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The Damned: Live Performances - 2016


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Monday 19 December - Winter Gardens, Margate

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Stab Your Back, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Generals, Amen, Love Song, Alone Again Or, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, White Rabbit, Twisted Nerve, Stranger On The Town, Absinthe, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up. encore - Melody Lee, Antipope, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Rescheduled show originally intended for Friday 9 December. Support from Emptifish. Recorded on the night by Live Here Now - either for immediate pick-up in CD format after the show, or to pre-order / purchase later, as a download, on CD, or vinyl. '633 Squadron' was used as an introduction to the band taking to the stage. The playing of 'Stab Your Back' during the run through of Damned Damned Damned, is the first known appearance of this song in a Damned set, in its entirety, since December 1982. Trumpet player Chris Coull was an addition to the regular Damned line-up for this show, playing on 'Generals', 'Alone Again Or', 'Grimly Fiendish', 'Eloise', 'Twisted Nerve' and 'Stranger On The Town'.

Saturday 17 December - Teatro Albeniz, Gijon, Spain

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Nasty, Absinthe, Disco Man, Wait For The Blackout, Eloise, Ignite, Antipope, History Of The World, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Wot, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Alone Again Or, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: No support band.

Friday 16 December - Jimmy Jazz, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Nasty, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Disco Man, Wait For The Blackout, Eloise, Ignite, Antipope, History Of The World, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Alone Again Or, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Como Huele.

Thursday 15 December - Arena, Madrid, Spain

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Nasty, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Disco Man, Wait For The Blackout, Eloise, Ignite, Antipope, History Of The World, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Alone Again Or, White Rabbit, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: No support band.

Wednesday 14 December - El Loco Club, Valencia, Spain

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Nasty, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Wait For The Blackout, Eloise, Ignite, Antipope, Disco Man, History Of The World, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Alone Again Or, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Desperados.

Tuesday 13 December - Sala Razzamatazz 2, Barcelona, Spain

Comments: Cancelled (due to illness - lead singer Dave Vanian had a chest infection).

Friday 9 December - Winter Gardens, Margate

Comments: Cancelled and rescheduled for Monday 19 December (due to illness - lead singer Dave Vanian had a chest infection).

Sunday 4 December - Phoenix, Exeter

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, Happy Talk, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Eloise, Ignite, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, Stranger On The Town, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, Plan 9 Channel 7, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Emptifish. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. In a change to the normal format for the gigs, Monty didn't take to the stage for any of the playing of Damned Damned Damned, instead, being ushered to the stage for 'Street Of Dreams' onwards. The playing of 'Happy Talk' between 'Feel The Pain' and 'New Rose' was an unintentional filler due to Pinch having a drum sound issue. Dave Vanian had actually begun 'New Rose' with "Is she really going out with him?", but Pinch was unable to join in at that point. Quips during the sound issues and the actual playing of 'New Rose', included the Captain - "Rat Scabies could play it", again the Captain - "you happy now?", Pinch - "I just want everybody out there to be happy, nevermind me", the Captain - "well they are now they have heard 'Happy Talk'", Pinch - "right, let me see how this very complicated drum beat goes". Mr Vanian then repeated "Is she really going out with him?"... and 'New Rose' was then played. As 'Ignite' calmed ready for its big finale after the audience sing-a-long, Dave Vanian inexplicably sang "I like driving in my car, it is not a Jaguar" (Madness lyric) - additionally, when the 'Ignite' lyrics has finished, he proceeded to sing a verse of Ring Of Fire (Johnny Cash). During the set, there were many references to Dawlish, Teignmouth and surrounding areas - ultimately resulting in much banter between the audience and the band (mainly the Captain) prior to 'Noise Noise Noise' - with placename after placename getting a mention.

Saturday 3 December - Main Hall, Plymouth University

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, Stranger On The Town, Antipope, Love Song, Smash It Up. encore - Plan 9 Channel 7, See Her Tonite, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Blowouts. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Following 'I Feel Alright', the parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was again played by some band members. During 'Disco Man', Dave Vanian's vocals briefly went amiss as he coughed and waved away too much dry ice. 'See Her Tonite' was omitted from the Damned Damned Damned part of the set in error - hence why it was slotted into the encore.

Friday 2 December - Ocean Room, Pavilion, Weymouth

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Amen, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, Stranger On The Town, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, Plan 9 Channel 7, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from The Surfin' Birds. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Between 'Eloise' and 'Under The Floor Again', a verse of Donavan's 'Colours' was sung / played by Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible.

