*The Official*

A Certain Ratio - Gigography

*Last Update 5/29/2008

 

1978

 

9/4 Band on the Wall, Manchester (w/Joy Division)

 

9/26 Band on the Wall, Manchester (w/Joy Division)

(These dates (and a few others) were found on the Ian Curtis.org website.)

 

** According to Martin Moscrop: "There are two gigs at Band on The Wall before the Russell Club. Before that we played at Pips Disco in Manchester but can’t remember the dates.  It was 78 I think.  I think we also played Band on The Wall a couple of times before the dates this website (ed. comment = referring to iancurtis.org) mentions."

 

1979

 

5/11 Russell Club (aka the Factory) (w/ Joy Division, John Dowie, and OMD)

 

5/17 Acklam Hall, London (w/ Joy Division, John Dowie, and OMD)

 

5/23 Bowden Vale Youth Club, Altrincham (w/ Joy Division, John Dowie, and OMD)

 

4/5 Limit Club, Sheffield (w/ Joy Division)

 

8/10 Eric's, Liverpool (w/ OMD)

 

8/13 Nashville Rooms, London (w/ Joy Division and OMD)

 

8/27 Leigh Open Air Festival "Zoo Meets Factory Half Way"

- Faceless, I Feel, All Night Party, The Choir, Crippled Child, Flight.

 

8/31 Electric Ballroom, London (w/Joy Division, Monochrome Set, and Scritti Politti)

 

9/8 Queen’s Hall, Leeds – Futurama One Festival

 

10/26 Electric Ballroom, London (w/Joy Division and The Distractions) **This is the “Ballroom” gig (from “Graveyard & Ballroom”)!

- All Night Party, Oceans, The Choir, The Fox, Suspect, Flight, Genotype/Phenotype.

 

11/29 Kim Philby Club, Manchester (w/The Pop Group & Phil Diggle in Rolf Harris Dead) [poster from the show]

 

1980

 

?/? City Gardens, NJ

 

1/? Electric Ballroom, London (supporting Talking Heads)

 

2/7 Factory II (New Osbourne Club), Manchester (w/Joy Division and Section 25)

 

2/8 ULU, London ((w/Joy Division, Section 25, and Killing Joke)

 

2/20 Town Hall, High Wycombe (w/Joy Division, Section 25, and Killing Joke) [advert for show]

- Do the Du, Choir, And Then Again, Son & Heir, The Fox, Suspect, All Night Party, Flight.

 

2/29 Lyceum, London (w/Joy Division, Section 25, and Killing Joke)

- Do the Du, And Then Again, Oceans, Choir, Crippled Child, The Fox, I Fail, All Night Party, Flight, Genotype-Phenotype. 

 

3/14 Eric’s Liverpool (w/ Psychedelic Furs)

 

3/23 Lyceum. London (w/ Psychedelic Furs, Echo & the Bunnymen, Teardrop Explodes, and Manicured Noise)

 

4/2 Rock Garden, London

 

4/3 Moonlight Club, London (w/ Joy Division, Kevin Hewick, and Blurt)

 

4/8 Derby Hall, Bury (w/ Joy Division)

 

4/18 The Russell Club, Manchester (w/ Durutti Column, Section 25, Blurt and John Dowie)

 

4/19 The Paris Theatre, London, BBC Live session

- And Then Again, Crippled Child, Choir, The Fox, Flight

 

4/23 Beach Club, Manchester (members of ACR playing with Cabaret Voltaire)

 

4/25 Scala Cinema, London (w/Section 25, Durutti Column, Blurt, and Kevin Hewick)

- Do The Du, And Then Again, Choir, Forced Laugh, Oceans, Suspect, The Fox, Son & Heir, Flight, Shack Up.

 

4/26 Plan K, Brussels (w/ Section 25)

 

4/27 Bataclan, Paris (w/A Boy Alone, Section 25, and Durutti Column) – CANCELLED SHOW

 

5/2 High Hall, Birmingham (w/Joy Division. Sadly this was to be the last live performance of Joy Division)

- Strain, Do the Du, And Then Again, Choir, Oceans, Forced Laugh, Crippled Child, The Fox, Shack Up. 

 

6/? Rainbow Theatre, London

 

6/9 Francis Xavier Hall, Dublin

 

6/21 ICA, London

- Felch, Choir, And Then Again, Oceans, Forced Laugh, The Fox, My Spirit, Suspect.

