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1989
01/06/89 - Satyricon, Portland, OR
Other Performers
  • Mudhoney

01/21/89 - Satyricon, Portland, OR
Other Performers
  • Dharma Bums
02/??/89 - Dorm K208, The Evergreen State College (dorm party), Olympia, WA
Set (incomplete)
  • Mr. Moustache • Paper Cuts • Mexican Seafood • Sifting • About A Girl • Spank Thru

Notes
  • This was the first show with Jason Everman on second guitar.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M) > MP3
    • Length / Sound Quality: 25 min / B+
    • Includes only "Mr. Moustache," "Paper Cuts," "Mexican Seafood," "Sifting," "About A Girl," and "Spank Thru."
    • "About A Girl" cuts in.
    • Circulating copies are sourced from 192 kbps MP3 files.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video

Other Performers
  • Helltrout • Psychlodds
02/10/89 - Covered Wagon Saloon, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
  • Amorphous Head • Melvins

02/11/89 - Marsugi's, San Jose, CA
Notes
  • Kurt "played guitar standing on his head," according to Mudhoney's Steve Turner.

Other Performers
  • Mudhoney • Vomit Launch

02/25/89 - East Ballroom, Husky Union Building, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Notes
  • Due to stage diving during the show and damage that occurred while the band was destroying their instruments, university management suspended bookings for a short period of time.

Other Performers
  • The Fluid • Girl Trouble • The Legend • Skin Yard

04/01/89 - Reko/Muse, Olympia, WA
Notes
  • The photo on the cover of Bleach is from this show.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video

Other Performers
  • Helltrout • S.G.M. • Tree House

04/07/89 - Annex Theatre, Seattle, WA
Set (incomplete)
  • Blew

Notes
  • The crowd passed Kurt over their heads during "Blew."

Other Performers
  • Love Battery

04/14/89 - Hal Holmes Community Center, Ellensburg, WA
Notes
  • About ten local bands played, followed by Nirvana.
  • Because the other bands had played too long, someone working there stopped the show after Nirvana had played only two songs, according to Mark Lanegan of the Screaming Trees. Contrary to this report, at least one attendee reports that the show was stopped because Krist got into a fight with an employee who was trying to escort out Krist's friend or girlfriend for slam dancing and stage diving during Nirvana's set.
  • Nirvana's tour manager got into a fistfight with the person who stopped the show as Kurt turned his amp up all the way and Krist started throwing his bass up in the air and catching it with one hand.
04/26/89 - The Vogue, Seattle, WA
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Negative Creep

Other Performers
  • The Flaming Lips • Steel Pole Bath Tub

05/26/89 - Lindbloom Student Center, Green River Community College, Auburn, WA
Set
  • Dive • School • Love Buzz • Scoff • Sifting • Big Cheese • Floyd The Barber • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • After "Spank Thru," Krist jammed on "Pen Cap Chew" for a few seconds.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 30 min / B+
    • Missing "Dive," "School," and "Scoff."
    • "Love Buzz" cuts in and out, and "Sifting" cuts in.
    • Clips appear in the edited 03/20/90 "School" music video.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • soundboard audio
    • KGRG, the college's radio station, aired the show live, but no longer has a copy of the recording.

Other Performers
  • Bible Stud • Skin Yard

06/09/89 - Moore Theatre (Lame Fest '89), Seattle, WA
Set (incomplete)
  • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • The band's sound was bad, but their performance was "totally intense," according to a review.
  • At one point during the show, Kurt dove into the drum set and got his hair tangled in his guitar strings, then walked around the stage with the guitar dangling from his hair, according to attendees.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: built-in > Panasonic PV-330 (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(3)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(4)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / B
    • Includes only "Blew," which cuts in.
    • Shot from the balcony.
  • AMT #2 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(M) > DVDR > MP4
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(M) > DVDR > MP4
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / B+
    • Includes only "Negative Creep" and "Blew."
    • Shot from the back.
    • The circulating video includes all that was recorded.
    • Circulating copies are sourced from an MP4 video file posted on YouTube.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • In the circulating amateur videos, someone can be seen video taping the show from the stage.
  • amateur video
    • A TV in the venue's bar was showing low-quality, black and white video of the show while the band was playing, so it's possible that it was recorded by the venue.

Other Performers
  • Mudhoney • Tad

06/10/89 - The Blue Gallery, Portland, OR
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Sifting • Blew • Do You Love Me?

