1985 Concert Chronology

12 February 1985 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA
support: Dark Harvest
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Good Advices / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Kohoutek / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Little America
encore included: Life And How To Live It / Under My Thumb
notes: Playing under the pseudonym Hornets Attack Victor Mature, the band sang mainly new Fables songs, along with The Rolling Stones song 'Under My Thumb'

17 February 1985 - Electro-Acoustic Systems, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: Old Man Kensey / Driver 8 / Hyena / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Wendell Gee / Maps And Legends / Green Grow The Rushes / Good Advices / Can't Get There From Here / Throw Those Trolls Away / Life And How To Live It / Feeling Gravitys Pull / Kohoutek / Bandwagon
notes: Demo Recording Session for Fables of The Reconstruction, with Joe Boyd & Jim Hawkins. Released as part of the 25th Anniversary release of 'Fables Of The Reconstruction' in 2010. 'Throw Those Trolls Away' became 'When I Was Young', then 'I Believe'

18 February 1985 - Moonshadow Saloon, Atlanta, GA
support: Squalls
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Hyena / Old Man Kensey / Laughing / Maps And Legends / Letter Never Sent / Kohoutek / Pretty Persuasion / Bandwagon / Good Advices / Driver 8 / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Little America - Windout
encore: Wendell Gee / Life And How To Live It / See No Evil
notes: Benefit show for L.E.A.F. (Legal Environmental Assistance Foundation)

26 February - 3 April 1985 - Studio B, Livingston Studios, London, England
tracks recorded: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Wendell Gee / Old Man Kensey / Green Grow The Rushes / Good Advices / Can't Get There Fom Here / Life And How To Live It / Kohoutek / Bandwagon / Burning Hell / Crazy / When I Was Young / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Driver 8 (Acoustic) / Hyena
notes: Recording Session for Fables of The Reconstruction, with Joe Boyd

7 March 1985 - Le Gibus, Paris, France
support: Playboys
set: Hide And Seek / Watch This / Kingsmen Like Medley: Trouble - Haunted Castle - Twelve Months Later / Return To The Haunted House / Hope Come Back / B.Y.O.B / One More Time / Dreg / Extended Super Rock Medley: Stop Fooling Around - Theme From "The Vindicators" - Hexbreaker - Roman Gods / When The Night Falls / Windout / La La La La Reprise
notes: The Fleshtones show. Peter Buck guests on guitar on 'When The Night Falls' & 'Windout'

15 March 1985 - Dingwall's, London, England
set: Sometimes I Wish I Was A Pretty Girl / Another Bubble / Where Are The Prawns? / Acid Bird / The Cars She Used To Drive / The Fly / Brenda's Iron Sledge / America / Egyptian Cream / Only The Stones Remain / The Face Of Death
encore: Listening To The Higsons / Heaven / Goodnight I Say
notes: Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians show. Peter Buck guests on guitar on 'Heaven'

7 April 1985 - Mike Mills House, Athens, GA
set included: Welcome Back / F Troop / The Ballad Of Jed Clampett
notes: Mike Mills & Peter Buck perform theme tunes & hold interview sessions with Parke Puterbough from International Musician

8 April 1985 - Michael Stipe's & Peter Buck's House, Athens, GA
notes: Michael Stipe & Peter Buck are interviewed by John Morthland for Xtra magazine, Bill & Mike were off playing golf so weren't available to be interviewed.

8 April 1985 - Michael Stipe's House & Various Outdoor Locations, Athens, GA
notes: Photo shoot with the band with Paul Natkin

April 1985 - Waveform Media Rehearsal Studio, Atlanta, GA
notes: The band rehearse Fables Of The Reconstruction material for the upcoming tour

Pre-Construction Tour

22 April 1985 - Legion Field, The University Of Georgia, Athens, GA
support: The Fleshtones, Alex Chilton
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Hyena / 7 Chinese Bros. / Good Advices / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Kohoutek / Can't Get There From Here / Laughing / Maps And Legends / Crazy / Old Man Kensey / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / When I Was Young / Little America
encore 1: Last Date / Riders In The Sky / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville) / Just A Touch
encore 2: Talk About The Passion / Life And How To Live It
notes: Taken from the actual written setlist for the show, so as was often the case with R.E.M. shows back then they often varied from the setlist, so it might not be 100% accurate but it should be close. 'Last Date' was not on the written setlist, however it was played, possibly before 'Riders In The Sky' but it may not have been

25 April 1985 - Davis Gym, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
support: The Neats
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Hyena / 7 Chinese Bros. / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Maps And Legends / Talk About The Passion / Pretty Persuasion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / When I Was Young / Little America
encore 1 included: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
encore 2 included: Paint It, Black

26 April 1985 - West Gym, State University Of New York At Binghamton, Binghamton, NY
support: The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / 7 Chinese Bros. / Hyena / Good Advices / Talk About The Passion / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Maps And Legends / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tusk
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Pale Blue Eyes / Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
notes: First known performance of 'Theme From Two Steps Onward'

27 April 1985 - Pembroke Field, Brown University, Providence, RI
support: Pablo Moses, The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Life And How To Live It / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Green Grow The Rushes / Harborcoat / Good Advices / Hyena / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Driver 8 / Maps And Legends / Talk About The Passion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / When I Was Young / Little America
encore 1: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Theme From Two Steps Onward
encore 2: Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Paint It, Black / Sitting Still
notes: Michael introduces 'Gardening at Night' in the by saying "This song goes out to my papa who's somewhere in south Georgia right now. Papa. I never call him that. It's really dad. (Mike says something not fully intelligible) Nonetheless this is his."

28 April 1985 - Outdoor Stage, Rutgers The State University Of New Jersey, Piscataway, NJ
support: The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Good Advices / Hyena / 7 Chinese Bros. / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Sitting Still / Maps And Legends / Talk About The Passion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / When I Was Young / Little America
encore 1: Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Life And How To Live It
encore 2: White Tornado / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout
notes: This was a free outdoor show, beside the Pharmacy School Building

29 April 1985 - The Paradise, Boston, MA
set included: Gloria
notes: Warren Zevon show. Peter Buck guests on guitar on 'Gloria'

30 April 1985 - Baldwin Gym, Drew University, Madison, NJ
support: The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Good Advices / 7 Chinese Bros. / Driver 8 / Pale Blue Eyes / Can't Get There From Here / Laughing / Maps And Legends / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Talk About The Passion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore 1: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Life And How To Live It / California Dreamin' / We Walk
encore 2: All Right Now / Sloop John B / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Peter Holsapple guests on 'California Dreamin', 'Sloop John B' and 'All Right Now'

2 May 1985 - 'P-Party', L. Stockwell Jadwin Gymnasium, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
support: Axel Ericson, The Neats
set included: Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
notes: This was part of Princeton University's yearly 'P-Party' concerts

