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Street Fighting Years Tour

"After we'd finished the record we knew what would work on stage: by the time we did the Street Fighting Years tour all those songs fitted beautifully in to that set. We were definitely down the Celtic road – it was "this is who we are and we’re not ashamed of it." We'd avoided that before." - Mick - Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe


The rehearsals took place at The Point, Dublin, Ireland for three weeks before the tour. This included all the prep work for the equipment and culminated with full dress rehearsals. (The second day of the full rehearsals was on the 9th May 1989). The songs worked on were: Street Fighting Years, Wall Of Love, Mandela Day, This Is Your Land, Soul Crying Out, Waterfront, Ghostdancing, Book Of Brilliant Things, Don't You (Forget About Me), Gaelic Melody, Take A Step Back, Oh Jungleland, Big Sleep, Kick It In, Let It All Come Down, Belfast Child, Sanctify Yourself, Alive And Kicking, East At Easter, Sun City and Biko.

The rehearsals were recorded and can be recognised by the lack of audience reaction before and after the songs. (Lone roadies and support staff can be heard clapping and cheering after several tracks).

The "live" version of Big Sleep, which appeared on the Kick It In single, was taken from these rehearsal sessions.

"We played things like Celtic songs with a fiddle break in the middle and we were giving everything a shot. We opened our Wembley show with the title track of Street Fighting Years, which doesn't even really have any drums in it! It was a bit mad, but we had to play stadiums on our terms. If we were going into that environment, we had to do what we wanted." - Charlie, Classic Pop Magazine, March 2020





The lively, colourful tour programme was written by the group's official biographer Alfred Bos and illustrated with live photography from Guido Harari and Andy Earl. The whole package was designed by Malcolm Garrett.





Rather nasty bootleg tour programmes were also readily available at the gigs.





The AAA pass for the tour used the new Claddagh logo with a triangular Simple Minds enclosing it. This design was repeasted for all the other tour passes.





Smaller AAA passes were produced from laminated black-and-white paper photocopies.





Different coloured and shaped material passes for different access restrictions were issued for specific nights. Each had a password stamped on the front for specific gigs. This was a VIP pass for a representative of the record company.





Whilst this was the pass for an electrician from the working crew.




Palasport, Florence, Italy
16th May 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking / East At Easter
Encore: Sun City / Biko




Palasport, Florence, Italy
17th May 1989




Stadio, Modena, Italy
20th May 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Book Of Brilliant Things / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy
21st May 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy
22nd May 1989
Main Set: ... When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Kick It In ... Sun City ...




Palatrussardi, Milan, Italy
23rd May 1989




Palaeur, Rome, Italy
25th May 1989




Palaeur, Rome, Italy
26th May 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Les Arenes De Frejus, Frejus, France
28th May 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Palais Des Sports, Lyon, France
30th May 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Palais Des Sports, Toulouse, France
31st May 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Patinoire De Mériadeck, Bordeaux, France
1st June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Halle De La Beaujoire, Nantes, France
2nd June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself ...




Forest National, Bruxelles, Belgium
4th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Forest National, Bruxelles, Belgium
5th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Take A Step Back / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Forest National, Bruxelles, Belgium
6th June 1989




Olympic Stadium, Stockholm, Sweden
9th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Gentofte Stadium, Copenhagen, Denmark
11th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
12th June 1989




Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany
13th June 1989




Waldbuhne Park, Berlin, Germany
14th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
16th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / Soul Crying Out / Let It All Come Down / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Sporthalle, Koln, Germany
17th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Bercy, Paris, France
19th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)

Glittering Prize 81/92

This concert was filmed and recorded. It was intended to use this recording for the live video but they eventually filmed the Verona concert instead.

It was also featured in an MTV Special where four Simple Minds fans from around the world were invited to the concert and to meet the band.

Footage from the show was used for the Kick It In video. Several years later Sanctify Yourself was released on the Glittering Prize 81/92 compilation. The rest remains unreleased.




Bercy, Paris, France
20th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)

Glittering Prize 81/92

This concert was recorded by Virgin. It was intended to use this recording for the live video but they eventually filmed the Verona concert instead. Only Sanctify Yourself has been released on the Glittering Prize 81/92 video.




Weser Ems Halle, Oldenburg, Germany
24th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Festhalle, Frankfurt, Germany
25th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Eisstadion, Mannheim, Germany
26th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Schleyerhalle, Stuttgart, Germany
27th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking


Thanks to Erik for the ticket scan.




Olympiahalle, Munich, Germany
29th June 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Konstanz Festival, Konstanz, Germany
1st July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Sanctify Yourself / Let It All Come Down Belfast Child ...




Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
2nd July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Hallenstadion, Zurich, Switzerland
3rd July 1989




Parc Des Expositions, Avignon, France
5th July 1989




Vincente Calderon Stadion, Madrid, Spain
8th July 1989
Support: Lou Reed




Vall D'Hebron, Barcelona, Spain
11th July 1989
"I'm a poor drinker... On my 30th birthday I'd had too much to drink and then had a horrendous night on stage. Not only physically horrendous, but the audience had paid good money and got - from me anyway - a shadow of a performance. It just wasn't on." - Jim. As Jim's birthday celebrations would've been on the 9th, then it sounds like he was still suffering the aftermath during this gig.




