Blackout (live)

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66% MuseWiki ULD has 68/103 performances of this song.
This is a list of missing performances.
Live information
Name Blackout
Tours Drones (1)
The 2nd Law (17)
Black Holes and Revelations (4)
Absolution (81)
First performance 3rd September 2003
Latest performance 1st March 2016
Pro-shots
2007:
London (06/17/2007)
2004:
Pilton (06/27/2004)
Landgraaf (05/31/2004)
2003:
London (09/22/2003)
Milan (09/15/2003)
Paris (09/10/2003)
Brussels (09/05/2003)
Audience footage
2016:
Paris (03/01/2016)
2013:
Mexico City (10/20/2013)
Mexico City (10/18/2013)
Monterrey (10/09/2013)
Helsinki (07/27/2013)
Rome (07/06/2013)
Turin (06/28/2013)
Nice (06/26/2013)
Paris (06/22/2013)
Paris (06/21/2013)
Werchter (06/18/2013)
Bern (06/15/2013)
Barcelona (06/07/2013)
Amsterdam (06/04/2013)
Manchester (06/01/2013)
London (05/26/2013)
London (05/25/2013)
Coventry (05/22/2013)
2007:
Paris (06/23/2007)
London (06/16/2007)
Florence (05/30/2007)
2004:
Melbourne (09/08/2004)
St. Cloud (08/28/2004)
Chelmsford (08/21/2004)
Nimes (07/22/2004)
Vienne (07/18/2004)
Madrid (03/19/2004)
Tokyo (02/07/2004)
2003:
Manchester (11/29/2003)
Rotterdam (11/06/2003)
Audio recordings
2004:
London (12/20/2004)
Brisbane (09/12/2004)
Nyon (07/23/2004)
St. Gallen (07/02/2004)
Rome (06/12/2004)
Toulouse (03/22/2004)
Donostia (03/20/2004)
Orleans (03/15/2004)
Rouen (03/14/2004)
Sydney (01/19/2004)
2003:
Reykjavik (12/10/2003)
Exeter (12/07/2003)
Bournemouth (12/05/2003)
Nottingham (11/28/2003)
London (11/27/2003)
Strasbourg (11/22/2003)
Paris (11/18/2003)
Nice (11/16/2003)
Madrid (11/14/2003)
Marseille (11/11/2003)
Lyon (11/10/2003)
Angers (11/08/2003)
Brussels (11/07/2003)
Lille (11/04/2003)
Nancy (11/03/2003)
Geneva (11/02/2003)
Bologna (10/30/2003)
Munich (10/24/2003)
Stockholm (10/14/2003)
Helsinki (10/11/2003)
Amsterdam (09/03/2003)
# of performances 103
Uno Live Database 66% (missing 35/103 performances)




This page contains a list of all known performances of Blackout.


Analysis and Explanation

Blackout was played rather often in 2003, appearing at the majority of gigs though it was skipped at the occasional gig. Upon reaching 2004, however, it was performed only somewhat often throughout the January and February gigs. As a result, very few early 2004 Blackout recordings exist. It would go on to appear at none of the American gigs of April and May 2004, though Blackout would return for a handful of dates before officially returning to the main setlist starting with Glastonbury Festival 2004.

Muse did not perform Blackout at any American dates on the Absolution tour, and dropped it from setlists after the September 2004 Australian tour with the exception of the Earls Court performance. Blackout returned in May 2007 for a short period of time, mostly surrounding the Wembley Stadium performances. The band used a unique live presentation in the form of the Heliosphere, on which two acrobats dangled above the crowd. It wouldn't be until 2013 when Blackout was performed again, though it appeared on the setlist of Dublin Marlay Park 2008 and was about to be performed until only minutes before the gig (poor weather prevented the band from using the Heliosphere used for Blackout, so the song itself was skipped).

For the Unsustainable Tour in the summer of 2013, Blackout was performed at nearly all dates until the beginning of July. After this, the song was performed at three dates in Mexico, but no further performances throughout the 2nd Law era. These three shows in Mexico are the only times Blackout has ever been performed in North America. A large floating lightbulb flew above the band and audience during 2013 performances of Blackout. At a show on the six-night Paris Bercy concerts of February/March 2016, Blackout was performed on the fourth night. For whatever reason it was not performed again throughout the remainder of the year, and when the band surveyed fans in July 2016 of rare songs they would like to perform live, Blackout was not on the list. Perhaps the band felt the performance was not up to standards, though it has since become a fan favourite performance.

It is likely that Blackout will return in the future for occasional performances in the future, though whether or not it will ever be performed live in the United States or Canada has yet to be determined.

