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The Damned: Live Performances - 1987

The list of shows for 1987 should be considered as 'work in progress'.


Sunday 20 December - The Academy, Brixton, London

Set: (She's A) Monster, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Gunning For Love, Is It A Dream, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Shadow Of Love, Johnny Remember Me, Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, In Dulce Decorum, Smash It Up, Anything, Psychomania, Street Of Dreams. encore - Riders On The Storm, Love Song, Nasty, Tonight.

Comments: Support from Pop Will Eat Itself and The Crows.

Saturday 7 November - Reading University

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Grimly Fiendish, Psychomania, Limit Club, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call. encore - LA Woman, Eloise.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Friday 6 November - University of East Anglia, Norwich

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Grimly Fiendish, Psychomania, Gun Fury, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call. encore - LA Woman, Tonight, Eloise. encore - Wait For The Blackout, Love Song.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Thursday 5 November - Canterbury University

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Grimly Fiendish, Psychomania, Gun Fury, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call. encore - LA Woman, Love Song, Eloise, Tonight.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Wednesday 4 November - Manning Hall, University Of London Union

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Tuesday 3 November - Swansea University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Monday 2 November - Exeter University

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, In Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Grimly Fiendish, Psychomania, Gun Fury, Limit Club, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call, LA Woman, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Saturday 31 October - The Octagon Centre, Sheffield University

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, In Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Grimly Fiendish, Psychomania, Gun Fury, Smash It Up, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call, LA Woman, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Support from The Crows. It is unclear whether the set above is complete or whether further numbers were played.

Friday 30 October - Mountford Hall, Liverpool University

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Thursday 29 October - Coventry Polytechnic

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Wednesday 28 October - Salford University, Manchester

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, In Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Psychomania, Limit Club, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call, LA Woman, Eloise. encore - Wait For The Blackout, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Tuesday 27 October - Odeon, Birmingham

Set: unknown.

Monday 26 October - Leeds University

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, In Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Psychomania, Smash it Up, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call, LA Woman. encore - Neat Neat Neat, Eloise.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Sunday 25 October - The Great Hall, Lancaster University

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is it A Dream, In Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Psychomania, Smash it Up, Street of Dreams, Eloise. encore - LA Woman, Tonight, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Support from The Crows. Although this set does not seem long enough, a contibutor to this site wrote "I was at this gig. It was very poor and the short set is right, they were on for less than an hour, a girl near me was bootlegging it and I still remember her face when she looked at how much tape she had remaining".

Saturday 24 October - Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is it A Dream, In Dulce Decorum, Looking At You, Psychomania, Limit Club, Smash it Up, Street Of Dreams, Eloise. encore - LA Woman, Backdoor Man, Tonight, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Friday 23 October - Newcastle Polytechnic

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Thursday 22 October - Leicester University

Set: Anything, Shadow Of Love, Stranger On The Town, Is it A Dream, Looking At You, Psychomania, Limit Club, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Eloise. encore -  Riders On The Storm, LA Woman, Backdoor Man, Tonight, Lovesong.

Comments: Support from The Crows.

Sunday 23 August - Finsbury Park, London

Comments: See Naz Nomad & The Nightmares.

Saturday 22 August - Folkets Park, Linkoping, Sweden (Jubileums Festival)

Set: Anything, Shadow of Love, Ignite, Psychomania, Wait For The Blackout, Gun Fury, Limit Club, Is It A Dream, Stranger On The Town, Street Of Dreams, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore - LA Woman, Backdoor Man, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song.

Comments: Also on the bill  for this one day festival - Cortex, In The Colonnades, Creeps, Sixteen Redlos, Bizzmacken, Andra Sidan, Kalashnikov, Glos-so, Olga Sark, Broderna Brothers, Hudarna.

Saturday 1 August - Harlow Town Park, Harlow

Set: Ignite, Neat Neat Neat, Anything, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Gun Fury, Shadow Of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Limit Club, Smash It Up. encore ? - Backdoor Man, LA Woman, Love Song, Tonight, Eloise.

Comments: Appeals Festival 1987.

Saturday 18 July - Argyle Football Ground, Plymouth (Plymouth Rock Festival)

Comments: Planned gig that was seemingly called-off after contractual problems between the promoters and the groups. Early advertising showed the intended line-up as Flesh For Lulu, Steel Pulse, New Order, The Damned, Spear of Destiny, Public Image Ltd and Siouxsie & The Banshees. However, the festival was salvaged with Spear of Destiny, Steel Pulse and The Damned still supposed to be appearing. The gig may have gone ahead with some bands - Black Sabbath turned up (but refused to play) and Captain Sensible supposedly played. The Damned were said to have been furious that the promoters continued using their name long after they had pulled-out.

