Cocteau Twins Concert History

Cocteau Twins was a Scottish band active from 1979 to 1997. They were formed in Grangemouth by Robin Guthrie (guitars, drum machine) and Will Heggie (bass), adding Elizabeth Fraser (vocals) in 1981 and replacing Heggie with multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde in 1983. The group earned critical praise for their ethereal, effects-laden sound and the soprano vocals of Fraser, whose lyrics often eschew any recognisable language. They pioneered the 1980s alternative rock subgenre of dream pop.

Date Concert Venue Location
Jul 18, 1996 –
Jul 21, 1996
Phoenix Festival 1996
Foo Fighters / Beck / Massive Attack / The Prodigy / The Flaming Lips / Alanis Morissette / Björk / Placebo / Cypress Hill / The Cardigans / Barenaked Ladies / Coolio / David Bowie / Manic Street Preachers / Nightmares On Wax / Moloko / Skunk Anansie / Lamb / Leftfield / G. Love & Special Sauce / Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Fun Lovin' Criminals / Super Furry Animals / Carl Cox / Incognito / The Fall / Frank Black / US3 / Lush / Cocteau Twins / Goldie / Shed Seven / Jonathan Richman / Alabama 3 / Dodgy / Asian Dub Foundation / Sneaker Pimps / LTJ Bukem / Cj Bolland / Terrorvision / Longpigs / Echobelly / Symposium / Gene / Red Snapper / James Taylor Quartet / Bis / The Wildhearts / Courtney Pine / Ruby / Marion / Lionrock / Baby Bird / Terry Callier / Drugstore / Corduroy / Wilson / Smith And Mighty / Sex Pistols / Zion Train / Mark Thomas / Strangelove: The Depeche Mode Experience / Charlie's Angels / Fabio / Rare / Cable / Kenickie / Raw Stylus / Blameless / Joyrider / Baby Chaos / 60 Ft Dolls / Linoleum / Smaller / Pillbox / Showgirls / Animals That Swim / Mantaray / Gold Blade / Send No Flowers / The Dharmas / Monorail / Kula Shaker / Andrew Weatherall (DJ Set) / Danny Rampling / Honeycrack / The Chemical Brothers Show all bands
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Long Marston, UK
Show Duplicates for Jul 18, 1996
Jul 13, 1996 –
Jul 14, 1996
T In The Park 1996
Radiohead / Foo Fighters / Beck / Chemical Brothers / No Doubt / The Prodigy / Alanis Morissette / Placebo / The Cardigans / Barenaked Ladies / Mazzy Star / Pulp / Manic Street Preachers / Paul Oakenfold / Lamb / Leftfield / Cast / Super Furry Animals / Teenage Fanclub / The Divine Comedy / Kula Shaker / Frank Black / The Bluetones / The Afghan Whigs / Lush / Cocteau Twins / The Wannadies / Goldie / Space / Mansun / Shakespears Sister / Black Grape / LTJ Bukem / The Jesus Lizard / Slam / Mundy / Longpigs / The Saw Doctors / Dubstar / Dave Clarke / Bis / Gorky's Zygotic Mynci / The Supernaturals / Lionrock / Drugstore / The Aloof / Nicolette / Whipping Boy / Definition of sound / Geneva / Earthling / Audioweb / Kmc / Ian McNabb / Rare / Northern Uproar / 4th dimension / Octopus / Cecil / Urusei Yatsura / Ricky Ross / Compulsion / Heavy stereo / fluffy / Honeycrack / 60 Ft Dolls / The Daisies / The Gyres / Nut / Nilon Bombers / dogstar / Crazy Gods Of Endless Noise / Suga Bullit / DJ Harri / Nowaysis Show all bands
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Strathclyde Country Park Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
Jul 10, 1996
Lollapalooza 1996
Metallica / Wu-Tang Clan / Soundgarden / Rancid / Devo / Steve Earle / cornershop / Melvins / screaming trees / Cocteau Twins / Soul Coughing / Crumb / Sponge / The Tea Party / You Am I / Girls Against Boys / Ramones / Ruby / Cows / satchel / Fireside / Waylon Jennings / Beth Hart Band / Moonshake / Jonny Polonsky / Long Fin Killie / Varnaline / psychotica / Thirty Ought Six / Capsize 7 / Chune / Lutefisk / Shaolin Monks Show all bands
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New York, New York, United States
Jun 30, 1996
Lollapalooza 1996
Metallica / 311 / Cheap Trick / Soundgarden / Violent Femmes / Rancid / Devo / Steve Earle / Ben Folds Five / Crumb / Melvins / cornershop / Screaming Trees / Soul Coughing / Cocteau Twins / Sponge / The Tea Party / You Am I / Ruby / Girls Against Boys / Ramones / Cows / Satchel / Fireside / Long Fin Killie / Moonshake / Beth Hart Band / Waylon Jennings / Jonny Polonsky / Varnaline / Psychotica / Thirty Ought Six / The Low And Sweet Orchestra / Chune / Capsize 7 / Lutefisk / Shaolin Monks Show all bands
