Thoughts of a Dying Atheist (live)

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This is a list of missing performances.
Live information
Name Thoughts of a Dying Atheist
Tours Absolution (110)
First performance 3rd September 2003
Latest performance 7th May 2005
Pro-shots
2004:
Sydney (01/23/2004)
2003:
London (11/27/2003)
London (09/22/2003)
Milan (09/15/2003)
Paris (09/10/2003)
Brussels (09/05/2003)
Audience footage 2004:
London (12/19/2004)
Tokyo (02/07/2004)
2003:
Bologna (10/30/2003)
Audio recordings
2005:
Columbus (04/27/2005)
St. Louis (04/26/2005)
East Lansing (04/23/2005)
Buffalo (04/21/2005)
2004:
Los Angeles (12/09/2004)
Los Angeles (12/08/2004)
Nashville (11/30/2004)
Seattle (05/09/2004)
Los Angeles (05/05/2004)
Rochester (04/21/2004)
Hiroshima (02/14/2004)
Tokyo (02/08/2004)
Perth (02/01/2004)
Adelaide (01/30/2004)
Melbourne (01/26/2004)
Sydney (01/19/2004)
2003:
Exeter (12/07/2003)
Bournemouth (12/05/2003)
Cardiff (12/01/2003)
Manchester (11/29/2003)
Nottingham (11/28/2003)
Glasgow (11/25/2003)
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)
Vienna (10/25/2003)
Helsinki (10/11/2003)
Amsterdam (09/03/2003)
# of performances 110
Uno Live Database 41% (missing 65/110 performances)




This page contains a list of all known performances of Thoughts of a Dying Atheist.


Analysis and Explanation

Though a very rare song live today, Thoughts of a Dying Atheist was performed rather often on the Absolution tour. 2003 in particular featured Thoughts of a Dying Atheist in the vast majority of setlists, only skipping promotional dates and no full gigs. Several pro-shots from 2003 exist as a result. Apart from the first gig of the year, Thoughts of a Dying Atheist was played at every non-promotional concert in January and February 2004, though it was dropped from setlists for March 2004.

Though reappearing for around ten gigs on the North American tour, the song was again dropped after a few dates in May. Apart from a single performance in October, it wouldn't be until November that the song would fully return to setlists, appearing at every non-festival until the end of the year. Apart from Big Day Out Festival, Thoughts of a Dying Atheist was never performed at a festival. Once again the song returned in 2005, though it was skipped at five out of the first six gigs of the year (none of these gigs were recorded, though, so there is not much of a loss). The song continued to be performed at every gig on the American tour before it was performed for it was performed for the last time at the end of the tour.

Thoughts of a Dying Atheist has not been performed live since the Absolution tour, with no sign of the song returning anytime soon. The band's refusal to play it live at festivals may be holding this song back from returning.

Please submit dead links/issues here.

Absolution era

2005

# Date Venue Location Link
17 2005-05-07 Austin Music Hall Austin, TX, USA
16 2005-05-05 Cullum Auditorium Houston, TX, USA
15 2005-05-04 Gypsy Tea Room and Ballroom Dallas, TX, USA
14 2005-05-03 Sunset Station San Antonio, TX, USA
13 2005-05-01 Uptown Theater Kansas City, MO, USA
12 2005-04-30 Jillian's Louisville, KY, USA
11 2005-04-28 Manchester Field Kent, OH, USA
10 2005-04-27 PromoWest Pavilion Columbus, OH, USA Listen here
9 2005-04-26 Pageant Concert Nightclub St. Louis, MO, USA Listen here
8 2005-04-24 Emens Auditorium Muncie, IN, USA
7 2005-04-23 Breslin Student Events Center East Lansing, MI, USA Listen here
6 2005-04-21 Sphere Entertainment Complex Buffalo, NY, USA Listen here
5 2005-04-20 Curry Hicks Cage Amherst, MA, USA
4 2005-04-19 Jorgensen Auditorium Mansfield, CT, USA
3 2005-04-17 Peterson Fieldhouse Providence, RI, USA
2 2005-04-16 Cole Field House College Park, MD, USA
1 2005-04-13 Disco Rodeo Raleigh, NC, USA

