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Sounds like the set list this time around will be all old school stuff... pretty sweet. I LOVE this poster artwork too! I want it on a T-shirt!! :beerbang:

 

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WORLD TOUR 08 ANNOUNCEMENT - EDDIE GETS HIGH AND GOES GLOBAL

Published: September 5, 2007

 

 

IRON MAIDEN announce their most ambitious and extraordinary touring plans ever -- and are very pleased to announce that this will include Australia for the first time in 15 years!

 

 

The 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME' World Tour 2008 will be in three sections, starting in February and March 2008 with the first leg encompassing major concerts in 20 selected cities on five continents in seven weeks including India, Japan, North America, Central and South America, and, of course, Australia, opening in Perth on Feb 4 and continuing through Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane:

 

SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME, AUSTRALIA 2008

 

February :-

Monday 4th, Burswood Dome, Perth

Wednesday 6th, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne

Saturday 9th, Acer Arena, Sydney

Tuesday 12th, Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

 

 

The tour then continues with more concerts in North America in late May and June before finishing with a third leg in July and August encompassing major stadiums and festivals all over Europe. During the tour the band is expected to play to well over one and a half million fans and travel close to 100,000 miles.

 

In an historic first, Iron Maiden, their 60-strong crew and support staff and over 12 tons of equipment will be travelling around the world en masse for the first leg of the tour in a specially commissioned and converted Astraeus Boeing 757 decorated with Maiden and Eddie designs! Vocalist Bruce Dickinson, who is a qualified Airline Captain flying for Astraeus Airlines, will pilot the plane on its epic mission, flying over 50,000 miles.

 

Comments Bruce Dickinson, "We had the idea last year of converting a jumbo jet into effectively what would be a flying 113 ton 'splitter bus' for touring and we have been working seriously on it ever since. It's pretty complex but in the end we were able, with a lot of help from Astraeus Airlines, to overcome all the technicalities of customising the plane for our purposes. We are taking out the back 10 rows of seats to fit in a customised cargo hold that we can use again in the future if this jaunt works. This is in addition to all the standard storage holds. By taking band, personnel and equipment in one form of transport it makes all the touring so much easier and overcomes the logistical difficulty of people and equipment going in different planes. We can even work out exactly how big our carbon footprint is and take care of that responsibility! We will be packing as much of the show into the plane as we possibly can for this first leg and intend to give the fans something very special to remember. And it allows me to combine 2 of my greatest passions, music and flying!!

 

 

To tie in with forthcoming 2008 releases on DVD of the classic 'LIVE AFTER DEATH' and 'MAIDEN ENGLAND' concert videos (more details coming soon) this tour, aptly entitled 'SOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME', will revisit the band's history by focusing almost entirely on the 80's in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian Production of the 1984-85 'Powerslave Tour'. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

 

Steve Harris comments; "On the last tour we opened the show by playing our new album 'A Matter of Life and Death' in its 80 minute entirety. We thought we needed the challenge and it proved the right thing to do. However, it can be hard on the fans playing so much new material and we really appreciated the superb support they gave us. So now l guess it's payback time. It's tremendous to be able to use the profile of the DVDs to do what is effectively an 80's show. It will be enormous fun and by changing the approach to the songs we play tour by tour it keeps it fresh and interesting for both the band and the fans alike. l think 'Powerslave' was an incredible show with the Egyptian theme and look forward to seeing it all again myself. We have been planning this for a few years and hoping to take it to Australia -- so we are all delighted that it has now worked out. I would also like to say that we are all are very grateful to our loyal fans in Oz who have kept the Maiden flag flying all these years and we are sorry to have disappointed you for so long. Thanks and see you there"

 

 

Rod Smallwood, Iron Maiden's Manager, further commented; "Following Bruce's various hints from on stage this last year about our plans for 2008 ("We are taking some time off to build some pyramids!"), fans have been pestering me for details of the tour and especially asking which songs from that era will be played. That may be as easy as a run in the hills but we will keep our aces close to our chest on this issue. I know it would only take a couple of minutes but at this stage of planning, I'd have to be clairvoyant to know what they will do. I'm sure though it will be no revelation for you that we intend to make up for those wasted years by visiting a large number of hallowed metal venues around the world. Historically 'Powerslave' was an incredibly important album for the band and it would be madness if we didn't give the fans a taste of the full on Iron Maiden show from that time. With our jumbo there really is no rime nor reason why the band cannot now visit fans almost everywhere as many have been real troopers to have waited this long. Heaven only knows what the band will choose but if l could and did tell you now l would have to shoot you! You'll all have to be patient and see. But it will be spectacular. No fear!!"

