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1978 gigs
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Here & Now Free Tours (Mar/Apr, May/Jun, Nov/Dec),Steve Hillage'Green' tours UK (Apr/May), France (Jun), Mother Gong (Dec). This year's releases include: Steve Hillage, 'Green' (Apr). A busy, tangled year - a small part of which is detailed here thus far - as also a huge amount still to come.



January '78

Sat 28/01/78 : Here & Now : Oxford, Polytechnic


February '78

Fri 24/02/78 : Here & Now : ???


March '78

Second tour booked as a Planet Gong (Here & Now), but daevid's back gave out during rehearsals and he withdrew before it started.

Tue 21/03/78 : Here & Now : Canterbury, Kent University

Wed 22/03/78 : Here & Now : London, School of Economics. Did this happen? (Jonny) - Oh yes, and therein lies a tale… (blaiddwyn)

Thu 23/03/78 : Here & Now : London, Tabernacle

Fri 24/03/78 : Here & Now : Gravesend, Music Bowl

Sun 26/03/78 : Gong - London, Hammersmith Odeon


April '78

Fri 01/04/78 : Here & Now : University of Manchester, Student Union (UMIST)

Tue 05/04/78 : Here & Now : Eric's, Liverpool

Fri 08/04/78 : Here & Now : Warwick, University

Mon 10/04/78 : Here & Now : University of East Anglia

Tue 11/04/78 : Planet GongHere & Now : Southend, Zero Six Club

Fri 14/04/78 : Planet GongHere & Now : Central London Polytechnic with Blankspace

Fri 14/04/78 Steve Hillage Green album released

Sun 16/04/78 : Planet GongHere & Now : Southampton University

? dd/04/78 : Here & Now : Colchester, Essex University

Thu 20/04 - Fri 21/04/78 : Steve Hillage : Plymouth, Metro with National Health

Sat 22/04/78 : Steve Hillage : Torquay, Town Hall with National Health

Sun 23/04/78 : Steve Hillage : Swansea, Top Rank with National Health

Tue 25/04/78 : Steve Hillage : Cardiff, Top Rank with National Health

Wed 26/04/78 : Steve Hillage : Bangor, University with National Health

Fri 28/04/78 : Steve Hillage : Keele, University with National Health

Sat 29/04/78 : Steve Hillage : Lancaster, University with National Health


May '78

'Green' UK Tour

Mon 01/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Folkstone, Leas Cliffe Hall with National Health

Wed 03/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Aylesbury, Friars with National Health

Thu 04/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Bristol, University with National Health

Sat 06/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Leicester, University with National Health

Mon 08/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Stafford, Top of the World with National Health

Tue 09/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Sheffield, Polytechnic with National Health

Wed 10/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Manchester, University with National Health

Fri 12/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Edinburgh, University with National Health

Sat 13/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Glasgow Strathclyde University with National Health

Sun 14/05 - Mon 15/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Redcar, Coatham Bowl with National Health

Tue 16/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Newcastle, Polytechnic with National Health

Thu 18/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Poole, Art Centre with National Health

Fri 19/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Swindon, Brunel Rooms with National Health

Sat 20/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Malvern, Winter Gardens with National Health

Sun 21/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Croydon, Greyhound with National Health

Mon 22/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Birmingham, Mairfair Ballroom with National Health

Tue 23/05 - Wed 24/05/78 : Steve Hillage + National Health : Liverpool, Eric's : venue gig flyer | more venue gig flyers

Thu 25/05/78 : Steve Hillage + National Health : Oxford, Polytechnic

Fri 26/05/78 : Steve Hillage + National Health : Dunstable, Civic

Fri 26/05/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV : London, Brentford, Hermit Club

Sat 27/05/78 : Steve Hillage : Guildford, Surrey University with National Health

Sat 27/05/78 : Here & Now - London, Tabernacle with Anal Surgeons

Sun 28/05/78 : Steve Hillage : London, Lyceum with National Health

Sun 28/05/78 : Here & Now - Oxford, Mayfly Festival

Mon 29/05/78 : Here & Now - High Wycombe, Nags Head with Anal Surgeons


June '78

Fri 02/06/78 : Here & Now : Kaleidaskope Klub, Kingston upon Thames

Sat 03/06/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV + Blankspace : Albemarle Club, Romford

