We got Chris Jericho to pick his fantasy Iron Maiden setlist

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Iron Maiden are set to smash it once more in America in 2019 - and Maiden uber-fan Chris Jericho will be opening for them in Los Angeles with his band Fozzy. As part of our massive 2019 preview in the brand new issue of Metal Hammer – out now and featuring a world exclusive interview with Ozzy Osbourne on the cover - we asked Jericho to pick his fantasy Iron Maiden setlist. This is what he came up with

Intro: Doctor Doctor

1. Caught Somewhere In Time

“One of my all-time favourite opening tracks. It’d be amazing to have it kick off the show again.”

2. Invaders

“I’m not sure if they have ever played this live or ever will, but in my setlist it showcases the Air Raid Siren right out of the box.”

3. Infinite Dreams

“It’s my favourite song from my second fave album. The middle section is classic Maiden and perfect for the live setting.”

4. Die With Your Boots On

“It’s such an underrated Smith/Dickinson classic. It cooks live.”

5. Sign Of The Cross

“The first of the ‘prog’ Maiden intros will give the crowda breather before exploding into this amazing epic.”

6. Killers

“After a 10-minute ‘new song’ I think the crowd would go nuts for this intro and subsequent rocker.”

7. The Number Of The Beast

“It might be cool to shy away from the ‘hits’, but Maiden have too many to ignore. This is the best.”

8. These Colours Don’t Run

“A super-underrated live song. It’s perfect for my set!”

9. Prowler

“After another new one, we bust out Maiden’s first ever song and  a total blast from the metal past.”

10. The Book Of Souls

“My fave song from their newest record, and one of their heaviest!”

11. Powerslave

“This might be my favourite Maiden song of all time and it still crushes live. Plus, the Egyptian theme of the backdrop and lights adds an expected Maiden historical element to the set.”

12. Fear Of The Dark

“One of the best crowd singalongs ever, it will always be in my set.”

13. Fates Warning

“This obscure rocker from No Prayer For The Dying makes the cut because it’s my set and I love it! Plus, diehards would go nuts for it and it’s fast enough and short enough that casual fans won’t be bothered by it.”

14. The Trooper

“The best-written Maiden song, complete with Trooper Eddie.”

Encore

15. Aces High

“The perfect start to the encore: Maiden’s best ‘thrash’ song.”

16. Brave New World

“Another amazing singalong; the perfect penultimate concert tune.”

17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

“Maiden’s best live song of all time, hands down!”

Outro: Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life 

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