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LIVE DATES
2024
UK
2 MayThe Underground, BradfordCANCELLED
3 MayThe Grove, Byker, NewcastleCANCELLED
10 May Forum, Tunbridge WellsTickets
12 Jul229, LondonTickets
1 AugEndorset festival, DorsetTickets
USA
23 AugLost 80s Live, Humpreys Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CATickets
24 AugLost 80s Live, Peacock Theater, Los Angeles, CATickets
25 AugLost 80s Live, City National Grove of Anaheim, CATickets
30 AugLost 80s Live, Vina Robles, Paso Robles, CA Tickets
1 SepLost 80s Live Rewind, Thunder Valley Casino Resort, Lincoln, CATickets
6 SepMercury Lounge, New York CityTickets
7 SepMercury Lounge, New York CityTickets

Gig History

We are attempting to compile a full list of all the gigs that the band have played since forming in 1978. If you have details of any gig not shown on the list, please let us know via the contact page and we’ll add it to the page. Thanks.

1978

?? Feb Lakers Hotel, Redhill

15 Mar Coach & Horses, Farnham

27 Mar Hollytree, Addlestone

29 Mar Royal Oak, Passfield

4 Apr Target Club, Reading

17 Apr Junction, Guildford

19 Apr Coach & Horses, Farnham

7 May Technical College, Guildford

13 May Maltings, Farnham

3 Jun Royal Oak, Passfield

18 Jun Lakers Hotel, Redhill

19 Jun Junction, Guildford

21 Jun Coach & Horses, Farnham

30 Jun Royal Hotel, Guildford

1 Jul Surrey Free Arts festival

9 Aug Coach & Horses, Farnham

10 Aug Three Lions, Farncombe

13 Aug Lakers Hotel, Redhill

16 Aug Music Machine, London

18 Aug Royal Hotel, Guildford

21 Aug Tumbledown Dicks, Farnborough

21 Sep Rock Against Racism/Anti Nazi League event, Bunters, Guildford

25 Nov Royal Hotel, Guildford

6 Dec Bones Club, Reading

7 Dec Art College, Farnham

10 Dec Royal Standard, Bradford

1979

1 Jan Smartyz, Chester

11 Jan John Bull, Chiswick

14 Jan Scratchers, Farncombe

18 Jan John Bull, Chiswick

25 Jan University Bar, Guildford (NUJ benefit)

26 Jan University, Southampton

19 Feb Three Lions, Farncombe

24 Feb Wooden Bridge, Guildford (Women’s Aid benefit)

18 Mar Wooden Bridge, Guildford

5 Apr College, Godalming

15 Apr Three Lions, Farncombe

25 Apr Pegasus, Stoke Newington

Passport UK tour

4 May Royal Hotel, Guildford

10 May College, Godalming

16 May University Hall Bar, Guildford

18 May Royal Hotel, Guildford

19 May Marshall Rooms, Stroud

21 May Colston Hall, Bristol – with The Jam

22 May The Richmond, Brighton

24 May Guildhall, Portsmouth – with The Jam

28 May Ruskin Arms, East Ham

29 May Memorial Hall, Farnham

2 Jun John Bull, Chiswick

3 Jun Wooden Bridge, Guildford

4 Jun Tracey’s, Ipswich

7 Jun White Horse, Shepherd’s Bush

14 Jun White Horse, Shepherd’s Bush

16 Jun Tam O’Shanter, Charlton

17 Jun The Greyhound, Fulham

22 Jun Royal Hotel, Guildford

24 Jun Lakers Hotel, Redhill

28 Jun Archery Tavern, Eastbourne

29 Jun Acklam Hall, London

30 Jun Brilig Arts, Bath

8 Jul Marquee, London

14 Jul Wooden Bridge, Guildford

23 Jul Bridge House, Canning Town (with Small Hours)

26 Jul Duke Of Lancaster, Barnet

1 Aug The Greyhound, Fulham, London

19 Aug Marquee, London (with The Chords)

21 Aug Moonlight Club, London

29 Aug Klook’s Kleek, London

31 Aug Nashville Rooms, London (with Madness)

