British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN played the second show of their “The Book Of Souls” world tour last night (Friday, February 26) at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. If Eternity Should Fail
02. Speed Of Light
03. Children Of The Damned
04. Tears Of A Clown
05. The Red And The Black
06. The Trooper
08. Death Or Glory
09. The Book Of Souls
10. Hallowed Be Thy Name
11. Fear Of The Dark
12. Iron Maiden
13. The Number Of The Beast
14. Blood Brothers
15. Wasted Years
Check out fan-filmed video footage below.
In his review of the show, Steven Reckinger of TulsaWorld.com writes: “The set design was a beautiful piece of craftsmanship. Inspired by the Mayan theme to ‘The Book Of Souls’, the artistic backdrops would rotate after each song, displaying a new piece of art that featured the band’s mascot Eddie in some fashion. Before the encore when the members played their self-titled song that has remained the lineup since the beginning, a giant figure of a Mayan Eddie towered over the band. Some pyrotechnics and a dose of theatrics added to the finished product.”
IRON MAIDEN new-and-improved branded private tour plane is named Ed Force One after the band’s mascot, Eddie, who has appeared on all of their album covers, and graces the plane’s tail.
The Boeing 747 jumbo is being piloted on the band’s world tour by MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson.
The 747 is the world’s most recognizable airliner on account of its distinctive hump. With its impressive dimensions of 70.7m (232ft) length, 19.4m (63.6ft) height and a jaw-dropping wing span of 64.4m (211ft) this double-decker aircraft has a range of 13,450km (7,262nm).
IRON MAIDEN’s world tour, in support of the band’s latest album, “The Book Of Souls”, kicked off on February 24 in Sunrise, Florida (a suburb of Fort Lauderdale).
Support on the trek is coming from THE RAVEN AGE, the band led by IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris’s son George Harris.
MAIDEN’s sixteenth — and first-ever double — studio album, “The Book Of Souls”, was released worldwide on September 4, 2015 through Parlophone Records (BMG in the U.S.A). The CD was recorded in Paris, France with producer Kevin “Caveman” Shirley in late 2014, with the finishing touches added last year.
IRON MAIDEN announced in May 2015 that touring plans to support the album wouldn’t happen until this year to allow Dickinson time to fully recuperate after his successful cancer treatment.
“What’s special about this tour is that a year ago I didn’t even know if I could sing,” Dickinson told reporters last week. “We’ve had an amazing turnaround in fortune after, obviously being ill a year ago, getting rid of that, and getting out and looking forward to doing the tour.”
Regarding the fan reception to the new CD and the current tour, Dickinson said: “The album was a massive success, and we were about that far [finger and thumb barely separated] off from getting the No. 1 slot [in its debut week on The Billboard 200 chart]. So now, we get to bring it out to the people, and, I mean, there’s a few tickets left but not many. Pretty much the whole of the U.S. is sold out. It’s amazing.”