1987/88 Concert Chronology

1987

7 January 1987 - Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA
supporting: Parking Lot
encore included: I Will Dare
notes: Imitation Life show. Peter Buck along with Eddie Munoz, joined Imitation Life on guitar on 'I Will Dare'.

10 January 1987 - Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA
support: Phil Alvin, Tito Larriva & the Wild Cards
set included: Steel Strings / I Shook His Hand
encore included: A Million Miles Away
notes: Peter Case show. Peter Buck, (along with Eddie Munoz & Marvin Etzioni) joins on guitar on 'A Million Miles Away'.

19 January 1987 - 40 Watt Club Uptown, Athens, GA
set included: Goo Goo Muck / Organ Instrumental / The Man Has No Pride / Too Many Creeps / Unknown / Unknown
notes: Senior Sunshine show - an open mike night in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr's birthday - revolving band including Bryan Cook, Andrew Donaldson, David Barbe, Tom Cheek, Lynda Stipe & Michael Stipe who sings vocals on 'The Man Has No Pride', 'Too Many Creeps' (Bush Tetras), & the 1st 'Unknown' song.

23 January 1987
event: 'Lifes Rich Pageant' is certified Gold (sales of 500,000) in the US

January - February 1987 - Record One, Sherman Oaks, CA
tracks recorded included:
24 January - Bad Karma (guitar track)
27 January - The Factory
other tracks recorded included: Sentimental Hygiene / Boom Boom Mancini / Trouble Waiting To Happen / Detox Mansion / Even A Dog Can Shake Hands / The Heartache / Walkin' Blues / Travelin' Riverside Blues / Raspberry Beret / Crosscut Saw / Junko Pardner / Mannish Boy / Wang Dang Doodle / Battleship Chains / I'm A One Woman Man / Vigilante Man
notes: Recording Sessions for Warren Zevon's 'Sentimental Hygiene', with Berry, Buck, Mills, & Stipe on 'Bad Karma'. The outtakes yielded the Hindu Love God's album.

2-6 February 1987 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
track recorded:
4 February - This One Goes Out (The One I Love)
other tracks recorded included: Swirly Song (Instrumental) (Fireplace) / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Exhuming McCarthy / Disturbance At The Heron House (Instrumental) / Lightnin' Hopkins / Welcome To The Occupation (Version 1) / Welcome To The Occupation (Version 2) / Work Song (Finest Worksong) / Firehouse (Oddfellows Local 151)
notes: Demo Recording Sessions for 'Document' with John Keane.

9 February 1987
event: 'Athens, GA. - Inside/Out' soundtrack is released in North America

10 February 1987 - 40 Watt Club Uptown, Athens, GA
support: Seven Simons
set: Begin The Begin / Oddfellows Local 151 / Lightnin' Hopkins / Just A Touch
notes: Mystery Date show. Buck, Mills & Stipe along with Drew Worsham on drums, play an impromptu set after Mystery Date. 'Just A Touch' is aborted halfway through due to Peter Buck blowing out the guitar amp he was using.

27 February 1987 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
support: Mystery Date
notes: The Fleshtones show. Peter Buck joins on guitar.

7 March 1987 - 40 Watt Club Uptown, Athens, GA
set 1: Egyptian Reggae / The Undertow / Fun To Be Happy / Original Love / Outdoor Miner / Moscow Nights / Raised Eyebrows / Everybody's Got Something To Hide (Except For Me And My Monkey)
set 2: When Company Comes / On The Roof / The High Road / She Said She Said / The Good Earth / Mannequin / Slipping (Into Something) / Two Rooms / The Last Roundup / Too Far Gone / Crazy Rhythms
encore 1: I'm A Believer / Run Run Run / See No Evil / Roadrunner
encore 2: Powderfinger
notes: The Feelies show. Peter Buck guests on guitar on 'See No Evil' & 'Roadrunner'.

9 March 1987
event: 'Superman' 7" & 12" Single is released in the UK

March 1987 - Studio A, A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA
tracks recorded included: Sentimental Hygiene / Boom Boom Mancini / The Factory / Trouble Waiting To Happen / Detox Mansion / Bad Karma / Even A Dog Can Shake Hands / The Heartache Walkin' Blues / Travelin' Riverside Blues / Raspberry Beret / Crosscut Saw / Junko Pardner / Mannish Boy / Wang Dang Doodle / Battleship Chains / I'm A One Woman Man / Vigilante Man
notes: Recording Sessions for Warren Zevon's 'Sentmental Hygiene', with Berry, Buck, Mills, & Stipe on 'Bad Karma'. The outtakes yielded the Hindu Love God's album.

March 1987 - Studio B, The Complex Studios, Hollywood, CA
tracks recorded included: What's The Matter Here / Hey Jack Kerouac / Like The Weather / Cherry Tree / The Painted Desert / Don't Talk / Peace Train / Gun Shy / My Sister Rose / A Campfire Song / City Of Angels / Verdi Cries
notes: Recording Sessions for 10,000 Maniacs 'In My Tribe', with Michael Stipe recording vocals for 'A Campire Song' with 10,000 Maniacs & Peter Asher.

25 March 1987 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
supporting: Sisters Of Mystery, Charlie Pickett & The MC3
R.E.M.: Welcome To The Occupation / The One I Love / Fireplace / Oddfellows Local 151 / Finest Worksong / Exhuming McCarthy / Lightnin' Hopkins / Strange / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
Charlie Pickett & The MC3 set included: Slow Death
notes: Charlie Pickett & The MC3 show. R.E.M. perform unannounced as a supporting act as 'Roar Shack'. Peter Buck also joined Charlie Pickett & The MC3 on guitar on 'Slow Death' & other songs during their set.

30-31 March 1987 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: What's Left For Today / Mesmerized / Leaving On A Jet Plane
notes: Recording Sessions for Shades Of Shame with Peter Buck producing. On the afternoon of the 31st, Peter & Michael left for Nashville & started work on 'Document' that evening.

31 March - 2 May 1987 - Studio A, Sound Emporium, Nashville, TN
tracks recorded included: Finest Worksong / Disturbance At The Heron House / Strange / The One I Love / Exhuming McCarthy / Oddfellows Local 151 / King Of Birds / Fireplace / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Welcome To The Occupation / Lightnin' Hopkins / The One I Love (Acoustic)
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Document' with Scott Litt.

April 1987 - Exit/In, Nashville, TN
notes: After a day of recording, R.E.M. jumped on stage after a local band had played, & using their equipment played a few songs.

27 April 1987
event: 'Dead Letter Office' is released in the US

1 May 1987
event: 'Dead Letter Office' is released in the UK

11-22 May 1987 - Master Control, Burbank, CA
tracks recorded included:
12 May - Fireplace (Steve Berlin saxophone overdub)
other tracks mixed included: Finest Worksong / Disturbance At The Heron House / Strange / The One I Love / Exhuming McCarthy / Oddfellows Local 151 / King Of Birds / Fireplace / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Welcome To The Occupation / Lightnin' Hopkins / The One I Love (Acoustic)
notes: Mixing Sessions for 'Document' with Scott Litt. Steve Berlin recorded his saxophone overdubs between 7 & 10pm and was paid $204.27!.

