Concert season is coming up again, and every dedicated Iron Maiden fan knows they did a new album and tour over the past few years, so now it's time in the cycle for a "classics" tour.
I admit to being a little mystified, because the Somewhere Back In Time tour, based around the DVD release of Live After Death, included songs from Somewhere Back In Time and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son, rather than take in only songs from that DVD, but now they are touring on the DVD release of Maiden England, which was shot on the Seventh Son tour. The setlist from that DVD is as follows:
The Evil That Men Do
Die With Your Boots On
Can I Play With Madness
Heaven Can Wait
Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
The Number Of The Beast
Hallowed Be Thy Name
As you can see, they did a lot of these songs last time. But Bruce Dickinson is saying they will do 2/3 of this setlist, with some surprises, so I can hope that may mean "Flight of Icarus" and "Children of the Damned." Either way, I am hitting the fan club pre-sale this week, and planning on seeing the final two shows of the tour in Texas this August.
Will you go and see Iron Maiden in 2012?