Notes
  • Nirvana played the show as a last-minute replacement for Cat Butt.
  • Since the few people who were at the show were there to see Cat Butt, Kurt asked Rob Kader, an avid Nirvana fan who was along for the ride, to shout out the songs he wanted the band to play, which the band then played. One exception was "Big Long Now," which Rob requested at Jason's urging, but that band would not play. Krist replied to the request with, "We don't play that one anymore."
  • The band played most or all of the songs from Bleach, as well as a few other songs, including the only known live performance of "Do You Love Me?"

Other Performers
  • Thrillhammer

06/21/89 - The Vogue, Seattle, WA
Set (incomplete)
  • Love Buzz • Polly • Aero Zeppelin

Notes
  • The band opened with "Love Buzz."
  • During the show, stage divers kept stepping on Kurt's guitar cord and pulling it out. Eventually, he got so upset that he threw down his guitar, climbed up on one of the speaker stacks on the side of the stage, and hung upside down as he sang the final chorus to a song, according to an attendee.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • A clip of "Aero Zeppelin" was included with a Jason Everman interview in an MP3 podcast on the Music Life Radio website in September 2010.

Other Performers
  • Gasoline • Mad Hatter

06/22/89 - Covered Wagon Saloon, San Francisco, CA
Other Performers
  • Bad Mutha Goose

06/23/89 - Rhino Records Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Sifting • Spank Thru • Dive • Polly • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • This was a full-band record store performance.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B+
    • "School," "Floyd The Barber," "About A Girl," and "Sifting" cut in.
    • Partially shot from a chair above the audience.
  • AMT #2a - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(x)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 20 min / B
    • More complete, but lower quality than AMT #2b and has a black timecode box covering part of the screen.
    • Includes only "Love Buzz," "Big Cheese," "About A Girl," "Sifting," "Spank Thru," and "Dive," all of which cut in.
    • Has cuts in "Love Buzz," "Big Cheese," "About A Girl," and "Sifting."
    • Clips appear on MTV's Tribute To Nirvana.
  • AMT #2b - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Lowest Video Generation: Official DVD [With The Lights Out]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / B+
    • Less complete, but higher quality than AMT #2a.
    • Includes only "Big Cheese," which cuts in and has a cut.

06/24/89 - Al's Bar, Los Angeles, CA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Scoff • Paper Cuts • Spank Thru • Dive • About A Girl • Polly • Big Cheese • Negative Creep • Blew

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
  • amateur video
    • Clips of "School" are circulating.
    • A clip of "About A Girl" appears on MTV's Tribute To Nirvana.
    • Clips appear on the official DVD With The Lights Out and in the "You Know You're Right" music video.

Other Performers
  • Clawhammer • Stone By Stone

06/25/89 - Sun Club, Tempe, AZ
Other Performers
  • Crash Worship • Sun City Girls

06/27/89 - Rockin' T.P., Santa Fe, NM
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • Dive • About A Girl • Paper Cuts

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: built-in > RCA (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(M)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 15 min / B-
    • Includes only "School," "Floyd The Barber," "Big Cheese," "Spank Thru," "Dive," "About A Girl," and "Paper Cuts."
    • Has cuts in all songs except "Spank Thru."

Other Performers
  • 27 Devils Joking • Monkey Shines

06/30/89 - Alfred's, San Antonio, TX
Notes
  • The show may have been a private birthday party.

Other Performers
  • Happy Dogs • Swaziland White Band
07/01/89 - The Axiom, Houston, TX
Set (incomplete)
  • Floyd The Barber

Notes
  • There were about 100 people at the show, according to a former member of the opening band.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • Someone was seen video taping the show from the back of the venue with a tripod.

Other Performers
  • Bayou Pigs • David Von Ohlerking

07/02/89 - Axis Club, Fort Worth, TX
Other Performers
  • The Dave Daniels Band

07/03/89 - The Electric Jungle, Dallas, TX
Notes
  • The show took place at an after-hours party.
  • To get in for free, a secret password was required.

07/04/89 - 611 Pizza, Carbondale, IL
Notes
  • This date may not be accurate. The show may have taken place in 1990.
  • There were under ten people at the show, according to the venue's doorman.
07/05/89 - Gabe's Oasis, Iowa City, IA
Set (incomplete)
  • About A Girl

Notes
  • There were about 15-20 people at the show, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • Blood Circus

07/06/89 - Uptown Bar, Minneapolis, MN
07/07/89 - O'Cayz Corral, Madison, WI
Notes
  • About forty people watched Nirvana open up for The Tragically Hip.