3 May 1985 - New Athletic Center, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cambridge, MA
support: The Neats
set: Feeling Gravity Pull / Second Guessing / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Laughing / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Good Advices / Maps And Legends / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It / Pretty Persuasion / Home On The Range - Little America
encore 1: Harborcoat / Camera / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Just A Touch
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night - 9-9 - Windout
notes: Click here for a review of this show

4 May 1985 - Lansing Chapman Rink, Williams College, Williamstown, MA
support: The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Laughing / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Good Advices / Maps And Legends / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore 1: Last Date / Just A Touch / (Don't Go Back to) Rockville / Harborcoat
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Wild Thing
notes: This setlist may or may not be correct - there is some evidence it may not be correct. For the first minute of 'Just A Touch', the song is played in a totally different style, beginning wth just Stipe singing, then the rest join in shortly after

5 May 1985 - Alumni Arena, University At Buffalo, Amherst, NY
support: Billy Bragg, The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Talk About The Passion / Hyena / Good Advices / 7 Chinese Bros. / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Maps And Legends / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America / Life And How To Live It / Second Guessing
encore: (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66 / Wild Thing - Hang On Sloopy - Louie Louie - Wild Thing
notes: Billy Bragg guests on '(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66' & 'Wild Thing - Hang On Sloopy - Louie Louie - Wild Thing'

7 May 1985 - Wittenberg Field House, Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH
support: The Neats

8 May 1985 - Shirley Welsh-Ryan Arena, McGaw Memorial Hall, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL
support: The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Kohoutek / Driver 8 / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Maps And Legends / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Talk About The Passion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Just A Touch
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Laughing / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Unknown / Windout
encore 3: We Walk / Sitting Still

9 May 1985 - Hancher Auditorium, The University Of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
support: The Neats
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Good Advices / Driver 8 / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Maps And Legends / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Green Grow The Rushes / Laughing / Hyena / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: The Lion Sleeps Tonight / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Just A Touch
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Harborcoat / We Walk / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout

9 May 1985 - The Crow's Nest, Iowa City, IA
notes: After their show, Peter Buck & the other band members shared the stage with a local act playing that night for a couple of cover songs

10 May 1985 - Stock Pavilion, University Of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
support: The Neats
The Neats set included: Sweet Emotion
R.E.M.: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / 7 Chinese Bros. / Hyena / Good Advices / Talk About The Passion / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Maps And Legends / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: Second Guessing - Tired Of Singing Trouble / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Just A Touch
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout
encore 3: Pale Blue Eyes / Have You Ever Seen The Rain?
notes: Mills & Stipe join The Neats on 'Sweet Emotion', the last song of their set. This show can be found on the CD bootleg "Welcome To The Hoedown" minus 'Feeling Gravitys Pull', 'Old Man Kensey' and 'Pale Blue Eyes'. The full show can be found on the vinyl bootleg "Radio Free Georgia"

13 May 1985 - 40 Watt Club Uptown, Athens, GA
soundcheck included: Crimson And Clover
set included: Little Red Corvette / (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone / Crimson And Clover
notes: Earnest T. Hemingway show. Michael Stipe was the drummer for this very short-lived band, & played drums on 'Crimson And Clover' at the soundcheck, but refused to play on the main set after word leaked out that he was playing & the 40 Watt Club was packed, to see him (or expecting R.E.M.) playing.

20-28 May 1985 - Various Locations, Athens & Philomath, GA
notes: Filming 'Can't Get There From Here' video, directed by Michael Stipe, Aguar Bros. Films & Hartley Schilling

27 May 1985 - McIver Amphitheater, Meredith College, Raleigh, NC
audience: 3,000
other acts performing: The Pressure Boys, The Connells, Xenon, Don Dixon, Bill Lyerly Band
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / 7 Chinese Bros. / Hyena / Good Advices / Talk About The Passion / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Maps And Legends / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: Riders In The Sky / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Wild Thing
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / 9-9 / Windout / Gardening At Night
notes: African Relief concert which R.E.M. headlined. Don Dixon joined the band on stage for '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' and 'Wild Thing'

June 1985 - John Keane Studios, Athens, GA
tracks recorded: I Got Wheels / One More Time / Way Down South
notes: Recording session for Full Time Men, 'Full Time Men' EP, produced by Peter Buck

9 June 1985 - Music Machine, Los Angeles, CA
event: 'Fables Of The Reconstruction' Pre-Release Listening Party. Held by I.R.S. Records, included playback of the new album, alongside screening of rare R.E.M. videos, raffles for R.E.M. concert tickets, albums & even some I.R.S. sweatshirts.

9 June 1985 - Various Locations, Athens, GA
notes: Filming 'Can't Get There From Here' video, directed by Michael Stipe, Aguar Bros. Films & Hartley Schilling

10 June 1985 - Georgian Hotel & Outside Park, Athens, GA
notes: The band hold interview sessions with Allan Jones from Melody Maker

10 June 1985
event: 'Fables Of The Reconstruction' is released in the UK & the US

11 June 1985
event: 'Can't Get There from Here' 7" & 12" Single is released in the US

20 June 1985 - Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England
notes: Soundcheck session for 'The Longest Day', on 22 June.

22 June 1985 - The Longest Day, Milton Keynes Bowl, Milton Keynes, England
other acts performing: Faith Brothers, Spear Of Destiny, Billy Bragg, The Ramones, U2
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
notes: Opening for U2 in front of 50,000 people. From the book Remarks - The Story of R.E.M. by Tony Fletcher (pg.82), "The 50,000-strong crowd was in no mood for a band opening a set with as downbeat a song as 'Feeling Gravitys Pull', and the group spent the entire set dodging missiles, the most common of which were plastic bottles full of urine"

23 June 1985 - Piccadilly Radio, Piccadilly Radio Studios, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, England
notes: Interview with Peter Buck, Michael Stipe and Mike Mills. Available on the interview bootleg cd 'Shiny Chatty People"

24 June 1985 - The International, Manchester, England
set: Boy (Go) [a capella] - Feeling Gravitys Pull / Hyena / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Driver 8 / Good Advices / Talk About The Passion / Can't Get There From Here / Cushy Tush / Maps And Legends / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Home On The Range - Little America
encore 1: Femme Fatale / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Broken Whiskey Glass / Second Guessing - Respect
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / 9-9 / Windout
notes: At the start of the show Stipe sings lyrics from '(Boy) Go'. As an intro to 'Little America' Stipe sings 'Home on The Range' a capella with help from the crowd. 'Cushy Tush' is played while Stipe asks the crowd to step back ('Simon says two steps back').
A slightly different setlist appears in the book "It Crawled From The South" - this setlist was taken from the tape of the show so they changed the encores slightly from the written setlist

