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Rowland S.Howard with Nikki Sudden
-Chronology-

(June 1986 - December 1987: London)
Rowland S.Howard with Nikki Sudden
 Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard.

Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of (studio) recordings, all line-ups, assorted trivia and other tall tales 
related to the Australian artist Rowland S.Howard with Nikki Sudden.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.
-Information in grey italics is uncertain-
1985/1986
The year in which Rowland S. Howard records 3 albums with Nikki Sudden and one with Jeremy Gluck.
All in between his Crime and the City Solutution commitments.

08-Oct-85
DE Hamburg,Kir
[with Crime and the City Solution]

Line-up: Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitar)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Christian Hartje [Element of Crime] (bass) and Epic Soundtracks (drums).

Note: Rowland and Epic are then member of Crime and the City Solution mk III, on their first European tour. Nikki and Rowland first met at a Crime and the City Solution gig at the Marquee in London on 13-May-85 and hit it off straight away.


Early 1986
[UK London, Rowland S.Howard (with his girlfriend Genevieve, his brother Harry and Epic Soundtracks) start recording These Immortal Souls' "Get Lost, Don't Lie" album. Recordings will take place at 4 London studios until mid 1987].


16-Jun/04-Jul 1986
UK Leamington Spa, Woodbine St Recording Studio, recording sessions for Nikki Sudden's "Texas" album between. Engineered and produced by John A. Rivers. Rowland joins on 3 songs; "Death Is Hanging Over Me", "Broken Tooth" and "When I Left You".

Line-up: Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitar, organ) and Epic Soundtracks (guitar, piano, percussion, drums) with guests: Duncan Sibbald (bass)/ Jonathan Hodgson (bass, viola, violin) and Rowland S.Howard (guitars).


July 1986
[DE Berlin,Hansa Ton Studios. Crime and the City Solution records "Six Bells Chime" (for the "Room Of Lights" album). Engineered by Flood with Sven Borman].


09/18-Aug-86
[Rowland and Epic tour North America as member of Crime and the City Solution].


August/September 1986
UK Barford St.Michael,(Fairport Dave Pegg’s) Woodworm Studio (a former Baptist chapel), recording sessions for Nikki Sudden's "Dead Men Tell No Tales" album. Engineered by Tim Matyear. Rowland joins on 3 songs; "Before I Leave You", "Girl With The Wooden Leg" and "Cupful Of Change".

Line-up: Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitar, bouzouki, dulcimer, harmonium, piano) with guests: Duncan Sibbald (bass, acoustic guitar)/ Andrew Bean (tambourine, guitar) and Rowland S.Howard (guitars, organ).

Note: "My idea was to go into the studio and record 100 songs, then release the best ones as one album. By the time I recorded the tracks that were on the album and a few others Creation said that I'd spent too much money in the studio and they had to have something to release straight away. That's one of the reasons the album was so short. The album was never really finished." From "The Last Bandit" autobiography by Nikki Sudden (Arcana 2011).


August/September 1986
[UK London,The Strongroom Studios, recording sessions for Crime and the City Solution. "Room of Light" album. Engineered by Flood].


08/14-Sep-86
[Rowland and Epic tour Germany as member of Crime and the City Solution].


Woodworm studio Sep/Oct 86

September/October 1986
UK Barford St.Michael,(Fairport Dave Pegg’s) Woodworm Studio (a former Baptist chapel), recording sessions for Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc" album and "Wedding Hotel" single. Engineered by Tim Matyear.

Line-up: Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitar, bouzouki) and Rowland S.Howard (guitars, organ, dulcimer, harmonium, drums, bouzouki) with guests: Genevieve McGuckin (harmonium)/ Andrew Bean (drums) and Epic Soundtracks (drums, percussion).

Photo: Rowland in the studio. Credit unknown. Another photo, taken in the back garden of the Woodworm Studio. Credit unknown.

