1985


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
13 Jan 1985 Lyceum Theatre, Crewe Confirmed. Photo below.
18 Jan 1985 Castle's Ballroom, Stanley, County Durham  
19 Jan 1985 Castle's Ballroom, Stanley, County Durham  
20 Jan 1985 Castle's Ballroom, Stanley, County Durham  
26 Jan 1985 Riverside Ballroom, Bognor Regis  
28 Jan 1985 Wyvern Theatre, Swindon  
1 Mar 1985 Haven Theatre, Boston  
2 Mar 1985 Palace Theatre, Newark  
15 Mar 1985 Festival Theatre, Malvern  
16 Mar 1985 Dolphin Theatre, Darlington  
17 Mar 1985 Assembly Hall, Derby  
18 Mar 1985 Recreation Centre, St Ives, Cambs.  
22 Mar 1985 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes  
23 Mar 1985 King Georges Hall, Blackburn Confirmed
24 Mar 1985 Wimbledon Theatre, London  
29 Mar 1985 St. David's Hall, Cardiff  
31 Mar 1985 Hippodrome Theatre, Birmingham  
4 Apr 1985 Empire Theatre, Sunderland  
8 Apr 1985 Civic Theatre, Mansfield  
11 Apr 1985 Pussycat, Wakefield  
12 Apr 1985 Leisure Centre, Bridgenorth  
13 Apr 1985 Norwood Rooms, Norwich  
14 Apr 1985 Tameside Theatre, Ashton-Under-Lyne  
15 Apr 1985 ?, Draycott  
20 Apr 1985 Albert Hall, Bolton Confirmed. Photos below.
22 Apr 1985 Orchard Theatre, Dartford Gig was cancelled
27 Apr 1985 Clickimin Leisure Centre, Shetland Islands  
29 Apr 1985 Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen  
30 Apr 1985 Eden Court Theatre, Inverness  
29 May 1985 Marlow Theatre, Canterbury Confirmed
31 May 1985 Grand Theatre, Blackpool Confirmed
13 Jul 1985 Futurist Theatre, Scarborough This gig was on the same night as "Live Aid" - the venue was only half full, and the band themselves wished they were watching Live Aid!
24 Jul 1985 Embassy Centre, Skegness Gig was cancelled
17 Aug 1985 Southport Theatre Confirmed
18 Aug 1985 Winter Gardens, Margate Confirmed. With "new guitarist" Ray Martinez
24/25/26 Aug 1985 Roundhay Park, Leeds Not sure of exact date of this gig, but it was over the 1985 August bank holiday weekend. This gig featured Rick Willson (Danny's brother) on lead guitar who was playing with the band for the first time. Ray Martinez was always going to be Russ's replacement, but had other commitments for a few gigs, hence Rick filled in.

SET LIST: Wipeout, Let There Be Drums, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller, Twist & Shout, Sea Cruise, Little Ole Wine Drinker, Three Steps To Heaven, Dizzy Miss Lizzy, Rock 'n' Roll Music, Rave On, Chain Gang, Out On The Town, Under The Moon Of Love, Jailhouse Rock, Romeo Drum Solo, Dancin' Party, You Got What It Takes, Hey Rock And Roll.
2 Sep 1985 Derngate, Northampton Confirmed
22 Sep 1985 Opera House, Blackpool With Bobby Davro, Sonny Hayes & Co and The Nolans
26 Sep 1985 Astra Theatre, Llandudno  
27 Sep 1985 Ritz Theatre, Lincoln  
28 Sep 1985 Top Rank, Doncaster  
18 Oct 1985 Commodore, Nottingham  
24 Oct 1985 Stoneleigh Club, Porthcawl  
25 Oct 1985 South Wales  
26 Oct 1985 Isle Of Ely, Wisbech  
2 Nov 1985 Park Hall, Preston  
8 Nov 1985 Willows, Salford  
9 Nov 1985 Willows, Salford  
10 Nov 1985 Willows, Salford  
13 Nov 1985 Town Hall, Oakengates  
14 Nov 1985 Newmarket  
15 Nov 1985 Newmarket  
16 Nov 1985 Newmarket  
20 Nov 1985 White Rock, Hastings Confirmed
21 Nov 1985 Brighton Dome Confirmed
26 Nov 1985 Castles Club, Newcastle  
27 Nov 1985 Castles Club, Newcastle  
28 Nov 1985 Castles Club, Newcastle  
29 Nov 1985 Castles Club, Newcastle  
30 Nov 1985 Castles Club, Newcastle  
10 Dec 1985 Frontier, Batley Set list: Wipeout, Pretty Little Angel Eyes, Sweet Little Rock 'n' Roller, Twist & Shout, Sea Cruise, Little Ole Wine Drinker Me, Three Steps To Heaven, A Little Bit Of Soap, When, Dizzie Miss Lizzie, Rock 'n' Roll Music, Rave On, Chain Gang, Under The Moon Of Love, Jailhouse Rock, Drum Solo, Dancin' Party, Say Mama, Multiplication, Hey Rock And Roll