Van der Graaf Generator and Peter Hammill performances 1967 to 1978
and Van der Graaf Generator performances post 2004

(Not necessarily complete or correct!)

1968  1969  1970  1971  1972  1973  1974  1975  1976  1977  1978  2004  2005  2006  2007  2008  2009  2010  2011  2012  2013

Red = recently discovered performance
Green = disputed date or some other doubt


1967

08 NOV 67 England, Manchester University Union Open Lounge (4 or 5 piece) (Jazz)

Late 67 England, South Coast, Recording of first demo tape
(HAMMILL, SMITH, PEARNE)
FIREBRAND, SUNSHINE


1968

22 FEB 68 England, Manchester, Fallowfield, Owens Park, "Happening" ("only gig as 3 piece","bottled off the stage by medical students") (Rag)

?? APR 68 England, Manchester Magic Village Club - supporting Tyrannosaurus Rex (2 piece)

SPRING 68 Abortive recording

SUMMER 68 Rehearsals WEYBRIDGE
(HAMMILL, SMITH, BANTON)

Demo recordings Old Kent Road - about 30 songs
(HAMMILL, SMITH)

AUTUMN 68 Abortive recordings
with Lou Reizner, Chappell Studios, Bond Street

(HAMMILL, BANTON, SMITH, GUY EVANS, KEITH ELLIS)

OCT 68 Rehearsals

Recording of single, PEOPLE YOU WERE GOING TO/FIREBRAND at Marquee studios - Judge left thereafter

05 NOV 68 first gig attempt, England Manchester, but tyre blew out at Toddington
NOV 68 first 4-piece gig, England, London, North West London Polytechnic, with The Idle Race

18 NOV 68 TOP GEAR SESSION, MAIDA VALE 4 STUDIO, first broadcast 29 DEC 68 (The Box,  Audition Report)
HAMMILL, BANTON, ELLIS, EVANS
PEOPLE YOU WERE GOING TO, AFTERWARDS, NECROMANCER, OCTOPUS

20 NOV 68 England, Warwick University
27 NOV 68 England, London, Marquee Club, Yes + Van de Graff Generation (Advert)

07 DEC 68, England, Darlington, Co Durham, Middleton St George College of Education + Principal Edwards Magic Theatre + Bridget St John + Pete Drummond
12 DEC 68 England, Southampton University + Principal Edwards Magic Theatre

14 DEC 68 England, London, W.Hampstead, Railway Hotel, Klooks Kleek
16 DEC 68 England, Whetstone, Black Bull (Listing)


1969  (Back to top)

07 JAN 69 England, London, W. Hampstead, Railway Hotel, 'Klooks Kleek' (Advert)
11 JAN 69 England, London, Marquee Club, Spice + VdGG
17 JAN 69 England, London, Strand, King's College, Vandegraff Generator + The Pretty Things (Advert)

17 JAN 69 PEOPLE YOU WERE GOING TO + FIREBRAND released on TETRAGRAMMATON

People page

Firebrand Polish Postcard

JANUARY 69, Recording of 2 tracks in MARQUEE STUDIOS
(AFTERWARDS/NECROMANCER)

18 JAN 69 England, Southampton University, VdGG + Fairport Convention
23 JAN 69 England, London, Speakeasy Club

Gear and van stolen in Paddington (Reward offered)

30 JAN 69 England, London, Marquee Club
31 JAN 69 England, London, Twickenham, Eel Pie Island, The Nice + VdGG

04 FEB 69 England, London, ICA, The Nice + VdGG
05 FEB 69 England, London, Speakeasy Club (Speakeasy Listing)
08 FEB 69 England, London, Twickenham, Eel Pie Island, Pegasus + VdGG + Film shows (Advert)
14 FEB 69 England, Ilkley, Troutbeck Hotel, Electric Circus
21 FEB 69 England, Plymouth, Van Dike (Advert)
22 FEB 69 England, Manchester, "Magic Village" (Contract)
24 FEB 69 England, London, Royal Albert Hall, Jimi Hendrix Experience + Fat Matress + Van der Graff Generator (Ticket)

03 MAR 69 England, Sunderland, Whitburn, The Bay Hotel, VdGG + Earth (Black Sabbath) + DJ John Peel, 6/- admission (Advert,  Advert)
07 MAR 69 England, Manchester, College of Commerce, VdGG + Love Sculpture
08 MAR 69 England, Reading University, Pink Floyd + VdGG (Listing)
15 MAR 69 England, Loughborough University, Edward Herbert Building, Moody Blues + VdGG + Legay (Listing)
28 MAR 69 England, London, Lyceum (Advert)

03 APR 69 England, Crawley, Thomas Bennett School (Advert)
06 APR 69 England, London NW3, Country Club (Advert in Melody Maker)
22 APR 69 England, London, West Hampstead, Railway Hotel, Klooks Kleek, Van de Graaf Generator + Spice + Pale Green Limousine (Advert 1,  Advert 2)
25 APR 69 England, London, Woolwich Polytechnic
28 APR 69 England, London, Whetstone, Black Bull, "Resurrection Club" (Advert)
30 APR 69 England, London, Marquee Club Van der Graaf Generator + Eyes of Blue (Advert in Melody Maker,  Marquee Flyer)

08 MAY 69 England, Scarborough, Penthouse
10 MAY 69 England, Nottingham, Notts County Football Ground, 1969 Pop and Blues Festival - Fleetwood Mac + The Tremeloes + Marmalade + Georgie Fame + Love Sculpture + The Move + Pink Floyd + Keef Hartley + Status Quo + Duster Bennett + Dream Police + Van der Graaf Generator (Advert,  Advert 2,  Programme cover,  Poster)

MAY 69 Band splits up

10 MAY 69 England, Hatfield Technical College (late) - this one unlikely (it's generally accepted that the Nottingham gig was the last before the split)
31 MAY 69 England, Cambridge, Pembroke College Eights Week Ball - cancelled (Programme)

04 JUL 69, England, London, Lyceum, Peter Hammill as support to Bonzo Dog Band + Idle Race + Velvet Opera + Sed Alia

11 JUL 69, England, London, Lyceum, Peter Hammill as support to The Nice, Yes and Renaissance (Advert in Melody Maker)

31 JUL - 01 AUG 69, Recording of AEROSOL at TRIDENT STUDIOS

09 AUG 69 England, Plumpton National Jazz Festival - Peter Hammill solo (Order Form,  Programme,  Poster,  Artists,  Beat Instrumental Advert,  Ticket,  Picture 1,  Picture 2)

26 AUG 69, SYMONDS ON SUNDAY SESSION, 201 PICCADILLY, STUDIO 1 - first broadcast 07 SEP 69
HAMMILL, BANTON, ELLIS, EVANS,
REAWAKENING, AFTERWARDS

SEP 69 THE AEROSOL GREY MACHINE
Aerosol sleeve

AFTERWARDS/NECROMANCER
Afterwards sleeve

SEP 69 NIC POTTER and then DAVID JACKSON join
(HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON, POTTER)
?? ?? 69 England, London, Clapham Transport Museum - David Jackson's and Nic Potter's first show
?? ?? 69 England, London, Ealing Tech lunchtime show

05 OCT 69 England, London, Lyceum, Chicken Shack + Soft Machine + VdGG (Advert in Melody Maker)
19 OCT 69 England, London, Lyceum (Advert)
23 OCT 69 England, London, Haverstock Hill, Country Club (Advert)

03 NOV 69, Scotland, Glasgow, Electric Garden Club - Support to Fat Mattress, and last minute replacement for Village
07 NOV 69 England, Fulham, Fulham Broadway, King's Head, Cub Midnight Sun
12 NOV 69 England, Birmingham, Erdington, Mothers

24 NOV 69 England, Aylesbury, Friars, Vandergraas Generator "V.D.G.G. ARE A GAS!" (Advert,  Advert,  1983 Friars Flyer)
28 NOV 69 Scotland, Edinburgh, "Frisco's"

05 DEC 69 England, Bournemouth, Ritz Ballroom
07 DEC 69 England, London, Southall, Farx (at The Northcote Arms) (Advert)

11 / 12 / 13 / 14  DEC 69, Recording of LEAST WE CAN DO at TRIDENT STUDIOS


1970  (Back to top)

16 JAN 70 England, London, The Temple (Advert)
17 JAN 70 England, Plymouth, Van Dike (Receipt)
24 JAN 70 England, London, Twickenham, Eel Pie Island (Advert)

27 JAN 70 TOP GEAR SESSION, MAIDA VALE 4 STUDIO first broadcast 07 FEB 70 (The Box)
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, DAVID JACKSON, NIC POTTER,
DARKNESS, AFTER THE FLOOD

27 JAN 70 England, London, West Hampstead, Klooks Kleek (Advert)
30 JAN 70 England, London, Marquee Club (Marquee Listing)

01 FEB 70 England, London, Lyceum (Advert)

FEB 70 THE LEAST WE CAN DO IS WAVE TO EACH OTHER
Least sleeve

05 MAR 70 England, Manchester University Theatre
06 MAR 70 England, Walthamstow, Chestnut Tree, "Chez Club" (Advert)
13 MAR 70 England, High Wycombe, Nag's Head and
13 MAR 70 England, Oxford, Lincoln College Ball, Manfred Mann's Chapter 3 + VdGG

MAR 70 Eye Witness Movie Soundtrack

05 APR 70 Germany, Radio Bremen, Beat Club TV recording (broadcast 27 June 1970):
DARKNESS, WHATEVER WOULD ROBERT HAVE SAID? (Darkness on YouTube,  Whatever Would Robert Have Said on YouTube)

11 APR 70 England, London, The Temple, VdGG + Mike Cooper + Castle Farm
12 APR 70 England, Bletchley, Esmerelda's, Bletchley Y. C., VdGG + Wishbone Ash + Mouse (Advert)
16 APR 70 England, London, Empire Rooms (for Kilburn Poly) (Advert,  Advert)
19 APR 70 England, London, Marquee Club + Jan Dukes De-Grey (Advert)

24 APR 70 REFUGEES / THE BOAT OF MILLIONS OF YEARS
Refugees The boat of millions of years

27 APR 70 England, Aylesbury, Friars, Van Der Graas Generator (Advert,  Advert)

02 MAY 70 England, Lancaster University
03 MAY 70 England, London, Marquee Club + Diablis + Roger Ruskin Spear (Advert,  Marquee Programme)
04 MAY 70 England, Bristol, Granary Club (Listing in The Granary Club book)
14 MAY 70 England, Liverpool, Reeces Buildings (Advert)
17 MAY 70 England, Manchester, Electric Circus, VdGG + Knee Deep
21 MAY 70 England, Brighton, Jimmy's (What's On Where)
22 MAY 70 England, Sunderland, Locarno
23 MAY 70 England, Durham University Union - "Van de Graaf Generation" (Ticket)
24 MAY 70 England, Plumpton, "A Bank Holiday Festival" (What's On in Brighton,  Ticket,  Ticket back,  Cover,  Blurb,  Advert,  Order Form)
26 MAY 70 England, Gravesend, NW Kent College of Technology

