Suicide

(New York City November 1970 - today)

Chronology

Suicide
Photo credit: © Roberta Bayley.


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to the American band Suicide.
(Focussing on the 'classic' period 1970-1981).

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

 July 2009: major update with about 50 ads from the Village Voice. 


1970
The year in which the band is founded and perform their first shows.

Boruch Bermowitz (Alan Vega) was born in the Bronx on the 23rd of June 1938 as the son of a working-class diamond setter. He spent his childhood in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn (NYC) and studied art and physics at Brooklyn College in Manhatten. By 1969 Vega is working, creating and living at the "Project of Living Artists", a large workshop/performance warehouse art space on Waverly and Broadway funded by the New York State Council of the Arts. It's here where in the summer of 1969 he meets Martin Rev, who performs there with his avant-garde jazz band Reverend B. Martin Reverby (Rev) was born in the Bronx (NYC) as the son of a working-class union organizer. In 1969 Martin's future wife Mari is part of Julian Beck's "The Living Theatre". Alan, Martin along with Mari started experimenting with music at the "Project of Living Artists". When by mid 1970 Martin's band Reverend B ceased to exist Vega and Rev decided to form their own.

Link to a superb discography of Suicide (and more). Recommended reading "Suicide - No Compromise", a book by David Nobakht (SAF Publishing 2005).


Line-up #1 (New York City: 1970):
Nasty Cut [Alan Vega] (vocals/guitar/trumpet)/ Cool P. [Paul Liebgott] (guitar) and Marty Maniac [Martin Rev] (drums/keyboard)

New York November 1970

xx-Nov-70
US NY,New York City,Museum,A Project of Living Artists

xx-Nov-70
US NY,New York City,Museum,A Project of Living Artists

Flyer: Taken from "Fucked Up and Photocopied", a book by Bryan R. Turcotte and Chris Miller.

Note: Their first concerts. The Project of Living Artists was then located at 729 Broadway. Labeled as "Punk Music by Suicide".


New York 20-Nov-70

20-Nov-70
US NY,New York City,OK Harris Gallery,465 West Broadway

Flyer: Scan of invitation.

Note: Labeled as "Punk Music by Suicide". Early shows included songs as "Methedrine Mary", Speed Queen" and "Junkie Jesus".


25-Nov-70
US NY,New York City,Museum,A Project of Living Artists

Flyer: Taken from "Fucked Up and Photocopied", a book by Bryan R. Turcotte and Chris Miller.

Note: After the show on the 25th they heard that jazz legend Albert Ayler's body had been found floating in the East River.






1971
About a dozen of shows the first half of the year, several times at Ungano's and at the Museum where Alan is an artist.

Line-up #2 (New York City: 1971-1975):
Alan Vega (vocals) and Martin Rev (keyboards), with Martin's wife Mari (drums).

New York 07-Jan-71

07-Jan-71
US NY,New York City,Ungano's (2 sets)
[with The Sun & The Moon]

08-Jan-71
US NY,New York City,Ungano's (2 sets)
[with The Sun & The Moon]

09-Jan-71
US NY,New York City,Ungano's (2 sets)
[with The Sun & The Moon]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 07-Jan-71.


New York 29-Jan-71

29-Jan-71
US NY,New York City,Ungano's

Flyer: Taken from "Fucked Up and Photocopied", a book by Bryan R. Turcotte and Chris Miller.


New York 30-Jan-71

30-Jan-71
US NY,New York City,Ungano's

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 21-Jan-71.


New York 13-Mar-71

13-Mar-71
US NY,New York City,(Project of Living Artists) Museum (at midnight)

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 11-Mar-71.

Note: Labeled as "Punk Mass (at midnight)".


New York 14-Mar-71

14-Mar-71
US NY,New York City,Village Gate
[with Milwood Tapestry, Fat Alice]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 11-Mar-71.


New York 09-Apr-71

09-Apr-71
US NY,New York City,Supernova

10-Apr-71
US NY,New York City,Supernova

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 08-Apr-71.

Note: Labeled as "Punk Music".


xx-xxx-71
US NY,NY,New York City,Gaslight Au Go Go

Note: The Gaslight club moved to the former Cafe Au Go Go (which had closed down late 1969) on 152 Bleeker in April 1971 and was renamed the "Gaslight Au Go Go". The band's performance was cut short when the plug was pulled after only one song.


New York 04-May-71

New York 04-May-71

04-May-71
US US NY,New York City,Crawdaddy's (former Birdland)

Flyer: Labeled as "Punk Music by Suicide". Taken from "No Compromise", a book on Suicide by David Nobakht.








Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 08-Apr-71


New York 11-Jun-71

11-Jun-71
US NY,New York City,(Project of Living Artists) Museum (at midnight)

12-Jun-71
US NY,New York City,(Project of Living Artists) Museum (at midnight)

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 10-Jun-71.

Note: Labeled as "A Punk Music Mass".






1972
Very few shows during this year as well, but luckily a sort of 'residency' at the Mercer Arts Center gives them some exposure.

New York 07-Apr-72

07-Apr-72
US NY,New York City,OK Harris Gallery,465 West Broadway

Flyer: Taken from "No Compromise", a book on Suicide by David Nobakht.

Note: Labeled as "Punk Music by Suicide".


xx-xxx-72
US NY,New York City,So So So Gallery


New York City 28-Jun-72

28-Jun-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde Room

Flyer: Taken from "Fucked Up and Photocopied", a book by Bryan R. Turcotte and Chris Miller. Labeled as "Punk Music Mass".


New York City 04/25-Oct-72

New York City 04/25-Oct-72

New York City 18/25-Oct-72

04-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Blue Room Cabaret

11-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde Room

18-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde Room

25-Oct-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde Room

Flyer: Labeled as "Suicide performs a Punk Music Mass". Taken from "No Compromise", a book on Suicide by David Nobakht.

Ad 1: Labeled as "A Punk Music Mass". Scan taken from the Village Voice 28-Sep-72.

Ad 2: Labeled as "Punk, Junk, Sewer Music". Scan taken from the Village Voice 19-Oct-72.

Note: Start of a residency on Wednesdays, starting from 04-Oct-72.


01-Nov-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde Room

Note: Part of the residency on Wednesdays.


New York City 04/25-Oct-72

08-Nov-72
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center,Oscar Wilde Room

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 09-Nov-72.

