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Clutching At Straws - Winter Of 1987/88

Clutching At Straws - Winter Of 1987/88 - 07.01.-15.02.1988 - Europe (20 Shows)

Clutching At Straws - Winter Of 1987/88
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INFO: 2 shows of this tour were cancelled and rescheduled
INFO: 04.01.1988 - B'Sides Themselves (CD) released by EMI Records
PIC: Ad: Clutching At Straws - UK Tour 1988 by Denis Thomas
Marillion: Clutching At Straws Tour - 1988 - Photo taken from "The Web" - Issue No. 27
INFO: Photo (above) taken from The Web - Issue No. 27
07.01.1988 - Capitol Theatre - Aberdeen, Scotland
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket by Pete Forster
08.01.1988 - City Hall - Newcastle, England
Setlist unknown

PIC: Ticket
09.01.1988 - Victoria Hall - Hanley, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket by Hew Button
PIC: Ticket by Denis Thomas
10.01.1988 - The Apollo Theatre - Manchester, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket by John Highmore
PIC: Ticket by Denis Quinlan
12.01.1988 - City Hall - Sheffield, England (cancelled show)
PIC: Ticket by David Dunnington
INFO: This show was rescheduled to 
15.02.1988

13.01.1988 - Theatre Royal - Nottingham, England (cancelled show)
PIC: Ticket by David Dunnington
INFO: This show was rescheduled to 
14.02.1988

16.01.1988 - Hammersmith Odeon - London, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party
16 Market Square Heroes

PIC: Ticket
SUPPORT BAND: Jadis
17.01.1988 - Hammersmith Odeon - London, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party
16 Market Square Heroes

PIC: Ticket by Jon Brooke
SUPPORT BAND: Jadis
18.01.1988 - Hammersmith Odeon - London, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party
16 Market Square Heroes

PIC: Ticket by Jon Brooke
PIC: House Security Pass
SUPPORT BAND: Jadis
INFO: Setlist by Paul Cavender
Photos by Michel Drolet

Photos by Peter Still

Photos by Michel Drolet
22.01.1988 - Hallenstadion - Zurich, Switzerland
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket
PIC: Backstage Pass (Europe) by Denis Thomas
23.01.1988 - Hall-7 Salle De Fetes Beaulieu - Lausanne, Switzerland
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Concert Poster
PIC: Ticket by Pascal Gross
INFO: Setlist by Peter Goodfield and Mark Abbott
25.01.1988 - Palasport - Torino, Italy
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket by Luca Benporath
26.01.1988 - Palatrussardi - Milan, Italy
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket by Andre Rostek
INFO: This show was recorded for Front Row Club Issue 15 - Curtain Call
27.01.1988 - Palasport - Florence, Italy
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket by Andrea Bonanni
30.01.1988 - Teatrotenda Partenope - Naples, Italy
Setlist unknown

PIC: Concert Poster, presented by Fish (16.03.2014)

"A poster in the exhibition ("MOSTRA ROCK!4" at Palazzo delle Arti Napoli) from one of my last gigs with Marillion in Italy and from the last time I played Naples on January 30th 1988. Day off in Rome before show day and a last awful gig in Modena on February 2nd where viral laryngitis tore me down. A smashed up dressing room, a result of pure frustration as I knew the writing was on the wall."
(Fish @ Facebook, 16.03.2014)
01.02.1988 - Teatro Olimpico - Rome, Italy
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket
INFO: Setlist by Jean-Luc Camus
02.02.1988 - Palasport - Modena, Italy
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian

INFO: Setlist incomplete!
06.02.1988 - IBO Messehalle - Friedrichshafen, Germany (cancelled show)
08.02.1988 - Kursaal Oberlaa - Vienna, Austria (cancelled show)
12.02.1988 - Cornwall Coliseum - St. Austell, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

INFO: Selist by Nick Lee
14.02.1988 - Theatre Royal - Nottingham, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Ticket by David Dunnington
INFO: Selist by Denis Thomas
INFO: This show was rescheduled from 
13.01.1988

15.02.1988 - City Hall - Sheffield, England
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party
16 Market Square Heroes

PIC: Ticket by Denis Thomas
INFO: Setlist by Paul Cavender
INFO: This show was rescheduled from 
12.01.1988

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Clutching At Straws - Europe Tour 1988

Clutching At Straws - Europe Tour 1988 - 24.03.-24.04.1988 - Europe (6 Shows)

Clutching At Straws - Europe Tour 1988
24.03.1988 - Centre Beau Sejnor - Guernsey, England
26.03.1988 - Centre Fort Regent - Jersey, England
29.03.1988 - Centre Sportif - Petange, Luxembourg
Setlist unknown

PIC: Ticket by Dirk Welzel
PIC: Ticket by Andre Rostek

"I found out this concert by chance - a friend who studied in Trier at that time gave me the tip. So I went to that concert with a friend from Düsseldorf. Sorry, I don't remember the setlist but I think Misplaced Childhood was played completely." Thanks to Dirk Welzel
04.04.1988 - Le Stadium - Bourges, France (Le Printemps de Bourges)
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party

