Out of the Silent Planet
Plus (because of the History/Hits tours) Maiden tour every year and don't take a break for 1 or 2 years while they write a new album or tour for the new album for over 3 years.Nicko is already 70. And taking in account that besides that Maiden only have vocals, bass and guitars, drumming is only second bested by singing when it comes to age impact. Plus the age factor is precisely why they need more time in between tours.
I forgot to mention the addition of Senjutsu to LOTB. Good call too. Senjutsu was written and recorded in early 2019 (February-April, iirc), so they have plenty of time until May/June to do it.I agree on the timeline. There does seem to be a desire to make another album as they did look at making one during lockdown.
The addition of Senjutsu to LOTB and including it on the Future Past tour indicates that they definitely don't want to just keep doing hits tours, so I think by the time the Future Past tour is done they'll be itching to do more new material.
Theres certainly time to fit in a recording session whatever year they want if the tour schedule continues to run June to October. Senjutsu was written and recorded March-May before one of the LOTB runs.
Hint? I doubt it's a new album (with the same name as the tour). I think concert video from LOTB tour could be released/shared in YouTube next month or in December. Live album from the 1986 tour, I doubt it because they don't have a concert video to go along with it. That's why I also think NOTD won't just be a live album from this spectacular tour.It's really possible as there is a secret date in february 2023 announced as a hint on the band's website, the same hint that we all talked about some weeks ago... Maybe, it's a new album called 'The Future Past' OR a new DVD for the LOTB world tour. It can also be a live CD from 1986's SOT... we'll see.
The big surprise should be saved for later (in the middle of the set, for example or in the encores). I think CSIT and DOFP are better openers.Anyone else who think Alexander the great would be an excellent opening song?