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The Damned: Live Performances - 1977

The list of shows for 1977 should be considered as 'work in progress'.


Monday to Thursday 19-22 December - Hope & Anchor, Islington, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Stiff Records package of four gigs, featuring bands signed to Stiff, which The Damned were due to appear at (on one date presumably). Intention was for free entry, but punters would be asked to bring a toy or game that would be donated to a sick child in hospital.

Tuesday 13 December - The Village, Bournemouth

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Monday 12 December - Surrey University, Guildford

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Sunday 11 December - City Hall, Newcastle

Set: See Her Tonite, You Take My Money, Creep (You Can't Fool Me), Fan Club, Sick Of Being Sick, Problem Child, Stretcher Case, Neat Neat Neat, Idiot Box, Politics, Don't Cry Wolf, Help, You Know, So Messed Up, New Rose. encore - I Feel Alright, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Saturday 10 December - Apollo Centre, Glasgow

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Saturday 10 December - Strathclyde University

Comments: Venue rearranged.

Friday 9 December - Clouds, Edinburgh

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys and Matt Vinyl & The Decorators.

Thursday 8 December - Polytechnic, Huddersfield

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Wednesday 7 December - Mountford Hall, Liverpool University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Tuesday 6 December - Top Rank, Cardiff

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys. Gig known to have taken place.

Monday 5 December - Top Rank, Southampton

Comments: CANCELLED - according to Stiff Records..."because of difficulties with promoters".

Saturday 3 December - Pier Pavilion, Hastings

Comments: CANCELLED - according to Stiff Records..."because of difficulties with promoters".

Friday 2 December - Kings Hall, Derby

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Wednesday 30 November - Sallis Benny Hall, Art College, Brighton

Set included: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Help, So Messed Up, New Rose, Stab your Back, You Take My Money, Politics, Stretcher Case, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys. A contributor to this site wrote "The gig was at Sallis Benny Hall, which although technically part of the Polytechnic, is part of the Art College. Most gigs happened there. The Polytechnic never actually put gigs on at the main building further up the road (I don't think they had a suitable hall - I believe the gig may have originally been set up for the Top Rank, but withdrawn due to the Rank ban on punk gigs which took place around then). I was there, backstage, when the Dead Boys nearly lived up to their name and Stiv Bators spectacularly crashed across the dressing room with a bottle of JD in hand and smacked his head into a radiator, knocking himself out cold for a moment or two. Blood everywhere, and from cut hands and chest on the broken bottle. He refused hospital treatment, despite being completely off his head and a mess, and went onstage an hour later."

Wednesday 30 November - Top Rank / Polytechnic, Brighton

Comments: Historic information suggests that this gig was arranged for The Polytechnic and then re-arranged for The Top Rank. However, see Comments for Sallis Benny Hall - 30 November 1977, above.

Monday 28 November - De Montfort Hall, Leicester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys. Gig known to have taken place. The front page of Leicester's Mercury newspaper the next day carried the headline 'PUNK ROCK SHOCKER: DEMAND FOR INQUIRY'. The report stated that a band member had 'spat beer at the crowd' and that another band member had 'bathed in spit from the audience and then spat back'. There were also reports of a naked woman in the crowd. An accompanying editorial called it 'one of the most odious exhibitions that could be imagined in a place of entertainment', and the paper carried calls for a full council investigation into how the gig was allowed to go ahead.

Sunday 27 November - Roundhouse, London

Set included: I Fall, You Take My Money, Creep (You Can't Fool Me), Fan Club, Problem Child, Stretcher Case, Neat Neat Neat, Idiot Box, You Know, So Messed Up, New Rose.encore - I Feel Alright, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys and The Drones. The set above is mostly taken from a cassette of the show - 'You Take My Money' to 'Born To Kill'.  However, extracts of this show have been released in various formats and include 'I Fall'.  There is no obvious break in the cassette source recording, so it seems likely that 'I Fall' began the show - this number was often the opener in 1977. But, there may have been more songs played prior to 'You Take My Money'.

Saturday 26 November - Roundhouse, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys and The Drones. Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 25 November - Roundhouse, London

Set probably included: You Take My Money, Creep (You Can't Fool Me), Fan Club, Problem Child, Stretcher Case, Neat Neat Neat, Idiot Box, You Know, So Messed Up, New Rose, I Feel Alright, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys and The Drones.

Wednesday 23 November - Top Rank, Sheffield

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys. Gig known to have taken place.

Tuesday 22 November - Locarno, Coventry

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Monday 21 November - Top Rank, Birmingham

Set included: Neat Neat Neat, Problem Child, Help, New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Sunday 20 November - Elizabethan Hall, Belle Vue, Gorton, Manchester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Saturday 19 November - Hull University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Friday 18 November - Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Dead Boys.

Thursday 17 November - Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Set: unknown.

Comments: Opening date for rescheduled tour. Jon Moss (later to find fame with Culture Club) is the new drummer for The Damned. Advertised support from The Dead Boys, but they couldn't get to that gig so Penetration played instead.

Wednesday 16 November - Queens University, Belfast

Comments: CANCELLED whilst The Damned were recruiting a new drummer. Intended support from The Dead Boys.

Tuesday 15 November - Trinity College, Dublin

Comments: CANCELLED whilst The Damned were recruiting a new drummer. Intended support from The Dead Boys.

Saturday 12 November - Leeds University

Comments: CANCELLED whilst The Damned were recruiting a new drummer. Intended support from The Dead Boys.

Friday 11 November - Town Hall, Middlesborough

Comments: CANCELLED whilst The Damned were recruiting a new drummer. Intended support from The Dead Boys.

Sunday 6 November - Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford

Set: unknown.

Comments: Free gig, supported by 999, given in consolation for non-appearance at the Chelmsford City Rock Festival. Final show for Dave Berk on drums (other than occasional stand-in appearances).

xx October - Munich, Germany

Comments: One of a number of gigs played in Southern Germany after the Berlin show.

