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. [For pre-MS Bangles concerts, please consult her guide.] 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’

Other Bands: Black Flag, Redd Kross, K.K.

Notes: First Bangles gig with Michael. Live debut of I’m Not Talkin’.

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8/11/83 – The Plant, Los Angeles, CA

8/18/83 – Universal City, 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.

9/08/83: Club Minimal, Sacramento, CA

Other Bands: The Big Race, The Antics

9/10/83: Wolfgang’s, San Francisco, CA

Other Bands: Translator, Hunting Game

9/16/83 – Radio City, Anaheim, CA

Other Bands: Cathedral of Tears, Neptune

9/30/83 – Spirit, San Diego, CA

Other Bands: Penetration, 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.

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

10/07/83 – Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA

Other Bands: The Marsupials

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

11/27/83 – Goodies, Fullerton, CA

11/30/83 – FM Station, North Hollywood, CA

Other Bands: The Longryders

12/08/83 – The Stone, San Francisco, CA

Other Bands: The 3 O’Clock, New Breed

12/09/83 – Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Other Bands: The 3 O’Clock, Weird Scenes

Setlist: (partial) I’m Not Talkin’

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

 

12/10/83 – Keystone Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Other Bands: The 3 O’Clock, 3.D.B.B

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

Setlist: Silent Treatment/Restless/The Real World/Live/All About You/James/Where Were You When I Needed You/I’m In Line/He’s Got A Secret/Dover Beach/Going Down To Liverpool/Tell Me/Want You/I’m Not Talking/Hero Takes A Fall/Mary Street/Him Or Me/Open My Eyes/Number One

Other Bands: The Three O’Clock, Chardon Square and The Respectables.

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

7/29/84:  Palomino Station, Riverside, CA

Setlist: Silent Treatment/Restless/The Real World/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/Hero Takes A Fall/Want You/I’m Not Talking/Open My Eyes/Him Or Me/Number One

Notes: This concert features the second 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.

8/01/84 – Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Other Bands: Civil Defense, Ariel Bond

8/02/84 – The Stone, San Francisco, CA

Other Bands: Big Race, Voices

8/04/84 – The Palace, Hollywood, CA

Setlist: Hero Takes A Fall

Other Bands: The 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.”

8/10/84 – Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

Other Bands: Psychedelic Furs

8/12/84 – Starry Night, Portland, OR

Other Bands: The Psychedelic Furs

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

Other Bands: The Go-Gos.

8/18/84 – Santa Barbara County Bowl, Santa Barbara, CA

Other Bands – Psychedelic Furs

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

Other Bands, Psychedelic Furs, Untouchables

8/22/84 – Mesa Amphitheatre, Mesa, AZ

Other Bands: Psychedelic Furs

[Note: An originally planned tour with A Flock of Seagulls scheduled to run from 11 Sept to 05 Oct was cancelled. As seen below, the band played a few other concerts in this time instead.]

9/22/84 – Summers on the Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Note: Tickets cost $5 in advance, $6 on the night of the show.

9/25/84 – 688 Club, Atlanta, GA

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.)

10/03/84 – Massey  Hall, Toronto, Canada

10/04/84 – Paradise Theater, Boston, MA

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

Other Bands: The Dogmatics

10/05/84 – C.U Event Center, Boulder, CO

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Note: The band opens for Cyndi Lauper. An originally planned date opening for A Flock of Seagulls is cancelled.

10/07/84 – Mohawk Park, Tulsa, OK

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

10/08/84 – The Bowery, Oklahoma City, OK

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

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

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

Notes: Opened for Cyndi Lauper.