Note: Part of the residency on Wednesdays.






1973
Another year with only limited live activity (half a dozen of shows).

New York City 11-Feb-73

11-Feb-73
US NY,New York City,Mercer Arts Center
Endless Valentine's Day
[with The New York Dolls, Wayne County, Magic Tramps, Ruby and the Rednecks]
(all-night party from 10PM till dawn)

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 08-Feb-73.


New York City 25/26-May-73

25-May-73
US NY,New York City,Project (of Living Artists),133 Greene Street (10PM)

26-May-73
US NY,New York City,Project (of Living Artists),133 Greene Street (10PM)

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 24-May-73.

Note: Labeled as "A Punk Mass".


xx-xxx-73
US NY,New York City,The Circus
(former Electric Circus @ the Ukranian National Hall, 23 St.Marks Place)
[with The Dogs]


New York City 29-Sep-73

29-Sep-73
US NY,New York City,Talent Recon Inc. Theatre
[with Sniper]

06-Oct-73
US NY,New York City,Talent Recon Inc. Theatre
[with Sniper]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 27-Sep-73.

Note: Labeled as "Rock in the land of limbo". Sniper is an early Joey Ramone (then named Jeff Starship) band.






1974
A year with about a dozen of live shows, a first at Max's and CBGB's.

New York City 15/16-Feb-74

15-Feb-74
US NY,New York City,Project (of Living Artists),133 Greene Street (10PM)

16-Feb-74
US NY,New York City,Project (of Living Artists),133 Greene Street (10PM)

25-Feb-74
US NY,New York City,Brandy II (11PM)

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 14-Feb-74.

Note: Labeled as "Dream Rock".


New York City 16/17-Mar-74

16-Mar-74
US NY,New York City,Townhouse Theater
[support for The Fast]

17-Mar-74
US NY,New York City,Townhouse Theater
[support for The Fast]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 14-Mar-74.


New York City 30-Mar-74

30-Mar-74
US NY,New York City,Townhouse Theater
[support for The Fast]

31-Mar-74
US NY,New York City,Townhouse Theater
[support for The Fast]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 28-Mar-74.


New York City 07/08-Jun-74

07-Jun-74
US NY,New York City,CBGB Club
[with The Fast]

08-Jun-74
US NY,New York City,CBGB Club
[with The Fast]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 06-Jun-74.

Note: Labeled as "Dream Rock". CBGB used to be called (since 1969) "Hilly's On The Bowery" and was renamed and re-opened (after Kristal's other club "Hilly's In The Village" was closed down) in March 1974.


New York City 28/29-Jun-74

28-Jun-74
US NY,New York City,Blow Your Nose/Project (of Living Artists),133 Greene Street (10PM)

29-Jun-74
US NY,New York City,Blow Your Nose/Project (of Living Artists),133 Greene Street (10PM)

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 27-Jun-74.

Note: Labeled as "Rocket Rock".


New York City 06-Aug-74

06-Aug-74
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 01-Aug-74.

Note: Labeled as "Rocket Rock". Their first engagement at Max's. The next will be 1.5 years later.






1975
The year in which Martin can afford to buy a rhythm machine, upon which they write and record a batch of new songs, but hardly perform live.

Line-up #2 (New York City: 1975- to date):
Alan Vega (vocals) and Martin Rev (keyboards/electronics) and a secondhand Seagrams rhythm machine.

1975
US NY,New York City,Alan's basement studio at "Project of Living Artists" (then located on 133 Greene street),recording amongst others: "Speed Queen", "Creature Feature", "Tough Guy", "A-Man", "Sneakin' Around", "Too Fine For You", "See You Around", "Be My Dream", "Space Blue Mambo", "Spaceship", "Into My Eyes", "C'mon Babe", "New City" and "Do It Nice", all of which appeared on "The First Rehearsal Tapes" CD (Blast First 1999). Also recorded "Long Talk" which appeared on the "Half Alive" tape/CD (Roir).


1975
US NY,New York City,Sun Dragon studio, recording amongst others: "Dreams", which appeared on the "Half Alive" tape/CD (Roir).


Oct/Nov/Dec-75
US NY,New York City,Mother's
(several shows on Thursday nigths during a 3 months period)

Oct/Nov/Dec-75
US NY,New York City,Club 82
(a drag and transvestite bar)

Oct/Nov/Dec-75
US NY,New York City,Project of Living Arts, 133 Greene street (several shows)






1976
The year in which they record their first single. Live performances are mainly at Max's and CBGB's.

1976
US NY,New York City,Suicide's home studio @ the "Project of Living Artists" (then located on 133 Greene street),recording "Rocket USA" and "Keep Your Dreams" (a.k.a. "Dream Baby Dream"), which were pressed on two 7" copies by a guy on 48th street. One copy ended up on the jukebox at Max's. Later in the year "Rocket USA" was released on the "V/A: Max's Kansas City 1976" LP (RAM 1976), which was first re-released as "V/A: Max's Kansas City - New York New Wave" LP (CBS 1978) and later on CD (Roir 1996). Also recorded were "Frankie Teardrop, The Detective Meets The Space Alien" and "Ghost Rider", both of which ended up on the Vega 70th anniversary 10" series (Blast First 2008/2009).


New York City 09-Mar-76

09-Mar-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with Matthew Mouzon & Somebody Good]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 08-Mar-76.

Note: Return to Max's since '74.


New York City 13-Apr-76

13-Apr-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City,Easter Rock Festival
[with Talking Heads, Harry Toledo, Pere Ubu]

Setlist: Rocket USA/ and more..

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 12-Apr-76.

Note: "Rocket USA" is available on the V/A: "Punk Legends: The American Roots" CD (Jungle Records 1997). Recorded by Peter Crowley (Jayne County's manager and booker at Max's) and initially included on the promo LP "Max's Kansas City Presents" New Wave Hits For The 80's" (MKC 1981).


30-May-76
US NY,New York City,Manhattan Center
(Benefit for Wayne County)

Note: During a show at CBGB's (March 1976) Wayne County had smashed a microphone stand over Dick Manitoba's [of The Dictators] collarbone when Dick was heckling him. Dick Manitoba had to be hopitalized and sued Wayne for it. Other bands artists performing at this benefit are: Walter Lure/ Blondie/ Jerry Nolan/ Wayne County & Back Street Boys/ The Planets/ Jackie Curtis/ Dee Dee Ramone/Mick Ronson/ Mink DeVille/ Divine/ Johnny Thunders/ The Dolls/ Tuff Darts/ Richard Hell/ Cherry Vanilla & her Station Island Band/ Ian Hunter/ The April Lawton Band and Holly Woodlawn.