Friday 21 October - Hyde Park, Osnabruck, Germany

Set: unknown.

Thursday 20 October - Kant Kino, Berlin, Germany

Set: unknown.

Thursday 20 October - Hamburg, Germany

Comments: See comments for 19 October.

Wednesday 19 October - Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany

Set: I Fall, You Take My Money, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Problem Child, Sick of Being Sick, Idiot Box, Help, Your Eyes, Fish, Stretcher Case, So Messed Up, New Rose, I Feel Alright. encore - Born To Kill, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place but the set may be in some doubt - a bootleg supposedly exists for Hamburg on 20 October 1977, but ticket stubs prove that The Damned were due to appear at Kant Kino in Berlin on 20 October. It therefore seems probable that the set, for so long marked-up as 20 October, is actually 19 October... however, it is possible that a cancellation of the Berlin gig may have occurred and a 2nd night in Hamburg added, or that the set is actually from Kant Kino on the 20th.

Monday 17 October - The Melkweg [Milky Way], Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Photographic evidence supports the fact that this gig took place. As to the support acts, there are conflicting accounts - Paul of Paul and Andrč states "We played two concerts as a support act with the Damned, in Groningen and (if I remember correctly) Amsterdam. We never played with the Police". Stewart Copeland of The Police has personal diaries listing the gig, but indicating that The Damned, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, The Police and Melody played that night. It is presumed therefore that Paul of Paul and Andrč's account is wrong, and that the 2nd show where they supported The Damned in The Netherlands was at the Effenaar, Eindhoven on Friday 14 October.

Sunday 16 October - The Mafcentrum, Maasbree (Near Venlo), Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Police and Melody. There is also much conflicting information 'out there' that suggests that Wayne County & The Electric Chairs were also on the bill. Documentary evidence supports the fact that this show took place (ie a brochure later issued by The Mafcentrum). As to confirmation of all the acts on the bill, Lu Edmonds has stated that The Damned played Venlo after Groningen and confirmed all the support acts, whilst Stewart Copeland of The Police has personal diaries listing the gig, but indicating that only The Damned, The Police and Melody played that night.

Additionally, a web posting states "Two Months before the Sex Pistols played [The Mafcentrum] the legendary punk rock band The Damned climbed that same stage. I remember their show well. The night was legendary and burned into my memory. I will never forget. Arriving after 20:00, the place was slowly filling up. I slurped one beer after the other and got a bit rousy. Opening act climbed the stage. A new band from the UK nobody never heard of before called The Police. Funny (but obvious) name for a punkrock band. Front person was a tall blond bassplayer singing in high voice. They played for about 20 minutes smashing heavy loud punkrock. Fuckin' great. So good that after finished I purchased their self made indie product from the singer at the merch boot. It was called Fall Out. Still have that single. Yes yes I know that singer was Sting in his young years. After a break of half an hour, and 4 more beers, it was time for the Damned. Wow what a gig. The band came on and played without a break a high energetic set of 40 minutes, so loud, the sound was one big heavy distorted wall. I couldnt even recognize one song, (although I had purchased the record months ago). Still the energy was smashing. We pogod like idiots. Meanwhile ears almost exploded. My spectacles flew through the audience joining beer glasses. Miraculously the specs returned unharmed, caught by another pogo freak. What a gig. Exhausted and satisfied we gathered around the bar recovering. Band members joined (Captain Sensible, Sting, Dave Vanian, Rat Scabies). We had some good talks and laughs and many more drinks.

Friday 14 October - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Paul of Paul and Andrč states "We played two concerts as a support act with the Damned, in Groningen and (if I remember correctly) Amsterdam". However, Stewart Copeland of The Police has personal diaries listing the Melkweg show on Monday 17 October and indicates that The Damned, Wayne County & The Electric Chairs, The Police and Melody played that night. It therefore seems highly likely that this was the other show in the Netherlands where Paul and Andrč supported The Damned.

Thursday 13 October - Huize Maas, Groningen, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Paul & Andrč. Paul of Paul and Andrč states "During the Groningen show The Damned's drummer, and Captain Sensible on bass, even joined us spontaneously".

xx October - unidentified French club

Comments: Not a gig as such. Lu Edmonds recollects that The Damned jammed at a small French club after the Le Bains Douches show. It is unconfirmed whether this was on the same or a different night.

xx October - Le Bains Douches, Paris, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Lu Edmonds recollects that The Damned returned to Paris, playing this gig after the Rennes and Brest shows and prior to going to Holland.

Tuesday 8 October - Auditorium, Brest, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Nicolas Cruel.

Monday 7 October - La Halle Martenot, Rennes, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Marquis de Sade.

Sunday 6 October - Bataclan, Paris, France

Set: I Fall, You Take My Money, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Creep (You Can't Fool Me), Problem Child, Sick of Being Sick, Idiot Box, Help, Your Eyes, Fish, Stretcher Case, So Messed Up, New Rose, I Feel Alright, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Support from Shakin' Street. The set appears to have been played straight through with no encore break.

xx October - Dijon, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Lu Edmonds recollects that The Damned played one or two shows after Rat Scabies left the band, but before the Bataclan Paris show - he believes that they may have played Dijon, and says it was after the Lyon gig.

xx October - Lyon, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Lu Edmonds recollects that The Damned played one or two shows after Rat Scabies left the band, but before the Bataclan Paris show - he states that Lyon was played. Dave Berk now joined on drums.

Saturday 1 October - Kaufleuten Saal, Zurich, Switzerland

Comments: CANCELLED - The Damned and The Nasale Boys were intended to support The Clash but The Damned cancelled due to the lack of a drummer.

xx September - Colmar, Alsace, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Second gig of the European tour. This was the final gig for Rat Scabies before leaving the band in 1977, having later been involved in a fracus at the hotel Toucon club... the rod that seems to have 'broken the camels back', as it appears that he was already disenchanted with the direction the band were taking musically [The Music For Pleasure album material] and, it would seem, was unhappy with doing the European tour - promoting the new material (that he did not have faith in), and not enjoying the experience of being on the road with some other band members and their partners.

xx September - Nancy, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: First gig of the European tour and one of only 2 dates that Rat Scabies played prior to quiting the band in 1977. Members of the political party the Front National (FN) turned up and disrupted the show, throwing chairs, damaging equipment, and smashing the windows of the hall. It seems that only a few songs were actually played. Apparently Rat Scabies played a long solo on the drum-kit microphones (described as 'at least 20 minutes long and very funny').