01 JUN 70 England, London, Royal Festival Hall, + Audience + East of Eden + DJ John Peel (Review,  News Flash,  Advert,  Charisma groups,  Review in The Times,  Review in Variety)
04 JUN 70 England, Worthing, Assembly Hall
06 JUN 70 England, Exeter University + Gentle Giant (Advert)
20 JUN 70 England, London, Twickenham, St.Mary's College (Advert)
20 JUN 70 England, Oxford Uni + Audience (probably late)
26 JUN 70 England, London, Marquee Club

27 JUN 70 Germany, Radio Bremen, TV, Beat Club 56, 16:15-17:15, Van der Graaf Generator, Brinsley Schwarz, Santana, Mungo Jerry, Family

27 JUN 70 England, St Helens Hospital Technical Students' Union, Groundhogs + VdGG
28 JUN 70 England, London, Marquee Club (Rock Dates)

02 JUL 70 England, Newcastle, City Hall, Lee Jackson's Jackson Heights + VdGG + Audience + Brethren (with Alan Hull) (Advert)
05 JUL 70 England, Epping, Wake Arms "Groovesville" (Advert)
07 JUL 70 England, London, Royal College of Art

10 / 11 JUL 70 Germany, Munich, Olympia Eisstadion am Oberwiesenfeld Euro Pop A-Z Musik Festival
12 JUL 70 Germany, Aachen Festival (Advert)

18 JUL 70 England, Isle of Wight + Audience
20 JUL 70 England, Romford, King's Head (Advert)
23 JUL 70 England, Newcastle, Mayfair VdGG + Atomic Rooster
26 JUL 70 England, London, Marquee, "Sunday Specials" with Spring (Advert)

SPRING  - AUTUMN 70, Recording of H TO HE:
KILLER / EMPEROR / LOST WITH NIC POTTER, HOUSE / PIONEERS, WITHOUT

? summer 70 England, London, Clapham gig - PH & DJ only

01 AUG 70 England, Plymouth, Van Dike (Van Dike Listing,  Advert,  Who's Where)

02 AUG 70 BBC IN CONCERT
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON, POTTER
KILLER, WHATEVER WOULD ROBERT HAVE SAID, (SQUID 1), SQUID 2, OCTOPUS

09 AUG 70 England, Plumpton Festival (Order Form,   Programme,   Picture,   Picture 2)

AUG 70 NIC POTTER leaves
(HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON)

15 AUG 70 England, Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall (Flyer)
21 AUG 70 England, Worthing, Assembly Hall
23 AUG 70 England, London, Marquee Club (Marquee gig listing for August 1970,  Advert)
30 AUG 70 England, Manchester, "Magic Circus"

05 SEP 70 England, Boston, Starlight Rooms (Advert)
06 SEP 70 England, London, Marquee (Advert)
13 SEP 70 England, Godalming, Angel Hotel, Gin Mill Club
19 SEP 70 England, London, The Temple (Advert)
20 SEP 70 England, Blisworth, Helenors Club (Blisworth Hotel), "John Peel invites Van der Graaf Generator and Medicen light show (bar) 8/-"
27 SEP 70 England, London, Marquee or Lyceum (?) (Advert)
28 SEP 70 England, Romford, King's Head

09 OCT 70 England, London, University College, Matthews Southern Comfort + VdGG + Aquila (Advert)
10 OCT 70 England, London, Uxbridge, Burton's Ballroom (Listing)

12 OCT 70 TOP GEAR SESSION, PLAYHOUSE THEATRE, NORTHUMBERLAND AVE,
first broadcast 24 OCT 70
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON
LOST, KILLER

16 OCT 70 England, Hornsea, Floral Hall (Flyer)
18 OCT 70 England, London, Marquee (Advert)
wk of 24 OCT 70 England, Preston, Harris College
27 OCT 70 England, Birmingham, Town Hall
31 OCT 70 England, Boston, Starlight Ballroom (Advert)

01 NOV 70 England, Brighton, University of Sussex (Poster)
03 NOV 70 England, London, Marquee Club + Lindisfarne (Advert)
14 NOV 70 England, Eastbourne Winter Gardens (for College of Education), VdGG + Caravan
15 NOV 70 England, Manchester, Bier Keller, "Electric Circus" (IT Piece)
20 NOV 70 England, London, Haverstock Hill, Country Club, VdGG + Clear Blue Sky (Fish Freak,  Advert)
Van der Dates
21 NOV 70 England, Guildford, University of Surrey, VdGG + Lindisfarne
22 NOV 70 England, Birmingham, Erdington, "Mothers"
28 NOV 70 England, London, Imperial College + Cochise + Genesis?? (Ticket,  Advert,  Student Statement,  Advert)

(?? Germany, Netherlands)
?? NOV 70 Belgium, Bruxelles, Woluwe Saint-Lambert La Ferme
?? NOV 70 Switzerland, Olten

?? DEC 70 France, Paris, Lycée Janson de Sailly (Review in Extra)

04 DEC 70 England, Maidstone, College of Art (Advert) - VdGG didn't appear. Audience stood in for them at the last minute.
05 DEC 70 England, Exeter University
11 DEC 70 England, Colchester, North East Essex Technical College + Sam Apple Pie + Aardvark
17 DEC 70 England, Bedford, Addison Centre, Friars show (Advert)
?? 1970 Huddersfield Polytechnic

DEC 70 H TO HE WHO AM THE ONLY ONE
H to He sleeve


1971  (Back to top)

02 JAN 71 Netherlands

05 JAN 71 England, London, Lyceum (lunchtime) (More Free Charisma)
08 JAN 71 England, Leicester

09 JAN 71 (week of) BBC2 TV Disco 2 + Bill Fay + Stephen Stills + Tear Gas
HOUSE WITH NO DOOR (mime)

09 JAN 71 England, Nottingham
15 JAN 71 England, Lowestoft
16 JAN 71 England, Colchester, Essex University, Dance Hall
17 JAN 71 England, Nottingham
22 JAN 71 England, Maidstone
23 JAN 71 England, Wisbech, Isle of Ely College (MM College Listing)

Six Bob Gigs page
24 JAN 71 England, London, Lyceum +Lindisfarne + Genesis  + NIC POTTER on bass for this concert only (Review,  Advert)
25 JAN 71 England, Birmingham, Town Hall (Ticket,  Bad View Ticket)
26 JAN 71 England, Bristol, Colston Hall
27 JAN 71 England, Sheffield, City Hall
28 JAN 71 England, Bradford, St. George's Hall Van der Graff Generator + Lindisfarne + Genesis (Advert,  Ticket in The Book - page 92)
30 JAN 71 England, Manchester, Free Trade Hall (Ticket)
31 JAN 71 England, Newcastle, City Hall (Advert,  Ticket)

04 FEB 71 England, Blackpool
05 FEB 71 England, Leeds Polytechnic, Van der Graff Generator + Cow + Audience (Notice)
06 FEB 71 England, Leicester
07 FEB 71 England, Blisworth
11 FEB 71 England, Brighton Dome (Sounds Review,  Review 2,  Flyer)
12 FEB 71 England, London, Polytechnic of Central London, Free + VdGG (Advert)
13 FEB 71 England, Bournemouth Winter Gardens (Ticket)
17 FEB 71 England, Harlow, The High, "Aquarius"
19 FEB 71 England, Newcastle
20 FEB 71 England, London, Chelsea College (Advert)
26 FEB 71 Wales, Haverfordwest
27 FEB 71 England, Bognor

05 MAR 71 England, Kingston, Gipsy Hill College (Poster)
06 MAR 71 England, Hull
11 MAR 71 England, Derby, Clouds
12 MAR 71 England, Oxford
13 MAR 71 England, Nottingham
19 MAR 71 Wales, Neath
20 MAR 71 Wales, Penarth
22 MAR 71 French TV
24 MAR 71 England, Liverpool, Philharmonic Hall + Lindisfarne + Bell & Arc
26 MAR 71 England, Bridgwater
27 MAR 71 England, Birmingham, Saturday Lyceum at the Roller Rink (Advert)

01 APR 71 England, London
02 APR 71 England, A. Wood
03 APR 71 England, Isle of Wight

04 APR 71 Belgium, Brussels, Woluwé-Saint-Lambert, Ferme V (Piece,  Venue)
05 / 06 APR 71 Belgium, RTB-F TV, Pop Shop No 27 (Contract,  Work permit)
Song(s) unknown

09 APR 71 England, London, Lyceum (Advert)
10 APR 71 England, Newbury
11 APR 71 England, Croydon, Fairfield Hall (Review,  Ticket)
13 APR 71 England, Portsmouth, Guildhall (Ticket)
14 APR 71 England, Southport, Floral Hall ("If it's Thursday, it must be Ormskirk")
15 APR 71 England, Guildford, Civic Hall (Ticket)
16 APR 71 England, Derby, Hatton Centre (Review)
18 APR 71 England, Peterlee
19 APR 71 England, Billingham

20 / 21 APR 71 Recording of FOOL'S MATE at TRIDENT STUDIOS

23 APR 71 Scotland, Glasgow, Green's Playhouse (Ticket,  Flyer)
24 APR 71 Scotland, Dundee, Caird Hall (Flyer)
25 APR 71 Scotland, Edinburgh, Caley Hall (Ticket)
26 APR 71 England, Manchester, Free Trade Hall + Genesis + Bell & Arc (Frendz Review,  Ticket)
(Tour Listing - Southport date incorrect)

27 / 28 APR 71 Recording of FOOL'S MATE at TRIDENT STUDIOS

30 APR 71 Holland, Rotterdam, with Every Which Way + Jackson Heights
01 MAY 71 Holland, Amsterdam, with Every Which Way + Jackson Heights (Holland Gigs advert)

