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The Damned: Live Performances - 1999

The list of shows for 1999 should be considered as 'work in progress'.


Friday 17 December 1999 - The Memorial Hall, Holsworthy

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You, New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Supported by Kurve and a comedian - Dave French. Monty opened the show with a keyboard version of Beauty of the Beast.

Saturday 4 December 1999 - The Gig, Hollywood, California

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Friday 3 December 1999 - La Vida Roadhouse, BREA, California

Comments: See The Phantom Chords.

Friday 26 November 1999 - The Forum, Kentish Town, London

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You, New Rose, Love Song, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, Eloise, I Feel Alright.

Comments: One off show - not part of a tour. Support from Capdown and Dog Toffee. Captain Sensible stripped naked at the end of the show.

November 1999 (dates unknown) - Manchester and Leeds

Comments: It appears that advertising was 'out there' for Manchester and Leeds shows. However, a statement at the time said - "The Damned would like to apologise to all those who were mislead into believing that they would be playing Leeds and Manchester in November". Apparently The Damned never agreed to the gigs and weren't even aware of them.

Sunday 31 October 1999 - Paradise Theatre, Boston, Massachusettes

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7 , I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You, New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, It's A Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support from Uppercrust. Last night of US tour. Dave Vanian ran around in the audience singing and dancing for 'Shadow Of Love'.

Saturday 30 October 1999 - Life, New York

Set: included: Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde (1st), Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Looking At You, Love Song, Eloise, Shadow Of Love, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat, Disco Man, Democracy, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, New Rose, Wot, I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support from Gunga Din. 'Ignite' was on the setlist but not played.

Friday 29 October 1999 - Brighton Bar, Long Branch, New Jersey

Set included: Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Curtain Call, Disco Man, Plan 9 Channel 7, Love Song, Eloise, Democracy, Shadow Of Love, New Rose.

Comments: Monty disappeared to the loo during the set - as a filler, Dave Vanian sang excerpts of 'Alabama Song' and Captain Sensible 'Wot' and 'Happy Talk'.

Thursday 28 October 1999 - Showplace Theatre, Buffalo, New York

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from The Living Claws. Gig known to have taken place.

Wednesday 27 October 1999 - Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario

Set included: New Rose, Love Song, Democracy, Shadow Of Love, Looking At You, Dozen Girls, Neat Neat Neat, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout.

Comments: The Damned played for 2 hours and 3 encores.

Monday 25 October 1999 - Euclid Tavern, Cleveland, Ohio

Set: unknown.

Comments: Show confirmed as having taken place.

Sunday 24 October 1999 - Bogart's, Cincinnati, Ohio

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Chivalrous Dogs.

Saturday 23 October 1999 - The Rave Underground, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Set included: Wait For The Blackout (1st), Democracy, Real Time Thing, Love Song, Happy Talk.

Comments: Support from The Service. A brief rendition of 'My Kind Of Town, Milwaukee is' was played.

Friday 22 October 1999 - Al Rosa, Colombus, Ohio

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You. encore 1 - drum solo, New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up. encore 2 - I Feel Alright.

Comments: Two support bands played on this night (unknown which at this time).

Thursday 21 October 1999 - House of Blues, Chicago, Illinois

Set: Beauty of The Beast intro, Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You. encore 1 - New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up. encore 2 - I Feel Alright.

Comments: Support from The Bomb.

Wednesday 20 October 1999 - St Andrews Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Set: Beauty of The Beast intro, Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jeckyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You. encore - New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, I Feel Alright.

Comment: 'I Feel Alright' may actually have been played as a second encore - it is unclear from the bootleg recording that this set is taken from.

Monday 18 October 1999 - The Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia

Set included: Wait For The Blackout (1st), Democracy, Curtain Call, Eloise, I Feel Alright (last).

Comments: Two support bands played on this night (unknown which at this time).

Sunday 17 October 1999 - Fat Kat Music Hall, Jacksonville, Florida

Set: unknown.

Saturday 16 October 1999 - The State Theatre, St. Petersburg, Florida

Set: unknown.

Friday 15 October 1999 - Fu Bar, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Set included: Wait For The Blackout (1st), Plan 9 Channel 7 (3rd), I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Love Song, Looking At You, Curtain Call, Disco Man, Democracy, I Feel Alright (last).

Comments: Support from Rocket To Russia and The Livid Kittens.

Tuesday 12 October 1999 - House of Blues, Orlando, Florida

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have gone ahead as intended.

Sunday 10 October 1999 - Jimmy's Club, New Orleans, Los Angeles

Set included: Dozen Girls, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Curtain Call, Shadow Of Love, Eloise, I Feel Alright, Looking At You, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde.

Comments: Support from The Disco Bombs.

Saturday 9 October 1999 - The Back Room, Austin, Texas

Set: included Beauty of The Beast intro, Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, New Rose, Disco Man.

