Live Sets 1983-1989

The Bangles (1983-1989):

Introduction: The following list is intended not as a complete or definitive document, but rather a starting point, to make some information more widely available while providing a place for readers or those in the know to help fill the many gaps that are inevitable to the project of documenting all Bangles concerts from July 1983 to September 1989. My sources have included the band’s own fan newsletters, newspaper listings and concert reviews, vintage posters, and other documents. Although this would not be possible without the help of others, I am particularly grateful to Aline for her assistance in creating a spreadsheet of 1980s Bangles concerts, and to Rachel of the invaluable Bang Go The Bangles, for her enthusiasm and help in selecting photographs and corroborating detail. I also appreciate Frank sharing his earlier concert chronology from Tell Me #3, still a valuable resource and one I have used to make corrections. If you recall attending any of the following concerts, have corrections or (better yet) know the date and location of concerts I have not listed, I would appreciate you posting your feedback in the comments section of this page.

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1983

7/31/83-Cathay De Grande, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Find It/Call On Me/The Real World/I’m In Line/Restless/James/Mary Street/Getting Out Of Hand/Renaissance Man/Dover Beach/Tell Me/Live/Want You/7 & 7 Is/How Is The Air Up There?/I’m Not Talkin’

Notes: First Bangles gig with Michael. Live debut of I’m Not Talkin’. Played with Black Flag, Redd Kross, K.K.

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8/11/83 – The Plant, Los Angeles, CA

8/12/83 – —-, Palo Alto, CA

Setlist: (partial) I’m Not Talkin’

Notes:  A high-quality 45-minute recording of this concert is known to exist.

8/18/83 – Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA

Other Bands: Oingo Boingo

Notes: Opening for Oingo Boingo on the preceding night was the Red Hot Chili Peppers. A 35-minute recording of this concert is known to exist.

9/16/83 – Radio City, Anaheim, CA

Other Bands: Cathedral of Tears, Neptune

9/30/83 – Spirit, San Diego, CA

10/06/83 – Club Lingerie, Los Angeles, CA

10/07/83 – Golden Bear, Los Angeles, CA

Other Bands: The Marsupials

Notes: Advertised in LA Times, 10/1/83.

10/07/83 – The Spirit, San Jose, CA

Other Bands: Penetrators, Sheba

Notes: The Bangles described in newspaper ad as ‘An all-female group from Los Angeles’. (Los Angeles Times, 9/30/83) The concert is reviewed in the Orange County Register, 10/10/83, where the band is described as playing an ’18-song set’, with no songs listed.

11/26/83 – Concert Factory, Costa Mesa, CA

11/27/83 – Goodies, Fullerton, CA

11/30/83 – FM Station, CA

Other Bands: The Longryders

1984


2/18/84 – ABC Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: The Real World

Notes: Recorded for ‘The Pop N’Rocker Game’. May be lip-synced.

5/24/84 – Bard Point, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

7/19/84 – ABC Studios, Los Angeles, CA

Notes: Appearance on American Bandstand.

7/21/84 – Pomona Valley Auditorium, Pomona, CA

Notes: Other bands on the lineup included The Three O’Clock, Chardon Square and The Respectables.

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7/27/84:  Palomino Station, CA

Setlist: Open My Eyes/Number One

Notes: This concert features the only known Bangles performances of Open My Eyes [The Nazz] and Number One, until the former was revived for the band’s post-MS album Sweetheart of the Sun. A high-quality 50-minute recording is known to exist.

7/28/84 – SDSU Montezuma Hall, San Diego, CA

8/4/84 – The Palace, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Hero Takes A Fall

Other Bands: Beat Farmers

Notes: The L.A. Times article “Pop Eye: Sweet Dreams Leaves Sour Feelings” (8/24/84) notes that Prince attended this concert and the after party. Briefly reviewed in the LA Times (‘Bangles at Palace’, LA Times 6 Aug 1984, noting the band’s ‘three strong lead vocalists’ and ‘the way drummer Debbi Peterson radiated the unfettered joy of a farm girl on her favourite horse.”

8/12/84 – Starry Night, Portland, OR

8/13/84 – Open Air Theater, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Notes: Opening for the Go-Gos.

8/14/84 – Mesa Amphitheater, Phoenix, AZ

Notes: Openinng for the Go-Gos.

8/15/84 – Caesar’s Palace, Las Vegas, NV

Notes: Opening for the Go-Gos.

8/19/84 – Irvine Meadows, Laguna Hills, CA

Other Bands, Psychedelic Furs, Untouchables

9/11/84 – Sunrise Theater, Miami, FL

9/12/84 – Bayfront Arena, Tampa, FL

9/13/84 – Bob Carr Auditorium, Orlando, FL

9/14/84 – Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA

9/15/84 – Florida Theater, Jackson, MI

9/17/84 – County Hall, Charleston, NC

9/19/84 – Chrysler Auditorium, Norfolk, VA

9/22/84 – Tower Theater, Philadelphia, PA

9/23/84 – Stoney Brook, Long Island, NY

9/25/84: – Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

9/26/84 – The Orpheum, Boston, MA [Cancelled gig. Rescheduled for 10/5/84.]

9/27/84 – New York, NY

9/28/84 – The Ritz, New York, NY

Setlist: Silent Treatment/The Real World/Restless/Mary Street/Live/All About You/James/Where Were You When I Needed You/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me/Want You/Hero Takes A Fall/I’m Not Talkin’/I’m Going Home/7 & 7Is/Dover Beach

Notes: Broadcast on 92.7 WLIR-FM radio.

9/29/84 – Agora, Harford, Conneticut

9/30/84- 930 Club, Washington DC

Setlist: [Silent Treatment]/[The Real World]/[Restless]/Live/All About You/James/Where Were You When I Needed You/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me/Want You/Hero Takes A Fall/I’m Not Talkin’/I’m Going Home/7 & 7 Is/Dover Beach

Note: [] songs are probable, not confirmed.

