The Official Book of Souls Tour 2016 Thread (Warning: Spoilers within!)

StormTheTrooper

Running to the Hills
Cheers Stormy! :ok:

But they're not going to play an extra song in China, surely?

I think they planned to play either Wicker Man or another post-reunion song on the entire tour, but thought the show would extend too much, prejudicing Bruce's health. Considering this, I don't think they'll play an extra song. Unless the government makes them play (who knows)
 

StormTheTrooper

Running to the Hills
I would be surprised if, in China of all places, they played a song inspired by Aldous Huxley's book depicting social classes in a totalitarian society. Even its lyrics are a bit watered down, they are much more subversive than those of "Powerslave".

Maybe the censors thought the lyrics were critical only to capitalists societies (if you force a little bit, you actually can read that, as a critic to consume and capitalism as a whole. No, I don't read like that haha), maybe they slipped...but Powerslave's lyrics are a lot more explicit on prohibited topics ("the eye of Horus" "I'm a god" "I'm a slave to the power of death")
 

Travis The Dragon

"Here's another fine mess you've gotten me into"
:( That's such a bummer about Ed Force One. Just thank God this happened when the plane was empty and no one was seriously hurt or killed.
 

bearfan

Ancient Mariner
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Black Bart

Ancient Mariner
Maybe the censors thought the lyrics were critical only to capitalists societies (if you force a little bit, you actually can read that, as a critic to consume and capitalism as a whole. No, I don't read like that haha), maybe they slipped...but Powerslave's lyrics are a lot more explicit on prohibited topics ("the eye of Horus" "I'm a god" "I'm a slave to the power of death")
"Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it's just the opposite" (John Kenneth Galbraith) ;)
 

Smither

Educated Fool
I bet that Bruce will have a speech on the next shows talking about how Maiden still fucking came even without their fucking airplane because they fucking care about their fucking fans :p
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
For those (@matic22) who have been keeping tabs (as I haven't) on these sorts of things: has the setlist changed at all? Are they playing the same songs in the same order? And, remind me again, how different is this from the China setlist in terms of order & actual songs?

The set hasn't changed at all, the songs are in the same order. In China I'm expecting Wicker Man in the place of Powerslave, anything else will probably stay the same.
 

harrisdevot

Priest of the Holy Wristband
I hope this won't change until the european festivals in june. This is an incredible setlist, and I think this is the most impressive (with 1986's) of those I've been able to witness myself.
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
Also the song that was dropped during rehearsals was probably BNW, because I was expecting 2 older songs between SOL and TRATB and it was in that place in Chinese document.
 
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