Sydney Showground 2004 - 23rd (gig)

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Matthew Bellamy with his Manson Delorean during the New Born solo
Muse show
Venue Sydney Showground[source?] (Big Day Out[source?])
Date 23rd January 2004[1]
Location Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney, NS[source?]
Country Australia
Songs 11[1]
Support Unknown
Start Unknown
Capacity 40,000[source?]
Price Unknown
Sold out? Unknown

The most well-known of Muse's shows down under for the travelling Big Day Out Festival. Other bands on the tour included Metallica, The Strokes, The Mars Volta, Hoodoo Gurus, or Dandy Warhols. For this particular year, there were two Big Day Out events held in Sydney, with the same bands playing the same time slots on both days. It was stated that the reason for there being two dates was overwhelming demand for tickets in Australia's largest city. It was stated further that more tickets could be sold but it would get so squashed and crowded.[source?] The second day, Muse played basically the same songs, but in a different order. For example, "Stockholm Syndrome" was played last on the second day, and "Hysteria" was the set opener.[source?]


After Stockholm Syndrome Bellamy "Thank you!"[2]
After New Born "Thank you".
Before Muscle Museum "We'll play another song now".
After Hysteria "Cheers".
After Bliss "Thank you!"


Bootlegs and TV broadcasts can be found on and Six songs from this day's performance were released as a bonus disc on an Australian only re-release of Absolution.

An interview of this gig is available here.


  1. Stockholm Syndrome + Psycho riff [watch]
    (Manson Delorean, Candy Red Pedulla Rapture RB4)
  2. New Born [watch]
    (Manson Delorean, Roland MP9500, Candy Red Pedulla Rapture RB4)
  3. Thoughts of a Dying Atheist [watch]
    (Manson 007, Zon Sonus Custom 4)
  4. Butterflies & Hurricanes [watch]
    (Manson Delorean, Roland MP9500, Candy Red Pedulla Rapture RB4)
  5. Citizen Erased [watch]
    (Manson 7 String E Guitar, Roland MP9500, Candy Red Pedulla Rapture RB4)
  6. Piano interlude + Sunburn (keyboard) [watch]
    (Roland MP9500, Black Pedulla RB4)
  7. Muscle Museum [watch]
    (Manson Bomber, Candy Red Pedulla RB4)
  8. Hysteria
    (Manson Bomber)
  9. Bliss
    (Manson Bomber)
  10. Time Is Running Out
    (Manson Delorean)
  11. Plug In Baby
    (Manson Delorean)


  1. a b Australia (2004-01-25). MicroCuts. Retrieved 2007-07-27 from
  2. Absolution bonus disc

See also

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