 

 

Historically, this will be Maiden's fourth Australian Tour having first toured in 1982 when 'The Number of the Beast' was Australia's number one album, then again in 1985 with the original 'Powerslave' show and most recently in 1992 with 'Fear of the Dark'. However a great deal has happened with the band since then, especially in recent years when ticket sales have continued to explode around the world as the band's loyal fan base continues to flourish. As Maiden have never had airplay or much video channel exposure anywhere in the world their popularity spread mainly by word of mouth on the back of a legacy of many great albums and an awesome live reputation With the ever increasing power of the internet the Maiden legend has fired the imagination of new young fans around the planet, and, although their audience spans two generations, it is now predominantly a young one, inspired by the massive legacy and influence of this unique band (and, of course, Eddie).

 

To allow Iron Maiden fans in Australia to get right up close to the band,the fan club are organising advance booking of tickets for members and running a special draw for them whereby 60 winners and friend at each show will be given first access to the venue and be first to the stage barrier. Full details will be on www.ironmaiden.com.

 

Tickets go on sale to the public 9am Thursday 27th September, but members of the Iron Maiden fan club get exclusive first access to purchase tickets from 12 noon Thursday 20th September through to 12 noon Monday 24th September. More details soon!

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Hell, I'm excited about the blurb regarding Live After Death & Maiden England finally being released on dvd... :banana:

 

 

Oh HELL YEA!!! About damn time!!! I only been waiting about 20 YEARS for Live After Death to FINALLY be on DVD!!! And this Tour looks AWESOME!!! Man I HOPE They come through Portland...... :headbanger:

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Anytime Maiden wanna drop one of those guitar players and get it back down to 2,id be alot happier,as i personally don't need 3 axemen,a couple of bass players and 5 drummers if you get my drift....ala' the doobie brothers.Anyway should be some good stuff.By the way Steve feel free to bring DiAnno back anytime....... :headbanger:

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Anytime Maiden wanna drop one of those guitar players and get it back down to 2,id be alot happier,as i personally don't need 3 axemen

 

Legend has it that Maiden haven't been plugging in Janick Gers' guitar since 1999, and he's never realized it :lol:

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Anytime Maiden wanna drop one of those guitar players and get it back down to 2,id be alot happier,as i personally don't need 3 axemen

 

Legend has it that Maiden haven't been plugging in Janick Gers' guitar since 1999, and he's never realized it :lol:

 

...so he's been dancing around on stage all this time like a fool for nothing ? Wonder if he's still pulling a check or is that phantom too ? :unsure:

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Anytime Maiden wanna drop one of those guitar players and get it back down to 2,id be alot happier,as i personally don't need 3 axemen

 

Legend has it that Maiden haven't been plugging in Janick Gers' guitar since 1999, and he's never realized it :lol:

 

...so he's been dancing around on stage all this time like a fool for nothing ? Wonder if he's still pulling a check or is that phantom too ? :unsure:

 

Gotta love Janick's interpretive dance moves. They always remind me of the dwarves dancing around Stonehenge in "Spinal Tap" :lol:

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OH I'm so happy, I bet this is the last hoorah before they retire.

 

 

I doubt their gonna retire anytime soon. They still have to follow up the Early Days DVD.

I'm sure they'll do at least 2 more of those and they'll tour behind them I'm sure.

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Hell, I'm excited about the blurb regarding Live After Death & Maiden England finally being released on dvd... :banana:

Hey, I've got the Live After Death DVD, I guess it's a Brasilian release or something... :whistle:

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makes me wish i liked Maidens music.....