02 MAY 71 Scotland, Dumfermline (this one very unlikely)

New London Pop tour with Jackson Heights and Audience:
German Tour Listing
?? MAY 71 Germany, Menden
01 MAY 71 Germany, Essen, Gruga (conflicts with Amsterdam and probably didn't happen)
02 MAY 71 Germany, Dusseldorf, Rheinhalle
04 MAY 71 Germany, Frankfurt (Ticket) - the ticket says May 17th but the tour advert and this poster say May 4th.
05 MAY 71 Germany, Wuppertal, Stadthalle (Poster)
07 MAY 71 Germany, Marburg, Audimax
?? MAY 71 Germany, Jaxon in phone interview from Marburg (not Magdeburg) with Record Mirror
08 MAY 71 Germany, Ulm, Halle 2 d. Aust.
09 MAY 71 Germany, Tubingen, Mensa d. Uni
10 MAY 71 Germany, Munich, Circus Krone Bau
11 MAY 71 Germany, Wurzburg, Huttensale
12 MAY 71 Germany, Nurnburg, Meistersingerhalle
14 MAY 71 Germany, Heidelburg, Uni Neue Aula
15 MAY 71 Germany, Mannheim, VFR Sporthalle ("Mannheim: rainy Saturday...")
16 MAY 71 Germany, Kaiserslautern, probably at the Fruchthalle (German Tour Listing says: Stuttgart, Killesberg, but it didn't happen)
17 MAY 71 Germany, Mainz
18 MAY 71 Germany, Oldenburg, Weser-Ems-Halle (Poster,  Review,  Ticket) and Radio Bremen
20 MAY 71 Germany, Hamburg, Stadtpark (Ticket,   Concert pictures in The Book - pages 111-116)
21 MAY 71 Germany, Berlin, Deutschlandhalle (probably didn't happen)

22 MAY 71 Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus
23 MAY 71 Switzerland, Bern, Festhalle Hitfair Free Concert (only VdGG played) (Gig Pictures,  Advert in Pop Magazin)

27 MAY 71 England, Preston, Amethyst Club - Cancelled because the van with gear broke down in Germany. Gig re-scheduled for August 19th.
29 MAY 71 England, Oxford
31 MAY 71 England, Lincoln

09 JUN 71 England, Bristol

10 JUN 71 ALAN BLACK SESSION, STUDIO 1, BBC, KENSINGTON HOUSE, SHEPHERDS BUSH, for "Sounds of the Seventies" (Maida Vale,  The Box,  BBC Transcription Disc)
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON, first broadcast 25 JUN 71,
THEME ONE, DARKNESS, MAN-ERG;
VISION (HAMMILL, BANTON) first broadcast 23 JUL 71

JUN - JUL 71 Rehearsals at Crowborough
Also recording of IT ALL WENT RED at Crowborough (Time Vaults)

11 JUN 71 Wales, Monmouthshire, Newport
12 JUN 71 England, Bishops Stortford
13 JUN 71 England, Kenilworth
18 JUN 71 England, Uxbridge (Cancelled)
19 JUN 71 England, Felixstowe
21 JUN 71 England, Chelmsford, Civic Theatre (Advert)
24 JUN 71 England, Derby
25 JUN 71 England, Bournemouth
26 JUN 71 England, Sheffield City Hall (Advert)
27 JUN 71 England, Reading Festival (Further information,  Programme,  Ticket,  Diary comments,  Flyer,  Order form in Melody Maker)

JUL 71 FOOL'S MATE
Fool's Mate cover

JUL - SEP 71, Recording of PAWN HEARTS at TRIDENT STUDIOS
(PH solo at folk club whilst this was being mixed by HB)

02 JUL 71 England, London, Ruislip, Greenford Town Hall (for Uxbridge Technical College S.U.) + Fusion Orchestra (Advert)
03 JUL 71 England, Cromer
04 JUL 71 England, Redcar
06 JUL 71 England, London, Marquee Club (Advert,  Poster,  Charisma at Marquee)
09 JUL 71 England, Devizes
10 JUL 71 England, Aylesbury, Friars, Van der Graaf Central Generator + The Gilbert Hampshire Armpit Review (Advert,  Advert)
Van der Graaf Generator use Hiwatt
11 JUL 71 England, Croydon, Greyhound (Advert)
14 JUL 71 England, Twickenham, Winning Post (Advert)
20 JUL 71 England, Crawley, Starlight (Advert)
23 JUL 71 England, Bournemouth

(Who's Where in NME)
24 JUL 71 England, Nelson, Imperial Ballroom
26 JUL 71 England, Billingham, La Ronde
29 JUL 71 Wales, Barry, Memorial Hall
30 JUL 71 England, Torquay, Town Hall, "Marquay" (Poster)
31 JUL 71 England, Plymouth, Van Dike (Van Dike Flyer,  Van Dike Flyer)

(Live Dates in NME)
06 AUG 71 England, Birmingham, Kinetic

08 AUG 71 Holland, Roermond, Hammerveld Jazz Festival

12 AUG 71 England, Wellington, Town House
13 AUG 71 England, Worcester, Pitchcroft Racecourse, "Worcester Charter Festival" (Advert)
15 AUG 71 England, London, Roundhouse, "Implosion" (Advert)
19 AUG 71 England, Preston, Amethyst Club
20 AUG 71 England, Cleethorpes, Winter Gardens
23 AUG 71 England, Chester
28 AUG 71 Scotland, Glasgow, Rutherglen, Southcroft Park (Cancelled!)
29 AUG 71 England, Weeley Festival Mersea Island (Clacton) (Ticket,  Advert,  Further information)

07 SEP 71 England, London, Marquee Club (Advert)

10 SEP 71 Switzerland, Olten Kleinholz - Festzelt, +Steamhammer +Waterloo

12 SEP 71 England, London, Leytonstone, Red Lion, "Groovesville" (Advert) - cancelled due equipment stuck in customs
15 SEP 71 England, London, Hammersmith Town Hall + Colin Scot + Paul Brett's Sage (Advert)
16 SEP 71 England, Bournemouth, Boscombe, "Jump" (Flyer)
17 SEP 71 England, Bolton
18 SEP 71 England, High Wycombe

23 SEP 71 BBC IN CONCERT first broadcast 05 OCT 71
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON
MAN-ERG, W, KILLER, THEME ONE/MARCH OF THE DAMBUSTERS
(BBC transcription service page 1,  BBC transcription service page 2)
(For some reason Theme One/Dambusters doesn't appear in the transcription)

OCT 71 PAWN HEARTS
Pawn Hearts cover

October Tour advert
01 OCT 71 England, Norwich, St. Andrew's Hall
02 OCT 71 Wales, Cardiff, Institute of Science
03 OCT 71 England, Guildford, City Hall + Anvil (Advert)
05 OCT 71 England, Portsmouth, South Parade Pier + Chicken Shack - for Portsmouth Polytechnic
07 OCT 71 England, Coventry, University of Warwick + Heads, Hands and Feet
08 OCT 71 England, Leeds, Polytechnic
09 OCT 71 England, Durham

Oct/Nov Tour advert
14 OCT 71 England, London, Lyceum + Genesis + Khan - 60p (Review,  Advert)
15 OCT 71 England, Weymouth, Pavilion Theatre + Fusion Orchestra - 50p (Advert,  Flyer in The Book - page 134)
16 OCT 71 England, Preston, Public Hall + Genesis - 50p
17 OCT 71 England, Westcliff, Palace Theatre
19 OCT 71 England, Dorking Halls + Genesis - 50p
20 OCT 71 England, Shrewsbury
21 OCT 71 England, Oxford, Town Hall
24 OCT 71 England, Kenilworth, Kinetic
25 OCT 71 England, Gravesend, Woodville Civic Centre + Bell and Arc - 50p
26 OCT 71 England, Southampton, Guildhall + Genesis - 50p (Ticket)
27 OCT 71 England, Birmingham, Town Hall + Genesis - 50p (Ticket,  Review)
28 OCT 71 England, Newcastle, City Hall

29 OCT 71 France, Paris, Gibus Club (Listing) - cancelled
30 OCT 71 France, Piblokto de Dourges (Listing) - cancelled

30 OCT 71 England, Manchester
31 OCT 71 England, Plymouth, Guildhall

01 NOV 71 England, Brighton, Dome
02 NOV 71 England, Bolton, College of Technology
03 NOV 71 England Derby Kings Hall + Genesis - 50p (Advert)
06 NOV 71 England, Kingston Polytechnic + Barclay James Harvest - 60p (Advert)
07 NOV 71 England, Salisbury, City Hall
08 NOV 71 England, London, Surrey Rooms, Kennington Oval
09 NOV 71 England, Crawley, Starlight
13 NOV 71 England, Colchester, University of Essex
14 NOV 71 England, Newcastle, City Hall + Bell and Arc - 50p
19 NOV 71 England, Hull, City Hall
20 NOV 71 England, Luton College (Advert)
21 NOV 71 England, Redcar, Coatham Hotel
24 NOV 71 England, London, Lyceum
26 NOV 71 England, London, Marquee Club (Advert)
27 NOV 71 England, Wellingborough, The Rock (finally sussed! - advert in the Evening Telegraph)

December Dates in NME
03 DEC 71 England, Redditch, Palace Theatre
04 DEC 71 England, Bradford University
09 DEC 71 England, Birmingham, Kinetic Circus
10 DEC 71 England, Nottingham, Trent Polytechnic
11 DEC 71 England, Isleworth Polytechnic (Advert)
12 DEC 71 England, Walsall, Kinetic - The George Hotel

14 DEC 71, PEEL SESSION, MAIDA VALE 4 STUDIO first broadcast 29 DEC 71 (The Box)
HAMMILL, SMITH (EPIDEMIC, his composition), BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON,
AN EPIDEMIC OF FATHER CHRISTMASES, LEMMINGS, REFUGEES

16 DEC 71 England, Chester, College of Further Education
Who's Where
17 DEC 71 England, Scarborough, Penthouse
18 DEC 71 England, Canterbury Technical College
19 DEC 71 England, High Wycombe, Windrush Twynight Club (Advert)
31 DEC 71 England, Birmingham, Town Hall
?? 71 Huddersfield Builders Club


1972  (Back to top)

06 JAN 72 England, rehearsal London King's Rd
12 JAN 72 England, rehearsal London
13 JAN 72 England, rehearsal London
14 JAN 72 England, rehearsal London
15 JAN 72 England, Coventry, Lanchester Polytechnic
16 JAN 72 England, Darlington
17 JAN 72 Wales, Swansea
22 JAN 72 England, High Wycombe, Town Hall (Advert)
27 JAN 72 England, London rehearsal

Pawn Hearts tour: (Advert)
28 JAN 72 England, London, Central Polytechnic (Advert,  Student Statement)

FEB 72 THEME ONE / W
Theme One cover

04 FEB 72 England, Welwyn Garden City, Mid-Herts College of Further Education
05 FEB 72 England, Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall

08 FEB 72 Italy, Milan, Teatro Massimo (2 shows)
09 FEB 72 Italy, Rome, Piper Club
10 FEB 72 Italy, Turin, College Club
11 FEB 72 Italy, Reggio Emilia, Fifty Fifty Club
12 FEB 72 Italy, Novara (Prato Sesia), The Pipa
13 FEB 72 Italy, Verona (San Martino Buonalbergo), Lem Club (2 shows)
14 FEB 72 Italy, Florence, Space Electronic (Poster,  Peter Hammill)
15 FEB 72 Italy, Ravenna (Lugo di Romagna), Hit Parade Club (2 shows) (Poster)

19 FEB 72 England, Reading University
24 FEB 72 England, Taunton, County Ballroom
25 FEB 72 England, Gravesend, NW Kent College of Technology (Advert)

01 MAR 72 England, Birmingham
03 MAR 72 England, Sunderland
04 MAR 72 England, Bromley Technical College (Advert)
07 MAR 72 England, Corby
11 MAR 72 England, Manchester Free Trade Hall with Stone The Crows (Ticket,  Ticket,  Flyer)
13 MAR 72 England, Watford Town Hall supporting Hawkwind (Advert,  Advert)

15 MAR 72 Belgium, Liege, Conservatoire (Poster)
17 MAR 72 Belgium, Brussels, Salle de la Madeline

18 MAR 72 France, Paris, Bataclan Theatre (broadcast on French TV show, "Pop 2", on May 27th 1972) (Picture from Extra,  Band picture,  Peter Hammill,  Peter Hammill)
LOST, KILLER, OCTOPUS
19 MAR 72 France, Troyes, Halle de la Foire de Champagne, Festival "Saint Gratien 72" (Advert) - cancelled

21 / 23 MAR 72 Belgium, Brussels RTB-F TV (French language) POP SHOP, first broadcast 21 SEP 72 (Masters from the Vaults)
THEME ONE, A PLAGUE OF LIGHTHOUSEKEEPERS
Also broadcast by Scottish TV, late at night in the early 80's, as part of a series called "Rock of the Seventies"
Also BRT TV (Dutch language) Tienerklanken, she bam, first broadcast 04 APR 72 (Contract,  Work permit)
Song(s) unknown

07 APR 72 England, Penzance, Winter Gardens
08 APR 72 England, Plymouth, Van Dike (Listing)
10 APR 72 England, Gravesend, Woodville Halls
11 APR 72 England, Bournemouth
13 APR 72 Wales, Llanelli Glen
14 APR 72 England, Swindon, Wyvern Theatre
17 APR 72 England, London rehearsal ACM
18 APR 72 England, London rehearsal ACM
19 APR 72 England, London rehearsal ACM
20 APR 72 England, London rehearsal ACM
21 APR 72 England, London rehearsal ACM

27 APR 72 Netherlands, Eindhoven, TH Eindhoven (Piece in Oor)
29 APR 72 Netherlands, Ijmuiden, Pen Club
30 APR 72 Netherlands, Emmen, Tin Pan Alley
01 MAY 72 Netherlands, Hilversum, Expo Hall (Holland tour advert,  Piece in Oor)

05 MAY 72 Switzerland, Zug, Club Loreto (Gig Pictures)
06 MAY 72 Switzerland, Bern, Tanzdiele Matte, 8pm show
06 MAY 72 Switzerland, Basel, Cinema Mascotte, midnight show (Gig Pictures)
07 MAY 72 Switzerland, Chur, Hotel Marsol, 2.30pm show
07 MAY 72 Switzerland, Ascona, Casino Palermo? - more likely "Taverna", 10pm show
08 MAY 72 Switzerland, St. Gallen, Club Africana - cancelled. (Poster in The Book - page 150)

12 MAY 72 England, Ross-on-Wye, Harvey's
13 MAY 72 England, Folkestone, Leas Cliff Hall
14 MAY 72 England, Redcar, Coatham Hotel (CoverListing)

17 MAY 72 Germany, Frankfurt, Zoom Club
18 MAY 72 Germany, Frankfurt, Zoom Club

20 MAY 72 Italy, Pesaro, Palasport
21 MAY 72 Italy, Brescia, Travagliato, Super Tivoli (2 shows)
22 MAY 72 Italy, Treviso, Teatro Garibaldi
23 MAY 72 Italy, Alessandria (Sale), Teatro Sociale
24 MAY 72 Italy, Reggio Emilia, Palasport
25 MAY 72 Italy, Ravenna, Teatro Astoria (Poster)
26 MAY 72 Italy, Rome, Festival Villa Pamphili (Flyer)
27 MAY 72 Italy, Naples, Mostra D'Oltremare, Teatro Mediterraneo (2 shows)

27 MAY 72 France, broadcast of Pop 2 TV show (Bataclan show recorded 18 MAR 72)

28 MAY 72 Italy, Naples, Mostra D'Oltremare, Teatro Mediterraneo (2 shows)
30 MAY 72 Italy, Genoa, Teatro Alcione (2 shows)
31 MAY 72 Italy, Novara (Suno), Parco Meulia (Guy EvansHugh BantonDave JacksonPeter Hammill)

01 JUN 72 Italy, Siena, Palazzetto Virtus
02 JUN 72 Italy, Viareggio, Piper 2000 (2 shows)
03 JUN 72 Italy, Verona, Lem Club
04 JUN 72 Italy, Venice (Sottomarina), Cichito Club

06 JUN 72 Switzerland, St. Gallen, Schuetzgarten, Club Africana (Concert pictures in The Book - pages 150/151)

11 JUN 72 England, Oundle School
23 JUN 72 England, Durham Castle
24 JUN 72 England, Salisbury

26 JUN 72 France, Paris Olympia + Lindisfarne + Genesis (Review 1,  Review 2,  Picture,  Ticket)
27 JUN 72 France, Paris radio
30 JUN 72 England, Malvern Winter Gardens (VdGG First Generation last UK gig) (Advert)

JUL 13 - JUL 26 72 rehearsals at Huntsham Court, Symonds Yat, including
RECORDING OF:
BLACK ROOM, RONCEVEAUX, DRIFT (I HOPE IT WON'T) (Time Vaults)

Italian tour advert
29 JUL 72 Italy, Marina di Ravenna, Jolly Club (2 shows) (Guy Evans,  Jaxon,  Hugh Banton,  Peter Hammill,  The Audience)
30 JUL 72 Italy, Viserba, Bellaria, Club dell'Estate (only one show due rain) (Piece in Music Scene)
31 JUL 72 Italy, Monselice, Lago Delle Rose

01 AUG 72 Italy, Cardano al Campo, Nautilus Club (2 shows?)
04 AUG 72 Italy, Viareggio, Piper 2000 (2 shows) (Advert,  Concert pictures in The Book - page 152)
05 AUG 72 Italy, Albenga, Palazzo dello sport (2 shows?)
06 AUG 72 Italy, Rimini, La Locanda del Lupo (2 shows?)

09 AUG 72 BAND SPLITS

AUG 72 68-71 (Compilation)
68-71 cover

09+10 SEP 72 France, Montbeliard, Franche-Comte Pop Festival (Advert) - VdGG had split and didn't make it to this festival


Peter Hammill:

20 SEP 72 London, Marquee (Advert,  Listing)

21 SEP 72 Belgium, RTB-F TV, Pop Shop (VdGG: Lighthousekeepers/Theme One, recorded 21/23 MAR 72)

10 NOV 72 London, Marquee (with Jaxon)

Italian tour advert (with Le Orme)
08 DEC 72 Italy, Bologna, Palazzo dello Sport (2 shows)
09 DEC 72 Italy, Finale Emilia, Teatro Sociale
11 DEC 72 Italy, Padova, Teatro Corso (2 shows)
12 DEC 72 Italy, Verona, Teatro Ristori (2 shows)
13 DEC 72 Italy, Ferrara, Teatro Verdi (2 shows)
14 DEC 72 Italy, Latina, Teatro Giacobini (2 shows)
15 DEC 72 Italy, Terracina, Teatro Traiano (2 shows)
16 DEC 72 Italy, Naples, Teatro Mediterraneo (2 shows)
17 DEC 72 Italy, Naples, Teatro Mediterraneo (2 shows)
18 DEC 72 Italy, Piombino, Teatro Metropolitan (2 shows)
19 DEC 72 Italy, Arezzo, Teatro Politeano (2 shows)
20 DEC 72 Italy, Foligno, Teatro Clarici (2 shows)
21 DEC 72 Italy, Prato, Teatro Politeano (2 shows)
22 DEC 72 Italy, Lucca, Teatro Moderno (2 shows)


1973  (Back to top)

?? Early 73 England, Wilmslow, Grammar School for Boys

19 JAN 73 Italy, Rome, Pallazzo Dello Sport (with Jaxon) (Pass 1,  Pass 2,  Advert)
(This one actually took place on 22 JAN 73) (Ticket)

20 JAN 73 Italy, Reggio Emilia, Pallazzo Dello Sport (Ticket,  Charisma Festival Advert,  Programme) - PH and DJ may not have been at this one.
(This one probably moved from Milan to Reggio Emilia)

?? JAN 73 Italy, Naples

02 FEB 73 England, Coventry, Lanchester Polytechnic - with Genesis (Lanchester Arts Festival)
04 FEB 73 England, Bristol, Hippodrome - with Genesis

FEB - MAR 73 Recording of CHAMELEON at SOFA SOUND, SUSSEX and ROCKFIELD
APR 73, Recording of RED SHIFT at ISLAND STUDIOS, NOTTING HILL

MAY 73 CHAMELEON IN THE SHADOW OF THE NIGHT
Chameleon cover

07 MAY 73 France, Paris, Olympia - with Genesis
08 MAY 73 Belgium, Brussels, Royal Circus - with Genesis

19 MAY 73 Switzerland, Basel, Foyer Neues Stadttheater (Poster)

Italian tour advert,  Another Italian tour advert
27 MAY 73 Italy, Rome, Stadio Flaminio - with Arthur Brown (billed as Van der Graaf Generator) (Ticket, Servizio ticket)
28 MAY 73 Italy, Bologna, Palasport (billed as Van der Graaf Generator) (Ticket)
29 MAY 73 Italy, Pordenone, Plazzo Fiera, Stadio Communale
30 MAY 73 Italy, Nervesa della Battaglia (TV), Simonetti
31 MAY 73 Italy, Rome, Pappagallo Club

01 JUN 73 Italy, Bollate (MI), Carta Vetrata
02 JUN 73 Italy, Cossato, La Cossatese
03 JUN 73 Italy, Cavallermaggiore, Le Cupole
05 JUN 73 Italy, Milan, Palalido
06 JUN 73 Italy, Genoa, Teatro Alcione