Wednesday 1 July - Warwick University (Presidents Ball)

Set: unknown.

Comments: The bill also included - Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Him, The Drifters, Pop Will Eat Itself, Band of Holy Joy, We Free Kings, Terry & Gerry, Ghost Dance, Salvation, Blues 'N' Trouble. Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 19 June - The Big Top, Royal Holloway & Bedford New College, Egham

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig for the Students Summer Ball which is know to have taken place. Support from The Pogues and Tom Robinson. Though The Damned appear to have been headlining, the actual running order was The Pogues, The Damned and Tom Robinson... with the latter due to play at 4 in the morning!

Wednesday 10 June - Barrymore's Music Hall, Ottawa, Ontario

Set: unknown.

Comments: Although this gig is unconfirmed as having actually taken place it does appear in a list of shows that supposedly took place at Barrymore's.

Thursday 16 April - Kohrakuen Hall, Suidobashi, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan

Set: Curtain Call, Wait For The Blackout, Neat Neat Neat, Anything, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Grimly Fiendish, Backdoor Man, Psychomania, Street of Dreams, Love Song, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore - Plan 9 Channel 7, Tonight, Born To Kill, Pretty Vacant.

Saturday 11 April - Mansfield Tavern, Brisbane, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Last date of the Australian tour, The Damned leaving for Japan on Monday 13 April. Support from The Girlies.

Friday 10 April - Playroom, Gold Coast, Australia

Set: unknown.

Thursday 9 April - Sweethearts, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 8 April - Trades Union Club, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Rocks.

Tuesday 7 April - Trades Union Club, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Happy Hate Me Nots.

Saturday 4 April - RSL Club, Bankstown, Australia

Set: Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Anything, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Gun Fury, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Psychomania, Ignite, Grimly Fiendish, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Love Song, Smash It Up, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, Tonight, Backdoor Man, Looking At You. encore 1? / 2? - New Rose, LA Woman.

Comments: Whether 'Eloise' finished the main set and 'Plan 9 Channel 7'  began a first encore (as usual at other shows during this period) was not distinguishable on the tape that this set was sourced from. 'New Rose' and 'LA Woman' were definitely played as an encore.

Friday 3 April - Caringbah Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Thursday 2 April - The Tivoli, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 1 April - Rocky's, Daptos Leagues Club, Dapto, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from James Griffin & The Subterraneans.

Sunday 29 March - The Galaxy, Auckland, New Zealand

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Saturday 28 March - Palmerston North, New Zealand (Reineck Rock Festival)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Show known to have taken place.

Thursday 26 March - The Venue, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 25 March - Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 24 March - Newcastle Workers Club, Newcastle, Australia

Set: unknown.

Saturday 21 March - Selina's, Sydney, Australia

Set included: Ignite, Neat Neat Neat, Anything, Tonight, LA Woman, Limit Club, Grimly Fiendish, Psychomania, Shadow Of Love, Gun Fury, Is It A Dream, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from James Griffin & The Subterraneans, Screaming Tribesman and The Johnny's.

Friday 20 March - Selina's, Sydney, Australia

Set: Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Anything, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Gun Fury, Limit Club, In Dulce Decorum, Psychomania, Street of Dreams, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Tonight, Love Song. encore 2 - New Rose.

Comments: Support from James Griffin & The Subterraneans, Screaming Tribesman and The Johnny's. The tape that this set originated from finished in such a way that it is not possible to work out whther 'New Rose' definitely ended the show, or whether further numbers were played.

Thursday 19 March - The Palace, Melbourne, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Originally I had this listed as 'The Ballroom, The Venue, Melbourne', but a contibutor to this site wrote - "These gigs were played at The Palace complex, I went to both shows. The Palace was located across the road from The Venue".

Wednesday 18 March - The Palace, Melbourne, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Originally I had this listed as 'The Ballroom, The Venue, Melbourne', but a contibutor to this site wrote - "These gigs were played at The Palace complex, I went to both shows. The Palace was located across the road from The Venue".

Tuesday 17 March - Le Rox, Adelaide, Australia

Set: unknown.

Monday 16 March - Le Rox, Adelaide, Australia

Set: unknown.

Friday 13 March - Canterbury Court, Perth, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: First show of the 1987 Australian tour, The Damned having arrived in Australia on Wednesday 11 March.

Tuesday 24 February - Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde (curtailed), Ignite, Peggy Sue, Is It A Dream, Backdoor Man, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Eloise. encore(s) - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Pretty Vacant, Shakin' All Over, Born To Kill, LA Woman, Love Song, We Love You.

