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For some reason I can no longer edit the earlier post so here it is again updated to 2022.

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The Holy Bible Tour

20/09/1994 Paris Elysee Montmartre
21/09/1994 Lille Aeronef
22/09/1994 Rouen L'Exocet
23/09/1994 Poitiers Salle de la Blaiserie
24/09/1994 Landerneau Le Family

26/09/1994 Nancy Espace Seichamps

"There is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world" - John 1.29

27/09/1994 Grenoble Le Summum
28/09/1994 Montpellier Victoire 2
29/09/1994 Marseille Theater Du Moulin

30/09/1994 Toulouse Le Bikini

"Freedom means choosing your burden" - Hephzibah Menuhin

01/10/1994 Bordeaux Le Barbey

"I also had nightmares. Somehow all the feelings I didn't feel when each thing had actually happened to me I did feel when I slept" - Andrea Dworkin

05/10/1994 Glasgow Barrowland

"O world! O life! O time! On whose last steps I climb, Trembling at that where I had stood before; When will return the glory of your prime? No more -- Oh, never more!" – Shelley

06/10/1994 Newcastle University

"Real toads invade the imaginary gardens" - Marianne Moore

07/10/1994 Norwich UEA

"The truth is past all commiseration" - Maxim Gorky

08/10/1994 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

"Nothing great can be done any more" - Napoleon

10/10/1994 Cambridge Corn Exchange

"The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as the future" - Joseph Conrad

11/10/1994 Leicester De Montfort University
12/10/1994 Portsmouth Guildhall

13/10/1994 Manchester Academy

"Woe to him that is alone when he falleth, for he hath not another to help him up " – Ecclesiastes

15/10/1994 Sheffield Octagon

"To the east we have gas chambers, human ovens, vivisection centres. To the west, torture, mutilation, medical experiments, infanticide" - Pete Milligan

16/10/1994 Leeds Town & Country
17/10/1994 Nottingham Rock City

"To the east we have gas chambers, human ovens, vivisection centres. To the west, torture, mutilation, medical experiments, infanticide" - Pete Milligan

18/10/1994 Exeter University

"Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing" - Sylvia Plath

20/10/1994 Cardiff Astoria

"Man is half trash" - William Burroughs

22/10/1994 Dublin Tivoli
23/10/1994 Belfast Mandela Hall

"If you want knowledge, you must take part in the practice of changing reality. If you want to know the taste of a pear, you must change the pear by eating it yourself" - Mao Tse-Tung

25/10/1994 Cork Forum

"Live a happy and contented life in your shoes, brother, Screw Kathy and Lenny, make a new deal with the angels, hurt you as often as possible. I mean, that sounds like a pretty good life to me. Jealous? You should be" - Shade, the Changing Man

07/11/1994 Frankfurt Batschkapp

"Seepy seepy bye bye" - Hubert Selby Jr

08/11/1994 Geneva Salle Des Fetes De Thonex
10/11/1994 Modena Vox Populi

"Nothing will come of nothing" - King Lear

12/11/1994 Pordenone Rototom Club

"Whipp'd for speaking true, whipp'd for lying and sometimes whipp'd for holding peace" - King Lear

13/11/1994 Milan Rolling Stone

"New adopted to our hate. Wretch whom Nature is ashamed" - King Lear

15/11/1994 Madrid Aqualung
17/11/1994 Valencia Arena
18/11/1994 Barcelona Zeleste
19/11/1994 Montpellier Rockstore
21/11/1994 Lyon Transbordeur
22/11/1994 Paris Bataclan

24/11/1994 Amsterdam Paradiso

"You talk about the dignity of man? At least, let's try to save his face. Dignity's only his back" - Ionesa

25/11/1994 Gent Vooruit
27/11/1994 Copenhagen Falkoner Theatre
28/11/1994 Oslo Rockefeller
29/11/1994 Stockholm Circus

02/12/1994 Berlin Huxley Junior

"Every physician hath his favourite disease" - Henry Fielding

03/12/1994 Cologne Kantin

"I am a man of peace, but when I speak, they are for war" - Psalm 120, A Song For Ascents, 7

04/12/1994 Munich Charterhalle

"When you are offended at any man's fault, turn to yourself and study your own failings. Then you will forget your anger" - Epictetus

19/12/1994 London Astoria

"You are now within a foot of the extreme verge" - King Lear

20/12/1994 London Astoria

"I am incapable of conceiving infinity, and yet I do not accept finity" - Simone de Beauvoir

21/12/1994 London Astoria

"I believe in alcoholism, venereal disease, fever and exhaustion. I believe in the genital organs of great men and women. I believe in the inexistence of the universe and the boredom of the atom. I believe all memories, lies, fantasies, evasions" - J. G. Ballard

Past, Present Future Tour

03/04/2005 Southampton Guildhall

“To betray you must first belong” - Kim Philby

04/04/2005 Derby Assembly Rooms

“To be obsessive is far more important than talent” - Kyffin Williams

06/04/2005 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

“The void is more daring than the whole” - Edmond Jabčs

07/04/2005 Swansea Brangwyn Hall

“I have come to the borders of sleep the deep frost where all must lose their way” - Edward Thomas

09/04/2005 Liverpool Royal Court

“All our knowledge – past, present and future – is nothing compared to what we will never know” - Tsiolkovsky

11/04/2005 Bristol Colston Hall

“One likes to believe in the freedom of music but glittering prizes and endless compromises shatter the illusion of integrity” - Rush

12/04/2005 Cambridge Corn Exchange

“Ambition is critical” - Dylan Thomas

14/04/2005 Newcastle City Hall

“Be Pure, Be Vigilant, behave”

15/04/2005 Edinburgh Corn Exchange

“I listen to money singing. It's like looking down from long French windows at a provincial town” - Philip Larkin

17/04/2005 Leeds University Refectory

“There is no truce with the furies” - R.S Thomas

18/04/2005 London Hammersmith Apollo

“You cannot love too much only the wrong way” - Thomas Traherne/Elizabeth Jennings

19/04/2005 London Hammersmith Apollo

“There is work to be done” - Lenin

Nicky Wire Solo Tour

01/07/2006 London Purple Turtle

“I never think of the future it comes soon enough” – Albert Einstein

16/07/2006 Latitude Festival

“Freedom is the recognition of necessity” – Friedrich Engels

02/09/2006 Gwyl Macs Festival

“My greatest fortune was that I was ordered to take up art for the good of my health” – Kyffin Williams

Send Away The Tigers Tour

08/12/2006 Manchester Apollo

"When a man is young he is usually a revolutionary of some kind, so here I am speaking of my revolution" - Wyndham Lewis

