18 Apr 2000

Paris, France

Palais Omnisports de Paris-Bercy

Tuesday, April 18, 2000 at 7:00pm PDT

On the last night of the European tour, the band played to a packed house of 18,000 fans. After "Pleasure and Pain" Ben said, "I want to thank you for being so quiet during the quiet songs. This is what makes it so special to me. I play in front of 500 people and they're way more noisy than you guys. Thank you for making this so intimate. Thank you." Written on Ben's acoustic guitar was "Free Leonard Peltier Now." For more information on who Leonard Peltier is and what you can do to help his injustice, please visit www.freepeltier.org.
Once again, Ben changed the lyrics in "Less" by singing "You'd shake hands with Allah" instead of "You'd shake hands with Jesus." The scheduled aftershow interview was reportedly not broadcast on the web.
A professionnal video crew filmed the show. You can view the entire performance in Real 8 streaming format at www.benharperlive.net. Swiss television station TSR2 aired the show in two parts beginning May 12 and ending May 19. French station M6 broadcast "Faded" on its web site at www.m6.fr.

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