Friday 23 September - Leeds Polytechnic

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertising for this show stated 'Plus support and new wave disco'. A contributor to this site wrote - 'Was at the gig that night. No idea of the setlist but do remember Rat playing the intro to 'Pretty Vacant' on the drums before the gig began. Support band was Cyanide, a punk band from York'.

Thursday 22 September - Barbarella's, Birmingham

Set: unknown.

Comments: A web posting referring to this show states 'this wasn't long after Marc Bolan died and The Damned did a blistering tribute to him as an encore'... hence indicating that; a) the show took place, and b) giving authenticity to the date (March Bolan died on the 16th).

Tuesday 20 September - Hyde Park, Osnabruck, Germany

Comments: Although there is advertising to indicate this date / location, various contributors have stated that the show was actually scheduled for 21 October.

Saturday 17 September - Chelmsford City Football Stadium

Comments: City Rock '77 Festival. Following poor ticket sales, and it becoming obvious that the balance of the appearance fee would not be forthcoming (2nd half due to be paid on the day), the tour manager refused to allow the band to perform. Acts that played included - Solid Waste, Slaughter & The Dogs, Aswad, Lew Lewis Band, The Doctors of Madness, The Fruit Eating Bears, Eddie & The Hot Rods with a guest performance by Rob Tyler of MC5).

Sunday 4 September - Speedway Stadium, Scheessel, West Germany (First Raider Open Air Festival)

Comments: First Raider Open Air Festival. The Damned were due to play on the Sunday afternoon. However, the event didn't go as planned due to financing and many acts did not play - The Damned included. Others listed on the 2 day bill were - Byrds, Nektar, Barclay James Harvest, Golden Earing, Camel, Steppenwolf, Colosseum II, Caravan, Quicksilver Mesenger Service, Nite City, Klaus Schulze, Karthago, Graham Parker & The Rumour, Ruphus, Eddie & The Hot Rods, Fairport Convention, Stilletto, Iron Butterfly, Ramses, SFF, Franz K. It is reported that the only artists to perform were Long Tall Ernie and The Shakers, Van Der Graff Generator, Colosseum II, Camel and Golden Earing.

Sunday 28 August - Richfield Avenue, Reading

Comments: The Damned were provisionally booked to appear at Reading Rock '77, but their name was withheld until after their 4-night July stint at the London Marquee shows 'to enable the festival organisers to assess the behaviour of the band's audience'. Although the audiences were exemplary (according to a Marquee club spokesman), the band became involved in a dispute with the Marquee management and the last two July dates were cancelled. Being as the Marquee were the organisers for Reading Rock, their appearance this event was cancelled.

Thursday 18 August - Foxes At The Sundown, Charing Cross Road, London (2nd Night)

Set included: You Take My Money, Neat Neat Neat, Problem Child, Fan Club, Politics, Sick of Being Sick, Don't Cry Wolf, Stretcher Case, Help, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up, New Rose. encore - Born To Kill, Fish.

Comments: Support from The Adverts and The Fruit Eating Bears. The set above is in the correct running order, but there may have been other numbers prior to 'You Take My Money'.

Wednesday 17 August - Foxes At The Sundown, Charing Cross Road, London (1st Night)

Set included: Stretcher Case, Problem Child, Politics, Sick of Being Sick, You Take My Money, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Stab Your Back, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from The Adverts and The Fruit Eating Bears. This was the opening night for this new venue. Apparently the venue was packed - for The Damned... a 'storm of beer, spit and plastic glasses'... Dave Vanian diving into the crowd and being heaved back onto the stage by the audience. Chris Crash of The Fruit Eating Bears wrote of this gig "One of our more fun gigs was as support on a two-nighter with our mates "The Damned" at The Sundown club in London. When we arrived and walked into the dressing room, there standing up in the corner was a black coffin that had been used as a stage prop in some previous production. If you remember The Damned, you will know that Dave the singer was given to dressing and looking very much like Dracula; so when he arrived and he saw this, his eyes lit up like Christmas had come early, and he proceeded to spend the rest of the time before the gig snogging with his girlfriend in the said coffin. Come the end of the night we were in the side alley loading our gear into our hire van, when the sinister figure of Dave with a coffin on his back appears and walks down the alley and off down Tottenham Court Road. Many minutes later he returns with his prized coffin and throws it into the skip parked next to our van. Whats up Dave said Garry. Oh the bloody cab driver would not take the coffin in his cab. Dont worry, said the ever-helpful Garry, well put it in our van and bring it back tomorrow when your van will be here and your roadies can take it home for you. Cor, thanks lads. So it came to pass that we drove back to Purley with Daves coffin on top of our gear and after dropping off the other guys, I parked the van outside my parents house and went in for a well earned kip, only to be awakened early in the morning by my Dad saying Chris, Chris did you know theres a coffin in the back of your van? It took some explaining I can tell you."

Thursday 11 August - Bilzen, Belgium

Set: unknown.

Comments: 'Bottles, bricks and beer cans splattered about the band on stage'.

Friday 5 August - Mont De Marsan Bullring, France

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, You Take My Money, Fan Club, Problem Child, Neat Neat Neat, Politics, Sick of Being Sick, Stretcher Case, Help, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up, New Rose. encore - Fish, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Advertised as The Second European Punk Rock Festival. First gig with Lu Edmunds. Also on the bill - The Clash, The Jam (didn't play!), The Boys, Eddie & The Hot Rods and Dr Feelgood.

