FEATURE FRIDAY: Maiden England 2014 – what to expect?

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Yes, it’s time to play that nerdy game! With the confirmation that 2014 will see a revised Maiden England show hitting the road in Europe, we speculate in-depth about what can be expected from Iron Maiden’s final revisit to the 1980s.

Iron Maiden’s 2014 touring concept is the third round of Maiden England. The band committed an historic first when they didn’t change a note in the set during a 9-month break from touring between 2012 and 2013, and now they’re doing another historic first by stretching one single touring concept over three calendar years.

Maiden will hit the European festival circuit in the summer of 2014, along with select arena shows, to round off what has now become the 2012-14 Maiden England World Tour.

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We thought Iron Maiden had ended their 1980s History run with the 2012-13 Maiden England tour. Not so.

But there’s a twist.

According to a statement from manager Rod Smallwood on the official Iron Maiden site there will actually be some changes to the setlist this time, but he explains that this is in order to make it more equally representative of all the three 1980s era History DVDs: The Early Days (2004), Live After Death (2008), and Maiden England ’88 (2013). In Rod’s words, here’s the premise:

– As all our fans know, Maiden England is Part 3 in the History Trilogy of the 1980s video/DVD releases so this is likely to be the last time we will tour with a set list based on the ‘80s, and therefore the last time fans will EVER hear some of these songs played live. With this in mind,  for the 2014 dates we plan to change the set list around a little, to make it more equally representative of the whole of the ‘80s period covered by those three DVDs – Early Days, Live After Death and of course Maiden England, along with one notable exception from the 90s, the fans will know which song I’m talking about!

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Iron Maiden started their History project with the 2005 Early Days tour, playing material only off their first 4 albums. Will bits of this concept reappear in 2014?

Singer Bruce Dickinson also claims that this is Maiden’s final History tour, meaning it will surely be the last chance to air some of the band’s most beloved and enduring material on the concert stage. So although our FEATURE FRIDAY series often looks into the past, now it’s time for another look into the future.

With the new announcement in mind, what changes can we realistically expect? What follows here is our hunch in writing of which songs go and which songs return to the set in 2014, and why some are out and others in. Further down in this piece we’re gonna turn our attention to how good this final leg could be with just a few dream tweaks to the set, but first up – the reality check!

THIS WILL HAPPEN ACCORDING TO TORGRIM:

Given the nature of the tour, it’s reasonable to think that the changes won’t be dramatic. We’re probably looking at a maximum change of five songs, like they did in 2009 when they added an extra leg for the Somewhere Back in Time Tour in 2009. So here is a list of songs that are in danger of getting axed and what might replace them:

1. Moonchild: I think it’s safe to assume that the band finds Aces High a more powerful and classic opener. It has a stronger singalong chorus than Moonchlid, so out goes Aleister Crowley in favor of roaring Spitfires. It’s a more well-known number for the regular festival goer, which comes in handy when they’re doing a lot of mainstream festivals next year.

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A Spitfire cruises over Donington Park in 2013, prior to the show opening with Moonchild. Could Aces High reclaim that position in 2014?

2. The Prisoner: Boo! The rare gems has a tendency to get the blow when things are tightened up, so I’m afraid this 2012/13 highlight will be replaced by something in the vein of Wrathchild or Children of the Damned.

3. Afraid To Shoot Strangers: Sayonara. The song doesn’t belong in the first place and Rod has confirmed that there will be only one 90s tune in the 2014 set, and we all know what that is. In comes Revelations. Yay!

4. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son: It might stay if Moonchild goes, to keep some of the Seventh Son of a Seventh Son theme relevant. Due to the magnitude of the production that comes with this song, I think the band will take the easy way out. Enter the risen Osiris, here comes Powerslave.

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The current performance of Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son is heavy on production trappings. Will that be a reason to drop it for the relatively short 2014 summer tour?

5. Can I Play With Madness? or Wasted Years: The former because of it’s mediocre quality, the latter for being a regular in most of the 80s retro sets. If the latter goes we might get Heaven Can Wait in order to keep Somewhere in Time represented in the set. Sure hope not.