Sun 04/06/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV : Canterbury University

Mon 05/06/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV + Blankspace + Anal Surgeons : Brighton University

Tue 06/06/78 : Here & Now : Southend, Zero Six with Alternative TV Anal Surgeons

Wed 07/06/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV + Blankspace : Southampton University

Thu 08/06/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV + Blankspace : Jones Hill Community Fayre, Bradford-upon-Avon

Fri 09/06/78 : Here & Now : Nethan Playing Fields, Bristol

Sat 10/06/78 : Here & Now + Tribe : Rougement Gardens, Exeter

Sun 11/06/78 : Here & Now : Marshall Rooms, Stroud

Mon 12/06/78 : Here & Now : Warwick University, Coventry

Tue 13/06/78 : Here & Now + Wiggling Wombats : Fforde Grene, Leeds

Wed 14/06/78 : Here & Now : Austin College, Manchester

Thu 15/06/78 : Here & Now + daevid allen : Leicester University

Fri 16/06/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV + Blankspace : Queen Elizabeth College, London

Sat 17/06/78 : Here & Now + Alternative TV + Blankspace + Anal Surgeons : Woodbridge Adventure Playground, London

Sun 18/06 - Sun 25/06/78 : Here & Now : Stonehenge Free Festival

Sun 25/78 : Sham 69 - Reading FestivalSteve Hillageguests on 2 songs


July '78

Nik Turner's Bohemian Love-In : London, Roundhouse. When this month?

Sat 15/07/78 : Steve Hillage : Bournemouth, Football Stadium. 'Bournemouth Music Circus' with Motors, Darts, Young Ones. Cancelled I think?

Sat 22/07/78 : Steve Hillage : Finland

Sat 22/07/78 : Here & Now - Deeply Vale, Free Festival. Pics on Kif Kif's site | UK Rock Festivals page | The Fall

Tue 25/07/78 : Steve Hillage : Deeply Vale, Free Festival


August '78

Sat 05/08/78 : Steve Hillage : Harwich; Rock Against Racism Festival. Free.

Sun 06/08/78 : Steve Hillage : Bristol Ashton Court Festival. Free

Mon 07/08/78 : Steve Hillage : London, Marquee

Tue 08/08/78 : Steve Hillage : London, Marquee

Sat 12/08/78 : Here & Now - Southampton, Hogland. Rock Against Racism Carnival, with Chelsea, Merger

Tue 22/08/78 : Here & Now : Liverpool, Mr Pickwick's [source]

Sat 26/08/78 : Steve Hillage : Reading Festival with Jimmy Pursey


November '78

Fri 17/11/78 : Here & Now : Central London Polytechnic.

Sat 18/11/78 : Here & Now : Canterbury, Kent University.

Sun 19/11/78 : Here & Now : Chelmsford, City Tavern.

Mon 20/11/78 : Here & Now : Barnet.

Tue 21/11/78 : Here & Now : Brighton, Sussex University.

Wed 22/11/78 : Here & Now : Southampton, University.

Fri 24/11/78 : Here & Now : High Wycombe, Nag's Head.

Sat 25/11/78 : Here & Now : Salisbury, Tech.

Sun 26/11/78 : Here & Now : Exeter University

Mon 27/11/78 : Here & Now : Bristol University

Tue 28/11/78 : Here & Now : Newport, Stowaway

Tue 28/11 ?/78 : Here & Now : Swansea

Thu 30/11/78 : Here & Now : Borth, Public Hall.


December '78

Fri 01/12/78 : Here & Now : Bangor, University

Sat 02/12/78 : Here & Now : Manchester, Polytechnic

Sun 03/12/78 : Here & Now : Liverpool, Picwick Club

Sun 17/12/78 : Mother Gong - Brighton. Gilli Smyth, Harry Williamson, Pip Pyle & Hugh Hopper

Tue 19/12/78 : Mother Gong - London. Gilli Smyth, Harry Williamson, Laurie Allen & Hugh Hopper (poss daevid)