Thursday 1 December - The Pyramids Centre, Southsea, Portsmouth

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Generals, Stranger On The Town, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, White Rabbit, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Emptifish. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Following an audience request between 'New Rose' and 'Fish', the now familiar parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was again played by some band members. As with some other shows on this UK tour, trumpet player Chris Coull was an addition to the regular Damned line-up for part of this performance, playing on 'Grimly Fiendish' to 'Alone Again Or' (inclusive). Prior to 'Noise Noise Noise', a short rendition of 'I Do Love To Be Beside The Seaside' was played.

Wednesday 30 November - Motion, Bristol

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, Plan 9 Channel 7, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Emptifish. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Between 'Fish' and 'See Her Tonite', and following a requested shout from within the audience, the now familiar parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was again played by some band members. Drummer Pinch injured himself during '1 Of The 2' and there was then a slight musical break from this to 'So Messed Up' whilst he had a bandage applied - other members of the band entertaining the audience with various quips during the inactivity. The opening notes to 'Wait For The Blackout' were misplayed, so the song was stopped and restarted. Following some requests shouted from the audience, 'Plan 9 Channel 7' was played rather than the intended 'Stranger On The Town'.

Tuesday 29 November - Wulfrun Hall, Wolverhampton

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, Stranger On The Town, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, Disco Man, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from The Nightingales. As usual by now for this tour, Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. The opening notes to 'Street Of Dreams' were misplayed, so the song was stopped and restarted. The opening to the encore, prior to 'Life Goes On', included spoken snippets of 'The Snooker Song'.

Sunday 27 November - Tramshed, Cardiff

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Generals, Stranger On The Town, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, White Rabbit, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Emptifish. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Trumpet player Chris Coull was an addition to the regular Damned line-up for the 3rd show in a row, playing on tracks from 'Grimly Fiendish' to 'Alone Again Or' (inclusive). Additionally, bassist Stu West made way for former Damned bassist Paul Gray to guest on 'Generals' and 'Stranger On The Town'. The line 'Roxanne, you don't have to turn on the red light' (The Police) featured as part of the improvisation by Dave Vanian during 'Ignite'..

Saturday 26 November - O2 Academy, Brixton, London

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Generals, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, White Rabbit, Melody Lee, Born To Kill, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Penetration. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Prior to 'Noise Noise Noise', the now familiar parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was again played by some band members. Trumpet player Chris Coull was an addition to the regular Damned line-up for this show, playing on tracks from 'Generals' to 'Alone Again Or' (inclusive). 'Born To Kill' was omitted from the Damned Damned Damned part of the set in error - hence why it was slotted into the encore.

Friday 25 November - Britannia Theatre, Chatham

Comments: CANCELLED prior to the tour… but with no official explanation ever being released.

Thursday 24 November - Dome Concert Hall, Brighton

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Generals, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from The Pirhanas. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Following 'I Feel Alright', the (fairly regular by now) parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was played by some band members. Trumpet player Chris Coull was an addition to the regular Damned line-up for this gig, playing on 'Generals', 'Grimly Fiendish', 'Eloise', 'Stranger On The Town' and 'Alone Again Or'. When the band returned to the stage for the encore, Roy (aka Captain Barrington-White) was invited to the stage to introduce them - spouting his normal nonsense and singing a short piece of 'Knees Up Mother Brown'.

Wednesday 23 November - Waterfront, Norwich

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, Plan 9 Channel 7, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Smart Alex. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Following 'I Feel Alright', the (fairly regular by now) parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was played by some band members. Prior to 'Noise Noise Noise', a spoken excerpt of 'Burglar' was performed by the Captain after a request for the track from an audience member.

Tuesday 22 November - Junction, Cambridge

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, White Rabbit, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from The Urban Dogs (featuring Charlie Harper, Alvin Gibbs, Matthew Best, and Tony Feedback deputising for Eddie Knox who was ill). Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Prior to 'I Fall', the Captain incorrectly began playing 'Born To Kill', but was soon halted by other band members. The on stage antics between 'Wait For The Blackout' and 'Love Song', included Dave Vanian briefly quoting some lyrics from Donavan's 'Colours' and then he and some of the band performing a verse (of sorts) of The Kinks' 'Dedicated Follower Of Fashion'. Prior to 'Antipope', on stage activity involved a discussion about which was the best girl in The Avengers. Between 'Plan 9 Channel 7' and 'Smash It Up', a parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was played by some band members.

Sunday 20 November - O2 ABC, Glasgow

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, White Rabbit, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from The Media Whores. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Between 'Love Song' and 'Antipope', on stage antics were briefly accompanied by Pinch drumming what sounded like a snippet of Cozy Powell's 'Dance With The Devil'. Immediately following 'White Rabbit', another snippet of what sounded like a snippet of Cozy Powell's 'Dance With The Devil' was played by Pinch. Also during this interlude prior to 'Melody Lee', Dave Vanian briefly quoted some lyrics from The Smiths' 'This Charming Man' and then he and some of the band performed a verse (of sorts) of Andy Stewart's 'Donald Where's Your Troosers'.

