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Captain Sensible: Solo & Beyond... (2014)

The list of shows for 2014 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


* (with) The Sensible Gray Cells

Sunday 14 December 2014 - The Globe, Cardiff

Comments: CANCELLED. In a statement regarding the cancelled shows Captain Sensible wrote "Although a handful of discerning music lovers DID purchase tickets, there were simply not enough to make the tour work as planned. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. If there’s an audience there I’ll play – if not that’s tough, but I ain’t about to slash my wrists. One has had a bloody good run in showbiz – so at this point would like to thank my agent, make up lady, dominatrix, etc.  And now… I’m off down the pub!".

Saturday 13 December 2014 - Islington Assembly Hall, London

Comments: Rescheduled from Thursday 20 November but then itself CANCELLED. In a statement regarding the cancelled shows Captain Sensible wrote "Although a handful of discerning music lovers DID purchase tickets, there were simply not enough to make the tour work as planned. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. If there’s an audience there I’ll play – if not that’s tough, but I ain’t about to slash my wrists. One has had a bloody good run in showbiz – so at this point would like to thank my agent, make up lady, dominatrix, etc.  And now… I’m off down the pub!".

Thursday 11 December 2014 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Comments: Rescheduled from Saturday 22 November but then itself CANCELLED. In a statement regarding the cancelled shows Captain Sensible wrote "Although a handful of discerning music lovers DID purchase tickets, there were simply not enough to make the tour work as planned. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. If there’s an audience there I’ll play – if not that’s tough, but I ain’t about to slash my wrists. One has had a bloody good run in showbiz – so at this point would like to thank my agent, make up lady, dominatrix, etc.  And now… I’m off down the pub!".

Wednesday 10 December 2014 - The Brook, Southampton

Comments: CANCELLED. In a statement regarding the cancelled shows Captain Sensible wrote "Although a handful of discerning music lovers DID purchase tickets, there were simply not enough to make the tour work as planned. We’d like to apologise for any inconvenience caused. If there’s an audience there I’ll play – if not that’s tough, but I ain’t about to slash my wrists. One has had a bloody good run in showbiz – so at this point would like to thank my agent, make up lady, dominatrix, etc.  And now… I’m off down the pub!".

* (with) La BrassBanda

Friday 28 November 2014 - Grosse Freiheit 36, Hamburg, Germany

Comments: Captain Sensible guested with La BrassBanda at this venue and performed 'Wot' followed by 'Smash It Up'.

* (with) Wreckless Eric Band

Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Crystal Club, Berlin, Germany

Comments: Captain Sensible was guesting with La Brassanda in an adjacent venue. Realising that Wreckless Eric and his band were performing next door, he spent some time at the Crystal Club with Eric and ended up on stage doing an impromptu version of 'Happy Talk'.

* (with) La BrassBanda

Wednesday 26 November 2014 - Columbiahalle, Berlin, Germany

Comments: Captain Sensible guested with La BrassBanda at this venue. He is known to have performed 'Wot'.

* (with) The Sensible Gray Cells

Sunday 23 November 2014 - The Fleece, Bristol

Comments: CANCELLED.

Saturday 22 November 2014 - The Ruby Lounge, Manchester

Comments: CANCELLED - rescheduled for Thursday 11 December.

Thursday 20 November 2014 - Islington Assembly Hall, London

Comments: CANCELLED - rescheduled for Saturday 13 December.

* Captain Sensible with Fred Armisen and band

Wednesday 29 October 2014 - The Bowery Electric, New York

Set included: Wait For The Blackout, Glad It's All Over, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose, Hey Policeman, Life Goes On, Wot, It's A Lovely Day, Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Comments: Advertised as the Sally Can't Dance Halloween Party, Captain appeared along with Fred Armisen and band, playing a set mainly comprising The Damned, Captain Sensible and Fred Armisen numbers.

* (with) The 8G Band

Tuesday 28 October 2014 - The Seth Myers Show, New York

Comments: Captain Sensible was invited by Fred Armisen to join the 8G band jamming on The Seth Myers Show.