10/01/84-Toad’s Place, New Haven, CT

Setlist: Silent Treatment/The Real World/Restless/Mary Street/Live/All About You/James/Where Were You When I Needed You?/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me/Want You/Hero Takes A Fall/I’m Not Talkin’/I’m Going Home/How Is The Air Up There/7 & 7 Is/Dover Beach

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Notes: The group is interviewed before the concert for The Day, in an article printed a fortnight later. (‘The bangles getting some of the spotlight’, The Day, 17 Oct 1984.)

10/02/84: St Dennis Theater, Montreal, Canada

10/3/84 – Massey  Hall, Toronto, Canada

10/4/84 – Royal Oak, Detroit, MI

Note: The band also makes an in-store appearance/signing at Discount Records, Cambridge MA, believed to be on this date.

10/5/84 – C.U Event Center, MI

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Note: The band opens for A Flock of Seagulls.

10/7/84 – Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK

Note: Opening for Cyndi Lauper.

10/10/84: At The Summit, Houston, TX

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

10/12/84- Reunion Arena, Dallas, TX

Setlist (partial): Hero Takes A Fall/Live

Note: Opening for Cyndi Lauper.

10/13/84 – Frank Erwin Center, Austin, TX

10/16/84 – Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL

Notes: Mentioned in 10/12/84 Chicago Tribune article ‘Bangles fans: Can you find your favourites?”.

10/17/84 – Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit, MI

Setlist: Going Down To Liverpool

Notes: Originally scheduled to open for Flock of Seagulls on this date, the band instead plays a headline set. The concert, made of much of the self-titled EP and All Over The Place,  does not finish until 1:57 am.  Vicki and Susanna are interviewed for a entertaining two-page article, (‘Bangles: guitar heroines’, The Michigan Daily, 26 Oct 1984), which interestingly refers to an opening set the band previously played for the Go-Gos at Caesar’s Palace.

10/20/84 – Stephen C. O’Connell Center, Gainesville, FL

Note: Opening for Cyndi Lauper.

10/26/84 – Bayfront Center, St Petersburg, FL

Note: Opening for Cyndi Lauper.

11/07/84 – After Sundown, San Antonio, TX

Notes: Played with Love Tractor.

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11/19/84 – Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY

Other Bands: Psychedelic Furs

11/23/84 – NBC Studios, New York, NY

Setlist: Hero Takes A Fall/Going Down To Liverpool

Notes: First Appearance on David Letterman’s ‘Late Night’.

12/4/84 – Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

Notes: Opened for Cyndi Lauper.

12/5/84 – Louisville Gardens Louisville, KY

Notes: Opened for Cyndi Lauper.

12/7/84 – Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO

Notes: Opened for Cyndi Lauper.

12/9/84 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St.Paul,Minnesota USA

Notes: Opened for Cyndi Lauper.

12/15/84- The Palace, Los Angeles, CA

Other Bands: The Long Ryders

Setlist: Restless/James/Going Down To Liverpool/Hero Takes A Fall

Notes: Reviewed in Billboard, 5 Jan 1985. A high-quality 45-minute recording exists.

12/31/84- The Ritz, New York, NY

Other Bands: David Johansen

Notes: Described in 12/28/84 NY Times as ‘British Invasion-style pop with a feminist twist”, playing ‘about midnight’.


1985:

1/25/85 – Paradise Theater, Boston, MA

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

2/11/85- ‘The Tube’, BBC, London, UK

Setlist: Going Down To Liverpool

2/16/85- Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland

Setlist: Going Down To Liverpool/Hero Takes A Fall/I Want You/I’m Not Talkin’/7 & 7 Is/Dover Beach/I’m Going Home/How Is The Air Up There?/Pushin’ Too Hard

Notes: May be a partial recording.

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2/17/85 – Onkel Pö’s, Hamburg, Germany

Setlist: Silent Treatment/All About You/Live/The Real World/James/Restless/Where Were You When I Needed You?/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me/Hero Takes A Fall/I Want You/I’m Not Talkin’/7 & 7 Is/Dover Beach/Goin’ Home/How Is The Air Up There?/Pushing Too Hard

Notes: Hero Takes A Fall is recorded for the German television program ‘Mambo’, but due to insufficient recording quality, is aired with overdubbed audio from the studio version.

2/19/85 – Les Bains Douches, Paris, France

Setlist: Silent Treatment/All About You/Live/The Real World/James/Restless/Where Were You When I Needed You/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me/Hero Takes A Fall

Notes: An audience recording exists of this gig, which ended with the band (unusually) smashing their instruments.

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2/20/85- The Marquee, London, England

Setlist: Silent Treatment/All About You/Live/The Real World/James/Restless/Where Were You When I Needed You/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me/Hero Takes A Fall/Want You/I’m Not Talkin’/7&7 Is/ Dover Beach/ Going Home/How Is The Air Up There/Pushin’ Too Hard

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3/10/85 – The Palace, Hollywood

Setlist: Da Doo Ron Ron (with Jackson Browne and Brian Wilson)/California Dreaming

Notes: A three-hour ‘Trouble In Paradise’ benefit concert held to raise funds for the homeless, hosted by rock veterans including Brian Wilson, Jackson Browne, Christine McVie and Ray Manzarek. California Dreaming is performed with altered lyrics to outline the plight of the homeless. The band also backs Brian Wilson on a medley of Beach Boys’ classics, noted by Billboard as the highlight of the concert. Sue teams with Molly Ringwald and Belinda Carlslie to perform ‘Midnight Confession’. A recording is known to exist.

