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The Phantom Chords: Live Performances


2003

Sunday 6 July 2003 - Fullerton Field, California State University, Fullerton, Irvine, California

Set included: Someone Up There, Frenzy

Comments: Hootenanny festival. Line-up for this particular day (2nd-day) of the Hootenanny festival was advertised as Social Distortion, Little Richard, Jr. Brown, Dave Vanian and The Phantom Chords, Rocket From The Crypt, Nekromantix, Lee Rocker, Dave Alvin, Deke Deckerson, Jesse Dayton, Hellbound Hayride, Blazing Hailey, Manic Hispanic, Throwrag, Kingbees, Paladins. Apparently, The Phantom Chords only played about a 30-minute set.

2000

Sunday 9 July 2000 - The Casbah, San Diego, California

Setlist included: Voodoo Doll, Haunted Garage, A Piece Of My Heart, Pretty Girl, This House Is Haunted, Born To Be Wicked, Someone Up There, You And I, Jezebel, Chase The Wild Wind, Town Without Pity, After The Lights Go Out, Whisky And Me, Gunning For Love, Big Town, Frenzy, Bad Motorcycle, The Loveless And The Damned.

Comments: Support from Deadbolt and Lords of Altamont.

Saturday 8 July 2000 - Hard Rock Cafe, Las Vegas, Nevada

Comments: Tentative date so assumed likely to have never been confirmed.

Friday 7 July 2000 - The Troubadour, Hollywood, California

Set: Voodoo Doll, Haunted Garage, Piece of My Heart, Pretty Girl, This House Is Haunted, Born To Be Wicked, Town Without Pity, Jezebel, You and I, Someone Up There, Chase The Wild Wind, After The Lights Go Out, Gunning For Love, Big Town, Whiskey and Me, Frenzy, Bad Motorcycle. encore - Loveless And The Damned, Tonight We Ride, Race With The Devil.

Comments: Support from Street Walkin' Cheetahs and 3 Bad Jacks.

Thursday 6 July 2000 - Covered Wagon, San Francisco, California

Set: included: Voodoo Doll (1st), This House Is Haunted, After the Lights Go Out, Born To Be Wicked, Jezebel, Chase the Wild Wind, You and I, A Piece Of My Heart, Whiskey and Me, Bad Motorcycle, Frenzy, Tonight We Ride, Pretty Girl, Fever In My Blood, King Of Fools, Town Without Pity.

Comments: Support from Throwrag and Deadly Snakes. There are some references on the www to this gig having taken place at Stinky's Peep Show - however, the peep show was just a weekly Thursday event at the Covered Wagon that took place in the back room between bands.

Wednesday 5 July 2000 - Slim's, San Francisco, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Amazing Crowns. Gig known to have taken place.

Sunday 2 July 2000 - Majestic Theatre, Ventura, California

Set: unknown.

Saturday 1 July 2000 - Oak Canyon Ranch, Irvine, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Hootenanny festival. Other bands on the bill included Chris Issak and Rev. Horton Heat.

Friday 30 June 2000 - Lava Lounge at Java Lanes, Long Beach, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Havalina Rail Co and The Dibbs.

Thursday 29 June 2000 - Linda's Doll Hut, Anaheim, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Hellbound Hayride.

1999

Saturday 4 December 1999 - The Gig, Hollywood, California

Setlist: Born to be Wicked, Haunted Garage, Piece of My Heart, After The Lights Go Out, This House is Haunted, Gunning for Love, Jezabel, You And I, Town Without Pity, Johnny Remember Me, Big Town. encore - Pretty Girl ,Someone Up There, Loveless And The Damned.

Comments: Two bands supported.

Friday 3 December 1999 - La Vida Roadhouse, Brea, California

Set included: Born To Be Wicked, Haunted Garage, Piece Of My Heart, After The Lights Go Out, This House Is Haunted, Gunning For Love, Jezebel, You And I, Town Without Pity, Johnny Remember Me, Big Town, Pretty Girl, Someone Up There, Loveless And The Damned, Race With The Devil.

Comments: Support from Graveyard Farmers.

