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'The Sandy Pearlman Tour'

During early 78 the Clash played several secret dates on a 'short midlands tour'. Sandy Pearlman, CBS's producer for the Rope album had come in from the States to check out the band and Johnney Green was asked to fix up some inpromptu gigs for Pearlmans benefit.

The “short midlands tour” gigs organised at the behest of Bernie so as Sandy Pearlman (Give em Enough Ropes would be American producer) could get to see and meet the band.

Pearlman did turn up at Lanchester Poly. near Coventry where famously Robin Crocker, Micks mate, thumped him in the face for attempting to enter the dressing room, Pearlmans view of events is somewhat different however. It was enough of an assault to have Bernie cowering over, dabbing Pearlmans nose with a silk bloodstained handkerchief as the band stepped over and went on stage.

Dates

The dates are slightly questionable. Dunstable date seems correct and the Birmingham tape is labelled the 24th.

The band definately played Dunstable the following night.Following these dates, Joe and Mick went to Jamaica late February, just before Joe got Hepatitus mid Feb.

The early recordings of the Rope album began at the Marquee Studios in March. Pearlman arrived back in the UK in April to carry on.

List of articles and magazines from around the tour period

Jan 00? Something Else - BBCTV
Jan 24 Birmingham – Barbarellas,
Jan 25 Dunstable, Luton – Queensway Hall
Jan 26 Coventry – Lanchester Polytechnic
Feb 17 Clash City Rockers released
Apr 30 London – Victoria Park, Hackney
2 audio & video tracks from Rude Boy
May 1 Birmingham – Barbarellas
1 audio & video track from Rude Boy
May 20 Don't Quote Me - BBC2
May 27 Paris – The Hippodrome (Marxist Festival)
1978 TISWAS 1st Appearance UKTV - ITV
Jun 22 What's On with Tony Wilson (Granada region) - ITV

Out on Parole Tour.

The name of the tour coming not from the pigeon shooting farce which the press assumed and vilified the band for, but from Mott The Hoople’s All The Way From Memphis “you look like a star, but you’re really out on parole “.

Although venues were much the same size and largely standing as the previous Get Out of Control Tour this was to be a more professional tour with a new top grade PA and performances much less manic than before but very powerful nevertheless.

"The band are also hoping to play dates in Liverpool and Newcastle but are having difficulty finding a venue as they have been banned in both these areas. They are also trying to arrange a second London date, possibly around the Elephant And Castle area."

Out on Parole Tour would include most of the Rope songs but would climax with a run through of first album favourites to please their audiences who wouldn’t be able to get familiar with the new material until its eventual release in November.

To fill the album gap Whiteman had been released as a single on the 16th June, (same day as the pigeon shooting Court hearing hence the press piss-taking of the tour title) and Joe introduces it here by announcing its current chart position; No.32.

Pauls tour backdrop

The gig also unveiled the new Tour backdrop designed by Paul a Notting Hill townscape with blow up of a WWII Messer Schmidt.

List of articles and magazines from around the tour period

Jun 16 White Man in Hammersmith Palais released
Jun 22 Granada region, Whats On - ITV
Jun 27 London – The Manticore Theatre, Fulham, Secret Gig
Jun 28 Aylesbury – Friars
Jun 29 Leeds – Queens Hall
Jun 30 Sheffield – Top Rank
Jul 1 Leicester – Granby Halls
Jul 2 Manchester – Apollo
Jul 3 Manchester – Rafters Club
Jul 4 Glasgow – Apollo
4 audio & video tracks from Rude Boy
Jul 5 Aberdeen – Music Hall
2 audio & video tracks from Rude Boy
Jul 6 Dunfermline – Kinema
1 audio & video track from Rude Boy
Jul 7 Queensferry – Deeside Leisure Centre
Believe this was reschuduled from the 6th and then cancelled. Suicide chronology confirms this.
Jul 8 Crawley – Sports Centre
... includes the soundcheck
Jul 9 Bristol – Locarno
Jul 9 Southampton
Jul 10 Torquay – Town Hall
Jul 11 Cardiff – Top Rank
Jul 12 Birmingham – Top Rank
Jul 13 Liverpool – Empire
Jul 13 Blackburn – King Georges Hall
Jul 14 Bury St Edmunds – Corn Exchange
Jul 15 Edmonton – Picketts Lock Sports Centre
Jul 21 Liverpool – Eric's - Friday evening
Jul 22 Liverpool – Eric's - matinee for under 16's
Jul 22 Liverpool – Eric's - evening
Jul 24 London – Music Machine
Jul 25 London – Music Machine
Jul 26 London – Music Machine
Jul 27 London – Music Machine
3 audio & video tracks from Rude Boy
Rude Boypromo casestte +
Aug 5 Edinburgh – Carnival Against the Nazis
Sep 7 New York – Max's – Mick only fundraiser for Sid Vicious

