Plus it sounds like they will drop Senjutsu and Stratego next year (judging by what Steve said, I don't believe TWOTW is going anywhere) and open with Days Of Future Past.
I’m not hyped but don’t worry it’s just me.Well the SIT/Senjutsu tour is REAL!
Thanks for sharing!!On the official forum, I found this:
"Barrel and Bottle @ North Market
59 Spruce St
Barrel and Bottle will have Red n Black, TROOPER and Sun & Steel available to drink in or take to go! North Market is a great place for lunch. For out of town folks this is a perfect spot. You can also call Barrel and Bottle ahead of time if you want to preorder cases of anything to take home with you. TROOPER, Red & Black for example.
Goodwood Brewing Co
401 N Front St
So Goodwood will have classic metal playing all day starting at 11 for their Rocktoberfest with TROOPER on Oct 7th. Plenty of TROOPER and Sun & Steel. This place is right next to the arena. It’s very big and holds about 400.
It was an absolutely stellar show! Bruce was in amazing spirits and absolutely on fire vocally. He missed some timing things as you mentioned, but his voice was just awesome (even on the songs that others say have been challenging for him on this tour).Just wanted to put a word in about the Chicago show, now that I'm home and rested from it (six hour drive home after).
It was fucking amazing. Probably one of, if not the best, Maiden shows I've seen since 2008. My friend and I managed to win FTTB, and so we're right up at it in front of Dave/Adrian's side. We befriended two men from Germany who were next to us that were seeing Maiden for the first time, so it was very cool being able to experience the concert alongside them.
The arena was packed. Had to have been a sell out crowd, if not then nearly. I looked around the stands as Doctor Doctor was playing and struggled to find an empty seat. It was a hockey arena so there was floor, lower, middle, and upper bowl seating and people filled all sections of them. Bruce even commented on two separate occasions (one before Blood Brothers and the other during Iron Maiden's finale) about all of the people he was seeing.
The crowd was fantastic and electric. For the people who shit on American crowds at concerts, this was one you'd have to see to believe. Probably one of the most energetic crowds I've been apart of. Senjutsu was kind of a lukewarm reception (though the people near me at the barrier were animated), the entire stadium erupted for Stratego and Writing on the Wall. Maybe those two being the singles off the album helped?
The band was pretty flawless. With the exception of a couple of verses he sang out of sync (during Senjutsu, Run to the Hills, and the Clansman), Bruce sang great.
Ended up catching two of Dave's guitar picks, the one he threw out after Iron Maiden, and the second at the end of Run to the Hills. I was inches away from catching a Steve wristband but a tall guy right next to me with longer reach grabbed it first (even though it was thrown directly towards me).
Fantastic night. Going to Columbus tomorrow to see them again.
I suspect one of the reasons the book of souls tour was successful was due to all the publicity about Bruce’s throat cancer.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.
I have to disagree. Of all the types of music fans out there metal fans, to my mind, are amongst the most dedicated fans out there. I’ve seen hundreds of bands over the years that I wouldn’t call myself a major fan of, maybe a casual fan owning a few albums but I’ve always been aware of what type of concert I’ve been buying a ticket for.I honestly think most people who buy tickets to concerts have no idea if it's a new album tour, or a third leg of a history tour. People see it's Maiden and buy a ticket.