The Handler (live)

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Live information
Name The Handler
Tours Simulation Theory (1)
Drones (133)
First performance 13th June 2015
Latest performance 25th May 2018
Pro-shots None
Audience footage None
Audio recordings None
# of performances 134
Uno Live Database 99%




This page contains a list of all known performances of The Handler.

Analysis and Explanation

The Handler is not only a fan favourite, but both Chris and Dom's favourite song off of Drones. As a result, after its debut at Download Festival 2015, it has been played routinely at nearly every gig since. Before the KROQ Weenie Roast in May 2015, Dom was quoted saying "Oh fuck it, let's play The Handler tonight".[1] It appears the band held back from playing it with the goal being a live debut at the heavier Download Festival. Apart from promotional gigs and a series of four Asian gigs where the band could not perform the song for political reasons, it was played at virtually every gig in 2015 and 2016, usually with Isolated System as an intro.

Due to its high status with fans and the band, The Handler continued to be played regularly during 2017 and 2018. It is still played now, albeit as a shortened version as part of the Metal Medley.

Please submit dead links/issues here.

Simulation Theory era

2019

# Date Venue Location Link Info
26 2019-06-05 Ashton Gate Stadium Bristol, England Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
25 2019-06-01 London Stadium London, England Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
24 2019-05-29 Stadthalle Graz Graz, Austria Part of the Metal Medley
23 2019-05-28 Papp László Sports Arena Budapest, Hungary Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
22 2019-05-26 Letňany Airport Prague, Czech Republic Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
21 2019-04-12 United Center Chicago, IL, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
20 2019-04-10 TD Garden Boston, MA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
19 2019-04-08 Madison Square Garden New York, NY, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
18 2019-04-07 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
17 2019-04-04 Little Caesars Arena Detroit, MI, USA Part of the Metal Medley
16 2019-04-02 Capital One Arena Washington, D.C., USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley'
15 2019-03-31 Videotron Centre Québec City, Canada Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
14 2019-03-30 Bell Centre Montreal, Canada Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
13 2019-03-28 Scotiabank Arena Toronto, Canada Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
12 2019-03-26 State Farm Arena Atlanta, GA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
11 2019-03-24 BB&T Center Sunrise, FL, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
10 2019-03-11 The Forum Los Angeles, CA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
9 2019-03-09 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
8 2019-03-07 Golden 1 Center Sacramento, CA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
7 2019-03-05 Pechanga Arena San Diego, CA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
6 2019-03-02 Mandalay Bay Events Center Las Vegas, NV, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
5 2019-02-28 Vivint Smart Home Arena Salt Lake City, UT, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
4 2019-02-26 Talking Stick Resort Arena Phoenix, AZ, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
3 2019-02-24 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
2 2019-02-22 Toyota Center Houston, TX, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
1 2019-02-09 Hollywood Palladium Los Angeles, CA, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley

2018

# Date Venue Location Link Info
3 2018-12-09 Aragon Ballroom Chicago, IL, USA Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
2 2018-12-03 Royal Albert Hall London, UK Watch here Part of the Metal Medley
1 2018-09-21 Reeperbahn Festival Hamburg, Germany Watch here Full version

Drones era

2018

# Date Venue Location Link
2 2018-05-25 Bottlerock Napa Valley Napa, CA, USA Watch here
1 2018-05-06 Carolina Rebellion Charlotte, NC, USA Watch here


2017

# Date Venue Location Link
11 2017-12-18 Rod Laver Arena Melbourne, Australia Watch here
10 2017-11-13 Yokohama Arena Yokohama, Japan Listen here
9 2017-11-04 BlizzCon 2017 Anaheim, CA, USA Watch here
8 2017-07-24 Central Park (SummerStage Benefit) New York City, NY, USA Watch here
7 2017-06-18 Firefly Festival Dover, DE, USA Watch here
6 2017-06-15 PNC Music Pavilion Charlotte, NC, USA Watch here
5 2017-06-13 Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre St. Louis, MO, USA Watch here
4 2017-06-12 Starlight Theatre Kansas City, MO, USA Watch here*
3 2017-06-06 Lakewood Amphitheatre Atlanta, GA, USA Watch here
2 2017-06-03 Ascend Amphitheater Nashville, TN, USA Watch here
1 2017-05-20 Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre West Palm Beach, FL, USA Watch here
  • Incomplete*

