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The Damned: Live Performances - 1986

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


Saturday 20 December - Klubfoot, Clarendon Hotel, London

Comments: See Naz Nomad & The Nightmares.

Friday 19 December - Klubfoot, Clarendon Hotel, London

Comments: See Naz Nomad & The Nightmares.

Saturday 22 November - Klubfoot, Clarendon Hotel, London

Comments: See Naz Nomad & The Nightmares.

Tuesday 18 November - Ulster Hall, Belfast

Set: unknown.

Comments: Irish dates originally intended for beginning of October but re-arranged. Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Sunday 16 November - The Savoy, Limerick

Set: unknown.

Comments: Irish dates originally intended for beginning of October but re-arranged. Support from Blue in Heaven.

Saturday 15 November - Hornas, Tralee

Set: unknown.

Comments: Irish dates originally intended for beginning of October but re-arranged. This gig confirmed as having taken place.

Friday 14 November - Top Hat, Dublin

Set: unknown.

Comments: Irish dates originally intended for beginning of October but re-arranged.

Wednesday 12 November - Hammersmith Odeon, London

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, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.

Monday 10 November - Hammersmith Odeon, London

Comments: This date seems to have appeared on early advertising but appears to be erroneous.

Sunday 9 November - Hammersmith Palais, London

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, New Rose. encore 2 - Love Song, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: This additional London date added part way through the tour - so does not appear on some tour advertising of the time. Support was not from Blue in Heaven as per other dates, instead, support was from Restless. Damned fan Johnno was invited to the stage prior to 'Love Song'... he was supposedly celebrating his 100th Damned gig.

Saturday 8 November - Reading University

Set: unknown.

Friday 7 November - University of East Anglia, Norwich

Set: unknown.

Thursday 6 November - Gaumont, Ipswich

Set: possibly: 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, Disco Man, Pretty Vacant (?).

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven. This set is taken from a bootleg tape, however, Dave Vanian talks during the set about the new album "that unfortunately won't be out until November" and the last 3 songs are disjointed - it is possible that the tape is incorrectly labelled and / or it is a partial set with some tracks tacked on at the end.

Tuesday 4 November - 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.

Monday 3 November - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Set: unknown.

Comments: A Facebook posting suggested that this gig took place - "I went to the Folkestone gig on the Anything our, the bloke next to me gobbed at Roman and he thought I had done it, he was looking daggers at me. I kept shouting out it wasn't me, but he looked like he wanted to kill me. Also, during the second song, some arsehole threw a pint at Dave, all over his leather jacket, he was not amused".

Sunday 2 November - 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.

Friday 31 October - Apollo, Oxford

Set: Sanctum Sanctorum, Wait For The Blackout, Psychomania, Anything, In Dulce Decorum, Shadow Of Love, 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. The above set is as listed in a review of the show in edition of the Damned's fanzine 'Flashmag', though whether the order in which 'In Dulce Decorum' and 'Shadow Of Love' were played was remembered correctly seems questionable (though obviously possible)... as normally they were played in the reverse order at other shows during this period.

Thursday 30 October - 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.

Wednesday 29 October - Civic Hall, Guildford

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 28 October - 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 - Odeon, Birmingham

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.

Comments: Support from The Missing and Blue In Heaven.

Sunday 26 October - 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.

Friday 24 October - Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Although Wolverhampton appeared in some tour lists and on tour t-shirts, in others that specified the actual venues it didn't. I had presumed, that though this show may have been originally planned, it was never actually a confirmed gig and did not take place. However, some advertising for the time has now been unearthed and gives this as The St Peter's Freshers Ball at The Civic Hall with support from Blue In Heaven. The fact that is was a Freshers Ball suggests that it may have been a closed event (ie for students only), which may be why it was not widely advertised as part of the tour. Therefore, it is now assumed that the show DID take place.

Thursday 23 October - 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.

Wednesday 22 October - Keele

Comments: Although this location appeared in some tour lists and on tour t-shirts, in others that specified the actual venues it didn't. I presume, that though this gig may have been originally planned, it was never actually a confirmed show and did not take place.

