THE CHURCH CONCERT CHRONICLE

The Church performing live at their ARIA Hall of Fame induction - 10/27/10

These are all the known shows. Undoubtedly, there are many early shows yet to be documented.
If you notice any errors, or can add further info or links, please contact me!


1980

1980-05-28???  (1st ever gig according to NSEW Fanzine #1, p. 7)
1980-07-16Sydney (The Rocks), NSW, Australia - Australian Heritage Hotel  (Supporting: Sekret Sekret [evolved into The Cruel Sea])Poster
1980-10-11Sydney (Manly), NSW, Australia - Manly Vale Hotel  (Supporting: Flowers [aka Icehouse])
1980-11-04???  (1st gig with Marty Willson-Piper according to NSEW Fanzine #1, p. 7)
1980-11-08Sydney (Sylvania), NSW, Australia - The Sylvania Hotel (now The Crest Hotel)
1980-11-17Sydney (Bexley North), NSW, Australia - Bexley North Hotel
1980-11-22Sydney (Sylvania), NSW, Australia - The Sylvania Hotel (now The Crest Hotel)
 
 
Early Posters: "She Never Said" Tour Poster | Canberra show, possibly at The Basement

1981

1981-01-02Sydney (Blacktown), NSW, Australia - Comb 'N' Cutter Hotel  (Supporting: Flowers [aka Icehouse])
1981-01-14Sydney (Mosman), NSW, Australia - Mosman Hotel (now Hotel Mosman)
1981-01-15Sydney (Bondi), NSW, Australia - Astra Hotel (defunct, now an apartment complex)
1981-01-21Sydney (Mosman), NSW, Australia - Mosman Hotel (now Hotel Mosman)  (Possibly 1st gig with Richard Ploog on drums, according to NSEW Fanzine #1, p. 7)
1981-01-22Sydney (Bondi), NSW, Australia - Astra Hotel (defunct, now an apartment complex)
1981-01-30Melbourne (Carlton), VIC, Australia - Martini's (in Imperial Club Hotel, defunct)  (Support/Supporting: MEO 245)
1981-01-31Melbourne (Ferntree Gully), VIC, Australia - Ferntree Gully Hotel (Hacienda Tavern) (afternoon show)  (Support/Supporting: Mick Pealing & The Ideals)
1981-01-31Melbourne (Brunswick), VIC, Australia - Bombay Rock (defunct, burned down in the mid-1990s) (evening show)  (Supporting: The Radiators and The Lonely Hearts)
1981-02-02Sydney (The Rocks), NSW, Australia - Governors Pleasure (defunct)
1981-03-22Sydney (Kings Cross), NSW, Australia - Sgt. Peppers Rock Cafe
1981-03-24Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Macy's (in Her Majesty's Hotel, defunct)  (Supporting: Russell Morris and The Rubes)Show Advertisement | Tour Advertisement
1981-03-25Melbourne, VIC, Australia - State College of Victoria (became Victoria College, then Deakin University)Tour Advertisement
1981-03-26Melbourne (Hawthorn), VIC, Australia - Ethel Hall, Swinburne Institute (now Swinburne University of Technology) (Lunchtime show) Tour Advertisement
1981-03-26Melbourne (Chadstone), VIC, Australia - The Matthew Flinders Hotel (evening show) Tour Advertisement
1981-03-27Melbourne (Essendon), VIC, Australia - Royal Hotel Tour Advertisement
1981-03-28Melbourne (Brunswick), VIC, Australia - Bombay Rock (defunct, burned down in the mid-1990s)  (Supporting: Models | Other Support: The Cheks)Show Advertisement | Tour Advertisement
1981-04-03Sydney (Bexley North), NSW, Australia - Bexley North Hotel  (Supporting: Russell Morris)
1981-04-09Sydney (Chatswood), NSW, Australia - Charles Hotel  (Support: The Tigers)Advertisement
1981-04-10Sydney, NSW, Australia - Sgt. Peppers Rock Cafe  (Supporting: The Sherbs)Show Review
1981-04-11Sydney (Rydalmere), NSW, Australia - The Family Inn  (Supporting: Mondo Rock)
1981-04-15Sydney (Chatswood), NSW, Australia - Charles Hotel  (Support: The Tigers)Advertisement
1981-05-01Sydney (The Rocks), NSW, Australia - Governors Pleasure (defunct)  (Supporting: Vixen)Advertisement
1981-05-02Sydney (Maroubra), NSW, Australia - Maroubra Junction Hotel (MJ's)  (Double Bill with The Reporters)Advertisement
1981-05-04Sydney (Bondi Beach), NSW, Australia - Astra Hotel (defunct, now the Astra Retirement Village)
1981-05-06Sydney (Coogee), NSW, Australia - Selina's (in Coogee Bay Hotel)  (Supporting: New Race & Sunnyboys)Advertisement
1981-05-08Sydney (The Rocks), NSW, Australia - Governors Pleasure (defunct)  (Supporting: Moving Pictures)Advertisement
1981-05-09Sydney (Bexley North), NSW, Australia - Bexley North Hotel
1981-05-11Sydney (Bondi Beach), NSW, Australia - Astra Hotel (defunct, now the Astra Retirement Village)
1981-05-15Adelaide, SA, Australia - Stage Door (in Shandon Hotel)Advertisement
1981-05-16Adelaide, SA, Australia - Stage Door (in Shandon Hotel)Advertisement
1981-05-17Adelaide, SA, Australia - Stage Door (in Shandon Hotel)Advertisement
1981-05-21Sydney (Gladesville), NSW, Australia - Bayview Tavern (in The Bayview Hotel)  (Supporting: The Swingers)
1981-05-22Mittagong, NSW, Australia - Mittagong RSL CLub
1981-05-23Sydney (Sylvania), NSW, Australia - The Sylvania Hotel (now The Crest Hotel)  (Supporting: The Numbers, with Short Circuit)
1981-05-24Sydney, NSW, Australia - Sgt. Peppers Rock Cafe  (Supporting: Allniters, with Spy vs Spy)
1981-05-24Sydney (Darlinghurst), NSW, Australia - Brighton Hotel  (Supporting: Jimmy & The Boys)
1981-05-25Sydney (Bondi Beach), NSW, Australia - Astra Hotel (defunct, now the Astra Retirement Village)
1981-05-27Melbourne (Prahran), VIC, Australia - Prahran Mechanics' Institute (lunchtime show) Tour Advertisement
1981-05-27Melbourne (North Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Carnaby Inn (evening show) Tour Advertisement
1981-05-28Geelong (Waurn Ponds), VIC, Australia - Waurn Ponds Hotel (lunchtime show) Tour Advertisement
1981-05-29Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Preston Town Hall (now Preston City Hall) (early show)  (Supporting: The Cheks | Special Guest Host: James Freud)Show Advertisement | Tour Advertisement
1981-05-29Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Macy's (in Her Majesty's Hotel, defunct) (late show) Show Advertisement | Tour Advertisement
1981-05-30Melbourne (Collingwood), VIC, Australia - The Jump Club  (Support/Supporting: MEO 245)Tour AdvertisementFlyer
1981-05-31Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Macy's (in Her Majesty's Hotel, defunct)  (Supporting: Australian Crawl)
1981-06-05Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Macy's (in Her Majesty's Hotel, defunct)Show Review
1981-06-16Lake Macquarie (Belmont), NSW, Australia - Belmont Sailing Club (now Belmont 16s)
1981-06-17Sydney (Parramatta), NSW, Australia - Parramatta Leagues Club
1981-06-18Sydney (North Ryde), NSW, Australia - Macquarie University
1981-06-19Sydney (Paddington), NSW, Australia - Brownies (in Paddington Green Hotel)  (Support: The Motavators)
1981-06-20Central Coast (Terrigal), NSW, Australia - Florida Hotel (defunct, now the Crowne Plaza Terrigal)
1981-06-22Sydney, NSW, Australia - Sundowner Hotel  (Supporting: The Dugites | Other support: The Riffs)
1981-06-23Sydney (Avalon), NSW, Australia - Avalon Beach RSL Club
 
