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The Damned: Live Performances - 2009

The list of shows for 2009 is complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Monday 30 November - Spiegeltent, Gloucester

Set 1: Street of Dreams, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Generals, 13th Floor Vendetta, Nasty, Under The Floor Again, Curtain Call, Wait For the Blackout, Eloise, Dark Asteroid.

Set 2: New Rose, Antipope, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Melody Lee, Nation Fit For Heroes, Fan Club, Perfect Sunday, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Show added as a headlining finale following the Motorhead tour. No support. Constructed in King's Square, Gloucester, the Spiegeltent consisted of about 3,000 pieces of wood, mirrors, canvas and stained glass, and was detailed in velvet and brocade. In addition, an adjacent bar was constructed. The tent held an audience of around 300400 people. This gig was played as 2 sets with roughly 20-25 minutes break between the two.There was a power failure towards the end of 'Perfect Sunday'... Pinch kept drumming... the crowd kept singing. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'... Dave Vanian and Pinch returning to the stage to carry Captain Sensible off in a roll of carpet.

Sunday 29 November - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Love Song, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Smash It Up, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool, fourth - Straight Lines. 'Neat Neat Neat' featured Lemmy on bass instead of Stu West. Girlschool's last number, 'Emergency', featured Captain Sensible guesting on guitar and Pinch on drums.

Saturday 28 November - Hammersmith Apollo, London

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool, fourth - Straight Lines.

Friday 27 November - International Centre, Bournemouth

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool.

Wednesday 25 November - Guildhall, Portsmouth

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Under the Floor Again, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool.

Tuesday 24 November - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool.

Monday 23 November - Corn Exchange, Cambridge

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool.

Saturday 21 November - Apollo, Manchester

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool.

Friday 20 November - O2 Academy, Leeds

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Thursday 19 November - O2 Academy, Glasgow

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Wednesday 18 November - Inside Out, Darlington

Set: Wait For the Blackout, Neat Neat Neat, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, 1 of the 2, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under the Wheels, New Rose, History of the World, Under the Floor Again, 13th Floor Vendetta, Love Song, Eloise, Ignite, Perfect Sunday, Smash It Up. encore - Curtain Call, Generals, Disco Man, Melody Lee, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Headlining gig slotted into a 'spare' day on the Motorhead tour. Support from Misled Icons. Set differed from the actual setlist in that 'Disco Man' and 'Melody Lee' were played instead of 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Tuesday 17 November - City Hall, Newcastle

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up (part 2 only).

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Monday 16 November - Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Sunday 15 November - Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Noise Noise Noise, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool, fourth - Straight Lines.

Friday 13 November - Newport Centre, Newport

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Magic Potion, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Love Song, Eloise, Looking At You, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool, fourth - Straight Lines. A short jokey excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played following 'Smash It Up'.

Thursday 12 November - Colston Hall, Bristol

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool.

Wednesday 11 November - Pavilion, Plymouth

Set: New Rose, Street of Dreams, Neat Neat Neat, Disco Man, History of the World, Under the Wheels, Looking At You, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Second support to Motorhead. Third on the bill - Girlschool. Songs performed were as above but the reported order was questionable... so given in the likely order, based upon other shows and comments from the band during the tour.

Sunday 1 November - Wonder Ballroom, Portland, Ontario

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Saturday 31 October - Showbox, Seattle

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Thursday 29 October - Club Vegas, Salt Lake City, Utah

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Wednesday 28 October - Bluebird, Denver, Colorado

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Monday 26 October - The Metro, Chicago, Illinois

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Saturday 24 October - St Andrew's Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Friday 23 October - Diesel, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Thursday 22 October - Bogart's, Cincinnati, Ohio

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Wednesday 21 October - House of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio

Comments: Tour CANCELLED due to visa issues.

Thursday 1 October - Le Moods, Monte Carlo, Monaco

Comments: It was widely rumoured in The Boomtown Rats 'circles' that The Boomtown Rats were to play this show with special Guests The Damned and From The Jam. However, whilst the other 2 bands played this show, there was never any mention of The Damned playing this show from their end.

