87.08.08 SAN ANTONIO, TX

LOCATION: San Antonio, Texas 
VENUE: Sunken Garden Theatre 
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat, Gary Moore
HEADLINE: Y & T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

The ad (see below) still had Gun & Roses [sic.] but the calendar entries all mention Faster Pussycat instead. 

Judging by their tour t-shirt, Y & T started the Contagious Tour the night before in Corpus Christi, TX and it's unclear why Frehley's Comet wasn't on that bill (if the show did indeed occur). The concert listings in Circus had Frehley's Comet playing Tulsa, OK on August 7 but their press lead times were horrendous and there is nothing to suggest that they played there.

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The San Antonio Light of San Antonio, TX 87-08-07 (TGIF section p. 1)

The San Antonio Light of San Antonio, TX 87-08-07 (TGIF section p. 7)

The San Antonio Light of San Antonio, TX 87-08-07 (TGIF section p. 2)

87.08.09 HOUSTON, TX

LOCATION: Houston, TX  
VENUE: Sam Houston Coliseum 
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, TNT, Faster Pussycat (?), Gary Moore, Loudness
HEADLINE: Y & T 
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

According to Billboard the lineup of the August 9 show was "Ace Frehley, TNT, Guns n' Roses, Gary Moore, Loudness, and Y&T". However, two days before this show, a feature in the El Paso Times about the August 14 show noted that "Faster Pussycat, who replaced Guns 'N' Roses, is the third group on the evening's roster". (El Paso Times of El Paso, TX 87-08-07, Extra! Extra! section p. 3)  Also, the eminent site Rock in Houston—from which the photos presented below are culled—suggests that Guns n' Roses first played Houston in 1992. 

The ticket stub billed the event as Metal Mania but the billboard at Sam Houston Coliseum called the show Metal Madness. The Houston Coliseum billboard only listed Y & T and Ace Frehley. 


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All photos from rockinhouston.com 

87.08.11 DALLAS, TX

LOCATION: Dallas, TX 
VENUE: Bronco Bowl  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Gary Moore, Faster Pussycat (?)
HEADLINE: Y & T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

All mentions in the press has Guns n' Roses at this show but as noted above it's more likely that Faster Pussycat had already replaced them for the tour at this stage. 

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Fort Worth Star-Telegram of Fort Worth, TX 87-08-09  (p. 7-2)

Fort Worth Star-Telegram of Fort Worth, TX 87-08-11 (p. 4-6)

87.08.12 AUSTIN, TX

LOCATION: Austin, Texas  
VENUE: Austin Opera House 
OPENER(s): Gary Moore, Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y & T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

The Austin press barely mentioned Frehley's Comet leading up to the show. Gary Moore got a decent write-up in The Austin-American Statesman (87-08-11 p. B-13) but, as seen below, Ace was once again mis-spelled, this time as Frahley. Y & T got a nice feature article in the 87-08-12 edition of the same paper (p. B-10) and by that time they got the Frehley name right. 

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Austin-American Statesman of Austin, TX 87-08-11 (p. B-13)

87.08.14 EL PASO, TX

LOCATION: El Paso, Texas  
VENUE: El Paso County Coliseum  
OPENER(s): Faster Pussycat, Frehley's Comet
HEADLINE: Y & T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Rip it out
Stranger in a strange land
Something moved
Cold gin
New York groove
Into the night
Breakout
Shock me
Rock soldiers
Deuce
Rocket ride

The subsitution of Faster Pussycat for Guns n' Roses was noted in the El Paso Times on August 7 (Extra! Extra! section p. 3). A feature in the Arizona Republic was quite negative in tone.

Setlist courtsey tolvis.

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Current Argus of Carlsbad, NM 87-08-13 (p. 6)

Arizona Republic of Phoenix, AZ 87-08-14 (p. D-1)

87.08.15 PHOENIX, AZ

LOCATION: Phoenix, Arizona 
VENUE: Celebrity Theatre  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T  
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

Guns N' Roses was originally slated to be the second opener—and was noted a such in the Arizona Republic as late as August 7—but were replaced by Faster Pussycat.

Oddly enough, as seen below this show was never added to the Celebrity Theatre ads but a show by revolving-door boy-band Menudeo was. As they had been and would continue to be, The Comet was variously billed as Ace Frehley or Ace Frehley's Comet. 

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Arizona Republic of Phoenix, AZ 87-08-09 (p. F-2)

Arizona Daily Star or Tucson, AZ 87-08-14 (p. D-7)

87.08.16 SAN BERNADINO, CA

LOCATION: San Bernadino (Corona), California 
VENUE: Old World Beer Gardens  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat (?)
HEADLINE: Y&T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Rip it out
Stranger in a strange land
Something moved
Cold gin
New York groove
Into the night
Breakout
Shock me 
Calling to you  
Rock soldiers

The Los Angeles Times still had Guns N' Roses on the bill on the day of the show. Setlist comes from an audio recording of the show (courtsey tolvis).

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Los Angeles Times of Los Angeles, CA 87-08-16 (Calendar section p. 77)

87.08.18 SACRAMENTO, CA

LOCATION: Sacramento, California 
VENUE: Arco Arena  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown, only Shock me is mentioned in the review

The Sacramento Bee ran an interview with Ace on 87-08-16 (Encore section p. 13-14) which managed to say very little. Lizz Fisher's review of the show devoted a single paragraph to Frehley's Comet. Ace apparently burned his arm during his solo spot. (Comet Watch vol. 11 p. 3)

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The Sacramento Bee of Sacramento, CA 87-07-26 (Encore section p. 11)

The Sacramento Bee of Sacramento, CA 87-08-16 (Encore section p. 5)

87.08.19 FRESNO, CA

LOCATION: Fresno, California 
VENUE: Warnors Theatre 
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T 
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

Eric Cram interviewed Ace before the show for the fanzine Comet Watch. Photos from the show courtsey Alan Mooney.