Mid to Late 1981 EMI/Parlophone Tour Posters: Purple Poster | Broken Statue/"Too Fast For You"/"Tear It All Away" Poster
 
1981-07-02Sydney (The Rocks), NSW, Australia - Governors Pleasure (defunct)  (Support: The Crocodiles)Advertisement
1981-07-03Sydney (Bossley Park), NSW, Australia - Club Marconi  (Supporting: The Radiators)
1981-07-04Sydney (Surry Hills), NSW, Australia - The Trade Union Club  (Support: Fast Cars)
1981-07-07Canberra (Macquarie), ACT, Australia - The Jamison Inn (defunct, demolished in 2013)  (Support: The Pop Mechanics [aka Pop Mechanix])Ticket
1981-07-09Melbourne (Caulfield South), VIC, Australia - London Tavern  (Support: The Missiles)AdvertisementShow Likely Cancelled
1981-07-09Geelong (Waurn Ponds), VIC, Australia - Waurn Ponds Hotel July Dates Ad
1981-07-10Melbourne (Sandringham), VIC, Australia - The Sandringham Commodore Hotel  (Support: Mick Pealing & The Ideals)Advertisement | July Dates Ad
1981-07-11Melbourne (Kew), VIC, Australia - Warehouse Rock (in Prospect Hill Hotel) (early show)  (Support: Mick Pealing & The Ideals)Advertisement | July Dates Ad
1981-07-11Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - Electric Ballroom (late show)  (Support: AEIOU)July Dates Ad
1981-07-12Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Macy's (in Her Majesty's Hotel, defunct)  (Supporting: The Eighty Eights)Advertisement | July Dates Ad
1981-07-15Melbourne (Essendon), VIC, Australia - Royal Hotel
1981-07-16Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Chasers  (Support: The Cheks)
1981-07-17Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Billboard (now 170 Russell)  (Support: Alice And The Alligators)
1981-07-18Melbourne (North Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Carnaby Inn (early show)  (Support/Supporting: The Chemists)
1981-07-18Melbourne (Collingwood), VIC, Australia - The Jump Club (late show) Flyer
Show Review
1981-07-24Sydney (Manly), NSW, Australia - Manly Vale Hotel  (Support: Young Savage)
1981-07-25Sydney (Cabramatta), NSW, Australia - Stardust Room  (Support: Red)
1981-07-26Sydney (Penrith), NSW, Australia - Penrith Leagues Club
1981-07-29Wollongong (Dapto), NSW, Australia - Dapto Leagues Club  (Supporting: Jimmy & The Boys)
1981-07-30Sydney (Kensington), NSW, Australia - Roundhouse - UNSW  (Support: Allniters & The Cockroaches)
1981-07-31Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Chasers (early show) Advertisement
1981-07-31Melbourne (Armadale), VIC, Australia - Armadale Hotel (late show)  (Support: Ada's Persuaders)Advertisement
1981-08-02Sydney (Kings Cross/Potts Point), NSW, Australia - Manzil Room (defunct, became The Storrier, now Quest Potts Point)  (Support: Red)Advertisement
1981-08-28Sydney (Blacktown), NSW, Australia - Comb 'N' Cutter Hotel  (Support: Heroes)Advertisement
1981-09-20Melbourne (West Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Festival Hall  (3XY's under-18s concert)
 
Poster 1 | Poster 2Print Ad | Programme CoverTanelorn Memories (no Church mention)
Poor Quality Recording:
 
1981-10-07Geelong (Waurn Ponds), VIC, Australia - Waurn Ponds Hotel
1981-10-08Melbourne (Essendon), VIC, Australia - Cross Keys Hotel  (Support: Modesty)
1981-10-09Melbourne (North Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Carnaby Inn  (Support: AEIOU)
1981-10-10Melbourne (Sandringham), VIC, Australia - The Sandringham Commodore Hotel (early show)  (Support: Chemicals)
1981-10-10Melbourne (Collingwood), VIC, Australia - The Jump Club (late show)  (Support: The Divinyls, Los Trios Ringbarkus)Flyer
1981-10-11Melbourne (Kew), VIC, Australia - Warehouse Rock (in Prospect Hill Hotel)  (Support: AEIOU)
1981-10-13Melbourne (Caulfield South>), VIC, Australia - London Tavern  (Support: Figures)
1981-10-14Latrobe City (Traralgon), VIC, Australia - Astradome
1981-10-15Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Chasers  (Support: Andy O And The Sheep)
1981-10-16Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Ritchies Nitespot (in Council Club Hotel - defunct, became Cramers Hotel)
1981-10-17Melbourne (Noble Park), VIC, Australia - Sandown Park Hotel
1981-10-18Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Macy's (in Her Majesty's Hotel, defunct)  (Supporting: The Radiators)
1981-10-19Melbourne (South Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Roxy Hotel
1981-10-21Warrnambool, VIC, Australia - Lady Bay Hotel (defunct, demolished in the 1990s to build luxury condos)
1981-10-28Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Billboard (now 170 Russell)
1981-10-29Melbourne (Armadale), VIC, Australia - Armadale Hotel  (Support: Azlan)
1981-10-30Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - Electric Ballroom  (Support: Beats Working & The Inserts)
1981-10-31Melbourne (Bulleen), VIC, Australia - Sentimental Bloke Hotel (early show)  (Support: Andrew Oh, The Sheep)
1981-10-31Melbourne (Brunswick), VIC, Australia - Bombay Rock (defunct, burned down in the mid-1990s) (late show)
1981-11-01Melbourne (Croydon), VIC, Australia - Dorset Gardens Hotel
1981-11-02Frankston, VIC, Australia - Pier Hotel
1981-11-04Canberra (Belconnen), ACT, Australia - Cootas Place (defunct)  (Support: Lafayette)Poster
1981-11-06Sydney (Coogee), NSW, Australia - Selina's (in Coogee Bay Hotel)  (Support: The Numbers, Noise)
 
 
A Midsummer Nights Dream Tour (Dec. 26, 1981 - Jan. 24, 1982)Tour Advertisement
1981-12-26Newcastle, NSW, Australia - unknown venue
1981-12-27Sydney (Avalon), NSW, Australia - Avalon Beach RSL Club
1981-12-30Gold Coast (Tallebudgera), QLD, Australia - Playroom (defunct - closed in 1999, demolished)
1981-12-31Sunshine Coast (Marcoola), QLD, Australia - Surfair Beach Hotel

