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The Damned: Live Performances - 2017

The list of shows for 2017 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Friday 8 December 2017 - Maida Vale Studios, London

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Ignite, History Of The World, Neat Neat Neat, Life Goes On, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow, Generals, New Rose, Love Song. encore - Sanity Clause, Smash It Up.

Comments: Steve Lamacq's Christmas Punk Party. Ruts DC earlier also performed at the studios. Free, but limited, tickets for this event were give out in the form of a lottery - the highest proportion going to the London area, and a smaller portion outside. The main set above was aired live and the encore numbers were played off-air after a short interlude. Paul Gray, ex-bassist with The Damned from 1980-1983, 1989-1992, and 1996 - once again returned to The Damned live line-up (he had already hooked up with The Damned earlier in the year for US recording sessions), as replacement for the departed Stu West. 'Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow' was the first live airing of a track from the forthcoming album release (Evil Spirits).

Sunday 20 August 2017 - Airport Amougies, Mont De L'Enclus, Hainaut, Belgium

Comments: W-Festival. The Damned cancelled their appearance at this festival - said to be because of 'delay to the new album, which was supposed to be ready in May / June and now has been set back until November'.

Friday 7 July 2017 - Novi Sad, Serbia

Set: Street Of Dreams, Disco Man, Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Wait For The Blackout, Alone Again Or, Ignite, Eloise, Antipope, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Fan Club, Smash It Up.

Comments: Exit Summer of Love Festival (middle day of 5-day festival). The Damned played The Addiko Fusion Stage. Advertised line-up for this stage on the day (night) was - Zeev Tene [21:00-22:00], The Damned [22:30-23:40], Dejan Petrovic [00:10-01:20], Sana Garic [01:50-02:40], KKN [03:00-04:10], Zoster [04:30-05:30]. This would prove to be the final appearance by bassist Stu West for The Damned - SW making the decision to leave the band for personal reasons.

Saturday 1 July 2017 - Hyde Park, London

Set: Love Song, Nasty, Neat Neat Neat, Grimly Fiendish, Eloise, Ignite, Alone Again Or, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Barclaycard British Summertime 2017 Festival first weekend (Friday 30 June to Sunday 2 July). The Damned played The Oak Stage on the Saturday. Full stgae times for this stage were advertised as Stiff Little Fingers [13:30-14:00], The Damned [14:30-15:10], The Hives [15:40-16:20], gogol Bordello [16:50-17:30], Rancid [18:00-19:00], Green Day [19:45-22:15].

Friday 16 June 2017 - Clisson, France

Set: Melody Lee, Nasty, Born To Kill, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song, Second Time Around, Ignite, Antipope, Wait For The Blackout, New Rose, History Of The World, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, 1 Of The 2, Disco Man, Smash It Up.

Comments: Hellfest. The Damned played The Warzone Stage. Line-up for this stage was advertised as The Decline [11:05-11:35], Booze & Glory [12:15-12:45], Leftover Crack [13:35-14:15] Komintern Sect [15:05-15:55], Bouncil Souls [16:45-17:35], Tagda Jones [18:35-19:35], Les Ramonneurs de Menhirs [20:45-21:45], Rancid [22:55-23:55], The Damned [01:05-02:05] - hence The Damned, though advertised as appearing on the 1st, effectively played on the 2nd.

Saturday 3 June 2017 - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London

Set: Melody Lee, Born To Kill, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Love Song, Second Time Around, Ignite, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Nasty, Antipope, Smash It Up.

Comments: Camden Rock Festival. Hundred of bands played this one-day festival at numerous Camden venues - the full intended listing for acts playing at The Electric Ballroom on the day was: Imperial Leisure, The Urban Voodoo Machine, The King Blues, Pulled Apart By Horses, The Professionals, Orange Goblin, The Damned.

Thursday 1 June 2017 - Adidas Originals Stage, Parc Del Forum, Barcelona, Spain

Set: Street Of Dreams, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song, Alone Again Or, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up (part 2 only).

Comments: Prima Vera Sound Festival. Advance schedule for this stage on the day - Nots [18:25-19:10], Julia Jacklin [20:05-20:50], The Molochs [21:45-22:30], Kate Tempest [23:30-0015], The Damned [01:15-02:15] (so effectively playing on the 2 June!), Skimmy Puppy [03:15-04:00].

Thursday 25 May 2017 - Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec City, Canada

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Police des Moeurs and The Bellrays. Show rescheduled from firstly 2 May and then 23 May following the Captain's accident during the Toronto gig on the 30 April.

Wednesday 24 May 2017 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encores - unknown... but included Jet Boy Jet Girl, Smash It Up (closed first encore), Nasty, Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope (closed second encore).

