*The Official*

A Certain Ratio - Gigography

*Last Update 02 Jan 2017

 

1978

?? ??? - Pip’s Disco, Manchester - Original duo of Terrell & Topping

        (per interview from ‘Early’ CD set booklet)

04 Sep - Band on the Wall, Manchester (w/Joy Division)

 

26 Sep - Band on the Wall, Manchester (w/Joy Division & Alien Tint)

This gig has also been suggested as being on 25th September.

 

** According to Martin Moscrop who was the guitarist in Alien Tint when they

    supported the original ACR trio: "There are two gigs at Band on The Wall

    before the Russel Club. Before that we played at Pips Disco in Manchester

    but cant remember the dates.  It was 78 I think.  I think we also played

    Band on The Wall a couple of times before the dates this website mentions. 

    (ed. comment = referring to iancurtis.org)

21 Nov - Band On The Wall, Manchester (w/ The Fall & Grow Up) 

16 Dec - Russel Club (aka The Factory) (w/ Spherical Objects & Magazine)   [ poster ]  

[ Factory poster ]

 

1979

16 Jan - Band on the Wall, Manchester (w/The Not Sensibles & Bathroom)

03 Feb - Band on the Wall, Manchester (w/Staff 9)

05 Apr - The Limit Club, Sheffield (w/ Joy Division)

06 Apr - Russel Club (aka The Factory), Manchester (w/ OMD, The Teardrop Explodes & Shell)

11 May - Russel Club (aka The Factory), Manchester (w/ Joy Division, John Dowie, and OMD)

 

17 May - Acklam Hall, Notting Hill, London (w/ Joy Division, John Dowie, and OMD)

 

23 May - Bowdon Vale Youth Club, Altrincham (w/ Joy Division, John Dowie, and OMD)

18 Jun - Russel Club (aka The Factory), Manchester  (w/ Public Image Ltd)

05 Jul - The Limit Club, Sheffield  (w/ Joy Division, OMD, and John Dowie)

 

10 Aug - Eric's, Liverpool  (w/ OMD)

 

13 Aug - Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London  (w/ Joy Division and OMD)

 

27 Aug - Leigh Open Air Festival "Zoo Meets Factory Half Way   [ flyer ]

- Faceless, I Feel, All Night Party, The Choir, Crippled Child, Flight.

 

31 Aug - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London  (w/ Joy Division, Monochrome Set, and Scritti Politti)

 

08 Sep - The Factory - The Russel Club, Manchester  (w/ Victim)   [ listing ]

09 Sep - Futurama, Queen’s Hall, Leeds   (w/ Cabaret Voltaire, OMD, Joy Division, headlined by Public Image Ltd.)

28 Sep - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London  (w/ Adam And The Ants, Classix Nouveaux, and The Distractions)

29 Sep - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London  (w/ Adam And The Ants, Classix Nouveaux, and The Distractions)

01 Oct - First Peel Session – Maida Vale 4  (broadcast 17 Oct 1979)

         - Do the Du (Casse), All Night Party, Flight, Choir

 

26 Oct - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London  (w/Joy Division and The Distractions)

- All Night Party, Oceans, The Choir, The Fox, Suspect, Flight, Genotype/Phenotype

**This is the “Ballroom” gig (from “Graveyard & Ballroom”).

 

09 Nov - Eric’s Liverpool  (w/ The Psychedelic Furs)

27 Nov - City Hall, Newcastle  (w/ Talking Heads)   [ vintagerock weblog ]

                   

29 Nov - Kim Philby Club, Devilles, Manchester  (w/ The Pop Group & Phil Diggle in Rolf Harris Dead)    [ flyer ]

01 Dec - Free Trade Hall, Manchester  (w/ Talking Heads)

02 Dec - The Odeon, Birmingham  (w/ Talking Heads)

03 Dec - The Pavillion, Hemel Hempstead  (w/ Talking Heads)

04 Dec - Hammersmith Palais, London  (w/ Talking Heads)

06 Dec - Locarno Ballroom, Portsmouth  (w/ Talking Heads)

Note: ACR stepped in at the last minute to replace The Human League as

support on the 1979 Talking Heads tour. Section 25 supported on the earlier tour

dates. It is not confirmed if ACR also supported on the two post-tour dates at the

Electric Ballroom, Camden on 7th & 8th December 1979 as The Human League were

not booked on those evenings. The Edinburgh gig archive suggests both ACR and

SXXV performed at the Edinburgh Odeon on November 29th however other reports

suggest otherwise. See here.

 

 

1980

 

07 Feb - Factory II (New Osbourne Club), Manchester  (w/ Joy Division, Section 25 & Kevin Hewick)   [ poster ]

 

08 Feb - University of London Union, London  (w/Joy Division, Section 25 & Killing Joke)

 

20 Feb - Town Hall, High Wycombe  (w/Joy Division, Section 25, and Killing Joke)  [ advert for show ]  [ flyer ]

- Do the Du, Choir, And Then Again, Son & Heir, The Fox, Suspect, All Night Party,    

  Flight (aborted), Flight

21 Feb - The Rock Garden, London  (w/ Section 25)

29 Feb - Lyceum, London  (w/Joy Division, Section 25, and Killing Joke)

- Do the Du, And Then Again, Oceans, Choir, Crippled Child, The Fox, I Fail, All Night

  Party, Flight, Genotype-Phenotype. 

 

12 Mar - Billy’s Club, London  (w/ Section 25)

14 Mar - Erics, Liverpool  (w/ Psychedelic Furs)

 

23 Mar - Lyceum, London  (w/ Psychedelic Furs, Echo & the Bunnymen,

Teardrop Explodes, and Manicured Noise)  [ flyer ]

01 Apr - The Derby Hall, Bury  [ poster ]

 

02 Apr - Rock Garden, London  (w/ The Undertones)

 

03 Apr - Moonlight Club, London  (w/ Joy Division, Kevin Hewick, and Blurt)

 

08 Apr - Derby Hall, Bury (w/ Joy Division)

 

18 Apr - The Russel Club, Manchester (w/ Durutti Column, Section 25, Blurt and John Dowie)

 

19 Apr - Billys Club, London

- And Then Again, Crippled Child, The Fox, All Night Party, Flight

         

19 Apr - The Paris Theatre, London, BBC Live session (w/John Peel & The Undertones)

- And Then Again, Crippled Child, Choir, The Fox, Flight

 

Both Jez and Martin have confirmed they played two shows that night.

 

23 Apr - Beach Club, Manchester  (members of ACR playing with Cabaret Voltaire)  [ flyer ]

         [ comic art ]

 

25 Apr - Scala Cinema, London  (w/Section 25, Durutti Column, Blurt, and Kevin Hewick)

- Do The Du, And Then Again, Choir, Forced Laugh, Oceans, Suspect,

  The Fox, Son & Heir, Flight, Shack Up.

 

26 Apr - Plan K, Brussels  (w/ Section 25)   [ poster detail ]

27 Apr -  Bataclan, Paris (w/A Boy Alone, Section 25, and Durutti Column) – CANCELLED SHOW

 

27 Apr - Utopia, Rotterdam  (w/ Section 25 and Durutti Column)

02 May - High Hall, Birmingham  (w/Joy Division. Sadly this was to be the last live performance of Joy Division)

- Strain, Do the Du, And Then Again, Choir, Oceans, Forced Laugh,

  Crippled Child, The Fox, Flight, Shack Up. 

