From The Archives

The Gun Club
-Chronology (II)-

(Los Angeles April 1980 - December 1995)
The Gun Club circa 1988
(l-r) Romi Mori, Jeffrey Lee Pierce, Nick Sanderson, Kid Congo Powers. (Credit Kayoko Hosaka). Photo courtesy of Alvaro Rey.

Chronology (I) (Period: 1980-1984)
Chronology (III) (Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo)


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to the American band The Gun Club.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY. 

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1986
The year in which the band is reformed.

London October 1986. Close to 2 years after The Gun Club broke up Jeffrey contacts Kid Congo to re-start the band (with Romi Mori and Nick Sanderson [ex-Clock DVA] from his Jeffrey Lee Pierce Quartet) and record a new album. Kid was at the time living in Berlin and had just joined the Bad Seeds in September.


Line-up #5A (London: October 1986 - December 1986):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

12-Oct-86
UK London,Town & Country Club
[with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds + The Moodists]

Note: Most likely a one-off date, but it's possible that The Gun Club did a few more dates in the UK in October, although Kid was then touring with the Bad Seeds: from 26-Sep-86 (first date in Europe), then the UK and ending in the US (on 02-Nov-86).


Madrid 17-Nov-86

17-Nov-86
ES Madrid,Sala Universal

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.


1x-Nov-86
ES Valencia,Garage


Barcelona 19-Nov-86

19-Nov-86
ES Barcelona,Zeleste

Ticket: Photo of ticket.


2x-Nov-86
FR -,-


Fribourg 22-Nov-86

22-Nov-86
CH Fribourg,Fri-Son
[with The Inca Babies]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Poster: Photo of poster.


2x-Nov-86
CH Zürich,Kaufleutensaal
[with The Hydrogen Candymen]


Germany 2x-Nov-86

25-Nov-86
DE München,Theaterfabrik
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Photo: From one of the dates on the German tour. Scan taken from Spex magazine Feb-87, courtesy of Matti A.


Germany 2x-Nov-86

26-Nov-86
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Ad: Scan of ad from Spex magazine, Oct-1986.


Germany 2x-Nov-86

27-Nov-86
DE Düsseldorf,Tor 3
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Poster: Photo of generic tour poster.


28-Nov-86
DE Bielefeld,PC69
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.


Hamburg 29-Nov-86

29-Nov-86
DE Hamburg,Knopf's Music Hall
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Scan courtesy of Matti A.


30-Nov-86
DE Berlin,Metropol
[with Cpt. Kirk &.]


Groningen 03-Dec-86

03-Dec-86
NL Groningen,Vera

Setlist: Sex Beat/..and more...

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Above track available on the V/A "Vera Groningen - Beauty In The Underworld" album (Vera Records/Semaphore 1990).


Groningen 04-Dec-86

04-Dec-86
NL Groningen,Vera

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.

Photo: Screen capture taken from DVD.

Note: "Ghost On The Highway" available on the DVD that came with the "Rockin On Paper- the Vera club: a history in posters" book.


05-Dec-86
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.


07-Dec-86
NL Sittard,Donkiesjot

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ Ghost On The Highway/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad America/ Lupita Screams/ My Cousin Kim/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.






1987
The year in which the "Mother Juno" album is recorded and released (by their new label Red Rhino).

1987
UK London,demo sessions for the "Mother Juno" album. Engineered by Tony Cohen [Bad Seeds].


1987. Jeff, Romi and Kayoko take a long trip to Tokyo. It's Jeff's second trip to Japan.


Romi is briefly replaced by Barry Adamson [ex-Bad Seeds], due to her eye operation in Japan.


Line-up #5A (London: April 1987 - May 1987):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Barry Adamson (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

2x-Apr-87
DE -,-

2x-Apr-87
ES Madrid,-


Netherlands 27-Apr-87

27-Apr-87
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ My Cousin Kim/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Hearts/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ The Breaking Hands/ Sex Beat/ Eternally Is Here.

Tour Schedule: Scan of schedule and 'rider' courtesy of Matti.


28-Apr-87
NL VPRO,FM Radio,session

Setlist: I'm Lonesome/ interview with Kid Congo Powers/ My Man's Gone Now.


28-Apr-87
NL Utrecht,Tivoli

29-Apr-87
NL Den Haag,Paard van Troje


Lisboa 30-Apr-87

30-Apr-87
NL Sneek,Bolwerk
[with Mad Cowboy Experience]

Review: Taken from Leeuwarder Courant 01-May-87.


Amsterdam 01-May-87

01-May-87
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ My Cousin Kim/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Bill Bailey/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Hearts/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ The Breaking Hands/ Sex Beat/ Like Calling Up Thunder(+).

Photo: Credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.

Note: Above tracks, except "Like Calling Up Thunder" available on the "Live" bootleg CD (Oblivion). All tracks broadcast by Dutch VPRO FM radio, except (+).


02-May-87
BE Kessel-Lo,Heiberg-park,Meifestival
[with Ed Kuepper, The Lyres,..]


London 03-May-87

03-May-87
UK London,Astoria

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Hearts/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ The Breaking Hands/ Bill Bailey/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Ad: Taken from a UK mag, courtesy of Matti A.


Line-up #5B (London: May 1987 - December 1990):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

11-Jul-87
IT Giulianova,City park
Rock Roads festival
[with The Weather Prophets]

Note: Three day festival.


July 1987
DE Berlin,Hansa Ton Studios,Köthener Strasse,(6 day) recording sessions for the "Mother Juno" album and the "Breaking Hands" 12". Engineered by Lincoln Fong [Dif Juz/Lords of the New Church], assisted by André Giere [Wire]. Tracks recorded (in this running order): Port Of Souls/ Araby/ Lupita Screams/ Funky Junkie (aka Yellow Eyes)/ Hearts/ Bill Bailey/ Sleepy Time Blues (aka Nobody's City)/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ (The) Breaking Hands/ Crab Dance/ Country One. Blixa Bargeld [Neubauten/Bad Seeds] plays guitar on "Yellow Eyes".

Just prior (May/June-87) Kid recorded with Die Haut at the same place: Nick Cave, Mick Harvey, Kid Congo Powers and Anita Lane record "Headless Body In A Topless Bar" album with Die Haut. Engineered by Tony Cohen. Mixed by Flood.


Summer 1987
UK London,Acton,The Town House (Robin Guthrie's [The Cocteau Twins] home studio),mixing sessions for the "Mother Juno" album and the "Breaking Hands" 12".


August/September/November 1987
Berlin and London. Kid Congo is recording with the Bad Seeds for Nick Cave's "Tender Prey" album and doing a handful of live dates in Europe.


Lisboa 10-Oct-87

10-Oct-87
PT Lisboa,Cinema Império
[with Mão Morta and Agora Colora]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Photo: Photo credit Rui Vasco.


xx-Oct-87
PT Lisboa,TV,kids program

Setlist: Cool Drink Of Water/ Thunderhead.

Note: They play in front of a studio audience for a children's program, backed by dancers dressed as Mickey, Donald and Goofy.


UK tour 17-Oct-87

17-Oct-87
UK Sheffield,Leadmill

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Fire Of Love/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Ad: Taken from a UK mag, courtesy of Matti A. First date of the 7 date UK tour.

Note: Broadcast by UK radio.


Bristol 18-Oct-87

18-Oct-87
UK Bristol,Bierkeller
[with Head Of David]

Photo: Credit © James Finch. Used with kind permission.

Ad: Taken from NME 17-Oct-87.


Leeds 19-Oct-87

19-Oct-87
UK Leeds,Warehouse
[with Head Of David]

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Crab Dance.

Setlist/ticket: Photo of original setlist and ticket, courtesy of Andy P.


19-Oct-87
UK/US Release of "Mother Juno" album (Red Rhino/Fundamental).


UK October 1987

21-Oct-87
UK Newcastle,Riverside Club

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.

Poster: Photo of UK tour poster courtesy of Matti A.


22-Oct-87
UK Glasgow,Furry Murry's
[with The Vaynes]


UK Oct-87

23-Oct-87
UK Manchester,The International

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.

Ad: Taken from NME 03-Oct-87.


