Timeline 1986-90


        

NSK group photo during the theatre production of Baptism



1986





NSK Suitcase for Spiritual Use

January 24th, 1986 - Press conference to present the Suitcase for Spiritual Use at the Cankarjev dom. Part of the promotion for Baptism under the Triglav.

   
Baptism under the Triglav, photos by Marko Modic.

February 6th, 1986, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The premiere of Krst Pod Triglavom - Baptism under the Triglav at the Cankarjev Dom. A Neue Slowenische Kunst production where Laibach worked on the musical side of the project.


Nova Akropola LP

February 8th, 1986 - Nova Akropola is released by the British record label Cherry Red Records.

   
Laibach at the D.M.A.2 Festival, photos by Luis Otaegi.

March 15th, 1986 - Laibach appear at the D.M.A.2 Festival in Bordeaux, France.


Vhutemas Archetypi LP

March 23rd, 1986 - The thematic compilation LP Vhutemas Archetypi is released by Side Effects Records in the UK. Laibach contributed two uniquely recorded tracks for the Graeme Revell project. The sleeve design was created by the NSK's Novi Kolektivizem.

March 26th, 1986 - Laibach's 'Occupied Europe Tour 86' performance in Brussels.

March 28th, 1986 - Laibach's 'Occupied Europe Tour 86' performance in Kortrijk, Belgium.

April 5th, 1986 - Laibach concert 'Krvava Gruda, Plodna Zemlja' (Bloody Ground - Fertile Soil) is performed at Hum, Slovenia. It was the first legal concert in Slovenia having successfully made their request to the 12th congress of the SSO of Slovenia. The concert was possible as the ban on Laibach performing was enforced by municipality of Ljubljana but not elsewhere in Slovenia.


Occupied Europe Tour 1983-1985 LP

April 16th, 1986 - Occupied Europe Tour 1983-1985 Live LP is released by Side Effects Records.


NSK accepting the Golden Bird award 1986

May 25th, 1986 - The NSK were presented the Golden Bird award 1986 by ZSMS (Socialist Youth Alliance of Slovenia).

June 5th, 1986 - Laibach start their first tour of the UK with a concert in London at the Bay 63.

   
Laibach in Manchester.

June 9th, 1986 - Laibach concert at the Boardwalk Club, Manchester.

June 10th, 1986 - Laibach concert at Sun at Night Club, Liverpool.

June 11th, 1986 - Laibach concert at Zap Club, Brighton.

June 12th, 1986 - Laibach record their first Peel session with three tracks (Krst, Fertile Land and Life Is Life) for the BBC radio show 'John Peel Session'. Recording took place at the Maida Vale Studios (MV4) with the material presented on the John Peel Show transmitted on 24th June 1986.


Laibach with Daniel Millar and Diamanda Galas

Mid 1986 - Laibach signed to Mute Records, unsure of exact date.

September 4th - 9th, 1986 - Laibach performed with Michael Clark and Company in 'No Fire Escape in Hell'. Four shows at the Manchester Poly.

   
Video by Daniel Landin, a filmed performance of Laibach and Michael Clark at Saddlers Wells, London, based on Clark’s No Fire Escape In Hell.

September 17th - 28th, 1986 - Eleven performances of 'No Fire Escape in Hell' at Saddlers Wells Theatre in London. Daniel Landin films Laibach's live performance with the material forming the video for Drzava.

October 10th, 1986 - Laibach concert 'Keine Gnade' at the Steirischer Herbst festival in Graz, Austria.

November, 1986 - Laibach at Studio Tivoli in Ljubljana recording Opus Dei.


NSK members in Moscow

December 26th, 1986 - Laibach and other members of the NSK visited USSR on a private trip.

1987




      
Geburt Einer Nation

January 20th, 1987 - Mute Records released their first Laibach record with the single "Geburt Einer Nation".

   
Kulusic Hall

February 10th, 1987 - Laibach concert in Zagreb at Kulusic Hall. This is part of a small tour of Yugoslvia - 'Bloody Clod - Fertile Soil'.

February 11th, 1987 - Laibach concert in Zagreb at Kulusic Hall for the second night running.

