The Velvet Underground

1993 European Reunion Tour

VU 1993, promo photo by Gram Wood
The Velvet Underground, 1993
(photo: Gram Wood)


Spring 1993
Studio rehearsals

Audio: soundboard, 23 minutes, A. Source: The Playhouse 1993 SBD 2CD.

  1. Venus In Furs (4:09)
  2. I'll Be Your Mirror/Beginning To See The Light (7:07)
  3. I Hear Her Call My Name (3:05)
  4. Femme Fatale (3:06)
  5. Hey Mr. Rain (4:12)
  6. Sweet Jane (1:15)

June 1, 1993
The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

Ad3000 people. Sold out.

Support: Luna

Flyer: Edinburgh Playhouse program.

Poster.

Audio:

  • audience (Toshiba stereo recorder with tieclip mic, recorded from seat 16 in Row A of the stalls, on Maxell XLII C100 cassettes), 112 minutes, B+. Source: lurid_uk, DAD.
  • audience (Sony WM-D3 with a 1-point Sony stereo microphone, recorded from the right orchestra, approx. row 20, on Maxell MX-S cassettes), 113 minutes, B+. Source: DAD.
  • audience, same recording as above, remastered, 112 minutes, B+. Source: DAD.
  1. Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. After Hours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. White Light/White Heat
  15. I'm Sticking With You
  16. The Black Angel's Deat Song
  17. Rock And Roll
  18. I Can't Stand It
  19. I'm Waiting For The Man
  20. Heroin

June 2, 1993
The Playhouse, Edinburgh, Scotland

TicketsSuppport: Luna

Audio:

  • soundboard, 115 minutes, A. Source: The Playhouse 1993 SBD 2-CD (1-22).
  • audience (using a Toshiba KT4087 stereo recorder and tieclip mic, from seat 25 in Row E of the stalls, on Maxell XL11 C100 cassettes), 125 minutes, B+. Sources: DAD, master seeded by lurid_uk (1-22).
  • audience, 116 minutes, B.
  1. Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. After Hours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Deat Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I Can't Stand It
  20. I'm Waiting For The Man
  21. Heroin
  22. Coyote

Press articles:Program

  • Underground overtures by Alastair Mabbott
    in The Scotsman Weekend, May 29, 1993 (p. 21).
  • Velvet rides on the underground by Allan Brown
    in The Sunday Times Scotland, May 30, 1993 (p. 10).

Reviews:

  • Crushed Velvet by Pat Kane.
  • Older but Still Hip, the Velvet Underground Rocks Again by John Rockwell
    in The New York Times, June 5, 1993.
  • Edition 93 by Philippe Manoeuvre
    in Rock & Folk no. 311, July 1993 (p. 49-53).

Photos: 5 color photos by Claude Gassian in Rock & Folk #311.


June 5, 1993
The Forum, London, England

Support: Luna.

ticket

Poster.

Video: audience. Source: DAD.

Audio: audience, 122 minutes, B+. Source: So Happy To Be Back CD (edited 73-minute version: 4-8, 10-12, 14-16, 18-20).

  1. Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. After Hours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  14. Sweet Jane
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I Can't Stand It
  20. I'm Waiting For The Man
  21. Heroin
  22. Coyote

Review: Velvet Underground - Forum, London by Julia Hilger.


June 6, 1993
Wembley Arena, London, England

Ad Audio: audience, 120 min, B++.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Ticket
  15. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  16. White Light/White Heat
  17. I'm Sticking With You
  18. The Black Angel's Death Song
  19. Rock And Roll
  20. I Can't Stand It
  21. I'm Waiting For The Man
  22. Heroin
  23. Coyote
  24. Pale Blue Eyes

Ad Sources:

  • Take A Trip 2-CD (1-23)
  • Live USA '93 CD (1, 2, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13, 15, 18-20, 22)
  • Live in Europe '93 LP (2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 16, 17, 21-23)
  • Caught Between The Twisted Stars 4-CD (9, 12)

Photos: Andrew Murray (Corbis).


June 8, 1993
Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

ticket 800-1200 people (smallest place of the tour).

Support: Luna

Audio: audience DAT, 125 min.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  14. White Light/White Heat
  15. I'm Sticking With You
  16. Sweet Jane
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I'm Waiting For The Man
  20. Pale Blue Eyes
  21. Heroin
  22. Coyote

Sources:

  • Back To Vengeance CD (1-15)
  • Even More Vengeance CD (16-22)

Video: Guess I'm Falling In Love excerpt broadcasted on French M6 TV on February 18, 1996 in Rock Express show.


June 9, 1993
Ahoy' Sportpaleis, Rotterdam, Netherlands

7000-10600 people.