London 25-Oct-87

25-Oct-87
UK London-Kentish Town,Town & Country Club
[with Pop Will Eat Itself & The Bambi Slam &These Immortal Souls]

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian(*)/ My Cousin Kim(*)/ Thunderhead(*)/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Moonlight Motel/ Fire Spirit(*)/ Fire Of Love(*)/ Bill Bailey(*)/ Ghost On The Highway(*)/ Sleeping In Blood City(*)/ Crab Dance(*)/ She's Like Heroin To Me(*)/ Goodbye Johnny(*)/ Sex Beat(*).

Photo: Credit Anne Coffey. Scan taken from NME 31-Oct-87. Scan of ticket.

Ad: Taken from NME 17-Oct-87.

Note: (*) tracks released on the "Horse Power" bootleg LP.


30-Oct-87
SE Stockholm,Ritz

Setlist: Walking With The Beast/ Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.


København 31-Oct-87

31-Oct-87
DK København,Carlton
[with The Chills]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Peter G.F.


xx-Nov-87
UK London,Kentish Town,Town & Country Club
[with Bambi Slam]


Bremen 04-Nov-87

04-Nov-87
DE Bremen,Modernes
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Bad Indian/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Walking With The Beast/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel.

Poster: Photo of generic "Port Of Souls" tour poster courtesy of Matti A.


Germany Nov-87

05-Nov-87
DE Braunschweig,Bürgerpark
[with Dinosaur]

06-Nov-87
DE Bielefeld,PC69
[with Dinosaur]

Ad: Scan of ad.


Hamburg 07-Nov-87

07-Nov-87
DE Hamburg,Markthalle
[with Dinosaur]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Germany Nov-87

08-Nov-87
DE Berlin,Loft
[with Dinosaur]

Poster: Photo of German tour poster, courtesy of Matti A.


11-Nov-87
DE Stuttgart,Longhorn
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ Crab Dance/ Port Of Souls.


12-Nov-87
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ Crab Dance/ Death Party.


13-Nov-87
DE Bochum,Zeche
[with Dinosaur]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ and moste likely: Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Death Party.


Morlaix 26-Nov-87

26-Nov-87
FR Morlaix,Coatelan Club

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.


27-Nov-87
FR Rennes,Salle UBU

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.


Paris 28-Nov-87

28-Nov-87
FR Paris,La Locomotive

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.

Photo: Photo credit Patrick M.

Note: Due to this show Kid Congo misses the Bad Seeds show on the same night at the Ritz,Novellara (IT). He is present at the Bad Seed's next day show @ the Big Club in Torino (IT).


04-Dec-87
ES Barcelona,Zeleste


Vitoria-Gasteiz 05-Dec-87

05-Dec-87
ES Vitoria-Gasteiz,Sala The End

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Alvaro Rey.

Photo: Credit Kike Dientes Largos, taken from the innersleeves of the " Pastoral Hide & Seek" LP (Bang! Records 2012).


München 08-Dec-87

08-Dec-87
DE München,Alabamahalle

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat/ Crab Dance/ Death Party.

Photo: Credit Jørg Seewald. Scan courtesy of Matti, taken from "59 to 1" mag, issue # 19.


10-Dec-87
CH Zürich,Kaufleutensaal

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.


12-Dec-87
AT Linz,Posthof

13-Dec-87
AT Dornbirn,Spielboden


14-Dec-87
AT Wien,Metropol

Setlist: She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love/ Moonlight Motel/ Death Party/ Sex Beat/..and more...

Note: Above tracks broadcast by German BR2 FM radio, during the "Zündfunk Live" program and also on Austrian ORF FM radio, Ö3-MusicBox progam.


15-Dec-87
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Death Party.


16-Dec-87
NL Vaals,Jeugdcentrum Spuugh

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.


17-Dec-87
NL Arnhem,Luxor

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.


Tilburg 18-Dec-87

18-Dec-87
NL Tilburg,Noorderligt

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat.

Photo: Credit Ad de Wit.


Amsterdam 19-Dec-87

19-Dec-87
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Paradogs]

Photo: Screen capture from TV broadcast.

Note: Excerpt broadcast during the "Jeffrey's Blues" documentary, VPRO TV "Onrust" 03-Dec-89.


London 21-Dec-87

21-Dec-87
UK London,Harlesden,Mean Fiddler
[with The Hook'n'Pull Gang]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Ad: Ad from NME 19/26-Dec-87.






1988
The year in which they do a 2-week North American tour, a Summer tour in Europe and their label Red Rhino closes down.

February/March 1988
AU Kid Congo is touring Australia with The Bad Seeds.


20-Mar-88
GR Athina,Club Rodon

Setlist: She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat.


March 1988. Kid and Jeffrey temporarily move back to Los Angeles. Jeff lives at his mother's West Hollywood apartment and takes a medical check-up. He is diagnosed with cirrhosis of the liver, hypertrombosis and malnutrition. He's about to turn 30 (June 27th).


2x-Mar-88
US MA,BostonThe Axis

Note: Start of the 14 date 'reunion tour' managed by Benny Brongers. Some dates are opened by Henry Rollins, The Goo Goo Dolls or Pussy Galore.


28-Mar-88
US DC,Washington,9:30 Club

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ My Dreams/ Sex Beat/ Death Party.


29-Mar-88
US NY,New York City,Drums
[with Die Monster Die]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat.


3x-Mar-88
US NJ,Trenton,City Gardens


Toronto 31-Mar-88

31-Mar-88
CA ON,Toronto,R.P.M. Club
[with Groovy Religion and The Lawn]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Sex Beat.

Photo: Credit © Derek von Essen . Used with kind permission.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Detroit 01-Apr-88

01-Apr-88
US MI,Detroit,Todd's
[with Viv Akauldren]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


Chicago 02-Apr-88

02-Apr-88
US IL,Chicago,Cabaret Metro

Photo: Credit Stacia Timonere. Sourced from Gettyimages/Hulton music archives.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of James L.


07-Apr-88
US CA,San Diego,Bacchanal


Los Angeles 08-Apr-88

08-Apr-88
US CA,Los Angeles,Variety Arts Center
[with The Hangmen and Kashis Elvis]

Setlist: Strange Fruit/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Stranger In Our Town/ Lupita Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City / Goodbye Johnny /Crab Dance/ Moonlight Motel/ Sex Beat.

Photo: Screen capture taken from TV broadcast.

Flyer: Photo of flyer . Photo of alternative flyer .

Ticket: Scan taken from "Punk Is Dead: Punk Is Everything!", a book by Bryan R. Turcotte and Douglas Woods.

Note: Filmed by Louis Elovitz and broadcast by a L.A. public-access cable TV channel.


09-Apr-88
US CA,Huntington Beach,Night Moves


xx-Apr-88
US CA,Santa Cruz,-


San Francisco 11-Apr-88

11-Apr-88
US CA,San Francisco,I Beam
[with Frontier Wives]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


07-May-88
UK/us Release of "Breaking Hands" 7"/12" single (Red Rhino/Fundamental).


July 1988. Kid tours Europe with the Bad Seeds.


July/August 1988. Jeff moves back to London @ 34 Elsham Road, Kensington.


Wateringen 20-Aug-88

20-Aug-88
NL Wateringen,Hofpark
Waterpop Festival
[with Candy Dulfer, The Jack Of Hearts, Fatal Flowers, Screaming Blue Messiahs, The Triffids]

Setlist: Eternally Is Here/ Brother And Sister/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Bill Bailey/ Black Train/ Texas Serenade/ Fire Of Love/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Photo: Credit Frans Schellekens. Sourced from Gettyimages/Redferns music archives.

Review: Review from Het Vrije Volk 22-Aug-88.

Note: Free entrance festival. First engagement of the day. The band also performs at a Belgian festival the same day. Kim Snelten [The Jack Of Hearts] would in January 1992 join the "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee' album recording sessions.


20-Aug-88
BE Nieuwerkerken,Neurorock Open Air Festival

Setlist: Thunderhead/ My Cousin Kim/ Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ ?/ Sex Beat.

Note: 2nd concert on the same day. Most likely headlining.


Groningen 21-Aug-88

21-Aug-88
NL Groningen,Stadspark
Sterren In Het Park festival
[with The Triffids]

Ad: Ad from the Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 19-Aug-88.