 

If you go to this show, I'd wager you'd come out of there liking Maiden's music... they'll be playing the cream of the crop on this tour!!!

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Found this on blabbermouth....

 

 

IRON MAIDEN To Play Trondheim, Norway Next Summer - Nov. 3, 2007

According to the online edition of the Norwegian newspaper Adresseavisen, IRON MAIDEN will perform next summer at the Lerkendal Stadium in Trondheim, Norway as part of the band's "Somewhere Back In Time World Tour". An official announcement, including an exact date for the concert, is expected to be made in the next few days.

 

IRON MAIDEN last week announced the following North American tour dates as part of the first leg of their "Somewhere Back In Time" world tour 2008:

 

Feb. 19 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum

Mar. 14 - East Rutherford, NJ @ Izod Center (formerly Continental Airlines Arena)

Mar. 16 - Toronto, ONT, Canada @ Air Canada Centre

 

IRON MAIDEN will fly into the USA especially for the East Rutherford show from Puerto Rico the day before and depart for Toronto the day after on a specially commissioned and customized Boeing 757, flown by airline captain and MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson. The Astraeus 757, decked out in MAIDEN and Eddie designs, will carry the band, road crew and other personnel of around 70 people plus over 12 tons of equipment.

 

This first leg of the "Somewhere Back In Time" world tour opens in Mumbai India on February 1, and continues through Australia and Japan before arriving in Los Angeles. The entourage then fly to Mexico then the band's first-ever concerts in Costa Rica and Columbia, and then on to Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Puerto Rica and New York, before finishing in Toronto, Canada, on March 16.

 

Over the 45-day period it is anticipated that MAIDEN will play to well over 400,000 fans in 21 cities in 10 countries, flying close to 50,000 miles in the specially refitted plane.

 

To tie in with forthcoming 2008 releases on DVD of the classic "Live After Death" concert video (full details coming soon) this tour, aptly entitled "Somewhere Back In Time", will revisit the band's history by focusing almost entirely on the '80s in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian production of the 1984-85 "Powerslave Tour". This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their "Somewhere In Time" tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

 

The second leg of the tour will take place mid-May to mid-June with further concerts in North America, followed by the third leg European tour, extensively covering most of Europe in stadiums and major festivals. In total the band is expected to play to well in excess of one and a half million fans during the entire tour.

 

IRON MAIDEN's latest album, "A Matter of Life and Death", has sold 183,000 copies in the United States since its August 2006 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

 

Hey Keith?? They coming to Jersey in March!! You lucky Bastard!!!!! :headbanger:

 

Hasn't that arena changed names like 3 times now?? It used to be the Meadowlands way back when......

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Hey Keith?? They coming to Jersey in March!! You lucky Bastard!!!!! :headbanger:

 

Hasn't that arena changed names like 3 times now?? It used to be the Meadowlands way back when......

 

Yea, I know all about it, believe me... of course the tickets go on sale in like three weeks and I know damn well I ain't gonna have $60 to spare for one ... fuckin' diapers and baby formula are so damned EXPENSIVE... <_<

 

My reporter friend may or may not be able to pull the same strings he pulled last time Maiden came round (back in Oct. '06) and get me in as his "plus one" if he gets comp tickets for the gig, I ain't pinning all my hopes on it, but it would be sweet... otherwise I'm gonna have to take a pass this time :crying:

 

Oh, and as for the arena, it's commonly known as "The Meadowlands" because that's the area of NJ in which it's located, but that's never been its official name. When it was first built in the 80s it was the Brendan Byrne Arena (named after the NJ governor who was instrumental in getting the project built), then in the 90s it became the Continental Airlines Arena, and now (within the last few weeks) it's become known as the "Izod Center." Although everybody still pretty much calls it "The Meadowlands" anyway.

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Hey Keith?? They coming to Jersey in March!! You lucky Bastard!!!!! :headbanger:

 

Hasn't that arena changed names like 3 times now?? It used to be the Meadowlands way back when......

