Chronology

The Official A Certain Ratio Gigography

Selected shows have individual pages. This gigography is a work in progress and is a development of the one Michael Mitchell originally built at facgigographies.com.

Years

1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020

1978

?? ??? (early 1978) - Pip's Disco, Manchester
04 Sep - Band on the Wall, Manchester
26 Sep - Band on the Wall, Manchester
7 Nov - Band On The Wall, Manchester
21 Nov - Band On The Wall, Manchester
16 Dec - Russell Club (aka The Factory)


1979

16 Jan - Band on the Wall, Manchester
3 Feb - Band on the Wall, Manchester
6 Apr - Russell Club (aka The Factory), Manchester
11 May - Russell Club (aka The Factory), Manchester
17 May - Acklam Hall, Notting Hill, London
23 May - Bowdon Vale Youth Club, Altrincham
18 Jun - Russell Club (aka The Factory), Manchester
5 Jul - The Limit Club, Sheffield
10 Aug - Eric's, Liverpool
13 Aug - Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
27 Aug - Leigh Open Air Festival "Zoo Meets Factory Half Way
31 Aug - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London
8 Sep - The Factory - The Russell Club, Manchester
9 Sep - Futurama, Queen's Hall, Leeds
28 Sep - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London
29 Sep - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London
1 Oct - First Peel Session - Maida Vale 4
26 Oct - Electric Ballroom, Camden, London
09 Nov - Eric's Liverpool
27 Nov - City Hall, Newcastle
29 Nov - Kim Philby Club, Devilles, Manchester
1 Dec - Free Trade Hall, Manchester
2 Dec - The Odeon, Birmingham
3 Dec - The Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
4 Dec - Hammersmith Palais, London
6 Dec - Locarno Ballroom, Portsmouth


1980

7 Feb - Factory II (New Osbourne Club), Manchester
8 Feb -University of London Union, London
20 Feb - Town Hall, High Wycombe
21 Feb - The Rock Garden, London
29 Feb - Lyceum, London
12 Mar - Billy's Club, London
14 Mar - Eric's, Liverpool
23 Mar - Lyceum, London
1 Apr - The Derby Hall, Bury
2 Apr - Rock Garden, London
3 Apr - Moonlight Club, London
8 Apr - Derby Hall, Bury
18 Apr - The Russell Club, Manchester
19 Apr - Billy's Club, London
19 Apr - The Paris Theatre, London, BBC Live session
23 Apr - Beach Club, Manchester
25 Apr - Scala Cinema, London
26 Apr - Plan K, Brussels
27 Apr - Bataclan, Paris [CANCELLED]
2 May - High Hall, Birmingham
22 May - Devilles, Manchester
?? Jun - Rainbow Theatre, Finsbury Park, London
5 Jun - Clarendon Hotel Ballroom, London
09 Jun - Francis Xavier Hall, Dublin
15 Jun - Lyceum Theatre, London
20 Jun - ICA, London
28 Jun - Stanley Park, Blackpool [needs confirmation]
19 Jul - Moonlight Club, London
29 Jul - Rock Garden, London
30 Jul - Oozits, Manchester
16 Aug - Porterhouse, Retford
21 Aug - Rafters, Manchester
28 Aug - Music Machine, Camden, London
14 Sep - The Underground, Boston MA
25 Sep - Maxwell's, Hoboken NJ // press release [->]
26 Sep - Hurrah, New York City
27 Sep - Tier 3, New York City (w/ New Order)
?? Sep - City Gardens, Trenton, New Jersey
17 Oct - Vanbrugh College, University of York
21 Oct - Plan K, Brussels [need confirmation]
24 Oct - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
25 Oct - Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Netherlands (w/ The Durutti Column and Section 25) [needs confirmation]
26 Oct - Vera, Groningen, Netherlands
30 Oct - Utopia, Hal 4, Rotterdam, Netherlands
31 Oct - Auditoire P.E. Janson (Free University) Brussels, Belgium
1 Nov - Paard van Trooje, Dan Haag, Netherlands
2 Nov - Melkweg - Amsterdam, Netherlands
3 Nov - SO36, Berlin
4 Nov - SO36, Berlin
10 Nov - London School Of Economics, London
14 Nov - Nite Club, Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Nov - Brolley's, Richmond Upon Thames, London
21 Nov - University of London Union, London
13 Dec - Utopia HAL 4, Rotterdam (n.b. this gig is listed but actually it was New Order supported by Minny Pops and ACR did not play. However, there is a setlist so potentially it's for a different gig - Oceans, And Then Again, Loss, Forced Laugh, My Spirit, Winter Hill, Waterline (early version), Shack Up.)
23 Dec - Heaven, London


