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from the Get Out of Control Tour.
Articles cover the month of October through to New Year 1977.


Video and audio footage from the tour including radio interviews.


A Riot of Our Own
Johnny Green


Return of the Last Gang in Town,
Marcus Gray


Passion is a Fashion,
Pat Gilbert


Redemption Song,
Chris Salewicz


Joe Strummer and the legend of The Clash
Kris Needs


The Clash (official)
by The Clash (Author), Mal Peachey


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Get Out Of Control Tour
Supported by Richard Hell & The Voidoids & The Lous

Cancelled, see A Riot of Our Own p20


Record Mirror: Back to the serious stuff, Ron. The Clash flew to Belfast, had some nice photos taken near some barricades and murals. Then they flew home. No gigs played. What do you think about all that?

Ron) Well, it's to them. Sometimes, promotional events can take over. You can be wise after the event, it might have sounded like a good thing at the time. Who knows, I mean, it might have been sincere. I didn't know them as a band who had very political motives outside of the publicity. It's saying they didn't have a heart, but sometimes publicity sows a life of its own, you know.

The day The Clash and punk turned Trinity into a war zone

The Clash played Trinity College 40 years ago today. The student organisers recall the British punks' explosive 1977 visit to Ireland.

‘This was a baptism of fire.”

Paul Tipping is remembering his time as the entertainments officer of the students union in Trinity College Dublin in 1977. His team of 20-year-olds had organised their first concert of the year, and their first ever event, in the college’s ornate 18th-century Exam Hall: two sets by The Clash, a band at the vanguard of the UK’s exploding punk scene, fresh from the success of their debut album. Tickets were £1.50. ... full text

Belfast University celebrates that iconic cancelled 1977 Clash gig in Belfast with conference

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A Riot of Our Own – a symposium on the Clash

Belfast University celebrates that iconic cancelled 1977 Clash gig in belfast with conference

By johnrobb -June 18, 2014

All culture becomes history and all the noise and confusion of rock n roll will one day be a University thesis’ someone once said. ...full text

Sounds: The Clash in Belfast

Caroline Coon, 29 October 1977

AT FIRST the band were reluctant to have their photo taken anywhere near the soldiers. "They'll think we're here to entertain the troops," said Strummer. They all felt that they didn't know enough about the political situation. They learned fast. ...full text

Spit Records · The Clash in Belfast Oct 77

Belfast Fanzine



Heat Fanzine


Belfast Burning fanzine

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50p off Clash ALBUMS and CASSETTES

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Belfast Telegraph


When we fought the law for The Clash: Recalling Belfast's 1977 punk riot
As an academic conference opening today debates what really happened during the band's infamous visit to Belfast in 1977, Henry McDonald recalls the riot that took place - and the myths that followed.

'Belfast Calling' out to all fans of punk music

By Maureen Coleman
July 04 2008

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It's been credited as the catalyst for the Northern Ireland punk movement. On October 20 1977 the late Joe Strummer brought The Clash to Belfast at a time when the city was a no-go area at night. But at the eleventh hour the concert was cancelled by the city fathers, sparking a mini riot in Bedford Street. Punk had arrived in Northern Ireland.

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Insurance strangles two more punk dates

Belfast Telegraph -
Tuesday 25 October 1977


References the Clash cancelled concert two weeks prior

For Elvis – a 9-hour rocking requiem

Belfast Telegraph -
Tuesday 25 October 1977


Rearrangments for non-appearance

Will the Clash make an impact?

Belfast Telegraph -
Wednesday 19 October 1977


Road Rocker

The Clash: first date called off