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. Show rescheduled from 4 May following the Captain's accident during the Toronto gig on the 30 April. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session included 'White Rabbit' and 'Sanity Claus'. 'Wait For The Blackout' was on the setlist (as normal), but omitted from the set in error (and did not get played in the encore either).

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - Warsaw, Brooklyn, New York

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Stretcher Case, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. Show rescheduled from 5 May following the Captain's accident during the Toronto gig on the 30 April. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session included 'Boredom' [by Buzzcocks] (mainly featuring the Captain and Pinch), part of 'Nights In White Satin' [The Moody Blues] (just the Captain), 'Absinthe', and at least part of 'Little Miss Disaster'. On stage antics prior to 'Ignite' saw a short piece of 'Rawhide' vocalised. Similarly, before 'Smash It Up', The Damned performed a short piece (approximately one minute) of 'Nights In White Satin'.

Tuesday 23 May 2017 - Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec City, Canada

Comments: Intended support from The Bellrays. Show rescheduled from 2 May, and then subsequently rescheduled again to 25 May, following the Captain's accident during the Toronto gig on the 30 April.

Sunday 21 May 2017 - Marquee Theatre, Tempe, Arizona

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Wot, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. Lisa Kekaula, lead singer with The Bellrays, joined the band on stage for the rendition of 'Wot'.

Friday 19 May 2017 - Mohawk Outdoors, Austin, Texas

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays.

Thursday 18 May 2017 - House Of Blues, Dallas, Texas

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Dog Company and The Bellrays.

Wednesday 17 May 2017 - House Of Blues, Houston, Texas

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Turnaways and The Bellrays. Note that 'Disco Man' did appear after 'I Just Can't Be Happy Today' in the set on this occasion... having been omitted in error.

Tuesday 16 May 2017 - House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - possibly... Wot, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - possibly... Shadow Of Love, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session seems to have included 'Magic Potion', 'Grimly Fiendish', 'Limit Club' and 'Absinthe'. 'Shadow Of Love' is known to have been played somewhere during the encore numbers, and as usual, 'Smash It Up' closed the first encore and 'Antipope' closed the second encore.

Sunday 14 May 2017 - Revolution, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, White Rabbit, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Dozen Girls, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Astari Night and The Bellrays. It is possible that 'Fan Club' was also played during the encores.

Saturday 13 May 2017 - State Theatre, St Petersburg, Florida

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Fan Club, 1 Of The 2, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Sonic Graffiti and The Bellrays. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session included 'See Her Tonite' and 'Shadow Of Love'.

Friday 12 May 2017 - House Of Blues, Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Grave Return and The Bellrays.

Thursday 11 May 2017 - Heaven Stage, Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session included part of 'Croydon' (until it fell apart), 'I Fall' and 'Looking At You'.

Tuesday 9 May 2017 - Sound Stage, Baltimore, Maryland

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

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session included '1 Of The 2' and 'Limit Club'. 'Nasty' is only believed to have been played, where stated, in the second encore.

Sunday 7 May 2017 - Theatre Of Livings Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Happy Talk, Fan Club, Nasty, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - White Rabbit, Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. 'Nasty' is only believed to have been played, where stated, in the first encore.

Saturday 6 May 2017 - Stone Pony, Asbury Park, New Jersey

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

Comments: Support from The Bellrays.

Friday 5 May 2017 - Warsaw, Brooklyn, New York

Comments: Intended support from The Bellrays. Show cancelled and rescheduled for 23 May following the Captain's injury sustained at the Toronto gig on the 30 April.

Thursday 4 May 2017 - Paradise Rock Club, Boston, Massachusetts

Comments: Intended support from The Bellrays. Show cancelled and rescheduled for 24 May following the Captain's injury sustained at the Toronto gig on the 30 April.

Tuesday 2 May 2017 - Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec City, Canada

Comments: Intended support from The Bellrays. Show cancelled and rescheduled for firstly 23 May, and later 25 May, following the Captain's injury sustained at the Toronto gig on the 30 April.

Sunday 30 April 2017 - Phoenix Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise (cut) [see comments].

Comments: Support from The Bellrays. 'Turkey Song' was played (or at least partially played) as a filler at some point in the set (reports vary as to whether it was between 'Alone Again Or' and 'Love Song' or between 'Second Time Around' and 'Street Of Dreams') whilst technical difficulties with Pinch's drums were sorted out. This show was curtailed when, just after 'Noise Noise Noise' began, the Captain took a nasty fall from the stage to the pit area. After a couple of minutes of being attended to he was escorted out - head down and bent over - away to hospital to be checked over. It was found that the Captain had sustained a broken rib... and subsequent planned shows in Montreal, Boston and New York were rescheduled for later in May. The setlist for the night showed 'Smash It Up' was intended as the end of the first encore (following 'Noise Noise Noise') and that 'Antipope' was intended as a second encore (though at previous shows on the tour an additional number, not on the setlist, was often also added to the second encore... so who knows what may have been played on this night if events hadn't conspired against the band?).