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3/11/85 – University of California, Irvine, CA

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

3/16/85 – Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA

Setlist (partial): Hero Takes A Fall/Going Down To Liverpool/I’m Not Talkin’/I’m Goin’ Home

Notes: Enthusiastically reviewed in the Daily Sundial, 3/21/85. Less enthusiastically reviewed in Corsair, 20 Mar 1985, which claims the band needs stronger material than HTAF and GDTL, both soon to be forgotten. A recording is known to exist.

6/6/85 – The Tube, BBC Studios

Setlist: Hero Takes A Fall/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me

6/30/85 – March of Dimes telethon, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: I Got Nothing.

Notes: Played as part of an annual nation-wide telethon program with various line-ups across the nation. The Bangles’performance only appears on the Californian version. This is also the band’s last appearance before commencing recording of Different Light, which continues until mid-September.

11/9/85 – CMJ Music Awards

Setlist: (Don’t Go Back To) Rockville.

Notes: Michael and Sue perform backing vocals, along with Peter Holsapple.


1986

2/1/86 – Students Union, Portsmouth, UK

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2/2/86 – Croydon Underground, Croydon, UK

2/04/86- Bierkeller, Bristol, UK

Setlist: In A Different Light/Live/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/September Gurls/Manic Monday/Not Like You/He’s Got A Secret/I’m In Line/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Let It Go/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/I’m Not Talkin’/Hero Takes A Fall/Dover Beach/7 & 7 Is/Want You

Setlist: One of the few Bangles’ concerts for which a recording of the soundcheck exists, with the following setlist: Let It Go/If She Knew What She Wants/September Gurls (Take 1)/September Gurls (Take 2)/Restless

2/5/86 – Wolverhampton Polytech, Wolverhampton, UK

2/07/86 – University of London Union, London, UK

Setlist: In A Different Light/Live/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/Manic Monday/Not Like You/He’s Got A Secret/I’m In Line/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Let It Go/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/7 & 7 Is/Hero Takes A Fall/Dover Beach/I Want You

Notes: Opened by Ring of Roses and Silent Movies.

2/08/86- Warwick University, Coventry, UK

Setlist: In A Different Light/Live/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/September Gurls/Manic Monday/Not Like You/He’s Got A Secret/I’m In Line/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Let It Go/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/I’m Not Talkin’/Hero Takes A Fall/Dover Beach/7 & 7 Is/Want You

2/10/86- The Loft, Berlin

Setlist: Walking Down Your Street/James/September Gurls/Manic Monday/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Let It Go/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/I’m Not Talkin’/Hero Takes A Fall/Dover Beach.

Notes: Broadcast on FM radio, perhaps on 2/11/86, which has also been used as a date for this concert.

2/12/86 – Hamburg, Germany

2/15/86- Batschkapp, Frankfurt, Germany

Setlist: In A Different Light/Live/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/September Gurls/Not Like You/Manic Monday/He’s Got A Secret/I’m In Line/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Let It Go/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/I’m Not Talkin’/Hero Takes A Fall/Dover Beach/7 & 7 Is/Want You

2/17/86: Copenhagen, Denmark.

2/20/86: Oslo, Norway.

2/22/86: Utrecht, Holland.

2/23/86- Paard von Troje, The Hague, Holland

Setlist: In A Different Light/Live/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/September Gurls/Not Like You/Manic Monday/He’s Got A Secret/I’m In Line/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Let It Go/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/I’m Not Talkin’/Hero Takes A Fall/Dover Beach/7 & 7 Is/Want You

2/24/86- The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

2/25/86 – Eldoraldo, Paris, France

Notes: Opened by Vincent Palmer.

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2/27/86: Zurich, Switzerland

3/01/86 – QM Union, Glasgow, Scotland [Also dated online as 3/07/86 – possible mislabel.]

Setlist: In A Different Light/Live/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/September Gurls/Not Like You/Manic Monday/He’s Got A Secret/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Let It Go/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/I’m Not Talkin/Hero Takes A Fall

3/04/86 – Powerhouse, Birmingham, UK

Notes: Played with Silent Movies and Wire Train. A recording is known to exist.

3/07/86- ‘The Tube,’ BBC Studios, London, UK

Setlist: Manic Monday/Let It Go

3/23/86 – The Spectrum, Montreal, Canada

Setlist: September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants

Notes: Reviewed in the Montreal Gazette, 25 Mar 1986.

3/27/86 – Orpheum Theater, Boston, MA

Notes: with Hoodoo Gurus.

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3/28/86 – Beacon Theater, New York, NY

Notes: A 70-minute recording is known to exist.

3/29/86 – Irvine Auditorium, Pennsylvania University, PA

4/1/86 – JB’s Theater

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

4/4/86: Hartford, Connecticut

Notes: A 70-minute recording is known to exist.

4/5/86 – Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

4/8/86 – Emory College, Washington, DC

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4/9/86 – Richmond Mosque Auditorium, Richmond, VA

Setlist: In A Different Light/Manic Monday/Return Post/If She Knew What She Wants/Going Down To Liverpool

Notes: The Cavalier Daily’s review (‘Bangles bounce and pop with charm’, The Cavalier-Daily, 16 Apr 1986) describes the band as successful yet tired, while describing Going Down To Liverpool as a thunderous perofmrnace recalling ‘an earlier era of rock’.

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4/13/86 – Appalachian State University, Boone, NC

Notes: with Hoodoo Gurus.

4/17/86 – McAlister Auditorium, New Orleans, LA

4/21/86 – City Colosseum, Austin, TX

Notes: A 75-minute recording is known to exist.

4/26/86 – The Rose Bowl, Los Angeles CA [Canceled]

Notes: Part of anti-drugs abuse benefit gig ‘Concert That Counts’, featuring Madonna, The Beach Boys, Aretha Franklin and others. Originally intended to be played at the 70,000 capacity Memorial Colosseum, the concert is moved to the 15,000 Long Beach Arena before being cancelled entirely due to numerous performers dropping out. (Associated Press, April 9 1986.)