22 JUN 73 England, Leeds, Queen's Hall, "All nighter" with Hawkwind, Caravan, Kingdom Come and more (Look Hear!,  Programme Cover,  Programme Page 1,  Programme Page 2,  Programme Page 3,  Programme Page 4)

07 JUL 73 England, Aylesbury, Friars (Advert)

09 JUL 73 England, London, BBC TOP GEAR (broadcast 24 JUL 73)
EASY TO SLIP AWAY, GERMAN OVERALLS, IN THE END, TIME FOR A CHANGE

AUG 73 - LONG HELLO SESSIONS recorded at FOEL STUDIOS, CEFN COCH.
Mixed at CHALK FARM STUDIOS

21 AUG 73, France, FRENCH TV programme ROCKENSTOCK broadcast
GERMAN OVERALLS, IN THE END

Chameleon in the Shadow of the Night tour (Advert):
13 SEP 73 England, Ewell, Bourne Hall
15 SEP 73 England, Hull, Arts Centre
17 SEP 73 England, Lancaster, Dukes Playhouse
18 SEP 73 England, Solihull, Civic Centre (Ticket)
19 SEP 73 England, London, Commonwealth Institute (I was there!,  Review)
20 SEP 73 England, Andover Boys Secondary School + The Judge Smith Effect (Advert)
21 SEP 73 England, Manchester, Holdsworth Hall

27 OCT 73 England, London, Wigmore Hall (Advert,  Advert in NME,  Review)

SEP - OCT 73, Recording of body of SILENT CORNER (cf APR 73):
MODERN / WILHELMINA / RUBICON at SOFA SOUND, SUSSEX
LIE / FORSAKEN GARDENS /LOUSE at ROCKFIELD,
All mixed at TRIDENT, OCTOBER 73 - DATE UNKNOWN (though assumed same sessions as LIE/ etc)
Recording of THE LIQUIDATOR (Time Vaults)

06 NOV 73 France, Lille - support to Caravan

10 NOV 73 Belgium, Opwijk (Advert)

14 NOV 73 Switzerland, Basel, Volkshaus (Poster)
16 NOV 73 Switzerland, St. Gallen, Africana (Peter Hammill,  Provisional Setlist)
18 NOV 73 Switzerland, Zofingen
20 NOV 73 France, Paris, RTL Grand Studio (Peter Hammill)

02 DEC 73 Italy, Naples, Teatro Bracco (2 shows)
05 DEC 73 Italy, Francavilla, Marakana Club
07 DEC 73 Italy, Torino, Good Music Club
09 DEC 73 Italy, Collecchio, Taro Taro Club
11 DEC 73 Italy, Rome, Teatro Circo (2 shows)
12 DEC 73 Italy, Bologna, Teatro Antoniano
13 DEC 73 Italy, Ancona, Teatro Metropolitan (2 shows)
14 DEC 73 Italy, Genoa, Teatro Alcione (2 shows)
15 DEC 73 Italy, Novellara, Ritz Club (2 shows)

29 DEC 73 Switzerland, Delemont

19 DEC 73 - APR 74, Recording of IN CAMERA, SOFA SOUND & TRIDENT


1974  (Back to top)

FEB 74 THE SILENT CORNER AND THE EMPTY STAGE
Silent Corner

RED SHIFT 1 / RED SHIFT 2 (Italy only)
Red Shift cover   Red Shift cover

The Silent Corner and the Empty Stage tour (Advert)
16 FEB 74 England, London, London School of Economics (LSE) (I was there!)
17 FEB 74 England, Hull, Arts Centre

18 FEB 74 England, London, BBC Sounds of the Seventies (broadcast 05 MAR 74) - PH and DJ
RUBICON, RED SHIFT, A LOUSE IS NOT A HOME + 2 UNKNOWN

19 FEB 74 England, Liverpool, Neptune Theatre
19 FEB 74 England, Liverpool, Mersey Radio
22 FEB 74 England, Stevenage, College of Education (Poster)
26 FEB 74 England, Birmingham, Old Repertory Theatre (Ticket)
27 FEB 74 England, Bath, Corsham, Academy of Art
01 MAR 74 England, Harlow, Burnt Mill School
02 MAR 74 England, Epsom, Baths Hall
05 MAR 74 Wales, Cardiff, Reardon Smith Theatre

05 APR 74 England, London, Commonwealth Institute (Review,  Advert,  Review,  Ticket)
06 APR 74 England, Kingston (PH and HB)

Support on the Genesis tour (Piece in newspaper):
18 APR 74 Canada, Quebec, Centre des Congres (Ticket)
19 APR 74 England, Malvern, Festival Theatre (Flyer front,  Flyer rear) - presumably cancelled
19 APR 74 Canada, Ottawa, Centre Civique (Ticket)
20 APR 74 Canada, Montreal, Centre Sportif de l'universitaire (Ticket)
21 APR 74 Canada, Montreal, Centre Sportif de l'universitaire (Genesis advert,  Ticket)
PH solo:
24 APR 74 Canada, Montreal, Cegep Maisonneuve (a high school) (Advert)

17 MAY 74 England, London, Thames Polytechnic (I was there!)

25 MAY 74 France, Paris, H.E.C. Jouy en Josas

26 MAY 74 England, Oundle School (Ticket,  Poster)

01 JUN 74 England, Sheffield, Sheffield University

03 JUN 74 Switzerland, Bern

JULY 74 IN CAMERA
In Camera

19 AUG 74 BBC TOP GEAR (broadcast 03 SEP 74) (The Peel Sessions)
FAINT-HEART AND THE SERMON, THE EMPEROR IN HIS WAR ROOM, (NO MORE) THE SUB MARINER

07 SEP 74 England, London, Wigmore Hall (I was there!)
08 SEP 74 England, London, Wigmore Hall (Advert)

14 SEP 74 England, London, CAPITAL RADIO live performance and interview
BLACK ROOM

OCT 74 AGREE ON REFORMATION OF VdGG

27 NOV 74 England, Commonwealth Institute, London (PH/DJ/HB) (I was there!,  NME Announcement)
28 NOV 74 England, Commonwealth Institute, London (PH/DJ/HB) (Gig listing,  Advert)

01 DEC - 07 DEC 74 Recording of NADIR at ROCKFIELD STUDIOS, with RIKKI NADIR & THE PITS
10 DEC - 13 DEC 74 Mixing of NADIR at TRIDENT
DATE IN 74 UNKNOWN, though assumed as for NADIR recording, TARZAN recorded (Time Vaults)


1975  (Back to top)

JAN - APR 75 England, Herefordshire, Norton Canon Rectory rehearsals

FEB 75 NADIR'S BIG CHANCE
Nadir cover

BIRTHDAY SPECIAL / SHINGLE SONG
Single  Single

Between JAN - APR 75, Pre- GODBLUFF recording,
FAINT & FORSAKEN, RIFT VALLEY, COIL NIGHT recorded at
NORTON CANON RECTORY, HEREFORDSHIRE (Time Vaults)

(European Tour May/June 1975 Page)
09 MAY 75 Wales, Lampeter University (Concert pictures in The Book - pages 204/205)
10 MAY 75 Wales, Bangor, Theatr Gwynedd

14 MAY 75 France, Le Havre (probably didn't happen)
15 MAY 75 France, Caen, Cinéma Concorde + mime for local tv
16 MAY 75 France, Brest, Hall des Expositions
17 MAY 75 France, Metz, Villerupt open air Festival
18 MAY 75 France, Rennes (probably didn't happen)
19 MAY 75 France, Nantes, Cinéma Le Paris
20 MAY 75 France, Bordeaux, Alhambra
21 MAY 75 France, Toulouse, Palais des Sports
22 MAY 75 France, Marseille, Salle Vallier (Jaxon's electronics stolen)
23 MAY 75 France, Montpellier, Cinéma Le Regent - cancelled after theft of Jaxon's electronics
(Some adverts have Marseille and Montpellier reversed)
24 MAY 75 France, Grenoble, Pavillon des Sports
25 MAY 75 France, Lyon, Bourse du Travail
(Some adverts have Lyon and Grenoble reversed)
26 MAY 75 Switzerland, St. Gallen, Tonhalle (Concert picture in The Book - page 208)
27 MAY 75 France, Colmar, Parc des Expositions
28 MAY 75 France, Epinal, Pavillon des Sports (Ticket in The Book - page 210)
29 MAY 75 France, Paris, Salle Wagram
(one advert says Reims, Opéra for May 29)
30 MAY 75 France, Paris, Salle Wagram (Gig Pictures)

31 MAY 75 Belgium, Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Auditoire Paul-Emile Janson
01 JUN 75 Belgium, Liege, Trocadero

09 JUN - 29 JUN 75 Recording of GODBLUFF AT ROCKFIELD,
Also LA ROSSA and PILGRIMS

03 JUL 75 PEEL SESSION, MAIDA VALE STUDIO 4 - first broadcast 10 JUL 75 (Maida Vale)
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON
SCORCHED EARTH, SLEEPWALKERS

22 JUL 75 France, Arles, Amphitheatre

27 JUL 75 England, London, Victoria Palace Theatre  (I was there!)

31 JUL 75 Italy, Gallarate, Nautilus Club
02 AUG 75 Italy, Vicenza, Probably in Caldogno
04 AUG 75 Italy, Ancona, Macerata, Sferisterio
05 AUG 75 Italy, Mantova, Gazzuolo
?? AUG 75 Italy, Albenga
09 AUG 75 Italy, Rimini, L'Altro Mondo (2 shows) (The Box,  Guy Evans,  Peter Hammill,  Hugh Banton,  David Jackson)
10 AUG 75 Italy, Sarzana, Football Stadium "Miro Luperi" (Peter Hammill,  David Jackson)
13 AUG 75 Italy, Lignano (2 shows)
14 AUG 75 Italy, Pescara
15 AUG 75 Italy, Near Rimini, Geo Club
16 AUG 75 Italy, Pesaro
17 AUG 75 Italy, Viareggio, Lido di Camaiore, Linus Club (2 shows)

30 AUG 75 England, London, New Victoria Theatre  (I was there!)

20 SEP 75 England, Bracknell, Sports Centre (Ticket,  David Jackson,  Peter Hammill,  Guy Evans,  Hugh Banton)
24 SEP 75 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
27 SEP 75 Belgium, Charleroi, Palais des Expos - recorded for Belgian TV (The Undercover Man, Arrow, Scorched Earth, The Sleepwalkers, Manerg?) (Godbluff DVD,  Arrow on YouTube)

