This page lists all known Clash gigs from 1976 with info. If you have any corrections please


Audio or video known to exist
No known audio or video exists (includes rumours)
The gig was cancelled
Question whether gig actually took place /resheduled?

July 4 Black Swan, Sheffield
Supporting the Sex Pistols. The first ever gig.
Aug 13 Rehearsal Rehearsals, Camden Town, London
Private invite gig, invite only. Some footage exists & may an audio recording may exist?
Aug 29 Screen On The Green, Islington, London
The Sex Pistols, supported by the Clash and the Buzzcocks.
Aug 31 The 100 Club, London
Supporting the Sex Pistols.
Sep 5 The Roundhouse, Camden Town, London
Keith Levenes last gig with The Clash. journalists invited; 3 show up.

Sep 20 100 Club, London... 100 Club Punk Festival
with the Pistols, the Damned, the Buzzcocks, Subway Sect et al.
Oct 2 Institute of Contemporary Arts Theatre - Benefit Gig
The Clash plus Fresh Air (ticket) plus Shaft Intercity Sound System
Oct 9 Tiddenfoot Leisure Centre, Leyton Buzzard
Supporting the Rockets
Oct? Guildford
In an NBC 'Live at 5' Interview early 1982, Paul & Joe refer to this gig and the fact there was only 1 member in the audience.
Oct 15 Acklam Hall, Ladbroke Grove, London
Supporting Spartacus and Sukuya.
Oct 16 University of London. Student Central, London
supporting Shakin Stevens.
Oct 23 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
with Subway Sect
Oct 27 Barbarellas, Birmingham
Supporting the Suburban Studs
Oct 28 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London
May not have taken place
Oct 29 Town Hall, Fulham, London
Supporting Roogalator
Nov 3 Harlesden Coliseum
Original sound recording may exist here
Nov 5 Royal College of Art, London
...supported by the Rockets
Nov 6 Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry
Probably a false date and did not take place. The 3 photos probably from 29th?
Nov 11 Lacy Lady, Ilford
Support unknown
Nov 13 Birmingham Barbarellas
Support Surburban Studs
Nov Polydor Demos
Mid November. Prior to the Anarchy Tour with Terry Chimes on drums, The Clash entered Polydor Studios to record 5 songs with Guy Stevens producing.
Nov Harlesden Coliseum - Anarchy Tour Rehearsals
End of November. When I spoke with Rob from Subway Sect yesterday he said the Clash only played Harlesden once - in early 1977. They rehearsed there for the anarchy tour. Vincent
Nov 18 Nags Head, High Wycombe
Support Clayson and the Argonauts
Nov 29 Lanchester Polytechnic, Coventry
Supporting the Sex Pistols

Supporting the The Sex Pistols...

Terry Chimes quits prior, Rob Harper rejoins the band for the Tour... Some Clash photos circulate from this Tour but the venue is unknown, possibly the Winter Gardens at Cleethorpes?