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Lollapalooza 1996 Rockford, IL, US
Jun 27, 1996 –
Jun 30, 1996
Roskilde Festival 1996
Red Hot Chili Peppers / Moby / Massive Attack / Dave Matthews Band / No Doubt / The Flaming Lips / Alanis Morissette / Björk / Placebo / Deftones / Cypress Hill / Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds / Rage Against The Machine / Bush / The Cardigans / Slayer / Mazzy Star / Pulp / David Bowie / Bad Religion / Underworld / Patti Smith / Sugar Ray / Nightmares On Wax / The Presidents of The United States of America / Toots & The Maytals / Sepultura / Moloko / Goldfinger / Chumbawamba / Ash / Ministry / Billy Bragg / Skunk Anansie / Lamb / Leftfield / Neil Young & Crazy Horse / Joan Osborne / Fun Lovin' Criminals / Super Furry Animals / Fear Factory / Kent / Frank Black / The Bluetones / Tindersticks / Khaled / Tortoise / Sebadoh / Baaba Maal / Die Fantastischen Vier / Cocteau Twins / Paradise Lost / Heather Nova / GZA/Genius / Amorphis / Type O Negative / D-A-D / Kashmir / Asian Dub Foundation / Black Grape / Grant Lee Buffalo / A Guy Called Gerald / The Jesus Lizard / Dirty Three / Babybird / Front Line Assembly / Lord Finesse / Life Of Agony / Southern Culture On The Skids / pop will eat itself / The Last Poets / Banco de Gaia / Cranes / Rockers Hi-Fi / Gorky's Zygotic Mynci / Pretty Maids / H-Blockx / The Nature / No Fun At All / Dog Eat Dog / Dizzy Mizz Lizzy / Unsane / Sort Sol / El Vez / System 7 / Taraf de Haïdouks / The Walkabouts / Shelter / Sex Pistols / Caroline Henderson / Bel Canto / Ken Ishii / Dub Tractor / Infinite Mass / Test Dept. / Dan Baird & Homemade Sin / Elakelaiset / Total Eclipse / Den Gale Pose / BAAL / Fred Schneider / Psyched Up Janis / China Drum / Hagfish / Liberator / Moondog Jr. / Future 3 / Positive Black Soul / Mental Overdrive / Gary Clail / Hvid Sjokolade / Rockers By Choice / Rinneradio / Audio Active / fluffy / Hotel Hunger / Takfarinas / Greene / Keith Secola / Rhonda Harris / Scarce / God Is My Co-Pilot / Strawberry Slaughterhouse / The Lions Den / Eboman / Grope / Dureforsog / Lucky People Center / Pineforest Crunch / Ryuichi Sakamoto Trio / The Customer$ / Dulfer / Tango Orkestret / Jasper And The Prodigal Suns / Te Ava Piti / BLEEDER / Ruby Fruit Jungle / De Skrigende Halse / Boghandle / Passion Orange / Merzy / Scott Maddox / Funk Flush / Mobyhead / The Mole Session / Cygnet Committee / kinky vibes / Self-transforming Machine Elves / Fire Music / Schweinhund Show all bands
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Roskilde, Zealand, Denmark
Show Duplicates for Jun 27, 1996
Jun 22, 1996
Cocteau Twins / Spain
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The Warfield Theatre San Francisco, California, United States
Jun 20, 1996
Cocteau Twins
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DV8 Seattle, Washington, United States
Jun 18, 1996
Cocteau Twins Ogden Theatre Denver, Colorado, United States
Jun 15, 1996
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Riviera Theatre Chicago, Illinois, United States
Jun 10, 1996
Cocteau Twins
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House of Blues Boston Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Jun 09, 1996
Cocteau Twins 9:30 Club Washington, D.C., United States
Jun 07, 1996
Cocteau Twins Buckhead Theatre Atlanta, Georgia, United States
May 28, 1996
Cocteau Twins
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Olympia Paris Paris, Île-de-France, France
May 03, 1996 –
May 04, 1996
Festimad 1996
The Smashing Pumpkins / Cypress Hill / Rage Against The Machine / Rancid / The Jesus and Mary Chain / Filter / The Posies / Cocteau Twins / Letters to Cleo / Terrorvision / Los Planetas / Hamlet / Los Enemigos / Sexy Sadie / Mucky Pup / Sex Museum / Pleasure Fuckers / The Pribata Idaho / High Lonesome / Psilicon Flesh Show all bands
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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Apr 09, 1994
Cocteau Twins Mesa Amphitheatre Mesa, Arizona, United States
Apr 08, 1994
Cocteau Twins

