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The Damned: Live Performances - 1985

The list of shows for 1985 is believed to include all potential gigs for the year (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Monday 23 December 1985 - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Stranger On The Town, Grimly Fiendish, Smash It Up, Is It A Dream, There Ain't No Sanity Clause, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - We Love You.

Comments: Support from Third Light.

Sunday 22 December 1985 - Hammersmith Palais, London

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Stranger On The Town, Grimly Fiendish, Smash It Up, Is It A Dream, There Ain't No Sanity Clause, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Thanks For The Night, We Love You.

Comments: Support advertised as Twenty Flight Rockers and The Burning.

Saturday 21 December 1985 - International Club, Manchester

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Stranger On The Town, Grimly Fiendish, Smash It Up, Is It A Dream, There Ain't No Sanity Clause, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, Disco Man, New Rose.

Comments: Support from Third Light.

Friday 20 December 1985 - International Club, Manchester

Set: Sanity Clause, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Limit Club, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Eloise, Five Foot One, Rabid (Over You), Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Grimly Fiendish, Lust For Life, Love Song.

Comments: Support from Third Light. First live performances of 'Eloise', 'Rabid (Over You)' and 'Five Foot One'. Though it seems very odd for the reprise of 'Curtain Call' without it being an opener, this set is taken from a bootleg recording and 'Sanity Clause' does indeed follow the intro music (and does not seem to have been tampered with).

Thursday 12 December 1985 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Sanity Clause, Born To Kill, We Love You, Disco Man, Thanks For The Night.

Comments: Support advertised as 45 Grave. The 'Fiendish Shadows' CD is supposedly this show (as depicted on the sleeve artwork) but is in fact incorrect - 'Fiendish Shadows' is actually an incomplete recording of the gig at the Coronet Theatre, Woolwich on 11 July 1985.

Monday 9 December 1985 - The Stone, San Francisco

Set included: Curtain Call, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Sanity Clause, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: Set assumed to have begun 'Curtain Call', 'Shadow of Love', 'Neat Neat Neat', 'Wait For The Blackout', 'I Just Can't Be Happy Today' (as per other sets from this period).

Thursday 7 November 1985 - The Ritz, Greenwich Village, New York

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Limit Club, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: Support from Angel in Vain.

Wednesday 9 October 1985 - Volkshaus, Zurich, Switzerland

Set: Curtain Call, The Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, The Limit Club, I Had Too Much Too Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call, Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: The intro to 'Sunday Bloody Sunday' was played prior to 'Disco Man'.

Tuesday 8 October 1985 - Geneva, Switzerland

Set: unknown.

Sunday 6 October 1985 - Salle Moliere, Lyon, France

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, Limit Club, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Saturday 5 October 1985 - Mulhouse, Pax, France

Set: unknown.

Friday 4 October 1985 - Eldorado, Paris, France

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig confirmed as having taken place. Support from Blue in Heaven.

Thursday 3 October 1985 - Salle Sainte-Croix-des-Pelletiers, Rouen, France

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore(s) - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: Support advertised as Blue In Heaven.

Wednesday 2 October 1985 - Manhattan, Leuven, Belgium

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You, Pretty Vacant.

Wednesday 2 October 1985 - Vooruit, Gent, Belgium

Comments: Although originally planned for Voorguit, Gent (and indicated as such as the venue on the packaging of some future recordings), the gig was rearranged for Manhattan, Leuven.

Monday 30 September 1985 - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Sunday 29 September 1985 - The Arena, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Sunday 29 September 1985 - Vera, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Comments: This location was shown on tour schedules for the time. However, it is wrong as there was never a Vera venue in Rotterdam - see The Arena, Rotterdam - 29 September.

Saturday 28 September 1985 - Vera, Groningen, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig confirmed as taking place. A contributor to this site wrote - 'I only ever saw the Damned live once, in 1985, during their european tour when they played the Vera in Groningen. Though memories of this night are a little bit hazy now, I distinctly remember the band was in top form and some guys at the front consistantly shouted for "Bad time for Bonzo" and at some point threw a can of Bonzo dog food on stage to lend some weight to their argument! Alas the band were unable to cooperate'.

Thursday 26 September 1985 - Hunky Dory, Detmold, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You, I Feel Alright, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Comments: A short piece of 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town' was played prior to 'Disco Man'.

Wednesday 25 September 1985 - Metropol, Berlin, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore - Disco Man, I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Monday 23 September 1985 - Zeche, Bochum, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Sunday 22 September 1985 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Limit Club, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore(s) - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Disco Man, We Love You.