22 May - Devilles, Manchester  (w/Ludus and Durutti Column)  [ Advert ]  [ flyer ]

?? Jun -  Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London

 

05 Jun - Clarendon Hotel Ballroom, London  (w/X-O-DUS)

 

09 Jun - Francis Xavier Hall, Dublin

 

15 Jun - Lyceum Theatre, London  (w/ Toyah, Young Marble Giants, Section 25 & The Au Pairs)

 

20 Jun - ICA, London  (w/ Section 25, Durutti Column, Kevin Hewick and Blurt)

- Felch, Choir, And Then Again, Oceans, Forced Laugh, The Fox, My Spirit,    

           Suspect

?? Jul - Stanley Park, Blackpool

 

19 Jul -  Moonlight Club, London  (w/ Durutti Column, Blurt and Kevin Hewick)

 

29 Jul - Rock Garden, London  (w/ The Lasers)

- Felch, I Fail, My Spirit, Oceans, And Then Again, Forced Laugh, The Fox,  

  Shack Up, Choir, Flight, All Night Party.

  Date from George Gimarc’s Post Punk Diary; 1980-1982, pp.65-66.

30 Jul - Oozits, Manchester – Beach Club night (w/ New Order and Action Holidays)

**NOTE - This was New Orders debut gig (NO were not billed at all, nor were they

even called New Order at this point. ACR were the headline act). They were a late

replacement for The Names. Evidently Barney said, The Names couldn't make it, so

we're playing instead. We're the last surviving members of Crawling Chaos." This was

a benefit show for the Printed Noise fanzine, which was run by Andrew Wilson (of

Action Holidays, later of the Passage). Thanks to Mark Bursa for info!

 

16 Aug - Porterhouse, Retford  (w/Section 25)

21 Aug - Rafters, Manchester  [ pic ]  [ NME article 6 Sep 1980 ]

 

28 Aug - Music Machine, Camden, London  (w/ Section 25, Blurt, Kevin Hewick, and Durutti Column)

31 Aug - Electric Ballroom, London  (w/ Joy Division, Scritti Politti, and Monochrome Set)

14 Sep - The Underground, Boston MA

25 Sep - Maxwell’s, Hoboken NJ  [ press release ]

 

26 Sep - Hurrahs, New York City  (w/ New Order)

 

27 Sep - Tier 3, New York City  (w/ New Order)

?? Sep - City Gardens, Trenton, New Jersey

 

17 Oct - University, York (w/ Durutti Column, Blurt and Section 25)

 

21 Oct - Plan K, Brussels

 

24 Oct - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands (w/ Durutti Column and Section 25)

 

25 Oct - Doornroosje, Nijmegan, Netherlands (w/ Durutti Column and Section 25)

 

26 Oct - Vera, Groningen, Netherlands (w/ Durutti Column and Section 25)

- Felch, Oceans, And Then Again, Loss, Forced Laugh, My Spirit, Winter Hill,

  And Then Again, Flight

  This set appears on the ‘Live 1980’ release.

 

30 Oct - Utopia, Hal 4, Rotterdam, Netherlands (w/ Durutti Column, The Names, and Section 25)

 

31 Oct - Auditoire P.E. Janson (Free University) Brussels, Belgium (w/ Durutti Column, The Names, and Section 25)

 

01 Nov - Paard van Trooje, Dan Haag, Netherlands (w/ Durutti Column and Section 25)

 

02 Nov - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands (w/ Durutti Column and Section 25)

- Felch, Oceans, And Then Again, Loss, Forced Laugh, My Spirit, Winter Hill,    

  Flight

 

03 Nov - SO36, Berlin (w/ Section 25 & Durutti Column)

04 Nov - SO36, Berlin (w/ Section 25, Durutti Column & Creation Rebel)

 

10 Nov - School Of Economics, London (w/ The Au Pairs & Minny Pops)

- Felch (aborted), Felch, And Then Again, Loss, Oceans, Choir, Forced Laugh,  

  Winter Hill, Flight

14 Nov - Nite Club, Edinburgh  (w/ Section 25)

20 Nov - Brolley’s, Richmond Upon Thames (w/ This Heat)

 

21 Nov - University of London Union, London (w/ Medium Medium & This Heat)  [ flyer ]

- Loss, Felch, Oceans, And Then Again, Winter Hill, Forced Laugh.

 

13 Dec - Utopia HAL 4, Rotterdam (w/ New Order)

- Oceans, And Then Again, Loss, Forced Laugh, My Spirit, Winter Hill, Waterline  

  (early version), Shack Up.

 

23 Dec - Heaven, London (w/ Throbbing Gristle & SPK)   [ flyer ]

 

 

1981

 

07 Feb - Bungalow Bar, Paisley

08 Feb - Valentino’s, Edinburgh  (w/Josef K)

23 Feb - Fagins, Manchester

- Felch, Back to the Start, Crystal, Forced Laugh, Loss, Skipskada, Waterline,  

  Winter Hill, Announcement by Jez that they are looking for a new singer!

 

07 Mar - Priory Hotel, Scunthorpe

27 Mar - North London Polytechnic  (w/ 23 Skidoo & The Bush Tetras)

           - Rialto, Back to the Start, Loss, Crystal, Lucinda, Gum, Skipskada,

   And Then Again, Waterline, Forced Laugh, Winter Hill.

 

02 Apr - Sheffield Art College

- Rialto, Back to the Start, Crystal, Loss, Staccato (Gum), Skipscada,

  Lucinda, Waterline.

 

18 Apr - Rock City Nottingham  (w/ Section 25)  [ poster ]

-  Rialto, Back to the Start, Crystal, Rub Down, Gum, Skipscada, Lucinda,Waterline.

 

22 Apr - Amnesia Club, Leeds

- Intro, Rialto, Back to the Start, Crystal, Rub Down, Staccato (Gum),

  Skipscada, Lucinda, Waterline. 

01 May - Trinity Hall, Bristol

 

03 May - Teatro Tenda, Turin, Italy

 

04 May - Odissea 2001, Milan, Italy

- Intro, Rialto, Back to the Start, The Fox, Crystal, And Then Again, Rub Down,

  Staccato (Gum), Skipscada, Forced Laugh, Shack Up, Lucinda, Waterline,  

  Winter Hill. 

05 May - Teatro Corso, Mestre, Italy

07 May - The Piper Club, Rome

- Rialto, Back To The Start, The Fox, Abracadubra, Crystal,

  Rub Down, Skipscada, Shack Up, Lucinda, Waterline, Winter Hill.

08 May - Teatro Medica, Bologna

- Skipscada, Shack Up, Lucinda, Waterline, Winter Hill

 

11 May - Teatro Massimo, Genoa, Italy

 

14 May - Les Baines Douches, Paris

- Rialto, Back to the Start, Abracadubra, Crystal, Rub Down, Staccato (Gum),

  Skipscada, Lucinda, Waterline. 

 

11 Jun - The Ardri Ballroom, Manchester  (w/Swamp Children)

- Rialto, Back To The Start, Skipscada, Day One, Crystal, Rub Down, Gum,    

  Lucinda, Sommadub, Knife Slits Water

 

21 Jun - Second Peel Session (broadcast 2 Jul 1981)

- Knife Slits Water, Day One, Skipscada

 

26 Jun - Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham

- Back to the Start, Staccato (Gum), Day One, Lucinda, Crystal, Rub Down,  

  Sommadub, Skipscada, Knife Slits Water.

 

?? Jul -  Brunnsparken, Helsinki

 

24 Jul -  Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki (w/DC and Kevin Hewick)  [ click here for more info on this gig ]

25 Jul - Studenthauset, Helsinki

  

07 Sep - Heaven Ultradisco, London  (w/Swamp Children and Jazz Defektors)   [ advert ]

- Kether Hot Knives, Tumba Rhumba, Back to the Start, Staccato (Gum),

  Day One, Sommadub, Skipscada, Knife Slits Water, Waterline.

09 Sep - Plato’s Ballroom, Liverpool  (w/Jazz Defektors and Swamp Children)   [ flyer ]

- Kether Hot Knives, Tumba Rhumba, Staccato (Gum), Day One,

  Back to the Start, Sommadub, Skipscada, Knife Slits Water, Waterline.