 

7/29 Oozits, Manchester – “Beach Club” night (w/ New Order and Action Holidays) **NOTE - This was New Order’s debut gig (NO were not billed at all, nor were they even called New Order at this point. ACR were the headline act). They were a late replacement for The Names. Evidently Barney said, “The Names couldn't make it, so we're playing instead. We're the last surviving members of Crawling Chaos." This was a benefit show for the “Printed Noise” fanzine, which was run by Andrew Wilson (of Action Holidays, later of the Passage). Thanks to Mark Bursa for info!

 

7/30 Rock Garden, London (?)

- Felch, I Fail, My Spirit, Oceans, And Then Again, Forced Laugh, The Fox, Shack Up, Choir, Flight, All Night Party.

 

8/16 Porterhouse, Retford (w/Section 25)

 

8/28 Music Machine, London (w/ Section 25 and Blurt)

 

9/26 Hurrah’s, New York City (w/ New Order)

 

9/27 Tier 3, New York City (w/ New Order)

 

10/17 University, York

 

10/21 Plan K, Brussels

 

10/24 Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands (w/ Durutti Column and Section 25)

 

10/25 Doornroosje, Nijmegan, Netherlands (w/ DC and Section 25)

 

10/26 Vera, Groningen, Netherlands (w/ DC and Section 25)

 

10/30 Utopia, Hal 4, Rotterdam, Netherlands (w/ DC and Section 25)

 

10/31 Auditoire P.E. Janson (Free University) Brussels, Belgium (w/ DC and Section 25)

 

11/1 Paard van Trooje, Dan Haag, Netherlands (w/ DC and Section 25)

 

11/2 Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/ DC and Section 25)

 

11/3 SO36, Berlin (w/ Section 25)

 

11/21 ULU, London

- Loss, Felch, Oceans, And Then Again, Winter Hill, Forced Laugh.

 

12/13 Utopia HAL 4, Rotterdam

               - Oceans, And Then Again, Loss, Forced Laugh, My Spirit, Winter Hill, Unknown song, Shack Up.

 

12/23 Heaven Ultradisco, London

 

 

1981

 

2/23 Fagins, Manchester

- Felch, Back to the Start, Crystal, Forced Laugh, Loss, Skip Skada, Waterline, Winter Hill, Announcement by Jez that they are looking for a new singer!

 

3/27 North London Polytechnic

               - Rialto, Back to the Start, Loss, Crystal, Lucinda, Gum, Skip Skada, And Then Again, Waterline, Forced Laugh, Winter Hill.

 

4/2 Sheffield Art College

- Rialto, Back to the Start, Crystal, Loss, Staccato (Gum), Skip Skada, Lucinda, Waterline.

 

4/18 Rock City Nottingham

- Unknown Instrumental, Rialto, Back to the Start, Crystal, Rub Down, Gum, Skip Skada, Lucinda, Waterline.

 

4/22 Amnesia Club, Leeds

- Intro, Rialto, Back to the Start, Crystal, Rub Down, Staccato (Gum), Skip Skada, Lucinda, Waterline. 

 

5/4 Odissea 2001, Milan

- Intro, Rialto, Back to the Start, The Fox, Crystal, And Then Again, Rub Down, Staccato (Gum), Skip Skada, Forced Laugh, Shack Up, Lucinda, Waterline, Winter Hill. 

 

5/14 Les Baines Douches, Paris

- Rialto, Back to the Start, Abracadubra, Crystal, Rub Down, Staccato (Gum), Skip Skada, Lucinda, Waterline. 

 

6/11 Adrians Ballroom, Manchester

 

6/26 Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham

- Back to the Start, Staccato (Gum), Day One, Lucinda, Crystal, Rub Down, Sommadub, Skip Skada, Knife Slits Water.

 

7/? Brunnsparken, Helsinki

 

7/? Studenthuset, Helsinki

 

7/24 Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki (w/DC and Kevin Hewick) [click here for more info on this gig]

 

9/? Mr. Pickwicks, Liverpool

- Kether Hot Knives, Tumba Rumba, Gum, Day One, Back to the Start, Sommadub, Skip Skada, Knife Slits Water, Waterline.

 

9/7 Heaven Ultradisco, London

- Kether Hot Knives, Tumba Rumba, Back to the Start, Staccato (Gum), Day One, Sommadub, Skip Skada, Knife Slits Water , Waterline. 

