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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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1988

January 7th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Birmingham, England; NEC Arena
Over the Wall
Heaven up Here
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
My Kingdom
All I Want
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Ocean Rain
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Over Your Shoulder
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Paint It Black
    NOTES: The Primitives served as the supporting act.

January 8th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Manchester, England; Free Trade Hall
Over the Wall
Heaven up Here
The Back of Love
Bombers Bay
With a Hip
All I Want
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Ocean Rain
Over Your Shoulder
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout

January 9th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Manchester, England; Free Trade Hall
Rescue
Heaven up Here
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Show of Strength
Silver
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Over Your Shoulder
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Paint It Black

January 11th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Liverpool, England; Empire Theatre
Rescue
Heaven up Here
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Show of Strength
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Over Your Shoulder
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
All That Jazz
Twist and Shout
    NOTES: This concert was recorded by BBC Radio 1 and released in 1991 on cd (Windsong WINCD 006). Of the last seven songs, only "Lips Like Sugar" and "Thorn of Crowns" made it to the cd.

January 12th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Bradford, England; St. George's Hall
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Show of Strength
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Over Your Shoulder
Thorn of Crowns
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Ocean Rain
Paint It Black

January 13th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Newcastle, England; City Hall
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Show of Strength
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Over Your Shoulder
Thorn of Crowns
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout

January 15th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Edinburgh, Scotland; Playhouse
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
With a Hip
Show of Strength
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Over Your Shoulder
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout
All That Jazz
Ocean Rain

January 16th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Glasgow, Scotland; Barrowland
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
With a Hip
Heads Will Roll
Show of Strength
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout
Over the Wall
Paint It Black
All That Jazz
Ocean Rain

January 18th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Belfast, Northern Ireland; Kings Hall
Heaven up Here
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Show of Strength
Lips Like Sugar

January 28th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Oxford [near Cincinnati], Ohio, United States; Millet Hall, Miami University
    NOTES: Leather Nun opened. "Ian kept asking where the sorority houses were." -
report of a fan who was there

January 29th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States; Hill Auditorium

February 2nd, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Boston, Massachusetts, United States; Wang Center
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Lips Like Sugar
Villiers Terrace
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout
Over the Wall
Paint It Black

February 4th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
New York, New York, United States; Radio City Music Hall
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Show of Strength
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout

February 5th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
New York, New York, United States; Roseland Ballroom
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
New Direction
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Over the Wall
Paint It Black
    NOTES: "I hated Roseland." - Ian McCulloch,
to interviewer Jack Rabid, THE BIG TAKEOVER, #28 (1990)

February 9th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Burlington, Vermont, United States; Flynn Theatre
    NOTES: “What I'll always remember (my first concert -- I was 17) was them opening with ‘Going Up’; they played ‘Soul Kitchen’ and encored with ‘Do It Clean’. It was a freezing night and the band was not in good spirits after the show. [They were] at a bar … huddled around a table, drinking -- not speaking to anyone.” – email to The Bunnymen Concert Log

February 10th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States; Rutgers University
Going Up
Rescue
With a Hip
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Heads Will Roll
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout

February 11th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; Tower Theatre
Going Up
Rescue
With a Hip
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Twist and Shout

February 13th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Richmond, Virginia, United States; Mosque
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Paint It Black
Ocean Rain
Twist and Shout

February 20th [22nd?], 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Durham, North Carolina, United States; Duke University
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Never Stop
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Over the Wall
Twist and Shout/La Bamba
Ocean Rain

March 6th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Evanston, Illinois, United States; McCaw Hall
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Twist and Shout
Ocean Rain
Paint It Black
    NOTES: The Screaming Blue Messiahs served as the supporting act on this American tour. Many of the dates and venues listed here for March 6th/April 3rd come from their 'gigs' page.

March 7th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Iowa City, Iowa, United States; Hancher Auditorium

March 8th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Madison, Wisconsin, United States; Civic Center
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean

March 10th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Kansas City, Kansas, United States; Memorial Hall

March 11th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
St Louis, Missouri, United States; Fox Theater

March 13th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Atlanta, Georgia, United States; Fox Theater

March 14th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Pensacola, Florida, United States; Municipal Auditorium

March 15th [17th?], 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
New Orleans, Louisiana, United States; McAlister Auditorium
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Villiers Terrace
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Do It Clean
Paint It Black
Never Stop
Twist and Shout
     NOTES: Steve Doughty's Recordings list (which I have generally followed) gives this date as March 17th. The Screaming Blue Messiahs website  lists an Austin, Texas venue called The Backroom for March 17th, but according to a long-time Bunnymen fan who lives in Austin, they did not play the city in 1988.

March 19th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Dallas, Texas, United States; Bronco Bowl

March 21st, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Tucson, Arizona, United States; Convention Center

March 22nd, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States; Artemus W Ham Concert Hall

March 24th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Mesa, Arizona, United States; Mesa Amphitheater

March 25th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
San Diego, California, United States; Open Air Theater

March 26th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
San Diego, California, United States; Open Air Theater

March 28th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Portland, Oregon, United States; Starry Night
Going Up
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Never Stop
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Over the Wall
Twist and Shout
Do It Clean
Paint It Black
    NOTES: Starry Night was later renamed The Roseland.

March 29th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Seattle, Washington, United States; Paramount Theater

March 30th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada; Queen Elizabeth Centre

April 1st, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
San Francisco, California, United States; Civic Center Auditorium

April 2nd, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Los Angeles, California, United States; Universal Amphitheatre
Never Stop
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Bombers Bay
All I Want
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Do It Clean
People Are Strange
    NOTES: Doors keyboardist Ray Manzarek joined the band for "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo", "Soul Kitchen" and "People Are Strange".

April 3rd, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Los Angeles, California, United States; Universal Amphitheatre

April 20th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Tokyo, Japan; Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Going Up
Rescue
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
Over the Wall
Twist and Shout
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Paint It Black

April 21st, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Tokyo, Japan; Nakano Sun Plaza Hall
Going Up
Rescue
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns
(Blues Jam)
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Sweet Jane
Over the Wall
Twist and Shout

April 25th, 1988
Echo and the Bunnymen
Fukuoka, Japan; Shimin Kaikan Hall
Going Up
Rescue
With a Hip
Bombers Bay
All I Want
My Kingdom
Crocodiles
Seven Seas
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Killing Moon
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Soul Kitchen
New Direction
Ocean Rain
Lips Like Sugar
Thorn of Crowns/The End
(Blues Jam)
Do It Clean
Never Stop
Sweet Jane
    NOTES: "I left them after the last gig on that tour. Which as far as the press knew, I left in October, but I actually left it April the 26th of '88 …. We ended in Japan, and it was such a fantastic gig that night, and I knew my dad was really ill, and I'd already made up me mind." - Ian McCulloch,
interview with Jack Rabid; October, 1989

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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: June 21st, 2006

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