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The Damned: Live Performances - 1976

* Due to a large scale copyright infringement of my research elsewhere on this website, most 1976 information has currently been removed. *

The list of shows for 1976 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').




Tuesday 21 December 1976 - Woods Centre, Plymouth

Comments: Anarchy Tour with The Sex Pistols & The Clash. The Damned were no longer on this tour.

Monday 20 December 1976 - Town Hall, Birmingham

Comments: Anarchy Tour with The Sex Pistols & The Clash - CANCELLED.


Tuesday 14 December 1976 - Castle Cinema, Caerphilly

Comments: Though this show was arranged for the Anarchy Tour with The Sex Pistols as a replacement for the cancelled Cardiff gig (by which time The Damned were no longer on the tour), some ticketing indicated The Sex Pistols, The Damned, Johnny Thunders and The Heartbreakers, and The Clash.








Monday 6 December 1976 - Polytechnic, Leeds

Set: unknown.

Comments: Anarchy Tour with The Sex Pistols & The Clash. The Damned sacked / pulled out of the tour following this gig.


Saturday 4 December 1976 - Kings Hall, Derby

Comments: Anarchy Tour with The Sex Pistols, The Clash and Johnny Thunder's Heartbreakers - CANCELLED. The Damned were 'supposedly' the only one of the 4 acts to agree to perform for Derby councillors to assess whether the gig should go ahead... thus antagonising the other bands. In reality, no agreement as to whether to play or not had actually been made - instead the agreement was misinformation by Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren to and between Damned management and the band, in a contrived attempt to undermine their role on the tour [since The Sex Pistol's recent appearance on the Grundy show, media coverage was such that McLaren no longer needed the previously better known (outside of London) Damned on the tour].










Saturday 13 November 1976 - Keswick Hall Students Union, Norwich

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig confimed as having taken place. Advertised as 'Keswick Hall students union... present at great risk an evil evening with The Damned in concert'. The advertising stated that the show would be supported by 'an enchanted KHSU disco', advised coming to the Great Common Room at 21:30, dressed in your evil costumes, and stated admission of 60p for students and 70p for others.



Thursday 11 November 1976 - The Coatham Bowl, Redcar

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

Comments: Support to Flamin' Groovies. From an unknown source [lost in my offline records] - 'I first saw The Damned supporting The Flaming Groovies at Redcar Coatham Bowl in 1976. This was at the time of 'New Rose', and I remember we went into the gig early especially to see The Damned. I recall that, for some reason, Dave Vanian wasn’t wearing his usual gothic styled make-up and clothing and appeared wearing a leather jacket and no make-up. The Captain was just mad, Brain James was the guitar hero, and Rat was going crazy on the drums. Their set included 'New Rose', their manic version of the Beatles’ 'Help' and some embryonic versions of songs which would feature on their first album, which came out the following year.'.










Tuesday 21 September 1976 - 100 Club, London

Set included: 1 of the 2, New Rose, Comfort, Help, Fan Club, I Feel Alright, So Messed Up.

Comments: Punk Rock Festival (2nd night). 'Comfort' would later be re-worked as 'Alone' for the Music For Pleasure LP. A female audience member was blinded in one eye at this gig from a glass / bottle that was hurled in the air and shatterd in her face - the culprit often said to be Sid Vicious.


uee on this date as support to Eddie & The Hot Rods.

Saturday 21 August 1976 - Mont De Marsan Bullring, France

Set: 1 of the 2, New Rose, Help, Fan Club, I Feel Alright, Feel The Pain, Fish, See Her Tonite, I Fall, So Messed Up.

Comments: Advertised as The First European Punk Rock Festival. Andrew Czezowski, first manager of The Damned, has a diary entry confirming this show as the fifth by The Damned. Also on the bill - Eddie & The Hot Rods, Hammersmith Gorillas, Pink Fairies, Nick Lowe, The Count Bishops, The Tyla Gang and Roogalator.




Tuesday 6 July 1976 - 100 Club, London

Set: 1 of the 2, New Rose, Comfort, Help, Fan Club, 1970, Feel The Pain, Fish, Circles, See Her Tonite, I Fall, So Messed Up.

Comments: Debut performance - supporting the Sex Pistols. 'Comfort' would later be re-worked as 'Alone' for the Music For Pleasure LP, '1970' [Iggy & The Stooges cover] would become 'I Feel Alright', 'Circles' was a cover of a song by The Who.



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