Support: Luna

Audio:

  • audience (Sony TCD-D7 DAT), 134 minutes (1-22), B+. Source: flipp022 (ane), master seeded on DAD.
  • audience (DAT), 127 minutes (1-15 [cut], 17-22), B+.
  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I'm Waiting For The Man
  20. Pale Blue Eyes
  21. Heroin
  22. Coyote

Ticket


June 11, 1993
Alsterdorfer Sporthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg, ticket (back)Hamburg, ticket7000 people.

Support: Luna

Poster.

Video: audience, 153 minutes, B+. Source: VUT.

Audio: Lou forgets words to Sweet Jane.

  • audience, 143 minutes, B. Source: Velvet Underground 1993 2-CD (1-23).
  • audience (Sony WM-D6 with extra microphone, recorded from a seat on the left side of the hall about 15 meters from the stage), 147 minutes, B+. Source: minimax, master seeded at DAD.
  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. After Hours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. I Can't Stand It
  19. Rock And Roll
  20. I'm Waiting For The Man
  21. Heroin
  22. Pale Blue Eyes
  23. Coyote

June 13, 1993
Palàc Kultury, Praze, Czech Republic

With President Vaclav Havel in attendance.

Support: Luna

Poster.

Poster

Audio: longest Hey Mr. Rain of the tour - almost 17 minutes!.

  • audience DAT (Sony TCD-D3, 3rd row center), 128 minutes, complete (1-22), B+. Source: DAD (1st gen cassette).
  • audience, 121 minutes, incomplete (1-20), B-. Source: DAD.
  • audience DAT, 120 minutes, incomplete (1-13, 15-22), B+. Source: DAD.
  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I'm Waiting For The Man
  20. Heroin
  21. Pale Blue Eyes
  22. Coyote

Video: audience recording.

Review: by Emanuelle Debaussart in Best #301, p. 88.


Ticket

June 15, 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France

Audio: audience DAT, 135 min.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I Can't Stand It
  20. I'm Waiting For The Man
  21. Heroin
  22. Pale Blue Eyes
  23. Coyote

Photos: Thierry Tinacci (Gamma).

June 16, 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France

AdAudio: audience DAT, 135 min. Sources: Live MCMXCIII 2-CD, Live In Europe '93 2-CD.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I Can't Stand It
  20. I'm Waiting For The Man
  21. Heroin
  22. Pale Blue Eyes
  23. Coyote

June 17, 1993
L'Olympia, Paris, France

Audio: audience DAT, 135 min. Sources: Live MCMXCIII 2CD.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. Velvet Nursery Rhyme
  15. White Light/White Heat
  16. I'm Sticking With You
  17. The Black Angel's Death Song
  18. Rock And Roll
  19. I Can't Stand It
  20. I'm Waiting For The Man
  21. Heroin
  22. Pale Blue Eyes
  23. Coyote

Review: by Paul Alessandrini in Rock & Folk #312, p. 16


June 20, 1993
Die Halle Weissensee, Berlin, Germany

Poster.

Tapes:

  • audience, 125 minutes, C+. Source: 20.6.93 Berlin - Die Halle 2-LP.
  • audience DAT, 126 minutes, B++. Source: DAD.
  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Guess I'm Falling In Love
  4. Afterhours
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. Some Kinda Love
  7. I'll Be Your Mirror
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. Femme Fatale
  12. Hey Mr. Rain
  13. Sweet Jane
  14. I'm Sticking With You
  15. The Black Angel's Death Song
  16. Rock And Roll
  17. White Light/White Heat
  18. Heroin
  19. Pale Blue Eyes
  20. Coyote

June 23, 1993
Stade de la Meinau, Strasbourg, France

Supporting U2.

Video: audience, 56 minutes, C+.

Audio:

  • audience, 54 minutes, C+ (probably sourced from video, Rock And Roll cut at intro).
  • audience, 55 minutes, B.
  • audience (recorded from the first row right in front of the speaker stack on the left side of the stage, with Sony TCD D7 DAT and Aiwa CM 30 microphone), 55 minutes, B+. Source: master seeded by colonelparker on DAD.
  1. Sweet Jane
  2. Some Kinda Love
  3. Venus In Furs
  4. Beginning To See The Light
  5. Hey Mr. Rain
  6. Afterhours
  7. All Tomorrow's Parties
  8. White Light/White Heat
  9. The Black Angel's Death Song
  10. Rock And Roll

June 25, 1993
Glastonbury Festival, Pilton, England

Video:

  • pro: Glastonbury film by Julian Temple has a brief excerpt of The Velvet Underground performing All Tomorrow's Parties.
  • audience, 77 minutes.

Audio: audience, 75 min, B+. Source: Reformed! CD.