1981

7 Feb - Bungalow Bar, Paisley
8 Feb - Valentino's, Edinburgh
23 Feb - Fagins, Manchester
7 Mar - Priory Hotel, Scunthorpe
27 Mar - North London Polytechnic
2 Apr - Sheffield Art College
18 Apr - Rock City Nottingham
22 Apr - Amnesia Club, Leeds
30 Apr - Devonshire House, Exeter University

1 May - Trinity Hall, Bristol

Italia 1981 Tour

3 May - Teatro Tenda, Turin, Italy
4 May - Odissea 2001, Milan, Italy
5 May - Teatro Corso, Mestre, Italy
7 May - The Piper Club, Rome
8 May - Teatro Medica, Bologna
11 May - Teatro Massimo, Genoa, Italy

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12 May - Auditorium E.N.T.P.E., Vaulx-en-Velin, France
14 May - Les Bains Douches, Paris, France
11 Jun - The Ardri Ballroom, Manchester
21 Jun - Second Peel Session (broadcast 2 Jul 1981) - Knife Slits Water, Day One, Skipscada
26 Jun - Cedar Ballroom, Birmingham - Back to the Start, Staccato (Gum), Day One, Lucinda, Crystal, Rub Down, Sommadub, Skipscada, Knife Slits Water.
?? Jul - Brunnsparken, Helsinki
24 Jul - Kaivopuisto Park, Helsinki
25 Jul - Studenthauset, Helsinki
7 Sep - Heaven Ultradisco, London
9 Sep - Plato's Ballroom, Liverpool
18 Sep - East Side Club, Philadelphia
3 Oct - The Kent Hotel, Waterloo, Ontario
5 Oct - Voodoo Club, Toronto - Gum, And Then Again, Tumba Rhumba, Back to the Start, Sommadub, Kether Hot Knives, Skipscada, Waterline, Day One, Knife Slits Water, Winter Hill, Unknown Percussion Jam

07 Oct - The Spit, Boston MA
14 Oct - Chase Park, New York City

?? Oct - 9:30 Club, Washington DC - Unknown Latin Instrumental, Knife Slits Water, Kether Hot Knives, Sommadub, Skipscada, Day One, Winter Hill, Tumba Rhumba

06 Dec - Body Cypher Club, Rockafellas, Leeds


1982

11 Jan - Valentino's, Edinburgh
14 Jan - Blue Note, Derby (w/Parade)
3 Feb - Soul Kitchen, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
17 Feb - Guy's Club, Coventry
18 Feb - Lyceum, London
19 Feb - Holy City Zoo, Birmingham
22 Feb - Ritz, Manchester (w/ Swamp Children & 52nd Street)
26 Feb - Paradiso, Amsterdam (w/ Guilty and Blazing Aces)
27 Feb - Paard van Troje, Den Haag
28 Feb - Effenaar, Eindhoven, Netherlands
03 Mar - Beursschouwburg, Brussels
02 Jun - Odissea 2001, Milan

14 Jun - Florence (Firenze), Italy - Kether Hot Knives, Back to the Start, Show Case, I'd Like to See You Again, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Waterline, Axis, Saturn, Day One, Guess Who, Touch.

18 Jun - Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
19 Jun - University, Leicester
28 Jun - Warehouse, Leeds

Punk Diary: The Ultimate Trainspotter's Guide to Underground Rock lists 02 Jul 1981.