08/05/2007 Cambridge Corn Exchange

"Prostitutes go to heaven it's their clients that go to hell" - David LaChapelle

09/05/2007 Leeds University

“I can’t be anymore than I say” - Damon Albarn

11/05/2007 Cardiff University Great Hall

"Brands are like spirits - disrupting your life, bombarding you. You’re suspicious of them, but attracted too. It’s like a trap" - Wang Qingsong

12/05/2007 Cardiff University Great Hall

“No his mind is not for rent to any God or government” - Neil Peart

14/05/2007 Glasgow Barrowland

"Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm" - Winston Churchill

15/05/2007 Newcastle Academy

"This not my life, just a fond farewell to a friend" - Elliott Smith

17/05/2007 Sheffield Octagon

"I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex" - Bertrand Russell

18/05/2007 Carlisle Sands Centre

“Tyranny, like hell is not easily conquered, yet we have this consolation with us, the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph” - Thomas Paine

20/05/2007 Preston Guildhall

“The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more unbearable” - Kurt Vonnegut

21/05/2007 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

"This is not rock n roll it's the geometry of contempt" - Richey Edwards

23/05/2007 Norwich UEA

"An architect is a foreigner - a strange person - a person that thinks buildings are alive" - Mark Wigley

24/05/2007 Nottingham Rock City

"I'm trying to turn myself inside out on the canvas. I'm trying to completely bare what I think at that moment" - Don Van Vilet

26/05/2007 Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena

"One solitary, overriding thought: to get away from here, people frighten me" - Werner Herzog

27/05/2007 Manchester Apollo

“Anybody interested in the effects of war quickly becomes an expert in ruins” - Claude Lorrain/Simon Norfolk

29/05/2007 London Forum

"Stab a sorry heart with your favourite finger, paint the whole world blue and stop your tears from stinging" - Ian McCulloch

30/05/2007 London Astoria

“Where there’s a will to win my red dream is everything” - McCarthy

31/05/2007 London Shepherd's Bush Empire

"The soul singer in the session band shredded to ribbons beneath the microphone stand" - Conor Oberst

02/06/2007 Bristol Colston Hall

"You come from an island. You're cutting diamonds with a rubber knife" - Nina Persson

03/06/2007 Truro Hall For Cornwall

"When there's no future how can there be sin?" - John Lydon

05/06/2007 Southampton Guildhall

"My most creative moment is the point zero" - Naoto Fukasawa

06/06/2007 Brighton Dome

"I'm all lost in the supermarket I can no longer shop happily" - Strummer/Jones

08/06/2007 Leicester De Montfort Hall

"Last cigarettes all you can get - turning your orbit around" - Jeff Tweedy

09/06/2007 Reading Hexagon

"What I want I want now and it's a whole lot more than anyhow" - Tom Verlaine

10/06/2007 Rockness Festival

“Who’s responsible? You fucking are” - Richey Edwards

12/06/2007 Cardiff The Point

“In the Cardiff Afterlife we sensed the breaking of our lives”

16/06/2007 Hultsfred Festival

"And like the charge of the light brigade or a bitter, twisted Thatcherite" - (Nicky Wire's) Last

17/06/2007 Greenfield Festival
22/06/2007 Southside Festival
23/06/2007 Hurricane Festival

24/06/2007 Glastonbury Festival

"I like a look of agony, because I know it's true" - Emily Dickinson

11/08/2007 Summer Sonic Festival Osaka
12/08/2007 Summer Sonic Festival Tokyo

"If the last solo was shit then so am I - But if I have pulled off a good one then I feel like a king" - Andy Summers

18/08/2007 V2007 Festival Staffordshire
19/08/2007 V2007 Festival Chelmsford
21/08/2007 Tennent's Vital Festival

31/08/2007 Electric Picnic Festival

"I think the camera is a wonderful machine, don't you? Not to take pictures is crazy" - Peter Beard

02/09/2007 Rock'n Coke Festival
12/09/2007 London IndigO2

"I wish I was like you, easily amused" - Kurt Cobain

06/10/2007 Athens Terra Vibe Park

"The more that you follow me, the more I get lost" - Pete Doherty

09/11/2007 Barcelona Espacio MoviStar

"I find it so difficult not to hate, when I do not hate I feel we few are so lonely in the world" - Bertrand Russell

29/11/2007 Dublin Ambassador Theatre

"Put some lipstick on at least your lies will be pretty" - Richey Edwards

30/11/2007 Dublin Ambassador Theatre

"Teenage angst has served me well, now I'm bored and old" - Kurt Cobain

02/12/2007 Aberdeen Music Hall

"There may not be a lot of light but it sure beats the darkness” - Charles Bukowski

03/12/2007 Edinburgh Corn Exchange
05/12/2007 Manchester Central

06/12/2007 Cardiff International Arena

"Laughter is an escape from the darkness" - Paul Merton

08/12/2007 Birmingham NIA

"In the sun, in the sun, in the sun I feel as one" – Kurt Cobain

09/12/2007 Bournemouth BIC

"The net is a medium which unfortunately makes it easier for those who have bad novels and miscellaneous other screeds to get them out" - Will Self

11/12/2007 London Brixton Academy

"After silence that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music" - Aldous Huxley

12/12/2007 London Brixton Academy

"Repetition is a form of change" - Brian Eno

14/12/2007 Brighton Centre

"I can't stand the crap that gets talked by everyone - Players, Fans, The Media, Club Officials. Why should I waste my time listening to people who are clearly less intelligent than me" - Fabio Capello

28/02/2008 London O2 Arena

"I don't thrive on chaos. I just navigate it" - Steve Earle

02/06/2008 City Of Manchester Stadium

"If you're going to play it out of tune then play it out of tune properly" - Mark E. Smith

05/06/2008 Caribana Festival

"The subject matter is the usual-god, destiny and me thinking everyone's a tit-head" - Ian McCulloch

07/06/2008 Rock am Ring Festival
08/06/2008 Rock im Park Festival
13/06/2008 Varazdin Radar Festival

21/06/2008 Allegro Muzyka Festival

"An artist is his own fault" - John O'Hara

27/06/2008 OpenAir St Gallen Festival
04/07/2008 B'estfest Festival

"Digital pictures have no soul - digital is cold it can't deal with light properly" – Steve Gullick

12/07/2008 Oxegen Festival

"Fame is the new wealth. Obscurity is the new poverty" - Lee Siegel

18/07/2008 Positivus AB Festival

"I like contradictions, you have to accept them and try to create a balance" - Kylie Minogue

23/07/2008 Moscow B1

"Is a dream a lie that don't come true or is it something worse" - Bruce Springsteen

25/07/2008 Q Stock Festival
15/08/2008 FM4 Frequency Festival

16/08/2008 Pukkelpop Festival

"Beauty is truth, truth beauty, that is all ye need to know" - John Keats

21/08/2008 Newport Centre

"We Live In Urban Hell. We Destroy Rock N Roll" - Motown Junk

23/08/2008 Reading Festival

"Do I have political views? You bet! I think the best way to express them is in your work, and then get the hell off the stage"- Brian De Palma

