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The Cross on tour: Shove It

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Tour itinerary [28 concerts]
19.02.1988  Leeds, UK Concert info 09.03.1988  Guildford, UK Concert info
20.02.1988  Glasgow, UK Concert info 10.03.1988  London, UK Concert info
21.02.1988  Leicester, UK Concert info 11.04.1988  Bremen, Germany Concert info
23.02.1988  Sheffield, UK Concert info 12.04.1988  Hamburg, Germany Concert info
24.02.1988  Nottingham, UK Concert info 13.04.1988  Berlin, Germany Concert info
26.02.1988  Manchester, UK Concert info 14.04.1988  Munich, Germany Concert info
27.02.1988  Bradford, UK Concert info 16.04.1988  Erlangen, Germany Concert info
28.02.1988  Newcastle, UK Concert info 17.04.1988  Frankfurt, Germany Concert info
01.03.1988  Southampton, UK Concert info 18.04.1988  Hanover, Germany Concert info
02.03.1988  Cardiff, UK Concert info 19.04.1988  Esslingen, Germany Concert info
04.03.1988  Norwich, UK Concert info 20.04.1988  Mannheim, Germany Concert info
05.03.1988  Birmingham, UK Concert info 21.04.1988  Düsseldorf, Germany Concert info
06.03.1988  Leeds, UK Concert info 23.04.1988  Dortmund, Germany Concert info
07.03.1988  Bristol, UK Concert info 24.04.1988  Bonn, Germany Concert info

Most of the gigs were in small clubs. IMO the 'Shove It' album is crap so the tour can't be worse than that :-) Especially I'm In Love With My Car is weak and can't be compared to the extremely powerful Queen version. 'Let's Get Drunk' is probably the best song & also the strongest message of this tour :-)

There were often some minor differences in the setlist. All the German shows included 'Rip It Up' before 'Stand Up For Love' and the early concerts had slightly different order (Feel The Force later & Strange Frontier earlier in the setlist, to name just two examples).

The Osnabrück concert (10.04.1988) was apparently cancelled because The Cross were scheduled to appear in some German TV show that day. The Osnabrück recording that is on the bootleg market is fake (comes from Esslingen in fact).

Typical setlist
01. Love Lies Bleeding 09. Manipulator
02. Cowboys And Indians 10. Let's Get Drunk
03. Love On A Tightrope 11. It's An Illusion
04. Man On Fire 12. Contact
05. Heaven For Everyone 13. Shove It
06. Feel The Force 14. Strange Frontier
07. I'm In Love With My Car 15. Let's Get Crazy
08. Laugh Or Cry 16. Stand Up For Love

Tracks played only scarcely
Rip It Up (German gigs)
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