1975


Key: record releases in pink, gigs in blue, other in yellow.

Gig dates taken from press cuttings, ticket stubs and fan club sheets and may have been subject to change. Those marked as 'Confirmed' are known to be correct.

Items marked were added or amended on the last page update.

Date Event Misc Info
4 Jan 1975 Talk Of The South, Southend Confirmed
11 Jan 1975 Bailey's, Hanley Confirmed
12 Jan 1975 Coventry Theatre Confirmed
14 Jan 1975 City Hall, Sheffield  
15 Jan 1975 Guildhall, Preston  
17 Jan 1975 St Georges Hall, Bradford Confirmed
26 Jan 1975 Batley Variety Club  
27 Jan 1975 Batley Variety Club  
28 Jan 1975 Batley Variety Club  
29 Jan 1975 Batley Variety Club  
30 Jan 1075 Batley Variety Club  
31 Jan 1975 Batley Variety Club  
1 Feb 1975 Batley Variety Club  
7 Feb 1975 'Sweet Music' released'  
8 Feb 1975 Pier Pavilion, Hastings Confirmed
20 Feb 1975 Blightey's, Farnworth Set List: Wipeout, Rip It Up, New Orleans, Chain Gang, Johnny Remember Me, Rockin' Robin, The Party, Rock 'n' Roll Lady, King Of The Jive, Runaround Sue, Teenager In Love, Three Stars, Rave On, Sweet Music, Jailhouse Rock, Romeo Drum Solo.
7 Mar 1975 Fiesta, Sheffield Confirmed
8 Mar 1975 Fiesta, Sheffield Confirmed
18 Mar 1975 Meadow Vale Country Club  
22 Mar 1975 Steam Machine, Hanley Confirmed
26 Mar 1975 De Montfort Hall, Leicester Confirmed
6 Apr 1975 Floral Hall, Southport Confirmed
9 Apr 1975 Apollo, Glasgow  
1 May 1975 University of Ulster, Coleraine  
2 May 1975 Quuen's University, Belfast  
9 May 1975 'Three Steps To Heaven' released  
17 May 1975 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone  
18 May 1975 Mallory Park BBC Radio 1 Fun Day. Band members Malcolm Allured, Trevor Oakes, Al James and Rod Deas attended. Trev, Al and Rod were interviewed by David Hamilton live on BBC Radio 1..
18 May 1975 Hammersmith Odeon, London The band appeared at Mallory Park in the afternoon, then did this gig in the evening.
21 May 1975 Grand Theatre, Leeds  
24 May 1975 Watersmeet, Rickmansworth  
30 May 1975 The Palace, Newark  
3 Jun 1975 Guildhall, Southampton  
8 Jun 1975 New Theatre, Hull  
13 Jun 1975 'Step Two' released Went Silver
6 Jul 1976 Bailey's. Blackburn Exact end date for the Blackburn shows not confirmed
7 Jul 1976 Bailey's. Blackburn  
8 Jul 1976 Bailey's. Blackburn  
9 Jul 1976 Bailey's. Blackburn  
10 Jul 1976 Bailey's. Blackburn  
11 Jul 1976 Bailey's. Blackburn  
12 Jul 1975 Lingfield Racecourse Not a gig, but an appearance at the racecourse by the band alongside other artists on same record label (Bell), including Glitterband. Bell records sponsored two races.
14 Jul 1975 Tiffany's, Shewsbury  
17 Jul 1975 Tiffany's, Great Yarmouth Confirmed
25 Jul 1975 Three Counties Showground, Malvern  
26 Jul 1975 Southport FC Festival  
29 Jul 1975 Bailey's, Derby  
30 Jul 1975 Bailey's, Derby  
31 Jul 1975 Bailey's, Derby  
11 Aug 1975 'Three Steps To Heaven' released in the USA This was reported in SWW's fan club news sheet dated Aug 1975
18 Aug 1975 Bailey's, Watford Confirmed
19 Aug 1975 Bailey's, Watford Confirmed
20 Aug 1975 Bailey's, Watford Confirmed
21 Aug 1975 Bailey's, Watford Confirmed
22 Aug 1975 'Heartbeat' released  
22 Aug 1975 Bailey's, Watford Confirmed
23 Aug 1975 Bailey's, Watford Confirmed
7 Sep 1975 New Theatre, Coventry Support by The Arrows
9 Sep 1975 Meadow Vale Country Club, Cardiff Support by The Arrows
10 Sep 1975 Top Rank, Plymouth Support by The Arrows
12 Sep 1975 De Montfort Hall, Leicester Support by The Arrows
13 Sep 1975 North Olympia, Norbreck Castle, Blackpool Support by The Arrows