01 OCT 75 Switzerland, Basel, Gundeldinger Casino

OCT 75 GODBLUFF
Godbluff pic

(Tour information on the Godbluff page)
05 OCT 75 England, Liverpool Stadium (Review in Sounds)
09 OCT 75 England, Malvern, Winter Gardens (Advert, Advert)
10 OCT 75 England, Birmingham University
11 OCT 75 England, Norwich, University of East Anglia  (I was there!)
12 OCT 75 England, Gravesend, Woodville Hall
14 OCT 75 England, London, Imperial College (Ticket,  Poster)
15 OCT 75 England, Southampton University (Gig listing)
16 OCT 75 England, Guildford, University of Surrey (Review,  Gig listing)
17 OCT 75 England, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (Gig listing)
18 OCT 75 England, Bristol University
19 OCT 75 England, Southend, Kursaal (Gig listing,  Ticket)
23 OCT 75 England, Hull University (Gig listing)
24 OCT 75 England, Newcastle Polytechnic
25 OCT 75 Scotland, Glasgow, Queen Margaret Union
26 OCT 75 England, London, Olympia, "Scorched Earth" audio fair presentation (Piece in Melody Maker)
29 OCT 75 England, Plymouth, Top Rank or Van Dike (Van Dike Flyer,  Concert picture in The Book - page 222)
30 OCT 75 Wales, Cardiff, University (NME Listing,  Poster in The Book - page 223)
31 OCT 75 England, London, Woolwich, Thames Polytechnic (I was there!,  Ticket,  NME Listing)

01 NOV 75 England, Derby, College of Art & Technology (NME Listing)
02 NOV 75 England, Manchester, Opera House (Ticket,  NME Listing)

11 NOV 75 Belgium, Brussels, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Auditoire Paul-Emile Janson (Ticket)
12 NOV 75 Belgium, Charleroi, Palais de Expositions (possibly the broadcast date for the 27 SEP 75 recording)

13 NOV 75 France, Bordeaux
14 NOV 75 France, Poitiers
15 NOV 75 France, Toulouse
17 NOV 75 France, Marseille
18 NOV 75 France, Lyon, Bourse du Travail + Alexis Korner (Ticket)
19 NOV 75 France, Grenoble, Palais des Sports + Alexis Korner
21 NOV 75 France, Colmar
23 NOV 75 France, Paris, Mutualité (or 25th - ticket shows it's the 25th)
24 NOV 75 France, Paris, Mutualité (Picture 1,  Picture 2,  Picture 3,  Picture 4)
25 NOV 75 France, Paris, Mutualité (Ticket)

27 NOV 75 Italy, Padua, Plazo della Tecnica e della Esposizioni
29 NOV 75 Italy, Genoa, Teatro Genova (2 shows)

01 DEC 75 Italy, Rome, Palasport EUR
Then gear stolen in Rome and remainder of tour cancelled (Lost gear page)
02 DEC 75 Italy, Bologna, Teatro D'Annunzio - cancelled
03 DEC 75 Italy, Viareggio, Palasport - cancelled
04 DEC 75 Italy, Torino, Palasport - cancelled
05 DEC 75 Italy, Mestre, Teatro S. Marco - cancelled
06 DEC 75 Italy, Brescia, Palasport - cancelled
08 DEC 75 Italy, Canossa di Puglia, Teatro Ambra - cancelled
10 DEC 75 Italy, Palermo, Teatro Biondo - cancelled
11 DEC 75 Italy, Catania, Teatro Ambasciatori - cancelled
12 DEC 75 Italy, Taranto, Teatro Alfieri - cancelled
13 DEC 75 Italy, Napoli, Palasport - cancelled
15 DEC 75 Italy, Milano, Paladido - cancelled

18 DEC 75 England, Hemel Hempstead Pavilion (Review in Sounds,  Announcement,  Ticket,  Review in MM,  Concert pictures in The Book - page 228)


1976  (Back to top)

02 JAN - 10 JAN 76 rehearsals at Clearwell Castle

12 JAN - 25 JAN 76 Recording of STILL LIFE at ROCKFIELD
    FEB 76 France

23 MAR 76 England, Oxford, New Theatre (PH solo)

APR 76 STILL LIFE
Still Life pic

01 APR 76 PEEL SESSION, MAIDA VALE 4 STUDIO - first broadcast 20 APR 76 (Maida Vale)
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON,
STILL LIFE, LA ROSSA

"THROUGH APRIL 76" Rehearsing of WORLD RECORD at HEADLEY GRANGE

05 APR 76 England, London, New Victoria Theatre

17 APR 76 Belgium, RTB-F TV, "Follies" - Godbluff (recorded Charleroi, 27 SEP or 12 NOV 75)

18 APR 76 England, London, Chalk Farm Roundhouse (TicketPremier TicketEaster SpidersI was there!)
19 APR 76 England, London, Chalk Farm Roundhouse (Advert in MMBackstage pass)

06 MAY 76 England, Birmingham, Bull Ring, Wonderland (Review in local newspaper,  Autographed Ticket,  Peter Hammill,  Jaxon)
07 MAY 76 England, Sheffield University (Further information)
08 MAY 76 England, Manchester UMIST (Autographed Ticket,  Poster)
09 MAY 76 Wales, Bangor, Theatre Gwynedd

10 MAY - 30 MAY 76 Recording and mixing of WORLD RECORD, ROCKFIELD

31 MAY 76 France, Sotteville-Les-Rouen, Cinema Le Voltaire

02 JUN 76 Switzerland, Geneva, Salle des Fetes de Carouge
03 JUN 76 Switzerland, Geneva, Salle des Fetes de Carouge
04 JUN 76 Switzerland, Neuchatel, Temple du Bas
05 JUN 76 Switzerland, Basel, Cinema Capitol - cancelled
06 JUN 76 Offenburg, Sunrise Festival with Wishbone Ash, Steven Stills, Bob Marley, Kinks, War and Man (Ticket,  Poster,  Flyer front,  Flyer back,  Concert pictures in The Book - pages 237/239)
07 JUN 76 Liechtenstein, Vaduz (VdGG Picture 1,  VdGG Picture 2)
08 JUN 76 Germany, Hamburg, Ernst Merck Halle with War and Wishbone Ash (Ticket,  Poster in The Book - page 238)
12 JUN 76 France, Paris

24 JUN 76 France, Neufchatel

27 JUN -  04 JUL 76 Recording of OVER at FOEL STUDIOS
05 JUL - 14 JUL 76 Recording of LOOKING GLASS, final dub of all, & Mix, at ROCKFIELD

27 JUL 76 England, London, Marquee Club (Ticket)
28 JUL 76 England, London, Marquee Club (Review by Karl Dallas)
29 JUL 76 England, London, Marquee Club (Peter HammillCongratulationsGigs advertReviewReview)

06 AUG 76 France, Arles, Les Arenes, Forum Musical (Ticket,  Picture 1,  Picture 2,  Picture 3,  Picture 4)
(Event degenerated into a riot and second night cancelled)

12 AUG 76 England, London, Marquee Club
28 AUG 76 England, Reading Festival (Reading Festival page,  I was there!)

29 AUG 76 France, Mouthournet, Nr Perpignan, Rock & Pop Festival des Hauts-de-Corbières - cancelled due to rioting in Arles on the 6th

07 SEP 76 England, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall (Review 1, NME Review, David Brown, Ticket, Programme)
14 SEP 76 Scotland, Edinburgh, Playhouse (Ticket)

22 SEP 76 Netherlands, Uden
23 SEP 76 Netherlands, Groningen
24 SEP 76 Netherlands, Utrecht, Rasa (Poster,  Ticket)
25 SEP 76 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
26 SEP 76 Belgium, Liege, Seraing, Centre Culturel
27 SEP 76 Belgium, Bruxelles, Royal Circus (Ticket,  Poster)

OCT 76 WORLD RECORD
World Record pic

WONDERING / MEURGLYS III
Wondering (Heroics) Wondering (Song)

02 OCT 76 Germany, First Dortmund Rock Dream (Poster,   Ticket) - It's believed that VdGG didn't participate

(Canada tour advert,  L'Odyssee du Van der Graaf Generator,  Apocalypse en 6/13)
06 OCT 76 Canada, Sherbrooke, Centre Culturel de l'Univ de Sherbrooke
07 OCT 76 Canada, Quebec, Centre Municipal des Congrès (Advert)
09 OCT 76 Canada, Montreal, Arena Paul Sauvé (Advert,   Ticket,   Listing,   Newspaper advert,   Hugh,   Peter,   Jaxon,   Band Pictures)
10 OCT 76 Canada, Trois Rivieres, Centre Sportif UQTR (Ticket)
11 OCT 76 Canada, Chicoutimi, Auditorium Dufour de Chicoutimi
13 OCT 76 Canada, Rimouski, Centre Civique de Rimouski
15 OCT 76 Canada, Toronto, Massey Hall (Advert,  Article in the Toronto Sun,  Ticket)

18 OCT 76 USA, New York, The Beacon Theatre (Beacon Theatre page)
19 OCT 76 USA, Recording for "Nightbird & Company" (broadcast week of 30th Jan 1977)

(UK tour brochure,  Backstage pass)
07 NOV 76 England, Guildford - believed cancelled
08 NOV 76 Wales, Cardiff, Capitol
09 NOV 76 England, Southampton, Gaumont Theatre
10 NOV 76 England, Leeds, Grand Theatre

11 NOV 76 PEEL SESSION, MAIDA VALE 4 STUDIO - first broadcast 22 NOV 76 (Maida Vale)
HAMMILL, BANTON, EVANS, JACKSON
WHEN SHE COMES, MASKS

12 NOV 76 Scotland, Aberdeen, Capitol - believed cancelled
13 NOV 76 England, Newcastle, City Hall (Ticket)
14 NOV 76 Scotland, Glasgow, Apollo
16 NOV 76 England, Bristol, Colston Hall (Ticket)
Sounds Mention
18 NOV 76 England, Ipswich, Gaumont (Sounds Listing,  Ticket)
19 NOV 76 England, Oxford, New Theatre (Sounds Listing)
20 NOV 76 England, Birmingham, Odeon (Ticket,  Sounds Listing)
21 NOV 76 England London Theatre Royal, Drury Lane (I was there!,  Ticket,  Sounds Listing)
22 NOV 76 England, Manchester, Free Trade Hall (Review,  Ticket,  Sounds Listing,  Seating Plan 1,  Seating Plan 2)

(French tour advert)
26 NOV 76 France, Lyon
27 NOV 76 France, Annecy
28 NOV 76 Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus (Advert/Flyer)
30 NOV 76 France, Strasbourg

01 DEC 76 France, Besancon
02 DEC 76 France, Nancy, Lycee
03 DEC 76 France, Lille
04 DEC 76 France, Macon
06 DEC 76 France, Paris, Mutualité (Further information)
07 DEC 76 France, Dijon
08 DEC 76 France, Reims, Cinema Opera (HB on bass,  Picture 2,  Picture 3,  Ticket)
09 DEC 76 Germany, Saarbrucken, ATSV Halle (VdGG's FINAL SHOW)


1977  (Back to top)

15 JAN 77 England, Granada TV - Tony Wilson "SO IT GOES" (believed recorded DEC 76)
MASKS, LA ROSSA - This is looking very doubtful...