1982 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

A Midsummer Nights Dream Tour (cont.) (Dec. 26, 1981 - Jan. 24, 1982)Tour Advertisement
1982-01-02Gold Coast (Tallebudgera), QLD, Australia - Playroom (defunct - closed in 1999, demolished)
1982-01-03Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise), QLD, Australia - Bombay Rock (defunct)
1982-01-06Sydney (Sylvania), NSW, Australia - The Sylvania Hotel (now The Crest Hotel)
1982-01-07Wollongong, NSW, Australia - unknown venue
1982-01-08Sydney (Blacktown), NSW, Australia - Comb 'N' Cutter Hotel
1982-01-09Sydney (Manly), NSW, Australia - Manly Vale Hotel
1982-01-10Sydney (Penrith), NSW, Australia - Penrith Leagues Club
1982-01-12Lorne, VIC, Australia - Grand Pacific Hotel
1982-01-13Warrnambool, VIC, Australia - Lady Bay Hotel (defunct)
1982-01-14Melbourne (Sandringham), VIC, Australia - The Sandringham Commodore Hotel  (Support: Beat Detectives)
1982-01-15Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Ritchies Nitespot (in Council Club Hotel - defunct, became Cramers Hotel) (early show)  (Support: Strange Idols)
1982-01-15Melbourne (Collingwood), VIC, Australia - The Jump Club (late show)  (Support: Modesty)
1982-01-16Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Seaview Hotel (aka: The Crystal Ballroom, The George Hotel, & The Terminus)
1982-01-17Melbourne (Kew), VIC, Australia - Warehouse Rock (in Prospect Hill Hotel)
1982-01-24Canberra, ACT, Australia - Bruce Stadium (aka Canberra Stadium or GIO Stadium)
 
 
1982-02-14Sydney (Rydalmere), NSW, Australia - The Family Inn
 
 
The Blurred Crusade Australian Autumn Tour 1982Advertisement
1982-03-19Sydney (Cammeray), NSW, Australia - San Miguel Inn (defunct)
1982-03-22Sydney, NSW, Australia - Footbridge Theatre, The University of Sydney  (Support: N.Z. Pop [aka Pop Mechanix])Poster
1982-??-?? Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Melbourne Radio
1982-03-30Geelong (Waurn Ponds), VIC, Australia - Waurn Ponds Hotel  (Support: Mother Goose)
1982-03-31Melbourne (Springvale), VIC, Australia - Waltzing Matilda Hotel  (Support: Beat Detectives)Photo
1982-04-01Melbourne (Sandringham), VIC, Australia - The Sandringham Commodore Hotel
1982-04-02Melbourne, VIC, Australia - RMIT Union at The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (day show)  (Support: AEIOU)
1982-04-02Melbourne (Sandringham), VIC, Australia - The Sandringham Commodore Hotel (night show)  (Support/Supporting: The Troggs)
1982-04-03Melbourne (Bulleen), VIC, Australia - Sentimental Bloke Hotel (early show)  (Support: Beat Detectives)
1982-04-03Melbourne (Collingwood), VIC, Australia - The Jump Club (late show)  (Support: Government Drums & Teen Beat)
(in Prospect Hill Hotel)  (Support: Beat Detectives)
1982-04-06Melbourne (Mount Eliza), VIC, Australia - Toorak College
1982-04-17Adelaide (Torrensville), SA, Australia - Thebarton Theatre  (Double Bill with Moving Pictures)
1982-04-18Perth, WA, Australia - Perth Entertainment Centre (defunct, demolished in 2011)  (Double Bill with Moving Pictures)Ticket
1982-04-24Perth, WA, Australia - University of Western Australia, Guild Cultural Hall  (Support: The Go-Starts, Helicopters)Poster
1982-04-25Melbourne (West Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Festival Hall - 3XY's under-18s concert  (Double Bill with Moving Pictures | Support: The Orphans)Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
1982-04-27Melbourne (Kew), VIC, Australia - Warehouse Rock (in Prospect Hill Hotel)
1982-04-29Melbourne (Caulfield), VIC, Australia - Caulfield Institute of Technology (now Monash University Caulfield Campus) (early show)
1982-04-29Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Ritchies Nitespot in Council Club Hotel (defunct, became Cramers Hotel)  (Support: Mike Rudd And The Heaters)
1982-04-30Melbourne (???), VIC, Australia - unknown venue Poster
1982-05-01Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - Club Chevron in the Chevron Hotel (now the Chevron Green Apartments)  (Support: The Young Lions, The Name)Advertisement
1982-05-02Melbourne, VIC, Australia - University of Melbourne Union Theatre  (Support: Los Trios Ringbarkus, The Article)Poster
1982-05-09Sydney, NSW, Australia - Hordern Pavilion in Moore Park, 2:00 pm show  (Double Bill with Moving Pictures | Support: The Runners)Ticket
in Moore Park, 8:00 pm show  (Double Bill with Moving Pictures | Support: The Runners)
Entire Set
Best guess on the date and location of these recordings (could be from either show that day). Setlist is very similar to that of April 4, 1982.
1982-05-12Sydney (Cammeray), NSW, Australia - San Miguel Inn (defunct)  (Support: Eurogliders)
1982-05-13Sydney (Gladesville), NSW, Australia - Bayview Tavern (in The Bayview Hotel)  (Support: Eurogliders)
1982-05-15Sydney (Cronulla), NSW, Australia - Cronulla Workers' Club (defunct, demolished)  (Support: The Choirboys)
1982-05-16Sydney (Surry Hills), NSW, Australia - The Trade Union Club  (Support: The Singles, NZ Pop [aka Pop Mechanix])
1982-05-19Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Billboard (now 170 Russell)
1982-05-23Melbourne (South Yarra), VIC, Australia - Macy's (in Her Majesty's Hotel, defunct)  (Support: Beat Detectives)
1982-05-25Melbourne (Kew), VIC, Australia - Warehouse Rock (in Prospect Hill Hotel)
1982-05-26Ocean Grove, VIC, Australia - Collendina Hotel  (Source: The Age, 21 May 1982, Weekender p.11)
1982-05-26Geelong, VIC, Australia - Eureka Club (in Eureka Hotel)  (Source: ad reprinted in NSEW #10, p. 13)
1982-05-27Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - Club Chevron (in the Chevron Hotel, now the Chevron Green Apartments)  (Support: The Orphans, The Name)Advertisement
1982-05-28Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Ritchies Nitespot (in Council Club Hotel - defunct, became Cramers Hotel)  (Support: AEIOU)
1982-05-29Melbourne (Mulgrave), VIC, Australia - Village Green Hotel  (Support: Beat Detectives)
1982-05-30Frankston, VIC, Australia - Pier Hotel
1982-06-01Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - Club Chevron (in the Chevron Hotel, now the Chevron Green Apartments)
1982-06-02Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Melbourne Uni
1982-06-03Sydney (Campbelltown), NSW, Australia - The Grange
1982-06-04Sydney (Coogee), NSW, Australia - Selina's (in Coogee Bay Hotel)  (Support: Flaming Hands, Honeymoon)
1982-06-05Sydney (Manly), NSW, Australia - Manly Vale Hotel  (Support: Flaming Hands)
1982-06-06Sydney (Parramatta), NSW, Australia - Parramatta Leagues Club
1982-06-17Wollongong (Thirroul), NSW, Australia - Thirroul R.S.L.
1982-06-18Sydney (Blacktown), NSW, Australia - Comb 'N' Cutter Hotel
 