6. Running Free: Overplayed on the past tours, so why not replace it with the overplayed Sanctuary?

Well, here we go with how the 2014 set likely will pan out:

ACES HIGH
2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
WRATHCHILD
REVELATIONS

THE TROOPER
CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS?
CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
POWERSLAVE
RUN TO THE HILLS
WASTED YEARS
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
THE CLAIRVOYANT
FEAR OF THE DARK
IRON MAIDEN
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
SANCTUARY

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The mighty Cyborg Eddie. Will he return? And might he be partially draped in bandages, like the new Herve Eddie in the 2014 tour poster?

STAGE SHOW:  In terms of production I think it will be pretty much the same as on the previous legs. White sheets with spray paint and the magnificent Seventh Son Eddie with his brain on fire. But I have a hunch that the silly General Custer has been defeated by the mighty Cyborg Eddie. And maybe Eddie will rip up the world on one of the backdrops too? Expect cosmetic changes.

THIS WILL HAPPEN ACCORDING TO CHRISTER:

To be honest, I’m worried that the tweaks done will bring the set even closer to the 2008-09 Somewhere Back In Time show. So I’m gonna go a little cold and cynical on this…

Out goes Afraid To Shoot Strangers (pretty much confirmed by Rod’s statement), Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son and The Clairvoyant. In comes Revelations and Powerslave to up the focus on the mid-80s, as well as the only Somewhere In Time track other than Wasted Years that ever gets a chance – Heaven Can Wait.

Like Torgrim stated above, The Prisoner is in danger. I’m afraid it will be out and Wrathchild will be in. I also agree with his speculation that Running Free could at long last be for the chop, and get replaced by Sanctuary. Which would result in:

ACES HIGH
CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS
WRATHCHILD
2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
REVELATIONS
THE TROOPER
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
HEAVEN CAN WAIT
WASTED YEARS
POWERSLAVE
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
RUN TO THE HILLS
FEAR OF THE DARK
IRON MAIDEN
MOONCHILD
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
SANCTUARY

All of these songs were performed during the 2008-09 Somewhere Back In Time tour, and all but four of them is on Flight 666.

I don’t mean to sound too negative, ’cause I would have killed for this set back in 1998… But after the shortcomings of 2012 and 2013 – a period I will always remember as Maiden being great put stopping short of the excellence we know they had in them for this last HOORAH! to the 80s – I find it very hard to get my hopes up about underplayed rarities.

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The globetrotting Somewhere Back In Time tour in 2008-09 proved that revisiting the 1980s was the most commercially successful touring concept in the band’s history.

Well, at least Maiden are not going to mimic their decline by revisiting the early 1990s, which I thought was looking more and more likely this fall. But if the actual set comes close to what I’m guessing at here, fans will have due cause to complain about laziness and living on past greatest hits glories.

NOW, ON TO MORE EXCITING THOUGHTS!

With cold reality out of the way, of course we can’t resist playing the game: Create your dream setlist! To make it interesting, we’ve done so with a few rules in mind:

1) The songs that go have to be realistic choices based on what Iron Maiden are aiming for with the tour.

2) The set has to include the current staples, including Fear of the Dark.

3) The 1980s must be covered in their entirety in a relatively fair manner. We’d like to say all albums must be covered, but an album like Killers has a history of being left out.

4) There can’t be more than 5 changes from the current setlist of 17 songs.

By doing this we want to show you how incredible the set might actually be with only a few more or less realistic tweaks. We’re not asking for the moon. Just “something a bit different”, to quote Dickinson’s own words about the 2014 tour.

TORGRIM’S DREAM MAIDEN ENGLAND 2014 SETLIST:

I’ve been mucking around with the order of the songs, with the way Maiden usually pace the set in mind, and then swapped five of the songs. These are tunes they have played live before (bar one, of course) – but I can’t resist putting it in there to show how radically different a tour might look with some relatively small changes. I think it would have put most of their tours to shame, to be honest.

ACES HIGH
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
THE PRISONER
FLIGHT OF ICARUS
INFINITE DREAMS
KILLERS
WASTED YEARS
POWERSLAVE
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
ALEXANDER THE GREAT
THE CLAIRVOYANT
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
FEAR OF THE DARK
IRON MAIDEN
THE TROOPER
2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
RUN TO THE HILLS

CHRISTER’S DREAM MAIDEN ENGLAND 2014 SETLIST:

There’s been plenty of debate about the production and setlist of the Maiden England World Tour. For many of us there was profound pain in discovering that some of the all-time greats were still missing in action, for what would more than likely be their last shot. The set was a great best-of set in itself, but in light of the previous two History tours many felt the band should have been braver in their selection.