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Drones era

2016

# Date Venue Location Link
1 2016-03-01 Bercy Arena Paris, France Watch here [B]

The 2nd Law era

2013

# Date Venue Location Link
17 2013-10-20 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City, Mexico Watch here [B]
16 2013-10-18 Palacio de los Deportes Mexico City, Mexico Watch here [B]
15 2013-10-09 Arena Monterrey Monterrey, Mexico Watch here [B]
14 2013-07-27 Olympiastadion Helsinki, Finland Watch here [B]
13 2013-07-06 Stadio Olimpico Rome, RM, Italy Watch here [B]
12 2013-06-28 Stadio Olimpico Turin, TO, Italy Watch here [B]
11 2013-06-26 Stade Charles-Ehrmann Nice, France Watch here [B]
10 2013-06-22 Stade de France Paris, France Watch here [B]
9 2013-06-21 Stade de France Paris, France Watch here [B]
8 2013-06-18 Werchter Festival Site Werchter, Belgium Watch here [B]
7 2013-06-15 Stade de Suisse Bern, BE, Switzerland Watch here [B]
6 2013-06-07 Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys Barcelona, Spain Watch here [B]
5 2013-06-04 Amsterdam ArenA Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands Watch here [B]
4 2013-06-01 Etihad Stadium Manchester, UK Watch here [B]
3 2013-05-26 Emirates Stadium London, UK Watch here [B]
2 2013-05-25 Emirates Stadium London, UK Watch here [B]
1 2013-05-22 Ricoh Arena Coventry, UK Watch here [B]

Black Holes and Revelations era

2007

# Date Venue Location Link
4 2007-06-23 Parc des Princes Paris, France Watch here [B]
3 2007-06-17 Wembley Stadium London, UK Watch here [B]
2 2007-06-16 Wembley Stadium London, UK Watch here [B]
1 2007-05-30 Piazzale Michelangelo Florence, Italy Watch here [B]

Absolution era

2004

# Date Venue Location Link
36 2004-12-20 Earls Court Exhibition Centre London, UK Listen here [B]
35 2004-09-12 Brisbane River Stage Brisbane, QL, Australia Listen here [B]
34 2004-09-10 Hordern Pavilion Sydney, NS, Australia
33 2004-09-08 Festival Hall Melbourne, VI, Australia Watch here [B]
32 2004-08-28 Domaine National de Saint-Cloud (Rock en Seine) Saint-Cloud, France Watch here
31 2004-08-26 Festivalgelände Wiesen (Two Days a Week) Wiesen, Austria
30 2004-08-22 Weston Park (V Festival) Weston under Lizard, UK
29 2004-08-21 Hylands Park (V Festival) Chelmsford, UK Watch here (Incomplete)
28 2004-07-23 L'Asse (Paléo Festival - headline) Nyon, VD, Switzerland Listen here [B]
27 2004-07-22 Arènes de Nîmes (Festival de Nîmes) Nîmes, France Watch here [B]
26 2004-07-21 Amphitheatre Vallauris, France
25 2004-07-19 Festival les Nuits Bleues Les Moutiers-en-Retz, France
24 2004-07-18 Antic Arena Vienne, France Watch here
23 2004-07-10 Balado Park (T in the Park) Kinross, Scotland, UK
22 2004-07-04 Roskilde fairgrounds (Roskilde Festival) Roskilde, Denmark
21 2004-07-03 Werchter Festival[venue?] Werchter, Belgium
20 2004-07-02 Festivalgeländ (Open Air Festival—headline) St. Gallen, Switzerland Listen here [B]
19 2004-06-27 Worthy Farm (Glastonbury Festival - headline) Pilton, UK Watch here [B]
18 2004-06-12 Tennis Stadium Rome, Italy Listen here (Incomplete)
17 2004-05-31 Megaland (Pinkpop) Landgraaf, LI, Netherlands Watch here [B]
16 2004-03-25 Mazda Palace Turin, TO, Italy
15 2004-03-24 Le Summum Grenoble, France
14 2004-03-22 Le Zénith Toulouse, France Listen here [B]
13 2004-03-20 Velódromo de Anoeta Donostia-San Sebastián, SS, Spain Listen here [B]
12 2004-03-19 Palacio Vistalegre Madrid, Spain Watch here (Incomplete)
11 2004-03-18 Palacio Municipal de Deportes de Granada Granada, GR, Spain
10 2004-03-16 Le Zénith Clermont-Ferrand, France
9 2004-03-15 Zénith d'Orléans Orléans, France Listen here [B]
8 2004-03-14 Le Zénith Rouen, France Listen here [B]
7 2004-02-23 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
6 2004-02-22 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
5 2004-02-11 Namba Hach Osaka, Japan
4 2004-02-09 Diamond Hall Nagoya, Japan
3 2004-02-07 Bay NK Hall Tokyo, Japan Watch here [B]
2 2004-01-27 Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom Melbourne, VI, Australia
1 2004-01-19 Metro Theatre Sydney, NS, Australia Listen here