25 June 1985 - Coasters, Edinburgh, Scotland
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Laughing / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Maps And Legends / 7 Chinese Bros. / Hyena / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Just A Touch / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Life And How To Live It / Pretty Persuasion
encore 1: Unknown / Talk About The Passion / See No Evil / Second Guessing
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / 9-9

26 June 1985 - Tiffany's Ballroom, Newcastle, England
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / King Of The Road (sort of) / Letter Never Sent / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Good Advices / Hyena / Sitting Still / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Maps And Legends / Just A Touch / Moon River - Unknown - Rave On / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Boy (Go) / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / 1,000,000
encore 2: The Medicine Show / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Windout
notes: Just before 'Rave On', Auctioneer was aborted as Bill leaves the kit (you can hear the sticks go down) to go use the bathroom. There were a lot of requests for 'Moon River', Stipe sang about half a note then said he didn't want to do it, he also tried another song, sang a few words, stopped and said "Nah thats too easy". The intro to 'Windout' was the usual intro they used on the 1985 shows, "Amen brother ben shot the rooster killed the hen".
There is some confusion about a song called 'Guns For Punishment' at the start of encore 2, apparently it is Mike Mills saying 'you're gluttons for punishment' after numerous requests were shouted out, before they played 'The Medicine Show'

27 June 1985 - Workroom, The University Of Warwick, Coventry, England
support: Desmond Dekker, 3 Mustaphas 3, The Jazz Butcher, Jonathan Richman
supporting: Green On Red
R.E.M.: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Green Grow The Rushes / Laughing / Maps And Legends / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Hyena / 1,000,000 / Old Man Kensey / Just A Touch / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Pretty Persuasion
encore 1: Jimmy Crack Corn - Behind Closed Doors / Harborcoat / California Dreamin' / Mystery To Me
encore 2: Barney Miller Theme / Theme From Two Steps Onward / We Walk / Little America
Green On Red encore included: Sympathy For The Devil
notes: Peter Buck guests with Green On Red on guitar on 'Sympathy For The Devil'

28 June 1985 - Capital Radio, Capital Radio Studios, Euston Tower, London, England
notes: Interview with Peter Buck & Mike Mills

29 June 1985 - Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland
other acts performing: In Tua Nua, The Alarm, Squeeze, U2
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Driver 8 / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America

30 June 1985 - Piccadilly Radio, Piccadilly Radio Studios, Piccadilly Plaza, Manchester, England
notes: Phone Interview with Mike Mills

1 July 1985 - 'Musik Convoy', Friebad Hiltrup, Münster, West Germany
other acts performing: The Untouchables, OMD, The Ramones
set: Driver 8 / Interview with Michael by Alan Bangs

3 July 1985 - Reichstagsgelände, Berlin, West Germany

6 July 1985 - Rock Torhout, Festivalpark, Torhout, Belgium
other acts performing: The Ramones, Lloyd Cole And The Commotions, The Style Council, Depeche Mode, Joe Cocker, Paul Young And The Royal Family, U2
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America

7 July 1985 - Rock Werchter, Festivalpark, Werchter, Belgium
other acts performing: The Ramones, Lloyd Cole And The Commotions, The Style Council, Depeche Mode, Joe Cocker, Paul Young And The Royal Family, U2
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Driver 8 / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Can't Get There From Here / Life And How To Live It
encore: Talk About The Passion

8 July 1985
event: 'Can't Get There From Here' 7" & 12" Single is released in the UK

Reconstruction I

11 July 1985 - 'Two At Four', Channel 2 KATU ABC, KATU-TV, Portland, OR
notes: Interview with Peter Buck & Mike Mills

11 July 1985 - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall, Portland, OR
support: True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Laughing / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Letter Never Sent / Can't Get There From Here / Driver 8 / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: Harborcoat / Good Advices / 7 Chinese Bros. / Sitting Still / Just A Touch
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)

12 July 1985 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, WA
support: True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Laughing / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / West Of The Fields / Can't Get There From Here / Driver 8 / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: Second Guessing / Talk About The Passion / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / 1,000,000
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / 9-9
encore 3: Radio Free Europe

12 July 1985 - The Central, Seattle, WA
notes: The Moberlys show. After their R.E.M. show, Peter Buck guests with The Moberlys on guitar.

13 July 1985 - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada
support: True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Driver 8 / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Little America
encore 1: After Hours - Femme Fatale / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Life And How To Live It
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Wild Thing - Louie Louie

15 July 1985 - S.U.B. Theater, University Of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
support: True West
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1 included: Femme Fatale / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
encore 2 included: Theme From Two Steps Onward

16 July 1985 - MacEwan Hall Ballroom, University Of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
support: True West
set included: Radio Free Europe

19 July 1985 - Warnors Theatre, Fresno, CA
support: True West, The Three O'Clock
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Radio Free Europe / Can't Get There From Here / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / We Walk

20 July 1985 - The Greek Theatre, University Of California At Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
audience: 4,555
support: The Three O'Clock, True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Moral Kiosk / Maps And Legends / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / 7 Chinese Bros. / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America / Radio Free Europe
encore 1: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Harborcoat / Boy (Go) - We Walk / See No Evil

21 July 1985 - The Pioneer Center For The Performing Arts, Reno, NV (Cancelled)

22 July 1985 - 'Rockline', Rockline Studios, Hollywood, CA
set: Interview / Phone-In / Can't Get There From Here / Phone-In / Radio Free Europe / Phone-In / Driver 8 / Phone-In / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Interview
notes: Interview & Phone-In with Peter Buck & Michael Stipe with Bob Coburn. No live songs played, only album tracks

22 July 1985 - Sonoma County Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA (Cancelled)

23 July 1985 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Cruz, CA
support: The Three O'Clock, True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / John The Revelator / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Laughing / Driver 8 / Bandwagon / 7 Chinese Bros. / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Little America
encore 1: Femme Fatale / 9-9 - Hey Diddle Diddle - Frogmore - Windout
encore 2: Boy (Go) - Singing Cage / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Radio Free Europe

24 July 1985 - Arlington Theater, Santa Barbara, CA
support: True West
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / There She Goes Again / Wild Thing
notes: Steve Wynn guests on guitar on 'There She Goes Again' & 'Wild Thing'

26 July 1985 - Open Air Theatre, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
support: The Three O'Clock, True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Barney Miller Theme / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Unknown / Laughing / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Behind Closed Doors / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Second Guessing / See No Evil / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / 9-9 - Hey Diddle Diddle - Frogmore - Windout
notes: 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' is played twice, the first time gets messed up, leading into the unknown song

