I am greatly indebted to Nick Blakey, James Nice, John Cooper at Cerysmatic, and countless others for providing me the material for which to compile this listing. And of course, to Crispy Ambulance themselves! More information regarding their performances can be found on their site. Listing is based on Alan Hempsall's 1983 list, with corrections, additions, and emendations as needed. Venues listed without the city name are in the Greater Manchester Area.
1978-01-24 Spurley Hey Youth Club (DEBUG gig)...Feedback Phase
1978-02-08 Spurley Hey School Dance
1978-02-12 Levenshulme Community Centre
1978-03-10 Levenshulme Community Centre
1978-06-07 The Phoenix
1978-07-16 Band On The Wall
1978-07-25 Deeply Vale Free Festival
1978-07-29 Ashton Town Hall
1978-09-19 Band On The Wall
1978-09-30 Lesser Free Trade Hall
1979-02-13 Band On The Wall
1979-02-22 Manchester Grammar School
1979-02-28 The PhoenixThe Reckoning (cut) Men Of Responsibility unknown The Moderator Open My Eyes Words Just Don't Waste Me Straight Life Monday Concentration Camp -- The Family (cut) Earlist known full setlist, consisting of a pre-Factory songs otherwise completely unreleased, as documented by Craig Wood.
1979-05-05 Umist (Deeply Vale Benefit)
1979-05-23 Hazel Grove Youth Club
1979-07-13 The Factory (with Joy Division)
1979-07-17 Band On The Wall
1979-08-26 Leigh Open Air Festival ('Zoo Meets Factory Halfway')
1979-08-28 Oldham Towers Club
1979-08-29 The FactoryOpen My Eyes unknown unknown unknown Motorway Boys From The Cradle To The Grave Suzie's In Frangments Suzie's In Fragments appears on 'The Blue and Yellow Of The Yacht Club' (tape)
1979-10-03 The Phoenix
1979-11-19 Cyprus Tavern
1980-03-06 Elizabeth Gaskell CollegeThe Perfect Day...
1980-03-16 Cyprus TavernNo Surrender...
1980-05-18 Cyprus TavernOpening Theme...
1980-05-21 Mr Pickwicks, Liverpool
1980-07-04 The MillstoneThe Presence...
1980-07-27 Cyprus Tavern
1980-09-20 The Millstone3 Minutes From The Frontline... Poster
1980-09-22 Jr's Place Bar, Blackpool
1980-09-25 Mona Hotel, Liverpool
1980-11-03 SO36, Berlin (with Creation Rebel, Durutti Column, and A Certain Ratio)
1980-12-05 The Millstone
1980-12-19 Rochdale College (with New Order)(Opening Theme?) ? The Presence Come On Motorway Boys ? New Violence October 31st Suzie's In Fragments Drug User/Drug Pusher
1981-01-01 The ICA, LondonEgypt Come On Drug User/Drug Pusher New Violence Batman/Dracula Hells Bells Deaf The Presence From The Cradle To The Grave October 31st
1981-01-02 Porterhouse, RetfordDeaf A Sense Of Reason Flight 14 Come On October 31st Drug User/Drug Pusher Concorde Square The Presence/New Violence From The Cradle To The Grave Batman/Dracula
1981-01-04 Fan Club, LeedsFrom The Cradle To The Grave... Deaf... Violence...
1981-01-24 Rock Garden, Middlesbrough
1981-02-26 The MillstoneRain Without Clouds Batman/Dracula Drug User/Drug Pusher She's A Gas Flight 14 Come On The Presence/New violence October 31st Coming Home For some reason, this show was missing from the original list.
1981-03-08 Cyprus TavernRain Without Clouds...
1981-03-21 Hearty Goodfellows, Nottingham
1981-03-31 Rock Garden, LondonRain Without Clouds Concorde Square She's A Gas Opus Dei Drug User/Drug Pusher October 31st Batman/Dracula Get Out Of The Way
1981-06-20 Manchester Polytechnic (with Killing Joke)
1981-07-24 Holy Family Church Hall, Failsworth
1981-09-22 Ad-Lib Club, Nottingham
1981-09-23 Old Bell, Derby
1981-10-23 Bradford University (with New Order)Bardo Plane Chill Federation The Wind Season Travel Time Are You Ready?
1981-11-16 North Hykeham Memorail Hall, LincolnNightfall Ends The Ceasefire Black Death (Life Is Knife) Chill Travel Time At The Sounding Of The Klaxon The Plateau Phase Bardo Plane unknown Are You Ready?