15 May 1987
event: 'Succumbs' compilation video is released on VHS & Betamax in the UK

24 May 1987 - McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
8pm Show:
Downey Mildew: The Big Surprise / Floorboard / Your Blue Eye / Hollow Girl
Love Tacos: Border Patrol / Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White / Torn Away / Pleasure
Steve Wynn: Merritville / Drinking Problem / One More Cup Of Coffee (w/ Bob Forres)
Steve Wynn & Russ Tolman: Galveston Mud / Solitary Man
Opal: Rocket Machine / She Moves Ahead / Magick Power
Natalie Merchant: Don't Talk (w/ Charlie Baldonado) / Hello Stranger (w/ Baldonado & Jenny Homer) / The Wind, The Wind (a capella) / Verdi Cries
Michael Stipe & Geoff Gans: The One I Love
Michael Stipe & Peter Buck: Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Finest Worksong / Maps And Legends
Michael Stipe: Harpers / Damaged Goods (w/ Buck & Merchant)
Michael Stipe & Peter Buck: Leaving On A Jet Plane - Sunday Morning - Sunshine On My Shoulders - I've Got The Music In Me - I'll Be Your Mirror (w/ Wynn, Merchant, Homer & friends)
notes: Texas Record Benefit show. This was the 8pm show featuring Steve Wynn, Love Tacos, Opal, Downey Mildew & Natalie Merchant, joined by Michael Stipe, Peter Buck & Geoff Gans. The last song of the 8pm show, comprises Michael Stipe & Steve Wynn singing 'Sunday Morning' & Natalie Merchant, Jenny Homer & Kendra Smith singing 'Leaving On A Jet Plane' at the same time. Michael Stipe continues to sing 'Sunshine On My Shoulders' & 'I've Got The Music In Me', while 'Leaving On A Jet Plane' is sung.

24 May 1987 - McCabe's Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
10:30pm Show:
Downey Mildew: The Kitchen / Floorboard / The Big Surprise / Hollow Girl / Your Blue Eye
Love Tacos: Border Patrol / Torn Away / Pleasure / Sometimes Good Guys Don't Wear White (w/ Peter Buck)
Peter Case & Peter Buck: Walk, Don't Run / Baby Please Don't Go / A Million Miles Away / Blue Eyes
Steve Wynn: 50 In A 25 Zone / How Can You Mend A Broken Heart? / Killing Time / See That My Grave Is Kept Clean (w/ Buck)
Steve Wynn & Russ Tolman: Galveston Mud / Solitary Man / Stage Fright / Too Little, Too Late (w/ Kendra Smith)
Opal: A Falling Star / Rocket Machine / Supernova / Magick Power
Natalie Merchant: The Fat Lady Of Limbourg (a capella) / Don't Talk (w/ Charlie Baldonado) / More Than A Paycheck (w/ Homer & Smith) / Hear The Wind Blow (w/ Baldonado & Smith) / Hello Stranger (w/ Baldonado & Homer) / Verdi Cries
Natalie Merchant & Michael Stipe: A Campfire Song / The Counting Song
Michael Stipe & Peter Buck: Stretch My Hand / The One I Love
Michael Stipe, Peter Buck & Mike Mills: Spooky / Disturbance At The Heron House / King Of Birds (Part) - Finest Worksong / Fever / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) - Red Rain
notes: Texas Record Benefit show. This was the 10:30pm show featuring Steve Wynn, Love Tacos, Opal, Downey Mildew, Peter Case & Natalie Merchant, joined by Michael Stipe, Peter Buck & Mike Mills. The 2 shows are available on many bootlegs, of which a complete tape of the show surfaced in 2006.

1 June 1987
event: 'Succumbs' compilation video is released on VHS & Betamax in the US

18-19 July 1987 - The Grit & Morton Theatre, Athens, GA
notes: Filming 'The One I Love' video, directed by Robert Longo.

August 1987 - Private Farm, Nicholson, GA
notes: Filming 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)' video, directed by Jim Herbert.

19 August 1987 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
supporting: Silent Peas
set: Finest Worksong / Welcome To The Occupation / The One I Love / Begin The Begin / Orange Crush / Disturbance At The Heron House / Title / Superman
encore: It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
notes: Silent Peas show. R.E.M. perform unannounced as a supporting act, & the live debut of 'Orange Crush' features a totally different vocal arrangement, with Stipe just singing/rambling various army and war statements etc. Mike Mills & Bill Berry's usual backing vocal is not present in this version. Mike Mills thanks the Silent Peas for letting R.E.M. open the show for them.

20-22 August 1987 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio & 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: Mike Mills, Peter Buck & Michael Stipe hold interview sessions with Mat Smith from Melody Maker.

21 August 1987 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
supporting: Cowface, Love Tractor
notes: Michael & 2 other unnamed musicians play before Cowface, with Stipe playing a guitar drone, while other musicians bash sheet metal with sledgehammers.

22 August 1987 - Various Locations, Athens, GA
notes: Filming 'Finest Worksong' video, directed by Michael Stipe.

24 August 1987
event: 'The One I Love' Cassingle, 7" & 12" Single is released in the US

24 August 1987
event: 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)' 7" & 12" Single is released in the UK

25 August 1987 - WRAS (Album 88), WRAS Studios, University Center, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
notes: Interview with Mike Mills.

31 August 1987 - 'Rockline', Rockline Studios, Hollywood, CA
set: Introduction / Interview & Phone-In / Outro
notes: Radio interview & Phone-In with Peter Buck & Mike Mills with Bob Coburn.

31 August 1987
event: 'Document' is released in North America

3 September 1987 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
supporting: Smokin' Dave And The Premo Dopes
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Title / I Believe / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Unknown / Disturbance At The Heron House / The One I Love / Begin The Begin
notes: Smokin' Dave And The Premo Dopes show. R.E.M. perform unannounced as a supporting act, & according to Michael Stipe during the show, the unknown track was written at 9:20 pm that evening.

4 September 1987 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
track recorded: Last Date
notes: B-Side Recording Session with John Keane.

11 September 1987 - 'Andy Kershaw', BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 1 Studios, Egton House, London, England
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck by Andy Kershaw, including album playback of 2 songs from 'Document'.

Work Tour

12 September 1987 - Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Driver 8 / Orange Crush / The One I Love / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Begin The Begin / Exhuming McCarthy / Wipe Out / Title / Wolves, Lower / Superman / Just A Touch / Oddfellows Local 151 / Lightnin' Hopkins / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)
encore 1: Strange / Life And How To Live It
encore 2: I Believe / Disturbance At The Heron House / Fall On Me
encore 3: Harpers / Funtime
encore 4: Radio Free Europe
notes: Robyn Hitchcock joins on guitar for 'I Believe', 'Disturbance At The Heron House', 'Fall On Me', 'Funtime' & 'Radio Free Europe'.

14 September 1987
event: 'Document' is released in the UK

14 September 1987 - Muziekcentrum Vredenberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
support: The Railway Children
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Lightnin' Hopkins / Welcome To The Occupation / Driver 8 / Feeling Gravitys Pull / I Believe - I Believe / The One I Love / Exhuming McCarthy / Wolves, Lower / Fall On Me / Superman / Just A Touch / Oddfellows Local 151 / Little America / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Disturbance At The Heron House / Funtime
encore 2: Harpers - Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It
encore 3: Time After Time (Annelise) - Red Rain / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) - Red Rain
notes: This show is available on many bootlegs, the best being the CD's "Red Rain" and "Losing My Religion Volume 1 and 2" as they offer the complete show.

15 September 1987 - 'Rapido', FT1 Television Studios, Paris, France
set: The One I Love
notes: Television performance on 'Rapido', with the band perfoming 'The One I Love', with Michael Stipe singing the vocals live while the other band members mime their parts, to the album backing track.

16 September 1987 - La Cigale, Paris, France
support: The Railway Children
soundcheck included: 1,000,000
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Orange Crush / Lightnin' Hopkins / Welcome To The Occupation / Maps And Legends / Exhuming McCarthy / The One I Love / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / Superman / Just A Touch / Oddfellows Local 151 / Little America / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Disturbance At The Heron House / Life And How To Live It / After Hours
encore 2: Fall On Me / Funtime
concert ticket

18 September 1987 - Tor 3, Dusseldorf, West Germany
support: The Railway Children
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Lightnin' Hopkins / Driver 8 / Orange Crush / White Tornado / The One I Love / Feeling Gravitys Pull / I Believe / Exhuming McCarthy / Title / Maps And Legends / Superman / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Just A Touch / Oddfellows Local 151 / See No Evil / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Fall On Me / Disturbance At The Heron House / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Little America
encore 2: Harpers / 20th Century Boy / Life And How To Live It
encore 3: Angel / Funtime / 1,000,000 / After Hours

24 September 1987 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
support: Miracle Legion
set: Halfway Knowing / Grow Wild / Arms Akimbo / Blue Blanket / Turtle Song / 4 Brothers / Wanted Dead Or Alive / Eureka / Second Skin / Fancy
encore: Dazed And Confused
notes: Hugo Largo show. Michael Stipe joins on backing vocals on 'Eureka'.