18 Sep - East Side Club, Philadelphia (w/ Physical Push)

03 Oct - The Kent Hotel, Waterloo, Ontario

 

05 Oct - Voodoo Club, Toronto

- Gum, And Then Again, Tumba Rhumba, Back to the Start, Sommadub,

   Kether Hot Knives, Skipscada, Waterline, Day One, Knife Slits Water,

   Winter Hill, Unknown Percussion Jam

07 Oct - The Spit, Boston MA  [ ‘The Heights’ newspaper article, 19 Oct 1981 ] 

 

14 Oct - Chase Park, New York City (FACT/US 46 Video Event)  [ sticker detail ]

?? Oct -  9:30 Club, Washington DC

             - Unknown Latin Instrumental, Knife Slits Water, Kether Hot Knives, Sommadub,   

   Skipscada, Day One, Winter Hill, Tumba Rhumba

 

06 Dec - Body Cypher Club, Rockafellas, Leeds  (w/ The White Bros)

- Kether Hot Knives, Gum, Back to the Start, Day One, Tumba Rhumba,

  Skipscada, Sesamo Apriti-Corco Vada, Sommadub, Saturn (vocal version),

  Knife Slits Water.

  

 

1982

 

11 Jan - Valentinos, Edinburgh

- Kether Hot Knives, Back To The Start, Gum, Day One, Tumba Rhumba,

Skipscada, Saturn, Showcase, Sommadub, Waterline, Knife Slits Water

           

12 Jan - Lyceum, London

- Kether Hot Knives, Waterline, Back to the Start, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada,

  Gum, Day One, Sommadub, Showcase, Saturn, Knife Slits Water.

 

14 Jan - Blue Note, Derby (w/Parade)

 

03 Feb - Soul Kitchen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

            [ Photo / Clipping ]

 

17 Feb - Guy’s Club, Coventry

18 Feb - Lyceum, London (w/ Medium Medium, Maximum Joy, and Sir Horatio)

 - Kether Hot Knives, Waterline, Back To The Start, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada,  

   Gum, Day One, Sommadub, Showcase, Saturn, Knife Slits Water

    [ Photos from the gig ]  [ b&w version of flyer ]

 

19 Feb -  Holy City Zoo, Birmingham

  - Kether Hot Knives, Back To The Start, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Sesamo  

              Apriti-Corco Vada, Gum, Day One, Saturn, Showcase, Sommadub, Waterline.

     According to Simon Dell, “Originally announced in the music press for Monday 8th Feb,

     but this may have been postponed”.  Previously listed in gigographies as 16 Feb 1982.

            [ Photos from the gig ]  [ more photos from ‘Birmingham 81’ ]

22 Feb - Ritz, Manchester  (w/ Swamp Children & 52nd Street)

26 Feb - Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ Guilty and Blazing Aces)

 

27 Feb - Paard van Troje, Den Haag

- Back to the Start, Axis, Skipscada, Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada, Sommadub,  

  Saturn, Knife Slits Water.

 

03 Mar - Beursschouwburg, Brussels

 

           The poster also mentions ‘FM-Bruxels” so there may have also been broadcast, which

  so far hasn’t surfaced.

 

02 Jun - Odissea 2001, Milan

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Showcase, Id like to see you again, ?  

  (probably Tumba Rhumba), Skipscada, Sesamo Apriti - Corco Vada, Waterline,     

  Axis, Saturn, Day One, Guess Who, Touch, Knife Slits Water.

 

14 Jun - Florence (Firenze), Italy

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Show Case, Id Like to See You Again,  

  Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Waterline, Axis, Saturn, Day One, Guess Who,

  Touch.

 

18 Jun - Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset   [ flyer ]

 

19 Jun -  University, Leicester  (w/ Cabaret Voltaire) 

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Showcase, I'd Like to See You Again,  

  Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Waterline, Axis, Saturn, Sommadub,

  Guess Who, Touch, Knife Slits Water.

28 Jun - Warehouse, Leeds

 

           Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter’s Guide to Underground Rock lists 02 Jul 1981.

09 Jul - The Haçienda, Manchester   [ listing 1 ]  [ listing 2 ]  [ listing 3 ]

- Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Showcase, I'd Like to See You Again,  

           Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Axis, Sommadub, Who's to Say, Hot Nights,

  Guess Who, Touch, Knife Slits Water.

 

          Back To The Start and Showcase are featured on “A Factory Outing” FACT71.

07 Aug - Vilar de Mouros Festival, Portugal (w/ Durutti Column, Echo & the Bunnymen,

U2, The Stranglers, and others)

- Saturn, Sommadub, Knife Slits Water. 

 

11 Aug(?) - The Mall - ICA, London  (“Joy Of Mooching” event w/ Duda Pukwana Zila,

Swamp Children, and The Republic).  Not sure if ACR ever played this show, as they

weren’t listed on any of the flyers or handbills.

07 Nov - Lyceum, London (w/ 52nd Street & Big Country)   [ ticket ]

- Showcase, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Figuera, Who's to Say,

   I'd Like to See You Again, Piu Lento, I Need Someone Tonight, Ma Fiesta,

   Axis, Back to the Start,  Sommadub, Guess Who, Touch.

 

19 Nov - Harrogate Rooms, Eltham Road, London  [ flyer ]  (w/ Motivators + DISCO)

- Back to the Start, Showcase, I Need Someone Tonight, Axis, Who's to Say,

  I'd Like to See You Again, Sommadub, Piu Lento, Figuera,

  Tumba Rhumba, Skipskada, Touch  (encore)  Unknown new song ("This one's  

  new…made up on Thursday"), Knife Slits Water.

    

21 Nov - Third Peel Session (broadcast 01 Dec 1982)

-   Whos To Say, Piu Lento, Touch

 

04 Dec - Club Lingerie, Hollywood  [ red flyer ]    

- Back To The Start, Showcase, I Need Someone Tonight, Ma Fiesta, Figuera,

  Who’s To Say, I’d Like To See You Again, Axis, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Touch

 

          Two shows, the recording (cassette insert depicted) is from the second show,

  which started after midnight.

11 Dec - Metro, Chicago

- Back to the Start, Saturn, Showcase, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Figuera,  

  Winter Hill, Sommadub, Unknown new song, Who's to Say,

  I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Unknown new song, Knife Slits Water.

 

16 Dec - Danceteria, New York City (Opening act = MADONNA!)

 

17 Dec - Danceteria, New York City (w/The Mystics and Full Force)

22 Dec - The Haçienda, Manchester  [ handbill ]

23 Dec - Gaiety Bar, Blackpool (w/ Section 25)

1983

 

10 Jan - Haigh Hall, Polytechnic, Liverpool

           

            [ Listing ]

30 Jan - The Ace, Brixton - London (w/ 52nd Street & Five Or Six)  [ advert ]  [ b&w ]

-  Back To The Start, Showcase, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Figuera,

   Piu Lento, Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, Sommadub,

   I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Shack Up, Knife Slits Water

 

11 Feb - College of Printing - London  (w/ Gaz’s Rebel Blues Rockers)

        -  I’d Like to See You Again, Showcase, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada,

   Back To The Start, Figuera, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing,

   Piu Lento, Sommadub, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch

   (encore) Shack Up.

03 Mar - Beursschouwburg - Brussels

(Mar) Janice Long Session  (broadcast 02 Apr 1983)

-  I Need Someone Tonight, Si Firmi O Grido, Dont You Worry Bout A Thing,  

  Shack Up.

06 Apr - The Blue Note, Derby

- I’d Like to See You Again, Showcase, Guess Who, Ma Fiesta, Tumba Rhumba,

  Si Firmi O Grido, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing, I Need Someone Tonight,  

  Touch, Knife Slits Water.

 

14 Apr - Tivoli, Amsterdam (w/ Quando Quango)

 

16 Apr - Omah Club, Papendrecht

- Id Like to See You Again, Showcase, Guess Who, unknown, Tumba Rhumba,

  Si Firmi O Grido, Sommadub, Dont You Worry Bout a Thing,

  I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Shack Up.