1981-11-28 Lancester Polytechnic, CoventryAt The Sounding Of The Klaxon Federation Nightfall Ends The Ceasefire Chill I Talking/You Talking The Wind Season Black Death (Life Is Knife) The Plateau Phase Are You Ready?
1981-12-16 The Circus/Boulevard Theatre, London (with Section 25)Nightfall Ends The Ceasefire United...
1982-01-08 Effenaar, Eindhoven, Holland (with Section 25)Bardo Plane...
1982-01-09 OJC, Hulst, Holland (with Section 25)
1982-01-10 Melkweg, Amsterdam, Holland (with Section 25)The Presence Federation Brutal Headhunters Sexus Black Death (Life Is Knife) Chill Are You Ready?
1982-01-13 Zeche, Bochum, Germany, (with Section 25)Travel Time Nightfall Ends The Ceasefire Federation At The Sounding Of The Klaxon I Talking/You Talking Headhunters The Plateau Phase Concorde Square Eastern Bloc
1982-01-14 Art & Buffet, Brussels, Belgium (with Section 25)The Presence Chill Rainforest Ritual Wind Season Deaf Brutal The Pleateau Phase 'Deaf', 'Brutal', and 'The Plateau Phase' appear on Fin.
1982-01-15 De Gigant, Apeldoorn, Holland (with Section 25)
1982-01-16 Doornroosje, Nijmegen, Holland (with Section 25)Get You Back The Wind Season Nightfall Ends The Ceasefire The Presence Black Death (Life Is Knife) At The Sound Of The Klaxon The Plateau Phase
1982-01-17 Vera, Groningen, Holland (with Section 25)Rainforest Ritual Are You Ready? Sexus Headhunters Chill Brutal Travel Time We Move Through The Plateau Phase --- Federation 'Headhunters' appears on Frozen Blood and 'Rainforest Ritual' appears on Fin.
1982-03-27 No Name Cafe, Corwen, Wales
1982-05-06 The Venue, London (with Section 25)Are You Ready? Say Shake Choral Chill Frozen Blood The Wind Season The Poison The Plateau Phase 'Frozen Blood' appears on Frozen Blood and 'Choral' appears on Fin.
1982-05-14 U.M.I.S.T.Say Shake Sexus Travel Time Choral Frozen Blood Are You Ready? The Plateau Phase The Poison
1982-05-22 Porterhouse, RetfordChoral Federation The Grind Frozen Blood The Poison Chill The Plateau Phase Say Shake
1982-10-13 Ad-Lib Club, Nottingham (final show for 17 years)Cult Turnbuckle The Gift Of Danger Say Shake Hollow Points Lucifer Rising Open, Gates Of Fire
1999-11-05 Band On The Wall (first reunion show)Are You Ready? Deaf Come On Federation Travel Time The Presence Lucifer Rising Choral Nightfall Ends The Ceasefire The Plateau Phase United Say Shake Open, Gates Of Fire -- Sound Block
2002-10-26 Band On The WallStep Up!... End Game...
2002-11-08 WCMU University Of MarylandQuarter Caste Loupgarou The Presence Deaf Chimera Metal Grey End Game Say Shake
2002-11-09 Paradise Lounge, BostonQuarter Caste Metal Grey Deaf The Presence new 2 Say Shake ? (Alan repeatedly sang "Keep smashing away...") new 3
2002-11-10 Knitting Factory, New York City...Deaf The Presence Say Shake Chimera The Drop Open, Gates Of Fire The Plateau Phase
2003-05-29 ICA, London (with Biting Tongues)
2004-06-26 Beech Rd Summer Festival, Chorlton-Cum-HardyHeatwave Quarter Caste Loupgarou Evil Eye Any Second Now Four Line Whip Chimera Say Shake End Game
2007-12-08 Sub Space Bar, ManchesterQuarter Caste Loopgarou Evil Eye Deaf Heatwave Chimera Lucifer Rising The Drop End Game Open Gates Of Fire The Plateau Phase
2007-12-15 Plan K, Brussels (A Factory Night, Once Again, with Peter Hook, Section 25, The Wake, The Names, and Kevin Hewick)Quarter Caste Evil Eye Deaf The Presence Chimera Lucifer Rising Travel Time The Plateau Phase Open, Gates Of Fire