2016

# Date Venue Location Link
79 2016-08-21 Krakow Live Krakow, Poland Watch here
78 2016-08-20 Rock am See Konstanz, Germany Watch here*
77 2016-08-13 Sziget Festival Budapest, Hungary Watch here
76 2016-08-06 Laugardalsholl Reykjavik, Iceland Watch here
75 2016-07-29 Rock The City Bucharest, Romania Watch here
74 2016-07-23 Ejekt Festival Athens, Greece Watch here
73 2016-07-19 Paléo Festival Nyon, Switzerland Watch here
72 2016-07-18 Nîmes Festival Nîmes, France Watch here
71 2016-07-16 Festival Internacional de Benicàssim Benicàssim, VC, Spain Watch here
70 2016-07-14 Gurten Festival Berne, Switzerland Watch here
69 2016-07-08 U-Park Festival Kyiv, Ukraine Watch here
68 2016-06-30 Garorock Festival Marmande, France Watch here
67 2016-06-28 Eiffel Tower Paris, France Watch here
66 2016-06-24 Worthy Farm (Glastonbury Festival) Pilton, UK Watch here
65 2016-06-21 Olimpiski Moscow, Russia Watch here
64 2016-06-17 Žalgirio Arena Kaunas, Lithuania Watch here
63 2016-06-16 Riga Arena Riga, Latvia Watch here
62 2016-06-14 Hartwall Arena Helsinki, Finland Watch here
61 2016-06-12 Telenor Arena Oslo, Norway Watch here
60 2016-06-11 Ericsson Dome Stockholm, Sweden Watch here
59 2016-06-09 Forum Copenhagen, Denmark Watch here (Cut)
58 2016-06-08 Forum Copenhagen, Denmark Watch here
57 2016-06-06 Barclaycard Arena Hamburg, Germany Watch here
56 2016-06-04 O2 Arena Prague, Czech Republic Watch here
55 2016-06-03 Mercedes Benz Arena Berlin, Germany Watch here
54 2016-05-21 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here
53 2016-05-20 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here
52 2016-05-18 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here
51 2016-05-17 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here
50 2016-05-15 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here
49 2016-05-14 Mediolanum Forum Milan, Italy Watch here
48 2016-05-12 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland Watch here
47 2016-05-11 Hallenstadion Zurich, Switzerland Watch here
46 2016-05-09 Wiener Stadthalle Vienna, Austria Watch here
45 2016-05-06 Barclaycard Center Madrid, Spain Watch here
44 2016-05-05 Barclaycard Center Madrid, Spain Watch here
43 2016-05-03 MEO Arena Lisbon, Portugal Watch here
42 2016-05-02 MEO Arena Lisbon, Portugal Watch here
41 2016-04-18 SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland Watch here
40 2016-04-17 SSE Hydro Glasgow, Scotland Watch here
39 2016-04-15 O2 Arena London, England Watch here
38 2016-04-14 O2 Arena London, England Watch here
37 2016-04-12 O2 Arena London, England Watch here
36 2016-04-11 O2 Arena London, England Watch here
35 2016-04-09 Manchester Arena Manchester, England Watch here
34 2016-04-08 Manchester Arena Manchester, England Watch here
33 2016-04-06 The SSE Arena Belfast, Northern Ireland Watch here
32 2016-04-05 3Arena Dublin, Ireland Watch here*
31 2016-04-03 O2 Arena London, England Watch here
30 2016-04-02 Barclayard Arena Birmingham, England Watch here
29 2016-03-31 Olympiahalle Munich, Germany Watch here
28 2016-03-16 Palais 12 Brussels, Belgium Watch here
27 2016-03-15 Palais 12 Brussels, Belgium Watch here
26 2016-03-13 Palais 12 Brussels, Belgium Watch here*
25 2016-03-12 Palais 12 Brussels, Belgium Watch here
24 2016-03-10 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands Watch here
23 2016-03-09 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands Watch here
22 2016-03-07 Ziggo Dome Amsterdam, Netherlands Watch here (Cut)
21 2016-03-06 Lanxess Arena Cologne, Germany Watch here
20 2016-03-04 Bercy Arena Paris, France Watch here
19 2016-03-03 Bercy Arena Paris, France Watch here
18 2016-03-01 Bercy Arena Paris, France Watch here
17 2016-02-29 Bercy Arena Paris, France Watch here
16 2016-02-27 Bercy Arena Paris, France Watch here
15 2016-02-26 Bercy Arena Paris, France Watch here
14 2016-02-01 Verizon Center Washington, DC, USA Watch here
13 2016-01-31 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA, USA Watch here (Cut)
12 2016-01-29 Prudential Center Newark, NJ, USA Watch here
11 2016-01-27 Barclays Center Brooklyn, NY, USA Watch here
10 2016-01-25 TD Garden Boston, MA, USA Watch here
9 2016-01-23 Centre Vidéotron Quebec City, QC, Canada Watch here
8 2016-01-21 Centre Bell Montréal, QC, Canada Watch here
7 2016-01-20 Centre Bell Montréal, QC, Canada Watch here
6 2016-01-18 Centre Vidéotron Quebec City, QC, Canada Watch here
5 2016-01-16 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON, Canada Watch here
4 2016-01-14 Joe Louis Arena Detroit, MI, USA Watch here
3 2016-01-13 United Center Chicago, IL, USA Watch here
2 2016-01-09 Mandalay Bay Las Vegas, NV, USA Watch here
1 2016-01-07 Valley View Casino Center San Diego, CA, USA Watch here

