London Earls Court Exhibition Centre 2004 - 19th (gig)
|Venue||Earls Court Exhibition Centre|
|Date||19th December 2004|
|Support||Soulwax, The Zutons[source?]|
|Start (UTC)||20:00[source?], 18:00[note 1] (doors)|
|Price (GBP)||25.00[note 1]|
|Numbers Nightclub||←||Earls Court Exhibition Centre – 19th||→||Earls Court Exhibition Centre – 20th|
The concert was announced on the 18th October 2004. Pre-sale was from 09:00 on the 20th October through Seetickets, while general sale started on the 23th October at 09:00. Further tickets were put on sale on the 19th of November at 09:00 through gigsandtours.com.
This was the 'red jacket' gig, with the Mexican wave. This was their first gig back home after a long USA tour.
Dominic Howard and Christopher Wolstenholme opened up the gig, while Matthew Bellamy ran around backstage with a camera which was linked to the big screens on stage.[source?] He ran up to (and embarrassed) security guards and made 'rock' gestures with his hand in front of the lens.[source?] Finally, he ran in front of the audience, many of whom had their faces on the big screens, before handing the camera to a stage-hand and starting Hysteria.[source?]
After The Small Print ended, Bellamy threw around his guitar, picked it up, walked to the stage's edge in front of audience, and threw his guitar into the audience, a video of this can be found. The Micro Cuts ending slowed down to an almost complete stop.[source?] Crying Shame was performed live for the first time, and for the only time in the UK.[source?] Bellamy commented in the XFM interview preceding the next day's concert that the new song went down "like a tonne of bricks".[source?]Thomas Kirk commented that the new songs, Crying Shame included along with Dead Star and Micro Cuts, were his favourite moments at the Earls Court gigs.
|After Hysteria||Bellamy||"Thanks very much! It's good to be home!"|
|Before Stockholm Syndrome||"Thank you very much for coming today! We're home, this is our home, it's great to be back. We're called Muse by the way. And er, what can I say? Merry Christmas!"|
A video recording of Hysteria [watch], made by Thomas Kirk was made available to the fans via the website as a 'Christmas Present from Muse' in December 2005. Dead Star was broadcast in place of Glorious on XFM the following night. An audience audio recording exists, in FLAC and mp3 format.
- Dracula Mountain (instrumental) [watch]
(Manson Bomber, Zon Sonus Custom 4)
- Hysteria [watch]
(Manson Bomber, Zon Sonus Custom 4)
- Butterflies & Hurricanes
- New Born
- Sing for Absolution
- Crying Shame [watch]
- Muscle Museum
- Citizen Erased
- Ruled by Secrecy
- Piano interlude + Sunburn (keyboard)
- Thoughts of a Dying Atheist
- Riff + The Small Print + Township Rebellion riff [watch]
(Ibanez Destroyer, black Pedulla Rapture RB5)
- Heartbreaker riff + Time Is Running Out
- Plug In Baby
- Bliss (extended)
- Dead Star
- Micro Cuts
- Intro + Apocalypse Please
- Stockholm Syndrome + riff + Hyper Chondriac Music outro
- Assumed from next day's tickets.
- London gig announced (2004-10-19). MicroCuts. Retrieved 2007-11-26 from microcuts.net.
- Earl's Court setlist (2004-12-20). MicroCuts. Retrieved 2007-11-24 from microcuts.net.
- Tom Wilson. (2004-11-02). Soulwax to support Muse on the 19th!. Retrieved 2007-11-24 from www.muselive.com.
- [Promotional poster]. Retrieved 2007-01-07. [verify]
- More Muse tickets on sale from Friday (2004-11-17). MicroCuts. Retrieved 2007-11-26 from microcuts.net.
- Thomas Kirk. (2005-03-02). Tom Kirk Live Webcast. Muselive. Retrieved 2007-03-07 from www.muselive.com. [verify]