Timeline

Pigbag Timeline

Please email me (nigel@pigbag.com) if you have any updates or corrections.

Year/Month/Day
All UK unless noted.

1980/10/21 – Romeo and Juliets, Bristol w/ The Slits.
1981/01/?? – Anson Rooms, University of Bristol.
1981/01/?? – Porchester Hall, London.
1981/02/06 – University of London w/ Electric Guitars, Fish Food, X-Carts

1981/04/22 – Moonlight Club, London w/ Dif Juz
1981/05/01 – Rainbow, London w/ The Specials, The People
1981/05/06 – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag released
1981/05/23 – Papa’s Got A Brand New Pigbag enters Indie Charts, spends 70 weeks on charts, reaching No.1
1981/06/07 – Lyceum, London w/ Gang Of Four, Scars
1981/06/13 – Brady’s, Liverpool
1981/06/19?? – Reading University
1981/06/24 – University of East Anglia, Norwich
1981/07/02 – The Venue, Victoria, London – w/ The Tesco Bombers & Maximum Joy
1981/07/17 – De Villes, Manchester w/ The Liggers, Maximum Joy
1981/07/18 – Brady Club, London w/ Maximum Joy
1981/07/21 – Richard Skinner Session BBC
1981/07/24 – Cedar Club, Birmingham w/ Maximum Joy
1981/08/30 – Lyceum, London w/ Au Pairs, O.K.Jive, The Bloods, The Pinkies
1981/09/03 – Astoria, Edinburgh
1981/09/15 – John Peel Session BBC
1981/09/30 – 1981/10/07 US Tour  – NYC, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Northampton MA, San Francisco and Oakland.
1981/09/30 – Ritz, New York
1981/10/07 – I-Beam, San Francisco
1981/10/16 – King’s College, London
1981/10/24 – Manchester University w/ The Raincoats
1981/10/28 – Sunny Day released
1981/10/31 – Sunny Day enters Indie Charts, spends 29 weeks on charts, reaching No.2
1981/11/?? – Leeds??
1981/12/08 – Golden Eagle, Birmingham
1981/12/11 – Rafters, Manchester (Band snowed in, so Dislocation Dance played instead)
1981/12/18 – Brixton Town Hall, London w/ The Raincoats, Psychotics
1982/01/20 – Rafters, Manchester
1982/01/29 – Getting Up released
1982/02/18 – Gaiety Bar, Portsmouth
1982/02/20 – Getting Up enters Indie Charts, spends 9 weeks in the charts, reaching No.2
1982/02/26 – Dr Heckle And Mr Jive released
1982/03/05 – Sheffield Polytechnic w/ Mouth
1982/03/06 – Bradford University w/ Mouth
1982/03/07 – Rotters, Manchester w/ Mouth
1982/03/08 – Warehouse, Liverpool w/ Mouth
1982/03/10 – Tiffany’s, Newcastle Upon Tyne w/ Pinski Zoo
1982/03/11 – The Porterhouse, Retford w/ Pinski Zoo
1982/03/12 – ??, Reading
1982/03/13 – Dr Heckle & Mr Jive enters Indie Album Charts, spending 29 weeks in the charts, reaching No.1
1982/03/14 – Locarno, Bristol w/ Mouth
1982/03/15 – Top Rank, Brighton w/Mouth
1982/03/16 – Hammersmith Palais, London w/ Belle Stars, Mouth
1982/03/17 – Locarno, Birmingham w/ Mouth, The Blondes
1982/03/18 – Kid Jensen Session BBC
1982/03/21 – Valentino’s, Edinburgh w/ The Bloods
1982/03/26 – Cheltenham Town Hall

1982/04/08 – Top of the Pops, TV Appearance
1982/04/22 – Top of the Pops, TV Appearance
1982/04/27 – New line-up (with Brian Nevill & Oscar Verden) starts rehearsing
1982/06/05 – Recording “The Big Bean”, Abbey Road, London
1982/06/06 – Recording “The Big Bean”, Abbey Road, London
1982/06/13 – Romeo & Juliet’s, Bristol
1982/06/15 – University of East Anglia, Norwich
European Tour Including

  • Germany
  • Holland
  • Italy
  • Switzerland

1982/06/25 – The Big Bean released
1982/07/02 – Bracknell Jazz Festival
1982/07/06 – Hammersmith Palais, London w/ Clint Eastwood and General Saint, Inity Rockers, Carmel, The Dread Broadcasting Corporation
1982/07/09 – Peppermint Lounge??, New York
1982/07/10 – Peppermint Lounge??, New York
1982/07/10 – The Big Bean enters the Indie Charts, spends 9 weeks in charts, reaching No.3
1982/07/18 to 1982/07/31 – Japan inc. Sun Plaza, Tokyo
1982/12/01 – Brixton Ace Cinema, London
1982/12/20 – The Venue, London
1983/02/14 – Tiffany’s, Newcastle Under Lyme w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/15 – University of Kent, Canterbury w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/16 – Keele University, Stoke w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/17 – Palais, Nottingham w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/19 – Hit The ‘O’ Deck enters Indie Charts, spends 8 weeks in charts, reaching No.7
1983/02/22 – Gold Diggers, Chippenham w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/23 – Hacienda, Manchester w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/24 – Liverpool University w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/25 – Newcastle University w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/27 – Edinburgh University w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/02/28 – Tiffany’s, Glasgow w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/02 – Leicester Polytechnic w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/03 – Queensway Hall, Dunstable w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/04 – Anson Rooms, University of Bristol w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/05 – Dominion Theatre, London w/ Laurel & Hardy, The Frank Chickens
1983/03/05 – Lend An Ear enters Indie Album charts, spending 5 weeks in the charts, reaching No.7
1983/03/07 – Town Hall, Bournemouth w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/08 – Southsea Gaiety Bar, Portsmouth w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/11 – Aston University, Birmingham w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/12 – Loughborough University w/ Laurel & Hardy
1983/03/29 to 1983/04/16 – European Tour inc.
1983/03/31 – Paradiso, Amsterdam w/ Das Wesen, Nasmak
1983/04/05 – Latin Quarter, Berlin, West Germany
1983/04/06 – Alabama Hall, Munich, West Germany
1983/04/28 – Gaiety Bar (end of the pier), Portsmouth

Thanks to Roger Freeman for many updates to this timeline.