This tour is being played in contravention of a number of principals I laid down,” explains Robert to a lively crowd at the start of the first night of the League Of Gentlemen’s dates in the USA. “At one point I cancelled this tour because the way it was being conducted was simply not in accordance with how an intelligent, small, mobile person handles life. But if the tour had been cancelled then an awful lot of people who’d bought tickets would have dipped out. So the compromise was that, for me, this is the end of an era in touring. This is the last time I tour according to other people who I don’t really support their values…” There’s clearly a lot going on behind the scenes between the management and promoter that Robert is not happy with as they launch into a slightly shaky Inductive Resonance. He’s also less than impressed with some of the punters’ behaviour. “Waving a fist is an aggressive act,” he remonstrates with one of them at the end of Heptaparaparshinokh before announcing Thrang Thrang Gozinbulx and pounding the room with its rumbling jackhammer riff. Please note that the encore version of Dislocated is missing its introduction.