24/08/2008 Leeds Festival
29/08/2008 Hydro Connect Festival

12/09/2008 London Royal Festival Hall

"There's nothing that the road cannot heal" - Conor Oberst

24/11/2008 Fort Canning Park

"I haven't forgotten what it was like to be a kid; especially a misunderstood one" - Shane Meadows

26/11/2008 Kowloon Bay Star Hall

"I never found the companion that was so companionable as solitude" - Henry David Thoreau

Journal for Plague Lovers

25/05/2009 Glasgow Barrowland

26/05/2009 Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena


Hits: “If I’m not making music I’m a toxic person to be around” – Courtney Love

28/05/2009 London The Roundhouse

"I like middles - it is in middles that extremes clash, where ambiguity rules" - John Updike
Hits: "Avant Garde is French for bullshit" – John Lydon

29/05/2009 London The Roundhouse

"Capitalism is always looking for new ways to sell us stuff, and now it's found the past" -Alexei Sayle
Hits: "My life is subservient to painting - I can't find a substitute for it in the world" - Jenny Saville

30/05/2009 London The Roundhouse

"I'm an angel bored like hell and you're a devil meaning well" - Nina Persson
Hits: "The way women were depicted didn't feel like mine; too cute. I wasn't interested in admired or idealised beauty" - Jenny Saville

01/06/2009 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

"There's a part of me that still hates everything, and my natural view default setting is still very cynical and dark" - Alexei Sayle

02/06/2009 Brighton Dome

"I thought I could turn people on with a note of sadness" - Peter Green
Hits: "If somebody says I love you, to me, I feel as though I've had a pistol pointed at my head" - Kurt Vonnegut

04/06/2009 Dublin Olympia

06/06/2009 Belfast Ulster Hall

"I was able to tap into things people secretly wanted to say and do. Those conditions aren't there any more" - Iggy Pop
Hits: "I don't want to be in some fucking lousy independent piece of crap that no one watches. I wanna be in the ones that matter. I wanna be a fucking movie star" – Mickey Rourke

08/06/2009 London HMV Forum

"Humans cannot save the world, but this is no reason for despair. It does not need saving. Happily humans will never live in a world of their own making" - John Gray

13/06/2009 Rock Under Broen Festival
25/06/2009 Szczecin Rock Festival

"Popular culture has become too popular, too easy to consume, too widely broadcast and too accessible" - Rob Fitzpatrick

10/07/2009 Exit Festival
11/07/2009 T In The Park Festival

12/07/2009 Oxegen Festival

"Comment is free, facts are sacred" - C. P. Scott

04/08/2009 Lokerse Festival
15/08/2009 Sziget Fesztival

"We believe in a society in delusion, and if you're awake and not deluded people tell you you're mad. That's why I'm a freak and they're not. But I'm actually not." - Billy Childish

22/08/2009 Parkenfestivalen

"New stars are seldom 'authentic'- they actually go to fame schools and train for the job. Today's audience doesn't mind if the performers have svengalis & stylists. After all, the notion of the makeover is central to modern TV." -Paul Du Noyer

21/09/2009 Seattle Neumos, Washington

"I think that limitations are the most important part of any art form" - Lars Von Trier

22/09/2009 Vancouver Commodore Ballroom

"There is no progression in music or art. There’s change and different people being happy in different ways." - Robert Wyatt

24/09/2009 San Francisco The Fillmore, California

"Anything is hard to find when you will not open your eyes" – Morrissey

25/09/2009 Hollywood Avalon, Los Angeles, California

"I tried living in the real world instead of a shell but before I began - I was bored before I ever began" - Morrissey

28/09/2009 Denver Bluebird Theatre, Colorado

"Society is our frail barrier against nature" - Cammille Paglia

30/09/2009 Minneapolis Varsity Theatre, Minnesota

"I begin with no plan. I face the void - I play - I do nothing" – Ray Johnson

01/10/2009 Chicago Metro, Illinois

"I never considered another profession. My only other desire was to do as little as possible" - Kevin Ayres

02/10/2009 Detroit Majestic Theatre, Michigan

"One thing that I'm sure of is the real pleasure of life - it's not being known, it's not having your own jet plane, it's not having a mansion the pleasure is to learn something" - Francis Ford Coppola

04/10/2009 Toronto Phoenix Concert Theatre

"We are all modernisers today. We have no idea what being modern means, but we are sure that it guarantees us a future" - John Gray

06/10/2009 Philadelphia World Café Live, Pennsylvania

"One: I am a Welshman; Two; I am a drunkard; Three: I am a lover of the human race, especially of women" - Dylan Thomas

07/10/2009 New York Webster Hall, New York

"I believe in New Yorkers. Whether they've ever questioned the dream in which they live, I wouldn't know, because I won't ever dare ask that question" - Dylan Thomas

08/10/2009 Boston Paradise Rock Club, Massachusetts

"My inspiration has always been life. Just look around, see whats going on and work from that" - Smokey Robinson

Postcards From A Young Man Tour

18/02/2010 Glasgow King Tut's Wah Wah Hut

"Let us never assume there is not more and more and more and more and then more to write about" - Norman Mailer

01/05/2010 Bergenfest Festival

"Making enough money for six months to have the next six months off. It's the greatest experience I can have!" - The Late Great Alex Chilton

26/06/2010 Cardiff Millennium Stadium
09/07/2010 Optimus Alive! Festival

"The guitar is your best friend, your wife, your mistress, your psychiatrist, your bartender - it's everything" - Les Paul

10/07/2010 Bilbao BBK Live Festival Spain

"I am broke out of my mind, most of my fans hate me - but I don't give a shit" - Mark Eitzel

05/08/2010 London Hammersmith Working Men's Club

"It astounds me the lack of revolution in teenagers, there's no compunction to alter their reality" – John Lydon

20/08/2010 Trutnov Festival
23/09/2010 Dublin St James' Gate Brewery
29/09/2010 Glasgow O2 Academy

30/09/2010 Aberdeen Music Hall

"People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought which they seldom use" - Sřren Kierkegaard

02/10/2010 Edinburgh Corn Exchange

"Computers are useless, They can only give you answers" - Pablo Picasso

04/10/2010 London Hammersmith Apollo
05/10/2010 Hull City Hall

"Celebrity is the chastisement of merit and the punishment of talent" - Emily Dickinson

06/10/2010 Sheffield O2 Academy

"Success is a great deodorant. It takes away all your past smells" - Elizabeth Taylor

08/10/2010 Liverpool University

“The test of a work of art is, in the end, our affection for it, not our ability to explain why it is good” – Stanley Kubrick

