On August 6th, 1987, 10,000 Maniacs played at Maxwell’s! This performance marked the beginning of several tours of both the United States and Europe in support of their second major-label release, “In My Tribe,” which was released the week prior. It was the first album the band released without original member John Lombardo, and features songs written by Natalie Merchant and Robert Buck.
In the Fall of 1987, the band toured the states supporting R.E.M., including two dates at Radio City Music Hall that October. They also performed at Rutgers University on October 22nd, The Ritz on December 5th, and City Gardens on December 6th.