Saturday 19 November - O2 Academy, Newcastle

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, I Fall, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up. encore - White Rabbit, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from The Symptoms. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. After '1 Of The 2', Pinch pointed out that 'I Fall' had been omitted - hence why it was included at this point. 'Street Of Dreams' was started but stopped, to allow for a parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' by Monty - at least Pinch and Dave Vanian joined in the snippet this time around, 'Street Of Dreams' was then restarted.

Friday 18 November - Academy, Manchester

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up. encore - Life Goes On, White Rabbit, Melody Lee.

Comments: Support from The Lovely Eggs. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. Note that the setlist for the night listed the encore as either a) 'White Rabbit', 'Melody Lee', 'Noise Noise Noise', or b) 'Curtain Call' - but neither of these options were actually adhered to on the night.

Thursday 17 November - O2 Academy, Leeds

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Life Goes On, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Antipope, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up. encore - White Rabbit, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: Support from Penetration. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was again used as an introduction to the Captain's comments about how turgid the music industry had become prior to the new wave of bands emerging around 1976 and this ultimately leading to the the Damned Damned Damned LP. There was a initially a false start to 'See Her Tonite', due to the Captain having a technical problem - whilst this was sorted, a parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was played by Monty.

Wednesday 16 November - Central Station, Wrexham

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up. encore - Curtain Call.

Comments: No support band. Emerson, Lake and Palmer's 'Fanfare For The Common Man' used as an intro - with the Captain coming on stage requesting it be turned off and explaining that this was the sort of music that brought about punk music and, ultimately, the Damned Damned Damned LP. A parody excerpt of 'Stab Your Back' was played by Monty following 'I Feel Alright'. A small excerpt of 'Wot' preceded 'Disco Man'. Just as 'Ignite' was started, it was halted to hear what was being said from within the audience - "play something decent" was then spoken into the proffered microphone, to which the Captain responded "ok, just for you - here's 'Anarchy In The UK'" - the band then launching into about 45 seconds of... 'Pretty Vacant' (!). As 'Ignite' slowed ready for its final reprise after the audience sing-a-long, someone passed the Captain a hat with ears - Dave Vanian commented "it's the Easter Bunny"... and sang "one pills makes you larger" - Pinch picked-up on this first and began drumming to 'White Rabbit'... the whole band then joning in to play this song rather than complete 'Ignite'.

Wednesday 16 November - William Aston Hall, Wrexham

Comments: Show moved to Central Station in Wrexham.

Tuesday 15 November - G Live, Guildford

Set 1: Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Life Goes On, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, Love Song, Antipope, I Just Can't be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up.

Set 2: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright.

Encore - Curtain Call.

Comments: Support from The Members. Though 'Sanctum Sanctorum' was used as the intro to this show, it was only a pre-recorded excerpt - the band continuing to tweak the set in an effort to get it down to a length that could be performed over approximately 2 hours. There was a very short break between Set 1 and Set 2, with not all members of the band even bothering to leave the stage.

Sunday 13 November - Rock City, Nottingham

Set 1: Sanctum Sanctorum, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Amen, Disco Man, Eloise, Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Life Goes On, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, Limit Club, Love Song, Antipope, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up.

Set 2: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Feel The Pain, Born To Kill, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright.

Comments: No support band. There was a very short break between sets. Prior to 'Under The Floor Again', Dave Vanian sang a line from 'Jimmy Crack Corn' (traditional) and a couple of lines from 'It's Only Make Believe' (Elvis Presley). As with the previous night, there was no actual encore - the setlist for the evening had 'Curtain Call' listed as the intended encore, but it was not played. This was one of a number of shows on the tour where access passes could be purchased to 'meet and greet' the band and to watch the soundcheck - at this soundcheck, 'Under The Floor Again', 'White Rabbit', 'Smash It Up' and 'Rabid' were performed.

Saturday 12 November - The Assembly, Leamington

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Street Of Dreams, Nasty, Limit Club, Disco Man, Amen, Shadow Of Love, Eloise. Under The Floor Again, Ignite, Life Goes On, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, Love Song, Antipope, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright.

Comments: No support band. Sound problems developed immediately following 'Fan Club' (vocals could not be heard and music sound was greatly reduced), and continued through a short parody of 'Stab Your Back' played by Monty, 'I Fall' and 'Born To Kill' before the band realised that there was an issue for the audience - resulting in approximately 7 minutes of inactivity for things to be rectified prior to 'Feel The Pain'. There was no actual encore break, though at least one band member briefly left the stage following 'Smash It Up' whilst the Captain introduced the playing of the songs from Damned Damned Damned. The setlist for the evening had 'Curtain Call' listed as the intended encore, but it was not played.