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The 2012-13 Maiden England tour featured the biggest amount of pyro ever for a Maiden show. But the setlist was seen by many fans as playing it too safe, when so many relevant rarities were available to the band.

There was no return for Flight Of Icarus or Stranger In A Strange Land or Still Life or 22 Acacia Avenue or Killers. Not even a highlight of the Maiden England video like Infinite Dreams was granted a spot in the setlist after being aborted in pre-production.

The very fact that the tour was named Maiden England made this even harder to take than usual.

In short, many felt that the 2012-13 tour steered much too close to the Somewhere Back In Time set of the previous History tour. Click here for our end-of-tour opinions and analyses, where we face the fact that the Maiden England tour had the lowest count of rare tracks of any of Maiden’s History shows, including the 1999 and 2003 non-album tours.

For the Maiden England tour, only three tracks in the set had not been played on either of the previous two tours, and one of them (Afraid To Shoot Strangers) was out of period. Not having both The Prisoner and Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son in the set would have turned it into a farce, so the band just about saved face with those two present.

What do I want?

I could have been more radical in my wish for a dream setlist, but I want to go with something that the band could reasonably be expected to manage. I move The Evil That Men Do back to its old spot following Moonchild, and I keep 2 Minutes To Midnight in order to have the Powerslave album represented in the show.

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By naming their now 2 year long tour Maiden England, the band made it kind of hard for fans to forget about some of the awesome rarities included in this classic concert video…

Infinite Dreams, yes I can’t deny them. The omission of this song from a History tour titled Maiden England that focuses on the late 80s (or so they said it would) can not be excused. Not now. Not ever. It’s one of the most glaring omissions in the band’s history, which is a subject Maiden Revelations will return to once we know for sure what this final leg of the final History tour will bring.

Stranger In A Strange Land would fit the period and production focus of the Maiden England tour hand-in-glove. There’s no question it should be there. And this is the final chance to bring back one of Maiden’s biggest hits and a 1980s regular: Flight Of Icarus. The somewhat rarely played Children Of The Damned and the recently missing Hallowed Be Thy Name represent the early days, rounding out my 5 songs coming in.

Going out are Afraid To Shoot Strangers, the recently overplayed Running Free, the great but played-out Aces High, and two Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son tracks: Can I Play With Madness and The Clairvoyant, neither of which have sounded quite powerful enough for me on this tour.

Here’s my 2014 dream within reason:

MOONCHILD
THE EVIL THAT MEN DO
THE PRISONER
2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
INFINITE DREAMS
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
THE TROOPER
THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
FLIGHT OF ICARUS
SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
RUN TO THE HILLS
IRON MAIDEN
FEAR OF THE DARK
WASTED YEARS
HALLOWED BE THY NAME

This set would plug some History holes while shining a light on the entirety of their 1980s period. One could also put Killers in the place of either Stranger In A Strange Land or Flight Of Icarus and have a great and different set.

And I would hate to think that these tweaks are beyond the abilities or ambitions of my favorite band of all time in their last ever 1980s salvo.

Click here to read about the history of Iron Maiden’s hugely successful History tours!

All songs performed during the History tours in alphabetical order:

2 Minutes to Midnight (08, 09, 12/13)
Aces High (08, 09, 12/13)
Afraid to Shoot Strangers (12/13)
Another Life (05)
Can I Play With Madness? (08, 12/13)
Charlotte the Harlot (05)
Children of the Damned (09)
Die With Your Boots On (05)
Drifter (05)
Fear of the Dark (08, 09, 12/13)
Hallowed Be Thy Name (05, 08, 09)
Heaven Can Wait (08)
Iron Maiden (05, 08, 09, 12/13)
Moonchild (08, 12/13)
Murders in the Rue Morgue (05)
Phantom of the Opera (05, 09, 12/13)
Powerslave (08, 09)
Prowler (05)
The Clairvoyant (08, 12/13)
The Evil That Men Do (09, 12/13)
The Number of the Beast (05, 08, 09, 12/13)
The Prisoner (12/13)
The Trooper (05, 08, 09, 12/13)
Remember Tomorrow (05)
Revelations (05, 08)
Rime of the Ancient Mariner (08, 09)
Run to the Hills (05, 08, 09, 12/13)
Running Free (05, 12/13)
Sanctuary (05, 09)
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son (12/13)
Wasted Years (08, 09, 12/13)
Where Eagles Dare (05)
Wrathchild (05, 09)

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57 thoughts on “FEATURE FRIDAY: Maiden England 2014 – what to expect?