September 1987 - The Library, Knoxville, TN
notes: A local Grateful Dead cover band were playing at a bar and R.E.M. jumped on the stage and played a few songs (R.E.M. songs that is).

1 October 1987 - William B. Stokely Athletics Center, The University Of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Exhuming McCarthy / Cuyahoga / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / I Believe / The One I Love / Title / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Fireplace / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Midnight Blue / Disturbance At The Heron House / See No Evil
encore 2: Just A Touch / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Little America
encore 3: Ain't No Sunshine / Angel / Sitting Still / 1,000,000

1 October 1987 - The Cannery, Knoxville, TN
notes: Kilkenny Cats show. After their concert at the Athletics Center, Peter Buck & Mike Mills join the Kilkenny Cats for a few songs.

2 October 1987 - Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson University, Clemson, SC
support: 10,000 Maniacs
soundcheck: Catapult / I Believe / King Of Birds
10,000 Maniacs: Hey Jack Kerouac / Maddox Table / Can't Ignore The Train / Planned Obsolescence / City Of Angels / Like The Weather / Gun Shy / A Campfire Song / What's The Matter Here? / Don't Talk
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / West Of The Fields / Exhuming McCarthy / Wolves, Lower / Orange Crush / The One I Love / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Driver 8 / Title / King Of Birds / Fireplace / I Believe / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Fall On Me / Disturbance At The Heron House / Little America
encore 2: Welcome To The Occupation / Midnight Blue - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Peace Train / Just A Touch
encore 3: Harpers / Ain't No Sunshine / Life And How To Live It
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'Ain't No Sunshine' and 'Life And How To Live It' & Michael guests on 'A Campire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

3 October 1987 - Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, NC
support: 10,000 Maniacs
soundcheck included: King Of Birds
10,000 Maniacs: Maddox Table / Can't Ignore The Train / Planned Obsolescence / City Of Angels / Like The Weather / Gun Shy / A Campfire Song / What's The Matter Here? / Don't Talk / Scorpio Rising
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Pilgrimage / Welcome To The Occupation / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Fireplace / I Believe - I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Moral Kiosk / Maps And Legends / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Midnight Blue - Heartbreak Beat - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Peace Train - Bad / Disturbance At The Heron House / Fall On Me
encore 2: With A Girl Like You / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / See No Evil / The One I Love
notes: Michael guests on 'A Campire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

4 October 1987 - WXYC 89.3FM, WXYC 89.3FM Studios, Frank Porter Student Union, The University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck.

4 October 1987 - Cameron Indoor Stadium, Duke University, Durham, NC
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Cuyahoga / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Sitting Still / Title / I Believe - I Believe / Fireplace / Ain't No Sunshine / Driver 8 / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The One I Love / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2: King Of Birds / Disturbance At The Heron House / Life And How To Live It
encore 3: Crazy / Radio Free Europe / Time After Time (Annelise)
encore 4: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Stipe & Buck)
notes: 'The Flowers Of Guatemala' is prefaced by Stipe announcing flatly, "This ain't rock and roll, this is genocide", a quote from David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs'.

6 October 1987 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Cuyhahoga / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Sitting Still / Title / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / Fireplace / Driver 8 / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Disturbance At The Heron House / Fall On Me / The One I Love
encore 2: Midnight Blue - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Ain't No Sunshine / Just A Touch
encore 3: Harpers / Wolves, Lower / Life And How To Live It

7 October 1987 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
support: 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs set included: A Campfire Song
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Pilgrimage / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Fireplace / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Title / Fall On Me / We Walk / 1,000,000 / See No Evil
encore 2: Harpers / Crazy / The One I Love
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'We Walk', Michael guests on 'A Campire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set. After 'The Flowers Of Guatemala', Michael again quotes from David Bowie's 'Diamond Dogs' - "This ain't rock and roll, this is genocide".

9 October 1987 - Kaplan Arena, William & Mary Hall, College Of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
soundcheck: Catapult (Instrumental) / I Believe / King Of Birds / Welcome To The Occupation
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Exhuming McCarthy / Disturbance At The Heron House / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / Fireplace / Driver 8 / Title / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2: Midnight Blue / Just A Touch
encore 3: Harpers / The One I Love

10 October 1987 - Patriot Center, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Lightnin' Hopkins / Exhuming McCarthy / Disturbance At The Heron House / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / White Tornado / King Of Birds / Sitting Still / Title / I Believe - I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Midnight Blue - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Bad - Midnight Blue / Angel / See No Evil
encore 2: The One I Love / Life And How To Live It / After Hours
encore 3: John The Revelator / Wolves, Lower / Crazy / Just A Touch / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) - Red Rain
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'John The Revelator'.

11 October 1987 - Recreation Hall, The Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
soundcheck included: Moral Kiosk
10,000 Maniacs set included: A Campfire Song
R.E.M. set included: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Exhuming McCarthy / Disturbance At The Heron House / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Title / I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore included : The One I Love / Fall On Me / After Hours
notes: Michael guests on 'A Campfire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

12 October 1987 - University Hall, University Of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Disturbance At The Heron House / Lightnin' Hopkins / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe - I Believe / Title / Driver 8 / Sitting Still / Cuyahoga / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Welcome To The Occupation / Fall On Me / Auctioneer (Another Engine)
encore 2: Midnight Blue - Heartbreak Beat - Bad - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Midnight Blue / Ain't No Sunshine / Wolves, Lower / 1,000,000
encore 3: Harpers / The One I Love / Just A Touch
encore 4: Red Rain - So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

14 October 1987 - Municipal Auditorium, Charleston, WV
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Fireplace / Driver 8 / Cuyahoga / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Lightnin' Hopkins / Fall On Me
encore 2: The One I Love / 1,000,000
encore 3: Red Rain - So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

16 October 1987 - The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs: Hey Jack Kerouac / Cherry Tree / Gun Shy / Peace Train / Planned Obsolescence / Boys In The Backroom - Like The Weather / My Sister Rose / A Campfire Song / What's The Matter Here? / Scorpio Rising / Don't Talk
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Pilgrimage / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin / Strange / Fall On Me / Crazy / 1,000,000
encore 1: John The Revelator / The One I Love / Midnight Blue - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - Addicted To Love / Radio Free Europe
encore 2: Harpers / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
encore 3: Wolves, Lower
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'John The Revelator', Michael guests on 'A Campfire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

17 October 1987 - New Haven Veterans Memorial Coliseum, New Haven, CT
support: 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs set included: A Campfire Song
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Pilgrimage / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Sitting Still / I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Cuyahoga / Fall On Me / The One I Love
encore 2: Wolves, Lower / Crazy / 1,000,000
encore 3: Singing Cage / Harpers / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'Singing Cage', Michael guests on 'A Campfire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

18 October 1987 - Centrum In Worcester, Worcester, MA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs set included: Peace Train / Like The Weather / Can't Ignore The Train / A Campfire Song
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Maps And Legends / I Believe / Title / White Tornado / Driver 8 / Cuyahoga / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2: Harpers / The One I Love / Crazy / Just A Touch
notes: Michael guests on 'A Campire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

19 October 1987 - Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
support: 10,000 Maniacs
soundcheck included: Harborcoat
10,000 Maniacs set included: A Campfire Song
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Moral Kiosk / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Driver 8 / Maps And Legends / Cuyahoga / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Harpers / The One I Love / Wolves, Lower
encore 2: Ain't No Sunshine / Crazy / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 3: Strange / Sitting Still / Just A Touch / After Hours
notes: Michael guests on 'A Campire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

19 October 1987 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, RI
encore: Your Cheatin' Heart / All Right Now / Roadrunner
notes: The Raindogs show, Peter joins the band on guitar for the 3 encore songs, after R.E.M.'s concert.