 

Yea, I know all about it, believe me... of course the tickets go on sale in like three weeks and I know damn well I ain't gonna have $60 to spare for one ... fuckin' diapers and baby formula are so damned EXPENSIVE... <_<

 

My reporter friend may or may not be able to pull the same strings he pulled last time Maiden came round (back in Oct. '06) and get me in as his "plus one" if he gets comp tickets for the gig, I ain't pinning all my hopes on it, but it would be sweet... otherwise I'm gonna have to take a pass this time :crying:

 

Oh, and as for the arena, it's commonly known as "The Meadowlands" because that's the area of NJ in which it's located, but that's never been its official name. When it was first built in the 80s it was the Brendan Byrne Arena (named after the NJ governor who was instrumental in getting the project built), then in the 90s it became the Continental Airlines Arena, and now (within the last few weeks) it's become known as the "Izod Center." Although everybody still pretty much calls it "The Meadowlands" anyway.

 

 

Man I am pulling for Ya to go Man.. No really I am...... :tumbsup:

 

Yea, ALMOST Everyone calls it the Meadowlands.. But, remember taking that chick Melissa to see Metallica back in like 1992 and Her thinking it was the "Metal Lands"???? I still don't think She was all there...... :whistle:

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Got this press release e-mailed to me a little while ago... sounds like a pretty sweet DVD!!

 

IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE FULL DETAILS OF LIVE AFTER DEATH DVD

 

 

Finally available on DVD for the first time, New Door Records/UMe are

proud to announce the eagerly awaited release of the Double Disc DVD of

LIVE AFTER DEATH, the legendary recording of Maiden’s four night

stand at Long Beach Arena, California, in 1984.

 

In the stores February 5th, 2008, the release will coincide with the

start of the band’s “Somewhere Back In Time World Tour” on which

they will recreate many of the aspects of this original and spectacular

show.

 

Disc one contains the recording of this full 90 minute concert.

Originally filmed on 35mm, the footage comes alive on DVD resulting in a

visually stunning film that far outstrips the usual live video of the

‘80’s. The disc carries two sound options - the original concert audio

specially mixed into 5.1 Surround Sound by Kevin Shirley, Maiden’s

producer since 1999, plus the original stereo sound track by Martin

Birch, the band’s producer from 1981 to 1993.

Originally released on video in 1985, this has been largely unavailable

for the past 20 years

 

Disc two has Part 2 of the ‘History of Iron Maiden’, continuing on

the Maiden story from “The Early Days” DVD, along with rare and

unseen bonus footage in the form of BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN, ROCK IN RIO

’85, and ‘ELLO TEXAS, all in all giving a total running time of well

over three hours. Plus of course the photo galleries, relevant promo

videos, artwork galleries, tour dates, tour programme and other

features which all combine to make Maiden DVDs a very special and utterly

comprehensive treat for their fans.

 

Manager Rod Smallwood explained “The original video of Live After

Death has not been readily available for a long time so its good that we

finally got around to this. lt was one of the first full concerts to be

filmed after the advent of video and of course the live album, recorded

on a different night to the video, has long been considered to be one

of the seminal Metal live albums and has sold millions since. Fans have

been begging us to do this DVD for some time now but we wanted to wait

until we were able to recreate that whole tour to go with it and also

to make it part of a series of DVDs that we are putting together around

the band’s history. And of course we are making sure that now we

have got to it we will be giving the fans everything we can find from that

period!!”

 

FULL LIST OF CONTENTS:

 

Disc 1 – LIVE AFTER DEATH

 

Live After Death concert with Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio (90

minutes)

 

Set list –

Churchill Speech/Aces High

2 Minutes to Midnight

The Trooper

Revelations

Flight of Icarus

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Powerslave

Number of the Beast

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Iron Maiden

Run to The Hills

Running Free

Sanctuary

 

 

Disc 2 DOCUMENTARY / BONUS CONCERT FOOTAGE

 

1.

 

THE History of Iron Maiden – Part 2 (60 mins) – Documentary.

Band members, crew, friends and associates talk about the period in the

band’s career which saw the writing, recording and release of the

Powerslave album, and later Live After Death, and the subsequent massive

touring. And not just the serious side!!