New York City 05-Sep-76

05-Sep-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with Congress + DMZ]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 05-Sep-76.


01-Nov-76
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with The Cramps and The Dead Boys]

Note: First ever show by The Cramps.


New York City 06-Nov-76

06-Nov-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Infliktors + Riot]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 08-Nov-76.


New York City 27-Nov-76

27-Nov-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps and Fuse]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 22-Nov-76.


New York City 17-Dec-76

17-Dec-76
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps and Jango Edwards]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 13-Dec-76.


New York City 23-Dec-76

23-Dec-76
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with The Ramones]

24-Dec-76
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with The Ramones]

25-Dec-76
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with The Ramones]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 20-Dec-76.






1977
They year in which Marty Thau (former New York Dolls manager) resurrects Suicide from obscurity. They sign to his Red Star records label, record and release their first album. Breakthrough year in which they do several supports acts for The Ramones and Blondie at Max's and CBGB's.

New York City 14-Jan-77

14-Jan-77
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps and Mink DeVille]

Ad: Scan of ad.


New York City 03/05-Feb-77

03-Feb-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[support for The Ramones]

04-Feb-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB (2 sets)
[support for The Ramones]

Setlist: (1st set) Rock 'N' Roll (Is Killing My Life)/ 96 Tears/ ?/ Rocket USA/ (Junkie) Jesus.. and more?.

Note: The Ramones played first at the Nassau Coliseum,Uniondale (as support for Blue Oyster Cult) and were scheduled to perform at CBGB's the same night, but could not make it on time to the club. Suicide where then asked to play a 2nd set in front of an audience expecting to see The Ramones. Eventually The Ramones turned up and did their set.

05-Feb-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[support for The Ramones]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 07-Feb-77.


12-Feb-77
US MA,Boston,The Rat Club
[with Willie Loco Alexander]

13-Feb-77
US MA,Boston,The Rat Club
[with Willie Loco Alexander]

Note: At one of these shows they meet their future producer and supporter Ric Ocasek (of The Cars).


New York City 24-Mar-77

24-Mar-77
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps]

24-Mar-77
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 21-Mar-77.


New York City 26-Apr-77

26-Apr-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with Hot Lunch and China]

Note: China later became Mars.

Ad: Scan of ad from Village Voice 25-Apr-77.


04-May-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
Punk magazine benefit
[with Blondie, Alex Chilton Dead Boys, Patti Smith Group, Richard Hell,etc..]

Setlist: Ghost Rider/ 96 Tears/ Che/ Rocket USA/ Jesus.

Note: The benefit continued on 05-May-77.


June 1977
US NY,New York City,Vage and Rev signing a recording deal with Marty Thau's Red Star label.


New York City 22-Jun-77

22-Jun-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with Fuse and Mars]

Note: Mars had just changed their name from "China" (the CBGB show on the 14th was still as "China").

Ad: Microfilm image from the Village Voice November 22-Jun-77, courtesy of Jonathan Luftig.


New York City 07-Jul-77

07-Jul-77
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps, Devo]

08-Jul-77
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps, Devo]

09-Jul-77
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Cramps, Devo]

Setlist: (09-Jul-77) Ghost Rider/Frankie Teardrop/Girl/Che/Rocket USA.

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 11-Jul-77.


1977
US NY,Blauvelt,Ultima Sound studio,recording their first self titled album ("Ghost Rider", "Rocket USA", "Johnny", "Girl", "Frankie Teardrop", "Che") and the "Cheree/I Remember" single in only 4 days. Engineered by Larry Alexander. Produced by Craig Leon and Marty Thau. An outtake of "Ghost Rider" was later released on the Primal Scream/Suicide 10" (Blast First Petite 2008). The Ultima Sound studio (located 45 mins upstate NYC) used to be called 914 Studios in which Bruce Springsteen recorded for his first 3 albums ("Greetings..", "The Wild.." and "Born To Run").


New York City 08/11-Sep-77

08-Sep-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[support for Blondie, with Walter Steding]

09-Sep-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[support for Blondie, with Walter Steding]

10-Sep-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[support for Blondie, with Walter Steding]

11-Sep-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[support for Blondie, with Walter Steding]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 12-Sep-77.


New York 29-Sep-77

29-Sep-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with Teenage Jesus & The Jerks]

Setlist: 96 Tears/ Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Johnny/ Frankie Teardrop

Ad: Microfilm image from the Village Voice O3-Oct-77, courtesy of Jonathan Luftig.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Eric Maché with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-150.


New York City 27/28-Oct-77

27-Oct-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[support for The Ramones]

28-Oct-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB's
[support for The Ramones]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 31-Oct-77.


New York City 01-Dec-77

01-Dec-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with DMZ and The Real Kids]

02-Dec-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with DMZ and The Real Kids]

03-Dec-77
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with DMZ and The Real Kids]
(2 sets)

Setlist: 2nd set: Ghost Rider/ Jesus Vega/ Frankie Teardrop/ Put A Little Love In Your Heart.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Eric Maché with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-150.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice November 1977.


28-Dec-77
US Release of their first self titled album (Red Star).

Note: Review of the album ("Suicide Is Meaningless") by Tom Carson taken from the Village Voice 30-Jan-78.






1978
Breakthrough year #2, in which they tour Europe as support for Elvis Costello and the UK as support for The Clash.

New York City 07-Jan-78

07-Jan-78
US NY,New York City,The Palladium
[support for The Ramones, with The Runaways]

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Dance/ Frankie Teardrop.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Eric Maché with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-150.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 08-Jan-78.


New York City 13-Jan-78

13-Jan-78
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Works]

Setlist: Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Dance/ 96 Tears/ Frankie Teardrop.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Eric Maché with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-150.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 16-Jan-78.


