Mercury Rev gigs

Went to see Mercury Rev on Monday, so tried to recall all my previous gigs. Here goes …

  • 26/11/1991 – Duchess of York, Leeds
  • Sometime in March 1992 – Leeds University, supporing Ride
  • 19/11/1992 – Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton
  • 16/07/1993 – Warehouse, Derby
  • October/November 1993? – Glasgow University, with Spiritualized and Dr Phibes and the House of Wax Equations
  • sometime in 1998? – Sheffield University, supporting Bob Mould
  • 1999 – The Junction, Cambridge
  • 5/11/2001 – Leadmill, Sheffield
  • 6/11/2008 – Academy, Leeds
  • 24/11/2015 – Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Very Early Mercury Rev advert

Sorting through a box of old cassettes the other day, I found a recording of the first Mercury Rev gig that I ever attended – brought back some memories, to say the least. The gig was at the Duchess of York in Leeds (long since closed), and I remember singer David Baker started the gig at the bar, then took an age to fight his way through the crowd to the stage.

Anyways, here is an advert for that tour and their first UK single, Car Wash Hair. Hit it, crickets!Mercury Rev advert from 1991