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

1997 Appearances

In July of this year, Simon signed with Rising Records. The "Among Us" cd was remixed and released in September of 1997 as #RR 10105. Simon appeared both solo (with son Ben) and with the "Simon Townshend Band" to promote the CD

Mar 12 - Cambridge MA
House Of Blues: Started with a solo acoustic set:
Company, Come Back, Highness (new), Responsibility (new),The Way It Is
Followed by an "electric" set, with Ben and Linsay:
So Sleep, I'm Alright, Medicine, Save Me From Me, Cold Water, Girls on Girls, When She Sleeps, Ecstasy Heaven, (encore) Girl in New York.
Ben played drums on several songs. Lindsay was on rhythm and keyboards. Simon played electric lead.
Mar 14 - NYC, NY
Mercury Lounge: Same format as the HOB show. Simon acoustic for: Company, Come Back, Highness, Response Ability, The Way It Is.
Simon then switched to electric and was joined by Ben Townshend and Lindsay King for: So Sleep, I'm Alright, Medicine, Save Me, Cold Water, Girls On Girls, When She Sleeps, Ecstasy Heaven, encore: Girl In New York
Simon's Bare Bodies Bare Assetts CD features Company from this show!
May 17 - London UK
The Twelve Bar Club: Simon opened up the show solo on acoustic. He was then joined on the tiny stage by Ben and Lindsey.
Comeback, Highness, Response Ability, Company, Learn To Love Me, For The Money, Naked (available on Simon's Bare Bodies Bare Assetts CD), Flying, So Sleep, The Way It Is, I'm Alright, Medicine, Ecstasy Heaven, When She Sleeps, Cold Water, Girls On Girls, Save Me, Girl In New York Check out some of Uncle Vinnie's photos!
Aug 01 - Cambridge MA (solo acoustic)
The House Of Blues (4:30PM): Simon's WZLX "TGIF" Party held in the afternoon on Aug 1, was TERRIFIC!!
(Partial set list) When She Sleeps, Comeback, Highness, Response-ability, For The Money, Until Tomorrow, Time The Healer, The Way It Is, Cold Water, So Sleep, I'm Alright, ...
Aug 04 - NYC, NY
Arlene Grocery: Area fans report another hot solo show (though a late one!) at Arlene Grocery.
Aug 08 - Alexandria (New Fairfax) VA
Gonzo Cafe, The Birchmere: When She Sleeps, Comeback, The Way It Is, Highness, Response Ability, Time The Healer, Scaffolding, So Sleep, Cold Water, Company, No More Never, Medicine, Save Me, I'm Alright, Ecstasy Heaven, Girl In New York, I'm The Answer, Man In Me, For The Money, Capture
Aug (?) - Blues Tavern, Farnham, UK
(full set list needed) - A number of songs from this night's set have been included on Simon's Bare Bodies Bare Assetts CD! Comeback, Highness, Response-Ability, For The Money, Until Tomorrow, Time The Healer (available as an MP3 on Simon's Site!, The Way It Is
Sep 18 - NYC, NY
The Wetlands,161 Hudson Street: This was a multi-bill "MIXX Magazine, Connecticut Showcase" that also featured solo acoustic set by Simon (with son Ben).
Set list included: When She Sleeps, Come Back, Highness, The Way It Is, So Sleep, Cold Water, Company, Medicine, Save Me For Me and Ecstasy Heaven
Sep 19 - 230 E.42nd ST - NYC, NY
Sam Goody's In-store appearance: meet & greet, plus short set.
Sep 20 - Paramus NJ
Compact Disc World In-store appearance; meet & greet, plus short set that included: The Way It Is, Company, Highness, Medicine and Ecstasy Heaven
Sep (?) - 6th Ave and 8th St. NYC, NY (Greenwich Village)
Sam Goody In-store appearance; meet & greet, plus short set.
Sep 22 - Cambridge, MA
Kendall Cafe 233 Cardinal Medieros Ave: Solo performance (w/Ben), set list included: When She Sleeps, Come Back, Highness, Response Ability, So Sleep, I'm Alright, Save Me, Cold Water, The Way It Is, Medicine, Ecstasy Heaven
Sep 23(12:00 noon) - Boston, MA
Sam Goody Marketplace Center - Faneuil Hall: In-Store Meet & greet, plus performance
Sep 23 (11pm) - Brookline, MA
O'Leary's Pub: Solo performance (W/Ben)
Sep 25 (12:00 noon) - King Of Prussia, PA
Sam Goody: In-Store performance (w/Ben): The Way It Is, So Sleep, Medicine, Save Me and Ecstasy Heaven
Sep 27 (12:00 noon) - Annapolis, MD
Sam Goody's Annapolis Mall: In-Store performance: The Way It Is, So Sleep, Medicine, Save Me and Ecstasy Heaven.
Sep 29 - Akron & Canton Ohio -
Radio station visits:
WONE in Akron, Taped interview aired.
WRQX (106.9 FM), Canton Ohio - 5:00 PM Simon will be live in the studio interview
Sep 30 - Cleveland, Ohio
WNCX (98.5 FM) - approx 12:30pm: Live in studio. Interview with Simon & Ben. Simon performed a great version of Company. And .........they announced the upcoming Cleveland show!
Oct 01 - Chicago, IL
WCBR (92.7FM) - (around noon): Live in studio - interview & performance of Company, The Way It Is and Ecstasy Heaven.
Oct 04 - Pittsburgh, PA
WPIT: Live in studio
Oct 04 - Pittsburgh, PA -
The Rosebud - (9:00PM): Simon w/Ben LIVE PERFORMANCE at The Rosebud!!!