 
The Church's First European Tour
1982-09-09The Hague [Den Haag], Netherlands - Paard Van Troje (The Trojan Horse aka The Horse)
1982-10-03Gothenburg [Göteborg], Sweden - unknown venue
After the gig their coach broke down, caught fire, and then all their clothes were stolen. Also, Steve first met Karin Jansson of Pink Champagne.
Videos of Show: Color | Black & White
Poster
1982-10-07Hamburg, Germany - FabrikPosterTicket
1982-10-10Darmstadt, Germany - Lopo's Werkstatt
1982-10-12Utrecht, Netherlands - Muziekcentrum Vredenburg
1982-10-13Deinze, Belgium - Brielpoort
1982-10-14Paris, France - Palais des Sports (now Dôme de Paris)
 (The Church's UK live debut | Support: [The] Scars)Advertisement
 
The Church toured briefly in support of Duran Duran before pulling out after the Manchester Apollo shows (they were replaced by Le Mat).
Most of the tour was listed on the back of the
Temperature Drop in Downtown Winterland release. Three shows at the end of October were later added.
1982-10-29Aberdeen, Scotland - Capitol Theatre (defunct)
1982-10-30Dundee, Scotland - Caird Hall
1982-10-31Glasgow, Scotland - The Apollo (defunct, demolished in 1987)
1982-11-01Edinburgh, Scotland - Playhouse Theater
(now the Hammersmith Apollo/Eventim Apollo)
1982-11-04London, England - Hammersmith Odeon (now the Hammersmith Apollo/Eventim Apollo)
1982-11-05Manchester, England - Manchester Apollo (now the O2 Apollo Manchester)
1982-11-06Manchester, England - Manchester Apollo (now the O2 Apollo Manchester)
 
(defunct)
1982-11-26Aberdeen, Scotland - Venue
1982-11-27Edinburgh, Scotland - Edinburgh University Chamber Street House
1982-11-28Kilwinning, Scotland - Flicks
 (Support: Rough Copy)Postcard
1982-12-01Preston, England - Clouds 
 (Support: Taxi Girl)Advertisement
(defunct)
 
 
Sing-Songs Tour Dec. 9-12 Poster | Dec. 14-19 Poster
1982-12-09Melbourne (Armadale), VIC, Australia - Armadale Hotel
1982-12-10Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Ritchies Nitespot (in Council Club Hotel - defunct, became Cramers Hotel)
1982-12-11Melbourne (Ringwood), VIC, Australia - Manhattan Hotel
1982-12-12Melbourne (West Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Festival Hall
1982-12-14Sydney (Rydalmere), NSW, Australia - The Family Inn  (Support: The Zoo [aka Pop Mechanix])Handbill
1982-12-15Wollongong (Dapto), NSW, Australia - Dapto Leagues Club
1982-12-16Sydney (Narrabeen), NSW, Australia - Royal Antler Hotel (now The Narrabeen Sands Hotel)  (Support: Lie Detectors)
1982-12-17Sydney (Cronulla), NSW, Australia - Cronulla Workers Club (defunct, demolished)  (Support: The Expression)
in Moore Park  (Sponsored by 2MMM-FM | Also playing: Dragon, Little Heroes, The Honeymoon)
Ticket Stub
1982-12-19Lake Macquarie (Cardiff), NSW, Australia - Cardiff Workers Club

1983 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

1983-01-29NSW, Australia - Narara Festival AdvertisementSchedule Flyers
 
 
New Zealand Tour 1983PosterAdvertisement
1983-01-30Pukekawa, New Zealand - Sweetwaters Music FestivalAdvertisement
1983-02-04Auckland, New Zealand - Mainstreet Cabaret
1983-02-05Auckland, New Zealand - Mainstreet Cabaret
1983-02-08Whangarei, New Zealand - Kensington Stadium
1983-02-09Hamilton, New Zealand - Framptons
1983-02-10Hamilton, New Zealand - Framptons
1983-02-11Wellington, New Zealand - Town Hall
1983-02-13Christchurch, New Zealand - Town Hall
1983-02-14Dunedin, New Zealand - Regent Theatre
 
 
1983-03-03Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Tivoli
1983-03-04Brisbane, QLD, Australia - The Campus Club at Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) (now QUT)
1983-03-11Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Swinburne Technical College (now Swinburne University of Technology) - Ethel Hall  (Supporting: Little Murders | Also Supporting: Learn to Dance)Poster
1983-03-12Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Seaview Ballroom
1983-03-14Moomba Big M Rock
1983-03-17Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - Club Chevron (in the Chevron Hotel, now the Chevron Green Apartments)
1983-03-18Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Ritchies Nitespot (in Council Club Hotel - defunct, became Cramers Hotel)  (Support: An Affair)
 (Supporting: Dire Straits)
1983-03-20Melbourne (West Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Festival Hall  (Supporting: Dire Straits)
1983-03-21Melbourne (West Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Festival Hall  (Supporting: Dire Straits)
1983-03-22Melbourne (West Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Festival Hall  (Supporting: Dire Straits)
1983-03-25Adelaide (Pooraka), SA, Australia - Bridgeway Hotel
1983-03-29Lismore, NSW, Australia - RSL Club
1983-04-08Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Venue  (Support: An Affair & Little Murders)
1983-04-10Frankston, VIC, Australia - Pier Hotel  (Support: Tailor Made)
- Noosa Picnic Race Track AdvertisementPoster
Also playing: Skyhooks, Sunnyboys, The Party Boys, Mental As Anything, and Midnight Oil.
1983-04-29Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - Club Chevron (in the Chevron Hotel, now the Chevron Green Apartments)
1983-05-11Sydney (Sans Souci), NSW, Australia - St. George Sailing Club  (Support: Spy v Spy)Advertisement
1983-05-15Sydney (Bankstown), NSW, Australia - Bankstown Paceway, PowerJam '83  (featuring The Angels. Also playing: The Radiators and The Expression)
PosterPhotos by Ian Greene
1983-06-14Sydney (Rydalmere), NSW, Australia - The Family InnPoster
1983-06-17Sydney, NSW, Australia - Roundhouse - UNSW  (with Dean Wallace on keyboards & synthesizers)
1983-06-18Sydney (Bondi Junction), NSW, Australia - Blondies  (with Dean Wallace on keyboards & synthesizers)Advertisement
 
