Archives: Nirvana play final Canadian shows

This day in Vancouver history: Jan. 3, 1994

Alt rock icons Nirvana play the first of two sold-out shows at the PNE Forum. The concerts marked the final Vancouver appearance for the band, who had previously played at the now-defunct Town Pump in 1990 and two sets at the Commodore Ballroom the following year.

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Nirvana was wrapping up the final leg of a North American tour in support of its third and final studio album, In Utero, which debuted at number one on the Billboard album charts four months earlier.

 

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The band also gave a comically reluctant interview with CiTR’s Nardwuar the Human Serviette backstage over pizza, in which it is revealed Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love may have first met while soused at a gig by Vancouver hardcore legends DOA in Portland, Ore. Several other unexpected Canadian connections are also awkwardly explored despite the objections of a drunk and belligerent Krist Novoselic.

 

 

Three months later, Cobain was found dead in his Seattle home from an apparent suicide.

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