21 October 1987 - Rochester Community War Memorial, Rochester, NY
support: 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs set included: A Campfire Song
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Sitting Still / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Riders In The Sky / Tired Of Singing Trouble - I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Pretty Persuasion / See No Evil
encore 2: Harpers / Just A Touch / After Hours / Swan Swan H
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'Swan Swan H', Michael guests on 'A Campire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs on their opening set.

22 October 1987 - Louis Brown Athletic Center, Rutgers The State University Of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Tired Of Singing Trouble - I Believe / Title / Driver 8 / White Tornado / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Swan Swan H / Fall On Me
encore 2: Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Midnight Blue
encore 3: Harpers / The One I Love / Crazy / See No Evil / 1,000,000
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'Swan Swan H'. A whole verse of 'Driver 8' is sung solo by Stipe before the band kicks in and the song is performed in its entirety. Michael is hit in the face with a glowstick during 'Midnight Blue'.

23 October 1987 - Civic Arena, Pittsburgh, PA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / West Of The Fields / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Title / Moral Kiosk / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2 included: The One I Love
encore 3 included: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

23 October 1987 - Graffiti Showcase Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
support: Cool Italians, Heretics
set included: Blue Train Station / Love Me Then Go Away / Hold Me Right / No Friend Of Mine
encore included: Roadrunner
notes: R.E.M. after-show party, with Peter Buck (on guitar) & Mike Mills (bass) joining The Cynics on 'Roadrunner'.

24 October 1987 - Auditorium, Franklin County Veterans Memorial, Columbus, OH
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Pilgrimage / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Title / I Believe / Moral Kiosk / Superman / Cuyahoga / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Fall On Me / Ain't No Sunshine / Auctioneer (Another Engine)
encore 2: The One I Love / Swan Swan H
encore 3: Crazy / 1,000,000

26 October 1987 - Auditorium, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set included: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Lightnin' Hopkins / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Title / Fall On Me / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1 included: Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2 included: Swan Swan H / The One I Love / Midnight Blue
encore 3 included: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
notes: During the 10,000 Maniacs set, Michael Stipe wheeled a birthday cake complete with lit candles onto the stage and the whole auditorium sang "Happy Birthday" to Natalie Merchant. Natalie guests on 'Swan Swan H'.

27 October 1987 - Edward C. Elliott Hall Of Music, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
support: 10,000 Maniacs
10,000 Maniacs set included: A Campfire Song
R.E.M.: Finest Worksong / These Days / Sitting Still / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / White Tornado / I Believe / Title / Cuyahoga / Pretty Persuasion / Time Of The Season / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2: Swan Swan H / Pop Song 89 / The One I Love
encore 3: Harpers / Crazy / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) - Red Rain
notes: Natalie Merchant guests on 'Swan Swan H', & dances on stage on 'Crazy'. First known performance of 'Pop Song 89', albeit with different melody and lyrics as to what appeared on 'Green'. David Russell played conga drums on 'King Of Birds'. Michael guests on 'A Campfire Song' with the 10,000 Maniacs during their opening set.

29 October 1987 - Crisler Arena, University Of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Fall On Me / Exhuming McCarthy / Disturbance At The Heron House / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Title / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Cuyahoga / Ain't No Sunshine / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Pretty Persuasion / Pop Song 89 / Just A Touch
encore 2: The One I Love / See No Evil
encore 3: Harpers / Wolves, Lower / Crazy / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

30 October 1987 - John D. Millett Hall, Miami University, Oxford, OH
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Pilgrimage / Exhuming McCarthy / Disturbance At the Heron House / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / Title / Fall On Me / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Sitting Still / Pop Song 89 / Just A Touch
encore 2: The One I Love / Crazy
encore 3: Harpers / Swan Swan H / Pretty Persuasion / After Hours - Born To Run / See No Evil / After Hours

31 October 1987 - Alumni Auditorium, Palmer College Of Chiropractic, Davenport, IA
support: The dB's
set included: Finest Worksong / These Days / Moral Kiosk / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore included: The One I Love / Pop Song 89 / Midnight Blue

2 November 1987 - St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Fall On Me / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Cuyahoga / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / White Tornado / Sitting Still / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The One I Love / Wolves, Lower / See No Evil
encore 2: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Pop Song 89 / 1,000,000
encore 3: Harpers / Crazy / Born To Run / After Hours

2 November 1987
event: 'Document' is certified Gold (sales of 500,000) in the US

3 November 1987 - Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Moral Kiosk / Welcome To The Occupation / Fall On Me / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Cuyahoga / We Walk / Underneath The Bunker / Auctioneer (Another Engine)
encore 2: The One I Love / Pop Song 89 / See No Evil / Crazy
encore 3: Harpers / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)

4 November 1987 - UIC Pavilion, University Of Illinois At Chicago, Chicago, IL
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Harborcoat / Disturbance At The Heron House / Fall On Me / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / White Tornado / Cuyahoga / Tired Of Singing Trouble - I Believe / Maps And Legends / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Wolves, Lower / Driver 8 / Just A Touch
encore 2: The One I Love / Pop Song 89 / See No Evil
encore 3: Harpers / Crazy / After Hours

5 November 1987 - UIC Pavilion, University Of Illinois At Chicago, Chicago, IL xs
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Moral Kiosk / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / The Flowers Of Guatemala / I Believe - I Believe / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / King Of Birds / Pop Song 89 / Auctioneer (Another Engine)
encore 2: Swan Swan H / The One I Love
encore 3: Harpers / Midnight Blue - Heartbreak Beat - Bad - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Ghost Rider / 1,000,000

7 November 1987 - Assembly Hall, University Of Illinois At Champaign-Urbana, Champaign, IL
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Fall On Me / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Cuyahoga / Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / We Walk / Underneath The Bunker / Pop Song 89 / Auctioneer (Another Engine)
encore 2: Harpers / Wolves, Lower / Ghost Rider
encore 3: The One I Love / Crazy / After Hours

8 November 1987 - Memorial Hall, Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Building, Kansas City, KS
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Pilgrimage / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Cuyahoga / I Believe / Sitting Still / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Fall On Me / Pop Song 89 / Just A Touch
encore 2: We Don't Need Another Hero (Thunderdome) / The One I Love / Swan Swan H / Ghost Rider / Crazy

9 November 1987 - Pershing Municipal Auditorium, Lincoln, NE
support: The dB's

10 November 1987 - Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / West Of The Fields / Fall On Me / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Cuyahoga / I Believe / Maps And Legends / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Wolves, Lower
encore 2: Dark Globe / King Of Birds / See No Evil
encore 3: Midnight Blue - I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For / Ghost Rider / Just A Touch
notes: The recording of this show has the start of 'Just A Touch' before it is cut off. Presumably at least 'The One I Love' and 'Pop Song 89' were also played after this, and possibly 'Crazy'.

11 November 1987 - Berkeley Community Theatre, Berkeley High School, Berkeley, CA
support: X
set: Lawyers, Guns, And Money / Detox Mansion / Boom Boom Mancini / Roland The Headless Thompson Gunner / Junglework / Accidentally Like A Martyr / Sentimental Hygiene / The Envoy / Veracruz / Carmelita / Play It All Night Long / Ain't That Pretty At All / Reconsider Me / Mohammed's Radio / Werewolves Of London / Poor Poor Pitiful Me / Excitable Boy / Desperados Under The Eaves
encore: Junko Pardner / Mannish Boy / Raspberry Beret
notes:Warren Zevon show. Bill Berry, Mike Mills & Peter Buck join on the encores, playing on 'Junko Pardner', 'Mannish Boy' & 'Raspberry Beret'.

13 November 1987 - Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Cuyahoga / Tired Of Singing Trouble - Simple Gifts - I Believe / Sitting Still / Simple Gifts / Driver 8 / Pretty Persuasion / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Wolves, Lower / See No Evil
encore 2: Strange / Just A Touch / Dark Globe
encore 3: Harpers / The One I Love / Pop Song 89 / Crazy / Simple Gifts
notes: Warren Zevon guests on 'Strange', 'Just A Touch' & 'Dark Globe'. Just before 'Driver 8', Michael sang "tis a joy to be sinple tis a joy to be free tis a joy to be on the way to where I ought to be" that is an except from an old Shaker hymn titled "Simple Gifts". This was sung at multiple times during the show. U2 were reportedly in attendance at this show.