Saturday 29 April 2017 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bellrays.

Friday 28 April 2017 - House Of Blues, Cleveland, Ohio

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Sweepyheads and Bleached. The 2 brothers that make-up the Cleveland based band Archie And The Bunkers were backstage and ended up soundchecking with some members of The Damned - first singing and drumming to 'I Just Can't Be Happy Today' with the Captain, Stu West and Monty Oxy Moron and then, having talked the band into it, singing, drumming and playing keyboards with the Captain and Stu for a rendition of 'Suicide'. For the second encore, 'Born To Kill' was performed with members of Bleached joining in.

Thursday 27 April 2017 - Bogart’s, Cincinnati, Ohio

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Nasty, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Born To Kill, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. The setlist for the night showed 'Noise Noise Noise' as the middle song in the first encore, however, 'Nasty' was played instead. Similarly, the setlist showed the second encore as only 'Antipope', however, firstly 'Born To Kill' was performed with all members of Bleached joining in, and then 'Fan Club' was played prior to 'Antipope'.

Wednesday 26 April 2017 - Deluxe at Old National Centre, Indianapolis, Indiana

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Fan Club, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Black Cat Rebellion and Bleached. A short rendition of 'Wot' (a little over a minute) preceded 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'.

Monday 24 April 2017 - Mercury Ballroom, Louisville, Kentucky

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encores - unknown... but included Smash It Up (end of first encore), Nasty, Fan Club, Antipope (end of second encore).

Comments: Support from Vice Tricks and Bleached.

Sunday 23 April 2017 - House Of Blues, Chicago, Illinois

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session seems to have included 'Grimly Fiendish' and 'See Her Tonite'. Though the above set is believed to be correct, conflicting information received stated that 'Silly Kids Games' opened the first encore at this show, not the Minneapolis show the previous night (and it is known to have only had one airing in the set on the US tour).

Saturday 22 April 2017 - Fine Line, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Silly Kids Games, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. It is believed that 'Silly Kids Games' opened the first encore at this show, however, conflicting information received suggests that it was the opening number of the first encore at the Louisville gig the next night (and it is known to have only had one airing in the set on the US tour). Apparently at least some of 'Manic Monday' was played at the end of the show - probably by just the Captain after other band members had left the stage [as a tribute to Prince, who wrote the number, and was born in Minneapolis].

Friday 21 April 2017 - Delmar Hall, St Louis, Missouri

Set probably: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. The main set above is fairly certain, but there is some doubt as to the precise encore numbers - however, it IS known that at least 'Jet Boy Jet Girl', 'Smash It Up', 'Nasty' and 'Antipope' featured.

Wednesday 19 April 2017 - Summit Music Hall, Denver, Colorado

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encores - unknown... but included Smash It Up (end of first encore), Nasty, Fan Club, Antipope (end of second encore).

Comments: Support from Bleached. A short piece of 'The Last Time' is thought to have preceded 'Alone Again Or'.

Tuesday 18 April 2017 - The Depot, Salt Lake City, Utah

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore(s) - unknown... but included Jet Boy Jet Girl [opener of first encore], Smash It Up (end of first encore), Nasty, Antipope (end of second encore).

Comments: Support from Bleached.

Sunday 16 April 2017 - The Showbox, Seattle, Washington

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - White Rabbit, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. A short satirical piece of 'Mull Of Kintyre' was played by the Captain prior to 'Smash It Up'. Whether 'White Rabbit' was originally intended to be played as part of the second encore on this night is unknown - the Captain's on stage banter at the time was about Easter, religion and chocolate eggs... Dave Vanian's retort - "The Easter Bunny did not come for The Damned" - and then Pinch started drumming 'White Rabbit' and the band proceeeded to play the number.

Saturday 15 April 2017 - The Commodore, Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encores - unknown... but included Smash It Up (end of first encore), Nasty, Antipope (end of second encore).

Comments: Support from Bleached.

Friday 14 April 2017 - Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Nasty, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session included 'Wait For The Blackout', and and a few bars of 'Rebel Rebel' [David Bowie].

Wednesday 12 April 2017 - Ace Of Spades, Sacramento, California

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encores - unknown... but included Smash It Up (end of first encore), Antipope (end of second encore).

Comments: Support from Bleached. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session included 'Nasty'. During 'Wait From The Blackout', Dave Vanian slipped whilst jumping to the drum riser… injuring his shoulder in the process. Though Mr Vanian carried on with the majority of the show [he didn't feature on 'Antipope' with the rest of the band because he had to go to hospital to be treated], he had to play some future shows with his shoulder in a sling.

