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The Damned: Live Performances - 2000

The list of shows for 2000 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Tuesday 19 December - The Junction, Cambridge

Comments: CANCELLED.

Sunday 17 December - Coal Exchange, Cardiff

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Saturday 16 December - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: Beginning unknown, then - Song.com, Shadow of Love, Nasty, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Curtain Call, Love Song, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Spear of Destiny. 'Snooker Song' was played after the gig ended... Captain Sensible, still on stage, sang along.

Friday 15 December - Rio's, Bradford

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Nasty, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Love Song, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Looking At You' was restarted after an audience member climbed on stage... was pushed off... and injured a girl. There was a long break while the ambulance arrived for the girl.

Thursday 14 December - Studio, Hartlepool

Set: unknown.

Comments: Photographic evidence confirms this gig took place.

Wednesday 13 December - Trillion's, Newcastle

Set: unknown.

Comments: A contributor to this site stated "Two support bands though I can't remember the names. The gig was totally over subscribed. Venue only holds about 200, but it seemed that twice that number were in. A riot and an excellent gig".

Saturday 9 December - The Square, Harlow, London

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Nasty, Absinthe, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Curtain Call, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Sick On The Bus. Banter prior to 'She' included a rendition of Happy Birthday to Jed (the merchandise lady).

Friday 8 December - The Square, Harlow, London

Setlist included: Nasty, 13th Floor Vendetta.

Comments: Support from Travis Cut.

Thursday 7 December - The Park, Peterborough

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from SuP.

Wednesday 6 December - Witchwood, Ashton-Under-Lyne

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 5 December - Witchwood, Ashton-Under-Lyne

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Nasty, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Smash It Up.

Sunday 3 December - McDermott's, Wakefield

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Nasty, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Smash It Up.

Comments: Supported by Choking Kojak. The end of 'Smash It Up' was not quite completed as intended due to a disturbance in the audience.

Saturday 2 December - The Corporation, Sheffield

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Nasty, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Smash It Up.

Comments: Supported by Sick On The Bus and Rong 'uns (a contributor to this site wrote 'The Rong 'uns never played - they turned-up too late to go on). 'Neat Neat Neat' included a short rendition of 'Last Train To Clarksville'. Banter during the encore restart included whimsical verses of 'The Snooker Song' and talk of Paul Weller and the mod revival. Further banter was aimed at users of The Damned webiste message board prior to 'Eloise'.

Thursday 30 November - Esquires, Bedford

Set: unknown.

Comments: Supported by Sick On The Bus.

Tuesday 28 November - Concorde 2, Brighton

Set included: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Nasty, Neat Neat Neat, The Shadow of Love, Democracy, Song.com, Looking At You. encore - Love Song, Eloise.

Comments: Supported by The Sus-Sex Pistols and Killing Mode. Gig cut short following Dave Vanian being hit by a plastic beer glass during Eloise and subsequent glass throwing.

Saturday 25 November - The Dome, Tufnell Park, London (Hitsmoke)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Line-up included GBH, The Crack, The Vibrators.

Friday 24 November - Town Hall, Burton On Trent

Comments: CANCELLED.

Thursday 23 November - Fleece & Firkin, Bristol

Set included: New Rose (1st), Wait For The Blackout (2nd), Disco Man, Democracy, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat, Absinthe, Song,com, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, Love Song, Smash It Up, Eloise.

Comments: Support from The Devals [is this an error for The Duvalls, who supported for other dates around this time?].

Saturday 18 November - Zodiac, Oxford

Set included: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Nasty, Looking At You, Shadow of Love, Absinthe, Song.com, Democracy, Happy Talk, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Transformation and The Duvalls. First date of UK tour. Intro music used was apparently the theme music from The Banana Splits, and a 'Jimi Hendrix sounding' National Anthem was played with the encore.

Tuesday 31 October - Westin Horton Plaza Hotel, San Diego, California

Set included: Democracy, Song.com, She, Absinthe, Thrill Kill.

Monday 30 October - The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, California

Set: I Fall, New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Nasty, Democracy, I Just Can't be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Third Grade Teacher, The Women, Bladder Bladder Bladder. 'Plan 9 Channel 7' was cut short during beer throwing - the gig resumed but without the song being continued. 'I Fall' played for the first time by this line-up (last outing 1991?). It should be noted that apparently two sets were played this night and it is not known whether this was the first or second set.