Tuesday 21 October - Apollo, Manchester

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.

Comments: A gap in the tape that this set was taken from suggests that 'Love Song' was played as a second encore and hence this is the way it has been shown above - however, it is possible that 'Plan 9 Channel 7' to 'Love Song' were part of the same encore. Additionally, the way the tape ended means that it cannot be confirmed that 'love Song' definitely ended the performance that evening.

Monday 20 October - 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 - Barrowlands, Glasgow

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, New Rose.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven and The Missing.

Friday 17 October - Dundee University

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, We Love You. encore 2 - Love Song, Born To Kill.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.

Thursday 16 October - Capitol, Aberdeen

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.

Wednesday 15 October - 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.

Monday 13 October - Royal Court, Liverpool

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, Ignite. encore 2 - New Rose, Love Song.

Comments: Support from The Missing.

Sunday 12 October - The Guildhall, Preston

Set included: 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 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat.

Comments: Information for this set is taken from a bootleg recording, however, it cuts in part way through 'Wait For The Blackout', so it is assumed that the set actually began with 'Sanctum Sanctorum' as with other sets of this period. The show was curtailed during 'Neat Neat Neat' due to issues with the audience (there was certainly spitting going on during the gig) - a Facebook posting seems to confirm this, stating "Rat saw something he didn't like, dropped his sticks and walked off, followed by the rest of them".

Saturday 11 October - City Hall, Hull

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 10 October - Leeds University

Set: Sanctum Santorium, 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, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Ignite.

Comments: Support from Blue in Heaven.

Wednesday 8 October - Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke on Trent

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 - Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Ignite.

Comments: Support from Blue In Heaven.

Tuesday 7 October - 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.

Tuesday 7 October - De Montford Hall, Leicester

Comments: CANCELLED - Rearranged for Leicester University.

Sunday 5 October - SFX, Dublin

Comments: Irish dates appear to have been CANCELLED... re-arranged for 14-18 November.

Saturday 4 October - Ulster Hall, Belfast

Comments: Irish dates appear to have been CANCELLED... re-arranged for 14-18 November.

Thursday 2 October - Sir Henry, Cork

Comments: Irish dates appear to have been CANCELLED... re-arranged for 14-18 November.

Wednesday 1 October - Savoy, Limerick

Comments: 'Anything' UK tour. Irish dates appear to have been CANCELLED... re-arranged for 14-18 November.

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

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, Shadow of Love, Restless, Smash It Up, Eloise, Street of Dreams, LA Woman, New Rose.

Comments: It is unclear whether encores were played or if the set was played straight through. However, it seems that 2 encores may have been played - the first after 'Restless' or 'Smash It Up' through to 'LA Woman', and a second comprising just 'New Rose'.

Sunday 27 July - 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 - 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 - 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.

Saturday 12 July - Francis-Le Ble Stadium, Brest, France

Set included: Wait For The Blackout, Ignite, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, Limit Club.

Comments: Rockitz Festival. Others on the 3-day bill were to include; James Brown, Siouxsie & The Banchees, Status Quo, Kid Creole & The Coconuts, Doctor & The Medics, Killing Joke and Big Country.

Tuesday 1 July - 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 or Sunday 14 or 15 June - Race Track, Nurburgring, West Germany (Rock AM Ring Festival)

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Damned are shown as playing at this 2-day festival, but on which day is unclear. It can only be assumed that they did appear. Other bands listed to attand this festival were Bonfire, Chris Rea, Cock Robin, Feargal Sharkey, Flatsch, FritzBrause, Herwig Mitteregger, Munich, Simple Minds, Strangeways, The Alarm, The Cult, INXS, James Taylor, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Bangles, Ten Ten, Simply Red, Fine Young Cannibals, The Waterboys, Talk Talk, The Cure and Simple Minds.

xx April / May 1986 - Gossips, Soho, London

Comments: See Naz Nomad & The Nightmares.

