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The Damned: Live Performances - 2004

The list of shows for 2004 is complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Sunday 12 December - The Astoria, London

Set included: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Disco Man, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Wasted festival. Festival included The Vibrators, 999, Splodgenessabounds, Alternative TV, Chelsea, UK Subs, Hazel O'Connor & The Subterraneans, Sham 69, The Avengers.

Saturday 11 December - University, Plymouth

Set: unknown.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour.

Saturday 11 December - Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Comments: Isle of Wight gig originally announced for this date but re-scheduled for 19 November.

Friday 10 December - Civic Hall, Salisbury

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Disco Man (started).

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support included 4ft Fingers. Gig curtailed due to beer mugs being thrown.

Thursday 9 December - Roadmender, Northampton

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, I Fall, Looking At You, Magic Potion, Would You Be So Hot, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from The Avengers.

Wednesday 8 December - The Academy, Bristol

Setlist: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from The Avengers. Note that the information given above is the setlist and that the actual set played differed - ie 'Disco Man' is known to have been played. Gig stopped at one point due to beer throwing.

Tuesday 7 December - Metropolitan University Union, Leeds

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, I Fall, History of the World, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from 4ft Fingers and Cancarte. A guitar failure following 'Eloise' saw a long period of keyboard improvisation from Monty, which he morphed into 'Melody Lee', ready for the rest of the band to join in, but ground to a halt when the guitar issues remained. Once the sound hitch was sorted, Monty this time played a quick sped-up intro to 'Melody Lee'. 'The Nuns' were on stage following Noise Noise Noise and much whipping, banter and crop 'sword play' ensued.

Sunday 5 December - The Academy, Liverpool

Set included: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Magic Potion, Neat Neat Neat, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from Flamingo 50 and A Thousand Fake Names.

Saturday 4 December - The Academy, Manchester

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, I Fall, History of the World, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comment: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from Starbase 109 and Instant Agony. Filmed for DVD release.

Friday 3 December - The Guildhall, Gloucester

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of The World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from 4ft Fingers. Captain Sensible sang vocals for 'New Rose', (whilst audience member 'Slob' played guitar?).

Thursday 2 December - The Lemon Grove, University, Exeter

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, I Fall, Lookin At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat (Break on Thro'). encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from Robolint and Triad. Banter prior to 'Smash It Up' included a short rendition of 'Happy Talk'.

Wednesday 1 December - The Fez Club, Reading

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, I Fall, Lookin At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, I Feel Alright, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. The provided set information originally seemed slightly suspicious in that 'Curtain Call' rather than 'I Feel Alright' was normally played in the encore on this tour. However, the provided set information is from a bootleg recording of the show and it has been confirmed that Dave Vanian said before 'I Feel Alright', "let's do something different tonight".

Monday 29 November - Drill Hall, Lincoln

Set included: Love Song, New Rose, Eloise, Would You Be So Hot, Absinthe, Ignite, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from The Infidels and Anti Product. Chris of The Infidels played guitar for New Rose.

Sunday 28 November - King George's Hall, Blackburn

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, Street of Dreams, Looking At You, Magic Potion, Would You Be So Hot, Absinthe, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Curtain Call, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from Exorsisters & from 4ft Fingers. Beer throwing during New Rose, hitting Dave Vanian, caused Captain Sensible to walk of stage, but the gig resumed after a short break and a plea from the tour manager.

Saturday 27 November - Garage, Glasgow

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History of the World, I Fall (partial), Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Beer thrown during 'I Fall' caused Captains guitar to cut-out. Captain briefly sang 'Ace of Spades' prior to 'Ignite'. Much banter prior to 'Smash It Up' - bits of 'Turkey Song', 'Wot' & 'Happy Talk'.

Friday 26 November - Moshulu, Aberdeen

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, I Fall, Looking At You, Magic Potion, Would You Be So Hot, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from Radio Lucifer - Broken Sunshine were billed but did not play.