27 July 1985 - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
support: True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Letter Never Sent / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Moral Kiosk / Pilgrimage / Can't Get There From Here / Talk About The Passion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Harborcoat / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Radio Free Europe / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) [Stipe and Buck]
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / The Factory / Frog Went A Courtin' - Wendell Gee / Sitting Still
encore 3: Boy (Go) - Singing Cage / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: Warren Zevon guests on lead vocals on 'The Factory'

27 July 1985 - Lhasa Club, Hollywood, CA
notes: After-show Party by I.R.S. Records, Steve Wynn & Peter Buck join Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper on a few songs

28 July 1985 - Irvine Meadows Amphitheater, Irvine Meadows, CA
support: The Three O'Clock, True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There from Here / Sitting Still / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / After Hours / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / Talk About The Passion / Just A Touch
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Radio Free Europe
encore 3: Boy (Go) / Moon River / We Walk - Falling In Love Again - Hey Diddle Diddle - Frogmore / 1,000,000

29 July 1985 - Palace West, Phoenix, AZ
support: True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Green Grow The Rushes / Maps and Legends / Hyena / Good Advices / So. Central Rain / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / West Of The Fields / Driver 8 / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Boy (Go) / For The Love Of Money / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / 1,000,000
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / See No Evil
encore 3: Unknown / Wild Thing
notes: 'For The Love Of Money' is played with Stipe singing 'Boy(Go)' and 'Tighten Up' in falsetto over it. Unknown track is Stipe solo singing, "There's an old song that the young people know..." which he probably just made up on the spot

31 July 1985 - Majestic Theater, San Antonio, TX
support: True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps and Legends / Kohoutek / Sitting Still / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Laughing / Little America / Moral Kiosk / Life and How To Live It
encore: Pretty Persuasion / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Just A Touch

1 August 1985 - City Coliseum, Austin, TX
support: True West
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Can't Get There From Here / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore 1 included: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
encore 2 included: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Wild Thing
notes: Live debut of 'Fall On Me'

2 August 1985 - Cullen Auditorium, Houston, TX
support: True West
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Letter Never Sent / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / 1,000,000 / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Harborcoat / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Little America
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / Boy (Go) / Femme Fatale
notes: Stipe announced this is second time they have played 'Fall On Me' (untitled at the time)

3 August 1985 - Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TX
support: True West
set included: 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Can't Get There From Here / Wild Thing

4-5 August 1985 - Nicollet Studios, Minneapolis, MN
tracks remixed: Ages Of You / Burning Down / Crazy
notes: 'Ages Of You', 'Burning Down' and 'Crazy' are remixed by Steve Fjelstad

5 August 1985 - Civic Center Forum, St. Paul, MN
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Sitting Still / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Last Date / Old Man Kensey / Laughing / Pretty Persuasion / Little America / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Boy (Go) / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Second Guessing / We Walk - Falling In Love Again - Behind Closed Doors / See No Evil
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Just A Touch / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Paint It, Black - 12XU
notes: Bob Mould from Hüsker Dü guests on 'Paint It, Black - 12XU'

6 August 1985 - MECCA Auditorium, Milwaukee, WI
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Maps And Legends / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It / Old Man Kensey / Chicken Train

7 August 1985 - UIC Pavilion, University Of Illinois At Chicago, Chicago, IL
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Pilgrimage / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / West Of The Fields / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Radio Free Europe / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / 7 Chinese Bros. / Second Guessing
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Talk About The Passion / Home On The Range / Little America / Boy (Go) / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) - 12XU

9 August 1985 - State Theatre, Kalamazoo, MI
support: The Three O'Clock
soundcheck: Catapult / Green Grow The Rushes / Fall On Me
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Green Grow The Rushes / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Moral Kiosk / Good Advices / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: 7 Chinese Bros. / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / See No Evil
encore 2: Stretch My Hand / Theme From Two Steps Onward / We Walk - Falling In Love Again - Behind Closed Doors / After Hours / Crazy
notes: 'Gardening At Night' and '9-9' have been claimed to have been played at this show, unsure of where in the order

10 August 1985 - Fox Theatre, Detroit, MI
support: The Three O'Clock, The Replacements
set: Feeling Gravity's Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Sitting Still / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / Gardening At Night / 9-9
encore 2: Boy (Go) / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Radio Free Europe
encore 2: Wild Thing - Louie Louie - Wild Thing

12 August 1985 - Music Hall, Cleveland Public Auditorium, Cleveland, OH
support: The Three O'Clock
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Maps And Legends / Green Grow The Rushes / Moral Kiosk / Driver 8 / So.Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Can't Get There From Here
encore included: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Radio Free Europe / Skip A Rope / Theme From Two Steps Onward

13 August 1985 - Syria Mosque, Pittsburgh, PA
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Pilgrimage / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Skip A Rope / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Sitting Still / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Femme Fatale / Second Guessing / Smokin' In The Boys Room / Crazy / See No Evil
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Radio Free Europe / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Walk, Don't Run

13 August 1985 - Graffiti Showcase Cafe, Pittsburgh, PA
set included: Look Out (Here Comes Tomorrow) / La Bamba
notes: After the Syria Mosque show, The Three O'Clock along with Bill Berry, Peter Buck & Mike Mills attend an after show party, where a local band was playing. During the band's break, The Three O'Clock borrowed the band's equipment & played a set of covers. Bill, Peter & Mike all join in for the final song which an eye witness described as "a rousing & extended version of 'La Bamba'."

15 August 1985 - Auditorium Theater, University Of Rochester, Rochester, NY
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Letter Never Sent / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Moral Kiosk / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / 1,000,000 / Femme Fatale / Radio Free Europe
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Behind Closed Doors / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Tired Of Singing Trouble / See No Evil

16 August 1985 - 'Muchmusic' (TV), Muchmusic Studios, The Chum City Building, Toronto, Canada
notes: Interview with Peter Buck & Michael Stipe

16 August 1985 - 'The New Music' (TV), The Chum City Building, Toronto, Canada
notes: Interview with Peter Buck & Michael Stipe

16 August 1985 - The Concert Hall, Masonic Temple, Toronto, Canada
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Pilgrimage / Femme Fatale / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: California Dreamin' / King Of The Road / Bandwagon / Skip A Rope / 20th Century Boy
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Broken Whiskey Glass / Wild Thing - Louie Louie - 12XU / See No Evil / Pale Blue Eyes