Saturday 21 September 1985 - Alter Wartesaal Discotheque, Cologne, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Disco Man, We Love You, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Friday 20 September 1985 - Hyde Park, Osnabruck, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, We Love You, Pretty Vacant, So What, Shakin' All Over.

Comments: A short rendition of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It' preceded 'Disco Man'.

Thursday 19 September 1985 - Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, We Love You.

Sunday 15 September 1985 - Sir Henry's, Cork, Eire

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow Of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - We Love You, Disco Man, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Comments: Small excerpts of 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town' & 'Sharp Dressed Man' were played prior to 'We Love You'.

Saturday 14 September 1985 - Atlantic, Ballybunion, Eire

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Golden Horde.

Saturday 14 September 1985 - McMordie Hall (Student Union), Belfast

Comments: Information is 'out there' for this show, however, it seems to have been an early advertised date which was re-arranged. This theory is further backed-up by a contributor to this site who stated "Still have my original ticket and the date printed is 14 September, which I have crossed out and replaced with 12 September, as the gig was re-scheduled.

Friday 13 September 1985 - SFX Club, Dublin

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow Of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Comments: Support from The Golden Horde. Rat Scabies played a small piece of ANWL's 'So What' prior to 'Pretty Vacant'.

Thursday 12 September 1985 - Mandela Hall, Queen's University, Belfast

Set: included: Is It A Dream.

Comments: Support from The Outcasts. Gig known to have take place.

Saturday 27 July 1985 - Port-Bail, France (Euro Rock Festival 85)

Set: unknown.

Comments: This was a 2 day festival (also on Sunday the 28th), but The Damned are believed to have headlined this day. Support included LSD, Black Berurier, Washington Dead Cats and Trotskids.

Thursday 11 July 1985 - Coronet Theatre, Woolwich

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow Of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On the Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, Too Much To Dream, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones. The 'Fiendish Shadows' CD is supposedly the show at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California on 12 December 1985 (as depicted on the sleeve artwork) but is in fact incorrect - 'Fiendish Shadows' is actually an incomplete recording of this gig.

Wednesday 10 July 1985 - Mayfair, Swansea

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Tuesday 9 July 1985 - Goldiggers, Chippenham

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). Encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. Encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Monday 8 July 1985 - Pavilion Hemel Hempstead

Comments: A Fuzztones gig advert in the New Musical Express (NME) music paper of 25 May 1985 showed numerous dates under a title 'On Tour With The Damned'. Included in these dates was the Pavilion in Hemel Hempstead on 8 July. As this date is never known to have appeared in any Damned literature from the time, it is assumed to either have been an error, or a headline performance by The Fuzztones, outside of The Damned tour, that was mistakenly listed with The Damned tour dates.

Sunday 7 July 1985 - Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones. Trouble after the gig ended was reported the following Monday in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo - 'Angry fans stormed the stage claiming the management of the Northgate Arena had deliberately cut the concert short'. 'Steel fire curtains were damaged and nearly 30 chairs ripped up and destroyed'. 'Police, some with dogs, moved in quickly to stop the trouble that was started by a group of about 40 punks'. '... it was scheduled to finish at 10 O'clock, it ended at 10:02 - on time, that was the time given by the group'. An employee stated, 'I cannot comment on who, if anyone, asked for the concert to stop immediately'.

Saturday 6 July 1985 - Northgate Arena, Chester

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Pretty Vacant.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Thursday 4 July 1985 - St. Georges Hall, Bradford

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born to Kill, Citadel.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones.

Wednesday 3 July 1985 - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones.

Tuesday 2 July 1985 - Gaumont, Ipswich

Set included: Grimly Fiendish, Wait Fot The Blackout, Smash It Up

Support from The Fuzztones & Doctor & The Medics. Doctor & The Medics last night on The Damned Tour. According to a letter in the 2nd edition of 'Flashmag' [Damned fanzine of the 1980's], during this show members of The Damned, The Fuzztones and Doctor & The Medics, performed 'Gloria' together at some point during the evening.

Sunday 30 June 1985 - St. Georges Hall, Exeter

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones.

Saturday 29 June 1985 - Coliseum, St. Austell

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones.

Friday 28 June 1985 - Winter Gardens, Malvern

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Wednesday 26 June 1985 - Arts Centre, Poole

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones. Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Tuesday 25 June 1985 - Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones and Dr & The Medics.

