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UK Tour, March 1977

 
 

The first six dates of the Dandy in the Underworld tour were announced in early February 1977. A further three dates (Hanley, West Runton and Portsmouth) were added a week or so later at the same time that the punk band The Damned were confirmed as the support act for the tour.

Ticket prices seem to have been set at £2.00 for the larger, more established venues, £1.50 for the small venues and a premium price of £2.25 for the London Rainbow concert.

In an interview with The Sun (1) in February 1977, Marc stated that he had been waiting ‘for something like punk rock to come along’ and continued with ‘I consider myself to be an elder statesman of punk. The Godfather of Punk, if you like’.

In an interview with The Journal (2) in March 1977, Marc said that he ‘picked The Damned to tour with me because I wanted to put the best of the established bands against the best of the new wave bands, so we ‘ll see who can out-punk the other every night’.

References:
(1) The Sun, 18th February 1977
(2) The Journal, 18th March 1977

 

 
UK Tour, March 1977
10th March 1977
City Hall, Newcastle
11th March 1977
Apollo, Manchester
12th March 1977
Apollo, Glasgow
13th March 1977
Victoria Hall, Hanley
14th March 1977
Colston Hall, Bristol
17th March 1977
Odeon, Birmingham
18th March 1977
Rainbow, London
19th March 1977
Pavilion, West Runton
20th March 1977 Locarno, Portsmouth