Gig Archive 1973 to 1999


Showaddywaddy 28th Aug 1973
The Gig Archive is an almost-complete record of Showaddywaddy gigs from their formation in 1973, to 1999. The number of known gigs recorded is the minimum number of shows the band performed that year - there are likely to be more that are as yet undiscovered (information is as accurate as can be). There are 2,249 gigs listed between 1973 and 1999, plus 489 between 2015 and 2020! (Gigs between 2000 and 2014 to follow).

Showaddywaddy have always been renowned as a hard working band, right from the word go, and are still receiving accolades today for being the hardest working band in the UK!

  • Update 31st October 2020 - new gigs added to pages marked as updated2.

  • Choise - a few known gig dates by Choise
  • 1973 - (40 known gigs)
    1974 - (103 known gigs)
    1975 - (111 known gigs)
    1976 - (76 known gigs)
    1977 - (100 known gigs)
    1978 - (92 known gigs)
    1979 - (71 known gigs)
    1980 - (112 known gigs)
    1981 - (137 known gigs)
    1982 - (152 known gigs)
    1983 - (132 known gigs) updated2
    1984 - (115 known gigs) updated2
    1985 - (68 known gigs)
    Showaddywaddy August 1994

    1986 - (36 known gigs)
    1987 - (44 known gigs)
    1988 - (36 known gigs)
    1989 - (54 known gigs) updated2
  • 1990 - (63 known gigs)
  • 1991 - (83 known gigs)
  • 1992 - (107 known gigs)
  • 1993 - (114 known gigs)
  • 1994 - (123 known gigs) updated2
  • 1995 - (80 known gigs)
  • 1996 - (65 known gigs)
  • 1997 - (57 known gigs)
  • 1998 - (28 known gigs)
  • 1999 - (50 known gigs)
  • 2000 - 2014 to follow
  • 2015 - (92 known gigs)
  • 2016 - (92 known gigs)
  • 2017 - (90 known gigs)
  • 2018 - (95 known gigs)
  • 2019 - (99 known gigs)
  • 2020 - (21 known gigs)

Pictures: Showaddywaddy after winning the Players No.1 Top Town Talent Contest at Leicester Bailey’s nightclub on 28th August 1973, and performing in South Shields on 31st July 1994.