LEGACY OF THE BEAST WORLD TOUR 2022 - **CONTAINS SPOILERS**

The_7th_one

Ancient Mariner
It’s time that someone from Maiden take juras intoA Time Machine and push the button to the Middle Ages. Spanish Inquisition will know to do with someone who says 2023 is going to be a madness.
Take him to the comfy chair :lol:
 

Randalf

Ancient Mariner
I don't exactly want to overlook potential hints when there are some, but I'm still not on the verge of expecting a Somewhere in Time revisit per-se.

However, I stand behind my previous speculation:

So, do I realistically expect Somewhere in Time getting some setlist coverage over the upcoming tour(s)? YES - it's actually rather plausible scenario.
Do I believe that 2023 will see a Senjutsu+Somewhere in Time tour? NO.

Do I think it's possible for Somewhere in Time Eddie and/or certain callbacks to be somehow featured in the stage show and the marketing of the next tour (or the one after it)? Again, plausible scenario. SiT Eddie and the visual callbacks to that era have been featured in Maiden stage sets and merch for a long time - sometimes more, sometimes less upfront.

So yes, I actually believe that one or two Somewhere in Time songs might very well be featured in the setlist next year. I'd say it's akin to TBOS tour & Powerslave, but this time it migh be something like The Time Machine & Stranger in a Strange Land or whatever. This was actually mentioned in one of the speculation_hype_videos or whatever, if I remember correctly. Other than that, I don't see any bigger shared theme between Senjutsu and Somewhere in Time, so if anything, I think it'll be something like Somewhere in Time Eddie or other SiT callbacks appearing in a tour artwork/tour t-shirt connected to a song like The Time Machine or whatever. You know, in the vein of Shadows of the Valley & Powerslave artworks from The Book of Souls tour or how AMOLAD & Aces High were paired for LOTB merchandise etc. :) But no, I do not expect more than that.
 
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PhantomOfTheOpera

Ancient Mariner
Including one or perhaps two songs from SIT is totally fine for me. Or if it is one from SIT and the other could well be from SSOASS (Infinite Dreams).
The Time Machine could very well be linked to SIT...
This will be interesting to follow and I can hardly wait for actual info regarding the tour next year.
 

TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
Including one or perhaps two songs from SIT is totally fine for me. Or if it is one from SIT and the other could well be from SSOASS (Infinite Dreams).
The Time Machine could very well be linked to SIT...
This will be interesting to follow and I can hardly wait for actual info regarding the tour next year.
I think they will play all Senjutsu until The Time Machine, which will be a tipping point where the band will be able to play some SIT songs before performing some classics (maybe Iron Maiden and The Number Of The Beast) before the encores with The Parchment, Hell On Earth and Run To The Hills.
 

Ascendingthethrone

Ancient Mariner
After Time Machine the stage goes dark and then time machine effects appear on the screens. We then hear ‘My son…’ After ATG, the effects reappear but take u forward in time. We then hear the bass and drums to SIASL.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Haven't seen this joke here before, so I had to do it.

Marty: So we go back to the future, and we stop Biff from stealing the time machine.

Doc Brown: We can't, because if we travel into the future from this point in time, it will be the future of THIS reality, in which Biff is corrupt, powerful, and married to your mother, and in which Maiden have replaced Stranger in a Strange Land with Wrathchild!
 

Kalata

Out of the Silent Planet
Including one or perhaps two songs from SIT is totally fine for me. Or if it is one from SIT and the other could well be from SSOASS (Infinite Dreams).
The Time Machine could very well be linked to SIT...
This will be interesting to follow and I can hardly wait for actual info regarding the tour next year.
I agree. About info regarding the tour next year, I think it will be just the press release (might spoil something there) and the tour poster with the dates (it will be only Senjutsu Eddie unless they add SIT Eddie or some hints hidden in the artwork, which we all expect again).
I expect the dates to be announced one month after the end of LOTB tour.
So yes, I actually believe that one or two Somewhere in Time songs might very well be featured in the setlist next year. I'd say it's akin to TBOS tour & Powerslave, but this time it migh be something like The Time Machine & Stranger in a Strange Land or whatever.
Yep. I definitely do not expect Senjutsu & Somewhere In Time worlds within the setlist, like the concept of LOTB.

It's true that SIT Eddie and the visual callbacks to that era have been featured in Maiden stage sets for a long time:
''Wasted Years'' backdrop during TBOS tour.
ME tour stage design.
SBIT tour, backdrops and walk-on Eddie.
GME tour stage design.
The big inflatable Eddie during VXI tour used the same idea as the one in 1986/1987. ''Futureal'' single cover too.
 

TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
It's true that SIT Eddie and the visual callbacks to that era have been featured in Maiden stage sets for a long time:
''Wasted Years'' backdrop during TBOS tour.
ME tour stage design.
SBIT tour, backdrops and walk-on Eddie.
GME tour stage design.
The big inflatable Eddie during VXI tour used the same idea as the one in 1986/1987. ''Futureal'' single cover too.
Maybe these numerous attempts to revive SIT Eddie were only workouts to create a perfect SIT stage design. And maybe, with those announcements made by Bruce one month ago, stage designers finally reached perfection. That's why a Senjutsu/SIT tour could happen next year. ;)
 

Vaenyr

Educated Fool
Do I think it is rather unlikely and that any evidence so far is rather weak? Sure.
Would I love to be proven wrong and see some kind of SIT content next year? Absolutely.
Are people who ask questions, only to immediately answer them in the next breath obnoxious? You betcha. :D
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
CREDIT: INFO below compiled by Totty668 on the official forum

Official attendances from the European leg of the tour, it seems the demise of Maiden predicted by some, was greatly exaggerated

DISCLAIMER: Capacities tend to variate from show to show. It depends on where the stage is located, which sections are on sale or not, number of GA tickets, side view and a whole variety of factors.
MAY
22 Zagreb, CROATIA - Arena Zagreb (14,961 / 14,961) SOLD OUT Gross: $800,369 Up against: 14,608 (2018)
24 Belgrade, SERBIA - Stark Arena (15,021 / 15,021) SOLD OUT Gross $671,375 Up against: ca 14,000 (2009)*
26 Bucharest, ROMANIA - Romexpo Open Air (14,799 / 14,799) Gross: $251,438 Up against: 14,759 (2016)*
31 Kaunas, LITHUANIA - Zalgirio Arenab (ca 5,000 / 8,000) Up against: ca 6,000 (2016)
JUNE
2 Riga, LATVIA - Riga Arena (ca 5,000 / 10,000)
04 Hyvinkää, FINLAND – Rockfest ^
07 Budapest, HUNGARY - Groupama Arena (21,206 / 23,914) Gross: $1,059,956
11 Donington, UK – Download Festival ^
13 Belfast, UK – Belsonic Festival ^ Optimus (14,964 / 15,658) Gross: $ 1,036,210
16 Dessel, BELGIUM – Graspop Festival ^ SOLD OUT
18 Copenhagen, DENMARK – Copenhell Festival ^ (ca 30,000 / 30,000) SOLD OUT 23.06.21
20 Prague, Czech Republic – Sinobo Stadium (29,106 / 29,106) SOLD OUT 20.05.20 Gross: $1,943,881 Up against: 26,993 (2016)
23 Oslo, NORWAY – Tons of Rock Festival ^ (ca 28,000 / 28,000) SOLD OUT
26 Paris, FRANCE – Paris La Defense Arena (36,018 / 36,018) SOLD OUT 03.12.19 Gross: $2,944,045 Up against: 30,539 (2018)*
27 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - Gelredome (23,359 / 25,000) Gross: $1,965,363 Up against: 20,026 (2018)
30 Zurich, SWITZERLAND – Hallenstadion (12,805 / 12,805) SOLD OUT Gross: $1,791,802 Up against: 12,163 (2018)
JULY
02 Cologne, GERMANY – Rhein-Energie-Stadium (37,294 / 37,294) SOLD OUT Gross: $2,929,340
04 Berlin, GERMANY – Waldbühne (20,810 /20,810) SOLD OUT 11.01.20 Gross: $1,652,651 Up against: 15,757 (2018)
07 Bologna, ITALY – Sonic Park (ca 28,000 / 30,000) Up against: ca 18,000 (2014) Cancelled due to bad weather
09 Stuttgart, GERMANY – Canstatter Wasen (42,956 / 452,956) SOLD OUT Gross: $3,658,855 Up against: 11,974 (2011)*
10 Wiener Neustadt, AUSTRIA – Open Air Stadium (25,474 / 25,474) SOLD OUT Gross: $1,808,244
13 Sofia, BULGARIA - Arena Armeec (12,624 / 12,624) SOLD OUT Gross $675,663
16 Athens, GREECE - Olympic Stadium (26,103 / 30,000) Gross: $2,057,306
20 Bremen, GERMANY – Buergerweide (34,983 / 34,983) SOLD OUT 14.12.19 Gross: $2,705,106
22 Gothenburg, SWEDEN – Ullevi Stadium (61,406 / 61,406) SOLD OUT Gross: $4,218,098 Up against: 54,057 (2016)
24 Warsaw, POLAND – PGE Narodowy (49,133 / 49,133) SOLD OUT Gross: $2,924,861 Up against: 27,635 (2008)*
26 Frankfurt, GERMANY - Deutsche Bank Park (30,159/ 35,000) Gross: $2,447,618 Up against: 23,320 (2017)*
29 Barcelona, SPAIN – Olympic Stadium (45,782 / 47,000) Gross: $4,179,617 Up against: Ca 13,000 (2014)*
31 Lisbon, PORTUGAL – Estadio Nacional (27,282 / 30,000) Gross: $1,829,274 Up against: 17,839 (2018)*
*different venue/area
 
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GhostofCain

Ancient Mariner
Yep, they are now a stadium band in most European countries. It would be interesting to see if stadia feature heavily on the Senjutsu tour (cabaret tours are much more attractive to casual fans).
 
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