SIMON TOWNSHEND
PAST SHOWS AND SET LISTS

 

Set lists and reports available for the following years!
1994 - 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006

2005 Appearances

So far no solo shows to report ... BUT
 
THE CASBAH CLUB GIGS
Simon is now a part of the Casbah Club (Bruce Watson, Mark Brzezicki, Bruce Foxton & Simon)
They have a number of gigs scheduled for this spring!!
April 15 - The Peel - Kendington - POSTPONED Until May 30th
Announced Apr 4 at bigcountry.co.uk: "the initial warm up date in Kingston has to be cancelled. We have rescheduled at the end of the tour though, as we owe it to the venue in being so good about losing this initial warm up date of the new line-up. Essentially one of the bands wives has a major medical predicament to endure and this date now clashes with vital medical treatment needed by her. Its a private matter and I can't speak on behalf of said musician suffice to say, he needs to spend the immediate days before and after the Kingston gig on 15th, with his wife.
ALL TICKETS ALREADY PURCHASED WILL BE VALID FOR THE RE-SCHEDULED DATE OR REFUNDED."
ticket #1 Kim+Lester had tickets number 1 & 2
for this debut gig!!!!

 
May 12 - The Exchange - Edinburgh
55 Grove Street, Edinburgh EH3 8AB. Tickets £12 advance / £14 door. Aged 16 or over. 14 + w/adult. www.exchangevenue.com 
The band played to an extremely receptive crowd of about 180.
"And Simon. I’d never seen him or heard any of his material before CC and all I can say is – wow! He’s exceptional as a guitarist, a singer, songwriter and front man. As a unit, you’ll rarely see a better live band than this. They really deserve success. Good luck guys!" - audience member Colin Dawson in his review posted in the news section at www.bigcountry.co.uk
Set list:
Seven Waves, Eton Rifles, When She Sleeps, Save Me From Me, Medicine, Inwards, Fly Away, Ages, Tube Station, Raised, Anyway She Moves Me, Wonderland, Sex Change, Town Called Malice, Not In Kansas
encore: That's Entertainment, In A Big Country
 
May 13 - Lemon Tree - Aberdeen
5 West North Street, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire AB24 5AT. Tickets £15 / £10 concessions.Aged 14 or over. www.lemontree.org
Set List anyone???
 
May 14 - Renfrew Ferry - Glasgow
Lancefield Quay, Glasgow G3 8DL. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door.Aged 14 or over, w/adult. www.therenfrewferry.co.uk
Set list: Seven Waves, Eton Rifles, When She Sleeps, Save Me From Me, Medicine, Inwards, Fly Away, Ages, Tube Station, Raised, Anyway She Moves Me, Wonderland, Sex Change, Town Called Malice, Not In Kansas
encore: That's Entertainment, In A Big Country
 
May 16 - Studio - Hartlepool
Tower Street, Hartlepool TS24 7HQ. Tickets: £12 advance / £10 concessions / £14 door. Aged 16 or over. www.studiohartlepool.com 
Set List anyone???
 
May 17 - Witchwood - Ashton Under Lyne - see some photos!
152 Old Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire OL6 7SF. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door. Aged 18 or over. www.thewitchwood.co.uk 
Set List anyone???
 
May 18 - Willerby Springhead - Hull
Aston Road, Willerby, East Yorkshire HU10 6QT. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 doors. Aged 18 or over. www.springheadpub.co.uk 
Set List anyone???
 
May 20 - Carnegie Theatre - Workington
Finkel Street, Workington, Cumbria CA14 2BD. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door. All ages.
Set List anyone???
 
May 21 - Rio - Bradford
Thorn House, Woodhead Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire BD7 1PD. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door. All ages, 18 or under w/adult. www.bradfordrio.com
Set list: apparently same as Glasgow, but possibly in a slightly different order.
 
May 23 - Brook - Southampton
446 Portswood Road, Portswood, Southampton, Hampshire SO17 3SD. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door. Aged 16 or over, age 14 + w/ adult. www.the-brook.com
ticket #1 Again, Kim+Lester manage tickets number 1 and 2!!

