Sing for Absolution (live)

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Name Sing for Absolution
Tours Drones (1)
Black Holes and Revelations (19)
Absolution (117)
First performance 3rd September 2003
Latest performance 19th August 2017
Pro-shots
2004:
Chelmsford (08/21/2004)
Kinross (07/10/2004)
Werchter (07/03/2004)
Pilton (06/27/2004)
Landgraaf (05/31/2004)
2003:
London (09/20/2003)
Brussels (09/05/2003)
Audience footage
2007:
San Francisco (04/09/2007)
2004:
London (12/20/2004)
London (12/19/2004)
Brisbane (09/12/2004)
Staffordshire (08/22/2004)
Vallauris (07/21/2004)
Vienne (07/18/2004)
Rome (06/12/2004)
Grenoble (03/24/2004)
Donostia (03/20/2004)
Madrid (03/19/2004)
Tokyo (02/07/2004)
2003:
Rotterdam (11/06/2003)
Audio recordings
2007:
Tokyo (03/12/2007)
2004:
Los Angeles (12/09/2004)
Los Angeles (12/08/2004)
Nashville (11/30/2004)
Sydney (09/10/2004)
St. Cloud (08/28/2004)
Carhaix (07/25/2004)
Nyon (07/23/2004)
Nimes (07/22/2004)
Eadestown (07/11/2004)
Seattle (05/09/2004)
Los Angeles (05/05/2004)
Rochester (04/21/2004)
Toronto (04/19/2004)
Toulouse (03/22/2004)
Orleans (03/15/2004)
Rouen (03/14/2004)
Sydney (01/19/2004)
2003:
London (12/22/2003)
Exeter (12/07/2003)
Cardiff (12/01/2003)
Manchester (11/29/2003)
Nottingham (11/28/2003)
London (11/27/2003)
Strasbourg (11/22/2003)
Paris (11/18/2003)
Nice (11/16/2003)
Madrid (11/14/2003)
Marseille (11/11/2003)
Lyon (11/10/2003)
Angers (11/08/2003)
Brussels (11/07/2003)
Lille (11/04/2003)
Nancy (11/03/2003)
Geneva (11/02/2003)
Bologna (10/30/2003)
Vienna (10/25/2003)
Munich (10/24/2003)
Helsinki (10/11/2003)
Paris (09/10/2003)
Potsdam (09/09/2003)
Amsterdam (09/03/2003)
# of performances 137
Uno Live Database #% (missing ?/137 performances)




This page contains a list of all known performances of Sing for Absolution.

Analysis and Explanation

Sing For Absolution was commonly player during the Absolution Tour in 2003 and 2004, appearing at more than half of the shows.

The song was put to rest for 2 years before reappearing during the Black Holes & Revelations Tour in March 2007 at the International Forum gig in Japan which was their longest show until 2013. It was played at the Japanese concerts throughout March and a few US concerts in April. The song wouldn't be played until a one-off performance at the second night at Wembley Stadium. The song would return for another few performances in September and October of that year in the US, Europe and Russia.

Sing For Absolution was rehearsed in 2016 for the Drones World Tour but ultimately it wasn't played.

The song was played one more time at the 2017 Shepherd's Bush Empire by-request gig, almost 10 years after its last performance.

It also made the Top 10 of the votes for the 2018 La Cigale by-request show but wasn't played.

Please submit dead links/issues here.

