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The Damned: Live Performances - 1988

The list of Damned shows for 1988 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Friday 28 October - Fenders Ballroom, Long Beach, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place. Intended support from The Vandals and Legal Weapon.

Friday 28 October - Variety Arts Centre, Los Angeles

Comments: Originally intended venue - changed at short notice.

Wednesday 26 October - Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona

Set: See Her Tonite, Noise Noise Noise, You Must Be A Witch, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Shadow of Love, Fever, Street of Dreams, Love Song, Psychomania, Smash It Up, Tonight, Looking At You. encore - Backdoor Man, Anything, I Feel Alright.

Tuesday 25 October - The Stone, San Francisco, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Lifeline. Gig known to have taken place.

Monday 24 October - Bacchanal, San Diego, California

Set: See Her Tonite, Noise Noise Noise, You Must Be A Witch, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Shadow of Love, Fever, Street of Dreams, Love Song, Psychomania, Smash It Up, Johnny Remember Me, Tonight, Cathouse. encore - Anything, I Feel Alright.

Saturday 22 October - John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, California

Set: See Her Tonite, Noise Noise Noise, You Must Be A Witch, Plan 9 Channel 7, Looking At You, Shadow of Love, Fever, Street of Dreams, Psychomania, Smash It Up, Johnny Remember Me, Cathouse, Love Song. encore - Anything, Tonight, Neat Neat Neat, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support from Sham 69 and Tender Fury.

Friday 21 October - John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, California

Set: See Her Tonite, Noise Noise Noise, You Must Be A Witch, Plan 9 Channel 7, Shadow of Love, Fever, Street of Dreams, Psychomania, Smash It Up, Johnny Remember Me, Tonight, Cathouse. encore - Anything, Neat Neat Neat, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support is believed to have been Sham 69 and Tender Fury at all 3 nights that The Damned played at The Stone.

Thursday 20 October - John Anson Ford Theatre, Hollywood, California

Set: See Her Tonite, Noise Noise Noise, You Must Be A Witch, Plan 9 Channel 7, Shadow of Love, Fever, Street of Dreams, Psychomania, Smash It Up, Tonight, Cathouse. encore - Neat Neat Neat, Anything, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support is believed to have been Sham 69 and Tender Fury at all 3 nights that The Damned played at The Stone.

Monday 3 October - 9:30 Club, Washington

Comments: CANCELLED.

Saturday 1 October - City Gardens, Trenton, New Jersey

Comments: CANCELLED.

Friday 30 September - Ritz, New York

Comments: CANCELLED.

Wednesday 28 September - Channel Club, Boston, Massachusetts

Comments: CANCELLED.

Tuesday 6 September - The Limelight Club, London

Set: C'mon Everybody, Be Bop A Lula, Bad Motorcycle, Frenzy, You Must Be A Witch, Man Of Mystery, Rumble, one unidentified number, Home of The Blues, Folsom Prison Blues, Fever, One Night With You, Pretty Woman, Cathouse. encore - Wild.

Comments: Support from The Volcanoes. Billed as 'The Damned and The Volcanoes... play a set of their favourite rock `n` roll songs'. For the encore of 'Wild', The Volcanoes joined The Damned on stage.

Sunday 4 September - Town & Country Club, London

Comments: See Naz Nomad & The Nightmares.

Wednesday 31 August - Chalet A Gobet, Lausanne, Switzerland (Hotpoint Festival)

Set: New Rose, Anything, Disco Man, Noise Noise Noise, Gun Fury, Smash It Up, LA Woman, Looking At You, Love Song, Tonight. encore - I Feel Alright.

Comments: The bill included The Godfathers and Motorhead. A copy of Sugar & Spite magazine suggests that the soundcheck included 'No Fun', 'Wanna Be Your Dog' and '1969'.

Saturday 25 June - Oxford Polytechnic

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Neat Neat Neat, Love Song. encore - New Rose, Smash It Up.

Sunday 19 June - Milton Keynes Bowl (The Festival of Youth)

Set: See Her Tonite, Neat Neat Neat, Fish, Help, New Rose, I Feel Alright, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Noise Noise Noise, Love Song, Smash It Up, Blitzkrieg Bop, Looking At You, The Last Time.

