Gig History 1980′s

1980

JANUARY

4 Arkaba  Hotel Adelaide

5 Arkaba Hotel  Adelaide

9 Blacktown RSL Sydney

10 Shortland Rock Newcastle

11 Bondi Lifesaver Sydney

12 Family Inn Rydlemere Sydney

13 Penrith Leagues Sydney

14 Sundowner Hotel Sydney

15 Bellevue Hotel Tuncurry  NSW

17 Pips Brisbane

18 Surfair Brisbane

19 Patch Coolangatta

20 Lismore RSL NSW

21 South Grafton RSL  NSW

22 Doyalson RSL NSW

23 Ocean Beach Hotel NSW

24 Sylvania Hotel  Sydney

25 Manly Vale Hotel Sydney

26 Selinas Coogee Bay Hotel Sydney

27 Woolongong Leagues

30 Captain Cook Hotel Canberra

31 Council Club Melbourne

FEBRUARY

1 Village Green Melbourne

2 Kingston Rock Melbourne

3 Sovereign Hotel Melbourne

4 Caledonian  Hotel Wonthaggi Victoria

5 Colendina Hotel

6 Bendigo Surround Bendigo Victoria

7 Wagga Australian Rules C!ub Wagga NSW

8 Albury Civic Hall Albury NSW

9 Lilac Town Hall, Goulburn

10 Nowra RSL NSW

12 Jolly Frog Hotel Windsor NSW

15 Manly Vale Hotel Sydney

16 Highway Hotel Parramatta Sydney

20 Westlands Hotel  Whyalla South Australia

22 Arkaba Hotel Adelaide

23 Arkaba Hotel Adelaide

25 Bexley North Hotel Sydney

26 Doyalson RSL NSW

27 Comb and Cutter Hotel Sydney

29 Bondi Lifesaver Sydney

MARCH

1 Fairfield Hotel Sydney

16 Wollongong Leagues Club

27 Comb and Cutter Hotel Sydney

29 Bondi Lifesaver Sydney

29 Family Inn Rydelmere Sydney

30 Studio

31 Studio

APRIL

5 Bondi Lifesaver Sydney

12 Manly Vale Hotel Sydney

13 Brighton Hotel Sydney

JUNE

2 3rd studio album“East”released

Youth in Asia Tour

Bexley North Hotel Sydney

3 Family Inn Hotel Rydelmere Sydney

5 Parramatta Jail Sydney

6 Selinas Coogee Bay Hotel Sydney

7 Manly Vale Hotel Sydney

8 Woolongong Leagues

9 Captain Cook Hotel Canberra

11 Waurn Ponds, Geelong

12 Village Green Hotel Melbourne

13 Bombay Rock Melbourne

14 Sentimental Bloke Melbourne

15 Pier Hotel Melbourne

16 Armidale Hotel Melbourne

18 Melbourne Town Hall, Trinity College Ball

20 Arkaba Hotel Adelaide

21 Arkaba Hotel Adelaide

2.S Maroubra Seals Club Sydney

26 Vicar of Wakefield Dural Sydney

27 Sydney University

28 Highway Hotel Sydney

29 Brighton Hotel Sydney

JULY

1 Doyalson RSL NSW

2 Cardiff Workers Club Newcastle

3 Kempsey Workers Club NSW

4 Plantation Hotel Coffs Harbour

5 Playroom Gold Coast

8 Park Hall Hotel Rockhampton

10 House on the Hill Caims

11 House on the Hill Cairns

12 Townsville

14 Theatre Royal Mackay

16 The Place Hervey Bay

17 Surfair

18 Toowoomba Institute

19 Cloudlands Brisbane

21 Bangalow Bowling Club

23 Dapto Leagues Club Wollongong

24 Sylvania Hotel Sydney

25 Family Inn Rydlemere Sydney

26 Chequers Sydney

23 Sundowner Hotel Sydney

31 Bombay Rock Melbourne

AUGUST

1 Ferntree Gully Hotel Melbourne

2 South Side Six Melbourne

3 Pier Hotel Melbourne

4 Horsham Theatre Horsham Victoria

6 Argent Hotel Broken Hill NSW

7 Westlands Inn Whyalla South Australia

8 Thebarton Town Hall Adelaide

11 Concert Hall Perth

12 Concert Hall Perth

13 Concert Hail Perth

14 Concert Hall Perth

