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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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1999 (January-August)

April 1st, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
London, England; Improv Theatre
Fools Like Us
Baby Rain
Rescue
I Want to be There (When You Come)
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
The Cutter
Rust
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
The Back of Love
Lips Like Sugar
The Killing Moon
Do It Clean
When It All Blows Over
Nothing Lasts Forever
    NOTES: The Bunnymen headlined this event, which also featured P. J. Harvey and John Parish. It was broadcast live on John Peel's BBC Radio 1 show that evening. Some of the songs wound up as 'bonus tracks' on a re-release of EVERGREEN. (See AN ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHY).

April 11th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Newcastle, England; Mayfair

April 12th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Norwich, England; University of East Anglia
Crocodiles
Rescue
Do It Clean
The Cutter
The Back of Love
The Killing Moon
Ocean Rain,
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Lips Like Sugar
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Altamont
Evergreen,
Nothing Lasts Forever
I Want to be There (When You Come)
When It All Blows Over
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Baby Rain
Fools Like Us
The Fish Hook Girl
    NOTES: "Great show last night. Quite a big light show; flashing Bunnygods all over the set." -
Seven Seas email list post, April 13th, 1999

April 13th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brighton, England; Brighton Dome
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Bring on the Dancing Horses
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Cutter
Altamont
Do It Clean
Rust
Nothing Lasts Forever
Ocean Rain

April 15th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Newport, England; Newport Centre
Lips like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Bring on the Dancing Horses
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Back of Love
The Cutter
Seven Seas
Fools Like Us
Nothing Lasts Forever
The Fish Hook Girl
Do It Clean
Ocean Rain
    NOTES: This setlist comes from a fan's recollection; the order is approximate. "Will was wearing a suit with shirt and tie!!" -
Seven Seas email list post

April 16th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Southampton, England; Guildhall
    NOTES: The Bunnymen played three encores totaling five songs.

April 17th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Cambridge, England; Corn Exchange
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Cutter
Altamont
Do It Clean
Rust
Nothing Lasts Forever
The Fish Hook Girl
Ocean Rain
    NOTES: Fans described this as a great show which ended abruptly when a football-chanting heckler drowned out McCulloch during "Ocean Rain".

April 19th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Wolverhampton, England; Civic Hall
    NOTES: "The Bunnymen came on-stage without any intro music at all. Set list pretty much as per usual, without 'Over the Wall' but with 'All That Jazz'. Did a terrible version of 'Bedbugs' - Mac was badly flat and he knew it Did a blinding 15 minute version of 'Do It Clean' .... They stopped 'Nothing Lasts Forever' after about 6 bars cos Mac said the bass was all wrong. Started again and sounded pretty good. Brilliant version of 'Ocean Rain' ." -
Seven Seas email list post

April 20th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Sheffield, England; City Hall

April 21st, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Leeds, England; Town and Country Club
    NOTES: According to a fan report, the Bunnymen forsook their usual dark silhouettes and smoke for technicolor lighting, and McCulloch "didn't move the whole time."

April 23rd, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brixton, Greater London, England; Brixton Academy
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever
Do It Clean
You'll Never Walk Alone/Ocean Rain
    NOTES: "['Lips Like Sugar'] was a magnificent start as was the end of the gig with 'Ocean Rain', with Mac leaving the crowd to sing the last few words as he walked off." -
Seven Seas email list post

April 25th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Nottingham, England; Rock City
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever
Do It Clean
Ocean Rain

April 27th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Aberdeen, Scotland; Music Hall

April 28th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Glasgow, Scotland; Barrowland
    NOTES: "Opened with 'Lips Like Sugar'; had that fantastic version of 'Ocean Rain' everyone's talking about; and cool versions of 'Baby Rain', 'What are you going to do ...' and 'Fools Like Us' alongside 'The Cutter' and a storming version of 'Altamont.' 'Ballyhoo and Bedbugs' sounded fantastic too, almost like a club anthem." -
Seven Seas email list post

April 29th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Liverpool, England; Royal Court Theatre
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Ocean Rain
When It All Blows Over
Do It Clean

May 1st, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Manchester, England; Apollo Theatre
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Ocean Rain
When It All Blows Over
Do It Clean

May 4th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Copenhagen, Denmark; Amerger Bio
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
Nothing Lasts Forever
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
The Cutter
When It All Blows Over
Do It Clean
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Ocean Rain
    NOTES: "Mac was in a friendly mood -- mumbling/talking to the crowd through out the show. His hair wasn't up to standard." -
Seven Seas email list post

May 6th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Hamburg, Germany; Markthalle
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever

May 7th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paradiso
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want To Be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Do It Clean
Ocean Rain
    NOTES: Fans reported this show as 'disappointing', due to a bad sound mix and an overly-loud drummer.

May 9th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Cologne, Germany; The Prime Club

May 10th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Frankfurt, Germany; Batschkapp
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
Rescue
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
The Cutter
Nothing Lasts Forever
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
Ocean Rain
Do It Clean

May 12th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Paris, France; La Cigale
Rescue
Evergreen
The Cutter
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do ...
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
Lips Like Sugar
Nothing Lasts Forever
Bedbugs and Ballyhoo
When It All Blows Over
Do It Clean
Ocean Rain

May 13th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brussels, Belgium; L'Ancienne Belgique
Rescue
Evergreen
The Cutter
Baby Rain
Bring on the Dancing Horses
Seven Seas
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
Fools Like Us
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Fish Hook Girl
Altamont
Lips Like Sugar
Nothing Lasts Forever
Crocodiles
When It All Blows Over
Do It Clean/Sex Machine
All That Jazz
Ocean Rain
    NOTES: A Seven Seas email reports that they also did "Too Young To Kneel". "In one of the five (5!!!!!) times they were called back, they did an extraordinary version of 'Do It Clean' a mix of 'Do It Clean' and James Brown's 'Sex Machine'. 'Get on up', Mac shouted!!! He even was dancing and smiling ...." -
Seven Seas email list post

May 22nd, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
London, England; Astoria Theatre
Lips Like Sugar
Rescue
Nothing Lasts Forever
Fools Like Us
Bring on the Dancing Horses
The Back of Love
What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?
The Killing Moon
I Want to be There (When You Come)
The Cutter
Ocean Rain
Crocodiles
Baby Rain
Altamont
Do It Clean

August 7th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Neerpelt, Belgium; Eurorock Festival
   NOTES: The Bunnymen headlined the main stage. Other featured performers included Gary Numan, The Creatures and Front 242.

August 28th, 1999
Echo and the Bunnymen
Leeds, England; Leeds Festival
Loose
The Fish Hook Girl
Lips Like Sugar
Evergreen
Crocodiles
The Back of Love
Nothing Lasts Forever
Burned
I Want to be There (When You Come)
Do It Clean
The Cutter
Ocean Rain

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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: January 11th, 2006

AN ANNOTATED DISCOGRAPHY: Works by Echo and the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Electrafixion and Glide  (off-site link)
Echo and the Bunnymen, Ian McCulloch and Electrafixion: Album Reviews (off-site link)
The Songwriter As Poet: Ian McCulloch and the Pre-Raphaelite Tradition (off-site link)

Bunnymen.info - The (Unofficial) news Source (off-site link, run by Charles Pham)

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