Thursday 25 November - Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Set included: Love Song, Second Time Around, New Rose, Magic Potion, History of the World, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Absinthe, Ignite, Melody Lee, Antipope, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat (Break on Thro'), Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from the Gin Goblins. Curtain Call not played this night.

Tuesday 23 November - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from Anti Product and 4ft Fingers. An excerpt of 'Happy Talk' preceded 'Smash It Up'. Fingers of 4ft Fingers played guitar for 'Smash It Up (part 2)'.

Monday 22 November - The Princess Charlotte, Leicester

Set included: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, I Fall, Looking at You, Magic Potion, Eloise, Absinthe, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite Melody Lee, History of the World, Neat Neat Neat, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash it Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour.

Sunday 21 November - The Junction, Cambridge

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't be Happy Today, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash it Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. 'These Hands' was dropped from the set (crossed out on the setlist and replaced with 'New Rose'). The setlist showed 'Curtain Call' played prior to 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' - but this was not the case. Much banter during the early part of the show revolved around the church and religion - not in itself unusual at a Damned gig, however, this time it was more focused because The Damned had been invited to turn on the Cambridge Christmas lights early in the evening and local religious figures had voiced their objection.

Friday 19 November - Winter Gardens, Ventnor, Isle of Wight

Set unknown.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Gig re-scheduled from 11 December. Support from Dirty Habit.

Thursday 18 November - The Zodiac, Oxford

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, These Hands, History Of The World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Magic Potion, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat (Break On Thro'). encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from 4ft Fingers. The playing of 'These Hands' was the final time the number was performed during the tour (presumably because on this night, there was firstly a false start and then when the number was played the band struggled with it).

Wednesday 17 November - The Waterfront, Norwich

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Antipope, These Hands, History Of The World, I Fall, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Absinthe, Ignite, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from Compact Pussycat and Restless Spirits.

Tuesday 16 November - Keele University, Keele

Comments: The gig intended for this venue was tentative or cancelled - either way it was not part of the finally announced tour.

Sunday 14 November - Metro Radio Arena Foyer, Newcastle

Set: Street of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Eloise, Antipope, History Of The World, See Her Tonite, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, Absinthe, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support from The Lurkers & Eddie & The Hots Rods.

Thursday 11 November - The Venue, Douglas, Isle of Man

Comments: 'Machine Gun Etiquette 25 Years' UK tour. Support acts The Confused & Circusworld played but The Damned did not. All band members were at the venue except Dave Vanian. Briefly re-arranged for the following day but soon cancelled.

Saturday 25 September - Woolacombe (South West Scooter Rally)

Set included: Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Friday 24 September - Recreation Centre, Bridgend

Set: Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Eloise, Antipope, History of the World, See Her Tonite, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, Absinthe, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Thursday 23 September - Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

Set: Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Eloise, Antipope, History of the World, See Her Tonite, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, Absinthe, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Looking At You.

Comments: Jock of The Straps on vocals for New Rose.

Sunday 12 September - Palma, Mallorca (5th Mallorca Record Fair)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Support from Frontkick & The Punkles.

Sunday 12 September - Santiago, Chile

Comments: CANCELLED.

Saturday 11 September - Buenos Aires, Argentina

Comments: CANCELLED.

Friday 10 September - Sao Paulo, Brazil

Comments: CANCELLED.

Thursday 9 September - Curitiba, Brazil

Comments: CANCELLED.

Wednesday 8 September - TBA, Brazil

Comments: CANCELLED.

Saturday 4 September - Prague, Czech Republic (Look Back In Anger: Punk Aid)

Set: unknown.

Comments: This 3-day festival included Eddie & The Hot Rods, Jayne County & band, Chelsea, Alternative TV, Menace, Goldblade, TV Smith, Los Paraliticos, SPS, NCA, and many others and is known to have taken place.