Sunday 29 October - The Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, California

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore / encores - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Texas Terri and the Stiff Ones, Graveyard Farmers, Rubberneck. Gaps in the audio in the recording that this set is taken from (prior to 'Thrill Kill' and 'Smash It Up') mean that it was not possible to establish whether a single or multiple encores were played.

Saturday 28 October - Hidden Valley, Irvine, California

Set: 13th Floor Vendetta, New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Democracy, Plan 9 Channel 7, Nasty, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Venue flooded due to heavy rainfall so paved parking area used for the bands. Billed as featuring - X, The Damned, The Misfits, Supersuckers, Zeke, The Bleeders, Hellbound Hayride, Throw Rag, Zen Guerrilla, Blazing Haley, Glucifer, and Speedy Bug. '13th Floor Vendetta' had not been played live by The Damned since (probably) 1983, 'Nasty' first outing since 1995 'Not Of This Earth' era line-up.

Sunday 8 October - The Sanctuary, Denbigh North Leisure, Bletchley, Milton Keynes (Across The Decades 2000 Punk Festival)

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Song.com, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up, Happy Talk, Absinthe, Thrill Kill.

Comments: Also on the bill that day - Inner Terrestrials, Drongos For Europe, Citizen Fish, GBH, Peter & The Test Tube Babies, The Selecter, Stiff Little Fingers.

Sunday 1 October - Dunois Club, Elysee, Montmartre, Paris, France

Set included: Love Song, Smash It Up, New Rose, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Curtain Call, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde(?), Democracy, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat.

Saturday 30 September - Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Set included: New Rose (1st number), Neat Neat Neat, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Curtain Call, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, She, Absinthe, Democracy, Song.com, Looking At You (finished the set).

Friday 29 September - Het Bolwerk, Sneek, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Saturday 2 September - The Arts Centre, Colchester

Set: unknown.

Saturday 19 August - The Park, Peterborough

Set: unknown.

Friday 18 August - The Soundhaus (formerly The Venue), Northampton

Setlist: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up, Thrill Kill.

Comments: Support from The Junket. Andy in place of Patricia on bass. Note that the information given above is the setlist and that the actual set played may have varied. Although on the setlist, Thrill Kill was not performed.

Sunday 30 July - Tredegar House, Newport (TJs in the Park)

Set: New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Democracy, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Event in aid of the homeless included The Clint Boon Experience, Skin Dred, The Selecter. A roadie stood in on bass due to Patricia's absence (mother ill).

Sunday 9 July - The Casbah, San Diego, California

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Saturday 8 July - Las Vegas

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Friday 7 July - The Troubadour, Hollywood, California

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Friday 7 July - Dour, Belgium

Comments: Dour festival. The Damned withdrew from this festival due to Dave Vanian's US Phantom Chords commitments at this time.

Thursday 6 July - Covered Wagon, San Francisco

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Wednesday 5 July - Slim's, San Francisco, California

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Sunday 2 July - Majestic Theatre, Ventura

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Saturday 1 July - Irvine, California (Hootenay Festival)

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Friday 30 June - Lava Lounge at Java Lanes, Long Beach, California

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Thursday 29 June - Linda's Doll Hut, Anaheim, California

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Saturday 10 June - Rock City, Nottingham

Comments: CANCELLED.

Sunday 4 June - Elser Halle, Munich, Germany

Set included: New Rose (1st), Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Support from The Garden Gang.

Saturday 3 June - SO36 Club, Berlin, Germany

Set included: Shadow of Love, Absinthe.

Comments: A contributor to this site wrote 'I do remember the sound was quite bad and Pat's amp failed during 'Shadow of Love'. He also stated that he believed the set was identical to Weinheim on 1 June.

Friday 2 June - Tub, Bochum, Germany

Set: unknown.

Thursday 1 June - Cafe Central, Weinheim, Germany

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore1 - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up. encore2 - I Feel Alright.

Wednesday 31 May - Haus Der Jugend, Freiburg, Germany

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support from The Lone Guns and Rock 'n' Roll Stormtroopers. Encores are presumed afner 'Neat Neat Neat' and 'Smash It Up'... but are unclear/unsubstantiated from the bootleg recording that this set is taken from.