Comments: Intended support - Out of Reach and Billy Club. However, apparently Sons of Hercules were actually in support.

Friday 8 October 1999 - Fitzgerald's, Houston, Texas

Set included: Beauty of The Beast intro, Wait For The Blackout, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Real Time Thing, Democracy.

Comments: Support included Sons of Hercules.

Tuesday 5 October 1999 - House of Blues, Los Angeles, California

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You, New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, I Feel Alright.

Sunday 3 October 1999 - Canes Bar Grill, San Diego, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Saturday 2 October 1999 - Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California

Set: unknown.

Comments: Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 1 October 1999 - The Fillmore, San Francisco, California

Setlist: Beauty of The Beast intro, Wait For The Blackout, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You. encore 1 - New Rose, Eloise, Love Song. encore 2 - Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, Ignite OR I Feel Alright.

Comments: 'The Damned US Halloween Tour 1999'. Support from The Doormats and Wench.

Thursday 30 September 1999 - Ventura Theatre, Ventura, California

Set: Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, Dozen Girls, Plan 9 Channel 7, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Shadow Of Love, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, Curtain Call, Looking At You, New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Real Time Thing, Smash It Up, I Feel Alright.

Friday 24 September 1999 - The Barfly Club, The Falcon, Camden, London

Set included: Real Time Thing, Democracy, New Rose, Eloise, Wait For The Blackout.

Saturday 11 September 1999 - Shoreham Airfield (Aces Cafe Bike Show)

Set: unknown.

Comments: First gig with Pinch on drums.

Saturday 14 August 1999 - The Alleycat, Reading

Comments: CANCELLED.

Saturday 17 July 1999 - Clovelly, North Devon (Atlantic Highway Rock Festival)

Set: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Dozen Girls, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Noise Noise Noise, Looking At You, New Rose, Love Song, Ignite, Smash It Up.

Comments: Headliners The Stranglers. The bill also included 999, UK Subs, Rootjoose, Naked Sushi, Rhythm-ites, Black Rose, Jelly, Stalker and Sun To Fear. The Damned's set opened with Monty playing keyboards.

Friday 4 June 1999 - The Empire Arena, Morecambe

Set: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Dozen Girls, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Noise Noise Noise, Looking At You, New Rose, Love Song, Ignite.

Comments: Holidays In The Sun festival. The line-up for this day included Slaughter and The Dogs, UK Subs, The Wernt, Varukers, Sick On The Bus and Red Flag.

Thursday 29 April 1999 - Pyramid Club, Portsmouth

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support advertised as Lishen and Red Letter Day.

Wednesday 28 April 1999 - JB's, Dudley

Set: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Dozen Girls, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, Shadow oOf Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Looking At You. encore - New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Friday 23 April 1999 - Rio's, Bradford

Set: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Dozen Girls, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Looking At You. encore 1 - New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Ignite.

Comments: Support from Orange Alert. Short excerpts of 'Happy Talk' preceded the playing of 'Ignite'.

Thursday 22 April 1999 - Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes

Setlist: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Dozen Girls, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, Shadow of Love, Disco Man, Dr. Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Looking At You. encore(s) - New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up, Ignite, I Feel Alright [but see comments].

Comments: Show confirmed as having taken place. Note that the written setlist that details of this show was taken from had 'I Feel Alright' scribbled out and it therefore seems likely that the above set WAS played, with a single encore, and not including 'I Feel Alright' - though 'Smash It Up' was probably the final number, as with other shows of this period.

Thursday 15 April 1999 - Anson Rooms, Bristol University, Bristol

Set: I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Dozen Girls, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, Wait For The Blackout, Shadow Of Love, Disco Man, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Noise Noise Noise, Looking At You. encore - New Rose, Eloise, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from the UK Subs.

Tuesday 13 April 1999 - The Junction, Cambridge

Set: unknown.

Friday 9 April 1999 - The Pitz, Woughton Centre, Milton Keynes

Set included: Plan 9 Channel 7, Disco Man, Smash It Up, Curtain Call.

Comments: Support from Duvalls.

Thursday 4 March 1999 - Venue 27, Luton

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Sick on the Bus.

Saturday 27 February 1999 - Arena Auditorium, Valencia, Spain

Set: unknown (but see comments).

Comments: Garry Dreadful has left The Damned and Spike joins the band. Set believed to include 'I Just Can't Be Happy Today', 'Dozen Girls', 'Wait For The Blackout', 'Plan 9 Channel 7', 'The Shadow Of Love', 'Melody Lee', 'Love Song', 'Disco Man', 'New Rose', 'Smash It Up', 'Looking At You'.


The Damned Live Performances Index
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1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983 1982 1981 1980
1979 1978 1977 1976
Naz Nomad & The Nightmares The Phantom Chords Captain Sensible
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