GODFATHERS TIMELINE 1985 - 1989
 
 
1985 1986 1987 1988 1989
 
 
 
1985
 
17 Jun – FIRST GIG Embassy Club, London

23 Jun – Leadmill, Sheffield
6 Jul – Crawdaddy, Richmond


FIRST US MINI-TOUR (billed as Sid Presley Experience)

7 Aug – El-N-Gee club, New London, USA
8 Aug – Spit, Boston
9 Aug – Danceteria, New York
10 Aug – Maxwell’s, Hoboken, New Jersey

22 Aug - Riverside, Newcastle
24 Aug – Unity Hall, Hull


11-13 Sept - FIRST RECORDING SESSION
Lonely Man, I Want You, & Sticks And Stones
Jackson’s Studios, Rickmansworth.


FIRST UK TOUR

14 Sep – Leadmill, Sheffield
16 Oct – The Fridge, Brixton, London


1 Nov – SINGLE RELEASE - Lonely Man

X Nov – Uxbridge University
15 Nov – Ormskirk Edgehill College, Liverpool
21 Nov – Granary, Bristol
24 Nov – Wellington Club, Hull
28 Nov – J.B’s, Dudley
5 Dec – The Bull, East Sheen
6 Dec - Middlesex Polytechnic, London
10 Dec – The Fridge, Brixton, London
21 Dec – Leadmill, Sheffield


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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SECOND UK TOUR

12 Feb – Purple Haze`at The Richmond, London
14 Feb – 1st ever Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre - Sir George Robey, London
15 Feb – The Bull, East Sheen
21 Feb – Queen Mary College, London
22 Feb – The Tunnel Club, London
27 Feb – Knight’s Park


21 Mar – SINGLE RELEASE - This Damn Nation

17 Apr – Marquee, London
24 Apr – Lucifers, Scotland (?)
25 Apr – The Venue, Aberdeen (Supporting Pete Shelley)
2 May – University London Union, London (Supporting Flesh For Lulu)
7 Jun – Klub Foot at The Clarendon, London (supporting The Prisoners)
14 Jun – The Marquee, London


16-19 June - RECORDING SESSION - I Want Everything, Sun Arise, I’m Unsatisfied

20 Jun - Keele University
25 Jun – Warwick University
26 Jun – Dingwalls, London
29 Jun – Scruples, Wolverhampton

4 Jul – Kerava club, Finland
5 Jul – Turku club , Finland
6 Jul - Turku Peace Festival,
7 Jul – Helsinki , Finland
9 Jul – Tampere Student club, Finland

20 Jul – The Marquee, London

5 Sep – SINGLE RELEASE - I Want Everything

9 Sep – The Marquee, London


20 Sep – Saturday Live, Radio I [Andy Kershaw]
I Want Everything, Just Like You, If I Only Had Time, Love Is Dead.

3 Oct – Bedford College, UK
5 Oct – Town & Country Club, London (Supporting Psychic TV, with Primal Scream)
12 Oct – The Marquee, London


13 - 24 Oct - SECOND AMERICAN TOUR: ( no venue details at present)

3 Nov – ALBUM RELEASE - Hit by Hit

6 Nov – Croydon Underground, London
7 Nov – The Marquee, London


17 Nov – Radio Luxembourg interview

20 Nov – Sky TV interview

21 - 24 Nov - RECORDING SESSION -
Love Is Dead, Angela, Gone To Texas

THIRD UK TOUR

27 Nov – Sir George Robey, London
29 Nov – Leadmill, Sheffield
30 Nov - The Cage at The Harp Club, New Cross, London
2 Dec – Burberries, Birmingham
3 Dec – Town & Country, London (supporting The Saints)
4 Dec – Basins Dance Hall, Portsmouth
5 Dec – City University, London
6 Dec – International, Manchester
10 Dec – Tropicana, Peterborough
11 Dec – Fury Murrays, Glasgow
12 Dec – Hoochie Coochie, Edinburgh
13 Dec – Venue, Aberdeen
14 Dec – Dance Factory, Dundee
15 Dec – Riverside, Newcastle
16 Dec – Ritzy, Leeds
20 Dec – Royal Court, Liverpool (Supporting Icicle Works)
23 Dec – Marquee, London