 

23 Apr - Plan K, Brussels

 

27 Apr - Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ Quando Quango)

 

27 May - The Ace, Brixton  (w/ Quando Quango & Urban Shakedown)

- Showcase, Figuera, Tumba Rhumba, Si Firmi O Grido, unknown, Sommadub,  

  Dont You Worry Bout A Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch,

  Knife Slits Water, Shack Up

 

04 Jun - Blue Note, Derby

            - I’d Like To See You Again, Showcase, Guess Who, Mi Fiesta, Tumba Rhumba,

   Si Firmi O Grido, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing, I Need Someone Tonight,

   Touch, Knife Slits Water

18 Jun - Glastonbury Festival – Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset

 

29 Jun - The Haçienda, Manchester (w/ Quando Quango)   [ listing ]

 

21 Aug - Lyceum Theatre, London (w/ Orchestra Jazira & Quando Quango)  [ advert ]

 

10 Sep - Loose Talk, Channel 4 TV

- Tony Wilson Intro, Dont You Worry Bout A Thing, I Need Someone

 

01 Oct - Polytechnic, Liverpool

- Unknown Latin Track, Si Firmi O Grido, Hot Nights (New Version), Mi Fiesta,  

  Tumba Rhumba, Unknown song, Dont You Worry Bout a Thing, unknown,

   I Need Someone Tonight, Knife Slits Water.

 

14 Oct - North London Polytechnic  (w/ Swamp Children)

26 Oct - Saltlageret, Copenhagen

  

 

1984

13 Jan - The Haçienda, Manchester    [ advert ]

- Si Firmi O Grido, Unknown Latin Track, Hot Nights (New Version),

  unknown Jazz Instrumental, The Fox (New Jazzy Version), unknown Jazz    

  Track, Don’t You Worry ‘Bout A Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch,

  Tumba Rhumba, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido

 

27 Jan - King’s College - London 

Mid Feb - City Hall Ballroom - Sheffield  (w/Quando Quango)

   Review in Sheffield Star 25 Feb 1984.

27 Apr - Liverpool University

- Theres Only This, Si Firmi O Grido ~ The Fox, Lifes A Scream,

  Tumba Rhumba, Unknown 1 (Hands), Unknown 2, Brazillia, 

  Dont You Worry Bout A Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch,

  Knife Slits Water

 

07 May - Town Hall, Bournemouth (w/ Cabaret Voltaire)

 

22 Jun - The Haçienda, Manchester

 

28 Jul - Drayton Park, London (w/ Psychic TV)

17 Aug -  Hammersmith Town Hall, London (w/Psychic TV)   [ poster with inverted color scheme ]

  - There’s Only This, Si Firmi O Grido, Force, Life’s A Scream, Anthem,

   unknown, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido

 

25 Oct - Moray House, Edinburgh

 - There's Only This, Si Firmi O Grido, Life's A Scream, Anthem, Wild Party, Force,  

   Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Touch.

 

26 Oct - Saltlageret, Copenhagen

 - Intro, Theres Only This, Si Firmi O Grido, Lifes A Scream, Anthem,

   Wild Party, Force, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Shack Up

   Encore: Si Firmi O Grido, Touch, Knife Slits Water

04 Dec - Camden Palace, London

11 Dec - Escape Club, Brighton  (w/ The Songbirds)

17 Dec - The State, Liverpool  (w/ The Farm & I-Lands)

19 Dec - Tropicana, Manchester

 

1985

27 Jan - Spring Street Theatre, Hull

16 Feb - Bristol Polytechnic, Bower Ashton site

26 Feb - The Leadmill, Sheffield

 

14 Mar - Warehouse, Leeds

20 Mar - Portsmouth Polytechnic

21 Mar - Bristol Polytechnic, Bower Ashton site

23 Mar - The Mall - ICA, London (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, Eric Random and

the Bedlamites, and Skeletal Family)

  - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Life's A Scream, Force, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido,  

    Shack Up, Anthem, Wild Party, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O

    Skeletal Family stood in for Palais Schaumburg (the German ACR!) that night.

24 Mar - The Wag Club, London (billed as a Club Foot Night)

  - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Life's A Scream, Force, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido,    

    Shack Up, Anthem, Wild Party, Touch  

    Encore: Knife Slits Water (with Martha Tilson), Si Firmi O Grido.

07 Jun - The International, Manchester

19 Jun - Durham University, St Aidan’s College, County Durham

20 Jun - Riverside, Newcastle

 

21 Jun - Hoochie Coochie Club, Edinburgh

22 Jun - Victoria Hotel, Aberdeen

23 Jun - Johnson’s, Dunfermline

 

(Jul) Saturday Live – Radio 1

  - Lifes A Scream, Force, Wild Party

19 Jul - The Grand Hotel, Hanley

 

20 Jul - WOMAD - Mersea Island, Essex  

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Lifes A  

     Scream, And Then Again, Wild Party, Flight, Touch, Knife Slits Water,

     Si Firmi O Grido.

 

August North American Tour with New Order

 

01 Aug -  Felt Forum, NYC

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Fox, Shack Up, Life’s A Scream, And Then Again,          

  Wild Party, Flight, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido

 

02 Aug - Opera House, Boston

 

04 Aug - Internationale Centre, Toronto

05 Aug - Agora Theatre, Akron OH  [ newspaper listing ]

 

06 Aug - Bismark Theatre, Chicago

 

09 Aug - Warner Theatre, Washington DC

 

12 Aug - McAlister Auditorium, New Orleans  [ NOT ACR, but NYC group 'Certain General' ]      

     It turns out that Certain General (no ‘A’ in the front) was a post-punk/new wave band

             from New York, and that ACR did not accompany New Order on at least those listed dates,              and quite possibly some of the following dates as well, though we’ve only been able to

                 confirm the two crossed off dates for 12 and 14 Aug 1985, and not any others.

 

14 Aug - City Coliseum, Austin

 

16 Aug - Rainbow Music Hall, Boulder

 

17 Aug - The Coliseum – Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake City

 

19 Aug - Henry Kaiser Centre, Oakland

 

22 Aug - Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica  (w/ Abecedarians)  [ flyer ]

 

23 Aug - Irvine Meadows, Irvine  (w/ Abecedarians)

 

 

10/11 Aug - Canterbury Kent University (w/ Easterhouse)

 

31 Aug - Warehouse II, Manchester 

21 Sep - Cumberland Suite, Belle Vue, Manchester (w/ Inca Babies, Kalima,

Jazz Defektors, My American Wife & Happy Mondays)

18 Oct - The Fridge, Shrewsbury

 - The Fox, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Bootsy,

   Life’s A Scream, And Then Again, Wild Party, Only Together, Flight, Inside,    

             Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

24 Oct - Sunderland Polytechnic  (w/ Seize The Infidels)

31 Oct - Manchester University  (w/ These Tender Virtues, Edwin Heath, & Vee VV)

06 Nov - Savannah Club, Brighton

07 Nov  Kent University, Canterbury

08 Nov - University of London Union, London  (w/ The Housemartins + Guests)

 

09 Nov - Polytechnic, Portsmouth

10 Nov - Hammersmith Palais, London (w/ New Order)   [ ticket ]

  - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, And Then Again, Only Together,

             Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

11 Nov - Assembly Hall, Walthamstow  (w/ Stockholm Monsters & Legendary Pink Dots)

  - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, And Then Again,    

   Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water,

   Si Firmi O Grido.

 

12 Nov - Warwick University, Coventry

13 Nov - The Venue, Aberdeen

 

14 Nov - Leicester University

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, And Then Again, Life's A Scream,  

  Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water,

  Si Firmi O Grido, The Fox.