JAN - FEB 77 England, London rehearsals
(HAMMILL, EVANS, POTTER, GRAHAM SMITH)

Formation of Van der Graaf

30 JAN 77 USA, The United States Army Reserve, "Nightbird & Company" with Alison Steele, inc interview with PH and GE (Information,  Cosmic Connections)

20 FEB 77 England, London, Chalk Farm Roundhouse (Gig listingAdvert,  NME Review,  Record Mirror Review,  Sounds Review,  Ticket)

28 FEB 77 Norway, Oslo, Chateau Neuf (VdG,  Peter Hammill,  Peter Hammill)
?? MAR 77 Sweden, Stockholm, Göta Lejon Theatre (Graham Smith,  Peter Hammill)

05 MAR 77 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
06 MAR 77 Netherlands, Arnhem, Stokvishal (Poster)
08 MAR 77 Belgium, Leuven, Alma II (Ticket)

Tour Advert in OOR
09 MAR 77 Netherlands, Utrecht, Rasa (Diary entry)
10 MAR 77 Netherlands, Uden, De Nieuwe Pul
11 MAR 77 Belgium, Poperinge (Ticket)
12 MAR 77 Netherlands, Hoensbroek
13 MAR 77 Netherlands, Vlaardingen, Lijnbaanhal

14 MAR 77 Germany, Dortmund, Goldsaal at Westfalen-halle
16 MAR 77 Germany, Köln, Sartorysäle (Ticket)
17 MAR 77 Germany, Essen, Aula der ehem. PH (Paedagogische Hochschule - concert at the old Essen University) (Ticket,  Poster)
20 MAR 77 Germany, Berlin, Kant Kino (Ticket)
(German tour with Hawkwind)

25 MAR 77 England, Uxbridge, Brunel University, The Kingdom Room (Ticket,  Advert)

APR 77 OVER
Over cover

CRYING WOLF / THIS SIDE OF THE LOOKING GLASS - Promo only
Crying Wolf This side of the looking glass

13 APR 77 BBC PEEL SESSION, MAIDA VALE STUDIO 4 - first broadcast 21 APR 77 (The Peel Sessions)
HAMMILL, G. SMITH
BETRAYED, AFTERWARDS, AUTUMN

13 MAY - 12 JUN 77 Recording / Mix / Dub of QUIET ZONE,
At FOEL, MORGAN STUDIOS London and ROCKFIELD

09 JUN 77 Switzerland, Montreux

16 JUL 77 England, London, Capital Radio, Johnny Rotten Plays Peter Hammill

JUL 77 Ibiza, Ibiza Bullring Popular Music Festival (2 shows . . . separated by 5 days ?)

AUG 77 auditions for cello

(HAMMILL, EVANS, POTTER, G. SMITH, CHARLES DICKIE)
AUG - SEP 77 Rehearsals at HEADLEY GRANGE

02 SEP 77 THE QUIET ZONE/THE PLEASURE DOME
Quiet Zone pic

CAT'S EYE / SHIP OF FOOLS
Cats Eye single

03 SEP 77 Germany, Scheesel First Rider Open Air Festival (Grosste Kok-up Mein HerrTicket)
04 SEP 77 Netherlands, Rotterdam, New Pop Zuiderpark

16 SEP 77 Portugal, Lisbon
17 SEP 77 Portugal, Coimbra
18 SEP 77 Portugal, Porto

05 OCT 77 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso (First proper gig with Charles Dickie?) (Poster)

06 OCT 77 Belgium, Liege
07 OCT 77 Belgium, Leopoldsburg
08 OCT 77 Belgium, Brugge
09 OCT 77 Belgium, Brussels
10 OCT 77 Belgium, Louvain

(10 OCT 77 Peter Hammill mentions in an interview that they had only played one gig with Charles Dickie; "last week in Amsterdam", so it's unlikely that CD was with them in Portugal and Belgium, if indeed these took place. The only evidence appears to be in a letter from Gordian Troeller but the inference is that these dates were not finalised.)

11 OCT 77 Luxembourg

(Tour Poster,  Listing)
14 OCT 77 England, Cambridge, Corn Exchange (this one unlikely)
16 OCT 77 England, London, Victoria Palace (Advert,  Advert,  Ticket)
17 OCT 77 England, Oxford, New Theatre (Review)
19 OCT 77 England, Leeds, University (Poster in The Book - page 278)
20 OCT 77 Wales, Mumbles, The Nutz Club (Listing)
21 OCT 77 England, Bath University (Ticket)
22 OCT 77 England, Bristol University
23 OCT 77 England, Norwich, Theatre Royal (Poster in The Book - page 279)

24 OCT 77 PEEL SESSION, MAIDA VALE 4 STUDIO - first broadcast 02 NOV 77 (The Box)
HAMMILL, EVANS, POTTER, G. SMITH, DICKIE
MEDLEY, CAT'S EYE/YELLOW FEVER (RUNNING), THE SPHINX IN THE FACE

Changes announced
25 OCT 77 England, Cambridge University (cancelled)
27 OCT 77 England, Derby, Kings Hall
28 OCT 77 Scotland, Glasgow, Queen Margaret's Union
29 OCT 77 England, Nottingham University
30 OCT 77 England, Redcar, Coatham Bowl (Ticket)

03 NOV 77 England, Hull University
04 NOV 77 England, Preston, Guildhall
05 NOV 77 England, Manchester University
06 NOV 77 England, Sheffield, Top Rank
07 NOV 77 England, Birmingham, Town Hall (Ticket,   Advert)
08 NOV 77 England, Exeter University (Concert picture in The Book - page 280)
09 NOV 77 England, Plymouth, Castaways
10 NOV 77 England, Penzance, Winter Gardens
11 NOV 77 England, Cardiff
12 NOV 77 England, Hastings, Pavilion
13 NOV 77 England, Dunstable, Civic Hall (Ticket,  Concert pictures and poster in The Book - pages 280/281/282)

(A letter from the band about this tour,  tour dates in Best,  tour dates in Rock et Folk)
14 NOV 77 France, Lille, Palais Rameau (Ticket,  Article in French press)
15 NOV 77 France, Reims, Opera
17 NOV 77 France, Paris, Nouvel Hippodrome de Paris (Ticket)
18 NOV 77 France, Poitiers, Palais des Sports
19 NOV 77 France, Pau, Marche
20 NOV 77 France, Bordeaux, Femina (Ticket)
21 NOV 77 France, Toulouse, Palais des Sports
22 NOV 77 France, Tours, Rex
23 NOV 77 France, Orléans, Salle du Baron (not Grenoble) (Ticket)
24 NOV 77 France, Dijon
25 NOV 77 France, Besançon (last two reversed in adverts)

26 NOV 77 Switzerland, Geneva, Palais des Expositions (Picture 1Picture 2)
27 NOV 77 Switzerland, Zurich, Volkshaus (Poster,  Concert pictures in The Book - page 284)
28 NOV 77 France, Strasbourg, Palais des Fetes
29 NOV 77 Germany, Neunkirchen Halle TUS1860 (Ticket)
30 NOV 77 Switzerland, Swiss TV (some doubt about this but probably part of the Geneva concert and interview screened in early 1978 rather than 30 NOV 77)
?? NOV 77 France, Annecy, Eglise Novel (Concert pictures in The Book - pages 285/286)


1978  (Back to top)

08 JAN 78 England, London, EAR Studios Ealing rehearsal
12 JAN - 13 JAN 78 England, London, Silver Sound Studios SE26 rehearsal
14 JAN 78 England, London, Virtual Earth Studios NW3 rehearsal
15 JAN 78 England, London, Marquee Club with JACKSON (Review,  Review,  Preview,  I was there!)
16 JAN 78 England, London, Marquee Club with JACKSON (Concert pictures in The Book - pages 287-289)
Recording used for VITAL, mixed at FOEL (Advert)

19 JAN 78 Move to West Byfleet for THE FUTURE NOW recordings

PH: (PH in the USA page)
02 FEB 78 USA, Los Angeles, Troubador (2 shows) (Advert)
03 FEB 78 USA, Los Angeles, Troubador (2 shows) (Late Show Ticket)
04 FEB 78 USA, Los Angeles, Troubador (2 shows)
12 FEB 78 USA, San Francisco, Mabuhay Gardens (Advert)
13 FEB 78 USA, San Francisco, Mabuhay Gardens (2 shows)
16 FEB 78 USA, Kansas City, All Souls Unitarian Church (Peter Hammill)
17 FEB 78 USA, New York City, The Other End (2 shows) (Ticket,  Pic 1,  Pic 2,  Pic 3)
18 FEB 78 USA, New York City, The Other End (2 shows)

18 MAR - 26 APR 78 Recording of FUTURE NOW at SOFA SOUND, Surrey

04 APR 78 England, London, Rainbow Theatre

27 APR - 03 MAY 78 Mixing for FUTURE NOW at ROCKFIELD

(Tour gig listings)
13 MAY 78 England, St. Albans, City Hall (Advert,  Concert pictures in The Book - pages 298/299)
14 MAY 78 England, Bradford, St George's Hall - cancelled
15 MAY 78 England, Liverpool, Eric's Club (Eric's Membership Form,  Eric's Gig Listing)
16 MAY 78 Wales, Bangor University Students' Union Refectory (Ticket)

18 MAY 78 France, Paris
19 MAY 78 France, Strasbourg
20 MAY 78 France, Mulhouse
22 MAY 78 France, Epinal
23 MAY 78 France, Nancy, Palais des Congrès
24 MAY 78 France, Clermont Ferrand, Maison du Peuple
25 MAY 78 France, Grenoble
26 MAY 78 France, Lyon - actually on 29th.
27 MAY 78 France, Aix en Provence Salon de Provence
28 MAY 78 France, Toulon
29 MAY 78 France, Lyon, Rock'n'Roll Mops
30 MAY 78 France, Nice
31 MAY 78 France, Marseille

04 JUN 78 England, London, Marquee Club (Advert)
05 JUN 78 England, London, Marquee Club (Letter from Cara,  Review)

09 JUN 78 Canada, Montreal, Outremont (PH solo) (Advert,  Listing,  Ticket,  Further information)
10 JUN 78 Canada, Quebec City, Cinema Cartier - 2 shows (PH solo) (Advert for both shows,  Picture 1,  Picture 2)

17 JUN 78 Austria, Kohfidisch Open Air Festival (filmed by Austrian tv, first broadcast 01 JUL 78)

Van der Graaf split up for the last time?

