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The Damned: Live Performances - 2005

The list of shows for 2005 is complete (lists for some years are very much 'work in progress').


Monday 5 December 2005 - The Waterfront, Norwich

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: Effectively part of the The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour, however, this date is a rearranged gig originally intended for 29 November, so did not appear on tour advertising. Support from Wreckless Eric. Additionally, Lene Lovich emailed Wreckless Eric saying she would be attending, so he persuaded her to get on stage with himself and Captain Sensible and they performed 'Whole Wide World' (with a little of 'Take The Cash'). The Damned went straight into the normal encore without a break due to time restraints and therefore Captain Sensible did not perform Happy Talk or Jet Boy Jet Girl. Wreckless Eric joined the band on stage to sing along with 'New Rose'.

Sunday 4 December 2005 - Roadmender, Northampton

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Gig did not take place due to the venue going into liquidation during the tour.

Saturday 3 December 2005 - Manor Quay, Sunderland University, Sunderland (Punkfest)

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Eloise, I Fall, Born To Kill, Melody Lee, Wait For The Blackout, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Holy Racket, The Vibrators, Goldblade, UK Subs, Peter and The Test Tube Babies & Penetration. The Wierdos were also on the bill but did not play, Wreckless Eric was only made aware he was to appear at short notice so didn't. An impromto verse of 'Daydream Believer', sang by Captain Sensible, began the encore.

Friday 2 December 2005 - The Liquid Room, Edinburgh

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric.

Thursday 1 December 2005 - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric.

Wednesday 30 November 2005 - The Irish Centre, Leeds

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric. There was a false start to 'Disco Man' due to Captain Sensible's guitar being out of tune.

Tuesday 29 November 2005 - The Waterfront, Norwich

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Cancelled because Dave Vanian was ill - rescheduled for 5 December.

Sunday 27 November 2005 - Concorde II, Brighton

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric & Hateball (H8ball).

Saturday 26 November 2005 - The Forum, Kentish Town, London

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Viva Las Vegas & Wreckless Eric.

Friday 25 November 2005 - The Half Moon, Paignton

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Wreckless Eric did not support due to heavy snow on Bodmin Moor meaning he did not get from Falmouth.

Thursday 24 November 2005 - The Princess Pavilion, Falmouth

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric. Beer throwing briefly held-up proceedings after 'Second Time Around'.

Wednesday 23 November 2005 - The Bierkeller, Bristol

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric. 'Melody Lee' was started but ended abruptly when beer throwing cut the sound. The track was restarted but again the sound cut out. After a while the band managed to proceed through the final numbers, deliberately missing the break for the encores, as sound and lighting problems continued.

Tuesday 22 November 2005 - The Zodiac, Oxford

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric.

Sunday 20 November 2005 - University Academy 2, Liverpool

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Street of Dreams, Curtain Call, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric.

Saturday 19 November 2005 - The Empire, Belfast

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - Happy Talk, History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Danger Fuckin Fields & Wreckless Eric. Although this set is complete, the running order may not be precise (ie 'Street of Dreams' & 'Curtain Call' may have been reversed).

Friday 18 November 2005 - Temple Bar Music Centre, Dublin

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric.

Thursday 17 November 2005 - Buttermarket, Shrewsbury

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Eloise, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric. The encore actually began with a non-Damned number by guest Tony McPhee of The Groundhogs accompanied by all members of The Damned except Dave Vanian.

Wednesday 16 November 2005 - The Mill, Preston

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Noise Noise Noise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, 13th Floor Vendetta, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric.

Monday 14 November 2005 - Rock City, Nottingham

Set: Disco Man, Nasty, Little Miss Disaster, 13th Floor Vendetta, Alone Again Or, Noise Noise Noise, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric. Captain Sensible played much of 'Would You Be So Hot' walking around and standing in the audience. An improvised start to the encore included snippets of 'Happy Talk' and David Vanian singing 'Tie Me Kangaragoo Down'.

