Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!

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Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! cover.jpg
Video by Nirvana
Released November 15, 1994 (VHS)
November 7, 2006 (DVD)
Recorded 1991–1993
Genre Grunge
Length 83:00
Label Geffen Records
Nirvana chronology
Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!
Classic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind
(2005)Classic Albums: Nirvana – Nevermind2005
Laserdisc cover

Nirvana: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! is a video album released by the grunge band Nirvana on laserdisc and VHS on November 15, 1994. The DVD version was released November 7, 2006.

The video was originally conceived by Kurt Cobain himself and it was to loosely chronicle the band's rise to fame and the Nevermind era.[1] When Kurt Cobain died in 1994 the video lay unfinished so remaining Nirvana band members Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic stepped in to finish it. The video includes live performances as well as interviews with the band.[1] Amongst the live performances is a "disturbing" performance of "Love Buzz" in which Cobain gets into a fight with an over aggressive bouncer.[1]

Most of the live footage is from 1991 and 1992, with home video footage dating back to late-1990. The latest footage is from January 23, 1993 at the Hollywood Rock Festival in Brazil.

A rough outline of the video appears in the book "Journals", a published book of Kurt Cobain's journals.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Aneurysm" (In two parts: 1991.11.25 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland, and 1993.01.23 - Hollywood Rock, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Incorrectly labeled 1993.01.16 São Paulo, Brazil on inlay)
  2. "About a Girl" (1991.10.31 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington)
  3. "Dive" (1993.01.23 - Hollywood Rock, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Incorrectly labeled 1993.01.16 - São Paulo, Brazil on inlay)
  4. "Love Buzz" (In two parts: 1991.10.19 - Dallas, Texas / 1991.11.25 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland)
  5. "Breed" (1991.10.31 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington)
  6. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (1991.11.27 - UK TV show Top of the Pops)
  7. "Negative Creep" (1992.02.22 - Honolulu, Hawaii)
  8. "Come as You Are" (1991.11.25 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland)
  9. "Territorial Pissings" (In two parts: 1991.12.06 - UK TV show Jonathan Ross / 1991.11.25 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland)
  10. "Something in the Way" (1992.02.14 - Osaka, Japan)
  11. "Lithium" (1992.08.30 - Reading Festival, England)
  12. "Drain You" (1991.11.25 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland)
  13. "Polly" (1991.10.31 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington)
  14. "Sliver" (1991.11.25 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Holland)
  15. "On a Plain" (1992.06.26 - Roskilde Festival, Denmark)
  16. "Endless, Nameless" (1991.10.31 - Paramount Theatre, Seattle, Washington) (Not listed on VHS release)
  • "Lounge Act" from Nevermind plays over the ending credits.
  • Numerous other fragments appear throughout the video, including pieces of the band's 1992 performance on Saturday Night Live.

DVD bonus tracks[edit]

The DVD features the same track listing as the VHS release, as well as footage from Nirvana's performance at the Paradiso Club in Amsterdam on November 25, 1991, featuring the songs:

  1. "School"
  2. "About a Girl"
  3. "Been a Son"
  4. "On a Plain"
  5. "Blew"

There is also a secret "easter egg" bonus feature at the end of the credits, a rehearsal of "On a Plain" from early 1991.

Chart positions and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! All Music Guide. Retrieved on January 12, 2013.
  2. ^ Billboard magazine - 24 December 1994 - p. 72 - Top Video Sales Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  3. ^ Billboard magazine - 3 December 1994 - p. 91 - Top Music Videos Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  4. ^ ARIA Report - Issue 1311 - 13 April, 2015 (See Highest Position number (HP). Retrieved April 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Nirvana Charts @
  6. ^ "ARIA Charts – Accreditations – 2007 DVDs". Australian Recording Industry Association. 
  7. ^ "Canadian video certifications – Nirvana". Music Canada. 
  8. ^ "Latest Gold / Platinum DVDs". Radioscope (record chart). Archived from the original on July 24, 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2014. 
  9. ^ "British video certifications – Nirvana – Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!". British Phonographic Industry.  Enter Live! Tonight! Sold Out!! in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select DVD in the field By Format. Select Platinum in the field By Award. Click Search
  10. ^ "American video certifications – Nirvana – Live! Tonight! Sold Out!!". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Video Longform, then click SEARCH

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