Other Performers
  • The Tragically Hip

07/08/89 - Club Dreamerz, Chicago, IL
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Mr. Moustache • Paper Cuts • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • Dive • About A Girl • Scoff • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa CM-30 > Sony TC-D5 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A

Other Performers
  • Precious Wax Drippings

07/09/89 - The Sonic Temple, Masonic Temple, Wilkinsburg, PA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Spank Thru • Paper Cuts • Polly • Scoff • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Dive • Blandest • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • It is rumored that there were only about twenty people at the show.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • It is rumored that this show and 09/30/91 were taped by someone who refuses to trade.

Other Performers
  • Worm Art

07/12/89 - J.C. Dobbs, Philadelphia, PA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Scoff • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Paper Cuts • Mr. Moustache • Big Cheese • Polly • Sifting • Blandest • Dive • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(x)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B-
    • "Scoff," "About A Girl," "Spank Thru," "Polly," "Sifting," and "Dive" cut in.
    • While copies labeled VHS(3) are also in circulation, they are of lower quality and are slightly less complete at the beginning. It is likely that the VHS(3) generation is incorrect. Regardless, the VHS(x) copy listed here is the preferred version of this source due to its higher quality and its completeness.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • soundboard audio
    • The owner of the venue made a point of taping every show there. However, she has reportedly said that she will only make copies if the request comes from the band's record company.
  • amateur video
    • A video screen showing an alternate shot can be seen in the circulating amateur video, but it is not known if this shot was recorded.

Other Performers
  • Napalm Sunday

07/13/89 - Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • About A Girl • Scoff • Spank Thru • Big Cheese • Polly • Paper Cuts • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / B+
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(x)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 20 min / B
    • Missing "Big Cheese," "Polly," "Paper Cuts," and "Negative Creep."
    • "School," "Love Buzz," "Scoff," and "Blew" cut in.

Other Performers
  • Tad

07/15/89 - Green Street Station, Jamaica Plain, MA
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Big Cheese • Polly • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • Kurt did not play guitar at all, since he broke his guitar the night before and didn't have a replacement. He let Jason do all of the guitar playing.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > Sony (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B+

Other Performers
  • Cheater Slicks • Death Of Samantha

07/18/89 - Pyramid Club (New Music Seminar), New York, NY
Set
  • School • Floyd The Barber • Love Buzz • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • Scoff • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Paper Cuts • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • This was the last show with Jason Everman on second guitar.
  • During "Floyd The Barber," a drunk got onstage and yelled "fucking shit" into the microphone before being thrown off the stage. Jason followed him down.
  • After the show, the band cancelled the remaining six or seven shows of the tour.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1a - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(x)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 20 min / B+
    • Higher quality, but less complete than AMT #1b.
    • Lower quality and less complete than AMT #1c, but without visual effects.
    • Includes only "School," "Floyd The Barber," "Love Buzz," "Dive," and "Blew."
    • "Dive" cuts in.
  • AMT #1b - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(x)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B
    • Lower quality, but more complete than AMT #1a.
    • Lower quality and same edit as AMT #1c, but without visual effects.
    • Missing "Spank Thru," "Mr. Moustache," "Paper Cuts," and "Negative Creep."
    • "Dive," "Scoff," and "About A Girl" cut in.
  • AMT #1c - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(2)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / A-
    • Higher quality and more complete than AMT #1a, but with visual effects.
    • Higher quality and same edit as AMT #1b, but with visual effects.
    • Missing "Spank Thru," "Mr. Moustache," "Paper Cuts," and "Negative Creep."
    • "Dive," "Scoff," and "About A Girl" cut in.
    • Includes visual effects that are not on the master, as AMT #1b, which is the same edit, does not have any such effects.

Other Performers
  • Cows • God Bullies • Lonely Moans • Surgery

08/26/89 - Center on Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA
Set
  • Spank Thru • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • School • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > Realistic (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B
    • Has a cut in "Polly."

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • The show was video taped, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • The Black Supersuckers • Cat Butt • Mudhoney

09/26/89 - The Vogue, Seattle, WA
Other Performers
  • Dickless • Knife Dance

09/28/89 - Uptown Bar, Minneapolis, MN
Notes
  • During soundcheck, Ben Shepherd, who was being considered as a replacement for Jason and who would later play bass in Soundgarden, filled in for Kurt, who was vomiting behind the venue.

09/30/89 - Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • Token Eastern Song • About A Girl • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Teac > Sony TC-D5 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: built-in > unknown (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(M)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / A-
    • Missing "Token Eastern Song" and everything after "About A Girl."
    • "Love Buzz," "Polly," "Big Cheese," and "Spank Thru" cut in.
    • The taper only recorded part of the Nirvana set because he only had one video tape and needed the space to record Eleventh Dream Day.