Comments: Also due to appear on the bill that day - Aswad, Aztec Camera, Big Audio Dynamite, Bhundu Boys, The Men They Couldn't Hang, New Model Army, Joe Strummer, World Domination Enterprises. Re-union gig, featuring Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Brian James, Roman Jugg and Bryn Merrick. Joey Ramone guested on 'Blitzkrieg Bop'.

Friday 17 June - Leeds Polytechnic

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Is It A Dream, Fish, Looking At You, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Neat Neat Neat, Love Song. encore - New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Salvation and Broken English.

Thursday 16 June - New University Union Building, Newcastle University

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Is It A Dream, Fish, Looking At You, Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, I Fall, Love Song, Smash It Up, New Rose.

Comments: Advertised as 'The Poly University Summer Party featuring The Damned and Then Jericho'. The first few notes of 'I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night)' were played between 'Looking At You' and 'Disco Man' but the song was then curtailed for some reason.  There was no obvious encore break on the cassette that this set is sourced from, but if they did play a main set followed by encore, it seems to have been between 'Love Song' and 'Smash It Up'.

Wednesday 15 June - Sands Centre, Carlisle

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Neat Neat Neat, Love Song. encore 1 ? - I Fall, Tonight, Smash It Up. encore 2 ? - Born To Kill, New Rose.

Monday 13 June - Town & Country Club, London

Set 1: See Her Tonite, Neat Neat Neat, Born To Kill, I Fall, Fan Club, Fish, Help, New Rose, I Feel Alright.

Set 2: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Wait For The Blackout, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise, Love Song.

encore 1 - Smash It Up, Looking At You. encore 2 - The Last Time.

Comments: Re-union gig. First set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James. Second set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg and Bryn Merrick. For the encores, the same 5 members played 'Smash It Up', but were then joined by Brian James for 'Looking At You' and 'The Last Time'.

Sunday 12 June - Town & Country Club, London

Set 1: See Her Tonite, Neat Neat Neat, Born To Kill, I Fall, Fan Club, Fish, Help, New Rose, I Feel Alright.

Set 2: Smash It Up, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Wait For The Blackout, Melody Lee, Noise Noise Noise, Love Song.

encore 1 - Looking At You. encore 2 - The Last Time.

Comments: Support from The Hypnotics. Re-union gig. First set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James. Second set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies, Roman Jugg and Bryn Merrick. Encores featured all 6 members.

Sunday 5 June - Lea's Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Shadow of Love, Noise Noise Noise, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Neat Neat Neat, I Fall, Love Song. encore - New Rose, Tonight, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Birdland?

Friday 3 June - Arts Centre, Poole

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song. encore - I Fall, Tonight, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Birdland.

Wednesday 1 June - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song, I Fall. encore - New Rose, Tonight, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Birdland. There is evidence to suggest that Birdland may have played under the pseudonym 'Vicious' - ticketing showed The Damned plus special guests. 

Tuesday 31 May - Shelly's Stoke

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song, Smash It Up. encore - Smash It Up, I Fall, LA Woman, Tonight, New Rose.

Friday 20 May - Town Hall, Govan, Glasgow

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Wait For The Blackout, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song. encore - Smash It Up, Tonight, LA Woman.

Comments: The 30 minute soundcheck for this show consisted of - I`m Stranded (The Saints), Riders On The Storm (The Doors), Black Betty (The Ram Jam Band), Let's Dance (Ramones), Apache (The Shadows), Shakin` All Over (The Pirates), Nasty (The Damned), jam & tuning, Action Woman (The Doors), Tonight (The Doors), LA Woman (The Doors).

Thursday 19 May - Ritzy, Aberdeen

Set included: Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Johnny Remember Me, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song. encore - Smash It Up, Tonight, Born To Kill, New Rose.

Wednesday 18 May - International Club II, Manchester

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, Ignite, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Johnny Remember Me, Is It A Dream, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Disco Man, Love Song. encore - Smash It Up, LA Woman, New Rose.

Saturday 13 February - Club Rodon, Athens, Greece

Set: I Feel Alright, Anything, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow of Love, Stranger on the Town, Is It A Dream, Johnny Remember Me, Smash It Up, Looking At You, Psychomania, Wait For The Blackout, Neat Neat Neat, New Rose, Love Song, Plan 9 Channel 7, Tonight, I Had Too Much To Dream (Last Night), Backdoor Man, Born To Kill, LA Woman.

Friday 12 February - Club Rodon, Athens, Greece

Set: unknown.


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