New York City 02/04-Feb-78

02-Feb-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB (2 sets)
[with The Fleshtones & The Contortions]

03-Feb-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB (2 sets)
[with The Fleshtones & The Contortions]

Setlist: Harlem/ Ghost Rider/ Keep Your Dreams (a.k.a. "Dream Baby Dream")/ Dance/ Frankie Teardrop.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Howard Thompson (of Bronze records) with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-205.

04-Feb-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB (2 sets)
[with The Fleshtones & The Contortions]

Setlist: (1st or 2nd) Dance/ Ghost Rider/ 96 Tears/ Rocket USA/ Frankie Teardrop.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 06-Feb-78.


1978
US PA,Philadelphia,University of Pennsylvania
[with Pure Hell]

01-Mar-78
US CA,San Francisco,Mabuhay Gardens
[with Negative Trend]


New York City 30-Mar-78/01-Apr-78

30-Mar-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB (2 sets)
[with The Real Kids]

31-Mar-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB (2 sets)
[with The Real Kids]

Setlist:(1st set) Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ Speed Queen/ Harlem.
Setlist:(2nd set) Dance/ Ghost Rider/ 96 Tears/ Frankie Teardrop.

01-Apr-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB(2 sets)
[with The Real Kids]

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Ghost Rider/ Cheree/ Frankie Teardrop.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 03-Apr-78.


New York City 07-May-78

07-May-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB
Johnny Blitz benefit
[with The Dead Boys, The Senders,..]

Note: On 20-Apr-78 Johnny Blitz (a.k.a. John Madansky, drummer of The Dead Boys) was nearly stabbed to death by 5 Puerto Rican thugs. To pay for his hospital costs this 4 day benefit (May 4-7) was organized.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice.


May 1978
UK Release of the "Cheree (remix)/I Remember" 7"/12" single (Bronze).


01/03-Jun-78
CAN ON,Toronto,The Horseshoe Tavern
[with Destroy All Monsters and Teenage Head]

Setlist: All Night Long/ ..and more.

Note: Above track available on the "Half Alive" tape/CD (Roir).


09-Jun-78
FR Metz,Third International Science Fiction festival


16-Jun-78
BE Brussel,Ancienne Belgique
[support for Elvis Costello]

Setlist: Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Dance/ Frankie Teardrop.

Note: First date of the Elvis Costello tour support. Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008) and on the 2nd CD of the first album CD re-release (Blast First 1998). Recorded by Howard Thompson (of Bronze records) with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-205.

Infamous concert that ends in a 'riot'. Half of the audience applauds, but the other half is impatient to see Elvis Costello. They start booing, throw chairs and during "Frankie Teardrop" someone grabs Vega's microphone. It was only after Costello had finished his set and did not want to do any encore that the place turned into a full scale riot and the police needed to intervene and clear the place.

Initially released on an official 12" bootleg (free with the December 1978 issue of the NME) called "21½ Minutes In Berlin/23 Minutes In Brussels" and later on a 9" double-sided live flexidisc called "23 Minutes in Bruxelles" (free with the 1980 first album reissue on Red Star).


18-Jun-78
FR Paris,Olympia
[support for Elvis Costello]

Setlist: Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Dance/ Frankie Teardrop.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Howard Thompson (of Bronze records) with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-205.


19-Jun-78
CH Zürich,Volkshaus
[support for Elvis Costello]

20-Jun-78
GE München,Schwabingerbrau
[support for Elvis Costello]

22-Jun-78
NL Amsterdam,Carré Theater
[support for Elvis Costello]

Note: Support on the Elvis Costello tour.


23-Jun-78
NL Den Haag,Concertgebouw
[support for Elvis Costello]

Note: Also this Suicide concert ended in booing and light rioting. Again the Elvis Costello concert ended in complete rioting after about 45 minutes (with throwing of chairs, fights with police, etc...)


25-Jun-78
NL Apeldoorn,Orpheus Theater
[support for Elvis Costello]

26-Jun-78
NL Nijmegen,De Vereeniging
[support for Elvis Costello]

27-Jun-78
NL Groningen,Evenenmentenhal
[support for Elvis Costello]

Note: Support on the Elvis Costello tour.


28-Jun-78
GE Hamburg,Audimax
[support for Elvis Costello]

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Harlem/ 96 Tears/ Harlem.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Frank Martin Strauss (a.k.a. FM Einheit, then of Abwärts, later of Einstürzende Neubauten).


30-Jun-78
GE Berlin,Neue Welt/Kant Kino
[support for Elvis Costello]

Setlist: 1st set: Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Harlem/ 96 Tears.

Setlist: 2nd set: Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ 96 Tears/ Dance/ Harlem.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008) and 1st set also on the "Zero Hour" CD (Red Star 1997). Recorded by Charles Ball (Lust/Unlust record label). Initially released on an official 12" bootleg (free with the December 1978 issue of the NME) called "21½ Minutes In Berlin/23 Minutes In Brussels". On the "Live 1977-1978" CD box recording in the intro to the song "96 Tears" the word 'spicks' [a.k.a. Latino] (in the sentence: "written by a bunch of spicks from Detroit, Michigan") is beeped out on both sets.


xx-Jul-78
UK Release of their first self titled album (Bronze Records).


UK Clash tour July 1978

01-Jul-78
UK Leicester,Granby Hall
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

02-Jul-78
UK Manchester,Apollo
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

04-Jul-78
UK Glasgow,Apollo
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

05-Jul-78
UK Aberdeen,Music Hall
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

06-Jul-78
UK Dunfermline,Kinema Ballroom
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics and The Skids]

08-Jul-78
UK Crawley,Sports Centre
[support for The Clash, with The Specials]

09-Jul-78
UK Bristol,Locarno
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

10-Jul-78
UK Torquay,Town Hall
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

11-Jul-78
UK Cardiff,Top Rank
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics and Spizz 77]

12-Jul-78
UK Birmingham,Top Rank
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

13-Jul-78
UK Liverpool,Empire
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]
(re-scheduled)

14-Jul-78
UK Bury St. Edmunds,Corn Exchange
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

Note: Support on the Clash's "Out On Parole" tour.

Flyer: Taken from the "Live 1977-1978" CD Box (Blast First 2008).


17-Jul-78
UK Birmingham,Barbarellas


18-Jul-78
UK London,The Marquee,Wardour Street

Setlist: Sister Ray Says/ Dance/ and more...

Note: Above tracks available on the "Half Alive" tape/CD (Roir). Recorded by Charles Ball (Lust/Unlust record label).


