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Set lists of the Big World Tour

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Some of these set lists are probably incomplete but at least they tell us which songs were played.

New song indicates that the song was performed before it was officially released.


17 Dec 1985 – New York, CBGB's

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West (new song)
  4. Right And Wrong (new song)
  5. (It's A) Big World (new song)
  6. Breaking Us In Two
  7. Soul Kiss (new song)
  8. The Jet Set (new song)
  9. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  10. Precious Time (new song)
  11. We Can't Live Together (new song)
  12. Man In The Street (new song)
    Encore:
  13. I'm The Man

2 Jan 1986 – New York, Sounds Of Brazil

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West (new song)
  3. Right And Wrong (new song)
  4. (It's A) Big World (new song)
  5. Fools In Love
  6. Home Town (new song)
  7. Fifty Dollar Love Affair (new song)
  8. Shanghai Sky (new song)
  9. Breaking Us In Two
  10. Soul Kiss (new song)
  11. Survival (new song)
  12. The Jet Set (new song)
  13. You Can't Get What You Want
  14. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  15. Tonight And Forever (new song)
  16. I'm The Man

6 Jan 1986 – Hoboken, NJ, Maxwell's

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West (new song)
  3. Right And Wrong (new song)
  4. (It's A) Big World (new song)
  5. Fools In Love
  6. Fifty Dollar Love Affair (new song)
  7. Shanghai Sky (new song)
  8. Breaking Us In Two
  9. Soul Kiss (new song)
  10. Precious Time (new song)
  11. We Can't Live Together (new song)
  12. You Can't Get What You Want
  13. The Jet Set (new song)
  14. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  15. Tonight And Forever (new song)
  16. Man In The Street (new song)
  17. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  18. I'm The Man

8 Jan 1986 – Hoboken, NJ, Maxwell's

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West (new song)
  3. Right And Wrong (new song)
  4. (It's A) Big World (new song)
  5. Chinatown
  6. Home Town (new song)
  7. Forty Years (new song)
  8. Tango Atlantico (new song)
  9. Breaking Us In Two
  10. Survival (new song)
  11. Precious Time (new song)
  12. We Can't Live Together (new song)
  13. You Can't Get What You Want
  14. The Jet Set (new song)
  15. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  16. Tonight And Forever (new song)
  17. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  18. Man In The Street (new song)
  19. I'm The Man

16 Jan 1986 – Oyster Bay, NY, The Heartbreak

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West (new song)
  3. Right And Wrong (new song)
  4. (It's A) Big World (new song)
  5. Fools In Love
  6. Home Town (new song)
  7. Tango Atlantico (new song)
  8. Forty Years (new song)
  9. Breaking Us In Two
  10. Soul Kiss (new song)
  11. Precious Time (new song)
  12. We Can't Live Together (new song)
  13. You Can't Get What You Want
  14. The Jet Set (new song)
  15. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  16. Tonight And Forever (new song)
  17. I'm the Man

17 Jan 1986 – Randolph, NJ, The Final Exam

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West (new song)
  3. Right And Wrong (new song)
  4. (It's A) Big World (new song)
  5. Fools In Love
  6. Home Town (new song)
  7. Fifty Dollar Love Affair (new song)
  8. Shanghai Sky (new song)
  9. Soul Kiss (new song)
  10. Survival (new song)
  11. Precious Time (new song)
  12. You Can't Get What You Want
  13. The Jet Set (new song)
  14. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  15. Tonight And Forever (new song)
  16. I'm the Man

4 May 1986 – Düsseldorf, Philipshalle

  1. One More Time
  2. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  3. Fools In Love
  4. On Your Radio
  5. It's Different For Girls
  6. I'm The Man
  7. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  8. Jack You're Dead
  9. Jumpin' Jive
  10. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  11. Chinatown (spoken)
  12. Steppin' Out (slow)
  13. Breaking Us In Two
  14. Cancer
  15. You Can't Get What You Want
  16. Be My Number Two
  17. Wild West
  18. Right And Wrong
  19. (It's A) Big World
  20. Tonight And Forever
  21. Shanghai Sky
  22. Forty Years
  23. Survival
  24. Soul Kiss
  25. The Jet Set
  26. Home Town
  27. Man In The Street

5 May 1986 – Munich, Deutsches Museum

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Fools In Love
  7. Chinatown
  8. On Your Radio
  9. Shanghai Sky
  10. Cancer
  11. Be My Number Two
  12. Breaking Us In Two
  13. Forty Years
  14. Steppin' Out (slow)
  15. Survival
  16. Soul Kiss
  17. It's Different For Girls
  18. Acropolis Now (new song)
  19. Home Town
  20. The Jet Set
  21. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  22. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  23. Tonight And Forever