14 November 1987 - Bren Events Center, University Of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Simple Gifts - I Believe / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange - Rollers Show - Saturday Night / Pretty Persuasion / See No Evil
encore 2: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Cuyahoga / Fall On Me
encore 3: Harpers / The One I Love / Crazy / Pop Song 89 / Just A Touch / After Hours
notes: 'Simple Gifts' is an adapted version from the 1848 Shaker movement song/hymn; "Tis a joy to be simple, tis a joy to be free etc...". 'Rollers Show' is not the theme from the Bay City Rollers tv show, it's simply the song 'Rollers Show' by Nick Lowe which poked fun at BCR fans, this then segues into a snatch of 'Saturday Night' which is a Bay City Rollers song. This show can be found on the vinyl bootleg "Documentary", minus 'Heron House', 'Pretty Persuasion', 'See No Evil' and 'The Flowers Of Guatemala'. A recording of the whole show has now surfaced that merges the Documentary boot with an uncirculated audience recording that provides the complete show.

15 November 1987 - Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Pilgrimage / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Simple Gifts - I Believe / Sitting Still / Riders In The Sky / Pretty Persuasion / Superman / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: 1,000,000 / Wolves, Lower / See No Evil
encore 2: Harpers / The One I Love
encore 3: Pop Song 89 / Ghost Rider / Cuyahoga / Crazy
notes: This show can be found on the vinyl bootleg "Working", the 2nd encore is absent, but Michael complains to the audience in the 3rd encore about not being quiet when he sang a capella. It is presumed that 'Harpers' & 'The One I Love' was played, other songs may have been played.

16 November 1987
event: 'The One I Love' 7", 12" & CD Single is released in the UK

16 November 1987 - Grady Gammage Memorial Auditorium, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Cuyahoga / Disturbance At The Heron House / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Wolves, Lower / Pop Song 89
encore 2: The One I Love / What We All Want / See No Evil
encore 3: Harpers / Crazy / After Hours

18 November 1987 - 98KZEW, 98KZEW Studios, Belo Building, Dallas, TX
notes: Radio interview with Bill Berry.

18 November 1987 - Moody Coliseum, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Moral Kiosk / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Be All That You Can Be - Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Riders In The Sky (Instrumental) / Tired Of Singing Trouble - I Believe / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Fall On Me / What We All Want / See No Evil
encore 2: Dark Globe / The One I Love / Pop Song 89 / Just A Touch
encore 3: Harpers / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Crazy / After Hours
notes: 'What We All Want' is a cover of the Gang Of Four song.

19 November 1987 - G. Rollie White Coliseum, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Pilgrimage / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Tired Of Singing Trouble - I Believe / Pretty Persuasion / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / What We All Want / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2: Dark Globe / The One I Love / Pop Song 89
encore 3: Harpers / We Walk - Underneath The Bunker - We Walk / Crazy / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
notes: Stipe sings the lyrics to 'Underneath The Bunker' during 'We Walk' (during a part of the song he doesn't normally sing), but the band never plays 'Underneath The Bunker'.

20 November 1987 - Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / West Of The Fields / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Maps And Legends / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Driver 8 / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Cuyahoga / Fall On Me / What We All Want / Just A Touch
encore 2: Harpers / The One I Love / Swan Swan H / See No Evil
encore 3: Pop Song 89 / Superman / Crazy / Dark Globe

22 November 1987 - C.M. Tad Smith Coliseum, University Of Mississippi, Oxford, MS
support: The dB's
set included: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneet (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1 included: Fall On Me
encore 2 included: The One I Love
encore 3 included: Pop Song 89 / Crazy

23 November 1987 - Joel H. Eaves Memorial Coliseum, Auburn University, Auburn, AL
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Cuyahoga / Riders In The Sky / Simple Gifts - I Believe / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The One I Love / What We All Want / Fall On Me / See No Evil
encore 2: Dark Globe / The Flowers Of Guatemala / Pop Song 89 / Just A Touch
encore 3: Harpers / Crazy / After Hours

24 November 1987 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Pilgrimage / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Simple Gifts - I Believe / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Fall On Me / Wolves, Lower / Just A Touch
encore 2: The One I Love / What We All Want / See No Evil
encore 3: Dark Globe / Harpers / Pop Song 89 / Crazy
notes: Will Rigby from The dB's guests on conga drums on 'King Of Birds'.

25 November 1987 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Harborcoat / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Cuyahoga / Riders In The Sky / Simple Gifts - I Believe / Driver 8 / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Sitting Still / Ghost Rider
encore 2: Auctioneer (Another Engine) / We Walk - Underneath The Bunker / 1,000,000
encore 3: Dark Globe / The One I Love
encore 4: Harpers / Pop Song 89 / Crazy / After Hours
notes: David Russell guests on conga drums on 'King Of Birds'.

25 November 1987 - Metroplex, Atlanta, GA
notes: The Roys show. Mike Mills, Dan Baird, Andy Slater, Leof Leibus & Blaze play a few songs after The Roys finished, before giving up.

27 November 1987 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / West Of The Fields / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / White Tornado / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Simple Gifts - I Believe / Cuyahoga / Driver 8 / Superman / Auctioneer (Another Engine) [very long intro] / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: Strange / Fall On Me / Ghost Rider
encore 2: Little America / Swan Swan H / See No Evil
encore 3: Dark Globe / The One I Love / Pop Song 89 / Crazy
encore 4: Harpers / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) - Red Rain

28 November 1987 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
support: The dB's
set: Finest Worksong / These Days / Welcome To The Occupation / Disturbance At The Heron House / Exhuming McCarthy / Orange Crush / Feeling Gravitys Pull / King Of Birds / Cuyahoga / Simple Gifts - I Believe / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Superman / Pretty Persuasion / Oddfellows Local 151 / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) / Begin The Begin
encore 1: The Flowers Of Guatemala / Fall On Me / What We All Want / Auctioneer (Another Engine)
encore 2: Dark Globe - Harpers / Sitting Still / See No Evil / The One I Love
encore 3: Pop Song 89 / Crazy / After Hours

30 November - 6 December 1987 - Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
notes: Recording Sessions for The Nasty Bucks co-produced by Peter Buck. 11 songs were recorded.

21 December 1987 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Be My Lover / Particularly Zeke / Under My Wheels
notes: Recording Sessions for Vibrating Egg, 'Come On In Here If You Want To' EP, featuring Mike Mills & Jefferson Holt.

1988

6 January 1988
event: 'It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine)' Cassingle & 7" Single is released in the US

7 January 1988 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
set 1: Not Afraid To Die / Ain't It Strange / Unknown / Lightning Strikes Twice / Hey Landlord (Meatloaf And Fishsticks) / There You Are / Another Scarlet Butterfly / The Friend Song / Mystery Road / On A Clear Daze
set 2: Modern Don Juan / Gainesville / Lost And Found / Peacemaker / Keys To Me / Heard The Laughter Ending / Good Day Everyday / 40 Miles Of Mountain Road / Mountain Top / MacDougal Blues / Gotta Move On - What's The Buzz - Pick A Bale Of Cotton - The One I Love - Black Betty
encore: You Mean Everything / Scarred But Smarter / Check Your Tears At The Door
notes: Drivin' N' Cryin' show. Peter Buck guests on mandolin & dulcimer from '40 Miles Of Mountain Road' to 'Gotta Move On'.

8 January 1988 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
set included: Draw The Line / Honky Tonk Women
notes: Drivin' N' Cryin' show. Peter Buck guests on guitar, & backing vocals on 'Honky Tonk Women'.

9 January 1988 - Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
tracks recorded: Finest Worksong (Other Mix) / Finest Worksong (Lengthy Club Mix)
notes: Michael Stipe & Scott Litt record The Uptown Horns for Finest Worksong remixes.