 

10/5 Voodoo Club, Toronto

 

12/6 Rockafellas, Leeds

- Kether Hot Knives, Gum, Back to the Start, Day One, Tumba Rumba, Skip Skada, Sesamo Apriti-Corco Vada, Sommadub, Saturn (vocal version), Knife Slits Water.

 

12/? Body Cypher Club, Leeds

  

1982

 

1/12 Lyceum, London

- Kether Hot Knives, Waterline, Back to the Start, Tumba Rumba, Skip Skada, Gum, Day One, Sommadub, Showcase, Saturn, Knife Slits Water.

 

1/14 Blue Note, Derby (w/Parade)

 

2/16 Holy City Zoo, Birmingham

- Kether Hot Knives, Back To The Start, Tumba Rumba, Skipscada, Sesamo Apriti-Corco Vada, Gum, Day One, Saturn, Show Case, Sommadub, Waterline.

 

2/18 Lyceum, London

 

2/26 Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ Guilty and Blazing Aces)

 

2/27 Paard van Troje, Den Haag

               - Back to the Start, Axis, Skip Skada, Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada, Sommadub, Saturn, Knife Slits Water.

 

5/22 Kim Philby Club, Manchester (w/Durutti Column and Ludus)

 

6/2 Odissea 2001, Milan

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Showcase, I’d like to see you again, ? (probably Tumba Rhumba), Skipscada, Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada, Waterline, Axis, Saturn, Day One, Guess Who, Touch, Knife Slits Water.

 

6/14 Firenze, Italy

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Show Case, I’d Like to See You Again, Tumba Rumba, Skip Skada, Waterline, Axis, Day One, Guess Who, Touch.

 

6/18 Glastonbury Festival

 

6/19 University, Leicester

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Showcase, I'd Like to See You Again, Tumba Rumba, Skip  Skada, Waterline, Axis, Day One, Sommadub, Guess Who, Touch, Knife Slits Water.

 

7/9 Hacienda, Manchester

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Showcase, I'd Like to See You Again, Tumba Rumba, Skip Skada, Axis, Sommadub, Who's to Say, Hot Nights, Guess Who, Touch, Knife Slits Water.

 

8/7 Vilar de Mouros Festival, Portugal (w/DC, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, The Stranglers, and others)

- Saturn, Sommadub, Knife Slits Water. 

 

11/7 Lyceum, London

- Showcase, Tumba Rumba, Skip Skada, Figuera, Who's to Say, I'd Like to See You Again, Piu Lento, I Need Someone Tonight, Axis, Back to the Start, Sommadub, Guess Who, Touch.

 

11/20 Harrogate Rooms, Eltham

- Back to the Start, Showcase, I Need Someone Tonight, Axis, Who's to Say, I'd Like to See You Again, Sommadub, Piu Lento, Unknown new song, Tumba Rumba, Skip Skada, Touch, Unknown new song "This one's new...made up on Thursday" 

 

12/? Hacienda, Manchester

 

12/? Club Lingerie, Hollywood

 

12/11 Metro, Chicago

- Back to the Start, Saturn, Showcase, Tumba Rumba, Skip Skada, Figuera, Winter Hill, Sommadub, Unknown new song, Who's to Say, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Unknown new song, Knife Slits Water.

 

12/16 Danceteria, New York City (Opening act = MADONNA!)

 

12/17 Danceteria, New York City (w/The Mystics and Full Force)

 

 

1983

 

1/30 Brixton Ace, London

 

4/23 Plan K, Brussels

 

4/14 Tivoli, Amsterdam (w/ Quando Quango)

 

4/16 Omah Club, Papendrecht

- I’d Like to See You Again, Showcase, Guess Who, Unknown song, Tumba Rumba, Si Firmi O Grido, Sommadub, Don’t You Worry Bout a Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Shack Up.

 

4/27 Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ Quando Quango)

 

6/4 The Blue Note, Derby

- I’d Like to See You Again, Showcase, Guess Who, Mi Fiesta, Tumba Rumba, Si Firmi O Grido, Son’t You Worry Bout a Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Knife Slits Water.

 

10/1 Polytechnic, Liverpool

- Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada, Si Firmi O Grido, Hot Nights / Dancin Romancin, Huricuesta(? – sounds like it in the intro), Tumba Rumba, Unknown song, Don’t You Worry Bout a Thing, Unknown song, I Need Someone Tonight, Knife Slits Water.

