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A year of infinite touring, ever changing drummers, busts and the release of 'You' (Virgin). Information is still filtering through to complete this most complex of years.


January '74

Thu 03/01/74 : Derby Cleopatra? Gong

Sun 06/01/74 : ? ? Global Village Trucking Company

Thu 10/01/74 : Warwick ? Gong

Fri 11/01/74 : Slough Community Centre Gong

Sat 12/01/74 : Welwyn Garden City ? Gong

Fri 18/01/74 : Salford Salford University unconfirmed Gong

Sat 19/01/74 : London N.E. London Polytechnic plus Chilli Willi, Rubber Rhino, John Peel

Tue 22/01/74 : Nottingham ? Gong

Fri 25/01/74 : Weymouth Pavilion Theatre Gong

Mon 28/01/74 : London ? Orlando Allen born


February '74

Sat 02/02/74 : Amsterdam Melkweg Gong

Sun 03/02/74 : Rotterdam Sci-Fi Festival Gong

Tue 05/02/74 : Rennes ? CANCELLED Gong

Wed 06/02/74 : Brest ? Full Moon Gig Gong

Thu 07/02/74 : Nantes ? Gong

Fri 08/02/74 : Le Mans ? Gong

Sat 09/02/74 : Cherbourg ? Gong

Sun 10/02/74 : Joué les Tours ? Gong

Mon 11/02/74 : Poitiers ? Gong

Tue 12/02/74 : Orleans ? Gong

Wed 13/02/74 : Bordeaux ? Gong

Thu 14/02/74 : Rodz ? Gong

Fri 15/02/74 : Colomiers MJC 1st night Gong

Sat 16/02/74 : Colomiers MJC 2nd night Gong

Sun 17/02/74 : Albi ? Gong

Tue 19/02/74 : Montaubaun ? Gong

Wed 20/02/74 : Carcassonne ? Gong

Thu 21/02/74 : Toulouse ? Gong

Fri 22/02/74 : Grenoble ? 1st night Gong

Sat 23/02/74 : Grenoble ? 2nd night Gong

Sun 24/02/74 : Avignon ? 1st night Gong

Mon 25/02/74 : Avignon ? 2nd night Gong

Tue 26/02/74 : Marseille ? Gong

Wed 27/02/74 : Montpellier ? Gong

Thu 28/02/74 : St Etienne ? Gong


March '74

Fri 01/03/74 : Strasbourg ? Gong

Sat 02/03/74 : Mulhouse ? Gong

Sun 03/03/74 : Jarny ? Gong

Tue 05/03/74 : Rennes ? Gong

Sat 09/03/74 : Isleworth Polytechnic with Gilli SMyth Gong plus Neon, Shearwater

Tue 12/03/74 : Cambridge Gong, Henry Cow

Wed 13/03/74 : Norwich? ? Gong

Fri 15/03/74 : Chatham ? Gong

Sat 16/03/74 : Essex Essex University Gong

Sun 17/03/74 : London Roundhouse Last gig with Rob Tate & Di Bond. (which day?) Gong Dave Elliot, Spear with Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Global Village Trucking Company, Ace

Mon 18/03/74 : London Roundhouse Last gig with Rob Tate & Di Bond. (which day?) Gong Dave Elliot, Spear with Dudu Pukwana, Mongezi Feza, Global Village Trucking Company, Ace

Thu 21/03/74 : Repton ? Gong

Fri 22/03/74 : Birmingham Bournbrook Pub, Selly Oak Gong

"The pub is still in existence but changed hands (and brewery?) years ago. It’s not even called the Bournbrook anymore, but something pretentious like The Old Varsity Tavern. However, back in the day it had a good venue room upstairs with a small stage and a great sound." (Chris R)


April '74 - 'Angel's Egg' Tour. UK with Hatfield & the North, plus on film, Mike Oldfield's Tubular Bells.

Fri 12/04/74 : Rotterdam ? Gong

Sat 13/04/74 : Den Hague ? Gong

Sun 14/04/74 : Amsterdam Melkweg Gong

Mon 15/04/74 : ? ? Gong

Fri 19/04/74 : Reading Reading University Gong, Hatfield & the North

Sat 20/04/74 : Plymouth Guildhall Gong, Hatfield & the North

Sun 21/04/74 : Paignton Palace Theatre Gong, Hatfield & the North

Tue 23/04/74 : Manchester Free Trade Hall Gong, Hatfield & the North

Wed 24/04/74 : Birmingham Town Hall Gong, Hatfield & the North

Thu 25/04/74 : Newcastle City Hall Gong, Hatfield & the North

Fri 26/04/74 : Sheffield City Hall Gong, Hatfield & the North

Sat 27/04/74 : Liverpool Stadium
Didier's flute stolen from stage Gong, Hatfield & the North

Mon 29/04/74 : Leicester De Montford Hall
Chris Cutler: Drums Gong, Hatfield & the North

Tue 30/04/74 : Bristol Colston Hall Gong


May '74

Wed 01/05/74 : Oxford Mayfly Festival
Pip Pyle, joined by Lol Coxhill Gong, Earwigs, Half Human Band, Byzantium, Global Village Trucking Company, Lol Coxhill

Fri 03/05/74 : Brighton Sussex University
Chris Cutler Gong

Tue 07/05/74 : Swansea ?
Pierre Moerlen returns Gong

Thu 09/05/74 : Hastings Pier? Gong

Sat 11/05/74 : London London School of Economics Gong

Sun 12/05/74 : Croydon Greyhound Gong

Fri 17/05/74 : Dundee ? Gong

Sat 18/05/74 : Aberdeen ? Gong

Tue 21/05/74 : Nottingham ? Gong

Thu 23/05/74 : Bournemouth ? Gong

Fri 24/05/74 : Guildford ? Gong

Sat 25/05/74 : London N.E. London Polytechnic
Arthur Brown sits in Gong, Rubber Rhino


June '74 - 'You' recording sessions

Thu 06/06/74 : 'You' sessions start Gong

Sat 29/06/74 : London Hyde Park free concert Gong, GT Moore & the Reggae Guitars, Kevin Coyne, Chapman Whitney Streetwalkers, Nico, Kevin Ayers with Ollie Halsall, Didier Malherbe, Rabbit


July '74 - Middlefield Farm raided.

