Out of Control Tour
The Clash go Back to Basics - European Tour

The Clash gig in Milan 27 feb 1984. I was the drummer of the supporting band, called 'NOT MOVING'. We played about 30 minutes and met Paul and Joe before the gig. I've some picture of our gig but no one of the Clash. Antonio Bacciocchi

updated 8 Feb 2008
updated 25 Dec 2008 - added support info
updated 4 Jan 2009 - sorted out recent (poor) tapes and quality
updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Come Back LP
Sound 3
43min
1gen
tracks 13
the poorest version

Audio 1 -
Good sound
Sound 3.5
1hr 30min
3rd gen
26 tracks
first tape of the 27th circulated (by BMC actually) - the best version easily - full complete - clear treble and bass

Audio 2 -
Thin/Clear
MASTER
Sound 3
1hr 29mins
25 tracks
much poorer than v1.0 missing Bored with USA,
Kosmo Intro/London Calling all track 1 - master for Come Back LP

Audio 3
Very bassy
ALT MASTER
Sound 2.5
89mins
25 tracks
much poorer than v1.0 but slightly better than v2.0
misses Know Your Rights - tape turnover repeats SISOSIG

Link to Satch's

The full concert from a 3rd gen source. It has a goodish mix, clarity and a nice width of sound. It suffers that outdoor sound but apart from that is very good.

It is much better then the boot LP Come Back which is edited to a re-ordered 13 tracks which was hacked up so as to contain the then 6 unreleased Cut the Crap songs on one side and the remainder on the back side.

Clash ticket courtesy Dave Ridley

And you know something? I got it now, 22 years later...

I was at that show Feb 27, 1984, Milan.... Well I finally discover what Joe is ranting presenting this song!

Is talking about Comiso! Comiso (speaking Còmiso, not Comìzo as Joe's ranting) is a little town in Sicily where in the early 80's was installed a USA militar base with Cruise missiles! There was a lot of struggle and clashes around this installation during those years.
evair

The gig was held in a big sport hall that do not exist anymore. I was only at the first concert. The band was fast and tight but quite monotonous. The acustic was horrible and at that time Joe wasn’t even trying to have any interaction with the crowd. I really appreciated Guns of Brixton with paul’s harp. The new songs looked under rehearsed by then. Luca Lanini

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London Calling
Safe European Home
Are you Ready for War
Know Your Rights
Ammunition
Rock the Casbah
The Guns of Brixton
The Dictator
Clampdown
This is England
I’m So Bored with the USA
Police and Thieves
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Three Card Trick
Career Opportunities
Janie Jones
I Fought the Law
Bankrobber
We are the Clash
Tommy Gun
This is Radio Clash
Brand New Cadillac
Garageland
Armagideon Time
Spanish Bombs
White Riot

Come Back LP

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Are Your red...Y
Ammunition
The Dictator
This is England
Three Card Trick
We are the Clash
Safe European home
Clampdown
I'm so bored with the USA
Should I saty or Should I go
Garageland
Spanish Bombs
White Riot.

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Feb 5 SFX, Dublin, Ireland cancelled
Feb 6 SFX, Dublin, Ireland cancelled
Feb 7 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland cancelled
Feb 8 Ulster Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland cancelled
Feb 10 Barrowlands, Glasgow
Feb 11 Manchester Apollo
Feb 12 Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Feb 13 Bristol, Colston Hall
Feb 16 Drammen, Norway
Feb 17 Stockholm, Sweden
Feb 19 Dusseldorf, West Germany
Feb 21 Deinze, Belgium
Feb 22 Zenith, Paris, France
this gig never took place. the band were scheduled to play Espace Ballad on the 23rd Feb. but this had to be re-sheduled to March 1st as a national lorry drivers strike blocked the trucks carrying the gear at Calais. Tickets stubs however stiff carry the 23rd date for a price of 80F which would have been about £6 at the time.
Feb 25 Bern Festhalle
Feb 27 Milan, Palasport
Feb 28 Milan Palasport
Mar 1 Paris Espace Ballard,
Mar 3 Edinburgh Playhouse,
Mar 4 Blackburn King Georges
Mar 5 Liverpool Royal Court
Mar 6 Portsmouth Guildhall
Mar 8 London Brixton Academy
Mar 9 London Brixton Academy
Mar 10 London Brixton Academy
Mar 12 Belfast Ulster Hall, N Ireland
Mar 13 Dublin SFX Hall, Rep Ireland
Mar 14 Dublin SFX Hall, Rep Ireland
Mar 16 London Brixton Academy
Mar 17 London Brixton Academy