Sunday 13 November 2005 - The Junction, Cambridge

Set: Jet Boy Jet Girl, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Absinthe, Alone Again Or, Noise Noise Noise, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Perfect Sunday, Melody Lee, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric. First show to feature 'Perfect Sunday' in the set. Many anecdotes between songs during the set. A short piece of 'Happy Talk' followed 'New Rose'.

Saturday 12 November 2005 - Hemsby Holiday Centre, nr Yarmouth (Pontins - The Speed Freaks Ball)

Set: Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Noise Noise Noise, Shadow of Love, Little Miss Disaster, Smash It Up, Eloise, Alone Again Or, Neat Neat Neat, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Three day event. Line-up for the Saturday prior to The Damned was... Jaxy & The Three 57s, Thee Exit Wounds, Discipline, The Long Tall Texans, Argy Bargy, 999, Skabilly Rebels, The Guana Batz. The Damned did not come on stage until almost 02:00 on the 13th. 'Absinthe' was started prior to 'Eloise', but was aborted due to being incorrectly played. A small excerpt of 'Happy Talk' was played before 'History of The World' in the encore.

Friday 11 November 2005 - The Academy, Manchester

Set: Nasty, Disco Man, Little Miss Disaster, Absinthe, Alone Again Or, Noise Noise Noise, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up, Curtain Call, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, Melody Lee, Second Time Around, Love Song. encore - History of The World, Ignite, New Rose.

Comments: The Opening night of the 'Little Miss Disaster' UK tour. Support from Wreckless Eric & The Wierdos (The Wierdos were due to support each night of the tour but only played this show... pulling out for personal reasons 'Unfortunately, a serious family emergency made it impossible for John and Dix Denney of the Weirdos to carry on with the rest of the Damned tour. The brothers - as well as the rest of the band - are now back in Los Angeles and will be in touch very soon with further updates. We hope to make it up to you all very soon. The Weirdos humbly thank the Damned, their management and fans for understanding'. First show to feature 'Little Miss Disaster' in the set.

Saturday 3 September 2005 - Witton Castle, Bishop Auckland (Stormin' The Castle Bikers Rally)

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Street of Dreams, Disco Man, Alone Again Or, Neverland, Ignite, History of The World, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Looking At You.

Comments: Support from The Distractions, FM and Maiden England. 'Little Miss Disaster' was soundchecked but not played during the show. Captain sang a verse of 'Happy Talk' prior to leaving the stage at the end of the gig.

Sunday 28 August 2005 - Bank Farm Country Club (The Farm), Chapel St Leonards, Skegness (The (Get) Lost Weekend)

Comments: CANCELLED. See comments for 27 August.

Saturday 27 August 2005 - Bank Farm Country Club (The Farm), Chapel St Leonards, Skegness (The (Get) Lost Weekend)

Comments: CANCELLED. The Damned were to headline 2 nights of a 3 night bill (Electric Prunes were to headline the Friday opener). Also intended for the bill were Sky Saxon & The Seeds, The Vibrators, The Dr. Spacetoad Experience, John Ottway, Wreckless Eric, Twisted Angels, Zombina & The Skeletons, Goldblade, The Priscillas, Karloff, Leonard & Bubba's Delicious Goo Goo Cluster, Electra, Urban Voodoo Machine.

Sunday 31 July 2005 - Central Station, Wrexham

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Street of Dreams, Disco Man, History of The World, Neverland, Antipope, Melody Lee, Plan 9 Channel 7, Looking At You, Would You Be So Hot, Absinthe, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, New Rose, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Buzzkill.

Saturday 30 July 2005 - Coney Grey Showground, Pentrich (Rock & Blues Custom Show)

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Street of Dreams, New Rose, History of The World, Looking At You, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Melody Lee, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat, Smash It Up.

Comments: Open air gig (billed 2nd to headliners). Also on the bill for that day... Thunder (headliners), The Australian Pink Floyd, Antiproduct, Rise To Addiction, Saor Patrol.

Friday 29 July 2005 - Rock Cafe 2000, Stourbridge

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Disco Man, Born To Kill, Absinthe, Antipope, Neverland, History of The World, Ignite, See Her Tonite, Eloise, Neat Neat Neat. encore 1 - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Melody Lee, New Rose, Smash It Up. encore 2 - Looking At You.