  1. Just get “Infinite Dreams” in and bring back “Hallowed… ” and I’ll be a happy camper! Oh, and if I had to get a wish-that-will-never-happen-anyway, I’d say “Only the Good Die Young”. (Alas, Maiden were never particularly adventurous with their setlists so it’s “Number of the Beast” yet again. Not that I complain much. Thay could play something out of the phone book, they’d still be the greatest)

  2. Right, hopefully this is sticking to the rules… I like to think they’d manage to give us ONE welcome rare gem as a treat…

    Aces High
    2 Minutes to Midnight
    Infinite Dreams
    Wrathchild
    Powerslave
    Caught Somewhere In Time
    The Number of the Beast
    Wasted Years
    Children of the Damned
    Phantom of the Opera
    Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    Fear of the Dark
    Iron Maiden

    Moonchild (guitar intro from SBIT, not keyboard)
    The Evil That Men Do
    Run to the Hills

    For the five changes, I added Infinite Dreams (no explanation required), Powerslave (ditto), Children of the Damned (sounded incredible with the 6 piece in ’09), Caught Somewhere In Time (just imagine!) and re-instated Hallowed.
    I dropped Afraid (obviously), Running Free (yawn), The Clairvoyant (never one of my favourite 7th Son tracks), Madness (one singalong single had to go) and The Trooper (great song but overplayed).

  3. Norwayman, in order to stay true to the theme of the tours, for SBIT they should have recreated completely the LAD set list (although I quite clearly prefer the Hammersmith 84′ version of it), whilst for ME the ovbious choice would have been to play the exact set as back in 88′.

    P.S. As much as I love Stranger In A Strange Land, it does not belong to a tour labeled Maiden England. With SBIT is another story though…

    • The Maiden England tour was meant to focus on the late 80s, so I would say Stranger In A Strange Land belongs much more than Afraid To Shoot Strangers, Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight, Phantom Of The Opera or Fear Of The Dark.

  4. 01. Aces High
    02. 2 Minutes to Midnight
    03. Wrathchild
    04. The Trooper
    05. Children Of The Damned
    06. The Number of The Beast
    07. Revelations
    08. Can I Play with Madness
    09. Phantom Of The Opera
    10. The Clairvoyant
    11. Seventh Son Of a Seventh Son
    12. Fear Of The Dark
    13. Iron Maiden
    14. Moonchild
    15. The Evil That Men Do
    16. Running Free

    That’s the most “exciting” setlist I can think of the current maiden to offer us… The order of Moonchild and Aces is in doubt but I’m guessing that’ll be pretty much it…

  5. I’ve heard a few people say that that tiny, upright ice figure waaaayyy at the back of the new tour poster is the shadowy Eddie from the Running Free single… I sure hope not… 😛

    • I enjoy the fact that running free came from being this exciting live – singalong song to a not-wished in the setlist track…

      • I had fun seeing it the first time in 2010, but it’s such a throwaway song! Run To The Hills or Hallowed makes a MUCH better set closer, IMO.

    • Absolutely agree. It was fun once, but when Bruce rushes trough the introduction and the standard talk, it’s just lacks the momentum of a real show closer. But you’re right about the Running Free Eddie in the ice 🙂

  6. Righto: here’s my realistic version. Out go The Prisoner, Afraid To Shoot Strangers, The Clairvoyant, Phantom of the Opera and Can I Play With Madness. In come Revelations, Infinite Dreams, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Wrathchild and Powerslave

    1. Moonchild
    2. The Evil That Men Do
    3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
    4. Revelations
    5. Infinite Dreams
    6. Wrathchild
    7. The Number of the Beast
    8. Hallowed Be Thy Name
    9. The Trooper
    10. Wasted Years
    11. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    12. Powerslave
    13. Fear of the Dark
    14. Iron Maiden
    ——————————
    15. Aces High
    16. Run To The Hills
    17. Running Free

    I don’t think they’ll drop the Seventh Son Eddies (or the song) simply because it’s so integral to the production! Unless they decide to do something crazy like play Rime of the Ancient Mariner (woah!) then SSOASS will stay.

