Rio
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road
13.09.2005, BBC Radio 1 Legends Session (18): The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
28.02.2008, Simon Bolivar Park, Bogotá (21): Flight 666

TOTAL ECLIPSE
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): 12 Wasted Years, Run to the Hills (2002), Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)

HALLOWED BE THY NAME
20.03.1982, Hammersmith Odeon, London (4): Beast Over Hammersmith (CD/DVD)
28.08.1982, Reading Festival (4): Reading 1982
14.08.1984, Sportshall Makoszowy, Zabrze (6): Behind the Iron Curtain
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
04.06.1993, Olympic Arena, Moscow (11): Hallowed Be Thy Name, A Real Dead One, Visions of the Beast
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
21.03.2002, Brixton Academy, London (15): The Number of the Beast (2005)
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road
13.09.2005, BBC Radio 1 Legends Session (18): The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg, Different World (US Pressing)
16.03.2008, Air Canada Centre, Toronto (21): Flight 666
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
[NOTE: Other sources say "Kattowice" for 14.08.1984]

WHERE EAGLES DARE
09.04.1993, Rijnhal, Arnhem (11): A Real Dead One

REVELATIONS
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (5): Live in Dortmund
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP), Best of the Beast (LP)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
09.02.2008, Acer Arena, Sydney (21): Flight 666

FLIGHT OF ICARUS
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (5): Live in Dortmund
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)

THE TROOPER
18.12.1983, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (5): Live in Dortmund
1984 (6): Behind the Iron Curtain
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): 12 Wasted Years, Live After Death (VHS)
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
27.08.1992, Ice Hall, Helsinki (10): A Real Dead One, Hallowed Be Thy Name
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road
07.06.2005, Egilshollin Arena, Reykjavik (18): The Trooper Live 2005 (Digital Single)
13.09.2005, BBC Radio 1 Legends Session (18): The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg, Different World (US Pressing)
16.02.2008, Messe, Tokyo (21): Flight 666
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
06.03.2016, Estadio Jorge Magico Gonzalez, San Salvador (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON
08.10.1984, Hammersmith Odeon, London (6): Live After Death (LP)
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England

STILL LIFE
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England, Infinite Dreams

ACES HIGH
04.08.1984, Hannover??? (6): Behind the Iron Curtain
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP), Somewhere Back in Time
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
26.09.1999, Plaza Del Toros, Madrid 14): Out of the Silent Planet
01.02.2008, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai (21): Flight 666
[NOTE: There is no confirmation anywhere that Maiden played in Hannover on 04.08.1984]

TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
04.08.1984, Hannover??? (06): Behind the Iron Curtain
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
10.04.1993, Élysée Montmartre, Paris (11): A Real Dead One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
07.02.2008, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne (21): Flight 666
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
[NOTE: There is no confirmation anywhere that Maiden played in Hannover on 04.08.1984]

LOSFER WORDS (BIG 'ORRA)
08.10.1984, Hammersmith Odeon, London (6): Run to the Hills (1985)

POWERSLAVE
11.01.1985, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (6): Rock in Rio 1985
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP)
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
25.09.1999, Palau Olimpico, Barcelona (14): The Wicker Man
26.02.2008, Saprisa Stadium, San José (21): Flight 666
26.07.2016, Piazza Della Unita D'Italia, Trieste (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

RIME OF THE ANCIENT MARINER
17.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (LP), Best of the Beast
16.03.1985, Long Beach Arena, Los Angeles (6): Live After Death (VHS)
14.03.2008, Izod Arena, New Jersey (21): Flight 666
[NOTE: New Jersey?]

