Gigography

A list of all known Scritti Politti gigs sofar. It is really difficult to get dates, setlists and venues for the early pre-1980 gigs. The last gig in supposed to be in Brighton early 1980, where Scritti Politti supported Gang Of Four, as you can read in this interview halfway down the page. If you have any information about this gig, or any others, please let us know!
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2006

  • fr july 14
  • UK
  • Suffolk
  • Latitude, Uncut Arena
  • setlist
    • Snow In Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr Abernathy
    • The “Sweetest” Girl
    • Hands Up
    • Cooking
    • Road To No Regret
    • D to the O
    • Skank Bloc Bologna
    • The Boom Boom Bap
    • Edge Of Degradation
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • .. and many many more!
  •  
  • review
  • tu july 11
  • UK
  • London
  • Scala
  • setlist
    • The Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow In Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr Abernathy
    • The “Sweetest” Girl
    • Am I Right In Thinking
    • Hands Up
    • Cooking
    • Road To No Regret
    • D to the O
    • Skank Bloc Bologna
    • Mrs Hughes
    • Petrococadollar
    • Edge Of Degradation
    • Woodbeez (encore)
    • E11th Nuts (encore)
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  • vid
  • review
  • mo july 10
  • UK
  • Portsmouth
  • Wedgewood Rooms
  • setlist
    • We have no setlist for this one, but it is about the same as the other Summer Tour ones.
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • Wet Dog
    • ??
  •  
  •  
  • sa july 8
  • UK
  • Oxford
  • Zodiac
  • setlist
    • The Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow In Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr Abernathy
    • The “Sweetest” Girl
    • Am I Right In Thinking
    • Hands Up
    • Cooking
    • Road To No Regret
    • D to the O
    • Skank Bloc Bologna
    • Mrs Hughes
    • Petrococadollar
    • Edge Of Degradation
    • Woodbeez (encore)
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  • pic
  • th july 6
  • UK
  • Brighton
  • Concorde 2
  • setlist
    • The Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow In Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr Abernathy
    • The “Sweetest” Girl
    • Am I Right In Thinking
    • Hand Up
    • Cooking
    • Road To No Regret
    • D to the O
    • Mrs Hughes
    • Skank Bloc Bologna
    • Petrococadollar
    • Edge Of Degradation
    • Woodbeez (encore)
    • E11th Nuts (encore)
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  • review
  • fr june 2
  • UK
  • Hay-on-Wye
  • Hay Festival
  • setlist
    • The Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow In Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr Abernathy
    • The “Sweetest” Girl
    • Am I Right In Thinking
    • Cooking
    • Road To No Regret
    • D to the O
    • Mrs Hughes
    • Edge Of Degradation
    • E11th Nuts (encore)
    • Robin Hood (encore)
    • D to the O (encore)
    • The “Sweetest” Girl (encore)
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  • review
  • mo april 24
  • UK
  • London
  • Luminaire
    • Double G return with more honey-vocalled, quirky pop, supported by Glasgow’s De Rosa whose killer tunes, boundless energy and prickly pop a highly addictive and thoroughly invigorating listen. Expect explosive energy punctuated by moments of intimate beauty. First on is newcomer James Morrison.
  • setlist
    • Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow in Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • D to the O
    • Dr. Abernathy
    • Am I Right In Thinking
    • Cooking
    • Degradation
    • Robin Hood
  • lineup
    • Double G & the Traitorous 3
    • De Rosa
    • James Morrison
  • vid
  •  
  • thu march 30
  • Netherlands
  • Amsterdam
  • Paradiso
    • Scritti Politti poster
    • Scritti Politti ticket
  • setlist
    • Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow in Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr. Abernathy
    • Am I Right In Thinking
    • Cooking
    • Degradation
    • D to the O
    • E11th Nuts
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  • vid1, vid2
  •  
  • mo march 20
  • UK
  • London
  • Luminaire
  • setlist
    • Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow in Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr Abernathy
    • Am I Rght In Thinking
    • Cooking
    • Edge of Degradation
    • Dr Abernathy
  • lineup
    • Double G & the Traitorous 3
    • Baxter Dury
  • vid
  •  
  • mo march 6
  • UK
  • London
  • Luminaire
  • setlist
    • Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow in Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • Dr Abernathy
    • Am I Rght In Thinking
    • Cooking
    • Edge of Degradation
    • Dr Abernathy
  • lineup
    • Double G & the Traitorous 3
    • The Veils
  •  
  •  
  • we feb 22
  • UK
  • London
  • Windmill
    • There’s a ‘DON’T MISS’ alert out on this one and it’s sure to sell out. All we’re saying is that the night will feature for want of a better cliche an indie rock godfather (no, it’s not Weller) and one of the brightest young things in Britain today. Plus we’ll have Max from Clor in the house as well which is always good.
  • setlist
    • Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow in Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • No Fine Lines
    • Am I Rght In Thinking
    • Cooking
    • Edge of Degradation
    • E11th Nuts
  • lineup
    • Double G & the Traitorous 3
    • Mr Hudson & the Library
    • Ally Love
  •  
  •  
  • su feb 5
  • UK
  • London
  • Luminaire
  • setlist
    • Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow in Sun
    • Robin Hood
    • After Six
    • E11th Nuts
    • Come Clean
    • No Fine Lines
    • Cooking
    • Edge of Degradation
    • E11th Nuts
  • lineup
    • Polly Scattergood
    • Wet Dog
    • Double G & the Traitorous 3
  • vid
  • review, 2
  • sa jan 7
  • UK
  • London
  • Windmill
    • DOUBLE G & THE TRAITOROUS 3 (Hackney)
      The first band we’ve given a gig to without a demo but when Double G asks, you say yes! Featuring Richie from The Capes on keyboards!
      Oh and now it’s over. sold out and done and impeccably vacuumed, we can reveal
      that it’s GREEN ‘SCRITTI POLITTI’ GARTSIDE…his first time onstage since 1980
  • setlist
    • Boom Boom Bap
    • Snow In Sun
    • Robin Hood (?)
    • After 6
    • E11th Nuts
    • Cooking
    • Edge Of Degradation
  • lineup
    • The Shortwave Set
    • Double G & the Traitorous 3
    • I had an inkling
  •  
  • review, review