09 Jul - The Haçienda, Manchester

07 Aug - Vilar de Mouros Festival, Portugal (w/ The Durutti Column, Echo & the Bunnymen, U2, The Stranglers, and others) - Saturn, Sommadub, Knife Slits Water.

11 Aug(?) - The Mall - ICA, London ("Joy Of Mooching" event w/ Duda Pukwana Zila,
Swamp Children, and The Republic). Not sure if ACR ever played this show, as they weren't listed on any of the flyers or handbills.

07 Nov - Lyceum, London
19 Nov - Harrogate Rooms, Eltham Road, London
21 Nov - Third Peel Session (broadcast 01 Dec 1982) - Who's To Say, Piu Lento, Touch
04 Dec -Club Lingerie, Hollywood
11 Dec - Metro, Chicago - Back to the Start, Saturn, Showcase, Tumba Rhumba, Skipscada, Figuera, Winter Hill, Sommadub, Unknown new song, Who's to Say, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Unknown new song, Knife Slits Water
16 Dec - Danceteria, New York City (Opening act = MADONNA!)
17 Dec - Danceteria, New York City
22 Dec - The Haçienda, Manchester
23 Dec - Gaiety Bar, Blackpool

?? ??? - SFX, Dublin [unknown date, needs confirmation]

1983

10 Jan - Haigh Hall, Polytechnic, Liverpool // Listing [->]
30 Jan - The Ace, Brixton - London
11 Feb - College of Printing - London
03 Mar - Beursschouwburg - Brussels

(Mar) Janice Long Session (broadcast 02 Apr 1983)
- I Need Someone Tonight, Si Firmi O Grido, Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, Shack Up

6 Apr - The Blue Note, Derby - I'd Like to See You Again, Showcase, Guess Who, Ma Fiesta, Tumba Rhumba, Si Firmi O Grido, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Knife Slits Water

14 Apr - Tivoli, Amsterdam, Netherlands
15 Apr - Gigant, Apeldoorn, Netherlands
16 Apr - Omah Club, Papendrecht - I'd Like to See You Again, Showcase, Guess Who, unknown, Tumba Rhumba, Si Firmi O Grido, Sommadub, Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Shack Up

22 Apr - Limelight, Kortrijk, Belgium
23 Apr - Plan K, Brussels, Belgium
27 Apr - Paradiso, Amsterdam

27 May - The Ace, Brixton (w/ Quando Quango & Urban Shakedown) - Showcase, Figuera, Tumba Rhumba, Si Firmi O Grido, unknown, Sommadub, Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Shack Up

18 Jun - Glastonbury Festival - Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset
29 Jun - The Haçienda, Manchester
21 Aug - Lyceum Theatre, London

10 Sep - Loose Talk, Channel 4 TV - Tony Wilson Intro, Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, I Need Someone Tonight
01 Oct - Polytechnic, Liverpool - Unknown Latin Track, Si Firmi O Grido, Hot Nights (New Version), Mi Fiesta, Tumba Rhumba, Unknown song, Don't You Worry Bout a Thing, unknown, I Need Someone Tonight, Knife Slits Water
14 Oct - North London Polytechnic
26 Oct - Saltlageret, Copenhagen

8 Nov - Rock City, Nottingham [needs confirmation]


1984

13 Jan - The Haçienda, Manchester
27 Jan - King's College - London
23 Feb - City Hall Ballroom, Sheffield

27 Apr - Liverpool University - There's Only This, Si Firmi O Grido ~ The Fox, Life's A Scream, Tumba Rhumba, Unknown 1 ("Hands"), Unknown 2, Brazillia, Don't You Worry 'Bout A Thing, I Need Someone Tonight, Touch, Knife Slits Water

07 May - Town Hall, Bournemouth (w/ Cabaret Voltaire)
22 Jun - The Haçienda, Manchester
28 Jul - Drayton Park, London [->] (w/ Psychic TV)
17 Aug - Hammersmith Town Hall, London

