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The Bunnymen Concert Log

A comprehensive, annotated listing of concert dates, venues and set lists for Echo and the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch and Electrafixion.

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1987 (September-December)

September 1st, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Montreal, Quebec, Canada; Montreal University
Going Up
Rescue
Bombers Bay
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
All That Jazz
Thorn of Crowns
The Cutter
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

September 3rd, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Toronto, Ontario, Canada; CNE Grandstand Stadium
Over the Wall
Rescue
Bombers Bay
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Paint It Black
    NOTES: The CNE Grandstand, a stadium of some historical and architectural interest, fell to the wrecker's ball in January, 1999.

September 4th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Buffalo, New York, United States; Darien Lakes Amusement Park
Going Up
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All in Your Mind
Ocean Rain
Soul Kitchen
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Run, Run, Run
    NOTES: Bernard Sumner of New Order joined in on "Run, Run, Run".

September 5th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States; Civic Arena
Over the Wall
Rescue
Bombers Bay
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean

September 8th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Denver, Colorado, United States; Red Rocks Amphitheater
Going Up
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Soul Kitchen
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Paint It Black
    NOTES: Rocky Mountain icon John Denver joined the Bunnymen for "Soul Kitchen".

September 9th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Salt Lake City, Utah, United States;

September 11th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
San Diego, California, United States; San Diego Sports Arena

September 12th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Irvine, California, United States; Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre
Bombers Bay
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Ocean Rain
    NOTES: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre has since been rechristened with the non-euphonic moniker Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

September 13th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Los Angeles, California, United States; Forum
Going Up
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Soul Kitchen
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
People Are Strange
Do It Clean

September 15th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Phoenix, Arizona, United States; Compton Terrace

September 17th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Santa Barbara, California, United States;
    NOTES: "I ended up falling off stage in Santa Barbara and this was the night before we had two shows in Berkeley . I ended up falling off the stage 'cause we were on a smaller stage than we were used to when it was a Bunnymen gig and I fell off the stage backwards 'cause I'd forgotten for the moment where I was and I assumed -- well, I used to do this backwards gun thing during the song 'Bedbugs and Ballyhoo' and I fell down a shaft because we put big basebins in the orchestra pit so it meant that the gap -- and this was probably a good thing -- that the gap was only three feet wide. Went down there with me guitar strapped to me back like Elvis and I just collapsed. It was quite a drop, like twelve feet or something. And I was lying there at the bottom, but me leg -- me right leg seemed to have gone down separately from the rest of me body. It was almost like doing the splits down a wall, you know. And then a couple of the roadies pulled me up, phoenix-like, on one leg as I came out, carried me on the set and I came offstage where my leg was twice as wide as my left one. I was in agony for days." - Ian McCulloch,
NARDWUAR, August 24th, 2001

September 18th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Berkeley, California, United States; Greek Theatre
Going Up
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Soul Kitchen
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Paint It Black

September 19th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Berkeley, California, United States; Greek Theatre
Going Up
Rescue
Bombers Bay
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Soul Kitchen
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Twist and Shout

October 31st, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brighton, England; Brighton Centre
Going Up
The Back of Love
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Never Stop
Do It Clean

November 2nd, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
London, England; Wembley Arena
Going Up
The Back of Love
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Never Stop
Sweet Jane
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout
    NOTES: "I had seen them back in 1987 when they left the stage at Wembley Arena in London in a cloud of complete indifference, and a year later McCulloch quit the band, so it's interesting that now out of all the comeback bands of the eighties, they are the ones who seem to be succeeding." -- Dee Mc Laughlin,
virginmegamagazine.com, November 4th, 2003

November 5th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Stockholm, Sweden; Konserthuset
Going Up
The Back of Love
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Never Stop
Sweet Jane
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

November 6th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Gothenburg, Sweden; Karen Club
Going Up
The Back of Love
Rescue
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Never Stop
Sweet Jane
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout
    NOTES: This show was recorded for broadcast, and "Start Again" eventually made its way to the CRYSTAL DAYS box set. It is a rendition very different from the powerful ballad which closes CANDLELAND.