 
 
 
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Jan 9 – Marquee, London

Jan – SCANDANAVIAN TOUR, dates in Finland, Sweden & Norway – no venue
details at present


12 Feb – Corn Exchange, Cambridge

14 Feb – SINGLE RELEASE - Love Is Dead

14 Feb – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre – London Dungeon, London
19 Feb – Boardwalk, Manchester

22 Feb – Rose Club, Cologne, Germany
23 Feb – Cookies, Frankfurt
24 Feb – Logo, Hamburg
25 Feb – The Loft, Berlin

FOURTH UK TOUR

3 Mar – Majestic, Reading
4 Mar – Mr C’s, Poole
5 Mar – Basins Dance Hall, Portsmouth
6 Mar – Canterbury College
7 Mar – Bedford Greyfriars International Centre
8 Mar – Granary, Bristol
9 Mar – Swansea University
10 Mar - Leeds University – Tartan Bar
11 Mar - Newcastle University
12 Mar – Town Bath Hall, Scunthorpe
13 Mar – Rooftops, Glasgow
14 Mar – Civic Concert Hall, Motherwell
16 Mar – Leicester University
17 Mar – Stairways, Birkenhead
18 Mar – Stars & Stripes, Carlisle
19 Mar – Sheffield University
20 Mar – Mardi Gras, Nottingham
24 Mar – Shelleys, Stoke
25 Mar – Essex University, Colchester
26 Mar – Camden Palace, London


27 Mar – Capital Radio Session for Alan Freeman Show
S.T.B., When Am I Coming Down?, Obsession & Tell Me Why.

EUROPEAN TOUR

1 Apr – Milan, Italy
2 Apr – Cuneo
3 Apr – Reggio Emilia
4 Apr – Napoli
5 Apr – Rome
7 Apr – Geneva, Switzerland
8 Apr – Zurich
9 Apr – Basle
10 Apr – Lausanne
11 Apr – Friebourg

17 Apr – Marquee, London
24 Apr - University London Union, London

AMERICAN TOUR

7 May – Philadelphia, USA
8 May – Washington
9 May – New York
10 May – Cambridge
11 May – Montreal, Canada
12 May – Ottowa
13 May – El Mocambo club, Toronto
14 May – Cleveland, USA
15 May – Detroit
16 May – Cabaret Metro, Chicago (Supporting Red Lorry, Yellow Lorry)
18 May – I Beam, San Francisco
19 May – Berkeley
20 May – The Roxy, Los Angeles
23 May – San Diego
25 May – Minneapolis
27 May – Amhurst
28 May – Boston
29-30 May – Maxwells?

1st June – The Godfathers sign to Epic records

12-17 June – TOUR OF FINLAND
no venue details at present

14-26 July & 3-20 Aug - RECORDING SESSION - Birth, School, Work, Death

23 Aug – Marquee, London
28 Aug – Reading Festival, UK
23 Sep – The Wag Club, London


28 Sep – SINGLE RELEASE - Birth, School, Work, Death

2 Oct – Birmingham Polytechnic
3 Oct – Norwich UEA
5 Oct – Bangor University
6 Oct - North Staffordshire Polytechnic
7 Oct – Manchester University
8 Oct – Sheffield University
9 Oct – Wolverhampton Polytechnic
10 Oct – Leeds University
12 Oct – Bradford University
13 Oct – Riverside, Newcastle
14 Oct – Preston Polytechnic
15 Oct – Liverpool Polytechnic
17 Oct – Warwick University
18 Oct – Surrey Union, Guildford
20 Oct – Brighton University
21 Oct – Kingston Polytechnic
22 Oct – The Astoria, London

29 Oct – La Locomotive, Paris
30 Oct – La Locomotive, Paris
31 Oct – Dienze Festival, Belgium

 
 
 
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Jan 11 – ALBUM RELEASE – Birth, School, Work, Death

UK TOUR

4 Feb – Newcastle Polytechnic
5 Feb – The Venue, Edinburgh
6 Feb – Strathclyde University, Glasgow
7 Feb – Caprington Club, Kilmarnock
9 Feb – Riley Smith Hall, Leeds University
10 Feb – Diamond Suite, Birmingham
11 Feb – Liverpool University
12 Feb – Sussex University, Brighton
14 Feb – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre - Town And Country Club, London
16 Feb – Bierkeller, Bristol