Saturday 16 July - Pier Pavilion, Hastings

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - Auntie Pus and Skrewdriver.

Wednesday 6 July - The Marquee, London

Comments: CANCELLED following a dispute with The Marquee management - supposedly regarding a free single giveaway and a row over The Damned putting up posters which covered the club's list of forthcoming attractions and the Marquee name sign. Due to be supported by The Adverts. Generation X played the Marquee on this date instead of The Damned.

Tuesday 5 July - The Marquee, London

Comments: CANCELLED following a dispute with The Marquee management - supposedly regarding a free single giveaway and a row over The Damned putting up posters which covered the club's list of forthcoming attractions and the Marquee name sign. The Models played the Marquee on this date instead of The Damned.

Monday 4 July - The Marquee, London

Set included: I Feel Alright and Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Support from Johnny Moped. 'Stretcher Case Baby' / 'Sick of Being Sick' single given away to fans. From the press at the time - 'The Damned played their set at The Marquee on Monday night under impossible conditions - the surprising thing was that they only walked off the stage once, and that was because the monitors packed up, not because of the shower of gob and glasses that came from the crowd'.

Sunday 3 July - The Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Rings. 'Stretcher Case Baby' / 'Sick of Being Sick' single given away to fans. From the press at the time - "The label reads 'Not For Sale. Special snob collectors artifact of no historical / cultural value. Play it today. Throw it away. Why sell 'em when you can give 'em away. People being what they are for free gifts, there was a riot outside the Marquee on Sunday night, with everybody trying to grab handfuls of singles, instead of taking one each. People were getting stupid, They were taking boxfuls. Probably to put under the bed until they can get a good price for them at Rock On'.

Friday 1 July - Pavilion, West Runton, Nr Cromer

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Adverts.

Wednesday 29 June - California Ballroom, Dunstable

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 28 June - St. Georges Hall, Bradford

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Monday 27 June - Lancaster University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Sunday 26 June - Electric Circus, Manchester

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, You Take My Money, New Rose, Politics, Fan Club, Fan Club, Sick Of Being Sick, Stretcher Case, Help, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Fish, See Her Tonight.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Prefects and The Adverts - support bands confirmed. "A contributor to this site wrote "Dave Vanian appeared onstage with his arm in a sling, I always wondered why, but I see from your gig list that he'd dislocated his shoulder the night before".

Saturday 25 June - Casino, Wigan

Comments: CANCELLED - Dave Vanian dislocated shoulder having been rolled down the stairs of a guest house in a pram.

Friday 24 June - Exeter University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Thursday 23 June - The Garden, Penzance

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Wednesday 22 June - Woods Centre, Plymouth

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Tuesday 21 June - Subscription Rooms, Stroud

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Monday 20 June - London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Sunday 19 June - Queen's Hotel, Westcliff, Southend

Set: unknown.

Comment: Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Saturday 18 June - Kursaal, Southend

Comments: CANCELLED due to the anti-punk backlash. REARRANGED for the next night at an alternative venue.

Friday 17 June - Brunel Rooms, Swindon

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts and XTC.

Thursday 16 June - Town Hall, Cheltenham

Comments: CANCELLED due to the anti-punk backlash.

Wednesday 15 June - Polytechnic, Brighton

Set included: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Help, So Messed Up, New Rose, Stab Your Back, You Take My Money, Politics, Stretcher Case, Born To Kill.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Tuesday 14 June - Drill Hall, Lincoln

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Monday 13 June - The Outlook, Doncaster

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Sunday 12 June - Maxim's, Barrow in Furness

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Saturday 11 June - Barbarella's, Birmingham (2nd Night)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Friday 10 June - Barbarella's, Birmingham (1st Night)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Thursday 9 June - Winter Garden, Cleethorpes

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Tuesday 7 June - Drill Hall, Lincoln

Comments: REARRANGED - 14 June.

Monday 6 June - Dingwalls, Camden, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts. Gig intended to have a modulated ticket price... 25p for 1st 25, 50p for next 25, up to a limit of £3.50 (Jake Riviera "This has been designed so that real Damned fans can get in cheaply while the liggers who stagger down the road from the Ramones gig at the Roundhouse will subsidise the true fanatics").

Saturday 4 June - City Hall, St. Albans

Comments: CANCELLED - Rescheduled for 29 June at California Ballroom, Dunstable.

Friday 3 June - Pavilion, West Runton, Nr Cromer

Comments: CANCELLED due to the anti-punk backlash.

Thursday 2 June - Keynes College, Kent University, Canterbury

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Saturday 28 May - Eric's, Liverpool

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Friday 27 May - Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Set included: Feel All Right, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose, Born To Kill, Stab Your Back, Fish.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Thursday 26 May - Tiffany's, Newcastle-Under-Lyme

Comments: CANCELLED by the Mecca organisation as part of the anti-punk backlash.

Wednesday 25 May - Sheffield University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts. Gig known to have taken place (to a capacity audience).

Tuesday 24 May - Nottingham University

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, You Take My Money, Neat Neat Neat, Politics, Fan Club, Sick of Being Sick, Stretcher Case, Help, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up, New Rose. encore - Fish, Neat Neat Neat.

Saturday 21 May - Pier Pavilion, Hastings

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts Gig confirmed had having taken place.

Friday 20 May - University of Southampton

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Sick of Being Sick, Neat Neat Neat, Stretcher Case, Fan Club, Help, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up, New Rose, Fish, Neat Neat Neat, Stretcher Case.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts. Over the years, a press statement from the time stating 'porters and bar staff at Southampton University refused to work in protest against the booking, leaving the capacity crowd high and dry' appears to have been misinterpreted as the show not going ahead (ie The Book of The Damned by Carol Clerk) - the gig did take place... to a capacity audience. The second playing of 'Neat Neat Neat' apparently featured Gaye Advert.  Encore numbers could not be established with certainty from the recording that this is set sourced from, but two encores may have been played - 1) 'Fish', 'Neat Neat Neat', 2) 'Stretcher Case'.