Tuesday 22 April - Silk Hall, Kyoto, Japan

Set included: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Disco Man, Is It A Dream, Limit Club, Smash It Up, Feel The Pain, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Looking At You, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise), New Rose.

Comments: The set given about is taken from a partial recording of the show. It is in the correct running order and 'New Rose' began the encore(s), but songs after this point are unknown.

Monday 21 April - Silk Hall, Kyoto, Japan

Set: unknown.

Comments: There is some conflicting information for this show (location given on the world tour t-shirt for 1986) that indicates that The Damned may actually have played Osaka, Japan on this date, not Kyoto.

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

Set: unknown.

Friday 18 April - Public Hall, Toshima-Koukaido, Tokyo, Japan

Set: Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Wait For The Blackout, Stranger On The Town, Grimly Fiendish, 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). encore 1 -Lust For Life, New Rose, Love Song. encore 2 - I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man.

Monday 14 April - The Tivoli, Sydney, Australia

Set included: Eloise.

Comments: Support from Boom Crash opera. Show confirmed as having taken place by contributors to this website. Once such contributor stated 'I can assure you this show happened as I was there! It was at The Tivoli Nightclub, and whilst there wasn't a huge crowd, the gig went off awesomely and remains even now 30 years later as one of the most crazy and memorable gigs I've ever been to. This was definitely their last Australian gig for that tour, after touring both NZ and Australia during the first two weeks of April. It was a very appreciative crowd, and as it was their last gig they seemed to play encore after encore after encore... much more so than I'd ever seen before. In fact their gig only ended after Rat Scabies launched into a huge drum solo whereby he finally did destroy most of his drum skins in a true punk display rarely seen by those times in the mid 1980's.'

Saturday 12 April 1986 - The Venue, Melbourne, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Supposedly, the last Australian show before departing Sydney for Tokyo on Tuesday 15 April according to an old tour itinary. However, plans must have changed because, contributors to this site have indicated that the show in Sydney on the 14th was also played.

Friday 11 April 1986 - The Venue, Melbourne, Australia

Set: unknown.

Thursday 10 April 1986 - The Venue, Melbourne, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support intended to be Corpse Grinders and Olympic Sideburns. The Damned not actually due on stage until 00:00, so probably actually played on Friday 11 April).

Tuesday 8 April 1986 - Selina's, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Monday 7 April 1986 - Selina's, Sydney, Australia

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Damned actually arrived in Sydney 2 days earlier, on Saturday 5 April, to play 5 Australian dates. Support intended to be Boom Crash Opera, Screaming Tribesman, The Saints. The Damned not actually due on stage until 00:30 (ie Tuesday 8 April).

Thursday 3 April 1986 - Gluepot, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

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, Eloise, Street Of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Feel The Pain, Fan Club, New Rose. encore 2 - Ignite, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Wednesday 2 April 1986 - Gluepot, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand

Set included: Pretty Vacant.

Tuesday 1 April - Auckland, New Zealand

Set: unknown.

Comments: This location was indicated on the world tour t-shirt for 1986, but whether the gig actually came to fruition or not remains unknown.

Friday 28 March - Fillmore West, San Francisco, California

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, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - LA Woman, New Rose. encore 2 - Lust For Life, Love Song, We Love You.

Comments: There was some doubt as to whether this venue is correct. However, documentary evidence on the www shows 'Bill Graham Presents, The Damned, Fillmore, 3-28-86' and gives information from an attendee.

Friday 28 March - The Edge, Palo Alto, California

Comments: No longer sure where this info came from (an early planned date perhaps?), however, information for The Fillmore is the show played on 28 March.

Wednesday 26 March - Crawford Hall, Irvine, California

Set included: 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.

Comments: Support from TSOL.

Tuesday 25 March - Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles, California

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, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - LA Woman, New Rose, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song.

Comments: Support from Social Distortion.

