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Sons And Fascination Tour 1982

After recording and releasing Promised You A Miracle, and picking up new drummer Mike Ogletree, the band played a Sons And Fascination centred set-list around the heartlands of Europe.

They then returned to the studio to start work on New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) but ventured out at weekends to play at European festivals and one-off gigs. Gradually more songs started to join Promised You A Miracle on the set-list, including King Is White And In The Crowd, Someone Somewhere In (Summertime), an instrumental version of New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) and even Somebody Up There Likes You (used as taped opener at the Hacienda gig).







Page from the tour itinary detailing the travel arrangements from Hamburg to Hannover.


Backstage pass for the German leg of the tour.


Utrecht, The Netherlands
February 16th, 1982




Karen Theatre, Gothenburg, Sweden
February 19th, 1982
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll
A Voyage To Remember LP bootleg



Underground, Stockholm, Sweden
February 20th, 1982
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll / Love Song

The gig was briefly interrupted by Neo-Nazi skinheads. The band left the stage and returned after the commotion. (This may explain the shorter set-list).




Stokvishal, Arnhem, The Netherlands
February 26th, 1982
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll / Love Song




Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 27th, 1982
Support: Blazing Aces
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll / Love Song




Lantaren, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
February 28th, 1982




Markthalle, Hamburg, Germany
March 1st, 1982
Support: Index Sign
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll / Love Song




Rotation, Hannover, Germany
March 2nd, 1982
Support: Index Sign




Metropol, Berlin, Germany
March 3rd, 1982
Support: Index Sign
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll / Love Song




Stadthalle, Cologne, Germany
March 4th, 1982
Support: Index Sign
Members of Kraftwerk came to see this concert




Zeche, Bochum, Germany
March 5th, 1982
Support: Index Sign
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll / Love Song




Wartburg, Wiesbaden, Germany
March 6th, 1982
Support: Index Sign
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll / Love Song




Schwabinger Bräu, Munich, Germany
March 7th, 1982
Support: Index Sign




Ferrand, Clermont, France
March 10th, 1982




Studio Gabriel, Paris, France
March 12th, 1982
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / ...




Espace, Rennes, France
March 13th, 1982
Main Set: Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Love Song / Factory / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room - Rock And Roll





A recording of an unspecified French concert exists in Mick MacNeil's archive. Taken from the mixing desk, the quality ranges from good to very good. The recording features: Love Song, Changeling, Factory, Thirty Frames A Second, Premonition, Sweat In Bullet, Promised You A Miracle, I Travel, Celebrate, The American, Sons And Fascination and Room - Rock And Roll.







Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
March 15th, 1982
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Factory / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Love Song / I Travel

One of the band's trucks crashed on the way to this gig, rolling into a Belgian field and bursting into flames. Johnny Ramsey (sound) and Steve Pollard (lights) escaped the blaze by kicking out the front windscreen.

Both refused to be seen by a doctor until the band's equipment was resuced from the flames and put on other trucks.




The Ones, Gent, Belgium
March 16th, 1982




Foyer Culturel, Seraing, Belgium
March 17th, 1982




Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
March 29th, 1982


Teatro Tenda, Bologna, Italy
April 11th, 1982




Schuettorf Festival, Muenster, Germany
June 5th, 1982
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room




Sartory Sale, Koln, Germany
June 6th, 1982
Main Set: New Gold Dream (81,82,83,84) (Instrumental) / Love Song / Changeling / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Room / Promised You A Miracle




Sartory Sale, Koln, Germany
June 7th, 1982




Vredenburg, Utrecht, The Netherlands
June 16th, 1982
Main Set: Love Song / Changeling / Thirty Frames A Second / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Room
Life In A Day CD bootleg Dutch Daze CD




Tiffany's, Glasgow, UK
July 14th, 1982
Main Set: 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Changeling / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Love Song / Room / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Promised You A Miracle




WOMAD, Royal Bath Showgrounds, Shepton Mallet, UK
July 16th, 1982
Main Set: 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Sweat In Bullet / Premonition / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / Celebrate / The American ...

Simple Minds played the oddly named Showering Pavilion on the Friday night.

Thanks to Clive for the scan.




Hacienda, Manchester, UK
July 17th, 1982
Main Set: Somebody Up There Likes You / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Changeling / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Love Song




Punchestown Racecourse, Dublin, Ireland
July 18th, 1982




Rocklagert Festival, Karlshamn, Sweden
July 24th, 1982
Main Set: 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Changeling / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Love Song / Promised You A Miracle / Room




Paradiso, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
August 13th, 1982
Main Set: Film Theme / 70 Cities As Love Brings The Fall / Changeling / Someone Somewhere (In Summertime) / Premonition / Sweat In Bullet / Promised You A Miracle / King Is White And In The Crowd / I Travel / Celebrate / The American / Sons And Fascination / Love Song / Room




Seaside Festival, De Panne, Belgium
August 15th, 1982




Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium
August 16th, 1982





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