Tuesday 30 May - O25, Frankfurt

Set included: New Rose (1st), Wait For The Blackout, Democracy, Love Song, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Eloise, Shadow Of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Looking At You, Disco Man, Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com.

Monday 29 May - Fabrik, Hamburg, Germany

Set: unknown.

Saturday 27 May - Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Comments: CANCELLED.

Saturday 13 May - The Corporation, Sheffield

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up (part 2 only).

Comments: Support from Menace. A roadie on bass guitar (Patricia's mother ill). Democracy was interrupted due to beer throwing and Captain Sensible walking off. A short rendition of 'The Snooker Song' and various made-up musical ditties preceded 'Love Song' in the encore. No Smash It Up part 1 due to more beer throwing.

Thursday 11 May - Vampyria@Fat Pauly's, Norwich

Set included: New Rose (1st number), Snooker Song, Smash It Up (last number).

Comments: A roadie stood in on bass due to Patricia's absence (mother ill).

Saturday 6 May - Bilbao, Spain

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Elkartasun Eguna Festival. This set was played straight through with no encore break.

Friday 5 May - Sala Mephisto, Barcelona, Spain

Set included: New Rose (opened the set)

Comments: Support from Go Go Deads.

Sunday 30 April - Esquires, Bedford

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Saturday 29 April - The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

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

Comments: Captain Sensible left the stage after 'New Rose' due to beer throwing... Patricia Morrison had already invited an audience member backstage to "kick your god damn balls if you have any".

Friday 28 April - The Cat House, Glasgow

Set: included: Love Song, Wait For The Blackout, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Looking At You, New Rose, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Shadow of Love, Democracy, Thrill Kill, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Thursday 27 April - Glow 303, Aberdeen

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 26 April - Sugar Mill, Stoke on Trent

Set included: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow Of Love, Curtain Call, Looking At You, She, Neat Neat Neat, Plan 9 Channel 7. encore - Absinthe, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Tuesday 25 April - The Tube, Tiverton

Set: unknown.

Sunday 23 April - The Square, Harlow

Set: unknown.

Saturday 22 April - The Army & Navy, Chelmsford

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

Comments: The build-up prior to 'New Rose' included a short whimsical piece of 'Happy Talk'. Similarly, a whimsical piece of 'Wot', with Dave Vanian singing vocal, preceded 'Plan 9 Channel 7'.

Monday 17 April - TJ's, Newport

Comments: CANCELLED.

Saturday 15 April - The Leopard, Doncaster

Set: unknown.

Friday 14 April - Rio's, Bradford

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise. encore 2 - Thrill Kill, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Dog Toffee. Snippets of 'Happy Talk' and 'Snooker Song' were played prior to 'Absinthe'.

Thursday 13 April - The Witchwood, Ashton

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Snippets of 'Roll With It' [Oasis], 'Snooker Song' and 'Happy Talk' were played during the concert.

Wednesday 12 April - Central Station, Wrexham

Set: unknown.

Saturday 8 April - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow

Comments: This gig was CANCELLED - Glasgow appearance re-arranged for the Cat House on 28 April.

Thursday 6 April - Sanctuary, Birmingham

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Thursday 6 April - Platform, Morecambe

Comments: CANCELLED and The Sanctuary, Birmingham announced for this date instead.

Sunday 2 April - Concorde 2, Brighton

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

Comments: Support from Fish Brothers and Cheetah. Banter prior to 'Absinthe' included snippets of 'Happy Talk' and 'Snooker Song'.

Friday 31 March - White Horse, High Wycombe

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

Comments: Support from Heads Apart (a band that featured future Damned band member, Stu West). Captain Sensible mistakenly began 'Absinthe' folowing 'Plan 9 Channel 7' - this was aborted, some banter followed, and then the band progressed into 'She' as expected. Excerpts of 'Snooker Song' & 'Happy Talk' were played prior to 'Absinthe'.

Wednesday 29 March - The Garage, London

Set included: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow Of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call. encore 1 - Absinthe, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Happy Talk, Snooker Song, Thrill Kill, I Feel Alright.

Comments. Support from Foxy.

Sunday 26 March - Princess Charlotte, Leicester

Set: unknown.


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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