Dec 1 Dundee Caird Hall - cancelled/moved
This gig never actually took place at Dundee's Caird Hall, although local record shop, Groucho's, still sells replica posters of the gig. The actual gig was played at the Dundee College of Technology Student's Union, known to one and all of a certain age, as the Bowling Alley. I was too young to get into these premises at the time, although a couple of years later spoke to different punters who described the same incident. One, Gary, winessed Johnny Rotten spending most of their set as far back from the audience as he could get before the speaker stack collapsed on someone. The other person was the girl the speakers fell on - she got a broken arm.
Dec 3 Norwich Poly - cancelled
Newspaper clipping
local advert in The Eastern Evening News Sat 27th Nov
Dec 4 Derby Kings Hall - cancelled
No Show press article
nice blog from Marko
Dec 5 Newcastle City Hall - cancelled
Dec 6 Polytechnic, Leeds
a Pistols recording exists from this gig but the taper only recorded the Pistols and the support slot, Johnny Thunders & the Heartbreakers.
Dec 7 Bournemouth Village Bowl - cancelled
poster - ticket
Dec 9 Electric Circus, Manchester
Dec 10 Charlton Theatre Preston - cancelled
Dec 10 Lancaster Uni - re-arranged - also cancelled
Dec 11 Liverpool Stadium - cancelled
newspaper clipping
Dec 13 Bristol Colston Hall - cancelled
Dec 14 Cardiff Top Rank - cancelled/switched
Dec 14 Cinema, Caerphilly, Wales
Welsh TV fimed outside and inside this venue. Recent unseen Pistols archive footage was screened on Welsh TV in 2002
Dec 15 Glasgow Apollo - cancelled
Dec 16 Dundee Caird Hall - cancelled
Dec 17 Sheffield City Hall - cancelled
Dec 17 Carlisle Market Hall - cancelled
This (page 1 & page 2) is an authentic Promoter's Copy of the Variety and Allied Artistes Performance contract between Malcolm McLaren and Bino Entertainments for the Sex Pistols/Heartbreakers/Clash to appear at Carlisle Market hall on December 17, 1976. I was the promoter and this is my retention copy.The Pistols / The Heartbreakers and The Clash were due to perform for the outrageously cheap price of only £500 against 65% of the gross takings. The interesting part of this contract is the fact the concert never took place. The concert was set up at very late 7-day notice to promote the Sex Pistols around the time of their emerging notoriety. The concert was booked, tickets sold out, and everyone waited with baited breath BUT.......the Pistols appeared on Bill Grundy's infamous tv programme and the "proverbial" hit the fan.Carlisle Council called emergency meetings and after considerable toing and froing the gig was pulled at the last minute. Local and National Press and TV were hot on the story but the Council held their stance and the concert did not take place.The Clash and the Heartbreakers were in fact in Carlisle waiting to get into the venue when the concert was finally pulled. The Sex Pistols were on the M6 on their way. The document is a full four pages with the contract " rider" (conditions) pages all intact.
Dec 18 Southend Kuursal - cancelled
Dec 19 Guildford Civic Hall - cancelled/switced
Dec 19 Electric Circus, Manchester
Dec 20 Birmingham Town Hall - cancelled
Dec 20 Winter Gardens, Cleethorpes
Dec 21 Woods Centre, Plymouth
Dec 22 Torquay 400 Ballroom- cancelled/switched
Dec 22 Woods Centre, Plymouth
Dec 26 London Roxy Theatre Harlesdon- cancelled
NME: Pistols to open new Roxy venue
with 3 night stand, supported by The Clash and The Damned. Ramones pull out
Dec 27 London Roxy Theatre Harlesdon- cancelled
Dec 28 London Roxy Theatre Harlesdon- cancelled

Jun 76 - Black Swan & five piece »

Aug 76 - 100 Club & London Gigs »

Dec 76 - Anarchy Tour »

Jan / Mar - Early 77 Gigs »

May 77 - White Riot UK Tour »

Jul 77 - European Dates »

Oct 77 - Out of Control UK Tour »

Jan 78 - Sandy Pearlman UK Dates »

Apr 78 - UK Festival Dates »

Jul 78 - Out on Parole UK Tour »

Oct 78 - Sort it Out UK Tour »

Feb 79 - Pearl Harbour US Tour »

Jul 79 - Finland + UK dates »

Sep 79 - Take the Fifth US Tour »

Dec 79 - Acklam Hall Secret Gigs
& Benefit gig for Kampuchea »

Jan 80 - 16 Tons UK Tour »

Mar 80- 16 Tons US Tour »

May 80 - 16 Tons UK/Europe »

May 81 - Impossible Mission Tour »

Jun 81 - Bonds Residency NY »

Sep 81 - Mogador Paris Residency »

Oct 81 - Radio Clash UK Tour »

Oct 81 - London Lyceum Residency »

Jan 82 - Japan Tour »

Feb 82 - Australian Tour »

Feb 82 - Hong Long & Thai gigs »

May 82 - Lochem Festival »

Jun 82 - Combat Coast to Coast »

July 82 - Casbah Club UK Tour »

Aug 82 - Combat Rock US Tour »

Oct 82 - Supporting the Who »

Nov 82 - Bob Marley Festival »

May 83 - US Festival + gigs »

Jan 84 - West Coast dates »

Feb 84 - Out of Control Europe »

Mar 84 - Out of Control UK »

April 84 - Out of Control US Tour »

Sep 84 - Italian Festival dates »

Dec 84 - Miners Benefit Gigs »

May 85 - Busking Tour »

Jun- Aug 85 - Festival dates »