November 7th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Hultsfred, Sweden; Hagadal
Going Up
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Rescue
New Direction
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Never Stop
Sweet Jane
Do It Clean

November 10th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Copenhagen, Denmark; The Saga Club
Going Up
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Rescue
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Sweet Jane
Do It Clean

November 11th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Hamburg, Germany; Markthalle
Going Up
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Rescue
New Direction
Soul Kitchen
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Sweet Jane
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout
Paint It Black

November 12th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Berlin, Germany; Metropol
Going Up
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Rescue
New Direction
Soul Kitchen
Start Again
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Sweet Jane
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

November 14th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Bielefeld, Germany; PC69
Over the Wall
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Rescue
New Direction
All That Jazz
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

November 15th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Dusseldorf, Germany; Tor 3
Over the Wall
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Never Stop
New Direction
All That Jazz
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

November 16th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Frankfurt, Germany; Batschkapp
Going Up
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Angels and Devils
Never Stop
All That Jazz
Lips Like Sugar
Do It Clean
Thorn of Crowns
Over the Wall
Paint It Black

November 17th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Munich, Germany; Alabamahalle
Going Up
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Never Stop
Angels and Devils
All That Jazz
Lips Like Sugar
Do It Clean
Thorn of Crowns
Over the Wall
Twist and Shout

Nov 18th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Zurich, Switzerland; Volkshaus

November 20th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Venice, Italy; Teatro Toniolo
    NOTES: "... you can smell the Decline of Man; it's there [in Venice]. It makes you feel really sad. It dwarfs you. It dwarfed me. I remember going to a gig, and I floated through Venice on this gondola ... the modern age just recreates things ... in weird forms, for freaks." -- Ian McCulloch,
interview with Frank Coleman, November 24th, 1995

November 22nd, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Milan, Italy; Rollingstone

November 23rd, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Milan, Italy; Rolling Stone
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Start Again
Ocean Rain
Soul Kitchen
All That Jazz
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean

November 24th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Firenze (Florence), Italy; Tenax
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Ocean Rain
Villiers Terrace
All That Jazz
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Over the Wall
Twist and Shout
Never Stop
Paint It Black

November 26th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Barcelona, Spain; Zeleste Barna
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
New Direction
Ocean Rain
All That Jazz
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout
Over the Wall
Paint It Black

November 27th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Madrid, Spain; Jacara

November 29th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Bordeaux, France; Grand Parc
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Ocean Rain
All That Jazz
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout
Over the Wall
Paint It Black

November 30th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Paris, France; Le Grand Rex
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Ocean Rain
Never Stop
All That Jazz
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout
Over the Wall
Paint It Black

December 1st, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brussels, Belgium; Cirque Royal
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Ocean Rain
All That Jazz
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Over the Wall

December 3rd, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Rennes, France; Salle Jean Vilar
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Ocean Rain
All That Jazz
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

December 4th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Rouen, France; Exo 7
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean

December 6th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Utrecht, Netherlands; Vredenburg
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Soul Kitchen
All That Jazz
Villiers Terrace
Thorn of Crowns
Lips Like Sugar
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

December 8th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Groningen, Netherlands; Evenementenhal
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Ocean Rain
Soul Kitchen
All That Jazz
Never Stop
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

December 9th, 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Nijmegen, Netherlands; De Vereening
Going Up
The Back of Love
My Kingdom
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
The Killing Moon
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rescue
Ocean Rain
All That Jazz
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout
Over the Wall
Paint It Black

December 10th 1987
Echo and the Bunnymen
Copenhagen, Denmark; The Saga Club

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    Corrections, additions and amendments warmly received and greatly appreciated:

Kristin F. Smith
blinfool@wyomail.com

    I took as my starting point Steve Doughty's excellent and comprehensive Bunnymen Recordings site, and have filled in gaps using the Seven Seas Archive (which went back to January 1st, 1999 at the time I copied it all into text files), as well as the various other web pages and articles cited in my listings. This is still very much a work in progress. I have received a good deal of help from members of the Seven Seas and Bunnymen.com communities -- thank you all!

This page last updated: July 24th, 2005

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