1980


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
19 Jan 1980 Birmingham NEC With Marvin Gaye, KC & The Sunshine Band, McFadden & Whitehead, Edwin Starr, George McCrae.
24 Jan 1980 Civic Hall, Halifax  
25 Jan 1980 Royal Hall, Harrogate  
26 Jan 1980 Jollies, Stoke  
30 Jan 1980 Heart Of The Midlands  
31 Jan 1980 Heart Of The Midlands  
1 Feb 1980 Heart Of The Midlands  
13 Feb 1980 Fiesta, Sheffield  
14 Feb 1980 Fiesta, Sheffield  
15 Feb 1980 Fiesta, Sheffield  
16 Feb 1980 Fiesta, Sheffield  
3 Mar 1980 Bailey's, Watford  
4 Mar 1980 Bailey's, Watford  
5 Mar 1980 Bailey's, Watford  
6 Mar 1980 Bailey's, Watford  
7 Mar 1980 Bailey's, Watford  
8 Mar 1980 Bailey's, Watford  
14 Mar 1980 Wessex Hall, Poole  
15 Mar 1980 Wessex Hall, Poole  
16 Mar 1980 Fairfield Halls, Croydon  
17 Mar 1980 Fairfield Halls, Croydon  
18 Mar 1980 Brighton Centre Set List included: 'Johnny Remember Me', 'Sea Cruise', 'Chain Gang', 'Under The Moon Of Love' & 'Hey Rock And Roll'
29 Mar 1980 Middlesbrough Town Hall  
30 Mar 1980 Aberdeen Capital  
31 Mar 1980 Usher Hall, Edinburgh Confirmed
1 Apr 1980 Glasgow Apollo Show was cancelled!
18 Apr 1980 'Always & Ever' released  
20 Apr 1980 Dominion, Tottenham Court Road, London  
24 Apr 1980 Gloucester Leisure Centre  
25 Apr 1980 Southport Theatre  
26 Apr 1980 King Georges, Blackburn  
27 Apr 1980 Opera House, Blackpool Confirmed
1 May 1980 Commodore, Nottingham  
2 May 1980 Commodore, Nottingham  
3 May 1980 Commodore, Nottingham  
8 May 1980 Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre  
9 May 1980 Swansea Leisure Centre  
10 May 1980 Bridgend Leisure Centre  
11 May 1980 Palace Theatre, Plymouth  
14 May 1980 Wakefield Theatre Club  
15 May 1980 Wakefield Theatre Club  
16 May 1980 Wakefield Theatre Club  
17 May 1980 Wakefield Theatre Club  
23 May 1980 Blighty's, Farnworth, nr.Manchester  
24 May 1980 Blighty's, Farnworth, nr.Manchester Confirmed
29 May 1980 Blazers, Windsor  
30 May 1980 Blazers, Windsor  
31 May 1980 Blazers, Windsor  
6 Jun 1980 Winter Gardens, Margate  
7 Jun 1980 Kings Country Club, Eastbourne  
8 Jun 1980 Guild Hall, Portsmouth Confirmed. Set List: Let There Be Drums/Shazam/In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Dance With The Guitar Man, Dancin' Party, I Wonder Why, Remember Then, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Sea Cruise, Johnny Remember Me, King Of The Jive, Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller, A Little Bit Of Soap, When, Three Stars, Chain Gang, Under The Moon Of Love, Jailhouse Rock, Drum Solo, You Got What It Takes, Twist & Shout, Hey Rock And Roll
16 Jun 1980 Night Out, Birmingham  
17 Jun 1980 Night Out, Birmingham  
18 Jun 1980 Night Out, Birmingham  
19 Jun 1980 Night Out, Birmingham  
20 Jun 1980 Night Out, Birmingham  
21 Jun 1980 Night Out, Birmingham  
25 Jun 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa The band did 10 shows in South Africa. Twelve are listed here. It is not known on which two days the band did not play.