2015

# Date Venue Location Link
41 2015-12-19 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA, USA Watch here (Cut)
40 2015-12-18 Staples Center Los Angeles, CA, USA Watch here
39 2015-12-15 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA, USA Watch here
38 2015-12-13 Moda Center Portland, OR, USA Watch here
37 2015-12-12 KeyArena Seattle, WA, USA Watch here
36 2015-12-10 Rogers Arena Vancouver, BC, Canada Watch here
35 2015-12-05 Gila River Arena Phoenix, AZ, USA Watch here (Cut)
34 2015-12-02 American Airlines Center Dallas, TX, USA Watch here
33 2015-12-01 Toyota Center Houston, TX, USA Watch here
32 2015-11-21 Corona Capital Festival Mexico City, Mexico Watch here
31 2015-11-20 Palacio de los Deportes - 20th Mexico City, Mexico Watch here
30 2015-11-18 Palacio de los Deportes - 18th Mexico City, Mexico Watch here
29 2015-11-17 Palacio de los Deportes - 17th Mexico City, Mexico Watch here
28 2015-11-11 Sports Arena (Dress Rehearsal show) Los Angeles, CA, USA No recording
27 2015-10-27 Parque Deportivo 222 Bogotá, Colombia Watch here (Cut)
26 2015-10-24 Allianz Arena São Paulo, Brazil Watch here (Cut)
25 2015-10-22 HSBC Arena Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Watch here
24 2015-10-19 Orfeo Superdomo Córdoba, Argentina Watch here
23 2015-10-17 Complejo Al Rio Buenos Aires, Argentina Watch here
22 2015-10-15 Movistar Arena Santiago, Chile Watch here
21 2015-09-28 AsiaWorld-Expo Hong Kong Watch here
20 2015-09-16 Ancienne Belgique Brussels, Belgium Watch here
19 2015-09-13 Lollapalooza Berlin Berlin, Germany Watch here
18 2015-09-11 Electric Ballroom London, UK Watch here
17 2015-07-25 Fuji Rock Festival Yuzawa-machi, Japan Watch here
16 2015-07-18 Rock in Roma Rome, Italy Watch here
15 2015-07-16 Vieilles Charrues Festival Carhaix, France Watch here
14 2015-07-13 Musilac Music Festival Aix-les-Bains, France Watch here
13 2015-07-11 Bilbao BBK Live Bilbao, Spain Watch here (Cut)
12 2015-07-09 NOS Alive! Festival Lisbon, Portugal Watch here
11 2015-07-05 Rock-A-Field Roeser, Luxembourg Watch here
10 2015-07-04 Main Square Festival Arras, France Watch here
9 2015-07-02 Roskilde Festival Roskilde, Denmark Watch here
8 2015-06-30 Gloria Theater Cologne, Germany Watch here
7 2015-06-28 Rock Werchter Festival Werchter, Belgium Watch here
6 2015-06-26 Bravalla Festival Norrköping, Sweden Watch here
5 2015-06-24 Provinssirock Festival Seinäjoki, Finland Watch here
4 2015-06-21 Tuborg Greenfest Russia St. Petersburg, Russia Watch here
3 2015-06-19 Park Live Festival Moscow, Russia Watch here
2 2015-06-14 Orange Festival Warsaw, Poland Watch here
1 2015-06-13 Download Festival Derby, England Watch here

BONUS: this pro-shot of a soundcheck at Exeter Great Hall, 03/22/2015.

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: March 13, 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 11 123
Psycho Drones 0 66 82 34 14 11 206
Mercy Drones 0 57 82 33 8 9 188
Reapers Drones 0 60 60 0 2 10 132
The Handler Drones 0 41 79 11 5 10 145
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.

References

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