Defector (live)

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Live information
Name Defector
Tours Drones (9)
First performance 16th September 2015
Latest performance 12th June 2016
Pro-shots None
Audience footage
2016:
Oslo (06/12/2016)
Stockholm (06/11/2016)
Copenhagen (06/09/2016)
Berlin (06/03/2016)
Milan (05/21/2016)
Milan (05/17/2016)
Milan (05/14/2016)
Zurich (05/12/2016)
2015:
Brussels (09/16/2015)
Audio recordings None
# of performances 9
Uno Live Database 100%, missing 0/9 performances.




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

Analysis and Explanation

Defector has been a fan favourite off of the album, with many fans begging for it to be played live before its debut. By September, half of the album had still yet to be played live (the entire latter half of the album after JFK). It made its debut at the Music for Life gig on September 16 2015 and made no further appearances until may 2016. The gig was viewed as "special" for one reason or another, as Agitated and United States of Eurasia were also performed (two songs that had been played very rarely during the tour).

A fan asked Matt to play the song in Amsterdam, to which he replied "we'll play it in Brussels!". The band did not. Later, a fan on twitter asked Matt to play it, Matt replied that they were going to play the song the next day at Zürich. Defector finally reappeared in setlists at the next gig and made 7 more appearances. It has not been played since and is unlikely to reappear.

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Drones era

2016

# Date Venue Location Link
8 2016-06-12 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway Watch here (B)
7 2016-06-11 Ericsson Dome Stockholm, Sweden Watch here (B)
6 2016-06-09 Forum Copenhagen, Denmark Watch here (B)
5 2016-06-03 Mercedes Benz Arena Berlin, Germany Watch here (B)
4 2016-05-21 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here (B)
3 2016-05-17 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here (B)
2 2016-05-14 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here (B)
1 2016-05-12 Hallenstadion Zürich, Switzerland Watch here (B)

2015

# Date Venue Location Link
1 2015-09-16 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium Watch here (B)

See also

This is a table of Drones-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.

Last updated: October 16, 2019.

Song Title Release 2007 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 #
Dead Inside Drones 0 58 81 23 0 0 162
Drill Sergeant Drones 0 43 23 34 12 61 173
Psycho Drones 0 66 82 34 14 61 257
Mercy Drones 0 57 82 33 8 59 239
Reapers Drones 0 60 60 0 2 57 179
The Handler Drones 0 41 79 11 5 57 192
JFK * Drones 14 31 67 0 0 0 112
Defector Drones 0 1 8 0 0 0 9
Revolt Drones 0 12 10 0 0 0 22
Aftermath Drones 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
The Globalist Drones 0 13 80 17 0 0 110
Drones ** Drones 0 25 143 17 0 0 185

* JFK was played at a small amount of gigs in 2007 as intro music.

** Drones was played twice at every performance from its debut with three exceptions as of the last update. The actual total of gigs is highly inflated in comparison with other songs as a result. It has not been performed twice at festival dates, however, since the end of the 360 Tour in 2016.

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