10 January 1988 - Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
tracks recorded: April Showers
notes: Michael Stipe records vocals for 'April Showers' with Natalie Merchant & Scott Litt.

11-13 January 1988 - Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
tracks remixed: Finest Worksong (Other Mix) / Finest Worksong (Lengthy Club Mix)
notes: Michael Stipe & Scott Litt remixing 'Finest Worksong (Other Mix)' & 'Finest Worksong (Lengthy Club Mix)'.

14-17 January 1988 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Honeysuckle Blue / Toy Never Played With / You Don't Know Me / Malfunction Junction / 1988 / Peacemaker / Ain't It Strange / Mystery Road / Lost And Found / MacDougal Blues / Not Afraid To Die / Mountain Top / Lightning Strikes Twice
notes: Demo Recording Sessions for Drivin' N' Cryin's 'Mystery Road', produced by Peter Buck.

25 January 1988
event: 'Document' is certified Platinum (sales of 1,000,000) in the US

14 February 1988 - 'Snap!', KCRW 89.9FM, Santa Monica, CA
notes: Phone interview with Michael Stipe by Deirdre O'Donoghue.

16 February 1988 - 'Sounds Of The City', WUOG 90.5FM, Memorial Hall, The University Of Georgia, Athens, GA
set: Porn Orchard - Our Band / The Side Effects - Through With You / Mercyland - Black On Black On Black / The Primates - Hitler Youth / Dark Harvest - Back To Back / White Trash - Fear / Squalls - Cindy / Pylon - Crazy / Art In The Dark - Tell Me / La Di Das - Isadora Duncan / The B-52's - Give Me Back My Man / The Method Actors - Eye / El May Dukes - Life Goes On / Kilkenny Cats - Hands Down / Bar-B-Q Killers - Mark E. Smith / Doubts Even Here - Imagine This / Love Tractor - Fun To Be Happy / R.E.M. - Perfect Circle
notes: Mike Mills & Peter Buck guest DJ with Jennifer Fox on her 'Sounds Of The City' radio show.

23 February 1988 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
set: 4 Wanted Signs / It's Alright / Memories / For Always / Just This Morning / Mary's Getting Married / Susan / Anyway You Choose Me / Southern Pacific / Picture Of Helen / Maybe Everything / You And Your Sister / All Fall Away / Nobody's Business / She Lives Up The Street / Tennessee Fire
encore: Hoochie-Coochie Papa / I Shall Be Free No. 10 - Peter Cottontail - Old Blue
notes: The Silos show. Peter Buck joins on guitar on the encore, 'Hoochie-Coochie Papa' & 'I Shall Be Free No. 10 - Peter Cottontail - Old Blue'.

14 March 1988 - 'Rockline', Rockline Studios, Hollywood, CA
set: Introduction / It's The End Of The World As We Know It (And I Feel Fine) (album track) / Interview & Phone-In / Finest Worksong (Lengthy Club Mix) / Interview & Phone-In / The One I Love (Early Show, McCabes Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA, 24 May 1987) / Interview & Phone-In / Superman (album track) / Interview & Phone-In / Disturbance At The Heron House (album track) / Interview & Phone-In / Time After Time Etc. (Muziekcentrum Vredenberg, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 14 September 1987) / Interview & Phone-In / The Ballad Of Cat Ballou (live) / Interview & Phone-In
notes: Radio interview with Peter Buck and Mike Mills by Bob Coburn & live in-studio performance. 'The Ballad Of Cat Ballou' was the only live in-studio song played, sung by Mike.

22 March 1988
event: 'Finest Worksong' 12" Single is released in the US

25 March 1988 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Cars She Used To Drive / Acid Bird / Bass / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Airscape / I'm Only You / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / If You Were A Priest / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / Heaven / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons
encore: Queen Of Eyes / A Globe Of Frogs
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

26 March 1988 - Turtle Records, Atlanta, GA
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians. Peter Buck guests on guitar, on an in-store performance

26 March 1988 - Center Stage, Atlanta, GA
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Bass / Unsettled / Airscape / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask / Winchester / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / If You Were A Priest / Heaven / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons
encore: The Man With The Lightbulb Head / A Globe Of Frogs
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

27 March 1988 - Rialto Theatre, Raleigh, NC
support: Jo Jo Ex-Mariner
set: Raymond Chandler Evening / Bass / Trash / Another Bubble / Chinese Bones
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Unfortunately Robyn could not sing properly, so played an abbreviated solo show, with the support act Jo Jo Ex-Mariner playing after Robyn. Peter Buck didn't join Robyn onstage, but greeted fans & signed autographs in the theatre lobby after the show.

30 March 1988 - Underground Sound Recording, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Orange Crush (Instrumental) / Everything (You Are The Everything) (Instrumental) / I Remember California (Instrumental) / Pop Song 89 (Instrumental) / Mozart (The Wrong Child (Instrumental) / Hairshirt (Instrumental) / [The Eleventh Untitled Song] (Instrumental) / Carnival (Instrumental) / Title (Instrumental) / Stand (Instrumental)
notes: Demo Recording Sessions for 'Green', with Bill Berry, Mike Mills & Peter Buck, recorded by Robbie Collins & David La Bruyere, recorded in one day & mixed by Robbie, David & Buren Fowler.

31 March 1988 - Tower Records, New York, NY
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians. Peter Buck guests on guitar, on an in-store performance.

31 March 1988 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
support: The Feelies
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Cars She Used To Drive / Bass / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Airscape / Unsettled / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask / I'm Only You / Winchester / I Got A Message For You / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / A Globe Of Frogs / Uncorrected Personality Traits
encore: Queen Of Eyes / If You Were A Priest / Raymond Chandler Evening
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

1 April 1988 - WBCN-FM, WBCN-FM Studios, Boston, MA
set: Birdshead / Chinese Bones / The Book Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock and Peter Buck. Radio interview & live in-studio performance.

1 April 1988 - The Paradise, Boston, MA
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

2 April 1988 - City Gardens, Trenton, NJ
support: Big Dipper
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

4 April 1988 - Tower Records, New York, NY
set: September Cones / Uncorrected Personality Traits / The Book Of Love
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians. Peter Buck guests on guitar, on an in-store performance.

5 April 1988 - Graffiti Showcase Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
support: The Grapes Of Wrath
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Bass / Acid Bird / Unsettled / Airscape / I'm Only You / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask / Cars She Used To Drive / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Vibrating / Balloon Man / If You Were A Priest
encore: I Got A Message For You / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons / Raymond Chandler Evening / Eight Miles High
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

7 April 1988 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, MI
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Bass / Acid Bird / Unsettled / I'm Only You / If You Were A Priest / Luminous Rose / Queen Of Eyes / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Vibrating / Balloon Man / Out Of The Picture / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask
encore: I Got A Message For You / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons / Raymond Chandler Evening
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

8 April 1988 - Foelinger Auditorium, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Cars She Used To Drive / Bass / Another Bubble / Unsettled / Airscape / Tropical Flesh Mandala / I'm Only You / Winchester / Queen Of Eyes / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / If You Were A Priest / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask
encore: I Got A Message For You / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons / Raymond Chandler Evening / A Bad Case Of History
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

9 April 1988 - Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL
set included: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Bass / Acid Bird / Unsettled / Airscape / Tropical Flesh Mandala / I'm Only You / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask / Birdshead / It Takes A Lot To Laugh, It Takes A Train To Cry / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) - More Than This / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / If You Were A Priest / Heaven
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

10 April 1988 - Union Theatre, Madison, WI
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Bass / Acid Bird / Unsettled / Airscape / Tropical Flesh Mandala / I'm Only You / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) - More Than This / Balloon Man / America / Queen Of Eyes / A Globe Of Frogs
encore: I Got A Message For You / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Vibrating
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

11 April 1988 - Let It Be Records, Minneapolis, MN
set: Another Bubble / Ted, Woody, And Junior / Across The Universe / Chinese Bones / My Wife And My Dead Wife
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians. Peter Buck guests on guitar, on an in-store performance.

