Iron Maiden opened their North American tour for A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH in Hartford, CT at the New England Dodge Music Center on Wednesday. The setlist included the following:
‘Different World’, ‘These Colours Don’t Run’, ‘Brighter Than A Thousand Suns’, ‘The Pilgrim’, ‘The Longest Day’, ‘Out Of The Shadows’, ‘The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg’, ‘Greater Good Of God’, ‘Lord Of Light’, ‘The Legacy’, ‘Fear Of The Dark’, ‘Iron Maiden’. Encore: ‘2 Minutes To Midnight’, ‘The Evil That Men Do’ and ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’
The band played the whole new album! That must have been amazing and boring at the same time. Amazing because the new album is really good and the songs probably come off well in the live arena. Boring because I’ll bet that most people in attendance haven’t picked up A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH. If I was there I probably would have expected 4 or 5 new songs and the rest of the set being more well-known. Give Maiden credit, they are willing to promote their new album. Many similar bands today don’t even bother with a new album.