Iron Maiden Plans “The Least of The Beast” 2015 Tour; Will Play All Songs People Hate


The greatest band in the known universe is going on tour.  Again. After Iron Maiden concludes their highly awaited “Numbing of The Beast 2014 Tour” they plan to go back out on the road and play the worst songs from their nearly 35-year catalogue. According to singer Bruce Dickinson, “Iron Maiden has always been on the cutting edge of heavy metal. What is more cutting edge then making people pay 115 dollars to see a bunch of songs that they can’t stand?!?”

Maiden plans to dust off some of the most cringe inducing songs from their catalog including Weekend Warrior, Holy Smoke, Chains of Misery, 2 AM, The Apparition and Blood On The World’s Hands. They plan to open with Hooks in You, a song so bad that it has been linked to the self-immolation of 12 Tibetan monks over the past 5 years.

In the hopes to incite the audience into riot-like fits of rage they plan on playing Sheriff of Huddersfield, Roll Over Vic Vella and Nodding Donkey Blues, three b-sides they have never bothered to play live before. They plan on closing the set with Bring Your Daughter…To The Slaughter, the song that won them the Razzie for Worst Song from a Movie in 1989 (from A Nightmare on Elm Street: Part 5).


In keeping with their more “progressive” recent style of song writing, they plan to keep every song to a minimum of eight minutes long. Instead of adding intricate soloing or creating a novel new arrangement, they will simply repeat the same chorus over and over for five additional minutes per song.  If the audience has not ingested full vats of cyanide laced Kool-Aid by the middle of the show, the 19-minute a cappella version of The Angel and The Gambler should push them over the edge.

What could possibly top that setlist? How about an encore where they play the entire Final Frontier album. Twice. Along with a 12-minute Bruce Dickinson monologue about the joys of flying backed by Janick Gers playing harmonica. It will be a night few will soon forget.

The band plans on releasing a Least of The Beast album featuring their worst songs in tandem with the tour. They also will be releasing six new DVDs in the next year, including Bus 666 disc detailing the bands trip through Central Florida on a Greyhound Bus back in 1981 and Meal 666, where the audience can have the rare treat of watching Bruce Dickinson eat a steak dinner. Nap 666, featuring Dave Murray sleeping for two hours, is scheduled for release in 2017.

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  1. #1 by kevineisenlord on October 21, 2014 - 9:07 PM

    Fucking stoked bring it on!

    • #2 by Rob Liz on October 24, 2014 - 6:04 PM

      Once again they can’t get a set list right. No set list of terrible Maiden songs are complete without the classic, Quest for Fire. Get it together chaps!

  2. #3 by Julian on October 22, 2014 - 10:50 AM

    Yes definitely need those chestnuts.. Wow, Fear of the Dark really does have some terrible songs..

  3. #4 by Reuben_Seldo on October 23, 2014 - 12:33 AM

    Weekend warrior is a good song, so is Bring your Daughter…..

  4. #5 by Endre on October 23, 2014 - 3:30 AM

    Lol I’d still go 😛

  5. #7 by Paulo Figueiredo on October 23, 2014 - 7:45 AM

    Don’t you think I’m a saviour
    Don’t you think I could save you
    Don’t you think I could save Your life ∞

    • #8 by Keith Spillett on October 23, 2014 - 7:47 AM

      EGHHHHHHHHHH!!!! (and for, like, 9 minutes he does that)

  6. #9 by Edward on October 23, 2014 - 9:31 PM

    Don’t forget Butcher 666, a 2 hour DVD of Janick butchering Dave and Adrian’s solos. 😜

  7. #10 by PEDRO MACHADO on October 24, 2014 - 10:12 AM


  8. #11 by phil on October 24, 2014 - 10:34 AM

    whoever created this is an idiot and has the intelligence of a wet sponge….

  9. #12 by Jorge Fuentes on October 25, 2014 - 6:55 PM

    I would pay anything just to see this guys in concert, even if they play their worst songs. UP THE IRONS!!

  10. #13 by Klaus on October 27, 2014 - 4:45 AM

    Bad news… 😀

  11. #14 by Dax on October 28, 2014 - 10:51 AM

    I like a cappella.

  12. #15 by Ivan on November 4, 2014 - 10:35 AM

    Play: Invaders, Gangland, Quest for fire, Sun and Steel, Back to the Village, Flash of the Blade, Duellist, Sea of Madness, Deja Vu, Loneliness of Lone distance runner, Alexander the Great, The prophecy, Only the good die young,

    • #16 by blunt on December 8, 2014 - 8:15 PM

      Awesome list

  13. #17 by Ahmed Hiari on November 22, 2014 - 7:40 PM

    the thing they don’t realize that many of their fans love these songs.. i personally like most of the ones mentioned (except for 2 AM, that one was just terrible).

  14. #18 by julialinne on February 8, 2015 - 8:08 AM

    I’d go if they played just B-sides. They have really good ones (Powerslave actually doeasn’t have a bad song, for example). But for “The Least of the Beast”, the setlist had to include: Como Estais Amigos, 2am, Charlotte the Harlot, Another Life, Public Enema, Chains of Misery, Drifter, Purgatory, Still Life, The Apparition, Fates Warning, Weekend Warrior, Genghis Khan, Hooks in You, Invaders, Mother Russia, Prowler… And now I come to notice a “slight” No Prayer/Killers trend.

    • #19 by Keith Spillett on February 8, 2015 - 9:45 AM

      I like that stupid Public Enema song….worst name of a song ever though.

  15. #20 by Mason B on February 22, 2015 - 3:42 AM

    Do folks really not like Final Frontier? I’ve never really heard it get much hate, and with badass songs like The Talisman I can’t imagine it being among their “hated material”

    • #21 by Keith Spillett on February 22, 2015 - 8:29 AM

      I don’t know about most people, but it didn’t really do it for me. I did like the song The Talisman, but that was it.

  16. #22 by بالتازار مونتنس سيركا دي لاس on August 16, 2016 - 6:28 PM

    Mother Russia is the worst song and it was not included on the set list. lol

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