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The Damned: Live Performances - 1988

* Due to a large scale copyright infringement of my research elsewhere on this website, most 1988 information has currently been removed. *

The list of Damned shows for 1988 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Friday 28 October 1988 - Fenders Ballroom, Long Beach, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Intended support from The Vandals and Legal Weapon.

Tuesday 25 October 1988 - The Stone, San Francisco, California

Monday 24 October 1988 - Bacchanal, San Diego, California

Set: See Her Tonite, Noise Noise Noise, You Must Be A Witch, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Shadow of Love, Fever, Street of Dreams, Love Song, Psychomania, Smash It Up, Johnny Remember Me, Tonight, Cathouse. encore - Anything, I Feel Alright.

Saturday 22 October 1988 - John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, California

Wednesday 31 August 1988 - Chalet A Gobet, Lausanne, Switzerland (Hotpoint Festival)

Set: New Rose, Anything, Disco Man, Noise Noise Noise, Gun Fury, Smash It Up, LA Woman, Looking At You, Love Song, Tonight. encore - I Feel Alright.

Comments: The bill included The Godfathers and Motorhead. A copy of Sugar & Spite magazine suggests that the soundcheck included 'No Fun', 'Wanna Be Your Dog' and '1969'.

Sunday 19 June 1988 - Milton Keynes Bowl (The Festival of Youth)

Set: See Her Tonite, Neat Neat Neat, Fish, Help, New Rose, I Feel Alright, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Noise Noise Noise, Love Song, Smash It Up, Blitzkrieg Bop, Looking At You, The Last Time.

Comments: Also due to appear on the bill that day - Aswad, Aztec Camera, Big Audio Dynamite, Bhundu Boys, The Men They Couldn't Hang, New Model Army, Joe Strummer, World Domination Enterprises. Re-union gig, featuring Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Brian James, Roman Jugg and Bryn Merrick. Joey Ramone guested on 'Blitzkrieg Bop'.

Friday 17 June 1988 - Leeds Polytechnic

Wednesday 15 June 1988 - Sands Centre, Carlisle

Monday 13 June 1988 - Town & Country Club, London

Set 1: See Her Tonite, Neat Neat Neat, Born To Kill, I Fall, Fan Club, Fish, Help, New Rose, I Feel Alright.

Set 2: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Wait For The Blackout, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise, Love Song.

encore 1 - Smash It Up, Looking At You. encore 2 - The Last Time.

Comments: Support assumed to have been from Thee Hypnotics. Re-union gig. First set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James. Second set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg and Bryn Merrick. For the encores, the same 5 members played 'Smash It Up', but were then joined by Brian James for 'Looking At You' and 'The Last Time'.

Sunday 12 June 1988 - Town & Country Club, London

Set 1: See Her Tonite, Neat Neat Neat, Born To Kill, I Fall, Fan Club, Fish, Help, New Rose, I Feel Alright.

Set 2: Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Wait For The Blackout, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise, Love Song.

encore 1 - Looking At You. encore 2 - The Last Time.

Comments: Support from Thee Hypnotics. Re-union gig. First set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James. Second set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg and Bryn Merrick. Encores featured all 6 members.

Friday 3 June 1988 - Arts Centre, Poole

Tuesday 31 May 1988 - Shelly's Stoke

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song, Smash It Up. encore - Smash It Up, I Fall, LA Woman, Tonight, New Rose.

Friday 20 May 1988 - Town Hall, Govan, Glasgow

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song. encore - Smash It Up, Tonight, LA Woman.

Comments: The 30 minute soundcheck for this show consisted of - I`m Stranded (The Saints), Riders On The Storm (The Doors), Black Betty (The Ram Jam Band), Let's Dance (Ramones), Apache (The Shadows), Shakin` All Over (The Pirates), Nasty (The Damned), jam & tuning, Action Woman (The Doors), Tonight (The Doors), LA Woman (The Doors).


The Damned Live Performances Index
The Damned - 2018 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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