off topic (I did not want to create a new thread)
i saw this picture: https://www.facebook.com/SteveHarri...7595125596300/802477903108018/?type=3&theater
is it true that Flight 666 film does not have big Mummy Eddie (captured on screen) ?
i remember only futuristic Eddie during iron maiden song.
It is true. The big Eddie (and some other props) didn't fit in the old Ed-Force 1 and therefore were not used during the first leg of the SBIT tour, which was featured in the Flight 666 footage.
Is that one of the reasons the Final Frontier tour had no Pyro?
Yesterday, Maiden shared another song through their site - The Longest Day ! I hope it is a hint for the tour, but I doubt it ! Very hard song for Bruce and was a difficult live song for him even in 2006 !
I wonder if songs like El Dorado, Wildest Dreams and Different World has any chance for returning to the setlist ?
Maiden need to put more short songs to their setlists, so they can play more than a 15 songs set !
This reminds me - Different World is totally the weakest of the punchy reunion “singles”.
Tough to beat The Wicker Man, but Speed of Light and El Dorado are dope.
The only hints so far are the songs which have been in the tour teasers.
- Aces High
I don't think that any of those three have a chance. Different World is ok, Wildest Dreams works just well enough live and El Dorado has a lot of good things going on (and great lyrics!) but pretty much anything else from the reunion era would be more interesting, even though those three are definitely not overplayed. Rainmaker would be awesome at some point, it would work well as a "pacer" in the set, either early on or right after something massive. Not too sure if this tour is the right time anyway, and I doubt they'll play it at all anymore, just saying.
I'd rank the post-reunion singles like this:
The Wicker Man
The Reincarnation of Benjamin Breeg
Mid-tier (still pretty good!)
Speed of Light
Out of the Silent Planet (I've always had a soft spot for this one, I even like the intro quite a lot - it would have been pretty cool encore opener with pyros and all.. )
The Final Frontier
I still think that Tears of a Clown would have made an awesome physical single with the artwork that was used as a backdrop in 2016. One can dream... Record Store Day 2018 exclusive "7 single, anyone? Both studio and a live version (2016) included. Ah, daydreaming.
I'm pretty positive about Flight of Icarus and Be Quick or be Dead as very potential hints. At least the former; I just think that the Icarus in the stained glass and that very suggestive Facebook post might seriously hints something. There MUST be a real deep cut like that, even in Maiden standards, I don't see them building the set any other way. The question is, how many (or few) deep cuts...