09/10/2010 Blackburn King George's Hall

"Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon" - Woody Allen

11/10/2010 Leeds O2 Academy

“Stealing things is a glorious occupation, particularly in the art world” – Malcolm McLaren

12/10/2010 Derby Assembly Rooms

"And in this drought of truth and invention whoever shouts the loudest gets the most attention" - Patrick Wolf

14/10/2010 Manchester Apollo

“And to the sun we all will bow and say goodbye - but just for now” – Dylan Thomas

16/10/2010 Lincoln Engine Shed

"But who can live with his own truth? It is enough to know it is as last ans that it feeds a secret and silent fervour in the self in the face of death" - Albert Camus

17/10/2010 Norwich UEA

"In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life. it goes on" - Robert Frost

19/10/2010 Southampton Guildhall

“Walk tall, kick ass, learn to speak Arabic, love music and never forget you come from a long line of truth seekers, lovers and warriors” ― Hunter S. Thompson

20/10/2010 Southend Cliffs Pavilion

"I have nothing to say, and I'm saying it" - John Cage

22/10/2010 Bournemouth O2 Academy

"Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others" - Groucho Marx

23/10/2010 Newport Centre

“No amount of cajolery, and no attempts at ethical or social seduction, can eradicate from my heart a deep burning hatred for the Tory Party” – Nye Bevan

25/10/2010 Bristol Colston Hall

"He who seeks rest finds boredom. He who seeks work finds rest" - Dylan Thomas

31/10/2010 Leicester De Montfort Hall

“One thing that success has taught me is censorship” – Tracey Emin

01/11/2010 Cambridge Corn Exchange

"The only way to get rid of temptation is to yield to it” – Oscar Wilde

02/11/2010 Carlisle Sands Centre

“Love me, because love doesn't exist, and I have tried everything that does” - Jonathan Safran Foer

13/11/2010 Brisbane Hi Fi

"The only thing you know for sure is the present tense" - Dennis Potter

15/11/2010 Sydney Metro

“We’re not a pretty band. We’re not a heavy band. I don’t know what we are” – Ray Davies

18/11/2010 Adelaide HQ

“It is only in our decisions that we are important” – Jean-Paul Sartre

20/11/2010 Melbourne Forum

"I picked out my dresses myself - I had a very clear idea of the woman I wanted to be..." - Tony Curtis

22/11/2010 Perth Metropolis Fremantle

“There are two flames burning in the human heart all the time. The flame of anger against injustice, and the flame of hope you can build a better world” – Tony Benn

26/11/2010 Tokyo Studio Coast

“I think nihilism is the most extreme form of. Romanticism” – Sarah Kane

27/11/2010 Yokohama Bay Hall

"After the age of 30 a man's life is the odd island of pleasure in a sea of ennui" - George Orwell (1903-1950)

14/12/2010 Birmingham O2 Academy

“Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” – William Morris

15/12/2010 London Brixton O2 Academy

“I just wanted to be an artist trying to get through, like a painter does. The colours are what count, so I try to colour my songs with my feelings, my spirit. That’s what’s important” – Solomon Burke

21/01/2011 London Brixton O2 Academy

“The clever working-class youth of this country has been socially and spiritually "kettled" - hemmed in, suffocated and stifled” – Julie Burchill

22/01/2011 London Brixton O2 Academy

"In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act" - George Orwell

27/01/2011 Blackwood Miners Institute

“To hold a pen is to be at war” – Voltaire

02/02/2011 London Hard Rock Cafe

“I want to be illustrious and unknown” – Edgar Degas

13/05/2011 Hamburg Markthalle

"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out" - Anton Chekhov

14/05/2011 Amsterdam Melkweg

"Here I am in Amsterdam, I like it here they speak my language even though it's not my own" - Valley Boy

16/05/2011 Dublin Olympia

"Everything has been figured out, except how to live" - Jean-Paul Sartre

18/05/2011 Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena

"Excessive vehemence is probably my greatest weakness" - Niall Ferguson

19/05/2011 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

“A last kiss at an international railway station is like a premonition of infinity” – Jan Morris

21/05/2011 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

“Life is easy to chronicle, but bewildering to practice” E. M. Forster

11/06/2011 Pinkpop Festival

"The true hypocrites is the one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with sincerity" - Andre Gide

12/06/2011 Isle Of Wight Festival

“Happiness is the perpetual possession of being well deceived” - Jonathan Swift

02/07/2011 One Love Festival
03/07/2011 iTunes Festival

“I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than standing armies” – Thomas Jefferson

08/07/2011 Putte I Parken Festival

‘I was 3 or perhaps 4 years old when I realized that I had been born into the wrong body, and should really be a girl” – Jan Morris

09/07/2011 T In The Park Festival

“A banker is a fellow who lends you his umbrella when the sun is shining, but wants it back the minute it begins to rain” – Mark Twain

10/07/2011 Oxegen Festival
17/07/2011 Nano-Mugen Festival

“Don’t ever take down a fence until you know why it was put up” – Robert Frost

18/07/2011 Shinjuku Blaze

"To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else" - Emily Dickinson

22/07/2011 Wanaja Festival

"I accept chaos. I'm not sure whether it accepts me" - Bob Dylan

14/08/2011 Sziget Fesztival

“People would rather see a beautiful person sing a mediocre song than some who’s awkward. It’s all about spectacle these days. Sometimes you see a show and it’s like Cirque Du Soleil up there” – Ron Sexsmith

20/08/2011 V2011 Festival Stafford
21/08/2011 V2011 Festival Chelmsford

28/08/2011 Musikfestwochen Winterthur

"If you dare condemn my life, it will come after you with a sharpened rake. My poetry is my life” – Steven Jesse Bernstein

National & International Treasures Tour

17/12/2011 London O2 Arena

Set 1:
"The older one grows, the more one likes indecency." - Virginia Woolf
Set 2: "It takes a long time to become young." - Pablo Picasso

15/04/2012 Copenhagen Amager Bio

"I live in a remote place. I intend to stay in it - I'm not very social" - David Hockney

16/04/2012 Hamburg Markthalle

“I Don't Like Anybody -That's Why The Fall Exist” – Mark E. Smith

18/04/2012 The Hague Paard van Troje

"Maybe that's all I was supposed to do - Be a signpost then fuck off." - Ian McCulloch

19/04/2012 Amsterdam Paradiso

"Given the option of permanent companionship or any kind & solitude, I'd chose the latter" - David Sylvian

21/04/2012 Antwerp Trix

"The definition of growing up is that you are supposed to get better at tolerating ambiguity" - Jeff Tweedy

22/04/2012 Cologne E-Werk

"When I write I never have a window nearby. I make crosshairs on the wall, have it in sharp focus: that's the point." - Werner Herzog

