Randalf

Ancient Mariner
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It's not too early, right?

Right..?

Do you remember the The Ultimate TLOTB Setlist Thread? Now that The Future Past Tour 2023, along with it's theme, has been announced, it is also time to start properly speculating and guessing the setlist. With LOTB, I kicked this one off relatively close to the first date of the tour, but since we obviously have not had enough setlist speculation for 2023 recently (okay pardon me for being this funny), I decided to give this one a go already..!

The rules are exactly the same as on the previous time:

  • You can submit one speculative setlist you believe they might play in the first show; possible setlist changes after that won't affect the scoring.
  • Doctor, Doctor or any subsequent intros such as the actual Tour intro with a video, Churchill's speech, Ides of March, Transylvania (as a show intro, not when actually played somewhere in the set) etc. don't count.
  • Please separate the encore(s) from the main set

    Scoring:

    A song in a submitted set is played - 1p per song


    The submitted set has the correct total amount of songs - 1p


    A song is submitted in a correct setlist position - 1p per song
    Example: The Wicker Man is put as 10th song in a set submitted by Member X and it's actually played as tenth song in the set; therefore Member X gains 2 points since the submitted song is featured in the set and it's position is the very same too.

    NOTICE: even if your set has too many/too few songs you can still earn correct setlist position point (1) if a song happens to be a closer to the main set (Iron Maiden, anyone?) or a show closer.
    Example with TBOS 2016-17 scenario: Member X's set has 16 songs but they'll play only 15. However, Member X has listed Iron Maiden as the main set closer and Wasted Years as the show closer. 2p provided.

Prize: ETERNAL (death or) GLORY!

Hall of Fame

2018 setlist contest winner:
Whooten - 20 points!
2018 special award: @SirRobbins & BeThyJames for guessing "Sign of the Cross"
 
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UpTheIrons

Educated Fool
My prediction:

1. Caught Somewhere in Time
2. Wasted Years
3. Writing on the Wall
4. The Trooper
5. Days of Future Past
6. The Time Machine
7. Stranger in a Strange Land
8. The Parchment
9. Heaven Can Wait
10. Hell on Earth
11. Fear of the Dark
12. Number of the Best
13. Iron Maiden

ENCORE

14. Alexander the Great
15. Hallowed Be Thy Name


CSIT is the one I am least certain about, the first song slot could easily be taken by something from Senjutsu, but I thought I'd take a punt on it anyway. I did have The Evil That Men Do in the encore when I posted in the other thread but the legacy set this year is 15 songs, so I think that is more representative of the length of set that Maiden play nowadays.
 

Randalf

Ancient Mariner
Will wait with this, since it's well known that Nicko can't shut up closer to the tour launch.

Indeed... He slipped out Where Eagles Dare in 2018 and it's pretty much expected that he'll drop a song or two at some point... :D
 

MrKnickerbocker

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1. Days of Future Past
2. The Time Machine
3. Caught Somewhere in Time
4. Stranger in a Strange Land
5. Death of the Celts
6. The Trooper
7. Sea of Madness
8. Heaven Can Wait
9. The Writing on the Wall
10. 2 Minutes to Midnight
11. Fear of the Dark
12. Iron Maiden

ENCORE
13. The Number of the Beast
14. Hell on Earth
15. Wasted Years

I'm also iffy about CSIT, but we'll see. Not playing CSIT means they have to play Alex, which I don't believe they'll ever do. Also a toss-up on the 5th Senjutsu track, I could see them doing Darkest Hour and I truly hope they don't play LIALW, but TWOTW, DOFP, Time Machine and Hell on Earth are guaranteed.

This is also taking that 5/5 thing as gospel, which it might not be. Honestly, 5 tracks from SIT seems like a big stretch.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
Staff member
  1. Caught Somewhere In Time
  2. Stranger In A Strange Land
  3. Heaven Can Wait
  4. Stratego
  5. The Writing On The Wall
  6. Days Of Future Past
  7. Alexander The Great
  8. 2 Minutes To Midnight
  9. Hell On Earth
  10. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  11. Fear Of The Dark
  12. Iron Maiden
  13. -
  14. Senjutsu
  15. The Trooper
  16. Wasted Years
Perfectly balanced IMO. 5 Senjutsu songs, 5 SIT songs, 5 other songs.
 

