It is bit sad seeing Bruce struggle during TGU. Great harmony and solo section though.
Other bands either use a different tuning live. It would not harm if Maiden did that too. It would have benefited Blaze back then too.
Bruce doesn't want to tune down either!
Nothing to worry about. Everything's under control. Bruce has influence on the setlist and if he can't sing future songs (after trying them out), 'Arry needs to writer lower vocal lines, or none. And/or change the key. Writing in lower key, or with downtuned equipment is fine but I don't like downtuning of already existing music. Feels fake, sounds different. Sounds less good.There's definitely a difference, but I'd rather hear a better performance every night and help preserve Bruce's future voice than keep the same tuning out of nothing other than legacy.
That was about drop d on all guitars.I remember reading that the reason for not tuning down is that they think it doesn't sound right for Maiden. They tried it during the making of BNW.
Well, just listened to IESF. They did not even remove the vocals from the keyboard intro. Damn, I just think they do now put any real effort anymore.
Earplugs! Don't pull a Brian Johnson...Not too bad. Hallowed is one of my favorites, but if it's for the reason that Bruce struggles singing it, I understand why it was removed.
Wrathchild is a surprise to be sure, but a welcome one. Only seen it live once, in 2010.
Again, would have rather had Man of Sorrows or Shadows of the Valley over The Great Unknown, but will still be excited to see the new song live.
June and July can't get here fast enough. Three Maiden concerts and a Metallica concert all in the span of one month. I may not be able to hear anything afterwards, but it will be so worth it.