1995

Friday 29 December 1995 - The Venue, New Cross, London

Comments: CANCELLED. Intended support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (Captain's band still played this this venue on the intended date).

Friday 15 December 1995 - The Dome, Morecambe

Comments: CANCELLED. Intended support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (Captain's band still played this this venue on the intended date).

Wednesday 13 December 1995 - Queen's Hall, Bradford

Comments: CANCELLED. Intended support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (Captain's band still played this this venue on the intended date).

Tuesday 12 December 1995 - Cas Rock, Edinburgh

Comments: CANCELLED. Intended support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (Captain's band still played this this venue on the intended date).

Saturday 9 December 1995 - Mean Fiddler, London

Set included: Fever, This House Is Haunted, The Loveless And The Damned, Someone Up There, Town Without Pity, Bad Motorcycle. encore - Mystery Train.

Comments: Support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd. Also on the bill advertising - The Lemmings and The Queenbee's.

Friday 8 December 1995 - Fibber's, York

Comments: CANCELLED. Intended support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (Captain's band still played this this venue on the intended date).

Thursday 7 December 1995 - Hippo Club, Cardiff

Comments: CANCELLED. Intended support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (Captain's band still played this this venue on the intended date).

Tuesday 5 December 1995 - Axiom, Cheltenham

Comments: CANCELLED. Intended support from Captain Sensible's Punk Floyd (Captain's band still played this this venue on the intended date).

Wednesday 29 November 1995 - Crown & Cushion, Bolton

Comments: CANCELLED.

Wednesday 20 September 1995 - Trocadero, San Francisco, California

Comments: CANCELLED. Advertising indicated Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords, with support from Black Angel's Death Song.

Tuesday 19 September 1995 - Berkeley Square, Berkeley, California

Comments: CANCELLED. Advertising indicated Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords, with support from Black Angel's Death Song, The Hellbillies and Fetish.

Tuesday 29 August 1995 - Respectable Street, Miami Beach, Florida

Comments: Advertising appeared for this show but was subsequently 'pulled' - 'Respectable Street south continues to live up to opening hype by booking national acts that ordinarily wouldn't see the light of day in Miami Beach. Tuesday night is a blast from the past act as Dave Vanian - formerly of punk legend the Damned - unearths his new band the Phantom Chords. Opening for Vanian is Black Angels Death Song. Halloween comes early this year to 218 Espanola Way for only $7.

Tuesday 16 May 1995 - Moles Club, Bath

Comments: A show intended for Moles in Bath is known to have been cancelled. Due to upheavals in personnel of The Phantom Chords by May 1995, it seems likely that this was the cancelled Moles show (but this remains unconfirmed for the moment... The Phantom Chords have been scheduled to play this venue on other occasions).

Sunday 30 April 1995 - Battersea Wharf, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Chelsea Bridge Reunion Day 2 (bikers event). Music schedule for the day was: Helen Shadow & The Queen B's [12:00-13:00], The Surf Rate [14:00-15:00], The Jaguars [16:00-17:00], Now Dig This [18:00-19:00], The Backbeats [20:00-21:00], Dave Vanian & The Phantom Chords [22:00-23:00] - Screamin' Lord Sutch shown as 'Special Guest' for this day.

Saturday 29 April 1995 - Battersea Wharf London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Music schedule for the day was: Will Power & The Generators [12:00-13:00], The Radio Stars [14:00-15:00], Eddie Martin One Man Blues Band [16:00-17:00], The Flames [18:00-19:00], Johnny Fox & The Hunters [20:00-21:00], Dave Vanian & The Phantom Chords [22:00-23:00].

Thursday 27 April 1995 - The Bottom Line, Shepherds Bush, London

Set: Voodoo Doll, Screamin Kid, Piece of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, Jezebel, You And I, Fever In My Blood, Gunning For Love, Shadow of Love, Fever. encore - Beat Girl, Someone Up There, Bad Motorcycle.

Comments: Support from Ugly in Spring and Speedurchin.

Saturday 22 April 1995 - Old Trout, Windsor

Set: unknown.

Friday 21 April 1995 - Northwick Theatre, Worcester

Set: unknown.

Thursday 20 April 1995 - Music Gallery, Paisley

Set: unknown.

