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

updated 2 Sept 2016 with better audio information

Audio 1 (source 1)
Sound 3.5
1hr 31mins
2gen
29 tracks

Audio 2 (source 1)
upgrade thin sound
Sound 3.5
1hr 33min
2gen
29 tracks

Audio 2 (source 2)
upgrade thin sound
Sound 4
1hr 33min
Alt master
29 tracks

Link to Satch's

Good copies circulate, buta rarer version is much better. It is also a much longer set and suggests the tape versions (below) have been edited at some point.

The upgrade is a much lower gen copy and it has a great sound but is a bit thin also pushing the G. Equaliser to the limit to bring out the bass.

It is very clear having said that, if a touch distant, with great range and clarity. The vocals and lead and the differing drums clearly made out though the bass is lost. There is no distortion.

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"Clash at the Playhouse Edinburgh 84: before the band comes on sid vicious does my way on the tv screens, this hypes up an already hyped up crowd even further and the rush for the stage starts before the lights go out. Cosmo introduces the band, and their off, a good mix of old and new songs. Strummer berates the audience for gobbing and singles out an offender in the crowd, when he offers up the peace sign strummer isnt interested 'Dont give me that hippy shit you jerk, fuck off'."

"Mick Jones isn't missed musically, but the boy from bristol who's first single Jonesy gave the thumbs up to in Zig Zag all those years ago takes on his should I stay or should I go to mixed reaction. Its a fantastic venue and the sound is a lot better than the glasgow gig a few months previously when they knew they had to prove themselves, this time they were doing it."

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London Calling
Safe European Home
Are You Ready for War?
Rock the Casbah
The Dictator
Clampdown
The Guns Of Brixton
Tommy Gun
Ammunition
White Man In Ham Palais
Sex Mad War
I’m So Bored with the USA
Police and Thieves
Three Card Trick
Know Your Rights
Janie Jones
I Fought the Law
Armagideon time
Brand New Cadilac
Koka Kola
Should I Stay or Should I Go
Garageland
Bankrobber
Career Opportunities
Complete Control
Spanish Bombs
This is Radio Clash
Londons Burning
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