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The Damned: Live Performances - 1997

All potential shows for 1997 are believed to be included (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Sunday 21 December 1997 - Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, I Feel Alright, Eloise. encore - New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Promise.

Saturday 20 December 1997 - Point Theatre, Dublin, Eire

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Eloise. encore - Love Me Tender, New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from I'm A Jester. 'Love Me Tender' dedicated to Elvis Presley but the reason was unclear from the old bootleg cassette.

Friday 19 December 1997 - Sir Henry's, Cork, Eire

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Eloise. encore - New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from I'm A Jester.

Friday 12 December 1997 - Sanky's Soap Manchester, England, UK

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Eloise. encore - New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Last day of 6-day UK tour. Monty did not play during the encore following the swiping of setlists by audience members.

Thursday 11 December 1997 - Cat House, Glasgow, Scotland, UK

Set: unknown.

Comments: This show is believed to have gone ahead because a recording from the final night of the tour (Manchester), clearly indicates that The Damned had successfully completed a 6-night tour.

Wednesday 10 December 1997 - Fat Sam's, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow Of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Eloise. encore - drum solo, keyboard solo, New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Ignite' and 'I Feel Alright' were included on the setlist but were not played.

Tuesday 9 December 1997 - Venue, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Huckleberry. Tickets for this show are known to have sold out at the last minute.

Monday 8 December 1997 - Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK

Set: unknown.

Comments: This show is believed to have gone ahead because a recording from the final night of the tour (Manchester), clearly indicates that The Damned had successfully completed a 6-night tour.

Sunday 7 December 1997 - The Martell, Falkirk, Scotland, UK

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Thursday 27 November 1997 - Dingwalls, Camden, London, England, UK

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Eloise. encore - Love Song, Smash It Up, New Rose, Ignite.

Comments: Support from Crimson and another(?). A short rendition of 'Sugar Sugar' preceded 'Looking At You', a drum solo was played before 'Love Song', and snippets of 'Snooker Song' preceded 'Ignite'.

Friday 31 October 1997 - Civic Hall, Guildford, England, UK

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7 (1st), Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Eloise. encore - Love Song, Smash it Up, New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Ice Mummies. 'Ignite' and 'I Feel' Alright were included on the setlist but were not played.

Monday 29 September 1997 - West Point Bar, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Set: unknown.

Comments: Second show of the night. Gig known to have taken place.

Monday 29 September 1997 - Fat Sam's, Dundee, Scotland, UK

Set: unknown.

Comments: First show of the evening, supporting Happy But Twisted.

Friday 26 September 1997 - Stripes Farm, Whitby, England, UK

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Curtain Call, Melody Lee, Eloise, Smash It Up, New Rose.

Comments: Dracfest. The Damned played the 1st night of this 3-day festival. Supported on the night by Alien Sex Fiend, Christian Death, 13 Candles, Diet Of Worms, and Friends Of Dorothy. Bassist Patricia Morrison had begun the intro to 'Love Song' when the plug was pulled on the gig as after the curfew.

Saturday 20 September 1997 - The Square, Harlow, England, UK

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Eloise. encore - Love Song, Smash It Up, New Rose, Ignite.

Comments: This show was the first occasion where 'Shadow Of Love' and 'Eloise' were played by The Damned outside of the Phantasmagoria line-up of the band. The Captain sang a short snippet of 'The Snooker Song' following 'Eloise'. Gary Dreadful began a drum solo at the beginning of the encore, prior to 'Love Song', which Monty joined-in on with keyboards parts way through - lasting for about 3 and a half minutes in total.

Friday 6 June 1997 - Crackers, Gloucester, England, UK

Comments: Advertised as The Damned but actually part of the Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd tour.

Sunday 27 April 1997 - Stuarts, Alexandra Hotel, Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

Set: unknown.

Saturday 26 April 1997 - Playroom, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia

Set: unknown.

Friday 25 April 1997 - The Roxy, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Set: unknown.

Thursday 24 April 1997 - Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 23 April 1997 - Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Set: unknown.

Saturday 19 April 1997 - The Sands, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Feedtimes and Panadolls.

Friday 18 April 1997 - Waves, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Thursday 17 April 1997 - Metro, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Wednesday 16 April 1997 - Carringbah Coyotes, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 15 April 1997 - National Uni Bar, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Sunday 13 April 1997 - The Palace, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Setlist: Love Song, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Neat, Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Noise Noise Noise, I Feel Alright, New Rose, Smash It Up, Ignite.

Comments: Support from X, Corpse Grinders and Feedtime. Note that the information given above is the setlist and that the actual set played may have varied.

Saturday 12 April 1997 - Tivoli, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

Set: unknown.

Friday 11 April 1997 - The Planet, Perth, Western Australia, Australia

Set included: Love Song, Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today.

Comments: 'Love Song' is known to have been the opening number.

Tuesday 25 March 1997 - Rio's, Bradford, England, UK

Set: Love Song, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Noise Noise Noise, I Feel Alright (inc 'Rawhide' snippet). encore 1 - New Rose, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Ignite.

Comments: Snippets of 'he Snooker Song', 'Big Spender', 'Jimmy Crack Corn' and 'The Turkey Song' were played during between song banter.

Monday 24 March 1997 - JB's, Dudley, England, UK

Set: Love Song, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Noise Noise Noise, I Feel Alright. encore 1 - New Rose, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Ignite.

Comments: Banter during the show included references to The Spice Girls, John Major, Oasis and Brian Connolly of The Sweet.  A whimsical snippet of 'The Snooker Song' was played prior to 'Ignite'.

Sunday 23 March 1997 - The Pitz, Milton Keynes, England, UK

Set: Love Song, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Melody Lee, Looking At You, Noise Noise Noise, I Feel Alright. encore - New Rose, Smash It Up.


The Damned Live Performances Index
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2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
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1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978 1977 1976
Naz Nomad & The Nightmares The Phantom Chords Captain Sensible
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