Comments: Show confirmed as having gone ahead.

Wednesday 19 April 1995 - Martell, Falkirk

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 18 April 1995 - Venue, Edinburgh

Set: Voodoo Doll, Screamin Kid, A Piece Of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, Jezebel, You And I, Fever In My Blood, Gunning For Love, Shadow Of Love, Fever. encore - Beat Girl, Someone Up There, The Loveless And The Damned, Bad Motorcycle.

Comments: Support was Swine Flu.

Monday 17 April 1995 - Riverside, Newcastle

Set: Voodoo Doll, Screamin Kid, A Piece Of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, Jezebel, You And I, Fever In My Blood, Gunning For Love, Shadow of Love, Fever. encore - The Loveless And The Damned, Beat Girl, Bad Motorcycle, One Night, King Creole, Someone Up There.

Sunday 16 April 1995 - Cathouse, Glasgow

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig confirmed as having taken place by a member of the support act (Mescal Dance).

Saturday 15 April 1995 - The Lomax, Liverpool

Set: Voodoo Doll, Screamin Kid, A Piece Of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, Jezebel, You And I, Fever In My Blood, Gunning For Love, Shadow of Love, Fever. encore - Someone Up There, The Loveless And The Damned, Bad Motorcycle, Shooting Jones, Pushin' Too Hard, Be Bop A Lula.

Comments: Support from On Tick?

Friday 14 April 1995 - JB's, Dudley

Set included: Voodoo Doll, Screamin Kid, A Piece Of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, Chase The Wild Wind, Jezebel, This House Is Haunted, You And I, Fever In My Blood, Gunning For Love, Shadow Of Love, Fever. encore 1 - Someone Up There, The Loveless And The Damned.

Comments: On the sourced tape of this show, Dave Vanian can clearly be heard saying that the band will return after going to the dressing room - so it is assumed that there was a second encore, presumably including 'Bad Motorcycle' which seems to have been played at all shows during this period.

Thursday 13 April 1995 - The Wheatsheaf, Stoke-on-Trent

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Choke Hold.

Wednesday 12 April 1995 - Duchess of York, Leeds

Set: Voodoo Doll, Screamin Kid, A Piece Of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, Jezebel, You And I, Fever In My Blood, Gunning For Love, Shadow of Love, Fever. encore - Someone Up There, The Loveless And The Damned, Bad Motorcycle.

Comments: Support from The Hangmen.

Tuesday 11 April 1995 - The Witchwood, Ashton-under-Lyne

Set: Voodoo Doll, Screamin Kid, Piece of My Heart, Town Without Pity, This House is Haunted, Chase The Wild Wind, Born To Be Wicked, Fever in My Blood, You And I, Jezebel, Gunning For Love, Shadow of Love, Fever. encore - Somebody Up There, Loveless and The Damned, Bad Motorcycle.

Comments: Support may have been Bong.

Friday 7 April 1995 - Monkey Club, Swindon

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Phantom Chords are known to have played a gig in Swindon at some stage, so it is presumed that this is the that show.

Tuesday 4 April 1995 - Marquee, London

Set included: Screamin Kid, Piece of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, Jezebel, You And I, Fever In My Blood, Gunning For Love, Shadow of Love, Fever. encore - Someone Up There, Bad Motorcycle.

Comments: This set is taken from a bootleg recording, so the running order is correct. However, other shows at the time began with 'Voodoo Doll', so the recording is assumed to be incomplete and hence the information above only given as 'Set included'.

Friday 3 March 1995 - Dublin Castle, London

Set: Voodoo Doll, Screamin' Kid, Town Without Pity, Born To Be Wicked, This House Is Haunted, Chase The Wild Wind, Jezebel, Shadow of Love, After The Lights Go Out, Gunning For Love, Someone Up There, Pushin' Too Hard, Bad Motorcycle.

1994

Friday 16 September 1994 - The Swan, Fulham, London

Set: unknown.