Drones era

2017

# Date Venue Location Link
1 2017-08-19 Shepherds Bush Empire London, England Watch here

Black Holes and Revelations era

2007

# Date Venue Location Link
19 2007-10-24 Forum Copenhagen Copenhagen, Denmark Watch here
18 2007-10-23 Oslo Spektrum Oslo, Norway Watch here
17 2007-10-21 Hovet Stockholm, Sweden Watch here
16 2007-10-19 New Arena Saint Petersburg, Russia
15 2007-10-17 Jäähalli Helsinki, Finland Watch here
14 2007-10-15 Luzhniki Palace of Sports Moscow, Russia Watch here
13 2007-10-06 Arcul de Triumf Bucharest, Romania Watch here
12 2007-10-04 Terra Vibe Athens, Greece Watch here
11 2007-09-21 Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Irvine, CA, USA Watch here
10 2007-09-20 Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, AZ, USA Watch here
9 2007-09-18 Red Rocks Amphitheatre Denver, CO, USA Watch here
8 2007-06-17 Wembley Stadium London, UK Watch here
7 2007-04-12 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City, DF, Mexico Watch here
6 2007-04-10 The Forum Inglewood, CA, USA Watch here
5 2007-04-09 Bill Graham Civic Auditorium San Francisco, CA, USA Watch here (Incomplete)
4 2007-03-19 Nagoya Zepp Nagoya, Japan
3 2007-03-18 Sendai Zepp Sendai, Japan
2 2007-03-16 Fukuoka Zepp Fukuoka, Japan
1 2007-03-12 International Forum Tokyo, Japan Listen here