2003

# Date Venue Location Link
45 2003-12-10 Laugardalshöll Reykjavík, Iceland Listen here [B]
44 2003-12-07 Westpoint Arena Clyst St Mary, UK Listen here
43 2003-12-05 International Centre Bournemouth, UK Listen here [B]
42 2003-12-04 Brighton Centre Brighton, UK
41 2003-12-03 NEC Arena Birmingham, UK
40 2003-12-01 International Arena Cardiff, UK
39 2003-11-29 Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester, UK Watch here
38 2003-11-28 National Ice Centre Arena Nottingham, UK Listen here [B]
37 2003-11-27 Wembley Arena London, UK Listen here [B]
36 2003-11-25 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow, UK
35 2003-11-22 Le Rhenus Strasbourg, France Listen here
34 2003-11-21 E-Werk Cologne, Germany
33 2003-11-20 Sportzcentrum Tagerhard Wettingen, Switzerland
32 2003-11-18 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris, France Listen here [B]
31 2003-11-16 Palais Nikaia Nice, France Listen here
30 2003-11-14 La Riviera Madrid, Spain Listen here [B]
29 2003-11-13 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
28 2003-11-11 Marseille Dôme Marseille, France Listen here [B]
27 2003-11-10 Halle Tony Garnier Lyon, France Listen here [B]
26 2003-11-08 Amphitheatre Angers, France Listen here [B]
25 2003-11-07 Forest National Brussels, Belgium Listen here
24 2003-11-06 Ahoy Rotterdam, ZH, Netherlands Watch here
23 2003-11-04 Zénith Lille, France Listen here
22 2003-11-03 Zénith Nancy, France Listen here
21 2003-11-02 Geneva Arena Geneva, GE, Switzerland Listen here [B]
20 2003-10-31 Sport Hall Pordenone, PN, Italy
19 2003-10-30 Sporthall Piazza Azzarita Bologna, BO, Italy Listen here
18 2003-10-28 Sashall Florence, FI, Italy
17 2003-10-27 Mazda Palace Milan, MI, Italy
16 2003-10-24 Zenith Munich, BY, Germany Listen here [B]
15 2003-10-22 Stadthalle Offenbach Offenbach am Main, HE, Germany
14 2003-10-21 Columbiahalle Berlin, BE, Germany
13 2003-10-19 Große Freiheit Hamburg, HH, Germany
12 2003-10-18 Große Freiheit Hamburg, HH, Germany
11 2003-10-16 Vega Copenhagen, Denmark
10 2003-10-15 Rockefeller Music Hall Oslo, Norway
9 2003-10-14 Stockholm Cirkus Stockholm, Sweden Listen here [B]
8 2003-10-12 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland
7 2003-10-11 Nosturi Helsinki, Finland Listen here [B]
6 2003-09-22 Carling Academy London, UK Watch here [B]
5 2003-09-15 MTV Studios (MTV Italy) Milan, MI, Italy Watch here [B]
4 2003-09-10 Trabendo Paris, France Watch here [B]
3 2003-09-07 Cologne Cologne, NW, Germany
2 2003-09-05 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium Watch here [B]
1 2003-09-03 Melkweg Amsterdam, NH, Netherlands Listen here [B]

See also

This is a table of Absolution-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: March 13, 2019.

Song Title Release '02 '03 '04 '05 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13 '14 '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 #
Apocalypse Please Absolution 18 40 89 21 24 38 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 32 22 0 0 0 285
Time Is Running Out Absolution 0 53 131 23 90 101 17 48 94 15 29 91 3 59 81 32 13 11 891
Sing for Absolution Absolution 0 41 76 0 0 19 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 137
Stockholm Syndrome Absolution 0 49 129 22 90 101 17 34 86 15 17 52 3 28 22 21 10 10 704
Falling Away With You Absolution 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Interlude Absolution 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48 95 10 16 33 3 54 59 34 9 9 370
Hysteria Absolution 17 51 133 23 89 97 17 49 95 12 16 60 3 54 59 34 9 9 827
Blackout Absolution 0 45 36 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 17 0 0 1 0 0 0 103
Butterflies & Hurricanes Absolution 0 47 126 22 71 89 16 1 7 4 0 6 2 0 5 6 0 0 402
The Small Print Absolution 20 27 89 20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 156
Endlessly Absolution 0 41 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 48
Fury Absolution 3 0 11 0 0 7 4 0 0 0 0 3 0 3 1 1 1 0 34
Thoughts of a Dying Atheist Absolution 0 46 47 17 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 110
Ruled by Secrecy Absolution 0 0 73 11 0 6 0 0 9 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 100
The Groove Time Is Running Out 0 7 6 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 24
Eternally Missed Hysteria 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 5

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