Reviewed By: Jerry
Iron Maiden rolled through St. Louis on their Book Of Souls world tour. While the crowd was embarrassingly small there was no holding back Eddie & Co from rocking the house. I’m in the group that thoroughly enjoys much of their post-80s efforts and Book of Souls is certainly one of their better offerings in the last 25 years.
The set list for this particular tour does not include concert staples such as “Run ToThe Hills”, “Hallowed Be Thy Name”, or “2 Minutes To Midnight”. Instead, they pull heavily from their latest album playing six songs off of Book of Souls to include the fabulous “The Red And The Black” (see link below). In addition to the new stuff they do play the standards “Wrathchild”, “The Trooper”, “Children Of The Damned”, “Fear Of The Dark”, Iron Maiden”, and “Number Of The Beast”, Then there are the few gems that I looked forward to. It was great to hear “Powerslave” and “Blood Brothers” live again as well as the song I most anticipated – and the encore of the show – “Wasted Years”.
To say the least, it was a fantastic show. Bruce can still sing as good as ever and he runs the stage like he’s 25. I did find it odd that he strode out in full length cargo pants and a hoodie. Evidently he did not catch the weather report and realize that it was a typical July evening in St. Louis which allowed the thermometer to hit about 90 at show time. The band sounded simply perfect. And what would an Iron Maiden show be without an appearance by Eddie who excited the crowd as usual.
Videos from the show:
The Red And The Black