Other Performers
  • Eleventh Dream Day

10/01/89 - Trito's Uptown, Champaign, IL
Set (incomplete)
  • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • Steel Pole Bath Tub blew Nirvana off the stage in front of about thirty people, according to attendees.

Other Performers
  • Steel Pole Bath Tub
10/02/89 - The Club Soda, Kalamazoo, MI
Set (incomplete)
  • School • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Token Eastern Song

Notes
  • There were about 15-20 people at the show, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • Steel Pole Bath Tub
10/03/89 - Blind Pig, Ann Arbor, MI
Set
  • School • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Token Eastern Song • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • During "School," Kurt's microphone wasn't working. The band was unaware of this, so the song was played without the audience being able to hear any vocals. When the band found out, they played the song again with audible vocals.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony TC-D5 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B+
    • Missing both performances of "School."
    • "Scoff" cuts in and out, and "Love Buzz" cuts in.
    • "Scoff" is very overdriven and sounds considerably worse than the rest of the show.

Other Performers
  • The Flaming Lips • Steel Pole Bath Tub

10/??/89 - Frankie's Inner-City, Toledo, OH
Uncirculated Recordings
  • audio
    • The owner of the venue is said to have a recording of the show, possibly from the soundboard, but will not give out copies.

Other Performers
  • The Flaming Lips • Steel Pole Bath Tub
10/06/89 - Murphy's Pub, Cincinnati, OH
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Even In His Youth • Spank Thru • Negative Creep • Blew • Stain • Paper Cuts

Notes
  • At the beginning of the show, Krist briefly jammed on Johnny Cash's "I Walk The Line."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B
    • "Blew" and "Paper Cuts" cut in.

Other Performers
  • Grinch

10/07/89 - The Outhouse, Lawrence, KS
Notes
  • There were about 100-150 people at the show, according to attendees.
  • Chad's floor tom repeatedly fell over during the show, prompting him to eventually toss it off the stage out of frustration, according to an attendee.

Other Performers
  • 24-7 Spyz • Piston Grind

10/08/89 - Lifticket Lounge, Omaha, NE
Set (incomplete)
  • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Token Eastern Song • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Paper Cuts • Even In His Youth • jam • Breed

Notes
  • There were about twenty people at the show, according to a member of the opening band.
  • After "Blew," the band started packing up their gear, but the crowd continued to chant for more songs, so they decided to continue and play a true encore, according to Ben Shepherd, who was along for the tour.
  • Before "Paper Cuts," Krist jammed on "Where Did You Sleep Last Night."

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > Tascam 4-Track Portastudio (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A-
    • Missing everything before "Dive," which cuts in, and everything after "Breed," which cuts out.
    • All circulating copies have reverse bleedthrough of Tad from the other side of the tape that all copies are sourced from.

Other Performers
  • Mousetrap

10/11/89 - The Garage, Denver, CO
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Even In His Youth • Breed • Spank Thru • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+
    • "School," "Scoff," "Big Cheese," "Even In His Youth," and "Spank Thru" cut in. "Breed" cuts out.

Other Performers
  • The Fluid

10/13/89 - Penny Lane Coffeehouse, Boulder, CO
Set (incomplete)
  • Floyd The Barber • About A Girl • Paper Cuts • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • There were 10-20 people at the show, according to attendees.

Other Performers
  • Dog Bite
10/23/89 - Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Set (incomplete)
  • Love Buzz • Polly • About A Girl • Negative Creep

Notes
  • Someone in the audience threw a beer bottle, which hit Krist on the side of his head, prompting him to smash his new bass straight through a couple of rental amps that were supposed to last the entire tour.

Other Performers
  • The Cateran • Tad

10/24/89 - Students' Union, Manchester Polytechnic, Manchester, United Kingdom
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Spank Thru • Even In His Youth • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • The band played an intense set in front of about 50-100 people, according to an attendee.
  • Kurt lost his microphone when he dove into the audience. He had to plead to get it back so the band could continue playing.
  • Kurt refused to do an encore, claiming they had no more songs to perform.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B
    • "Floyd The Barber" cuts in.