Mon 01/07/74 : Witney Didier Malherbe busted for dope in stop and search

Tue 02/07/74 : Middlefield Farm Oxford Drug Squad raid. daevid, Venux and Mike Howlett busted for possession of dope.

Sun 07/07/74 : London Olympia
Gilli's 'last' gig Gong Incredible String Band.


August '74 - Pierre Moerlen leaves, temporarily replaced by Chris Cutler. 'Fish Rising' sessions at the Manor.

Wed 07/07/74 : Torquay ? Gong

Thu 08/07/74 : Penzance ? Gong

Fri 09/07/74 : Plymouth ? Gong, Byzantium

Thu 15/07/74 : Stafford ? Gong

Fri 16/07/74 : Newcastle Mayfair Gong

Fri 23/07/74 : Bath Bath Festival : Bath Pavilion Gong, Global Village Trucking Company, Keith Christmas, Isotope

Mon 26/07/74 : Winsor Free Festival Gong, Magma, Kevin Coyne, Hatfield and the North, Isotope, LolCoxhill…


September '74 - Gong 'You' tour with Isotope on many dates. Laurie Allen joins Gong.

Sun 15/09/74 : Edinburgh Caley Cinema Gong, Isotope

Tue 17/09/74 : Glasgow, City Hall Gong, Isotope

Wed 18/09/74 : Manchester Free Trade Hall Gong, Isotope

Fri 20/09/74 : daevid, Didier, Venux & Mike fined £50.00 each for the July busts

Sat 21/09/74 : Dagenham Roundhouse Gong, Vandella

Mon 23/09/74 : Preston Guildhall Gong, Isotope

Tue 24/09/74 : Sheffield City Hall Gong, Isotope

Wed 25/09/74 : Bristol Colston Hall Gong, Isotope

Fri 27/09/74 : Chatham Central Hall Gong, Isotope

Sat 28/09/74 : Cambridge Corn Exchange Gong

Sun 29/09/74 : Croydon Fox Gong


October '74 - 'You' released

Tue 01/10/74 : Bradford Bradford University Gong, Isotope

Wed 2nd/10/74 : Stoke on Trent Victoria Hall, Hanley Gong, Isotope

Fri 04/10/74 : 'You' is released Gong

Sat 05/10/74 : Reading Reading University Gong, Albertos

Sun 06/10/74 : London Hammersmith Palais Gong, Good Habit, Isotope

Tue 08/10/74 : Cleethorpes Winter Gardens Gong, Isotope

Wed 09/10/74 : London/Hackney Town Hall? Gong, Isotope, Hatfield & the North

Thu 10/10/74 : Liverpool Stadium Gong, Isotope

Fri 11/10/74 : Southend ? Gong

Sat 12/10/74 : Cardiff Cardiff University Gong

Mon 14/10/74 : Birmingham Town Hall? Gong, Isotope

Sat 19/10/74 : Sartrouville ? Gong, Robert Wood

Tue 22/10/74 : Lille ? Gong, Robert Wood

Wed 23/10/74 : Reims ? Gong, Robert Wood

Thu 24/10/74 : Dijon ? Gong, Robert Wood

Fri 25/10/74 : Juvisy ? Gong, Robert Wood

Sun 27/10/74 : Longny? ? Gong, Robert Wood

Mon 28/10/74 : Nancy ? Gong, Robert Wood

Wed 30/10/74 : Mulhouse ?
Laurie Allen busted leaving France. Gong, Robert Wood


November '74 - Bill Bruford drafted in on drums for the French dates after Laurie Allen cannot re-enter France after being busted.

Mon 04/11/74 : Bremen Sparkasse
Radio broadcast Gong

Fri 08/11/74 : Berlin ? Gong

Sat 09/11/74 : Triehaus ? Gong

Tue 12/11/74 : Strasbourg ?
Bill Bruford's first gig? Gong

Wed 13/11/74 : Colmar Palais des Expositions Gong

Fri 15/11/74 : Allonnes F-49

Gymnase Gong

Mon 17/11/74 : La Rochelle ? Gong

Wed 20/11/74 : Orléans Eglise de Jean D'Arc Gong

Fri 22/11/74 : Rennes Rennes University Gong

Sat 23/11/74 : St.Etienne Salle des Mutilés? Gong

Sun 24/11/74 : ? ? Gong

Tue 26/11/74 : Bordeaux, Théâtre de L'Alhambra Gong

Wed 27/11/74 : Colommiers Salle des Fêtes Gong

Thu 28/11/74 : Clermont Ferrand ? Gong

Fri 29/11/74 : Marseille or Nice ? ? Gong

Sat 30/11/74 : Nice ? Gong


December '74

Mon 02/12/74 : Paris Salle Wargram Gong

Fri 06/12/74 : Den Haag Paard van Troje Gong

Sat 07/12/74 : Rotterdam Eksit Gong

Sun 08/12/74 : Amsterdam Melkweg Gong

Wed 11/12/74 : Kristiansand Føniks cinema
At one point daevid allen fell off the stage - about 2 meters - but continued as if nothing had happened. Gong

Thu 12/12/74 : travel day? Gong

Fri 13/12/74 : Stavanger ? Gong

Sun 15/12/74 : Oslo Château Neuf Gong

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