Gig dates taken from press cuttings, ticket stubs and fan club sheets and may have been subject to change. Gig dates assumed to be accurate unless otherwise stated. Items marked updated2 were added or amended on the last page update.



03 Jan 1981 - Colston Hall, Bristol
04 Jan 1981 - Civic Theatre, Festival Hall, Corby
05 Jan 1981 - City Hall, Newcastle updated2
08 Jan 1981
- Blazer’s, Windsor updated2
09 Jan 1981 - Blazer’s, Windsor
10 Jan 1981
- Blazer’s, Windsor
11 Jan 1981 - Deeside Leisure Centre, nr Connah’s Quay, Wales
12 Jan 1981 - Civic Hall, Oldham
23 Jan 1981 - Commodore, Nottingham
24 Jan 1981 - Commodore, Nottingham
25 Jan 1981 - Commodore, Nottingham
28 Jan 1981 - Theatre Club, Wakefield
29 Jan 1981 - Theatre Club, Wakefield
30 Jan 1981 - Theatre Club, Wakefield
31 Jan 1981 - Theatre Club, Wakefield
21 Feb 1981 - Market Hall, Carlisle
22 Feb 1981 - Southport Theatre, Southport
23 Feb 1981 -
Middlesbrough Centre
26 Feb 1981 -
Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke
27 Feb 1981 - Coventry Theatre, Coventry
05 Mar 1981 - Dacorum Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
06 Mar 1981 - Cliff’s Pavilion, Southend
07 Mar 1981 - ABC, Great Yarmouth
08 Mar 1981 - Pavilion, Skegness
12 Mar 1981 - Civic Hall, Guildford
13 Mar 1981 - Central Hall, Chatham
21 Mar 1981 - Kings Country Club, Eastbourne
23
Mar 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
24
Mar 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
25 Mar 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
26 Mar 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
27 Mar 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
28 Mar 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
03 Apr 1981 - Blighty’s, Farnworth
04 Apr 1981 - Blighty’s, Farnworth
09 Apr 1981 - Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen
10 Apr 1981 - Odeon, Edinbirgh
11 Apr 1981 - Empire Theatre, Sunderland
17 Apr 1981 - Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool updated2
23 Apr 1981
- Golden Garter, Mancester
24
Apr 1981 - Golden Garter, Mancester
25 Apr 1981 - Golden Garter, Mancester
01 May 1981 - Commodore, Nottingham
02 May 1981 - Commodore, Nottingham
03 May 1981 - Commodore, Nottingham
06 May 1981 - Circus Tavern, Purfleet
07 May 1981 - Circus Tavern, Purfleet
08 May 1981 - Circus Tavern, Purfleet
09 May 1981 - Circus Tavern, Purfleet
16 May 1981 - Ice House, Grimsby
17 May 1981 - Royal Court, Liverpool
21 May 1981 - Blazer’s, Windsor
22 May 1981 - Blazer’s, Windsor
23 May 1981 - Blazer’s, Windsor
30 May 1981 - (venue unknown), Milton Keynes
04 Jun 1981 - Leisure Centre, Gloucester
05 Jun 1981 - Gold Diggers, Chippenham
06 Jun 1981 - The Hexagon, Reading
07 Jun 1981 - Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth
08 Jun 1981 - Festival Theatre, Paignton
13 Jun 1981 - Wimbledon Theatre, London
14 Jun 1981 - Wimbledon Theatre, London
22 Jun 1981 - Double Diamond, Caerphilly
23 Jun 1981 - Double Diamond, Caerphilly
24 Jun 1981 - Double Diamond, Caerphilly
25 Jun 1981 - Double Diamond, Caerphilly
26 Jun 1981 - Double Diamond, Caerphilly
27 Jun 1981 - Double Diamond, Caerphilly
03 Aug 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
15 Aug 1981 - Brighton Dome, Brighton
16 Aug 1981 - Brighton Dome, Brighton
20 Aug 1981 - City Hall, Perth
21 Aug 1981 - Magnum Leisure Centre, Irvine
26 Aug 1981 - Fort Regent, Jersey
27 Aug 1981 - Fort Regent, Jersey
28 Aug 1981 - Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, Guernsey
29 Aug 1981 - Beau Sejour Leisure Centre, Guernsey
03 Sep 1981 - New Cornish Riviera Club, St. Austell
04 Sep 1981 - Odeon, Taunton
11 Sep 1981 - Winter Gardens, Malvern
12 Sep 1981 - Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone
13 Sep 1981 - Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
17 Sep 1981 - (venue unknown), Salisbury
18 Sep 1981 - Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
19 Sep 1981 - Lakeside Country Club, Camberley
20 Sep 1981 - Fairfield Hall, Croydon
21 Sep 1981 - Arts Centre, Poole
24 Sep 1981 - Civic Theatre, Festival Hall, Corby
26 Sep 1981 - (venue unknown), Cambridge
27 Sep 1981 - Royal Hall, Harrogate
02 Oct 1981 - Assembly Hall, Derby
04 Oct 1981 - Leisure Centre, Mansfield
09 Oct 1981 - Fulcrum, Slough
10 Oct 1981 - Odeon, Chelmsford
11 Oct 1981 - Gaumont, Ipswich
12 Oct 1981 - Coventry Theatre, Coventry
15 Oct 1981 - Gold Diggers, Chippenham
16 Oct 1981 - Gold Diggers, Chippenham
17 Oct 1981 - Gold Diggers, Chippenham
19 Oct 1981 - Bailey’s, Watford
20 Oct 1981 - Bailey’s, Watford
21 Oct 1981 - Bailey’s, Watford
22 Oct 1981 - Bailey’s, Watford
23 Oct 1981 - Bailey’s, Watford
24 Oct 1981 - Bailey’s, Watford
29 Oct 1981 - Arts Centre, Aberystwyth
30 Oct 1981 - Sports Centre, Rhonnda
31 Oct 1981 - Sports Centre, Ebbw Vale
01 Nov 1981 - Gaumont, Southampton
02 Nov 1981 - Colston Hall, Bristol
05 Nov 1981 - Apollo Theatre, Oxford
06 Nov 1981 - Fulcum, Slough
09 Nov 1981 - Golden Garter, Manchester
10 Nov 1981 - Golden Garter, Manchester
11 Nov 1981 - Golden Garter, Manchester
12 Nov 1981 - Golden Garter, Manchester
13 Nov 1981 - Golden Garter, Manchester
14 Nov 1981 - Golden Garter, Manchester
23 Nov 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
24 Nov 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
25 Nov 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
26 Nov 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
27 Nov 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
28 Nov 1981 - Night Out, Birmingham
03 Dec 1981 - City Hall, Newcastle updated2
04 Dec 1981
- Futurist Theatre, Scarborough updated2
05 Dec 1981
- (venue unknown), Huddersfield updated2
06 Dec 1981
- Civic Hall, Wolverhampton updated2
07 Dec 1981
- Guildhall, Preston updated2
08 Dec 1981
- De Montfort Hall, Leicester
14 Dec 1981 - Jollees, Stoke updated2
15 Dec 1981 - Jollees, Stoke updated2
16 Dec 1981
- Jollees, Stoke updated2
17 Dec 1981 - Jollees, Stoke updated2
18 Dec 1981 - Jollees, Stoke updated2
19 Dec 1981 - Jollees, Stoke updated2