February 12th, 1987 - Laibach concert in Belgrade at SKC Hall.

   
Laibach in Subotica. Photos by Zoran Veselinovic

February 14th, 1987 - Laibach concert in Subotica, Serbia at the National Theatre (Narodno Pozoriste).

   
Laibach in Ljubljana

February 17th, 1987 - Laibach's first concert in Ljubljana since 1983. The performance titled 'Birds of a Feather' took place at the Festival Hall of Pionirski Dom.

February 18th, 1987 - Laibach concert in Maribor at the Student Centre bringing the short Yugoslavian tour to an end.


Opus Dei

February 23rd, 1987 - Mute Records released the album 'Opus Dei'.

   
Youth Day poster. Awaiting the verdict that no charges would be brought against NK.

February 25th, 1987 - NK Studio's 'Youth Day' was selected by ZSMS (Socialist Youth Alliance of Slovenia) as the official poster for the "Youth Day" event on 25th May. The poster was reproduced in Politika, the main Yugoslav daily newspaper where an astute member of the public spotted the striking similarity to Nazi artist Richard Klein's painting the Third Reich and duely informed the press.

March 16th, 1987 - Laibach concert in Vienna at the Arena, starting the 'UNITED STATES OF EUROPE TOUR'.

March 19th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Ungdomshuset, Copenhagen (Denmark)

March 20th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Magasinet, Orebro (Sweden)

March 21th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Stadt Hamburg, Malmo (Sweden)

March 22th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Markthalle, Hamburg (Germany)

March 23th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Quartier Latin, West Berlin (Germany)

March 24th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Rose club, Cologne (Germany)

April 1st, 1987 - Laibach concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall London (UK)

April 2nd, 1987 - Laibach concert at The State Liverpool (UK)

April 5th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Boardwalk Manchester (UK)

April 7th, 1987 - Laibach record their second Peel session at the Maida Vale Studios with three tracks (Leben-Tod, Trans-national and Ti Ki Izzivas) for the BBC radio show 'John Peel Session' which was later transmitted on 27th April 1987. Both Peels sessions were later released on CD in 2002.

April 9th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Zap Club, Brighton (UK)

April 10th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Paard van Troje, Hague (Holland)

April 11th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Zopo Club, Horst (Holland)

April 12th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Dezwarte Zaag, Dordrecht (Holland)

April 13th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Bielefeld (Germany)

April 14th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Bochum (Germany)

April 15th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Zeche, Derdemonde (Belgium)

April 16th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Manege, Munich (Germany)

April 18th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Frisson, Fribourg (Switzerland)

April 20th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Linz (Austria)


Slovenska Akropola

May 1st, 1987 - SKUC - R.o.p.o.t. releases the Slovenska Akropola LP in Yugoslavia.

May 6th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company at Brighton Festival (UK)

May 7th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company at Brighton Festival (UK)

May 8th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company at Brighton Festival (UK)

May 9th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company at Brighton Festival (UK)


No Fire Escape in Hell poster for Leicester

May 27th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company in Leicester (UK)

May 28th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company in Leicester (UK)

May 29th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company in Leicester (UK)

May 30th, 1987 - 'No Fire Escape in Hell' performances with Michael Clark and Company in Leicester (UK)

   
Network 7

May 31st, 1987 - Laibach featured on UK's television programme "Network 7".

   
Laibach at Paradiso in Amsterdam

July 18th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Paradiso Amsterdam (Holland)

      
Opus Dei

July 21st, 1987 - Mute Records released the Life is Life single.


Flyer for Laibach's concert at Riverside Studios Hammersmith

July 28th, 1987 - Lift '87 NSK presentation followed by a Laibach concert at the Riverside Studios in London. Red Pilot perform FIAT from 28th July until 8th August as part of the London International Theatre Festival. Irwin and NK exhibition ran from 29th July until 16th August, also at Riverside.

September 4th, 1987 - The first of three 'No Fire Escape' performances with Michael Clark and Company at at James A. Doolittle Theatre, for the Los Angeles Festival.