Oct 31 - Pittsburgh PA (stb)
The WDVE BOO BASH at the I. C. Light Amphitheater -
Fans report that the band was in great rockin' form and seemed to be enjoying themselves despite a small crowd. Crowd response was positive, with lots of "Who's this? They're terrific" type buzzings. Set list included: When She Sleeps, Highness and Company.
Nov 02 - Washington DC (stb)
The Bayou - 3135 K St.
The band offered up a terrific hour & a half set:
No Angel, Head Hips and Heart, I'm Alright, So Sleep, Company, No More Never, The Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl in NY, Cold Water, Girls on Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony with the Shades On
Nov 03 - NYC, NY (stb)
Mercury Lounge - 217 E. Houston (at Avenue A)
Another fun, high energy show.
No Angel, Head Hips & Heart, I'm Alright, So Sleep, Company, No More Never, Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl In New York, Cold Water, Girls On Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony
Nov 05 - Portland, ME (stb)
Raoul's - 865 Forest Ave
A light turn out for this midweek show, in a rather unique venue. The set list was: No Angel, Head Hips & Heart, I'm Alright, So Sleep, Company, No More Never, The Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl In New York, Cold Water, Girls on Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony With The Shades On. For a more detailed report, check out Chris Brophy's review!
Nov 06 - Cambridge, MA (stb)
House of Blues - 96 Winthrop St
The band rocked the roof off the place! Brilliant! Set list basically the same as DC. James Hayto is a tremendous new addition and outdid himself on "Cold Water". Tons of high energy and lots of fun projected by all. Simon was in tip top form and loving every minute! They repeated the outstanding "No Angel" for their encore. Five shows in and they are tighter than ever.
No Angel, Head Hips & Heart, I'm Alright, So Sleep, Company, No More Never, The Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl In New York, Cold Water, Girls On Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony
encore: repeated No Angel
Nov 07 - Philadelphia, PA (stb)
North Star Bar, 2639 Poplar St.
The North Star web site mentioned something about a cyber-cast ! ? ! no confirmation
No Angel, Head Hips & Heart, Company, Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Cold Water, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony
Nov 08 - Amagansett, NY (stb)
Steven TaukHouse, 161 Main St.
No Angel, Head Hips & Heart, I'm Alright, So Sleep, Company, No More Never, Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl In New York, Cold Water, Girls On Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony
encore: No Angel
Nov 09 - Asbury Park, NJ (stb)
The Saint- 601 Main St
Another hot show from the band to a relatively full house. Set list basically the same as previous nights. After an audience member voiced objection to Simon's Dallas Cowboy shirt, the guy threw Simon a new one, which he changed into on stage!
No Angel, Head Hips & Heart, Company, No More Never, The Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl In New York, Cold Water, Girls On Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony
Nov 10- Baltimore, MD (stb)
Johns Hopkins Univ. - Great Hall
Though plagued with sound problems at the start, they turned in a terrific 75 minute set. The huge venue made the crowd seem sparse, yet new comers in attendance walked away believers!! The group was in great spirits and very gracious to the audience.
No Angel, Head Hips & Heart, Company, No More Never, The Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Cold Water, Girls On Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony
Nov 11 - Glen Burnie, MD (stb)
Brian Moore Guitar Clinic - at which Simon & co-performed an awesome 8 song set which included: The Way It Is, Cold Water, When She Sleeps, and Tony With The Shades On.Reportedly, the band managed to convert more than a few people and sold many CD's.
Nov 13 - Cleveland, OH (stb)
Peabody's Down Under - 1059 Old River Rd