Saturday 14 August - House of Blues, Anaheim

Set: Melody Lee, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Antipope, Amen, Absinthe, Ignite, Street of Dreams, See Her Tonite, History of the World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat (Break on Thro'). encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Deadbolt and Bullets and Octane (Bullets and Octane replaced a, now, unknown band that cancelled). Steveinwisc (message boarder from the official website) sang with Dave Vanian on 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'. Two members of Deadbolt sang backing vocals on 'I Just Can't Be Happy Today'. Prior to 'Eloise' there was stage banter regarding Lemmy - a short piece of 'Ace of Spades' followed.

Friday 13 August - House of Blues, Hollywood, California

Set: Melody Lee, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Antipope, Amen, Absinthe, Ignite, Street of Dreams, See Her Tonite, History of the World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Looking At You, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Eloise, Nasty, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Deadbolt. Steveinwisc (message boarder from the official website) sang with Dave Vanian on 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'. Wayne Kramer guested on 'Looking At You'. Keyboards were not working during 'Eloise'... so stopped before chorus and into 'Nasty'.

Thursday 12 August - Soma, San Diego, California

Set: Melody Lee, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Shadow Of Love, Would You Be So Hot, Antipope, Absinthe, Street Of Dreams, Amen, History Of The World, See Her Tonite, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Electric Chairs & Deadbolt.

Sunday 8 August - Mountain Stage at Intex Osaka No.4, Osaka, Japan (Sonic Festival)

Set: Melody Lee, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Eloise, New Rose, Would You Be So Hot, Street of Dreams, Jet Boy Jet Girl, History of The World, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Sonic Festival. Set played straight through with no encore break.

Saturday 7 August - Mountain Stage at Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan (Sonic Festival)

Set: Melody Lee, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Eloise, New Rose, Would You Be So Hot, Street of Dreams, Jet Boy Jet Girl, History of The World, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Sonic Festival. Set played straight through with no encore break.

Saturday 31 July - Basement, Maidstone

Set: Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Eloise, Anti-pope, History of the World, See Her Tonite, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, Absinthe, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up, Looking At You.

Comments: Support from Spit Like This. Neverland was included on the setlist as a possible alternative to Looking At You, but was not played.

Friday 30 July - Hull University, Hull

Set included: Antipope.

Friday 30 July - Colloseum, Coventry

Comments: CANCELLED.

Thursday 29 July - Rio's, Bradford

Set: Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Eloise, Antipope, History of the World, See Her Tonite, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, Absinthe, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up, Looking At You. Much on stage banter throughout this show included very brief snippets of songs being played: Pinch - Start [The Jam] and Kings Of The Wild Frontier [Adam And The Ants], and Dave Vanian Walk Like A Zombie [Horrorpops] and Wot [Captain Sensible].

Comments: Support from Lowlife UK.

Wednesday 28 July - Hull University, Hull

Comments: Rescheduled for Friday 30 July.

Monday 26 July - The Patti Pavilion, Swansea

Setlist: Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Eloise, Antipope, History of the World, See Her Tonite, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, Absinthe, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Diamond Dogs. Note that the information given above is the setlist and that the actual set played may have varied.

Sunday 25 July - Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge

Setlist: Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Eloise, Antipope, History of the World, See Her Tonite, Amen, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, Absinthe, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat, Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up, Neverland, Looking At You.

Comments: Note that the information given above is the setlist and that the actual set played may have varied - setlist known to have not been played exactly in order, plus Blitzkreig Bop was added. Supported by Pubic Fringe & The Bleeding Hearts.

Saturday 24 July - Racecourse, Fakenham (Harley Owners Club Event)

Set: Nasty, Amen, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Street of Dreams, Fan Club, Under The Floor Again, Would You Be So Hot, Eloise, Ignite, History of the World, Neat Neat Neat. encore - New Rose, Looking At You, Smash it Up.

Friday 16 July - Stoke Park, Guildford (Guilfest)

Set: Street of Dreams, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Nasty, Under The Floor Again, Amen, History of the World, New Rose, Would You Be So Hot, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise.

