1998-10-05 Cologne Arena, Cologne, Germany

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Notes

Nine tracks from this concert were pro-shot by MTV. Soundboard audio of the DVD of the pro-shot recording is available for download below.

Here is the diary entry by Jez Webb from Bong magazine issue #40:

“Went to bed in Birmingham and woke up in Cologne”… I think a European blues singer once sang. Playing a new arena, which only opened recently. Last night “The Kelly Family” played – an Irish band that now live and play in Germany, who have become very popular. Nevertheless I despise them as much as UB40! Today MTV catch up with us, a company that is surely in danger of being sued if they fill any more air-time with lame game shows and moronic “real life” (I’ll be the judge of that!) programmes instead of MUSIC. Anyway MTV is filming one of the shows to air sometime in late November / early December… I think. Watch it to relive memories or to see what you’ve been missing.

And here is the diary entry by Jody:

After a much needed day off on Sunday we flew to Cologne yesterday and played in a brand new venue, the Koln Arena. We were the first international band to play there - all went extremely well. MTV filmed the whole show and were most pleased. They will be editing their footage down to make two specials which should be aired on MTV soon!

The band has just gone to Number One with their album in Germany and Anna from the record company will be presenting them with a huge cake in the shape of a No. 1 and in the colours of the album. I will take pictures tonight for proof!

We will be off to Paris tomorrow after our second show in Cologne tonight and will be doing off to Paris for a press conference and show tomorrow and then a most fantastic day off there. Hope the weather holds up.

Quite funny incident with security at the Koln Arena venue last night where Steph and Em (caterers extraordinnaire) were asked to be quiet in the backstage corridor as the band were on stage??! ok, no problem. All is well and all are well - will write again soon.

Purity was the support act. Tim Simenon DJed before and after Purity's set.

Video

Set list

  1. Painkiller
  2. A Question Of Time
  3. World In My Eyes
  4. Policy Of Truth
  5. It's No Good
  6. Never Let Me Down Again
  7. Walking In My Shoes
  8. Only When I Lose Myself
  9. A Question Of Lust (*)
  10. Home (*)
  11. Condemnation
  12. In Your Room
  13. Useless
  14. Enjoy The Silence
  15. Personal Jesus
  16. Barrel Of A Gun
  17. Somebody (*)
  18. Stripped
  19. I Feel You
  20. Just Can't Get Enough

Sources

  • Source 1 is soundboard audio of the pro-shot PAL DVD sourced from a DAT clone of the DigiBeta master's audio.
  • Source 2 is the pro-shot PAL DVD.
  • Source 3 is Falko N's good master audience recording, but bass is unfortunately somewhat distorted and overpowering.