The dB's - Live Gigology

The dB's Live Appearance Gigology
(original listing by dB’s Fan)
 

not anywhere CLOSE to complete!

(please get in touch with any additions/corrections)


   

The dB's are the headliner or sole act, 
except where otherwise noted below

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June 1978              Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
July 5, 1978           Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
July 8, 1978           Max's Kansas City, New York, NY
Oct. 27, 1978         Irving Plaza, New York, NY









March 21, 1979       CBGB, New York, NY
March 29, 1979       Hot Club, Philadelphia, PA
Dec. 28, 1979         Philosopher’s Club, Winston-Salem, NC
Dec. 29, 1979         Philosopher’s Club, Winston-Salem, NC

Spring 1980            Rahar's, Amherst, MA
June 6, 1980          Underground, Boston, MA
June 14, 1980        9:30 Club, Washington, DC
Oct. 8, 1980           The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
Oct. 29, 1980         The Station, Carrboro, NC
Dec. 11, 1980         Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY


Feb. 21, 1981        The Rainbow, London, England (multi-act show)
       This show is the source of The dB's 2 officially-released live tracks on the Start Swimming comp
June 12, 1981        The Ritz, New York, NY
July 3, 1981           Old Grey Whistle Test, London, England
Sept. 21, 1981         Mabel's, Champaign, IL
Sept. 24, 1981        Misfit's, Chicago, IL
Oct. 11, 1981         Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY
Oct. 18, 1981         WFDD-FM, Winston Salem, NC
Oct. 20, 1981         Friday’s, Greensboro, NC
Oct. 24, 1981         Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC


Jan. 5, 1982           The Attic, Greenville, NC
Jan. 7, 1982           Viceroy Park, Charlotte, NC
Jan. 16, 1982         CBGB, New York, NY
Jan. 22, 1982         Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY
Feb. 1982               The Ritz, New York, NY
               (with The Horns of Plenty; correct date might be 2/20, 2/22 or 2/23)
Feb. 26, 1982          Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
March 9, 1982         Locarno, Birmingham, England
March 20, 1982       Newcastle, England
April 1982               The Ritz, New York, NY (Chris' final dB's show 
                                                                                      until 1988-05-15)

Sept. 1983               The Ritz, New York, NY
 


















May 19, 1984           Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
May 20, 1984           The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
Summer 1984           World's Fair fairgrounds, New Orleans, LA
July 14, 1984           Heartbreak Hotel, St. Louis, MO
July 16, 1984           The Blue Note, Columbia, MO
July 19, 1984           Seventh Street Entry, Minneapolis, MN
July 20, 1984           The Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL
Sept. 5, 1984           Pomona Valley Auditorium, Pomona CA
Sept. 26, 1984         WXYC-FM, Chapel Hill, NC

AS THE OPENING ACT FOR R.E.M.

[THE FOLLOWING DATA IS FROM REMTIMELINE.COM]:

Sept. 7, 1984           Fox Theatre, San Diego, CA
Sept. 8, 1984           Palace West, Phoenix, AZ
Sept. 10, 1984         Grand Ballroom, Univ. NM, Albuquerque, NM
Sept. 11, 1984         Macky Auditorium, Univ. Colorado, Boulder, CO
Sept. 13, 1984         Civic Auditorium Music Hall, Omaha, NB
Sept. 14, 1984         Hoch Auditorium, Univ. of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Sept. 15, 1984         The Bowery, Oaklahoma City, OK
Sept. 16, 1984         Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TX
Sept. 18, 1984         Austin Opera House, Austin, TX
Sept. 19, 1984         Numbers 2 Nightclub, Houston, TX
Sept. 21, 1984         War Memorial Audit., Nashville, TN
Sept. 22, 1984         Foster Auditorium, Univ. AL, Tuscaloosa, AL
Sept. 23, 1984         Park Center, Charlotte, NC
Sept. 25, 1984         Page Audit., Duke University, Durham, NC
Sept. 26, 1984         Page Audit., Duke University, Durham, NC
Sept. 28, 1984         Soccer Stadium, Univ. of So. Florida, Tampa, FL
Sept. 29, 1984         St. Union Theater, FL Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton, FL
Sept. 30 1984          Bandshell, Univ. of FL, Gainesville, FL
Oct. 2, 1984            McAllister Audit., Tulane Univ., New Orleans, LA
Oct. 3, 1984            Fulton Chapel, Univ. MS, Oxford, MS
Oct. 5, 1984            Shryock Audit., Southern IL Univ., Carbondale, IL
Oct. 6, 1984            Graham Chapel, Washington Univ., St. Louis, MO
Oct. 7, 1984            Egyptian Theater, No. IL Univ., Dekalb, IL
Oct. 8, 1984            Michigan Theater, Ann Arbor, MI
Oct. 10, 1984          Charles E. Smith Ctr., GW Univ., Washington, DC
Oct. 11, 1984          Univ. Hall, UVA, Charlottesville, VA
Oct. 12, 1984          Capitol Theatre, Passaic, NJ
Oct. 13, 1984          Hubbell Gym, Univ. Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT
Oct. 15, 1984          Fine Arts Center, U-Mass-Amherst, Amherst, MA
Oct. 16, 1984          Veterans Memorial Audit., Providence, RI
Oct. 17, 1984          Tower Theater, Upper Darby, PA