 
Contact The Living Tour / Join The Living TourPoster 1 | Poster 2
1983-08-23Grafton, NSW, Australia - South Grafton RSL Club
1983-08-24Coffs Harbour (Sawtell), NSW, Australia - Sawtell RSL Club
1983-08-25Armidale, NSW, Australia - University of New England, Australia
1983-08-27Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise), QLD, Australia - Bombay Rock (defunct)
(defunct, demolished on Oct. 23, 1983)  (Support: Real Life)Show Review
1983-08-31Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Newcastle Workers' Club (destroyed by an earthquake on Dec. 28, 1989 and later rebuilt)
1983-09-01Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Tivoli  (Support: The Cuckoos and The Crystal Set)Poster
1983-09-02Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Tivoli  (Support: The Cuckoos and The Crystal Set)Poster
1983-09-03Sydney (Cronulla), NSW, Australia - Cronulla Workers' Club (defunct, demolished)Poster
1983-09-04Canberra, ACT, Australia - Canberra Theatre  (afternoon show?)
1983-09-04Sydney (Maroubra), NSW, Australia - Maroubra Seals Club  (evening show | Triple Bill with Dynamic Hepnotics and The Expression)
1983-09-05Shoalhaven (Sanctuary Point), NSW, Australia - St. Georges Basin Country Club
1983-09-06Batemans Bay, NSW, Australia - Batemans Bay Bowling Club
1983-09-07Jindabyne, NSW, Australia - Jindabyne Hotel
1983-09-08Goulburn, NSW, Australia - Goulburn Workers Club
1983-09-09Geelong, VIC, Australia - Eureka Club (in Eureka Hotel)
1983-09-10Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Venue  (Support: No Nonsense)
1983-09-11Frankston, VIC, Australia - Pier Hotel
1983-09-13Bendigo, VIC, Australia - Bendigo CAE (College of Advanced Education, part of La Trobe University)
1983-09-15Sydney (Castle Hill), NSW, Australia - Castle Hill RSL Club
1983-09-16Sydney, NSW, Australia - St. John's College, University of Sydney
1983-09-17Sydney (Manly), NSW, Australia - Manly Vale Hotel  (Support: One Word)
1983-09-18Sydney (Penrith), NSW, Australia - Penrith Leagues Club
1983-09-21Sydney, NSW, Australia - Greenfields
1983-09-22Launceston, TAS, Australia
1983-09-23Hobart, TAS, Australia
1983-09-24Melbourne (Brunswick), VIC, Australia - Bombay Rock (defunct, burned down in the mid-1990s)  (Support: Paul Kelly & Beargarden)
1983-09-25Adelaide (Torrensville), SA, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
 
 
New Zealand Seance Tour (Support: They Were Expendable, Not Really Anything)Poster
1983-10-04Christchurch, New Zealand - Sandridge Hotel
1983-10-05Wellington, New Zealand - Quinn's Post Tavern
1983-10-06Palmerston, New Zealand - Awapuni
1983-10-07Tauranga, New Zealand - D.B. Mount
1983-10-08Auckland, New Zealand - Mainstreet Cabaret
 
 
1983-10-19Sydney (Greenfield Park), NSW, Australia - Greenfield Tavern
1983-10-21Sydney (Blacktown), NSW, Australia - Blacktown RSL ClubAdvertisement
1983-10-23Sydney (Lidcombe), NSW, Australia - Eureka Rock, Lidcombe Oval (11:30am - 6:00pm)  (with Dean Wallace on keyboards & synthesizers)Photos by Ian Greene
Also playing: The Radiators, Dragon, Rose Tattoo, The Allniters, The Expression, and Avion.
1983-10-23Sydney (Redfern), NSW, Australia - South Sydney Senior Leagues Club (8-12 pm)
1983-10-26Sydney (Greenfield Park), NSW, Australia - Greenfield Tavern
1983-10-29Sydney (Riverwood), NSW, Australia - Riverwood Inn Hotel Advertisement
1983-10-30Sydney (Avalon), NSW, Australia - Avalon Beach RSL Club  (Support: One Word)

1984 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

- Summer Jam '84 Festival  (presented by Mid-Coast Radio 2MC)Advertisement
Headliner: Australian Crawl. Also playing: Real Life, Gold Rush, Flying Fox, and Ray Burton Band.
 
 
Remote Luxury TourPosterArticle in The Sydney Morning Herald
1984-03-02Sydney (Rozelle), NSW, Australia - Balmain Leagues Club (now Tigers, Balmain)
1984-03-03Sydney (Potts Point), NSW, Australia - The Chevron Rock Room  (Support: The Crystal Set and Arms & Legs)Advertisement
1984-03-04Sydney (St. Ives), NSW, Australia - Rock 'n' Roll Fair, St. Ives Showground  (Also playing: Split Enz, Sandii & The Sunsetz, Hoodoo Gurus, Q.E.D., and The Johnnys)Advertisement
1984-03-07Melbourne, VIC, Australia - Venetian Room (in Hotel Francis, now Club Retro in Niagara Hotel)
1984-03-08Melbourne (Preston), VIC, Australia - Ritchies Nitespot (in Council Club Hotel - defunct, became Cramers Hotel)  (Support: True Brothers)
1984-03-09Melbourne (Armadale), VIC, Australia - Armadale Hotel (defunct, now a Thomas Dux grocery store)
1984-03-21Sydney (Greenfield Park), NSW, Australia - Greenfield Tavern
1984-03-23Sydney (Cronulla), NSW, Australia - Cronulla Workers' Club (defunct, demolished)  (Support: The Crystal Set)
1984-03-24Sydney (Maroubra), NSW, Australia - Maroubra Seals Club  (Support: The Naturals)Advertisement
1984-03-25Sydney (Kingsgrove), NSW, Australia - Kingsgrove Roller Rink  (Support: Q.E.D., Avion, and The Honeymoon)Poster
 
 
Last Rites TourAdvertisement
1984-07-17Perth (Wembley), WA, Australia - Herdsman Hotel (defunct, now the Herdsman Lake Tavern)
1984-07-18Perth (Northbridge), WA, Australia - The Red Parrot (defunct)
1984-07-19Perth (Applecross), WA, Australia - Raffles HotelAdvertisement
1984-07-20Perth (North Perth), WA, Australia - Charles Hotel
1984-07-21Perth (Innaloo), WA, Australia - The Overflow (at the Nookenburra Hotel - defunct, now The Botanica Bar & Bistro)
1984-07-22Perth, WA, Australia - Canterbury Court (defunct - demolished in 1990) - Special Under 18's Afternoon Show
1984-07-22Perth, WA, Australia - Canterbury Court (defunct - demolished in 1990) - Evening Show
 
 
1984-08-03Sydney (Potts Point), NSW, Australia - The Chevron Rock Room  (Benefit Concert for Greenpeace | Support: The Crystal Set and Altar Ego)PosterAdvertisement
1984-08-22Sydney (Sans Souci), NSW, Australia - St. George Sailing Club  (Support: Seven Ballerinas)
1984-08-23Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Seaview Ballroom  (Support: Venetians)Advertisement
1984-08-26Melbourne (West Melbourne), VIC, Australia - Festival Hall - 3XY's Big M Budget Bash  (Afternoon show | Triple Bill with Icehouse and Venetians)Advertisement
 (Evening show)Audio-only Videos of Entire Show
1984-08-??Wollongong (Port Kembla), NSW, Australia - Port Kembla Leagues Club  (Supporting Icehouse)
1984-08-31Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise), QLD, Australia - The Bombay Rock Advertisement
 
