☄ Some Set Lists, Tickets and Passes: ☄


This page contains some various set lists and passes from throughout the years. If you happen to have a stage set list and would like to share it here, then please send an image to the email address located in the footer...

Set Lists : The Missing Years

It would be fantastic to have a set list displayed from each calendar year but this can only happen with YOUR help.

Does anybody have Set Lists from 1985, 1986 and 1988, 1994, 1996 and 1998 ??

Look around in your Attics, have a poke through your old vinyl sleeves!

Thanks Everybody!..


    ☄ 1984: ☄


  1. Tin Can - Birmingham - April 14th 1984

    An early set list from the Tin Can in Birmingham 1984. Encores not listed were 'On My Way to Heaven' and 'I will not Follow'.

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  2. The Warehouse - Leeds, UK - April 16th 1984

    Another set list from the next show in the Warehouse, Leeds. Although not listed, they played three songs in the encore, 'I will not Follow' , 'Bury my Heart' and a Bob Dylan cover 'Licence to Kill'.

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  3. ☄ 1987: ☄


  4. Olympic Ballroom - Dublin - October 7th 1987

    Set list from Night #2 in the Olympic Ballroom. Although not listed on the sheet, they played extra two songs in the encore, 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' and 'Wonderful World'.

    Thank you Eoghan O'Neill

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  5. ☄ 1989: ☄


  6. Olympia Theatre - Dublin - June 22nd 1989

    A fine set list from show #1 of the four night stand in the Olympia Theatre. Although not listed, they played two songs in the encore, 'Defying Gravity' (Big Blue Ball) and 'Lost Highway' with guests Seamus Begley and Steve Cooney. This show dates from June 22nd 1989.

    Thank you Jack Vervoort.

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  7. Olympia Theatre - Dublin - June 24th 1989

    A wonderful set list from show #3 of the four night stand in the Olympia Theatre. Liam O'Maonlai sang lead vocals on 'Big Fat Heart' and 'If You're Happy Lord, Sing About It'. And Mike also sang 'Buckets of Rain' (Bob Dylan) in the encores. This show dates from June 24th 1989.

    Thank you Jack Vervoort.

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  8. Paris, France - October 1st 1989

    Another great set list from 1989. This show dates from October 1st.

    Thank you Harry Schets.

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  9. The Beacon Theatre - New York - October 18th 1989

    A superb set list from the extensive tour of the U.S. and Canada in 1989. This show is from the second of two nights in the Beacon and dates from October 18th.

    Thank you Harry Schets.

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  10. The Wiltern Theatre, L.A. - November 7th 1989

    Another great set list from the Wiltern Theatre in Los Angeles in 1989. This show dates from November 7th.

    Thank you Harry Schets.

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  11. Rockerfeller Oslo - December 7th 1989

    A classic set list from the heady days of 1989. This show dates from December 7th.

    Thank you Dag Reinert Johansen.

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  12. Barrowlands Ballroom Glasgow - December 1989

    Another great set list from the wild days of 1989. This show dates from December.

    Thank you Stewart McMillan.

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  13. ☄ 1990: ☄


  14. The Big Top - Ennis, Co. Clare - August 22nd 1990

    A set list from the summer 'Room to Roam' tour. Sharon Shannon guested on the last three songs.

    Thank you Jack Vervoort.

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  15. Ancienne Belgique, October 7th Brussels - 1990

    A set list from the 'Room To Roam' tour. This show dates from October 7th 1990.

    Thank you Jack Vervoort.

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  16. Amsterdam, Netherlands - October 29th 1990

    A set list from the Carre Theatre, Amsterdam in 1990. This show dates from October 29th.

    Thank you Harry Schets.

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  17. ☄ 1995: ☄


  18. Mike Scott - Gaiety Theatre Dublin - April 1995

    The first full solo show Mike ever played in Dublin where he alternated between playing the piano, the guitar and keyboards.

    A treasure filled set list played to an enthralled audience.

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  19. ☄ 1997: ☄


  20. Mike Scott - Chalmers University Gothenburg - 02 December 1997

    A wonderful set list from 1997. Oh to hear these songs again!

    Thank you Patrik Riddersporre Larson.

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  21. ☄ 1999: ☄


  22. Mike Scott - The Hawkswell Theatre - Sligo - October 7th 1999

    Although billed as a Mike Scott solo show, Steve Wickham played the full show with him.