 

15 Nov - Polytechnic, Wolverhampton

16 Nov - Polytechnic, Birmingham

18 Nov - Riverside, Newcastle

 

19 Nov - The Fridge, Shrewsbury

20 Nov - Polytechnic, Sheffield

21 Nov - Warehouse, Leeds

22 Nov - Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesborough   (w/Life)

27 Nov - Rooftops, Carlisle

28 Nov - Rooftops, Glasgow

29 Nov - Johnsons, Dunfiermline

30 Nov - The Venue, Aberdeen

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, Si Firmi O Grido,  

  Knife Slits Water, Inside, Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight,

  And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido.

06 Dec - Hoochie Coochie Club, Edinburgh

07 Dec - ULU, London  (w/ Jazz Defektors)

08 Dec - London School of Economics, London

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, Si Firmi O Grido,  

  Knife Slits Water, Inside, Only Together, Bootsy, Flight, And Then Again,

  Wild Party, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

12 Dec - Polytechnic Arts Ball, Manchester

13 Dec - Technical College,  Glasgow, Scotland (w/ Microdisney)

 

 

1986

 

  

31 Jan - The Tube, Channel 4

 - Wild Party, Inside

 

12 Feb - Paradox, Antwerp

- Shack Up, Only Together, Bootsy, The Runner, Wild Party, Flight,

  Knife Slits Water, Inside, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up.

 

14 Feb - LVC City – Leiden, Holland

- Only Together, And Then Again, Mickey Way, Lifes A Scream, Anthem,

  Take Me Down ~ Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty,

  And Then She Smiles, Si Firmi O Grido, Inside, Shack Up  

  Encore: Mickey Way

 

Mid Feb - Leadmill, Sheffield  (w/ The Jazz Hipsters)

        Review in Sounds 22 Feb 1986 and NME 01 Mar 1986.

22 Feb - Clarendon Ballroom, London

Intro/Flight, The Runner, And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido, Only Together,    

  Bootsy, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up,  

  Nostromo a Gogo, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

08 Mar - Royal Holloway College - Egham

17 Mar - Heaven Ultradisco, London

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Runner, And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido,    

  Only Together, Bootsy, Fever 103, Wild Party, Flight, Inside. 

18 Mar - The Ritz, Manchester (w/The Jazz Defektors)

 

20 Mar - Middlesex Polytechnic, London  (w/ Slab)

22 Mar - Klub Foot - Clarendon Hotel Ballroom, London  (w/ Heist & Slab)

27 Mar - Old Profanity Showboat, Bristol  (w/ Claytown Troupe)

28 Mar - Bass Clef - London

29 Mar - Moles Club, Bath

01 Apr - Berlin Club, Liverpool

20 Apr - Ronnie Scotts, London  (w/ Danger Zone)

07 Jun - Junction Box Festival, Manchester Polytechnic

?? Jun - Kingston Polytechnic or Kingston University

           (May be mislabelled as the Buzz Club show)

14 Jun - Buzz Club, West End Centre, Aldershot   [ ticket ]

            - soundcheck = Take Me Down, And Then She Smiles, Anthem

 - gig = Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Runner, Naked & White, Si Firmi O Grido,  

   Inside, Only Together, Bootsy, And Then Again, Fever 103 Degrees, Wild Party,

   Si Firmi O Grido

 

18 Jun - Madrid (venue?)

21 Jun - Greetings Festival, San Giovanni, Italy

 

24 Jun - Barcelona (venue?)

 

26 Jun - BJ’s, Blackburn

28 Jun - Boardwalk, Manchester (Simon Topping)

            - Morning, Keeper of the Flame, Jamboree, Ahoras, unknown,

   Virgin Flight, Poniphecheros, Oye Como Va.

 

28 Jun - Academy Of Arts, Bath

07 Jul - Warbucks, Glasgow

19 Jul - G-MEX Centre, Manchester  (opening for New Order, with The Smiths, Orchestral

Manoeuvres In The Dark, Cabaret Voltaire, Pete Shelley, The Fall, Wayne Fontana And The

Mindbenders, Frank Sidebottom, John Cooper Clarke, Sandie Shaw, Worst, John Cale, and

Virgin Prunes)

 

01 Oct - EBU Festival, The Playhouse, Liverpool

 - Only Together, Bootsy, Take Me Down, Mickey Way, Inside, Wild Party,  

    Sounds Like Something Dirty, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

02 Oct - Bradford University

07 Oct - Leeds University

08 Oct - Coasters, Edinburgh

09 Oct - Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen

10 Oct - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University

15 Oct - Town Hall, Bournemouth

21 Oct - Leadmill, Sheffield

25 Oct - Sunderland Polytechnic

26 Oct - Town & Country Club, London (w/The Bible, My Bloody Valentine & The Beloved) [ Advert ]

 

31 Oct - King Georges Hall, Blackburn (w/ Happy Mondays) [CANCELLED SHOW –

According to Dave Noonan (who was there), the show, was cancelled due to Jez (I think) 

having a tooth knocked out(?)or at least so we heard... so the Happy Mondays played with

the Railway Children as support & the whole place went up – they were fighting in lumps

after Bez slapped a Blackburn casual who was 'sig heiling' on stage]  Thanks for the

memory Dave!!

Unfortunately said memory may not be totally accurate, as there is in fact a recording

from that show!

- Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Waterline noise/Jez Speaks, Inside,  

  Mickey Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something      

  Dirty, Si Firmi intro/Sesamo Apriti Corco Vada, Mickey Way

 

08 Nov - Coasters, Edinburgh

28 Nov - Kings College, London (w/Stump)

- Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Inside, Mickey Way, Take Me Down,  

  Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And then She Smiles,    

  Mickey Way.

 

05 Dec - North Staffs Polytechnic, Stafford  (w/ Fatal Charm)

06 Dec - Warwick University, Coventry

22 Dec - Festival of the Millions, Free Trade Hall, Manchester  (headlined by The Fall)

 - Intro by Tony Wilson, Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Inside, Mickey  

   Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty.

 

 

1987

 

?? Jan - Errols, Gothenburg, Sweden

 

13 Jan - Musikcafeen, Copenhagen

- Bootsy, Only Together, Shack Up, Inside, Mickey Way, Take Me Down,

Fever 103, Life's A Scream, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty,

"Improvisation From Jez Kerr + Tony Quigley", Anthem, Si Firmi O Grido,

Mickey Way.

 

29 Jan - Rex Club, Paris

 - Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Anthem, Take Me Down, Fever 103,

   Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles, Si Firmi O Grido,  

   Inside.

 

05 Feb - Sala Zeleste, Barcelona

  - Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Mickey Way, Anthem, Take Me Down,  

    Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles,

    Si Firmi O Grido, Inside, Shack Up.

 

07 Feb - The End – Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain

 

10 Feb - Prego (The Rainbow), Milan

 

13 Mar - Town and Country Club, Kentish Town, London (w/Boss & Boys Wonder)

- Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Mickey Way, Naked and White,

  Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty,

  And Then She Smiles, Inside, Si Fermi O Grido

 

02 May - Inkstick Shibaura Factory, Tokyo

(Jun) Picadilly Radio, Manchester

- Backs to the Wall, Love is the Way

 

06 Jun - Finsbury Park Supertent (w/New Order, Railway Children, and Happy Mondays)  

[ poster from the show ]   [ poster, better resolution ]

- The Big E, Bootsy, Only Together, Wild Party, Mickey Way, Take Me Down,  

  Fever 103, All I Want is You, Sounds Like Something Dirty.

27 Aug - The Fridge, London

13 Oct - The Ritz, Manchester  [ ticket ]

 

04 Dec - University, Manchester

- 2000 ACR (intro), Coldest Days, Bootsy, Only Together, Mickey Way,

  Fever 103, The Big E, All I Want is You, Thin Grey Line, Wild Party,

  Sounds Like Something Dirty, Backs to the Wall, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

 

1988

 

19 Mar - The Boardwalk, Manchester

- Coldest Days, Bootsy, Thin Grey Line, Your Little World, unknown,

  Mickey Way, The Big E(Won't Stop Loving You), Down By The River,

  Backs To The Wall, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

25 Jun - Astoria, London  (w/ Soho & The Neighborhood)

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Bootsy, People Say, Mickey Way,

  Stay In (Your Little World), The Big E, Wild Party, Every Pleasure,

  Rivers Edge, Thin Grey Line, Backs to the Wall.

