Nirvana performed for the last time on March 1, 1994 at Terminal 1 in Munich, Germany.
The venue, Terminal 1 was the international airport of Munich, Germany until it was closed down on May 16, 1992, the day before the new airport opened. Since then it has been used for concerts and raves.
Here’s a ticket to Nirvana’s final concert.
Nirvana’s last concert only lasted 80 minutes (one of the shortest shows from the tour). Kurt Cobain had a sore throat and eventually lost his voice during the show due to bronchitis. After this show the rest of the tour was cancelled. Here is the final setlist for Nirvana’s last show…
The 23 song set began with an off-the-cuff version of The Cars “My Best Friend’s Girl”, Krist Novoselic then sang a few lines from another Cars song “Moving In Stereo” before Nirvana tore into the standard opener for this tour, “Radio Friendly Unit Shifter”.
Check it out…
They did not play “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Novoselic jokingly alluded to the band’s demise:
“We’re not playing the Munich Enormodome tonight. ‘Cos our careers are on the wane. We’re on the way out. Grunge is dead. Nirvana’s over…our next record’s going to be a hip-hop record!”
Twelve songs later, after Cobain’s throat wrenching version of “Heart-Shaped Box”, Nirvana (Kurt Cobain, Krist Novoselic, Dave Grohl & Pat Smear) left the stage forever.
Here’s the audio of their final song played live.
Two days later on March 3, 1994, Kurt Cobain overdosed in a hotel in Rome. Read that story here….