5/1/86 – Peony Park, Omaha, NE

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5/4/86 – The Riviera, Chicago, IL

Setlist: James/Not Like You/If She Knew What She Wants/Hero Takes A Fall/In A Different Light/Pushin’ Too Hard

Notes: Pushin’ Too Hard is performed with Spinal Tap’s Michael McKean on guitar. Reviewed in the Milkwaukee Journal (‘Bangles do well well mixing various musical influences’, the Milwaukee Journal, 9 May 1986)

5/8/86 – Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, CO

Setlist: In A Different Light/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Going Down To Liverpool/Manic Monday/September Gurls/James/If She Knew What She Wants/Dover Beach/I’m Not Talkin’Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: A contemporary review describes the concert as 90 minutes long, with two encores, and combining ‘wicked guitars and wonderful harmonies’.  Debbi wears her tambourine as a crown during WLAE,  and MS’s singing is described as having ‘a heartfelt control of emotion and a distinct sense of phrasing’.

5/10/86 – Utah State Fairgrounds Coliseum, UT

Setlist: In A Different Light/Manic Monday

Notes: Critically reviewed in The Deseret News (‘Bangles: a lot of flash, but no pop’, The Deseret News, 12 May 1986), by a reviewer who ironically claims he will be dismissed as a ‘sexist jerk’ while writing criticism that does indeed appear to be written by a sexist jerk. (‘the Bangles have an awful lot of sex appeal, but not a whole lot of musical craftsmanship. If the Bangles were a male band churning out those garage-studio sounds, they would have been laughed right out of Columbia Records.”)

5/14/86- Warfield Theater, San Francisco, CA

Setlist: In A Different Light/Restless/Live/I Got Nothing/Walking Down Your Street/James/September Gurls/He’s Got A Secret/If She Knew What She Wants/Going Down To Liverpool/Manic Monday/Let It Go/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Want You/Hero Takes A Fall/Dover Beach/I’m Not Talkin’/Walk Like An Egyptian/Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin On

Notes: Manic Monday and Whole Lotta Shakin’ performed with Prince.

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5/15/86 – Catch A Rising Star Cafe, New York City, NY

Setlist: Let It Go/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/He’s Got A Secret/September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/In A Different Light/Going Down To Liverpool/Live/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Manic Monday/Walk Like An Egyptian/Dover Beach

5/17/86 – Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA

Setlist: Manic Monday/Walk Like An Egyptian/If She Knew What She Wants/Hero Takes A Fall/Go Where You Wanna Go/Yes It Is

Notes: Briefly reviewed in Billboard, 12 July 1986. The band is presented with gold records for Different Light at a post-concert reception. Go Where You Wanna Go is performed acoustic, according to the memories of an attendee. This concert also features one of only two known performances of Yes It Is. A 65-minute recording is known to exist.

5/18/86 – Montezuma Hall, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

5/19/86 – Santa Barbara Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

5/21/86: The Whiskey, Los Angeles, CA*

Notes: A 50-minute recording is known to exist.

5/23/86 – Disneyland’s Summer Vacation Party, Anaheim, CA

Setlist: If She Knew What She Wants

Notes: Recorded at Disneyland alongside assorted other acts. The full special can be found in all its gaudy glory on YT.

5/29/86 – NBC Studios, New York, NY

Setlist: If She Knew What She Wants.

Notes: The band’s second appearance on Late Night with David Letterman. Features an odd arrangement in which the band only sing, with Letterman’s regular backing band on instruments. Michael stars with amusingly fake tambourine ‘playing’.

6/14-6/15/86 – Rock am Ring Festival, Nürburgring, Germany

Setlist (partial): If She Knew What She Wants/Manic Monday

Notes: A four minute excerpt of this concert is available on youtube, interspersed with assorted audience shots.

6/17/86- — Berlin, Germany

Setlist: In A Different Light/Restless/Live/Walking Down Your Street/September Gurls/He’s Got A Secret/If She Knew What She Wants/Going Down To Liverpool/Manic Monday/Let It Go/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: Broadcast on FM radio. Recording fades during WLAE.

6/21/86 – National Bowl, Milton Keynes, UK

Notes: With Simple Minds, The Cult, The Waterboys, Lloyd Cole & The Commotions, Doctors & The Medics. A recording is known to exist.

6/27-28/86 – St Gallen Open Air Festival, St Gallen, Switzerland

Notes: The band’s second concert in Switzerland, the St Gallen Open Air Festival (first held in 1977) saw an audience of 30,000. Other bands included INXS, Simply Red, Feargal Sharkey (with a true heart), and Koinonia. The festival ran from 27 June to 29 June, but as the Bangles played Pinkpop on 6/29/86, their set must have been on one of the first two days. INXS’s set from this concert was recorded and circulates.

6/29/86 – Parkpop, Den Haag (The Hague), Netherlands

Setlist: Walking Down Your Street/September Gurls/He’s Got A Secret/If She Knew What She Wants/Manic Monday/In A Different Light/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall

Notes: Commencing in 1981 and billed as Europe’s largest free music festival, Parkpop was a long-running annual festival held on the last Sunday of June. The complete line-up was as follows, in front of an estimated crowd of 160,000 (across two stages):

Stage 1
Do-Re-Mi (AUS)
I’ve Got The Bullets (NL)
Ten Ten (USA)
Frankie Miller Band (GB)
Madness (GB)
Dr.. & The Medics (GB)

Stage 2
Tröckener Kecks (EN)
Kissing The Pink (GB)
Gill Scott Heron & Amère Facade (USA)
INXS (AUS)
The Bangles (USA)

7/01/86 – The Old Grey Whistle Test, London, UK

Setlist: Walk Like An Egyptian

7/03/86 – Town & Country Club, London, UK

Setlist: Let It Go/Restless/Live/Walking Down Your Street/James/I Got Nothing/September Gurls/He’s Got A Secret/In A Different Light/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Manic Monday/Going Down To Liverpool/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Walk Like An Egyptian/House Of The Rising Song(Excerpt)/7&7 Is/Dover Beach

Note: Michael sings a snippet of  House Of The Rising Sun. It can be listened to here: https://youtu.be/xP52r6BL07M

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7/5/86 – Slane Castle, Slane, Ireland

Notes: Opened for Queen in front of a crowd of 95,000. Queen’s set is pro-shot.