Review: Review from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 22-Aug-88.

Note: Free entrance festival at the city park. Afternoon show for the Gun Club, who also performed at the Paradiso the same day.


Amsterdam 21-Aug-88

21-Aug-88
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Riff]

Poster: Scan of poster courtesy of Ger Potze .

Photo: Scan of photo.

Note: Evening show.


xx-Aug-88
AT Wien,festival


Athina 05-Sep-88

05-Sep-88
GR Athina,Pedion tou Areos park,Rock Festival '88
[with Jesus and Mary Chain]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Three day festival (4-6-ep-88). Cancelled due to major riots on the first day of the festival. I.e. 'anarchists' burned down the stage.


22-Sep-88
UK Nick Cave leaves the Broadway Lodge Clinic (where he had stayed for 7 weeks) on his birthday and is welcomed by Jessamy Calkin, Anita Lane and Kid Congo Powers.


September/October 1988. Kid Congo Powers tours Europe with the Bad Seeds.


18-Nov-88
NL Zaandam,Drieluik


19-Nov-88
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Brother And Sister/ Moonlight Motel/.. and more..


Deventer 20-Nov-88

20-Nov-88
NL Deventer,Burgerweeshuis
[with New Annoyance]

Poster: Photo of poster.


21-Nov-88
NL Den Haag,Paard Van Troje

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Brother And Sister/ Moonlight Motel/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ The Straits Of Love & Hate/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ ?/ Sleeping In Blood City.


22-Nov-88
NL Den Bosch,Willem II


November 1988. The band signs a demo agreement with Island records which forbids them to play London and other major UK cities for 6 months until the record is out.


Manchester xx-Nov-88

2x-Nov-88
UK Manchester,Polytechnic

Setlist: (partial) Like Calling Up Thunder/ Jack On Fire/ Yellow Eyes/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Review: Taken from NME mag 03-Dec-88, courtesy of Matti A.






1989
The year in which they do a 7 day tour of California and a 7 date tour of the US East coast.

February/March 1989. Kid Congo Powers tours North America with the Bad Seeds.


Düsseldorf 27-Mar-89

27-Mar-89
DE Düsseldorf,Philipshalle,Noise Now! festival
[with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Sonic Youth, etc..]

Setlist: Fire Of Love/ Thunderhead/ My Cousin Kim/ Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Bill Bailey/ Sex Beat.

Ticket: Xerox of ticket.

Note: Kid plays 2 shows that night (his birthday). First with The Gun Club, then with The Bad Seeds. Broadcast by German WDR 1 FM radio, during the "Graffiti" program, with additional interviews.


April-July 1989. Kid Congo Powers tours Europe, Brazil and Japan with the Bad Seeds.


San Jose 16-Jul-89

16-Jul-89
US CA,San Jose,Cactus Club
[with Elvis Hitler]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Start of a disasterous tour.


San Francisco 17-Jul-89

17-Jul-89
US CA,San Francisco,Reckless Records
in-store appearance @1:00PM

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


San Francisco 17-Jul-89

17-Jul-89
US CA,San Francisco,I-Beam

Setlist: Bill Bailey/ Pastoral Hide and Seek/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ My Cousin Kim/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Crab Dance.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: "Pastoral Hide and Seek" and "Flowing" available on the "The Life And Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce" 4CD Box Set (Retro Deluxe 2008).


18-Jul-89
US CA,Sacramento,Cattle Club

19-Jul-89
US CA,Santa Barbara,Carnival


San Diego 20-Jul-89

20-Jul-89
US CA,San Diego,Spirit Club

Flyer: Photo of flyer credit of Steven Rascoe .


21-Jul-89
US CA,Long Beach,Bogart's

Setlist: Bill Bailey/ Pastoral Hide and Seek/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ My Cousin Kim/ Moonlight Motel/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Crab Dance/ Port Of Souls.


23-Jul-89
US CA,Los Angeles,Club Lingerie

Setlist: Pastoral Hide and Seek/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ My Cousin Kim/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Moonlight Motel/ Bill Bailey/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Sex Beat/ Brother And Sister/ Sleeping In Blood City.


August/September 1989. Kid Congo Powers moves back to London from Berlin (where he lived for 3 years). He moves in with Nick Cave and Anita Lane. During this period Nick Cave writes "The Good Son" album.


16-Sep-89
US CT,Naugatuck,Nightshift Café

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Brother And Sister/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Moonlight Motel/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love/ Fire Spirit/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Port of Souls/ Sex Beat.


17-Sep-89
US NJ,Hoboken,Live Tonight

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Moonlight Motel/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Calling Up Thunder/ The Other Side (early version of "The Great Divide")/ Flowing/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love/ Fire Spirit/ My Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Port of Souls/ Eternally Is Here/ Goodbye Johnny.


19-Sep-89
US NY,New York City,Cat Club

20-Sep-89
US MA,Boston,The Axis


21-Sep-89
US DC,Washington,9:30 Club

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ Moonlight Motel/ My Cousin Kim/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Flowing/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Eternally Is Here/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Bill Bailey/ Sex Beat.


22-Sep-89
US CT,New London,L&G Club

23-Sep-89
US NY,New York City,CBGB's


September 1989. Kid Congo Powers returns to living in Los Angeles, while the rest of the band returns to London.


2x-Dec-89
DE Berlin,Hansa Ton Studios,Köthener Strasse,demoing 9 songs for the "Pastoral Hide & Seek" album. "Humanesque" and "Pastoral, Hide & Seek" are available as bonus tracks on the "Ahmed's Wild Dream" CD album (Cherry Red 2007).

These recordings are done without Kid who after the tour went to Sao Paulo,Brazil to record in October "The Good Son" with The Bad Seeds. Thereafter Kid returned to the US only to arrive back in London by mid-January 1990.






1990
The year in which the "Pastoral,Hide & Seek" album is recorded and released. Former band member Rob Ritter dies. At the end of the 2 months autumn tour of Europe Nick Sanderson leaves the band.

Rennes 05-May-90

05-May-90
FR Rennes,Rock 'n' Solex festival
[with Satellites + Les Enfants Terribles]

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.

Ticket: Scan of ticket by Didier Belloc, courtesy of Marc Sastre.


May 1990
BE Brussel,ICP Studios,recording and mixing the "Pastoral,Hide & Seek" album and the "The Great Divide" single. Engineered by Michiel Dierickx. Songs recorded: Humanesque/ The Straits Of Love & Hate/ Emily's Changed/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ St. John's Divine/ The Great Divide/ Another Country's Young/ Flowing/ Temptation & I/ Eskimo Blue Day/ Pastoral, Hide & Seek and Crab Dance (2nd version).


May/June/July 1990. In May 1990 Kid Congo leaves the Bad Seeds. Romi is in Japan the 3rd week of June. Jeffrey travels to the Far East (Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Hong Kong, Malaysia). Former bass player Rob Ritter dies of an accidental heroin overdose while tour managing friend Don Bolles'[The Germs] band Celebrity Skin


Hollywood 12-Aug-90

12-Aug-90
US CA,Hollywood,Roxy,Rob Ritter wake/memorial concert
[with Congo Norvell, Thelonious Monster, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Weirdos, Nymphs, the Bags, 45 Grave]

Setlist: Run Through The Jungle/ Jack On Fire.

Flyer: Photo of flyer credit of Steven Rascoe .

Note: Thelonious Monster consists out of Bob Forrest,Kid Congo Powers,Jeffrey Lee Pierce,Dix Denney and Chris Handsome. Congo Norvell is Sally Norvell and Kid Congo Powers' new band, who do their second show.


Rotterdam 09-Sep-90

09-Sep-90
NL Rotterdam,Zuiderpark,Metropolis Festival
[with Primus, Mudhoney,..]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Bad Indian/ Crab Dance/ Thunderhead/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Another Country's Young/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Hearts/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Devil In The Woods/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Photo: Screencaptures from private video.

Schedule: Scan of program schedule .

Note: Headlining at the former Poppark festival.


10-Sep-90
UK/FR/DE Release of "The Great Divide" single (Fire/New Rose/What's So Funny About).