Friday 11 November - Het Depot, Leuven, Belgium

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Antipope, Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man, Ignite, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, New Rose, Nasty, History Of The World, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Stranger On The Town, Love Song, Second Time Around, Melody Lee, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Fan Club, Smash It Up.

Comments: Breaking Barriers 2-day festival. Also on the bill this day - Funeral Dress, Goldblade, Ruts DC. A spontaneous jam of a little over a minute preceded 'Neat Neat Neat'.

Tuesday 1 November - Tobacco Dock, Wapping Lane, London

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Eloise. Ignite, History Of The World, Love Song, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Apparently a corporate event by Ticketmaster to celebrate their 40 years.

Sunday 30 October - Gramercy Theatre, New York

Set 1: Nature's Dark Passion, Democracy, Amen, Thrill Kill, Absinthe, Alone Again Or, Sanctum Sanctorum, Street Of Dreams, Grimly Fiendish, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Under The Floor Again, General, Ignite.

Set 2: Life Goes On, Disco Man, Limit Club, Wait For The Blackout, Twisted Nerve, History Of The World, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up, Fan Club, Feel The Pain, Neat Neat Neat, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, New Rose.

Encore: Curtain Call.

Comments: No support band played on this night, instead, The Damned played one of their longest ever (known) shows on this date (though the exact amount of stage time is unconfirmed, it is assumed to be around 170 minutes). The show at the Gramercy on the previous night, the 29th, is assumed to be the longest, as it included a short period of on stage inactivity due to guitar sound problems. Jason Crane of Rocket From The Crypt augmented the normal Damned line-up by playing the trumpet on some numbers.

Saturday 29 October - Gramercy Theatre, New York

Set 1: Nature's Dark Passion, Democracy, Amen, Thrill Kill, Absinthe, Alone Again Or, Sanctum Sanctorum, Street Of Dreams, Grimly Fiendish, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Under The Floor Again, General, Ignite.

Set 2: Life Goes On, Disco Man, Limit Club, Wait For The Blackout, Twisted Nerve, History Of The World, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up, Fan Club, Feel The Pain, Neat Neat Neat, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, New Rose.

Encore: Curtain Call.

Comments: No support band played on this night, instead, The Damned played their longest ever (known) show (to this date) - roughly 175 minutes. Previously the show at The Royal Albert Hall (RAH) on 20 May 2016 was the longest known performance... though shows on 27 and 30 October will have been of similar length to this and the RAH show. Jason Crane of Rocket From The Crypt augmented the normal Damned line-up by playing the trumpet on some numbers.

Thursday 27 October - Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Set 1: Nature's Dark Passion, Democracy, Amen, Thrill Kill, Absinthe, Alone Again Or, Sanctum Sanctorum, Street Of Dreams, Grimly Fiendish, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Under The Floor Again, General, Ignite.

Set 2: Life Goes On, Disco Man, Limit Club, Wait For The Blackout, Twisted Nerve, History Of The World, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up, Feel The Pain, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, New Rose.

Encore: Curtain Call.

Comments: No support band played on this night, instead, The Damned played one of their longest ever (known) shows on this date (though the exact amount of stage time is unconfirmed, it is assumed to be around 170 minutes). Previously the show at The Royal Albert Hall on 20 May 2016 was the longest known performance. Jason Crane of Rocket From The Crypt augmented the normal Damned line-up by playing the trumpet on some numbers.

Tuesday 11 October - Proud, Camden, London

Set: Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, Shadow Of Love, New Rose, Love Song, Second Time Around, Antipope, Smash It Up.

Comments: Advertised as a 'Lock-in Live' event, filmed,  and scheduled for a future live broadcast.  Four bands appeared - Dead! (playing 3 numbers), Mallory Knox (playing 3 numbers), Enter Shikari (playing 3 numbers - one of which was repeated due to guitar problems the first time), and The Damned (a setlist of the first 4 numbers above... but actually carried on and also played the last 4 numbers above).  Tickets for the event were advertised on the internet the week before the show, were free, but only available to those  applying by means of a prize draw.

Saturday 10 September - Valada do Ribatejo, Portugal (Reverence Festival)

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man, History Of The World, Alone Again Or, Democracy, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Antipope, Smash It Up (Part 2 only).