 

13 Dec - The Leadmill, Sheffield (w/ A Guy Called Gerald)

 

17 Dec - G-MEX Centre, Manchester (w/New Order and Happy Mondays)

  [ poster from the show ]  [ poster, better resolution ]

 - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Your Blue Eyes, Mickey Way, The Big E,
  Your  Little World, River
s Edge, Wild Party, Good Together, Backs To The Wall.

 

 

1989

 

23 May - Town and Country Club, London

            - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Your Blue Eyes, The Big E, Gods Own Girl,

  Your Little World, Every Pleasure, Wild Party, Good Together, Rivers Edge,

             Backs To The Wall, Si Fermi O Grido

 

14 Jun - Free Trade Hall, Manchester

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Your Blue Eyes, Bootsy, Gods Own Girl,

And Then Again, Down by the River, Shack Up, The Big E, Your Little World,

    Wild Party, Good Together, Flight, Backs to the Wall, Si Firmir O Grido.

 

(Jul) - Nicky Campbell Session – BBC (broadcast 8/7)

- Rivers Edge, The Big E, Backs to the Wall, Your Blue Eyes

 

(Aug) -  Richard Skinner Session – BBC (broadcast 9/10)

           - Your Little World, Good Together, Gods Own Girl, Backs to the Wall

 

12 Oct - Birmingham University   [ flyer ]

- Be What You Wanna Be, Improvisation, Your Blue Eyes, Your Little World,    

  Shack Up, The Big E, Gods Own Girl, Mickey Way, Rivers Edge,

  Good Together, Backs To The Wall, Repercussions, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

13 Oct - University, Sheffield

 

14 Oct - University, Bradford

 

15 Oct - Uxbridge Brunel University

 

18 Oct - Riverside, Newcastle

 

19 Oct - Calton Studio, Edinburgh

 

20 Oct - Ritzy, Aberdeen

 

21 Oct - Strathclyde University, Glasgow

 

24 Oct - University, Leicester

 

25 Oct - Town & Country Club, London  (w/ Stereo MCs)

- Sounds Like Something Dirty, Your Blue Eyes, The Big E, Gods Own Girl,

  Your Little World, Every Pleasure, Wild Party, Good Together,

  Down by the River, Backs to the Wall, Si Firmi O Grido. 

 

26 Oct - University, Liverpool  [ another version of the poster for this show ]  

[ same, blue, cropped ]   [ same, yellow, cropped ]

 

[click here to view poster advertising the October 89 tour]

 

 

1990

 

27 Feb - Subterrania, London

 

06 Mar - The Ritz, Manchester  (w/ DJ Mike Pickering)

(“Repercussions” from ACR:MCR was taken from this gig!)

17 May - Temperance Club, Paris

22 Dec - International 1, Manchester (W/ DJ Jon Dasilva)

- Be What You Wanna Be, Tekno 4 An Answer., Wont Stop Loving You,

  Shack Up, Wonder Y, Spirit Dance, Mello, Turn Me On, Wild Party,

  Good Together, Tribeca, Repercussions, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

 

1991

 

26 Apr - International 2, Manchester

- Be What You Wanna Be, Tekno 4 An Answer, Wont Stop Loving You,

  Flight, Spirit Dance, Turn Me On, Mello, Wild Party, Good Together,

  Tribeca, Repercussions.

 

09 May - Subterrania, London

- Be What You Wanna Be, Teckno 4 an Answer, Wont Stop Loving You,    

  Shack Up, Wonder Y, Flight, Spirit Dance, Turn Me On, Mello, Wild Party,

  Good Together, Repercussions, Tribeca.

 

04 Sep - Heaton Park, Manchester - Cities in the Park Festival in memory of Martin Hannett

(w/Electronic, Revenge, Durutti Column, The Wendys, Happy Mondays, Cath Carroll,

and The Adventure Babies)  [ poster from the show ]  [ ad for show + another ticket ]

- Be What You Wanna Be, Tekno 4 An Answer, Wont Stop Loving You,

  Spirit Dance, Wonder Y.

 

07 Nov - The Academy, Manchester

 

29 Nov - Subterania, London

 

30 Nov -  Polytechnic, Bristol

 

06 Dec - King Tuts Wah-Wah Hut, Glasgow

 

07 Dec - The Academy, Manchester

 

14 Dec - The Leadmill, Sheffield

19 Dec - New Cross (The Venue), London

 

 

1992

 

04 Mar - The Haçienda, Manchester

- Manic, Good Together, Shack Up, Wont Stop Loving You, Spirit Dance,

  Teckno 4 An Answer, Wonder Y, Mello, 27 Forever, Be What You Wanna Be,

  Si Firmi O Grido.

 

06 Mar - The Clapham Grand, London

08 May - Pavilhão Rosa Mora – Oporto, Portugal  (w/ Sitiados)

 

05 Nov - HMV Shop, Manchester

 - Manic, Turn Me On, Shack Up.

 Promotional appearance. They only played these 3 semi-acoustic songs.

 

11 Nov - HMV Records, Manchester

19 Nov - Harrogate Rooms, London

 

01 Dec - Subterania, London

 

03 Dec - Warehouse, Derby

07 Dec - Polytechnic, Newcastle  (opening for The Brand New Heavies)

 

10 Dec - The Academy, Manchester  (opening for The Brand New Heavies)

 

 

1993

 

14 Jan - Subterania, London

21 Jan - King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow

22 Jan - Polytechnic, Newcastle

23 Jan - Leadmill, Sheffield

26 Jan - Polytechnic, Liverpool

27 Jan - Canal Café Bar, Manchester

- Manic, Mello, Wont Stop Loving You, Wonder Y, Be What You Wanna Be,  

  Tekno 4 An Answer, Shack Up, Good Together, 27 Forever, Repercussions,

  Si Firmi O Grido.

 

28 Jan - Sankeys Soap, Manchester

 

29 Jan - Duchess of York, Leeds

 

30 Jan - The Pulse - Nottingham Trent University Student Union, Nottingham

 

03 Feb - Helsinki, Brighton - CANCELLED SHOW

04 Feb - La Kota - Bristol

05 Feb - Cardiff University

06 Feb - Wherehouse, Derby

15 Jul - The Junction, Cambridge  [ pic ]

29 Jul - Mosquito Coast, Leicester [ t-shirt sold at show – front back ]

[ review of show ]

 

13 Sep - The Haçienda, Manchester

- Mello, Wont Stop Loving You, Turn Me On, Shack Up, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

Also identified (incorrectly) as Manchester University.

 

22 Dec -  Als Café, Manchester

 

 

1994

 

29 Jun(?) - Pendle College, Lancaster University

 

30 Jun - Sankeys Soap, Manchester

 

08 Jul - Subterrania, London

- Be What You Wanna Be, Wont Stop Loving You, Flight, Wild Party,

  Wonder Y, Turn Me On, Lifes A Scream, Good Together, Shack Up,

  27 Forever, Si Firmir O Grido, Unknown?.

 

27 Jul - Phoenix Festival, Stratford (w/ The Beautiful South, Pop Will Eat Itself,

The Wonder Stuff, Therapy?, Inspiral Carpets, Mother Earth, and more Im sure)

 

07 Dec - LA2, London

 

11 Dec - Sankeys Soap, Manchester

- Be What You Wanna Be, Wont Stop Loving You, Flight, Wonder Y,

  Turn Me On, Some Day, Your On Your Own, Wild Party, Good Together,

  Shack Up, 27 Forever, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

 

1995

 

?? ??? - Astoria 2, London

 

 

1996

 

25 Sep - The Haçienda, Manchester

 

01 Nov - Astoria, London

21 Nov - Sankeys Soap, Manchester

- Shack Up, Good Together, Your On Your Own, Turn Me On, Yeah Boy,

  Desire, Listen To The Sound, Won ‘t Stop Loving You, Si Firmi O Grido,

  Samba 123.