Absolution Era

2004

# Date Venue Location Link
76 2004-12-20 Earls Court Exhibition Centre London, UK Watch here
75 2004-12-19 Earls Court Exhibition Centre London, UK Watch here
74 2004-12-09 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA Listen here
73 2004-12-08 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA Listen here
72 2004-12-02 House of Blues Orlando, FL, USA
71 2004-11-30 The Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN, USA Listen here
70 2004-11-28 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH, USA
69 2004-11-27 Pageant Concert Nightclub St. Louis, MO, USA
68 2004-11-15 Quest Club Minneapolis, MN, USA
67 2004-11-14 Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI, USA
66 2004-11-13 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL, USA
65 2004-11-12 Clutch Cargo's Detroit, MI, USA
64 2004-11-10 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA, USA
63 2004-11-08 Nightclub 9:30 Washington, DC, USA
62 2004-11-06 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA, USA
61 2004-10-26 Red's Edmonton, AB, Canada
60 2004-09-26 Bossanova Ballroom Portland, OR, USA
59 2004-09-25 White River Amphitheatre (ENDfest) Auburn, WA, USA
58 2004-09-24 Commodore Ballroom Vancouver, BC, Canada
57 2004-09-22 Freeborn Hall Davis, CA, USA
56 2004-09-21 The Warfield San Francisco, CA, USA
55 2004-09-12 Brisbane River Stage Brisbane, QL, Australia Watch here
54 2004-09-10 Hordern Pavilion Sydney, NS, Australia Listen here
53 2004-08-28 Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (Rock en Seine) Saint-Cloud, France Listen here
52 2004-08-26 Festivalgelände Wiesen (Two Days a Week) Wiesen, Austria
51 2004-08-22 Weston Park (V Festival) Weston under Lizard, UK Watch here (Incomplete)
50 2004-08-21 Hylands Park (V Festival) Chelmsford, UK Watch here
49 2004-07-25 Site de Kerampuil (Vieilles Charrues Festival) Carhaix-Plouguer, France Listen here
48 2004-07-23 L'Asse (Paléo Festival - headline) Nyon, VD, Switzerland Listen here
47 2004-07-22 Arènes de Nîmes (Festival de Nîmes) Nîmes, France Listen here
46 2004-07-21 Amphitheatre Vallauris, France Watch here (Fragment)
45 2004-07-19 Festival les Nuits Bleues Les Moutiers-en-Retz, France
44 2004-07-18 Antic Arena Vienne, France Watch here
43 2004-07-16 Auditorio do Monte do Gozo (Xacobeo Festival) Santiago de Compostela, GA, Spain
42 2004-07-11 Punchestown Racecourse (Oxegen) Eadestown, Ireland Listen here
41 2004-07-10 Balado Park (T in the Park) Kinross, Scotland, UK Watch here
40 2004-07-04 Roskilde fairgrounds (Roskilde Festival) Roskilde, Denmark
39 2004-07-03 Werchter Festival[venue?] Werchter, Belgium Watch here
38 2004-07-02 Festivalgeländ (Open Air Festival—headline) St. Gallen, Switzerland
37 2004-06-27 Worthy Farm (Glastonbury Festival - headline) Pilton, UK Watch here
36 2004-06-13 Flippaut Festival[venue?] Bologna, Italy
35 2004-06-12 Tennis Stadium Rome, Italy Watch here
34 2004-05-31 Megaland (Pinkpop) Landgraaf, LI, Netherlands Watch here
33 2004-05-22 BBC Radio 2 Studios London, England Listen here
32 2004-05-10 Richards on Richards Vancouver, BC, Canada
31 2004-05-09 Neumos Crystal Ball and Reading Room Seattle, WA, USA Listen here
30 2004-05-08 Neumos Crystal Ball and Reading Room Seattle, WA, USA
29 2004-05-06 Popscene San Francisco, CA, USA
28 2004-05-05 Mayan Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA Listen here
27 2004-05-04 Empire Events Center Sacramento, CA, USA
26 2004-05-03 Brick by Brick San Diego, CA, USA
25 2004-04-29 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT, USA
24 2004-04-24 Top Cats Cincinnati, OH, USA
23 2004-04-23 Metro Chicago, IL, USA
22 2004-04-22 Shelter Detroit, MI, USA
21 2004-04-21 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY, USA Listen here
20 2004-04-19 Mod Club Theatre Toronto, ON, Canada Listen here
19 2004-04-19 BBC Radio 1[venue?] Cardiff, UK
18 2004-04-18 Le Cabaret Montréal, QC, Canada
17 2004-04-16 The Call Providence, RI, USA
16 2004-04-15 Axis Boston, MA, USA
15 2004-04-14 The Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY, USA
14 2004-03-25 Mazda Palace Turin, TO, Italy
13 2004-03-24 Le Summum Grenoble, France Watch here (Incomplete)
12 2004-03-22 Le Zénith Toulouse, France Listen here
11 2004-03-20 Velódromo de Anoeta Donostia-San Sebastián, SS, Spain Watch here
10 2004-03-19 Palacio Vistalegre Madrid, Spain Watch here (Incomplete)
9 2004-03-18 Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada Granada, GR, Spain
8 2004-03-16 Le Zénith Clermont-Ferrand, France
7 2004-03-15 Zénith d'Orléans Orléans, France Listen here
6 2004-03-14 Le Zénith Rouen, France Listen here
5 2004-02-21 Ulster Hall Belfast, UK
4 2004-02-07 Bay NK Hall Tokyo, Japan Watch here
3 2004-01-27 Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom Melbourne, VI, Australia
2 2004-01-19 Metro Theatre Sydney, NS, Australia Listen here
1 2004-01-16 Ericsson Stadium (Big Day Out) Auckland, New Zealand FIND AUDIO

