This page lists all known Clash gigs from 1976 with info. If you have any corrections please

Hostile eye-witness report in the NME of July 17th 1976: 'The Clash were just a cacophonous barrage of noise. The bass guitarist had no idea how to play the instrument and even had to get another member of the band to tune it for him. They tried to play early '60s R 'n' B and failed dismally. Dr Feelgood are not one of my favourite bands, but I know they could have wiped the floor with The Clash.' Signed 'A real music lover, Sheffield.'

List of articles from the period

July 4 Sheffield – Black Swan
Aug 13 London – Rehearsal Rehearsals, Camden Town
Aug 29 London – Screen On The Green, Islington
Aug 31 London – The 100 Club
Sep 5 London – The Roundhouse, Camden Town

Sep 20 London – 100 Club Punk Festival
Oct 2 London – ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts Theatre
Oct 9 Leyton Buzzard – Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre
Oct? Guildford
Oct 15 London – Acklam Hall, Ladbroke Grove
Oct 16 London – University of London. Student Central
Oct 23 London – ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts
Oct 27 Birmingham – Barbarellas
Oct 28 London - ICA Institute of Contemporary Arts
Oct 29 London – Fulham Town Hall
Nov 3 London – Harlesden Coliseum
Nov 5 London – Royal College of Art
Nov 6 Coventry – Lanchester Polytechnic
Not sure this took place? Dates confused with the correct date, the 29th.
Nov 11 Ilford – Lacy Lady
Nov 13 Birmingham – Barbarellas
Nov Polydor Demos
Nov 18 High Wycombe – Nags Head
Nov 29 Coventry – Lanchester Polytechnic

Nov London – Harlesden Coliseum - Anarchy Tour Rehearsals
Nov London Weekend TV - 2mins

Supporting the The Sex Pistols...
Terry Chimes quits prior to the tour and Rob Harper rejoins the band for the Tour... Some Clash photos circulate from this tour but the venue is unknown, possibly the Winter Gardens at Cleethorpes.

Ray Stevenson writes

The February 21, 1976, issue of the New Musical Express warned readers: “Don’t look over your shoulder but The Sex Pistols are coming”. “They were like a million years ahead,” The Clash’s Joe Strummer later told his biographer Chris Salewicz. “I realised immediately we were going nowhere; the rest of my group hated them.” In December two bands were were sharing a coach the Anarchy Tour, which also featured Johnny Thunders’ band The Heartbreakers and The Damned. Nineteen dates were booked. But the bands performed just three times, the rest of the shows cancelled by order of the authorities who were, not completely without reason, fearful of fighting.

In 1996, Mojo magazine harked back:

Contrary to legend, the destination board on the (tour) bus did not read Nowhere. It was blank. The Sex Pistols, Heartbreakers (from New York), Clash and managers, promoters, roadies and photographers all got on board. The warm interior of the bus with its comfortably upholstered seats was a luxury. They were about to embark on the first full-scale punk tour of the UK.

It was during rehearsals for this very tour – 2 days earlier – that the Pistols appeared on Bill Grundy. Anarchy In The UK had been released a few days previously. The Pistols actually arrived for the programme in a chauffeur driven limo. It was the first serious TV that the Pistols had. Malcolm McLaren’s reaction: “Fucking hell, the band have just sworn on live TV.”

The first show was due to be held at the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich on 3 December 1976. Billed as a “A Punk-Rock Evening”, tickets cost £1.25 in advance and £1.50 on the door, but collectors would pay many times that for one now. The concert never went ahead: earlier that day, vice-chancellor Dr Frank Thistlethwaite banned it “on the grounds of protecting the safety and security of persons and property”…

Only three of the scheduled gigs went ahead, along with four other rearranged shows. The tour finally started at Leeds Polytechnic on 6 December, with further dates at Manchester’s Electric Circus (9 and 19 December), Caerphilly’s Castle Cinema (14 December), Cleethorpes’ Winter Gardens (20 December) and Plymouth’s Woods Centre (21 and 22 December).