2004

# Date Venue Location Link
47 2004-12-19 Earls Court Exhibition Centre London, UK Watch here
46 2004-12-13 City Limits Tucson, AZ, USA
45 2004-12-12 Marquee Theatre Tempe, AZ, USA
44 2004-12-09 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA Listen here
43 2004-12-08 Wiltern Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA Listen here
42 2004-12-02 House of Blues Orlando, FL, USA
41 2004-11-30 The Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN, USA Listen here
40 2004-11-28 Newport Music Hall Columbus, OH, USA
39 2004-11-27 Pageant Concert Nightclub St. Louis, MO, USA
38 2004-11-15 Quest Club Minneapolis, MN, USA
37 2004-11-14 Eagles Club Milwaukee, WI, USA
36 2004-11-13 Riviera Theatre Chicago, IL, USA
35 2004-11-12 Clutch Cargo's Detroit, MI, USA
34 2004-11-10 Mr. Smalls Theatre Millvale, PA, USA
33 2004-11-09 Webster Hall New York City, NY, USA
32 2004-11-08 Nightclub 9:30 Washington, DC, USA
31 2004-11-06 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA, USA
30 2004-10-26 Red's Edmonton, AB, Canada
29 2004-05-09 Neumos Crystal Ball and Reading Room Seattle, WA, USA Listen here
28 2004-05-08 Neumos Crystal Ball and Reading Room Seattle, WA, USA
27 2004-05-05 Mayan Theatre Los Angeles, CA, USA Listen here
26 2004-05-04 Empire Events Center Sacramento, CA, USA
25 2004-05-03 Brick by Brick San Diego, CA, USA
24 2004-04-29 Club Sound Salt Lake City, UT, USA
23 2004-04-24 Top Cats Cincinnati, OH, USA
22 2004-04-23 Metro Chicago, IL, USA
21 2004-04-21 Water Street Music Hall Rochester, NY, USA Listen here
20 2004-04-14 The Bowery Ballroom New York City, NY, USA
19 2004-04-09 Cotton Club Atlanta, USA
18 2004-02-23 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
17 2004-02-22 Olympia Theatre Dublin, Ireland
16 2004-02-21 Ulster Hall Belfast, UK
15 2004-02-14 Club Quattro Hiroshima, Japan Listen here
14 2004-02-13 Zepp Fukuoka Fukuoka, Japan
13 2004-02-12 Club Quattro Osaka, Japan
12 2004-02-11 Namba Hach Osaka, Japan
11 2004-02-09 Diamond Hall Nagoya, Japan
10 2004-02-08 Shibuya AX Tokyo, Japan Listen here
9 2004-02-07 Bay NK Hall Tokyo, Japan Watch here
8 2004-02-01 Claremont Showgrounds (Big Day Out) Perth, WA, Australia Listen here
7 2004-01-30 Adelaide Showgrounds (Big Day Out) Adelaide, SA, Australia Listen here
6 2004-01-27 Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom Melbourne, VI, Australia
5 2004-01-26 Princes Park South (Big Day Out) Melbourne, VI, Australia Listen here
4 2004-01-24 Showground (Big Day Out) Sydney, NS, Australia
3 2004-01-23 Showground (Big Day Out) Sydney, NS, Australia Watch here
2 2004-01-19 Metro Theatre Sydney, NS, Australia Listen here
1 2004-01-18 Parklands (Big Day Out) Gold Coast, QL, Australia

2003

# Date Venue Location Link
46 2003-12-10 Laugardalshöll Reykjavík, Iceland
45 2003-12-07 Westpoint Arena Clyst St Mary, UK Listen here
44 2003-12-05 International Centre Bournemouth, UK Listen here [B]
43 2003-12-04 Brighton Centre Brighton, UK
42 2003-12-03 NEC Arena Birmingham, UK
41 2003-12-01 International Arena Cardiff, UK Listen here [B]
40 2003-11-29 Manchester Evening News Arena Manchester, UK Listen here [B]
39 2003-11-28 National Ice Centre Arena Nottingham, UK Listen here [B]
38 2003-11-27 Wembley Arena London, UK Watch here [B]
37 2003-11-25 Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Glasgow, UK Listen here (Incomplete)
36 2003-11-22 Le Rhenus Strasbourg, France Listen here
35 2003-11-21 E-Werk Cologne, Germany
34 2003-11-20 Sportzcentrum Tagerhard Wettingen, Switzerland
33 2003-11-18 Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy Paris, France Listen here [B]
32 2003-11-16 Palais Nikaia Nice, France Listen here
31 2003-11-14 La Riviera Madrid, Spain Listen here [B]
30 2003-11-13 Razzmatazz Barcelona, Spain
29 2003-11-11 Marseille Dôme Marseille, France Listen here [B]
28 2003-11-10 Halle Tony Garnier Lyon, France Listen here [B]
27 2003-11-08 Amphitheatre Angers, France Listen here [B]
26 2003-11-07 Forest National Brussels, Belgium Listen here
25 2003-11-06 Ahoy Rotterdam, ZH, Netherlands
24 2003-11-04 Zénith Lille, France Listen here
23 2003-11-03 Zénith Nancy, France Listen here
22 2003-11-02 Geneva Arena Geneva, GE, Switzerland Listen here [B]
21 2003-10-31 Sport Hall Pordenone, PN, Italy
20 2003-10-30 Sporthall Piazza Azzarita Bologna, BO, Italy Watch here
19 2003-10-28 Sashall Florence, FI, Italy
18 2003-10-27 Mazda Palace Milan, MI, Italy
17 2003-10-25 Vienna Gasometer Vienna, Austria Listen here [B]
16 2003-10-24 Zenith Munich, BY, Germany
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
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]

BONUS: also see this early soundcheck from Fuji Rock Festival, 07/26/2002. [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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