Do We Need This (live)
|Name||Do We Need This|
|First performance||31st March 1997|
|Latest performance||24th February 2000|
|# of performances||25|
|Uno Live Database||36% (missing 16/25 performances)|
This page contains a list of all known performances of Do We Need This.
Analysis and Explanation
Do We Need This is one of the most played b-sides from the Showbiz era, believed to have been performed over fifty times live over the course of 1997 to 2000. Possibly originating in late 1996, the earliest setlist from 1997 includes this song. Despite this, the next known appearance of Do We Need This took place in April 1999. It is very likely that Do We Need This was done somewhat often during 1997 and 1998, however as of right now, it is unknown exactly how often or when it was performed during this time period.
Do We Need This was performed live very often in 1999. As a rough estimate, including gigs where the song was believed to have been performed, Do We Need This was performed over forty times live in 1999 alone, of which we know of 17 performances from 1999. This is largely due to the band's appreciation of the song, with Matt once citing it as the band's best song. By August 1999, however, the band were beginning to sour on the song, and after August 1999 it was believed to have been performed only six times. There is always the possibility that the song was performed more often during this time period, but there are no setlists available to back up this claim.
Why the song was done so often comes down to the fact that the band had high hopes for the song, and that in 1999 the band hadn't developed a large number of songs to perform live and thus were stuck using b-sides to perform live. Unlike most b-sides there is one pro shot available of Do We Need This, the only in existence. Though it has not been performed since 2000, the band apparently have not given up on performing the song as it was a setlist option for the 2017 Shepherds Bush Empire show.
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|5||2000-02-24||The Princess Charlotte||Leicester, UK|
|4||2000-02-21||Manchester Academy||Manchester, UK||Listen here [B]|
|3||2000-01-08||Exo 7||Rouen, France||Listen here|
|2||2000-01-07||Le Botanique||Saint-Josse-ten-Noode, Belgium||Listen here [B]|
|1||2000-01-06||Paradiso||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Listen here [B]|
Note: Due to years prior to 2000 having many incomplete setlists, performances will not be numbered.
|1999-11-10||MCM Café (Les Inrockuptibles)||Paris, France||Watch here [B]|
|1999-08-18||The Borderline||London, UK|
|1999-08-04||Elbo Room||Chicago, IL, USA|
|1999-07-19||Cavern Club||Exeter, UK|
|1999-07-12||New Morning||Paris, France||Listen here [B]|
|1999-07-08||100 Club||London, UK|
|1999-06-23||Cavern Club||Exeter, UK|
|1999-06-18||Joiners Arms||Southampton, UK|
|1999-05-29||The Garage (supporting Feeder)||Glasgow, UK|
|1999-05-27||The Riverside (supporting Feeder)||Newcastle upon Tyne, UK|
|1999-05-25||Coal Exchange (supporting Feeder)||Cardiff, UK|
|1999-05-18||Barfly (Radio 1 Evening Session Tour)||London, UK|
|1999-05-17||Portsmouth Pyramids Centre (Radio 1 Evening Session tour)||Portsmouth, UK||Listen here [B]|
|1999-04-10||London Astoria (supporting Gene)||London, UK||Listen here [B]|
|1999-??-??||Fortress Studios||London, UK||Included on Origin of Muse|
|1||1997-03-31||Cavern Club||Exeter, UK|
This is a table of Showbiz-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: December 31, 2019.
|Hate This & I'll Love You||Showbiz||0||0||2||0||2||7||46||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||57|
|Do We Need This||Muscle Museum||0||0||1||0||19||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||25|
|Pink Ego Box||Muscle Museum||0||0||2||0||11||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||14|
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