Birmingham National Indoor Arena 2009 (gig)
|Venue||National Indoor Arena|
|Date||10th November 2009|
|Support||The Big Pink|
|Start (UTC)||19:30, 19:00 (doors)|
|Glasgow Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre 2009||←||Birmingham National Indoor Arena 2009||→||London Royal Albert Hall 2009|
This concert was part of the European leg of "The Resistance" tour, announced on the 1st of June. Fan pre-sale information and links were announced on the 3rd of June. Pre-sale took place on the 4th and general sale started the following day. Both pre-sale and general sale sold out, the latter in its first day.[source?]
On playing songs from "The Resistance" live, Dominic Howard stated that learning to do so "should take a while!" and Rehearsals started on the 19th of July. On the 22nd, musewire readers were told to "expect an 8" stone 'enge" for The Resistance tour's stage design.
"MK ULTRA" was played for the first time, and it was played a half-step down from the album version. At the end of "Stockholm Syndrome" + Riffs, Matt threw his Red Glitter Manson Guitar, neck first, through the top of one of Dom's Timpani. The balloons were released during "Plug In Baby".
Before "MK ULTRA", Bellamy said "we're going to play a song we've never played before" and before "Map Of The Problematique" Dom said (after a long pause) "Ok, now we're going to play the song".
After Stockholm Syndrome, Matt smashed his Red Glitter Manson into Dom's tympani, breaking the skin of the drums, though the guitar was not damaged.
An audience recording is located here[registration needed]
- We Are the Universe (intro music)
- New Born + Headup riff
- Map of the Problematique + Who Knows Who riff
- MK ULTRA
- Supermassive Black Hole
- Interlude + Hysteria
- United States of Eurasia
- Feeling Good
- Guiding Light
- Helsinki Jam
- Undisclosed Desires
- Plug In Baby
- Burning Bridges riff + Time Is Running Out
- Unnatural Selection
- Exogenesis: Symphony Part I (Overture)
- Stockholm Syndrome + Township Rebellion riff + War Within a Breath riff + Agitated riff + riff [watch]
- Man With a Harmonica intro + Knights of Cydonia
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