01-Oct-90
UK/FR/DE/NL Release of "Pastoral,Hide & Seek" album (Fire/New Rose/What's So Funny About/Solid) .


03-Oct-90
NL Utrecht,Tivoli
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Devil In The Woods/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I.


Rotterdam 04-Oct-90

04-Oct-90
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown
[with Easy]

Photo: Credit © Cancia Leirissa . Used with kind permission.


Sittard 05-Oct-90

05-Oct-90
NL Sittard,Fenix
[with Easy]

Review: Taken from Limburgsch dagblad 10-Oct-90.


06-Oct-90
NL Zwolle,Hedon
[with Easy]


Brighton 09-Oct-90

09-Oct-90
UK Brighton,Zap Club
[with Easy]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Birmingham 10-Oct-90

10-Oct-90
UK Birmingham,Edward's No 8
[with Easy]

Ad: Taken from a UK mag Oct-90, courtesy of Matti A.


Manchester 11-Oct-90

11-Oct-90
UK Manchester,The Boardwalk
[with Easy]

Handbill: Scan of handbill.


12-Oct-90
UK Glasgow,College of Building & Printing
[with Easy]


London 14-Oct-90

14-Oct-90
UK London,Kentish Town,Town & Country Club
[with Dave Graney and These Immortal Souls and Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ The Breaking Hands.

Note: "The Breaking Hands" is done as encore with guest Tony Chmelik (a.k.a. Cypress Grove) on 12 string acoustic guitar. Jeffrey and Tony had during the past summer been rehearsing and listening to pre-war blues songs in Tony's West Kensington's bedroom flat. These sessions would lay the foundation of Jeff's "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album recorded during January 1992 in the Netherlands.

Ad: Taken from Melody Maker 13-Oct-90.

Setlist: Scan of setlist courtesy of Matti A.

Photo 1: Photo credit Suzie Colls.

Photo 2: Credit Peter Morris. Scan taken from NME Oct-90.


Malmö 21-Oct-90

20-Oct-90
SE Göteborg,Magasinet

21-Oct-90
SE Malmö,Kulturbolaget

Poster: Photo of poster, courtesy of Matti.


22-Oct-90
DK Köbenhavn,Pumpehuset

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City.


24-Oct-90
NL Den Haag,Het Paard


Nijmegen 25-Oct-90

25-Oct-90
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje

Poster: Photo of poster.


Eindhoven 26-Oct-90

26-Oct-90
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar
[with Indian Summer]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/..and more...

Poster: Photo of poster.

Setlist: Xerox of setlist.


Amsterdam 27-Oct-90

27-Oct-90
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Black Francis]

Photo: Credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.


Groningen 28-Oct-90

28-Oct-90
NL Groningen,Vera

Review: Taken from Nieuwsblad van het Noorden 29-Oct-90.


Braunschweig 31-Oct-90

31-Oct-90
DE Braunschweig,FBZ Bürgerpark

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ad: Xerox of ad for German tour.


Berlin 01-Nov-90

01-Nov-90
DE Berlin,Loft
[with Flowerpornoes]

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.

Handbill: Original handbill.


Hamburg 02-Nov-90

02-Nov-90
DE Hamburg,Docks

Setlist: Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love/..and more..

Photo: Screen capture taken from TV interview broadcast.

Ad: Ad from Zillo mag.

Note: Some excerpts of the above tracks are broadcast by German TELE 5 TV on the "Offbeat" program, which also includes an interview with Jeffrey.


04-Nov-90
DE Köln,Alte Wartesaal
[with Easy]


Germany November 1990

05-Nov-90
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.


München 06-Nov-90

06-Nov-90
DE München,Nachtwerk
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance.

Photo: Screen capture taken from private video.

Ad: Ad from Zillo mag.


08-Nov-90
FR Besançon,Salle Le Montjoye
[with Easy]

09-Nov-90
CH Fribourg-Fri-Son
[with Easy]

10-Nov-90
CH Zürich,Rote Fabrik
[with Easy]


Mezzago 11-Nov-90

11-Nov-90
IT Mezzago,Bloom
[with Easy]

Photo: Credit © Michele Peretti .


1x-Nov-90
IT Certaldo,Discoteca Y


Lyon 17-Nov-90

17-Nov-90
FR Lyon-Villeurbanne,Le Transbordeur
[with Animatorz]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing(+)/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young(+)/ Hearts(+)/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit(+)/ Jack On Fire/ Eternally Is Here/ Temptation And I(+)/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ticket: Scan of ticket by Didier Belloc, courtesy of Marc Sastre.

Note: Recorded for local French Zap FM radio. Not necessarily broadcast. (+)available on the "The Life And Times Of Jeffrey Lee Pierce" 4CD Box Set (Retro Deluxe 2008).


19-Nov-90
FR Clermont-Ferrand,La Maison du Peuple

21-Nov-90
FR Toulouse,Le Bikini
[with Les Evades d'Alcatraz]


Bordeaux 22-Nov-90

22-Nov-90
FR Bordeaux,Krakatoa
[with Straw Dogs]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Fontenay-le-Comte 23-Nov-90

23-Nov-90
FR Fontenay-le-Comte,Salle des Fêtes
[with The Cry Babies]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire.

Photo: Credit Didier Regnier, courtesy of Laurent Ouvrard.

Ticket: Photo of ticket courtesy of François-Charles.


Rennes 24-Nov-90

24-Nov-90
FR Rennes,Salle UBU
[with The Gunners]

25-Nov-90
FR Rennes,Salle UBU
[with The Skydogs]

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.


27-Nov-90
FR Lille,Aéronef
[with Easy]


Reims 28-Nov-90

28-Nov-90
FR Reims,L'Usine
[with Easy]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Paris 29-Nov-90

29-Nov-90
FR Paris,Elysée Montmartre
[with Easy]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Thunderhead/ Emily's Changed/ Yellow Eyes/ Another Country's Young/ Hearts/ Cool Drink Of Water/ Fire Of Love/ Bad Indian/ Devil In The Woods/ Fire Spirit/ Jack On Fire/ Temptation And I/ Goodbye Johnny/ Sleeping In Blood City.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Pierre Mugnier.

Note: Complete concert released on the "Larger Than Live" CD (Last Call 2008). All tracks, except 5 ("Thunderhead", "Another Country's Young", "Give Up The Sun", "I Hear Your Heart Singing" and "Goodbye Johnny") available on the "Divinity- 9 Lives No6" 2CD (Flow Records 2006).


30-Nov-90
FR Nancy/Pagney-derrière-Barine,Pub Rock Chez Paulette
[with Easy]


Heist op den Berg 01-Dec-90

01-Dec-90
BE Heist-op-den-Berg,Zaal Monty
[with Easy]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Alvaro Rey.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


London 05-Dec-90

05-Dec-90
UK London,Subterania

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: One-off UK date.


December 1990. Nick Sanderson leaves the band. He joins World Of Twist. The Gun Club enlists several interim drummers (a.o. Nigel Preston from the Cult, who is a friend of Nick). Nigel then was in the Dublin band The Baby Snakes who's next record Jeffrey Lee Pierce was set to produce in 1991 but Nigel landed in prison (for armed robbery) in 1990 and these plans fell through. On his release from prison he became The Gun Club's drummer for some live shows while remaining a member of the Baby Snakes. He died on April 1, 1992 of a drug overdose at the age of 32.






1991
The year in which the "Divinity" mini album is recorded and released. The band only plays a handful of live shows.

Line-up #5C (London: May-July 1991):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Desi Desperate (a.k.a. Peter Kablean) (drums).

May 1991
BE Brussel,ICP Studios,recording and mixing the "Divinity" mini album. Engineered by Michiel Dierickx.


02-Jun-91
YU Beograd/Belgrade,Studentski Kulturni Centar-SKC Hall

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Emily's Changed/ Flowing/ John Hardy/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Preaching the Blues/ Hearts/ Jack On Fire/ Black Hole/ Give Up The Sun.


0x-Jun-91
YU -,-


London 07-Jun-91

07-Jun-91
UK London-New Cross,The Venue

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Emily's Changed/ Flowing/ John Hardy/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Preaching the Blues/ Black Hole/ Give Up The Sun/ For The Love Of Ivy.