16 Palais Theatre Melbourne

18 Caulfield Institute Melbourne

19 Andrew Durant Memorial! Concert

20 Riverina College, Wagga

21 Hellenic Club Canberra

22 Comb and Cutter Sydney

23 Stardust Hotel Sydney

26 Florida Hotel Newcastle

27 Cardiff Workers Club Newcastle

29 Capitol Theatre Sydney

30 Capitol Theatre Sydney

31 Hoadleys Battle of the Sounds

Hordern Pavilion Sydney

SEPTEMBER

25 3XY Concert Melbourne

30 Civic Hotel Sydney

OCTOBER

5 Darwin Ampitheartre

8 Mt Isa Civic Centre

9 Mt Isa Civic Centre

21 Princess Theatre Melbourne

24 Perth Entertainment Centre

NOVEMBER

Summer Offensive Tour

30 Roundhouse Sydney

DECEMBER

2 Palais Caberet Newcastle

3 Tamworth Town Hall

4 Glenn Innes Town Hall

5 Inverell Town Hall

8 South Grafton RSL

9 Palais Hotel Ipswich

10 Homestead Hotel Brisbane

11 Playroom Gold Coast

12 Playroom Gold coast

13 Lismore City Hall

16 Family Inn Rydlemere Sydney

18 Woodfull Pavilion, Melbourne Showgrounds

20 University af Adelaide

27 Woolongong Leagues Club

28 Brighton Hotel Sydney

29 Comb and Cutter Hotel Sydney

30 Royal  Antler Hotel Narrabeen Sydney

31 Endeavor Hotel Cronulla Sydney

END OF TOUR

1981

JANUARY

1 Launceston Tasmania

3 Geralton West Australia

4 Belmont Racecourse West Australia

5 Centennial Oval Hall Albany WA

8 Bunbury Hotel WA

9 Belmont Hotel WA

10 Old Melbourne Hotel Perth

11 Charles Hotel Perth

16 Riverwood Hotel Sydney

17 Manly Vale Hotel Sydney

18 Bruce Stadium, Canberra

20 Sandown Park Hotel Melbourne

21 Council Club Hotel Melbourne

22 Pier Hotel Melbourne

23 Tarmac Hotel Melbourne

26 New Zealand

Sweetwaters Festival NZ

30 Cloudland Ballroom Brisbane

FEBRUARY

19 Bathurst Jail NSW

20 Amoco Hail, Orange NSW

21 Griffith

27 Apollo Theatre Adelaide

MARCH

1 Hordern Pavilion Sydney

5 Wagga

7 Festival Hall Melbourne

11 Selinas Coogee Bay Hotel Sydney

22 Regent Theatre Sydney

Countdown Rock Awards

APRIL

28 Melbourne State College

29 Swinburne Institute of Technology Melbourne

30 Bombay Rock Melbourne

MAY

1 Tarmac Hotel Laverton Victoria

2 Pier Hotel Frankston Victoria

3 Ferntree Gully Hotel Melbourne

16 Paramatta Leagues Club Sydney

17 Brighton Hotel Sydney

18 Doyalson RSL NSW

19 Doyalson RSL NSW

20 Selinas Coogee Bay Hotel Sydney

21 Woolongong Leagues Club

22 Comb and Cutter Hotel Sydney

25 Sundowner Hotel Sydney

26 Cronulla Leagues Club Sydney

JUNE

27 New Zealand

Main Street Auckland

JULY

U.S. Tour

5 San Diego Baseball Stadium

9 Houston Summit

10 Dallas Reunion Arena

12 Red Rocks Denver Colorado

1 4 Phoenix

22 Dayton Ohio

23 Springfield

24 Dubuqule Iowa

25 Riverside Arena Austin

26 Duluth Minn

27 Fort Williams Garden Ontario

31 Pine Knob Detroit

AUGUST

1 Pine Knob Detroit

3 Raleigh Nth Carolina

5 Civic Festival Chicago

7 Providence Centre Stage

10 Casa Boogie Utica

14 Country Club LA

SEPTEMBER

14 Studio

OCTOBER

11 Ampitheatre Darwin

Recording Paradise Studios

DECEMBER

8-13 Studio Mixing

The band play low key gigs around Sydney pubs billed as the Barking Frogs.