Other Performers
  • The Cateran • Tad

10/25/89 - Duchess of York, Leeds, United Kingdom
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [Where Were You In '89]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa > Aiwa (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B+
  • AUD #3 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / B
    • "Token Eastern Song" cuts in.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video

Other Performers
  • The Cateran • Tad

10/27/89 - Students' Union, The School of Oriental and African Studies, London, United Kingdom
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Paper Cuts • Even In His Youth

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: built-in > Sony (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / B+

Other Performers
  • The Cateran • Tad

10/28/89 - Ents Hall, Portsmouth Polytechnic, Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / B+

Other Performers
  • The Cateran • Tad

10/29/89 - Edward's No. 8, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Mr. Moustache • jam • Stain (part of) • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • The show was originally supposed to be at the Barrel Organ.
  • Krist sang parts of "Mr. Moustache" and "Blew," due to Kurt's guitar troubles.
  • The band stopped playing "Stain" after about 40 seconds due to equipment problems.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: A+F MC385D > Fostex X-15 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
  • AUD #2 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 30 min / A-
    • Missing "Love Buzz," "Polly," "About A Girl," the jam, and "Stain."

Other Performers
  • Filler • Tad

10/30/89 - The Wilde Club, Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich, United Kingdom
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Mr. Moustache • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Sifting • Even In His Youth

Notes
  • Krist joined Kurt on vocals for parts of "Sifting."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B+

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/01/89 - Villa 65 (Nozems-a-GoGo), Hilversum, The Netherlands
Set
  • Dive • About A Girl • Love Buzz

Notes
  • While it is known that "Dive" and "About A Girl" were played in the order shown, it is not known for certain whether "Love Buzz" was played first or last.

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1a - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: FM > ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / A
    • Higher quality, but missing between-song banter included on SBD #1b.
    • Lower quality, but more complete than SBD #1c.
  • SBD #1b - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [Outcesticide III - The Final Solution]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / A-
    • Lower quality, but includes some between-song banter missing from SBD #1a.
    • Includes only "Dive" and "About A Girl."
  • SBD #1c - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [Plugged And Unplugged]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 5 min / A
    • Higher quality, but less complete than SBD #1a.
    • Includes only "Love Buzz."

11/01/89 - Nighttown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Token Eastern Song • Breed • Spank Thru • Negative Creep • Mr. Moustache • Been A Son • Stain • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • Missing "Blew."
    • "School" cuts in, and "Stain" cuts out after only a few seconds.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa CM-30 > Aiwa TP-S30 (cassette)
    • Length: 55 min
  • amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: built-in > unknown
    • Includes only "School," "Scoff," Floyd The Barber," "Polly," "Big Cheese," and "Mr. Moustache."
    • "Scoff" and "Floyd The Barber" cut in, and "Mr. Moustache" cuts out.
    • The video is incomplete due to battery problems.
    • A clip of "School" appears in a 2009 documentary about the venue. The "School" footage is mixed with some clips presumably from other parts of the video to give a multiple-camera appearance.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/02/89 - Vera, Groningen, The Netherlands
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Breed • jam • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Token Eastern Song

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1) > audience > DV
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1) > audience > DV
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B
    • Has a cut in "About A Girl." "Token Eastern Song" cuts out.
    • Circulating copies are sourced from a handheld video recording of a TV screen showing the video.
    • The show was video taped onstage by the venue.
    • The video is currently held by an archive in Groningen.
    • Clips of "School," "Scoff," and "Polly" were broadcast on the Dutch TV show Passies on TV Noord. The footage on the broadcast was a shot of a TV screen showing the video.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/03/89 - Tivoli, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber (part of) • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Breed • Spank Thru • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • The band stopped in the middle of "Floyd The Barber" because of sound problems.

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: Master
    • Lowest Video Generation: Master
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
    • "Dive" cuts in.
    • May be one of the shots from the uncirculated professional video.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • professional video
    • The show was professionally video taped by the venue, but a theft of the venue left them without the master copy.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/04/89 - Gigant, Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
Notes
  • There were no more than 50 people at the show, according to attendees.
  • The show was very bad, according to reviews.
  • Kurt was upset by guitar problems throughout the show, prompting destruction by him and Krist at the end. According to an attendee, the band only played for about 20 minutes before this.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/05/89 - Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Even In His Youth • Breed • Been A Son • Stain (jam) • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew • Token Eastern Song • Vendetagainst

Notes
  • During the "Stain" jam, Krist sang a bit of "Funkytown" by Lipps, Inc.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / A-
    • Higher quality, but less complete than AUD #1b.
    • Has cuts in "School," "Been A Son," the "Stain" jam, "Stain," and "Vendetagainst."
  • AUD #1b - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [Help Me, I'm Hungry]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 75 min / B-
    • Lower quality, but more complete than AUD #1a.
    • Has cuts in "School," "Been A Son," "Stain," and "Vendetagainst."
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 85 min / B+

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/07/89 - B-52, Mφnchengladbach, West Germany
Set (incomplete)
  • Polly • Dive • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 35 min / B+
    • Missing everything before "Polly," which cuts in.
    • The circulating tape includes all that was recorded. The taper had intended to record only Tad, but changed his mind after Nirvana started their set.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/08/89 - Rose Club, Cologne, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • jam • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Mr. Moustache • Even In His Youth • Breed • Negative Creep • Been A Son • Blew • Vendetagainst