Comments: Short set - playing 3rd in the Bill to The Stranglers (2nd) & Blondie (1st).

Saturday 29 May - Tyneside Free Festival

Comments: All indications are that although advertising appeared, this show (which was to include The Levellers and others) did not take place.

Sunday 2 May - Academy, Birmingham (Academy In The UK)

Set included: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Nasty, Neverland, See Her Tonite, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History of the World.

Comments: Academy In The UK. Stu West injured in car crash, so Patricia Morrison returned on bass for this show. Support from Buzzcocks, The Undertones, Slaughter & The Dogs, The Beat, The Meteors, Subhumanz, Drongos For Europe, Heartbreak Engines, Horse Feathers, Evil Boys, Cupid Stunt. The partial set given above is the the start of the main set, the ending and the encore numbers are unknown, but are believed to have included 'Neat Neat Neat' and ended with 'Smash It Up'.

Sunday 25 April - Monteys, Knaresborough

Set included: Melody Lee, I Fall, Shadow of Love, Amen, Absinthe, Would You Be So Hot, Wot, New Rose, Paranoid, Pinch drum solo, Blitzkrieg Bop, Street of Dreams, Antipope, History of The World, Neat Neat Neat. Curtain Call, Ignite, Smash It Up.

Comments: Captain Sensible's 50th birthday celebrations - advertised as '2 Nights at Monteys... Come and wish the Captain a happy birthday ya tightwads'. Support from Flamingo 50. See also Captain Sensible at The Yorkshire Lass, Knaresborough - 25 April 2004.

Saturday 24 April - Monteys, Knaresborough

Set included: Melody Lee, Fan Club, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Amen, Would You Be So Hot, Shadow of Love, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Neat Neat Neat (Break on Thro'), Antipope, Happy Talk, History of the World, Absinthe, Curtain Call, Smash It Up.

Comments: Captain Sensible's 50th birthday celebrations - advertised as '2 Nights at Monteys... Come and wish the Captain a happy birthday ya tightwads'. Support from unknown (?), unknown (?), The Festering Toss-Pots (comprising any fans who wanted to get up on stage and have a go at playing a couple of songs - dodgy versions of 'Love Song', 'New Rose' and 'Wait for the Blackout' were tackled) and Eddie & The Hot Rods (who actually played after The Damned so that Captain Sensible could relax, have a few drinks and watch them). Insufficent stage & front barriers turned this into a riotious gig - stopped on 3 occasions for order to be restored. Phil Burns (Captain's brother) on vocals for 'Antipope'. Setlist for the night - Melody Lee, I Fall, Shadow of Love, Amen, Absinthe, Eloise, Would You Be So Hot, Fan Club, Street of Dreams, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, History of The World, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Curtain Call, Ignite, Smash It Up, Bridge Over Troubled Waters - though actual set differed and certainly did not include 'Bridge Over Troubled Waters'.

Friday 23 April - Spa Pavilion, Whitby (Whitby Gothic Weekend)

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Melody Lee, Amen, Absinthe, Eloise, Love Song, Fan Club, Street of Dreams, Shadow of Love, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, New Rose, History of The World, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up (pt2).

Comments: Support on the night from Zombina & The Skeletones and Earth Loop Recall.

Thursday 22 April - Central Station, Wrexham

Set included: Melody Lee, I Fall, See Her Tonite, Love Song, Anti-Pope, Street of Dreams, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Fan Club, Ignite, Under The Floor Again, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose, Happy Talk, I Put A Spell On You. encore - Curtain Call, History of The World, Looking At You, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support Stuntface. Brian (audience member) sang on Neat Neat Neat whilst Dave Vanian climbed into the audience & cheered along. Dave Vanian did vocals on Happy Talk. 'I Put A Spell On You' was with Captain Sensible on keyboards.

