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The Damned: Live Performances - 1989

* Due to a large scale copyright infringement of my research elsewhere on this website, much 1989 information has currently been removed. *

The list of Damned shows for 1989 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Saturday 23 December 1989 - Academy, Brixton

Set: See Her Tonite, I Fall, New Rose, Help, Fan Club, Fish, Born To Kill, Neat Neat Neat, I Feel Alright, Plan 9 Channel 7, Noise Noise Noise, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Smash It Up, Love Song. encore 1 - Turkey Song, Daytripper, Looking At You. encore 2 - The Last Time.

Comments: Another farewell tour 'We Really Must Be Going Now'. Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Brian James, Rat Scabies, Paul Gray. The first 4 personnel played 'See Her Tonite' to 'I Feel Alright', then an on stage changeover saw Brian James leave the stage, Captain Sensible move over to lead guitar, and Paul Gray join on bass, to play 'Plan 9 Channel 7' to 'Love Song'. All 5 band members took part in the 2 encores (with the exception of 'The Turkey Song'). Support from Doctor & The Medics. God & The Kill Crazy Lesbians From Hell were also due to support but did not turn up (idea of their manager to 'build a bit of mystique' according to a former band member).

Wednesday 20 December 1989 - Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool

Friday 15 December 1989 - Barrowlands, Glasgow

Set: See Her Tonite, I Fall, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Fan Club, Fish, Born To Kill, Help, I Feel Alright, Plan 9 Channel 7, Noise Noise Noise, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Smash It Up, Love Song. encore 1 - Daytripper, Looking At You. encore 2 - The Last Time.

Comments: Another farewell tour 'We Really Must Be Going Now', featuring Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Brian James, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray. The first 4 personnel played 'See Her Tonite' to 'I Feel Alright', then an on stage changeover saw Brian James leave the stage, Captain Sensible move over to lead guitar, and Paul Gray join on bass, to play 'Plan 9 Channel 7' to 'Love Song'. All 5 band members took part in the 2 encores.

Wednesday 26 July 1989 - Celebrity Theatre (Anaheim Convention Centre), Anaheim, California

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

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

encore(s)? - Daytripper, Looking At You, The Last Time.

Comments: US farewell tour. First set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James. Second set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray. It is not possible from the available recording of this concert, to work out whether there was a definite encore break before the final 3 numbers. However, an audience member can clearly be heard saying "Captain Sensible just left the stage butt naked", so it seems likely (as usual for other shows at this time). These last 3 numbers featured all 5 band members.

Monday 24 July 1989 - I-Beam, San Francisco, California

Thursday 20 July 1989 - Hollywood Palladium, Hollywood California

Set: unknown.

Comments: US farewell tour. Support from Smack. Gig known to have taken place.

Tuesday 18 July 1989 - Channel, Boston, Massachusettes

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

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

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

Comments: US farewell tour. First set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James. Second set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray. Encores featured all 5 band members.

Saturday 15 July 1989 - The Ritz, New York

Sunday 2 July 1989 - Academy, Brixton, London

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

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

encore 1 - Day Tripper, Looking At You. encore 2 - The Last Time.

Comments: Support from Claytown Troupe, Horse, The Milk Monitors. Second of two mid-1989 UK reunion shows advertised as 'The Final Curtain' - featuring Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Brian James, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray. First set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Brian James. Second set featured Dave Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray. Encores featured all 5 members.


The Damned Live Performances Index
The Damned - 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000
1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990
1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978 1977 1976
Naz Nomad & The Nightmares The Phantom Chords Captain Sensible
Selected Miscellany Unresolved issues Site updates


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