11 April 1988 - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN
set: I Often Dream of Trains (Solo) / Cars She Used To Drive / Bass / Another Bubble / Unsettled / I'm Only You / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Winchester / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) - More Than This / Chinese Bones / Balloon Man / Queen Of Eyes / A Globe Of Frogs
encore: I Got A Message For You / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / Heaven / Eight Days A Week / If You Were A Priest
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

13 April 1988 - The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
support: Timmie Hesla And The Converse All Stars
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Bass / Acid Bird / Unsettled / Airscape / Tropical Flesh Mandala / I'm Only You / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Chinese Bones / Balloon Man / Queen Of Eyes / A Globe Of Frogs
encore: I Got A Message For You / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / If You Were A Priest / Rain
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

13 April 1988 - KUSF 90.3FM, Phelan Hall, The University Of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians. Peter Buck guests on guitar, Interview & live in-studio acoustic performance.

13 April 1988 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
supporting: Kilkenny Cats
set: Unknown / Shakin' Stomp / The Cogarizer / The Cape / Misirlou / Calhoun Surf / Hotline / She Was A Clamburner / Unknown / Nightfall 88 / Jack The Ripper
notes: The New Invincibles show. Mike Mills plays drums, but is always asking for guidance how to play before the start of each song!.

14 April 1988 - Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
tracks recorded: Future 40's (String Of Pearls)
notes: Michael Stipe records vocals for 'Future 40's (String Of Pearls)' with Syd Straw.

14 April 1988 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

15 April 1988 - John Anson Ford Theater, Los Angeles, CA
set: Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Bass / Acid Bird / Unsettled / I'm Only You / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) - More Than This / Chinese Bones / Balloon Man / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / A Globe Of Frogs
encore: I Got A Message For You / Uncorrected Personality Traits / Listening To The Higsons / Queen Of Eyes / If You Were A Priest
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

17 April 1988 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
support: The Feelies
set: I Often Dream Of Trains (Solo) / The Cars She Used To Drive / Airscape / Tropical Flesh Mandala / Sleeping With Your Devil Mask / I'm Only You / Winchester / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / Birdshead / Chinese Bones / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / Heaven / Balloon Man / A Globe Of Frogs
encore: If You Were A Priest / Raymond Chandler Evening
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'Birdshead' onwards.

18 April 1988
event: 'Finest Worksong' 7", 12" & CD Single is released in the UK

19 April 1988 - Underground Sound Recording, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Never Basic / Miss Chamberlain / See You Through / Brother Shiloh Collins / Mr. Reilly
notes: Recording session for La Di Das, produced by Peter Buck.

20 April 1988
event: R.E.M. signs with Warner Brothers Records

April 1988 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Pop Song 89 / Orange Crush / Get Up (Instrumental) / I Remember California / Title (Instrumental) / [The Eleventh Untitled Song] (Instrumental) / Hairshirt (Instrumental) / Untitled #1 (Instrumental) / Stand / Everything (You Are The Everything) / Mozart (Instrumental) (The Wrong Child) / Great Big (Instrumental) (Larry Graham) / Untitled #2 (Instrumental)
notes: Demo Recording Sessions for 'Green', recorded by John Keane.

11 May 1988 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
support: Michelle Malone
set: My Back Pages / You Showed Me / Don't You Write Her Off / 5D / Ballad Of Easy Rider / It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding) / American Girl / Sunshine Love / The Tears / Chestnut Mare / Tiffany Queen / You Ain't Goin' Nowhere / Mr. Spaceman / The Bells Of Rhymney / Mr. Tambourine Man / Turn! Turn! Turn! / Eight Miles High / So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star
encore 1: Knockin' On Heaven's Door
encore 2: I'll Feel A Whole Lot Better
notes: Roger McGuinn show, with 'You Ain't Goin' Nowhere' onwards featuring Roger McGuinn backed by the "Southern Gentlemen" (Mills, Buck & Berry).

20 May 1988 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
supporting: Vic Chesnutt / Orgusmorgue
set: Begin The Begin / Stand / Pop Song 89 / Orange Crush / The One I Love / I Remember California / You Are The Everything
notes: R.E.M. perform unannounced as a supporting act before Vic Chesnutt, this was a benefit show for The Grit. Michael introduces the band as 'Toast'. The version of 'The One I Love' is very different and lasts less than a minute.

24 May - 5 July 1988 - Studio A, Ardent Studios, Memphis, TN
tracks recorded included:
9 June - Stand / Hairshirt
other tracks recorded included: Pop Song 89 / Get Up / World Leader Pretend / Stand / You Are The Everything / Mozart (The Wrong Child) / Orange Crush / Hairshirt / I Remember California / [The Eleventh Untitled Song] / Larry Graham / Memphis Train Blues / Parade Of The Wooden Soldiers / See No Evil / Deck The Halls / Carnival
notes: Recording Sessions for 'Green' with Scott Litt.

8 July 1988 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
supporting: Lou Siffer, The Primates
set: Pop Song 89 / I Remember California / Orange Crush / Hairshirt / You Are The Everything / Stand / Finest Worksong
notes: The Primates show. R.E.M. perform unannounced as a supporting act before both bands. According to Michael Stipe during the show, Peter Buck would be helping with the backing vocals during 'Stand'. Their performance was filmed by Jim McKay for Warner Brothers in-house promotional footage. Live debut for 'Hairshirt' with Bill Berry on lute mandolin, Peter Buck on bass & Mike Mills on accordian. On 'You Are The Everything', Peter & Bill swap instruments, with Peter on lute mandolin & Bill on bass.

22 July 1988 - Pier 84, New York, NY
support: Robyn Hitchcock
set: Hey Jack Kerouac / Maddox Table / Can't Ignore The Train / Gun Shy / Planned Obsolescence / City Of Angels / Peace Train / My Sister Rose / Poison In The Well / A Campfire Song / Lilydale / Cherry Tree / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville (part) / Like The Weather / What's The Matter, Here? / Don't Talk
encore 1: The Colonial Wing / Among The Americans / Cotton Alley / The Painted Desert
encore 2: John The Revelator / ABC Lullaby - Verdi Cries
notes: 10,000 Maniacs show. Michael Stipe joins the band to sing vocals on 'A Campfire Song' & 'John The Revelator'.

25 July - 3 September 1988 - Studio A & B, Bearsville Sound Studios, Bearsville, NY
notes: Recording & Mixing Sessions for 'Green' with Scott Litt. The following dates show which songs were recorded and on which day, and are also broken down into which studio was used A (recording) or B (overdubbing and editing).
25 [A] Carnival
26 [A] New Song #1 / Mozart (The Wrong Child) / Get Up / New Song #2
27 [A] New Song #2 / I Remember California / World Leader Pretend
28 [A] Pop Song 89 / Stand / You Are The Everything
29 [A] Get Up / You Are The Everything

August
1 [A] Hairshirt / Mozart / Get Up
1 [B] Turn You Inside-Out / Mozart
2 [A] Get Up / World Leader Pretend / I Remember California / Mozart
2 [B] Larry Graham / World Leader Pretend / I Remember California
3 [A] Orange Crush / Get Up / Turn You Inside-Out
3 [B] You Are The Everything / Turn You Inside-Out
4 [A] Turn You Inside-Out / Orange Crush / Hairshirt
4 [B] Turn You Inside-Out / Pop Song 89
5 [A] Hairshirt / You Are The Everything
5 [B] Pop Song 89
6 [A] Turn You Inside-Out / Get Up
6 [B] Pop Song 89
7 [B] Stand
8 [B] Stand
10 [B] Stand / You Are The Everything
11 [B] You Are The Everything / Mozart / Pop Song 89
12 [B] You Are The Everything (mixing)
13 [B] Turn You Inside-Out (mixing) / Hairshirt (mixing)
15 [B] I Remember California (mixing)
16 [B] I Remember California (mixing)
17 [B] I Remember California (mixing) / Mozart (mixing)
18 [B] Mozart (mixing)
19 [B] Mozart (mixing) / Orange Crush (mixing)
20 [B] Orange Crush (mixing)
22 [B] Orange Crush (mixing)
23 [A] Michael Stipe Counting (fifteen minutes) / Interviews (four hours) for the 'Should We Talk About The Weather' promo CD/LP
23 [B] Orange Crush (mixing)
24 [A] Orange Crush / Turn You Inside-Out
24 [B] World Leader Pretend (mixing)
25 [A] Orange Crush / Turn You Inside-Out
25 [B] World Leader Pretend (mixing)
26 [A] Orange Crush / Turn You Inside-Out
26 [B] World Leader Pretend (mixing) / Get Up (mixing)
27 [B] Get Up (mixing) / Turn You Inside-Out (mixing)
28 [B] Turn You Inside-Out (mixing)
29 [B] Turn You Inside-Out (mixing)
30 [A] Carnival
30 [B] You Are The Everything (mixing) / Hairshirt (mixing)
31 [B] Hairshirt (remix) / Carnival