 

10/26 Saltlageret, Copenhagen

 

12/23 Gaiety Bar, Blackpool (w/ Section 25)

 

 

1984

 

4/27 Liverpool University

 

5/7 Town Hall, Bournemouth

 

6/22 Hacienda, Manchester

 

8/17 Hammersmith Town Hall, London

 

8/? London (Venue?) (w/Psychic TV)

 

10/25 Moray House, Edinburgh

 - There's Only This, Si Firmi O Grido, Life's A Scream, Anthem, Wild Party, Force, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Touch.

 

1985

 

3/22 Club Foot (location?)

 

3/23 ICA, London

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Life's A Scream, Force, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Anthem, Wild Party, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

3/24 The Wag Club, London

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Life's A Scream, Force, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Anthem, Wild Party, Touch, (encore) Knife Slits Water (with Martha Tilson), Si Firmi O Grido.

 

7/20 WOMAD

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Life’s A Scream, And Then Again, Wild Party, Flight, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

August North American Tour with New Order

8/1 Felt Forum, NYC

8/2 Opera House, Boston

8/4 Internationale Centre, Toronto

8/6 Bismark Theatre, Chicago

8/9 Warner Theatre, Washington DC

8/12 McAlister Auditorium, New Orleans [check out how ACR was billed for this gig!!! LOL!]

8/14 City Coliseum, Austin

8/16 Rainbow Music Hall, Boulder

8/17 Salt Lake City (venue??)

8/19 Henry Kaiser Centre, Oakland

8/22 Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica

8/23 Irvine Meadows, Irvine

 

 

10 or 11/? Canterbury Kent University (w/ Easterhouse)

 

10/18 The Fridge, Shrewsbury

- The Fox, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Bootsy, Life’s A Scream, And Then Again, Wild Party, Only Together, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

11/10 Hammersmith Palais, London (w/ New Order)

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, And Then Again, Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water.

 

11/11 Assembley Hall, Walthamstow

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, And Then Again, Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

11/13 The Venue, Aberdeen

 

11/14 Leicester (venue?)

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, And Then Again, Life's A Scream, Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido, The Fox.

 

11/30 The Venue, Aberdeen

            - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, Si Firmi O Grido, Knife Slits Water, Inside, Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

12/8 London School of Economics, London

            - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, Si Firmi O Grido, Knife Slits Water, Inside, Only Together, Bootsy, Flight, And Then Again, Wild Party, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

 

1986

 

?/? Greetings Festival

 

?/? Playhouse, Liverpool

 

?/? Buzz Club, Aldershot

               - soundcheck = Take Me Down, And Then She Smiles, Anthem

 

2/12 Paradox, Antwerp

- Shack Up, Only Together, Bootsy, The Runner, Wild Party, Flight, Knife Slits Water, Inside, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up.

 

2/22 Clarendon Ballroom, London

Intro/Flight, The Runner, And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido, Only Together, Bootsy, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Nostromo a Gogo, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

3/17 Heaven Ultradisco, London

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Runner, And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido, Only Together, Bootsy, Fever 103, Wild Party, Flight, Inside. 

 

4/20 Ronnie Scotts, London

 

6/18 Madrid (venue?)

 

6/24 Barcelona (venue?)

 

7/19 G-MEX Centre, Manchester

 

9/?? EBU Festival, Liverpool

               - Only Together, Bootsy, Take Me Down, Mickey Way, Inside, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

10/21 Leadmill, Sheffield

 

10/31 King Georges Hall, Blackburn (w/ Happy Mondays) [CANCELLED SHOW – According to Dave Noonan (who was there), the show, “was cancelled due to Jez (I think) having a tooth knocked out(?)or at least so we heard... so the Happy Mondays played with the Railway Children as support & the whole place went up – they were fighting in lumps after Bez slapped a Blackburn casual who was 'sig heiling' on stage...”]  Thanks for the memory Dave!!

 

11/28 King’s College, London (w/Stump)

 - Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Inside, Mickey Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And then She Smiles, Mickey Way.

 

12/22 Free Trade Hall, Manchester

 - Intro by Tony Wilson, Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Inside, Mickey Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty.

