kicked off their "Eddie Rips Up the World"
tour Saturday night (May 28) in Prague, Czech Republic. According to MaidenFans.com
, "The Ides of March"
is the taped introduction played before the band launch into set opener "Murders in the Rue Morgue"
. The stage set is said to be related to the first DVD of the history series MAIDEN
is putting out out, and an "Eddie Rips You Up"
backdrop was prominently displayed, as were several others. Pyrotechnics were reportedly used on five songs. Fire was used during "The Number of the Beast"
, and, as rumored, girls dressed up as devils were seen running on stage during the same song. Eddie
appears behind the set in his "Iron Maiden"
role. Then later in the show, a traditional walking giant Eddie
makes an appearance. Finally, singer Bruce Dickinson
dresses up as a trooper during "The Trooper"
's concert in Prague ran for one hour and 45 minutes and included the following tracks:
01. Murders in the Rue Morgue
02. Another Life
04. The Trooper
05. Remember Tomorrow
06. Run to the Hills
07. Charlotte the Harlot
09. Where Eagles Dare
10. Die With Your Boots On
11. Phantom of the Opera
12. The Number of the Beast
13. Hallowed Be Thy Name
14. Iron Maiden
15. Running Free