21-Jul-78
UK Plymouth,The Metro


22-Jul-78
UK Liverpool,Eric's
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]
(re-scheduled from the 13th)


London 24/27-Jul-78

24-Jul-78
UK London,Music Machine
[support for The Clash, with The Specials]

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Dance/ Harlem/ Cheree/ Mr Ray.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Howard Thompson (of Bronze records) with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-205.

25-Jul-78
UK London,Music Machine
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

26-Jul-78
UK London,Music Machine
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

27-Jul-78
UK London,Music Machine
[support for The Clash, with The Specials/Coventry Automatics]

Ad: Taken from the "Live 1977-1978" CD Box (Blast First 2008).


Manchester 28-Jul-78

28-Jul-78
UK Manchester,Russel Club
[with Joy Division]

Flyer: Taken from the "Live 1977-1978" CD Box (Blast First 2008).


29-Jul-78
UK Liverpool,Eric's

Setlist: Mr. Ray/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Ghost Rider/ 96 Tears/ Frankie Teardrop.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Howard Thompson (of Bronze records) with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-205.


31-Jul-78
UK Edinburgh,Tiffany's

01-Aug-78
UK Leeds,The "F" Club


New York City 25-Aug-78

25-Aug-78
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Fleshtones]

Setlist: Ghost Rider/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ Mr Ray/ Johnny/ Harlem.

Note: Available on the "Live 1977-1978" CD box (Blast First 2008). Recorded by Eric Maché with a Sony Cassette-Corder TC-150.

26-Aug-78
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Fleshtones]

Ad: Scan of ad taken from The Village Voice 28-Aug-78.


New York City 22/23-Sep-78

22-Sep-78
US NY,New York City,Hurrah
[with The Terrorists]

23-Sep-78
US NY,New York City,Hurrah
[with The Terrorists]

Setlist: (one of these dates) Ghost Rider/ Mr Ray-Jesus/ Keep Your Dreams (a.k.a. "Dream Baby Dream")/ Las Vegas Man/ Night Time/ 96 Tears/ Harlem.

Ad: Scan of ad taken from the Village Voice 25-Sep-78.


New York City 02-Nov-78

02-Nov-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with The Fleshtones]

03-Nov-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB (2 sets)
[with The Model Citizens]

Setlist: (2nd set) Dance/ Las Vegas Man/ 96 Tears/ Harlem.

04-Nov-78
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with Teenage Jesus and The Jerks, DNA and Walter Steding]

Setlist: (1st set) Johnny/ I Remember(*)/ Keep Your Dreams(a.k.a. "Dream Baby Dream")(*)/ Ghost Rider.
Setlist: (2nd set) Mr.Ray(*)/ Four Horsemen(*)/ 96 Tears/ Harlem(*).

Ad: Microfilm image from the Village Voice 06-Nov-78, courtesy of Jonathan Luftig.

Note: Some tracks (*) have been released on 2nd CD ("Live at CBGB's 1978") that came with the first album re-release on Blast First/Mute (UK 1998) and partly on the "Zero Hour" CD (Red Star 1997). Recorded by Marty Thau on a cassette recorder. The booklet included with the Blast First release lists 25-May-78 as the recording date, but on that day The Senders and The Contortions were performing at CBGB's according to this ad from the Village Voice 29-May-78.


New York City 01/02-Dec-78

01-Dec-78
US NY,New York City,Club 57 @ Irving Plaza
[with The B52's, Walter Steding,..]

02-Dec-78
US NY,New York City,Club 57 @ Irving Plaza
[with The B52's, Walter Steding,..]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 04-Dec-78.


New York City 03-Dec-78

03-Dec-78
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Misfits]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 04-Dec-78.

Note: Show by the mysterious 'The Nothing' (Trixz Sly, Billy Rath [The Heartbreakers], Lousy Louie and Roy Travolta) with Alan Suicide/Vega.


12-Dec-78
US MA,Boston,The Rat Club
[with DMZ]


New York City 28-Dec-78

28-Dec-78
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with The Fleshtones + Walter Steding]

Ad: Scan taken from the Village Voice 25-Dec-78.






1979
The year in which they record their second album with the help of Ric Ocasek, but have only limited live shows.

1979
US NY,New York City,Right Track studio,recording "Dream Baby Dream"/"Radiation" single with Ric Ocasek (of The Cars).


1979
US NY,New York City,home studio,recording "Sweetheart" (a.k.a. "Love You"), "Touch Me" (a.k.a. "Cool As Ice") and "Shadazz" (a.k.a." Chezazze"). All available on the "Half Alive" tape/CD (Roir).


06-Feb-79
US NY,New York City,The Mudd Club

Setlist: Mr Ray/ Ghost Rider/ Sweetheart (a.k.a. "Love You")/ Scream and Shout/ Harlem.


New York City 07-Apr-79

07-Apr-79
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with Bloodless Pharoahs]

Setlist: Shadazz/ Mr Ray/ Life Is Short/ Harlem/ Touch Me/ Ghost Rider/ Dream Baby Dream/ Radiation/Las Vegas Man.

Ad: Microfilm image from the Village Voice April 1979, courtesy of Jonathan Luftig.


New York City 13-Apr-79

13-Apr-79
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City
[with Walter Steding and Bloodless Pharoahs]
Max's Easter Rock Festival

Ad: Microfilm image from the Village Voice November April 1979, courtesy of Jonathan Luftig.


17-May-79
US NY,New York City,Hurrah
[with The Misfits]


New York City 01-Jun-79

01-Jun-79
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with Tragic Flaw and Bloodless Pharoahs]

02-Jun-79
US NY,New York City,CBGB
[with Tragic Flaw and Bloodless Pharoahs]

Ad: Microfilm image from the Village Voice June 1979, courtesy of Jonathan Luftig.


1979
US NY,New York City,Power Station studio,recording their second album "Alan Vega-Martin Rev" ("Diamonds, Fur Coat, Champagne", "Harlem", "Mr. Ray", "Be Bop Kid", "Sweetheart", "Vegas Man", "Fast Money Music", "Shadazz", "Touch Me", "Dance" and "Super Subway Comedian"). Engineered by Larry Alexander. Produced by Ric Ocasek (of The Cars). The band is visited by Bruce Sprinsteen who's at the time recording "The River" album at the same studio. Years later (2005) he would cover Suicide's "Dream Baby Dream".