24/04/2012 Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt

"I want to live to be 80 so I can piss more people off." - Charles Bukowski

25/04/2012 Prague Lucerna

"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery" - Francis Bacon

27/04/2012 Munich Theaterfabrik
28/04/2012 Vienna Arena

"Youth is the gift of nature, but age is a work of art" - Garson Kanin

30/04/2012 Zurich X-tra

"In this business there is no golden rule. When you put something out there you never know what's going to happen" - Lawrence Hayward (Felt)

02/05/2012 Barcelona Razzmatazz

"You write new songs because you're tired of the old ones" - Tom Waits

17/05/2012 Tokyo Studio Coast

“I will pin up my soul on the wall and let people read it. They can laugh, they can cry. It's up to them. I don't really mind” - Kevin Rowland

18/05/2012 Tokyo Studio Coast

"All through history there's been these kind of divine losers that just take a deep breath and go ahead, knowing that society's not going to understand it" - Ken Kesey

26/05/2012 Jelling Musikfestival

"I'm a very lonely man. But I like to be lonely. I can go where I please. I don't have to worry about anybody" - L.S. Lowry

06/07/2012 Őllesummer Festival

"My language is painting. There's something primal about it. It's innate, the need to make marks. That's why, when you're a child, you scribble" - Jenny Saville

21/07/2012 Positivus Festival

"Music is still a safe place for me. It really helps people in many ways, and in my life, it’s the only real magic I've ever come across." Tom Petty

12/08/2012 Incheon Pentaport Rock Festival

"The point is that destruction is fundamental to the process; without it, you never get anywhere interesting. But fundamental to that is knowing what you can excavate from the destruction" - Jenny Saville

28/09/2012 Music Way Festival

Do what you believe in, don't listen to anybody else. You'll never be any good at something you don't want to do. People talk about security, but there is no security, and there never was" - Kevin Rowland

29/09/2012 Dia De San Miguel Festival

"I'm not really that balanced, I think I'm very complicated. What does it say about me that I feel more comfortable on stage than I do off? It's a very safe place to be. Life is much more complicated than a rock'n'roll set" - Tom Petty

The Send Away The Lions Tour

15/06/2013 Norwegian Wood Festival

"For me, there's no music industry any more, not like it used to be. There's no way to survive as a band"

28/06/2013 Melbourne Festival Hall

"Despite the fact my self hate is so deeply ingrained, I still feel a child-like wonder in the world. I'm like a cockroach. No matter how much I'm crushed, I get back up" - John Grant

02/07/2013 Auckland Vector Arena

"In film everyone saw the same image whereas with radio forms their own image" - David Hockney

05/07/2013 Sydney Hordern Pavilion

"Make the best of every moment, we're not evolving. We're not going anywhere" - David Bowie

Rewind The Film Tour

06/09/2013 Crammerock Festival

"Rebellion cannot exist without a strange form of love" - Albert Camus

08/09/2013 Hyde Park Live

"I'm not dedicated. I never was. In a sense I'm totally alienated from the craft that I employ so superficially and successfully" - Richard Burton

10/09/2013 London The 100 Club

"I believe in the power of the imagination to remake the world, to release the truth within us" - J.G. Ballard

13/09/2013 Newport Centre

"I paint my own reality" - Frida Kahlo

15/09/2013 Festival No.6

"I believe in the mystery and melancholy of a hand, in the kindness of trees, in the wisdom of light" – J.G. Ballard

20/09/2013 Dublin Olympia

"The more I study religions the more I am convinced that man never worshipped anything but himself" - Richard Burton

21/09/2013 Belfast Ulster Hall

"I gave my entire self to the task of saving my entire self" - Jean-Paul Sartre

23/09/2013 Bristol Colston Hall

“We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It's a death trap" - Anthony Hopkins

24/09/2013 London Shepherds Bush Empire

"I'm tired of watching attractive people trying to be ugly, struggling for authenticity. Why not be yourself?" - Bradford Cox

26/09/2013 Galway The King's Head

"Bed is the best place for reading, thinking, or doing nothing" - Doris Lessing

27/09/2013 Manchester Ritz

"You can get rid of a neurosis but you are never cured of yourself" - Jean-Paul Sartre

29/09/2013 Glasgow Barrowland

"Once I finished school, I was like, well fuck it, I'm done with people. I'll just hang out with myself forever" - Kevin Parker

17/10/2013 London Maida Vale Studios

"I believe in the next 5 minutes" - J.G Ballard

22/11/2013 Bilbao Exhibition Centre

"I had this notion of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important" - William Eggleston

Futurology Tour

28/03/2014 Leeds First Direct Arena

"I don't write for myself, I write to communicate" - Greil Marcus

29/03/2014 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

"Today kids are being sold the same thing they used to rebel against" - Bradford Cox

31/03/2014 Leicester De Montfort Hall

"I assumed that everything would lead to complete failure" - Jasper Johns

01/04/2014 Manchester O2 Apollo

"The idea of the suffering artist has never appealed to me. Being here is suffering enough" - William Eggleston

03/04/2014 Edinburgh Corn Exchange

"Everything is art. Everything is politics" - Ai Weiwei

04/04/2014 Glasgow Barrowland

"Nowadays musicians have to be an exhibit for a lifestyle rather than telling people what they feel or think" - Ry Cooder

06/04/2014 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

"Expressing oneself is like a drug. I'm so addicted to it" - Ai Weiwei

08/04/2014 Bournemouth O2 Academy

"My voice is an instrument of torture and that's good enough for me. I'm an expressionist" - John Lydon

09/04/2014 Brighton Centre

"Grey is the colour - the most important of all - absent of opinion, nothing, neither/or" - Gerhard Richter

11/04/2014 London Brixton O2 Academy

"Art is either a complaint or appeasement" - Jasper Johns

12/04/2014 London Brixton O2 Academy

"The language of communication will always need to be renewed" - Ai Weiwei

07/05/2014 Helsinki Circus

"When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes" - Dylan Thomas

09/05/2014 Oslo Rockefeller

"Art is longing, you never arrive, but you keep going in the hope that you will" - Anslem Kiefer

11/05/2014 Stockholm Berns

"The law of unintended consequences will always fuck things up for you in the end" - John Cooper Clarke

12/05/2014 Copenhagen Vega

"The world is fucked and so am I - maybe it's the other way round. I can't decide" - Andy Cairns

14/05/2014 Prague Lucerna

"Deprivation is for me what daffodils were for Wordsworth" - Philip Larkin

15/05/2014 Berlin Huxleys Neue Welt

"My memory is my only homeland" - Anslem Kiefer

17/05/2014 Munich Backstage-Werk

"The function of posterity is to look after itself" - Dylan Thomas

20/05/2014 Frankfurt Gibson Club

"I want to deliberately be uncommercial and get popular through doing that" - Jeff Beck

21/05/2014 Cologne Live Music Hall

"I loathe computers more and more, so I have one I can shut down and shelve like a book" - Will Self