Saturday 30 July 1994 - Powerhaus, London

Set: Voodoo Doll, This House Is Haunted, Town Without Pity, Chase The Wild Wind, Screamin' Kid, Jezebel, Piece of My Heart, Tonight We Ride, Haunted Garage, You And I, Born To Be Wicked, After The Lights Go Out, The Loveless And The Damned. encore 1 - Bad Motorcycle, Fever. encore 2 - One Night, Mystery Train.

Comments: There was initially a false start to 'Jezebel'. Support from Jesse Hector & The Sound.

Friday 15 July 1994 - The Borderline, Charing Cross Road, London

Set included: Town Without Pity, Shadow of Love, Bad Motorcycle.

Comments: Support from Grimetime.

1993

Sunday 31 October 1993 - Bogart's, Los Angeles, California

Set included: Tonight We Ride, Haunted Garage, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, You And I, Shadow Of Love, After The Lights Go Out, Jezebel, Pretty Girl, Voodoo Doll, Gunning For Love, Somone Up There.

Saturday 30 October 1993 - Club Lingerie, Los Angeles, California

Set included: You And I, Shadow Of Love, Gunning For Love, Someone Up There.

Friday 29 October 1993 - Roxy Theatre, Hollywood, California

Set included: Piece Of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Tonight We Ride, Haunted Garage, Chase The Wild Wind, This House Is Haunted, You And I, Shadow Of Love, After The Lights Go Out, Jezebel, Pretty Girl, Voodoo Doll, Gunning For Love, Someone Up There, Johnny Remember Me, Screamin Kid, Fever.

Comments: The bootleg recording that this set is taken from begins part way through 'Piece Of My Heart' - this is thought likely to have been the opening number, but is unconfirmed. However, the same bootleg recording cuts out just as 'Fever' begins, so it it likely that another number (or other numbers) were played at the end of the set. There was no obvious encore break on the bootleg tape, however, the encore break is assumed to have been taken after 'Someone Up There' or 'Johnny Remember Me'.

Thursday 28 October 1993 - DNA Lounge, San Francisco, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Wednesday 27 October 1993 - Portland, Oregon

Set: unknown.

Comments: A comment on YouTube suggests that this gig took place - "I saw the Phantom Chords in Portland, Vanian hit some Spikey punk with a mikestand after he gobbed at him".

Tuesday 26 October 1993 - Off Ramp, Seattle, Washington

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support advertised as Usher House, The Fall Outs and Bone Cellar. An article in the Seattle Times, dated Friday 22 October 1993, showed upcoming gigs for the coming week and the venues. It stated The Phantom Chords were playing on Tuesday 26 October at the Off Ramp (and confirms the other bands that were due to play the Off Ramp in the intervening days). A contributor to this site has confirmed that the show took place.

Saturday 23 October 1993 - O'Cayz Corral, Madison, Wisconsin

Set: unknown.

Friday 22 October 1993 - The Rave, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Set: unknown.

Comments: This gig did not take place - a sign on the door at the time reading 'show cancelled'.

Thursday 21 October 1993 - Lounge AX, Chicago, Illinois

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Usherhouse and The Waste Kings. Gig known to have taken place.

Wednesday 20 October 1993 - Reptile House, Grand Rapids, Michigan

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place - apparently to only an audience of about 25 people!

Tuesday 19 October 1993 - Industry, Pontiac, Detroit, Michigan

Set [but see comments]: Born To Be Wicked, Piece of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Tonight We Ride, This House Is Haunted, Chase The Wild Wind, Haunted Garage, You And I, Shadow of Love, After The Lights Go Out, Jezebel, Voodoo Doll, Gunning For Love, Someone Up There. encore - Bad Motorcycle, Be Bop A Lula, Screamin Kid.

Comments: Information obtained from Steff of The Phantom Chords states that this show was cancelled, bringing into question whether this set, taken from a supposed bootleg of the show, is actually the stated show. However, an individual stated on Facebook that he saw The Phantom Chords at Industry in 1993... bringing into question whether Steff's recollection of events is correct. In Barry Hutchinson's book about the band 'After The Lights Go Out: A Biography Of The Phantom Chords', the suggestion is that the unplanned King's Head (Norfolk, Virginia) show on the 16th, led to the cancellation of the show at Industry because the band couldn't travel back to Michigan in time - but this seems to make little sense, as the scheduled show for the 17th was at Masquerade (Atlanta, Georgia). That said, there is a quesion mark over the 'actual' date that the show scheduled for the 17th was played. A more likely interpretation of events is that the show on the 16th at The Kings Head (Norfolk, Virginia), led to a re-scheduling of the intended gig on the 17th at Masquerade (Atlanta, Georgia) to the 18th, and that the show on the 19th at Industry (Pontiac, Detroit, Michigan) went ahead as planned...?