New York City 21-Jul-79

21-Jul-79
US NY,New York City,Club 57 @ Irving Plaza
[with Bloodless Pharoahs]

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Ghost Rider/ Dream Baby Dream (a.k.a. Keep Your Dreams)/ Night Time/ Radiation/ Harlem.

Ad: Taken from the Village Voice 23-Jul-79.


New York City 02-Aug-79

02-Aug-79
US NY,New York City,Club 57 @ Irving Plaza
Rock/City '79 Festival
[with The Marbles]

Ad: Taken from the Village Voice Aug-79.

Note: Broadcast live on WBAI-FM 99.5


04-Sep-79
US CA,Los Angeles,Universal Amphitheater
[support for The Cars]

05-Sep-79
US CA,Los Angeles,Universal Amphitheater
[support for The Cars]

06-Sep-79
US CA,Los Angeles,Universal Amphitheater
[support for The Cars]

Review: Taken from the St.Petersburg Times 29-Sep-79 .


0x-Sep-79
US CA,Los Angeles,The Midnight Special - NBC TV show

Setlist: Dream, Baby Dream/ Ghost Rider.

Note: Program hosted by The Cars. Broadcast on 28-Sep-79. "Dream, Baby Dream" available on the Bruce Springsteen/Suicide 10" (Blast First Petite 2008).


Hollywood 08-Sep-79

08-Sep-79
US CA,Hollywood,Kings Palace
[with Bpeople and Monitor]

Flyer: Photo of flyer credit of Steven Rascoe .


November 1979
UK Release of the "Dream Baby Dream"/"Radiation" 7"/12" single (ZE/Island).


Late 1979
US NY,New York City,Sorcerer Sound studio,Martin Rev records his first (self titled) solo album. Produced by Charles Ball who releases it in February 1980 on Infidelity (a sublabel of his Lust/Unlust label).






1980
The year in which their 2nd album is finally releases, but both also record/release solo albums and Suicide's live shows are kept to a minimum. The momentum they had between 1977-1979 is lost.

18-Jan-80
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

Setlist: Harlem/ Radiation/ Dream Baby Dream/ Ghost Rider/ Cadillac/ Dance/ 96 Tears/ Rocket USA/ Touch Me-Be Bop A Lula/ Night Time.

Note: Available on the "Attempted - Live at Max's Kansas City 1980" CD (Sympathy For The Record Industry 2004). Their last show at Max's. The club closes down for good on 05-Dec-81.


New York 08-Feb-80

08-Feb-80
US NY,New York City,Hurrah
[with Tuxedomoon]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


15-Mar-80
US/UK Release of their second album "Alan Vega-Martin Rev" (ZE-Antilles/Island).


11-Apr-80
US NY,New York City,Tier 3

11-Apr-80
US NY,New York City,Hurrah
[with The Plastics]

Note: Two shows on the same day (an early and late show?) according to the East Village Eye Club listing from 13-Apr-80.


1980
US NY,New York City,Skyline Studios studio,Alan Vega records his first solo album "Alan Vega". Engineered by David Lichtenstein. Released in November 1980 on ZE/Celluloid, at the same time as the "Jukebox Baby" single.


13-Jun-80
US NY,New York City,80's club

Setlist: Night Time/ Avenue A/ Dream Baby Dream/ Sweet White Lady/ Ghost Rider.

Note: The same night Alan Vega also performs solo at the Rock Lounge.


xx-Sep-80
US NY,New York City,Dancetaria

10-Oct-80
US NY,New York City,Rock Lounge

Note: The Dancetaria show was filmed by Pat Ivers and Emily Armstrong (then both working @ Manhattan Cable TV) now part of their Nightclubbing program.


30-Oct-80
UK London,Camden,The Palace


13-Nov-80
US CT,Hartford,Civic Center
[support for The Cars]

1x-Nov-80
US RI,Providence,Civic Center
[support for The Cars]


New York 22-Nov-80

22-Nov-80
US NY,New York City,Max's Kansas City

Flyer: Taken from "Fucked Up and Photocopied", a book by Bryan R. Turcotte and Chris Miller.


New York 20-Dec-80

20-Dec-80
US NY,New York City,Rock Lounge

Ad: Scan taken from the East Village Eye December 1980.


New York 24-Dec-80

24-Dec-80
US NY,New York City,Mudd Club

Ad: Scan taken from the East Village Eye December 1980.


2x-Dec-80
US NY,New York City,Peppermint Lounge






1981
They year in which Alan Vega records/releases his 2nd solo album and Suicide performs only a few times.

1981
US NY,New York City,Skyline Studios studio,Alan Vega records his second solo album "Collision Drive". Engineered by David Lichtenstein. Released in December 1981 on ZE/Celluloid.


09-Sep-81
US Release of the "Half Alive" album tape (Roir).


19-Sep-81
US MN,Minneapolis,Walker Arts Center

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Rock 'N' Roll (Is Killing My Life)/ Ghost Rider/ Dream Baby Dream/ Sweet White Lady/ Harlem/ 96 Tears.

Note: Available on the "Ghost Riders" tape/CD (Roir 1986/1998). Labeled as their 10th anniversary show.


11-Nov-81
US NY,New York City,Peppermint Lounge

Setlist: Fireball/ Jukebox Babe/ Touch Me/ Ghost Rider/ Don't Cry.






1980's and 1990's
Both Vega and Rev record and release several solo albums and ,especially Alan, tours in support. Suicide records a 3rd album in 1987 and a 4th in 1992. Live dates are either one off dates or very small tours.

28-Jul-84
US NY,New York City,Club 57 @ Irving Plaza

Setlist: Radiation/ Ghost Rider/ Dream Baby Dream/ Bye Bye Baby/ 96 Tears/ Harlem

Note: Recorded live on cassette by Eric Maché. "Radiation" available on the "The Horrors/Suicide" 10" (Blast First Petite 2008).


27-Sep-86
US NY,New York City,CBGB

Setlist: Dance/ Devastation/ Cheree/ ?/ Rocket USA.


2x-Oct-86
UK London,-

Note: Start of a 4 date European tour.


27-Oct-86
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Dance/ Whisper/ Fast Money Music/..and more...

Note: Above tracks broadcast by Dutch FM radio.