Monday 24 March - California Theatre, San Diego, California

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, Looking At You, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - Lust For Life, Riders On The Storm, New Rose, Love Song, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, We Love You, Disco Man.

Comments: Support from Social Distortion.

Sunday 23 March - Troubadour, Las Vegas, Nevada

Set included: Shadow of Love, Neat Neat Neat, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Grimly Fiendish, Stranger On The Town, Is It A Dream, Smash It Up, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call, Love Song.

Saturday 22 March - 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.

Thursday 20 March - Rainbow Music Hall, Denver, Colorado

Set: unknown.

Comments: Denver was indicated on the world tour t-shirt for 1986, but whether the gig actually came to fruition or not remains unknown. However, an 'educated guess' can be made that it did happen, and that it was at the Rainbow Music Hall, because The Damned are known to have played this venue around '86. If this IS the correct show, then the support is believed to have been Augy Rocks & the Lipstick Gunfighters.

Wednesday 19 March - Minneapolis, Minnesota

Set: unknown.

Comments: This location was indicated on the world tour t-shirt for 1986, but whether the gig actually came to fruition or not remains unknown.

Tuesday 18 March - Papagaio's, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Set: unknown.

Monday 17 March - Cabaret Metro, Chicago, Illinois

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 - New Rose, Love Song.

Comments: Support advertised as Executive Slacks.

Saturday 15 March - 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.

Friday 14 March - The Jockey Club, Newport, Kentucky

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Reduced and Happy Death. Gig confirmed as having taken place.

Wednesday 12 March - The Rockitz, Richmond, Virginia

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, Lust For Life, New Rose, Love Song, Pretty Vacant, Wild Thing.

Comments: Support from Reduced and Happy Death.

Tuesday 11 March - Trocadero, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore 1 - I Just Can't Be Happy Today, New Rose, Love Song. encore 2 - Born To Kill, We Love You.

Monday 10 March - 9:30 Club, Washington

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Sunday 9 March - 9:30 Club, Washington

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, Born To Kill, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - New Rose, Love Song.

Saturday 8 March - The Warehouse, Rochester, New York

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Thursday 6 March - Lost Horizon, Syracuse, 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, Eloise, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call (reprise). encore - Love Song, New Rose, Born To Kill, We Love You.

Comments: Songs from 'Love Song' onwards were played as encore numbers, but it is difficult to say from the sourced tape whether they were played as a single encore or multiple encores. A short excerpt of 'Rawhide' was played leading in to 'Born To Kill'.

Wednesday 5 March - 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.

Monday 3 March - Toads Place, Newhaven, Connecticut

Set: unknown.

Comments: The venue for this show is taken from a reference in the 3rd Issue of Flashmag.

Monday 3 March - Rhymes Record Store, Newhaven, Connecticut

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Damned performed live 'in store' at Rhymes Record Store

Sunday 2 March - The Living Room, Providence, Rhode Island

Set included: 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). encore - New Rose, Love Song.

Comments: This gig was originally listed on this site as at 'Lupo's but has since been amended to 'The Living Room' following correspondence received (it is unclear now where the original location information came from). Additionally, it should be noted that 'Lust For Life' preceded 'New Rose' on the setlist for the night - though it is now unclear as to whether it was actually played on the night.

Saturday 1 March - Dover, New Jersey

Set: unknown.

Comments: A contributor to this site has confirmed that The Damned played Dover New Jersey on 1 March 1986 - he stated 'I don't remember the set list, but remember the guys trading instruments for a few songs'.

Friday 28 February - 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.

Thursday 27 February - Northampton, Massachusetts

Set: unknown.

Comments: This location was indicated on the world tour t-shirt for 1986 as the first of the US tour, but whether the gig actually came to fruition or not remains unknown.

Friday 14 February - Sheffield University

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

Comments: Advertising showed 'The 1986 Union Ball, a night of revelry, fun and romance to remember, The Damned, Showaddywaddy, The Sweet, Laser Disco, The Blueberry Hellbellies, All Night Films, Cabaret' - doors 21:00.


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