Monday 17 October 1993 - Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia

Set: unknown.

Comments: This date is taken from an original gig list belonging to Steff of The Phantom Chords, but when provided it was stated that some dates were cancelled or altered. There are some photos post-gig of this show on the web, stating 18 October, so which date is accurate is unclear - a flyer from the time does state 17 October. Advertised support was Usher House. See also comments for 19 October 1993 at Industry (Pontiac, Detroit, Michigan).

Saturday 16 October 1993 - Kings Head, Norfolk, Virginia

Set included: Piece of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Tonight We Ride, Haunted Garage.

Comments: Support from Usherhouse and Severance. Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 15 October 1993 - The Middle East, Cambridge, Boston, Massachusetts

Set: unknown.

Thursday 14 October 1993 - 9:30 Club, Washington

Set: unknown.

Comments: Show confirmed as having taken place.

Wednesday 13 October 1993 - JC Dobbs, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 12 October 1993 - Limelight Club, New York City

Set: unknown.

Comments: Show confirmed as having taken place.

Saturday 18 September 1993 - Gibus, Paris, France

Set: unknown.

Friday 17 September 1993 - Gibus, Paris, France

Set: unknown.

Thursday 9 September 1993 - The Steamship, Poplar, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Sin City Drifters.

Thursday 2 September 1993 - The Racehorse, Northampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Rockin' Bones.

Saturday 21 August 1993 - The Vox, Brixton, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Playboys.

Saturday 14 August 1993 - JB's, Dudley

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Playboys.

Saturday 31 July 1993 - Princess Charlotte, Leicester

Set: unknown.

Friday 9 July 1993 - Esquires, Bedford

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support advertised as The Pleasure Victims.

Friday 25 June 1993 - Bowes Lyon House, Stevenage

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 2 June 1993 - Duchess of York, Leeds

Set: Tonight We Ride, Piece of My Heart, Town Without Pity, Jezebel, Chase The Wild Wind, After The Lights Go Out, You And I, Born To Be Wicked, Voodoo Doll, This House Is Haunted, Screamin Kid, Beat Girl, Bad Motorcycle. encore - Whisky and Me, The Loveless and The Damned, Someone Up There, Be Bop A Lula.

Comments: Support on the night was from The Lurkers.

Sunday 16 May 1993 - Berenei, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support advertised as The Doctors.

Saturday 15 May 1993 - Boerderij, Zoetermeer, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Friday 14 May 1993 - Buk Buk, Heiloo, Netherlands

Set: unknown.

Thursday 6 May 1993 - Marquee, London

Set: Tonight We Ride, Piece Of My Heart, Voodoo Doll, Jezebel, Chase The Wild Wind, After The Lights Go Out, Haunted Garage, Born To Be Wicked, Town Without Pity, This House Is Haunted, Screamin' Kid, Frenzy, Bad Motorcycle. encore - Shooting Jones, The Loveless And The Damned, Whiskey And Me, Someone Up There, Beat Girl.

Comments: Also due to appear on the bill - Crazy Gods of Endless Noise.

Saturday 6 February 1993 - The Venue, New Cross, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also due to appear - The Caravans.

Monday 25 January 1993 - Wheatsheaf, Stoke

Set: unknown.

Friday 22 January 1993 - Duchess of York, Leeds

Set: Piece of My Heart, This House Is Haunted, Town Without Pity, Frenzy, After The Lights Go Out, Pretty Girl, Voodoo Doll, Born To Be Wicked, Beat Girl, I Put A Spell On You, Haunted Garage, The Loveless And The Damned, Someone Up There, Bad Motorcycle. encore - Mystery Train, Jezebel.

