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Gig Info:
Performance Date: 1 Apr 1987

Country: United States
City: Passaic, NJ
Venue: Capitol Theatre

Other Bands/Artists at the Show:

  • Public Enemy
  • Murphy's Law


Licensed to Ill Tour

This was Public Enemy's first show joining the tour.

Footage filmed during this performance appears on the Licensed to Ill home video. Following "It's the New Style," Adam Yauch told the audience that there was a film crew present to record "She's Crafty" and "Rhymin' and Stealin'." To ensure that there was enough usable footage to edit down for the home video, both songs were performed again at the very end of the concert.
1. Slow and Low
2. The New Style
3. She's Crafty
4. Time to Get Ill
5. She's on It
6. Paul Revere
7. Rhymin' and Stealin'
8. Posse in Effect
9. Slow Ride
10. Hold It Now, Hit It!
11. No Sleep till Brooklyn
12. Brass Monkey
13. Fight for Your Right
14. She's Crafty
15. Rhymin' and Stealin'
An excerpt from Don't Rhyme for the Sake of Riddlin': The Authorized Story of Public Enemy by Russell Myrie:

The first show took place in Passaic, New Jersey, on April 1, 1987. There were still the odd teething problem. As PE eased into their first show the one thing that should never, ever occur during a hip-hop set happened right in front of Russell Simmons -- the record skipped. Year later, Chuck can laugh about it easily. '"Flavor remembers quite clearly that he saw Russell smiling and then when the record skipped he saw the smile disappear instantly."