Tuesday, 17 May 1988
Royal Court Theatre
Liverpool, England
Setlist albums:
Introduce Yourself cover Introduce Yourself 8
We Care A Lot cover We Care A Lot 7
Other cover Other 4
The Real Thing cover The Real Thing 1
Toto, "Big Battle" (Dune soundtrack)
Arabian Disco
Faster Disco
Introduce Yourself
R'n R
The Jungle
with Chuck's pop lyric medley at end
The Crab Song
We Care A Lot
Life's A Gas (T. Rex)
just the first part
Luka (Suzanne Vega)
Pills For Breakfast
New Beginnings
Chinese Arithmetic
middle Rod Stewart, "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Sweet Dreams (Nestles)
end Led Zeppelin, "Stairway To Heaven"
As The Worm Turns
Blood
Spirit
Mark Bowen

Anne's Song
War Pigs (Black Sabbath)

Why Do You Bother?
Confirmation:
CV Database
Advert in "Melody Maker" mag from early May 88.
eBay auction for ticket stub
Audience recording

NME Magazine, 30th April 1988 Page 43 news item:
"FAITH NO MORE have added three dates to their forthcoming British tour and have changed the details of two others. The extra shows are at Leeds University (May 16), Liverpool Royal Court Theatre (17) and Norwich UEA (20) while the Glasgow show on May 14 is now at QMU and the date of the Birmingham Hummingbird show has been changed to May 19."
Description:
Before The Jungle: "It was going to be upstairs but they only sold like this many tickets and it would look really empty up there it doesn't matter fuck upstairs right?"
Before The Crab Song Chuck hears someone in the crowd say something racist and starts making monkey noises.
In The Crab Song: "I'm not particular for politics"
Before Life's A Gas: "At this time we would like to bring to you the mellow portion of our show."
"You guys are pretty calm for such an enclosed space, stage dives? Just don't hit your head on the ceiling."
While playing Life's A Gas Chuck stops and says "You guys don't like this? OK I'll do this instead."
After New Beginnings: "Thank you that was that song now this is this one"
Coming back from encore: "All you long hair motherfuckers cut your hair."
"This is our latest single ever heard it? No, that's why we're downstairs."
"Yeah Liverpool!"
Jim plays a solo before Why Do You Bother?
On This Day:
Year Venue State/Country
1987 Goodies, Fullerton CA, USA
1990 Garage Prego, Milan Italy
1995 The Strand, Redondo Beach CA, USA