14 Sep 1975 Davenport Theatre, Stockport Support by The Arrows
15 Sep 1975 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton Support by The Arrows
16 Sep 1975 Guildhall, Preston Support by The Arrows
17 Sep 1975 City Hall, Sheffield Confirmed. Support by The Arrows
19 Sep 1975 City Hall, Newcastle Support by The Arrows
20 Sep 1975 City Hall, Newcastle Support by The Arrows
23 Sep 1975 Civic Hall, Guildford Support by The Arrows
24 Sep 1975 Chancellor Hall, Chelmsford Support by The Arrows
25 Sep 1975 Tiffany's, Ilford Support by The Arrows
27 Sep 1975 Congress Theatre, Eastbourne The Record Mirror newspaper dated 6 Sep 1975 reported that this gig was cancelled
28 Sep 1975 Woodville Hall, Gravesend The Record Mirror newspaper dated 6 Sep 1975 reported that this gig was cancelled. Arrows, who supported Showaddywaddy on the tour have a gig recorded on 28 Sep at Ayr Pavilion. Not coirmed if Showaddywaddy played this venue too.
29 Sep 1975 Glasgow Apollo Support by The Arrows
1 Oct 1975 Grand Theatre, Leeds Support by The Arrows
2 Oct 1975 Queensway, Dunstable Support by The Arrows
3 Oct 1975 Odeon, Lewisham Support by The Arrows. Tickets 1.50, 1.25 and 1.00
4 Oct 1975 Gaumont, Ipswich Support by The Arrows
5 Oct 1975 Wimbledon Theatre, London Support by The Arrows. Tickets 1.50, 1.25, 1.00, 80p and 60p
6 Oct 1975 Odeon, Taunton Arrows, who supported Showaddywaddy throughout the autumn tour, played at this venue on this date. Not confirmed if Showaddywaddy played here too.
8 Oct 1975 Gaumont, Doncaster Support by The Arrows
10 Oct 1975 Opera House, Manchester Support by The Arrows
11 Oct 1975 Grand Pavilion, Withernsea Support by The Arrows
13 Oct 1975 Market Hall, Carlisle Support by The Arrows
14 Oct 1975 Pavilion, Ayr Support by The Arrows
15 Oct 1975 Apollo, Glasgow The Record Mirror newspaper dated 6 Sep 1975 reported that this was brought forward to 29 Sep 1975, so did not take place on 15 Oct
17 Oct 1975 Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen Support by The Arrows
18 Oct 1975 Caird Hall, Dundee Support by The Arrows
20 Oct 1975 New Theatre, Oxford Support by The Arrows
21 Oct 1975 Glen Ballroom, Llanelli Support by The Arrows
22 Oct 1975 Capitol Theatre, Cardiff Support by The Arrows. Confirmed
23 Oct 1975 Dixielander, Colwyn Bay Support by The Arrows
24 Oct 1975 Gaumont State, Kilburn, N.London Support by The Arrows
25 Oct 1975 West Runton Pavilion, Norfolk Arrows, who supported Showaddywaddy throughout the autumn tour, played at this venue on this date. Not confirmed if Showaddywaddy played here too.
26 Oct 1975 Cliffs Pavilion, Southend Support by The Arrows. Confirmed
27 Oct 1975 Top Rank, Reading Arrows, who supported Showaddywaddy throughout the autumn tour, played at this venue on this date. Not confirmed if Showaddywaddy played here too.
28 Oct 1975 Guildhall, Southampton Arrows, who supported Showaddywaddy throughout the autumn tour, played at this venue on this date. Not confirmed if Showaddywaddy played here too.
7 Nov 1975 'Heavenly' released  
27 Nov 1975 Fiesta, Stockton Confirmed
28 Nov 1975 Fiesta, Stockton Confirmed
29 Nov 1975 Fiesta, Stockton Confirmed
30 Nov 1975 Norwich Confirmed. Gig was at an unknown church hall, and a very small audience of around 20 people were in attendance! The weather was apparently very foggy!
19 Dec 1975 Fiesta, Sheffield Confirmed
20 Dec 1975 Fiesta, Sheffield Confirmed
21 Dec 1975 Chester Confirmed. Venue was a cinema, name unknown. There was a bomb scare at this gig and the venue was evacuated.
27 Dec 1975 Redruth (Cornwall) Confirmed. Venue unknown. Band stayed over at the Pendenton Hotel