Photo: Credit Stuart Mostyn. Sourced from Gettyimages/Redferns music archives.

Ad: Scan of ad, taken from a UK mag, courtesy of Matti A.

Review: Taken from a UK mag,courtesy of Matti A.


Jübek 09-Jun-91

09-Jun-91
DE Jübek,Freilichtbühne,Open Air Festival
[with Fields Of The Nephilim,..]

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Emily's Changed/ Flowing/ John Hardy/ Lupeta Screams/ Yellow Eyes/ Preaching the Blues/ Hearts/ Fire Of Love/ Jack On Fire/ Black Hole.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Gun Club plays from 2:15 PM till 3:15 PM in the pouring rain.


Cremona 15-Jun-91

15-Jun-91
IT Cremona,Arena Giardino
Il Cremona Rock Festival
[with Green On Red, The Stranglers]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Three day festival 15/17 June 1991.


Morlaix 20-Jul-91

20-Jul-91
FR Morlaix,Tamaris Rock festival
[with The Wailers, Soup Dragons, House Of Love, Godfathers,..]

Photo: Photo credit Demed L'Her.

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.


xx-Aug-91
FR/DE/NL Release of "Divinity" album (New Rose/What's So Funny About/Solid).


Autumn/Fall 1991. Jeffrey and Romi travel to India, where Jeff ends up in a coma after drinking dirty water. He remains in hospital for 4 weeks and is nursed by Romi. When Romi travels home to Tokyo Jeff continues his travel to Saigon,Vietnam, where he again ends up in hospital, with suspected malaria which further attacked his already seriously compromised liver.






1992
The year in which they only do a 25+ date tour of Europe with new drummer Simon Fish. Kid Congo leaves the band at the end of this tour and returns to Los Angeles to devote his time to his Congo Norvell band (with Sally Norvell).

January 1992
NL Spaarnwoude,Zeezicht Studios,recording and mixing "Blue Monsoons" for the "Lucky Jim" album. Engineered by Peer Rave.


Line-up #5D (London: March 1992 - May 1992):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Simon Fish (drums).

05-Mar-92
NL Den Haag,Paard van Troje


Amsterdam 06-Mar-92

06-Mar-92
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Go-Fishing]

Poster: Scan of poster courtesy of Ger Potze .


07-Mar-92
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje

08-Mar-92
NL Groningen,Vera


Hamburg 09-Mar-92

09-Mar-92
DE Hamburg,Docks

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Matti.


11-Mar-92
FR Nancy,Terminal Export

Setlist: Pastoral Hide And Seek/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole/ Little Wing.


12-Mar-92
FR Lyon,Le Transbordeur


Toulouse 13-Mar-92

13-Mar-92
FR Toulouse,Bikini

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Marianne.


14-Mar-92
FR Bordeaux,Krakatoa
[with Villa Médicis]

17-Mar-92
FR Tours,Bateau Ivre

19-Mar-92
FR Rouen,Exo 7


Evreux 20-Mar-92

20-Mar-92
FR Evreux,Abordage

Photo: Credit unknown.


Nantes 21-Mar-92

21-Mar-92
FR Nantes,Olympic Cinema
[with Casbah Club]

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of François-Charles.


22-Mar-92
FR Brest,Hespérides


Rennes 23-Mar-92

23-Mar-92
FR Rennes,UBU
[with Suspense Rubber Band]

Ad: Scan of ad courtesy of Dominique.


Paris 24-Mar-92

24-Mar-92
FR Paris,Elysée Montmartre
[with Buffalo Tom]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


25-Mar-92
NL Utrecht,Tivoli

Setlist: (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead(*)/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America(*)/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes.

Note: All above tracks, except (*), released on the "Ahmed's Wild Dream" CD album (Solid/What's So Funny About 1992 and Cherry Red 2007) and "Live (In Europe)" CD album (Triple X 1993). "Stranger In My Heart" is listed as "Stranger in Town" on the CDs. Initially broadcast by VPRO-radio. The front-of-house engineer and tourmanager is Steve Hawkins. Mastered and edited by Peter Rave at The Masters in Soest with assistance from Jeffrey Lee Pierce.


London 26-Mar-92

26-Mar-92
UK London,Clapham,The Grand

Ad: Taken from NME March 1992.

Note: One-off UK date for this tour.


Greece 1x-Apr-92

10-Apr-92
GR Athina,Rodon Club

11-Apr-92
GR Thessaloniki,Ellespontos

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.


24-Apr-92
IT Firenze,Backdoors

28-Apr-92
CH Zürich,-

30-Apr-92
CH Basel,Kaserne

Note: Start of part 2 of the European tour.


Wien 02-May-92

02-May-92
AT Wien,Szene
[support Inri]

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ (The Creator Has A) Master Plan(*)/ Walkin' With The Beast(*)/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'(*)/ Another Country's Young(*)/ Sex Beat(*)/ Thunderhead(*)/ Lupita Screams(*)/ Go Tell The Mountain(*)/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart(*)/ Hearts(*)/ Goodbye Johnny(*)/ Bad America(*)/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole(*)/ Little Wing(*)/ Ghost On The Highway.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Setlist: Photo of setlist.

Note: (*) tracks available on the "A Fulminant Live Act In Early Summer 1992" bootleg CD, sourced from a soundboard tape.


04-May-92
US Release of the "In Exile" compilation album (Triple X).


Berlin 06-May-92

06-May-92
DE Berlin,Loft

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ Ride (instrumental)/ (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America/ Black Hole/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.

Note: Only German concert on the short April/May '92 tour.


07-May-92
DK København,Pumpehuset

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Thunderhead/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad America/ Black Hole/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes.


10-May-92
SE Nässjö,Pinnen
[with Send No Flowers]

Note: According to Carl-Henrik only about 50 people showed up.


Helsinki 12-May-92

12-May-92
FI Helsinki,Tavastia

Setlist: (not in this running order) (The Creator Has A) Master Plan/ Walkin' With The Beast/ I Hear Your Heart Singin'/ Another Country's Young/ Sex Beat/ Lupita Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Preachin' The Blues/ Stranger In My Heart/ Hearts/ Goodbye Johnny/ Port Of Souls/ Black Hole/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes/.. and more...

Ad/Ticket/Photo: Ad, ticket stub and backstage photo (credit John Vihervä) from Rumba magazine courtesy of Matti.


Sweden May-92

13-May-92
SE Stockholm,Glädjehuset
[with The Boo Radleys]

14-May-92
SE Norrkøping,Sveakällaren

15-May-92
SE Uppsala,Barowiak

16-May-92
SE Göteborg,Magasinet

Poster: Photo of generic tour poster courtesy of Matti.


Spring 1992. Kid Congo leaves the band at the end of the European tour and returns to Los Angeles to devote his time to his Congo Norvell band (with Sally Norvell).


02-Nov-92
NL/DE Release of the "Ahmed's Wild Dream" live album (Solid/WSFA).






1993
The year in which the "Lucky Jim" album is recorded and released. Nick Sanderson returns on drums. Rainer Lingk and Robert Marche in turns take Kid's place on guitar.

Line-up #6A (London: February 1993):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

February 1993
NL Haarlem,Bananas Studios,recording and mixing the "Lucky Jim" album. Engineered by Peer Rave. Songs recorded: Lucky Jim/ A House Is Not A Home/ Cry To Me/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Ride/ Idiot Waltz/ Up Above The World/ Day Turn The Night/ Desire/ Anger Blues.


April 1993. German guitarist Rainer Lingk [Die Haut] is recruited for the Spring live tour. Jeffrey had recorded in New York in January 1992 with Die Haut for their "Head On" album. He would join them on stage as guest vocalist (together with Kid Congo, Alex Hacke, Blixa Bargeld, Anita Lane and Nick Cave) in November for their European 10th anniversary tour.


20-Apr-93
US Release of the "Live(In Europe)" (a.k.a. "Ahmed's Wild Dream") album (Triple X).


Line-up #6B (London: April 1993 - June 1993):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Rainer Lingk (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

Kortrijk-Bissegem 30-Apr-93

30-Apr-93
BE Kortrijk-Bissegem,Parochiaal Centrum
[with Zu Zu's Petals]

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Lupeta Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Up Above The World/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Black Hole/ instrumental/ Little Wing.

