This page lists all known Strummer gigs from 1988 with info.

Jun 17 London , Tabernacle
Jun 18 Milton Keynes
Jun 19 Milton Keynes
Jun 23 The Fridge, Brixton, London
support of FSLN in Nicaragua (Sandinista National Liberation Front)
July 3 Hackney Empire
July 7 London Electric Ballroom
July 9 Brentford Fountain Leisure Centre London

Must be one of the strangest gigs I've been to- remember being in the bar full of Clash fans and seeing people still swimming in the pool. †I recall the security at the gig being guys that looked like pool attendants. †There was a crush at the front, Joe stopped the gig because a girl was trapped and started again when she was ok.

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July 13 Leeds, Irish Centre
July 14 Derby, Confettis
cancelled due to poor ticket sales
July 15 Liverpool, Royal Court
July 16 Doncaster, Broadsworth Miners Welfare Hall
Sounds Review & Interview from the Issue 6 August 1988 begins here
July 17 Sheffield, Leadmill
July 18 Bristol, Bierkeller
July 19 Merthy Tydfil NC, Wales
July 21 Exeter, George Hall
July 23 Poole, Arts Ctr
July 24 Southampton, Mayfair
July 25 Brighton, Concord (switched to the Dome)

(1) I went to the Rock against the Rich show in Brighton, but I seem to recall it was at the dome. Also I think it was one night only,possibly they combined the two shows into one. I know it was definitely at the Dome, I lived 50 yards from it and was dead chuffed knowing Joe was in the vacinity.

(2) The local police were concerned about the Class War event being staged over two days in such a small venue. The promoter switched the event to a bigger, council run venue known as Brighton Dome and Joe only played one night (25th July). Memories of the evening.... City of The Dead and buying a Joe Strummer / Class War T shirt that I wore until it disintegrated. David

July 26 Brighton, Concord (cancelled)
July 28 Swansea, Marina
Aug 1 Northampton
Aug 2 Birmingham PowerHouse
Aug 3 Nottingham Rock City
Aug 5 Manchester International II
I saw the Manchester Rock against the Rich show, and it was at the International II, which was on Plymouth Grove, which is not far off from being Levenshulme. I think this may be the confusion i.e. probably only one Manchester show, and at International II, not International I, which, if I remember correctly, was more in central Manchester. anon

Hi the July 88 Levenshulme Gig was actually at the International 2 Club! I took my Missus, she was pregnant with my son at the time and fell asleep at the back! The Band were excellent, very heavy, the crowd went mental, at the end the crowd invaded the stage, the War Band got nervous and exited but Joe kept playing on his own surrounded by well wishing audience members, Levenshulme 1 Nicaragua 0. Viva Strumboli!!!! Chris

Aug 6 Bradford, Palm Club
Aug 7 Glasgow Barrowlands
Aug 9 Hull, Tower Ballroom
"A mere 19 yr old.....I remember it was a really warm night and the place was packed. I got a veiw from the stairs just right of thre stage. The door staff were friends of my dad's and said I could go and sit on the side of the stage. Biggest regret that I didn't. Kicked off with 'If I Should Fall From Grace With God' and dedicated it to 'My friend Shane MacGowan'. I was pretty chuffed as I had my Pogues shirt on."
Aug 10 Newcastle, Mayfair
Aug 11 Edinburgh, Coasters
Clouds was the upstairs part of Coasters (now called the Cavendish) where strummer played again with the clash busking in 1985 and with LRW in 1988 - Coasters itself is pretty small and both the upstairs rooms are tiny.
Aug 12 Aberdeen Northern Cairn Hotel
Aug 13 Hultsfred Folkettes, Sweden

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