Tuesday 11 April 2017 - The Fillmore, San Francisco, California

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, White Rabbit, Smash It Up. encore 2 - There'll Come A Day, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. The soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session featured 'Thrill Kill', 'Drinking About My Baby' and 'There'll Come A Day'.

Sunday 9 April 2017 - House Of Blues, Las Vegas, Nevada

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Support from Damnation and Bleached. A very short piece of 'Wot' preceded 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' at the beginning of the first encore, and similarly, a short piece of 'Daydream Believer' was played prior to 'Antipope' at the start of the second encore.

Saturday 8 April 2017 - House Of Blues, Anaheim, California

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Support from Bleached. The VIP "Meet & Greet" session included 'Thanks For The Night', 'Amen', 'White Rabbit' (with guest vocalist from the audience), '13th Floor Vendetta' and 'Nasty'.

Friday 7 April 2017 - House Of Blues, San Diego, California

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Intended support from Bleached, however, Bleached did not support as planned - 'With great regret Bleached has to cancel tonight's show supporting the Damned due to sickness'. Instead, Schizophrenics were drafted in as support. 'Wot' was included in the soundcheck at the VIP "Meet & Greet" session. Prior to 'Antipope', the Captain sang and played a long segment of 'Daydream Believer' at Monty's keyboard.

Thursday 6 April 2017 - Belasco Theatre, Los Angeles, California

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Ignite, Stranger On The Town, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Support from Alice Bag & The Sissy Bears. Writing about this show on a Facebook page, a fan wrote 'Yesterday at the first show of their 2017 40th Anniversary Tour, during the VIP "Meet & Greet" session, there was maybe 20 of us in total. They lead you into the venue where the band is on stage, getting ready for "soundcheck", but in reality they took requests and played 3 songs. First was 'Rabid Over You', then 'Dozen Girls', and I asked Captain if he could play 'Little Miss Disaster', as I have never heard it live in person. The whole band was very hesitant (apparently it has been many years since they have played it). They started playing, Dave could only get through the first verse, then gave up, but Captain prevailed with his excellant guitar work with that song'.

Friday 17 March 2017 - Capitol, Perth, Australia

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Happy Talk, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Bible Bashers.

Wednesday 15 March 2017 - The Triffid, Brisbane, Australia

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Under The Floor Again, Antipope.

Comments: Support from Mick Medew and the Mesmerizers.

Sunday 12 March 2017 - 170 Russell, Melbourne, Australia

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Captives.

Saturday 11 March 2017 - Meredith Supernatural Amphitheatre, Victoria, Australia

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, History Of The World, Ignite, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Golden Plains Festival. The programme for the Saturday (running right through until the Sunday 10:00 start) showed the intended schedule as: 'opening ceremony' [13:55-14:00], Ausmuteants [14:00-14:40], Margaret Glaspy [15:00-15:40], Benny & The Flybyniters [16:00-16:40], 'em>housekeeping' [16:45], Cash Savage & The Last Drinks [17:05-17:45], Camp Cope [18:10-18:50], Kurt Vile [19:10-20:00], 'housekeeping' [20:05], The Damned [20:20-21:00], Jazz Party [21:30-22:15], Nicolas Jaar [22:50-23:50], Total Giovanni [00:20-01:05], Habits [01:30-02:10], Brooke Powers [02:30-05:00], 'silence is golden' [05:00-10:00].

Friday 10 March 2017 - Metro Theatre, Sydney, Australia

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Support from The Hard-Ons. Note that the written setlist on the night showed 'Life Goes On' to open the 1st encore, but 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' WAS played instead.

Wednesday 8 March 2017 - The Studio, Auckland, New Zealand

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: Support from Leatherhead.

Saturday 4 March 2017 - Bay Hall, Yokohama, Japan

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Life Goes On, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: No support band. The Damned had a 19:00 stage-time.

Friday 3 March 2017 - Club Quattro, Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan

Set: Melody Lee, Generals, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Alone Again Or, Love Song, Second Time Around, Street Of Dreams, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, History Of The World, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Life Goes On, Noise Noise Noise, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Antipope.

Comments: No support band. The Damned had a 19:00 stage-time.

Thursday 2 March 2017 - Umeda Akaso, Osaka, Japan

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

Comments: No support band. The Damned had a 19:00 stage-time.

Tuesday 28 February - Music Zone, Kitec, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong

Set: Street Of Dreams, Disco Man, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Second Time Around, Generals, Shadow Of Love, Antipope, Eloise, Stranger On The Town, Neat Neat Neat, Alone Again Or, New Rose, I Feel Alright. encore - Wot, Life Goes On, I Fall, Fan Club, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Ignite, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Pansies. This set is very different to some copies (and photographs) of the setlist that are 'out there'... the band changing the setlist significantly only minutes prior to their performance.


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