Iron Maiden-Book Of Souls Tour-Sat.,July 15th,2017


The world tour continued for Iron Maiden and it returned to North American and Toronto once again in support of their latest record The Book of Souls. Following a five year hiatus, during which lead singer Bruce Dickinson underwent treatment for tongue cancer, the heavy metal icons returned stronger than ever with a huge double album that is more progressive, than their usual hard rock formula. They toured North America last year, but due to huge demand, they’re back again in Toronto.

Iron Maiden were formed in London in 1975, and given the fact they took their name from a medieval torture device, it pioneered a wave of British heavy metal, their no nonsense approach, taking inspiration from the likes of UFO, Hendrix and Led Zeppelin, and of course the great vocals of singer Bruce Dickinson, immediately marked them out as something special.

Among their most iconic tracks played tonight, were- ‘Wrathchild,’The Number of the Beast’ and ‘The Trooper’. Overall, the fans got what they expected and when they were in Toronto last year, the set list and stage set up were preactically the same. But as Bruce Dickinson stated”this will be the last time you will see this stage set up, we’ll be putting it away in storage for good.” It was a heavy metal weekend and we were set for Metallica tomorrow at the Rogers Centre. Hail the “metal gods”, as we exited the sold out concert and rested our ear drums for tomorrow’s concert.

Set list:

Doctor Doctor
(UFO song)
If Eternity Should Fail
Speed of Light
Wrathchild
Children of the Damned
Death or Glory
The Red and the Black
The Trooper
Powerslave
The Great Unknown
The Book of Souls
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden

Encore:
The Number of the Beast
Blood Brothers
Wasted Years
Play Video
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
(Monty Python song)