"Expecting big things from this band when they start recording, they sound gelled and tight enough to start as soon as tomorrow."
(thanks for the scans!! - kvt)

Set list for SouthamptonSet list:
(same as Edinburgh - note the stationary!) Seven Waves, Eton Rifles, When She Sleeps, Save Me From Me, Medicine, Inwards, Fly Away, Ages, Tube Station, Raised, Anyway She Moves Me, Wonderland, Sex Change, Town Called Malice, Not In Kansas
encore: That's Entertainment, In A Big Country
 
May 24 - High Rocks - Tunbridge Wells
The High Rocks, High Rocks Lane, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN3 9JJ. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door. All ages. www.highrocks.co.uk
 
May 26 - Cooperage - Plymouth
134 Vauxhall Street, Plymouth, Devon PL4 ODE. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door. Aged 16 or over w/adult. www.thecooperage.co.uk
 
May 27 - Rock Cafe - Stourbridge
Millrace Lane, Stourbridge DY8 1JN. Tickets: £12 advance / £14 door. All ages - 18 or under w/adult. www.rockcafe2000.co.uk
Set list: Seven Waves, Eton Rifles, When She Sleeps, Save Me From Me, Medicine, Fly Away, Inwards, Ages, Tube Station, Raised, Wonderland, Anyway She Moves Me, Sex Change, Town Called Malice, Not In Kansas
encore: That's Entertainment, In A Big Country
 
May 28 - Willows Arts Centre - Corby
George Street, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17 1QB.
All ages (16 or under w/adult) www.willows-arts.org
 
May 30 - The Peel - Kingston
160 Cambridge Rd, Kingston. tickets 12.50 advance. Age 16 and over
This was the original warm-up date for April 15th, that was postponed due to a family medical issue of one of the band members.
 
May 31 - Riga - Southend-on-Sea
228 London Road, Westcliff On Sea, Essex SS0 7JG. Age 18 or over. www.rigamusicbar.co.uk
 
June 1 - The Zodiac - Oxford - see some photos!
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE. Ages 16 and over, 14 + w/adult. www.the-zodiac.co.uk
Set list apparently almost the same as earlier shows.
photos thanks to Deb Wakeford!
See more of her Casbah shots,
as well as other great bands at:   www.rockclick.co.uk  
 
June 7? - The Zodiac - Oxford (this date as per www.ents24.com)
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE. Ages 16 and over, 14 + w/adult. www.the-zodiac.co.uk
not sure this date took place ...
Aug 11 - The 100 Club - London (per 100 club website)
2005-08-11 set list100 Oxford Str, London. £12 advance / £14 door. Ages 16 and over, 14 + w/adult. www.the100club.co.uk
A great night reported by all who attended! The "Prince" had a full house of royalty for the evening, as all of the Townshend Brothers were in attendence. Simon told the crowd that the upcoming Casbah Club album was not quite finished, but will be out soon, and that the title track was going to be "Venustraphobia"!
More pics to follow.
Set List: Our Time, Comeback, Medicine, When She Sleeps, Ages, Any Way She Moves, Twenty To Eleven, Highness, Fly Away, Raised, Save Me From Me, Venustraphobia, Sex Change
encore: That's Entertainment, In a Big Country
 
Aug 12 - JB's - Dudley
15 Castle Hill, Dudley, West Midlands. £12 advance / £14 door. www.jdsdudley.co.uk
 
Aug 13 - The Bulldog Festival - Stratford Upon Avon
Shakespeare County Raceway, Straford Upon Avon, Warwickshire. www.bulldog-bash.co.uk
 
DECEMBER - Casbah Club opening for Status Quo in the UK:
Dec 01 - Sheffield Hallam FM Arena
Dec 02 - Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
Dec 03 - Cheltenham Centaur
Dec 05 - Cardiff Arena
Dec 06 - Liverpool Philharmonic
The remainder or originally scheduled shows were canceled due to a health issue (luckily only a scare!) of one of the members of Status Quo. The canceled dates included: Dec 08 - Plymouth Pavillions, Dec 09 - Brighton Centre, Dec 10 - Birmingham NEC, Dec 12 - Harrogate International Centre, Dec 13 - Manchester Apollo, Dec 14 - Telford Arena, Dec 16 - Bournemouth BIC, Dec 17 - Wembley Arena, Dec 18 - Glasgow SECC, Dec 20 - Aberdeen Exhibition Centre, Dec 21 - Edinburgh Usher Hall
 

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