The 2nd Law (11)
|First performance||15th August 1997 (different lyrics)|
|Latest performance||23rd August 2017|
|Audio recordings||Plymouth (08/18/1997)|
|# of performances||15|
|Uno Live Database||93%, missing 1/15 performances|
This page contains a list of all known performances of Host.
Analysis and Explanation
Performed somewhat often between 1996 and 1998, Host was dropped from setlists before 1999. A recording from 1997 of this song exists and is to date the only recording of the full song. There are no confirmed appearances of this song during the Showbiz tour though part of the song was soundchecked at the 05/21/2000 concert in Berlin. Most people assumed the band would never consider reviving such an old song.
Host was performed at every non-promotional gig between 10/16/2012 and 11/12/2012 as an intro to Time Is Running Out. Only the first verse of the song was performed (before the "Sick of this space..." part begins, the song ends). It was an interesting throwback from the band. Why the band dug it out or why they ended performing it are unknown, but outside of Western Europe, it's unlikely many people even know Host exists, let alone what it sounds like. It would have been insignificant in places like the United States, where the band broke through at a much later time than in Europe.
With enough fanfare the band could potentially play Host again as a song intro, but Host lacks the large fanbase of other b-sides such as Fury. It did not reappear for the Drones Tour, though the band brought Host out once in 2017 at Bunbury Festival and one further time later that year as a brief 30-second instrumental intro to Time Is Running Out. There have been doubts that it counts as a full performance as it lacks Matt's vocals, but it may be the closest to a full performance that will occur for quite some time. A further intro performance came in 2018 at the Pa'l Norte Festival though Matt simply performed twenty seconds of the song instrumentally. This is not counted as a performance because of its short length and lack of any vocals, while the 2017 performances were longer and featured at least some vocal performance from Matt.
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|2||2017-08-23||Belfast Vital||Belfast, Northern Ireland||Watch here [B]|
|1||2017-06-04||Bunbury Festival||Cincinnati, OH, USA||Watch here [B]|
The 2nd Law era
|11||2012-11-12||Olympiahalle||Munich, BY, Germany||Watch here [B]|
|10||2012-11-03||The O2||Dublin, Ireland||Watch here [B]|
|9||2012-11-01||Manchester Arena||Manchester, UK||Watch here [B]|
|8||2012-10-30||LG Arena||Birmingham, UK||Watch here [B]|
|7||2012-10-27||O2 Arena||London, UK||Watch here [B]|
|6||2012-10-26||O2 Arena||London, UK||Watch here [B]|
|5||2012-10-24||Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre||Glasgow, UK||Watch here [B]|
|4||2012-10-22||Zénith Nantes Métropole||Nantes, France||Watch here [B]|
|3||2012-10-20||Palacio de Deportes de la Comunidad de Madrid||Madrid, Spain||Watch here [B]|
|2||2012-10-18||Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy||Paris, France||Watch here [B]|
|1||2012-10-16||Park&Suites Arena||Montpellier, France||Watch here [B]|
|2||1997-12-15||Cavern Club||Exeter, UK|
|1||1997-08-15||Plymouth Hoe (Soundwaves Festival)||Plymouth, UK||Listen here [B]|
This is a table of Showbiz-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: October 11, 2019.
|Hate This & I'll Love You||Showbiz||2||0||2||7||46||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||57|
|Do We Need This||Muscle Museum||1||0||17||5||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||23|
|Pink Ego Box||Muscle Museum||2||0||10||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||13|
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