    And it is a particularly fantastic set list! Full of rarities and a Bob Dylan cover of 'Forever Young'.

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  23. ☄ 2000: ☄


  24. Grosse Freiheit, Hamburg, Germany - 26 November 2000

    A fantastic set list from 2000.

    Thank you Roland Preuss.

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  25. ☄ 2001: ☄


  26. Substage, Karlsruhe, Germany - 15 November 2001

    A setlist from November 15th 2001

    Thank you Roland Preuss.

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  27. NEC Killarney Co. Kerry - 07 December 2001

    A fantastic set list from 2001.

    Thank you Enrico Parco.

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  28. ☄ 2002: ☄


  29. David Bowie Meltdown Festival - Queen Elizabeth Hall - June 2002

    A fine Set list from the Meltdown Festival in London on 16th June 2002.

    The Meltdown was curated by none other than David Bowie that year.

    Thank You Andy Pritchatt.

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  30. ☄ 2003: ☄


  31. Radisson Hotel Galway - 2003

    The famous 'World Tour of Galway' gigs in 2003 which saw The Waterboys play five amazing shows in five different venues in Galway over three days, and they also managed to fit in a live session in a record shop too!

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  32. Universal Hall Findhorn - 22 June 2003 (Early)

    The first show of two shows in one day in Universal Hall Findorn Scotland.

    Thank you to David Lappin for these images.

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  34. Universal Hall Findhorn - 22 June 2003 (Late)

    The second show of two shows in one day in Universal Hall Findorn Scotland.

    Thank you to David Lappin for these images.

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  36. Koncertus, Oslo Norway - November 09th 2003

    A set list from the Universal Hall Tour in Oslo on November 9th 2003.

    Thank you Dag Reinert Johansen.

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  37. ☄ 2004: ☄


  38. Findhorn Scotland - 19 June 2004

    Set list and ticket from the first show of a two night stand in Findhorn on 19 June 2004.

    Thank you to David Lappin for these images.

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  40. Findhorn Scotland - 20 June 2004

    Set list and ticket from the second show of a two night stand in Findhorn on 20 June 2004.

    Thank you to David Lappin for these images.

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  42. Set List, Ticket and Pass - Cabot Hall - 2004

    A fine 'Universal Hall' set list from Cabot Hall in London.

    Thank you to Crispin Thomas for these images.

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  43. Groningen, Holland - October 09th 2004

    A set list from Oosterport, Groningen Holland.

    Thank you Henk Tiekstra

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  44. Town Hall Galway - 23 November 2004

    Thank you Christophe Van Rompaey

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  45. ☄ 2005: ☄


  46. Universal Hall Findhorn - March 28th 2005

    A rare show from the duo of Mike and Richard Naiff in Universal Hall Findhorn although this gig was billed as a solo show. Mike only played five shows throughout 2005.

    A big 'Thank You' to Diane McKay for this rare set list.

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  47. ☄ 2006: ☄


  48. Royal Concert Hall Glasgow - 28 January 2006

    A cracking set list from Glasgow in 2006. This show dates from January 28th.

    Thank you to David Lappin for this image.

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  49. Ole Bull Scene, Bergen, Norway - April 28th 2006

    A great set list from Bergen in April 2006.

    Thank you Dag Reinert Johansen.

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  50. Music Centrum Utrecht, Holland - May 6th 2006

    A fine set list from Utrecht in May 2006.

    Thank you to Harry and Henk Tiekstra.

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  51. Findhorn Scotland - 24 June 2006

    A return once again to Universal Hall Findhorn on 24 June 2006

    Thank you to David Lappin for these images.

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    ☄ 2007: ☄


  53. Peer Gynt, Bergen Norway - March 29th 2007

    A set list from the Book of Lightning Tour in Bergen on March 29th 2007.

    Thank you Dag Reinert Johansen.

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  54. First Act Guitar Studios Boston - 30 August 2007

    A fine Set list from the extensive 'Book of Lightning' Tour.

    Thank You Tim O'Connor.

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  55. ☄ 2008: ☄


  56. Union Scene Drammen, Norway - August 21st 2008

    An excellent set list from Drammen in August 2008.

    Thank you Dag Reinert Johansen.

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  57. ☄ 2009: ☄



  58. The Glor Ennis Clare - 2009

    One of the most unique Waterboys shows in the fact that it was a one off show.

