British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off the 2017 North American leg of “The Book Of Souls” tour last night (Saturday, June 3) at Jiffy Lube Live in Bristow, Virginia. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. If Eternity Should Fail
02. Speed Of Light
04. Children Of The Damned
05. Death Or Glory
06. The Red And The Black
07. The Trooper
09. The Great Unknown
10. The Book Of Souls
11. Fear Of The Dark
12. Iron Maiden
13. The Number Of The Beast
14. Blood Brothers
15. Wasted Years
IRON MAIDEN bassist and main songwriter Steve Harris recently told Express & Star about the band’s current tour: “We are really looking forward to returning to North America for a full tour. We had always planned to go back there and to the U.K. as last year, due to the global nature of the tour and the period it took, we just didn’t have time to cover them properly and we do still like to get to fans in as many places as possible.
“We will, of course, be bringing the full production with us, including all the Eddies and the Maya-themed stage sets. There’s been a great reaction from everyone to this tour’s theme, people really seem to love it. We’re still deciding on the final set list and we’ll work that out once we get into rehearsals.
“Most of our North American fans haven’t seen the show yet, so as we want to give them the same ‘Book Of Souls’ live experience that we took around the world, it’s unlikely we’ll change much. And, of course, we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, so we will continue to do that.”
MAIDEN‘s recent European tour consisted of a total of sixteen dates, including three shows in Germany, eight in England, two in Scotland and one each in Ireland and Wales. The U.K. leg marked MAIDEN‘s first full U.K. arena tour in six years.
“The Book Of Souls” is MAIDEN‘s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the No. 1 spot in over 40 countries around the world and No. 4 in the U.S.A.