Buffalo Sphere Entertainment Complex 2005 (gig)

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Venue Sphere Entertainment Complex[1][2][3]
Date 21st April 2005[1][2]
Location Buffalo, NY[1][2]
Country USA
Songs 14[source?]
Support Razorlight[1][2]
Start (UTC−7) 20:00[2], 19:00[source?] (doors)
Capacity 1,500+[4]
Price (USD) 15.00[2]
Sold out? Yes[source?]

Tickets went on sale at 12:00 on the 19th March 2005.[1] There wasn't a minimum age to enter.[1]

Matthew Bellamy's assertion that the band hadn't played Micro Cuts for a year was incorrect—the song was played at both nights the previous December during the Earls Court Exhibition Centre performances.[5] Dominic Howard made a mistake, he missed out a strike on the bass drum and hit the snare drum early.[source?] The band were able to recover, though it resulted in Bellamy laughing, to which some of the audience screamed.[source?]


Before Hysteria Bellamy "Hello Buffalo".
After Butterflies & Hurricanes Howard "Thank you".
After Bliss "Thanks... How's it going Buffalo?" [crowd cheer] "Pretty good".
After Plug In Baby Bellamy "Thank you very much, it's been a great pleasure".
Before Micro Cuts "Uh yeah, we haven't played this song for a while... About a year?"*
Before Stockholm Syndrome "Thank you for coming!"
After Execution Commentary riff "Thank you!"

* Micro Cuts had been played four months beforehand, at the Earl's Court Exhibition Centre.[5]


An audio bootleg was made and distributed in FLAC format, which was trans-coded into mp3 format and uploaded to Muselive.com and can be found here[registration needed]. One of only three known audio bootlegs of Assassin in its original iteration.

You can listen the gig here [1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 [Promotional poster]. Retrieved 2007-01-08. [verify]
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 [Ticket stub]. Retrieved 2006-11-23. [verify]
  3. (2004). [Archived venue web page]. Buffalo Sphere website. Retrieved 2004-06-07 from spherebuffalo.com.
  4. [Venue information]. Clubplanet. Retrieved 2007-10-19 from clubplanet.com.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Earl's Court set-list (2004-12-20). MicroCuts. Retrieved 2007-11-24 from microcuts.net.

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