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Line-up:
Joe Jackson (voc, p)
Graham Maby (b, voc)
Gary Sanford (g, voc)
Dave Houghton (dr, voc)

Click on a date to see a set list for that concert.
Opening acts are given in square brackets (for abbreviations see bottom of page).

Fri, 26 Jan 1979 UK Stafford, North Staffordshire Polytechnic (now: Staffordshire University)
Sat, 27 Jan 1979 UK Huddersfield, Polytechnic (now: University of Huddersfield)
Mon, 29 Jan 1979 UK Edinburgh, Tiffany's [BB,HB]
Tue, 30 Jan 1979 UK Glasgow, Tiffany's
Thu,   1 Feb 1979 UK London, Dingwalls
Fri,   2 Feb 1979 UK Scarborough, Penthouse
Thu,   8 Feb 1979 UK High Wycombe, Nag's Head (now: The Rainbow *)
Fri,   9 Feb 1979 UK London, MarqueeTV
Sat, 10 Feb 1979 UK Retford, Porterhouse
Thu, 15 Feb 1979 UK Sheffield, The Limit
Sat, 17 Feb 1979 UK Birmingham, Barbarella's
Wed, 21 Feb 1979 UK Southampton, University
Thu, 22 Feb 1979 UK Leeds, Fan Club
Fri, 23 Feb 1979 UK Beaconfield, Staffordshire Polytechnic (?)
Sat, 24 Feb 1979 UK Manchester, Russell Club
Wed, 28 Feb 1979 UK London, The Venue
Fri,   9 March 1979 UK Liverpool, Eric's
Tue, 13 March 1979 UK Sheffield, The Limit
       April 1979 US New York, NY, The Mudd Club (first-ever US date, "secret gig")
Wed, 11 April 1979 US New York, NY, Hurrah's (another "secret gig")
Sat, 14 April 1979 US Poughkeepsie, NY
Wed, 18 April 1979 US Rochester, NY, Red Creek [FC]
Fri, 20 April 1979 US New York, NY, The Bottom Line
Sat, 21 April 1979 US New York, NY, The Bottom Lineradio
Mon, 23 April 1979 US Washington, DC, Ontario Theater [IM]
Tue, 24 April 1979 US Philadelphia, PA, Bijou Cafe [SE]
Wed, 25 April 1979 US Washington, DC, The Bayou
Thu, 26 April 1979 US Washington, DC, The Bayouradio
                1979 US Rensselaer, NY, Hullabalooradio
  Apr/May 1979 US Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre
  Apr/May 1979 US Jackson, NJ, Great Adventure Amusement Park [X]
Tue,   1 May 1979 US Dallas, TX, Palladium of Dallas
Wed,   2 May 1979 US Austin, TX, Armadillo World Headquarters
Thu,   3 May 1979 US Houston, TX, Texas Opry House
Sun,   6 May 1979 US Denver, CO, Rainbow Music Hall [RG]radio
       May 1979 US Cleveland, OH
       May 1979 US Hollywood, CA, Whisky a Go Go [SC]
Fri, 11 May 1979 US Hollywood, CA, Whisky a Go Go [SC]
Sat, 12 May 1979 US Hollywood, CA, Whisky a Go Go [SC]
("Throw It Away" and "Come On" on LP "Propaganda")
Mon, 14 May 1979 US San Francisco, CA, Old Waldorf [TO]
Wed, 16 May 1979 US Davis, CA, University of California, Davis
Sat, 19 May 1979 US Bridgeview, IL
Sun, 20 May 1979 US Grosse Pointe Farms, MI, Punch and Judy Theater [RO]
Mon, 21 May 1979 CA Toronto, El Mocambo
Tue, 22 May 1979 US Buffalo, NY
Thu, 24 May 1979 US Syracuse, NY, Uncle Sam's [FC]
Fri, 25 May 1979 US Boston, MA
Sat, 26 May 1979 US Schenectady, NY
Sun, 27 May 1979 US Hartford, CT
Wed, 30 May 1979 US Providence, RI
Thu, 31 May 1979 US Long Island, NY