CountryChurchyard

Anti-Growth Coalition
1. Stratego
2. Sea of Madness
3. Heaven Can Wait
4. Wrathchild (Maiden's gonna Maiden)
5. The Writing on the Wall
6. The Book of Souls
7. The Trooper
8. Wasted Years
9. Days of Future past
10. Death of the Celts
11. Hell on Earth
12. Hallowed
13. Iron Maiden

14. Alexander The Great
15. Stranger in a Strange Land
16. Sanctuary
 

MrKnickerbocker

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Based on my experience at last night's show, and videos I've seen of others, I don't see them playing Senjutsu again. The reception was very bland.

Writing, however, blew the roof off.
 

MrKnickerbocker

clap hands
Honestly, if we're looking for points, we should all be betting on Wrathchild (especially if they do follow through on everyone's belief with Alexander the Great).

"We played fucking Alex for you, here's bloody Wrathchild!"
 

TheMercenary

Ancient Mariner
Well, my guess for the next tour will be almost the same as my guess that I posted before in hints for the 2023 tour :

SENJUTSU SET :
1) Senjutsu
2) The Writing On The Wall
3) Lost In A Lost World
4) Days Of Future Past
5) The Time Machine
SOMEWHERE IN TIME SET :
6) Caught Somewhere In Time
7) Heaven Can Wait
8) Stranger In A Strange Land
CLASSICS SET :
09) Fear Of The Dark
10) The Trooper
11) 2 Minutes To Midnight
12) The Number Of The Beast
13) Iron Maiden
ENCORE SET :
14) Alexander The Great
15) Wasted Years
16) Hell On Earth
 

Álvaro

Invader
1. Caught Somewhere in Time
2. Wasted Years
3. Stranger in a Strange Land

4. The Time Machine
5. Writing on the Wall
6. Darkest Hour
7. Days of Future Past

8. The Trooper
9. Alexander the Great
10 Number ot the Beast
11. Hell on Earth
12. Hallowed
13. Iron Maiden

Encore:

14. Fear of the Dark
15. Phantom of the Opera
16. Run to the Hills
 

riff

Educated Fool
1. Days Of Future Past
2. Sea Of Madness
3. Writing On The Wall
4. Stranger In A Strange Land
5. Stratego
6. Heaven Can Wait
7. Hell On Earth
8. Wasted Years
9. The Parchment
10. Alexander The Great
11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Iron Maiden
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14. The Trooper
15. 2 Minutes To Midnight
16. Running Free
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
1. Days Of Future Past
2. Sea Of Madness
3. Writing On The Wall
4. Stranger In A Strange Land
5. Stratego
6. Heaven Can Wait
7. Hell On Earth
8. Wasted Years
9. The Parchment
10. Alexander The Great
11. Hallowed Be Thy Name
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Iron Maiden
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14. The Trooper
15. 2 Minutes To Midnight
16. Running Free
I'd say this is the most realistic so far. However, I'd switch Running Free with Trooper and put Hallowed as a closer.
 

KidInTheDark666

What's yours is mine and what's mine is mine too
Reposted from the setlist thread:

1. Days of Future Past
2. The Time Machine
3. Stranger in a Strange Land
4. Brave New World
5. Death of the Celts
6. Heaven Can Wait
7. The Trooper
8. The Parchment
9. Hell On Earth
10. The Number of the Beast
11. Fear of the Dark
12. Iron Maiden

13. Alexander the Great
14. Sea of Madness
15. Wasted Years
 

EDDIEVH

Prowler
I'm doubting 5 songs from the 8 song SIT despite the tour poster, I reckon :-

1. Days Of Future Past
2. The Trooper
3. WOTW
4. Heaven Can Wait
5. Darkest Hour
6. ATG
7. Stranger
8. Time Machine
9. The Parchment
10. NOTB
11. FOTD
12. Iron Maiden
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13. Hell On Earth
14. Hallowed
15. Wasted Yrs
 
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