Comments: Reverence Festival. The Damned played The Palco Rio Stage. Schedule for this stage on the Saturday / Sunday morning was - Steak [16:50-17:30], The Veldt [18:20-19:00], Mecanosphere [18:40-20:30], The Damned [21:20-22:20], The Sisters Of Mercy [23:30-00:50], Radar Men From The Moon [01:50-02:40], Earth Drive [03:40-04:30]. Session drummer Stephen Gilchrist again deputised for the absent Pinch. Note that setlist for the night indicated the main set should finish with 'Fan Club' and 'Smash It Up', and then an encore of 'Nasty', 'Antipope' and 'Shadow Of Love', but this simply didn't happen due to the band running out of time - hence also the reason for only playing Part 2 of 'Smash It Up'. There were false starts to 'Smash It Up', at least one of which was due to Stephen Gilchrist being unfamiliar with breaking straight into Part 2.

Saturday 27 August - Marine Court Hotel, Bangor, Northern Ireland

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, History Of The World, 13th Floor Vendetta, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Wait For The Blackout, Generals, Fan Club, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Shadow Of Love, Nasty, Smash It Up.

Comments: Part of 1-31 August Open House Festival. Support from XSLF.

Friday 26 August - The Academy, Dublin, Ireland

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, History Of The World, 13th Floor Vendetta, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Wait For The Blackout, Generals, Fan Club, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Shadow Of Love, Nasty, Happy Talk, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Mutefish.

Thursday 25 August - Dolan's Warehouse, Limerick, Ireland

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, History Of The World, 13th Floor Vendetta, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Wait For The Blackout, Generals, Fan Club, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Shadow Of Love, Nasty, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Theme Tune Boy.

Wednesday 24 August 2016 - Cyprus Aveue, Cork, Ireland

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, History Of The World, 13th Floor Vendetta, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Generals, Fan Club, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Wot, Alone Again Or, Shadow Of Love, Nasty, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Blood Or Whiskey.

Saturday 20 August 2016 - Escot Park, Ottery St Mary

Set: Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, I Fall, Born To Kill, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Fish, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, So Messed Up, I Feel Alright, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, Disco Man, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Nasty, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, White Rabbit, Alone Again Or, Plan 9 Channel7, Happy Talk, Smash It Up. Up.

Comments: Beautiful Days Festival. The Damned played The Big Top stage. Line-up for the Saturday on The Big Top stage was intended to be - (opening act) Avital Raz, (second) Sound Of The Sirens, (third) Ward Thomas, (fourth) Stick In The Wheel, (fifth) The Membranes, (sixth) Martin Carthy, (seventh) The Oh Hellos, (eighth) The Damned, (headlining) Tricky. The Damned were advertised to play Damned Damned Damned - which they did [with the exception of 'Stab Your Back']. Intro music and Damned Damned Damned took approximately 35 minutes to play and the band then proceeded to play numbers that they had not played on the Main stage the previous day. After approximately 50 minutes the band launched into 'Eloise', so it looked like they were booked to play for an hour and would close-out with this number and 'Smash It Up', however, when they instead followed 'Eloise' with 'Ignite and 'Stranger On The Town', it became obvious that something unplanned was occurring. Following 'Nasty', Dave Vanian eventually made the announcement "We've been asked to play for a little longer" and further song after further song was rolled out as part of the set... 'on the hoof' and with incredible gusto... finally culminating in 'Smash It Up' after approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes [note - there was no encore break]. Following their performance, The Damned were thanked by the compere for extending their set and it was announced that Tricky would not be headlining due to illness [finally explaining the extended Damned set that had just taken place]. During the performance it was obvious that some audience members had come just to hear Damned Damned Damned performed, as there was a small but noticeable thinning to the crowd, however, as the show continued and events unfolded the audience again packed-out the Big Top, and The Damned's performance seemed to 'go down a storm' - and for those familiar with Damned performances, realising that they has just witnessed something 'rather special'.

Friday 19 August 2016 - Escot Park, Ottery St Mary

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Limit Club, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Shadow Of Love, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, Happy Talk, Smash It Up. Up.

Comments: Beautiful Days Festival. The Damned played the Main Stage. Line-up for this day on the Main stage was - (opening act) Will Varley, (second) The Damned, (third) Ezra Furman, (fourth) Gentlemans Dub Club, (fifth) Afrocelt Sound System, (headliner) Leftfield. Set played straight through with no encore break. The version Of 'Happy Talk' was only a short rendition.

Thursday 18 August 2016 - Sub89, Reading

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Limit Club, So Messed Up, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Fan Club, See Her Tonite, History Of The World, Feel The Pain, Fish, New Rose, I Feel Alright. encore - Alone Again Or, Born To Kill, Smash It Up. Up.

Comments: Support from Ed Tudor Pole.