List of articles from the period

Dec 1 Dundee – Caird Hall
Dec 1 Dundee – College of Technology SU
Dec 3 Norwich – Polytchnic
Dec 4 Derby – Kings Hall
Dec 5 Newcastle – City Hall
Dec 6 Leeds – Polytechnic
Dec 7 Bournemouth – Village Bowl
Dec 9 Manchester – Electric Circus
Dec 10 Preston – Charter Theatre
Dec 10 Lancaster – University
Dec 11 Liverpool – Stadium
Dec 11 Liverpool – The Cavern Club
Dec 13 Bristol – Colston Hall
Dec 14 Cardiff – Top Rank
Dec 14 Caerphilly – Cinema
Dec 15 Glasgow – Apollo
Dec 16 Dundee – Caird Hall
Dec 17 Sheffield – City Hall
Dec 17 Carlisle – Market Hall
Dec 18 Southend – Kuursal
Dec 19 Guildford – Civic Hall
Dec 19 Manchester – Electric Circus
Dec 20 Birmingham – Town Hall
Dec 20 Cleethorpes – Winter Gardens
Dec 21 Plymouth – Woods Centre
Dec 22 Torquay – 400 Ballroom
Dec 22 Paignton – Penelopes Ballroom
Dec 22 Plymouth – Woods Centre
Dec 26 London – Harlesdon Roxy Theatre
Dec 27 London – Harlesdon Roxy Theatre
Dec 28 London – Harlesdon Roxy Theatre
Dec 29 London – The Clash's Christmas Party

Jun 76 - Black Swan & five piece »

Aug 76 - 100 Club & London Gigs »

Dec 76 - Anarchy Tour »

Jan / Mar - Early 77 Gigs »

May 77 - White Riot UK Tour »

Jul 77 - European Dates »

Oct 77 - Out of Control UK Tour »

Jan 78 - Sandy Pearlman UK Dates »

Apr 78 - UK Festival Dates »

Jul 78 - Out on Parole UK Tour »

Oct 78 - Sort it Out UK Tour »

Feb 79 - Pearl Harbour US Tour »

Jul 79 - Finland + UK dates »

Sep 79 - Take the Fifth US Tour »

Dec 79 - Acklam Hall Secret Gigs »

Jan 80 - 16 Tons UK Tour »

Mar 80- 16 Tons US Tour »

May 80 - 16 Tons UK/Europe »

May 81 - Impossible Mission Tour »

Jun 81 - Bonds Residency NY »

Sep 81 - Mogador Paris Residency »

Oct 81 - Radio Clash UK Tour »

Oct 81 - London Lyceum Residency »

Jan 82 - Japan Tour »

Feb 82 - Australian Tour »

Feb 82 - Hong Long & Thai gigs »

May 82 - Lochem Festival »

May 82 - Combat Rock US Tour »

July 82 - Casbah Club UK Tour »

Aug 82 - Combat Rock US Tour »

Oct 82 - Supporting The Who »

Nov 82 - Bob Marley Festival »

May 83 - US Festival + gigs »

Jan 84 - West Coast dates »

Feb 84 - Out of Control Europe »

Mar 84 - Out of Control UK »

April 84 - Out of Control US Tour »

Sep 84 - Italian Festival dates »

Dec 84 - Miners Benefit Gigs »

May 85 - Busking Tour »

Jun- Aug 85 - Festival dates »

74-76 - Joe with the 101ers »

Jul 88 - Green Wedge UK Tour »

Aug 88 - Rock the Rich UK Tour »

Oct 89 - Earthquake Weather UK »

Oct 89 - Earthquake Weather Euro »

Nov 89 - Earthquake Weather US »

Jun 99 - Comeback Festival dates »

July 99 - Short US Tour »

July 99 - UK Tour »

Aug 99 - Festival Dates »

Oct 99 - UK Tour »

Nov 99 - Full US Tour »

Dec 99 - European Xmas dates »

Jan 00 - Australasian Tour »

May 00 - Mini UK Tour »

Nov 00 - supporting The Who Tour »

Jul 01 - UK & US Instore Tour »

Oct 01 - Full US Tour »

Nov 01 - Japanese Tour »

Nov 01 - Full UK Tour »

April 02 - Brooklyn NY Residency »

Jun 02 - UK Festivals »

Jul 02 - Hootenanny Tour »

Aug 02 - UK Festival Dates »

Sep 02 - Japanesse Dates »

Nov 02 - Bringing it all Back Home »

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