Monday 24 June 1985 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from Dr & The Medics and The Fuzztones.

Saturday 22 June 1985 - Apollo, Oxford

Set probably: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones and Dr & The Medics.

Friday 21 June 1985 - De Montford Hall, Leicester

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger on the Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call. encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from Dr. & the Medics and The Fuzztones.

Thursday 20 June 1985 - Odeon, Birmingham

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger on the Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). Encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. Encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from Dr & The Medics and The Fuzztones. Wilf (from 'Shadow of Love' video) on stage that night, plus a 'Lou' sang with Dave Vanian on 'Smash It Up'.

Monday 17 June 1985 - Hammersmith Palais, London

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger on the Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Citadel, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Disco Man.

Comments: Support from Doctor & The Medics and The Fuzztones.

Sunday 16 June 1985 - Hammersmith Palais, London

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger on the Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from Doctor & The Medics and The Fuzztones.

Friday 14 June 1985 - Guildhall, Portsmouth

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support advertised as Doctor & The Medics and The Fuzztones.

Thursday 13 June 1985 - Maxwell Hall, Aylesbury

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). Encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. Encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones and Dr & The Medics.

Wednesday 12 June 1985 - Top Rank, Brighton

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). Encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones. Due to a glass throwing incident, 'Lust For Life' was curtailed and there was a period of inactivity. The band resumed with 'Love Song', and played straight through until the end of the set (rather than the standard 2-encore [3-numbers / 2-numbers] process at the time).

Tuesday 11 June 1985 - Studio, Bristol

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Monday 10 June 1985 - New Ocean Club, Cardiff

Set probably: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, Stretcher Case?, Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones. The appearance of 'Stretcher Case' in this set is believed to be an error and it is thought that 'New Rose' was the track actually played.

Saturday 8 June 1985 - Victoria Halls, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from Dr & The Medics & the Fuzztones.

Friday 7 June 1985 - Apollo, Manchester

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones and Dr & The Medics.

Thursday 6 June 1985 - Mayfair, Newcastle

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Advertising from the time indicates the Fuzztones as intended support - however, a contributor to this site stated "I remember this gig very well. I was with a girlfriend who wasn't into punk and she was getting shoved all over by two punkettes against the balcony. She was going to chin them! She hated the gig, so it stuck in my mind. I loved it however. Dave Vanian played this weird shaped guitar for a couple of numbers. The support band was actually Doctor & the Medics. They were great and as a consequence I went to see them the following year at Newcastle Riverside".

Wednesday 5 June 1985 - City (Oval) Hall, Sheffield

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from Dr. & The Medics and The Fuzztones.

Monday 3 June 1985 - Barrowlands, Glasgow

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Sunday 2 June 1985 - Ritzy's, Aberdeen

Set probably: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Saturday 1 June 1985 - Playhouse, Edinburgh

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, The Eighth Day, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Friday 31 May 1985 - Dundee University

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, The Eighth Day, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Thursday 30 May 1985 - Leeds University

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, The Eighth Day, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Lust for Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Wednesday 29 May 1985 - Guildhall, Preston

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, The Eighth Day, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Tuesday 28 May 1985 - Royal Court, Liverpool

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Sunday 26 May 1985 - Coventry Polytechnic

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Although the support was supposedly from the Fuzztones, there is information to suggest they were playing the Embassy Club in London that night.

Saturday 25 May 1985 - Loughborough University

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Born To Kill, Smash It Up, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Love Song, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Ignite, Nasty.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

date and location unknown

Set: Is It A Dream.

Comments: Not a live gig - but still a live appearance, this session was recorded by the BBC and later aired on the Bruno Brookes Radio Show during August. 'There'll Come A Day' was also aired on The Bruno Brookes Show, but was actually recorded live on 14 April 1985 as part of the session for The Janice Long Radio Show. 'There'll Come A Day' would later be made commercially available to purchase.

Sunday 14 April 1985 - unknown location

Set: Shadow Of Love, Is It A Dream, Street Of Dreams, There'll Come A Day.

Comments: Not a live gig - but still a live appearance, this session was recorded for the BBC Radio 1 Janice Long Show and the majority of the tracks first aired on Monday 20 May. However, 'There'll Come A Day' was not aired on The Janice Long Show, instead, being broadcast on a future Bruno Brookes Radio 1 Show. All tracks from this session would later be made commercially available to purchase.


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