 
The Church's First US Tour
 (Support: Alex Gibson's Passionnel, Kommunity FK, Corpus Delecti)Handbill 1 | Handbill 2
1984-10-20San Diego, CA, USA - Back Door (defunct), San Diego State University
1984-10-25San Diego, CA, USA - The Rodeo
1984-10-27Hollywood, CA, USA - The Palace (now AVALON Hollywood)  (Support: Rain Parade)HandbillShow Review
1984-10-29Boulder, CO, USA - The Blue Note
1984-10-30Denver, CO, USA - Pearl Street
1984-11-02Columbia, MO, USA - The Blue Note
1984-11-03Carbondale, IL, USA - Southern Illinois University
 (Supporting: Violent Femmes)Handbill
1984-11-06Cincinnati, OH, USA - Bogart's
(later Cumpie's, now defunct)
1984-11-09Toronto, Canada - El Mocambo
1984-11-10Detroit, MI, USA - Traxx (defunct punk club)
1984-11-11Lansing, MI, USA - Rick's American Cafe, Michigan University
1984-11-12Cleveland, OH, USA - Peabody's (defunct - closed in 2013)
1984-11-15Eau Claire, WI, USA - University of Wisconsin
1984-11-16Oshkosh, WI, USA - University of Wisconsin
1984-11-17Madison, WI, USA - Bunky's (defunct)
(now Paradise Rock Club)
1984-11-23Washington, DC, USA - Nightclub 9:30 (aka The 9:30 Club)
1984-11-24New York City, NY, USA - The Ritz (now Webster Hall)  (Support: Tommy Keene, Alex Chilton)Advertisement

(Most of this show was released on the Live at Maxwells 2LP bootleg - "Now I Wonder Why" was omitted.)
1984-11-27Baltimore, MD, USA
(defunct, converted to a Walgreens drug store)
1984-11-30Atlanta, GA, USA - 688 Club (defunct punk club)
1984-12-01Athens, GA, USA - 40 Watt Club  Show Cancelled

1985 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

1985-03-02Melbourne (Kew), VIC, Australia - Warehouse Rock (in Prospect Hill Hotel)
 
 
The Church plus Venetians TourTour Ad (thru June 9)
For a few weeks The Church toured with the Venetians (with Tim Powles on drums), who had just released their "Step Off The Edge" album.
1985-05-28Canberra, ACT, Australia - Floyd's Nite Club  (Support: Venetians)
(The keyboardist referred to in the review was Davey Ray Moor of The Crystal Set)
1985-05-29Sydney (West Ryde), NSW, Australia - Jagger's, Local Inn  (Support: Venetians)
1985-05-30Sydney (Dee Why), NSW, Australia - Dee Why Hotel  (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour Ad
1985-05-31Sydney (Seven Hills), NSW, Australia - The Hills Inn  (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour Ad | Hills Inn Ad
1985-06-01Sydney (Cronulla), NSW, Australia - Cronulla Workers' Club (defunct, demolished)  (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour Ad
 (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour Ad | Tivoli Ad
1985-06-04Sydney (Cabramatta), NSW, Australia - Sweethearts (defunct - burned down in 1991)  (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour Ad | Sweethearts Ad
1985-06-06Sunshine Coast (Currimundi), QLD, Australia - Currimundi Hotel  (Support: Venetians)
1985-06-07Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise), QLD, Australia - Bombay Rock (defunct)  (Support: Venetians)
1985-06-08Brisbane (Deception Bay), QLD, Australia - Bay Hotel  (Support: Venetians)
1985-06-09Brisbane (Mansfield), QLD, Australia - Mansfield Tavern  (Support: Venetians)
1985-06-12Sydney, NSW, Australia - The University of Sydney
1985-06-13Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Newcastle Workers' Club  (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour AdPoster
1985-06-14Sydney (St Marys), NSW, Australia - St Marys Band Club (The Bandy)  (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour Ad
1985-06-15Sydney (Miranda), NSW, Australia - Carmen's Nightclub, Miranda Hotel  (Support: Venetians, The SeaMonsters)Partial Tour Ad
1985-06-16Wollongong (Thirroul), NSW, Australia - Thirroul Leagues Club  (Support: Venetians)Partial Tour Ad
 
 
1985-06-??Melbourne (Richmond), VIC, Australia - Central Club Hotel  (Show Review in Juke Magazine #532, 6 July 1985)
 

 
1985-11-01Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Venue
(in Prospect Hill Hotel)
(in Prospect Hill Hotel)

1986 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

Heyday World Tour
 
Heyday Australian Tour - 1st Leg
(now The University of Ballarat)  (Support: Huxton Creepers)
1986-02-27Melbourne (St Kilda), VIC, Australia - The Palace  (Support: Venetians)
1986-03-02Melbourne (Kew), VIC, Australia - Warehouse Rock (in Prospect Hill Hotel)
1986-03-04Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Tivoli  (Support: Venetians)Tour Ad
1986-03-05Sydney (Sans Souci), NSW, Australia - St. George Sailing Club  (Support: Venetians)Tour Ad
1986-03-06Sydney (Cabramatta), NSW, Australia - Sweethearts (defunct - burned down in 1991)  (Support: Venetians)Tour Ad
1986-03-07Sydney (Dee Why), NSW, Australia - Dee Why Hotel  (Support: Venetians)Tour Ad
1986-03-08Sydney (Castle Hill), NSW, Australia - Castle Hill RSL Club  (Support: Venetians)Tour Ad
1986-03-09Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Newcastle Workers' Club  (Also playing: Hunters & Collectors, Venetians)Poster
(Support: Gondwanaland)
1986-03-20Adelaide, SA, Australia - Le Rox (Support: Gondwanaland)
1986-03-21Sydney (Revesby), NSW, Australia - Revesby Workers' Club  (Support: The Promise)Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
1986-03-22Sydney (Caringbah), NSW, Australia - Caringbah Inn  (Support: Ups & Downs)Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
1986-03-23Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Tivoli  (Support: The Crystal Set)Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2
 
 
Heyday US Tour - 1st Leg - opening for Echo & The Bunnymen thru April 20Poster
1986-03-29Montreal, QC, Canada - Théâtre St-Denis
1986-03-30Toronto, ON, Canada - Varsity Arena, University of Toronto
Show Stats from Billboard (April 12, 1986): Attendance: 4,215, Capacity: 4,500, Show Gross: $75,780 Canadian
, George Washington UniversityPosterMP3
1986-04-03Hartford, CT, USA - West Hartford Agora Ballroom (defunct)Advertisement
1986-04-04New York City, NY, USA - Felt Forum (now The Theater at Madison Square Garden)Show Review
1986-04-05Philadelphia, PA, USA - Irvine Auditorium, University of Pennsylvania
1986-04-06Cleveland, OH, USA - Music Hall (part of the Public Auditorium) AdvertisementTicket
1986-04-08Detroit, MI, USA - Fox Theatre
1986-04-09Chicago, IL, USA - Aragon BallroomHandbill
1986-04-11Vancouver, BC, Canada - Orpheum Theatre
, University of Washington
1986-04-15Oakland, CA, USA - Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center (formerly the Oakland Civic Auditorium)Ticket
Show Stats from Billboard (May 3, 1986): Attendance: 4,421, Show Gross: $65,043
, San Diego State University
(now Verizon Wireless Amphitheater)
Show Stats from Billboard (May 3, 1986): Attendance: 10,418, Capacity: 15,000, Show Gross: $150,901
1986-04-20Los Angeles (Universal City), CA, USA - Universal Amphitheatre (later the Gibson Amphitheatre, demolished in 2013)
1986-04-23Tempe, AZ, USA - Graham Central Station (defunct - closed Nov. 18, 2012)  (Support: The Heeterz)Poster
1986-04-24Tucson, AZ, USA - Nino's Steak House
1986-04-25Las Cruces, NM, USA - New Mexico State UniversityPhotos by David Liso
1986-04-27Dallas, TX, USA - The Fast and Cool Club Poster
1986-04-28Austin, TX, USA - Liberty Lunch (defunct)Ticket
1986-04-30?Athens, GA, USA - Uptown Lounge (defunct, now the Copper Creek Brewing Company)  (Support: The Windbreakers)
 
