The Mandrake Project 2024 Tour

In a recent interview (lost the link, sorry) Bruce said he plans to play 4-5 songs of ‘The Mandrake Project’ on the new tour. Considering that the 2 singles will likely be on it, plus an honest guess would be ‘Eternity Has Failed’. What would be the other one (or two) in your opinion? Is there a space for one of the ballads?

I would say: both singles, plus “Many Doors” and “Fingers in the Wounds”. Maybe “Eternity Has Failed” then if they really do five songs, which I doubt.

Regarding the ballads: Bruce has ruled “Sonata” out earlier, and I don’t think “Face in the Mirror” (low energy) and “Shadow of the Gods” (too long) have good chances. After all, “Tears” is certain and there are a couple of other older ballads with good setlist potential, and you can’t have too many of those on this tour, according to Bruce (Swedish interview in December). He wants to go for more in-your-face style songs in general, like the ones I mentioned above.

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Unconfirmed, but I saw it mentioned online that Bruce said at a signing that they’d be playing the first four songs from The Mandrake Project on the tour.

I would buy that! Wouldn’t expect to hear “Resurrection Men” but I’d certainly be interested.

Truth be told, I never want to know the setlist in advance.

Maybe a chance for some Skunkworks tracks after all…

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First night set list from the Whisky A Go Go:

  1. Toltec 7 Arrival
  2. Accident Of Birth
  3. Abduction
  4. Laughing In The Hiding Bush
  5. Afterglow Of Ragnarok
  6. Chemical Wedding
  7. Many Doors To Hell
  8. Tears Of The Dragon
  9. Resurrection Men
  10. Rain On The Graves
  11. Frankenstein
  12. Gods Of War
  13. The Alchemist
  14. Darkside Of Aquarius
  15. Jerusalem
  16. Road To Hell
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Second night set list:

  1. Toltec 7 Arrival
  2. Accident Of Birth
  3. Abduction
  4. Starchildren
  5. Afterglow Of Ragnarok
  6. Chemical Wedding
  7. Many Doors To Hell
  8. Tears Of The Dragon
  9. Resurrection Men
  10. Rain On The Graves
  11. Frankenstein
  12. Gods Of War
  13. The Alchemist
  14. Darkside Of Aquarius
  15. Book Of Thel
  16. The Tower
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Couple of nice videos from Philip Naslund regarding rehearsals and the tour:

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I retitled this thread to make it the official thread for discussing this year’s tour, since that’s essentially what it’s turning into.

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Not counting but 20 days to the first show of the tour for me. Starting the engines to tour with bikes 10 days before the Glasgow concert. Gonna ride on the coast line of UK all over to Scotland, hope the weather will be good as in Finland it´ s been fucking cold spring.

What I’ve seen from the videos gigs are looking and sounding great. Happy with the rotation of the set. Let’s see if they bring any more new/old songs to the set which I doubt but it would be cool though. Tanya seems to be quite a fan favourite and great to see her giving some insights on tour in IG as well as Philip Naslund too. This same stuff would be great to see on Maiden tours and studio etc. but they seem to take it so seriously when they have that machine vs. Bruce doing his solo thing.

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The tour debut of ”Gates Of Urizen”:

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Nice song. Better sounding live track than “Navigate The Seas Of The Sun”, imo. They should have played it earlier during the tour. :wink: Now, I would like them to play “Broken” and “Silver Wings”. :sunglasses:

A new interview of Tanya O’Callaghan during the live tour. :slight_smile:

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Bruce apparently just played “Faith” in Wolverhampton!

Video of the unexpected catalog song: