1976

May

[15] MM: "DA plays a series of concerts in Belgium, Holland and France later this month and then London... Will be backed by Euterpe"; line-up: Allen, Smyth + Tony Tree Fernandez (guitar), Anna Camps (vocals), Toni Pascual (keys/guitar), Toni Ares (double bass), Pepsi Milan (guitar)

June

[06] London, New London Theatre [DA & Euterpe] [support: Fred Frith]
[10] Leeuwarden (Netherlands), Hippopotamus [DA & Euterpe]
[11] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Melkweg [DA & Euterpe]
[12] Rotterdam (Netherlands), Eksit [DA & Euterpe]
[19] Louveciennes [nr Paris] (France), Festival dans la Nature [also: Caravan, National Health, Lol Coxhill & Gerry Fitzgerald, Mahjun]

1977

February

[02] Oxford Polytechnic [Here & Now with guest Daevid Allen]

April

[03] London, ICA The Mall ("Daevid Allen lectures on Zero The Hero, the Octave Doctors and the Planet Gong")

May

[28] Paris (France), Hippodrome de Pantin (Gong Reunion)

October

[late] "Now Is The Happiest Time Of Your Life" released (Affinity Records)

November

[03] Chelmsford, City Tavern [Planet Gong]
[04] Liverpool, University [Planet Gong]
[05] London School of Economics [Planet Gong]
[06] Dundee, University [Planet Gong]
[10] Edinburgh, George Square Theatre [Planet Gong]
[11] Stirling, University [Planet Gong]
[12] Huddersfield [Planet Gong]
[13] Leeds, Fforde Green [Planet Gong]
[15] Manchester, UMIST [Planet Gong]
[16] Battersea (London), Arts Centre (Rock Poets Evening) [DA] [also: Robert Calvert, Pete Brown, Claire Hammill]
[16] London, Music Machine [Planet Gong]
[17] Sussex University [Planet Gong]
[19] Paris (France), Hippodrome (Fête de Nouveau Populaire) [Planet Gong] [also: Bernard Lavilliers, Bloom, Captain Beefheart, Edition Spéciale, Surya, Urban Sax]
[20] Thionville (France) [Planet Gong]
[21] Uckange [nr Metz] (France) [Planet Gong] (?)
[22] Brest (France) [Planet Gong]
[23] Rennes (France), Salle de la Cité [Planet Gong]
[25] Eaubonne (France) [Planet Gong]
[26] Le Havre (France) [Planet Gong]
[27] St.Michel-sur-Orge (France) [Planet Gong]
[28] Paris (France), Nouvel Hippodrome (Soutien au Comité Lucien Meylon) [Planet Gong] [also: Bloom, Urban Sax, Herbe Rouge]
[30] Clermont-Ferrand (France) [Planet Gong]

November

[01] Lourdes (France) [Planet Gong]
[03] Bordeaux (France), Salle des Fêtes du Grand Parc [also: Morange & Fertier] [Planet Gong]
[04] Carmaux (France), La Verrerie [Planet Gong]
[06] Toulouse (France), Tanagra [Planet Gong]
[08] Sète (France) [Planet Gong]
[10] Marseille (France) [Planet Gong]

1978

February

[24] Kingston Polytechnic (free benefit) [Planet Gong] [support: The Table]

March

[21] Brighton, University [Planet Gong]
[22] Canterbury, Kent University [Planet Gong]
[23] London, Tabernacle Community Centre [Planet Gong]
[24] Gravesend, Music Bowl [Planet Gong]
[25] Stroud, Spring Festival [Planet Gong]
[26] Yeovil, Kings Head Hotel [Planet Gong]
[27] Newport, Kings Head Hotel [Planet Gong]
[28] Bristol, Corn Exchange [Planet Gong]
[29] Borth Hall [Planet Gong]
[30] Mold, Assembly Hall [Planet Gong]
[31] Stoke, Keele University [Planet Gong]

April

[01] from Melody Maker: "Daevid Allen dropped out of the series of free Here & Now/Planet Gong gigs last week claiming exhaustion and a bout of Russian flu" (apparently, Allen didn't appear at any of the gigs)
[01] Manchester, University [Planet Gong]
[02] Leeds, Fforde Green [Planet Gong]
[03] Bolton, Institute Of Technology [Planet Gong]
[05] Liverpool, Eric's [Planet Gong]
[06] Sheffield, University [Planet Gong]
[07] Coventry, Warwick University [Planet Gong]
[08] Hemel Hampstead, Decorum College [Planet Gong]
[09] Colchester, Essex University [Planet Gong]
[11] Cambridge, Corn Exchange [Planet Gong]
[12] Wallington, Public Hall [Planet Gong]
[13] Margate, Dreamland [Planet Gong]
[14] London, Central Polytechnic [Planet Gong]
[15] Reading, College Of Technology [Planet Gong]

June

[15] Leicester, University [Here & Now] [guest: Daevid Allen]

