1983


Key: record releases in pink, gigs in blue, TV appearances in green, 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 1983 Civic Hall, Oldham  
6 Jan 1983 Performed on the Rod Hull & Emu Show The band performed 'Goody Goody'
8 Jan 1983 Festival Theatre, Skegness Confirmed
9 Jan 1983 Odeon, Birmingham  
10 Jan 1983 New Theatre, Hull  
14 Jan 1983 Colston Hall, Bristol  
15 Jan 1983 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth  
16 Jan 1983 Festival Theatre, Chichester  
20 Jan 1983 Central Hall, Chatham  
21 Jan 1983 Brighton Dome  
22 Jan 1983 Leas Cliff Hall, Folkestone

Confirmed. Set List: Dancin' Party, Footsteps, I Wonder Why, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller, A Little Bit Of Soap, Three Stars, Jailhouse Rock, Chain Gang, Johnny Remember Me, Three Steps To Heaven, You Got What It Takes, Under The Moon Of Love, Who Put The Bomp, Hey Rock And Roll
 

23 Jan 1983 Fairfield Hall, Croydon  
30 Jan 1983 Grand Theatre, Leeds  
31 Jan 1983 Civic Hall, Barrow-on-Furness  
4 Feb 1983 Town Hall, Cheltenham  
5 Feb 1983 Oakengate Town Hall, Telford  
6 Feb 1983 Southport Theatre, Southport  
11 Feb 1983 City Hall, Newcastle  
12 Feb 1983 Market Hall, Carlisle  
13 Feb 1983 Theatre Royal, York  
17 Feb 1983 Royal Theatre, St Helens  
18 Feb 1983 Circus Tavern, Purfleet  
19 Feb 1983 Circus Tavern, Purfleet  
25 Feb 1983 Festival Theatre, Corby  
26 Feb 1983 Commodore, Nottingham  
28 Feb 1983 Gaumont, Doncaster  
11 Mar 1983 Opera House, Blackpool Confirmed. Support act Helen Jayne.

26 Mar 1983 Spectrum Arena, Warrington Confirmed
1 Apr 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
2 Apr 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
14 Apr 1983 Central Hall, Grimsby  
15 Apr 1983 Princess Theatre, Clacton  
17 Apr 1983 Orchard Theatre, Dartford  
19 Apr 1983 Princess Theatre, Aldershot  
24 Apr 1983 Travel to Bahrain Band played in Doha Qutia, Abu Dhabi and Dubai during their stay
10 May 1983 Return to UK from Bahrain  
13 May 1983 Andover Sports Centre, Andover  
14 May 1983 Theatre Royal, Bath  
15 May 1983 Johnson Hall, Yeovil  
16 May 1983 Ferneham Hall, Fareham, Hampshire  
17 May 1983 Dorking Halls, Dorking  
20 May 1983 Leisure Centre, Oswestry  
21 May 1983 Commodore, Nottingham  
22 May 1983 Opera House, Buxton Confirmed
23 May 1983 Wakefield Pussycat, Wakefield  
26 May 1983 Leisure Centre, Bridgenorth, Shropshire  
27 May 1983 Town Hall, Huddersfield  
28 May 1983 Magnum Leisure Centre, Irvine, Scotland  
29 May 1983 Empire Theatre, Sunderland Confirmed
23 Jun 1983 Bedworth Civic Hall, Bedworth Confirmed
24 Jun 1983 The Palace, Newark  
25 Jun 1983 Derngate, Northampton Confirmed. SWW fan Pete Tustain reports that this venue has only been open a few weeks, and the only band to play here prior to SWW was The Flying Pickets. Showaddywaddy played two gigs on this date - both were sell outs.
26 Jun 1983 Municipal Halls, Colne, Lancashire  
17 Jul 1983 'Living Legends' released  
2 Aug 1983 Hexagon Theatre, Reading  
3 Aug 1983 Exeter University, Exeter  
4 Aug 1983 Theatre Royal, Plymouth Confirmed
5 Aug 1983 Leisure Centre, Abertillery, Gwent  
6 Aug 1983 Astra Theatre, Llandudno  
13 Aug 1983 Cliff Pavilion, Westcliffe-On-Sea Confirmed
14 Aug 1983 White Rock Pavilion, Hasting Two shows
18 Aug 1983 Bailey's, Watford  
19 Aug 1983 Bailey's, Watford  
20 Aug 1983 Bailey's, Watford  
21 Aug 1983 ABC Theatre, Great Yarmouth Two shows - 6.10pm & 8.40pm
23 Aug 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
24 Aug 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
25 Aug 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
27 Aug 1983 Poole Arts Centre, Poole, Dorset  
28 Aug 1983 Haughton Towers Stately Home  
1 Sep 1983 Winter Gardens, Margate Confirmed
2 Sep 1983 Winter Gardens, Margate Confirmed
3 Sep 1983 Winter Gardens, Margate Confirmed. Two shows, one at 6.15pm, the other at 8.45pm
6 Sep 1983 St David's Hall, Cardiff  
8 Sep 1983 Gaumont, Ipswich Confirmed
9 Sep 1983 Corn Exchange, Bedford  
10 Sep 1983 Wyfern Theatre, Swindon  
11 Sep 1983 Lakeside Leisure Centre, Kendall  
12 Sep 1983 Forum, Billingham  
16 Sep 1983 Coliseum, St Austell, Cornwall  
17 Sep 1983 Queens Hall, Barnstaple  
18 Sep 1983 Fairfield Hall, Croydon  
20 Sep 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
21 Sep 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
22 Sep 1983 Night Out, Birmingham  
23 Sep 1983 Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells  
24 Sep 1983 Civic Hall, Aylesbury Confirmed 
25 Sep 1983 Theatre Royal, Lincoln Two performances
1 Oct 1983 Jollee's, Stoke  
3 Oct 1983 Theatre Royal, Norwich  
9 Oct 1983 Concert Hall, Lewisham, London  
10 Oct 1983 Thurrock Civic Hall, Grays, Essex  
14 Oct 1983 The Forum, Kentish Town, London  
16 Oct 1983 Beck Theatre, Hayes Two performances
18 Oct 1983 Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen  
22 Oct 1983 Gracie Fields Theatre, Rochdale Confirmed
22 Dec 1983 Royal Hall, Harrogate  
31 Dec 1983 Night Out, Birmingham