Comments: Opening bars of 'Alone Again Or' were played prior to 'Haunted Garage'.

1992

Thursday 3 December 1992 - The Studio, The Waterfront, Norwich

Setlist: Born To Be Wicked, Piece of My Heart, This House Is Haunted, Town Without Pity, Pretty Girl, You And I, I Put A Spell On You, The Loveless And The Damned, Haunted Garage, Relentless, Someone Up There, Voodoo Doll, Bad Motorcycle.

Comments: Advertised support was The Earls of Suave. This gig was in the upstairs venue - the Studio... Bad Manners were playing the main venue that night.

Thursday 26 November 1992 - The Waterfront Norwich

Comments: As there is evidence that The Waterfront show on 3 December took place, it is assumed that this intended date was rescheduled. Advertised support was Earls of Suave - as per the 3 December show.

Thursday 19 November 1992 - Moles, Bath

Set: unknown.

Monday 16 November 1992 - The Underworld, Camden, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: 'Rock In Aid of Children in Need' gig. Billed as - Dave Vanian and the Phantom Chords, Hyperhead, Zip Zip Undo Me, Peach, Loadstone Kick, Bomb City Junkies, Fat Cat + special guests and DJ's Becka and Jeremy.

Sunday 15 November 1992 - The Richmond, Brighton

Set: unknown.

Friday 13 November 1992 - The Underworld, Camden, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Earles of Suave headlined.

Tuesday 10 November 1992 - Jericho's Tavern, Oxford

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Earles of Suave.

Friday 6 November 1992 - JB's, Dudley

Set: unknown.

Thursday 5 November 1992 - The Tiger Lounge Rocker Bar, The Steamship, Poplar, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Roadholders and Three Chord Attack.

Saturday 31 October 1992 - Deals West, West Soho, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Crawl Limbo. Advertising showed 'Proactive Management present Phantom Halloween Ball. On stage at the witching hour are Dave Vanian's Phantom Chords & Frat Shack DJ's. Dance with the devil 10:30 till 3am'. A show at Deals West is known to have been played by The Phantom Chords during the early '90s, and being as this is currently the only date known for a gig by the band at this venue, this is currently deemed more or less confirmation that this performance went ahead.

Saturday 24 October 1992 - Wherehouse, Derby

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from The Earls of Suave.

Wednesday 21 October 1992 - The Pink Toothbrush, Rayleigh

Set: unknown.

Monday 19 October 1992 - Wheatsheaf, Stoke-on-Trent

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from The Earls of Suave.

Saturday 17 October 1992 - Yanks, Stockport

Comments: Intended support from The Earls of Suave. This show did not take place (one reason being put forward was that this may have been the time Dave Vanian had an accident on his Harley motorcycle).

Friday 16 October 1992 - Duchess of York, Leeds

Comments: Gig did not take place - all members of the band except Dave Vanian showed up. The support, Earls of Suave, played as intended.

Tuesday 13 October 1992 - Joiner's Arms, Southampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support advertised as Earls of Suave.

Saturday 10 October 1992 - Princess Charlotte, Leicester

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig and support act, The Earls of Suave, confirmed as having taken place / appeared.

Friday 9 October 1992 - Marquee, London

Comments: Cancelled and rescheduled for Saturday 3 October.

Saturday 3 October 1992 - Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Support advertised as Jesse Hector & The Sound.

Saturday 5 September 1992 - The Powerhaus, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Gretschen Hofner and Crawl Limbo.

Thursday 3 September 1992 - The Old Trout, Windsor

Set included: Beat Girl.

Comments: Intended support from The Mavericks.

Thursday 13 August 1992 - T&C2, Highbury Corner, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: On the bill - Earls of Suave and Jesse Hector & The Sound. A Facebook posting stated that this show was played as intended.

Monday 8 June 1992 - Tufnell Park, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Shaine.

Saturday 15 February 1992 - Powerhaus, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Intended support from John Wayne Army.

Thursday 6 February 1992 - St John's Tavern, Archway, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Savage Faith and The Believers, however, a contributor to this site has stated that the support was Screaming Lord Sutch. The same contributor wrote - "The audience was small but appreciative and half of them, including myself, were members of what was then called 'The Vampyre Society'."