 

1987

 

1/? Errol’s, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

1/13 Musikcafeen, Copenhagen

- Bootsy, Only Together, Shack Up, Inside, Mickey Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Life's A Scream, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, "Improvisation From Jez Kerr + Tony Quigley", Anthem, Si Firmi O Grido, Mickey Way.

 

1/29 Rex Club, Paris

- Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Anthem, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles, Si Firmir O Grido, Inside.

 

2/5 Sala Zeleste, Barcelona

- Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Mickey Way, Anthem, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles, Si Firmi O Grido, Inside, Shack Up.

 

2/10 Prego (The Rainbow), Milan

 

3/13 Town and Country Club, Kentish Town, London

- Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Mickey Way, Naked and White, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles, Inside, Si Fermir O Grido

 

6/6 Finsbury Park Supertent (w/New Order, Railway Children, and Happy Mondays) [poster from the show]

- The Big E, Bootsy, Only Together, Wild Party, Mickey Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, All I Want is You, Sounds Like Something Dirty.

 

12/4 University, Manchester

- Coldest Days, Bootsy, Only Together, Mickey Way, Fever 103, The Big E, All I Want is You, Thin Grey Line, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Backs to the Wall, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

1988

 

3/19 The Boardwalk, Manchester

- Coldest Days, Bootsy, Thin Grey Line, Your Little World, Unknown Track, Mickey Way, The Big E(Won't Stop Loving You), Down By The River, Backs To The Wall, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

6/25 Astoria, London

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Bootsy, People Say, Mickey Way, Stay In (Your Little World), The Big E, Wild Party, Every Pleasure, The Rivers Edge, Thin Grey Line, Backs to the Wall.

 

12/13 The Leadmill, Sheffield (w/ A Guy Called Gerald)

 

12/17 G-MEX Centre, Manchester (w/New Order and Happy Mondays) [poster from the show]

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Your Blue Eyes, Mickey Way, The Big E, Your Little World, River’s Edge, Wild Party, Good Together, BTTW.

 

 

1989

 

5/? Town and Country Club, London

 

6/14 Free Trade Hall, Manchester

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Your Blue Eyes, Bootsy, God’s Own Girl, And Then Again, Down by the River, Shack Up, The Big E, Your Little World, Wild Party, Good Together, Flight, Backs to the Wall, Si Firmir O Grido.

 

10/12 Birmingham University

- Be What You Wanna Be, Improvisation, Your Blue Eyes, Your Little World, Shack Up, The Big E, God’s Own Girl, Mickey Way, Rivers Edge, Good Together, BTTW, Repercussions, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

10/13 University, Sheffield

 

10/14 University, Bradford

 

10/15 Uxbridge Brunel University

 

10/18 Riverside, Newcastle

 

10/19 Calton Studio, Edinburgh

 

10/20 Ritzy, Aberdeen

 

10/21 Strathclyde University, Glasgow

 

10/24 University, Leicester

 

10/25 Town & Country Club, London

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Your Blue Eyes, The Big E, God’s Own Girl, Your Little World, Every Pleasure, Wild Party, Good Together, Down by the River, Backs to the Wall, Si Firmi O Grido. 

 

10/26 University, Liverpool [another version of the poster for this show]

 

[click here to view poster advertising the October 89 tour]

 

1990

 

3/6 The Ritz, Manchester (‘Repurcussions’ from “ACR:MCR” was taken from this gig!)

 

12/22 International 1, Manchester (W/ DJ Jon Dasilva)

- Be What You Wanna Be, Tekno 4 An Answer., Won’t Stop Loving You, Shack Up, Wonder Y, Spirit Dance, Mello, Turn Me On, Wild Party, Good Together, Tribeca, Repercussions, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

 

1991

 

4/26 International 2, Manchester

- Be What You Wanna Be, Tekno 4 An Answer, Won’t Stop Loving You, Flight, Spirit Dance, Turn Me On, Mello, Wild Party, Good Together, Tribeca, Repercussions.

 

5/9 Subterrania, London

- Be What You Wanna Be, Teckno for an Answer, Won’t Stop Loving You, Shack Up, Wonder Y, Flight, Spirit Dance, Turn Me On, Mello, Wild Party, Good Together, Repircussions, Tribecca.

