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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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1983

January 15th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Lancaster, England; Lancaster University
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Porcupine
In Bluer Skies
My White Devil
Rescue
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Heads Will Roll
Crocodiles
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 16th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Edinburgh, Scotland; Playhouse
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Porcupine
The Back of Love
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Heads Will Roll
Crocodiles
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 17th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Newcastle, England; City Hall
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Porcupine
In Bluer Skies
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Heads Will Roll
Crocodiles
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 19th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Sheffield, England; Sheffield Polytechnic
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Heads Will Roll
Porcupine
Rescue
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 20th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Manchester, England; Apollo
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
Rescue
Heads Will Roll
Heaven up Here
Villiers Terrace
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 21st, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Liverpool, England; Royal Court Theatre
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Porcupine
Rescue
Heads Will Roll
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 22nd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Birmingham, England; Odeon
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Crocodiles
Porcupine
Rescue
Heads Will Roll
Heaven up Here
My White Devil
Villiers Terrace
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 24th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Hammersmith, Greater London, England; Hammersmith Odeon
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
Rescue
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 25th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Southend-on-Sea, England; Cliffs Pavilion
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
Rescue
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 27th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brighton, England; Brighton Dome
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 28th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Norwich, England; University of East Anglia
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

January 29th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Ipswich, England; Gaumont Theatre
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace

January 30th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Leicester, England; De Montfort Hall
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Over the Wall
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Crocodiles
Do It Clean

January 31st, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Hammersmith, Greater London, England; Palais
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 2nd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Cardiff, Wales; Top Rank
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 3rd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Bristol, England; Colston Hall
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Rescue
The Back of Love
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace

February 12th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brussels, Belgium; RTBF
    NOTES: Sets of photographs from this show and the February 15th Plan K show are available online at Philippe Carly's New Wave Photos.

February 15th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brussels, Belgium; Plan K

February 17th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Paris, France; Palais
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
In Bluer Skies
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 18th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Zurich, Switzerland; Houdini Cinema
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 21st, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Bologna, Italy; Palasport
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 22nd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Padova, Italy; Palasport
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 23rd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Milan, Italy; Odissea 2001
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Back of Love
The Cutter
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
Rescue
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Villiers Terrace
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 24th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Firenze (Florence), Italy; Tenax
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 26th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Rome, Italy; Much More Club
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Crocodiles
Porcupine
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heads Will Roll
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

February 28th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Marseilles, France; Theatre Toursky
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace

March 3rd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Clermont-Ferrand, France; Chris Club
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

March 5th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Bochum, Germany; Zeche
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heads Will Roll
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace
No Dark Things
A Promise

March 8th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Frankfurt, Germany; Batschkapp
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace
No Dark Things

March 9th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Hamburg, Germany; Markthalle
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall

March 10th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Berlin, Germany; Quartier Latin
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace
No Dark Things

March 14th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Hanover, Germany; Ballroom Blitz
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace

March 16th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Copenhagen, Denmark; Lilla Falkescenen
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace
No Dark Things

March 18th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Rotterdam, Netherlands; Arena
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
Villiers Terrace
No Dark Things

March 19th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Amsterdam, Netherlands; Paradiso
Going Up
With a Hip
Gods Will be Gods
Show of Strength
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Cutter
Rescue
My White Devil
Porcupine
Crocodiles
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Heroin
Do It Clean
No Dark Things
    NOTES: "Heroin" is a cover of the Lou Reed song.

