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Phil Coxon's excellent tour diary http://www.thestranglers.co.uk/?p=3429l

31.1.81 Thrown Away single released - makes no.42 in charts
8.2.81 Cardiff Top Rank (Cancelled)
9.2.81 The Gospel According To The Meninblack album released
9.2.81 Bristol Locarno
10.2.81 Plymouth Polytechnic (Replaced Exeter University)
11.2.81 Southampton Gaumont
12.2.81 Canterbury Odeon Support from "The Wall" http://www.punk77.co.uk/talkpunk/viewto ... 0&start=15
13.2.81 Brighton Top Rank
15.2.81 Hammersmith Odeon Link 2
16.2.81 Birmingham Odeon
17.2.81 Hanley Victoria Hail, Stoke
18.2.81 Sheffield Polytechnic Link 2
19.2.81 Nottingham Rock City
20.2.81 Liverpool University
21.2.81 Manchester Apollo
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23.2.81 Durham University
24.2.81 Edinburgh Playhouse
25.2.81 Glasgow Apollo
26.2.81 Newcastle Mayfair
27.2.81 Lancaster University
28 2 81 Leeds University
3.3.81 Leicester De Montfort Hall
4.3.81 Coventry New Theatre
5.3.81 East Anglia University, Norwich
6.3.81 Cambridge Corn Exchange
7.3.81 London Rainbow


26.3.81 New York
27.3.81 Privates, New York, NY/Wall of Voodoo
28.3.81 New York Image
30.3.81 Pennsylvania - This was the day of the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan
31.3.81 Rhode Island
1.4.81 Boston, Mass.
2.4.81 Willimantic, Connecticut
3.4.81 Mount Vernon, New York
4.4.81 New York City
6.4.81 New Haven, Connecticut
7.4.81 West Orange Creations Club, NJ
8.4.81 Virginia Beach, Virginia
9.4.81 Richmond,Virginia
10.4.81 Ontario Theatre, Washington DC (support from Fleshtones and Insect Surfers)
11.4.81 Cherry Hill, Emerald City
13.4.81 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
14.4.81 Cincinatti, Ohio
16.4.81 688, Georgia, Atlanta
17.4,81 Georgia
18.4.81 Georgia
20.4.81 Ole Man Rivers, New Orleans
21.4.81 Agora Ballroom
25.4.81 Lawrence Opera House, Kansas - New Era support

4.5.81 Flipper's Hollywood ("with special guest Robert Williams") ??
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5.5.81 Perkins Palace, Pasadena, California
8.5.81 Keystone , Palo Alto, California
9.5.81 The Stone, San Francisco
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20.5.81 Sam's, Minneapolis
24.5.81 Milwaukee The Palms
28.5.81 Detroit - Clutch Cargo's (on Elizabeth Street) ??
30.5.81 Toronto, Canada
81 Winnipeg's Playhouse Theatre (peaches handed out to audience)

1.6.81 Ottawa - Civic Centre - Support from Men Without Hats.
"the Stranglers at the salons of the civic centre in Lansdowne Park. It was the spring of 1981 and the band was on their ‘Men in Black’ tour. In the audience I saw for the first time real, live punk rockers complete with leather, studs, mohawks and Doc Marten boots. The opening act was Montreal’s ‘Men without Hats’ whose synth/dance pop left me cold. But the Stranglers – although not exactly young lions even then – grabbed me right away. No cameras were allowed in, and I was awestruck when lead singer Hugh Cornell dove headfirst into the crowd and fought his way toward someone taking illicit photos. He got a hold of the camera, ripped out the film, and was back on stage before the band missed a note." http://ottawaexplosion.blogspot.com/200 ... rning.html
2.6.81 Montreal Le Club, Canada
3.6.81 Montreal Le Club, Canada
19/20.6.81 Bond's Casino, New York (midnight show?)

28.9.81 Leeds - Special One off gig ?

August 81 - Recording of the La Folie album commences


09.11.81 La Folie Album Released
11.11.81 The Granary, Bristol
14.11.81 Let Me Introduce You To The Family single released makes no.42 in charts
14.11.81 Norwich University
15.11.81 Birmingham, Odeon
16.11.81 Cardiff, Sophia Gardens
17.11.81 Hammersmith Palais (gig filmed?)
19.11.81 Southampton,Gaumont
20.11.81 Nottingham Rock City
22.11.81 Edinburgh Playhouse
23.11.81 Glasgow
24.11,81 Newcastle City Hall
25.11.81 Manchester Apollo
26.11.81 Liverpool Royal Court
27.11.81 Bradford St. Georges Hall Link 2
28.11.81 Sheffield Lyceum
30.11.81 Ulster Hall, Belfast
2.12.81 Loughborough University
3.12.81 Bath Pavilliion
4.12.81 Rainbow Theatre, London

West Runton Pavillion, Norfolk?? https://www.edp24.co.uk/features/herita ... -1-6778906) "“When punk first started there was a lot of spitting and throwing beer about going on, but that had faded out in most places by this time, but I can remember Hugh Cornwell [the Stranglers’ lead singer] had a towel constantly hanging from his guitar because people just kept spitting at him and JJ Burnel on the bass and in the end he had to tell them ‘stop spitting it’s not 1977 anymore’.

“Most people stopped but one person kept having a go at JJ Burnel and in the end he snapped and threw his bass down and jumped into the crowd after him and the bloke legged it out of the venue and down the road - and that was very funny.

“When he came back Hugh Cornwell said the bloke was ‘just swimming across to Norway’, it was really funny.”

Mr Harvey saw the band three times on their 1981 tour and paid just £2 to get in that night." Stuart Harvey
"I bathed in sun and walked in rain
It taught me how to laugh again"