 

9/4 Heaton Park, Manchester - “Cities in the Park Festival” in memory of Martin Hannett (w/Electronic, Revenge, Durutti Column, The Wendys, Happy Mondays, Cath Carroll, and The Adventure Babies) [poster from the show] [ad for show + another ticket]

- Be what You Wanna Be, Tekno 4 An answer, Won’t Stop Loving You, Spirit Dance, Wonder Y.

 

11/7 The Academy, Manchester

 

11/29 Subterrania, London

 

11/30 Polytechnic, Bristol

 

12/6 King Tut’s Wah-Wah Hut, Glasgow

 

12/7 The Academy, Manchester

 

 

1992

 

3/4 Hacienda, Manchester

- Manic, Good Together, Shack Up, Won’t Stop Loving You, Spirit Dance, Teckno 4 An Answer, Wonder Y, Mello, 27 Forever, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

11/5 HMV Shop, Manchester

- Manic, Turn Me On, Shack Up. (Promotional appearance. They only played these 3 semi-acoustic songs)

 

12/1 Subterrania, London

 

12/3 Warehouse, Derby

 

12/10 The Academy, Manchester

 

 

1993

 

1/27 Canal Café Bar, Manchester

- Manic, Mello, Won’t Stop Loving You, Wonder Y, Be What You Wanna Be, Tekno 4 An Answer, Shack Up, Good Together, 27 Forever, Repercussions, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

1/28 Sankey’s Soap, Manchester

 

1/29 Duchess of York, Leeds

 

1/30 Polytechnic, Nottingham

 

7 (or 8?)/? Mosquito Coast, Leicester [t-shirt sold at show – front back] [review of show]

 

9/13 The Hacienda, Manchester

 

12/22 Al’s Café, Manchester

 

 

1994

 

6/29(?) Pendle College, Lancaster University

 

6/30 Sankey’s Soap, Manchester

 

7/8 Subterrania, London

- Be What You Wanna Be, Won’t Stop Loving You, Flight, Wild Party, Wonder Y, Turn Me On, Life’s A Scream, Good Together, Shack Up, 27 Forever, Si Firmir O Grido, Unknown?.

 

7/27 Phoenix Festival, Stratford (w/ The Beautiful South, Pop Will Eat Itself, The Wonder Stuff, Therapy?, Inspiral Carpets, Mother Earth, and more I’m sure)

 

12/7 LA2, London

 

12/11 Sankey’s Soap, Manchester

- Be What You Wanna Be, Won’t Stop Loving You, Flight, Wonder Y, Turn Me On, Some Day, Your On Your Own, Wild Party, Good Together, Shack Up, 27 Forever, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

 

1995

 

?/? Astoria 2, London

 

 

1996

 

9/25 The Hacienda, Manchester

 

11/21 Sankey’s Soap, Manchester

- Shack Up, Good Together, Your On Your Own, Turn Me On, Yeah Boy, Desire, Listen To The Sound, Wont Stop Loving You, Si Firmi O Grido, Samba 123.

 

 

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

 

 

2002

 

3/29 Electrowerkz, Islington (w/ Richard H. Kirk) [ticket and flyer from gig]

- Forced Laugh, Do the Du, The Fox, Shack Up, Flight, And Then Again, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Starlight, Turn Me On, Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together, Si Firmi O Grido, Won’t Stop Loving You.

 

3/30 Band on the Wall, Manchester

- Forced Laugh, Do The Du, The Fox, And Then Again, Flight, Shack Up, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Starlight, Turn Me On, Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together, Won't Stop Loving You, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

?/? Cannes

 

5/31 Jazz Café, London

 

8/3 Castlefield Arena, Manchester

 

 

2003

 

2/15 Zaal België, Hasselt, Belgium

- Forced Laugh, And Then Again, Do the Du, Flight, Shack Up (feat. Denise Johnson), Wild Party, Starlight, Turn Me On, Won’t Stop Loving You, Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

10/24 Fabric, London

- Forced Laugh, Do the Du, Shack Up, Wild Party, Starlight, Turn Me On, Won’t Stop Loving You, Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together (Si Firmi O Grido was listed on the set list but not performed).

 

 

2004

 

4/03 Band on the Wall, Manchester (25th Anniversary Show!)

- Intro/Choir/Waterline, Do the Du, Rialto, And Then Again, Flight, Wonder Y, Shack Up, Wild Party, Turn Me On, Starlight, Won’t Stop Loving You, Be What You Wanna Be, Heart & Soul (Joy Division cover!!!), Si Firmi O Grido.