16 Feb – SINGLE RELEASE – Birth, School, Work, Death (Resurrection mix)

17 Feb – Exeter University
18 Feb – Newport Centre
19 Feb – Leicester Polytechnic
20 Feb – International, Manchester


EUROPEAN TOUR

25 Feb - Rennes. France
26 Feb - Paris
27 Feb – Milky Way, Amsterdam
29 Feb – Ghent, Belgium
2 Mar – Luxor, Cologne
3 Mar – Batschkapp, Frankfurt
4 Mar – Odeon, Munster
5 Mar – Markthalle, Hamburg
6 Mar – Loft, Berlin


US TOUR

15 Mar – Toad’s Place, New Haven
16 Mar – The Living Room, Providence
17 Mar – The Paradise, Boston
18 Mar – The Ritz, New York
19 Mar – 9:30 Club, Washington
20 Mar – Hammerjacks, Baltimore
22 Mar – Grafitti, Pittsburgh
23 Mar – Peabody’s Down Under, Cleveland
24 Mar – Bogart’s – Cincinnati
25 Mar – St. Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
26 Mar – Cabaret Metro, Chicago
27 Mar – Headliners, Madison
28 Mar – First Avenue, Minneapolis
1 Apr – Ballard Firehouse, Seattle
2 Apr – Pine Street Theatre, Portland
4 Apr – I Beam, San Francisco
5 Apr – Oasis, San Jose
6 Apr – Roxy, Los Angeles
11 Apr – Bacchanal, San Diego
12 Apr – Scottsdale, Arizona
14 Apr – Club Clear View, Dallas
15 Apr – Austin, Texas
16 Apr – Fitzgerald’s, Houston
18 Apr – New Orleans
20 Apr – Birmingham, Alabama
21 Apr – Tuscaloosa, Alabama
22 Apr – Atlanta, Georgia
23 Apr – Atlanta, Georgia
25 Apr – Buffalo, New York
26 Apr – Toronto, Ontario CA
27 Apr – Syracuse, New York
28 Apr – Philadelphia
29 Apr - Hoboken, New Jersey
30 Apr – The Ritz, New York
3 May – The Channel, Boston

EUROPEAN TOUR

19 May – Madrid
20 May – TV show, Madrid
23 May – Pink Pop Festival, Holland

28 May – Shot Video for Cause I Said So

11 Jun – Gottinghen, Germany
12 Jun – Berlin
13 Jun – Dusseldorf
15 Jun – U4, Vienna
16 Jun – Graz
18 Jun – Bern
19 Jun – Zurich
22 Jun – Barcelona

23 Jun – TV show, Barcelona

24 Jun – Universal, Madrid
25 Jun – Vittoria
26 Jun – Zaragoza
28 Jun – Valencia


7 Jul – MTV interview, London

14 Jul – Recorded session for Andy Kershaw, Radio 1

23 Jul – Wembley Exhibition Centre

18 Jul – SINGLE RELEASE – Cause I Said So

13 Aug – Hoenehms Festival, Austria
20 Aug – Neurorock Festival, Belgium
26 Aug – Reading Festival, UK
27 Aug – Winterthur Festival, Switzerland (Supporting Iggy Pop)
31 Aug – Hotpoint Festival, Geneva, Switzerland (With Motorhead & The Damned)
2 Sep – Frankfurt, Germany (CBS 25th Anniversary Party)

22 Sep – ‘The Godfathers - The Concert’ for Thames TV @ T&C, London.

US TOUR

24 Sep – Cabaret Metro, Chicago, USA
25 Sep – Saint Andrew’s Hall, Detroit
29 Sep – MTV New Music tour with Living Colour?
1 Oct – The Ritz, New York


UK TOUR

3 Nov – Cardiff University
4 Nov – Sheffield University
5 Nov – Glasgow University
7 Nov – Newcastle University


7 Nov – SINGLE RELEASE – Love Is Dead (Epic version)

8 Nov – Leeds Polytechnic
10 Nov – Liverpool University
11 Nov – Manchester University
12 Nov – Hummingbird, Birmingham
13 Nov - Leicester University
14 Nov – Rock City, Nottingham
16 Nov – Town And Country Club, London

