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World Slavery Tour, 1984/85

World Slavery Tour

August 1984 – July 1985

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Album Commentary
Album Commentary

The Powerslave tour was Iron Maiden's biggest tour ever, including biggest stage set, song list, duration of tour and most countries visited. This also marked the first time a major band formally toured European eastern-block countries, and was documented in the Behind The Iron Curtain video. This tour was chronicled in official audio and video releases named Live After Death (it is interesting to note that these releases came out a full year after the release of Powerslave, and the band was still on tour!). Some people consider Live After Death one of the best live releases of all time. The songs on Live After Death came from the unprecedented sold out, 4-night stint at the Long Beach Arena, and also from their sold out 4-night engagement at the Hammersmith Odeon in London. Another tour highlight was when Maiden headlined 1985's Rock In Rio show in front of 200,000 people. For this tour the band played songs that had not been played in a long time, such as "Murders In The Rue Morgue", and at one occasion even played Deep Purple's "Smoke On The Water". The massive stage set featured more pyrotechnics than ever, and a giant-mummified Eddie. Iron Maiden was on top of the world, and they would never tour at this pace again.

The following bands opened for Iron Maiden: Paul Samson's Empire, Bad News, Accept, Rock Goddess, Twisted Sister, Motley Crue, Queensrÿche, Ratt, Warrior, Mama's Boys.



Opening bands for this tour
Pokolgép – Official Website P.Box – Official Website Warriors – Wikipedia
Accept – Wikipedia Waysted – Official Website Mötley Crüe – Official Website
Mama's Boys – Wikipedia Twisted Sister – Official Website Queensryche – Official Website
Quiet Riot – Wikipedia W.A.S.P. – Official Website Warrior – MySpace
Boss – Wikipedia Why On Earth Ratt – Official Website
Standard Set
 Intro: Churchill's Speech Lyrics
 Aces High Commentary Lyrics
 2 Minutes To Midnight Commentary Lyrics
 The Trooper Commentary Lyrics
 Revelations Commentary Lyrics
 Flight Of Icarus Commentary Lyrics
 Rime Of The Ancient Mariner Commentary Lyrics
 Losfer Words (Big 'Orra) Commentary Lyrics
 Powerslave Commentary Lyrics
 Guitar solo
 The Number Of The Beast Commentary Lyrics
 Hallowed Be Thy Name Commentary Lyrics
 22, Acacia Avenue Commentary Lyrics
 Iron Maiden Commentary Lyrics
 Run To The Hills Commentary Lyrics
 Running Free Commentary Lyrics
 Sanctuary Commentary Lyrics
Tracks played only at a few venues
 Children Of The Damned Commentary Lyrics
 Die With Your Boots On Commentary Lyrics
 Wrathchild Commentary Lyrics
 Murders In The Rue Morgue Commentary Lyrics
 Phantom Of The Opera Commentary Lyrics

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