7/23/86 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Notes: The beginning of a period in which the band took their broken wings and opened for Mr. Mister.

7/25/86 – Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

7/26/86: State Fair, Harrington, DE

7/27/86 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga, Springs, NY

Setlist: Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Walk Like An Egyptian/Manic Monday/If She Knew What She Wants/Going Down To Liverpool

Notes: Going Down To Liverpool is the only cover of a 45-minute set.

7/28/86 – La Ronde, Montreal, QC

7/29/86 – Great Woods Amphitheater, Mansfield, MA

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

7/31/86 – Allentown Fairgrounds, Allentown, PA

8/1/86 – Six Flaggs, Jackson, NJ

8/2/86 – Civic Center, Providence, RI

8/3/86 – Jones Beach Music Center, Wantagh, NY

8/4/86 – The Pier, New York City, NY

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8/6/86: Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ*

8/7/86 – Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA [cancelled gig]

8/8/86 – Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY

8/9/86 – Lakeside Amphitheater, Buffalo NY

8/10/86 – Ohio State Fair, Co8/6/86: Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ*
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8/13/86 – Kellogg Center Arena, Battle Creek, MI

8/14/86 – Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, MI

8/16/86 – Grand Stand, Sedalia, Missouri

8/17/86 – Illinois State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Springfield, IL

8/18/86 – Indiana State Fairgrounds Grandstand, Indianapolis, IN

Notes: An unsurfaced audience-shot video is known to exist.

8/19/86 – Poplar Creek, Hoffman Estates, IL

Setlist: Manic Monday

Notes: Reviewed in the Chicago Sun-Times. (‘Bangles Win Pop Battle; Mr. Mister’s Formulas Miss’, 20 Aug 1986.)

8/21/86 – Civic Center, Penacaola, FL [Cancelled gig]

8/22/86 – Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Birmingham, AL

8/23/86 – Kentucky State Fair, Louisville, KY

8/24/86 – Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, TN

8/25/86: Kingswood Theater, Toronto, CA

Notes:  An excellent 70-minute recording is known to exist.

8/27/86 – Riverbend, Cincinnati, OH

8/28/86 – Riverfront Amphitheater, Hannibal, Missouri

8/29/86 – Six Flaggs, St Louis, Missouri

9/1/86 – Marriot, Denver, CO

9/2/86 – Red Rocks, Lakewood, CO

Notes: Last gig opening for Mr. Mister.

10/x/86 – ‘Concert for MS’

Setlist: Let It Go/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/Going Down To Liverpool/He’s Got A Secret/September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Live/In A Different Light/Want You/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Manic Monday/Walk Like An Egyptian.

10/20/86-The Palace, Hollywood, CA

Setlist: – Manic Monday/Hero Takes A Fall.

Notes: Prince plays tambourine on Hero Takes A Fall with Wendy Melvoin of The Revolution playing guitar on Manic Monday. The concert is filmed by the French ‘Rock Report’ program, which airs a three-minute snippet. It was also the first in a series of gigs held by KIIS-FM for up and coming bands, aptly titled ‘Manic Mondays’ (“Pop Eye: Bon Jovi Swims Against The Oldies Tide”, LA Times, Oct 26 1986.) According to an attendee, the band also covers the Beatles’ ‘Help’.

10/23/86-Dedmon Center, Radford, VA

Setlist: How Is The Air Up There?/Walking Down Your Street/Restless/Going Down To Liverpool/He’s Got A Secret/Mary Street/September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post (with ‘waitin….’ intro)/Live/In A Different Light/Let It Go/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Manic Monday/WLAE

Notes: Opened by General Public. The appearance of two songs from the Bangles’ EP is unusual for 1986.

10/29/86-Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA

Setlist: Let It Go/Restless/Walking Down Your Street/James/Going Down To Liverpool/He’s Got A Secret/September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Return Post/Live/In A Different Light/Want You/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Manic Monday/Walk Like An Egyptian.

Notes: Filmed by MTV and broadcast 12/13/86. Manic Monday and WLAE contain frequent Michael eye-rolls. This set is also one of the few Bangles concerts with an existing recording of the soundcheck, with the following setlist: Let It Go/Restless/September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Live/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Manic Monday/Walk Like An Egyptian.

10/31/86 – Gaillard Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, SC

Notes: The concert is preceded by a autograph signing for students of Middleton High School after they won a promotional contest, sponsored by a local radio station.

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11/05/86 – Ewing Coliseum,  University of Louisiana, La

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Notes: Two days before the concert, only 1,200 tickets had been sold. Fortunately, sales picked up at this point and reached nearly 3,000.

11/08/86: Tarleton State University, Stephenville, TX

Setlist: [partial]: I Want You/Manic Monday/Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: Enthusiastically reviewed in the J-TAC student newspaper, November 13th 1986. The concert was played in front of a crowd of 600 and opened by E*I*E*I*O.

11/14/86 – Spokane Coliseum, Spokane, WA

Setlist: Going Down To Liverpool/Manic Monday/If She Knew What She Wants/Hero Takes A Fall/Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: A 62 minute performance before a crowd of 8,000, positively reviewed in The Spokesman-Review, 15 Nov 1986.

11/17/86 – Hult Center, Eugene, OR

Setlist: Manic Monday/If She Knew What She Wants/Walk Like An Egyptian/Walking Down Your Street/Let It Go

Notes: Described in a contemporary review (‘Hard-working Bangles drum up Monday mania’, Eugene Register-Guard, 20 Nov 1986) as a 16 song set, and the last concert of the tour. Michael describes playing underneath the hall’s weaved ceiling as making her feel as if she was playing underneath a lawn chair.

