Wednesday, 18 November 1987
First Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, USA
supporting Red Hot Chili Peppers
Chinese Arithmetic
Faster Disco
Introduce Yourself
The Crab Song
We Care A Lot
Sweet Dreams (Nestles)
end Led Zeppelin, "Stairway To Heaven"
Anne's Song
middle The Beatles, "Norwegian Wood"
Mark Bowen
War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
Introduce Yourself cover
Other cover
The Real Thing cover
We Care A Lot cover
CV Database
Audience Recording
RHCP Live Archive
Star Tribune, 13 Nov 1987, page 13C
Star Tribune, 13 Nov 1987, page 17C
Note Audience recording often labelled at 17th
Audio: Audience recording
The band chant "Satan Satan" in the middle of Chinese Arithmetic.
Before Blood: "Good evening people from Minneapolis"
After Blood: "Thank you for such a kind and boisterous response. I don't know it's still early and it's cold outside you guy's aren't lubed up yet. That's ok. That's why they call us the warm up band. We start em off when they're cold... Well, sometimes they're still cold when we stop, but that's not our problem, we still get paid, and you still paid, so you may as well enjoy it."

The Crab Song is introduced as being about masturbation. Chuck does a version of the spoken word part in the intro.

After We Care A Lot: "It's good to be back. Hey man it's fucking frozen tundra outside we're not used to that shit."

After Anne's Song the band sarcastically tell everyone to calm down or they'll be kicked out.

The MC after the show says playing soon is Lime Spiders with Magnolias, and Magnolias headlining on Saturday. Confirmed Magnolias played First Avenue on 21st September 1987, confirming date of this gig.
On This Day:
Year Venue State/Country
1990 St Joseph Civic Arena, St Joseph MO, USA
1992 Brielpoort, Deinze Belgium
1995 CANCELLED NEC Arena, Birmingham England
1997 Libro Hall Vienna, Vienna Austria