Cocteau Twins Four Calendar Café Tour

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Huntridge Theater Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Apr 06, 1994
Cocteau Twins / Luna

Four-Calendar Café Tour

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Bridges Auditorium Claremont, CA, USA
Apr 05, 1994
Cocteau Twins Copley Symphony Hall San Diego, California, United States
Apr 03, 1994
Cocteau Twins
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Universial Ampetheatre Universal City, California, United States
Apr 02, 1994
Cocteau Twins
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The Warfield Theatre San Francisco, California, United States

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Cocteau Twins / The Lucy Show
Sep 23, 1985
 New York, New York, United States
  Added by Greg Fasolino

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Cocteau Twins / Galaxie 500 on Apr 1, 1991 [455-small]

Cocteau Twins / Galaxie 500
Apr 1, 1991
 Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
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Cocteau Twins / Galaxie 500 on Apr 1, 1991 [473-small]

Cocteau Twins / Galaxie 500
Apr 1, 1991
 Owings Mills, Maryland, United States
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Cocteau Twins / Lucy Show, The on Sep 21, 1985 [400-small]

Cocteau Twins / Lucy Show, The
Sep 21, 1985
 New York, New York, United States
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Cocteau Twins / Galaxy 500 on Mar 19, 1994 [393-small]

Cocteau Twins / Galaxy 500
Mar 19, 1994
 Columbus, Ohio, United States
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Cocteau Twins / The Naked Into on Sep 17, 1985 [939-small]

Cocteau Twins / The Naked Into
Sep 17, 1985
 San Francisco, California, United States
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Cocteau Twins / The Naked Into on Sep 17, 1985 [500-small]

Cocteau Twins / The Naked Into
Sep 17, 1985
 San Francisco, California, United States
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Lollapalooza 1996 on Jun 27, 1996 [563-small]

Lollapalooza 1996
Jun 27, 1996
 Kansas City, Missouri, United States
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Cocteau Twins / The Veldt on Mar 21, 1994 [062-small]

Cocteau Twins / The Veldt
Mar 21, 1994
 Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
  Uploaded by J Phillips

T In The Park 1996 on Jul 13, 1996 [547-small]

T In The Park 1996
Jul 13 - 14, 1996
 Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Phoenix Festival 1996 on Jul 18, 1996 [886-small]

Phoenix Festival 1996
Jul 18 - 21, 1996
 Long Marston, UK
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T In The Park 1996 on Jul 13, 1996 [729-small]

T In The Park 1996
Jul 13 - 14, 1996
 Motherwell, Scotland, United Kingdom
  Uploaded by Wheechie

Cocteau Twins on Jan 31, 1994 [715-small]

Cocteau Twins
Jan 31, 1994
 Brussels, Brussels Capital, Belgium
  Uploaded by Thierry Del Fiore

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1994 24 concerts
1991 8 concerts
1990 19 concerts
1986 3 concerts
1985 4 concerts
1984 3 concerts
1983 4 concerts
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


How many concerts has Cocteau Twins had?

Cocteau Twins has had 80 concerts.

What genre is Cocteau Twins?

Cocteau Twins is most often considered to be Rock, Electronic, Alternative Rock, Alternative, British, UK, Post-Punk, New Wave, Art Rock, Synthpop, Shoegaze, Dream Pop, Art Pop, Gothic Rock, Scottish, Melancholia, Ethereal Wave, Brighton Indie, Ethereal, Scottish Indie, Ambient Techno, and Scottish Shoegaze.

When was the last Cocteau Twins concert?

The last Cocteau Twins concert was on July 18, 1996 at Long Marston Airfield in Coventry, England, United Kingdom. The bands that performed were: Beck / Foo Fighters / David Bowie / Placebo / Massive Attack / Björk / Chemical Brothers / The Prodigy / Alanis Morissette / The Flaming Lips / The Cardigans / Neil Young / Manic Street Preachers / Leftfield / Stereolab / Skunk Anansie / Heather Nova / Cocteau Twins / Super Furry Animals / Fun Lovin' Criminals / Kula Shaker / Frank Black / Catatonia / Lush / The Wannadies / Reef / Echobelly / Debbie Harry / Bis / Longpigs / The Wildhearts / Oysterband / Scheer / Mark Thomas / Baby Chaos / Jazz Passengers.

What setlist does Cocteau Twins play live?

The songs that Cocteau Twins performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the July 18, 1996 concert in Long Marston, UK:

  1. For Phoebe Still a Baby
  2. Pearly-Dewdrops' Drops
  3. Sugar Hiccup
  4. Aikea-Guinea

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