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

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

10/21/84 – Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, FL

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

10/23/84 – Sunrise Musical Theater, Sunrise, FL

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

10/24/84 – Sunrise Musical Theater, Sunrise, FL

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

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

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

10/30/84 – UNO Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/02/84 – Duke University, Durham, NC

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/04/84 – Penn State University, University Park, PA

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/05/84 – Fairmont State College, Fairmont, WV

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/07/84 – After Sundown, Blacksburg, VA

Other Bands: Love Tractor

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11/08/84 – Millersville University, Millersville, PA

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/09/84 –  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/10/84 – SUNY Binghamton, Binghamton, NY

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/12/84 – Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto, ON

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/14/84 – Colisee de Quebec, Quebec City, QC

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/16/84 – Montreal Forum, Montreal, QC

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/17/84 -Ottawa Civic Center, Ottawa, ON

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

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’.

11/24/84 – Fox Theater, Atlanta, GA

Notes: The band resumes their tour opening for Cyndi Lauper.

11/25/84 – UTC McKenzie Arena, Chattanooga, TN

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

11/27/84 – Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

12/01/84 – Hampton Coliseum, Hampton, VA

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

12/04/84 – Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

12/05/84 – Louisville Gardens Louisville, KY

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

12/07/84 – Kemper Arena, Kansas City, MO

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

12/09/84 – Roy Wilkins Auditorium, St.Paul,Minnesota USA

Other Bands: Cyndi Lauper

12/15/84- The Palace, Hollywood, 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.

12/16/84 – SDSU Montezuma Hall, San Diego, CA

Other Bands: The Beat Farmers

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

Other Bands: David Johansen

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


1985:

1/05/85- Scorgie’s, Rochester, NY

2/11/85- ‘The Tube’, Tyne Tees TV Studios, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK

Setlist: Going Down To Liverpool

2/12/85 – Dingwalls, London, UK

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 Carnegie Hall, 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- Marquee Club, 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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Other Bands: Talking Drums

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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3/16/85 – Six Flags, 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.

11/03/85 – University of California, Irvine, CA

Other Bands: 5th Estate, Death Rooster, Susan Jennifer

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

11/09/85 – CMJ Music Awards, Beacon Theater, NY

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

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


1986

2/01/86 – Students Union, Portsmouth, UK

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2/02/86 – 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

2/05/86 – Wolverhampton Polytechnic, 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

Other Bands: Ring of Roses and Silent Movies.

2/08/86- University of Warwick, 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: Circus, Oslo, Norway.

2/22/86: Utrecht, NETH

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

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

Other Bands: Vincent Palmer.

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2/27/86: Zurich, Switzerland

3/01/86 – QM Union, University of Glasgow, 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.

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

3/24/86 – Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

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.

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/01/86 – JB’s Theater, Albany, NY

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

4/04/86: West Hartford Agora, West Hartford, CT

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/05/86 – Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster, PA

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/06/86 – University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

4/08/86 – Warner Theater, Washington, DC

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Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

4/09/86 – 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 performance recalling ‘an earlier era of rock’.

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4/11/86 – Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/12/86 – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/15/86 – Tennessee Performing Arts Center, Nashville, TN

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/20/86 – Southern Star Amphitheater, Houston, TX

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/21/86 – Austin City Coliseum, Austin, TX

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

4/26/86 – The Rose Bowl, Pasadena, 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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Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

5/04/86 – The Riviera Theater, 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)

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

5/05/86 – Augustana College, Rock Island, IL

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

5/06/86 – University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

5/08/86 – 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, Salt Lake City, 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.”)

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

5/13/86 – Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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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Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

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, Los Angeles, 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.

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus.

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

5/21/86: The Whiskey, West Hollywood, 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’.

6/14/86 – Rock am Ring Festival, Nürburgring, Nürburg, GER

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.

6/15/86 – Rock in Reim Festival, Olympiahalle, Munich, GER

6/17/86- Rias 2 Festival, Waldbühne, 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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7/05/86 – 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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

7/26/86: Delaware State Fairgrounds, 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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

7/28/86 – La Ronde, Montreal, QC

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

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/01/86 – Wet Banana Entertainment Complex, Seaside Heights, NJ

8/02/86 – Civic Center, Providence, RI

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/03/86 – Jones Beach Music Center, Wantagh, NY

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/04/86 – The Pier, New York City, NY

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Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/06/86: Garden State Arts Center, Holmdel, NJ*

8/07/86 – Mann Music Center, Philadelphia, PA [cancelled gig]

8/08/86 – Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center, Canandaigua, NY

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/09/86 – Darien Lake Amusement Park, Darien,  NY

8/10/86 – Ohio State Fair, Columbus, OH

8/13/86 – Kellogg Center Arena, Battle Creek, MI

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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

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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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

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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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.)