Thursday 19 May - Paris Cinema, London

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Sick of Being Sick, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Stretcher Case, Help, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up, New Rose.

Comments: Recorded by the BBC for the 'In Concert' series. Set played straight through with no encore.

Monday 16 May - North Staffordshire Polytechnic

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts. Gig known to have taken place.

Monday 16 May - Top of the World, Stafford

Comments: CANCELLED at 4 hours notice due to the anti-punk backlash - REARRANGED for North Staffordshire Polytechnic.

Saturday 14 May - Civic Hall, Middleton, Manchester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts. Confirmation that the gig took place by a contributor to this site - 'I lived in Middleton at the time and it was quite exciting for me & my classmates to have a gig happen locally rather than have to travel into town. My memory of things is rather hazy now, but I'm fairly sure that Slaughter & The Dogs were also on the bill, being a local band. The Adverts also definately played. I don't remember much of The Damned's set, other than it was so good that myself and mate went to see them again at the Electric Circus'.

Friday 13 May - Porterhouse, Retford

Set included: I Feel Alright.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

? May - Copenhagen, Denmark

Set: unknown.

Comments: A contributor to this site wrote 'Picture taken by Jųrgen Angel are from (I think) a university or educational place where The Damned played in Copenhagen. In the first weekend of May, I believe'.

? May - Skaelskoer, Denmark

Set: unknown.

Comments: The same contributor, as for The Copenhagen show information [above], wrote ' For some obscure reason they also played in Skaelskoer Lystskov. In a Dance Pavilion in a small wood on the edge of a small insignificant town - Skaelskoer is locaced some 100 km. (south) west of Copenhagen. How do I know that? Because I specifically remember the poster in the local radio / record shop in Korsor where I live. I was 17 at the time and the poster (picture from the debut album photo session) said "The Damned - New album out now - Play it on your sister". Later the same day me and my friends were listening to the singles Top 10, and the DJ put on a new one (a bubbler), a noisy raunchy fast tune -by then I had never actually heard any punk rock, only read of it - I instantly knew what it was and I said to my mates, "I bet this song is the ones from the poster. This is the Damned". The song was, of course, New Rose. Me and my mates agreed to go see The Damned in Skaelskoer some 12 days later. We never went. I was sick and had to stay in bed for several days and wasn't able to keep up the good spirit in going. I was really into it. My mates were more like "yeah, if you wanna go, we'll go". They eventually forgot about it, and I couldn't get them together in time. And we / I missed history. Later I had my own punk/new wave bands. New Rose and the readings of punk and The Sex Pistols had made their mark.'.

Tuesday 3 May - P.E. Janson Auditorium, ULB University, Brussels, Belgium

Set: unknown.

Friday 29 April - Salle De La Cigale, Lyon, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Electric Callas.

Thursday 28 April - Palais Des Glaces, Paris, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Electric Callas.

Wednesday 27 April - Gibus Club, Paris

Comments: Non-Damned but seems worth mentioning... Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Joe Strummer and Mick Jones played together (Clash in town playing Palais Des Glaces that night and The Damned in town playing the same venue the next night). Set included Gloria, No Fun, Anarchy In The UK.

Tuesday 26 April - Barbarella's, Birmingham

Set: unknown.

Comments: There is evidence to suggest that The Damned played, or originally intended to play, this venue on 26 April. The same source suggests that The Scorpions were to be the support band (and The Scorpions were in the UK around this time).

Sunday 24 April - Roundhouse, London

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, Stretcher Case, Sick of Being Sick, See Her Tonite, Feel The Pain, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up, Fish, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: The Captain's birthday. Support The Adverts and Motorhead. Banner unfurled (tax exiles return... Hurray For The Captain's birthday!), Captain Sensible appeared in a ballerina costume and threw cream cakes at the audience and Dave Vanian. Gaye Advert featured on 'Neat Neat Neat'.  'So Messed Up' was introduced as "our last number", but they went on to play two more - it is unclear from the source recording whether they played 'Fish' as an additional part of the main set or as a first encore.  The second playing of 'Neat Neat Neat' was definitely an encore in its own right - to summarise, they either played a) 'I Feel Alright' - 'So Messed Up', encore. 'Fish', encore 'Neat Neat Neat', or b) 'I Feel Alright' - 'Fish', encore 'Neat Neat Neat'  [sounds the most likely from the recording],.

Thursday 21 April - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California

Set: unknown.

Comments. Crime were 'supposedly' also due to appear on this bill but did not play. A flyer for this show indicates that Strange Eyes supported this night. Photos that appeared on the internet confirm that The Damned did play this show.

Wednesday 20 April - Mabuhay Gardens, San Francisco, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: A flyer for this show indicates that Cyclops were due to support this night.

Tuesday 19 April - The Starwood, Los Angeles

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Quick. M Compton states on a web blog - 'The second night [see comments against 18 April also], I dragged along my friend Jeff Wolfe, who knew little about punk, but was in the process of forming a band called the Furys that punk would influence quite a lot. For some reason, Captain Sensible took a dislike to Jeff, jumping onto the dance floor and spitting right in his face. Jeff allowed punk to influence him, but he always hated the Damned after that. I secretly found it kind of amusing. I got my own injury that night when Dave Vanian lit a flare and the hot sparks cascaded over my shoulders and burnt the crap out of me, leaving holes throughout my shirt. I wore the wounds proudly. It wasn't the first injury that my love of punk rock would lay on me.'.

Tuesday 19 April - Barbarella's, Birmingham

Comments: Advertised gig that could not go have taken place (The Damned were still in the USA) - possibly arranged prior to the US tour and then cancelled?

Monday 18 April - The Starwood, Los Angeles

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, Stretcher Case, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up.

Comments: Support from The Quick. Apparently 2 sets were played - exactly the same set. The set appears to have been played straight through with no encore.