1 Sep Marquee, London

15 Sep Marquee, London

16 Sep Fulham Greyhound, London

24 Sep Fulham Greyhound, London

30 Sep Nashville Rooms, London

1 Oct Fulham Greyhound, London

3 Oct Music Machine, London

6 Oct Marquee, London

8 Oct Fulham Greyhound, London

14 Oct Brunel University, Uxbridge

18 Oct Dingwalls, London

26 Oct Music Machine, London

03 Nov Nashville Rooms, London

04 Nov Marquee, London

08 Nov Tumbledown Dicks, Farnborough

16 Nov Surrey Uni, Guildford (with The Beat) – John Peel Roadshow

Setting Sons UK tour – with The Jam

17 Nov Friars, Aylesbury

18 Nov Arts Centre, Poole

20 Nov Apollo, Manchester

21 Nov Apollo, Manchester

22 Nov Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

23 Nov Gaumont, Southampton

24 Nov Gaumont, Southampton

25 Nov Bingley Hall, Birmingham

26 Nov Trentham Gardens, Stoke On Trent

27 Nov Spa Royal Hall, Bridlington Spa

29 Nov Leisure Centre, Deeside

30 Nov University, Lancaster

02 Dec Rainbow, London

03 Dec Rainbow, London

04 Dec Rainbow, London

06 Dec City Hall, Newcastle

07 Dec City Hall, Newcastle

08 Dec Apollo, Glasgow

09 Dec Caird Hall, Dundee

10 Dec Odeon, Edinburgh

11 Dec Queen’s Exhibition Hall, Leeds

12 Dec King George’s Hall, Blackburn

13 Dec Sophia Gardens, Cardiff

15 Dec Centre, Brighton

16 Dec Guildhall, Portsmouth

18 Dec De Montfort Hall, Leicester

19 Dec De Montfort Hall, Leicester

21 Dec Pavilion, Bath

1980

09 Feb Wooden Bridge, Guildford (Barbed Wire benefit)

13 Feb Polytechnic, Wolverhampton

15 Feb Venue?, Newport, Shropshire

16 Feb JB’s, Dudley

17 Feb Marquee, London

18 Feb Kent University, Canterbury

19 Feb Polytechnic, Manchester

20 Feb Brunel University, Uxbridge (Cancelled due to TOTP appearance)

22 Feb Polytechnic, Huddersfield

23 Feb Warwick University, Coventry

24 Feb Newbridge Institute, South Wales

25 Feb Circles Club, Swansea

26 Feb Brunel Rooms, Swindon

27 Feb Routes Club, Exeter

28 Feb College, Weymouth

29 Feb Marshall Rooms, Stroud

1 Mar Rock Garden, London

08 Mar Nashville Rooms, London

12 Apr Music Machine, London

10 May Marquee, London

11 May Marquee, London

New Clear Days UK tour

04 Jun University, Bradford

05 Jun University Of East Anglia, Norwich

06 Jun Corn Exchange, Cambridge

07 Jun University, Birmingham

09 Jun Ansom Rooms, University, Bristol

10 Jun City Hall, St. Albans

12 Jun Civic Hall, Guildford

13 Jun Polytechnic, Sheffield

14 Jun University, Newcastle

15 Jun Pavilion, Ayr

16 Jun Tiffanys, Edinburgh

17 Jun Ruffles Club, Aberdeen

18 Jun College of Technology, Glasgow

20 Jun Great Hall, Aberystwyth

21 Jun University, Bath

22 Jun Top Rank Suite, Cardiff

23 Jun Fiesta Suite, Plymouth

24 Jun Stateside Centre, Bournemouth

25 Jun University, Leicester

26 Jun Grand Pavilion, Withernsea

28 Jun Rainbow, London

2 Aug Friars, Aylesbury (with The Jam)

Australian tour

15 Aug Club Showgrounds Pavilion, Melbourne

17 Aug Pier Hotel, Melbourne

18 Aug Capitol Theatre, Sydney

19 Aug Capitol Theatre, Sydney

21 Aug Bombay Rock, Melbourne

22 Aug Thebarton Town Hall, Adelaide

23 Aug Southside Six, Melbourne

24 Aug League Club, Woolongong

26 Aug Theatre, Canberra

27 Aug Civic Theatre, Newcastle

29 Aug Cloudland Ballroom, Brisbane

