Legacy of the Beast 2018 Tour

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Black Wizard, Nov 13, 2017.

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  1. Ruflux

    Ruflux Educated Fool

    I listened to a couple of 2011 bootlegs recently and honestly, he was pretty rough through a lot of that tour. But that said he was definitely worse in 2014, straining a lot even in relatively mild songs like Wasted Years.

    But with that said, I would argue he was worse in 2016-17. He could hit the notes pretty well, but he just sounded consistently out of breath in the higher notes. It wasn't bad necessarily, but different and the result is that his voice sounds less full overall.
  2. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    And that's why songs with fast passages don't work anymore. A song like HCW played at album tempo would put Bruce on a respirator. Even TETMD played fast could be a problem.

    They need to pace themselves. Chose the songs that can be slowed down a bit from former live performances (Trooper, Hallowed, etc) and don't play the ones that sound shit played slower (Aces High).
  3. Ruflux

    Ruflux Educated Fool

    Yeah, but unfortunately we already have a tour ad with Aces High playing in the background. I like how they used the Live After Death version though. Possibly a sort of a "temper your expectations" moment.
  4. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler CriedWhenBazzaSued Staff Member

    It's a smoke screen, they will play Alexander The Great instead.
  5. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    I think the stained glass window painting and the video clip at the end of the Live Chapter stream are smoke screens. People have been driving themselves mad trying to work out a setlist from a piece of artwork that appeared more than six months before the start of the tour. They hadn't even got close to rehearsing yet. This stuff was all to drum up excitement about the tour to make us buy tickets and loosely link in to the Legacy of the Beast game. I highly doubt they'll base the setlist off some promo stuff from six months ago. Remember in 2007 they said they'd play five songs as part of the 25th anniversary of 'The Number of the Beast' but then only ended up playing four? Don't read too much or anything into the promo material. The setlist will be down to what they agree on during rehearsals.

    I don't think they'll ever play that one.
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  6. mihai

    mihai Educated Fool

    I really hope that they are at least close to starting the rehearsals :p
  7. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    I meant when the tour was announced. That was back in October or something.
  8. Number 6

    Number 6 Ancient Mariner

    November. 13 November. I remember the date from the teaser that came on after the live stream.
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  9. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Bruce and Steve tend to decide the (bulk of the) setlist well in advance. In the case of this particular tour that happened last summer. As Bruce said in Sweden when he was asked about the songs to be played, the answer is in the poster. ;)
  10. Whooten

    Whooten Ancient Mariner

    That post was "less serious" but I truly think When Two Worlds Collide is one of the best Blaze era songs and would love, love, love to hear it done with Bruce. Its seems written for his style.
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  11. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner


    Funnily enough, 13:11-17 is a chapter in the Book of Revelations entitled The Beast out of the Earth. Coincidence? Surely not.

    Credit goes to www.maidenrevelations.com for the biblical information.
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  12. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    I'm sure that the setlists can be subject to change, and there's way too many "hints" in that poster to constitute a playable setlist. As I mentioned above, they played less 'The Number of the Beast' songs in 2007 than was originally promised. Bruce has also said things like "we might play 'Alexander the Great' next time we go to Greece" and then they didn't do it. He's a performer and knows how to play to the audience. It's all about whipping up excitement before playing 'Fear of the Dark' and 'Iron Maiden' again. :p
  13. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    We all know that they didn't play the 5th song from TNOTB in 2007, because The Prisoner=22 Accacia Avenue <<<<<<<<<Wrathchild
  14. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    Wrathchild >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> all other Iron Maiden songs
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  15. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    If what I have been told is correct, the band were not too happy about Rod's move to promote the tour as a 25th TNOTB anniversary theme. Apparently they reluctantly agreed, rehearsed 22 Acacia Avenue, but decided not to play it live.
  16. Black Wizard

    Black Wizard Cereal Litigator

    #IblameRod @Magnus
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  17. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    And put Wrathchild in there instead. Makes sense.
  18. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    No. As far as I can remember, 22 Acacia Avenue would have been played in addition to the songs they ended up playing.
  19. Ruflux

    Ruflux Educated Fool

    The 2007 setlist is such a disappointment, it's kind of hard to understand how that even happened. It's by far one of the shortest reunion era shows at only 15 songs and the only even remotely rare song there is Children of the Damned. I suppose it would make sense this was Rod's idea since the response to them playing AMOLAD in its entirety the year before was somewhat mixed and he probably thought they needed to buy some goodwill.
  20. Magnus

    Magnus one more stale mate

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