1982

JANUARY

1 Myer Music Bowl Melbourne

3 Newcastle international Motordome

5 Manning River Hotel Taree NSW

6 4th studio album “Circus Animals”released

Coffs Harbour Civic Centre NSW

7 Playroom Gold Coast

6 Playroom Gold Coast

9 Noosa Football Ground Queensland

10 Coolangatta Grand Hotel

11 Grand Hotel

12 Italo Club Llsmore NSW

13 South Grafton RSL NSW

14 Manning River Hotel Taree NSW

15 The Entrance District Sports & Community Centre

16 Vista Theatre Woolongong

19 New  Zealand  Tour

Hamilton Civic Centre NZ

20 Tauranga Sound Shell NZ

21 Napier, Nofiew Sound Shell NZ

22 Palmerston Nth Sports Stadium NZ

23 New Plymouth Bowl of Brooklands NZ

24 Wellington Town Hall NZ

25 Nelson Trafalgar Centre NZ

27 Christchurch Town Hall NZ

31 Sweetwater Festival NZ

FEBRUARY

3 Castle Hill RSL Sydney

5 Manly Vale Sydney

6 Cronulla Workers Club Sydney

7 Maroubra Seals Club Sydney

9 Wagga Plaza Theatre NSW

10 Albury Cinema Centre

11 Shepparton Civic Centre Victoria

12 Bendigo Showgrounds Victoria

13 Horsham Town Hall Victoria

16 Collendina Hotel Victoria

17 Ballarat Civic Centre Victoria

19 Thebarton Town Hall Adelaide

20 Thebarton Town Hall Adelaide

22 Doyalson RSL NSW

23 Doyalson RSL NSW

?5 Plantation Hotel  Coffs Harbour NSW

26 Cloudland Ballroom Brisbane

27 Lismore City Hall NSW

MARCH

3 New England University Armidale NSW

4 West Tamworth Leagues Club NSW

5 Dubbo Civic Centre NSW

6 Comb and Cutter Hotel Sydney

7 Canterbury Bankstown Leagues Club Sydney

8 Sundowner Hotel Sydney

9 Family Inn Rydlemere Sydney

11 Cardiff Workers Club Newcastle

12 Royal Antler Hotel Narrabeen Sydney

13 Sylvania Hotel Sydney

17 ANU Refectory  Canberra

18 Melbourne Ball, Crystals Disco

19 Hobart University Building

20 Earls Court “The Venue” St Kilda Melbourne

21 Frankston Victoria

22 Memorial Club Alice Springs

23 Memorial Club Alice Springs

24 Memorial Club Alice Springs

26 Perth

27 Perth

APRIL

15 Parramatta Leagues Club Sydney

17 “An Evening with the Circus Animals”

Circus Shows

Wentworth Park Sydney

18 Wentworth Park Sydney

JUNE

2 Pentridge Jail Melbourne

3 Macys (band play as the Barking Spiders)

4 Bombay Rock Melbourne

5 Tarmac Hotel Melbourne

6 Festival Hal Melbourne

8 St Kilda Town Hall Melbourne

9 Waltzing Matilda Mebourne

10 La Trobe University Melbourne

11 Ritchies, Council Club Hotel Melbourne

12 Club Chevron Melbourne

13 Collendina Hotel

15 Family Inn Sydney

1 6 Sefton Hotel Sydney

17 Newcastle Workers

18 Bruce Stadium Canberra

19 Manly Vale Sydney

20 Penrith Leagues Sydney

21 Newcastle Workers

24 Marconi Club Sydney

25 Vicar of WakeFieid Dural Sydney

26 Sydney Cove Taven Sydney

27 Astra hotel Bondi Sydney

30 Cronulla Sydney

JULY

1 Musos Club

1 6 Jindabyne NSW

1 7 Jindabyne NSW

28 New Zealand Tour

Dunedin NZ

29 Dunedin NZ

30 Christchurch NZ

AUGUST

1 Palmerston North NZ

3 Wellington NZ

4 Hastings NZ

7 Logan Campbell Centre Auckland NZ

8 Hamilton NZ

SEPTEMBER

3 Grange, Campbelltown Sydney

4 Amoca Hall Orange NSW

8 Civic Centre Broken Hill NSW

11 Memorial Drive Adelaide

12 Memorial Drive Adelaide

15 Tropical Tour

Memorial Club Alice Springs

18 Ampitheatre Darwin

21 Mt Isa Queensland

24 Cairns Queensland

25 Townsville Queensland

26 Mackay Showgrounds Queensland

OCTOBER

1 Rockhampton Showgrounds Queensland

2 Gladstone Skate Centre Queensland

3 Maryborough Showgrounds Queensland

8 Her Majestys Theatre Brisbane

“Black and White Parity Ball”

