British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off the latest leg of their massive Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 2008 - 2009 earlier tonight (Tuesday, February 10) at the Belgrade Arena in Belgrade, Serbia. The band performed on a stadium stage over 20 meters wide with 12 tons of stage equipment and lots of pyrotechnics, while about 80 people made sure that the whole operation went smoothly.
The group's setlist was as follows:
01. Intro: Churchill Speech + Aces High
02. 2 Minutes To Midnight
04. Children Of The Damned
05. Phantom Of The Opera
06. The Trooper
07. Wasted Years
08. Rime Of The Ancient Mariner
10. Run To The Hills
11. Fear Of The Dark
12. Hallowed Be Thy Name
13. Iron Maiden
14. Number Of The Beast
15. The Evil That Men Do
IRON MAIDEN has confirmed that the final show ever of the Somewhere Back in Time World Tour 2008 - 2009 will be in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on April 2 at the BankAtlantic Center. This, the band's first concert in Florida in 13 years, will definitely be the last gig of one of the most ambitious rock tours ever undertaken, and promises to be a big party night for both the band and audience.
Rammed with a full complement of band, crew and twelve tons of stage set and equipment, the band's customized Boeing 757, christened Ed Force One by the fans and flown again by Astraeus Airlines captain and MAIDEN vocalist Bruce Dickinson, will be once again circumnavigating close to 50,000 miles around the planet for concerts in 22 cities in 14 countries round the globe, making it a staggering 39 countries in total visited on this 2008-2009 tour, playing to almost two million fans.
The Somewhere Back in Time Tour revisits the band's 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 and featured on the recent DVD "Live after Death". This is arguably the most elaborate and spectacular show the band has ever presented, and will include some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986-1987, such as the Cyborg Eddie character.
Fans around the world will be able to see what it was like flying on Ed Force One in the recently announced movie "Flight 666", which will play in selected cinemas around the world on Tuesday, April 21.
IRON MAIDEN performing at Belgrade Arena in Belgrade, Serbia on February 10, 2009:
(Thanks: Aniruddh Bansal / priest_metalhead)