Speaking of- if coming from out of town how does one find any pre show festivities? Heading to Columbus tomorrow and don’t see anything from a quick google.
From a marketing perspective i can see them 100% doing that using a song like Alexander to push sales knowing album tours don't usually sell as well.Still not convinced by the Senjutsu/SIT hybrid tour rumour but I'm not really into the idea anyway. Would be unfair to tease ATG for years only to use it as a trojan horse to trick diehards into sitting through the boring new stuff.
Bruce even mentioned that himself with album dominated sets more being for the die hards. It's these retro best of sets that are the. Big money maker for the band it seems.Why do album tours don't usually sell well?
It applies to any major band. There's a reason that the "play classics" meme exists. The response in Cologne this year to songs like FOTD, The Trooper or RTTH from the crowd was very different compared to how "lesser known" classics like Revelations, FOI or SOTC were received, let alone the Senjutsu stuff. The crowd was mostly great, but the most popular songs with casual fans had an insane response.That might be true with many other bands (Kiss), but not with Maiden.
The Book of Souls was Maiden's most successfull tour up to that point unless I am mistaken. There is a guy in the fanclub who keeps statistics on ticket sales and total gross, but I think the numbers for 2016/17 are lost on the old forum unfortunately.The Book of Souls got two go arounds of the US and both did quite well. Hell, what'd they have? Four NYC arena gigs (including Newark)?
On the official forum, I found this:Speaking of- if coming from out of town how does one find any pre show festivities? Heading to Columbus tomorrow and don’t see anything from a quick google.
Janick can play this special part of the song easily - he is a master of such melodies. Adrian (and Dave) just has to play his amazing solo.However, the timing on that first solo is a mind-fuck, since it is kinda a Balkan rythm, but at the same time, it isn't really.
I can't remember well, but didn't Maiden also said they will play the whole AMOLAD album before the tour?Only if they kept the set quiet and sold all the tickets before hand then hit everyone with 10 new songs like amolad aha
That's true.The Book of Souls was Maiden's most successfull tour
^ This is (kind of) true only for the US fans, methinks. And as I've said many times, Maiden will never have a problem selling tickets for any tour.Bruce even mentioned that himself with album dominated sets more being for the die hards. It's these retro best of sets that are the. Big money maker for the band it seems.
They won't sell out stadiums , headline festivals or pack out areans all over the usa playing senjutsu in full that's for sure.
Maybe the monitors are still a problem for him during RTTH? So glad to hear this about Blood Brothers and Clansman.I really don't know what it is at this point. 40 years of singing it you know Run to the Hills's chorus doesn't start that soon after the verse - a part of the song which he sang perfectly on time.
What a crowd. Had to do a double take when I heard how loud this crowd was singing stuff like Blood Brothers and The Clansman - TWotW too. Also, rip up my notes about the second encore break bringing the show to a screeching halt, Aces went down as well as it always does.