Back in 2016, The Dillinger Escape Plan announced that following the release of their album Dissociation, they were going to call it a day. Now, as 2017 draws to a close, so has The Dillinger Escape Plan, but thankfully, the lovely folks from the Internet have given us footage of the group’s final performances together.
When The Dillinger Escape Plan announced their plans to disband this year, fans were understandably devastated. However, the band were nice enough to keep up their reputation as repeat visitors to Australia, and tour the country one more time before calling it quits. After wrapping up their final-ever Aussie tour back in October, the band then returned to the US to play their final dates.
Now, after 20 years as a band, Friday marked the final show by The Dillinger Escape Plan, and the last of three consecutive sold-out shows at Terminal 5 in New York City. Of course, with the band going out with a bang, they were sure to surprise fans at every turn.
Wednesday night’s performance saw a guest appearance from Faith No More/Mr. Bungle frontman Mike Patton for a full performance of the band’s Irony Is A Dead Scene EP, which featured lead vocals from Patton, who then stuck around for a cover version of Faith No More’s ‘Malpractice’.
With the band’s longtime guitarist Brian Benoit making a reappearance, The Dillinger Escape Plan resurrected old songs, performed some for the first time, and even reunited with initial vocalist Dimitri Minakakis for some greatest hits – some of which hadn’t been heard live in more than ten years.
If you were unlucky enough to miss the final Aussie shows of one of the world’s wildest live bands, then don’t worry, be sure to check out some of the best moments from the band’s final three performances below.