1997

10 Apr - Jazz Café, London

No live shows between 1998 and 2001

 

 

2002

 

29 Mar - Electrowerkz, Islington (w/ Richard H. Kirk)  [ ticket and flyer from gig ]  [ flyer ]

- Forced Laugh, Do the Du, The Fox, Shack Up, Flight, And Then Again,

  Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Starlight, Turn Me On,

  Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together, Si Firmi O Grido,

  Wont Stop Loving You.

 

30 Mar - Band on the Wall, Manchester

- Forced Laugh, Do The Du, The Fox, And Then Again, Flight, Shack Up,

  Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Starlight, Turn Me On,

  Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together, Won't Stop Loving You,

  Si Firmi O Grido.

 

?? ??? - Cannes

 

31 May - Jazz Café, London

 - Forced Laugh, Do the Do, The Fox, And Then Again, Flight, Shack Up,

   Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Starlight, Turn Me On,

              Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together   Encore: Wont Stop Loving You,

   Si Fermi O Grido.

 

01 Jun - North, Blackburn

            - Forced Laugh, Do the Do, The Fox, Flight, And Then Again, Shack Up,

  Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Starlight, Turn Me On,

             Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together   Encore: Wont Stop Loving You,

  Si Fermi O Grido.

 

03 Aug - G:Percussion 2002 - Castlefield Arena, Manchester  (w/ 808 State)

 

 

2003

 

15 Feb - Zaal België, Hasselt, Belgium

- Forced Laugh, And Then Again, Do the Du, Flight, Shack Up

  (feat. Denise Johnson), Wild Party, Starlight, Turn Me On,

  Wont Stop Loving You, Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be,

  Si Firmi O Grido.

 

24 Oct - Fabric, London

- Forced Laugh, Do the Du, Shack Up, Wild Party, Starlight, Turn Me On, Wont    

    Stop Loving You, Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together

    (Si Firmi O Grido was listed on the set list but not performed).

 

 

2004

 

03 Apr - Band on the Wall, Manchester (25th Anniversary Show!)

- Intro/Choir/Waterline, Do the Du, Rialto, And Then Again, Flight, Wonder Y,  

    Shack Up, Wild Party, Turn Me On, Starlight, Wont Stop Loving You,

    Be What You Wanna Be, Heart & Soul (Joy Division cover!!!), Si Firmi O Grido.

 

25 Apr - The North Bar, Blackburn    

 

23 May - The Ritz, Manchester  And You Forgotten Rob Gretton Memorial concert

(w/ Tony Wilson, Doves, Graeme Park, Jon Dasilva, Dave Rofe, Mike Pickering, and Mr. Scruff)

- Do the Du, Shack Up, Wont Stop Loving You, Wonder Y, Turn Me On,

  Heart & Soul (Joy Division cover w/ Hooky on bass!!!).

  [ pictures from the show of Jez & Hooky ]  [ Pic courtesy of Mr. Martin  

           Moscrop!....Thanks Martin ]

 

2005

 

07 May -  Nuits Sonores Festival - Les Subsistances, Lyon, France 

(w/ James Chance and the Contortions)  [ poster from the show ]

- Intro/Choir/Waterline, Do the Du, And Then Again, Flight, Wonder Y,

  Turn Me On, Wild Party, Shack Up, Wont Stop Loving You,

  Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

[At one point, Donald Johnson had sent EXCLUSIVE pictures from this show,

but these have seem to gone missing...Thanks Donald, and sorry for our carelessness]

***Please note: All photographs are works of A Certain Ratio (c) Copyright 2005

all rights reserved.  Any unauthorised use of these pictures may violate copyright,

trademark and other applicable laws and could result in criminal or civil penalties.

 

05 Aug - The Big Chill Festival – Open Air Stage  [ more info on the gig ]

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Wonder Y, Funky Guitar, Shack Up,

  Wild Party, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

11 Aug - Cargo, London  [ more info at Cerysmatic Factory ] [ signed setlist ]

[ picture from show ]

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Funky Guitar, Dirty Disco, Way to Escape, Rialto,
And Then Again, Turn Me On, Flight, Wonder Y, Shack Up, Wild Party, Good

Together, Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido. (*NOTE Heart & Soul was on

the set list as the first song of the encore, but was not performed.)

 

13 Aug - Moorfest 2005, The Bowl, Heaton Mersey (w/ The Mighty Wah!, Easterhouse,

Haven and many others) [ festival info ]

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Wonder Y, Funky Guitar, Shack Up,

Wild Party, Good Together, Si Firmi O Grido.

(*NOTE - Be What You Wanna Be, Wont Stop Loving You were on the original set list, but were not played)

 

01 Oct - The Cluny, Newcastle [ flyer from the show ]

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Funky Guitar, Dirty Disco, Way to Escape, Rialto,

  And Then Again, Flight, Turn Me On, Wonder Y, Wild Party, Good Together,

  Be What You Wanna Be, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

24 Oct - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool – Launch event for indie label This Sound.

(w/Redshed, Paradigm, Death by Decibels, and DJs Pirate Radio) [ click here for more info ]

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Funky Guitar, Way to Escape, Dirty Disco,

  And Then Again, Flight, Rialto, Turn Me On, Wonder Y, Wild Party, Shack Up,

  Be What You Wanna Be, Good Together, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

13 Nov - Mersey Bowl, Heaton

   - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Wonder Y, Funky Guitar, Shack Up, Wild Party,  

     Wont Stop Loving You, Si Fermi O Grido.

 

 

14 Nov - Apollo, Manchester

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Way to Escape, Wonder Y, Wont Stop Loving

  You, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be.

 

2006

 

29 Apr - Tryptich Festival - The Bongo Club, Edinburgh (w/ DJ Twitch)

   - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Way to Escape, Wonder Y,

     Wont Stop Loving You, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be.

 

30 Apr -  Tryptich Festival - Sub Club, Glasgow (w/ DJ Twitch & JG Wilkes)

            - Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Flight, Way to Escape, Wonder Y,

   Wont Stop Loving You, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be.

 

2007

 

10 Mar - The Village, Dublin (w/ Cap Pas Cap & Shock! DJs)

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, And Then Again, Flight, Rialto, Way to Escape,

  Mind Made Up, I Feel Lite, Everything is Good, Wonder Y, Wild Party,

  Be What You Wanna Be, Shack Up, Down Down Down, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

06 May -  Electric Chair, Manchester – Jillys Live Revue (w/ Ben Westbech,

Elektrons, Don Letts, and Greg Wilson)

 

2008

 

14 Jun - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

           - Flight, Mind Made Up, Wild Party, Wonder Y, Shack Up, Si Fermi O Grido.

 

05 Sep - Tou Scene - Stavanger, Norway  (w/ Food for Animals, Plastician, DinoSau,

Diskjokke, Krazy Baldhead, Cuckoo, and Dimlite)

16 Nov - Part Time Punks Festival – The Echoplex, Los Angeles 

(w/ The Slits, Vivian Girls, Pylon, A Certain Ratio, Medium Medium, Ariel Pink,

Tussle, The Muslims, Savage Republic, Magic Bullets, The Nightingales, Nodzzz,

Warpaint, Grimble Grumble, Nervous Gender, Weave, Urinals, Pop Noir, Softboiled Eggies,

and Wild Stares)

- Choir ~ Waterline ~ Do the Du, I Feel Light, And Then Again, Flight, Rialto,

  Mind Made Up, Way To Escape, Everything Is Good, Wild Party, Wonder Y,

  Shack Up, Heart and Soul, Si Firmi O Grido.