17 August 1985 - Barrymore's, Ottawa, Canada
support: The Three O'Clock
soundcheck: Catapult / Feeling Gravitys Pull
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Radio Free Europe / Letter Never Sent / Pills / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Laughing / Driver 8 / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / West Of The Fields / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Moon River / I Can't Control Myself / 1,000,000 / I Can Only Give You Everything
encore 2: Tired Of Singing Trouble - Boy (Go) / Paint It, Black / In The Year 2525 / Smokin' In The Boys Room / Sweet Home Alabama / (I'm Not Your) Steppin' Stone - 12XU / Secret Agent Man / The Lion Sleeps Tonight / God Save The Queen / Roadrunner - 12XU / 20th Century Boy / Skank
encore 3: Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
notes: After heckling during Moon River in which Mike Mills has to be restrained from attacking an audience member, R.E.M. decide they'll play cover songs for the rest of the night. This is how it went:
Stipe is in the middle of singing Moon River...
audience member: "fuck off!"
Mills: "You come up here and..."
Stipe: "I can see you..."
Mills: "Come on! Come on! Come up here and say it"
(audience cheers and claps)
Stipe: "Are you blushing yet? You feeling stupid?"
Mills: "Easy for you from down there isn't it, come on up here and say it"

Then later on after 1,000,000...
Buck: "The guy who yelled 'fuck you' during Moon River meet me backstage you asshole"
After a shocking version of Sweet Home Alabama in which Stipe sings that he can't remember the 2nd verse...
Stipe: "Guitar players can't sing for shit!"
Buck: "Singers can't play guitar for shit either"
This show would have to be one of the most unusual and memorable R.E.M. shows of all time, the amount of cover versions and the fact they were ready to beat up an audience member (as well as the fact they must had a little too much to drink) all adds up to an incredible show.

18 August 1985 - La Grande Tente, Vieux Port, Montreal, Canada
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Sitting Still / Pale Blue Eyes / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / Femme Fatale / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / See No Evil
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Just A Touch

20 August 1985 - George I. Lewis Auditorium At Cumberland County Civic Center, Portland, ME
audience: 3,000
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Skip A Rope / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Crazy / Harborcoat / Behind Close Doors - (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / See No Evil
encore 2: Singing Cage / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Radio Free Europe / 7 Chinese Bros. / Just A Touch / Little America

21 August 1985 - Walter Brown Arena, Case Athletic Center, Boston University, Boston, MA
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Sitting Still / Auctioneer / Old Man Kensey / Femme Fatale / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: White Tornado / Talk About The Passion / Little America
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Pills
encore 3: Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Skank
notes: The unknown song in encore 2 is possibly 'See No Evil' or 'Just A Touch', and the unknown song in encore 3 is possibly 'Skank' (can't be confirmed)

23 August 1985 - Leroy Theatre, Pawtucket, RI
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / West Of The Fields / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Pale Blue Eyes / Moral Kiosk / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Radio Free Europe / Camera / Paint It, Black
encore 2: Singing Cage - Theme From Two Steps Onward / Just A Touch / We Walk - After Hours / See No Evil
encore 3: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Little America

24 August 1985 - Agora Ballroom, West Hartford, CT
audience: 3,500
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Maps And Legends / Wendell Gee / Hyena / Letter Never Sent / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Sitting Still / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Harborcoat / 7 Chinese Bros. / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Just A Touch
encore 2: Singing Cage / Theme From Two Steps Onward / We Walk - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Tired Of Waiting For You - My Generation - Wild Thing - Louie Louie

25 August 1985 - J.B. Scott's, Albany, NY
support: The Three O'Clock, The Bangles
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Laughing / Time After Time (Annelise) / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Bad Day (part) / West Of The Fields / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America / Femme Fatale
encore 1: Riders In The Sky / Second Guessing / Time Is On My Side / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Skip A Rope / See No Evil
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Singing Cage / Life And How To Live It
encore 3: We Walk - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction - Tired Of Waiting For You - My Generation - Wild Thing - Louie Louie
notes: The only known time the Rolling Stones song 'Time Is On My Side' is covered by the band.
'Bad Day' isn't the full song, just Stipe singing 'it's been a bad day please don't take my picture' and some other lyrics that are thrown into the short song as well.

26 August 1985 - Lyric Theatre, Baltimore, MD
support: The Three O'Clock

28 August 1985 - Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Talk About The Passion / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Fall On Me / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Time After Time (Annelise) / Sitting Still / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: We Walk - Skip A Rope / Second Guessing / Crazy / Little America
encore 2: Singing Cage / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Just A Touch / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 3: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Gardening At Night

29 August 1985 - DAR Constitution Hall, Washington D.C.
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Laughing / Maps And Legends / West Of The Fields / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Fall On Me / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Talk About The Passion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: White Tornado / Skip A Rope / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / See No Evil
encore 2: Singing Cage / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Second Guessing / 7 Chinese Bros. / Paint It, Black - 12XU / Little America
encore 3: Wild Thing - 12XU - Louie Louie - Strange - Wild Thing / I Can Only Give You Everything
notes: The end of the second encore is a mad medley, going into and out of songs at random

30 August 1985 - Capitol Theatre, Passiac, NJ
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Letter Never Sent / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Last Date / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: White Tornado / Pills / Skip A Rope / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Moral Kiosk
encore 2: Singing Cage / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Broken Whiskey Glass / Radio Free Europe / Femme Fatale

31 August 1985 - Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
audience: 5,800
support: The Three O'Clock
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Singing Cage - Skip A Rope / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Pills / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Behind Closed Doors / See No Evil - Singing Cage
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Sitting Still / Time After Time (Annelise) / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars) / Moon River / Hey Diddle Diddle - Frogmore - Windout / Pale Blue Eyes

2 September 1985 - 'Rock Today' WNEW-FM 102.7, WNEW-FM Studios, New York, NY
notes: Interview with the band

3 September 1985
event: 'Driver 8' 7" Single is released in the US

September 1985 - Songbird Studios, Atlanta, GA
notes: Recording Session with Reaction, produced by Peter Buck. Songs from this session remain unreleased

Reconstruction II

1 October 1985 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: After Hours / Theme From Two Steps Onward / Second Guessing / See No Evil
encore 2: Toys In The Attic / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / There She Goes Again / Paint It, Black

2 October 1985 - 'Rockpalast', Zeche, Bochum, West Germany
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Sitting Still / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / King Of The Road / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion
encore 1: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Toys In The Attic / See No Evil / Second Guessing
encore 2: Riders In The Sky / (Don't Go Back to) Rockville / We Walk - Falling In Love Again - Behind Closed Doors / Paint It, Black
notes: This show was recorded for the German TV show 'Rockpalast' WDR-TV and it's well worth finding a copy of it to see Stipe's blonde hair, some great cover songs and the hilarious moment when Stipe goes out into the crowd during 'We Walk' and pats a big bearded guy on the head.