Notes
  • At the beginning of the show, Krist jammed on "Where Did You Sleep Last Night."
  • Before "Love Buzz," there was a short jam on a possible cover song. Versions of the jam were also played at the 11/09/89, 11/12/89, and 12/02/89 shows.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Vivanco EM 160 > Sony WM-D6C (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / A-
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / B+

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • An attendee saw someone video taping from the front of the audience near Kurt.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/09/89 - Bad, Hanover, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache (part of) • Breed • jam • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • The band attempted "Mr. Moustache," but messed up and stopped.
  • Before "Been A Son," Kurt played a bit of the guitar part from the jam (possible cover song) that was also played at the 11/08/89, 11/12/89, and 12/02/89 shows.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial LP [Love Box]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A-

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/10/89 - Forum Enger, Enger, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Mr. Moustache • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Stain • Blew

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony PC-62 > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B+

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/11/89 - Ecstasy, Berlin, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Spank Thru • Breed (part of)

Notes
  • During "Big Cheese," Kurt stopped playing, and Krist and Chad jammed.
  • About a minute into "Mr. Moustache," Krist's bass stopped working, so Kurt and Chad finished the song without him.
  • During "Breed," Kurt threw down his guitar in disgust due to the equipment problems, ending the show early.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1a - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / B+
    • Lower quality and higher generation, but does not have the digital glitches that are on AUD #1b.
    • Has some cuts between songs.
  • AUD #1b - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / A-
    • Higher quality and lower generation, but has frequent digital glitches that are not on AUD #1a.
    • Has some cuts between songs.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/12/89 - Kulturzentrum, Oldenburg, West Germany
Set
  • School • jam • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Spank Thru • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Breed • Sappy • Stain • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Token Eastern Song • Even In His Youth

Notes
  • The show was originally supposed to be at the Alhambra, but the venue didn't want Tad playing there because of their lyrics, so the show was moved.
  • Before "Scoff," there was a short jam on a possible cover song. Versions of the jam were also played at the 11/08/89, 11/09/89, and 12/02/89 shows.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x) > MP3
    • Length / Sound Quality: 30 min / B+
    • Missing everything between "Dive" and "Blew."
    • "Dive" cuts out after five seconds. "Love Buzz" cuts out.
    • Circulating copies are sourced from 96 kbps MP3 files.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/13/89 - Fabrik, Hamburg, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • jam • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Sappy • Even In His Youth • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Stain

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 70 min / B+

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/15/89 - Schwimmbad Musik-Club, Heidelberg, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Sappy • Spank Thru • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Stain

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B+

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/16/89 - Trust, Nuremberg, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Sappy • Big Cheese • jam • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • Kurt screamed half of "Mr. Moustache."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A-
    • Missing everything before "Scoff."
    • Has a cut in the jam, and "Blew" cuts out.
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa CM-30A > Sony WM-D6 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • "Negative Creep" cuts in.
  • AUD #3 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / B+
    • Has a cut in "Negative Creep."

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/17/89 - Circus, Gammelsdorf, West Germany
Soundcheck (incomplete)
  • Molly's Lips

Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Breed • Molly's Lips • Token Eastern Song • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • At the beginning of the show, Kurt and Krist jammed on "Hairspray Queen."
  • Before "Molly's Lips," Kurt said that they had just learned the song at soundcheck.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa > Aiwa
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A-
    • Does not include the soundcheck.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/18/89 - Kultur-Basar, Hanau, West Germany
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Mr. Moustache • Breed • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • "Big Cheese" deteriorated toward the end of the song, and Krist took over on vocals for a few lines.

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A-

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • Two-camera video with digital PCM open mic audio.
    • This video was offered on eBay for a starting bid of $250,000, but it didn't sell.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/20/89 - Kapu, Linz, Austria
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Molly's Lips • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Sappy • Even In His Youth • Stain

Notes
  • Krist sang part of "Scoff."

Circulating Recordings
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B+
    • "Dive" and "Blew" cut in.
  • AMT #2 - amateur video
    • Equipment: built-in > Hitachi VM-??? (VHS)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(M)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 65 min / A-
    • "Scoff," "Big Cheese," and "Blew" cut in. "Stain" cuts out.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/21/89 - Petυfi Csarnok, Budapest, Hungary
Set (incomplete)
  • School

Notes
  • The band played with no spirit and ended the show after 35 minutes.
  • There were about 200 people at the show.