30 Aug Playroom, Surfers Paradise (Gold Coast)

31 Aug Chequers Club, Sydney

First American Tour

04 Sep The Whiskey, Los Angeles (2 shows)

05 Sep The Stone, San Francisco

06 Sep The Stone, Palo Alto

07 Sep The Stone, Berkeley

09 Sep The Bayou, Washington (2 shows)

10 Sep Emerald City, Philadelphia

11 Sep The Ballroom, Boston

12 Sep Diplomat Hotel, New York

13 Sep Trax Club, New York

14 Sep Malibu, Long Island, New York

31 Oct Marquee, London

01 Nov Marquee, London

Second North American Tour

17 Dec Centre Stage, Providence RI

18 Dec Rockaway Club, Rockaway, NY

19 Dec The Ritz, New York

20 Dec The Hullaballoo, Albany

21 Dec Stage One, Buffalo, NY

22 Dec El Macombo, Toronto, Canada (2 shows)

26 Dec Country Club, Reseda

27 Dec Perkins Palace, Pasadena

28 Dec The Roxy, San Diego (2 shows)

29 Dec Dooleys, Tempi, Phoenix

31 Dec The Stone, San Francisco

1981

North America continued

02 Jan Lobero Theatre, Santa Barbara

03 Jan Magic Mountain, Los Angeles (2 shows)

04 Jan Clubhouse, Santa Anna

20 Jan Park West, Chicago (2 shows)

21 Jan The Palms, Milwaukee

22 Jan Second Chance, Ann Arbor, Detroit

24 Jan Much More Club, Virginia Univ, Richmond

26 Jan Venue? Atlanta, GA

27 Jan Venue? Tampa, FL

28 Jan Venue? Orlando, FL

29 Jan Venue? Miami, FL

25 Feb Paris Theatre, London (BBC In Concert)

Mad March UK tour

06 Mar Taboo Club, Scarborough

07 Mar University, Durham

09 Mar Morass Club, Whitehaven

10 Mar Polytechnic, Manchester

11 Mar Civic Hall, Guildford

12 Mar Sussex University, Brighton

13 Mar Aston University, Birmingham

14 Mar Herts College of Further Education, Watford

16 Mar Eves Club, Cheltenham

17 Mar Warehouse, Leeds

18 Mar Floral Hall, Southport

20 Mar Polytechnic, Newcastle

21 Mar Porterhouse, Retford

22 Mar Civic Theatre, Halifax

24 Mar Tiffanys, Bath

25 Mar West Mids College of Higher Education, Walsall

26 Mar Chequers Club, Barnstaple

27 Mar The Venue, London

28 Mar Froebel Institute of H.E, Roehampton, London

30 Apr Lanchester Poly, Coventry (Radio 1 Live) – thanks to Paul Grayston for info

Third American Tour

4 Jun Agora, Atlanta

5 Jun Cotton Carnival Music Festival, Memphis

6 Jun Venue? St Louis

7 Jun Park West, Chicago

8 Jun The Palms, Milwaukee

10 Jun Maple Leaf Ballroom, Toronto, Canada

11 Jun Uncle Sams, Buffalo

12 Jun Ripleys Music Hall, Philadelphia

13 Jun Venue? Pawcatuct

14 Jun The Ritz, New York

16 Jun Metro, Boston

17 Jun The Station, Wilkesbarre

18 Jun Malibu Beach Club, Long Island

19 Jun Venue? Hampton Beach

20 Jun Hitsville, Passaic

22 Jun Commodore, Vancouver, Canada

23 Jun Showboat, Seattle

26 Jun Perkins Palace, Pasadena

27 Jun Florentine Gardens, Los Angeles

28 Jun Venue? San Fransisco

2016

Waiting For The Weekend reunion tour

14 Oct Opium Rooms, Dublin, Eire

30 Oct Holroyd Arms, Guildford (warm up)

04 Nov Dingwalls, London

18 Nov Loft @ Art House, Liverpool

19 Nov Slade Rooms, Wolverhampton

2017

01 Apr Holroyd Arms, Guildford (warm up)

08 Apr 100 Club, London

16 Jun Roundhouse, London – with The Skids

17 Jun Epic TV Studios, Norwich

23 Jun Dobbie Hall, Falkirk (Dan subs)

24 Jun Area Centre, Stewarton (Dan subs)

29 Jul Ropetackle Arts Centre, Shoreham