    • Just for kicks, here’s my stupidly impossible fantasy version 😀

      1. Moonchild
      2. The Evil That Men Do
      3. Revelations
      4. Infinite Dreams
      5. Flight of Icarus
      6. Stranger In A Strange Land
      7. The Trooper
      8. Remember Tomorrow
      9. Children of the Damned
      10. The Number of the Beast
      11. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
      12. Powerslave
      13. Hallowed Be Thy Name
      14. Iron Maiden
      ————————
      15. Caught Somewhere In Time
      16. Wasted Years
      17. Run To The Hills

  7. I’m hopeful that Maiden will pull off some grand surprises this time, as it is their last 80’s-based tour. We all know Bruce is quite fond of Revelations, Children of the Damned and Remember Tomorrow. I’ll eat my hat if at least one of those tunes doesn’t make it in.

    In addition, perhaps because they always seem to save room for plenty of played-out (2 mins, trooper, rtth, etc.) tunes on new album tours, maybe they will finally air some long-forgotten 80’s gems (Icarus, SIASL, Still Life, etc.) in place of some of the tired classics. I’m sure Adrian would be over the moon if they played some more of his SIT material.

    I guess they’ve got one last chance to surprise us all, they’ve got to know that a lot of us will be looking very critically at what they decide to do next summer.

    • @Adam: Of the songs you mention I hope they don’t decide that the big “surprise” will be Revelations, a song that was featured on both of the previous two History tours. Icarus, Stranger In A Strange Land or Still Life would blow my mind. And of course, Infinite Dreams.

  8. Here’s my theory. Still Like, Killers, Infinite Dreams were all in the 88 set list. I have a feeling 1 or all of these will make it to the updated set list.

    • @JR: I’d be thrilled. But why were they not included already? The only absent songs that we know were meant to be in the 2012-13 set are Hallowed Be Thy Name and Infinite Dreams.

  9. CHRISTER , you said it all !!!! for me the Maiden England tour was sort of a disappointment in terms of the setlist chosen by the band and your Final setlist is just awesome !!!!

    But i honestly don t think this is the last chance of the 80s songs . Rod and Bruce always say these kind of things in press releases . They need to sell out this concerts in order to keep Maiden on top .

      • Pretty sure I’ve heard it on various Youtube bootlegs from the ’05 tour. I’ll retrace my steps and see if I can find it.

    • @Gabriel: Well, it’s a simple fact that they are nearing the end of their career, so every tour that passes is one chance less for raritites to ever show up. Next summer will obviously be the last airing of some of the 80s songs, just like 2005 was the last time for many of them.

  10. murders in the rue mourge
    whratchild
    revalitions
    the trooper
    aces high
    phantom of the opera
    run to the hills
    rime of the ancient mariner
    the clairvoyant
    rember tomorrow
    the numer of the beast
    wasted years
    fear of the dark
    iron maiden
    moonchild
    the evil that men do
    running free

    not a very likley set but it would be awesome

  11. I do agree with you Gabriel, but at the same time I do think this may actually be the last time we get to hear a majority of the 80s material, being after this small tour they won’t have anything released to use to tour the material. But if this is the giant grand finale of Maiden’s ‘golden era’ so to speak, which seems to be the case in every way, then it’s going to be an incredible set. Hell, I’m flying from NY all the way to France for Hellfest to see them! So here’s my Maiden England 2014 dream setlist:

    1. Moonchild
    2. 2 Minutes to Midnight
    3. Wrathchild
    4. Revelations
    5. The Trooper
    6. 22 Acacia Avenue
    7. The Number of the Beast
    8. Phantom of the Opera
    9. Powerslave
    10. Wasted Years
    11. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    12. The Evil That Men Do
    13. Fear of the Dark
    14. Iron Maiden
    – Encore
    15. Caught Somewhere in Time
    16. Killers
    17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

