...this new (non-proshot) multi-cam video of the Stockholm show on THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST TOUR 2018 is pretty sweet. Figured this would be a good thread to talk about it.
They are my two favorite bands. You would think I would be all about this, but I'm not. I would prefer to see them headline their own tours. I will be seeing a "co-headline" tour with Deep Purple and Priest in September. I'm not sure if they are rotating who opens first...I would rather it be Priest playing last. I am worried Priest (and Purple, for that matter) will be playing a shorter set than usual because of this.
If they co-headlined here in NA and played the usual 15,000 seat arenas, that would work out good. They could raise the ticket prices a bit so both bands could still get paid well.Is that even possible? Swede here, Priest played the hockey arena in my hometown (10 000 capacity/60 000 population) and sold about 4000 tickets, while Maiden would only ever play the big cities (Stockholm/Gothenburg) in stadiums like Friends Arena (65 000), Tele 2 Arena (40 000) or Ullevi (75 000). How they could co-headline anywhere in the world is insane to me.
New (short) interview with Nicko about the setlist, where he talks about the tempo of Icarus/Sign of the Cross, and also mentions "the controversy" surrounding Hallowed (first time I think anyone in the band has touched on this in an interview, albeit very briefly)
Though not new as in 'written for the occasion', neither "Killers" (for a different set of lyrics) nor "Purgatory" (then called "Floating" and which I can't find on any pre-1981 bootleg) had been played in their definitive form before the album was released.
That's my experience as well. We just found our safe space, but clearly, some were there just to disturb people. I guess it has something to do with not the Maiden fans there, but the party guys that just go to any festival with no desire to actually listen to anything. They were there one day before, for Guns n Roses too.I’d never been to a festival like this before though, so maybe it was just me. Since I’m a young guy I didn’t really have too many problems and I had some fun too, but there were women and children (at least at the start). Some guys definitely took it too far, since they seemed to care more about pushing people than the performance itself. The upside of it is that I managed to reach a better position and look at the stage well, not just the screen.
I didn't remember that, thanks.Listen with Nicko! part III: part of Maiden's live show in 1976-77, as Floating (and slower). So perhaps you might say that Purgatory, in its Killers incarnation, wasn't played live before the album was released, but an earlier version was for sure.
Same source for Genghis being new btw.