May 27th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Dublin, Ireland; St Francis Xavier Hall
Going Up
Rescue
Gods Will be Gods
Heaven up Here
The Pictures on My Wall
Read It in Books
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Porcupine
The Cutter
All That Jazz
My White Devil
The Back of Love
Do You Love Him?
Heads Will Roll
Do It Clean

May 29th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Cork, Ireland; Savoy Ballroom
Going Up
Rescue
Gods Will be Gods
Heaven up Here
Crocodiles
The Pictures on My Wall
Read It in Books
All My Colours (Zimbo)
The Back of Love
Do You Love Him?
Do It Clean
Over the Wall
No Dark Things

June, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Boston, Massachusetts, United States; The Channel
    NOTES: "They played a single (long) set in June 1983 (forget the exact date). 'Never Stop' wasn't out yet stateside but the band was configured for the Discotheque version sound - besides the original four they had another guitarist, percussion player, and violin player. Set included 'My White Devil' with xylophone solo intact from the studio version. Opener was 'Going Up', cut off midway (right after 'going down!') and segue-ing right into 'A Promise' - total magic. Opening band was Limbo Race. Rumor afterwards had it this was one of two shows the band played on this tour - supposed to be 7+ cities but they scrapped it because of poor audience reception. Hard to believe anybody would have thought this because of the Boston show." - Bunnymen.com forum post. The setlist also included "Heroin" and "Porcupine".

June 28th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
New York, New York, United States; Roseland Ballroom
Going Up
A Promise
Show of Strength
Rescue
The Killing Moon
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
The Disease
Porcupine
All My Colours (Zimbo)
My White Devil
Silver
The Cutter
Seven Seas
Simple Stuff
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Never Stop
Crocodiles
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
    NOTES: "I'm pretty sure the first time I ever saw them live was on this swing, when they played the Roseland Ballroom in NYC. I don't recall a poor reception in that club either. Alan Vega and Nash the Slash were the openers. Billy Idol was in the crowd to see Alan Vega . They got off to a bumpy start as Pete de Freitas broke two consecutive drum heads at the beginning of the opener, but they were on fire after that." - Seven Seas email list post, August 8th, 2005

June 30th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
New York, New York, United States; Peppermint Lounge
Villiers Terrace
All That Jazz
Crocodiles
The Killing Moon
Silver
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
Rescue
The Back of Love
Never Stop
Do It Clean
Heroin
Over the Wall
    NOTES: The Bill Drummond-plotted 'Ley Lines Tour' began in New York, proceeded to the Outer Hebrides by way of Iceland and Denmark, and then wound a rabbit-shaped path through Britain, finishing up with two triumphant nights at the Royal Albert Hall. This itinerary was either brilliant or idiotic, depending on who you ask.

July, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Reykjavik, Iceland;
    NOTES: "I was bored with the pat socio-economic account of Liverpool music so I made up all this bullshit about ley lines that started in Iceland -- where I spent 3 months in 1970 -- that came whopping through space and hit the world at Matthew Street. It all tied in with Jung calling the city 'the Pool of life', and Liverpool FC's position as the best team in the world." - Bill Drummond, VOX, A RUNE WITH A VIEW, September, 1992,

July 3rd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Roskilde, Denmark; Roskilde Festival
Going Up
A Promise
Simple Stuff
Rescue
The Killing Moon
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Over the Wall
Silver
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Never Stop
Crocodiles
Do It Clean
Heroin

July 5th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Portree, Isle of Skye, Scotland; Gathering Hall
Going Up
A Promise
Simple Stuff
Rescue
The Killing Moon
The Back of Love
Heaven up Here
All My Colours (Zimbo)
My White Devil
Silver
The Cutter
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Never Stop
Crocodiles
Over the Wall
Do It Clean
    NOTES: "I remember when we played Portree on one of the islands, all the Bunnymen fans were camped out. It was like an invading army. They were still all camo'd up so it was like army manoeuvres." - Will Sergeant, CRYSTAL DAYS commentaries, 2001. Guitarist Mike Mooney joined the stage line-up at this point, and a few shows later, the ranks swelled to nine, including strings player Adam Peters.

July th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Isle of Lewis, Scotland; Stormoway's Caber Fay Hotel
    NOTES: According to Tony Fletcher's NEVER STOP: The Echo and the Bunnymen Story [1987], this show took place "on a tiny stage in the dining room."

