1981


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
3 Jan 1981 Colston Hall, Bristol  
4 Jan 1981 Civic Hall, Corby  
5 Jan 1981 City Hall, Newcastle  
9 Jan 1981 Blazer's, Windsor  
10 Jan 1981 Blazer's, Windsor  
11 Jan 1981 Deeside Leisure Centre  
12 Jan 1981 Civic Hall, Oldham  
23 Jan 1981 Commodore, Nottingham  
24 Jan 1981 Commodore, Nottingham  
25 Jan 1981 Commodore, Nottingham  
28 Jan 1981 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
29 Jan 1981 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
30 Jan 1981 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
31 Jan 1981 Wakefield Theatre Club, Wakefield  
12 Feb 1981 'Doo Wah Diddy' released  
21 Feb 1981 Market Hall, Carlisle  
22 Feb 1981 Southport Theatre, Southport  
23 Feb 1981 Middlesbrough Centre  
24 Feb 1981 Presentation dinner for the 1980 British Rock & Pop Awards Awards run by BBC TV's Nationwide, BBC Radio 1 & The Daily Mirror
25 Feb 1981 Winter Gardens, Malvern Believed cancelled
26 Feb 1981 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke Confirmed
27 Feb 1981 Coventry Theatre Confirmed
28 Feb 1981 Oasis, Swindon  
5 Mar 1981 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead  
6 Mar 1981 Cliff's Pavilion, Southend  
7 Mar 1981 ABC, Great Yarmouth  
8 Mar 1981 Pavilion, Skegness Confirmed
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  
3 Apr 1981 Blighty's, Farnworth Confirmed
4 Apr 1981 Blighty's, Farnworth  
9 Apr 1981 Capital Theatre, Aberdeen  
10 Apr 1981 Odeon, Edinburgh Confirmed
11 Apr 1981 Empire, Sunderland  
23 Apr 1981 Golden Garter, Manchester  
24 Apr 1981 Golden Garter, Manchester  
25 Apr 1981 Golden Garter, Manchester  
1 May 1981 Commodore, Nottingham  
2 May 1981 Commodore, Nottingham  
3 May 1981 Commodore, Nottingham  
6 May 1981 Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex  
7 May 1981 Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex  
8 May 1981 Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex  
9 May 1981 Circus Tavern, Purfleet, Essex  
15 May 1981 Recording at Pebble Mill  
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  
28 May 1981 Parr Hall, Warrington  
30 May 1981 Milton Keynes  
4 Jun 1981 Leisure Centre, Gloucester  
5 Jun 1981 'Multiplication' released  
5 Jun 1981 Goldigger Club, Chippenham  
6 Jun 1981 Hexagon, Reading  
7 Jun 1981 Pavilion Theatre, Weymouth  
8 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  
3 Aug 1981 Night Out, Birmingham  
15 Aug 1981 Brighton Dome Confirmed
16 Aug 1981 Brighton Dome  
20 Aug 1981 City Hall, Perth Confirmed
21 Aug 1981 Magnum Leisure Centre  
26 Aug 1981 Fort Regent, Jersey  
27 Aug 1981 Fort Regent, Jersey  
28 Aug 1981 Beausejour, Guernsey  
29 Aug 1981 Beausejour, Guernsey  
3 Sep 1981 New Cornish Riviera, St Austell, Cornwall  
4 Sep 1981 Odeon, Taunton Showaddywaddy gave the last ever live performance at this venue, for it closed on 5.9.81, the last film showing being Herbie Goes Bananas - but the venue later reopened as Top Rank Bingo in November 1981 (later Mecca Bingo). It finally closed in July 2009. The building still stands today and is a Grade II listed building.
11 Sep 1981 Winter Gardens, Malvern  
12 Sep 1981 Leas Cliffe Hall, Folkestone  
13 Sep 1981 Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells  
17 Sep 1981 Salisbury  
18 Sep 1981 Lakeside Club, Camberley  
19 Sep 1981 Lakeside Club, Camberley  
20 Sep 1981 Fairfield Hall, Croydon  
21 Sep 1981 Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset  
24 Sep 1981 Corby Festival, Corby  
26 Sep 1981 Cambridge  
27 Sep 1981 Royal Hall, Harrogate  
1 Oct 1981 'Greatest Hits' (K-Tel) released Went Gold
2 Oct 1981 Assembly Hall, Derby  
3 Oct 1981 Royal Court, Liverpool  
4 Oct 1981 Leisure Centre, Mansfield  
9 Oct 1981 Fulcrum, Slough  
10 Oct 1981 Odeon, Chelmsford Confirmed
11 Oct 1981 Gaumont, Ipswich Confirmed
12 Oct 1981 Coventry Theatre, Coventry Confirmed
15 Oct 1981 Goldigger Club, Chippenham  
16 Oct 1981 Goldigger Club, Chippenham  
17 Oct 1981 Goldigger Club, 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 Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Wales  
30 Oct 1981 Rhonnda Sports Centre, Wales Confirmed. Supported by "Ground Control"
31 Oct 1981 Ebbw Vale Sports Centre, Wales Confirmed. Supported by "Ground Control"
1 Nov 1981 Gaumont, Southampton Confirmed. Supported by "Ground Control"
2 Nov 1981 Colston Hall, Bristol Confirmed. Supported by "Ground Control"
5 Nov 1981 New Theatre, Oxford Confirmed. Supported by "The Idle Flowers".
6 Nov 1981 'Footsteps' released  
6 Nov 1981 Fulcrum, Slough Confirmed. Supported by "Ground Control"
9 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 'Good Times' released  
26 Nov 1981 Night Out, Birmingham  
27 Nov 1981 Night Out, Birmingham  
28 Nov 1981 Night Out, Birmingham  
8 Dec 1981 De Montfort Hall, Leicester Confirmed