25 Oct - Moray House, Edinburgh - There's Only This, Si Firmi O Grido, Life's A Scream, Anthem, Wild Party, Force, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Touch

04 Dec - Camden Palace, London
11 Dec - Escape Club, Brighton (w/ The Songbirds)
17 Dec - The State, Liverpool (w/ The Farm & I-Lands)
19 Dec - Tropicana, Manchester


1985

27 Jan - Spring Street Theatre, Hull
16 Feb - Bristol Polytechnic, Bower Ashton site
26 Feb - The Leadmill, Sheffield
14 Mar - Warehouse, Leeds
20 Mar - Portsmouth Polytechnic
21 Mar - Bristol Polytechnic, Bower Ashton site

23 Mar - ICA, The Mall, London (w/ Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, Eric Random and the Bedlamites, and Skeletal Family) - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Life's A Scream, Force, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Anthem, Wild Party, Touch, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido [Skeletal Family stood in for Palais Schaumburg (the German ACR!) that night.]

24 Mar - The Wag Club, London (billed as a Club Foot Night) - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Life's A Scream, Force, The Fox, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up, Anthem, Wild Party, Touch, Encore: Knife Slits Water (with Martha Tilson), Si Firmi O Grido

2 May - Estadio de la Juventud, SIMA 85, Granada, Spain

07 Jun - The International, Manchester // flyer [->]
19 Jun - Durham University, St Aidan's College, County Durham
20 Jun - Riverside, Newcastle
21 Jun - Hoochie Coochie Club, Edinburgh
22 Jun - Victoria Hotel, Aberdeen
23 Jun - Johnson's, Dunfermline

(Jul) Saturday Live - Radio 1 - Life's A Scream, Force, Wild Party
19 Jul - The Grand Hotel, Hanley
20 Jul - WOMAD - Mersea Island, Essex

August North American Tour with New Order

1 Aug - Felt Forum, NYC
2 Aug - Opera House, Boston
4 Aug - International Centre, Toronto
5 Aug - Agora Theatre, Akron OH
6 Aug - Bismark Theatre, Chicago
9 Aug - Warner Theatre, Washington DC
12 Aug - McAlister Auditorium, New Orleans // NOT ACR, but NYC group 'Certain General' [->] It turns out that Certain General (no 'A' in the front) was a post-punk/new wave band from New York, and that ACR did not accompany New Order on at least those listed dates, and quite possibly some of the following dates as well, though we've only been able to confirm the two crossed off dates for 12 and 14 Aug 1985, and not any others.
14 Aug - City Coliseum, Austin
16 Aug - Rainbow Music Hall, Boulder
17 Aug - The Coliseum - Utah State Fairgrounds, Salt Lake City
19 Aug - Henry Kaiser Centre, Oakland
22 Aug - Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica
23 Aug - Irvine Meadows, Irvine (w/ Abecedarians)
31 Aug - Warehouse II, Manchester [->]

21 Sep - Cumberland Suite, Belle Vue, Manchester (w/ Inca Babies, Kalima, Jazz Defektors, My American Wife & Happy Mondays)
30 Sep - Imperial College Union, London

18 Oct - The Fridge, Shrewsbury - The Fox, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Bootsy, Life's A Scream, And Then Again, Wild Party, Only Together, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido
24 Oct - Sunderland Polytechnic (w/ Seize The Infidels)
31 Oct - Manchester University (w/ These Tender Virtues, Edwin Heath, & Vee VV)

06 Nov - Savannah Club, Brighton [more info needed]
07 Nov - Kent University, Canterbury
08 Nov - University of London Union, London
09 Nov - Polytechnic, Portsmouth (w/ Radical Dance) [more info needed]
10 Nov - Hammersmith Palais, London
11 Nov - Assembly Hall, Walthamstow
12 Nov - Warwick University, Coventry
13 Nov - The Venue, Aberdeen
14 Nov - Leicester University - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, And Then Again, Life's A Scream, Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, Inside, Knife Slits Water, Si Firmi O Grido, The Fox
15 Nov - Polytechnic, Wolverhampton
16 Nov - Polytechnic, Birmingham
18 Nov - Riverside, Newcastle
19 Nov - The Fridge, Shrewsbury
20 Nov - Polytechnic, Sheffield
21 Nov - Warehouse, Leeds
22 Nov - Teeside Polytechnic, Middlesborough (w/ Life)
27 Nov - Rooftops, Carlisle
28 Nov - Rooftops, Glasgow
29 Nov - Johnsons, Dunfermline
30 Nov - The Venue, Aberdeen - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, Si Firmi O Grido, Knife Slits Water, Inside, Only Together, Bootsy, Wild Party, Flight, And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido

6 Dec - Hoochie Coochie Club, Edinburgh
7 Dec - ULU, London (w/ Jazz Defektors)
8 Dec - London School of Economics, London - Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Life's A Scream, Si Firmi O Grido, Knife Slits Water, Inside, Only Together, Bootsy, Flight, And Then Again, Wild Party, Si Firmi O Grido
12 Dec - Polytechnic Arts Ball, Manchester
13 Dec - Technical College, Glasgow, Scotland (w/ Microdisney)


1986

31 Jan - The Tube, Channel 4 - Wild Party, Inside

12 Feb - Paradox, Antwerp - Shack Up, Only Together, Bootsy, The Runner, Wild Party, Flight, Knife Slits Water, Inside, Si Firmi O Grido, Shack Up

14 Feb - LVC City - Leiden, Holland - Only Together, And Then Again, Mickey Way, Life's A Scream, Anthem, Take Me Down ~ Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles, Si Firmi O Grido, Inside, Shack Up. Encore: Mickey Way

Mid Feb - Leadmill, Sheffield (w/ The Jazz Hipsters)

Review in Sounds 22 Feb 1986 and NME 01 Mar 1986.

22 Feb - Clarendon Ballroom, London - Intro/Flight, The Runner, And Then Again, Si Firmi O Grido, Only Together, Bootsy, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Shack Up, Nostromo a Gogo, Si Firmi O Grido

8 Mar - Royal Holloway College - Egham
17 Mar Heaven Ultradisco, London
18 Mar - The Ritz, Manchester (w/The Jazz Defektors)
20 Mar - Middlesex Polytechnic, London
22 Mar - Klub Foot - Clarendon Hotel Ballroom, London
27 Mar - Old Profanity Showboat, Bristol (w/ Claytown Troupe)
28 Mar - Bass Clef - London
29 Mar - Moles Club, Bath

01 Apr - Berlin Club, Liverpool
20 Apr - Ronnie Scotts, London (w/ Danger Zone)

07 Jun - Junction Box Festival, Manchester Polytechnic
?? Jun - Kingston Polytechnic or Kingston University (May be mislabelled as the Buzz Club show)

14 Jun - Buzz Club, West End Centre, Aldershot
18 Jun - Madrid (venue?)
21 Jun - Greetings Festival, San Giovanni, Italy
24 Jun - Barcelona (venue?)
26 Jun - BJ's, Blackburn
28 Jun - Boardwalk, Manchester (Simon Topping) - Morning, Keeper of the Flame, Jamboree, Ahoras, unknown, Virgin Flight, Poniphecheros, Oye Como Va.

28 Jun - Academy Of Arts, Bath

06 Jul - Daddy Warbucks, Glasgow
19 Jul - FAC 151 Festival of the Tenth Summer, G-MEX Centre, Manchester
12 Sep - The Windsor Suite, Blackburn

1 Oct - EBU Festival, The Playhouse, Liverpool - Only Together, Bootsy, Take Me Down, Mickey Way, Inside, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Si Firmi O Grido
2 Oct - Bradford University
7 Oct - Leeds University
8 Oct - Coasters, Edinburgh
9 Oct - Robert Gordon College, Aberdeen
10 Oct - Queen Margaret Union, Glasgow University
15 Oct - Town Hall, Bournemouth
21 Oct - Leadmill, Sheffield
25 Oct - Sunderland Polytechnic
26 Oct - Town & Country Club, London
31 Oct - King Georges Hall, Blackburn (w/ Happy Mondays)

According to Dave Noonan (who was there), the show, "was cancelled due to Jez (I think) having a tooth knocked out(?)or at least so we heard... so the Happy Mondays played with the Railway Children as support & the whole place went up - they were fighting in lumps after Bez slapped a Blackburn casual who was 'sig heiling' on stage..."] Thanks for the memory Dave!!

Unfortunately said memory may not be totally accurate, as there is in fact a recording from that show!

- Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Waterline noise/Jez Speaks, Inside, Mickey Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Si Firmi intro/Sesamo Apriti Corco Vada, Mickey Way

Thanks to Joanne on Facebook for confirming that the gig definitely took place.

8 Nov - Coasters, Edinburgh
28 Nov - King's College, London
5 Dec - North Staffs Polytechnic, Stafford (w/ Fatal Charm)
6 Dec - Warwick University, Coventry

22 Dec - Festival of the Millions, Free Trade Hall, Manchester (headlined by The Fall)
- Intro by Tony Wilson, Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Inside, Mickey Way, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty


1987

?? Jan - Errol's, Gothenburg, Sweden

13 Jan - Musikcafeen, Copenhagen

29 Jan - Rex Club, Paris - Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Anthem, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles, Si Firmi O Grido, Inside

30 Jan - Limelight, Kortrijk, Belgium

05 Feb - Sala Zeleste, Barcelona - Bootsy, Only Together, And Then Again, Mickey Way, Anthem, Take Me Down, Fever 103, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, And Then She Smiles, Si Firmi O Grido, Inside, Shack Up

07 Feb - The End - Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain
10 Feb - Prego (The Rainbow), Milan
13 Mar - Town and Country Club, Kentish Town, London
02 May - Inkstick Shibaura Factory, Tokyo

(Jun) Piccadilly Radio, Manchester - Backs to the Wall, Love is the Way

06 Jun - Finsbury Park Supertent
27 Aug - The Fridge, Brixton, London
13 Oct - The Ritz, Manchester // ticket [->]
07 Nov - Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

04 Dec - University, Manchester - 2000 ACR (intro), Coldest Days, Bootsy, Only Together, Mickey Way, Fever 103, The Big E, All I Want is You, Thin Grey Line, Wild Party, Sounds Like Something Dirty, Backs to the Wall, Si Firmi O Grido


1988

19 Mar - The Boardwalk, Manchester
25 Jun - Astoria, London
13 Dec - The Leadmill, Sheffield
17 Dec - G-MEX Centre, Manchester


1989

23 May - Town and Country Club, London

14 Jun - Free Trade Hall, Manchester

(Jul) - Nicky Campbell Session - BBC (broadcast 8/7) - River's Edge, The Big E, Backs to the Wall, Your Blue Eyes

(Aug) - Richard Skinner Session - BBC (broadcast 9/10) - Your Little World, Good Together, God's Own Girl, Backs to the Wall

Good Together Tour 1989

12 Oct - Birmingham University, Birmingham
13 Oct - Sheffield, University, Sheffield
14 Oct - Bradford University, Bradford
15 Oct - Uxbridge Brunel University, London
18 Oct - Riverside, Newcastle
19 Oct - Calton Studio, Edinburgh, Scotland
20 Oct - Ritzy, Aberdeen, Scotland
21 Oct - Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland
24 Oct - University, Leicester
25 Oct - Town and Country Club, London
26 Oct - Liverpool University, Liverpool


1990

27 Feb - Subterania, London
6 Mar - The Ritz, Manchester
17 May - Temperance Club, Paris
22 Dec - International 1, Manchester


1991

26 Apr - International 2, Manchester
9 May - Subterania, London
4 Sep - Heaton Park, Manchester
29 Nov - Subterania, London
30 Nov - Polytechnic, Bristol
6 Dec - King Tut's Wah-Wah Hut, Glasgow, Scotland
7 Dec - The Academy, Manchester
14 Dec - The Leadmill, Sheffield
19 Dec - The Venue, New Cross, London


1992

4 Mar - The Haçienda, Manchester
8 May - Pavilhão Rosa Mora - Oporto, Portugal (w/ Sitiados)
5 Nov - HMV Shop, Manchester - Manic, Turn Me On, Shack Up [Promotional appearance. They only played these 3 semi-acoustic songs.]