PIC: Concert Poster by Denis Thomas
INFO: Recorded and broadcasted by french radio
24.04.1988 - The Marquee Club - London, England (1st "The Web UK" fan club convention)
01 Market Square Heroes (Marillion with Jadis)

SUPPORT BAND: Jadis
PIC: The Web - Newsletter - February 1988
PIC: Marillion with Jadis
PIC: Photos by Peter Stone in The Web - Issue No. 28
27.05.1988 - Wendover Wellhead Inn - Aylesbury, England
01 Sugar Mice
02 Kayleigh
03 Lavender
04 Heart Of Lothian

INFO: Impromptu charity show
Marillion: Wendover Wellhead Inn, Aylesbury - 27.05.1988 - Photo taken from ''The Web'' - Issue No. 28
INFO: Photo (above) taken from The Web - Issue No. 28
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Clutching At Straws - Summer Festivals

Clutching At Straws - Summer Festivals - 18.06.-23.07.1988 - Europe (3 Shows)

Clutching At Straws - Summer Festivals
11.06.1988 - Wembley Stadium - London, England (Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Concert)
01 Kayleigh (YouTube)
INFO: Fish and Mark with Midge Ure's Allstars

PIC: Photos (below) taken from 
Oxford Road Show
 TV show

Fish and Mark with Midge Ure's Allstars: Wembley Stadium, London - 11.06.1988 (Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Concert)
18.06.1988 - Radrennbahn Weissensee - East-Berlin, East Germany (Friedenswoche der Berliner Jugend)
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Hotel Hobbies
08 Warm Wet Circles
09 That Time Of The Night (The Short Straw)
10 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
11 Kayleigh
12 Lavender
13 Heart Of Lothian
14 Incommunicado
15 Garden Party
16 Market Square Heroes (incl. Let´s Twist Again)

PIC: Ticket
PIC: Ticket by Denis Thomas
PIC: Concert Programme (with poster)
SUPPORT BANDS: Voodoo, Rockhaus, Fischer Z
INFO: Setlist by David Dunnington and Ed Braiter
VID: Complete DDR 2 TV broadcast (YouTube)
Marillion: Radrennbahn Weissensee, East-Berlin - 18.06.1988 - Photos by Peter Stone, taken from ''The Web'' - Issue No. 28
INFO: Photos (above) by Peter Stone, taken from The Web - Issue No. 28
23.07.1988 - Craigtoun Country Park - St. Andrews, Scotland (Fife Aid 2)
01 The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra)
02 Slàinte Mhath
03 Assassing
04 White Russian
05 Sugar Mice
06 Fugazi
07 Warm Wet Circles
08 Misplaced Childhood (Part 2)
09 Kayleigh
10 Lavender
11 Heart Of Lothian
12 Incommunicado
13 Garden Party
14 Market Square Heroes (incl. My Generation and Let´s Twist Again)

LINK: Concert Poster at The Archive
PIC: Ticket
INFO: THIS WAS FISH'S LAST SHOW WITH MARILLION UNTIL 2007
Info/Pic
PIC: 15.09.1988 - Official press report by EMI: Fish Leaves Marillion
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Fan Club Conventions 1988

Fan Club Conventions 1988 - 16.09.-10.12.1988 - Europe (3 Shows)

Fan Club Conventions 1988
16.09.1988 - De Glazen Zaal (The Ahoy) - Rotterdam, Holland (Ibanez Music Seminar)
INFO: Steve Rothery plays a 30 min. instrumental set - incl. a short part of The Space... (!)
12.11.1988 - Tivoli Theatre - Utrecht, Holland (1st "Freaks" fan club convention)
01 Garden Party
02 Market Square Heroes
03 Incommunicado
04 Heart Of Lothian
05 Freaks

INFO: Pete on vocals
INFO: Setlist by Peter Goodfield and Mark Abbott
PIC: Photos by Joep Mens (Kamerado Concert Photography)
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INFO: 21.11.1988 - Freaks (Live) (LP/CD) released by EMI Records
INFO: 28.11.1988 - The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) (LP/CD) released by EMI Records
PIC: December 1988 - Ad: The Thieving Magpie (La Gazza Ladra) - by Andre Rostek
10.12.1988 - Royal Court Theatre - Liverpool, England (2nd "The Web UK" fan club convention)
01 Incommunicado
02 Kayleigh
03 Lavender
04 Heart Of Lothian
05 Garden Party
06 Market Square Heroes

PIC: The Web - Newsletter - November 1988
INFO: Dave Lloyd on vocals
INFO: Setlist correction by Wayne Woodley
SUPPORT BAND: Jadis
Marillion: Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool - 10.12.1988 - Photo taken from ''The Web'' - Issue No. 30
INFO: Photo (above) taken from The Web - Issue No. 30
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