Wednesday 30 September - Paris, France

Comments: It was widely rumoured in The Boomtown Rats 'circles' that The Boomtown Rats were to play a Parisian show with special Guests The Damned and From The Jam. However, none of the bands played this show and there was never mention of it from The Damned end.

Sunday 27 September - Apolo, Barcelona, Spain

Setlist: Wait For The Blackout, Neat Neat Neat, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, 1 Of The 2, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Wheels, New Rose, History Of The World, Love Song, Eloise, Ignite, Melody Lee, Smash It Up, Jet Boy Jet Girl, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support to Die Toten Hosen.

Tuesday 29 September - Zakk, Dusseldorf, Germany

Comments: Some advertising appeared for this gig but it was never officially confirmed and did not take place.

Sunday 27 September - The Warehouse / Lagerhalle, Osnabrueck, Germany

Comments: Some advertising appeared for this gig but it was never officially confirmed and did not take place.

Friday 25 September - Acampada (Aupa Lumbreiras Festival), Spain

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 23 September - Futurum, Prague

Comments: Some advertising appeared for this gig but it was never officially confirmed and did not take place.

Tuesday 22 September - SO36, Berlin, Germany

Comments: Some advertising appeared for this gig but it was never officially confirmed and did not take place.

Monday 21 September - Le Batofar, Paris, France

Set: Wait For The Black Out, New Rose, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Neat Neat Neat, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Wheels, History Of The World, Love Song, Eloise, Ignite, Wot, Melody Lee, Smash It Up. encore - Noise Noise Noise, Curtain Call, Stretcher Case, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support from Crossing The Rubicon and Adam Bomb. Adam Bomb was on tour in Europe, found out that The Damned were touring, and apparently talked himself onto this show. A contributor to this site wrote "Adam had fireworks coming out of his guitar heads at the end of his set. Funny shit".

Monday 21 September - Marktalle, Hamburg, Germany

Comments: Some advertising appeared for this gig but it was never officially confirmed and did not take place.

Sunday 20 September - De Kade, Zandam, Netherlands

Set: Wait For The Blackout, New Rose, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Neat Neat Neat, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Wheels History Of The World, Love Song, Eloise, Ignite, Melody Lee, Smash It Up. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, I Feel Alright.

Comments:Afternoon performance. Support from The Generators (and Dead Weights?).

Sunday 20 September - Tivoli, Utrecht, Netherlands

Comment: Some advertising appeared for this gig but it was never officially confirmed and did not take place.

Saturday 19 September - Schipstraat, Harelbeke, Belgium (Rat Rock free Festival)

Set included: Wait For The Blackout, New Rose, Melody Lee, Smash It Up.

Comments: Also intended for the bill - Alex Paterson (The Orb), Dreadzone, The Splitters, Vandal X, Thee Andrews Surfers, Caductiy, Godspeed, Tverzet, Innisfail.

Friday 18 September - O13, Tilburg, Netherlands (Incubate / ZKZW Festival)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Show known to have taken place.

Thursday 17 September - Watt, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Set included: New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Generators and The Stealers.

Saturday 22 August - Pod Parou Festival, Moravska Trebova, Czech Republic

Set included: New Rose.

Comments: Dave Berk played drums for The Damned instead of Pinch on this occasion.

Thursday 13 August - Hobgoblin, Brighton

Comments: A contributor to the officialdamned.com message board wrote "Ever imagined yourself being in a pub when the advertised band pulls out and The Damned happened to be there and available to fill in? Well that's exactly what happend to me last night when I went to Brighton's Hobgoblin to see Monty's other band the Sumerian Kings! I say The Damned, it was a kind of Damned reserves, but very enjoyable and unexpected nonetheless. Apparently, Pinch isn't flying out from the US for the Czech Republic gig coming up so Cap, Monty and Stu have been rehearsing with Dave Berk and were in attendance for the Sumerian Kings gig with whom Monty was due to play. The singer and saxaphone player didn't show up, so a hastily arranged set was knocked up and following a soundcheck of 'New Rose' and 'Wait For The Blackout' (both excellent - I like Dave Berk's drumming!), the 4 piece Damned (Captain on vocals) went on to play 'Neat Neat Neat', 'Antipope', 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' and 'New Rose' (they didn't know any others apparently!) in front of about 20-30 people. I went home a happy man!".

