City of Delusion (live)
|Name||City of Delusion|
|Tours||Black Holes and Revelations (51)|
|First performance||18th July 2006|
|Latest performance||18th July 2008|
|# of performances||51|
|Uno Live Database||80% (missing 10/51 performances)|
This page contains a list of all known performances of City of Delusion.
Analysis and Explanation
City of Delusion was performed sporadically in 2006 with no clear pattern to its performances. This continued in 2007, although with fewer performances. Alongside several other album tracks, City of Delusion made only several appearances and was not played outside of the Black Holes and Revelations Tour. The song was not played between July and October 2006, with the exception being the September 11th gig. For 2006, the band would often substitute the trumpet solo with a guitar solo. This would carry out at a handful of 2007 dates where a trumpet player was unavailable, including Seattle 2007 and the Asian tour. The very earliest performance included Morgan performing the trumpet effect on his keyboard, though this was not replicated at any further performance after October 2006.
It was performed just once in 2008, on the same date the song made its debut in 2006. For whatever reason the band did not play it particularly often, leading to very few pro-shots of this song existing (a similar fate occurred with Exo-Politics, Hoodoo and Assassin). The vocal strain felt by Matt may also be a deterrent from the song reappearing, as well as the complicated instruments (including a solo by Dan the Trumpet Man, or whomever trumpet performer was available at the time of each show). It is unlikely that without a replacement trumpeter, City of Delusion will not return to setlists. Still, there may be hope, as the band have not given up on performing the song live, including it as a setlist option for the Shepherds Bush Empire 2017 by-request show.
In a poll of 500 fans conducted in November 2015, out of a total thirty songs that had not been played since The Resistance era, fans voted City of Delusion as the eighth most requested song to make a return to setlists.
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Black Holes and Revelations era
|1||2008-07-18||Auditorio Telmex||Guadalajara, Mexico||Watch here||Trumpet|
|20||2007-09-21||Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre||Irvine, CA, USA||Watch here||Trumpet|
|19||2007-09-09||KeyArena||Seattle, WA, USA||Watch here||Guitar|
|18||2007-08-11||Agganis Arena||Boston, MA, USA||Watch here (Incomplete)||?|
|17||2007-08-10||Festival Pier||Philadelphia, PA, USA||Trumpet|
|16||2007-08-09||The Patriot Center||Fairfax, VA, USA||Watch here||Trumpet|
|15||2007-08-06||Madison Square Garden||New York City, NY, USA||Watch here||Trumpet|
|14||2007-07-29||Songdo Dae Woo Motors Field (Pentaport Rock Festival)||Incheon, South Korea||Watch here||Guitar|
|13||2007-06-23||Parc des Princes||Paris, France||Watch here||Trumpet|
|12||2007-06-16||Wembley Stadium||London, UK||Watch here||Trumpet|
|11||2007-06-09||Seaclose Park (Isle of Wight Festival)||Newport, UK||Watch here (Incomplete)||?|
|10||2007-04-12||Palacio de los Deportes||Mexico City, DF, Mexico||Watch here||Trumpet|
|9||2007-04-10||The Forum||Inglewood, CA, USA||Watch here||Trumpet|
|8||2007-04-09||Bill Graham Civic Auditorium||San Francisco, CA, USA||Watch here||Trumpet|
|7||2007-03-18||Sendai Zepp||Sendai, Japan||?|
|6||2007-03-16||Fukuoka Zepp||Fukuoka, Japan||?|
|5||2007-03-15||Osaka Zepp||Osaka, Japan||Listen here||Guitar|
|4||2007-03-12||International Forum||Tokyo, Japan||Listen here||Guitar|
|3||2007-03-11||Studio Coast||Tokyo, Japan||Listen here||Guitar|
|2||2007-01-31||Festival Hall||Melbourne, VI, Australia||?|
|1||2007-01-24||Hordern Pavilion||Sydney, NS, Australia||?|
|30||2006-12-19||Sportpaleis Antwerp||Antwerp, Belgium||Watch here [B] (Incomplete)||Trumpet|
|29||2006-12-18||Zénith||Lille, France||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|28||2006-12-17||Zénith||Nantes, France||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|27||2006-12-15||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||Paris, France||Watch here [B]||Trumpet|
