On the road on this day in the 1980s

Die-cut 7" sleeveIn the absence of any new singles released on this day during the 1980s, let’s find out which Smash Hits covers stars were on tour instead….

Year Town Venue Artist
1980
Aberdeen Fusion Ballroom The Tourists (Eurythmics)
Canterbury Odeon UB40, Pretenders
Derby King’s Hall The Clash (Joe Strummer)
Guildford Civic Hall The Beat
Leeds Fan Club Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark
London Fulham Golden Lion Q-tips (Paul Young)
Penzance Demelzas’s Dexy’s Midnight Runners (Kevin Rowland)
1981
London Rainbow Theatre Toyah
Maidenhead The Bell Art Nouveau (Heaven 17)
Retford Porterhouse Classix Nouveaux (Sal Solo)
1982
Brighton Jenkinson’s Thompson Twins
Glasgow Tiffany’s Depeche Mode
London Hammersmith Palais The Teardrop Explodes (Julian Cope)
Manchester Rotters Dead Or Alive (Pete Burns)
1983
London Heaven Southern Death Cult (Ian Astbury)
Newcastle City Hall Madness
1984
Bournemouth Town Hall The Smiths (Morrissey)
Chippenham Golddiggers Thompson Twins
Dublin SFX Hall Simple Minds (Jim Kerr)
1985
Oxford Apollo Theatre The Boomtown Rats (Bob Geldof)
1986
Brighton Sussex University Doctor and the Medics (Clive Jackson)
Edinburgh Moray House The Housemartins
Reading University of Reading The Colourfield (Terry Hall)
1987
Birmingham NEC The Style Council
Oxford Oxford Polytechnic China Crisis
1988
London Hammersmith Apollo Curiosity Killed The Cat
1989
No one

NEW SINGLES on sale from Feb. 21
No release scheduled for this date.

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