Ticket: Original ticket.

Note: Start of the 36 date European tour.


Antwerpen 01-May-93

01-May-93
BE Antwerpen,Pacific

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Lupeta Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Up Above The World/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Black Hole/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes.

Ticket: Original ticket.


Brussel 03-May-93

03-May-93
BE Brussel,Vaartkapoen

Setlist: Give Up The Sun/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Lupeta Screams/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Up Above The World/ Stranger In Our Town/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Yellow Eyes/ Little Wing.

Handbill: Scan of handbill.


UK May 1993

05-May-93
UK Windsor,The Old Trout pub
[with McTwist]

06-May-93
UK London,Harlesden,Mean Fiddler
[with TV Eye]

Ad: Taken from a UK mag, courtesy of Matti A.

Note: The Mean Fiddler show was to be the band's last ever in the UK.


08-May-93
FR Paris,Elysée-Montmartre

xx-May-93
FR -,-


Mulhouse 11-May-93

11-May-93
FR Mulhouse,Noumatrouff Club
[with Les Ambassadeurs]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Dominique.


12-May-93
CH Basel,-

14-May-93
CH Bern,-

1x-May-93
IT -,-

16-May-93
CH Luzern,Konzerthaus Schüür


17-May-93
NL Release of "Lucky Jim" album (Solid).


Lyon 17-May-93

17-May-93
FR Lyon,Le Glob Club

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Christophe M.


18-May-93
FR Toulouse,Bikini Club
[with Les Ambassadeurs]

1x-May-93
IT -,-

2x-May-93
IT -,-

2x-May-93
IT -,-

22-May-93
FR Montpellier,Salle Victoire 2


23-May-93
CH Zürich,-


25-May-93
AT Salzburg-Nonntal,Arge Kulturgelände

Setlist: (partial) A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes.

Note: First 4 tracks above available on the "Lucky Jim- 9 Lives No2" 2CD (Flow Records 2006), last 2 on the "V/A: Fingerprints - Vol.1" CD (Kulturgelände Nonntal 1994). Recorded by Edwin Heath.


26-May-93
AT Wien,-

27-May-93
AT Linz,Posthof


Essen 29-May-93

29-May-93
DE Essen,Grugahalle,WDR Rocknacht festival
[with Therapy? etc..]

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ Another Country's Young/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny.

Photo: Screen captures from TV broadcast.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Broadcast on German WDR3 TV on Rocklife 30-Jul-93 (repeat 27-May-95) and also on German FM radio.


30-May-93
DE Nürnberg,Komm
[with The Illegal Artists]

31-May-93
AT Innsbruck,-

01-Jun-93
DE München,Charterhalle
[with The Illegal Artists]


02-Jun-93
DE Frankfurt,Batschkapp
[with The Illegal Artists]

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Little Wing/ Yellow Eyes/ Lucky Jim.


Germany June 1993

03-Jun-93
DE Arnsberg,Cult
[with The Illegal Artists]

04-Jun-93
DE Dortmund
[with The Illegal Artists]

Ad: Taken from NM!Messitsch magazine, courtesy of Matti A.


Braunschweig 05-Jun-93

05-Jun-93
DE Braunschweig,FBZ
[with The Illegal Artists]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


Germany June 1993

06-Jun-93
DE Hamburg,Markthalle
[with The Illegal Artists]

07-Jun-93
DE Berlin,Loft
[with The Illegal Artists]

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti A.


09-Jun-93
NL Sittard,Fenix
[with Las Venus]


Amsterdam 10-Jun-93

10-Jun-93
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Little Wing/ Idiot Waltz/ Lucky Jim.

Poster: Scan of poster courtesy of Ger Potze .

Photo: Photo credit George Bekker @ seizoensgebonden.blogspot.nl . Used with kind permission.


Utrecht 11-Jun-93

11-Jun-93
NL Utrecht,Tivoli
[with Footsnakes]

Ticket: Scan courtesy of Leo M.


Rotterdam 12-Jun-93

12-Jun-93
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown,Basement club

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Bad Indian/ Hearts/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ and more...

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Ger Potze.


13-Jun-93
NL Groningen,Vera

Setlist: I Hear Your Heart Singing/ A House Is Not Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ and more...


Uebach-Palenberg 14-Jun-93

14-Jun-93
DE Uebach-Palenberg,Rockfabrik
[with The Illegal Artists]

Ad: Taken from Zillo June 1993.


June 1993
NL Haarlem,Bananas Studios,recording Be My Kid Blues (traditional, arranged by JLP)/ L.A. Is Always Real/ I Can't Explain (The Who:P.Townshend)/ Land Of A 1000 Dances (Roy Orbison:Kenner/Domino)/ B-Side Jammin'/ Zolar Roze/ In My Room/ Shame and Pain/ City In Pain. Rainer Lingk was not present during these sessions (some of which happened in February). Rene Van Barneveld [Urban Dance Squad] plays guitar on "Be My Kid Blues". All these tracks are available on the "Lucky Jim- 9 Lives No2" 2CD (Flow Records 2006).


20-Sep-93
USA Release of the 'Lucky Jim' album (Triple X).


October 1993. Rainer Lingk has commitments with Die Haut (tour in South America) and is replaced by Robert Marche [Joe Public/Subway Sect/JoBoxers] on guitar.


Line-up #6C (London: October 1993 - May 1994):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Robert Marche (guitar)/ Romi Mori (bass) and Nick Sanderson (drums).

xx-Oct-93
UK London,studio,rehearsing for 1.5 hours with Robert for the upcoming low-key North American tour, which is given green light at the last minute, despite Jeffrey not feeling too well.


Long Beach 13-Oct-93

13-Oct-93
US CA,Long Beach,Bogart's

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ I Hear Your Heart Singing/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Lupeta Screams/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Lupeta Screams/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim/ Idiot Waltz.

Photo: Screenshot taken from private video.

Note: Start of their last North American tour.


Hollywood 15-Oct-93

15-Oct-93
US CA,Hollywood,Whisky A Go Go
[with Agent Orange]

Setlist: (not in this order) Lucky Jim/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Little Wing/ Port Of Souls/ Jack On Fire.

Flyer: Photo of flyer credit of Steven Rascoe .

Note: Kid Congo Powers guests on a few songs.


San Francsico 16-Oct-93

16-Oct-93
US CA,San Francsico,Slim's
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Ticket: Scan of ticket.


1x-Oct-93
US OR,Portland,KBOO-FM,Drinking From Puddles,session

Setlist: Lucky Jim.

Note: Recorded earlier, broadcast around the time of the Gun Club show at the Roseland. Available on the V/A: "Drinking From Puddles" album (Kill Rock Stars 1999).

Line-up: Jeffrey (vocals/ acoustic guitar).


Portland 20-Oct-93

20-Oct-93
US OR,Portland,Roseland
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Flyer: Scan of flyer courtesy of Matti.


Seattle 21-Oct-93

21-Oct-93
US OR,Eugene,John Henry's
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Seattle 22-Oct-93

22-Oct-93
US WA,Seattle,The Weathered Wall
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Day on poster is wrong.


2x-Oct-93
CA BC,Vancouver,-

2x-Oct-93
CA AB,Calgary,-

2x-Oct-93
US WI,-,-


Chicago 31-Oct-93

31-Oct-93
US IL,Chicago,The Lounge Ax
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny.

Handbill: Original handbill.


02-Nov-93
CA ON,Toronto,Lee's Palace
[with Agent Orange]

03-Nov-93
US MD,Baltimore,-
(cancelled)

Note: The show in Baltimore had to be cancelled due to the 16 hour drive from Toronto, which made it impossible to get there in time.


Washington 04-Nov-93

04-Nov-93
US DC,Washington,9:30 Club
[with Spongehead and Agent Orange]

Ad: Photo of ad.


05-Nov-93
US VA,Virginia Beach,-


06-Nov-93
US NY,New York City,Wetlands
[with Congo Norvell]

Setlist: A House Is Not A Home/ Lupeta Screams/ Lucky Jim/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Jack On Fire/ Fire Spirit.