Fri,   1 June 1979 US New York, NY, Palladium (US tour had to be cut short due to laryngitis)
Fri, 15 June 1979 NL Eindhoven, De Effenaar
Sat, 16 June 1979 NL Nijmegen, De Vereeniging
Sun, 17 June 1979 NL Amsterdam, Paradiso [MF]radio
Mon, 18 June 1979 NL Geleen, De Hanenhof
Tue, 19 June 1979 CH Geneva, Guillaume Tell Palladium
Thu, 21 June 1979 FR Paris, Le Bataclan
Thu, 28 June 1979 UK Sheffield, The Limit
Fri, 29 June 1979 UK Liverpool, Eric's
Sat, 30 June 1979 UK Manchester, Polytechnic
Thu,   5 July 1979 UK Portsmouth, Locarno
Sat,   7 July 1979 UK London, Music Machine [LW]
Mon,   9 July 1979 UK Hemel Hempstead, Pavilion [VA]
Tue, 10 July 1979 UK Guildford, Civic Hall [VA]
Thu, 12 July 1979 UK Nottingham, Playhouse [VA]
Fri, 13 July 1979 UK Birmingham, Digbeth Civic Hall [VA]
Sat, 14 July 1979 UK Retford, Porterhouse [VA]
Tue, 24 July 1979 UK London, The Nashville Room (billed as 'Arms & Legs') [MA]
Thu, 16 Aug 1979 BE Brussels, Mallemunt Festival
Mon, 20 Aug 1979 UK Edinburgh, Tiffany's
Thu, 30 Aug 1979 US Poughkeepsie, NY, Good Times Café
Fri, 31 Aug 1979 US Hempstead, NY, Calderone Concert Hall [RC]radio
Sat,   1 Sept 1979 US Asbury Park, NJ, Paramount Theatre [RC]
Tue,   4 Sept 1979 US Providence, RI, Rhode Island College
Thu,   6 Sept 1979 US West Hartford, CT, Stage West [RC]
Fri,   7 Sept 1979 US Towson, MD, Towson State University
Sat,   8 Sept 1979 US College Park, MD, Ritchie Coliseum [OF]
Tue, 11 Sept 1979 US New Haven, CT, Oxford Ale House
Thu, 13 Sept 1979 US Rochester, NY, Rochester Institute of Technology, Triangle Theatre [RE]
Fri, 14 Sept 1979 US Ithaca, NY, Cornell University, Bailey Hall [RE]
Sat, 15 Sept 1979 US Jackson, NJ, Great Adventure Amusement Park (2 shows, open air) [RE]
Tue, 18 Sept 1979 US Buffalo, NY, State University College, New Gym
Thu, 20 Sept 1979 US Syracuse, NY, Landmark Theatre [FC]
Fri, 21 Sept 1979 US Schenectady, NY, Union College Chapel
Sat, 22 Sept 1979 US South Orange, NJ, Seton Hall University, Walsh Gym
Sun, 23 Sept 1979 US Upper Montclair, NJ, Montclair State College
Tue, 25 Sept 1979 US New Brunswick, NJ, Rutgers University, Rutgers Gym
Fri, 28 Sept 1979 US Upper Darby, PA, Tower Theater
Sat, 29 Sept 1979 US New York, NY, Palladium [ME]TVradio
Sun, 30 Sept 1979 US New York, NY, Palladium [ME]

* no longer a music venue

Opening acts:
    [BB] = Bette Bright & The Illuminations
    [FC] = The Flashcubes
    [HB] = Headboys
    [IM] = The Inmates
    [LW] = Live Wire
    [MA] = Mark Andrews & The Gents
    [MF] = Marianne Faithfull
    [OF] = Original Fetish
    [RC] = The Records
    [RG] = Robert Gordon
    [RO] = The Romantics
    [SC] = The Scooters
    [SE] = Jerry Seinfeld
    [TO] = The Offs
    [VA] = The Valves
    [X] = X


BE = Belgium / CA = Canada / CH = Switzerland / NL = Netherlands / UK = United Kingdom / US = United States


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