September 5th, 1987 - The second 'No Fire Escape' performance in Los Angeles.

September 6th, 1987 - The third 'No Fire Escape' performance in Los Angeles.

   
Macbeth by Deutsche Schauspielhaus

September 5th, 1987 - The Premiere of Macbeth by Deutsche Schauspielhaus in Hamburg. Laibach provided the music and took part in sixteen live theatrical performances.

September 17th, 18th, 1987 - Michael Clark and Company perform 'No Fire Escape' for BITEF at the Sava Centre in Belgrade. Laibach were supposed to be involved in the performance but were rejected and censored by the organisers.


Laibach at Colovec Hall, Photo by Antonio Zivkovic

September 25th, 1987 - 'Bloody Ground - Fertile Soil' Laibach concert in Celje at Colovec Hall as part of ZSMS (Socialist Youth Alliance of Slovenia) Congress.

October 11th, 1987 - 'Ein Schauspieler' Laibach concert at the German National Theatre, Hamburg.

   
Laibach in Bremen

October 12th, 1987 - 'Bremenmarsch' Laibach concert at Schlachthof, Bremen.

November 12th, 1987 - Release of Opus Dei in Yugoslavia having been licensed to ZKP RTV. Laibach held a gala reception at the Union Hotel in Ljubljana to mark the occasion.


Baptism under the Triglav

November 16th, 1987 - The release of the double LP "Klangniederschrift Einer Taufe" - Baptism under the Triglav soundtrack by two record labels Walter Ulbricht Schalfolien, Hamburg and Sub Rosa Records Brussels.

December 3rd, 1987 - Zivo Je Zivljenje 'Live is Life' Laibach concert at Tivoli Sports Hall, Ljubljana's largest venue.

December 11th, 1987 - La Vie C'est Moi 'Life - It is I' Laibach concert in Rennes at the Trans Musicales de Rennes Festival, France.

December 20th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Longhorn Hall, Stuttgart (Germany)

December 21th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Cookys, Frankfurt (Germany)

December 22th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Live Station, Dortmund (Germany)

December 23rd, 1987 - Laibach concert at Rock Fabrik, Aachen (Germany)

December 25th, 1987 - Laibach concert at Fabrik, Coesfeld (Germany)

December 27th, 1987 - Laibach concert at PC 69, Bielefeld (Germany)

1988





Q.E.D.

March 4th, 1988 - Laibach contribute 'Organofonia Ramovš' to Staalplaat's double compilation LP Q.E.D.


Flyer for the Divergences/Divisions Festival

March 12th, 1988 - La Vie C'est Moi 'Life - It is I' Laibach concert at the Divergences/Divisions Festival at the Entrepots Laine Hall, Bordeaux.


Laibach at Klagenfurt. Photo by Antonio Zivkovic

March 25th, 1988 - Laibach concert at the Contact Lens Festival in Klagenfurt, Austria.

June 4th, 1988 - Laibach concert at the Wiener Festiwoche festival at Messepalast, Kaiser Franz Josef Reitschule Hall, Veinna.

   
Laibach in New York

June 24th, 1988 - First Laibach concert in the USA. Two apearances at The Kitchen in New York, USA as part of New York Festival of Art.

June 25th, 1988 - Second Laibach US concert at The Kitchen in New York.

   
Rough Guide to Ljubljana where Igor Vidmar introduces Laibach

August 1988, - Laibach featured heavily in the BBC television programme Rough Guide to Ljubljana.

      
Sympathy for the Devil

September 24th, 1988 - Mute Records released 'Sympathy For The Devil I/II' as two 12" singles and as a CD single.


Let It Be

October 24th, 1988 - Mute Records released 'Let It Be' album.

      
Across the Universe

December 10th, 1988 - Release of the single 'Across The Universe' from the 'Let it Be' album featuring Anja Rupel with Laibach's sub-group Germania.

   
Laibach at the Town and Country Club, London. Second image - photo by Phil Nicholls

December 12th, 1988 - First concert of the 'Sympathy For The Devil' tour begins at Town and Country Club, London.

December 13th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Theaterfabrik, Munich.