 
Heyday European Tour
(90 Wardour Street site, closed in 1988)  (Support: Nick Henbry [resident DJ])Advertisement
(90 Wardour Street site, closed in 1988)  (Support: Monty Zero [resident DJ])Advertisement
 (Support: Cast of Thousands, aka Cast of 1000's)Advertisement
1986-05-21Madrid, Spain
1986-05-22Madrid, Spain
Ticket Stub
 (Supporting The Cult)Poster
 (Supporting The Cult)
 (Supporting The Cult | Set was recorded and aired on Videomusic)Entire Set
1986-05-29Fiorenzuola d'Arda, Italy  (Supporting The Cult)
 (Supporting The Cult)
(Modern Museum) 
1986-06-05Oslo, Norway
1986-06-09Copenhagen [København], Denmark
 
Guitarist Marty Willson-Piper briefly quit the band before the Hamburg show. (Info)
 
1986-06-12London (Kentish Town), England - Town & Country Club  (Support: Twenty Flight Rockers, All About Eve)Show CancelledAdvertisement
1986-06-14Sheffield, England - The LeadmillShow Cancelled
1986-06-15Croydon, England - Underground  Show Cancelled
1986-06-19London (Camden Town), England - DingwallsShow CancelledAdvertisement
1986-06-20Dudley, West Midlands, England - JB's DudleyShow Cancelled
(now London Forum, aka O2 Forum Kentish Town)  (Support: Twenty Flight Rockers, The Escape Club)
Advertisement 1 | Advertisement 2Ticket Stub
 
 
Heyday US Tour - 2nd Leg
1986-07-09Minneapolis, MN, USA - First Avenue
1986-07-10Milwaukee, WI, USA - Papagaio's (defunct, building demolished)
1986-07-11Chicago, IL, USA - Cabaret Metro
1986-07-12Detroit, MI, USA - St. Andrew's Hall
1986-07-13Cleveland, OH, USA
1986-07-14Syracuse, NY, USA
(defunct, closed in 1991 - now The Phoenix Concert Theatre)
1986-07-17Ottawa, Canada - Le Club Zinc Ticket
1986-07-18Rochester, NY, USA - The Main Event  (Support: Cactus World News)Poster
1986-07-19New York City, NY, USA - The Ritz (now Webster Hall)  (Support: The Suburbs, Cowboy Mouth)&
1986-07-20Gilford, NH, USA - Lakes Region Roller Skating Center (defunct)
(now Paradise Rock Club)
1986-07-24Yarmouth (South Yarmouth), MA, USA
1986-07-25Boston, MA, USA
1986-07-26Allentown, PA, USA - Airport Music Hall (defunct)  (Support: The Violets Of Dawn)Flyer
1986-07-27Washington, DC, USA
(defunct, closed in 1995)
 (Support: Westly Truman)Poster
(defunct, closed in 1994)Advertisement
(defunct)
1986-08-07Los Angeles, CA, USA
 (Support: The Abecedarians)
1986-08-09Long Beach, CA, USA - Fender's Grand Ballroom (defunct, closed in 1989)  (Support: Thelonious Monster, Shadow's End)TicketSupport Flyer
1986-08-12Hollywood, CA, USA - The Palace (now AVALON Hollywood)  (Support: Lions & Ghosts)
 
 
Heyday Australian Tour - 2nd Leg
1986-10-04Gold Coast, QLD, Australia - Surfers Paradise International Raceway (defunct) - "Raceway Rock" all day event Poster
Also performing: The Angels, Hunters & Collectors, Dragon, The Radiators, Uncanny X-Men, Choirboys, and Jump Incorporated.
1986-10-10Melbourne (Thomastown), VIC, Australia - Thomastown Hotel
1986-10-16Sydney (Cabramatta), NSW, Australia - Sweethearts (defunct - burned down in 1991)  (Support: Screaming Tribesmen)
1986-10-17Sydney (Coogee), NSW, Australia - Selina's (in Coogee Bay Hotel)  (Support: Screaming Tribesmen, James Griffin and the Subterraneans, The Warm Jets)
 (Support: Screaming Tribesmen)Entire Set (audio only)
1986-10-19Newcastle, NSW, Australia - Newcastle Workers' Club  (Support: Screaming Tribesmen, Venetians)
1986-10-21Sydney (Epping), NSW, Australia - Club Tracks (in Epping Hotel)
1986-10-22Sydney (Seven Hills), NSW, Australia - The Hills Inn  (Support: Screaming Tribesmen)
1986-10-23Sydney, NSW, Australia - Manning House, University of Sydney Union  (Support: Screaming Tribesmen, Sundogs)Poster
1986-10-26Sydney (Avalon), NSW, Australia - Avalon Beach RSL Club  (Support: Screaming Tribesmen)
1986-10-31Perth, WA, Australia - Hotel Floreat
1986-11-01Perth, WA, Australia - Shenton Park Hotel (aka The Shents; defunct, closed in 1999 and converted into housing for the elderly)
1986-11-03Perth, WA, Australia - The Stadium
1986-11-06Melbourne (Mulgrave), VIC, Australia - Village Green Hotel
1986-11-15Brisbane, QLD, Australia - Manhattan Nightclub (defunct) - Special Guests at Eventathon '86 (televised Endeavour Foundation Telethon)
1986-11-19Sydney, NSW, Australia - Manning Bar, University of Sydney Union

1987 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

 (Support: The Spliffs)
1987-05-22?Wollongong, NSW, Australia - unknown venue
1987-05-23Sydney (Dee Why), NSW, Australia - The Venue, Dee Why Hotel  (Support: Bell Jar)
1987-05-24 Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Tivoli  (Support: Bell Jar)Show Review
1987-??-??Brisbane (Mansfield), QLD, Australia - Rock Arena at the Mansfield Hotel/Tavern  (Support: Johnny Diesel and the Injectors?)

1988 (Roll over or tap a date link to see the setlist)

Starfish World Tour
 
1988-02-23Sydney, NSW, Australia - The Tivoli  (Support: Curious (Yellow))
1988-02-26Sydney (Dee Why), NSW, Australia - The Venue, Dee Why Hotel  (warm-up gig for overseas touring)Advertisement
 
(90 Wardour Street site, closed later in the year)
(90 Wardour Street site, closed later in the year)
 
1988-03-23Hollywood, CA, USA - The Roxy Theatre PosterShow Reviews: Billboard | Los Angeles Times
hosted by Deirdre O'Donoghue
(Songs from this broadcast were released on the Acoustic Sermon bootleg.)