05 Aug Rebellion festival, Opera House, Blackpool (Dan)

09 Sep Thunderbolt, Bristol

10 Sep Always The Sun festival, Guildford

07 Oct Great British Alternative Music festival, Butlins, Skegness

21 Oct Tim & Mandy’s 30th anniversary, Boileroom, Guildford

28 Oct City Hall, Salisbury – with From The Jam (Dan)

10 Nov 229, London

09 Dec Hercules Hall, Portmeirion, Wales (Ed & Dan)

2018

24 Mar Nell’s Jazz & Blues Club, London (Dan)

06 May LCR, Univ of East Anglia, Norwich – with Buzzcocks (Dan)

29 Jun Ruby Lounge, Manchester

30 Jun The Cluny, Newcastle

01 Jul Bungalow, Paisley

28 Jul Actress & Bishop, Birmingham

04 Aug Rebellion festival, Empress Ballroom, Blackpool (Dan)

25 Aug Byline festival, Ashdown Forest, Sussex

08 Sep Junction, Cambridge

19 Oct Mercury Lounge, New York, USA (Dan)

20 Oct Mercury Lounge, New York, USA (Dan)

21 Oct Mercury Lounge, New York, USA (Dan)

04 Nov Polyfest, Dublin Castle, London

10 Nov Hercules Hall, Portmeirion, Wales

07 Dec Olby’s Music Room, Margate

08 Dec Con Club, Lewes

09 Dec 1865, Southampton

15 Dec Nell’s Jazz & Blues Club, London

2019

8 Mar Great British Alternative weekend, Minehead

24 Mar O2 Forum, London – with SLF (Dan)

5 May Mod’s Mayday, Islington Assembly Hall, London (Dan)

26 May Stone Valley festival, Herts

29 Jun Modfest at the Beach, Porthcawl, Wales 

Lost 80s Live US tour

(Michael Giblin guitar on all dates)

1 Aug Lynn Auditorium, Lynn, MA

2 Aug Ford Ampitheater, Coney Island, NY

3 Aug Fred Ampitheater, Peachtree, GA

8 Aug Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL

9 Aug Aretha Franklin Ampitheater, Detroit, MI

10 Aug Fiddlers Green Ampitheater, Greenwood Village, CO

15 Aug Sandy Ampitheater, Sandy, UT

17 Aug Humphry’s By The Bay, San , CA

20 Aug Concrete Street Ampitheater, Corpus Christi, TX

21 Aug Sunken Garden Theater, San Antonio, TX

22 Aug Arena Theater, Houston, TX

23 Aug Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino, Lake Charles, LA

24 Aug Theater At Grand Prairie, Grand Prairie, TX

25 Aug State Farm Arena, Hidalgo, TX

28 Aug Woodland Farm Zoo, Seattle, WA

29 Aug Britt Festival Pavilion, Jacksonville, OR

30 Aug Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, CA

31 Aug Mountain Winery Concerts, Saratoga, CA

1 Sep Thunder Valley Casino, Lincoln, CA

5 Sep Celebrity Theater, Phoenix, AZ

6 Sep Greek Theater, Los Angeles, LA

7 Sep Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, Las Vegas, NV

Setting Sons 40th anniversary UK tour – with From The Jam

(Dan on guitar on all dates)

17 Oct Pyramids, Portsmouth

18 Oct City Hall, Salisbury

19 Oct Great Hall, Cardiff

24 Oct University Stylus, Leeds

25 Oct The Empire, Middlesbrough

26 Oct City Hall, Hull

1-2 Nov Vapors weekend convention, Portmeirion (headline gig)

8 Nov Town Hall, Oxford

9 Nov Corn Exchange, Cambridge

14 Nov Assembly Hall, Walthamstow

15 Nov King George’s Hall, Blackburn

16 Nov Engine Shed, Lincoln

17 Nov Rock City, Nottingham

22 Nov Warehouse 23, Wakefield

23 Nov Nells’ Jazz & Blues, London (headline gig)

28 Nov Lemon Grove, Exeter

29 Nov Anson Rooms, Bristol

30 Nov O2 Indigo, London

2020

Setting Sons 40th anniversary UK tour – with From The Jam (continued)

