IRON MAIDEN - Eddie Rips Up The World Tour Begins In Prague; Setlist Revealed

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Posted on Sunday, May 29, 2005 at 10:50:15 EST

Last night UK metal legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off the Eddie Rips Up The World Tour in Prague, Czech Republic. According to a report at, the band performed the following: 'Murders In The Rue Morgue', 'Another Life', 'Prowler', 'The Trooper', 'Remember Tomorrow', 'Run To The Hills', 'Charlotte The Harlot', 'Revelations 'Where Eagles Dare', 'Die With Your Boots On', 'Phantom Of The Opera', 'The Number Of The Beast', 'Hallowed Be Thy Name', 'Iron Maiden, 'Running Free', 'Drifter', 'Sanctuary'.

The following is a show synopsis: 'The Ides Of March' is the taped introduction played before the part of 'Murders in the Rue Morgue' starts.
The stage is also a look back to the past. It is obviously related to the first DVD of the History series Maiden is pulling out, hence to the first four albums. A backdrop of Eddie Rips You Up was intensively seen among others. Pyros were used on five songs. Fire was used during 'The Number Of The Beast' and, as rumored, girls looking like devils were running on stage on that same song. Eddie appears behind the set in his 'Iron Maiden' tenure. Then later in the show, a traditional walking giant Eddie makes an apparition. Finally, Bruce dresses up as a trooper during 'The Trooper'! The show runs for 1 hour and 45 minutes. The Goteborg Posten has made a review of the show and gives it 4/5. The translation from Swedish (plus a pic of Bruce) can be found here.

As previously reported, Iron Maiden’s upcoming tour itinerary is as follows:

29 at Mystic Festival in Chorzow, Poland
31 at Graz in Stadthalle, Austria

4 at Rock Am Ring Festival in Nurburgring, Germany
5 at Rock Am Park Festival in Nuremberg, Germany
7 at Reyhjavik in Egisholl, Iceland
11 at Gods Of Metal Festival in Milan, Italy
12 at Fussballstadion Buchholz in Uster-Zurich, Switzerland
16 at Atlantic Pavilion in Lisbon, Portugal
18 at Lorca Rock Festival in Lorca, Spain
21 at Terra Vibe - Malakasa in Athens, Greece
25 at Parc De Princes in Paris, France
26 at Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium
28 at Spektrum in Oslo, Norway
29 at Spektrum in Oslo, Norway

2 at With Full Force Festival in Lobnitz, Germany
3 at Bospop Festival in Weert, Holland
6 at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland
7 at Hartwall Areena in Helsinki, Finland
9 at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, Sweden
15 - Tweeter Center in Boston, MA *
16 - Colisee Pepsi Arena in Quebec City, PQ
17 - Meadows in Hartford, CT *
19 - Tweeter Waterfront in Camden, NJ *
21 - Darien Lakes in Buffalo, NY *
23 - Post Gazette in Pittsburgh, PA *
24 - Nissan in Washington, DC *
26 - PNC in New York, NY *
30 - Tweeter Center in Chicago, IL *
31 - Verizon Wireless Music Center in Indianapolis, IN *

2 - Germain Amphitheatre in Columbus, OH *
3 - Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto, ON
4 - DTE Energy Music Theatre in Detroit, MI *
6 - Alpine Valley in East Troy, WI *
7 - Floatrite Park in Minneapolis, MN *
9 - Coors Ampitheatre in Denver, CO
11 - White River in Seattle, WA *
13 - Shoreline Amphitheatre in San Francisco, CA *
14 - Sleep Train in Sacramento, CA *
16 - USANA Pavilion in Salt Lake City, UT *
18 - Cricket in Phoenix, AZ *
20 - Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in Los Angeles, CA *

26 - Leeds Festival, UK
28 - Reading Festival, UK
31 - RDS Arena in Dublin, Ireland

(* Ozzfest)