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The Damned: Live Performances - 2001

The list of shows for 2001 is believed to be complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Friday 21 December - Ocean, Hackney, London

Set included: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Would You Be So Hot, Wait For The Blackout, Amen,13th Floor Vendetta, Plan 9 Channel 7, Absinthe, Eloise, Neverland, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Sanity Clause, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: This is believed to be the correct set... in the correct order - the bootleg that this information was taken from cuts out at 'She', but 'Love Song' and 'Smash It Up' were known to have been played on the night and other sets of the time suggest this order.

Sunday 9 December - Firenze, Italy

Comments: This date is presumed to have been for a tentative, or cancelled, gig... either way, it did not take place.

Saturday 8 December - Cesena, Italy

Set: unknown.

Friday 7 December - Mestre, Venice, Italy

Set: unknown.

Thursday 6 December - Transilvania Live, Milan, Italy

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Would You Be So Hot, Wait For The Blackout, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Plan 9 Channel 7, Absinthe, Eloise, Neverland, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Wednesday 5 December - Babylonia, Ponderano, Biella, Italy

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Would You Be So Hot, Wait For The Blackout, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Plan 9 Channel 7, Absinthe, Eloise, Neverland, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Disco Man, She, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Peawees.

Tuesday 4 December - Rome, Italy

Comments: This date is presumed to have been for a tentative gig or cancelled... either way, it did not take place.

Friday 30 November - The Waterfront, Norwich

Set included: Democracy, Thrill Kill, Absinthe, Amen, Eloise, Curtain Call, Smash It Up.

Comments: End of UK tour. Support may have been Semtex, or could have been Dragline and Protection Racket.

Thursday 29 November - Break For The Border, Leeds

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Would You Be So Hot, Wait For The Blackout, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Plan 9 Channel 7, Absinthe, Eloise, Neverland, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk and Snooker Song (snippets), Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Wednesday 28 November - King Georges Hall, Blackburn

Set included: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Would You Be So Hot, Wait For The Blackout, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Plan 9 Channel 7, Absinthe, Eloise, Neverland, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Slutch.

Tuesday 27 November - Newcastle University - Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

Set included: Democracy, Eloise.

Monday 26 November - The Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

Set included: Democracy, Amen, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Absinthe, Neverland, New Rose, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Sunday 25 November - On Air East, Dundee

Set: unknown.

Comments: There are also some references to this gig having taken place at 'Fat Sam's'. However, a contibutor to this site has confirmed that the show was at 'On Air East'... and provided a copy of his ticket 'to support this.

Friday 23 November - Baths Hall, Scunthorpe

Set: unknown.

Thursday 22 November - The Sanctuary, Birmingham

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Plan 9 Channel 7, Absinthe, Eloise, Neverland, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Wednesday 21 November - TJ's, Newport

Set included: Happy Talk.

Comments: Support from Dry Riser and Spankboy.

Tuesday 20 November - Cheese and Grain, Frome

Setlist: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Would You Be So Hot, Wait for The Blackout, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Plan 9 Channel 7, Absinthe, Eloise, Neverland, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Far Cue. Note that the information given above is the setlist and that the actual set played may have varied. In addition to the setlist, Happy Talk (Snooker Song) is known to have been played prior to Disco Man.

Monday 19 November - Concorde 2, Brighton

Set included: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Thrill Kill, Neverland, Absinthe, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, Plan 9 Channel 7, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat. enocre - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Deadline & Beerzone. Apparently Captain Sensible just stared at his guitar rather than playing on Disco Man.

Sunday 18 November - Zodiac, Oxford

Set: unknown.

Saturday 3 November - Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas

Set included: Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Disco Man, New Rose, Eloise. encore - Happy Talk, Disco Man, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: End of US tour. Support from The Briefs & The Toilet Boys. Captain Sensible joined The Briefs on stage for Jet Boy Jet Girl. Most of both bands joined The Damned on stage for Smash It Up.

Friday 2 November - The Backroom, Austin, Texas

Set included: Democracy (1st), New Rose (2nd), Thrill Kill, Eloise, Wait For The Blackout, Song.com, Absinthe, Would You Be So Hot, Neat Neat Neat. encore included - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Briefs and The Toilet Boys. Captain Sensible joined The Briefs on stage for Jet Boy Jet Girl.

Thursday 1 November - The Engine Room, Houston, Texas

Set included: Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Briefs and The Toilet Boys.

Wednesday 31 October - House Of Blues, New Orleans, Louisiana

Set included: Love Song, Democracy, She, Song.com, Disco Man, Smash It Up.

Comments: The Toilet Boys announced that they were supporting The Damned at this show.

Tuesday 30 October - Club Downunder, Tallahasse, Florida

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Toilet Boys announced that they were supporting The Damned at this show.

