random notes of mercury rev's life on the road...

in an effort not to clutter the main gigography, most show notes (openers, etc) will be thrown onto this page....

Bjs gig was April 13, 1991 in Fredonia, NY. It was their first gig ever (as "Mercury Rev", anyway). Small bar, just a few people there.

gig in Leeds w/ Creaming Jesus on August 28, 1991. Not sure of club.

Mary Fridmann says...
"I have an itinerary of something called 1992 Tour of Anglo-Saxony.
I went to both of these tours but we ( Dave and I) were called back before the shows even started..I guess they played the shows. Dave says John DeVries covered bass parts.."

Nov. Fri 13, 1992 at Rock Garden in Dublin, Ireland Support Rollerskate Skinny
Nov. 14, 1992 at The Village in Cork, Ireland Support Rollerskate Skinny
Nov. 16, 1992 at King Tut's Wah Wah Hut in Glasgow, UK
Nov. 18, 1992 at T.J.'s in Newport, UK Support Suck, Dig The Slowness
Nov. 19, 1992 at Wulfrum Hall in Wolverhampton, UK Support Roller Skate Skinny
Nov. 20, 1992 at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK Support Cranberries, Headliner House of Love


most early '93 shows were supporting Dinosaur Jr.
Gumball was also on the bill for most shows.

The March 92 UK dates were supporting Ride.


June 25, 2002 Lille, France - with Garbage
August 16 & 17, 2002 Canada - with Oasis


from Amanda...... I've got some more early gig dates for your gigography, I've been doing a little bit of research through my Rev press cutting books:

June 7th Mean Fiddler, London, UK
August 22nd Powerhaus, London,UK
August 28th Duchess of York, Leeds, UK
November 25th Riverside, Newcastle, UK - a review I have says that this was their 8th ever show and the Dylan one was their 7th ever
November 26th Duchess of York, Leeds, UK
November 27th The Venue, Glasgow, Scotland
November 28th Boardwalk, Manchester, UK
November 29th Mean Fiddler, London, UK
November 30th Leadmill, Sheffield, UK
Dec 1st Edwards No 8, Birmingham, UK (but only one and a half songs were played as their soundman Keith Cleversley had a row with the club)
Dec 2nd Corn Exchange, Cambridge, UK (supporting My Bloody Valentine)
These below were from a press release, but the last three are tentative and say TBA
Dec 3rd Brussels, Belgique Festival, Belgium (supporting My Bloody Valentine)
Dec 4th Ecstacy, Berlin, Germany
Dec 5th Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
Dec 6th Cologne ??
Dec 7th Munich or Frankfurt??
Dec 8,9,10 Italy, Paris, Amsterdam??


I also have a review of a show at Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow, Scotland which might be 1992 or 1993 from the songs it mentions that they do.

Some info on the Nov 1992 shows. Glagow King Tut's Wah Wah (Nov 16th) they covered The Ramones' "Rockaway Beach" and also covered it at the Cork, Village gig (Nov14th).

Another mystery one, a news clipping says that they will play London ULU on
Septmber 18th following their appearance in July at Clapham Grand. It
doesn't say what year it's talking about, but if it's 1993 then it seems odd
because they were in the US in August/September 1993.

Also, have a review of a Rev/Spiritualised show at Glasgow University. No dates, but probably 1993


Dates of August 13 thur 22, 1993 were opening for Porno For Pyros.


the following shows were Mercury Rev supporting Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds:
November 15, 2004 - Paris, FR, Mutualite
November 16, 2004 - Paris, FR, Mutualite
November 18, 2004 - Dusseldorf, DE, Philipshalle
November 21, 2004 - Hamburg, DE, CCH3
November 22, 2004 - LEIPZIG, DE, Haus Auensee
November 24, 2004 - Brussels, BEL, Forest National
November 26, 2004 - Munich, DE, Zenith
November 27, 2004 - Lausanne, CH, Metropol
November 29, 2004 - Milan, IT, Alcatraz
November 30, 2004 - Florence, IT, Saschall


just wanted to let you know that Mercury Rev played a sort of acoustic promo gig
last thursday (february 3),  in Madrid, at the Fnac Forum.
You might find this info useful for the gigography, as it has not been announced
in the official site.
the show lasted about 45mins
i wish i could have attended but it was by invitation only,
to the people who purchased the new record in a particular madrid store (Fnac Callao).
I live in vigo so...


Dates May 1 thru 23, 2005 opening for Doves.
The start of the tour together (the below dates) was postponed due to throat problems by Doves' singer:
May 1, 2005 -  San Francisco, CA, Fillmore
May 3, 2005 -  Seattle, WA, Showbox
May 4, 2005 -  Portland, OR, Aladdin Theater
May 6, 2005 -  Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Commodore Ballroom
May 8, 2005 -  Salt Lake City, UT, Club Sound
May 9, 2005 -  Boulder, CO, Fox Theatre
May 11, 2005 -  Kansas City, MO, Madrid Theatre
May 12, 2005 -  Minneapolis, MN, Quest Club
May 13, 2005 -  Chicago, IL, Vic Theatre


Mercury Rev opened for Coldplay on their Australian tour in Feb/March 2009.


December 5, 2009 - Minehead, UK, ATP Nightmare Before Xmas (Harmony Rockets performing Paralyzed Mind of the Archangel Void)
Suzanne Thorpe reunited with the band for this performance (her band Wounded Knees was also playing the festival).


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