October

A special line-up of Gong is formed for Giorgio Gomelsky's Zu Manifestival. With electric pianist Dennis Weise acting as musical director, a line-up of young musicians rehearse at Gomelsky's Zu House in Manhattan, including futur Material members Bill Laswell (bass), Michael Beinhorn (synth), Fred Maher (drums) and Cliff Cultreri (guitar), plus George Bishop (sax). In the event, Cultreri is unable to play the gig and is replaced by guitarist Michael Lawrence. Also present is ex-Henry Cow drummer Chris Cutler, who had just played on Allen's N'Existe Pas album.
[08] New York City, NY (USA), Entermedia Theatre (Zu Manifestival)
Line-up: Daevid Allen (guitar/vocals), Gilli Smyth (space whisper), George Bishop (sax), Michael Lawrence (guitar), Michael Beinhorn (synth), Bill Laswell (bass), Fred Maher (drums), Chris Cutler (drums), joined for the last couple of songs by Fred Frith (guitar)

November

[17-26] Here And Now UK tour with Daevid Allen & Gilli Smyth supporting

December

[17] Brighton [Mother Gong]
[19] London, Camden Electric Ballroom (Gong Xmas Party) [Gong] [support: Off-Beats (Tasmin Smyth's band) & Nik Turner's Sphynx]
Line-up: Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Laurie Allan (drums), Harry Williamson (guitar), Hugh Hopper (bass), George Bishop (sax)
Setlist: "Only Make Love If You Want To" / "Zero Theme", "The Rapist", "Brothasista Invocation", "I Am Your Fantasy", "I Am A Fool", "OK Man, This Is Your World" ,"I Am Your Animal / Dynamite", "Prostitute Poem", "Tropical Fish", "Next Time Ragtime", "Time Of The Goddess", "Fohat Digs Holes In Space", "Fire", "Witch's Song / I Am Your Pussy"

1979

Daevid Allen forms New York Gong with Bill Bacon (drums), Bill Laswell (bass), Cliff Cultreri (guitar), Michael Beinhorn (synth), Don Davis (sax & flute) and Mark Kramer (keys/trombone); tour USA in school bus along with Mother Gong (Gilli Smyth & Harry Williamson) and Yochk'o Seffer (Magma, Zao, Neffesh Music); organised by Giogio Gomelsky

April

[09] New York City, NY (USA), CBGB's (two shows) [New York Gong]
[11] New York City, NY (USA), Zu Loft [New York Gong, guest: Gilli Smyth]
[mid] Toronto (Canada), University - Convocation Hall [New York Gong]
[mid] Toronto (Canada), King Of Hearts [New York Gong]
[19] Hartford, CT (USA), Trinity College [New York Gong]
[21-22] Boston, MA (USA), Modern Theatre [New York Gong; also: Zu Band, One Hour To Madness And Joy]
[--] Baltimore, MD (USA) [New York Gong]
[25] Washington DC (USA), The Bayou [New York Gong]
[--] Montréal, QC (Canada) [New York Gong]

May

[--] Chicago, IL (USA), Gaspar's [New York Gong]
[03] Louisville, KY (USA), University [New York Gong]
[05] Kansas City, MO (USA) [New York Gong]
[06] Lawrence, KS (USA), Opera House [New York Gong]
[--] Fort Collins, CO (USA) [New York Gong]
[12] Los Angeles, CA (USA), Embassy Concert Hall (Manifestival Of Progressive Music) [New York Gong]
[13] Los Angeles, CA (USA), Tea Party [New York Gong]
[--] Albuquerque, NM (USA) [New York Gong]
[--] Phoenix, AZ (USA) [New York Gong]
[22] Ann Arbor, MI (USA), Second Chance [New York Gong]
[--] Cleveland, OH (USA) [New York Gong]

June

[--] Albany, NY (USA) [New York Gong]
[--] Buffalo, NY (USA) [New York Gong]
[07-08] Philadelphia, PA (USA), Hot Club [New York Gong]

September

[29] Bordeaux (France) [New York Gong]

October

[02] Cahors (France) [New York Gong]
[03] Albi (France), Théâtre Municipal [New York Gong]
[04] Aix-en-Provence (France) [New York Gong]
[05] Montpellier (France) [New York Gong]
[06] Marseille (France) [New York Gong]
[07] Avignon (France), Théâtre du Chène Noir [New York Gong]
[10] Lyon (France), Palais d'Hiver [New York Gong]
[12] Lille (France) [New York Gong]
[14] Bresse-sur-Grosne (France), A L'Ouest De La Grosne [New York Gong]
[17-18] Paris (France), Bataclan [New York Gong]
[19] Poitiers (France) [New York Gong]
[20] La Rochelle (France) [New York Gong]

December

[18] Trinity College [Divided Alien Clockwork Band]

1980

February

[12] Worcester, MA (USA) [Divided Alien Clockwork Band]

April

[27] New York City, NY (USA), Squat Theater [Divided Alien Clockwork Band]

August

[09] Los Angeles, CA (USA), Vanguard Party [New York Gong]
[17] Santa Cruz, CA (USA), Louden Nelson Community Center [Divided Alien Clockwork Band]

September

[14] New York, NY (USA), Squat Theater [Divided Alien Clockwork Band]

October

[30] Culver City, CA (USA) [Divided Alien Clockwork Band]

November

[08] Berkeley, CA (USA), Assyrian Cultural Center [Divided Alien Clockwork Band]

1981

February

Daevid Allen leaves San Francisco for Australia via Hawaii

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