WASTED YEARS
??.08.1986, German TV (7): 12 Wasted Years
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
16.04.1993, Stadthalle, Bremen (11): Hallowed Be Thy Name
23.09.1999, Filaforum, Milan (14): Out of the Silent Planet, Best of the B-Sides
22.02.2008, Arena, Monterrey (21): Flight 666
17.03.2016, HSBC Arena, Rio de Janeiro (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

HEAVEN CAN WAIT
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): The Clairvoyant
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
12.09.1992, Monsters Rock, Reggio Emilia (10): A Real Live One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
02.03.2008, Palmieras Stadium, São Paulo (21): Flight 666

MOONCHILD
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
12.03.2008, San Juan Coliseo, San Juan (21): Flight 666

INFINITE DREAMS
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England, Infinite Dreams, The First Ten Years, From There to Eternity, Visions of the Beast
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988

CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
02.09.1992, Brabanthallen, Den Bosch (10) A Real Live One
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road
24.02.2008, Foro Sol, Mexico City (21): Flight 666

THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
17.08.1992, Forest National, Brussels (10): A Real Live One
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
01.11.1995, Karen, Gothenburg (12): The Angel and the Gambler
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): Donington 1988
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England

THE CLAIRVOYANT
20.08.1988, Monsters of Rock, Donington (8): The Clairvoyant, The First Ten Years, From There to Eternity, Visions of the Beast
27./28.11.1988, NEC, Birmingham (8): Maiden England
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
27.08.1992, Ice Hall, Helsinki (10): A Real Live One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
04.03.2008, Pedreira Stadium, Curitiba (21): Flight 666

TAILGUNNER
17.12.1990, Wembley Arena, London (9): Wasting Love
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
04.09.1992, Patinoire d. Malley, Lausanne (10): A Real Live One

HOLY SMOKE
17.12.1990, Wembley Arena, London (9): Wasting Love

NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING
17.12.1990, Wembley Arena, London (9): From Here to Eternity

PUBLIC ENEMA NUMBER ONE
17.12.1990, Wembley Arena, London (9): From Here to Eternity

THE ASSASSIN
17.12.1990, Wembley Arena, London (9): Wasting Love

HOOKS IN YOU
17.12.1990, Wembley Arena, London (9): Fear of the Dark Live

BRING YOUR DAUGHTER... ...TO THE SLAUGHTER
05.06.1992, Ishallen, Helsinki (10): Fear of the Dark Live
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
27.08.1992, Ishallen, Helsinki (10): A Real Live One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
[NOTE: 1992 Helsinki date apparently unconfirmed for Fear of the Dark Live, contradicts ARLO information, same recording? 05.06.92 was in Reykjavik]

BE QUICK OR BE DEAD
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): A Real Live One, Live at Donington
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
[NOTE: ARLO lists the recording as being 15.08.1992, Super Rock '92, Mannheim, but it seems to actually be Donington '92]

FROM HERE TO ETERNITY
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
25.08.1992, Valby-Hallen, Copenhagen (10): A Real Live One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell

AFRAID TO SHOOT STRANGERS
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
29.08.1992, The Globe, Stockholm (10): A Real Live One
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
01.11.1995, Karen, Gothenburg (12): Best of the Beast, The Angel and the Gambler, Visions of the Beast

WASTING LOVE
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
05.09.1992, Halle de la Villette, Paris (10): A Real Live One

FEAR OF THE DARK
22.08.1992, Monsters of Rock, Donington (10): Live at Donington
27.08.1992, Ice Hall, Helsinki (10): Fear of the Dark Live, A Real Live One, Best of the Beast, Visions of the Beast
28.08.1993, Pinewood Studios, London (11): Raising Hell
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio, Edward the Great (2002), Visions of the Beast, The Essential Iron Maiden, From Fear to Eternity
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road, Edward the Great (2005)
10.11.2006, Valby Hallen, Copenhagen (19): Different World (EU 7")
07.03.2008, Oeste Stadium, Buenos Aires (21): Flight 666
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
24.03.2016, Arena Castelao, Fortaleza (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

SIGN OF THE CROSS
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio, From Fear to Eternity

LORD OF THE FLIES
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road

MAN ON THE EDGE
01.11.1995, Karen, Gothenburg (12): The Angel and the Gambler
23.09.1999, Filaforum, Milan (14): The Wicker Man, From Fear to Eternity

THE AFTERMATH
01.11.1995, Karen, Gothenburg (12): The Angel and the Gambler, Best of the B-Sides