A write-up of someones memories of this gig states... "They belted out basically the entire contents of their debut album that night and left us wanting more. The Damned had run out of cash pretty early on in their American tour so they asked the audience to throw whatever change they had on the stage. I think they made a good amount of money gathering up what we tossed up to them. They also offered to have their picture taken with you for $10. $10 was a bit steep to afford in those days but would have made a great souvenir all these years later if I had bitten on the offer.".

Another piece on the web by M Compton states - 'The Starwood, one of LA's best and most missed clubs. They offered the Damned two nights, obviously expecting a huge turnout. But when the nights of the shows came around, there were maybe 20 or 30 people per show who came out to see this groundbreaking band. (As punk grew in popularity after these shows, it was hard to find any punk who wouldn't claim they were there to see it. There was no way all the people who claimed to be there could have been there unless they were hiding behind the bar.) I went to both shows and was in heaven. The band pretty much played their first album in order, making up a set that lasted all of 25 minutes. And I was exhausted after that. [see also 19 April].

Saturday 16 April - Whiskey A Go Go, Los Angeles

Comments: There is some conflicting historical infornation as to whether this gig was 14 or 16 April. The Damned were booked as support for Tom Verlaine & Television but the headliner refused The Damned as support. Television are reported to have played the Whiskey A Go Go on the night of 14 April, and there is no evidence of them playing on 16 April, but I tend to believe that the 16 April date is correct regarding The Damned, due to further information that is available about The Germs, The Zero's and The Wierdos:

On the web, taken from a site about LA Punk 1977, '16 April 1977 is a day that will remain permanently imprinted on my mind until the day I die. We (Steve, myself and our friend Mike) had tickets to see The Damned and Television at the Whiskey. When we arrived for the show, the Damned had been removed from the bill and replaced with somebody I dont remember. Fortunately for us, one block down and across the street from Tower Records, the Weirdos were going to be playing.'

The Germs and The Zero's played support to The Wierdos at Orpheum Theatre down the road. Sometime during the show, Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible of the Damned arrived with Rodney Bingenheimer. Photographer Jenny Lens is known to have written when discussing the first live appearance of The Germs - ' The Germs: thats the saddest story of my life... [fake crying]. Okay, I have pictures of that, almost but not quite...I didnt realize that the Germs were gonna play. I shot the Weirdos at Bomp Records on April 16 1977, maybe the first time they were ever photographed. Pleasant was with Darby and dared them to talk to the Weirdos and get on the bill. If they were a band, they should play. But I didnt know this until you told me that recently. I know the Weirdos were scheduled and I lived 20 feet from the Orpheum. The theater was on Sunset Boulevard right next to where Book Soup is, right across from Tower Records. Theres a big office building on the corner of Sunset and Palm now, but there used to be bar on the corner and a teeny 8-unit, two story building just south of it. I lived in an upstairs apartment facing the alley. I was always early to shows and parties, but I just missed the Germs because I didnt know they were playing. They played for 30 seconds or 3 minutes or whatever. I photographed Captain Sensible of the Damned jamming with the Weirdos. That was my big picture of the evening. I just discovered a shot of Captain Sensible, Dave Vanian, the Damned singer, Jake Riviera their manager and Brian James their guitarist, sitting in the audience. I wonder where their drummer Rat Scabies was. But it verifies the rumor the Damned showed up, not just Captain'.

Elsewhere on the web there is further evidence to support the 16 April date - 'The Damned may have been booted off the Television bill but they did play the Starwood 2 nights later'.

Incidently, Captain Sensible's jam with The Weirdos, mentioned in the text above, was on the old Seed's classic "Pushin' Too Hard.

Tuesday 12 April (night 2) (Possibly 2 Sets) - Rat Club, Boston

Set included: Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Began their last set by bringing tables and chairs on stage and proceeding to eat pizza while playing.

Monday 11 April (night 1) (Possibly 2 Sets) - Rat Club, Boston

Set: unknown.

Sunday 10 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 2)

Set included: I Feel Alright, See Her Tonite, Help, Neat Neat Neat, So Messed Up.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys and Patti Smith. Members of The Damned joined The Dead Boys on stage for Anarchy in the UK.

Sunday 10 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 1)

Set included: Stab Your Back, Feel The Pain, I Feel Alright, See Her Tonite, Help, Neat Neat Neat, So Messed Up.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys.

Saturday 9 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 2)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys. Joined Dead Boys on stage for Anarchy in the UK.

Saturday 9 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 1)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys.

Friday 8 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 2)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys.

Friday 8 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 1)

Set included: New Rose, Stab Your Back, All Messed Up.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys.

Thursday 7 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 2)

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Anarchy in the UK, Neat Neat Neat, Stretcher Case, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys. Set played straight through with no encore. There is some indication that these sets were played the other way around - however, Rat Scabies can clearly be heard on bootleg saying they will play another set later.

Thursday 7 April - CBGB's, New York (Set 1)

Set: I Feel Alright, Sick of Being Sick, See Her Tonite, Fan Club, I Fall, Feel The Pain, Neat Neat Neat, Help, New Rose, So Messed Up.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Dead Boys. Set played straight through with no encore. There is some indication that these sets were played the other way around - however, Rat Scabies can clearly be heard on bootleg saying during the other set, that they would play more later.

Saturday 2 April - Stirling University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig curtailed due to crowd disruption - played for 15 minutes, back on for 5 minutes - the end.

Friday 1 April - Clouds, Edinburgh

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised with support and radio forth disco, venue open 21:00-04:00.

Thursday 31 March - The Roxy Club, London

Comments: CANCELLED.

Wednesday 30 March - The Royal College of Art, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig and support (Johnny Moped) confirmed by a contributor to this site that attended the show.

Saturday 26 March - The Winter Gardens, Malvern

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Cortinas. Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 25 March - Polytechnic, Newcastle

Set: unknown.

