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The Damned: Live Performances - 1986

* Due to a large scale copyright infringement of my research elsewhere on this website, most 1986 information has currently been removed. *

The list of shows for 1986 should be considered as 'work in progress'.




Tuesday 18 November 1986 - Ulster Hall, Belfast

Set: unknown.

Comments: Irish dates originally intended for beginning of October but re-arranged. Original date (4 October) indicated that Blue In Heaven were due to support, so it is likely that they supported at this re-arranged show (as they are known to have supported at other re-arranged gigs). Gig confirmed as having taken place.

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Wednesday 12 November 1986 - Hammersmith Odeon, London


Friday 7 November 1986 - University of East Anglia, Norwich

Set: unknown.


Tuesday 4 November 1986 - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat. encore 2 - Love Song, We Love You.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.


Sunday 2 November 1986 - Guildhall, Portsmouth

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams. encore(s?) - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, New Rose, We Love You.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven. 'Street of Dreams' finished the main set, but it is not known whether further numbers were played during a single or multiple encores.


Thursday 30 October 1986 - Cliffs Pavilion, Southend

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Plan 9 Channel 7, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: The tape that this set is extracted from does not make the encore numbers obvious, however, it appears that 'Plan 9 Channel 7' to 'Neat Neat Neat' may have been played together as a (single) encore.


Tuesday 28 October 1986 - Colston Hall, Bristol

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man. encore 2 - Love Song, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.

Monday 27 October 1986 - Odeon, Birmingham


Sunday 26 October 1986 - Ritzy's, Cardiff

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song. encore 2 - We Love You, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.


Thursday 23 October 1986 - City Hall, Sheffield

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams. encore - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Spitting from the audience during 'In Dulce Decorum' resulted in the number being curtailed part way through. There was then a couple of minutes break before the band began again with 'Is It A Dream', and the short piece of 'Lovely Money' that normally linked the 2 songs on this tour was omitted in its entirety.


Tuesday 21 October 1986 - Apollo, Manchester


Monday 20 October 1986 - City Hall, Newcastle

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Restless, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street Of Dreams. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song. encore 2 - Looking At You, Lust For Life.

Comments: Support confirmed as having been Blue in Heaven.

Saturday 18 October 1986 - Barrowlands, Glasgow


Friday 17 October 1986 - Dundee University



Wednesday 15 October 1986 - Playhouse, Edinburgh

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams. encore 1 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose. encore 2 - Love Song, Ignite.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.


Sunday 12 October 1986 - The Guildhall, Preston


Saturday 11 October 1986 - City Hall, Hull

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 10 October 1986 - Leeds University


Tuesday 7 October 1986 - Leicester University

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Street of Dreams, Psychomania, Anything, Plan 9 Channel 7, Shadow of Love, In Dulce Decorum, Lovely Money, Is It A Dream, Restless, The Girl Goes Down, LA Woman, Smash It Up, Eloise. encore (probably) - Feel The Pain, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.



Saturday 2 August 1986 - Turku, Finland (Ruis Rock Festival)


Sunday 27 July 1986 - Finsbury Park, London

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Anything, Neat Neat Neat, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Wait For The Blackout, Limit Club, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Restless, The Shadow of Love, Eloise, Street of Dreams, LA Woman. encore 1 - Smash It Up, Love Song, Looking At You. encore 2 - New Rose, We Love You.

Comments: Also on the bill - The Fall, Pete Shelley & New Model Army. 10th Anniversary gig featuring Captain Sensible for the encore.

Saturday 26 July 1986 - Finsbury Park, London

Set: Plan 9 Channel 7, Anything, Neat Neat Neat, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, The Girl Goes Down, Wait For The Blackout, Limit Club, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Restless, The Shadow of Love, Eloise, Street of Dreams, LA Woman. encore 1 - Smash It Up, Love Song. encore 2 - Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, New Rose, Lust For Life.

Comments: 10th Anniversary gig. Support from Electric Bluebirds, Restless & Dr & The Medics (note that early advertising for this show indicated that support was to be from March Violets and Screaming Blue Messiahs).

Friday 18 July 1986 - San Siro Stadium, Milan, Italy

Set included [see 'Comments' below]: Curtain Call, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, Limit Club, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Thanks For The Night, Love Song.

Comments: Support from Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Balaam And The Angel, Doctors And The Medics and The Mission. A short set played as part of the 'Milano Suono' festival. Although the show was intended for the Vigorelli Velodrome, the venue was apparently unavailable, meaning it was switched to the San Siro football stadium. 'Curtain Call' to 'Limit Club' are confirmed as having been played because they appear on a partial Milan radio broadcast taken at the time - however, commentary and an incomplete track mean that the running order cannot be verified. The remainder of items given for this set, 'New Rose' to 'Love Song', are from the memory of a contibutor to this site and may have appeared anywhere, in any order, within the set.


Tuesday 1 July 1986 - Town & Country Club, Kentish Town

Set: New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Smash It Up, Wait For The Blackout, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Limit Club, Disco Man, Ignite, Gun Fury, Grimly Fiendish, Shadow of Love, Is It A Dream, Street of Dreams, Eloise, Anything, LA Woman, Born To Kill, Lust For Life, Burglar, Pretty Vacant.

Comments: 10th Anniversary fan club gig.



Saturday 19 April 1986 - Public Hall, Toshima-Koukaido, Tokyo, Japan

Set: unknown.




Friday 28 March 1986 - Fillmore West, San Francisco, California


Wednesday 26 March 1986 - Crawford Hall, Irvine, California


Tuesday 25 March 1986 - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California


Monday 24 March 1986 - California Theatre, San Diego, California


Saturday 22 March 1986 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Set: unknown.

Comments: Part of a Dave Vanian interview, in an edition of Lively Arts fanzine, indicates that this show took place.


Tuesday 18 March 1986 - Papagaio's, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Set: unknown.


Saturday 15 March 1986 - St. Andrews Hall, Detroit, Michigan

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 Too Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, New Rose, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song. encore 2 - Disco Man, We Love You.

Comments: Detroit, Michigan, was indicated on the world tour t-shirt for 1986 and the date given was the 16th. The above information is taken from a bootleg recording - indicated as the 15th. It is unclear which date the concert actually took place.



Wednesday 5 March 1986 - The Channel, Boston, Massachusettes

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, Purple Haze, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Eloise, Lust For Life, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat, You're Lost Little Girl, She Sells Sanctuary, Rise, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Ruby Don't Take Your Love To Town, Sharp Dressed Man, Born To Kill, Pretty Vacant, Shakin' All Over, Wild Thing.

Comments: Although The Damned often included snippets of other songs in their shows, here they have been listed in amongst their own numbers as they made up a significant portion of the set and in some instances were quite long. It is unclear which numbers made up the main set and which the encores - 'Lust For Life' to 'Neat Neat Neat' may have been part of the main set, or the first encore, and all songs after 'Neat Neat Neat' were certainly played as encore numbers... and seemingly as a single encore.




Friday 28 February 1986 - The Ritz, New York

Set probably: 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, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), New Rose, Love Song, Born To Kill, Disco Man.



Wednesday 22 January (assumed?) 1986 - Tyne Tees Studios, Newcastle

Set: Eloise, Street Of Dreams.

Comments: The Damned appeared in front of a live audience on Channel 4 TV's 'The Tube' music programme. Filmed on the previous Wednesday?, this programme was first aired on Friday 24 January.


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