12 May 1986 – Milan, Teatro tenda Lampugnano

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Fools In Love
  7. Chinatown
  8. Shanghai Sky
  9. Cancer
  10. Be My Number Two
  11. Breaking Us In Two
  12. Forty Years
  13. Steppin' Out
  14. Survival
  15. Soul Kiss
  16. It's Different For Girls
  17. Home Town
  18. The Jet Set
  19. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  20. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  21. Acropolis Now (new song, announced as 'Heleftera')
  22. Tonight And Forever
  23. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  24. Jack You're Dead
    Encores:
  25. Jumpin' Jive
  26. I'm The Man
  27. Man In The Street

21 May 1986 – Rotterdam, Ahoy

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. (It's A) Big World
  5. Fools In Love
  6. Home Town
  7. Chinatown
  8. On Your Radio
  9. Shanghai Sky
  10. Cancer
  11. Be My Number Two
  12. Breaking Us In Two
  13. Forty Years
  14. Steppin' Out
  15. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  16. Acropolis Now (new song)
  17. Jack You're Dead
  18. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  19. Jumpin' Jive
  20. The Jet Set
  21. Soul Kiss
  22. It's Different For Girls
  23. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  24. Tango Atlantico
  25. Tonight And Forever
  26. Survival
  27. Man In The Street
  28. I'm The Man

13 June 1986 – Toronto, Kingswood Music Theatre

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Fools In Love
  7. Home Town
  8. Chinatown
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Cancer
  12. Be My Number Two
  13. Breaking Us In Two
  14. Forty Years
  15. Steppin' Out
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss
  18. It's Different For Girls
  19. Acropolis Now (new song)
  20. The Jet Set
  21. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  22. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  23. Tonight And Forever
  24. Jack You're Dead
  25. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  26. Jumpin' Jive
  27. I'm The Man
  28. Man In The Street

20 June 1986 – Vancouver, Expo 86 World's Fair

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. Home Town
  6. On Your Radio
  7. Shanghai Sky
  8. Forty Years
  9. Steppin' Out
  10. Survival
  11. Soul Kiss
  12. It's Different For Girls
  13. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  14. Tonight And Forever
  15. Jack You're Dead
  16. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  17. Jumpin' Jive
  18. I'm The Man
  19. Man In The Street

21 June 1986 – Vancouver, Expo 86 World's Fair

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. Home Town
  6. On Your Radio
  7. Shanghai Sky
  8. Forty Years
  9. Steppin' Out
  10. Survival
  11. Soul Kiss
  12. It's Different For Girls
  13. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  14. Tonight And Forever
  15. Jack You're Dead
  16. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  17. Jumpin' Jive
  18. I'm The Man
  19. Man In The Street

28 June 1986 – Berkeley, CA, Greek Theatre

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Fools In Love
  7. Home Town
  8. Chinatown
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Cancer
  12. Be My Number Two
  13. Breaking Us In Two
  14. Forty Years
  15. Steppin' Out
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss
  18. It's Different For Girls
  19. Acropolis Now (new song)
  20. The Jet Set
  21. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  22. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  23. Jack You're Dead
  24. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  25. Jumpin' Jive
  26. I'm The Man
  27. Man In The Street

12 July 1986 – Columbia, MD, Merriweather Post Pavilion

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Fools In Love
  7. Home Town
  8. Chinatown
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Cancer
  12. Be My Number Two
  13. Breaking Us In Two
  14. Forty Years
  15. Steppin' Out
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss
  18. It's Different For Girls
  19. Acropolis Now (new song)
  20. The Jet Set
  21. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  22. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  23. Tonight And Forever
  24. Jack You're Dead
  25. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  26. Jumpin' Jive
  27. I'm The Man
  28. Man In The Street

18 July 1986 – New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Fools In Love
  7. Home Town
  8. Chinatown
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Cancer
  12. Be My Number Two
  13. Breaking Us In Two
  14. Forty Years
  15. Steppin' Out
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss
  18. It's Different For Girls
  19. Acropolis Now (new song)
  20. The Jet Set
  21. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  22. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  23. Tonight And Forever
  24. Jack You're Dead
  25. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  26. Jumpin' Jive
  27. I'm The Man
  28. Man In The Street