December 14th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Longhorn, Stuttgart.

December 15th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Batschkapp, Frankfurt.

December 16th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Jovel, Munster.

December 17th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Live Station, Dortmund.

December 18th, 1988 - Laibach concert at PC69, Bielefeld.

December 19th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Quartier Latin, Berlin.

December 20th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Markthalle, Hamburg.

December 21th, 1988 - Laibach concert at Rockfabrik, Aachen.

1989




   
MTV Europe's Marcel Vanthilt Show

January 17th, 1989 - Laibach special on the Marcel Vanthilt Show on MTV Europe.

Sympathy For The Devil American Tour 1989

February 2th 1989 - Laibach concert at Axis, Boston, MA (USA)

February 4th 1989 - Laibach concert at The Palladium, New York, NY (USA)

February 5th 1989 - Laibach concert at RPM Club, Washington, DC (USA)

      
Laibach in Toronto

February 7th 1989 - Laibach concert at RPM, Toronto, ON (Canada)

February 8th 1989 - Laibach concert at Aquilon, Cleveland, OH (USA)

February 10th 1989 - Laibach concert at St. Andrews, Detroit, MI (USA)

February 11th 1989 - Laibach concert at Park West, Chicago, IL (USA)

February 12th 1989 - Laibach concert at Park West, Chicago, IL (USA)

February 13th 1989 - Laibach concert at 1st Avenue, Minneapolis, MN (USA)


Laibach in Texas

February 16th 1989 - Laibach concert at Clearview, Dallas, TX (USA)

February 18th 1989 - Laibach concert at Crash, Phoenix, AZ (USA)

February 20th 1989 - Laibach concert at The I Beam, San Francisco, CA (USA)

February 21th 1989 - Laibach concert at One Step Beyond, San Jose, CA (USA)

February 23th 1989 - Laibach concert at Berkeley Square, Berkeley, CA (USA)

February 24th 1989 - Laibach concert at Bacchanal, San Diego, CA (USA)

February 25th 1989 - Laibach concert at Scream, Los Angeles, CA (USA)

March 3rd 1989 - Zaak Club, Dusseldorf (Germany)

March 27th 1989 - "Lords of Independence" Festival, Bonn (Germany)

Sympathy For The Devil Yugoslav Tour


Laibach at Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana. Photo by Antonio Zivkovic

March 30th 1989 - The Yugoslavian Sympathy for The Devil Tour opens at Tivoli Hall, Ljubljana (Yugoslavia)

April 7th 1989 - Laibach concert at CDA Mladost, Sarajevo (Yugoslavia)

April 8th 1989 - Laibach concert at CDA Mladost, Sarajevo (Yugoslavia)

April 9th 1989 - Laibach concert at Dom Sportova, Zagreb (Yugoslavia) The show started with a performance on the guzla, an instrument strongly associated with Serbia.

April 11th 1989 - Laibach concert at Dvorana mladosti, Rijeka (Yugoslavia)

April 12th 1989 - Laibach concert at Stop Klub, Split (Yugoslavia)

   
Peter Mlakar in Belgrade

April 27th 1989 - Laibach concert at SKC, Belgrade (Yugoslavia)

April 28th 1989 - Laibach concert at SKC, Belgrade (Yugoslavia) Both Belgrade concerts started with a Peter Mlakar speech addressed to the Serbian nation along with the showing of a Third Reich propaganda film, "The Bombing of Belgrade".

May 10th 1989 - Laibach concert at Maribor (Yugoslavia)

May 11th, 1989 - 'Dem Teufel Zugeneigt' Austrian tour starts with concert at Haus der Jugend, Graz (Austria)

May 12th, 1989 - 'Dem Teufel Zugeneigt' Concert at Stadtkino, Salzburg (Austria)

May 13th, 1989 - 'Dem Teufel Zugeneigt' Concert at Stadthalle, Feldkirche (Austria)

May 14th, 1989 - 'Dem Teufel Zugeneigt' Concert at Posthof, Linz (Austria)

May 15th, 1989 - 'Dem Teufel Zugeneigt' Concert at Kurhalle, Vienna (Austria)