Notes:

  • 05 Jan 1981 - Gig was originally due to take place on 11 Dec 1980, but rearranged for this date.
  • 11 Jan 1981 - SWW had a gig listed at the same venue on 06 Dec 1980. 11 Jan may have been a new/rearranged date.
  • 24 Feb 1981 - the band attended a presentation dinner for the 1980 British Rock & Pop Awards, run by BBC TV’s Nationwide, BBC Radio 1 and The Daily Mirror.
  • 25 Feb 1981 - there is a gig listed for Winter Gardens, Malvern on this date, but this is believed to have been cancelled.
  • 28 Feb 1981 - the band were due to play at Oasis Leisure Centre, Swindon, but local press reports the gig was cancelled 4 hours before it was due to start due to illness of band member Buddy Gask.
  • May 1981 - the band were booked to appear at Warrington Festival which was taking place between 09-30 May. The date of Showaddywaddy’s appearance is unknown.
  • 15 May 1981 - no gig as the band were recording at Pebble Mill Studios in Birmingham.
  • Jun 1981 - newspapers reported that a sprained ankle for Malcolm Allured, sustained the previous weekend in a heavy landing of a hot air balloon, would not put the band’s run of shows in Caerphilly in jeopardy.
  • 04 Sep 1981 - Showaddywaddy gave the last ever performance at the venue, for it closed on 05 Sep 1981, the last film shown being Herbie Goes Bananas. The venue reopened as Top Rank Bingo in Nov 1981 (later Mecca Bingo), before closing in Jul 2009. The building still stands as a Grade II listed building.
  • The gigs of 30 Oct to 02 Nov, and 06 Nov were supported by Ground Control; 05 Nov was supported by The Idle Flowers.
  • 03 Oct 1981 - band due to play at Royal Court, Liverpool - gig cancelled for reasons unknown.
  • 05 Nov 1981 - Apollo Theatre, Oxford advertised as being the new name for the ‘New Theatre’.
  • It’s Only Make Believe was in the set during 1981.