 

2.

 

Behind the Iron Curtain ( 57 mins approx) Documentary and Live – shot

during Maiden’s historic tour of Poland and other parts to the

Eastern Bloc in 1984 featuring interviews, live and offstage footage

capturing the atmosphere of this remarkable journey behind the Wall at the

height of the Cold War.

 

3.

 

Live Footage - Rock in Rio ’85 (50 mins approx) The full Maiden set

supporting Queen on the first day of the first Rock in Rio in front of

300,000 manic metal fans. A bloody and stirring performance!!

 

Songs performed include –

 

Aces High

2 Minutes to Midnight

The Trooper

Revelations

Powerslave

Iron Maiden

Run To The Hills

Running Free

 

4.

 

Ello Texas – 15 minutes – Interview and live. Caught by a film crew

in 1983 at the Alamo and sound checking their show in San Antonio.

 

5.

 

Artwork Gallery, Tour Programme, Tour dates and photo gallery

 

6.

 

Promotional clips for Aces High and 2 Minutes to Midnight

Subtitles for All documentary footage –

PAL version – English HOH / Dutch / French / German / Italian /

Swedish / Portuguese / Spanish

NTSC Version – English HOH / Brazilian Portguese / Latin Spanish

 

 

Background historical information :

 

LIVE AFTER DEATH was filmed and recorded towards the tail end of ‘The

World Slavery Tour’ over a record breaking four sold out nights at

Los Angeles’ 13,200 capacity Long Beach Arena. Featuring tracks from

their first five albums both the album and video topped the

international charts around the world. The tour opened in Warsaw in August 1984

and concluded in Los Angeles July 1985. It covered 193 concerts in 21

countries, including an incredible 112 arena shows in just the USA and

Canada (both where the album went Platinum), and saw the band playing to

over a million fans in North America alone. This was the most

ambitious, longest and most gruelling tour Maiden ever experienced.

 

As the second instalment to 2004’s international chart topping The

Early Days DVD The Second Disc features the highly anticipated ‘THE

HISTORY OF

IRON MAIDEN PART II’ which gives an insight, humorous and otherwise,

into the making of the record as well as exploring the creativity and

the background pressures created through the sheer hard work and the

physical toll that comes with success at this level for a touring band.

 

Also packed in on the second disc are more extras with three more rare

and unseen gems from the period :-

 

 

BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN, which was first released in April 1985 as a 35

minute video documentary, illustrates the quite remarkable story of

how Iron Maiden became the first major band from the West to play large

arenas in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary at a time when

these markets were still very much “Behind the Iron Curtain”. This

57 minute DVD version features a lot of extra footage not included on

the original retail release. Prior to this DVD the only time it had

been seen was on a special MTV airing in 1984. With complete access on the

tour, filmmaker and director Kenny Fueurman, gives the viewer a candid

insight into the world of Maiden at this groundbreaking time in their

career. It also contains interviews with some of the thousands of fans

who attended their shows, and their reaction to having Maiden play

there for the first time despite their album being out of reach in the old

Eastern Bloc countries, where at the time it would cost almost a

month’s wages! Also included is the infamous incident of the band gate

crashing an unsuspecting private wedding party and becoming the evenings

‘entertainment’ in return for a Polish vodka or three!

 

Extensive research allowed the producers to retrieve footage of

highlights from the band’s biggest ever show when they played in Brazil to a

sea of rock fans estimated to be somewhere between 250,000 to 350,000

on the first night of the first ROCK IN RIO festival in Feb1985.

Maiden went on just prior to headliners QUEEN and cemented their place in

the heart of South American fans. Despite best endeavours this 50

minutes clip of extremely rare concert footage is admittedly not in the

greatest shape and in parts was beyond repair, but at the request of fans

hungry for a record of the historical performance, it has been included

in the package as a special bonus.

 

Another small but also previously unavailable 15 minute feature is

‘ELLO TEXAS, which gives a candid glimpse of Iron Maiden performing

to the US audiences with further band interview footage at the Alamo.