23/05/2014 Paris Bataclan

"Ask that sick fuck Wire whose dick I gotta suck to get a Niven quote on a @Manics set list" - John Niven

24/05/2014 Eindhoven Effenaar

"Somebody's boring me. I think it's me" - Dylan Thomas

26/05/2014 Amsterdam Paradiso

"Isn't life a series of images as they repeat themselves?" - Andy Warhol

27/05/2014 Brussels Ancienne Belgique

"In art truth is needed, not sincerity" - Kazimir Malevich

29/05/2014 Luxembourg City Den Atelier

"Deep vengeance is the daughter of deep silence" - Byron

02/06/2014 Rock In Idro Festival

"Sorrow is knowledge. They who know the most must mourn the deepest" - Byron

28/06/2014 Glastonbury Festival

"I believe that fires burn in the heart of the void, as well as in the heart of man" - Yves Klein

08/07/2014 London Rough Trade East

"Life is an illustration. I am held together in the nothingness by art" - Anselm Kiefer

11/07/2014 T In The Park

"The universe will be our vocabulary" - The Futurist Cinema (1916)

19/07/2014 Benicŕssim Festival

"There's no answer. Everything just evolves - nobody's in charge, it's just an inexplicable unfolding of events" - Harry Dean Stanton

26/07/2014 Fuji Rock Festival

"A painter ought to paint one single masterpiece, himself, perpetually" - Yves Klein

09/08/2014 Flow Festival

"The machinery is always going. Even when you sleep" - Andy Warhol

15/08/2014 Sziget Festival

"The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize" - Robert Hughes

17/08/2014 V2014 Festival Stafford
29/08/2014 Zürich Openair Festival

"So heedless have we become of our own image that second hand mobile phones now invariably come with a sim card chock full of discarded memories" - Will Self

The Holy Bible 20 Tour

08/12/2014 Glasgow Barrowland


Hits: "Art is not a democracy. Art is the enemy of democracy" - Gore Vidal

10/12/2014 Manchester Albert Hall

"When we are not sure, we are alive" - Graham Greene
Hits: "Human nature is not black and white but black & grey" - Graham Greene

11/12/2014 Manchester Albert Hall

"Civilisation is like a thin layer of ice upon a deep ocean of chaos and darkness" - Werner Herzog
Hits: "I'm the type who'd like to sit home and watch every party that I'm invited to on a monitor in my bedroom" - Andy Warhol

13/12/2014 Dublin Olympia

"Point me out the happy man and I will point you out either egotism, selfishness, evil - or else an absolute ignorance" - Graham Greene
Hits: "The natural role of the twentieth-century man is anxiety" - Norman Mailer

15/12/2014 London Roundhouse

THB20: "Nothing they design ever gets in the way of a work of art" - Robert Hughes
Hits: "In art there is no progress, only fluctuations of intensity" - Robert Hughes

16/12/2014 London Roundhouse

"What does one prefer? An art that struggles to change the social contract, but fails? Or one that seeks to please and amuse, and succeeds?" - Robert Hughes
Hits: "Any idiot can face a crisis - It's this day to day living that wears you out" - Anton Chekhov

17/12/2014 London Roundhouse

"The novel made us individuals. The internet makes us units" - Douglas Coupland
Hits: "I'm profoundly optimistic about nothing" - Francis Bacon

20/04/2015 Washington 9.30 Club, D.C.

"Nothing dates faster than people's fantasies about the future" - Robert Hughes

23/04/2015 New York Webster Hall, New York

"All of my books come from pain" - Bret Easton Ellis

24/04/2015 Cambridge The Sinclair, Massachusetts

“The patterns of our lives reveal us" - Mary Oliver

27/04/2015 Toronto Danforth Music Hall

"The only possible effect one can have on the world is through unpopular ideas" - Vivienne Westwood

29/04/2015 Chicago Metro, Illinois

"My impulse is my life" - Francis Bacon

02/05/2015 Los Angeles Fonda Theatre, California

"I hate everything which is not in myself" - Norman Mailer

04/05/2015 San Francisco Bimbo's 365 Club, California

"That's my principal message to writers. For God's sake, keep your eyes open. Notice what's going on around you" - William Burroughs

30/05/2015 Edinburgh Usher Hall

THB20: "I enjoy the freedom of a blank page" - Irvine Welsh
Hits: "Genuine poetry can communicate before it is understood" - T.S. Eliot

01/06/2015 Wolverhampton Civic Hall

THB20: "I like to deal in the reality of life" - Geezer Butler
Hits: "It is not possible for a man to be elegant without a touch of femininity" - Vivienne Westwood

02/06/2015 Southampton Guildhall

"I cannot over explain how much of my life I spent trembling in fear of everything" - Henry Rollins
Hits: "Music is the best means we have of digesting time" - W. H. Auden

05/06/2015 Cardiff Castle

"It's important not to be embarrassed by your past. The contradictions are part of what we are" - Richard Edwards
Hits: "I turned down the OBE because it's not a club you want to join when you look at the villains who've got it. Its all the things I think are despicable: patronage and deferring to the monarchy" - Ken Loach

19/07/2015 Latitude Festival

“My own brain is to me the most unaccountable of machinery - always buzzing, humming, soaring roaring diving, and then buried in mud" - Virginia Woolf

07/08/2015 Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival

"In my writing I am acting as a map maker, an explorer of psychic areas, a cosmonaut of inner space" - William Burroughs

15/08/2015 Summer Sonic Festival Tokyo

"You may think I'm small, but I have a universe inside my mind" - Yoko Ono

16/08/2015 Summer Sonic Festival Osaka

"The future is forever a projection of the present" - Kobo Abe

06/09/2015 Electric Picnic Festival

"The completely solitary self: That's where poetry comes from" - Seamus Heaney

12/09/2015 On Blackheath Festival

"To enjoy freedom we have to control ourselves" - Virginia Woolf

Everything Must Go 20 Tour

18/04/2016 Tallinn Nordea Kontserdimaja

"Mental fight means thinking against the current, not with it. It is our business to puncture gas bags and discover the seeds of truth" - Virginia Woolf

20/04/2016 Helsinki Black Box Club

"I want to scratch something on the wall of the cave, to leave a grain of something that said I was alive for some pale sliver of a moment in the evening of this species" - Marlon Brando

22/04/2016 Stockholm Münchenbryggeriet

"Celebrity is a mask that eats into the face" - John Updike

23/04/2016 Copenhagen Vega

"I have a very bad relationship with the future. We don't get on. We just ignore each other" - Pete Doherty

25/04/2016 Cologne Live Music Hall

"I do not feel I have a legacy to protect" - Bret Easton Ellis

26/04/2016 Hamburg Grosse Freiheit

"For me poetry is always a search for order" - Elizabeth Jennings

28/04/2016 Eindhoven Effenaar

"Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it" - Greta Garbo

29/04/2016 Amsterdam Paradiso

"Perhaps all pleasure is only relief" - William Burroughs

01/05/2016 Brussels Ancienne Belgique

"If poetry & the arts do anything they can fortify your inner life, your inwardness" - Seamus Heaney