Other Performers
  • The Love • Tad

11/22/89 - U4, Vienna, Austria
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • About A Girl • Spank Thru • Big Cheese • Sappy • Breed • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Vendetagainst

Notes
  • Krist got involved with a bunch of drunks in the audience who were disrespecting women, prompting him to give a long speech about how he is a girl and a brief attempt at singing The Who's "I'm A Boy."
  • Tad Doyle most likely played guitar on "Vendetagainst," since Kurt invited him onstage to play and a guitar can be heard on circulating recordings (the song was normally played without guitar).

Circulating Recordings
  • SBD #1a - soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: FM > WAV
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • Lower quality and missing the between-song banter that is included on SBD #1b, but includes all songs.
    • Broadcast on Austrian FM radio.
  • SBD #1b - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [Out Of The Blue]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A+
    • Higher quality and includes between-song banter that is missing from SBD #1a, but missing one song.
    • Missing "School."

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • The venue usually video taped shows there, so Nirvana's set may have been taped.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/23/89 - Cafe Pi, Graz, Austria
Notes
  • There were, at most, seven people at the show, according to the venue's soundman.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • soundboard audio
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown (cassette)
    • The soundman taped the show, but the tape was lost over the years.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/24/89 - Konkret, Hohenems, Austria
Notes
  • There were, at most, twelve people at the show, according to the show's promoter.
  • Krist remembers a bunch of "inbred villagers" at this show who shouted things like, "Come on, bay-beee, play something hea-veee," and, "Play some rock and roll, bay-beee!"

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/25/89 - Fri-Son, Fribourg, Switzerland
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Sappy • Spank Thru • Breed • About A Girl • Big Cheese • Paper Cuts • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • While the club has stated that Kurt was sick and didn't show up at all for the show, Chad contradicts, "Kurt did play the show. He never missed a single one that tour." The club has also stated that Tad Doyle was on lead vocals in Kurt's place, but Chad states, "Tad did come up and sing but it was only one or maybe two songs at best and was all in fun more than it was him subbing for Kurt."
  • The set above may be off by a song or two.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • soundboard audio
    • The club recorded the show, but the tape has either been lost or stolen.
    • The Swiss radio station Couleur3 has a copy of the show, but they signed a legal agreement to not give out any copies.
  • amateur video

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/26/89 - Bloom, Mezzago, Italy
Set
  • School • jam • Dazed And Confused (jam) • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Sappy • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Breed • Paper Cuts • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • Kurt joined Tad on vocals because Tad Doyle passed out during their set. See Related Shows for details.
  • After "School," Chad had problems with the snare drum, prompting Krist and Kurt to improvise a jam and then jam on Led Zeppelin's "Dazed And Confused" with some vocals by Krist.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Unofficial CD [In The Bloom]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / A
    • "Blew" was broadcast on the Italian FM radio station Radio Popolare.
  • AMT #1 - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: built-in > Sony CCD-F500 (Video8)
    • Lowest Audio Generation: 8MM(M) > VHS(1)
    • Lowest Video Generation: 8MM(M) > VHS(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 15 min / B+
    • Includes only "School," "Love Buzz," "Big Cheese," and "Negative Creep."
    • "Big Cheese" cuts in. "Negative Creep" cuts in and out.
    • The circulating video includes all that was recorded of Nirvana's set.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • It is rumored that there is another video source which is believed to be complete.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/27/89 - Piper Club, Rome, Italy
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • jam • About A Girl • Breed • Spank Thru (part of)

Notes
  • After "Big Cheese," Krist and Chad jammed while Kurt went backstage to replace a broken guitar string, according to an attendee.
  • During "Spank Thru," Kurt smashed his guitar, climbed up onto a tall speaker stack, and threatened to jump to his death.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony ECM-929LT > Sony TC-D5M (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / A-
  • AMT #1 - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1) > audience > VHS(2)
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1) > audience > VHS(2)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / B
    • The taper has always refused to give out any copies because he fears that the video might end up being sold.
    • The taper has shown a first generation copy to audiences multiple times at other venues in Rome called Classico Village and Qube.
    • Circulating copies are sourced from a video recording taped from the audience at a showing of the video.
    • A clip from the master tape including parts of the intro and "School" has been posted on YouTube.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/29/89 - l'Usine, Geneva, Switzerland
Set
  • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Sappy • Big Cheese • About A Girl • Molly's Lips • Where Did You Sleep Last Night • Spank Thru • Breed • Been A Son • Stain • Blew

Notes
  • Chad remembers playing a "rocked-up version of 'Where Did You Sleep Last Night'" at the show.

