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14.1.85 Munich Alabama Hall, Germany http://www.themeninblack.co.uk/forums/v ... 36#p423036 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OaICUU5oNYU
11.2.85 Oxford Apollo (no encore according to Paul Bibby)
12.2.85 Nottingham Royal Concert Hall
13.2.85 Sheffield City Hall
14.2.85 Preston Guildhall
15.2.85 Glasgow Apollo
16.2.85 Let Me Down Easy single released - makes no.48 in charts
16.2.85 Aberdeen, Capitol (Hugh interviewed for Northsound Radio broadcast 23/2)
17.2.85 Edinburgh Playhouse
18.2.85 Newcastle City Hall
20.2.85 Liverpool Royal Court Theatre “I remember The Stranglers played the Royal Court and we were wearing gloves on stage it was so cold. We played lots of different places there – it’s just one of those rock ’n’ roll towns. Hugh”
21.2.85 Manchester Apollo
22.2.85 Birmingham Odeon
23.2.85 Birmingham Odeon
25.2.85 London Dominion
26.2.85 London Dominion
27.2.85 London Dominion
28.2.85 London Dominion ]Image
1.3.85 London Dominion
2.3.85 Shepton Mallet Showering Pavilion http://www.thisisbristol.co.uk/Strangle ... z2Mf5hEDH9
3.3.85 Bournemouth International Centre
4.3.85 Brighton Conference,Centre

15.3.85 Oslo, Norway - Tv Concert https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcGpGW9EoZE
16.3.85 Oslo Sentrum Kino, Norway link
18.3.85 Stockholm Draken, Sweden
19.3.85 Gothenburg University, Sweden
20.3.85 Copenhagen Saga Theatre, Denmark (bits filmed for TV piece) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGNGWwoMNO0
21.3.85 Hamburg Fabrik, Germany - Gig filmed for Rockpalast. Interview with band playing pinball pre-gig then Uptown, Punch & Judy, Skin Deep, No Mercy & Peaches from gig.
22.3.85 Hannover Rotation, Germany
24.3.85 Bielefeld PC 69, Germany Cancelled?
25.3.85 Cologne Stadthalle Mulheim,Germany
26.3.85 Brussels Circus Royal, Belgium
27.3.85 Deinze Brielpoort, Belgium
28.3.85 Lille Foire International , France
29.3.85 Nancy Pare des Expositons, France
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31.3.85 Bourges Festival, Bourges, France
1.4.85 Pfalzbau, Ludwigshafen, Germany
2.4.85 Frankfurt Volks, Burlingsheim, Germany
3.4.85 Berlin, Metropol, Germany
4.4.85 Nuremburg Stadhalle, Erlanngen Germany
6.4.85 Vienna Messepalast Halle, Austria
8.4.85 Italy ?
9.4.85 Milan Rolling Stone Club, Italy
10.4.85 Florence Tenex Club, Italy
11.4.85 Rome Planeta Tienoa Italy (according to Hugh's book "Song By Song" after the gig JJ attacked Hugh)
12.4.85 Bari Palasport, Italy
13.4.85 Bologna Teatro Tenda, Italy
14.4.85 Zurich Volkhaus, Switzerland (Appears on the "Death & Night & Blood" CD)
15.4.85 Geneva Salle des Fetes, Switzerland
17.4.85 Strasbourg Tivoli Hall, France
18.4.85 Lyon Espace Tony. Garnier., France
19.4.85 Marseilles St Just Stadium, France
20.4.85 Nice Theatre Verdure, France
22.4.85 Montpelier Palais des Sports, France
23.4.85 Toulouse Palais de Sports, France
24.4.85 Clemont Ferrand Maison des Sports, France (Recorded for French TV?) https://www.ina.fr/video/BOC9003062733/ ... video.html
25.4.85 Bordeaux Patinoire Meriadeck France
26.4.85 Nantes Pare de la Beaujoire, France
27.4.85 Brest Pare Penfeld, France
28.4.85 Orleans Palais des Sports, France
29.4.85 Paris le Zenith,France
30.4.85 Caen Parc Expositions, France
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8.5.85 Melbourne Sports and Entertainment Centre,
9.5.85 Anu Bar,Canberra University, Canberra
10.5.85 Sydney Horden, Pavillion
11.5.85 Brisbane Festival Hall
12.5.85 Newcastle Workers Club support from DV8
13.5.85 Sydney, Selinas, Coogee Bay Hotel "Selina's, Coogee Bay Hotel, 212 Arden St, Coogee Bay tel 9665 0000. Woeful interior design has the audience peeping around pillars, and the acoustics are terrible. But a dearth of competition sees Selina's survive as Sydney's largest genuine pub venue. Room for 1100 punters. " Support from Hunters & Collectors and Big Red Tractor
14.5.85 Sydney, Selinas, Coogee Bay Hotel
15.5.85 Melbourne, ThePalais
16.5.85 Adelaide Apollo Stadium
18.5.85 Perth Entertainment Centre http://yelpar.blogspot.co.uk/2011/03/di ... t-gig.html "I was so looking forward to The Stranglers gig, serious punk rockers from the UK coming to Perth, we were pumped. Turned out to be the worst gig I have ever, to this day, been to. People were nodding off in their seats. The band dressed in black on a stage draped completely in white sheets stood perfectly still for every song. Avant Guard? Boring as bat shit! Actually I've seen bat shit that was more exciting than them since. We walked out by half time as did two thirds of the crowd" - Band attend Red Parrot Nightclub after for end of tour drinks.

In the No Mercy book JJ states that he left the band at this point. Hugh visits JJ in Nice and persuades him to carry on with the band.

27.5.85 Pink Pop Festival Geleen, Holland Image
26.7.85 Athens Pansthinai Panathinaikos Stadium, Greece (band are third on the bill supporting Depeche Mode and Culture Club) -
Part of the Stranglers set was broadcast on Greek TV.
Yes it was the „Greek Woodstock" of our generation!

For the first time so many important groups of that time came to Greece to play together in a 2 day festival that took place in the Kallimarmaro Stadium (the Stadium of the first Olympic Games) in Athens.

"Thanks to the unforgettable Melina Merkouri at that time Culture Minister who supported this whole effort (Athens was the first "Culture Capital of Europe" – an institution that was born from Melina), a dream came true.

The Clash, The Cure, The Stranglers, Talk Talk, Nina Hagen, Depeche Mode, Telephone, Culture Club all appeared live some of them for the first and last time in Greece.
The Surrealistic Scene of The Stranglers playing "Nice n Sleazy" while behind them a tree is already burning through a molotof cocktail, tear gases rise up in the air from the fights between policemen and people who want to get inside for free …"

31.8.85 My Young Dreams Launch Party

Sep-Nov 85 sessions in Brussels (eventually leading to the Dreamtime album). Hugh also records the soundtrack to L'etoile De Sang (includes the song "An English Walk". Hugh: "The film was made in '86. I had ten days off from band recording sessions in 1985."

1985 12 18 Live 3 tracks @ Rock Pop Music Hall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-rZBRU8XQ8
"I bathed in sun and walked in rain
It taught me how to laugh again"