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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

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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/23/86 – Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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

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

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

8/27/86 – Riverbend, Cincinnati, OH

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

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

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/29/86 – Six Flags over Mid-America, St Louis, Missouri

8/30/86 – Bob Devaney Sports Center, Lincoln, NE

Other Bands: Mr. Mister

8/31/86 – Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St, Paul, MN

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

09/01/86 – Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO

Notes: Last gig opening for Mr. Mister.

09/03/86 – BYU Marriott Center, Provo, UT

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:  The appearance of two songs from the Bangles’ EP is unusual for 1986.

Other Bands: General Public

10/26/86 – University of Delaware, Newark, DE

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

10/29/86-‘Students Against MS’ Benefit, 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 – NLU Fant-Ewing Coliseum,  University of Louisiana,  Monroe, 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.

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

11/01/86 – North Cobb High School, Kennesaw, GA

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.

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

11/09/86 – SMU McFarlin Amphitheater, Dallas, TX

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

11/13/86 – Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA

Other Bands: 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.

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

11/15/86 – Starry Night, Portland, OR

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

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.

Other Bands: E*I*E*I*O

11/21/86 – The Late Show with Joan Rivers, 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

2/06/87 Sanremo Music Festival, Sanremo, IT

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.

2/07/87 – 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, Hibbing, MN

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

6/04/87 – 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’

Other Bands: Cutting Crew

6/05/87 – Southern Star Ampihtheatre, Houston, TX

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Notes: A recording is known to exist.

Other Bands: Cutting Crew

6/06/87 – Sunken Garden Theatre, San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens, San Antonio, TX

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Other Bands: Cutting Crew, Rank and File

6/07/87 – Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, TX

Other Bands: Cutting Crew

6/10/87 – Lloyd Noble Center: Norman, 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'”.

6/12/87 – Mud Island Amphitheater, Memphis, TN

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

6/14/87 – Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA

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Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

6/19/87 – Jones Beach Marine Theater, Wantagh, NY

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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

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Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

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.)

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

6/24/87 – Lakeside Amphitheater, Darien Center, NY

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

6/25/87 – Pine Knob Music Theater, Clarkston, MI

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus

6/26/87 – Poplar Creek Music Theater, Hoffman Estates,  IL

Other Bands: Hoodoo Gurus, E*I*E*I*O

6/27/87 – Marcus Amphitheater, Milwaukee Festival, Milwaukee, WI [Summerfest]

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.

7/03/87 – 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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Other Bands: Cutting Crew

7/04/87 – 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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7/05/87 – Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Other Bands: Redd Kross

7/06/87 – Greek Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Other Bands: Cutting Crew

7/11/87 – Neal S. Blaisdell Center, Honolulu, Hawaii

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 – University Amphitheater, [MTV Video Music Awards], Universal City, CA

Setlist: Walk Like An Egyptian/Walking Down Your Street


1988

[Note: Given the lack of venues or information about the gigs themselves, there is a strong probability that the summer dates from 7/23/88 to 8/30/88 were cancelled.]

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

Other Bands: George Michael

10/18/88 – Louisiana Superdome – New Orleans, LA

Other Bands: George Michael

10/18/88 – Keifer Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

Setlist: Iko Iko

Notes: After their opening set for George Michael, the band does backing vocals with The Grateful Dead later in the night.