11/21/86 – Fox TV, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Walk Like An Egyptian/Manic Monday

Notes: The band appears on Joan Rivers’ short-lived late night show (1986-88).


1987

2/4/87- 2/7/87 – Sanremo Music Festival, San Remo, Italy

Setlist (partial): Walk Like An Egyptian.

Notes: The band’s only Italian concert. Other acts include Paul Simon, Duran Duran, Tom Robinson, Bob Geldof, Whitney Houston, The Smiths(!), Spandau Ballet, Style Council, Pet Shop Boys.

2/7/87 – Top of the Pops, London, UK

Setlist: Walk Like An Egyptian, Walking Down Your Street

2/10/87 – Formel Eins, Germany

Setlist: Walking Down Your Street

4/11/87 – The Palace, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Not Fade Away/I Got You

Notes: Michael appears as a guest performer in the encore of a Crowded House set. The encore includes the Split Enz classic ‘I Got You’ as well as Buddy Holly’s ‘Not Fade Away’ and other rock oldies.

4/13/87 – Ann Arbor, MI

4/21/87 – The Colosseum,

Note: With Hoodoo Gurus

6/4/87 – Audubon Zoo Park, New Orleans, LA

Setlist: Let It Go/Walking Down Your Street/James/Live/Restless/Happy Man TodayHe’s Got A Secret/September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Crash And Burn/Going Down To Liverpool/In A Different Light/Tell Me/I’ll Set You Free/Return Post/Be With You/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Manic Monday/Walk Like An Egyptian/Want You/I’m Not Talkin’

6/5/87 – Southern Star Ampihtheatre, Houston, TX

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Notes: A recording is known to exist.

6/6/87 – Sunken Garden Theatre, San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens, San Antonio, TX

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6/7/87 – Six Flags Over Texas, Dallas, TX

6/10/87 – Lloyd Noble Center: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Notes: Tony Frazier review: “Bangles Put on Good Concert, But It Wasn’t Their Best Night” (June 13, 1987): the concert was moved from an Oklahoma City Amphitheater due to inclement weather. The band played an 18-song set, with several “fluffed guitar-solos” and an three-song encore in which “bassist Michael Steele saluted Oklahoma City'”.

6/11/87 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

6/12/87 – Mud Island, Memphis, USA

6/13/87 – Starwood Amphitheater, Nashville, TN

6/14/87 – Six Flags, Atlanta, GA

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6/17/87- Great Woods Center for the Performing Arts, Mansfield, MA

Setlist: Bitchin’ Summer/Live/Restless/Happy Man Today/Walking Down Your Street/James/Crash And Burn/September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Going Down To Liverpool/He’s Got A Secret/In A Different Light/I’ll Set You Free/Return Post/Be With You/Manic Monday/Silent Treatment/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Walk Like An Egyptian/Want You/I’m Not Talkin/Dover Beach

6/18/87 -The Pier 84, New York, NY

6/19/87 – Jones Beach Music Center, Wantagh, NY

6/20/87 – Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA

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6/21/87 – Jones Beach Theater, Watangh, NY

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6/22/87 – Patriot Center, Washington, DC

Setlist: Hero Takes A Fall/If She Knew What She Wants

Notes: Reviewed fairly unenthusiastically in The Washington Post. (‘The Bangles’ Bright Pop Baubles’, 24 Jun 1987.)

6/24/87 – Lakeside Amphitheater, Corfu, NY

6/25/87 – Pine Knbo, Detroit, MI

6/26/87 – Poplar Creek, Chicago, IL

6/27/87 – Milwaukee Festival, Milkwaukee, USA

6/30/87 – Agua Caliente Race Track, Tijuana, Mexico

Notes: Played as part of an eight-hour gig, alongside Oingo Boingo, The Fixx, Squeeze, The Hoodoo Gurus, and Chris Isaak. According to a review (“Police Officer Shot During Concert”, Associated Press 1 Jul 1987), 50 fans were arrested during the gig with a police officer being shot.

7/3/87 – Greek Theater, Berkeley, CA

Setlist: Let It Go/Walking Down Your Street/James/Happy Man Today/I’ll Set You Free//September Gurls/If She Knew What She Wants/Crash And Burn/Be With You/Return Post/Going Down To Liverpool/He’s Got A Secret/In A Different Light/Manic Monday/Silent Treatment/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/Hero Takes A Fall/Walk Like An Egyptian/Want You/I’m Not Talkin’

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7/4/87 – Pacific Amphitheater, Costa Mesa, CA

Setlist: Bitchin’ Summer/ Let It Go/ Live/ Walking Down Your Street/ James/ Happy Man Today/ Set You Free/ September Gurls/ If She Knew What She Wants/ Crash And Burn/ Be With You/ Return Post/ Going Down To Liverpool/ He’s Got A Secret/ In A Different Light/ Manic Monday/ Silent Treatment/ Angels Don’t Fall In Love/ Hero Takes a Fall/ Walk Like an Egyptian/ Want You/ I’m Not Talkin’

Other Bands: The Untouchables.

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7/5/87 – Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA

7/28/87 – San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA

Setlist: If She Knew What She Wants.

Notes: Guest appearance during Duran Duran gig.