Note: Kid Congo Powers guests on "Jack On Fire" and "Fire Spirit". Last date on the North American tour.


12/17-Nov-93
DE/FR/UK 4 date tour in which Jeffrey Lee Pierce is performing as guest singer on Die Haut's tour. Other guest vocalists include Kid Congo Powers, Nick Cave, Anita Lane, Blixa Bargeld and Alex Hacke.


29-Nov-93
BE Gent,Democrazy
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ Little Wing.

Note: First date of the European tour. In 1994 Romi would briefly join Dutch band The Cords.


01-Dec-93
FR Paris,L'Arapaho
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ Little Wing.


Germany Dec-93

02-Dec-93
DE Saarbrücken,Kühlhaus
[with The Cords]

Poster: Photo of tour poster courtesy of Matti.


Krefeld 03-Dec-93

03-Dec-93
DE Krefeld,Kulturfabrik
[with The Cords]

Ad: Taken from Zillo December 1993.


04-Dec-93
DE Hamburg,Grosse Freiheit 36
[with The Cords]


05-Dec-93
DE Berlin,Loft
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Little Wing.


0x-Dec-93
SE Stockholm,Melody


10-Dec-93
DK København-Christiania,Loppen

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Little Wing/ Jack On Fire.


11-Dec-93
DK Ärhus,Huset

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ She's Like Heroin To Me.


12-Dec-93
DE Bremen,Wehrschloss
[with The Cords]


14-Dec-93
DE Hannover,Bad
[with The Cords]

Setlist: to be added.


Germany Dec-93

15-Dec-93
DE Münster,Odeon
[with The Cords]

16-Dec-93
DE Stuttgart,Röhre
[with The Cords]

17-Dec-93
DE Freiburg,Jazzhaus
[with The Cords]

18-Dec-93
CH Fribourg,Fri-Son
[with The Cords]

19-Dec-93
DE München,Muffathalle
[with The Cords]

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.


Heidelberg 22-Dec-93

22-Dec-93
DE Heidelberg,Schwimmbad
[with The Cords]

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Photo: Screen capture from private video.

Ad: Taken from Zillo November 1993.


23-Dec-93
BE Opwijk,Jeugdhuis Nijdrop

Setlist: Lucky Jim/ Lupeta Screams/ A House Is Not A Home/ Kamata Hollywood City/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire/ She's Like Heroin To Me.

Note: Last date on the European tour.






1994
The year in which the band disintegrates.

1994
UK London-Kensington,Jeff's flat on 34 Elsham Road,Jeffrey on his own records 4 demo songs for a new (never released) EP.


18-Mar-94
NL -,-

19-Mar-94
NL Haarlem,Patronaat
[with Gravel]


23-Mar-94
DE Nürnberg,Komm

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ St. John's Divine/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Idiot Waltz.


24-Mar-94
CH Bern,ISC

25-Mar-94
CH Genève,L'Usine

27-Mar-94
DE Augsburg,Kerosin

29-Mar-94
AT Ebensee,Kino


30-Mar-94
DE Ravensburg-Weingarten,Pädagogische Hochschule/Technischen Universität - Mensa

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/..and more...


31-Mar-94
DE Marburg,Kulturladen KFZ

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ St.John's Divine/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire.


02-Apr-94
DE Wuppertal,Börse

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ The Straits Of Love And Hate/ Emily's Changed/ St.John's Divine/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Hearts/ Bad Indian/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Idiot Waltz/ Jack On Fire.


03-Apr-94
DE Dresden,Starclub


08-Apr-94
IT Gaio di Spilimbergo,Rototom


07-May-94
Netherlands. A solo gig with Cypress Grove fell through. Jeffrey is then informed that he's not able to return to London due to the fact that his work visa had expired after 10 years of staying in the UK. He's then stuck in the Netherlands for some time until this situation is cleared out. In the meantime he guests on vocals at a Nick Cave concert in Utrecht on 13-May-94.


19-May-94
UK London,Highbury,The Garage

Note: Cancelled by a note on the door, although Jeffrey had made it to London by then. He was present at the Bad Seeds BBC TV Later session on 14-May-94 and at their Shepherd's Bush concert of the 20th he again guests on vocals.


xx-May-94
DE After a recording session with Rainer Lingk in Berlin, Romi Mori and Nick Sanderson leave the band. Romi leaves Jeffrey and Nick forms Earl Brutus with amongst others Rob Marche. They exist until 1999 when Nick and Romi form a new band Freeheat with Jim Reid and Ben Lurie [both The Jesus & Mary Chain].


June 1994
US A job opportunity as guitar player on a Blondie tour fell through for Jeffrey. He stays some time in New York City after that before returning to London.


September 1994
Efe [Killing Joke, Lee 'Scratch' Perry] joins on bass for a few live dates and Simon Fish returns on drums.


Line-up #6D (London: September 1994 - November 1994):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals/guitar)/ Robert Marche (guitar)/ Efe (bass) and Simon Fish (drums).

24-Sep-94
DE Stuttgart,festival


Elbeuf xx-Sep-94

06-Oct-94
UK London-North Acton, band's rehearsal space

Setlist: a.o. Idiot Waltz.

Photo: Screen capture from "Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues" DVD, a film by Henri-Jean Debon (Choses Vues 2008). Henri-Jean died late May 2014.

Note: Rehearsing for the upcoming show in France.


Elbeuf 08-Oct-94

08-Oct-94
FR Elbeuf,Champ de Foire,Circus tent
Rock en Seine festival
[with Dee Dee Ramone band, Dirty Hands,..]

Setlist: Sorrow Knows/ A House Is Not A Home/ Richard Speck/ Lupeta Screams/ Cry To Me/ Another Country's Young/ Ride/ Go Tell The Mountain/ Day Turns To Night/ Thunderhead/ Goodbye Johnny/ Lucky Jim.

Photo: Screen capture from "Hard Times Killin' Floor Blues" DVD, a film by Henri-Jean Debon (Choses Vues 2008).

Ticket: Scan of tickets courtesy of Dominique.


October/November 1994
Europe. Jeffrey tours until 20-Nov-94 his (in January 1992 recorded) "Ramblin' Jeffrey Lee" album with Cypress Grove (a.k.a. Tony Chmelik).


25-Nov-94
GR Athina,festival

Note: Show is moved to Sunday 27-Nov-94 because Jeffrey was arrested in the UK for trying to settle a bar fight in Kensington,London by using his samorai sword, a present from Chris Stein. He is arrested and put in custody by London police, thus missing that night's show in Greece. The tour manager in Greece, where the band is already waiting for Jeffrey, contacts London police and convinces them to release him. A new flight to Greece is booked.


27-Nov-94
GR Athina,-

Note: Show moved from Friday 25th.
Instead of taking the plane, Jeff went to the pub with his drinking buddies, thus missing his first scheduled flight to Greece. Jeff finally does arrives at the club at 19:30, in time for the concert, but the show had been cancelled in the meantime.


Salonica 26-Nov-94

28-Nov-94
GR Thessaloniki/Salonica,Mylos Club

Setlist: a.o. Yellow Eyes/ Idiot Waltz.

Note: Initially scheduled for Saturday 26th. Last ever Gun Club show in Europe. Judging from the video footage this must have been a blistering show as the band was in super shape. The show was preceded by a radio interview by Doctor Rockfour (on FM Radio 88 miso).

Photo: Screen capture from YouTube upload by Dinos.






1995
The year in which Jeffrey returns to the US for ever and The Gun Club play their final shows in Los Angeles. Jeffrey's health is clearly on the decline.

First half of 1995
Jeffrey was expected to present himself in a London court to defend himself in the sword incident of November, but instead he elopes to Osaka, Japan, doing radio shows and even guesting live on stage with a band called The Evil Hoodoo. Misadventure hits him when he's mugged and robbed (from his passport, luggage and guitar), and left in a ditch. He ends up in hospital on the moment the Kobe earthquake happened (January, 17). In the spring he manages to leave Japan, goes to pick up his stuff in London (after the sword incident he was requested to leave the country), and moves back to Los Angeles (his mother's house/close to the Viper Room).