9 Her Majestys Theatre Brisbane

NOVEMBER

16 European Tour

Hamburg Germany

17 Hamburg Germany

1& Paris

23 Marquee London

24 Marquee London

26 Paris

29 Zeche’ Bochum Germany

30 Kiel Germany

DECEMBER

1 Copenhagen

3 Markthalle, Hamburg Germany

4 Berlin, Quartier Latin Germany

5 Darmsladt, Lopo’s Werkstatt Germany

6 Munich, Alabamahalle Germany

9 The Venue, London

12 Nottingham

13 Chippenham

14 St Austell Cornwall

15 Winter Garden Bournemouth

17 Hammersmith Odeon London

18 Hammersmith Odeon London

19 Birmingham Odeon

20 Birmingham Odeon

1983

JANUARY

30 Narara Festival NSW

FEBRUARY

4 Blue Gum Hotel  Waitara Sydney (secret gig)

5 Moss Vale NSW

7 Newcastle Workers

8 Wauchope RSL NSW

10 South Grafton RSL NSW

MARCH

11 The Playroom Gold Coast

12 The Playroom Gold Coast

13 The Playroom Gold Coast

15 Lismore RSL NSW

16 Sawtell RSL NSW

17 Newcastle \Workers Club

APRIL

2 Skyline Ampitheatre Bathurst NSW

6 Fraternity Bowling Club

8 Fraternity Bowling Club

19 Castle Hill RSL Sydney

20 Castle Hill RSL Sydney

22 Maroubra Seals Sydney

23 Maroubra Seals Sydney

24 Maroubra Seals Sydney

27 Old Melbourne Hotel Perth

28 Perth

29 Perth

MAY

Germany

7 Frelheltshalle

8 Kongresshalle Ausberg

10 Musichall Wuerzberg

1 1 Ausstellungshalle

12 Aule Der University

14 Hall Polyvalent, Luxembourg

15 Gartenhane Karisruhe

17 Stadhalle Rosenheim

18 Nibelungen Halle Passau

19 Deutsches Museum Munich

21 Stadthalle Erlangen

22 Elzer Hof Mainz

24 Rhein-Mosel-Halle Kobienz

25 Musensaal Mammheim

26 Philipsdale Dusseldorf

28 Kleine Stadthalle Bremen

29 Kongressaai Munster

31 Sartory Saal Koln

JUNE

1 Stadthalle Bonn

3 Stadthalie Osnabruck

4 Stadpark Hamburg

5 Marktellier Hamburg

7 Metropol Berlin

8 Sporthalle Hildesheim Hannover

9 Ostseehalle Kiel

JULY

8 Silverwater Womens Prison Sydney

9 Long Bay Jail Sydney

12 La Trobe University Melbourne

14 The Venue St Kilda Melbourne

15 The Venue St Kilda Melbourne

16 Palais Theatre Geelong

17 Pier Hotel Melbourne

19 Adelaide University

20 Old Lion Hotel Adelaide

21 Old Lion Hotel Adelaide

22 Bridgeway Hotel Adelaide

23 Bridgeway Hotel Adelaide

26 St Kilda Town Hail Adelaide

27 Club Chevron Melbourne

28 Club Chevron Melbourne

29 Bombay Rock Melbourne

30 Bombay Rock Melbourne

AUGUST

2 Tarmac Hotel Melbourne

3 Tarmac Hotel Melbourne

5 Lake Jindabyne NSW

6 Lake Jindabyne NSW

7 Lake Jindabyne NSW

SEPTEMBER

20 The Last Stand Tour

Logan Campbell Centre Auckland NZ

21 Weillngton NZ

23 Christchurch NZ

24 Dunedin NZ

27 Newcastle Workers Club

28 Newcastle Workers Club

29 Newcastle Workers Club

OCTOBER

1 Bruce Stadium Canberra

4 Brisbane Festival Hall

5 Brisbane Festival Hall

6 Bombay Surfers Paradise

7 Bombay Surfers Paradise

9 Melbourne Sports Entertainment Centre

10 Melbourne Sports Entertainment Centre

11 Melbourne Sports Entertainment Centre

12 Melbourne Sports Entertainment Centre

15 Perth Entertainment Centre

20 Apollo Stadium Adelaide

21 Apollo Stadium Adelaide

22 Apollo Stadium Adelaide

23 Apollo Stadium Adelaide

25 Sydney Entertainment Centre

DECEMBER

9 Thirroul Leagues Club

12 Sydney Entertainment Centre

13 Sydney Entertainment Centre

14 Sydney Entertainment Centre

15 Sydney Entertainment Centre

1984

APRIL

5th studio album “Twentieth Century“ released

DECEMBER

“Barking Spiders” Live album released

1985

NOVEMBER

“Radio Songs” Compilation album released

1986

DECEMBER

“Seeing is Believing” Compilation video released

1988

“Razor Songs” Compilation album released