September
1 [B] Carnival (mixing)
2 [B] Stand (remix)
3 [B] Pop Song 89 (remix) / World Leader Pretend (remix) / Memphis Train Blues (mixing)
notes: An alternate mix of 'World Leader Pretend' (with different intro), 'Turn You Inside-Out' (different ending) & '[The Eleventh Untitled Song]' (different drum mix at beginning - different to the released B-side alternate mix) were considered for final release and were included on advance cassettes as late as 16 September 1988 before these mixes were replaced with the final released mixes.

8 September 1988 - The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
support: Monks Of Doom, Game Theory
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

9 September 1988 - The Catalyst, Santa Cruz, CA
support: Monks Of Doom
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

10 September 1988 - The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
set included: Uncorrected Personality Traits / Balloon Man
encore included: A Globe Of Frogs
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

11 September 1988 - The Palace, Hollywood, CA
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar.

20 September 1988 - Ritz, New York, NY
set: Superman / Unsettled / Acid Bird / My Wife And My Dead Wife / Insect Mother / Egyptian Cream / Glass / I'm Only You / One Long Pair Of Eyes / The Lizard / Balloon Man / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / America / If You Were A Priest / Heaven
encore: Birdshead / Flesh Number One (Beatle Dennis) / A Globe Of Frogs / Baby, You're A Rich Man / Eight Miles High
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'The Lizard' onwards.

25 September 1988 - Athens Music Festival, Athens Fairgrounds, Athens, GA
other acts appearing: Gaen Aimn, Black Market Babies, Chickasaw Mudd Puppies, Gravity Creeps, Vic Chestnutt, Mercyland, John Miley, Widespread Panic, Michael Robinson, Kilkenny Cats, Robin Edwards, The Squalls, Tommy Jordan, Debbie Lou Norton, Love Tractor
set: Ain't No Sunshine / First We Take Manhattan / Hairshirt / I'll Give You My Skin / Midnight Train To Georgia / Prince Of Darkness / [The Eleventh Untitled Song] / Kid Fears / Harpers / All Along The Watchtower / Dark Globe / Summertime
notes: Earth Love Fund Benefit show with Michael Stipe and Indigo Girls. This show can be found on the bootleg CD "Under The Moonlight" which also includes an advert for the show spoken by Stipe, and 3 songs from the Big Day Festival in Glasgow on 3 July 1990 with Natalie Merchant and Billy Bragg.

25 September 1988 - Various Locations, New York, NY
notes: Filming 'Orange Crush' Promotional Video, directed by Matt Mahurin.

25 September 1988 - Various Locations, Northport, Long Island, NY
notes: Filming 'Orange Crush' Promotional Video, directed by Matt Mahurin.

3 October 1988
event: 'The One I Love' 7", 12" & CD Single is released in the UK

6 October 1988 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Isadora Duncan / Danny Carlisle / Gepetto / Bakersfield / Mr. Reilly / Rabbit Box / Speed Racer / Soft Picasso / Independence Day / Stevie Smith / Bernadette / Vernon / Acting So Bad / Miss Mary / Elberton Fair
notes: Recording Session for Vic Chesnutt's 'Little', produced by Michael Stipe, & recorded by John Keane.

6 October 1988 - Town & Country Club, London, England
support: The Jazz Butcher
set: Superman / Unsettled / Acid Bird / My Wife And My Dead Wife / Insect Mother / Egyptian Cream / Airscape / I'm Only You / The Lizard / Queen Of Eyes / Balloon Man / Chinese Bones / The Man With The Lightbulb Head / If You Were A Priest / Heaven
encore: The Veins Of The Queen / America
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar from 'The Lizard' onwards & Dave Woodhead joins on trupmet on 'The Veins Of The Queen' & 'America'.

10-28 October 1988 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Closer To Fine / Secure Yourself / Kid Fears / Prince Of Darkness / Blood And Fire / Tried To Be True / Love's Recovery / Land Of Canaan / Center Stage / History Of Us / Life's So Strange / Up In Smoke / Nashville / No Way To Treat A Friend / All Along The Watchtower / Draw The Line / Prince Of Darkness (Version 2) / Love's Recovery (Version 2)
notes: Recording Session for Indigo Girls 'Indigo Girls', produced by Scott Litt, & recorded by John Keane. Michael Stipe sings on 'Kid Fears' & Peter, Bill & Mike provide backing band on 'Tried To Be True'.

10 October 1988 - The Grit & The Georgia Bar, Athens, GA
notes: Michael Stipe & Peter Buck hold interview sessions with Steve Sutherland from Melody Maker at the two different locations respectively.

11 October 1988 - 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: Michael Stipe has an interview session with Steve Sutherland from Melody Maker.

13 October 1988 - Taylor-Grady House, Athens, GA
notes: Warner Brother's 'Green' Satellite presentation, this included an interview with Lenny Waronker, president of Warner Brothers, with the band sitting on a staircase. Video presentation of 'Green' follows, then interview with George Garrity, with Jefferson Holt, Bertis Downs, Debbie Kilpatrick & Liz Hammond. After adjourning outside, Scott Litt is introduced.

14-16 October 1988 - Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
tracks recorded: Present
notes: Recording Sessions for Hetch Hetchy, produced by Michael Stipe.

17 October 1988
event: 'Eponymous' is released in the UK

17 October 1988 - Peter Buck's House & R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio, Athens, GA
notes: Photo shoot with the band by Chris Taylor, & interview by Adrian Deevoy with the band & Jefferson Holt, for Q Magazine.

18 October 1988
event: 'Eponymous' is released in the US

18 October 1988 - R.E.M.'s West Clayton Street Studio & 40 Watt Club, Athens, GA
notes: Michael Stipe holds interview session with Adrian Deevoy from Q Magazine.

7 November 1988
event: 'Green' is released in the UK

8 November 1988
event: 'Green' is released in the US

November 1988 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded included: Pop Song 89 (Acoustic) / Funtime / Dark Globe / Ghost Rider
notes: B-Side recording sessions for 'Green' with John Keane, it is definite that 'Pop Song 89' & 'Funtime' were recorded at this session, Peter Buck said that 6 songs were recorded.

5-6 December 1988 - Cheshire Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA
tracks recorded: Mango Weenie
notes: Recording Sessions for Hetch Hetchy, produced by Michael Stipe.

8-9 December 1988 - Unknown Studio, New York, NY
notes: Filming 'Pop Song 89' video, directed by Michael Stipe.

9 December 1988 - Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
support: John & Mary
set: Hey Jack Kerouac / Poison In The Well / My Sister Rose / You Happy Puppet / Eat For Two / City Of Angels / Headstrong / Gun Shy / Please Forgive Us / Trouble Me / A Campfire Song / Like The Weather / What's The Matter, Here? / Don't Talk
encore: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - We Will Rock You / The Big Parade / Cherry Tree / Scorpio Rising
notes: 10,000 Maniacs show, WNEW-FM Xmas Concert for United Cerebral Palsy. Michael Stipe joins the band to sing vocals on 'A Campfire Song'.

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