06/05/2016 Festival SOS 4.8

"The works must be conceived with fire in the soul, but executed with critical coolness" - Joan Miró

13/05/2016 Liverpool Echo Arena

"Despite its flaws, Marxism still seems to explain the material world better than anything else" - Alexei Sayle

14/05/2016 Birmingham Genting Arena

"It's all part of my journey - I've done a lot of stupid things, but you learn by your mistakes" - Ozzy Osbourne

16/05/2016 London Royal Albert Hall

"I learned quite early on in life that we are all two people. And one of those people none of us will ever know" - Helen Mirren

17/05/2016 London Royal Albert Hall

"Tomorrow belongs to those who can hear it coming" - David Bowie

20/05/2016 Leeds First Direct Arena

"I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's kept rigidly under control" - Alan Bennett

21/05/2016 Glasgow SSE Hydro

"There is hope in honest error, none in the icy perfections of the mere stylist" - Charles Rennie Mackintosh

28/05/2016 Swansea Liberty Stadium

"Observe precisely. Record exactly. Neglect nothing. Fear no foe. Never swerve from your purpose" - Dylan Thomas

01-06-16 Hensol Vale Resort

"You've got to have a dream. If you don't have any big dreams, nothing happens" - Ian Rush

08/07/2016 Cardiff City Stadium

"The dragon on my shirt is all I need" - Gareth Bale

09/07/2016 St Austell Eden Project

"The Manics are waiting for us. My favourite band" - Chris Coleman

16/07/2016 Truck Festival

"Work is more fun than fun. I’m working class. My grandfather was a coalminer and a communist. The importance of having work to people who are poor – you never underestimate it” - John Cale

13/08/2016 Wasa Open Air Festival

"We have to distrust each other. It is our only defense against betrayal" - Tennessee Williams

27/08/2016 Victorious Festival

“There's a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go” - Tennessee Williams

08/11/2016 Tokyo Studio Coast

"Become one with eternity...Forget yourself. Make love. Self-destruction is the only way to peace" - Yayoi Kusama

09/11/2016 Osaka Namba Hatch

"I followed the thread of art and somehow discovered a path that would allow me to live" - Yayoi Kusama

2017 Summer Festivals

22/06/2017 Bristol Lloyds Amphitheatre

"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories" - Michel de Montaigne

09/07/2017 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

"Music is the emotional life of most people" - Leonard Cohen

2017 Summer Festivals

22/06/2017 Bristol Lloyds Amphitheatre

"There are some defeats more triumphant than victories" - Michel de Montaigne

09/07/2017 Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod

"Music is the emotional life of most people" - Leonard Cohen

29/07/2017 Kendal Calling

I work very hard not... - Ritchie Blackmore

30/07/2017 CarFest North

"I pull everything inwards but everything is loose" - Stuart Adamson

05/08/2017 Newcastle Times Square

"I did not like the nothing, and it is thus that I met the empty, the deep empty, the depth of the blue" - Yves Klein

27/08/2017 CarFest South

"There are times in one's life when one has to close down just to regroup" - Leonard Cohen

01/09/2017 Bingley Live Music

"I leak truth like a wound" - Barry MacSweeney

18/10/2017 London Roundhouse

"The culture has changed. It has all gone. I really don't know why we stick to the word photography any more" - Wim Wenders

Resistance Is Futile Tour

23/04/2018 Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

"The meaning is in the waiting" - R.S. Thomas

25/04/2018 Glasgow SSE Hydro

"The modern mind is in complete disarray. Knowledge has stretched itself to the point where neither the world nor our intelligence can find any foothold. It is a fact that we are suffering from nihilism" - Albert Camus

27/04/2018 Birmingham Arena

"The reward is the act of struggle itself, not what you win. Even though you can't expect to defeat the absurdity of the world, you must make that attempt" - Phil Ochs

28/04/2018 Manchester Arena

"The artist must train not only his eye but also his soul" - Wassily Kandinsky

01/05/2018 Llandudno Venue Cymru Arena

"If you could say it in words there would be no reason to paint" - Edward Hopper

02/05/2018 Leeds First Direct Arena

"Still falls the rain, dark as the world of man" - Edith Sitwell

04/05/2018 London Wembley SSE Arena

"In such ugly times the only true protest is beauty" - Phil Ochs

05/05/2018 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

"Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend" - Albert Camus

19/06/2018 London Southbank Centre

"Everybody needs memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door" - Saul Bellow

24/06/2018 Isle Of Wight Festival

"Wherever I go, the abyss follows me. It's a volcanic anger you have, and it's fuel. But of course it can rip you to pieces and kill you" - Anthony Hopkins

30/06/2018 4ever Valencia Fest

"Well, my sense of humanity is going down the drain. Behind every beautiful thing, there's been some kind of pain. I just don't see why I should even care. It's not dark yet but it's getting there" - Bob Dylan

05/07/2018 House Festival

"I had a Welsh temperament and didn’t have that 'fitting in' mechanism. I would fight, I would rebel. I thought, 'Well, I don’t belong here'" - Anthony Hopkins

21/07/2018 Penn Festival

"God, I feel so alone in the music world. I don't relate to other musicians. I have completely different thoughts. I'm on my own. I'm right on the edge" - Lawrence Felt

27/07/2018 Y Not Festival

"I don't know what I want. I think I'm looking for the song that loves me back" - Ian McCulloch

10/08/2018 Lokerse Feesten

"Take care of all you memories. For you cannot relive them" - Bob Dylan

11/08/2018 Festival Interceltique Lorient

"I'm finding my voice - But the more I find my voice, the more I hate myself" - Ryley Walker

17/08/2018 RiZE Festival

"The most calamitous and fragile of all creatures is man" - Montaigne

18/08/2018 Beautiful Days Festival

"The only interesting answers are those that destroy questions" - Susan Sontag

09/09/2018 London Hyde Park

"It takes you a long time to sound like yourself" - Miles Davis

25/09/2018 London Shepherd's Bush Empire

"The entire Polaroid process has nothing to do with our contemporary experience" - Wim Wenders‬

This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours 20 Tour

12/05/2019 Dublin Olympia

"My works are an imitation of my own past and present" - Barbara Hepworth

14/05/2019 Cambridge Corn Exchange

"Etonians are an absolute curse on the earth" - John le Carré

15/05/2019 Bath Forum

"Existence is no more than the precarious attainment of relevance in an intensely mobile flux of past, present, and future" - Susan Sontag

17/05/2019 London Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire

"When a human being becomes a set of data on a website like Facebook, he or she is reduced. Everything shrinks" - Zadie Smith