3 October 1985 - Arena, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Toys In The Attic / Hyena / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Sitting Still / Talk About The Passion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / West Of The Fields / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pills / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore: White Tornado / Smokin' In The Boys' Room / Tired Of Singing Trouble - Freddie's Dead / Broken Whiskey Glass / Bandwagon / Burning Hell / See No Evil / Femme Fatale

5 October 1985 - Vooruit, Gent, Belgium
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Moral Kiosk / Maps And Legends / Sitting Still / Fall On Me / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / 7 Chinese Bros. / Ghost Riders In The Sky / Harborcoat / Skip A Rope - So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Pretty Persuasion / Second Guessing
encore 1: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Toys In The Attic / See No Evil
encore 2: In The Year 2525 / California Dreamin' / Wild Thing - Louie Louie

6 October 1985 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, West Germany
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Sitting Still / Green Grow The Rushes / (Don't Go Back to) Rockville / Can't Get There From Here / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Driver 8 / Toys In The Attic / Second Guessing / Just A Touch / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Harborcoat / We Walk - Behind Closed Doors - Daydream / See No Evil
encore 2: Riders In The Sky / Talk About The Passion / Tired Of Singing Trouble / 20th Century Boy / Little America - Home On The Range

7 October 1985
event: 'Wendell Gee' 7", 2x7" & 12" Single is released in the UK

7 October 1985 - Alabamahalle, Munich, West Germany
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Sitting Still / Green Grow The Rushes / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Riders In The Sky / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore: Toys In The Attic / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / See No Evil

9 October 1985 - Metropol, Berlin, West Germany

10 October 1985 - Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Driver 8 / Femme Fatale / Letter Never Sent / Maps And Legends / Toys In The Attic / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Pretty Persuasion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Little America / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Daydream / Burning Hell / Smokin' In The Boys' Room / I Can Only Give You Everything / I Can't Control Myself
encore 2: In The Year 2525 / Radar Love / Be-Bop-A-Lula / See No Evil

11 October 1985 - Luxor, Köln, West Germany
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Radar Love / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Sitting Still / 7 Chinese Bros. / Pale Blue Eyes / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Riders In The Sky / Little America / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Toys In The Attic / Tired Of Singing Trouble / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Paint It, Black
encore 2: Second Guessing / See No Evil

13 October 1985 - Aula, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, West Germany
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Radar Love / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Femme Fatale / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / West Of The Fields / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Toys In The Attic / Talk About The Passion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Riders In The Sky / Second Guessing / See No Evil
encore 2: Moon River / We Walk - Falling In Love Again - Behind Closed Doors - Freddie's Dead / Little America

14 October 1985 - Eldorado, Paris, France
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Driver 8 / Letter Never Sent / Radar Love / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Riders In The Sky / Can't Get There From Here / Pretty Persuasion / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Moral Kiosk / Little America
encore 1: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Second Guessing / Tired Of Singing Trouble - (Don't Go Back To) Rockville
encore 2: Life And How To Live It / Singing Cage - We Walk - Falling In Love Again - Daydream / Toys In The Attic / See No Evil

15 October 1985 - Salle Molière, Lyon, France
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / West Of The Fields / Can't Get There From Here / Riders In The Sky / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore: California Dreamin' / Toys In The Attic / Radar Love / Paint It, Black

16 October 1985 - Salle Du Faubourg, Geneva, Switzerland

18 October 1985 - Alte Feuerwache, Mannheim, West Germany
support: Silent Agency
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends (Aborted) / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Gardening At Night / Fall On Me / Pretty Persuasion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / There She Goes Again / Radar Love / Riders In The Sky / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Theme From Two Steps Onward / We Walk - Falling In Love Again - Behind Closed Doors - Tired Of Singing Trouble - After Hours / Toys In The Attic / 20th Century Boy
encore 2: Second Guessing / Femme Fatale / See No Evil

20 October 1985 - The Ritz, Manchester, England
support: The Jazz Butcher, Misdemeanor, Faith Brothers
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Gardening At Night / Fall On Me / Pretty Persuasion / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Femme Fatale / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Little America
encore 2: Singing Cage / Toys In The Attic / See No Evil

21 October 1985 - Rock City, Nottingham, England
support: Faith Brothers
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Sitting Still / Good Advices / West Of The Fields / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Riders In The Sky / Walk, Don't Run / Radar Love / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore 1: Tired Of Singing Trouble / Second Guessing / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 2: Boy (Go) / I Can Only Give You Everything / Toys In The Attic / See No Evil

22 October 1985 - BBC Radio Sheffield, BBC Radio Sheffield Studios, Sheffield, England
notes: Interview with Peter Buck

22 October 1985 - Octagon Centre, The University Of Sheffield, Sheffield, England
support: Faith Brothers
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Hyena / Green Grow The Rushes / Sitting Still / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star / 20th Century Boy / In The Year 2525 / Auctioneer (Another Engine) - Tired Of Singing Trouble / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore: Second Guessing / Little America / Toys In The Attic / Paint It, Black / See No Evil

23 October 1985 - Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow, Scotland
support: Faith Brothers
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Laughing / Hyena / Green Grow The Rushes / 7 Chinese Bros. / Driver 8 / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Riders In The Sky / Can't Get There From Here / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Pale Blue Eyes / Second Guessing / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 2: See No Evil / Toys In The Attic / Little America

25 October 1985 - 'The Tube' (TV), Studio 5, Tyne-Tree Television Studios, Newcastle, England
other acts performing: Tom Waits
set: Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here

26 October 1985 - Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool, England
support: Grown Up Strange, Faith Brothers
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Pilgrimage / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Pretty Persuasion / 7 Chinese Bros. / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / Riders In The Sky / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Gardening At Night / 9-9 - Frogmore - Windout
encore 1: Time After Time (Annelise)/ (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Little America
encore 2: Toys In The Attic / Life And How To Live It

27 October 1985 - The Powerhouse, Birmingham, England
support: Faith Brothers
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Laughing / Green Grow The Rushes / Pilgrimage / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Sitting Still / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) (Buck & Stipe) / White Tornado and guitar bit / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Just A Touch / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / John The Revelator / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Toys In The Attic / Can't Get There From Here / 20th Century Boy / Broken Whiskey Glass / See No Evil
encore 2: Tired Of Singing Trouble / I Can't Control Myself / Little America - Home On The Range

28 October 1985 - Hammersmith Palais, London, England
support: Misdemeanor, Faith Brothers
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Pilgrimage / Driver 8 / Sitting Still / Good Advices / John The Revelator / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Toys In The Attic
encore 2: What's New Pussycat? / Radar Love / Burning Hell / Talk About The Passion / Little America
notes: This show can be found on the vinyl bootleg "Can't Get There From Here"