    As Mike said 'we have no new album, we just wanted to play a gig'.

    And quite a gig it was, with a set filled with many unreleased (as then) songs, some rare songs and some other songs that have yet to be released.

    An incredible show in an incredible venue.

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  59. ☄ 2010: ☄


  60. Evora Portugal - 01 August 2010

    An excellent Set list from 2010 with a Stones and Chuck Berry added for good measure.

    Thank You Paulo Sousa.

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  61. ☄ 2011: ☄


  62. Royal Concert Hall Glasgow - 30 January 2011

    An Appointment with Mr Yeats set list from Glasgow in 2011. This show dates from January 30th.

    Thank you to David Lappin for this image.

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  63. ☄ 2012: ☄


  64. Tickets and Passes - 2011-2012

    Some tickets and backstage passes from 2011 and 2012.

    Thank you Crispin Thomas.

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  65. Liberty Hall Dublin - 2012

    A set list from Mike and Steve in the Liberty Hall Dublin.

    One of Mikes' early book readings with a live performance from Steve and himself afterwards.

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  66. Huxley's Neue Welte Berlin - 2012

    A set list from March 14th 2012 in Berlin.

    Thank You Anna Maj.

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  67. Colston Hall Bristol - 2012

    A set list from Bristol 2012.

    Thank you Crispin Thomas.

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  68. Iveagh Gardens Dublin - 2012

    A headlining show by The Waterboys on a glorious summer's day in the centre of Dublin with a terrific career-spanning set list.

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  69. San Sebastian Spain - 21 July 2012

    A great festival Set list from 2012 packed with crowd pleasers.

    Thank You Noemi Martinez Turrillas.

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  70. Hammersmith London - 2012

    A concert in two parts. A selection of classic tunes and then after the intermission, a lovely selection of Mr Yeats songs followed by more classics in the encore.

    Thank you to Dag Reinert Johansen for this image.

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  71. Koln - October 15th 2012

    Thank you Christophe Van Rompaey.

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  72. Spiddal Connemara Galway (Late Show) - September 25th 2012

    Two extremely special shows for the Strange Boat Donor Foundation in Spiddal that reunited Anthony Thistlethwaite with Mike and Steve, onstage together for the first time since they both joined Mike for the three songs of the encores at his solo show in the Town Hall Theatre in Galway on July 16th 1998.

    The great Charlie Lennon also played with the mighty Trio in Spiddal, as did the lovely Eleanor Shanley.

    Waterfolk travelled from far and wide to attend these shows and it was a real honour to meet so many friends there and to see so many familiar faces.

    After the wonderful shows, the band and a good many Waterfolk congregated in the lobby and bar.

    Tales were told, photos were taken and pints were drank.

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  73. Book Reading Set List from Stroud - October 14th 2012

    A great set list from one of the now legendary performances on the Book Reading Tour. This time in Stroud.

    Thank you Crispin Thomas.

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  74. ☄ 2013: ☄


  75. Convention Centre Dublin - Dec 23 2013

    The last show of the sublime 'Fisherman's Blues Revisited' Tour in Dublin on December 23rd 2013. What a truly epic show!!

    Thank you to Jean Paul for this image.

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  76. ☄ 2014: ☄


  77. First ever Modern Blues Show - Big Top Limerick - Dec 3rd 2014

    A smoking hot show in a chilly venue in early December, with three new Waterboys on stage for the first time for the first 'Modern Blues' show. Packed with highlights including a jaw-dropping stripped-down outing of 'Don't Bang the Drum' and a soulful uplifting 'Lonesome Old Wind'. We were treated to live premieres of 'Destinies Entwined', 'Rosalind', and a truly epic 'Long Strange Golden Road'.

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  78. ☄ 2015: ☄


  79. Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA, USA _April 23rd 2015

    A fully signed Modern Blues Tour set list. Mike sang 'Your Cheatin' Heart' instead of 'Beautiful Now' in the encores. This show dates from April 23rd 2015.

    Thank you Andy Goldstein.

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  80. Fonda Theatre Los Angeles - May 13th 2015

    Set List from the Fonda Theatre. Note: 'Medicine Bow' played for the first time on the Modern Blues Tour and for the first time with Mike on the piano! And 'Beautiful Now' was not sang in the encores. This show dates from May 13th 2015.

