|First performance||16th September 2015|
|Latest performance||12th June 2016|
|# of performances||9|
|Uno Live Database||100%, missing 0/9 performances.|
This page contains a list of all known performances of Defector.
Analysis and Explanation
Defector was a fan favourite off of the Drones album, however the song was rarely played live. After not being played during the Drones Festival Tour, it made its debut at the Music for Life gig in September 2015 as the shows opener after JFK, but strangely it made no further appearances in 2015.
While the songs intro, JFK, was played at every Drones Arena Tour gig, Defector was not played after it, with the band instead opting to play other songs after it such as Revolt, Reapers and Stockholm Syndrome. However, late into the tour Defector finally returned to the setlists in the JFK slot in May 2016 and made 8 more appearances until the end of the Arena Tour in June. The song has only been played live 9 times and it looks very unlikely the song will return. However the song was an option at the 2017 London Shepherds Bush Empire by request gig, indicating the band haven't given up on the song yet.
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|8||2016-06-12||Telenor Arena||Oslo, Norway||Watch here (B)|
|7||2016-06-11||Ericsson Dome||Stockholm, Sweden||Watch here (B)|
|6||2016-06-09||Forum||Copenhagen, Denmark||Watch here (B)|
|5||2016-06-03||Mercedes Benz Arena||Berlin, Germany||Watch here (B)|
|4||2016-05-21||Mediolanum Forum||Milan, Italy||Watch here (B)|
|3||2016-05-17||Mediolanum Forum||Milan, Italy||Watch here (B)|
|2||2016-05-14||Mediolanum Forum||Milan, Italy||Watch here (B)|
|1||2016-05-12||Hallenstadion||Zürich, Switzerland||Watch here (B)|
|1||2015-09-16||Ancienne Belgique||Brussels, Belgium||Watch here (B)|
This is a table of Drones-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.
Last updated: October 16, 2019.
* JFK was played at a small amount of gigs in 2007 as intro music.
** Drones was played twice at every performance from its debut with three exceptions as of the last update. The actual total of gigs is highly inflated in comparison with other songs as a result. It has not been performed twice at festival dates, however, since the end of the 360 Tour in 2016.
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