29 October 1985 - Hammersmith Palais, London, England
support: The Jazz Butcher, Faith Brothers
set: Feelings Gravitys Pull / Moral Kiosk / Letter Never Sent / Laughing / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Talk About The Passion / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / West Of The Fields / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Gardening At Night / Little America
encore 1: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Radio Free Europe
encore 2: We Walk - Falling In Love Again / Pretty Persuasion / See No Evil
encore 3: Toys In The Attic
notes: This show can be found on the CD bootleg "These Days", albeit incompletely. A new complete version of this show taken from the same source has recently surfaced on the trading circuit

Reconstruction III

2 November 1985 - C.U. Events Center, University Of Colorado At Boulder, Boulder, CO
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Pilgrimage / Just A Touch / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Frogmore - Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Singing Cage / Second Guessing / Daydream / Toys In The Attic / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville - Tired Of Singing Trouble
encore 2: See No Evil / Talk About The Passion / 1,000,000 / Little America
encore 3: Skank

3 November 1985 - Arts And Sciences Auditorium, University Of Wyoming, Laramie, WY
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Second Guessing / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Green Grow The Rushes / See No Evil / 7 Chinese Bros. / Sitting Still / Fall On Me / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / West Of The Fields / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Home On The Range - Little America
encore 1: Feeling Gravitys Pull / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Driver 8
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Toys In The Attic / Wild Thing / Life And How To Live It

5 November 1985 - Civic Auditorium Music Hall, Omaha, NE
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set included: Moon River
notes: The crowd was very rowdy, as it seems that as the band became more well-known, people who knew little of their music now started showing up and wanted to see whatever they perceived "new wave" to be. Michael kept shushing them during quieter moments, and finally had enough. He picked up the mike stand and walked to the curtains in the back and started singing "Moon River". Some people got it, others were stunned into silence, but after that, people behaved.

6 November 1985 - Memorial Hall, Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Building, Kansas City, KS
support: 10,000 Maniacs

7 November 1985 - Assembly Hall, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
support: 10,000 Maniacs

8 November 1985 - Indiana University Auditorium, University Of Indiana, Bloomington, IN
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Maps And Legends / Old Man Kensey / Pilgrimage / Little America / Driver 8 / Life And How To Live It / Green Grow The Rushes / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Pretty Persuasion / Second Guessing / Fall On Me / Swan Swan H / Sitting Still / See No Evil / Laughing / Radar Love / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / We Walk / All I Have To Do Is Dream / Can't Get There From Here / Toys In The Attic

9 November 1985 - 'CMJ 1985 New Music Awards', Beacon Theatre, New York, NY
other acts performing: Del Fuegos, Run-DMC, Stanley Jordan, Stephen Wright, In Pursuit
acoustic set: The Wayward Wind / Driver 8 / All I Have To Do Is Dream / Angel / Swan Swan H / Time After Time (Annelise) / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble
electric set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Second Guessing / Can't Get There From Here / Moon River (Stipe a capella)
notes: R.E.M. performed at the end of the awards show, which was broadcast on MTV, & hosted by Cheech & Chong. R.E.M. won Best Album Award for 'Fables Of The Reconstruction'. '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' features Peter Holsapple on guitar and Susanna Hoffs & Michael Steele of The Bangles on backing vocals. This show was made infamous due to Peter Buck throwing his guitar at one of the television crew members and storming off the stage after 'Can't Get There From Here'.

11 November 1985 - Memorial Coliseum, University Of Kentucky, Lexington, KY
support: 10,000 Maniacs

12 November 1985 - Memorial Gymnasium, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN
audience: 4,400
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Fall On Me / Sitting Still / Hyena / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Riders In The Sky / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore 1: Toys In The Attic / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Broken Whiskey Glass
encore 2: Rave On / Boy (Go) - Second Guessing / See No Evil / Life And How To Live It
notes: Jason Ringenberg guests on '(Don't Go Back To) Rockville' and 'Broken Whiskey Glass'.
'During the encore, when Jason from Jason And The Scorchers was on stage, Michael Stipe went back to Bill Berry's drum set, picked up a beer bottle (looked like a Michelob) and poured the contents on Berry's head. Berry stood up, reached over the drum kit and grabbed Stipe by the collar or throat while Stipe grabbed Berry. Jason had to pull them apart. I remember he said in his twangy accent, "Come on boys! Settle down now."
Then after the concert, when most of the crowd had left, Berry ran back out on stage, grabbed a microphone and yelled "Fuck Michael!". Stipe came running out of the wings and tackled Berry and they rolled around on the floor of the stage for a minute while a couple of roadies tried to pull them apart. Order was soon restored. It was very surreal to say the least.'
- Scott Martin

13 November 1985 - Orpheum Theatre, Memphis, TN
support: 10,000 Maniacs

15 November 1985 - C.Y. Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State Center, Iowa State University, Ames, IA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Letter Never Sent / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Sitting Still / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Gardening At Night / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore 1: Singing Cage / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / See No Evil
encore 2: John The Revelator - The Counting Song / Toys In The Attic / All I Have To Do Is Dream
encore 3: Moon River / Paint It, Black - 12XU
notes: After 'Toys In The Attic' the band starts to play 'We Walk', and when Stipe starts singing 'All I Have To Do Is Dream' the band adjusts. Natalie Merchant guests on 'John The Revelator - The Counting Song'

16 November 1985 - Foelinger Auditorium, University Of Illinois At Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Pilgrimage / Driver 8 / Can't Get There From Here / Letter Never Sent / Green Grow The Rushes / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / See No Evil / Toys In The Attic / Pills
encore 2: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Last Date / Bandwagon
notes: Michael lectured the audience on the history of the ginkgo tree, an example of which was growing outside the auditorium on the quad. The band played "Rawhide" while Michael laid flat on his back in the middle of the stage. 'Letter Never Sent' was introduced by stating that there's more than one Athens. The guitar only version of 'So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry)' was played at this show, while a gumby doll was on Mike's amp and a Budweiser tall boy was resting on Pete's

17 November 1985 - Kiel Opera House, St. Louis, MO
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set included: (Don't Go Back To) Rockville

19 November 1985 - Saenger Theatre, New Orleans, LA
support: 10,000 Maniacs
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Pilgrimage / Maps And Legends / Fall On Me / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Gardening At Night / 7 Chinese Bros. / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore: Second Guessing / Radar Love / I Can't Control Myself / We Walk - Falling In Love Again / Little America / Tired Of Singing Trouble
notes: Another song is played before 'Little America', but the recording only features the end few seconds of it. It could be 'Just A Touch', 'See No Evil', 'Toys in the Attic' or 'Rockville'. Natalie Merchant guests on 'The Counting Song', not sure where it fits in the set

21 November 1985 - Foster Auditorium, The University Of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL
support: 10,000 Maniacs

22 November 1985 - Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center Arena, Tallahassee, FL (Cancelled)
support: The Minutemen
notes: This performance was cancelled after Hurricane Kate tore the roof off the arena