Despite the snow and a light crowd, the band again gave it their all!!
Angel, "get hip to love" (? - Head Hips & Heart - ?), I'm Alright, So Sleep, Company, No More Never, The Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl In New York, Cold Water, Girls on Girls, Capture, Medicine, Save Me From Me, Ecstasy Heaven,
Nov 14 - Chicago, IL (stb)
House of Blues - 329 N.Dearborn
Fans report another terrific show!! The set list was trimmed down to 60 minutes, as they were there as opening act.
No Angel, Tony, So Sleep, Company, The Way It Is, Highness, When She Sleeps, Girl In New York, Cold Water, Medicine, Save Me From Me, Ecstasy Heaven
Nov 15 - Detroit, MI (stb)
Shelter - 431 E. Congress - CANCELED
For this show, STB was an opening act. But due to the bad weather encountered on road, they didn't arrive at the venue until 8:15pm, just as the headliners were to take the stage.
Nov 18 - San Jose, CA (solo acoustic w/Ben)
Agenda Lounge - 399 S. 1st St.
Appearing as the 2nd of three acts, Simon & Ben performed a 42 minute set, that included numbers from "Among Us" plus "Highness" and "Tony With The Shades On". Fan reports seem to indicate that the crowd seemed to put a bit of a damper on this evening, though the performance was very good, it was not quite up to previous standards.
When She Sleeps, Comeback, Highness, The Way It Is, So Sleep, Company, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Tony
Nov 19 - W. Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA (solo acoustic w/Ben)
Luna Park - 655 N. Robertson Blvd
When She Sleeps, Comeback, Way It Is, So Sleep, Company, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Girl In New York, Highness
Nov 20 - San Fransisco, CA (solo acoustic w/Ben)
Paradise - 308 11th St.
Appearing as one of four acts on the bill, Simon took the stage with great energy at about 10:45 PM. Though the crowd was relatively small (about 50 people), Simon & Ben seemed to give it their all for their 45 minute set. The set was: When She Sleeps, Comeback, Highness, The Way It Is, So Sleep, Company, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Girl In New York
encore: Tony With The Shades On.
At the conclusion of Ecstasy Heaven, Simon was informed by a staff member that he could play only one more song. This news was greeted with boos from the crowd. After Girls on Girls[sic], the crowd let it be known that they were thoroughly enjoying the set, by offering up loads of cheering and applause. The venue gave in, and let Simon & Ben go for one more - They chose the great new tune Tony With The Shades On.
Nov 22 - Seattle, WA (solo acoustic w/Ben)
Ballard Fire House - 5429 Russell NW - (w/ The Beatniks) 9:30 set
Simon was the opening act, performing a 35 minute set. It started off very well, but after about the third song, the noise level from the crowd (especially those in the back) was a bit much, prompting Simon to politely ask for their co-operation, as only a Townshend can "SHUT THE F**K UP!" - ;-)
This happened a few times throughout the set, "Some people here, are here to hear music you know !" Simon played great, but was, understandably, not in the best of moods.
When She Sleeps, Comeback, Highness, No Angel, The Way It Is, So Sleep, Cold Water, Company, No More Never, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven, Girl In New York, Tony
Nov 23 - Vancouver, BC Canada (solo acoustic w/Ben)
The Gate - 1176 Grandville St.
When She Sleeps, Comeback, Highness, Scaffolding, Way It Is, So Sleep, Cold Water, Company, No More Never, I'm Alright, Medicine, Save Me, Ecstasy Heaven , Girl In New York, Tony, Capture
Dec 6 - West Kensington, London (stb)
The Orange Club
After two opening bands, (Sad-Happy-Mad, then Numb) stb took the stage for a 90 minute set, only slightly abridged from the eastcoast US fall dates. Fan reports indicate another lively show, with many new converts in attendance and brisk CD sales too!!!
DEC 21 - Brighton, UK (solo acoustic w/Ben)

Evening Star Brew Pub (North Star Pub)
Simon and Ben Townshend performed their acoustic set.

 

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