Friday 17 January 1992 - The Venue, New Cross, London

Set: Mystery Train, Born To Be Wicked, Someone Up There, Gunning For Love, Beat Girl, Loveless & The Damned, After The Lights Go Out, This House Is Haunted, Pretty Girl, Haunted Garage, A Piece Of My Heart, Bad Motorcycle. encore - You And I, Ghost Train, Fever, Home Of The Blues.

Comments: Earls Of Suave are known to have supported at this show (they were mentioned during the bootleg recording that the above set is taken from). Gallon Drunk are known to have supported The Phantom Chords at a show at The Venue and this is believed to be that gig (though The Phantom Chords did play The Venue on a number of occasions... so it does remain possible that this was not the support slot they played). Therefore, for the moment, it is assumed that there were 2 support bands on the night.

Thursday 9 January 1992 - The Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Savage Faith.

1991

Friday 20 December 1991 - Underworld, Camden, London

Setlist: Mystery Train, Someone Up There, Born To Be Wicked, Piece Of My Heart, After The Lights Go Out, Pretty Girl, You And I, Haunted Garage, This House Is Haunted, Gunning For Love, Fever, Bad Motorcycle, Relentless, The Loveless And The Damned.

Tuesday 29 October 1991 - Town & Country Club, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: With The Cramps and The Cannibals. The Phantom Chords are known to have definitely played a show at The Town & Country Club supporting The Cramps - this is presumed to be that show.

Thursday 12 September 1991 - Arts Centre, Salisbury

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support was Five O'Clock World and Kurt. A show at The Arts Centre Salisbury is known to have been played by The Phantom Chords, and being as this is currently the only date known for a gig by the band at this venue, this is currently deemed more or less confirmation that this performance went ahead.

Monday 2 September 1991 - Underworld, Camden, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Donagh O'Leary's first show with The Phantom Chords.

Saturday 31 August 1991 - The Powerhaus, London

Set: unknown.

Monday 26 August 1991 - St John's Tavern, Archway, London

Set: unknown.

Sunday 25 August 1991 - Cublington

Set: unknown.

Comments: National Chopper Club (NCC) Bike Show [on NCC land at Cublington]. Bryn Merrick's last show with The Phantom Chords.

Saturday 13 July 1991 - The Powerhaus, London

Comments: Advertised date that is presumed to have only been tentative as 'Ashes & Diamonds' were later indicated as playing The Powerhaus on this date.

Wednesday 3 July 1991 - The Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as support to Bad Brains.

Tuesday 2 July 1991 - The Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Advertised as support to Bad Brains.

Saturday 22 June 1991 - The Yew Tree, Cwmbran

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 21 June 1991 - South Wales

Set: unknown.

Monday 27 May 1991 - Wild West Rooms, St John's Tavern, Archway, London

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 14 May 1991 - Powerhaus, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Intended support from The Lazy House and Felo De Se.

Sunday 10 March 1991 - The Marquee, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Intended support from Slug The Nightwatchman.

Friday 8 March 1991 - St David's University, Lampeter

Set: unknown.

Saturday 16 February 1991 - Billingham

Set: unknown.

Thursday 14 February 1991 - Moles Club, Bath

Set: unknown.

Monday 11 February 1991 - The Cricketeers, London

Set: unknown.

Saturday 2 February 1991 - Manchester University

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 23 January 1991 - The Borderline, London

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 22 January 1991 - Duchess of York, Leeds

Set: Someone Up There, Born To Be Wicked, A Piece of My Heart, After The Lights Go Out, Haunted Garage, This House Is Haunted, Pretty Girl, Gunning For Love, You And I, Relentless, Fever, Beat Girl, Johnny Remember Me. encore - The Loveless and The Damned, Bad Motorcycle, Home of The Blues, Be Bop A Lula, My Girl Is Red Hot, Mystery Train.

Monday 21 January 1991 - Princess Charlotte, Leicester

Set: unknown.

1990

Friday 7 December 1990 - Royal Holloway College, Egham

Set: unknown.

