1987 Tour

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? unknown info
* confirmed
# taken from tape trader lists (and therefor far from reliable)
% major doubts over appearance at this event


December

11 – WOMAD, Bristol, England

12 – Dordrecht Festival, Dordrecht, The Netherlands

14 – ?, Paris, France (w/ Oysters & Rory McLeod)

16 – ?, London, England (benefit w/ The Happy End)

17-20 – ?, ?, Italy

23 – Mean Fiddler, London, England (w/ The Mekons)


November

1 – ?, Exeter, England

6 – Commodore, Vancouver, Canada

7 – Backstage, Seattle WA

12 – University Of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

13 – Rendezvous, Winnipeg, Canada

16 – Diamond Club, Toronto, Canada

17 – Lone Star, New York NY


October

1-3 – ?, London, England

14 – ?, ?, Italy

15 – ?, ?, Spain

16 – ?, ?, Spain

17 – ?, Madrid, Spain

19 – ?, Brighton, England

20 – ?, ?, France

21 – ?, ?, France

24 – ?, London, England (w/ MDC)

26 – ?, Nottingham, England

27 -?, London, England

28 – The Venue, Lancashire Polytechnic Students Union, Preston, England (with Rory McLeod; benefit in aid of International Year of The Homeless; Gary Hall & The Stormkeepers supporting) *

29 – ?, Bradford, England

29 – ? Folk Festival, Redcar, England #

30 – ?, Manchester, England

31 – ?, Birmingham, England


September

4-9 – ?, ?, Iraq

12 – Belfast Fest, Belfast, Northern Ireland

13 – Cork Fest, Cork, Ireland

18 – ?, Helsinki, Finland

23 – ?, Stockholm, Sweden

23 – ?, Upsala, Sweden (w/ The Mekons)

24 – ?, Oslo, Norway (w/ The Mekons)

26 – ?, Lund, Sweden (w/ The Mekons)

27 – ?, Copenhagen, Denmark

29 – Drill Hall, London, England *

30 – ?, London, England


August

1/2 – Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge, England

5 – ?, Sidmouth, England

6/7/8 – Purcell Room’s, Southbank Centre, London, England *

12 – NME photo session, ?

13 – Recording session, ?

18 – Press conference, Belfast, Northern Island

18? – Dave Fanning Show, 2FM, Dublin, Ireland #

19 – ?, Dublin, Ireland

21 – ?, Cork, Ireland

22 – ?, Carlow, Ireland

23 – ?, Galway, Ireland

24 – ?, Kilkenny, Ireland

25 – Riverside, Newcastle, England

26 – Edinburgh Fringe Festival (26-29 Aug), Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland (Topp Twins & Hank Wangford Band also on bill) *

31 – ?, ?, USA


July

1 – The Albany, Deptford, England

2 – The Crucible, Sheffield, England

4/5 – Roskilde Festival, Denmark (3-5 July)

11 – ?, ?, Belgium

18 – Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Vancouver, Canada (18-19 July)

30 – ?, ?, Belgium

31 – ?, Nuremberg, West Germany


June

14 – Town Hall, ?, England

19 – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury, England (19-21 June) *

21 – Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury, England (19-21 June) *

22 – ?, Edinburgh, Scotland [ANC benefit]

23 – ?, Lisbon, Portugal

24 – ?, Lisbon, Portugal

25 – ?, Porto, Portugal


May

?, CBGB’s, New York NY #

?, BBC Radio session, ?, England (played Contest Coming, Strawberry Jam & Leavin’ Louisiana)

?, Kerrville Folk Festival, Quiet Valley Ranch, Kerrville TX *


April

1 – Bremen, West Germany #

14 -Short Sharp Shocked, Drill Hall, London, England

15 – Musicians Night, Drill Hall, London, England

16 – Multi Media Night, Drill Hall, London, England

17 -Bohemian Snap Cafe, Drill Hall, London, England (benefit for the homeless) *

18 -The Swing Vote, Drill Hall, London, England (benefit for the homeless)


March

4 – Live OGWT Studio, ? #

7 – West End Centre, Aldershot, England

8 – Town and Country Club, London, England

16 – Bierkeller, Bristol, England

17 – Mr C’s, Poole, England

18 – Astoria, London, England

20 – The Sir George Robey, Finsbury Park, London, England

21 – International, Manchester, England

22 – Daddy Warbuck’s, Glasgow, Scotland

23 – Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland

24 – Riverside, Newcastle, England

25 – Richmond, Brighton, England

26 – Poly, Leicester, England

28 – Poly, Leeds, England


February

5 – Canterbury Art College, Canterbury, England *

19 – Pressgang Club, Reading, England *

23 – Michelle sat in with the Mekons during their Peel Session, BBC Radio 1, London, England *

24 – HMV Records, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

24 – BBC Radio York, York, England

24 – Red Rhino Records, York, England

? – Dave Fanning Show, 2FM, Dublin, Ireland #


January

14 – Queen Elizabeth Hall, London, England #

16 – The Tube, Tyne Tees TV Studios, Channel 4, Newcastle, England #


Exact dates for the following appearances are unknown:

Reading Festival, Reading, England (1987)

DOC Music Club TV show, RAI TV studios, Rome, Italy (1987)

Arena, Vienna, Austria (ca. 1987) %

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