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Thursday, 1st March 2001
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  • Location / Houston, TX, USA
  • Venue / Reliant Astrodome
  • Event / Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo

The first show by the band in this city since August 1996 on the Slang tour.

The first time at this venue.

The venue is located in the city centre and next to the larger 72,220 capacity NRG Stadium.

It was opened in April 1965 as the Harris County Domed Stadium.

It was then renamed as the Houston Astrodome from 1965 until 2000 and as Reliant Astrodome from 2000 to 2014.

The show was played as part of the Houston Rodeo event. A revolving circular stage was set up on the rodeo floor in the arena. Large video screens were hung above the stage showing close ups of the band as they played. The band had posted small audio messages for the official site recorded backstage before they went on.

This was the second largest North American crowd the band had played to at this time after the San Diego headline stadium show in 1983.

The shorter setlist included mainly greatest hits. In early February 2000 the band had scheduled seven dates at the end of the month concluding with two nights at this venue. These shows did not go on sale and were removed from the schedule.

Although listed as Astrodome it's likely both shows would have been at the smaller 8,000 capacity Astro Arena. Especially as there's no way the band would have been able to headline two shows at this time of 50,000 capacity. The arena now called NRG Arena stands on the same complex as the Astrodome.

The show was filmed and recorded by fans.

Fan Photos.

show intro

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