Honestly, I'm glad it was removed. Don't get me wrong, it totally works live. But if it was tacked on before Aces High, I'd just end up skipping to the actual start of the song. I do the same for Satellite 15... The Final Frontier; skipping the first half.
Re: OFFICIAL tour thread. SPOILERS of ALL kinds await you inside!
I was there, and I confirm there was one encore. Nothin special. I would go into detail, but I'm on my phone, and can't do spoiler tags.