IRON MAIDEN – The Book Of Souls Opens In Newark

June 7, 2017, 2 months ago

Jennifer Bartram-Schmitt

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Iron Maiden roared into the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ. last Wednesday night on this, the second U.S. leg of their worldwide Book Of Souls tour. 

Swedish metal band Ghost opened the night and began their set with their newest hit, "Square Hammer". Their ghoulish religious/goth imagery and repertoire of songs from their catalog proved to be a great hit with the audience and a good fit for this tour. 

Iron Maiden came on soon thereafter. They took the stage amidst Mayan ruins and scattered jungle themes and torches, playing many songs from their newest tour-themed album as well as select hits from their immense catalog. Bruce Dickinson ran about and commanded the audience like a man half his age, never tiring or missing a beat. The band itself was in top form, thundering through song after song in a blistering sonic assault that proved once again why they are at the top of their game when it comes to heavy metal. After the tones of their traditional set closer "Iron Maiden" rang out, the band left the stage and returned soon after to deliver a blistering three-song encore beginning with their 1982 classic "The Number Of The Beast". 
 
It's easy to see why Iron Maiden still commands arena-sized audiences worldwide in this, their fourth decade as a band. They show no sign of slowing down any time soon.  And for that, we are grateful!

Setlist:

“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”

Encores:
“The Number Of The Beast”
“Blood Brothers”
“Wasted Years”

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