[see detailed info about R.E.M. tour dates from 1984 at remtimeline.com]

AS HEADLINER (or sole act)

Nov. 2, 1984            The Palace, Hollywood, CA
Nov. 3, 1984            Sleeping Lady Café, Fairfax, CA
Nov. 5, 1984            The I-Beam, San Francisco, CA
Nov. 10, 1984          The Grotto, New Haven, CT
Dec. 2, 1984            Bunky's, Madison, WI
Dec. 5, 1984            Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL
Dec. 22, 1984          Irving Plaza, New York, NY (opener: Alex Chilton)

Jan. 18, 1985          The Grotto, New Haven, CT
Feb. 9, 1985            9:30 Club, Washington, DC (same bill as Let's Active)
Feb. 12, 1985          Reynolds Audit., Winston Salem, NC (benefit show)
Feb. 17, 1985          Dream Palace, New Orleans, LA
Xxxx XX, 1985          Ann Arbor, MI  (exact date & venue unknown)
March 2, 1985          Orrington Hotel, Evanston, IL
March XX, 1985        Irving Plaza, New York, NY
March XX, 1985        Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO
March 20, 1985        University of SC, Columbia, SC
March 26, 1985        Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
March 28, 1985        Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
June 20, 1985          Peppermint Lounge, New York, NY
Nov. 1, 1985             Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
Nov. XX, 1985          Gettysburg College, Gettysburg, PA


Feb. 9, 1986             Jimmy's, New Orleans, LA
March 8, 1986           Univ. of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
March 26, 1986         Folk City, New York, NY
Aug. 3, 1986             Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
Dec. 7, 1986             Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
Dec. 31, 1986           The Brewery, Raleigh, NC

Jan. 3, 1987              The Milestone, Charlotte, NC
Jan. 4, 1987              Cat's Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC
Jan. 24, 1987            The Grotto, New Haven CT
Sept. 19, 1987           Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL
Oct. 3, 1987              Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
Oct. 4, 1987              Toad's Place, New Haven, CT
Oct. 7, 1987              The Green Parrot, Neptune, NJ
Oct. 13, 1987             Legion Field, Athens, GA
Oct. 14, 1987             Pterodactyl Club, Charlotte, NC
Nov. 7, 1987              The Cubby Bear, Chicago, IL


AS THE OPENING ACT FOR R.E.M.

[THE FOLLOWING DATA IS FROM REMTIMELINE.COM]:


Oct. 29, 1987             Crisler Arena, Univ. MI, Ann Arbor, MI
Oct. 30, 1987             Millett Hall, Miami Univ., Oxford, OH
Oct. 31 1987              Palmer Audit., Palmer College, Davenport, IA
Nov. 2, 1987              St. Paul Civic Center, St. Paul, MN
Nov. 3, 1987              Dane County Coliseum, Madison, WI
Nov. 4, 1987              UIC Pavilion, Univ. IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Nov. 5, 1987              UIC Pavilion, Univ. IL at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Nov. 7, 1987              Assembly Hall, Univ. IL, Champaign, IL
Nov. 8, 1987              Memorial Hall, Kansas City, KS
Nov. 9, 1987              Pershing Audit., Lincoln, NE
Nov. 10, 1987            Fox Theatre, St. Louis, MO
Nov. 13, 1987            Oakland-Alameda Arena, Oakland, CA
Nov. 14, 1987            Bren Events Center, Univ. CA, Irvine, Irvine, CA
Nov. 15, 1987            Universal Amph., Universal City, CA
Nov. 16, 1987            Gammage Audit., Ariz. State Univ., Tempe, AZ
Nov. 18, 1987            Moody Coliseum, So. Meth. Univ., Dallas, TX
Nov. 19, 1987            White Coliseum, Texas A&M, College Station, TX
Nov. 20, 1987            Sam Houston Coliseum, Houston, TX
Nov. 22, 1987            Smith Coliseum, Univ. MS, Oxford, MS
Nov. 23, 1987            Eaves Coliseum, Auburn Univ., Auburn, AL
Nov. 24, 1987            Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 25, 1987            Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 27, 1987            Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA
Nov. 28, 1987            Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA

[see detailed info about R.E.M. tour dates from 1987 at remtimeline.com]

Dec. 3, 1987              KCRW-FM, Santa Monica, CA  
Dec. 5, 1987              Berkeley Square, Berkeley, CA
 

AS HEADLINER (or sole act)

Jan. 8, 1988              Mean Fiddler, London, England
Jan. 11, 1988            Copenhagen, Denmark
Jan. 12, 1988            Hard Rock Café, Stockholm, Sweden
Jan. 18, 1988            Logo, Hamburg, Germany
Jan. 19, 1988            Beursschouwberg, Brussells, Belgium
Jan. 22, 1988            EXO-7, Rouen, France
Jan. 25, 1988            TV Studio, Bordeaux, France
Feb. 3, 1988              VPRO-FM, Holland
March 2, 1988            Mississippi Nights, St. Louis, MO
March 4, 1988            Cabaret Metro, Chicago, IL
March 19, 1988          Einstein A-Go-Go, Jacksonville Beach, FL
March 22, 1988          Sunrise Theatre, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (opening for Squeeze)
May 15, 1988             Grady Cole Center, Charlotte, NC (reunion show 
                                                                                                  with Chris Stamey)
 

Sept. 17, 2005            Hideout Block Party, Chicago, IL (early)
Sept. 17, 2005            House of Blues, Chicago, IL (late)


Jan. 13, 2007              Bowery Ballroom, New York, NY
Feb. 2, 2007                Cat's Cradle, Carrboro, NC


Nov. 1, 2008                Graham Terrace, UNC-CH, Chapel Hill, NC
                           ("Rock the Vote" rally, minus Gene Holder, plus Mitch Easter)


April 16, 2011              Criminal Records, Atlanta, GA (Record Store Day)


March 2012                  South By Southwest, Austin, TX
                                                            (minus Gene Holder, plus Mitch Easter)
May 2012                     Sirius-XM 'Loft' Session (aired week of 2012-07-09)
May 6, 2012                 Hoboken Arts & Music Fest., Hoboken, NJ
June 9, 2012                Motorco, Durham, NC (album release show)
June 14, 2012             Iota Club, Arlington, VA
June 15, 2012             Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY
June 24, 2012             Mountain Stage, Charleston, WV
                                                             (minus Will Rigby, plus Chris Stephenson)
Aug. 31, 2012              Penn Park (WXPN-FM broadcast), Philadelphia, PA
Sept. 1, 2012               Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ
Sept. 7, 2012               Hopscotch Fest., Raleigh, NC
Nov. 15, 2012              The Hideout, Chicago, IL
Nov. 16, 2012              WBEZ-FM, Chicago, IL
Nov. 16, 2012              The Hideout, Chicago, IL
Nov. 17, 2012              Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO

May 15, 2016               Saxapahaw, N.C. ('Stand Against HB2' benefit)

Will there be more dB's live shows?
Only time will tell...
 

5 comments:

  1. The band played a show at Southpaw in Brooklyn on Dec 7, 2007 (I was there. Great!) Also the night before at Maxwells. Just Fyi...

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  2. DB's were the opening act for Squeeze on March 22, 1988 at the Sunrise Music Theatre in Fort Lauderdale Florida.

    I was there!


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  3. Can anyone verify the date they played the Paradise in Boston for the Sound Of Music tour? It must have been an in-between night when they weren't opening for REM. Peter, Will, Gene and Jeff. Gene's firlfriend's band (band name? ) opened the show, Gene played with them. I am thinking October of 1987, but I could be wrong. Any help would be appreciated, I am compiling all of the shows I attended. Thanks!!

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  4. Uh, no spellcheck. Gene's GIRLFRIEND'S band. What's a firlfriend? LOL!

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  5. Thommy - guessing it might have been late Sept. or early Oct. of 1987, since the band played some headlining dates around that time before opening for R.E.M. starting late Oct. Does that sound about right?

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