This band begin the Autumn with a mini tour of France, Holland and Belgium immediately prior to Bernie Rhodes sacking. Johnny Green includes dates on this tour as some of the best he witnessed.

That followed a chaotic UK Tour in which numerous dates were cancelled probably as a result of the duisruption caused by the changing a managerment.

These dates have changed and reflect 'A Riot of Our Own' (book), the NME and tape details.

Belfast was the first night, Dublin the day after, a day off in London before Paris. The remaining dates fit around the Belgium tape and A Riot of Our Own. Some French dates are missing after Paris.

List of articles and magazines from around the tour period

Oct 11 Given 'Em Enough Rope released
Oct 11 Belfast – University SU, Queens Hall
Oct 12 Dublin, Dun Laoghaire – Top Hat
Oct 16 Paris – Le Stadium
Oct 19 Leuven (in the town parc during a beer festival)
Oct 20 Arnhem – The Stokvishal
Oct 21 Amsterdam – The Paradiso
Oct 22 Brussels – Ancienne Belgique
Oct 23 Fieron, Liege – Cinema Home
Oct 25 London – Roxy Theatre, Harlesden
Oct 26 London – Roxy Theatre, Harlesden
Nov 3 Bath – Pavillion
Nov 9 Bournemouth – Village Bowl
Nov 10 Malvern – Winter Gardens
Nov 12? Canterbury – Odeon
Nov 14 Coventry – Locarno
Nov 15 Manchester – Belle Vue
Nov 16 Edinburgh – Odeon
Nov 17 Middlesborough – Town Hall
Nov 18 Leeds – University
Nov 19 Sheffield – Top Rank
Nov 20 Leicester – De Montfort
Nov 21 Bristol – Locarno
Nov 22 Birmingham – Odeon
Nov 22 Bournemouth – Village Bowl
Nov 23 Ipswich – Gaumont
Nov 23 Manchester – Apollo
Nov 24 Derby – Kings Hall
Nov 24 Tommy Gun released
Nov 26 Cardiff – Top Rank
Nov 27 Exeter – University
Nov 28 Coventry – Tiffany’s
Nov 29 Stoke – Victoria Hall, Hanley
Nov 30 Peterborough – Wirrina Stadium
Nov
BBC R1 - Rock On 10 mins John Tobler w/Mick & Paul
Nov UK Local Radio – 4 mins
Dec 1 Liverpool – University, Mountford Hall
Dec 2 Newcastle – Polytechnic
Newcastle Ian Penman Interviews Joe & Mick 30mins
Dec 4 Glasgow – University Strathclyde
both nights cancelled due to student only policy which Joe found out about and objected too. A Riot of Our Own pg123
Dec 5 Glasgow – University Strathclyde
???? Brighton Top Rank
"I saw the Clash at the Brighton top Rank in '78 or possibly the first half of '79, can't see it listed anywhere, anyone else remember it? It was well before London Calling, they opened with English Civil War, I remember it cos Topper let me and some other kids in the side door as you were sposed to be 21 to get in and the bouncers weren't having any of it! I was 16 at the time I'm pretty sure, still at school anyway and i left in '79. I'd love to know the date of the gig."
Dec 12 Bath – Pavillion
Dec 17 Portsmouth – Locarno
Dec 18 London – Tiffany’s, Purley, Croyden
Dec 19 London – Music Machine
Dec 20 Wolverhampton – Civic Hall
Dec 21 Hastings – Pier Pavillion
Dec 22 Aylesbury – Friars
Dec 28 London – Lyceum
1 audio & video track from Rude Boy
Dec 29 London – Lyceum
Jan 3 London – Lyceum
1 audio & video track from Rude Boy

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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