De Kuip Stadion, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
14th July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)

Many thanks to Paul for the scans.




Eilenriedenhalle, Hannover, Germany
17th July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




Westfalenhalle, Dortmund, Germany
18th July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Roundhay Park, Leeds, UK
23rd July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking




Wembley Arena, London, UK
25th July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Wembley Arena, London, UK
26th July 1989




Wembley Arena, London, UK
27th July 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




NEC, Birmingham, UK
1st August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




NEC, Birmingham, UK
2nd August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Cardiff Arms Park, Cardiff, UK
5th August 1989

The band were aware that the venue was owned by the Welsh Rugby Union who allowed their players to tour South Africa. This was the subject of news reports before the concert, and whilst the band condemned arpartheid and the British Goverment's support of the South African regime, no comments were made about the hosts.




SECC, Glasgow, UK
8th August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




SECC, Glasgow, UK
9th August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Meadowbank Stadium, Edinburgh, UK
12th August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Somone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




RDS, Dublin, Ireland
19th August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Wembley Stadium, London, UK
26th August 1989
Support: Texas, Gun, The Silencers

"I think sometimes when I see Simple Minds of that period, we were getting it in the neck a lot - not entirely without merit. The thing about us was that we were learning on the hoof; you couldn't go along to your uncle and get advice. I wasn’t able to ask anyone "what's it like to step out on the stage of Wembley Stadium and it's the biggest day of your life and it's pissing down with rain and it's the worst sound you've had on the whole tour? What are you going to do – cry? Go home to your mummy? It's like, wow!" - Jim - Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe




MECC, Maastricht, The Netherlands
28th August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)

Jim fell off the stage during this gig and broke his elbow.

Many thanks to Paul for the scan.




Forest National, Brussels, Belgium
29th August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
30th August 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)

Many thanks to Paul for the scan.




Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
31st August 1989




Thialf Isstadion, Heerenveen, The Netherlands
2nd September 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Paul for the scan.




Patinoire De Malley, Lausanne, Switzerland
6th September 1989




Frankenhalle, Nurnberg, Germany
8th September 1989




Loreley, Loreley, Germany
9th September 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking

Many thanks to Paul for the scan.




Stadio Lamberti, Cava De Tirreni, Italy
12th September 1989




L'Arena, Verona, Italy
15th September 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)
Theme 20 The Very Best CD Let There Be Love single See The Lights single Live And Rare CD Theme 21 Theme 22 Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe
Verona Video Glittering Prize 81/92 Seen The Lights - A Visual History DVD Seen The Lights - Live In Verona DVD

The gig was recorded by Virgin. Most of the concert has now been officially released.

"It was a great idea to capture us at Verona; the majesty of the music - it was such an honour to be in that building. We knew what we were doing by that time." - Jim - Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe

"We tried to do a few things in the street on that tour. We never got as much busking done as we'd have liked to on that tour, we only did a couple. We wanted to go in, fiddle, accordion and acoustic, and see how much money we could make. We then had to have security. So if there's a big guy standing there, it becomes impossible to do. We did it three times and filmed the Verona one." - Mick - Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe





Piazza Grande, Locarno, Switzerland
16th September 1989




Parco Della Pellerina, Turin, Italy
18th September 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Big Sleep / Kick It In / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Stade De Couvert Regional, Lievin, France
20th September 1989




NEC, Birmingham, UK
22nd September 1989




NEC, Birmingham, UK
23rd September 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Let It All Come Down / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking




NEC, Birmingham, UK
24th September 1989




Kings Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
26th September 1989




Scandinavium, Gothenburg, UK
30th September 1989



The band planned to tour America in October but the album had not sold well and so a gap was left in the schedule.

"We didn't do America. We wanted to focus on where the album was strong. We had plenty to focus on. I wasn't surprised at all that America didn’t get it - we think we knew that. Europe was our market, which was plainly obvious with the music we'd been making." - Charlie - Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe

"It was a world tour over a period of time, which mentally I'd budgeted for, and they cancelled the American leg of it. It left a massive hole in the timeframe to go and write a new record. It took us over a year to write Street Fighting Years - I was angry we weren't doing the best we could, with that what was on the table right now. Why should we make another record when you're sitting on a great record?." - Mick - Street Fighting Years Super Deluxe

Instead the trio of Jim, Charlie and Mick, along with Steve Lipson, relocated to a recording studio near Amsterdam to begin work on a new album. Some of the new recordings were quickly issued on The Amsterdam EP






Entertainment Centre, Perth, Australia
18th November 1989




National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia
22nd November 1989
Main Set: Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Intro) / When Spirits Rise (Intro) / Street Fighting Years / Wall Of Love / Mandela Day / This Is Your Land / Soul Crying Out / Waterfront / Ghostdancing / Book Of Brilliant Things / Don't You (Forget About Me) / Gaelic Melody / Once Upon A Time / Oh Jungleland / Belfast Child
Encore: Sun City / Biko
Encore: Sanctify Yourself / East At Easter / Alive And Kicking / Theme For Great Cities '90 Remix (Outro)




Entertainment Centre, Sydney, Australia
24th November 1989




National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia
25th November 1989




National Tennis Centre, Melbourne, Australia
26th November 1989




Entertainment Centre, Brisbane, Australia
28th November 1989




Supertent, Auckland, New Zealand
2nd December 1989
This gig was cancelled.


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