9 Jan Winter Gardens, Margate

11 Jan Roadmender, Northampton

23 Jan The Hawth, Crawley

24 Jan Town Hall, Cheltenham

25 Jan Cresset, Peterborough

27 Jan Dorking Halls, Dorking

7 Mar Limelight, Belfast

8 Mar Whelans, Dublin, Eire (headline)

13 Mar Meca, Swindon

14 Mar Assembly, Leamington Spa

2021

(Dan on guitar on all dates unless noted)

Setting Sons 40th anniversary UK tour – with From The Jam (continued)

23 Sep Beach Ballroom, Aberdeen

24 Sep Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

25 Sep QMU, Glasgow

26 Sep Stone Valley North festival, Co. Durham

30 Sep Cheese & Grain, Frome

New Clear Days 40th anniversary UK tour

1 Oct Club Academy, Manchester

2 Oct Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

Setting Sons 40th anniversary UK tour – with From The Jam (continued)

8 Oct Grand Central Hall, Liverpool

New Clear Days 40th anniversary UK tour (continued)

14 Oct Boileroom, Guildford

15 Oct Under The Bridge, London

16 Oct Patterns, Brighton

21 Oct The Cluny, Newcastle

22 Oct Oran Mor, Glasgow

23 Oct Liquid Rooms, Edinburgh

29 Oct Thekla, Bristol

14 Nov Assembly, Leamington Spa (Phil Thompson on guitar) with The Skids

Sound Affects 40th anniversary UK tour – with From The Jam

8 Dec The Apex, Bury St Edmunds (Phil Thompson on guitar)

2022

New Clear Days 40th anniversary UK tour (continued)

24 Feb Robin 2, Bilston (Phil T guitar)

25 Feb Junction, Cambridge (Phil T guitar)

14 May Mod’s Mayday, Old Woollen, Leeds

29 May Bearded Theory Spring Gathering, Derbyshire

3 Jun Mello festival, Worcestershire

Sound Affects 40th anniversary UK tour – with From The Jam

8 Jul Corn Exchange, Ipswich

4 Aug New Adelphi Club, Hull

5 Aug R-Fest, Blackpool

5 Aug Music & Arts Centre, Barnoldswick

6 Aug Stone Valley North festival, Durham (Phil T guitar)

13 Aug Doon The Watter festival, Dunnoon

27 Aug We Are The Mods alldayer, Brighton

2 Sep The Holroyd, Guildford

3 Sep Jacs, Aberdare

Sound Affects 40th anniversary UK tour – with From The Jam

15 Sep White Rock Theatre, Hastings

30 Sep Great British Alternative weekender, Skegness

22 Oct The Factory Live, Worthing

25-26 Nov Vapors weekend convention, Portmeirion (headline gig)

2023

Together UK tour

26 Jan The Cavern, Liverpool

27 Jan The Crossing, Birmingham

28 Jan The Cluny, Newcastle

10 Feb Beat Generator Live, Dundee

11 Feb Slay, Glasgow

17 Feb Arts Centre, Colchester

18 Feb Thekla, Bristol

24 Feb Wardrobe, Leeds

25 Feb Rebellion, Manchester

3 Mar 229, London

4 Mar The Holroyd, Guildford (Dave’s 70th birthday)

20 May Cruel World festival, Pasadena, USA

4 Aug Rebellion festival, Blackpool

6 Oct Queen’s Hall, Nuneaton

28 Oct Pizza Express Live, Holborn, London

10 Nov West End Centre, Aldershot

11 Nov The Hat Factory, Luton

8 Dec Redrum, Stafford

14 Dec The 1865, Southampton

15 Dec The Arch, Brighton

2024

5 Jan 100 Club, London

26 Jan The Fleece, Bristol

1-2 Mar Vapors weekend convention, Portmeirion (extra guitarists Phil Thompson & Michael Giblin)

6 Apr Undercover festival, The Holroyd, Guildford

Thanks to everyone who has helped out filling in the blanks, especially Ed, Tim, Malcolm Bond, Howard Smith, Vinny and Weston. Please let us know if you have any details of gigs not listed. Cheers

Updated 22/2/23-a load of extra gigs added in 1978 & 1979 after Steve chanced upon Dave’s cash book from that period, detailing income from gigs as well as expenditure for strings, petrol etc. Cheers Steve…