 
 
Starfish European Tour - 1st Leg
1988-04-09Malmö, Sweden
1988-04-10Helsinki, Finland - Tavastia Klubi
VideoMusic TV Broadcast
1988-04-14Valencia, Spain - Pacha Auditorium (later Arena Auditorium, closed in 1999, now a Consum supermarket)PosterTicket
(now London Forum, aka O2 Forum Kentish Town)  (Support: The Wild Swans)Poster
 (Support: Movement)Ticket
 
 
1988-04-25Adelaide (Torrensville), SA, Australia - Thebarton Theatre
 (Support: Blue Ruin, The Pony)
(in Coogee Bay Hotel)
 
 
Starfish North American Tour - 1st Leg
, University of Montana
1988-05-10Vancouver, BC, Canada - Commodore Ballroom  (Support: The Rave-Ups)Poster
1988-05-11Seattle, WA, USA - HUB Ballroom, University of Washington
 (Support: The Rave-Ups)Poster
 (Support: The Rave-Ups, Beatnik Beatch)Poster
1988-05-15San Jose, CA, USA - Student Union Ballroom, San José State University
1988-05-17Ventura, CA, USA - Ventura Theatre  (Support: The Rave-Ups)
1988-05-18Los Angeles, CA, USA - John Anson Ford Amphitheatre  (Support: The Three O'Clock, The Rave-Ups)Posters: The Church | The Rave-Ups
(now The Observatory North Park)Show Advertisement
1988-05-22Phoenix, AZ, USA - Studio West
1988-05-24Athens, OH, USA - Memorial Auditorium, Ohio University - Free Show
This show was booked after students there submitted more than 75,000 signatures in a contest sponsored by Arista and CMJ magazine.
(It was after this show that a young woman popped out her glass eye and put it in Steve's hand, saying "it really means a lot to me.")
1988-05-25Columbus, OH, USA - Newport Music Hall
1988-05-26Colorado Springs, CO, USA - City Lights
(defunct, became a Walgreens, demolished in 2009)
(defunct)  (Support: The Rave-Ups)
1988-05-30Dallas, TX, USA - Dallas Alley (defunct, closed in 2007)  (Free Show)
1988-06-01San Antonio, TX, USA - Rock Wave (defunct)  (Support: The Mighty Lemon Drops)
1988-06-02Austin, TX, USA - The Back Room (defunct, now Emo's)
1988-06-03Houston, TX, USA - Numbers Nightclub
1988-06-04New Orleans, LA, USA - Tipitina's  (Support: The Mighty Lemon Drops)Handbill
1988-06-06Atlanta, GA, USA - Center Stage
(in the Civic Center Exhibit Hall)
1988-06-08Washington, DC, USA - Linser Auditorium, The George Washington University
(now Webster Hall)
1988-06-10Boston, MA, USA - Paradise Theater (now Paradise Rock Club)
1988-06-11Long Island, NY, USA - Bay Street
1988-06-12New Haven, CT, USA - Toad's Place  (Support: 54-40)Article About Show
(defunct, demolished in 2008) - This show was simulcast on the radio. 
1988-06-15Toronto, Canada - Copa
1988-06-16Pittsburgh, PA, USA - South Hills Theater  (Support: 11th Hour)Show Review
 (Support: 54-40)
The video for "Reptile" was filmed at this show, with close-ups shot earlier in the day.
 (Support: 54-40)Ticket

 
 
Starfish European Tour - 2nd Leg
(annual festival) in Zuiderpark
Under The Milky Way, Tantalized, Hotel Womb + Koppes Interview | A Month of Sundays, Under The Milky Way
1988-06-27Brussels [Bruxelles], Belgium - La Gaîté
Poster
PosterEntire Show
Poster
 (Attendance: 100,000 | Peter Koppes has called this the best gig he ever played.)Poster
 
 
Starfish North American Tour - 2nd Leg
Most shows from Aug. 11 to Sept. 11 were co-billed with Peter Murphy
1988-08-11Ventura, CA, USA  (Support: )
(defunct, closed in 1990)
1988-08-13Hollywood, CA, USA - Hollywood Palladium
1988-08-14San Francisco, CA, USA - Orpheum Theater  (Support: )
 (Support: )
 (Support: )
1988-08-20Dallas, TX, USA - Starplex
1988-08-21Austin, TX, USA - Orpheum Theatre
1988-08-22Houston, TX, USA
1988-08-23New Orleans, LA, USA - Orpheum Theatre
1988-08-24Birmingham, AL, USA - Sloss Furnaces  (Support: . Part of the 5th Annual Great Southern Kudzu Festival.)Poster
1988-08-26Atlanta, GA, USA
1988-08-27Atlanta, GA, USA
1988-08-28Tallahassee, FL, USA - The Moon  (Support: )
1988-08-29Melbourne, FL, USA - Melbourne Civic Auditorium
(defunct, demolished in 1993)  (Support: )
1988-08-31Tampa, FL, USA - Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center - Festival Hall (now the Straz Center for the Performing Arts)  (Support: )PosterShow Review
1988-09-01Miami, FL, USA - Club 1235  (Support: )
(defunct, closed in 1993)  (Support: )Poster
1988-09-03Jacksonville, FL, USA
1988-09-05Blacksburg, VA, USA - Burruss Hall Auditorium, Virginia Tech  (Peter Murphy was not at this show | no support act)
1988-09-06Norfolk, VA, USA
1988-09-07Philadelphia, PA, USA - Tower Theater  (Support: )Show Review
1988-09-08New York (Upper West Side, Manhattan), NY, USA - Beacon Theater
1988-09-09Boston, MA, USA - The Orpheum Theatre  (Support: )
1988-09-10Boston, MA, USA - Beacon Theater
1988-09-11New York, NY, USA
 
(defunct, burned down in 1993)  (Support: )
, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill  (Support: )Show Review
1988-09-27Lexington, KY, USA - University of Kentucky - Student Center Ballroom  (Support: )Flyer (via Mike Chauby)
1988-09-30St. Louis, MO, USA - Mississippi Nights (defunct)  (Support: )
1988-10-01Kansas City, MO, USA - Uptown TheatreTicket
(defunct)  (Support: )
 (Support: )
1988-10-09Ann Arbor, MI, USA - Michigan Theater  (Support: , Wire, Let's Active)Poster
1988-10-10Grand Rapids, MI, USA - Club Eastbrook (now The Orbit Room)  (Support: )Ticket
1988-10-12Rochester, NY, USA - Renaissance Theatre Club  (Support: )Poster
1988-10-13Port Chester, NY, USA - Capitol Theatre  (Support: , Let's Active)
(now College Street Music Hall)  (Support: , Let's Active)Show Review
1988-10-15Springfield, MA, USA - Paramount Theater  (Support: Let's Active)
 
1988-11-25San Francisco, CA, USA - I-Beam (defunct, closed in 1994)  (Support: )

1989

1989-07-23Sydney (Petersham), NSW, Australia - Max's, Petersham Inn - performing a 4-song set under the pseudonym "Starfish"Advertisement
Part of the "Save Tibet Benefit" to raise awareness about Tibet. Headliner: Damien Lovelock's Wigworld. Also playing: The Celibate Rifles, Louis Tillett & Charlie Owen, Nawang Khechog, Desert Lanterns, and traditional Tibetan music.

1990-1999 Shows