The band did an in-store appearance at Replay Records in Modesto, CA on August 20. Beaver Brown [sic.] of KDJK thanked the band for taking the time to do the event which more than 700 fans attended. (The Hard Report 87-08-27, p. 32)

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Clip from unknown paper courtsey Alan Mooney

Backstage pass courtsey Alan Mooney

Ticket courtsey Alan Mooney

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87.08.21 OAKLAND, CA

LOCATION: Oakland, California  
VENUE: Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center 
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

As for the previous West Coast dates Guns N' Roses were originally featured in the ads but were replaced by Faster Pussycat as seen below. (The Sacramento Bee were a little behind the times though.) Guns N' Roses would eventually play at Henry J. Kaiser on September 2 opening for The Cult. 

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San Fransisco Examiner of San Fransisco, CA 87-08-16 (DateBook section p. 18)

Sacramento Bee of Sacramento, CA 87-08-21 (Scene section p. 5) 

87.08.22 LOS ANGELES, CA

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California  
VENUE: The Wiltern  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T  
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Rip it out
Stranger in a strange land
Something moved
Cold gin
New York groove
Into the night
Breakout
Shock me
Calling to you
Rock soldiers
Rocket ride

The band did another in-store appearance, this one at The Wherehouse on Sunset Boulevard. I would like to reference the ad for said appearance and the photos from the event, but the owner of these photos have decided against their use for this site. 

Duncan Strauss's review of the show in the Los Angeles Times more or less slammed Y&T while giving The Comet at least one thumb up. 

Setlist comes from an audio recording courtsey tolvis.

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The Los Angeles Times of Los Angeles, CA 87-07-19 (Calendar section p. 62)

The Los Angeles Times of Los Angeles, CA 87-08-02 (Calendar section p. 68)

Signed poster

87.08.23 LOS ANGELES, CA

LOCATION: Los Angeles, California 
VENUE: The Wiltern  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T 
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Rip it out
Stranger in a strange land
Something moved
Cold gin
New York groove
Into the night
Breakout
Shock me
Calling to you
Rock soldiers
Rocket ride
Deuce (feat. Peter Criss)

This second show was added fairly late. As seen above the August 2 version of the ad still only listed August 22 and tickets for this second show didn't go on sale until Monday, August 10.

Peter joined the band on stage for a rendition of Deuce. There was an interview with Ace on the show Rockline on KLOS-FM (95.5) the day after this show.

Setlist comes from an audio recording courtsey tolvis.

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The Los Angeles Times of Los Angeles, CA 87-08-09 (Calendar section p. 82)

The Los Angeles Times of Los Angeles, CA 87-08-22 (p. VI-4)

87.08.25 SALT LAKE CITY, UT

LOCATION: Salt Lake City, Utah 
VENUE: Salt Palace Exhibition Hall  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

The Park Record of Park City, Utah was a litte behind the times when it listed the August 25 show in the August 27 edition of the paper. 

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The Salt Lake Tribune of Salt Lake City, UT 87-08-21 (p. M-3)

Ticket stub

87.08.26 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

LOCATION: Colorado Springs, Colorado 
VENUE: City Auditorium  
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

Calendar entries for this show in the Gazette Telegraph (see below) listed the wonderful misprint/misunderstanding that the second opening act was a band called "Dogs and Roses". Todd Caudle's review summed the Frehley's Comet part of the show up as "so-so". 

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The Gazette Telegraph of Colorado Springs, CO 87-08-21 (p. E-4)

87.08.28 ST. LOUIS, MO

LOCATION: St. Louis, Missouri 
VENUE: Kiel Opera House 
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Unknown

Although Frehley's Comet were second on the bill as evidenced by John Burnes's review of the show, all the newspaper mentions and the ticket below had them listed first. 

A preview of the show by David Surkamp mainly focused on Ace's former band and how his new one differed from it. 

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The Paducah Sun of Paducah, KY 87-08-12 (Extra section p. 12)

St. Louis Dispatch of St. Louis, MO 87-08-27 (p. C-2)

Ticket

87.08.29 KANSAS CITY, MO

LOCATION: Kansas City, Missouri 
VENUE: S.I.R. Studios
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat
HEADLINE: Y&T 
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Rip It Out
Stranger In A Strange Land
Something Moved
Cold Gin
New York Groove
Into The Night
Breakout
Shock Me
Calling To You
Rock Soldiers
Rocket Ride
Deuce

The band appeared at Streeside Records for a signing session in the afternoon before the show.

Available on video both as a fan-shot version (from which the setlist is taken) and a shorter pro-shot version for local TV. (Information courtsey tolvis.)

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Kansas City Star of Kansas City, MO 87-08-23 (p. D-2)

87.08.30 MINNEAPOLIS, MN

LOCATION: MInneapolis, Minnesota 
VENUE: First Avenue (Main Room)
OPENER(s): Frehley's Comet, Faster Pussycat (?)
HEADLINE: Y&T 
ATTENDANCE: Unknown

Rip It Out
Stranger In A Strange Land
Something Moved
Cold Gin
New York Grove
Into The Night
Breakout
Shock Me
Calling To You
Rock Soldiers
Rocket Ride
Deuce

This was Billy Ward's last show with the Comet. He was replaced by Anton Fig for the remaining shows until September 12.

Guns N' Roses were still listed as the opening act two days before the show but it's much more likely that Faster Pussycat opened the show. 

Setlist courtsey Julian Gill (albeit listed with an erroneous date) but I am unaware of any audio or video circulating from this show.  

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Star Tribune of Minneapolis, MN 87-08-28 (p. C-15)