 
 
 
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2 -22 & 25-26 Jan – RECORDING SESSION – More Songs About Love And Hate

29 Jan – Universal, Madrid, Spain
30 Jan – La Coruna (Spanish TV show)
14 Feb – Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre - Kilburn National Ballroom, London
16 Feb – Munich, Germany (Concert recorded for German TV, Tele 5)


30 Mar – Shot funfair sequences for promo of ‘She Gives Me Love’ – Don Lett’s directing.

31 Mar – Shot interior studio sequences for ‘She Gives Me Love’ video.

3 Apr – SINGLE RELEASE – She Gives Me Love.

18 Apr – Marquee, London

SPANISH TOUR

30 Apr – Pamplona, Spain
2 May – Santiago
3 May - Madrid
4 May – Zeleste, Barcelona
5 May – Arena, Valencia
6 May - Granada


9 May – ALBUM RELEASE - More Songs About Love And Hate

10 May – International 2, Manchester
11 May – Leeds Polytechnic
12 May – Hummingbird, Birmingham
13 May – Southampton University
14 May – Cambridge Corn Exchange
15 May – Town And Country Club, London

EUROPEAN TOUR

17 May – Herenhout, Belgium
18 May – Ghent
20 May – Amsterdam
21 May – Hamburg
22 May - Berlin
23 May – PC69, Bielefeld
24 May – Dusseldorf
26 May - Gottinghen
27 May – Munster, Odeon
28 May – Frankfurt
29 May – Stuttgart
31 May – Munich
2 Jun – Vienna
3 Jun – Milan

US TOUR

22 Jun – Orlando, Florida
23 Jun – Fort Lauderdale
24 Jun – Tampa
26 Jun – Jacksonville
28 Jun – Atlanta
29 Jun – New Orleans
1 Jul – Houston
2 Jul – Austin
3 Jul – Dallas
4 Jul – San Antonio
7 Jul – Denver
8 Jul – Salt Lake City
11 Jul – Portland
12 Jul – Seattle
14 Jul – Berkeley
15 Jul – Santa Barbara
17 Jul – Phoenix
19 Jul – San Diego
20 Jul – San Diego
21 Jul – Irvine County
23 Jul – San Francisco
24 Jul – The Palace, Los Angeles
27 Jul – Tulsa
28 Jul – Oklahoma City
29 Jul – Wichita
1 Aug – Lawrence
2 Aug – St. Louis
4 Aug – Cabaret Metro, Chicago
5 Aug – Milwaukee
7 Aug – Minneapolis
9 Aug – Cincinatti
10 Aug - Detroit
11 Aug – Peabody’s Down Under, Cleveland
15 Aug - Newhaven
16 Aug – Boston
18 Aug – Chestnut Cabaret, Philadelphia
19 Aug – New York
20 Aug – Providence
22 Aug – Sag Harbour, Long Island
23 Aug – Baltimore
24 Aug - Washington DC
25 Aug – Ocean City
26 Aug - Norfolk
27 Aug – 1313, Charlotte
29 Aug – Nashville
30 Aug – Atlanta
1 Sep – Clemson University, South Carolina
3 Sep – Orlando
4 Sep – Hallendale
5 Sep – West Palm Beach
6 Sep – Melbourne
7 Sep – St. Petersburg
27 Sep – Denton, Texas
28 Sep – Houston
29 Sep – Dallas
1 Oct – Austin
3 Oct – Alberquerque
4 Oct – Red Rocks, Boulder
5 Oct – Fort Collins
7 Oct – Colorado Springs
9 Oct – Las Vegas
11 Oct – Tucson
13 Oct – Redondo Beach
14 Oct – Laguna Hills
15 Oct – Long Beach
16 Oct – San Diego
18 Oct – Fresno
19 Oct – Ventura
22 Oct – Seattle
23 Oct – Portland
25 Oct – Santa Clara
26 Oct – Los Angeles
27 Oct – San Juan
28 Oct – Davis, California

1 Dec – Rodon Club, Athens, Greece
2 Dec – Rodon Club, Athens

14 Dec – Town And Country Club, London

31 Dec – Moon Over Brussels New Year’s Eve Party, Belgium

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