Note: Other songs recorded at these sessions "Jack Ketch", "Howling Wolf", "Southlands", "This Is The Kingdom", "Lost Last Will", "(She Walked) Across The Sand", and "Behind The Walls". The latter is the only one which got released (on "The Boy From Nowhere" 6CD box, 2013).


September/October 1986
UK Barford St.Michael,(Fairport Dave Pegg’s) Woodworm Studio (a former Baptist chapel), recording sessions for Jeremy Gluck [The Barracudas] with Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "I Knew Buffalo Bill" album and "Looking For A Place To Fall" single. Engineered by Tim Matyear. Produced by Crag Antler.

Line-up: Jeremy Gluck (vocals), with Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitars, bouzouki) and Rowland S.Howard (bass, guitars, organ, snare drum). Guests: Jonathan Hodgson (violin)/ Andrew Bean (drums)/ Epic Soundtracks (drums) and Jeffrey Lee Pierce (guitars).


1x October 1986
UK Release of Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites "Texas" album (Creation records).

Review: Review taken from NME 18-Oct-86.


The Jacobites Line-up #1 (London: October 1986):
Nikki Sudden (vocals,guitar)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Duncan Sibbald (bass) and Epic Soundtracks (drums).

London 21-Oct-86

21-Oct-86
UK London-Ladbroke Grove,Bay 63
[with My Bloody Valentine and The Turncoats]

Setlist: When The Rain Comes Down/ Jangle Town/ One More String Of Pearls/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Broken Tooth/ Kissed You Twice/ Wedding Hotel/ Ambulance Station/ Back To The Coast/ Big Store/ Fortune Of Fame/ Only Children Sleeping.

Photo: Credit Ian Andrews.

Ad: Ad taken from NME 18-Oct-86.

Note: "Texas" album launch. Acklam Hall opened in 1975 (@ 12 Acklam Road in Westway Bay 63), with a benefit gig for the North Kensington Law Centre, headlined by Joe Strummer’s pre-Clash group, the 101’ers. In 1985 Acklam Hall was re-launched as Bay 63. A second re-launch happened at the end of the 80s, by the promoter Vince Power from the Mean Fiddler in Harlesden, transforming it into the nightclub Subterania.


22-Oct-86
UK Brighton,The Richmond
[with Traddodiad Ofnus and The Regular Guys]


16/30-Nov-86
[Rowland and Epic tour UK/Europe as member of Crime and the City Solution].


The Jacobites Line-up #2 (London: November 1986):
Nikki Sudden (vocals,guitar)/ Wolf Karpen (guitar)/ Duncan Sibbald (bass) and Lindy Morrison (drums).

Europe November 1986

03-Nov-86
DE Ludwigshafen,Music Hall

05-Nov-86
DE Nürnberg,Zabolinde

06-Nov-86
DE Pforzheim,Skandal

07-Nov-86
DE Freiburg,Waldsee

08-Nov-86
CH Lausanne,La Dolce Vita

09-Nov-86
DE Geislingen,Rätschenmühle

10-Nov-86
DE Köln,Rose Club

11-Nov-86
DE Frankfurth,Batschkapp

12-Nov-86
DE Giessen,Ausweg

13-Nov-86
DE Hannover,Bad

Ad: Taken from SPEX (German) music magazine November 1986.

Note: Start of a (23 date) European tour in support of the "Texas" album. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


14-Nov-86
DE Dortmund,FZW

Setlist: Pin Your Heart To Me/ When The Rain Comes Down/ Where The Rivers End/ In Your Room/ The Last Bandit/ Back To The Coast/ Tell Me/ Fortune Of Fame/ Captain Kennedy's Lament/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Such A Little Girl.

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


15-Nov-86
DE Herrenberg,JZ

16-Nov-86
DE Ravensburg,JZ

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


19-Nov-86
DE Bremen,Römer
[with The Lolitas]

Setlist: When The Rain Comes Down/ Road Of Broken Dreams/ Tell Me/ Bethlehem Castle/ Angels In My Arms/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Such A Little Girl -I Can't Get No Satisfaction -Dancing With Myself/ Just My Imagination - Ready Steady Go - Such A Little Girl.