July 11th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Glasgow, Scotland; Locarno
Over the Wall
Heads Will Roll
Silver
Simple Stuff
The Back of Love
All My Colours (Zimbo)
A Promise
Porcupine
All That Jazz
Rescue
The Killing Moon
Villiers Terrace
The Cutter
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Crocodiles
Never Stop
Do It Clean

July 13th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Nottingham, England; Rock City
Going Up
A Promise
Heads Will Roll
Silver
Simple Stuff
Over the Wall
The Back of Love
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Porcupine
All That Jazz
Rescue
The Killing Moon
Villiers Terrace
The Cutter
Never Stop
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Do It Clean

July 14th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Blackburn, England; King Georges Hall
Going Up
With a Hip
Villiers Terrace
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Porcupine
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Silver
Simple Stuff
The Cutter
The Killing Moon
Rescue
Never Stop
The Back of Love
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Crocodiles
Do It Clean

July 15th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Liverpool, England; Royal Court Theatre
Going Up
With a Hip
Villiers Terrace
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Porcupine
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Silver
Simple Stuff
The Cutter
The Killing Moon
Rescue
Never Stop
The Back of Love
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Crocodiles
Do It Clean

July 18th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
London, England; The Royal Albert Hall
Going Up
With a Hip
Villiers Terrace
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Porcupine
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Silver
Simple Stuff
The Cutter
The Killing Moon
Rescue
Never Stop
The Back of Love
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Crocodiles
Do It Clean
    NOTES: "We conjured up whatever we conjured up that night, and it was untouchable. People connected with us. No other group in the history of the world could have created that magic that night. I really believe that." - Ian McCulloch, CRYSTAL DAYS commentaries, 2001. The concert was recorded, and "Do It Clean" later made it to a b-side.

July 19th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
London, England; The Royal Albert Hall
Going Up
With a Hip
Villiers Terrace
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Porcupine
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Silver
Simple Stuff
The Cutter
The Killing Moon
Rescue
Never Stop
The Back of Love
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Crocodiles
Heroin
Do It Clean
    NOTES: "Heroin" and "Do It Clean" are on Disc 4 of the CRYSTAL DAYS box set.

August 6th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Zonhoven, Belgium; Festivalcatraz
Going Up
With a Hip
Villiers Terrace
All That Jazz
Heads Will Roll
Porcupine
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Simple Stuff
The Cutter
The Killing Moon
Rescue
Never Stop
The Back of Love
No Dark Things
Heaven up Here
Over the Wall
Crocodiles
Do It Clean

October 23rd, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Stratford, England; Royal Shakespeare Theatre
(matinee)
Over the Wall
A Promise
The Cutter
Heads Will Roll
Crocodiles
Silver
Stars Are Stars
The Killing Moon
All That Jazz
Seven Seas
My Kingdom
Rescue
Nocturnal Me
Heaven up Here
Ocean Rain
Villiers Terrace
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Thorn of Crowns

(evening)
Heaven up Here
Nocturnal Me
Rescue
My Kingdom
Seven Seas
All That Jazz
The Killing Moon
Stars Are Stars
Silver
Crocodiles
Heads Will Roll
The Cutter
A Promise
Over the Wall
Ocean Rain
Villiers Terrace
Do It Clean
All My Colours (Zimbo)
    NOTES: After the Stratford shows, Ian McCulloch pronounced the Bunnymen "more popular than Henry V".

November 12th, 1983
Echo and the Bunnymen
Brussels, Belgium; Plan K Theatre
My Kingdom
Silver
Stars Are Stars
The Disease
Seven Seas
Crocodiles
Heads Will Roll
Thorn of Crowns
A Promise
The Killing Moon
Nocturnal Me
Ocean Rain
All My Colours (Zimbo)
Crystal Days
Villiers Terrace
Do It Clean
    NOTES: A set of photographs from this show is available online at Philippe Carly's New Wave Photos.

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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 29th, 2007

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