 

4/25 North, Blackburn    

 

5/23 – The Ritz, Manchester  ‘And You Forgotten’ Rob Gretton Memorial concert (w,Tony Wilson, Doves, Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Dave Rofe, Mike Pickering, and Mr. Scruff)

 - Do the Du, Shack Up, Won’t Stop Loving You, Wonder Y, Turn Me On, Heart & Soul (Joy Division cover w/ Hooky on bass!!!). [pictures from the show of Jez & Hooky] [Pic courtesy of Mr. Martin Moscrop!....Thanks Martin]

 

2005

 

5/7 Nuits Sonores Festival - Les Subsistances, Lyon, France (w/ James Chance and the Contortions) [poster from the show]

- Intro/Choir/Waterline, Do the Du, And Then Again, Flight, Wonder Y, Turn Me On, Wild Party, Shack Up, Won’t Stop Loving You, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

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8/5 The Big Chill Festival – Open Air Stage [festival home page] [more info on the gig]

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Wonder Y, Funky Guitar, Shack Up, Wild Party, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

8/11 Cargo, London [more info at Cerysmatic Factory] [signed setlist] [picture from show]

             - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Funky Guitar, Dirty Disco, Way to Escape, Rialto, And Then Again, Turn Me On, Flight, Wonder Y, Shack Up, Wild Party, Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido. (*NOTE “Heart & Soul” was on the set list as the first song of the encore, but was not performed.)

 

8/13 Moorfest 2005 – The Bowl, Heaton Mersey (w/ The Mighty Wah!, Easterhouse, Haven and many others) [festival info]

             - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Wonder Y, Funky Guitar, Shack Up, Wild Party, Good Together, Si Firmi O Grido. (*NOTE - Be What You Wanna Be, Won’t Stop Loving You were on the original set list, but were not played)

 

10/1 The Cluny, Newcastle [flyer from the show]

             - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Funky Guitar, Dirty Disco, Way to Escape, Rialto, And Then Again, Flight, Turn Me On, Wonder Y, Wild Party, Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

10/24 Carling Academy 2, Liverpool – Launch event for indie label “This Sound”. (w/Redshed, Paradigm, Death by Decibels, and DJ’s Pirate Radio) [click here for more info]

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Funky Guitar, Way to Escape, Dirty Disco, And Then Again, Flight, Rialto, Turn Me On, Wonder Y, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

11/14 Apollo, Manchester

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Way to Escape, Wonder Y, Won’t Stop Loving You, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be.

 

2006

 

4/29 Tryptich Festival - The Bongo Club, Edinburgh (w/ DJ Twitch)

            - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Way to Escape, Wonder Y, Won’t Stop Loving You, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be.

 

4/30 Tryptich Festival - Sub Club, Glasgow (w/ DJ Twitch & JG Wilkes)

            - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Way to Escape, Wonder Y, Won’t Stop Loving You, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be.

 

2007

 

3/10 The Village, Dublin (w/ Cap Pas Cap & Shock! DJ’s)

            - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, And Then Again, Flight, Rialto, Way to Escape, Mind Made Up, I Feel Lite, Everything is Good, Wonder Y, Wild Party, Be What You Wanna Be, Shack Up, Down Down Down, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

5/6 Electric Chair, Manchester – Jilly’s Live Revue (w/ Ben Westbech, Elektrons, Don Letts, and Greg Wilson)

 

2008

 

6/14 Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh [ticket info or call 0132 220 3234]  

 

 

2009

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2010

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2011

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Unknown Dates:

Gig at the Polytechnic, Birmingham 1985

1987 - Probably some more dates in Scandinavia - Stockholm for sure

A Cancelled gig in the 90’s at Helsinki’s Bar, Brighton

Gig at Student Union on Museum Road w/Radical Dance

Outdoor gig at Gärdet in Stockholm back in '81 or '83 with Malaria!

 

 

Please send any additions, corrections, etc. to Mike Mitchell mitchellmichael@yahoo.com

Many thanks to Sam Habash for the inspiration to get this started and to Olan Henry for supplying me with shows!

My thanks also to everyone emailing me info! It is greatly appreciated! To single out a few in particular; Hans, Steven, and Paul B. Your help has been incredible!

 

Last and certainly not least…my humblest thanks to Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson. Thank you for your input, feedback, and making this the official ACR gigography!

 

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