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


21-Nov-86
DE Enger,Forum
[with The Lolitas]

22-Nov-86
DE Essen,Zeche Karl
[with The Lolitas]

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


23-Nov-86
DE Berlin,The Loft
[with The Lolitas]

Setlist: When The Rain Comes Down/ Bethlehem Castle/ Tell Me/ In Your Room/ Back To The Coast/ Captain Kennedy's Lament/ Jangle Town/ Angels In My Arms/ Pin Your Heart To Me/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Big Store/ Such A Little Girl/ Hello Wolf/ Fortune Of Fame/ When I Left You/ Hip Shake.

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


25-Nov-86
DE Hamburg,Markthalle
[with The Lolitas]

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


26-Nov-86
DE Düsseldorf,Haus der Jugend

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


27-Nov-86
BE Antwerpen,De Ruimte

28-Nov-86
NL Apeldoorn,Gigant

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


Haarlem 29-Nov-86

29-Nov-86
NL Haarlem,Het Patronaat

Ad: Scan from De Waarheid newspaper 29-Nov-86.

Note: Part of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


xx-Nov-86
FR -,-

Note: End of a European tour. Rowland and Epic were touring as member of Crime and the City Solution, and were replaced by Wolf Karpen on guitar and Lindy Morrison [Go-Betweens] on drums.


xx-Dec-86
DE Berlin-Schöneberg,Turbine Rosenheim

Line-up: Nikki Sudden (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Rowland S.Howard (acoustic guitar).

Note: Several shows, one at 5AM. At the time Rowland and Epic had been told they were expelled from Crime and the City Solution.


December 1986/January 1987
UK Mile End-South London,Scarf Studio, overdub and mixing sessions for Jeremy Gluck with Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "I Knew Buffalo Bill" album and "Looking For A Place To Fall" single. As well as Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "Wedding Hotel" single. Engineered by Tony Cohen.

Line-up: Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitar, organ) and Epic Soundtracks (guitar, piano, percussion, drums) with guests: Duncan Sibbald (bass)/ Jonathan Hodgson (bass, viola, violin) and Rowland S.Howard (guitars).






1987
The year in which Rowland's two albums with Nikki Sudden and one with Jeremy Gluck are released. Followed by an 8 date UK/European tour.
Also the year that These Immortal Souls start.

The Jacobites Line-up #3 (London: January 1987):
Nikki Sudden (vocals,guitar)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Duncan Sibbald (bass) and Lindy Morrison (drums).

London 16-Jan-87

16-Jan-87
UK London,University of London Union
[with The Bodines and Voice of the Beehive]

Setlist: When The Rain Comes Down/ Back To The Coast/ Tell Me/ Jangle Town/ Angels In My Arms/ Captain Kennedy/ Big Store/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Such a Little Girl.

Ad: Taken from NME 17-Jan-87.

Review: Taken from Sounds Jan-87.

Note: Sound engineer Tony Cohen, who was out of it and completely screwed up the sound. He made it up by joining for the Scottisch gigs to do the sound free of charge.


Glasgow-Greenock 17-Jan-87

17-Jan-87
UK Glasgow-Greenock,Barr’s Cottage-Subterraneans

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Note: 122 persons attended. Sound engineer Tony Cohen.

From September 1986 until May 1987, Paul Barr, Thomas Taft and Chris Davidson ran a club called Subterraneans in Greenock, Scotland. It was held in the basement of the Melrose pub in the Barr's Cottage area of the town.


18-Jan-87
UK Glasgow,Rooftops

Setlist: When The Rain Comes Down/ Back To The Coast/ Tell Me/ Fortune Of Fame/ Jangle Town/ Captain Kennedy/ Road of Broken Dreams/ Big Store/ When I Left You/ Where The River Ends/ Fortune Of Fame/ Back To The Coast.

