The show that would prove to be Nirvana’s very last ever indoor show in the UK took place at the Kings Hall in Belfast, Northern Ireland on june 22, 1992. The band had released their multi-million seller “Nevermind” in September 1991, and the tour supported that album. In june 1992, they were kicking off their second run of European “Nevermind” gigs with a mini clubtour, visiting Dublin and Belfast only, before heading to the big festivals in Scandinavia and later Spain.
As a ticket stub collector I find it absolutely essential to own a piece of Nirvana memorabilia, and this ticket caught my eye immediately when I saw it. It’s got a very unique design (not your 50 a dozen Ticketmaster version), its in pretty good shape, considering it was actually used and kept thru a sweaty and long concert and it’s rare, since this was the last show they did in the UK ever! Also, it was in a relatively small arena with capacity of only 4800 people. Very cool piece. Hope you like it, I will put it in a display in my office I think 🙂 . Here is some more info on the band, the show and the ticket:
Ticket info: This ticket is an authentic piece of rock memorabilia bought from the concert goes himself in 2012. The ticket originally cost £14,50 and is USED (stub is gone). The ticket is in very nice condition, as seen on the photo below.
Venue info: Kings Hall in Belfast, indoor arena, capasity 4 800, website: http://www.kingshall.co.uk/
Youtube: Footage from the gig: Smells like teen spirit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oa_1XqBXNW4 , Blew: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_1DouBaXxs , MTV interview http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_whyVYQvQPk .
About Nirvana: From wikipedia: Nirvana was an American rock band that was formed by singer/guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington in 1987. Nirvana went through a succession of drummers, the longest-lasting being Dave Grohl, who joined the band in 1990.In the late 1980s Nirvana established itself as part of the Seattle grunge scene, releasing its first album Bleach for the independent record label Sub Pop in 1989. The band eventually came to develop a sound that relied on dynamic contrasts, often between quiet verses and loud, heavy choruses. After signing to major label DGC Records, Nirvana found unexpected success with “Smells Like Teen Spirit”, the first single from the band’s second album Nevermind (1991). Nirvana’s sudden success widely popularized alternative rock as a whole, and the band’s frontman Cobain found himself referred to in the media as the “spokesman of a generation”, with Nirvana being considered the “flagship band” of Generation X.
Setlist: Nirvana played these songs on this summers evening in the Northern Irish city of Belfast:
- Drain You
- Stay Away
- In Bloom
- About a Girl
- Been a Son
- On a Plain
- Swap Meet
- Negative Creep
- Come as You Are
- Love Buzz (Shocking Blue cover)
- Smells Like Teen Spirit
- Territorial Pissings