    Thank you Mike Mixter.

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  81. Victoria, BC, Canada - May 20th 2015

    Mr Hood Set List from Victoria BC. Note:'Purple Rain' was not sang in the encores. This show dates from May 20th 2015.

    Thank you Kevin O'Reilly.

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  82. The Marquee Cork - June 28th 2015

    Set List from the magnificent Marquee Gig in Cork. Note:'Three Day Man' was not sang in the encores.

    There were far too many highlights to mention, but 'Song Of Wandering Aengus' deserves a special mention as it was an absolutely monumental version.

    They finished the show with a spine-tingling rendition of 'Purple Rain' that literally lifted the roof off the venue and had the crowd baying wildly for more!

    It was a truly epic show!

    This show dates from June 28th 2015.

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  83. Utrecht - October 5th 2015

    Thank you Christophe Van Rompaey.

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  84. Antwerp - October 7th 2015

    Thank you Christophe Van Rompaey.

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  85. The Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney, County Monaghan - October 25th 2015

    Mikes' Set List from the Glencarn Hotel, Castleblayney, County Monaghan. Note: Although listed, 'Song of Wandering Aengus' was not performed. This show dates from October 25th 2015.

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  86. The Opera House, Cork - October 31st 2015

    Mr Wickham set list from the Opera House show. Although not listed, 'Roll Over Beethoven' was played. And Mike dedicated the show to Dean Martin.

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  87. Vicar St I - November 4th 2015

    The set list from the opening night of a four night stand in Vicar St. We were treated to a brand new song about Zachs' Dad (who was in the audience) called 'Mudslide'.

    Thank you Christophe Van Rompaey.

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  88. Vicar St III and IV - November 6th and 7th 2015

    'Fidel' set list that he used both nights. At the last show on the 7th, we were treated to an epic 'Purple Rain' with an equally epic 'sonic' ending as a second encore.

    Thank you Andy.

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  89. ☄ 2016: ☄



  90. Perranporth Cornwall - 27 May 2016

    The first Waterboys show of 2016 with the added bonus of new song 'Nashville Tennessee', played in public for only the second time.

    Mike debuted this song in 2015 on the 'Modern Blues' Tour in....Nashville!

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  91. Wychwood Festival Cheltenham - 03 June 2016

    The second Waterboys festival show of 2016. A ten song set which included new song 'Nashville Tennessee' with Mike on acoustic guitar.

    Thank you Crispin Thomas!

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  92. Progresja Music Zone ~ Warsaw, Poland - 06 June 2016

    The first-ever Waterboys concert in Poland. And what a gig it was! An incredible evening and a long set which included many old and new favourites including one-off song 'Warsaw Barrowlands' and brand new song 'Nashville Tennessee'.

    The spectacular set also include a long epic version of 'The Pan Within' with just the trio of Mike, Steve and Brother Paul on stage. And the show closer of 'Purple Rain' was truly magnificent.

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  93. Notodden Blues Festival Norway - 04 August 2016

    A great festival set at the Notodden Blues Festival. Although not on the set list, 'This Is The Sea' was played in place of 'Don't Bang The Drum'.

    Thank you Harry and Henk Tiekstra!

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  94. Kelvingrove Bandstand Glasgow - 08 August 2016

    A great evening in a wonderful venue in Glasgow. A solid set and although 'Roll Over Beethoven' was not listed it was also played after Glastonbury song.

    Thank you Mark!

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  95. ☄ 2017: ☄




  96. Wrightetgaarden, Langesund, Norway - 14 July 2017

    A great looking set in Langesund with the addition of some new songs. And although not listed, the show finished with Roll Over Beethoven.

    Thank you Ann Kristin K Tharaldsen & Dag Reinert Johansen!

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  97. Carrick On Shannon, County Leitrim 16 July

    A really wonderful show in Carrick. The new five piece with Aongus Ralston on Bass, have a real edgy sound. It was a gig filled with hightlights throughout. The guitar driven How Long Will I Love You really shone in this new arrangement, and Fisherman's Blues with it's punchy bass line and beat, is a song reborn! New song Connemara Fox is simply superb!

    Although Celebrate (a cover of Anderson Paak) was listed it was not played. But Mike did treat us to a burst of Hang On Sloopy before a raucous and blazing LSGR closed what was an outstanding show.

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