They played the entire album from end-to-end. It was interesting because while they were certainly celebrating a milestone anniversary of the critically acclaimed album, they seemed apologetic about subjecting an audience to the whole thing. They mentioned that it's a tough album to listen to in full and equally arduous to play front-to-back. Kind of makes you wonder why they decided to do the tour as such...
Richie Edwards' disappearance 20 years ago this past February 1 and if you're a Manics fan, then you likely know that The Holy Bible was the album released prior to Edwards' disappearance. James Dean Bradfield and Nicky Wire mentioned Richie on a couple of instances. They stated that the only time they played Toronto with Edwards was at The Opera House in '94 for about 4 people. Interesting, because I would have loved to be at that show. It was "Stay Beautiful" and "Slash 'N' Burn" from Generation Terrorists that I used to play on my college radio station. They also dedicated a song to Richie.
"She is Suffering"
"You Stole the Sun from my Heart"
"Walk Me to the Bridge"
"If You Tolerate This Your Children Will Be Next"
"You Love Us"
Show closer "A Design for Life"