JUL 78 VITAL
Vital pic

SEP 78 THE FUTURE NOW
Image

IF I COULD / THE FUTURE NOW
More about If I Could

PH:
The Odd Couple tour with Brand X,  Tour Programme
22 SEP 78 England, Bristol Hippodrome PH/DJ/GS (Ticket)
24 SEP 78 England, Newcastle, City Hall PH/DJ/GS (Review,  Ticket)
25 SEP 78 Scotland, Edinburgh, Odeon PH/DJ/GS
26 SEP 78 England, Manchester, Apollo PH/DJ/GS
28 SEP 78 England, Brighton, Dome PH/DJ/GS
29 SEP 78 England, Birmingham, Hippodrome PH/DJ/GS
01 OCT 78 England, London, Rainbow Theatre PH/DJ/GS (Review,  Review in MM,  Ticket)

More pictures and information on the Canada page
Tour Advert,  Another Tour Advert
03 DEC 78 Canada, Montreal, St. Denis Theatre PH/GS/NP (Advert,  Ticket)
04 DEC 78 Canada, Chicoutimi - cancelled
05 DEC 78 Canada, Sherbrooke, Salle Maurice O'Bready, L'Universite de Sherbrooke PH/GS/NP (Ticket)
06 DEC 78 Canada, Rimouski, Centre Civique PH/GS/NP (Advert)
08 DEC 78 Canada, Québec, Palais Montcalm 2 shows PH/GS/NP (Peter Hammill, Graham Smith and Nic Potter, Advert)
10 DEC 78 Canada, Montreal, Auditorium Le Plateau PH/GS/NP (Advert)
11 DEC 78 Canada, Toronto, El Mocambo PH/GS/NP (El Mocambo,  Toronto Globe and Mail review,  Ticket)
12 DEC 78 Canada, Toronto, El Mocambo PH/GS/NP (Playing,  On Stage,  Toronto Star review,  Ticket)
Toronto Sun tour review


2004  (Back to top)

Spring 2004 Rehearsals and recording of Present at Pyworthy Rectory, Devon
PETER HAMMILL, GUY EVANS, HUGH BANTON, DAVID JACKSON

29 NOV 04 Van der Graaf Generator Reunion announced.


2005  (Back to top)

25 APR 05 PRESENT
CD Cover

06 MAY 05 England, London, Royal Festival Hall and Judge Smith at the Cobden Club

11 JUN 05 Italy, Milan, Conservatorio
13 JUN 05 Italy, Rome, La Centrale del Tennis
14 JUN 05 Italy, Genoa, Palazzo Ducale, Poetry Festival (PH solo) (Peter and Max,  In Babelsberg)

08 JUL 05 England, London, Shepherds Bush Empire
09 JUL 05 England, Leicester, De Montfort Hall
10 JUL 05 England, Liverpool, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic

12 JUL 05 France, Paris, Bataclan Theatre

15 JUL 05 Italy, Sicily, Taormina, WOMAD Festival
18 JUL 05 Italy, Brescia, Gardone Riviera, Teatro del Vittoriale

21 JUL 05 Greece, Athens, Lycabettus Theatre

23 JUL 05 Holland, Amsterdam, Melkweg

25 OCT 05 Russia, St. Petersburg, Music Hall
26 OCT 05 Russia, Moscow, Estrada Theatre

05 NOV 05 Germany, Leverkusen, Leverkusener Jazztage

11 NOV 05 England, Gateshead, The Sage
12 NOV 05 Scotland, Glasgow, ABC
13 NOV 05 England, Manchester, Bridgewater Hall

19 NOV 05 Holland, The Hague, Crossing Border Festival - Peter Hammill poetry reading, Dave Jackson playing with Mr Averell, and VdGG


2006  (Back to top)

15 JAN 06 Germany, 23.30pm GMT, WDR TV "Rockpalast" (Leverkusener Show from 5th Nov 2005)


2007  (Back to top)

MAR 07 REAL TIME
Album

Van der Graaf Generator (V3G): PETER HAMMILL, GUY EVANS, HUGH BANTON

01 APR 07 Germany, Nurnburg, Hirsch
02 APR 07 Germany, Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
03 APR 07 Germany, Stuttgart, Theaterhaus
04 APR 07 Germany, Hamburg, Fabrik
05 APR 07 Germany, Essen, Weststadthalle

08 APR 07 England, Cambridge, Junction
10 APR 07 England, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
11 APR 07 England, Liverpool, Philharmonic
12 APR 07 England, Leicester, De Montfort Hall

14 APR 07 Netherlands, Amsterdam, Paradiso
15 APR 07 Belgium, Limbourg, Kursaal

16 APR 07 England, London, Barbican

21 APR 07 Poland, Bydgoszcz, Filharmonia Pomorska
22 APR 07 Poland, Krakow, Klub Studio

20 JUL 07 Germany, Burg Herzberg Festival

22 JUL 07 Italy, Umbertide, Rockin'Umbria

26 JUL 07 Spain, San Sebastian, Donostia-San Sebastian Jazz Festival

04 NOV 07 (and over the following 2 weeks) Italy, RomaUno TV "INDIE" (Umbertide Show from 22nd July 2007)


2008  (Back to top)

17 MAR 08 TRISECTOR
Album

27 MAR 08 England, Manchester, Royal Northern College of Music

29 MAR 08 Italy, Rosignano Marittimo(LI), Teatro E. Solvay

31 MAR 08 Holland, Amsterdam, Melkweg

02 APR 08 England, Wolverhampton, Wulfrun Hall
03 APR 08 England, London, Queen Elizabeth Hall

06 APR 08 Portugal, Gouveia, Gouveia Festival, Teatro-Cine

20 APR 08 Russia, Moscow, B1 Club

27 JUN 08 Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya, O-West
28 JUN 08 Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya, O-West
29 JUN 08 Japan, Tokyo, Shibuya, O-West
30 JUN 08 Japan, Tokyo, Harajuku, Astrohall

08 NOV 08 Holland, Amsterdam, Orgelpark - Hugh Banton, Mr Averell and John Ellis play The Hurlyburly and Theme One (Flyer)


2009  (Back to top)

21 JAN 09 Hungary, Budapest, Palace of Arts
22 JAN 09 Czech Republic, Prague, Palac Acropolis
23 JAN 09 Germany, Aschaffenburg, Colos-Saal
26 JAN 09 Spain, Malaga, Teatro Cervantes

19 JUN 09 USA, Bethlehem, PA, NEARfest
21 JUN 09 USA, New York City, NY, Nokia Theatre
23 JUN 09 USA, Arlington (Boston), MA, Regent Theatre
24 JUN 09 USA, Falls Church (Washington), VA, The State Theatre
25 JUN 09 USA, Cleveland, OH, Beachland Ballroom
26 JUN 09 USA, Chicago, IL, The Abbey Pub
27 JUN 09 USA, Milwaukee, WI, Shank Hall
29 JUN 09 USA, Buffalo, NY, The Tralf Music Hall
30 JUN 09 USA, Pittsburgh, PA, Rex Theatre
01 JUL 09 USA, Annapolis, MD, Rams Head Tavern

04 JUL 09 Canada, Toronto, The Opera House
05 JUL 09 Canada, Hamilton, The Studio at Hamilton Place
08 JUL 09 Canada, Ottawa, Bluesfest
09 JUL 09 Canada, Montreal, Theatre Maisonneuve
10 JUL 09 Canada, Quebec City, Quebec City Summer Festival

29 JUL 09 Italy, Guastalla, Piazza Mazzini
31 JUL 09 Sardinia, Cagliari, Sestu, Piazza 1 Maggio
02 AUG 09 Italy, Trieste, Piazza Unità d'Italia, Trieste Summer Rock Festival


2010  (Back to top)

18 DEC 10 England, London, Filmed Concert at Metropolis Studios


2011  (Back to top)

14 MAR 11 A GROUNDING IN NUMBERS
Album

24 MAR 11, England, Leamington Spa, The Assembly
25 MAR 11, Scotland, Glasgow, ABC
26 MAR 11, England, Manchester, Academy 3
27 MAR 11, England, London, Barbican
28 MAR 11, England, Cambridge, Junction

30 MAR 11 Holland, Utrecht, Tivoli

31 MAR 11 Germany, Berlin, Columbia Club
01 APR 11 Germany, Hamburg, Fabrik

02 APR 11 Czech Republic, Prague, Akropolis

04 APR 11 Italy, Rome, Auditorium Parco della Musica
07 APR 11 Italy, Milano, Conservatorio
08 APR 11 Italy, Vicenza, Teatro Comunale
09 APR 11 Italy, Cesena, Teatro Carisport


2012  (Back to top)

25 JUN 12 ALT
Album

22 JUN 12 USA, Bethlehem, PA, NearFest
23 JUN 12 USA, Sellersville, PA, Sellersville Theater
24 JUN 12 USA, Annapolis, MD, Ram's Head
27 JUN 12 USA, Washington, DC, Howard Theater
28 JUN 12 USA, Arlington (Boston), MA, The Regent Theater
29 JUN 12 USA, Buffalo, NY, Tralf Music Hall
30 JUN 12 USA, New York, NYC, The Concert Hall, NY Society for Ethical Culture

02 JUL 12 Canada, Quebec, Palais Montcalm
03 JUL 12 Canada, Montreal Jazz Festival, Theater Maisonneuve

23 AUG 12 Japan, Kawasaki, Club Citta
25 AUG 12 Japan, Tokyo, Hibiya Open Air Theatre


2013  (Back to top)

16 JUN 13 Czech Republic, Prague, Archa Theatre
17 JUN 13 Germany, Berlin, Columbia Club
19 JUN 13 Germany, Hamburg, Fabrik
20 JUN 13 Germany, Darmstadt, Centralstation
21 JUN 13 Germany, Erfurt, Gewirkschaftshaus
22 JUN 13 Germany, Dresden, Tante Ju
24 JUN 13 Holland, Amsterdam, Melkweg
26 JUN 13 England, Bilston, The Robin 2
27 JUN 13 Scotland, Glasgow, ABC
28 JUN 13 England, Manchester, RNCM
30 JUN 13 England, London, Barbican
02 JUL 13 Italy, Udine, Jazz 2013
03 JUL 13 Italy, Trezzo sull'Adda (Nr Milan), Live Club
05 JUL 13 Italy, Pistoia, Blues Festival


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