1980

  • july 2
  • UK
  • London
  • Electric Ballroom
    • Scritti Politti poster
      Cover of bootleg
  • setlist
    • ?
    • The Watusi
    • P.A.’s
    • ?
    • Hegemony
    • ?
    • ?
    • Gloucester Gate
    • Pressing Plant
    • Disenfranchisement
    • Sex
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  • pic
  • feb
  • UK
  • London
  • Electric Ballroom
  • setlist
    • The Watusi
    • ??
  • lineup
    • The Raincoats
    • Scritti Politti
    • Mekons
    • Gang of Four
  •  
  • review

1979

  • dec 14
  • Belgium
  • Brussels
  • Plan K
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  •  
  • november
  • UK
  • London
  • University of London
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • The Pop Group
  •  
  • review
  • sep 15
  • UK
  • London
  • Prince of Wales CC
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • The Fall
    • Scritti Politti
    • Methodishca Tune
    • Music Club
  •  
  •  
  • sun sep 9
  • UK
  • Leeds
  • Queen’s Hall
    • Leeds Futurama Festival
    • Futurama poster
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • 17 bands, inc.:
    • Scritti Politti
    • Cabaret Voltaire
    • Joy Division
    • Public Image Limited
    • A Certain Ratio
    • Echo and the Bunnymen
    • The Fall
    • Spizz Energy
    • Soft Cell
    • The Danse Society
  •  
  •  
  • fr aug 31
  • UK
  • London
  • Electric Ballroom
    • Electric Ballroom poster
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Joy Division
    • A Certain Ratio
    • Monochrome Set
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  • review
  • sun aug 5
  • UK
  • London
  • Prince of Whales
    • Prince of Whales poster
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Red Crayola
    • Scritti Politti
    • Good Missionaires
    • The Transmitters
  •  
  •  
  • may 11
  • UK
  • London
  • Africa Centre
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • prag VEC
    • The The
  •  
  •  
  • april 9
  • Germany
  • Düsseldorf
  • The Okie Dokie
    • Thanks Roger Holmes for this info and comments:
    • Poster Ratinger
    • Note spelling mistake!
    • The gig was actually moved from The Ratinger Hoff in Dusseldorf old town to The Okie Dokie in Dusseldorf suburb Neuss on 09. april ’79. (At The Rat, as we called it, I also saw bands like X.T.C., 999 and Wayne County before he became Jayne County)
    • Recall talking to dreadlocked-drummer Tom Morley wondering why Scritti were support to Red Crayola. Apparently they took turns at headlining.
  • setlist
    • Roger: Can’t remember the set-list except the one with the german poet. It was afterall 27 yrs ago, and the set was pretty much improvised around loose themes like Skank Bloc and Spitalfields.
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • Red Crayola
  •  
  • april
  • Netherlands
  • Amsterdam
  • Melkweg
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • Minny Pops
    • Red Crayola
  •  
  •  
  • april
  • UK
  •  
  • Nottingham
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • Red Crayola
  •  
  • review
  • ??
  • Netherlands
  • Rotterdam
  • Utopia, Hal 4
    • Utopia, Hal 4
  • setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  •  

1978

  • ?
  • UK
  • London
  • Chippenham W9
  • setlist
    • ?
    • Spitalfields
    • ?
    • Doubtbeat
    • String Breaking Time
    • Baffling smoke signals
    • Windows
    • Is And Ought The Western World
    • Turn The Lights Out
    • Pressing Plants
    • ?
    • Date Song
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
  •  
  • review
  • nov 18
  • UK
  • Sheffield
  • Acklam Hall
  • setlist
    • 15 minutes setlist
    • ??
  • lineup
    • Scritti Politti
    • Prag VEC
    • Cabaret Voltaire
    • Red Crayola
    • Tourists
  •  
  • review

Band members post 2005: Green Gartside, Alyssa, Ralph, Dicky, Dave, Rhodri, Richie (The Capes) (jan 7 gig only)
Band members pre 1982: Green Gartside, Nial Jinks, Tom Morley, Matthew Kay

This list is a collection of information found on the internet, books and personal experience. We try to be accurate, but that depends on the available sources. If you see a mistake, or have anything to add, please let us know.


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