The Dillinger Escape Plan have played their last ever live shows before splitting up.
The band had announced earlier this year that they would be calling it a day after 20 years together, with their 2016 album ‘Dissociation’ being their last.
The Dillinger Escape Plan’s farewell was a three-night residency at New York City’s Terminal 5.
All three shows were packed with special guests.
The first night on December 27 featured Faith No More/Mr Bungle frontman Mike Patton.
He had previously collaborated with the band on their 2002 ‘Irony Is A Dead Scene’ EP and they performed that in full during the set, along with a cover of Faith No More’s ‘Malpractice’.
On December 28, the band’s original singer Dimitri Minakakis rejoined the group for a number of songs from their 1999 debut album ‘Calculating Infinity’, including its standout ‘43% Burnt’.
Minakakis had left the band in 2001, being replaced by Greg Puciato.
On their last ever show on December 29, Minakakis returned again to sing ‘Sandbox Magician’, while original bassist Adam Doll made an emotional return on electronics for set closer ‘Dissociation’.
Doll had played on the band’s first EPs, but was paralysed from the chest down in a car accident before they recorded their first album. He later provided keyboard samples for the ‘Irony Is A Dead Scene’ EP.
The final ever setlist for The Dillinger Escape Plan was as follows:
1. ‘Proceed With Caution’
2. ‘Limerent Death’
3. ‘Panasonic Youth’
4. ‘Milk Lizard’
5. ‘Baby’s First Coffin’
6. ‘Dead As History’
8. ‘Happiness Is A Smile’
9. ‘One Of Us Is The Killer’
10. ‘Nothing To Forget’
11. ‘Low Feels Blvd’
12. ‘Mouth Of Ghosts’
14. ‘Sandbox Magician’ (with Dimitri Minakakis)
15. ‘When I Lost My Bet’
16. ‘Sunshine The Werewolf’
17. ‘Farewell, Mona Lisa’
18. ‘43% Burnt’
19. ‘Dissociation’ (with Adam Doll)
You can watch the entire gig in full in the video shot by Metal Nick below
“There just comes a point in every artist’s career that you feel you’ve kind of reached a point where this is the peak and it’s best to leave it on a high note,” drummer Billy Rymer told NME earlier this year
Of the possibility of the band ever reuniting, guitarist Ben Weinman added: “It seems that as soon as we’d broken up, we were getting the questions of when’s the reunion?
“I don’t know if that’s just a representation of what bands do, to presume they’re part of like a formula now.
“But we’ve never been about formulas. So, I don’t think we’ll say we’ll never group together again or play a show, but certainly that’s not what we’re thinking about.”