28-Oct-86
GE Berlin,Metropol

Setlist: Rocket USA/ Dance/ Surrender/ Fast Money Music/ Devastation/ Jukebox Baby/ Sister Ray.

Note: Available on the bootleg LP "We Never Said.." (Germany 1987).


Paris 29-Oct-86

29-Oct-86
FR Paris,Elysée Montmartre

Setlist: Dance/ Rocket USA/ Cheree/ C'est Difficile/ Fast Money Music/ Jukebox Baby - 96 Tears/ Surrender/ Harlem.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Philippe Doro of the wonderful Polyphonic Size website.

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25-Nov-86
US NY,New York City,The Cat Club


25-Jan-87
BE Gent,Vooruit

29-Jan-87
NO Oslo,Sardines

xx-xxx-87
FR Paris,La Locomotive

xx-xxx-87
UK London,Camden,Palace


28-Mar-87
JP Tokyo,-

Setlist: Be Bop A Lula/ Johnny/ Cheree/ Devastation/ Love So Lovely/ Jukebox Babe/ Surrender/ Ghost Rider.


Oct-87/Sep-88
US NY,New York City,Electric Lady Studios,recording their 3rd album "Way Of Life" ("Wild In Blue", "Surrender", "Jukebox Baby", "Rain Of Ruin", "Sufferin' In Vain", "Dominic Christ", "Love So Lovely", "Devastation", "Heat Beat"). Engineered by Joe Barbaria. Produced by Ric Ocasek.


London 13-Dec-87

13-Dec-87
UK London,Town & Country Club
[with Spacemen 3 and Into A Circle]

Setlist: Dominic Christ/ Johnny/ Cheree/ Devastation/ Jukebox Baby -96 Tears/ Girl/ Surrender/ Harlem.

Ad: Taken from NME 28-Nov-87.

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of John Eden (uncarved.org).

Note: Available as bonus CD with the re-release of the "Way Of Life" album (Blast First 2004).


14-Dec-87
IT -,Bassano Cinema


Amsterdam 05-Sep-88

05-Sep-88
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Crime & City Solution]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Lisboa 08-Sep-88

08-Sep-88
PT Lisboa,Ruínas do Convento do Carmo

Setlist: Intro/ Everybody's Lying/ Johnny/ Cheree/ Night Time Is The Right Time/ Jukebox Baby-96 Tears/ Be Bop A Lula/ Day By Day/ Ghost Rider-Blue Suede Shoes/ Dream Baby Dream/ Born In The USA medley.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Performance at the ruins of the 14th century Carmo church, partly destroyed by an earth quake in 1755.


Late 1988
UK/US Release of the "Way Of Life" album (Chapter 22/Wax Trax).


12-Dec-88
UK Liverpool,Royal Court Theatre

13-Dec-88
UK Edinburgh,Playhouse

15-Dec-88
UK London,Brixton,The Academy

Note: Dates in support for Siouxsie & the Banshees.


1x-Dec-88
UK Sheffield,The Leadmill


18-Dec-88
GR Athina,Rodon

Setlist: ?/ Johnny/ Cheree/ Born In The USA medley/ Jukebox Baby-96 Tears/ On Fire/ Night Time Is The Right Time.


Paris 17-Apr-89

17-Apr-89
FR Paris,Le Palace

Setlist: C'est La Vie/ Johnny/ Mambo Mambo/ Rock Train/ Jukebox Baby - 96 Tears/ Dream Baby Dream/ Night Time Is The Right Time/ On Fire.

Note: Recorded live by Catherine Ceresole and Nicholas Ceresole. Available as bonus CD with the re-release of the "Why Be Blue" album (Blast First 2005).

Ticket: Scan of ticket courtesy of Philippe Doro of the wonderful Polyphonic Size website.


1992
US NY,New York City,One Take Studios,recording their 4th album "Why Be Blue" ("Why Be Blue ?", "Cheat Cheat", "Mujo", "Pump It", "Last Time", "Play The Dream", "Chewy Chewy", "Hot Ticket", "Flashy Love", "Universe"). Engineered by David Heglmeier. Produced by Ric Ocasek.


1992
GE Release of the "Why Be Blue" album (Brake Out Records).






1998
The year of resurrection for Suicide when Paul Smith, of Blast First Records (UK), starts a re-release program of their first 2 classic albums. They finally receive the recognition they deserve.

21-Jan-98
UK London,Astoria Theatre,NME Brat Night
(with Spiritualized)

Setlist: Rocket USA.

Note: Available on the "V/A: NME Clean Sweep" CD (free with NME Feb-98).


22-Jan-98
UK London,The Barbican Centre

Setlist: Mr.Ray/ Girl.

Note:Performing @ the "Reinventing America" art installation. Available on the "22/1/98 - Reinventing America" CDS (Blast First 1998).


04-Mar-98
UK London,Maida Vale Studios,BBC Radio 1 FM,Mary Ann Hobbs,session

Setlist: Crucifix Man/ Surrender/ Show Me Tha' Money/ Harlem.


05-Mar-98
UK London,Highbury,The Garage

06-Mar-98
UK London,Highbury,The Garage
[with Pan Sonic]

07-Mar-98
UK London,Highbury,The Garage

08-Mar-98
UK London,Highbury,The Garage

Setlist: (one or several of the above dates @ the Garage) White Man/ Harlem/ Surrender/ Show Me Tha' Money/ Girl/ Rocket USA/ Jukebox Baby.

Note: Available as bonus CD with the limited edition of the "American Supreme" album (Blast First 2002).


09-Mar-98
UK Re-release of their first self titled album with bonus live CD (Blast First/Mute).


xx-xxx-98
UK Glasgow,Centre For Contemporary Art


04-Jul-98
UK London,Royal Festival Hall,Meltdown festival
[with The Jesus And Mary Chain]
(Curated by John Peel)

Setlist: White Man/ Girl.

Note: Part of the Meltdown concert was broadcast on the John Peel radio show 08-Jul-98.


03-Aug-98
UK London,Highbury,The Garage
(with Pan Sonic)


28-Jun-99
UK Re-release of their second album "Alan Vega-Martin Rev" with bonus live CD (Blast First/Mute).






21st century
The band continues to perform about 10 shows a year, except for the past 5 years when performances are becoming rarer and rarer.

