So...the latest Maiden setlist..

Date:2017-04-29 16:06:03
Disappoints me greatly. And I'm going to see them in around a month and I'm going...TWICE! Yes I am the biggest sucker that ever lived!

But I love Maiden a lot and you have to make hay while you can. OK so this is the Book of Souls tour and we have to hear a fair bit of the album for sure but the set list that they played last night is awful I'm really sorry. Far too many plodding new tunes. Death Or Glory is not a fave of mine. The Great Unknown doesn't do a lot for me and If Eternity Should Fail is not that catchy either. The Red and The Black is gonna be awesome though as is the title track, that I do know. And so few old energetic tracks. Children is just an ok track to me. Play something with energy damn it!

I like The Trooper but it's outgrown its welcome like Run to The Hills and needs to go. Try something else..anything! Even try a Blaze track! We'll like it I promise you! Every time I've seen Maiden they played FOTD and it is a track that comes across tremendously well live but seriously I don't think anyone will really miss it to now to be honest. The title track Iron Maiden is also a perennial starter. It's good or even great and has good energy but surely the band are completely sick of it by now.

The encore is a bit mixed, 666 is played to the death but I understand it has to be played. Blood Brothers is a bit slow but I like it live, sounds much better than on record. Wasted Years is actually great but a bit weird to end on. And a massive WTF to no Hallowed. The definite Maiden song should be part of the encore either first up or last song of the night. This is just plain as day a mistake. No Hallowed is like No Stairway at a Zeppelin gig. Unreal! Bruce probably can't sing some of these any more but I'd love to hear songs like these again though I've heard some of them before:

The Clairvoyant
Man on the Edge
Be Quick or Be Dead
The Clansman
Murders in the Rue Morgue
The Nomad
Transylvania - I'd love to hear this and give Bruce a little rest!

Current setlist played last night in Frankfurt:
If Eternity Should Fail
Speed of Light
Children of the Damned
Death or Glory
The Red and the Black
The Trooper
The Great Unknown
The Book of Souls
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden

The Number of the Beast
Blood Brothers
Wasted Years

Still going twice...Up the Irons!

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