May 23th, 1989 - 'Sympathy For The Devil' European tour continues with concert at Lyon (France)

May 24th, 1989 - Concert at Fribourg (Switzerland)

May 25th, 1989 - Concert at Zurich (Switzerland)

   
Laibach in Strasbourg

May 27th, 1989 - Concert at Strasbourg (France)

June 3rd, 1989 - Concert at Entrepots Leine, Bordeaux (France)

June 5th, 1989 - Concert at Gottingen (Germany)

June 6th, 1989 - Concert at Bielefeld (Germany)

June 7th, 1989 - Concert at Bochum (Germany)

July 28th, 1989 - Concert at Rimini (Italy)

      
Laibach in Helsinki, Photos by Marko Vierikko

August 10th, 1989 - Concert at Helsinki (Finland)


Hultsfred Festival in Stockholm, Photos by Robert Petersson

August 12th, 1989 - Concert at Stockholm (Sweden)

Autumn 1989 - Around early autumn Laibach went into Studio Tivoli in Ljubljana and recorded Macbeth, the soundtrack they had performed for Deutsches Schauspielhaus in 1987 and 1988. In the UK music press it was announced that Ervin Markosek was stepping down from Laibach to get married and become a painter, also stated that Bertrand Burgalat would be joining Laibach on a new studio project having earlier produced Laibach's Let It Be album.

Novemeber 9th, 1989 - Eastern Europe was now undergoing a massive change as communism began collapsing with little resistance and on November 9th the Berlin Wall fell.

December, 1989 - Mute Records re-released the single 'Across the Universe'.

1990





Macbeth

January 22nd, 1990 - Macbeth album is released by Mute Records.

1990 - Laibach were in Paris recording a studio album starting around late 1989, working with Bertrand Burgalat and Sean Oliver but in the end the material was abandoned.


3.Oktober

October 3rd, 1990 - On the day of the reunification of Germany Laibach released the single 3.Oktober through Mute Records International.

The final Yugoslavian tour

October 6th, 1990 - Concert at Rotovž Maribor (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)

October 7th, 1990 - Concert at Prevalje (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)

October 11th, 1990 - Concert at Sport Hall Murska Sobota (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)

October 13th, 1990 - Concert at House of Culture Ilirska Bistrica (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)

October 18th, 1990 - Concert at Dvorana Mejdan Banja Luka (Bosnia Herzegovina - Yugoslavia)

October 19th, 1990 - Concert at Sarajevo (Bosnia Herzegovina - Yugoslavia)

October 20th, 1990 - Concert at Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina - Yugoslavia)

October 21st, 1990 - Concert at Dubrovnik (Croatia - Yugoslavia)

October 26th, 1990 - Concert at House of Culture Sentjur near Celje (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)

October 28th, 1990 - Concert at Sport Hall Rijeka (Croatia - Yugoslavia)

November 5th, 1990 - Concert at Lucerna Prague (Czechoslovakia)

November 10th, 1990 - Concert at Portoroz Avditorium (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)

November 16th, 1990 - Concert at Sport Centre Ajdovscina (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)

November 22nd, 1990 - Concert at Študentski centar Osijek (Croatia - Yugoslavia)

November 28th, 1990 - Concert at House of Culture Idrija (Slovenia - Yugoslavia)


Kapital exhibition at the Equrna Gallery

December, 1990 - The Kapital series of paintings by IRWIN was first shown at the Equrna Gallery in Ljubljana

December 20th, 1990 - Concert at Piramida, Pula (Croatia - Yugoslavia)

December 23rd, 1990 - Voting takes place in the Republic of Slovenia on the independence referendum.

   
Laibach in Trbovlje

December 26th, 1990 - Concert at Termoelektrarna II Trbovlje (Slovenia) Laibach's first ever concert in their hometown in a disused power station. A party afterwards took place up Kum mountain near Trbovlje.

December 26th, 1990 - Announcement of the referendum results, the Slovenes had voted for independence from Yugoslavia.



This page will be updated as more information comes to light. I would be interested in details of events not listed above along with any corrections. Also looking for more images related to the events in the timeline.



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