26 Jun 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
27 Jun 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
28 Jun 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
29 Jun 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
30 Jun 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
1 Jul 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
2 Jul 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
3 Jul 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
4 Jul 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
5 Jul 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
6 Jul 1980 Temple Park, Sun City, South Africa  
14 Jul 1980 Guernsey  
15 Jul 1980 Guernsey  
16 Jul 1980 Jersey  
17 Jul 1980 Jersey  
4 Aug 1980 Royal Agriculture Showground, Kenilworth  
4 Sep 1980 Caeser's Palace, Luton  
5 Sep 1980 Caeser's Palace, Luton  
6 Sep 1980 Caeser's Palace, Luton  
10 Sep 1980 City Hall, Sheffield  
12 Sep 1980 'Why Do Lovers..?' released  
12 Sep 1980 South Glamorgan Hall, Wales  
13 Sep 1980 New Theatre, Oxford Confirmed. Set included "Why Do Lovers..?". Malc Allured and Al James handed out free copies to gig-goers!
14 Sep 1980 ABC, Peterborough  
19 Sep 1980 St George's Hall, Bradford  
20 Sep 1980 Guild Hall, Preston  
21 Sep 1980 Assembly Rooms, Derby  
25 Sep 1980 Golden Garter, Manchester  
26 Sep 1980 Golden Garter, Manchester  
27 Sep 1980 Golden Garter, Manchester  
28 Sep 1980 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton  
11 Oct 1980 New Cornish Riviera, St Austell, Cornwall  
12 Oct 1980 Odeon, Taunton  
15 Oct 1980 Bailey's, Leicester  
16 Oct 1980 Bailey's, Leicester  
17 Oct 1980 Bailey's, Leicester  
18 Oct 1980 Bailey's, Leicester  
7 Nov 1980 Gaumont, Ipswich  
8 Nov 1980 Gaumont, Ipswich  
9 Nov 1980 Odeon, Chelmsford Confirmed
14 Nov 1980 Guild Hall, Preston  
15 Nov 1980 Futurist Theatre, Scarborough Confirmed. Set list: Let There Be Drums, Shazam, In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Dance To The Guitar Man, Dancin' Party, I Wonder Why, Remember Then, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Johnny Remember Me, King Of The Jive, Three Steps To Heaven, Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts, A Little Bit Of Soap, When, Three Stars, Chain Gang, Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller, Under The Moon Of Love, Jailhouse Rock, Romeo Drum Solo, You Got What It Takes, Hey Rock And Roll
16 Nov 1980 City Hall, Hull Gig was cancelled due to poor ticket sales!
20 Nov 1980 Wessex Hall, Poole  
21 Nov 1980 Odeon, Birmingham  
22 Nov 1980 Royal Hall, Harrogate  
23 Nov 1980 Fairfield Hall, Croydon  
28 Nov 1980 Brighton Centre Confirmed
29 Nov 1980 Gaumont, Southampton  
30 Nov 1980 Colston Hall, Bristol Gig can't have taken place as the band were recording and rehearsing the 'Showaddywaddyshow' at the BBC
30 Nov 1980 First of 2-days filming of 'Showaddywaddyshow' at BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham Recorded backing tracks for the part-live tracks between 0900hrs & 1100hrs and rehearsed throughout the day until 2200hrs
1 Dec 1980 Ebbw Vale Leisure Centre Gig can't have taken place as the band were filming 'Showaddywaddyshow' at the BBC
1 Dec 1980 'Blue Moon' & 'Bright Lights' released  
1 Dec 1980 Second of 2-days filming of 'Showaddywaddyshow' at BBC Pebble Mill, Birmingham Rehearsed during day from 1100hrs. Recorded with audience between 1930hrs & 2200hrs.
4 Dec 1980 Davenport Theatre, Stockport  
5 Dec 1980 De Montfort Hall, Leicester Confirmed. Set List: Let There Be Drums, Shazam, In The Hall Of The Mountain King, Dance With The Guitar Man, Dancin' Party, I Wonder Why, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Johnny Remember Me, King Of The Jive, Blue Moon, Three Steps To Heaven, Why Do Lovers Break Each Other's Hearts, A Little Bit Of Soap, When, Three Stars, Chain Gang, Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller, Under The Moon Of Love, Jailhouse Rock, Romeo Drum Solo, You Got What It Takes, Hey Rock And Roll
6 Dec 1980 Deeside Leisure Centre  
7 Dec 1980 Civic Theatre, Halifax  
8 Dec 1980 Town Hall, Middlesbrough  
11 Dec 1980 City Hall, Newcastle Confirmed
15 Dec 1980 Jollees, Stoke  
16 Dec 1980 Jollees, Stoke  
17 Dec 1980 Jollees, Stoke  
18 Dec 1980 Jollees, Stoke  
19 Dec 1980 Jollees, Stoke  
20 Dec 1980 Jollees, Stoke