18/05/2019 London Shepherd's Bush O2 Empire

"There's such an incestuous art world in this country. All the critics, artists and gallery owners are part of a network. You have to play a social game with them and I've never done that" - Jamie Reid

20/05/2019 Manchester O2 Ritz

"I disbelieve, and therefore strongly resent, the assertion that I or anybody else could write better or more easily with a computer than with a pencil" - Wendell Berry‬

21/05/2019 Manchester O2 Ritz

"I think I’m in a constant state of adjustment" - Patti Smith

23/05/2019 Birmingham O2 Academy

"Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement" - C.S. Lewis

24/05/2019 Southampton O2 Guildhall

"But if thought corrupts language, language can also corrupt thought" - George Orwell

26/05/2019 Edinburgh Usher Hall

"The slow cancellation of the future has been accompanied by a deflation of expectations" - Mark Fisher

27/05/2019 York Barbican

"Radical ideas will always get appropriated. The establishment will rob everything they can because they lack the ability to be creative" - Jamie Reid

30/05/2019 Liverpool Eventim Olympia

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality" - Yoko Ono

31/05/2019 Leicester De Montford Hall

"I don't want closure, I don't know what that means or why you would want it" - Melvyn Bragg

15/06/2019 Dublin RDS Stadium

"How strange are the tricks of memory, which, often hazy as a dream about the most important events of a man's life, religiously preserve the merest trifles"‬‬ ‪- Richard Burton

16/06/2019 Dublin RDS Stadium

" the diary that we all carry about with us"‬‬ ‪- Oscar Wilde

19/06/2019 Liverpool Anfield Stadium

‪"In solitude we give passionate attention to our lives, to our memories, to the details around us"‬ ‪- Virginia Woolf‬

21/06/2019 London Wembley Stadium

"The magical, supernatural force that is with us every second is time. We can’t even comprehend it. It’s such an illusion, it’s such a strange thing" - Anthony Hopkins‬

23/06/19 Coventry Ricoh Arena

29/06/2019 Cardiff Castle

"The old men ask for more time; the young waste it. And the philosopher simply smiles, knowing there is none there" - R. S. Thomas

06/07/2019 Rock For People Festival

"I would like to go back to Wales. I'm obsessed with my childhood and at least three times a week dream I am back there" - Anthony Hopkins

19/07/2019 Tramlines Festival

"Pale blinds drawn all day, nothing to do, nothing to say" - David Bowie‬

20/07/2019 Splendour Festival

"Accept loss forever" - Jack Kerouac

27/07/2019 Kendal Calling

"At the heart of all great art is an essential melancholy" - Frederico Garcia Lorca

16/08/2019 Brussels Summer Festival

‪"It may be the theme of everything I do - isolation and involvement, commitment and ambivalence‬" - Bruce Springsteen

17/08/2019 Hardwick Live

"An astronaut on impossible journeys to the far side of the self I return with messages I cannot decipher" - R. S. Thomas

22/08/2019 EDP Vilar de Mouras

"I am alone here in my own mind. There is no map and there is no road. ‬‪It is one of a kind just as yours is" - Anne Sexton‬

26/09/19 Tokyo Zepp DiverCity

"My art originates from hallucinations only I can see. I translate the hallucinations and obsessional images that plague me into sculptures and paintings" - Yayoi Kusama

27/09/19 Tokyo Toyosu PIT

"Just like blood travels down veins, what I'm seeing is my inner self and what seems threatening is just the echo of the fear in my heart" - Haruki Murakami

The Ultra Vivid Lament Tour

12/08/21 Cardiff St David's Hall

"It's only through form that we can realise emptiness" - Jack Kerouac

28/08/21 Victorious Festival

"The world is too old for us to talk about it with our new words" - Jack Kerouac

29/08/21 Camper Calling

"People are trapped in history and history is trapped in them" - James Baldwin

10/09/21 Halifax Piece Hall

"It's really hard to talk about writing, and I'm usually conscious if I'm misleading people or misleading the questioner, because the problem with writing is the next line" - Tom Stoppard

18/09/21 Electric Park Festival

"Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs" - Susan Sontag

19/09/21 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

"We are leaves and we jiggle in the wind, that's all, we come and go, grow and fall" - Jack Kerouac

20/09/21 Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

"The human crisis is always a crisis of understanding: what we genuinely understand we can do" - Raymond Williams

26/09/21 Newcastle O2 City Hall

"You have to pick the places you don't walk away from" - Joan Didion

28/09/21 Edinburgh Usher Hall

"History's written from what can be found; what isn't saved is lost, sunken and rotted, eaten by earth"- Jill Lepore

29/09/21 Dundee Fat Sams

"The past is never dead. It's not even past" - William Faulkner

01/10/21 Stoke Victoria Hall

"The gap between our feelings and our social observation is dangerously wide" - Raymond Williams

02/10/21 Manchester O2 Apollo

"There are no masses; there are only ways of seeing people as masses" - Raymond Williams

04/10/21 York Barbican

"What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare" - W. H. Davies

05/10/21 Glasgow Barrowland

"Poetry is that / which arrives at the intellect / by way of the heart" - R. S. Thomas

07/10/21 Leeds O2 Academy

"I dwell in possibility" - Emily Dickinson

08/10/21 Portsmouth Guildhall

"Politics is just a function of business now, just a tributary of the great entrepreneurial capitalist system" - David Hare

10/10/21 Bournemouth O2 Academy

"I'm simply trying to tell the truth about human behaviour as I see it" - Sarah Kane

11/10/21 Cambridge Corn Exchange

"I do hope I play out the contradictions that I feel, all the anxieties and dilemmas. If they're there in the work, then that's brilliant" - Jenny Saville

13/10/21 Bath Forum

"Truth in drama is forever elusive. You never quite find it, but the search for it is compulsive. The search is clearly what drives the endeavour. The search is your task" - Harold Pinter

14/10/21 Brighton Dome

"The past is what you remember, imagine you remember, convince yourself you remember, or pretend you remember" - Harold Pinter

01/12/21 Llandudno Venue Cymu

"I perceive and relate to the world through where I grew up; that's part of me. It's what I judge everything else against" - Michael Sheen

03/12/21 London Wembley SSE Arena

"My desk is littered with papers, beautiful to look at through half closed eyes the delicate milky litter of papers piled" - Jack Kerouac

31/03/22 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach

“You don't get older, you get better” - Shirley Bassey

25/05/22 Bristol Ashton Gate Stadium
28/05/22 Coventry Building Society Arena

29/05/22 Neighbourhood Weekender

“You don't write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say” - F. Scott Fitzgerald

01/06/22 Middlesbrough Riverside Stadium

04/06/22 The Great Estate

“I make a lot of mistakes, but I keep them. I use them, recycle them” - Christopher Wool

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