3 Nov - Robs Records Party, S.W.1., London
11 Nov - HMV Records, Manchester
19 Nov - Harrogate Rooms, London
1 Dec - Subterania, London
3 Dec - Warehouse, Derby
7 Dec - Polytechnic, Newcastle (opening for The Brand New Heavies)
10 Dec - The Academy, Manchester (opening for The Brand New Heavies)


1993

14 Jan - Subterania, London
21 Jan - King Tut's Wah Wah Hut - Glasgow
22 Jan - Polytechnic, Newcastle
23 Jan - Leadmill, Sheffield
26 Jan - Polytechnic, Liverpool
27 Jan - Canal Café Bar, Manchester
28 Jan - Sankey's Soap, Manchester
29 Jan - Duchess of York, Leeds
30 Jan - The Pulse - Nottingham Trent University Student Union, Nottingham
3 Feb - Helsinki, Brighton - CANCELLED SHOW
4 Feb - La Kota - Bristol
5 Feb - Cardiff University
6 Feb - Wherehouse, Derby
6 Mar - The Clapham Grand, London
15 Jul - The Junction, Cambridge
29 Jul - Mosquito Coast, Leicester
13 Sep - The Haçienda, Manchester
22 Dec - Al's Café, Manchester


1994

25 Jun - Leadmill, Sheffield
29 Jun(?) - Pendle College, Lancaster University
30 Jun - Sankey's Soap, Manchester
8 Jul - Subterania, London
27 Jul - Phoenix Festival, Stratford
07 Dec - LA2, London
11 Dec - Sankey's Soap, Manchester


1995

?? ??? - Astoria 2, London


1996

25 Sep - The Haçienda, Manchester
01 Nov - Astoria, London
21 Nov - Sankey's Soap, Manchester


1997

10 Apr - Jazz Café, London


No live shows in 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001


2002

29 Mar - Electrowerkz, Islington
30 Mar - Band on the Wall, Manchester
?? ??? - Cannes
31 May - Jazz Café, London
01 Jun - North, Blackburn
3 Aug - G:Percussion 2002 - Castlefield Arena, Manchester


2003

15 Feb - Zaal België (Kunst Centrum), Hasselt, Belgium
24 Oct - Fabric, London


2004

03 Apr - Band on the Wall, Manchester
25 Apr - The North Bar, Blackburn
23 May - 'And You Forgotten', The Ritz, Manchester


2005

7 May - Nuits Sonores Festival - Les Subsistances, Lyon, France
5 Aug - The Big Chill Festival, Eastnor Castle, Open Air Stage
11 Aug - Cargo, London
13 Aug - Moorfest 2005, The Bowl, Heaton Mersey
1 Oct - The Cluny, Newcastle
24 Oct - Carling Academy 2, Liverpool
14 Nov - Apollo, Manchester


2006

29 Apr - Tryptich Festival - The Bongo Club, Edinburgh
30 Apr - Tryptich Festival - 'Optimo Espacio' - Sub Club, Glasgow
30 Jun - Scène Mo' (Mains d’Œuvres), Paris, France
1 July - Petrol, Antwerp, Belgium
2 Jul - Paradiso, Amsterdam


2007

10 Mar - The Village, Dublin
6 May - Electric Chair, Manchester - Jilly's Live Revue


2008

14 Jun - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
5 Sep - Tou Scene - Stavanger, Norway
16 Nov - Part Time Punks Festival - The Echoplex, Los Angeles


