If any album should be play full with this lineup it should be X-Factor. Every song would be killer live.
To be honest, while you're write that I'd love to see it get played if only for the historical significance, I'm actually quite content with it remaining a studio-only song. It's just a weird little song from Iron Maiden and that's all, I'm content with its place in history (although the h8rs suck).We all know @Diesel 11 wants to hear The Apparition live
I highly doubt it. The 2005 tour was for that.I was actually thinking about the debut album in relation to this thread today. Here's something wild: disregarding Iron Maiden and Wrathchild, we haven't had anything from the first two albums since Maiden England. By the time Future Past wraps up, we're going to be 20 years removed from The Early Days tour and prime for a 50th anniversary tour, going back to the first two albums would be a logical choice. Maybe even 5 off the debut and 5 off Killers. Doesn't seem to lend itself to a never-before-played song though.
I agree.I don't see them ever doing EOTC, but it's likely Bruce will revisit it live some day. I think it would have to be a sort of solo endeavor though.
Why? There's not enough space in the set for another long song, because it's a ballad (they didn't play the one from TBOS album) and because of it's tempo and no chorus? It's really surprising that they don't play either of Nicko's 2 favorite songs from the album! Like they did with Tears Of A Clown in 2016. Drumming wise, both are easy for live performances.I can actually understand why they skipped Lost in a Lost World, Darkest Hour, and Parchment.
I'd say that Maiden have about ten years left in them, and if they keep up with the current touring pace, that would mean two new tours, three tops. Maybe they can hold out a bit longer if they settle for a replacement for Nicko in five years or so.
Yeah this was a last option, since everything else from the 80’s have been covered by now, and losing two year worth of touring. In 2005 they said this tour will be the last opportunity to see some of those songs. And the 2012-2014 tour was very likely the last time they played some of the tracks as well.Revisiting SIT and playing Alexander the Great tells me that they ran out of ideas.
With Blaze: Sign of the Cross, Lord of the Flies, Man on the Edge, Fortunes of War, The Aftermath, Blood on the World's Hand, The Edge of Darkness.I don't remember off the top of my head what has and hasn't been played live off it, but since they brought back SotC,
Maiden are still long overdue a 90's retrospective (along with Early Years pt.4) and a reissue of Live at Donington on blu-ray with a decent audio mix would be a good place to begin.
It would be a good opportunity to see them bring out some fan favourites of that era such as Judas be my Guide. The best selections from NPFTD and FOTD to begin with. And some of the more popular Blaze era tracks that we know they can play (Man on the Edge and Futureal havn't been seen live since Ed Hunter). Maybe even take a risk and rework something like Fortunes of War or Judgement of Heaven?
Then chuck in a few classics (like HBTN) in the encore.
As long as they leave The Apparition well alone you could have a great setlist.