  1. Sweet Jane (4:58)
  2. Some Kinda Love (7:17)
  3. All Tomorrow's Parties (7:15)
  4. Venus In Furs (5:43)
  5. Beginning To See The Light (6:10)
  6. Heroin (9:49)
  7. Hey Mr. Rain (8:02)
  8. Afterhours (3:45)
  9. White Light/White Heat (4:29)
  10. Rock And Roll (5:57)
  11. I'm Waiting For The Man (5:11)
  12. I Can't Stand It (4:47)

Review: Geriatric Park.


June 26, 1993
Hippodrome de Vincennes, Paris, France

ticket With Belly, supporting U2.

Reviews:

  • by François Ducray in Best #301 (p. 54).
  • by Paul Alessandrini in Rock & Folk #312 (p. 16).

Tracklist:

  1. Sweet Jane
  2. Venus In Furs
  3. Some Kinda Love
  4. All Tomorrow's Parties
  5. I'm Sticking With You
  6. Hey Mr. Rain
  7. Heroin
  8. White Light/White Heat
  9. Rock and Roll

June 28, 1993
Stade de la Pontaise, Lausanne, Switzerland

Supporting U2.


June 30, 1993
St. Jakob's Stadion, Basel, Switzerland

Supporting U2.


July 2, 1993
Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, Denmark

Poster.

Audio: great I Can't Stand It.

  • audience (Sony WM-D6C cassette recorder with Sony ECM-929LT mic), 97 minutes (1-16), B+. Source: master seeded on DAD by The Velvet Taper.
  • audience, 72 minutes (1, 3-16), "B+". Source: Ossi Park bootleg CD. Speed is all wrong, song order juggled, Sweet Jane is missing.
  • audience, Afterhours #60 cassette.
  1. Real Good Time Together
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Femme Fatale
  4. Venus In Furs
  5. Some Kinda Love
  6. All Tomorrow's Parties
  7. I'm Sticking With You
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. I Heard Her Call My Name
  10. After Hours
  11. Heroin
  12. White Light/White Heat
  13. Rock And Roll
  14. I Can't Stand It
  15. I'm Waiting For The Man
  16. Pale Blue Eyes

July 4, 1993
Villa Manin, Udine, Italy

Video: audience, 101 minutes. Little bottom noisy crowd, Lou rises guitarwise.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Femme Fatale
  4. Venus In Furs
  5. Some Kinda Love
  6. All Tomorrow's Parties
  7. I'm Sticking With You
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. After Hours
  12. Heroin
  13. White Light/White Heat
  14. Rock And Roll
  15. I Can't Stand It
  16. I'm Waiting For The Man
  17. Pale Blue Eyes

July 6, 1993
Arena Parco Nord, Bologna, Italy

Poster: with next show in Milano.

Video: audience, 90 minutes (2-5, 7-16).

Audio: audience, 110 minutes (1-16).

  1. Venus In Furs
  2. Some Kinda Love
  3. All Tomorrow's Parties
  4. I'm Sticking With You
  5. Beginning To See The Light
  6. The Gift
  7. I Heard Her Call My Name
  8. After Hours
  9. Heroin
  10. White Light/White Heat
  11. Rock And Roll
  12. I Can't Stand It
  13. I'm Waiting For The Man
  14. Pale Blue Eyes
  15. What Goes On
  16. Coyote

July 7, 1993
Forum Assago, Milano, Italy

Last concert of the tour as headliners.

Audio: audience, 130 min. Features What Goes On. Sources: Velvet 1993 2-CD, With Us From The Past 2-CD, Afterhours #61.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Time Together
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Femme Fatale
  4. Venus In Furs
  5. Some Kinda Love
  6. All Tomorrow's Parties
  7. I'm Sticking With You
  8. Beginning To See The Light
  9. The Gift
  10. I Heard Her Call My Name
  11. After Hours
  12. Heroin
  13. White Light/White Heat
  14. Rock And Roll
  15. I'm Waiting For The Man
  16. Pale Blue Eyes
  17. What Goes On
  18. Coyote

July 9, 1993
Stadio San Paolo, Napoli, Italy

Supporting U2.

Audio: audience, 55 minutes, very poor quality... With Bono joining in the Velvet Underground for Satellite Of Love.

  1. We're Gonna Have A Real Good Timer Together
  2. Sweet Jane
  3. Venus In Furs
  4. Some Kinda Love
  5. All Tomorrow's Parties
  6. I'm Sticking With You
  7. Beginning To See The Light
  8. Heroin
  9. White Light/White Heat
  10. Satellite Of Love? [inaudible]

Special thanks to Lau Buur Nielsen, Gordon Lyon and Aral Sezen. Thanks: Arjan de Weerd for Rotterdam ticket scan, Willy-Jan van Gemert for the Amsterdam ticket scan, Alfredo Garcia for the Hippodrome de Vincennes info/ticket scan.

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