9/11/87 – MTV Video Music Awards, Los Angeles, CA

Setlist: Walk Like An Egyptian/Walking Down Your Street


1988

7/23/88 – Kuyahaga Falls

7/25/88 – Columbia

7/26/88 – Harrington

7/27/88 – Saratoga

7/28/88 – Montreal, QC

7/29/88 – Mansfield

7/31/88 – Allentown

8/1/88 – Jackson

8/2/88 – Providence

8/3/88 – Long Island, NY

8/4/88 – New York City, NY

8/6/88 – Holmdel

8/7/88 – Philadelphia, PA

8/8/88 – Canadigua

8/9/88 – Buffalo

8/10/88 – Columbus, OH

8/13/88 – Battle Creek

8/14/88 – Clarkson

8/17/88 – Hoffman Estates

8/18/88 – Indianapolis

8/19/88 – Springfield

8/22/88 – Birmingham, AL

8/23/88 – Louisville, KY

8/24/88 – Nashville

8/27/88 – Cincinnati

8/28/88 – Hannibal

8/29/88 – St Louis

8/30/88 – Lincoln

10/12/88 – Numbers, Houston, TX

Notes: A 50-minute recording is known to exist.

10/14/88 – Texas Stadium, Dallas, TX

10/16/88 – The Summit, Houston, TX

10/18/88 – Louisiana Superdome – New Orleans

10/18/88 – Keifer Lakefront Arena

Setlist: Iko Iko

Notes: Backing vocals with The Grateful Dead.

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10/21/88 – Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, GA

10/23/88 – Florida Citrus Bowl, Orlando, FL

10/29/88 – Orange Bowl, Miami, FL

12/3/88 – Saturday Night Live, New York, NY

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/In Your Room

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Notes: This appearance was preceded by a rehearsal two days earlier, which remains unsurfaced. The audience notably features some very enthusiastic Michael fans.


1989

1/14/89 – Universal (Gibson) Amphitheater, Los Angeles, CA

Notes: Scheduled to be part of an all-star “Rock Response” benefit gig for AIDS research. Other acts included Lou Reed, KISS and Tom Jones. This concert was subsequently cancelled in favour of an all-star television special (“Morning Report”, LA Times, December 27, 1988).

3/13/89 – Daytona Beach [MTV Spring Break], USA

Note: Snippets are broadcast by MTV as part of their Spring Break coverage. Brief pre-concert footage of Susanna appears elsewhere with commentary by Bill O’Reilly.

3/15/89 – Ryder College, Lawrenceville, NJ

3/16/89 – Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Poughkeepsie, NY

3/18/89 – Naval Academy, Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

Other Bands: House of Freaks

3/19/89 – Performing Arts Center, Springfield, IL

3/21/89 – Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

3/23/89 – Beacon Theater, New York, NY

Setlist:  Hazy Shade of Winter/Glitter Years/Live/Manic Monday/Crash and Burn/Complicated Girl/Be With You/Creeque Alley/I Fought The Law > If She Knew What She Wants/I’ll Set You Free/Bell Jar/Make A Play For Her Now/Something To Believe In/Eternal Flame/Some Dreams Come True/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/In Your Room/Watching The Sky/Walking Down Your Street/Walk Like An Egyptian

3/24/89 – Palladium, New York, NY

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/Glitter Years/Live/Manic Monday/Crash and Burn/Complicated Girl/Be With You/If She Knew What She Wants/I’ll Set You Free/Bell Jar/Make A Play For Her Now/Something To Believe In/Eternal Flame/Some Dreams Come True/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/In Your Room/Hero Takes A Fall/Watching The Sky/Walking Down Your Street/Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: One of the few Everything-era concerts to be filmed, with a surfaced amateur recording of the entire set existing.

3/25/89 – Constitution Hall, Washington, DC

3/27/89 – Virginia Poly Tech, Blacksburg, VA

3/29/89 – Palace Theater, Albany, NY

3/30/89 – Stanley Center for the Performing Arts, Utica,

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3/31/89 – University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

4/1/89 – Lafayette College, Allentown, PA

4/3/89 – Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre, PA

4/4/89 – Fox Theater, Detroit, MI

4/6/89 – Holiday Star Theater, Merriville, IN

4/7/89 – Eastern IL University, Charleston, IL, USA

4/8/89 – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

4/10/89 – Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

4/11/89 – Hilton Coliseum, Ames, Iowa, USA

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/Glitter Years/Live/Manic Monday/Crash and Burn/Complicated Girl/Creeque Alley/If She Knew What She Wants/I’ll Set You Free/Bell Jar/Make A Play For Her Now/Something To Believe In/Eternal Flame/Some Dreams Come True/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/In Your Room/Hero Takes A Fall/Watching The Sky/Walking Down Your Street/Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: Like 3/24/89, an audience video of this concert has surfaced.

4/15/89 – Santa Monica Civic Center, Los Angeles, CA

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4/17/89 – The Warfield, San Francisco, CA

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4/19/89 – Portland Civic Auditorium, Portland

4/20/89- Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

Notes: A 70-minute recording is known to exist.

4/21/89 – Hult Center, Eugene, OR

 

5/3/89 – Portsmouth Guild Hall, Portsmouth, UK

5/4/89 – Leicester De Montford Hall, Leicester, UK

5/5/89 – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK

5/6/89 – Royal Court, Liverpool, UK

5/8/89 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK

5/9/89 – Haicenda, Manchester

Notes: Planned to have been opened by noted Madchester outfit the Happy Mondays.

5/10/89 – Sheffield City Hall, Sheffield, UK

5/12/89 – Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK

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5/31/89 – 1st International Rock Awards, New York, NY

Setlist: Be With You/Eternal Flame

Notes: Produced by Coca-Cola, the International Rock Awards only lasted three years.

7/4/89 – Norfolk, VA

7/7/89 – Sunrise Theater, Miami, FL

7/8/89 – Orlando, FL

7/9/89 – Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL

7/11/89 – Civic Center, Peniscola, FL

7/12/89 – Oakwood Ampitheater, Birmingham, AL

7/15/89-Houston Beltway Interchange, Texas

Setlist: Hazy Shade Of Winter/Live/Bell Jar/Manic Monday/I’ll Set You Free/Be With You/I Fought The Law > If She Knew What She Wants/Complicated Girl/Make A Play For Her Now/Eternal Flame/Watching The Sky/Glitter Years/Crash And Burn/Some Dreams Come True/In Your Room > Hero Takes A Fall

Notes: Free live show held on a freeway to celebrate the opening of the segment of Beltway n°8 from Interstate 10 to US 290. About 20.000 people were expected, but more than 75.000 people came to attend to the show and the whole overpass started swaying when the crowd started to stomp and jump.