Comments: After the Fire supported. This is presumed to be a re-scheduling of the originally intended 11 March gig, which did not take place because The Damned were announced as support to T-Rex on the 'Dandy In The Underworld' UK tour which took place between 10 and 20 March. Throwing of bottles and / or cans caused the band to threaten to leave the stage... having continued, they left the stage after 20 minutes and did not return. Some scuffles broke out and the police were called.

Wednesday 23 March - Nottingham University

Set: unknown.

Monday 21 March - Tiffany's, Edinburgh

Comments: Purely an assumption, but it feels unlikely that this advertised gig would actually have gone ahead, The Damned having played Portsmouth the night before and long distance travel not being particularly easy in the UK in the early 1980's. Presumably, The Damned being added to the March T-Rex tour would have seen details for this initially arranged concert overtaken by events.

Sunday 20 March - Locarno, Portsmouth

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, Sick of Being Sick, Stretcher Case, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up. encore - Fish.

Comments: Support to T-Rex. 'New Rose' was restarted and partially replayed because the band were out of sync originally and the first rendition 'fell apart'. The Damned joined T-Rex on stage for 'Get It On'... the only concert on the tour where The Damned joined T-Rex on stage (The recording of 'Get It On' is included on the 'Marc Bolan and T-Rex Live 1977' recording).

Saturday 19 March - West Runton Pavilion, Nr Cromer

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support to T-Rex. According to the tour itinerary, The Damned were scheduled on stage at 21:00 and T-Rex at 22:30.

Friday 18 March - Rainbow Theatre, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support to T-Rex. According to the tour itinerary, The Damned were scheduled on stage at 19:30 and T-Rex at 20:45.

Thursday 17 March - Odeon, Birmingham

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, Sick of Being Sick, Stretcher Case, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up. encore - Fish.

Comments: Support to T-Rex. According to the tour itinerary, The Damned were scheduled on stage at 19:15 and T-Rex at 20:30.

Monday 14 March - Colston Hall, Bristol

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, Sick of Being Sick, Stretcher Case, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back,So Messed Up. encore - Fish.

Comments: Support to T-Rex. According to the tour itinerary, The Damned were scheduled on stage at 19:30 and T-Rex at 20:45.

Sunday 13 March - Apollo, Glasgow

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support to T-Rex. Show rescheduled from the night before. A contributor to this site has stated that "T-Rex played this show and that The Damned played a second night. Of the show he wrote - "I left a devoted Damned fan having seen The Damned twice. Anyone with a ticket stub left from that gig will have it in a quarter, the bouncers ripped them in half the first night and then ripped the half in half again for the second night. The Damned definitely played twice and they were brilliant both times."

Sunday 13 March - Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke

Comments: Intended show supporting T-Rex. However, the Glasgow T-Rex appearance intended for 12 March was rescheduled for 13 March and this Hanley show was cancelled and not rescheduled.

Saturday 12 March - Apollo, Glasgow

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support to T-Rex. T-Rex show did not take place (reports at the time stating that vital electrical leads had been left in Manchester)... but The Damned DID play. A contributor to this site confirmed that the Damned appeared and wrote "We were told that T-Rex would play the following evening which they did."

Saturday 12 March - Forde Green Hotel, Leeds

This show was listed on an upcoming tour dates itinerary for February and March of 1977 owned by Rat Scabies. However, it did not come to fruition… The Damned being announced during February as support to T-Rex on the 'Dandy In The Underworld' UK tour between 10 and 20 March.

Friday 11 March - Apollo, Manchester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Support to T-Rex. According to the tour itinerary, The Damned were scheduled on stage at 19:30 and T-Rex at 20:45.

Friday 11 March - Polytechnic, Newcastle

Comments: This show was listed on an upcoming tour dates itinerary for February and March of 1977 owned by Rat Scabies. However, it did not come to fruition… The Damned being announced during February as support to T-Rex on the 'Dandy In The Underworld' UK tour between 10 and 20 March. However, The Damned ended-up playing Newcastle twice during March - with T-Rex at City Hall on the 10th and as headliners at the Polytechnic on the 25th (presumably a re-scheduling of the 11 March date).

Thursday 10 March - City Hall, Newcastle

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, See Her Tonite, Stretcher Case, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up.

Comments: Support to T-Rex. According to the tour itinerary, The Damned were scheduled on stage at 19:30 and T-Rex at 20:45. After the gig Marc Bolan gave an interview to Radio Newcastle. In it he spoke of The Damned as being "very good friends of mine" and described them as "the best of the so-called punks groups". Although Marc's fondness for a number of punk bands has been well documented, when the Sex Pistols were mentioned he said "I hate The Sex Pistols. I think they're terrible".

Wednesday 9 March - The Bell, Pentonville Road

Set: unknown.

Monday 7 March - The Toby Jug, Tolworth

Set: unknown.

Saturday 5 March - Art & Technology College, Derby

Set: unknown.

Friday 4 March - The City of London Polytechnic, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Walking Wounded. Gig known to have taken place - entry was 0.70p. Melody Maker music paper said of a Wayne County & The Electric Chairs show at the Roxy that night, 'Then the Damned arrive, hot from wasting their audience at some gig or another, and Captain Sensible decides that he wants to jam with Wayne. The Captain is dressed in, uh, a nurses's uniform, complete with a neat little skirt. (Yes - a NURSE's uniform, what the hells wrong with that????) Anyway, up on stage he gets and begins to exercise his vocal chords by bellowing as loudly as his sensitive little lungs will allow. He leaves to an enormous cheer'.

Thursday 3 March - The Red Deer, Croydon

Set: unknown.

Wenesday 2 March - North London Polytechnic Halls of Residence, Tufnell Park, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: A contributor to this site made the following observation, 'On 2 March 1977, North London Polytechnic Business Society hosted The Damned. I had to be there and write about it in my scrap book. I cut up the original flyer but chose to decorate the scrap book with a picture of the Sex Pistols at Caerphilly! Most of the fans are young-the girls 14 or 15 years old, the blokes 17-19. A long line of girls sat along the edge of the stage, eyes laced with turquoise eye-shadow, peroxide hair and an abundance of safety pins through noses and clothes. Torn T-shirts held together by by safety pins, crocodile belts, mini-skirts, suspender belts, green stockings, stilettos. The blokes aren't as colourful but have their own gimmicks: telephone strapped to the shoulder, rainbow hair. And the Damned... not as dynamic as I had hoped. Much too loud and didn't try to excite the audience - I heard they tried to set light to some cymbals at the end but it didn't work too well.

