US Festival warm up gigs
updated 30 Dec 2008 - added punters comments and photos
320K MP3's with +3% speed correction, default Audacity normalization, and default Audacity bass boost.
Beneath a layer of distortion is a good sounding recording. Shame...
Photo Courtesy of Ed Arnaud
From: Ed <
Hi. Great site. I was at the Clash show on 5-26-83 in Tucson. It was at the Tucson Community Center Exhibition Hall. I have a few photos from that show that I took if you want to post them. Here's one. Let me know if you want a few more. I didn't get that many. I had to sneak my camera in and couldn't get too close to the stage due to slamming and also the bouncers back then would confiscate cameras. Here's a link to some other photo's of mine so you'll know I'm legitimate. Ed.
great site! i found it while looking for the set list of the Clash show in Tucson, AZ in may 83.
a good friend and i bought our tickets the day they went on sale, and had told our girlfriends that we would be going without them; "you don't know the Clash/love the Clash, it will be crazy", etc. the scamps then proceeded to win free tickets on the radio...we were vexed, but OK, we went together to the music hall but separated upon agreement as we went in.
the two of them ended up right in front (the advantages of being female) and we were like 30 feet back. it hurt. but the show was evangelical! such energy, even playing to a small crowd! (capacity +/- 3,000; no seats, it was a huge floor mosh!) too bad they broke up soon after.
btw: Ed Arnaud's fotos are cool! i remember those bands and shows in Tucson.
rob - < >
A friend of mine's father attended the May 26, 1983 Tuscon show and he made a scan of his ticket stub to e-mail to you so that you may add it to that portion of the site. I have been a life long clash fan and it's a privilege to share this with you. Thanks. -Gil R. < >
There is a slight correction to the Clash setlist. Straight to Hell was the first song of the initial encore and Train in Vain was performed before Clampdown during the second encore.
There are several sights that provide setlists but most mirror www.blackmarketclash.co.uk. They are worth checking.
from Setlist FM (cannot be relied on)
from Songkick (cannot be relied on)
& from the newer Concert Database
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