Sunday 9 August - The Park, Peterborough

Set: Street Of Dreams, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, History Of The World, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, New Rose, Perfect Sunday, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Nation Fit For Heroes, Neat Neat NEat, Melody Lee, Eloise. encore - Happy Talk, Stretcher Case, Fan Club, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from GG Elvis and Fake Exterior.

Saturday 8 August - Roadmender, Northampton

Set: Street Of Dreams, Wait For The Blackout, Antipope, Under The Floor Again, History Of The World, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, New Rose, Perfect Sunday, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Nation Fit For Heroes, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Neat Neat Neat, Melody Lee, Eloise. encore - Curtain Call, Fan Club, Smash It Up, Happy Talk.

Comments: Support from Duke of Marmalade.

Friday 7 August - Winter Gardens, Blackpool (Rebellion festival)

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, 1 Of The 2, History Of The World, Wait For The Blackout, Fan Club, Under The Wheels, Nasty, Eloise, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Disco Man, Smash It Up. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Noise Noise Noise, Curtain Call.

Sunday 12 July - The Brook, Southampton

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Wot, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore - Nasty, Stretcher Case, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Happy Talk, Smash It Up.

Comments: No support. A long introduction before the mainset from friend of the band, Roy (aka Captain Barrington White of The Dr Spacetoad Experience), with Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible arriving on stage with brooms to sweep the stage. 'Break on Thro' was included in 'Neat Neat Neat', and there was a long interlude prior to 'Dark Asteroid' talking about Michael Jackson which morphed into mention of Gary Glitter and then a short rendition of 'Rock 'N Roll'. More from Roy before the encore, and he stayed on stage to sing and dance along until the end.

Saturday 11 July - Cornbury, Oxfordshire (Cornbury Music Festival)

Set: Love Song, Antipope, 13th Floor Vendetta, New Rose, I Just Can't be Happy Today, History Of The World, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Ignite, Happy Talk, Smash It Up. encore - Stretcher Case, Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: The Damned played the Second Stage, headlining for Teddy Thompson, Peter Green & Friends, Shortwave Set, Kingsize 5, Love Trousers. Out of doors performance with the majority of the audience (ie those not under the stage canvas) in the pissing rain. 'Smash It Up' should have finished the set but The Damned were given more time, hence the additional encore numbers. For the record, intended performers on other stages were... Main Stage - Scouting For Girls, Sharleen Spiteri, Magic Numbers, Dodgy, Boy Least Likely To, Relay... Riverside Stage - Flutatious, Smilex, Dead Like Harry, Archangel, Witches, Billypure, 1000 Mile Highway, Warning Heat Ray, The Elrics.

Friday 10 July - JB's, Dudley

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore - Nasty, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Happy Talk, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from El Diablo. 'Neat Neat Neat' included snippets of 'Break On Thro' and 'Pushing Too Hard', A small piece of 'Paranoid' and comments about Robert Plant preceded 'Stretcher Case', and an impromptu jam before 'Happy Talk' included 'Walk The Line' and 'Who Do You Love'.

Saturday 27 June - Azzano Decimo, Italy (Fiera della Musica)

Set: included: New Rose, Ignite, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Negrita and The Deserted Library.

Friday 19 June - Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Near Ashford (Red List Live)

Comments: CANCELLED - The Red List Live website stated... 'We are deeply saddened to announce that Red List Live have taken the tough decision to postpone our first festival until 2010. This is due to a number of factors, including the high risk of holding an event in the current economic climate, and the impact of increased capacity at established local festivals such as The Hop Farm'.

Sunday 14 June - Opera House, Bournemouth

Comments: CANCELLED - The following message appearing on The Damned's official website... 'Due to unforeseen circumstances with the promoter, and beyond the control of The Damned, the show on Sunday at Bournemouth Opera House has been cancelled'. Some advertising also showed this event as intended for the O2 Academy, Bournemouth. As the venue changed hands in July (Academy Music Group taking it over), my 'hunch' is that it was actually intended as an O2 gig but a protracted takeover meant cancellation? Intended support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm.