BLOOD ON THE WORLD'S HANDS
01.11.1995, Karen, Gothenburg (12): The Angel and the Gambler, Best of the B-Sides

FUTUREAL
15.09.1999, Ice Hall, Helsinki (14): The Wicker Man, Best of the B-Sides

THE CLANSMAN
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio, From Fear to Eternity

THE WICKER MAN
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
21.03.2002, Brixton Academy, London (15): Rainmaker
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

GHOST OF THE NAVIGATOR
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio

BRAVE NEW WORLD
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio, Visions of the Beast
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road

BLOOD BROTHERS
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!
12.06.2016, Castle Donington (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

THE MERCENARY
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio

DREAM OF MIRRORS
19.01.2001, Rock in Rio, Rio de Janeiro (15): Rock in Rio

WILDEST DREAMS
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road

DANCE OF DEATH
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

RAINMAKER
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road

NO MORE LIES
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road

PASCHENDALE
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road

JOURNEYMAN
24.11.2003, Westfalenhalle, Dortmund (17): Death on the Road

DIFFERENT WORLD
09.11.2006, Gigantium, Aalborg (19): Different World (Digital)

THE REINCARNATION OF BENJMANIN BREEG
10.11.2006, Valby Hallen, Copenhagen (19): Different World (EU DVD)

SATELLITE 15... THE FINAL FRONTIER
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

EL DORADO
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

THE TALISMAN
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

COMING HOME
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

WHEN THE WILD WIND BLOWS
10.04.2011, Estadio Nacional, Santiago (24): En Vivo!

IF ETERNITY SHOULD FAIL
06.05.2016, Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

SPEED OF LIGHT
18.05.2016, Grand Arena, Cape Town (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

DEATH OR GLORY
03.07.2016, Wroclaw Stadium, Wroclaw (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

THE RED AND THE BLACK
21.04.2016, Ryogoku Kokugikan, Tokyo (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

THE GREAT UNKNOWN
14.05.2017, Metro Radio Arena, New Castle (28): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

THE BOOK OF SOULS
12.06.2016, Castle Donington (27): The Book of Souls: Live Chapter

I'VE GOT THE FIRE
03.04.1980, Marquee, London (2): Sanctuary, Live!! + One (Greek Pressing)

WOMEN IN UNIFORM
13.11.1980, Top of the Pops (2): The Early Days

Selected Findings and Trivia

SONGS PERFORMED LIVE BUT NOT RELEASED
Strange World
Genghis Khan
Twilight Zone
Purgatory
To Tame a Land
Caught Somewhere in Time
Sea of Madness
The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner
Stranger in a Strange Land
Fortunes of War
The Edge of Darkness
The Angel and the Gambler
Lightning Strikes Twice
When Two Worlds Collide
The Educated Fool
Don't Look to the Eyes of a Stranger
The Fallen Angel
Out of the Silent Planet
These Colours Don't Run
Brighter Than a Thousand Suns
The Pilgrim
The Longest Day
Out of the Shadows
For the Greater Good of God
Lord of Light
The Legacy
Tears of a Clown

RELEASED/PERFORMED SONGS BY TOUR
Iron Maiden 7 (8)
Killers 7? (10)
The Number of the Beast 7 (7)
Piece of Mind 6 (7)
Powerslave 5 (5)
Somewhere in Time 2 (6)
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son 6 (6)
No Prayer for the Dying 7 (7)
Fear of the Dark 5 (5)
The X Factor 5 (7)
Virtual XI 2 (7)
Brave New World 6 (8)
Dance of Death 6 (6)
A Matter of Life and Death 2 (10)
The Final Frontier 5 (5)
The Book of Souls 6 (7)

Credits
@Forostar
@Magnus
@srfc
@GhostofCain
@Luisma

Open Questions
-Is it possible to distinguish between the two nights at Birmingham NEC recorded for Maiden England?
-Contradictory information on the recordings from Behind the Iron Curtain needs to be cleared up
-What live snippets are there in 12 Wasted Years, Classic Albums NOTB, Early Days/LAD/ME documentaries, 20th Century Box, 'Ello Texas, In Profile?
-What other TV appearances and snippets can be found? E.g. AATG(?), 1998 with a Janick Gers substitute
-Do TV/Radio broadcasts of live gigs count? Can we make a list of these?
-Any releases missed in this list?
-Any confirmation/Further information on Charlotte the Harlot from 12 Wasted Years?
 