Historically this recording from 1983 should have been included In

2004’s EARLY DAYS DVD but it only came to light during research for this

Live After Death DVD and is included now for interest.

 

In essence, Live After Death, the double disc DVD gives over five hours

of content, giving the most complete and in depth exploration of Iron

Maiden during what was considered their most pivotal album and tour of

their long and distinguished history.

 

The February 5th DVD release coincides with the start of the recently

announced Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 2008 which opens in India at

the beginning of February.

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About time this was finally out, Excellent stuff. The 2nd disc looks really good as well, as I really enjoyed the History part 1 when I got it a couple of years back. Definately will be getting this without any doubt whatsoever.

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Got this press release e-mailed to me a little while ago... sounds like a pretty sweet DVD!!

 

IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE FULL DETAILS OF LIVE AFTER DEATH DVD

 

 

Finally available on DVD for the first time, New Door Records/UMe are

proud to announce the eagerly awaited release of the Double Disc DVD of

LIVE AFTER DEATH, the legendary recording of Maiden’s four night

stand at Long Beach Arena, California, in 1984.

 

In the stores February 5th, 2008, the release will coincide with the

start of the band’s “Somewhere Back In Time World Tour” on which

they will recreate many of the aspects of this original and spectacular

show.

 

Disc one contains the recording of this full 90 minute concert.

Originally filmed on 35mm, the footage comes alive on DVD resulting in a

visually stunning film that far outstrips the usual live video of the

‘80’s. The disc carries two sound options - the original concert audio

specially mixed into 5.1 Surround Sound by Kevin Shirley, Maiden’s

producer since 1999, plus the original stereo sound track by Martin

Birch, the band’s producer from 1981 to 1993.

Originally released on video in 1985, this has been largely unavailable

for the past 20 years

 

Disc two has Part 2 of the ‘History of Iron Maiden’, continuing on

the Maiden story from “The Early Days” DVD, along with rare and

unseen bonus footage in the form of BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN, ROCK IN RIO

’85, and ‘ELLO TEXAS, all in all giving a total running time of well

over three hours. Plus of course the photo galleries, relevant promo

videos, artwork galleries, tour dates, tour programme and other

features which all combine to make Maiden DVDs a very special and utterly

comprehensive treat for their fans.

 

Manager Rod Smallwood explained “The original video of Live After

Death has not been readily available for a long time so its good that we

finally got around to this. lt was one of the first full concerts to be

filmed after the advent of video and of course the live album, recorded

on a different night to the video, has long been considered to be one

of the seminal Metal live albums and has sold millions since. Fans have

been begging us to do this DVD for some time now but we wanted to wait

until we were able to recreate that whole tour to go with it and also

to make it part of a series of DVDs that we are putting together around

the band’s history. And of course we are making sure that now we

have got to it we will be giving the fans everything we can find from that

period!!”

 

FULL LIST OF CONTENTS:

 

Disc 1 – LIVE AFTER DEATH

 

Live After Death concert with Stereo and Dolby Digital 5.1 Audio (90

minutes)

 

Set list –

Churchill Speech/Aces High

2 Minutes to Midnight

The Trooper

Revelations

Flight of Icarus

Rime of the Ancient Mariner

Powerslave

Number of the Beast

Hallowed Be Thy Name

Iron Maiden

Run to The Hills

Running Free

Sanctuary

 

 

Disc 2 DOCUMENTARY / BONUS CONCERT FOOTAGE

 

1.

 

THE History of Iron Maiden – Part 2 (60 mins) – Documentary.

Band members, crew, friends and associates talk about the period in the

band’s career which saw the writing, recording and release of the

Powerslave album, and later Live After Death, and the subsequent massive

touring. And not just the serious side!!

 

2.

 

Behind the Iron Curtain ( 57 mins approx) Documentary and Live – shot

during Maiden’s historic tour of Poland and other parts to the

Eastern Bloc in 1984 featuring interviews, live and offstage footage

capturing the atmosphere of this remarkable journey behind the Wall at the

height of the Cold War.

 

3.