2009

28 Mar - Button Factory, Dublin
9 Apr - Motel Mozaïque Festival, Binnenstad, Rotterdam, NL
10 Apr - Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
24 May - The Deaf Institute, Manchester
28 May - Ninkasi - Lyon CANCELLED
29 May - Primavera Sound Festival, Barcelona
31 May - Fundaçāo de Serralves, Porto, Portugal
5 Jun - Martin Moscrop DJ set
15 Jun - The Beat Happening Sessions - Dingwalls, London
04 Jul - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
4 Sep - Disco_nnect Festival - Venice, Italy
6 Sep - Offset Festival - Chigwell, UK
26 Sep - Band On The Wall, Manchester
3 Oct - Factory Festival - Le Plan, Paris CANCELLED
12 Dec - A Factory Night, Brussels, Belgium


2010

7 Mar - Concorde 2, Brighton
11 Jun - Platt Fields, Manchester
9 Jul - Moonlight Festival - Fano, Italy
17 Jul - FAC251 The Factory, Manchester
25 Sep - Festival MARSATAC, Marseille, France


2011

01 Apr - De.bees Music Bar - Winsford (Jez Kerr)
22 May - Friends of Mine Festival '11, Capesthorne Hall, Macclesfield, Cheshire
9 Jul - Fiera Della Musica - Azzano Decimo, Italy
24 Sep - Hoochie Coochie Bar, Newcastle
11 Nov - Band On The Wall, Manchester (33 1/3 Anniversary; show 1 of 2)
12 Nov - Band On The Wall, Manchester (33 1/3 Anniversary; show 2 of 2)


2012

22 Sep - Hoochie Coochie Bar, Newcastle upon Tyne


2013

01 Feb - Grauzone 2013 - Melkweg, Amsterdam
13 Apr - Kill Your Pop Festival 2013 - Le Consortium, Dijon, France
21 Nov - Hallé St Peters - Ancoats - Manchester - Shack Up


2014

21 Feb - Under the Bridge - London
25 May - Alfresco Festival, Blackpool Cricket Club, Blackpool
29 Nov - Stadthalle Köln Mülheim, Cologne, Germany
13 Dec - Manchester Academy 2


2015

21 Feb - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh
20 Sep - Deaf Institute, Manchester
06 Dec - Warehouse Project, Manchester


2016

3 Sep - Festival No.6, Portmeirion
21 Oct - L'Aeronef, Lille
22 Oct - La Maroquinerie, Paris
5 Nov - King George's Hall, Blackburn


2017

4 Feb - Stereo, Glasgow
4 Jun - A City United, The Deaf Institute, Manchester
24 Jun - 229 The Venue, London, England
1 July - Dancity Festival, Foligno, Italy
3 August - Dekmantel Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
26 August - Baleapop Festival, France
11 Nov - Shiiine On Weekender, Butlins Holiday Resort, Minehead
16 Dec - O2 Ritz, Manchester, England


2018

16 Mar - Hoochie Coochie Bar, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
17 Mar - Stereo, Glasgow
24 Mar - Fiddler's Club, Bristol
25 Mar - The Haunt, Brighton, England
21 April - The Garage, London
18 May - Trades Club, Hebden Bridge
25 May - Belgrave Music Hall, Leeds
26 May - Atmosphere Festival [CANCELLED]
30 Jun - Hare and Hounds, Birmingham
7 Sep - Festival No. 6, Portmeirion, Wales
8 Sep - Shiiine On Festival, Genting Arena, Birmingham
12 Sep - Night and Day Cafe, Manchester [ACR Soundsystem]
15 Sep - Sugar Club, Dublin, Ireland
21 Sep - Yes, Manchester [ACR Soundsystem]
22 Sep - Ääniwalli, Pälkäneentie, Helsinki, Finland
29 Sep - Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh, Scotland
6 Oct - M20 Festival at Indigo Bar, Withington, Manchester
13 Oct - Mute 1978 -> Tomorrow, Rough Trade East, London
24 Nov - Gorilla, Manchester
1 Dec - The Grand, Clitheroe

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2020






Unknown Artefacts:

Setlist from 1985-era performance, likely from the US tour.

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This is the official A Certain Ratio Gigography - the complete listing of A Certain Ratio gigs from 1978 to the present day.