Saturday 13 June - Concorde 2, Brighton

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore1 - Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Smash It Up. encore2 - 20th Century Boy.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. '20th Century Boy', was performed by The Damned, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and James Stevenson of The Alarm (lead vocals shared between Dave Vanian, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and Captain Sensible).

Saturday 13 June - Corn Exchange at The Dome, Brighton

Comments: Rearranged for alternative venue... The Concorde 2.

Friday 12 June - O2 The Empire, Shepherd's Bush, London

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore1 - Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Smash It Up. encore2 - 20th Century Boy.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. '20th Century Boy', was performed by The Damned, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and James Stevenson of The Alarm (lead vocals shared between Dave Vanian, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and Captain Sensible).

Thursday 11 June - O2 Academy, Bristol

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore1 - Noise Noise Noise, Disco Man, Stretcher Case, Smash It Up. encore2 - 20th Century Boy.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. '20th Century Boy', was performed by The Damned (minus Dave Vanian), Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and James Stevenson of The Alarm (lead vocals shared between Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and Captain Sensible).

Wednesday 10 June - O2 Academy, Oxford

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Curtain Call. encore1 - I Feel Alright, Stretcher Case, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up. encore2 - 20th Century Boy.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. A snippet of 'Whatever You Want' preceded 'Ignite', 'Smash It Up' included pieces of 'Black Betty' & 'Rawhide'. '20th Century Boy', was performed by The Damned, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and James Stevenson of The Alarm (lead vocals shared between Dave Vanian, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and Captain Sensible).

Monday 8 June - The Old Canteen Media & Arts Centre, Barrow in Furness

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit for Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteriod. encore1 - Noise Noise Noise, Glad It's All Over, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Smash It Up. encore2 - 20th Century Boy.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. 'Neat Neat Neat' included snippets of 'Venus' and 'C'mon Everybody'. '20th Century Boy', was performed by The Damned, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and James Stevenson of The Alarm.

Sunday 7 June - The Ironworks, Inverness

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore - Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm.

Sunday 7 June - Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Comments: Cancelled / rearranged due to fire destroying the venue.

Saturday 6 June - Picture House, Edinburgh

Set: Love Song, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, 13th Floor Vendetta, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore - Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Smash It Up, 20th Century Boy.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. '20th Century Boy', was performed by The Damned, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and James Stevenson of The Alarm (lead vocals shared between Dave Vanian, Henry Cluney, Mike Peters and Captain Sensible).

Saturday 6 June - Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Comments: Cancelled / rearranged due to fire destroying the venue.

Friday 5 June - ABC, Glasgow

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, History Of The World, Fan Club, Nation Fit For Heroes, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Ignite, Dr Woofenstein, Neat Neat Neat, Perfect Sunday, Wait For The Blackout, Under the Wheels, Eloise, Dark Asteroid, Smash It Up (part 2 only).

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. No encore as such due to time restraints... 'Smash It Up (part 2)' being hurriedly played following 'Dark Asteroid'.

Thursday 4 June - O2 Academy Newcastle

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Nation Fit For Heroes, Eloise, Dr Woofenstein, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, History Of The World, Alone Again Or, Under the Wheels, Dark Asteroid. encore - Fan Club, Stretcher Case, Ignite, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Disco Man, Wot / Lets Dance, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. A contributor to this site wrote ''Dark Asteroid' was a disaster and went down like a lead balloon. The band left the stage to near silence. They returned, Captain apologised and said that he appreciated the final song wasn't everyones cup of tea and hoped that a few older songs would make up for it'. Apparently 'Smash It Up part 2' fell apart when Magic Dave (roadie) drummed along side Pinch and Captain's guitar went a bit off track... the band eventually walking off stage without finishing the song.

Wednesday 3 June - Rock City, Nottingham

Comments: CANCELLED prior to the beginning of the tour. A contributor to the Alarm forum wrote, 'following a visit to Rock City to enquire about tickets, it appears that the gig was never booked with them and the first they knew of it was when people started phoning about tickets'.

