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The Damned: Live Performances - 1998

* Due to a large scale copyright infringement of my research elsewhere on this website, much 1998 information has currently been removed. *

The list of shows for 1998 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Thursday 10 December 1998 - The Forum, Kentish Town, London

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

Comments: Support from Jolt. Last gig with Garry Dreadful on drums. A short rendition of 'Turkey Song' preceded 'Looking At You'. Damned fan Johnno is invited on stage for his birthday prior to 'Smash It Up'.

Saturday 24 October 1998 - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany

Friday 10 July 1998 - The Astoria, London

Thursday 30 April 1998 - Mechanics, Burnley

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. encore - New Rose, Eloise.

Comments: Advertising indicated the support as The Ice Mummies and Wilson - however, Captain Sensible can clearly be heard in a recording of this show saying "This is Laurie from the Ice Mummies, they were going to play tonight but...", so whether The Ice Mummies, or Wilson, performed as support is in doubt. The mention of Dangerous Dave and the Cardinal on the poster that accompanied the gig was apparently just bad research by the promoter, it was simply the Garrie Dreadful-era line up.A snippet of 'The Snooker Song' was sung prior to 'Noise Noise Noise'.. The gig was curtailed during 'Eloise' - a contributor to this site says "the show almost ended up in a massive punch-up as Dave Vanian offered the idiots in the audience out for a fight after they had been winding the band up all night" The last words from the stage (promoter?) were "No one every plays in Burnley... and now you know why".

Friday 17 April 1998 - The Pitz, Woughton Centre, Milton Keynes

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. encore 1 - New Rose, Eloise. encore 2 - Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Ice Mummies. There was much banter at this gig... including Gary Dreadful's Bee Gees renditions. This show was originally scheduled for Saturday 28 March (tickets at the time show this date crossed out with the new date written in).

Saturday 11 April 1998 - The Pirate Inn, Falmouth

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. encore 1 - New Rose, Eloise. encore 2 - Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Stimulator. A snippet of 'The Snooker Song' following 'Wait For The Blackout'. Two false starts to 'Melody Lee'.

Thursday 9 April 1998 - The Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have gone ahead as intended.

Sunday 29 March 1998 - Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California

Thursday 26 March 1998 - House Of Blues, Los Angeles, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Monday 23 March 1998 - Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia, Pennslyvania

Saturday 21 March 1998 - Middle East Cafe, Cambridge, Massachusettes

Friday 20 March 1998 - Foufounes Electriques, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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

Wednesday 18 March 1998 - Odeon Concert Club, Cleveland, Ohio

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Sunday 15 March 1998 - House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois

Tuesday 10 March 1998 - The Bottleneck, Lawrence, Kansas

Set included: Noise Noise Noise, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Looking At You, Dozen Girls, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7. encore 1 - New Rose, Eloise. encore 2 - Happy Talk, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from one local band.

Wednesday 4 March 1998 - RKCNDY, Seattle, Washington

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. encore 1 - Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - New Rose.

Comments: Also on the bill Girl Trouble and The Catheters. Audience members played bass on New Rose and Neat Neat Neat.

Saturday 28 February 1998 - Maritime Hall, San Francisco, California

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. encore 1 - Love Song, Eloise. encore 2 - New Rose, Smash It Up. encore 3 - Ignite.

Comments: Support from Man Will Surrender & Tura Satana.

Friday 27 February 1998 - The Ventura Theatre, Ventura, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: First gig that Dave Vanian experimented with a Theramin?

Wednesday 25 February 1998 - House Of Blues, Hollywood, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Sunday 22 February 1998 - Boston's Nightclub, Tempe, Arizona

Set included: Eloise.

Comments: Support may have been Man Will Surrender & Tura Santana. Captain Sensible apparently played 'Eloise' naked.

Sunday 15 February 1998 - House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Saturday 7 February 1998 - Coney Island High, New York City

Friday 6 February 1998 - Coney Island High, New York City

Thursday 5 February 1998 - Coney Island High, New York City

Wednesday 4 February 1998 - Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

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

Comments: Support included Brooklyn Steamer and Tura Santana.


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