Wednesday 21 April - The Point, Cardiff

Set: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Nasty, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonite, Antipope, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History of the World, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, New Rose, Love Song, Do Anything You Wanna Do, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Pete's Sake. Paul Gray guested on bass for some numbers including 'Neat Neat Neat' and 'Do Anything You Wanna Do'.

Monday 12 April - Corporation, Sheffield

Set: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Nasty, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonight, Anti-Pope, History of the World.

Comments: Gig cut short due to poor sound / time. Support from Spunge, Jesse James, Not Katies and Fuckwits.

Sunday 11 April - The Academy, Liverpool

Set included: Melody Lee, Fan Club, Nasty, History of the World Part, Plan 9 Channel 7, Antipope, See Her Tonite, an abbreviated Move It (Cliff Richard), Day Tripper (Lasagne mix), Amen, Neverland, Ignite, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Pretty Vacant, Smash it Up.

Comments: Support from Goldblade. Audience member 'Spike' had a couple of attempts at drumming for New Rose.

Saturday 10 April - Town Hall, Middlesbrough

Set included: Melody Lee, Song.com, See Her Tonight, Fan Club, Antipope, Absinthe, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Spunge, Jesse James, Not Katies and Cancarte.

Friday 9 April - Civic Hall, Whitehaven

Set: included: Melody Lee, I Fall, Absinthe, Nasty, Fan Club, Nasty, Neverland, See Her Tonight, Antipope, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History of The World, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Easter Punk Fest. Support from Spunge, Jesse James, Not Katies, R.O.T and Shoes On Backwards.

Thursday 8 April - Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes

Set included: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Nasty, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonight, Antipope, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History of The World, Neat Neat Neat. encore - New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Easter Punk Fest. Support from Spunge, Jesse James, Not Katies, Unless, Hamster Ramch and Spring To Minds.

Sunday 4 April - Estachio del Nord, Barcelona, Spain

Setlist: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Nasty, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonite, Antipope, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History Of The World, Neat Neat Neat. encore - New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Fira del Disc Record Fair. Gig known to have taken place.

Saturday 3 April - V.K., Brussels, Belgium

Set: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonite, History of the World, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose, Love Song, Looking At You. encore - Wot, Ignite, Smash It Up.

Comments: Punk Generations Sessions festival. 'Antipope' was on the setlist but was not played. Support on this day of a 2 day event was The Heartaches, Bad Lieutenants and Funeral Dress.

Monday - 29 March - Robin2, Bilston

Set included: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Beauty of the Beast, Nasty, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonite, Antipope, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History of the World, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Looking At You, New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Pubic Fringe.

Saturday 27 March - Hemsby Holiday Centre, near Great Yarmouth

Set: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Nasty, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonite, Antipope, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History of the World, Neat Neat Neat (Break On Thro'). encore - Looking At You, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Punk Aid Festival - day 2. Other bands appearing on the Saturday are known to have included Toxic Slut, Anoraks, Resistance 77, Red Letter Day, One Way System, SPS, The Threats, Goldblade, TV Smith, Alternative TV, Menace and Chelsea. Although 'New Rose' was on the setlist, 'Looking At You' was played during the encore instead.

Saturday 20 March - La Gabbia Music Club, Bassano Del Grappa, Italy

Set: unknown.

Comments: A gig poster from the time showed the support as The Crash.

Friday 19 March - Vidia Club, Vittore di Cesena, Italy

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Crash.

Thursday 18 March - Baraonda, Poveromo di Cinquale, Italy

Setlist included: New Rose, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: A gig poster from the time showed the support as The Crash.

Wednesday 17 March - Blackout, Roma, Italy

Set: Melody Lee, I Fall, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, Absinthe, Nasty, Fan Club, Neverland, See Her Tonite, Antipope, Would You Be So Hot, Ignite, History of the World. encore - Neat Neat Neat, New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Stu West's first gig. A gig poster from the time showed the support as The Crash... but this had been deleted.


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