Note: Sound engineer Tony Cohen. Bobby Gillespie [The Jesus and Mary Chain/Primal Scream] attends the gig.


09/12-Mar-87
UK Barford St.Michael,(Fairport Dave Pegg’s) Woodworm Studio (a former Baptist chapel), mixing sessions for Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc" album and "Wedding Hotel" single. Engineered by Tim Matyear.

Line-up: Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitar, bouzouki) and Rowland S.Howard (guitars, organ, dulcimer, harmonium, drums, bouzouki) with guests: Genevieve McGuckin (harmonium)/ Andrew Bean (drums) and Epic Soundtracks (drums, percussion).

Note: Other songs recorded at these sessions "Southlands", "Howling Swamp" and "This Is The Kingdom", all as yet unreleased.


April 1987
UK Release of Nikki Sudden & The Jacobites "Dead Men Tell No Tales" album (Creation records).


April 1987
UK Release of Jeremy Gluck's "I Knew Buffalo Bill" album (Flicknife records).


Dingwalls 03-Jun-87

03-Jun-87
UK London-Camden,Dingwalls
[with Kid Montana, The Clockworks, Rollin' Thunder, The Sex Articles]

Setlist: Four Seasons of Trouble/ Too Long/ Gallery Wharp/ They're Hanging Me Tonight/ and more..

Photo: Screen capture from private video by Robert Brown.

Ad: Ad taken from NME 06-Jun-87.

Line-up: Jeremy Gluck (vocals)/ Nikki Sudden (guitar, vocals)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Duncan Sibbald (bass)/ Gavin Poolman (guitar) and Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] (drums).

Note: Jeremy Gluck's only live performance with Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard, performing songs from their joint "I Knew Buffalo Bill" album.


04-Jun-87
UK Barford St.Michael,(Fairport Dave Pegg’s) Woodworm Studio (a former Baptist chapel), recording sessions for Jeremy Gluck with Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "Burning Skulls Rise" mini album. Engineered by Tim Matyear. Produced by Jeremy Gluck and Joe Drake.

Line-up: Jeremy Gluck (vocals) with Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitars, bouzouki) and Rowland S.Howard (guitars, organ, snare drum). Guests: Joe Drake (bass)/ Jonathan Hodgson (violin)/ Andrew Bean (drums) and Epic Soundtracks (drums).

Note: Other song recorded at these sessions "Prayer For A Gunman", as yet unreleased.


12-Jul-87
[First concert by Rowland's own These Immortal Souls band at the Mean Fiddler in London-Harlesden as support for Sonic Youth].


18/22-Jul-87
UK Barford St.Michael,(Fairport Dave Pegg’s) Woodworm Studio (a former Baptist chapel), recording sessions for Jeremy Gluck with Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "Burning Skulls Rise" mini album. Engineered by Tim Matyear. Produced by Jeremy Gluck and Joe Drake.

Line-up: Jeremy Gluck (vocals) with Nikki Sudden (vocals, guitars, bouzouki) and Rowland S.Howard (guitars, organ, snare drum). Guests: Joe Drake (bass)/ Jonathan Hodgson (violin)/ Andrew Bean (drums) and Epic Soundtracks (drums).

Note: Other song recorded at these sessions "Prayer For A Gunman", as yet unreleased.


The Jacobites Line-up #4 (London: July-December 1987):
Nikki Sudden (vocals,guitar)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Duncan Sibbald (bass) and Desi Desperate (aka Peter Kablean) (drums).

Edinburg 24-Jul-87

24-Jul-87
UK Edinburgh,The Venue

Setlist: Crossroads/ Kiss At Dawn/ Wedding Hotel/ French Revolution Blues/ When The Rain Comes Down/ Burning Skulls Rise/ Feather Beds/ Fortune of Fame/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Big Store/ Back to the Coast/ Crossroads.

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: First of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums.


London-Finsbury 03-Aug-87

03-Aug-87
UK London-Finsbury Park,Sir George Robey

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Ad: Taken from NME 01-Aug-87.