Wednesday 17 August 2016 - Guildhall, Gloucester

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, I Fall, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, Limit Club, So Messed Up, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Fan Club, See Her Tonite, History Of The World, Feel The Pain, Fish, New Rose, I Feel Alright. encore - Turkey Song (of sorts), Alone Again Or, Born To Kill, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Damon T. The playing of 'Turkey Song' in the encore was unintended - occurring following a shouted request from within the audience... to which the Captain replied "Is that a dare?"... and the band proceeded to play the song - that said, after a verse or so, it morphed into a 'lyrics-made-up-as-it-went-along' version.

Saturday 13 August 2016 - Studio 1, Gothenburg Studios, Sweden

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Limit Club, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Antipope, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Nasty, Smash It Up.

Comments: Part of the Way Out West Festival - though The Damned's appearance actually indicated for the early morning as 'Stay Out West', with times indicated as 00:00 Sleaford Mods, 01:15 Flag, 02:45 The Damned... so The Damned basically playing Sunday 14th!

Friday 12 August 2016 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Street Of Dreams, Disco Man, 1 Of The 2, Born To Kill, Limit Club, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, I Fall, Antipope, Fan Club, History Of The World, Feel The Pain, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Nasty, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Pil & Bue and Laarhone. Though billed as 12th August, The Damned played at 00:30… so effectively played this show on 13th August.

Thursday 11 August 2016 - John Dee, Oslo, Norway

Comments: Intended show that was CANCELLED or RESCHEDULED for Friday 12 August instead. Support for this show had been advertised as Oyanatt, Bleached, Oya Natt and Talib Kweli.

Saturday 6 August 2016 - Winter Gardens, Blackpool

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Melody Lee, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, 1 Of The 2, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Generals, Antipope, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Nasty, Smash It Up.

Comments: Rebellion Festival appearance. The Damned played outdoors on the Tower Street Arena stage. Bands scheduled to play the Tower Street Arena stage this day were - Spirit Bomb [12:40], Spunk Volcano & The Eruptions [13:35], In Evil Hour [14:35], Gimp Fist [15:35], Booze & Glory [16:40], Culture Shock [17:45], JFA [19:50], Angelic Upstarts [20:00}, GBH [21:25], The Damned [22:50]. Between 'Nasty' and 'Smash It Up', on stage tomfoolery included a brief excerpt of 'Happy Talk' and a short rendition of 'Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside'.

Friday 5 August 2016 - Brickyard, Carlisle

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Amen, 1 Of The 2, History Of The World, 13th Floor Vendetta, Democracy, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Generals, Fan Club, Eloise, Noise Noise Noise, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Nasty, Disco Man, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Dohnut and Cosmic Cat. Roy (Captain Barrington-White of the Dr Spacetoad Experience) came on stage at the beginning of the show for 'his own brand' of generally tomfoolery before The Damned took to the stage. He was back on stage for further antics between 'Disco Man' and 'Smash It Up'.

Thursday 4 August 2016 - Picturedrome, Holmfirth

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Amen, 1 Of The 2, History Of The World, 13th Floor Vendetta, Democracy, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Generals, Disco Man, Fan Club, Eloise, Noise Noise Noise, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Nasty, Antipope, Melody Lee, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Dohnut. On stage tomfoolery at the beginning of the encore saw brief excerpts of The Stranglers 'Peaches' played, plus a small piece of the theme music from the TV show Steptoe & Son.

Wednesday 3 August 2016 - Fibber's, York

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Dozen Girls, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Amen, 1 Of The 2, History Of The World, 13th Floor Vendetta, Democracy, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Generals, Fan Club, Eloise, Noise Noise Noise, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Alone Again Or, Nasty, Antipope, Melody Lee, Smash t Up.

Comments: Support from Dohnut.

Saturday 23 July 2016 - Theatre Antique, Vienne, France

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man, History Of The World, Alone Again Or, Democracy, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Smash It Up. Encore - Shadow Of Love, Antipope, Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Know The Future Festival. Other acts playing this venue on the day were UK Subs, The Vibrators, Ruts DC, The Boys, The Deadly Toys. Session drummer Stephen Gilchrist again deputised for the absent Pinch. Improvisation during 'Neat Neat Neat' included a short excerpt of The Ram Jam Band's 'Black Betty'.

Saturday 11 June 2016 - Seaclose Park, Isle Of Wight

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, Generals, Neat Neat Neat, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, New Rose, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Smash It Up (part 2 only).

Comments: Isle of Wight Festival appearance. Trumpet player Chris Coull was again an addition to the regular Damned line-up for this show. The Damned played 'The Big Top' Stage, full running order for this stage being advertised as - The Lounge Kittens [12:00], Wild/Youth [12:40], Bang Bang Romeo [13:20], Simon Townshend [14:10], Germein Sisters [15:10], The High Kings [16:10], The Dolls [17:10], The Godfathers [18:15], Buzzcocks [19:20], The Damned [20:25], Adam Ant [21:30], DJ Liz Cornick [22:45], Pendulum (DJ set) [23:45]. Headliners on the Main Stage on this particular night were The Who.