 

Live Footage - Rock in Rio ’85 (50 mins approx) The full Maiden set

supporting Queen on the first day of the first Rock in Rio in front of

300,000 manic metal fans. A bloody and stirring performance!!

 

Songs performed include –

 

Aces High

2 Minutes to Midnight

The Trooper

Revelations

Powerslave

Iron Maiden

Run To The Hills

Running Free

 

4.

 

Ello Texas – 15 minutes – Interview and live. Caught by a film crew

in 1983 at the Alamo and sound checking their show in San Antonio.

 

5.

 

Artwork Gallery, Tour Programme, Tour dates and photo gallery

 

6.

 

Promotional clips for Aces High and 2 Minutes to Midnight

Subtitles for All documentary footage –

PAL version – English HOH / Dutch / French / German / Italian /

Swedish / Portuguese / Spanish

NTSC Version – English HOH / Brazilian Portguese / Latin Spanish

 

 

Background historical information :

 

LIVE AFTER DEATH was filmed and recorded towards the tail end of ‘The

World Slavery Tour’ over a record breaking four sold out nights at

Los Angeles’ 13,200 capacity Long Beach Arena. Featuring tracks from

their first five albums both the album and video topped the

international charts around the world. The tour opened in Warsaw in August 1984

and concluded in Los Angeles July 1985. It covered 193 concerts in 21

countries, including an incredible 112 arena shows in just the USA and

Canada (both where the album went Platinum), and saw the band playing to

over a million fans in North America alone. This was the most

ambitious, longest and most gruelling tour Maiden ever experienced.

 

As the second instalment to 2004’s international chart topping The

Early Days DVD The Second Disc features the highly anticipated ‘THE

HISTORY OF

IRON MAIDEN PART II’ which gives an insight, humorous and otherwise,

into the making of the record as well as exploring the creativity and

the background pressures created through the sheer hard work and the

physical toll that comes with success at this level for a touring band.

 

Also packed in on the second disc are more extras with three more rare

and unseen gems from the period :-

 

 

BEHIND THE IRON CURTAIN, which was first released in April 1985 as a 35

minute video documentary, illustrates the quite remarkable story of

how Iron Maiden became the first major band from the West to play large

arenas in Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia and Hungary at a time when

these markets were still very much “Behind the Iron Curtain”. This

57 minute DVD version features a lot of extra footage not included on

the original retail release. Prior to this DVD the only time it had

been seen was on a special MTV airing in 1984. With complete access on the

tour, filmmaker and director Kenny Fueurman, gives the viewer a candid

insight into the world of Maiden at this groundbreaking time in their

career. It also contains interviews with some of the thousands of fans

who attended their shows, and their reaction to having Maiden play

there for the first time despite their album being out of reach in the old

Eastern Bloc countries, where at the time it would cost almost a

month’s wages! Also included is the infamous incident of the band gate

crashing an unsuspecting private wedding party and becoming the evenings

‘entertainment’ in return for a Polish vodka or three!

 

Extensive research allowed the producers to retrieve footage of

highlights from the band’s biggest ever show when they played in Brazil to a

sea of rock fans estimated to be somewhere between 250,000 to 350,000

on the first night of the first ROCK IN RIO festival in Feb1985.

Maiden went on just prior to headliners QUEEN and cemented their place in

the heart of South American fans. Despite best endeavours this 50

minutes clip of extremely rare concert footage is admittedly not in the

greatest shape and in parts was beyond repair, but at the request of fans

hungry for a record of the historical performance, it has been included

in the package as a special bonus.

 

Another small but also previously unavailable 15 minute feature is

‘ELLO TEXAS, which gives a candid glimpse of Iron Maiden performing

to the US audiences with further band interview footage at the Alamo.

Historically this recording from 1983 should have been included In

2004’s EARLY DAYS DVD but it only came to light during research for this

Live After Death DVD and is included now for interest.

 

In essence, Live After Death, the double disc DVD gives over five hours

of content, giving the most complete and in depth exploration of Iron

Maiden during what was considered their most pivotal album and tour of

their long and distinguished history.