Note: Second of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums.


xx-Aug-87
UK London,The Marquee(?)

Note: Third of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums.


10-Sep-87
UK Release of Jeremy Gluck's "Looking For A Place To Fall" single (Flicknife records).


18-Sep-87
DE Augsburg,Siedlerhof

Setlist: Where The Rivers End/ Fortune Of Fame/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Wedding Hotel/ French Revolution Blues/ When The Rain Comes Down/ Johnny Smiled Slowly/ Back To The Coast/ Kiss At Dawn/ Big Store (Orig.)/ Crossroads/ Such A Little Girl.

Note: Released as bonus CD with the reissue of the "Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc" album by Secretly Canadian (2002). Fourth of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums.


Ebensee 19-Sep-87

19-Sep-87
AT Ebensee,Holzstock Fest am Traumsee
Open Air festival

Photo: Photo credit Ronny Hartwig [ex Once Upon A Time, later True Spirit].

Note: Fifth of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums.


xx-Sep-87
DE Berlin,The Loft

Note: Nikki Sudden 'solo' show, with Coco Neubauer [Lolitas] on bass and Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] on drums.


xx-xxx-87
UK London-Stoke Newington,The Three Crowns

Note: Sixth of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums.

"Back in England we played a one very strange London show. Rowland turned up to the club in Stoke Newington a few moments before we went onstage. He played, got paid and then left. At least he had something worth spending the money on." From "The Last Bandit" autobiography by Nikki Sudden (Arcana 2011).


01-Oct-87
[Second concert by Rowland's own These Immortal Souls band at the Town & Country club in London as support for Primal Scream].


08-Oct-87
UK Release of Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "Wedding Hotel" single (Creation records).


25-Oct-87
[Third concert by Rowland's own These Immortal Souls band at the Town & Country club in London as support for The Gun Club].


26-Oct-87
UK Release of Nikki Sudden and Rowland S.Howard's "Kiss You Kidnapped Charabanc" album (Creation records) and -surpisingly- the same day These Immortal Souls' "Get Lost (Don't Lie)" LP/CD album (Mute records) is released.


07-Dec-87
GR Athina,radio show


Athina 08-Dec-87

08-Dec-87
GR Athina,Rodon

Setlist: Where The Rivers End/ Road Of Broken Dreams/ Death Is Hanging Over Me/ Wedding Hotel/ French Revolution Blues/ Fortune Of Fame/ Jangle Town/ Crossroads/ ?/ ?/ Back To The Coast/ ?/ ?/ ?-Hey Hey, My My/ Fortune Of Fame.

Ad: Scan of ad.

Note: Seventh of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums. Playing as 'The French Revolution".

"We did the soundcheck and I went back to the hotel, took a bomber [amphetamine pill] and immediately fell asleep. Next thing I know I'm being woken up, "Nikki, it's midnight! You were supposed to be on stage five minutes ago!" I pulled my boots on and staggered downstairs, out on the streets and to the club. The place was totally packed! [...] I took a bottle of Moët [champagne] and poured it into a glass. I downed it and we went out. The first number we played was Road Of Broken Dreams. After the second song I turned to Rowland -who was in the same state as me- and asked, "What shall we play next?" "Do Road Of Broken Dreams. That always goes down well!" We played the song three times during the set... During the long spoken bit in the middle of Death Is Hanging Over Me I took off my guitar and lay on the stage kissing the most gorgeous girl in the audience. The band doodled away. I said I'd see her later... The gig finished and I went backstage and downed another bottle of champage. Went out and found the girl. Found her out on the street... the night air hit and I passed out. Next thing I know I'm waking up in my hotel bed. Rowland got off with the girl! From "The Last Bandit" autobiography by Nikki Sudden (Arcana 2011).


24-Dec-87
UK London-Finsbury Park,Sir George Robey

Note: Eight of 8 gigs. Peter Kablean [Gun Club, ex- Fur Bible] joins on drums






1988
The year in which Nikki Sudden renames his band the French Revolution.
A band without Rowland S.Howard, who's then touring Europe and North America with his These Immortal Souls doing 60+ gigs.