2003

# Date Venue Location Link
41 2003-12-22 Maida Vale Studios (Jo Whiley's Live Lounge) London, UK Listen here [B]
40 2003-12-07 Westpoint Arena Clyst St Mary, UK Listen here
39 2003-12-04 Brighton Centre Brighton, UK
38 2003-12-03 NEC Arena Birmingham, UK
37 2003-12-01 International Arena Cardiff, UK Listen here [B]
36 2003-11-29 Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester, UK Listen here [B]
35 2003-11-28 National Ice Centre Arena Nottingham, UK Listen here [B]
34 2003-11-27 Wembley Arena London, UK Listen here [B]
33 2003-11-25 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow, UK
32 2003-11-22 Le Rhenus Strasbourg, France Listen here
31 2003-11-21 E-Werk Cologne, Germany
30 2003-11-20 Sportzcentrum Tagerhard Wettingen, Switzerland
29 2003-11-18 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris, France Listen here [B]
28 2003-11-16 Palais Nikaia Nice, France Listen here
27 2003-11-14 La Riviera Madrid, Spain Listen here [B]
26 2003-11-13 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
25 2003-11-11 Marseille Dôme Marseille, France Listen here [B]
24 2003-11-10 Halle Tony Garnier Lyon, France Listen here [B]
23 2003-11-08 Amphitheatre Angers, France Listen here [B]
22 2003-11-07 Forest National Brussels, Belgium Listen here
21 2003-11-06 Ahoy Rotterdam, ZH, Netherlands Watch here (Fragment)
20 2003-11-04 Zénith Lille, France Listen here
19 2003-11-03 Zénith Nancy, France Listen here
18 2003-11-02 Geneva Arena Geneva, GE, Switzerland Listen here [B]
17 2003-10-31 Sport Hall Pordenone, PN, Italy
16 2003-10-30 Sporthall Piazza Azzarita Bologna, BO, Italy Listen here
15 2003-10-28 Sashall Florence, FI, Italy
14 2003-10-27 Mazda Palace Milan, MI, Italy
13 2003-10-25 Vienna Gasometer Vienna, Austria Listen here [B]
12 2003-10-24 Zenith Munich, BY, Germany Listen here [B]
11 2003-10-22 Stadthalle Offenbach Offenbach am Main, HE, Germany
10 2003-10-18 Große Freiheit Hamburg, HH, Germany
9 2003-10-16 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
8 2003-10-15 Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo, Norway
7 2003-10-14 Stockholm Cirkus Stockholm, Sweden
6 2003-10-11 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland Listen here [B]
5 2003-09-10 Trabendo Paris, France Listen here [B]
4 2003-09-09 Babelsberg Studios (Radio Fritz) Potsdam, BB, Germany Listen here [B]
3 2003-09-07 Cologne Cologne, NW, Germany
2 2003-09-05 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium Watch here [B]
1 2003-09-03 Melkweg Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands Listen here [B]

BONUS: also see this CD:UK mime performance from 09/20/2003.

See also

This is a table of Absolution-era live performances.

Note: white indicates performed at 75-100% of known setlists.

Gainsboro indicates performed at 50-75% of known setlists.

Silver indicates performed at 25-50% of known setlists.

Dark gray indicates performed at 0-25% of known setlists.

Black indicates no known performance that year.

Aqua indicates a performance in the current tour and year for which the final amount of performances is unknown.

All years with unknown setlists (1997-2004) are indicated with small font.

Last updated: March 13, 2019.

Song Title Release '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 #
Apocalypse Please Absolution 18 40 89 21 24 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 22 0 0 0 285
Time Is Running Out Absolution 0 53 131 23 90 101 17 48 94 15 29 91 3 59 81 32 13 11 891
Sing for Absolution Absolution 0 41 76 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 137
Stockholm Syndrome Absolution 0 49 129 22 90 101 17 34 86 15 17 52 3 28 22 21 10 10 704
Falling Away With You Absolution 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interlude Absolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 95 10 16 33 3 54 59 34 9 9 370
Hysteria Absolution 17 51 133 23 89 97 17 49 95 12 16 60 3 54 59 34 9 9 827
Blackout Absolution 0 45 36 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 103
Butterflies & Hurricanes Absolution 0 47 126 22 71 89 16 1 7 4 0 6 2 0 5 6 0 0 402
The Small Print Absolution 20 27 89 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156
Endlessly Absolution 0 41 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
Fury Absolution 3 0 11 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 1 0 34
Thoughts of a Dying Atheist Absolution 0 46 47 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
Ruled by Secrecy Absolution 0 0 73 11 0 6 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
The Groove Time Is Running Out 0 7 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 24
Eternally Missed Hysteria 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5

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