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The Damned: Live Performances - 1985

* Due to a large scale copyright infringement of my research elsewhere on this website, much 1985 information has currently been removed. *

The list of shows for 1985 is believed to include all potential gigs for the year (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').



Sunday 22 December 1985 - Hammersmith Palais, London

Thursday 12 December 1985 - Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California

Monday 9 December 1985 - The Stone, San Francisco

Thursday 7 November 1985 - The Ritz, Greenwich Village, New York

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Limit Club, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: Support from Angel in Vain.

Sunday 6 October 1985 - Salle Moliere, Lyon, France

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, Limit Club, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing

Thursday 26 September 1985 - Hunky Dory, Detmold, West Germany

Wednesday 25 September 1985 - Metropol, Berlin, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore - Disco Man, I Feel Alright, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Monday 23 September 1985 - Zeche, Bochum, West Germany

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Sunday 22 September 1985 - Batschkapp, Frankfurt, West Germany

Saturday 21 September 1985 - Alter Wartesaal Discotheque, Cologne, West Germany

Friday 20 September 1985 - Hyde Park, Osnabruck, West Germany

Thursday 19 September 1985 - Markthalle, Hamburg, West Germany

Thursday 11 July 1985 - Coronet Theatre, Woolwich

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow Of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On the Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, Too Much To Dream, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones. The 'Fiendish Shadows' CD is supposedly the show at the Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California on 12 December 1985 (as depicted on the sleeve artwork) but is in fact incorrect - 'Fiendish Shadows' is actually an incomplete recording of this gig.


Tuesday 9 July 1985 - Goldiggers, Chippenham

Sunday 7 July 1985 - Derngate Theatre, Northampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones. Trouble after the gig ended was reported the following Monday in the Northampton Chronicle & Echo - 'Angry fans stormed the stage claiming the management of the Northgate Arena had deliberately cut the concert short'. 'Steel fire curtains were damaged and nearly 30 chairs ripped up and destroyed'. 'Police, some with dogs, moved in quickly to stop the trouble that was started by a group of about 40 punks'. '... it was scheduled to finish at 10 O'clock, it ended at 10:02 - on time, that was the time given by the group'. An employee stated, 'I cannot comment on who, if anyone, asked for the concert to stop immediately'.

Wednesday 3 July 1985 - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones.

Saturday 29 June 1985 - Coliseum, St. Austell

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones.

Friday 28 June 1985 - Winter Gardens, Malvern

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Wednesday 26 June 1985 - Arts Centre, Poole

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Fuzztones. Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Tuesday 25 June 1985 - Assembly Rooms, Tunbridge Wells

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones and Dr & The Medics.

Monday 24 June 1985 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose. encore 2 - Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from Dr & The Medics and The Fuzztones.

Saturday 22 June 1985 - Apollo, Oxford

Set probably: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose, Disco Man, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones and Dr & The Medics.

Thursday 20 June 1985 - Odeon, Birmingham

Sunday 16 June 1985 - Hammersmith Palais, London

Wednesday 12 June 1985 - Top Rank, Brighton

Friday 7 June 1985 - Apollo, Manchester

Thursday 6 June 1985 - Mayfair, Newcastle

Wednesday 5 June 1985 - City (Oval) Hall, Sheffield

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from Dr. & The Medics and The Fuzztones.

Monday 3 June 1985 - Barrowlands, Glasgow

Sunday 2 June 1985 - Ritzy's, Aberdeen

Saturday 1 June 1985 - Playhouse, Edinburgh

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, The Eighth Day, Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.

Tuesday 28 May 1985 - Royal Court, Liverpool

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, There'll Come A Day, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Gun Fury, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), Lust For Life, Love Song, New Rose.

Comments: Support from the Fuzztones.


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