19 July 1986 – New York, NY, Radio City Music Hall

  1. One More Time
  2. You Can't Get What You Want
  3. Wild West
  4. Right And Wrong
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Fools In Love
  7. Home Town
  8. Chinatown
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Cancer
  12. Be My Number Two
  13. Breaking Us In Two
  14. Forty Years
  15. Steppin' Out
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss
  18. Tango Atlantico
  19. It's Different For Girls
  20. Acropolis Now (new song)
  21. The Jet Set
  22. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  23. Don't Wanna Be Like That
  24. Tonight And Forever
  25. Jack You're Dead
  26. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  27. Jumpin' Jive
  28. I'm The Man
  29. Man In The Street

27 Sept 1986 – New York, NY, Felt Forum

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West
  3. Right And Wrong
  4. It's Different For Girls
  5. Steppin' Out
  6. You Can't Get What You Want
  7. The Jet Set
  8. Jumpin' Jive
  9. I'm The Man

21 Oct 1986 – Tokyo, Nakano Sun Plaza

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West
  3. Right And Wrong
  4. You Can't Get What You Want
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Home Town
  7. On Your Radio
  8. Shanghai Sky
  9. Fifty Dollar Love Affair
  10. Cancer
  11. Be My Number Two
  12. Breaking Us In Two
  13. Steppin' Out
  14. Survival
  15. Soul Kiss
  16. It's Different For Girls
  17. The Jet Set
  18. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  19. Tonight And Forever
  20. Jack You're Dead
  21. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  22. Jumpin' Jive
  23. I'm The Man
  24. Man In The Street

10 Nov 1986 – Berlin, Eissporthalle

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West
  3. Right And Wrong
  4. You Can't Get What You Want
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Home Town
  7. Chinatown
  8. Another World
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Fifty Dollar Love Affair
  12. Cancer
  13. Be My Number Two
  14. Breaking Us In Two
  15. Steppin' Out
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss
  18. It's Different For Girls
  19. The Jet Set
  20. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  21. Tonight And Forever
  22. Tuxedo Junction
  23. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  24. Jumpin' Jive
    Encores:
  25. I'm The Man
  26. Man In The Street
13 Nov 1986 – Hamburg, Musikhalle
set list is probably incomplete
  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West
  3. Right And Wrong
  4. You Can't Get What You Want
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Home Town
  7. Chinatown
  8. Another World
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Fifty Dollar Love Affair
  12. Cancer
  13. Be My Number Two
  14. Breaking Us In Two
  15. Steppin' Out (slow)
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss

20 Nov 1986 – Barcelona, Studio 54

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West
  3. Right And Wrong
  4. You Can't Get What You Want
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Home Town
  7. Another World
  8. On Your Radio
  9. Shanghai Sky
  10. Fifty Dollar Love Affair
  11. Cancer
  12. Be My Number Two
  13. Breaking Us In Two
  14. Steppin' Out
  15. Survival
  16. Soul Kiss
  17. It's Different For Girls
  18. The Jet Set
  19. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  20. Tonight And Forever
  21. Jack You're Dead
  22. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  23. Jumpin' Jive
    Encores:
  24. I'm The Man
  25. Man In The Street

27 Nov 1986 – Nice, Théâtre de Verdure

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West
  3. Right And Wrong
  4. You Can't Get What You Want
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Home Town
  7. Chinatown (partly spoken)
  8. Another World
  9. On Your Radio
  10. Shanghai Sky
  11. Fifty Dollar Love Affair
  12. Cancer
  13. Be My Number Two
  14. Breaking Us In Two
  15. Steppin' Out (slow)
  16. Survival
  17. Soul Kiss
  18. It's Different For Girls
  19. The Jet Set
  20. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  21. Tonight And Forever
  22. Jack You're Dead
  23. What's The Use Of Getting Sober
  24. Jumpin' Jive
    Encores:
  25. I'm The Man
  26. Man In The Street

2 Dec 1986 – Rome

  1. One More Time
  2. Wild West
  3. Right And Wrong
  4. You Can't Get What You Want
  5. (It's A) Big World
  6. Home Town
  7. Fifty Dollar Love Affair
  8. Survival
  9. Soul Kiss
  10. It's Different For Girls
  11. Shanghai Sky
  12. Another World
  13. Cancer
  14. Chinatown
  15. Be My Number Two
  16. Breaking Us In Two
  17. Steppin' Out
  18. The Jet Set
  19. Sunday Papers (Monday Papers)
  20. Tonight And Forever
  21. Jumpin' Jive
  22. I'm The Man
  23. Man In The Street


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