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9 June 1978

The Factory, Manchester, 9 June 1978

The Factory, Manchester, 9 June 1978

The Factory, Russell Club, Manchester (w/ Joy Division. Part of Factory Opening Nights series. Gig is listed on the FAC 1 poster but The Durutti Column is not mentioned.)

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2 June 1978

The Factory, Manchester, 2 June 1978

The Factory, Manchester, 2 June 1978

The Factory, Russell Club, Manchester (w/ Cabaret Voltaire. Part of Factory Opening Nights series. Featured on the FAC 1 poster.)

See below review from the New Manchester Review:

The third evening of Tony (What's On) Wilson's Factory at the Russell Club, Hulme. The venue is great, but the sound system is crap and bands suffer for this.

After reading a review which raved about them, I was looking forward to seeing Cabaret Voltaire and band certainly were... different. However, after 20 minutes of distorted vocals and a very poor light show that started to become slightly monotonous.

The second band, FC Domestos were obliterated by the PA.

Next were three reggae toasters with their overdubbed dub who went down well with the mainly whiye punters. Meanwhile Tony Wilson walked around and generally enjoyed being the centre of attention.

The evening climaxed with the Durutti Column. The handbill claimed they were "the next music", and the group managed to live up to the reputation, notwithstanding Steve Forster's recent comments. Destined for great things as the latest Manchester band, they should have no trouble securing a record contract in the near future.

They play psychedelic punk with a strong reggae rhythm and their classy pedigree - the Alberto's, Nosebleeds and Fast Breeder - creates a lethal line-up, with strong songs that belt along at a cracking pace.

Paul Miller

The Factory, Manchester, 2 June 1978

The Factory, Manchester, 2 June 1978

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Unknown Dates
?/??/1980 Trinity Hall, Bristol (CAN ANYONE GET THE DATE???)
1980 or 81 gig in Brighton - Any info would be helpful
18 September 1982 supporting John Martyn at Guildford Civic Hall? - need confirmation
Late 1982 or 83 University of Essex, Colchester

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Credits
The Official Gigography of The Durutti Column was created and is maintained by Michael Mitchell and was incorporated into thedurutticolumn.com on 21 March 2018.
Sources and many thanks for this information were culled from the web pages of Rob Stanzel and Frank Brinkhuis as well as other sources on the web, the awesome members of the Yahoo! DC Group, and from bootleg recordings.
A big "thank you" also goes to John "Cerysmatic" Cooper for a TON of information and for letting me link to his awesome website!
My eternal gratitude over the years also goes to Phil Jones, Bruce Mitchell and Co. for keeping me up to date and making this site Official!
If you have anything to add or correct on this, please email me at mitchellmichael@yahoo.com
Any input is always welcome!

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