Monday 28 February - The Roxy Club, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Adverts.

Saturday 26 February - Anson Room, Bristol University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Support from The Dragons. A contributor to this site wrote "As a fresh faced student at Bristol Uni, I was fascinated with the early Punk Rock movement through the normal channels – bored with Genesis etc, took a liking to Dr Feelgood and the like, listened to Peel every day, then it all sort of happened. The early Sex Pistols Punk Tour in December got cancelled, so the first real Punk gig I got to see was The Damned, 26 February 1977 at the University Union, a concert billed as 'The Rag King and Queen Dance', tickets costing a whopping 75 pence. I have no idea if the organisers knew what they had done in booking the Damned for this, and it was certainly an eye opener, and went down in local folklore. Before the gig, a couple of coaches turned up full of all these weirdly dressed folk – spikey hair, ripped clothes etc – had the Damned brought along their fan club? The Dragons were a sort of old school hippy jazzy funky band, at the front of the room people sat down cross legged on the floor drinking their beer – the punks were noisily at the back. I was somewhere in the middle. Things got restless. When the Damned came on, everything changed. All the noisy lot making a huge melee at the front, while the old school moved to the back, a lot of them staying on to see what all the fuss was about. The Damned were fantastic – so much energy and excitement, I could never go back again to the old dross! It was fairly safe in the middle, as the beer glasses flew overhead in both directions, between those at the back and the punks at the front. There was a lot of gobbing and pogoing, and I clearly remember the Good Captain bouncing around and ramming his bass into the amp stack before it all ended in a mess. Setlist?... No chance, but all our faves from the early days were played".

Friday 25 February - University of East Anglia, Norwich

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 22 February - University of Essex, Colchester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as 'A Punk Rock Nite featuring The Stranglers, The Damned, Count Bishops'. Gig know known to have taken place. From the press at the time - "The Damned and The Stranglers spent an evening dodging beer cans". "Kid Strange seen wresting with The Damned's Rat Scabies & Captain Sensible backstage at the uni last week. And the man who threw bottles at The Stranglers and cut Jean-Jacques Burnel over the eye ended up in hospital after fierce bouncing activity".

Monday 21 February - The Roxy Club, London

Set: probably included: Neat Neat Neat, New Rose, Fan Club, Fish.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Johnny Moped in support with Captain Sensible on backing vocals. A contributor to this site wrote 'We just turned up each Monday and walked straight inside the Roxy until this point, however, we had to queue around the block to get in this time, 'Damned Damned Damned' had come out about a week before, and suddenly the band were news. We were outraged.'

Saturday 19 February - Riley Smith Hall, University of Leeds

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Also on the bill - Johnny Moped.

Friday 18 February - Penthouse Club, Scarborough

Set: unknown.

Thursday 17 February - Rebecca's, Birmingham

Set: I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, I Fall, Sick of Being Sick, Stretcher Case, Help, New Rose, Stab Your Back, So Messed Up. encore - New Rose.

Tuesday 15 February - County Ground, Northampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place - but see comments for Saturday 12 February - County Ground, Northampton. Support from Bandana.

Monday 14 February - The Roxy Club, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: This gig confirmed as having taken place. Support from The Adverts.

Saturday 12 February - County Ground, Northampton

Comments: This show was listed on an upcoming tour dates itinary for February and March of 1977 owned by Rat Scabies. However, the music press at the time suggested that The Damned were playing Northampton on the 15th. The same itinerary showed The Damned as appearing in London on th 15th for the live recording of 'Neat Neat Neat' for Supersonic TV (which, during 1977, was being aired on a Saturday, but the recording day is unclear - The Damned's appearance was actually aired on Saturday 26 February). Because it is known that some other dates in the Scabies' itinerary did not come to fruition, and that the televised show did not get aired on Saturday 19 February, the date of the 15th is believed to be the correct Northampton date (for the moment), however, it remains possible that the Northampton show was actually rescheduled for the 12th. Incidently, the single 'Neat Neat Neat' was not released until Friday 19 February... if that has any bearing on events? Either way, The Damned are known to have played the County Ground in Northampton during February, with support from Bandana.

Friday 4 February - City Hall, St. Albans

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as support to Stray... Sidewinder also on the bill.

Monday 31 January - The Roxy Club, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Supposedly support to Eater, and The Rejects also on the bill, however, a contributor to this site wrote 'Support were The Rejects - I remember nothing about Eater'.

Monday 17 January - The Roxy Club, London

Set unknown.

Comments: Support supposedly from Eater and The Boys, however, a contributor to this site wrote 'Support were The Boys, I remember nothing about Eater being on the bill, and anyway, The Roxy policy was two bands only, or one band twice'.

Thursday 13 January - The Roxy Club, London

Set: included: Born To Kill, Fish, Help, New Rose.

Comments: The Damned played before Eater. 'He terrified me. I took several steps back when he started to sing, and it wasn't because of the volume. He's simply very frightening. Dave Vanian bellowed like the prodigal returning to hades as he assassinated Born To Kill, Fish, Help and the incredible New Rose, jumping off the stage for a soupcon of performer participation as he pogoed wildly with all the young punks. The Damned left me feeling like a speed come-down, like the feeling you get watching day break after 3 nights awake'.

Wednesday 5 January to ? - Europe

Comments: Some European dates scheduled from 5 January but details unknown.

Sunday 2 January - Hope & Anchor, Islington, London

Set: unknown.

Saturday 1 January - Hope & Anchor, Islington, London

Set: unknown.


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