Monday 29 October - Cow Haus, Tallahasse, Florida

Set: unknown.

Sunday 28 October - State Theatre, St. Petersburg, Tampa, Florida

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Absinthe, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: The Toilet Boys announced that they were supporting The Damned at this show. There was a false start to 'New Rose', the song being stopped and started again from the beginning. There was a long break between 'Eloise' and 'Thrill Kill' due to a fight breaking-out in the crowd.

Saturday 27 October - The Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Florida

Set included: Plan 9 Channel 7, New Rose, Eloise, Smash It Up, Love Song, Disco Man, Wait For The Blackout, Democracy, Would You Be So Hot, Song.com.

Comments: Support from The Briefs.

Friday 26 October - Saphire Supper Club, Orlando, Florida

Set included: Democracy, New Rose, Eloise, Neat, Neat Neat, Love Song, Would You Be So Hot, Neverland, Song,Com, Disco Man, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Toilet Boys and The Briefs. A brief excerpt of 'Ring of Fire' was played.

Thursday 25 October - Masquerade, Atlanta, Georgia

Set included: Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, 13th Floor Vendetta, Amen, Love Song, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up, Absinthe, Would You Be So Hot, Eloise, Happy Talk, Neverland, She, Disco Man.

Comments: The Toilet Boys announced that they were supporting The Damned at this show.

Wednesday 24 October - Cats Cradle, Carrboro, North Carolina

Set: unknown.

Comments: The Toilet Boys announced that they were supporting The Damned at this show.

Monday 22 October - Irving Plaza, New York City, New York

Set probably: Beauty of the Beast, Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Absinthe, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up, Looking At You.

Comments: Support from The Briefs and Swingin' Utters.

Sunday 21 October - The Black Cat, Washington, DC

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Plan 9 Channel 7, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Absinthe, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Disco Man, She, Love Song, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Briefs and Swingin' Utters.

Saturday 20 October - North Star Bar, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Absinthe, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - She, Love Song, Smash It Up, Disco Man. encore 2 - Looking At You (Rock & Roll, Whisky Bar), Happy Talk?

Comments: Support from Swingin' Utters.

Friday 19 October - Axis, Boston, Massachusettes

Set included: 13th Floor Vendetta, Eloise, Democracy, Thrill Kill, Disco Man.

Comments: Support from Swingin' Utters.

Wednesday 17 October - Club Soda, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Set: unknown.

Tuesday 16 October - Lee's Palace, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Set included: Democracy, New Rose, Thrill Kill, Absinthe, 13th Floor Vendetta, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Swingin' Utters.

Sunday 14 October - Agora Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Swingin' Utters and The Briefs.

Saturday 13 October - St. Andrew's Hall, Detroit, Michigan

Set: unknown.

Friday 12 October - Metro, Chicago, Illiniois

Set included: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Absinthe, Eloise, Thrill Kill?, Neat Neat Neat. encore - She, Love Song, Disco Man, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Swingin' Utters.

Wednesday 10 October - The Quest, Minneapolis, Minesota

Set included: 13th Floor Vendetta, Amen, She.

Tuesday 9 October - Ranch Bowl, Omaha, Nebraska

Set: unknown.

Sunday 7 October - Bluebird Theatre, Denver, Colorado

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Absinthe, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - She, Love Song, Disco Man, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Pleasure Forever and Swingin' Utters.

Friday 5 October - Bricks, Salt Lake City, Utah

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Swingin' Utters. Gig known to have taken place.

Wednesday 3 October - Bash On Ash, Tempe, Arizona

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Wait For The Blackout, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Absinthe, Eloise, Thrill Kill, Neat Neat Neat. encore - She, Love Song, Smash It Up (part 1), Disco Man, Smash It Up (part 2).

Comments: Support advertised as Swingin' Utters and Pleasure Forever. With regard to 'Disco Man' being played between 'Smash It Up (part 1) and 'Smash It Up (part 2), to clarify, an online review of the show stated - 'Captain play part 1 of Smash It Up, but the big disco ball over the crowd started sparkling and they decided to do a smoking version of 'Disco Man' instead. Then they went back into 'Smash it Up (part 2) to close the show. Everyone rushed the stage at the end to sing along to the final chorus.'

Sunday 30 September - Cane's Bar & Grill, San Diego, California

Set included: W, Happy Talk, Disco Man.

Saturday 29 September - House of Blues, Los Angeles, California

Set: Beauty of the Beast, Democracy, New Rose, Song.com, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Wait For The Blackout, Neverland, Absinthe, Thrill Kill, Eloise, W, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, She, Smash It Up, Disco Man.

Comments: Grave Disorder release party. Pinch proposed to Miranda (his future wife) before Love Song.

Friday 28 September - Galaxy Theatre, Santa Ana, California

Set: Democracy, Song.com, New Rose, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Wait For The Blackout, Neverland, Absinthe, Thrill Kill, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - She, Love Song, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Disco Man.