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7/16/89 – Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX

Notes: A recording of this concert is known to exist.

7/18/89 – Mud Island, Memphis, TN

Notes: A recording of this concert is known to exist.

7/20/89 – Southern Star Amphitheater, Georgia, USA

7/22/89 – Carrowinds, Charlotte, NC

7/23/89 – Kings Dominion, Richmond, VA

7/25/89 – Merriweather Post Pavillion, Columbia, MD

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/Live/Bell Jar/Manic Monday/I’ll Set You Free/Be With You/If She Knew What She Wants/Complicated Girl/Make A Play For Her Now/Something To Believe In/Eternal Flame/Watching The Sky/Glitter Years/Crash and Burn/Some Dreams Come True/Angels Don’t Fall In Love*/In Your Room/Hero Takes A Fall/Walking Down Your Street/Walk Like An Egyptian

Note: Angels Don’t Fall In Love cuts in on existing bootleg recording.

7/26/89 – Dorney Park, Allentown, PA

7/27/89 – Grand Pavillion, Atlantic City, NJ

7/29/89 – Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT

Notes: A 75-minute recording is known to exist.

7/30/89 – Empire Court, Syracruse, NY

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/Eternal Flame/Complicated Girl/Bell Jar/Be With You/Some Dreams Come True/Manic Monday/In Your Room/Walk Like An Egyptian

Other Bands: Christmas

8/1/89: Bally’s Grandstand, Atlantic City, NJ

8/2/89 – New Jersey, NJ

8/3/89 – Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/Live/Bell Jar/Manic Monday/I’ll Set You Free/Be With You/If She Knew What She Wants/Complicated Girl/Make A Play For Her Now/Something To Believe In/Eternal Flame/Watching The Sky/Glitter Years/Crash and Burn/Some Dreams Come True/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/In Your Room/Hero Takes A Fall/Walking Down Your Street/Walk Like An Egyptian

8/4/89: La Ronda/St Helens Island, Montreal, Canada

8/5/89: Kingston Concert Grounds, Kingston, New Hampshire

8/5/89 – Moscow, Russia

8/6/89 – Moscow, Russia

Notes: The above two gigs are listed in a ‘Tentative Itinerary’ of the group’s Summer 1989 tour.

8/7/89: Great Woods, Mansfield, MA*

Setlist: Hazy Shade Of Winter/Live/Bell Jar/Manic Monday/I’ll Set You Free/Be With You/I Fought The Law-If She Knew What She Wants/Complicated Girl/Make A Play For Her Now/Something To Believe In/Eternal Flame/Watching The Sky/Glitter Years/Crash and Burn/Some Dreams Come True/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/In Your Room/Hero Takes A Fall/Walking Down Your Street/Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: A recording of this concert is known to exist.

8/9/89 – Melody Amphitheater, Station Square, Philadelphia, PA

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/Manic Monday/Walking Down Your Street/In Your Room/Glitter Years/Walk Like An Egyptian

Notes: Enthusiastically reviewed in The Pittsburgh Press, the band described as giving ‘an evening of gutsty, in-your-face pop-rock that proved they could rock ‘n’ roll with the best of them — regardless of what others think.”. (Eric Eggans, ‘The Bangles turn out gutsy pop-rock’, The Pittsburgh Press, 10 Aug 1989.)

8/10/89: Garden States Arts Center, Holmden, NJ

Notes: A concert in Tokyo, Japan, is originally scheduled for this date.

8/11/89: Jones Beach, Wantagh, Long Island, NY

Notes: A recording of this concert is known to exist.

8/12/89 – Michigan Festival, East Lansing, MI

8/15/89 – Kingswood Music Theater, Vaughan, ON, Canada

Notes: A very good 85-minute recording is known to exist.

8/17/89 – Ohio State Fair, OH

Setlist (partial): Make A Play For Her Now/Manic Monday/WLAE/Complicated Girl/Glitter Years/September Gurls/Eternal Flame/Dover Beach/Watching The Sky

8/18/89 – Poplar Creek Music Theater, Chicago, IL

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8/19/89 – Missouri, USA

8/20/89 – Cincinnati, USA

8/21/89: Kings Island, Cincinnati, OH

Notes: A recording of this concert is known to exist.

8/22/89 – Pine Knob Music Theater, Detroit, MI

8/23/89 – Cleveland, OH

8/25/89 – Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri

Notes: Benefit for The National Drug Free Council.

8/26/89: Six Flags, St. Louis, Missouri

8/29/89: Greek Theatre, Hollywood, CA

Notes: An excellent 85-minute recording of this concert is known to exist.

8/31/89: Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA

9/02/89- Great America Redwood Amphitheatre, Santa Clara, CA

Setlist: Hazy Shade of Winter/Live/Bell Jar/Manic Monday/I’ll Set You Free/Be With You/I Fought The Law > If She Knew What She Wants/Complicated Girl/Make A Play For Her Now/Something To Believe In/Eternal Flame/Watching The Sky/Glitter Years/Crash & Burn/Some Dreams Come True/Angels Don’t Fall In Love/In Your Room/Hero Takes A Fall/Walking Down Your Street/Walk Like An Egyptian

9/3/89 – San Francisco, CA

9/28/89 – Brisbane, Australia

9/30/89 – Sydney Entertainment Center, Sydney, Australia

Notes: The above gigs were to have been part of the band’s first Australian tour. They ultimately do not play in Australia until 2005, after Michael’s departure.