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Perun

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Staff member
I'm not sure the 1979 Friday Rock Show session qualifies as live?

Agree, it's questionable. I also included the BBC1 Legends sessions. But they're not really studio recordings in the strict sense either.
 

Magnus

Pica Serdica
exact date for Running Free Live on Rock and Pop 1980
Nov 8, according to this:
No idea how reliable though
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Open Questions
-Is the version of Sanctuary on the Running Free single identical to Live After Death VHS?
-What recording of Iron Maiden is on Ed Hunter?
-When was Murders in the Rue Morgue on the Running Free single recorded?
-What dates are the individual recordings of the Clive Burr MS Trust Fund gigs (Brixton Academy)?
-Is NOTB from Aces High single really Dortmund 1983?
-Accurate information on recordings of HBTN and FOTD singles required
-Where was Afraid to Shoot Strangers with Blaze recorded? Are the versions on BOTB, AATG and VOTB identical?
-When and where was the live version of Wrathchild on First Ten Years/From There to Eternity/VOTB recorded?
-Is Running Free on The First Ten Years and From There to Eternity live? Identical to Live After Death VHS? Other live videos missed?
-Any releases missed in this list?

I can check some of these when I get home, there's a fair amount!

From memory I think, Sanctuary is the same, Murders in the Rue Morgue is from a UK date possibly ipswich??, NOTB is from Dortmund, Afraid to Shoot Strangers is goteborg 1995,

also I think you missed Wrathchild from the Hallowed Live 7 inch.

EDIT: there was also a download version of the Different World single that could have different live tracks on it, I'll check that later too
MORE EDIT: the download version had an exclusive live version of Different World on it, I suspect it was from the same gig as the regular Different World b-sides
 
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srfc

Ancient Mariner
Drifter from the original 7 inch is different from the versions subsequently released. Both the version on the original 7 inch and the one that appears on subsequent releases are not the full track but different edits of the full version, it could be that they are edited from the same source material or it could be that they are two different versions all together
 

GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
I can check some of these when I get home, there's a fair amount!

From memory I think, Sanctuary is the same, Murders in the Rue Morgue is from a UK date possibly ipswich??,

I think Murders in the Rue Morgue was recorded at one of the Hammersmith Odeon gigs in 1984

the download version had an exclusive live version of Different World on it, I suspect it was from the same gig as the regular Different World b-sides

If I remember correctly, the live version of Different World was recorded in Aalborg.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
I think Murders in the Rue Morgue was recorded at one of the Hammersmith Odeon gigs in 1984



If I remember correctly, the live version of Different World was recorded in Aalborg.

that rings a bell alright, I actually had tickets for the Aalborg gig as it was originally supposed to be the first gig of the tour, my dream is to see the first gig of a Maiden tour so I can see a rare track before they drop it and replace it with Wrathchild. But then they announced a US tour before the european leg, so I sold the tickets as Aalborg was proving quite expensive to travel to. If I had gone to the gig I could have fulfilled another Maiden dream of being at a gig featured in an official live release.
 

Perun

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Staff member
As far as I remember, it is the Live After Death version of the song.

According to Wiki, this is a "previously unreleased" live version... I guess somebody needs to listen to this version to be able to identify it (shouldn't be hard, the LAD version is iconic enough to positively identify it). I unfortunately never had the LP version.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
According to Wiki, this is a "previously unreleased" live version... I guess somebody needs to listen to this version to be able to identify it (shouldn't be hard, the LAD version is iconic enough to positively identify it). I unfortunately never had the LP version.

I have the LP, I'll check it later, I suspect that it is the familiar version from Live after Death, but I honestly don't think I've ever played the LP, I didn't buy it when it was released only picked it up about 10 years ago
 
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