23 November 1985 - Swisher Gymnasium, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL
support: The Minutemen

24 November 1985 - James L. Knight Center, Miami, FL
support: The Minutemen

26 November 1985 - Bayfront Center, St. Petersburg, FL
support: The Minutemen
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Driver 8 / Pilgrimage / Green Grow The Rushes / Sitting Still / Maps And Legends / Laughing / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / 7 Chinese Bros. / The Wayward Wind / Can't Get There From Here / West Of The Fields / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore: Second Guessing / Shaking Through / So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Toys In The Attic
notes: Peter Buck sings lead on 'The Wayward Wind'(!), and Roger McGuinn guests on 'Shaking Through' and 'So You Want To Be A Rock'n'Roll Star'. This show can be found on the vinyl bootleg "Rapid Eye Movements, The Georgia Peaches"

27 November 1985 - Civic Center, Savannah, GA
support: The Minutemen

29 November 1985 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
support: Jason And The Scorchers, The Minutemen
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Pilgrimage / Hyena / Sitting Still / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / West Of The Fields / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Second Guessing / We Walk - All I Have To Do Is Dream / See No Evil
encore 2: Toys In The Attic / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Little America
encore 3: Just A Touch / 3rd Stone From The Sun / Paint It, Black

30 November 1985 - Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
support: Jason And The Scorchers, The Minutemen
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Sitting Still / Laughing / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Have You Ever Seen The Rain? / Can't Get There From Here / Shaking Through / Just A Touch / Cuyahoga - Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore 1: Gardening At Night / 9-9 - Windout
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Second Guessing / See No Evil / Boy (Go) / Toys In The Attic / Born To Run / Life And How To Live It
notes: Large chunks of the lyrics of would become 'Cuyahoga' form Stipe's spoken intro to 'Auctioneer'. 'Boy (Go)' is a brief acapella intro. 'Born To Run' starts off a capella and ends up being a full band version

2 December 1985 - Civic Center, Raleigh, NC
support: The Minutemen
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Pilgrimage / Driver 8 / Letter Never Sent / Hyena / Green Grow The Rushes / Born To Run / Moral Kiosk / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / West Of The Fields / Can't Get There From Here / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: White Tornado / Pills / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / See No Evil
encore 2: Theme From Two Steps Onward / Toys In The Attic / Second Guessing / Little America
review

3 December 1985 - Township Auditorium, Columbia, SC
support: The Minutemen

4 December 1985 - Chrysler Hall, Norfolk, VA
support: The Minutemen
soundcheck: Catapult / Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Ages Of You
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Letter Never Sent / Hyena / Maps And Legends / Driver 8 / Fall On Me / Bandwagon / Sitting Still / Good Advices / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Riders In The Sky / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: See No Evil / All I Have To Do Is Dream / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Toys In The Attic
encore 2: The Counting Song / Second Guessing - Born To Run / Talk About The Passion / Little America

5 December 1985 - The Mosque, Richmond, VA
support: The Minutemen
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Shaking Through / Maps And Legends / Hyena / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Can't Get There From Here / Ghost Riders In The Sky / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Walk, Don't Run / Toys In The Attic / Radio Free Europe / Time After Time (Annelise) / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 2: Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Little America

6 December 1985 - The Doremus Memorial Gymnasium, Washington And Lee University, Lexington, VA
support: The Minutemen
electric set 1: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Maps And Legends / Pilgrimage / Talk About The Passion / Sitting Still
acoustic set: All I Have To Do Is Dream / Driver 8 / Swan Swan H / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble
electric set 2: So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Time After Time (Annelise) / Can't Get There From Here / Pretty Persuasion / Old Man Kensey / Life And How To Live It
encore: Toys In The Attic / Second Guessing / Bandwagon / See No Evil
notes: The band stopped playing after 'Sitting Still' due to issues with the crowd pushing to the front. However, they quickly returned to play an acoustic set and then continued the show

8 December 1985 - R.J. Reynolds Memorial Auditorium, Richard J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem, NC
support: The Minutemen
soundcheck: Driver 8 / Green Grow The Rushes / Catapult (Instrumental)
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Crazy / Maps And Legends / Shaking Through / Driver 8 / Good Advices / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Life And How To Live It
encore 1: Gardening At Night / 9-9 - Just A Touch (snippet) - Windout
encore 2: The Counting Song / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Tired Of Singing Trouble / Little America / See No Evil
notes: Mike Watt from The Minutemen guests on 'See No Evil'.

9 December 1985 - Dedmon Center, Radford University, Radford, VA
support: The Minutemen
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Pilgrimage / Maps And Legends / Just A Touch / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 / Sitting Still / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Can't Get There From Here / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Windout / All I Have To Do Is Dream / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Pretty Persuasion / Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)
encore 1: Riders In The Sky / Second Guessing / (Don't Go Back To) Rockville / Bandwagon / Burning Hell / Little America - This Land Is Your Land
encore 2: Tired Of Singing Trouble / Toys In The Attic / Life And How To Live It
encore 3: Talk About The Passion
notes:' Carnival Of Sorts (Box Cars)' is only performed part way through then mysteriously abandoned and the band leave the stage. 'Gardening At Night' is prefaced by a "poem" of some kind, quite possibly extemporised by Stipe on the night

10 December 1985 - Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Columbus, OH
support: The Minutemen

11 December 1985 - Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN
audience: 1,400
set included: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harboarcoat / Maps And Legends / Green Grow The Rushes / Driver 8 /
support: The Minutemen

13 December 1985 - Park Center, Charlotte, NC
support: The Minutemen
set: Feeling Gravitys Pull / Harborcoat / Pills / Maps And Legends / Sitting Still / Fall On Me / Green Grow The Rushes / Hyena / So. Central Rain (I'm Sorry) / Swan Swan H / Riders In The Sky / Can't Get There From Here / 7 Chinese Bros. / All I Have To Do Is Dream / Auctioneer (Another Engine) / Old Man Kensey / Gardening At Night / 9-9 / Pretty Persuasion / Little America
encore 1: Second Guessing / Time After Time (Annelise) / See No Evil (w/ The Minutemen)
encore 2: Just A Touch / Driver 8 / Life And How To Live It
notes: The final show by The Minutemen before D.Boon was tragically killed in a car accident. All the members of The Minutemen (George Hurley, D. Boon & Mike Watt, join the band on stage for 'See No Evil'

20 December 1985 - The World, New York, NY
set: One More Time / Critical List / Lonesome Train / Looking Fine / Way Down South / It's Too Late / Windout
notes: Full Time Men show (Peter Buck, Keith Streng & The Fleshtones). This was the Coyote Christmas Party to celebrate the release of 'The Luxury Condo Compilation', featuring the Full Time Men. Dreams So Real were also advertised to play, but were unable at the last minute.

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