    Afraid to Shoot Strangers, The Prisoner, Running Free, The Clairvoyant, Can I Play With Madness, Run to the Hills, and Aces High all go the boot in my set. Run to the Hills and Running Free, I’m positive, will show up on many future Maiden tours. Afraid to Shoot Strangers needs no explanation. The Prisoner, although an awesome gem, in my opinion, doesn’t match up to something like 22. The Clairvoyant (despite it being my screen name haha) and Madness are the two weaker songs of the five played on Maiden England from SSOASS in my opinion. And lastly, Aces High for the sole reason I saw Maiden twice on the Maiden England tour in 2012, and I think he’d sing Caught Somewhere in Time much more on point than Aces High. In place of these songs, I added Wrathchild (an 80s staple), Killers (embodiment of the early days attitude), 22 (one of the strongest songs of of TNOTB in my opinion), Hallowed (One of the best damn metal songs of all time, wouldn’t be an 80s set without it), Revelations (Bruce loves it, one of the best of of POM and representative of Live After Death/Somewhere Back in Time), Powerslave (Representing LAD/SBIT again), and Caught Somewhere in Time because it’s my favorite Maiden song and it needs, NEEDS to be played live at least once more before they bury it forever. So in conclusion, THIS would be my dream set for the upcoming Maiden England 2014 tour, and I’d die the happiest person on the face of the plant to see something even remotely like this live. Happy speculating my fellow Eddies 😀

  12. I’m an Aussie and although from Rod Smallwood’s comments on the official Iron Maiden FB page, it would seem it will only be Europe in 2014, AJ Maddah (the boss of Aus’ Soundwave festival) is trying to get Iron Maiden to perform a headline tour in Aus and if the Irons ruled out playing outside of Europe 100% in 2014, AJ would have said so. Anyhow, here’s my set list prediction:

    01. Moonchild
    02. Infinite Dreams (first time since 1988)
    03. Still Life
    04. 2 Minutes To Midnight
    05. Revelations
    06. The Trooper
    07. Can I Play With Madness
    08. The Number Of The Beast
    09. Killers (first time since 1999)
    10. Run To The Hills
    11. Wasted Years
    12. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
    13. Fear Of The Dark
    14. Iron Maiden

    Encore:

    15. Powerslave
    16. The Evil That Men Do
    17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

    The actual 2014 set list could be nothing like this, but given the pyramids are the only objects not covered in Ice in the promo poster for their 2014 tour, I reckon there’s a chance they’ll replace Aces High in the encore and put Powerslave in its place and they’ve ended their encore’s with Running Free since around 2010, so it would be nice to finish with Hallowed instead 🙂

    This would still be a 7th son themed tour in that you’d still have 5 of 6 songs played on the original 7th tour (only replace Clairvoyant with Infinite Dreams) and you’d bring back Killers and Still Life that were both on the original 7th tour. Killers would also be good in that was left out of the Early Days tour and 2 Minutes 2 Midnight, Powerslave and Revelations would bring back elements of Somewhere Back In Time, so dribs and drabs of all three Nostalgia tours!

      • 01. Moonchild
        02. Infinite Dreams (first time since 1988)
        03. The Prisoner
        04. 2 Minutes 2 Midnight
        05. Revelations
        06. The Trooper
        07. Can I Play With Madness
        08. The Number Of The Beast
        09. Still Life (first time since 88)
        10. Run To The Hills
        11. Wasted Years
        12. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
        13. Fear Of The Dark
        14. Iron Maiden

        Encore:

        15. Powerslave
        16. The Evil That Men Do
        17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

        Songs not included in 2012/13: Infinite Dreams, Revelations, Still Life, Powerslave and Hallowed.

      • That awkward moment when you don’t read the rules until after you’ve made your suggested set list. I got Infinite Dreams, Still Life, Revelations, Killers, Powerslave and Hallowed as songs that weren’t in the 2012/13 set list. So I’ve exceeded the limit of 5. As they say in the Bugs Bunny cartoons “Back to the drawing board”, hence I made the above correction and put The Prisoner back in.

  13. caught somewhere in time was always one of my favorite songs to listen to, but I was never really font of the live versions vocally wise… I loved the intro the “power” that the band went onstage but vocally we had some pretty stained performances specially when they got to the chorus… I think that in this time if they had it as a first in the encore…. Let’s just say it wouldn’t be pretty 😛

  14. @Adam: I only really know the 2005 Gothenburg show well enough, and he certainly didn’t mention any particular song that would not get played again, just that “some” of those songs would never be played again. I’d be really surprised if he introduced Phantom as a particular song that would never appear again.