Comments: Support from Dragster. A short piece of 'Happy Talk' was played at the beginning of the 1st encore. Audience member Dan Gillett (16 years old) came on stage and played lead guitar for 'New Rose' instead of Captain Sensible.

Monday 4 July 2005 - Liquid Room, Ebisu, Tokyo, Japan

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, See Her Tonite, Disco Man, Street of Dreams, Would You Be So Hot, New Rose, Under The Floor Again, Antipope, Democracy, History of The World, Born To Kill, Neverland, Ignite, Song.com, I Fall, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Melody Lee, Eloise, Smash It Up (part 2 only).

Comments: Support from Polysics. Polysics on stage for for 'Jet Boy Jet Girl' (but no backing vocals).

Sunday 3 July 2005 - Club Quattro, Shibuyu, Tokyo, Japan

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Democracy, Alone Again Or, Wait For The Blackout, Street of Dreams, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, New Rose, History of The World, Born To Kill, Absinthe, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Spookey. 'Love Song' was started poorly... stopped... and restarted. A short whimsical piece of 'Wot' was interspersed with the beginning of 'Plan 9 Channel 7'. Spookey on stage for backing vocals on 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'.

Friday 1 July 2005 - Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Democracy, Alone Again Or, Wait For The Blackout, Street of Dreams, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, New Rose, History of The World, Born To Kill, Absinthe, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Curtain Call, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Spookey. Spookey on stage for backing vocals on 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'.

Thursday 30 June 2005 - Club Quattro, Osaka, Japan

Set: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Democracy, Alone Again Or, Wait For The Blackout, Street of Dreams, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, New Rose, History of The World, Born To Kill, Absinthe, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Eloise, Curtain Call, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Limited Express.

Wednesday 29 June 2005 - Club Quattro, Hiroshima, Japan

Setlist: Love Song, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Democracy, Alone Again Or, Street of Dreams, I Fall, Would You Be So Hot, New Rose, History of the World, Born To Kill, Absinthe, Ignite, Plan 9 Channel 7, Neat Neat Neat. encore - Curtain Call, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Eloise, Smash It Up.

Comments: No support band. Note that the information given above is the setlist and that the actual set played may have varied. 'Curtain Call' may have followed 'Jet Boy Jet Girl'.

Saturday 20 May 2005 - Morecambe (Wasted Festival)

Comments: CANCELLED - The Damned pulled out of the festival.

Sunday 8 May 2005 - Carling Academy, London

Set: Street Of Dreams, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Democracy, Neat Neat Neat, History Of The World, Antipope, Ignite, Alone Again Or, Absinthe, Plan 9 Channel 7, Magic Potion, Neverland, New Rose, Eloise. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Looking At You, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Priscillas.

Saturday 7 May 2005 - Durham Students Union, Durham

Set: Street Of Dreams, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Democracy, Neat Neat Neat, History Of The World, Antipope, Ignite, Alone Again Or, Absinthe, Plan 9 Channel 7, Magic Potion, Neverland, New Rose, Eloise. encore - Happy Talk, Jet Boy Jet Girl, Looking At You, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from The Clash City Rockers & The Rezillios.

Friday 6 May 2005 - Rio's, Bradford

Set: Street Of Dreams, Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Democracy, Neat Neat Neat, History Of The World, Antipope, Ignite, Alone Again Or, Absinthe, Plan 9 Channel 7, Magic Potion, Neverland, Born To Kill, Eloise. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Looking At You, Smash It Up.

Comments: Support from Threshold Shift & The Priscillas.

Thursday 5 May 2005 - Robin R'n'B Club 2, Bilston

Set: Smash It Up (part 2 only), Second Time Around, I Just Can't Be Happy Today, Neat Neat Neat, Democracy, History Of The World, Antipope, Ignite, Alone Again Or, Absinthe, Plan 9 Channel 7, Noise Noise Noise, Street Of Dreams, Born To Kill, Eloise. encore - Jet Boy Jet Girl, Neverland, Looking At You.

Comments: Support from The Priscillas.


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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