23-Jan-00
US NY,New York City,the Knitting Factory
New York Festival of Electronic Composers and Improvisers

24-Jan-00
US NY,New York City,the Knitting Factory
New York Festival of Electronic Composers and Improvisers

16-Jun-00
SP Barcelona,Sonar Festival
(with Pan Sonic)

26-Oct-00
US CA,Hollywood,The Knitting Factory

27-Oct-00
US CA,Hollywood,The Knitting Factory

25-Nov-00
UK London,Highbury,The Garage

26-Nov-00
UK London,Highbury,The Garage

31-Dec-00
US NY,New York City,The Knitting Factory
[with Pan Sonic and DJ Otefsu]


12-May-01
US IL,Chicago,The Double Door
[with 90 Day Men]

01-Jun-01
US NY,New York City,The Cooler
[with The Contortions and DJ Otefsu]


04-Aug-01
FR Brest,Manoir de Keroual,Astropolis Festival


21-Sep-01
IR Dublin,Ambassador Theatre

23-Sep-01
NIR Belfast,The Limelight

25-Sep-01
UK London,93 East

Note: Tour cancelled due to "9/11".


Sep/Oct-01
US NY,New York City,6/8 Studios,recording "American Supreme" album ("Televised Executions", "Misery Train", "Swearin' To The Flag", "Beggin' For Miracles", "American Mean", "Wrong Decisions", "Death Machine", "Power Au Go-Go", "Dachau, Disney, Disco", "Child", "It's A New World", "I Don't Know"). Engineered by Perkin Barnes.


26-Oct-01
UK Glasgow,Centre For Contemporary Art
Sonic Mook Experiment

28-Oct-01
UK London,ICA
Sonic Mook Experiment
[with The Parkinsons]


14-Feb-02
FR Paris,Fondation Cartier
Nomadic nights

15-Feb-02
FR Paris,Fondation Cartier
Nomadic nights

22-Feb-02
US NY,New York City,Art Fair

19-Apr-02
US NY,New York City,Roseland Ballroom
[support for Siouxsie and the Banshees]

xx-xxx-02
US TX,Austin,Emo's


28-Oct-02
UK Release of their "American Supreme" with bonus live CD (Blast First/Mute).


30-Oct-02
UK London,The End and The AKA Bar

02-Nov-02
UK London,The Mean Fiddler
[with The Liars]

03-Nov-02
UK London,The Mean Fiddler
[with The Liars]

xx-Nov-02
GE Berlin,Volksbuehne
[with Pan Sonic and The Liars]

08-Nov-02
FR Paris,Beaubourg,Centre Georges Pompidou


18-Jan-03
US GA,Atlanta,The Earl

07-Feb-03
US MA,Cambridge,The Middle East

22-Feb-03
US DC,Washington,The Black Cat

26-Apr-03
NL Haarlem,Toon Festival

27-Apr-03
BE Antwerpen,Hof ter Lo

27-Jun-03
DK Roskilde Festival

28-Jun-03
Fr Evreux,Le Rock dans tous ses états festival

01-Jul-03
A Wien,Flex

03-Jul-03
GE Bielefeld,Forum

04-Jul-03
FR Belfort,Eurockéennes Festival

02-Aug-03
PT Oporto,CBT Festival

20-Aug-03
SP Valencia,Benicassim,FIB Festival


xx-Jan-04
GE Berlin,-

xx-Jan-04
EU -,-

xx-Jan-04
EU -,-

xx-Jan-04
IT Venezia,-

23-Jul-04
UK NY,New York City,The Knitting Factory

31-Jul-04
PT Lisboa,Paradiso Garage

03-Sep-04
US NY,New York City,Rothko
[with Two Gallants]


15-Jan-05
US NY,New York City,The Knitting Factory

22-Jan-05
IT Roma,Villagio Globale
(with Pan Sonic)

24-Jan-05
UK London,Camden,The Electric Ballroom


25-Jan-05
FR Paris,La Locomotive
[with Morthem Vlad Art]

Setlist: White Man/ Uptown Line/ Wrong Decisions/ First Come First Serve/ Cheree/ Ghost Rider/ Death Machine/ Dream Baby Dream/ Stay Alive.

Note: Available on the "One Day/Live At La Poco" DVD (2006).


31-Jan-05
UK re-release of their "A Way Of Life" and "Why Be Blue?" albums with bonus live CD (Blast First/Mute).


Camber Sands 22-Apr-05

22/24-Apr-05
UK Camber Sands,All Tomorrow's Parties Festival
Curated by Vincent Gallo.
[with Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, I am Kloot, Lydia Lunch..]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


08-Jul-05
RU Mockba,B2


04-Oct-06
FR Paris,l'Olympia
[with Sonic Youth, Patti Smith and Placebo]


19-Jun-07
UK London,-
(secret short warm-up show for next day's concert)

20-Jun-07
UK London,The Forum
[support for Grinderman, Seasick Steve]

27-Jul-07
US NY,New York City,Pier 17, South Street Seaport
[with Death Set]


October 2008
UK To celebrate Alan Vega's 70th birthday (born 23rd of June 1938) Blast First Petite starts a 10" series which has several artists covering Suicide songs (Bruce Springsteen being the first) with additional tracks from the Suicide vaults.


30-Oct-08
US NY,New York City,Webster Hall
[with Justice]

11-Dec-08
US NY,Brooklyn,Greenpoint,Club Europa
[with A.R.E. Weapons]


11-Jul-09
CZ Prestenice,OpenAir MusicFest 2009


Monticello 11-Sep-09

11-Sep-09
US NY,Monticello,Kutshers Country Club,ATP festival
(performance of the complete first album)

Setlist: Ghost Rider/ Rocket U.S.A./ Cheree/ Johnny/ Girl/ Frankie Teardrop/ Che/ Dream Baby Dream.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


London 02/03-May-10

02-May-10
UK London,Hammersmith Apollo,ATP festival
[with The Stooges]
(performance of the complete first album)

Flyer: e-Flyer.


London 02/03-May-10

03-May-10
UK London,Hammersmith Apollo,ATP festival
[with The Stooges]
(performance of the complete first album)

Setlist: Ghost Rider/ Rocket U.S.A./ Cheree/ Johnny/ Girl/ Frankie Teardrop/ Che.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


04-Sep-10
CH Lausanne,Les Docks



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