Saturday 9 June 2016 - The Brook, Southampton

Set: 1 Of The 2, Wait For The Blackout, Plan 9 Channel 7, Democracy, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Love Song, Dozen Girls, Alone Again Or, Generals, Twisted Nerve, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Amen, Noise Noise Noise, Antipope, New Rose, Noise Noise Noise. encore - Melody Lee, History Of The World, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Black Kat Boppers. Trumpet player Chris Coull was again an addition to the regular Damned line-up for this gig, playing on a number of tracks.

Monday 23 May 2016 - SchwuZ, Berlin, Germany

Set: Street Of Dreams, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Noise Noise Noise, Under The Floor Again, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, New Rose, Disco Man, Stranger On The Town, Melody Lee, Ignite, Love Song. encore - Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: A filmed appearance for 'Berlin Live'… a TV show with a potential audience capacity of 450... made available to watch on the Internet during August 2016. However, 'Alone Again Or' and 'Stranger On The Town' were not broadcast, but were on the setlist, and are thought to have been played as intended on the night - indicating that the broadcast was probably cut... so as to come in at a running time of just under an hour.

Friday 20 May 2016 - Royal Albert Hall, London

Set 1: Nature's Dark Passion, Democracy, Amen, Thrill Kill, Absinthe, Alone Again Or, Sanctum Sanctorum, Street Of Dreams, Grimly Fiendish, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Under The Floor Again, General, Ignite.

Set 2: Life Goes On, Disco Man, Limit Club, Wait For The Blackout, Twisted Nerve, History Of The World, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Smash It Up, Feel The Pain, Fan Club, Neat Neat Neat, See Her Tonite, 1 Of The 2, New Rose.

Encore: Curtain Call.

Comments: This show was intended as an official celebration of the 40th anniversary of The Damned as a live band. No support band played on this night, instead, The Damned playing their longest ever (known) show (to this date) - approximately 171 minutes stage time (which would be surpassed again during at least one show in the USA during October 2016... the 29 October show is known to have been longer, and other October shows in Los Angeles and New York would certainly have been a similar, if not greater, length than the Royal Albert Hall) [previously the show at The Talking Heads in Southampton on 15 November 2008 was the longest known gig]. Clive Jackson, the Doctor of Dr & The Medics, introduced the band having got in touch and offering his services. [The Dr and The Damned have a long history together, having toured together, and having links with The Alice in Wonderland projects that the Dr was innvolved in during the early 80's - during The Alice period, mainly under The Damned's alias of Naz Nomad & The Nightmares]. The show was played as 2 Sets, plus a single encore number. Trumpet player Chris Coull was an addition to the regular Damned line-up for this show, playing on a few of the tracks. Additionally, Emily Vanian (12 years old daughter of singer Dave Vanian) played violin parts on the encore number, 'Curtain Call'.

Thursday 19 May 2016 - Maida Vale Studios, London

Comments: Not a gig… but still a live appearance, The Damned playing a Session at Maida Vale Studios on Thursday 18 May 2016. The Session was a partial live airing for the Mike Riley show on BBC Radio 6, which consisted of - an interview, 'Generals', a further interview, then 'Plan 9 Channel 7', 'Shadow Of Love', 'Ignite', 1 Of The 2, and closing comments. Other tracks were also recorded for future use during this session, but not aired on the BBC at the time. The first of these additionally recorded live tracks to appear later was 'Amen', played on the following show on BBC Radio 6 - the Gideon Coe show. 'Noise Noise Noise' was made available by Captain Sensible on the internet.

Thursday 19 May 2016 - The Roadmender, Northampton

Comments: Initially scheduled date for the Northampton show, which was altered within days of being announced 'for logistical reasons'.

Wednesday 18 May 2016 - The Roadmender, Northampton

Set 1: Grimly Fiendish, Plan 9 Channel 7, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Limit Club, Twisted Nerve, Generals, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Feel The Pain, See Her Tonite, Amen, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Under The Floor Again, Life Goes On, Thrill Kill.

Set 2: Alone Again Or, Sanctum Sanctorum, Ignite, Neat Neat Neat, Absinthe, Smash It Up, 1 Of The 2, New Rose, Melody Lee, Dozen Girls, Noise Noise Noise.