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10/20/88 – Fulton County Stadium, Atlanta, GA

Other Bands: George Michael

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

Other Bands: George Michael

10/29/88 – Orange Bowl, Miami, FL

Other Bands: George Michael

12/3/88 – Saturday Night Live, NBC Studios, 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 – Holiday Inn Boardwalk, 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 – Rider College, Lawrenceville, NJ

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

3/19/89 – Paramount Performing Arts Center, Springfield, MA

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

3/29/89 – Palace Theater, Albany, NY

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/01/89 – Lafayette College, Easton, PA

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/03/89 – Palace Theater, Cleveland, OH

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/04/89 – Fox Theater, Detroit, MI

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/06/89 – Holiday Star Theater, Merrilville, IN

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/07/89 – Eastern IL University, Charleston, IL, USA

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/08/89 – Riverside Theater, Milwaukee, WI

Notes: A recording is known to exist.

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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.

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/12/89 – South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/15/89 – Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA

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Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/16/89 – Cal State Fullerton, Fullerton, CA

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

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Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/19/89 – Portland Civic Auditorium, Portland, OR

Other Bands: House of Freaks

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

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

Other Bands: House of Freaks

4/21/89 – Hult Center, Eugene, OR

5/03/89 – Portsmouth Guildhall, Portsmouth, UK

5/04/89 – De Montford Hall, Leicester, UK

5/05/89 – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK

5/06/89 – Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, UK

5/08/89 – Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, UK

5/09/89 – 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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5/16/89 – Metropol, Berlin, GER

5/17/89 – Congress Centrum Hamburg, Hamburg, GER

5/18/89 – Capitol, Hanover, GER

5/20/89 – Deutsches Museum, Munich, GER

5/22/89 – Freidrich Ebert Halle, Ludwigshafen, GER

5/23/89 – Stadthalle Offenbach, Offenbach, GER

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.

7/04/89 – Beach Blast Downtown, Newport News, VA

Other Bands: The Embers, Slapwater, Coolin’ Out

7/08/89 – James L. Knight Center,, Miami, FL

7/09/89 – Performing Arts Center, Tampa, FL

7/11/89 – Oak Mountain Amphitheater, Pelham, AL

7/14/89: UNO Kiefer Lakefront Arena, New Orleans, LA

7/15/89-Sam Houston Tollway, Houston, TX

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.

7/19/89 –  Six Flags Over Georgia, Atlanta, GA

Other Bands: Ivan Neville

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

7/22/89 – Carowinds Paladium, Charlotte, NC

7/23/89 – Kings Dominion, Doswell, 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.

Other Bands: Christmas

7/26/89 – Dorney Park, Allentown, PA

Other Bands: Christmas

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

7/28/89 – Darien Lake Amusement Park, Darien Center, NY

Other Bands: Christmas

7/29/89 – Lake Compounce, Bristol, CT

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

Other Bands: Christmas

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

8/01/89: Bally’s Grand Casino & Hotel, Atlantic City, NJ

8/03/89 – 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

Other Bands: Strange Arrangement

8/04/89: La Ronde Amusement Park, Montreal, Canada

8/05/89: Kingston Concert Grounds, Kingston, New Hampshire

Other Bands: Christmas, The Stompers

8/05/89 – 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.

8/07/89: 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.

Other Bands: John Eddie

8/09/89 – Melody Amphitheater, Station Square, Pittsburgh, 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.)

Other Bands: John Eddie

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

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

Other Bands:  John Eddie

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

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

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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Other Bands: Christmas

8/19/89 – MSU Campus, Michigan Festival, East Lansing, MI

Other Bands: John Eddie

8/20/89 – Kings Island Amphitheater, Cincinnati, OH

Other Bands: Christmas

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

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

Other Bands: John Eddie

8/23/89 – Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls,  OH

Other Bands: John Eddie

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

Notes: Benefit for The National Drug Free Council.

Other Bands: Christmas

8/26/89: Six Flags Over Mid-America, St. Louis, Missouri

Other Bands: John Eddie

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

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

Other Bands: The Untouchables

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

Other Bands: The Untouchables

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

Other Bands: Christmas

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.