1988-05-27 The Spectrum, Philadelphia, PA, USA

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The Orange County Register reported that "according to Pollstar, the band drew 9,849 concert-goers at the near-12,000-capacity Spectrum Arena in Philadelphia." In '101', Andy Franks can be heard saying a few days before this concert that he and the band think that, although enough tickets have been sold, they are worried that not many people are going to attend it due to Memorial Day, and so he asks the organiser if the stage can be moved forward in order to make the venue look less empty.

Chris Hegedus said in 2017:

"We actually shot a safety concert in Philadelphia as well, beforehand, in case it rained [at the Rose Bowl show]. [...] There's probably some shots of Alan playing [at the Spectrum] that sprinkled in [the 101 movie]. And the nice thing about them playing to a tape is that it's exactly the same! Not to, like, unmask any mystery of film-making there..."

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark was the support act.

Set list

  1. Pimpf
  2. Behind The Wheel
  3. Strangelove
  4. Sacred
  5. Something To Do
  6. Blasphemous Rumours
  7. Stripped
  8. Somebody (*)
  9. The Things You Said (*)
  10. Black Celebration
  11. Shake The Disease
  12. Nothing
  13. Pleasure, Little Treasure
  14. Master And Servant
  15. A Question Of Time
  16. Never Let Me Down Again
  17. A Question Of Lust (*)
  18. Just Can't Get Enough
  19. Everything Counts