Comments: End date of European tour. Prior to 'Wait For The Blackout', Dave Vanian apologised for the band being somewhat drunk - "we sampled some of the local alcohol".  The set continued as per other nights up to the beginning of 'Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde', with members of the band trying to gee up the quiet crowd prior to that track - "take the concrete out of your shoes and enjoy yourselves", however, before Dave Vanian sang a word of 'Dr Jekyll', they stopped the track, there were some brief comments, and then they instead launched into the more lively 'Ignite', and then the remainder of the set was not at all like other nights.  'Neat Neat Neat' turned into more of an extended jam than a song in its own right, which included riffs from 'Wild Thing' and 'New Rose'. A tiny, non-vocal, piece of 'Babylon's Burning' preceded 'Born To Kill'.

Wednesday 23 February - Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set included: In Dulce Decorum and Eloise.

Sunday 22 February - Uden, Netherlands

Set included: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Women, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Backdoor Man, Tonight, Love Song. encore 2 - We Love You, [ see also Comments below ].

Comments: The end of the recording that the above set was taken from contained some disjointed additional tracks - 'Limit Club', 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town' and part of 'Born To Kill' following 'We Love You', that may or may not be from the same concert, but seem likely to be because a) The recording quality seems the same, b) 'Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town' is definitely a different version to other concerts where it was played in the 80's, c) The female audience member singing along during 'Ruby', sounds like it may be the same woman shouting out in the build-up to 'The Girl Goes Down'.

Friday 20 February - Plan K, Brussels, Belgium

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Women, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Tonight, Backdoor Man, We Love You. encore 2 - New Rose.

Comments: Also on the bill The Wolfsbanes.

Wednesday 18 February - Locomotive, Paris, France

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Women, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Tonight, Love Song. encore 2 - Backdoor Man, Looking At You, We Love You.

Tuesday 17 February - ENTPE, Vaulx en Velin, Lyon, France

Set: unknown.

Monday 16 February - The Bikini, Toulouse, France

Set: unknown.

Saturday 14 February - Polideportivo, Anoeta, Donostia, Spain

Set: unknown.

Friday 13 February - Sala Astoria, Madrid, Spain

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Women, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Tonight, Love Song. encore 2 - Backdoor Man, We Love You.

Thursday 12 February - Pacha Auditorium, Valencia, Spain

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 11 February - Apocalypse, Discoteche, Barcelona, Spain

Set: unknown.

Friday 6 February - QBO Disco Club, Bologna, Italy

Set included: Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Tonight, Backdoor Man, Love Song. encore 2 - New Rose, We Love You.

Comments: Whilst there is no evidence to indicate that 'Sanctum Sanctorum' began this set... it seems unlikely that it didn't, based on normal sets from this period.

Wednesday 4 February - Tenax, Firenze, Italy

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Women, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Backdoor Man, Tonight, Love Song, We Love You.

Tuesday 3 February - Big Club, Turin, Italy

Set included: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, LA Woman, Smash It Up.

Monday 2 February - Prego Club, Milan, Italy

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Tonight, Love Song, We Love You.

Sunday 1 February - Alabamahalle, Munich, West Germany

Set: unknown.

Saturday 31 January - Jara-Halle, Nuremberg, West Germany

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Support from Katrina & The Waves.

Friday 30 January - MS Connexion, Mannheim, West Germany

Set: unknown.

Thursday 29 January - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, West Germany

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 28 January - Tor 3, Dusseldorf, West Germany

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Backdoor Man, Tonight, Love Song, We Love You.

Tuesday 27 January - Hunky Dory, Detmold, West Germany

Set included: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Backdoor Man, Tonight.

Comments: 'Is It A Dream' was originally started and abandoned part way through (guitar out of tune?)... it was then re-played in its entirety. The recording that this set is taken from cuts out towards the beginning of 'Tonight', but it seems likely that as with other sets from this period, further songs may have been played... and possibly as a 2nd encore.

Sunday 25 January - Quartier Latin, Berlin, West Germany

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat.  encore 2 - Feel The Pain, Back Door Man, Tonight, Love Song.

Saturday 24 January - Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Love Song, Backdoor Man, We Love You, Tonight.

Thursday 22 January - Montmartre, Copenhagen, Denmark

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Street Of Dreams, Eloise. encore(s) - Plan 9 Channel 7, Love Song.

Wednesday 21 January - Draken, Stockholm, Sweden

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Street of Dreams, Eloise. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Tonight, Lust For Life, Love Song. encore 2 - Backdoor Man, Neat Neat Neat, We Love You.


The Damned Live Performances Index
The Damned - 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978 1977 1976
Naz Nomad & The Nightmares The Phantom Chords Captain Sensible
Selected Miscellany Unresolved issues Site updates


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