Other Performers
  • Tad

11/30/89 - Rote Fabrik, Zurich, Switzerland
Notes
  • The band arrived late, right before Tad finished their set, according to the venue.

Other Performers
  • Tad

12/01/89 - Fahrenheit, MJC Espace Icare, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France
Soundcheck (incomplete)
  • Planet Claire (jam)

Set
  • jam • School • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Polly • Big Cheese • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Breed • Been A Son • Stain • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • During soundcheck, Krist jammed on The B-52's "Planet Claire," which sounds very similar to Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn Theme." During the jam, both Mancini and "Planet Claire" were mentioned, but it appears that Krist was intending to play "Planet Claire" due to the show being recorded for a radio show called Planet Claire on Aligre FM and his own clarification after someone whistled the melody to the "Peter Gunn Theme."
  • The band started the show with a more structured jam than the usual opening noise.
  • Before "Polly," Krist and Chad jammed briefly on Chuck Berry's "Johnny B. Goode" and George Thorogood and the Destroyers' "Bad To The Bone."

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / A
    • Does not include the soundcheck.
    • Missing "About A Girl."
    • The opening jam, "Dive," "Been A Son," and "Blew" cut in. Has some cuts between songs.
    • Used for a broadcast on the French FM radio station Aligre.
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(M)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 40 min / A
    • Does not include the soundcheck.
    • Missing the opening jam, "Been A Son" and "Stain."
    • "School," "Floyd The Barber," "About A Girl," and "Negative Creep" cut in. "Breed" cuts out.
  • AMT #1a - amateur video
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1) > AVI
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1) > AVI
    • Length / Sound Quality: 45 min / A-
    • More complete and higher quality, but has digital errors in "Love Buzz" and "Dive" that are not found on AMT #1b.
    • Includes the "Planet Claire" jam from the soundcheck.
    • The opening jam cuts in.
    • Shot from Kurt's side of the stage.
    • Circulating as an Xvid AVI video file made from a first generation VHS backup copy of the master video.
  • AMT #1b - amateur video (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Audio Generation: VHS(1) > MOV
    • Lowest Video Generation: VHS(1) > MOV
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / B+
    • Less complete and lower quality, but does not have the digital errors that are found on AMT #1a.
    • Includes only "Love Buzz" and "Dive."
    • Shot from Kurt's side of the stage.
    • Circulating as two MOV video files made from a first generation VHS backup copy of the master video that were posted on the venue's website.

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • In the circulating amateur video, someone in the front row of the audience can be seen using what may be a video recorder (possibly Super 8).

Other Performers
  • Bloody And Heavy • Tad

12/02/89 - Democrazy, Ghent, Belgium
Set
  • School • Scoff • I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby (jam) • jam • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Sappy • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Breed • Big Cheese • Molly's Lips • Been A Son • Negative Creep • Blew • Stain

Notes
  • After "Scoff," Kurt and Krist jammed on "I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby" by Captain Beefheart.
  • After the "I'm Gonna Booglarize You Baby" jam, there was a short jam on a possible cover song. Versions of the jam were also played at the 11/08/89, 11/09/89, and 11/12/89 shows.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Aiwa > Aiwa HS-J07 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B+
  • AUD #2 - audience audio
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(x)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 60 min / B
    • Has a cut in "Blew."

Other Performers
  • Tad

12/03/89 - Astoria Theatre (Lame Fest UK '89), London, United Kingdom
Set
  • School • jam • I Wanna Be Your Dog (jam) • Scoff • Love Buzz • Floyd The Barber • Dive • Big Cheese • Polly • Spank Thru • About A Girl • Breed • Molly's Lips • Sappy • Negative Creep • Blew

Notes
  • The Tad and Nirvana tour connected with Mudhoney's tour on this date for Sub Pop's Lame Fest UK '89.

Circulating Recordings
  • AUD #1 - audience audio
    • Equipment: Sony > Sony WM-D3 (cassette)
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 55 min / A-
  • AUD #2 - audience audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: unknown > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: ANA(1)
    • Length / Sound Quality: 50 min / A
    • Missing "Negative Creep."
  • SBD #1 - soundboard audio (incomplete)
    • Equipment: soundboard > unknown
    • Lowest Generation: Official CD [From The Muddy Banks Of The Wishkah]
    • Length / Sound Quality: 10 min / A+
    • Includes only part of the intro and all of "Polly" and "Breed."

Uncirculated Recordings
  • amateur video
    • A video of the show is mentioned in a French book by Youri Lenquette.

Other Performers
  • Mudhoney • Tad