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The Official Book of Souls Tour 2017 Thread (Warning: Spoilers Within)

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Brigantium, Sep 24, 2016.

  1. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    The extra time for rehearsals was mostly introduced so Bruce could build some stamina after going through hell with all the cancer treatment and not having sung for such a long time.

    That being said, it seems that they would be doing a good amount of rehearsing this time too. Let's hope that this would not mean dropping COTD and replacing it with Wrathchild though. :lol:
  2. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    Replacements for COTD:
    What I would like to see: Killers, 22 Accacia Avenue, Die With Your Boots On, Sea Of Madness or Infinite Dreams
    Realistic Options: Revelations, 2MTM, Wrathchild

    Replacements for TOAC:
    What I would like to see: Ghost Of The Navigator, Rainmaker, Brighter Than A Thousand Suns or Coming Home
    Realistic Options: BNW, The Wicker Man, Coming Home

    The best solution for me would be rotating 22AA and Sea Of Madness in the spot of COTD and rotating Ghost Of The Navigator and BTATS in the TOAC spot.
  3. Ruflux

    Ruflux Nomad

    They're going to replace CotD with Infinite Child. It's Wrathchild, except it never ends. The first gig of the tour will also serve as Maiden's last show, as the show will be stopped as soon as someone passes out from exhaustion.
  4. bornless1

    bornless1 Messiah Supreme. True Leader of Men.

    Rhime for TRATB. Leave children and replace the monkey with great unknown. Bring Eddie out during killers which replaces IM. Does the band think that switch will upset any fans ? Really? I digress.
    Any chance to get the aforementioned btats, ghost, or rainmaker would give my life new meaning as well.
  5. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Oh, they're not going to drop monkey now. It's stuck there in the setlist until the bitter end. :p
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  6. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    I still think it way more likely that nothing changes than anything changing on the set list. Which, again, is fine as this is a great album tour.
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  7. Moribund

    Moribund Prowler

    I don't think you'll ever hear Sea of Madness played live. Midway through the Somewhere in Time tour Bruce proclaimed his distaste for the song and they dropped it from the setlist.
  8. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    Bold prediction: Powerslave is swapped out for The Clansman.

    I base this on absolutely nothing.


  10. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Do you have a quote for this? It seems the song was dropped after the second show of the North American tour in 1987 and back in the day they used to play shorter sets in the States.
  11. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

  12. matic22

    matic22 H is shorter for God.

    If anybody said anything about Sea Of Madness being a weak song that would be H. He said something like: I wrote quite a few songs for SIT, two of which turned out quite well (referring to WY and SIASL).
  13. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I imagine there will be an event shirt for Minnesota since they haven't been here in so long.
  14. Demigod_Tyek

    Demigod_Tyek Powerslave

    Would like to think the same thing for St. Louis, but alas, there was no event shirt in 2013 and I'm not holding my breath for one this year. So just because they haven't been there in so long isn't a guarantee.

    St. Louis has the Gateway Arch, probably one of the most prominent monuments in the US... I really hope they don't miss the opportunity again to have a graphic of Eddie smashing through it!
  15. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    I wouldn't count on event shirts for places that don't often get event shirts. I assume there will be an all encompassing US/NA tour shirt for most of those places instead.
  16. cdm613

    cdm613 Invader

    Still kinda fuming that there was no Denver-specific shirt... what with the Broncos winning the Superbowl that year.
    Which brings me to a merch question. I've been on a quest to even find just a picture of the tan/beige/khaki/whatever hoodie that was at one of the Denver merch booths. It had the colorful Mayan calendar Eddie, with a Maiden logo on the sleeve, I want to say. Anyway, it was way cool, and I was gonna grab one after the show, but they were sold out.
    Does anybody else remember seeing this at merch stands in their cities? I can't believe there's not a single pic of it out there on the web, and am starting to think I hallucinated the damn thing.
  17. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    I recall a hoodie which sounds like your description, but it was black and not tan. I wanted it but balked at the $100 price tag. I've seen them pop up on ebay from time to time.
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  18. Metal Warrior 330

    Metal Warrior 330 Educated Fool

    I'd like to see more songs from Somewhere In Time to celebrate the 30th Anniversary but its real wishful thinking. I think the setlist will stay the same which I will be extremely happy with.
  19. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    If anything changes, I bet it won't be any TBOS songs. I do wonder about Death Or Glory however since Bruce does have a hard time with that one.
  20. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    He has a hard time with most songs, to be fair

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