This page lists all known Clash gigs from 1983 with info. If you have any corrections please

The Clash came to Texas in May 1983 $500,000 offer from Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to headline New Wave Day of the US Festival at the end of the month.

The group had every reason to be on the top of the world by this point: their previous LP, Combat Rock, was an enormous hit and their singles “Rock the Casbah” and “Should I Stay or Should I Go” were all over radio and MTV. Topper Headon had been kicked out of the group for drug abuse in 1982, and Mick Jones and Joe Strummer were barely speaking.

They took a six-month break after the Combat Rock tour ended in November 1982. To warm up for the huge festival, the group went on a multi--date tour of Texas and Arizona.

Though the Clash continued to tour, tension continued to increase. In early 1983, Chimes left the band after the Combat Rock Tour because of in-fighting and turmoil.

Founding drummer Terry Chimes (who rejoined the band in 1982 after Headon got the boot) was once again out of the group by this point, so they took out an ad in Melody Maker and recruited 23-year-old Pete Howard.

The Clash’s ongoing, behind-the-scenes dysfunction was not going to make his job an easy one. Pete: “After the auditions, they basically just said, ‘Go away and learn everything.’ Not ‘these songs’ – everything. We had some rehearsals in Notting Hill, and basically Mick wouldn’t turn up. If he turned up at all, he would turn up three hours after everyone else had. The tension between Mick and Joe was palpable.”

By the time they got to San Bernardino, California for the festival, they were in complete disarray. Things got worse when they learned fans were paying $25 to attend the show threatening to pull out unless unless Apple gave $100,000 to charity. They had been told previously that prices would be set at $17, and shortly before they went onstage, they held a press conference. The band announced they wouldn’t go on . It was chaos.

Some later claimed the real cause of their rage was the knowledge that Van Halen were getting a million dollars for their set.

The group ultimately performed on 28 May, the festival's New Music Day, which drew a crowd of 140,000.

After the show, members of the band brawled with security staff.[78] This was Jones' last appearance with the group: in September 1983, he was fired. Shortly thereafter, he became a founding member of General Public, but left that band as they were recording their first album.

Following their return form the US realtions detiorated with the exception of the bizare making of a short black and white home made movide 'Hell West 10'.

After the Us Festival, the band did very little. Pete Howard; “I didn’t get a phone call for four months,” says Pete Howard. “And then all of a sudden I got this incredibly fucking vitriolic phone call from Joe, saying ‘I fuckin’ sacked the stoned cunt! Whose side are you on, mine or his?’ And I was like, ‘Uh-uh-uh… yours, Joe, yours!’”

List of articles from the period here

Mar 14 Casablanca TV Show? Interview with Joe
May 18 Amarillo TX – Civic Center Auditorium
May 19 Wichita Falls TX – Memorial Auditorium
May ? Juarez TX
May 22 San Antonio TX – Majestic Theatre
May 23 Laredo TX – Civic Centre
May 25 El Paso, Texas – El Paso Civic Center Theatre
May 26 Tucson AZ – Tuscon Activity Center
May 28 San Bernadino CA – Us Festival

1983 Hell West 10
Joe Strummer, Film Director: The Making and Meaning of Hell W10 - contains remixes from Combat Rock
Offical release on SoundSystem box set
18 Nov Janie Jones and Lash single released
the last oficial recording with Mick in the band

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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