Saturday 30 May - O2 Academy, Leeds

Set included: Natures Dark Passion, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Little Miss Disaster, Fan Club, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Democracy, Perfect Sunday, Under The Wheels, 1 of The 2, 13th Floor Vendetta, There'll Come A Day, See Her Tonite, Under The Floor Again, Neat Neat Neat, Ignite, Eloise, Stretcher Case, Baby Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm.

Friday 29 May - Sin City, Swansea

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Nation Fit For Heroes, History Of The World, Eloise, Dr Woofenstein, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Under The Wheels, Dark Asteroid. encore - Curtain Call, Stretcher Case, Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Oh Yeah, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm.

Thursday 28 May - The Assembly, Leamington Spa

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Nation Fit For Heroes, Eloise, Dr Woofenstein, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Under The Wheels, Dark Asteroid. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm.

Sunday 24 May - Manchester Rugby Club, Cheadle Hulme

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Nation Fit For Heroes, Eloise, Dr Woofenstein, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Under The Wheels, Dark Asteroid, Curtain Call, Stretcher Case, Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Strummercamp festival. Also included on the bill that day were TV Smith, Goldblade and The Alarm.

Saturday 23 May - Liverpool University Guild of Students (Mountford Hall & Stanley Theatre)

Set: Nation Fit For Heroes, Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Under the Wheels, Along Again Or, Disco Man, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Fall, Dr Woofenstein, Melody Lee, Ignite, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Stretcher Case, Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Jimmy and the Destroyers, Henry Cluney and The Alarm. The set included a snip of 'Roxanne'', a line of 'Mull of Kintyre', a little 'Do You Wanna Be In My Gang', 'Staying Alive', 'Move It 'and 'Wot'.

Friday 22 May - The Square, Harlow

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Under The Wheels, Alone Again Or, Disco Man, I Fall, Dr Woofenstein, Melody Lee, Ignite, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. Encore - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: '3-4-1' UK tour. Support from Henry Cluney and The Alarm. There were sound problems towards the start of the gig - Captain's guitar was barely audible for 'New Rose' and 'Under The Wheels' was curtailed due to the microphone not working.

Friday 15 May - The Stone Pony, Asbury Park

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Alone Again Or, Under the Wheels, There'll Come A Day, Disco Man, Dr Woofenstein, Eloise, Perfect Sunday, Neat Neat Neat, Dark Asteroid. encore - Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Little Miss Disaster, Melody Lee, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays and Electric Frankenstein. Memebers of The Bellrays and Electirc Frankenstein joined The Damned on stage for backing vocals on 'Smash It Up'.

Friday 15 May - WFMU 91.1, New York

Set: Noise Noise Noise, Under The Wheels, I Fall, Antipope, Dr Woofenstein, Nation Fit For Heroes, Ignite, There'll Come A Day, 13th Floor Vendetta, Dark Asteroid, New Rose.

Comments: Live radio show.

Thursday 14 May - The Fillmore, Irving Plaza, New York

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, New Rose, Alone Again Or, Under the Wheels, I Fall, Disco Man, Dr Woofenstein, Ignite, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Dark Asteroid. encore - Curtain Call, Stretcher Case, Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays and Electric Frankenstein.

Wednesday 13 May - Fillmore at the Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays and Electric Frankenstein. Show known to have taken place.

Tuesday 12 May - The Black Cat, Washington

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, Alone Again Or, New Rose, Under the Wheels, I Fall, Looking At You, Dr Woofenstein, Disco Man, Eloise, Ignite, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat, Dark Asteroid. encore - Curtain Call, Stretcher Case, Noise Noise Noise, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays and Electric Frankenstein.

Sunday 10 May - Toad's, New Haven, Connecticut

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, There'll Come A Day, Neat Neat Neat, Danger To Yourself, Alone Again Or, Perfect Sunday, Wait For The Blackout, Dr Woofenstein, New Rose, Dark Asteroid. Encore - Eloise, Stretcher Case, Antipope, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from 76% Uncertain, The Bellrays and Electric Frankenstein.