              

First time for ACR back in the US in 23 years.

 

 

2009

See ACR's new(er) site

 

28 Mar - Button Factory, Dublin  (w/ Zombie Nation)

        - Skunk, Do The Du, Flight, Mind Made Up, Way To Escape, Heart and Soul,

  Rialto, I Feel Light, Wonder Y, Wild Party, Be What You Wanna Be,

             Shack Up    Encore: Si Firmi O Grido.

 

09 Apr - Binnenstad, Rotterdam  (w/ Röyksopp, ...And You Will Know Us by the

Trail of Dead, A Place to Bury Strangers, and many others)

10 Apr - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels

 

11 Apr - Motel Mozaïque Festival

 

24 May - The Deaf Institute, Manchester

 

28 May - Ninkasi – Lyon  CANCELLED

 

29 May - Primavera Festival, Barcelona

 - Do the Du, Mickey Way, Wild Party, Flight, Mind Made Up, Forced Laugh,

   I Feel Light, Wonder Y, Be What You Wanna Be, Shack Up,

              Si FIrmi O Grido.

 

31 May - Fundaçāo de Serralves, Porto, Portugal

  - intro, Do the Du, Mickey Way, Wild Party, Flight, Mind Made Up,

    Way To Escape, I Feel Light, The Fox, Wonder Y, Be What You Wanna Be,

               Shack Up, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

05 Jun - Martin Moscrop DJ set

 

15 Jun - The Beat Happening Sessions – Dingwalls, London

 

04 Jul -  Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

               - Wild Party, Mickey Way, Flight, Mind Made Up, Heart and Soul,

     Way To Escape, I Feel Light, Wonder Y, Be What You Wanna Be,

     Shack Up, Si Fermi O Grido.

 

04 Sep - Disco_nnect Festival – Venice, Italy  (w/ Röyksopp, Little Dragon, Delphic,

Fujiya & Miyagi, A Certain Ratio, Esser, Ebony Bones!, and Mickey Moonlight)

 

06 Sep - Offset Festival – Chigwell, UK  (w/ The xx, Bombay Bicycle Club, Metronomy,

The Horrors, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Gold Panda, Wild Beasts, and The Futureheads)

[ poster ]

 

26 Sep - Band On The Wall, Manchester

- Choir, Waterline, Do the Du, Wild Party, Mickey Way, Flight, Mind Made Up,        

   Way to Escape, Rialto, Heart and Soul, Forced Laugh, I Feel Light, Wonder Y,  

   Be What You Wanna Be, Knife Slits Water, Shack Up, Si Firmi O Grido.

 

03 Oct -  Factory Festival – Le Plan, Paris  CANCELLED

 

12 Dec - A Factory Night  Brussels, Belgium  (w/ Section 25, Biting Tongues, The Wake, 

and The Names)

 

 

2010

See ACR's new(er) site

 

07 Mar - Concorde 2 – Brighton (w/Danny Rampling + Justin Robertson)

 

11 Jun - Platt Fields, Manchester (w/Ian Brown and many more)

 

09 Jul -  Moonlight Festival – Fano, Italy

- Do the Du, Wild Party, I Feel Light, Flight, And Then Again, Mind Made Up,  

  Teri, Wonder Y, Be What You Wanna Be, Shack Up, Knife Slits Water,

  Si Fermi O Grido.

                    

17 Jul - FAC251, Manchester

 

25 Sep - Festival MARSATAC, Marseille, France

 

 

2011

See ACR's new(er) site

 

01 Apr - De.bees Music Bar - Winsford (Jez Kerr)

22 May -  Friends of Mine Festival 11 – Capesthorne Hall - Macclesfield, Cheshire

(w/ Toro Y Moi, Mr. Scruff, Black Lips, Badly Drawn Boy, Buzzcocks, The Cribs, The Charlatans, and Yuck)

 

09 Jul - Fiera Della Musica – Azzano Decimo, Italy

 

24 Sep - Hoochie Coochie Bar, Newcastle

 

11 Nov - Band On The Wall, Manchester

              First Set:  All Night Party, Du the Du, And Then Again, Flight, Shack Up,

  Forced Laugh, Rialto, Knife Slits Water, Si Fermi O Grido.

 

             Second Set:  Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Big E,

  Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be, Turn Me On,

             Wonder Y, Mind Made Up, Down Down Down, I Feel Light, Shack Up,

  Si Fermi O Grido.

 

12 Nov - Band On The Wall, Manchester

               First Set:  All Night Party, Du the Du, And Then Again, Flight, Shack Up,

   Forced Laugh, Rialto, Knife Slits Water, Si Fermi O Grido.

 

             Second Set:  Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, The Big E,

  Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be, Turn Me On,

             Wonder Y, Mind Made Up, Down Down Down, I Feel Light, Shack Up,

  Si Fermi O Grido.

 

 

2012

 

22 Sep -  Hooche Coochie Bar, Newcastle

- Skunk, Do the Du, Wild Party, Flight, Forced Laugh, Rialto, Mind Made Up,

  Turn Me On, I Feel Light, Wonder Y, Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be,  

  Wont Stop Loving You, Shack Up   Encore: Knife Slits Water, Si Fermi O Grido

              

 

2013

 

01 Feb - Grauzone 2013 – Melkweg, Amsterdam  (w/ Echo & The Bunnymen, Iceage,

Fehlfarben, Zounds, Lebanon Hanover, The Mob, and Chameleons Vox)

           - Do the Du, And Then Again, Wild Party, Flight, Forced Laugh, Rialto,

  I Feel Light, Wonder Y, Good Together, Be What You Wanna Be,

             Shack Up.

 

 

13 Apr - Kill Your Pop Festival 2013 - Le Consortium, Dijon, France

(w/ Sinkane and The George Kaplan Conspiracy)

21 Nov - Hallé St Peters – Anacoats – Manchester

                 - Shack Up.

 

 

2014

 

21 Feb - Under the Bridge – London  (w/ Gramme and ACR Sound System)

- Do the Du, Wild Party, Flight, Forced Laugh, And Then Again, I Feel Light,    

  Rialto, Mind Made Up, Wont Stop Loving You, Good Together,

             Wonder Y, Be What You Want To Be, Shack Up   Encore: Knife Slits Water,

  Si Fermi O Grido.

 

11 May - O2 Apollo, Manchester

- Choir, Waterline, Do The Du, Flight, Way to Escape, Wonder Y,

  Wont Stop Loving You, Wild Party, Shack Up, Be What You Wanna Be.

 

29 Nov - Stadthalle Köln Mülheim - Cologne  (w/ Owen Pallett, opening for Week)

13 Dec - Manchester Academy 2

2015

 

21 Feb - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh

09 Sep - Deaf Institute, Manchester  (w/ Black Rivers, Denise Johnson, and 3 others)

06 Dec - Warehouse Project, Manchester (w/New Order)

               - Wont Stop Loving You (w/Denise Johnson), Shack Up, 27 Forever

 

 

2016

03 Sep - Festival No.6, Portmeirion

21 Oct - L’Aeronef, Lille  (w/ Hot Vestry)

22 Oct - La Maroquinerie, Paris  (w/ Hot Vestry)

    - And Then Again

05 Nov - King George’s Hall, Blackburn

2017

04 Feb - Stereo, Glasgow



 

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Please send any additions, corrections, etc. to (-updates@facgigographies.com-).

Send kudos and encouragement to Mike Mitchell (-mike@facgigographes.com-).

Many thanks to Sam Habash for the inspiration to get this started and to Olan Henry for

supplying me with shows!

My thanks also to everyone emailing me info! It is greatly appreciated! To single out a few in

particular; Hans, Steven, and Paul B. Your help has been incredible!

 

Last and certainly not least. my humblest thanks to Martin Moscrop and Donald Johnson.

Thank you for your input, feedback, and making this the official ACR gigography!

 

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