In March 1995 Elisabeth Montague [of Tin Brood] was asked by Jeff do audition for the position of bass player in a new line up of The Gun Club. She does a jam one day at Brendan Mullen's place, but later in the year (upon Mike Martt's suggestion) Jeff picks Brock Avery and Randy Bradbury from Wayne Kramer's [MC5] rhythm section instead.


23/25-Jun-95
US Los Angeles,The Master Frequency Studios,Jeffrey Lee records "Pasties And A G String" for "Step Right Up", a Tom Waits tribute album. JLP: vocals, all instuments: Master Frequency. Produced by Gary Dobbins


July/August 1995
Jeffrey resides in Osaka, Japan.


August 1995
Jeffrey tries to get back in shape. He and Mike Martt rehearse at Jeff's mom's house. Jeff jams one or two times with an all star band on Sunday (or Wednesday) nights @ the Viper Room (with Steve Jones [Sex Pistols], Clem Burke [Blondie], Norwood [Fishbone], Keith Morris [Circle Jerks] and Mike Martt [Tex & the Horseheads]). Jeff is also one of the driving forces behind the Monday night "Mr Moo's Wild Ride" acting series. At the same time he gets involved with the Death Row Records people, having an idea to merge punk rock with rap music. In the meantime Jeff is working on his autobiography ("Go Tell The Mountain") for Henry Rollins' 2.13.61 publishing company.


xx-Aug-95
US CA,Los Angeles,Viper Room

Setlist: That's The Way Of The World/ and also: Sex Beat/ She's Like Heroin To Me/ Like Calling Up Thunder.

Line-up: Jeffrey Lee Pierce with Steve Jones [Sex Pistols], Clem Burke [Blondie], Norwood [Fishbone], Keith Morris [Circle Jerks] and Mike Martt [Tex & the Horseheads].

Note: Jeffrey originally wanted to just do a long version of "That's The Way Of The World" (a Flipper song) and that was all.


Line-up #7A (Los Angeles: August 1995 - September 1995):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Mike Martt (guitar)/ Randy Bradbury (bass) and Brock Avery (drums).

Los Angeles 30-Aug-95

30-Aug-95
US CA,Los Angeles,Viper Room

Setlist: She's Like Heroin To Me/ Cousin Kim/ Thunderhead/ Like Calling Up Thunder/ Goodbye Johnny/ Bad Indian/ Fire Spirit/ Fire Of Love/ Bill Bailey/ Ghost On The Highway/ Sleeping In Blood City/ Crab Dance/ That's The Way Of The World.

Poster: Photo of poster courtesy of Matti.

Note: The encore "That's The Way Of The World" (Flipper song) is done with Steve DePace of Flipper on guest vocals. Brock Avery and Randy Bradbury [Pennywise] were recruited by Mike Martt from Wayne Kramer's [MC5] rhythm section. Third to last Gun Club show.


xx-Sep-95
US CA,Hollywood,Dragonfly Bar, 6510 Santa Monica Blvd.
[with Congo Norvell, L7 and Geraldine Fibbers]

Note: Benefit for Travis John Alford, with David Sims [Jesus Lizard] on bass. Travis John died in December 1995 of AIDS related causes. Kid interviewed @ newyorknighttrain.com: "We [Congo Norvell] actually played a benefit concert for this friend of mine Travis John Alford. We were raising money for him to make this record ("Lucky Pierre", ed.). He was a friend of mine who was dying of AIDS and trying to finish this record. So me and L7 and Carla (Bozulich) and the Geraldine Fibbers and The Gun Club and I think even Congo Norvell played. I did double duty. And we made concert and raised a lot of fun and it was really good. And that show went really well."
Next to last Gun Club show.


September/October/November/December 1995
Jeffrey returns to Japan (Osaka and Tokyo) where he encounters and hangs out with Johnny Depp and Jim Jarmusch (who are doing promotion work for their "Dead Man" film project). Jarmusch told Libération newpaper in Paris: "These few days revealed the loneliness of this talented man that I saw as someone who had fled the world to take refuge in a foreign metropolis. A year later (sic), he was dying in L.A., where I had gone to visit him, at the beginning of 1996, without knowing he was ill. His approach to the blues, to punk and to country was seminal for many of us - musicians, writers or cineastes. Amazing guy".


27-Oct-95
US CA,San Francisco,Bottom of the Hill

06-Nov-95
US CA,San Francisco,Great American Music Hall

Note: Both shows are cancelled.


1995
Jeffrey's friends Keith Morris and Mike Martt try, in vain, to check Jeffrey into a Marina Del Ray rehab/hospital.


Line-up #7B (Los Angeles: December 1995):
Jeffrey Lee Pierce (vocals)/ Kid Congo Powers (guitar)/ Mike Martt (guitar)/ Elisabeth Montague (bass) and Brock Avery (drums).

Hollywood 18-Dec-95

18-Dec-95
US CA,Hollywood,The Palace
1995 Ringling Sisters Holiday Fun-Raiser
[with Possum Dixon]

Photo: Credit Pleasant Gehman. Screen captures taken from a private video by David Travis.

Note: Last ever Gun Club show. Elisabeth Montague is now asked at the last minute to replace Randy, who has to go out on tour with Pennywise. The Ringling Sisters Holiday Fun-Raiser is an annual event organized by o.a. Pleasant Gehman. Jeffrey also joins Possum Dixon for their version of "Fire Spirit".


December 1995
Jeffrey is admitted to a Los Angeles hospital.






1996-2015
Aftermath.

Early 1996
Jeffrey Lee Pierce moves to a horrible Comfort Inn hotel on Highland Ave, lets some hookers stay with him who rob him of everything including his cowboy boots. Jeff then moves to his father's house Salt Lake City (UT).


March 1996
US NY,New York City. Kid Congo Powers asks Peter Aaron [Chrome Cranks] to join a new line-up of the Gun Club. Peter suggests to get Bob Bert [also Chrome Cranks] on drums. Jeffrey was about to move to New York to record an album and do some gigs.


25-Mar-96
US UT,Salt Lake City,Jeff's father's house,Jeffrey Lee Pierce is found unconcious and rushed to hospital where he remains in a coma until he dies on 31-Mar-96 from a brain haemorrhage/stroke. Incidentally this date was the deadline he had been given by Henry Rollins' publishing company (2.13.61) for finishing his "Go Tell The Mountain" book.


1998-present
US. From 1998 till 2002 Kid Congo Powers plays guitar in The Knoxville Girls. Line-up: Jerry Teel (vocals, guitar), Kid Congo Powers (guitar), Jack Martin (guitar), Barry London (organ) and Bob Bert (drums). In 2005 he forms his own band Kid Congo Powers & The Pink Monkey Birds. Current line-up: Kid Congo Powers (vocals, guitar), Mark Cisneros (guitar), Kiki Solis (bass) and Ron Miller (drums). They're a cool band, have already 7 albums out and tour a lot.


08-Jun-08
UK London. Former drummer of The Gun Club, Nick Sanderson (born in Sheffield, South Yorkshire on 22nd April 1961) dies of lung cancer. The last few years of his life he worked as a train engine driver on the Brighton to London line. Sanderson's father had held a senior position in what was then named British Rail. Nick is survived by Romi Mori, his partner of more than a decade, and a five-year-old son.


2010-present
UK Surbiton. Former drummer of The Gun Club and Fur Bible, Peter Kablean joins Genie In The Jukebox, a rock-based band who perform a selection of popular classics - both rock and ballads - and an eclectic mix of music by The Beatles, Kate Bush, Jefferson Airplane, Nirvana, Rolling Stones plus original compositions.


12-Aug-10
US Terry Graham, drummer in The Gun Club (on and off from June 1980 - November 1984) reaches the goal for his crowfunded project "Punk Like Me...liner notes for a revolution that never happened" book. An inside account of the original punk rock music scene in Hollywood, 1977-1985. 96 people funded his project for a total amount of $3,873. Backers contributed between $10 and $150 each. To date the book has not been published, the money has not been refunded and Terry's last public message dates from August 2010. Update: by August 2015 Terry writes on the book's Facebook page that publication is imminent. In the end it never happened.



Gun Club chronology (I) (April 1980 - December 1984)
Gun Club chronology (III) (Jeffrey Lee Pierce solo)
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