Comments: No support band played on this night, instead, The Damned playing their second longest ever (known) show (to this date - which would be surpassed again at The Royal Albert Hall two nights later, and again during shows in Los Angeles and New York in October 2016) [the show at The Talking Heads in Southampton on 15 November 2008 was previously the longest known gig], as a 'warm-up' for The Royal Albert Hall appearance 2 days later. Gig played as 2 Sets with no encore. Trumpet player Chris Coull was an addition to the regular Damned line-up for this show, playing on a few of the tracks. Damned 'legend' Johnno was invited on stage for 'Smash It Up'... making various comments prior to the number being played.

Friday 6 May 2016 - Le Cateau-Cambrésis, France

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man, History Of The World, Nasty, Alone Again Or, Democracy, Stranger On The Town, Eloise, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Antipope, Wot, Smash It Up.

Comments: Zikenstock Festival. Set played straight through with no encore. Session drummer Stephen Gilchrist played this show in place of the absent Pinch. The list of bands advertised to perform on this day were (in order) - Toxic Waste, Opium Du Peuple, Demented Are Go, The Aggrolites, Buzzcocks, Le Bal Des Enrages, The Damned.

Saturday 23 April 2016 - Empire Polo Club, Indio, California

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Alone Again Or, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up.

Comments: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Damned played The Gobi Stage - full line-up for this stage on the day was as per the previous week, showing - The Dead Ships (12:05-12:40), GoGo Penguins (13:05-13:50), DMA's (14:15-15:00), Alvvays (15:25-16:10), Lush (16:35-17:25), Bat For Lashes (17:50-18:40), SZA (19:05-19:55), The Damned (20:20-21:10), Rufus Du Sol (21:40-22:30), BadBadNotGood (22:55-23:40), Shamir (00:00).

Thursday 21 April 2016 - The Roxy, Los Angeles, California

Set: Street Of Dreams, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song, Limit Club, Fan Club, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Twisted Nerve, Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man, Amen, Alone Again Or, History Of The World. encore - Dozen Girls, 1 Of The 2, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Generators. Prior to 'Dozen Girls' in the encore, the band played approximately one minute of 'Manic Monday' (with the Captain leading the vocals) as a tribute to Prince (who wrote the song that was a hit for The Bangles) who died aged 57 on this day.

Wednesday 20 April 2016 - The Glass House, Pomana, Los Angeles, California

Set: Nasty, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song, Limit Club, Fan Club, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Twisted Nerve, Plan 9 Channel 7, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Dozen Girls, Amen, Alone Again Or, History Of The World, Generals, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Disco Man, 1 Of The 2, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Flamethrowers and 45 Grave. A venue flyer showed - doors 19:00, The Flamethrowers 20:00-20:30, 45 Grave 20:50-21:30, The Damned 22:00-23:30.

Tuesday 19 April 2016 - Belly Up, Solana Beach, San Diego, California

Set: Street Of Dreams, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song, Limit Club, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Twisted Nerve, Plan 9 Channel 7, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Amen [but see comments], History Of The World, Generals, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Disco Man, Nasty, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Creepy Creeps. The setlist showed 'Alone Again Or' between 'Amen' and 'History Of The World'... but it was not played. Similarly, the setlist encore showed 'Thrill Kill' and '1 Of The 2'... but 'Disco Man' and 'Nasty' were played instead. 'Amen' is indicated above in the order it appeared on the setlist, however, it is known to have been omitted at this point and played further into the main set - possibly (but unconfirmed) prior to 'Neat Neat Neat'. The soundcheck at The Belly Up included a number of songs not played on the night - ie 'There'll Come A Day', 'Would You Be So Hot', 'Wait For The Blackout' and 'Lively Arts'.

Saturday 16 April 2016 - Empire Polo Club, Indio, California

Set: Street Of Dreams, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Alone Again Or, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up.

Comments: Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Damned played The Gobi Stage - full line-up for this stage on the day showing - The Dead Ships (12:05-12:40), GoGo Penguins (13:05-13:50), DMA's (14:15-15:00), Alvvays (15:25-16:10), Lush (16:35-17:25), Bat For Lashes (17:50-18:40), SZA (19:05-19:55), The Damned (20:20-21:10), Rufus Du Sol (21:40-22:30), BadBadNotGood (22:55-23:40), Shamir (00:00). 'Eloise' was on the setlist but omitted from the performance even though both Monty and Dave Vanian were attempting to draw the Captain's attention to it whilst he was doing his "Can you sing, Coachella?" build-up to 'Ignite'. As with many other performances over this first weekend at Coachella, The Damned's performance was streamed on YouTube shortly after they took to the stage (the whole show... just not quite live).

Thursday 14 April 2016 - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California

Set: Street Of Dreams, Amen, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song, Limit Club, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Twisted Nerve, Plan 9 Channel 7, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Alone Again Or, History Of The World, Generals, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Thrill Kill, 1 Of The 2, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Tijuana Panthers.


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