|Tours||Black Holes and Revelations (7)|
|First performance||8th April 2005|
|Latest performance||22nd November 2006|
St. Louis (04/26/2005)
East Lansing (04/23/2005)
|# of performances||28|
|Uno Live Database||39%, missing 17/28 performances|
This page contains a list of all known performances of Exo-Politics.
Analysis and Explanation
Exo-Politics was played at nearly every US Campus Invasion Tour gig, with the sole exception being the April 20th gig, leading to a high number of early performances. Early versions are incredibly hard to find, but many fans believe them to be superior than the finished version (something early Assassin performances also have in common). For whatever reason, the finished version was rarely played at all, making three appearances in September 2006 and four in November. Interestingly the last two performances of the song were in a run through of the entire album, and not the band's unique selection of the song. The band may have not been satisfied with the finished product, and for that reason avoided playing it. It was the only album track not to make an appearance in 2007. The changing beliefs of Matt Bellamy may also prevent this song from returning to setlists again, with its themes of hidden alien invasion and alien cooperation with governments being beliefs Matt no longer follows. Matt famously laughed at these themes in an interview at one time. Interestingly, the song was never played outside of USA and the UK.
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 Exo-Politics as the twelfth most requested song to make a return to setlists.
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Black Holes and Revelations era
|7||2006-11-22||Wembley Arena||London, UK||Watch here [B]|
|6||2006-11-17||National Ice Centre Arena||Nottingham, UK||Watch here [B]|
|5||2006-11-06||Press and Journal Arena||Aberdeen, UK||Watch here (Incomplete) [B]|
|4||2006-11-04||Odyssey Arena||Belfast, UK||Watch here (Incomplete) [B]|
|3||2006-09-13||War Memorial Auditorium||Nashville, TN, USA||Watch here [B]|
|2||2006-09-11||Lifestyles Communities Pavilion||Columbus, OH, USA||Watch here [B]|
|1||2006-09-10||Agora Theatre||Cleveland, OH, USA|
|21||2005-05-07||Austin Music Hall||Austin, TX, USA|
|20||2005-05-05||Cullum Auditorium||Houston, TX, USA|
|19||2005-05-04||Gypsy Tea Room and Ballroom||Dallas, TX, USA|
|18||2005-05-03||Sunset Station||San Antonio, TX, USA|
|17||2005-05-01||Uptown Theater||Kansas City, MO, USA|
|16||2005-04-30||Jillian's||Louisville, KY, USA|
|15||2005-04-28||Manchester Field||Kent, OH, USA|
|14||2005-04-27||PromoWest Pavilion||Columbus, OH, USA||Listen here|
|13||2005-04-26||Pageant Concert Nightclub||St. Louis, MO, USA||Listen here [B]|
|12||2005-04-24||Emens Auditorium||Muncie, IN, USA|
|11||2005-04-23||Breslin Student Events Center||East Lansing, MI, USA||Listen here [B]|
|10||2005-04-21||Sphere Entertainment Complex||Buffalo, NY, USA||Listen here [B]|
|9||2005-04-19||Jorgensen Auditorium||Mansfield, CT, USA|
|8||2005-04-17||Peterson Fieldhouse||Providence, RI, USA|
|7||2005-04-16||Cole Field House||College Park, MD, USA|
|6||2005-04-15||Liacouras Center||Philadelphia, PA, USA|
|5||2005-04-13||Disco Rodeo||Raleigh, NC, USA|
|4||2005-04-12||Dale F. Halton Arena||Charlotte, NC, USA|
|3||2005-04-10||Tabernacle||Atlanta, GA, USA|
|2||2005-04-09||Plush||Jacksonville, FL, USA|
|1||2005-04-08||Auditorium Field||Boca Raton, FL, USA||Watch here [B]|
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: October 16, 2019.
|Take a Bow||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||79||81||14||0||13||3||0||0||0||0||35||12||7||52||296|
|Starlight||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||96||101||17||50||95||17||31||93||3||59||82||33||13||61||751|
|Supermassive Black Hole||Black Holes & Revelations||0||0||96||98||17||48||95||13||29||91||0||62||82||33||14||61||739|
|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||57||142|
|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||60||743|
|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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