Concert 1987-04-17 Irvine

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Friday, April 17, 1987
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A complete setlist has not yet surfaced, but songs performed include:

01. Uncomplicated
02. Inch By Inch
03. New Amsterdam / You've Got To Hide Your Love Away
04. American Without Tears
05. Radio Sweetheart / Jackie Wilson Said
06. Suit Of Lights
07. What Would I Do Without You - with Benmont Tench
08. (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding? - with Nick Lowe
09. Pump It Up - including Too Much Monkey Business, Subterranean Homesick Blues and others
10. Green Shirt

  • Start time:
  • End time:

Opening act

  • Nick Lowe
    Without Love    From Now On    Cruel To Be Kind    When I Write the Book    Raining Raining    Heart    The Rose Of England    Too Many Teardrops    Big, Big Love    So It Goes    I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock & Roll)


  • Los Angeles Times
  • Orange County Register
  • markbrow:
    I was at the '87 show (UC Irvine's Bren Events Center) and somehow this tape came out sounding a heck of a lot better than the sound did that night. This may be my favorite Nick show ever. Gorgeous versions of "From Now On" and "Raining, Raining." Elvis Costello had a bad cold, was hoarse and played barely an hour. He had Nick join him for their first-ever duet on Peace Love & Understanding to help him get through the set. Unfortunately, Nick's microphone wasn't turned on, so the crowd didn't hear him take the second verse and couldn't hear his harmonies on the chorus.
  • chrisingalls:
    This was my first Elvis concert. I remember Benmont Tench (Tom Petty's keyboard player) joined Elvis for one song on piano, and although I don't remember what song they did, I'm almost positive it was a cover. I'm also fairly certain Nick performed "You Make Me" (not present on this page's setlist). Not Elvis' best, but it was a fun show.


Memorabilia Tickets, stage setlist, posters, programs, etc.

1987-04-17 Irvine ticket 1.jpg 1987-04-17 Irvine ticket 2.jpg 1987-05-16 Billboard page 26 clipping 01.jpg
Tickets and Billboard box office chart.


Official releases:

  • None

Audience recordings:

  • An audience recording exists.

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