Thursday 27 September - Ventura Theatre, Ventura, California

Set: Democracy, Song.com, New Rose, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Wait For The Blackout, Neverland, Absinthe, Thrill Kill, Eloise, W, Neat Neat Neat. encore - She, Love Song, Disco Man, Smash It Up.

Wednesday 26 September - Great American Music Hall, San Francisco, California

Set included: Democracy, Song.com, New Rose, Absinthe, 13th Floor Vendetta, Wait For The Blackout, Love Song, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up.

Sunday 23 September - Roseland Theatre, Portland, Oregon

Set included: Democracy, Smash It Up.

Comments: Advertised support from Pleasure Forever and Swingin Utters.

Saturday 22 September - The Show Box, Seattle, Washington

Set: Democracy, Song.com, New Rose, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Wait For The Blackout, Neverland, Absinthe, Thrill Kill, Eloise, W, Neat Neat Neat. encore - She, Love Song, Smash It Up (part 2 only).

Comments: Advertised support from Pleasure Forever and Swingin Utters. A short whimsical piece of 'Happy Talk' was sung prior to the encore 'proper'.

Friday 21 September - Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada

Set included: Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, New Rose, Eloise, Smash It Up, Love Song.

Wednesday 22 August - Dingwalls, Camden, London (2nd Night)

Set included: Democracy, She, Amen, Song.com, Smash It Up.

Comments: Grave Disorder release party. Supported by Anti Product & Dr Spacetoad (Captain Sensible on bass and Monty on drums). Set known to have opened with 'Democracy'.

Tuesday 21 August - Dingwalls, Camden, London (1st Night)

Set: Beauty of the Beast, Democracy, Song.com, New Rose, Would You Be So Hot, Amen, 13th Floor Vendetta, Neverland, Obscene, W, Thrill Kill, She, Absinthe, Neat Neat Neat, Lookin' For Action, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Grave Disorder release party. Supported by Anti Product.

Sunday 8 July - Morecambe (Holidays in the Sun)

Set: New Rose, Democracy, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Looking At You, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up. encore - I Feel Alright.

Comments: Over 100 bands appeared at this 3-day festival. Venue for The Damned assumed [by me] to be The Dome, but unconfirmed. Slaughter & the Dogs and The Dickies were 2 of the bands due to appear on the same day as The Damned. During banter from the Captain prior to 'I Feel Alright', he through in a snippet of Happy Talk' and tiny pieces of 'Wot' and 'Croydon'.

Friday 6 July - Dour, Belgium

Set included: Democracy, Song.com, Eloise, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat and Smash It Up.

Comments: Dour festival. A 25-35 minutes set was played.

Sunday 24 June - Leipzig, Germany (With Full Force Festival)

Set: unknown.

Comments: 3-day festival, 22-24 June.

Saturday 16 June - Rock Café, Stourbridge

Set included: Democracy, Love Song, Neat Neat Neat, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Looking At You, Disco Man, Curtain Call, Shadow of Love, Eloise, Happy Talk, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Weed?

Friday 15 June - Plinston Hall, Letchworth

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow Of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Love Song, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comemnts: Support from Flaccid and Scarlet Soho. Captain Sensible sang a snippet of 'Snooker Song' before 'Happy Talk'.

Thursday 14 June - Masque, Liverpool

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Wait For The Blackout, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Song.com, Shadow Of Love, Looking At You, Plan 9 Channel 7, She, Curtain Call, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Happy Talk, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: This set is take from an audio recording of the show and there is an obvious 'cut' prior to 'Smash It Up'. Therefore it is possible that this set is incomplete.

Wednesday 13 June - Penningtons - Bradford

Set included: Democracy, Song.com, Curtain Call, Disco Man, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Eloise, I Feel Alright, New Rose, Love Song, Smash It Up, Shadow of Love.

Comments: Supported by Slutch. 'Absinthe', 'Thrill Kill' and '13th Floor Vendetta' were apparently dropped from the set due to keyboard problems.

Saturday 9 June - Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Set: unknown.

Comments: Support from Paranoid Visions. Gig known to have taken place.

Friday 8 June - The Nerve Centre, Derry, Ireland

Set: unknown.

Thursday 7 June - Empire Music Hall, Belfast, Ireland

Set included: Curtain Call, Eloise, Plan 9 Channel 7, Happy Talk.

Saturday 19 May - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, New York (Joey Ramone Tribute Gig)

Set: Democracy, New Rose, Neat Neat Neat, Curtain Call, Smash It Up.

Saturday 31 March - Butlins, Minehead (Alternative Music Festival)

Set included: Democracy, Song.com, Thrill Kill.

Comments: The Damned played the 2nd night of this 3-day festival.


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