|26||2006-12-14||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||Paris, France||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|25||2006-12-11||Halle Tony Garnier||Lyon, France||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|24||2006-12-09||Zenith||Munich, Germany||Watch here [B] (Incomplete)||Guitar|
|23||2006-12-06||Eishalle Deutweg||Winterthur, Switzerland||?|
|22||2006-12-04||DatchForum||Milan, Italy||Watch here||Trumpet|
|21||2006-12-02||PalaMalaguti||Bologna, Italy||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|20||2006-11-28||Brabanthallen||'s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|19||2006-11-26||Alsterdorfer Sporthalle||Hamburg, Germany||?|
|18||2006-11-23||Wembley Arena||London, UK||Watch here [B]||Trumpet|
|17||2006-11-22||Wembley Arena||London, UK||Watch here [B]||Trumpet|
|16||2006-11-18||Hallam FM Arena||Sheffield, UK||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|15||2006-11-17||National Ice Centre Arena||Nottingham, UK||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|14||2006-11-15||National Exhibition Centre||Birmingham, UK||Watch here [B]||Trumpet|
|13||2006-11-11||Evening News Arena||Manchester, UK||Watch here (Incomplete) [B]||Trumpet|
|12||2006-10-28||Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona||Badalona, Spain||Watch here (Fragment) [B]||?|
|11||2006-10-27||Palacio Deportes||Madrid, Spain||Watch here [B]||Keyboard|
|10||2006-10-26||Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno||Lisbon, Portugal||Watch here||Keyboard|
|9||2006-09-11||Lifestyles Communities Pavilion||Columbus, OH, USA||Watch here (Incomplete) [B]||Guitar|
|8||2006-07-31||Jacques Cartier Pier||Montreal, QC, Canada||?|
|7||2006-07-27||Aragon Ballroom||Chicago, USA||Watch here [B]||Keyboard|
|6||2006-07-26||State Theater||Minneapolis, USA||?|
|5||2006-07-24||Fillmore Auditorium||Denver, CO, USA||Listen here [B]||Guitar|
|4||2006-07-22||Celebrity Theatre||Phoenix, AZ, USA||?|
|3||2006-07-21||Soma||San Diego, USA||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|2||2006-07-19||Greek Theatre||Los Angeles, CA, USA||Watch here [B]||Guitar|
|1||2006-07-18||The Concourse||San Francisco, CA, USA||Watch here (Incomplete) [B]||Keyboard|
This is a table of Black Holes and Revelations-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.
|Take a Bow||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||79||81||14||0||13||3||0||0||0||0||35||12||7||9||253|
|Starlight||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||96||101||17||50||95||17||31||93||3||59||82||33||13||11||683|
|Supermassive Black Hole||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||96||98||17||48||95||13||29||91||0||62||82||33||14||11||689|
|Map of the Problematique||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||95||97||17||36||62||8||11||31||0||5||43||6||1||0||412|
|Soldier's Poem||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||41||51||3||0||2||3||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||100|
|Invincible||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||71||85||14||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||170|
|Assassin||Black Holes & Revelations||0||20||38||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||5||2||1||0||85|
|Exo-Politics||Black Holes & Revelations||0||21||7||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||28|
|City of Delusion||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||30||20||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||51|
|Hoodoo||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||35||28||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||63|
|Knights of Cydonia||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||97||101||17||44||95||17||28||90||3||62||82||34||13||10||694|
|Glorious||Black Holes & Revelations||9||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0||0||11|
|Crying Shame||Supermassive Black Hole||1||9||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||10|
|Man of Mystery||The Supermassive Selection||0||0||0||20||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||21|
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