    • Yeah, you’re probably right… ’cause I can’t find what I was talking about anywhere 😛 I was probably thinking of that statement.

  15. I like them to stick to Seventh Son theme and not be the same as 2008/09 setlist this is my Dream setlist despite it not being the one they gonna play :3 im open to any opinions. I cant wait to see them at Knebworth next year :3 it will be my 6th Iron Maiden show in 4 years

    Moonchild
    The Evil That Men Do
    The Prisoner
    2 Minutes to Midnight
    Infinite Dreams
    The Trooper
    Can I Play with Madness
    The Number of the Beast
    Rime of the Ancient Mariner
    Heaven Can Wait
    Wasted Years
    The Clairvoyant
    Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
    Fear of the Dark
    Iron Maiden

    Encore
    Alexander the Great
    Hallowed Be Thy Name
    Run to the Hills

    • That’s a great set! But to be realistic, 3 monumental epics in the set makes it too long, so you’ll probably have to cut one or two songs from this.

  16. I wonder if they’ll alter the stage set at all? It would be cool if they found a way to incorporate more from the other 80s albums (other than frozen Eddies on a backdrop). Partially frozen sarcophagi and anubis statues would be pretty awesome…

    • Hey, that’s a great idea! And since it’s such a great idea, I don’t know if Maiden will think of it… As Torgrim speculated above, it’s probably a safe bet that SIT cyborg Eddie will be back, but a kind of frozen Powerslave set is probably the coolest (oh, I had to) and most relevant idea for a Maiden production that I’ve heard for a long time.

  17. Moonchild
    2 Minutes to Midnight
    The Prisoner
    Infinite Dreams
    The Trooper
    Flight of Icarus
    Die with your Boots on
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    Wasted years
    The Number of the Beast
    Run to the Hills
    Phantom of the Opera
    Where Eagles Dare
    Fear of the Dark
    Churchill’s Speech/Aces High
    The Evil that Men Do
    Iron Maiden

  18. I think they should do the ACTUAL SET LIST of the video top to bottom, song for song exactly has Maiden England was released!!!

    • I would personally love that, but Rod says they are combining Early Days, Live After Death and Maiden England. Which, to be honest, is what they did in 2012-13 anyway.

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  20. My dream setlist:
    MOONCHILD
    2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
    THE PRISONER
    INFINITE DREAMS
    STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND
    THE TROOPER
    THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
    CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
    DIE WITH YOUR BOOTS ON
    SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
    RUN TO THE HILLS
    IRON MAIDEN
    ACES HIGH
    FEAR OF THE DARK
    WASTED YEARS
    HALLOWED BE THY NAME

    • I’d pay A LOT of money to see that. Just a pity I won’t get the opportunity to do so.

  21. Somewhat realistic coverage of the entire 1980s:

    Intro: Churchill’s Speech
    ACES HIGH
    CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS
    THE PRISONER
    CHILDREN OF THE DAMNED
    FLIGHT OF ICARUS
    THE TROOPER
    THE NUMBER OF THE BEAST
    PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
    Intro: The Ides Of March
    MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE
    WASTED YEARS
    SEVENTH SON OF A SEVENTH SON
    THE CLAIRVOYANT
    FEAR OF THE DARK
    IRON MAIDEN
    MOONCHILD
    2 MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT
    RUN TO THE HILLS

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  23. I think that of course they will change the setlist but if difficolt to know exactly we must waith the first date the 27 may……this is my dream setlist

    01 Killers
    02 22 acacia avenue
    03 Flash on the blade
    04 Infinite dreams
    05 Moonchild
    06 Phantom of the opera
    07 Children of the damned
    08 Remember tomorrow
    09 Wasted years
    10 Powerslave
    11 Rime of the ancient mariner
    12 Revelations
    13 The trooper
    14 The number of the beast

    encore

    15 The evil that men do
    16 Fear of the dark
    17 2 minutes to midnight

    is really no bad………..

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  25. Well, we were certainly close. Just 2-3 songs off what the actual set ended up being on opening night. They actually kept both The Prisoner and Seventh Son, which we didn’t think would happen. Good to be wrong!

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