Saturday 9 May - The Chance, Poughkeepsie, New York

Set included: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, There'll Come A Day, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Perfect Sunday, Disco Man, Looking At You, Eloise, Wait For The Blackout, Dr Woofenstein, New Rose, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Stretcher Case, Smash It Up (pt 2 only).

Comments: Support from Social Standards (not The Fiendz as on some early advertising), White Knuckle Rodeo and Electric Frankenstein. A snippet of 'Daydream Believer' was played during the set. The actual setlist on the night included 'Dozen Girls', 'Melody Lee', 'Ignite', 'Noise Noise Noise', History Of The World', and 'Curtain Call'... but none of these were played.

Friday 8 May - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusettes

Set included: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Perfect Sunday, Curtain Call, Antipope, Dr Woofenstein, New Rose, Wait for the Blackout, Ignite, Dark Asteroid. encore - Stretcher Case, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays and Electric Frankenstein. Captain Sensible drummed a little on Pinch's kit for 'Dark Asteroid'. Jet Boy Jet Girl was started at the beginning of the encore but was quickly aborted.

Friday 1 May - Piazza Primo Maggio, Sestu, CA, Sardinia

Set included: New Rose.

Monday 6 April - Duo Music Exchange, Tokyo, Japan

Set apparently: Love Song, Second Time Around, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Under The Wheels, Melody Lee, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Dozen Girls, Dr Woofenstein, Wait For The Blackout, Antipope, New Rose, Dark Asteroid. Encore - Looking At You, Life Goes On, Smash It Up.

Comments: Dave Vanian had to withdraw from the Japanese shows, at short notice, for personal reasons. The rest of the band completed their scheduled dates with Captain Sensible taking on the majority of vocal duties.Vocals for 'Dr Woofenstein' and 'Under The Wheels' were performed by Pinch.

Sunday 5 April - Makuhari Messe, Tokyo, Japan (Punkspring 09 festival)

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Melody Lee, .Jet Boy Jet Girl, Looking At You, Wait For The Blackout, Antipope, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Dave Vanian had to withdraw from the Japanese shows, at short notice, for personal reasons. The rest of the band completed their scheduled dates with Captain Sensible taking on the majority of vocal duties.

Saturday 4 April - Zepp, Nagoya, Japan (Punkspring 09 festival)

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Melody Lee, Looking At You, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Dave Vanian had to withdraw from the Japanese shows, at short notice, for personal reasons. The rest of the band completed their scheduled dates with Captain Sensible taking on the majority of vocal duties.

Friday 3 April - Zepp, Osaka, Japan (Punkspring 09 festival)

Set: unknown.

Comments: Dave Vanian had to withdraw from the Japanese shows, at short notice, for personal reasons. The rest of the band completed their scheduled dates with Captain Sensible taking on the majority of vocal duties.

Saturday 14 February - Extra, Recanati, Italy

Set: unknown.

Friday 13 February - Estragon, Bologna, Italy

Set included: New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Mugshots.

Thursday 12 February - Circolo Magnolia, Segrate, Milan, Italy

Set apparently included: Street of Dreams, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, New Rose, History Of The World, Neat, Neat, Neat, Stretcher Case, Melody Lee, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Snazzy Boys, Suinage, Club 27 and Intercoolers.

Wednesday 11 February - Init Club, Rome, Italy

Set: There'll Come A Day, Wait For The Blackout, Dr Woofenstein, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat, Stretcher Case, Disco Man, Antipope, Alone Again Or, Fan Club, New Rose, Plan 9 Channel 7, Dark Asteroid. encore - Ignite, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up.

Comments: Intended support from Pirate Love and Blackmondays (though one of the support bands did not play).

Sunday 4 January - Paradise Rock Club, Boston

Comments: CANCELLED - due to 'severe illness'.

Saturday 3 January - Theatre Of Living Arts, Philadelphia

Comments: CANCELLED - due to 'severe illness'.

Friday 2 January - The Wonder Bar, New Jersey

Comments: CANCELLED - due to 'severe illness'.

Friday 2 January - Stone Pony, New Jersey

Comments: Rearranged for the Wonder Bar due to the Stone Pony's renovations falling behind schedule.


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