* (with) Dead Men Walking

Sunday 14 September 2014 - The Troubadour, Los Angeles, California

Set: Rock And Roll Kills, Runaway Boys, Neat Neat Neat, The Stand, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding, Attitude, Sold Me Down The River, Wait For The Blackout, Rumble In Brighton, Life Goes On, I Wanna Be Your Dog, 45 RPM, Prisoner Of Society, Sweet Child O' Mine, New Rose, Smash It Up (Part 2 only). encore 1 - Rock This Town, Hey Policeman, Maggie Thatcher, Lovely Day. encore 2 - I Fought The Law, Fight For Your Right (To Party).

Comments: Dead Men Walking this time around comprised Captain Sensible (The Damned), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm), and Chris Cheney (The Living End). Special guests Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses) and Fred Armisen (AKA Ian Rubbish). Support from The Pink Slips.

Saturday 13 September 2014 - The Viper Room, Los Angeles, California

Set: included: I Fought The Law, Fight For Your Right (To Party).

Comments: Dead Men Walking this time around comprised Captain Sensible (The Damned), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm), and Chris Cheney (The Living End). Support from The Pink Slips. Guest , Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)?

Friday 12 September 2014 - Alex's Bar, Long Beach, California

Set: included: New Rose, Rumble In The Jungle, Runaway Boys, Rock This Town, (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding, Rock and Roll Kills (?).

Comments: Dead Men Walking this time around comprised Captain Sensible (The Damned), Slim Jim Phantom (Stray Cats), Mike Peters (The Alarm), and Chris Cheney (The Living End). Support from The Black Tibetans and Hardship Anchors. Guest , Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses)?

* (as) Captain Sensible

Thursday 14 August 2014 - Place Decour, Liege, Belgium

Comments: Nostalgia Live Tour. Captain Sensible was booked to perform in the evening, but his participation seems to have been cancelled by the organisers.

Friday 1 August 2014 - Lytham Green, Lytham

Set: unknown.

Comments: Lytham Proms Festival Weekend (Friday - 80's v 90's) - billed as 'the stars of each decade going all out to woo the crowds on Lytham Green. The 80s team is packed with talent and includes Hue & Cry, The Christians, Howard Jones, China Crisis and Captain Sensible. Representing the 90s are pop legends Blue, Heather Small, Atomic Kitten and B*witched'.

Saturday 26 July 2014 - The Ship, South Norwood

Set: Croydon, Happy Talk, Wot, Glad It's All Over.

Comments: Following the unveiling of The Sensible Seat earlier in the day (see below), Captain Sensible played the above set acoustically at The Ship pub.

Saturday 26 July 2014 - South Norwood High Street

Set: Croydon, Wot.

Comments: A team of volunteers transformed a scrap of waste land into a small garden off South Norwood High Street. Focal piece of the garden is 'The Sensible Seat', named after the Captain due to his local connections with the area - ie he attended Stanley Technical School For Boys (immortalised in his solo recording - Croydon). Following the unveiling of the seat, songs were performed karaoke style - with Captain singing along to recordings of the songs.

Sunday 8 June 2014 - Ashton Court, Bristol

Comments: Captain Sensible was included on the bill of the 'Let's Rock Bristol' music event, but subsequently pulled out after The Damned were committed to USA shows at this time.

* (with) Hedersleben

Tuesday 3 June 2014 - 1-2-3-4 Go! Records, Oakland Street, California

Comments: Captain Sensible was invited as a special guest for this Hedersleben show, playing guitar throughout and also singing lead vocal for The Dr Spacetoad Experience number 'Time Machine'.

* (with) Fire Exit and Mid Life Crisis

Saturday 26 April to Sunday 27 April 2014 - Audio, Glasgow

Comments: Following The Damned's appearance at the O2 ABC, some of the band and their entourage went to the Audio club where Fire Exit and Mid Life Crisis were playing that night. Whilst there, Captain Sensible performed with Fire Exit on bass and vocals for 'Glad It's All Over' and with Mid Life Crisis on bass for 'New Rose'.

* (with) The Sensible Grey Cells

Friday 28 March to Sunday 30 March 2014 - Butlin's, Minehead

Comments: Early advertising for the Great British Alternative Music Festival indicated that the Sensible Grey Cells, comprising Captain Sensible, Paul Gray and Ant Thickett, would be appearing on the line-up. However, presumably due to Paul Gray's illness (being treated for throat cancer), the band disappeared from advertising some months prior to the festival taking place.


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