THE SMIRKS

Always had that je ne sais quoi Irritating little combo with no plans to reform The most fun you can have with your shoes on
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Gig guide

The year started with an acrimonious dispute with their record company, resulting in the band releasing two records on their own label. The touring continued...

22 FEB 1979 - Recording of American Patriots EP

March 1979 Seek Employment Tour, with special guest John Dowie

  • 06 MAR 1979 Bristol Polytechnic
  • 08 MAR 1979 Liverpool Erics
  • 09 MAR 1979 Stoke, North Staffs Poly
  • 10 MAR 1979 Norwich, Boogie House
  • 12 MAR 1979 Leicester, University
  • 13 MAR 1979 Birmingham, Barbarellas
  • 14 MAR 1979 York, Revolution Club
  • 15 MAR 1979 Coventry, Lanchester Poly

16 MAR 1979 - Release of American Patriots EP

  • 16 MAR 1979 Scarborough, Penthouse
  • 17 MAR 1979 Manchester Polytechnic
  • 18 MAR 1979 Leeds, Fforde Green
  • 20 MAR 1979 American Patriots party at Continental Club, Manchester
  • 21 MAR 1979 London, The Marquee
  • 22 MAR 1979 Sheffield, Limit Club
  • 23 MAR 1979 Retford, Porterhouse
  • 24 MAR 1979 Nottingham, Sandpiper
  • 30 MAR 1979 Stockport, Ray's Place
March tour details

This tour was listed in Melody Maker and New Musical Express as Liverpool Eric's (March 1), Retford Porterhouse (2), Bristol Polytechnic (6), Plymouth Woods Centre(7), Exeter Routes (8), Norwich Boogie House (10), Leicester University (12), Birmingham Barbarellas (13), York Revolution Club (14), Coventry Lanchester Polytechnic (15), Scarborough Penthouse (16), Salford University (17), Leeds Fforde Green (18), Preston Polytechnic (21), Sheffield Limit (22), London Marquee (23).

Couple more...

  • 31 MAY 1979 London, Kensington Nashville (probably)
  • 07 JUN 1979 London Kensington Nashville (possibly)

08 JUN 1979 - Release of To You

  • 14 JUN 1979 Manchester Apollo with The Skids

Benefit

  • 16 JUN 1979 The Planet, Lancaster
    • The Fall
    • China Street
    • The Smirks
    • Interference
    see promo below
Smirks sign a deal

Could This Be The Last tour

  • 02 OCT 1979 West Glamorgan Institute of Education
  • 05 OCT 1979 London Bedford College
  • 06 OCT 1979 London Queen Mary College
  • 12 OCT 1979 London City Polytechnic
  • 13 OCT 1979 Manchester Polytechnic (2 shows)
  • 18 OCT 1979 Portsmouth Polytechnic
  • 19 OCT 1979 Plymouth Polytechnic
  • 20 OCT 1979 Stroud Subscription Rooms
  • 24 OCT 1979 Norwich Arts Centre
  • 25 OCT 1979 London, Notre Dame Hall
  • 26 OCT 1979 South Trafford College, supported by John Dowie, 1.60
ticket stub from South Trafford
  • 27 OCT 1979 Nottingham Sandpiper
  • 03 NOV 1979 London Westfield College
  • 07 DEC 1979 Southlands College, Wimbledon, supported by Two Chord Wunders, 2.25
Smirks add a sax
Benefit Concert, New Planet City, Lancaster
Text Main concert page 1977 1978 1979 1980

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