 

The February 5th DVD release coincides with the start of the recently

announced Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 2008 which opens in India at

the beginning of February.

 

 

FUCK YEA!!! Man I am SO buying this next year!!!

 

OR putting it on My birthday list.....

 

This looks SWEEEEET!!!!!!! :banger:

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This show is coming to my hometown!!! Man, I'm lookin' forward to seeing them.... Tickets released on Monday with a roof of 25.000....

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Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" tour kicked off this week... and holy CRAP, what a great set list!! :beerbang:

 

IRON MAIDEN: 'Somewhere Back In Time' Tour Setlist Revealed - Feb. 1, 2008

 

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off their Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08 with a headlining performance Friday night (February 1) in front of nearly 100,000 fans at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India. The group's setlist was as follows:

 

01. Intro - Churchill's Speech

02. Aces High

03. 2 Minutes to Midnight

04. Revelations

05. The Trooper

06. Wasted Years

07. The Number of the Beast

08. Run to the Hills

09. Rime of the Ancient Mariner

10. Powerslave

11. Heaven Can Wait

12. Can I Play With Madness?

13. Fear of the Dark

14. Iron Maiden

-----------------------------

15. Moonchild

16. The Clairvoyant

17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

 

IRON MAIDEN's Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08 trek revisits the band's incredible history by focusing almost entirely on the '80s in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian production of the 1984-85 Powerslave tour. This is arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and includes some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

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Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" tour kicked off this week... and holy CRAP, what a great set list!! :beerbang:

 

IRON MAIDEN: 'Somewhere Back In Time' Tour Setlist Revealed - Feb. 1, 2008

 

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off their Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08 with a headlining performance Friday night (February 1) in front of nearly 100,000 fans at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India. The group's setlist was as follows:

 

01. Intro - Churchill's Speech

02. Aces High

03. 2 Minutes to Midnight

04. Revelations

05. The Trooper

06. Wasted Years

07. The Number of the Beast

08. Run to the Hills

09. Rime of the Ancient Mariner

10. Powerslave

11. Heaven Can Wait

12. Can I Play With Madness?

13. Fear of the Dark

14. Iron Maiden

-----------------------------

15. Moonchild

16. The Clairvoyant

17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

 

IRON MAIDEN's Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08 trek revisits the band's incredible history by focusing almost entirely on the '80s in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian production of the 1984-85 Powerslave tour. This is arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and includes some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

 

 

I second that.. HOLY CRAP!!! What an AWESOME Setlist!!!! :headbanger:

 

I am SO glad I pre-ordered a copy of their Live After Death 2 DVD set.. Get that next week.. Can't WAIT!!!!!!

 

Hmmm.. the only non-80s tune is Fear of the Dark.. But hell that's a great tune!!!!! :beerbang:

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Iron Maiden's "Somewhere Back In Time" tour kicked off this week... and holy CRAP, what a great set list!! :beerbang:

 

IRON MAIDEN: 'Somewhere Back In Time' Tour Setlist Revealed - Feb. 1, 2008

 

British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off their Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08 with a headlining performance Friday night (February 1) in front of nearly 100,000 fans at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India. The group's setlist was as follows:

 

01. Intro - Churchill's Speech

02. Aces High

03. 2 Minutes to Midnight

04. Revelations

05. The Trooper

06. Wasted Years

07. The Number of the Beast

08. Run to the Hills

09. Rime of the Ancient Mariner

10. Powerslave

11. Heaven Can Wait

12. Can I Play With Madness?

13. Fear of the Dark

14. Iron Maiden

-----------------------------

15. Moonchild

16. The Clairvoyant

17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

 

IRON MAIDEN's Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08 trek revisits the band's incredible history by focusing almost entirely on the '80s in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which is based around the legendary Egyptian production of the 1984-85 Powerslave tour. This is arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and includes some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.

 

 

That's an almost perfect list except for Heaven Can Wait. There are easily 10 songs they have much better than that one. Oh let's see Die With Your Boots On for starters. Yes I have to agree Live After Death on thier Powerslave tour is hands down the best live album of all time, but I'm sure I've mentioned that before.

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