Saturday, May 17, 1986

The Last Live Performance

The last time the Boomtown Rats played live was at Self Aid at the RDS Showgrounds, Simmonscourt, Dublin, Ireland on May 17th 1986.

Set List

  • Someone's Looking At You
  • Joey's On The Street Again
  • Looking After #1

This was broadcast on RTÉ Television, and on the Best of DVD, you can see the Rats perfoming Joey's On The Street Again with a verse or two of an old union-organizing song, "I Don't Want Your Millions Mister" thrown in for good measure.

The concert itself was followed by the release of Live for Ireland. Both Joey's On The Street Again and Looking After #1 appear on this, however there are a myriad of formats

MCA MCA-42113 1988 LP has Joey's On The Street Again - For an audio clip of Joey's on the Street

MCD06027 / DMCG6027 / WMCG6027 has Looking After No. 1

There is also a bootleg with the whole set on!

Ireland & Dubliners(bootleg vinyl LP) Bandito Records - B005