1988
UK Release of Jeremy Gluck's "Burning Skulls" album (Flicknife records).


The French Revolution (London: March 1988-September 1989):
Nikki Sudden (vocals,guitar)/ Duncan Sibbald (bass) and Andrew Bean (drums).

31-Mar-88
NL Groningen,Vera
[with Thin White Rope]

Note: First gig of Nikki Sudden's new band The French Revolution. First of 4 Dutch gigs. The band tours UK/Europe extensively throughout 1988/1989, until disbanding in September 1989. Without Rowland, who's touring the US with These Immortal Souls.


01-Apr-88
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar

0x-Apr-88
NL Amsterdam,Melkweg

0x-Apr-88
NL -,-

0x-Apr-88
BE -,-


London-Camden 19-Apr-88

19-Apr-88
UK London-Camden,The Palace

Handbill: Photo of handbill.


26-Apr-88
UK Brighton,The Richmond
[with The Levellers]


01-May-88
DE Hof,Alter Bahnhof

05-May-88
DE Nürnberg,Komm

06-May-88
DE Gammelsdorf,Zirkus

07-May-88
DE Geislingen,Rätschenmühle

08-May-88
DE Köln,Rose Club

09-May-88
DE Aachen,Jakobshof

10-May-88
AT Linz, Posthof

11-May-88
AT Wien,U4

12-May-88
AT Salzburg or Ebensee,-

13-May-88
DE Augsburg,Bootleg

14-May-88
DE Marzburg,KFZ

15-May-88
DE Frankfurth,Batschkapp

16-May-88
DE Stuttgart,Röhre

18-May-88
DE Heidelberg,Schwimmbad

19-May-88
CH -,-

20-May-88
CH -,-

21-May-88
CH -,-

22-May-88
CH -,-

23-May-88
DE Osnabrück,Hyde Park

25-May-88
DE Bochum,Zeche

26-May-88
DE Wilhemshafen,Kling Klang

27-May-88
DE Hamburg,Grosse Freiheit

31-May-88
DE Kassel,Spot

01-Jun-88
DE Münster,Jovel

04-Jun-88
DE Enger,Forum

05-Jun-88
DE Berlin,Loft

Note: One month, 26-date tour of Germany, Austria and Switzerland with Elliott Murphy and Thirsty Justice. Kristof Hahn [later Swans and Les Hommes Sauvages] is hired as guitar technician/roadie and also joined in occasionallly on some songs at the gigs. Thirsty Justice is: Eric Le Marechal (vocals/guitar) [then Nikki and Rowland's European tour agent, later Les Hommes Sauvages], Kristof Hahn (guitar/vocals), Duncan Sibbald (bass) and Andrew Bean (drums).


London-Camden 01-Jul-88

01-Jul-88
UK London-Camden,The Palace
[support for Green On Red]

Ad: Scan of ad from NME.


20-Aug-88
UK London,Riverside Studios

Note: Alan McGee also played guitar for a couple of songs.


London-Camden 01-Jul-88

07-Sep-88
UK London-Camden,Dingwalls
[support for Suicide, with Sonic Boom]

Ad: Scan of ad from Uk mag.


xx-Jan-89
UK London-Camden,The Palace
[with Thirsty Justice]

Note: The only time Rowland S. Howard joins The French Revolution.


21-Apr-89
NL Leeuwarden,De Brouwershoeck
[with Pigmeat]

22-Apr-89
BE Eeklo,De Media

29-Apr-88
FR Lyon-Vénissieux,Le Truck

12-May-89
DE Schorndorf,-

18-May-89
DE Nürnberg,-

Note: One month tour of Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.


19-Sep-89
AT Ebensee,Holzstock Festival
[with Caspar Brötmann Massaker, The Iron Fish, The Bates, Die Zeit]

Note: Last ever French Revolution gig.



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