Out of the Silent Planet
True. And in TNOTB case, the album opener was not even played live. SOTC was replaced with MOTE for TXF tour.TNOTB and TXF were only tours where first song from the album was not opener?
They've opened with an epic before (IESF), so I can see ''Senjutsu'' as the first song in the setlist (the walk-on Eddie could appear during Trooper later in the set, for example). Bruce said that it will be a good concert opener. I also think so. If they open with the title track, ''Stratego'' will certainly be the next song. The centerpiece of the set will be one of the last two songs in the album.
The other two contenders for the opening spot are obviously ''Stratego'' and DOFP - the latter is a better opener imo... Adrian could come up first on stage and start with the riff in the spotlight (like when they open with TWM).