Sunday 2 December 1990 - Bierkeller, Bristol

Set: unknown.

Saturday 1 December 1990 - East Point Centre, Southampton

Set: unknown.

Friday 30 November 1990 - Civic Centre, Wolverhampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig shown as The Phantom Chords / Three Times The Crow.

Friday 30 November 1990 - University, Northampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig shown as Dave Vanian and The Phantom Chords.

Friday 23 November 1990 - Polytechnic, Sheffield

Set: unknown.

Wednesday 21 November 1990 - Underworld, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: A Facebook posting stated that this show went ahead as intended.

Wednesday 31 October 1990 - University, Brighton

Set: unknown.

Friday 5 October 1990 - The Students Union, Liverpool University

Set: Ghost Train, Someone Up There, Born To Be Wicked, A Piece of My Heart, After The Lights Go Out, This House Is Haunted, Pretty Girl, Haunted Garage, You And I, Relentless, Gunning For Love, Fever, Johnny Remember Me.

Comments: With no obvious encore break on tbe bootleg that this set is taken from, and looking at other shows played, it seems likely that the set above is only the main set and that further songs were played as an encore but not recorded.

xx September 1990 - Glasgow University Union

Set: unknwon.

Comments: A contributor to this site has stated that he saw The Phantom Chords at the Glasgow University Union Fresher's Ball during September 1990 - "No one turned up and they played to an empty hall, no more than a dozen folk in the crowd. I don't think anyone knew who they were!".

Saturday 7 July 1990 - The Dome, Tufnell Park

Set: Someone Up There, Born To Be Wicked, Piece of My Heart, After The Lights Go Out, This House Is Haunted, Pretty Girl, Relentless, Time After Time, You And I, Haunted Garage, Ghost Train, Fever, Johnny Remember Me. encore -The Loveless and The Damned, Beat Girl, My Girl Is Red Hot.

Comments: Intended support from The Other Side. 'One Night' [Elvis Presley] was soundchecked but did not appear as part of the actual show.

Sunday 1 July 1990 - The Venue, Cardiff

Set: unknown.

Comments: Show known to have gone ahead… with support from Doc Savage, and The Bugs.

Tuesday 19 June 1990 - Players, Bath

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Friday 15 June 1990 - Town & Country Club, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support to The Stray Cats.

Thursday 14 June 1990 - Town & Country Club, London

Set included: Someone Up There, Born To Be Wicked, Piece of My Heart, This House Is Haunted, Pretty Girl, Relentless, You And I, Ghost Train, Fever, Beat Girl, Johnny Remember Me, My Girl Is Red Hot.

Comments: Support to The Stray Cats.

Wednesday 13 June 1990 - Town & Country Club, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support to The Stray Cats.

Monday 4 June 1990 - Hang The Drummer, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Witchdoctors also on the bill.

Thursday 24 May 1990 - Cricketeers, Kennington, London

Set: Someone Up There, Born To Be Wicked, Piece of My Heart, After The Lights Go Out, This House Is Haunted, Relentless, Pretty Girl, Time After Time, You And I, Haunted Garage, Ghost Train, Fever In My Blood, Johnny Remember Me. encore - Beat Girl, Don't Talk To Me, Be Bop A Lula, My Girl Is Red Hot.

Tuesday 15 May 1990 - The T&C2, Highbury Corner, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig confirmed as having taken place with support from Ugly As Sin.

1989

Wednesday 1 February 1989 - Cricketeers, Kennington, London

Set: unknown.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Tiger Lounge, Motorbikin' and The Rockin' Record Hop.

1984

Tuesday 13 March 1984 - The Venue, Victoria, London

Comments: CANCELLED. Advertised as 'First solo project by Dave Vanian of The Damned', with intended support from The Knives and The Immaculate Fools.

Unknown years / dates:

King's Head, Putney

Two Adelphi, Hull shows - one of which went ahead (early 90s), the other one of which was cancelled 1995).

Red Cow - Sudbury - between June and December 1993 (but believed to have been towards the end of July / start of August). Set included Be Bop A Lu La. Support was Shakey Rake (formerly Blez).

The Water Rats, Kings Cross?


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