Venom Gig List

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THE EARLY YEARS
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1980 15 February Wallsend Methodist Church England   First gig with Clive Archer
1980   Newcastle Westgate Road Church England   Venom´s rehearsal place
1980   Heworth Church Hall England    
1981 June Hebburn The Quay Club England    
1981 25 September Newcastle Mayfair Suite England Fist Cancelled
BELGIAN ASSAULT
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1982 4 June Poperinge Maecke Blyde Belgium Acid / Picture Crowd: 3 000
USA INVASION TOUR
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1983 22 April New York Paramount Theatre USA Metallica  
1983 24 April New York Paramount Theatre USA Metallica  
EUROPEAN INVASION TOUR
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1983 25 June Den Bosch Brabanthallen / Aardschokdag Festival Holland   Cancelled
1983 9 December Zurich The Quay Club Switzerland   Cancelled
SEVEN DATES OF HELL TOUR
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1984 3 February Zurich Volkshaus Switzerland Metallica  
1984 5 February Milan Teatro Tenda Italy Metallica  
1984 7 February Nurnberg Hemmerleinhalle Germany Metallica Crowd: 1 000
1984 9 February Paris Espace Ballard France Metallica  
1984 11 February Zwolle IJsselhal Holland Metallica Aardschokdag Festival
1984 12 February Poperinge Maecke Blyde Belgium Metallica  
1984 1 June London Hammersmith Odeon England Dumby's Rusty Nuts  
WORLD POSSESSION TOUR / THE COMBAT TOUR (With Slayer & Exodus)
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1985 24 March Montreal Spectrum  Canada Slayer  Guitars: Davy Irwin & Les Cheetham
1985 25 March Montreal Spectrum  Canada Slayer Guitars: Davy Irwin & Les Cheetham
1985 28 March Quebec Quebec City  Canada Slayer  Guitars: Davy Irwin & Les Cheetham
1985 31 March Toronto Concert Hall  Canada Slayer  Guitars: Davy Irwin & Les Cheetham
1985 1 April Buffalo Central Train Terminal  USA   Cancelled
1985 3 April New York Moonshine Studio 54 USA Slayer Guitars: Davy Irwin & Les Cheetham
1985 4 April Cleveland Variety Theatre  USA Slayer Guitars: Davy Irwin & Les Cheetham
1985 5 April Chicago Aragon Ballroom USA Slayer Mantas back
1985 6 April Milwaukee Billy's Old Mill  USA Slayer  
1985 12 April San Francisco Kabuki Theater USA Slayer   
1985 13 April Sacramento Crest Theatre USA Slayer  
1985 14 April San Jose Civic Auditorium USA Slayer  
1985 18 April San Diego California Theatre USA Slayer  
1985 19 April Los Angeles The Palladium USA Slayer  
1985 19 April Los Angeles The Palladium USA Slayer  
1985 21 April Phoenix Struts Club USA Slayer  
1985 23 April Pomona Pomona Valley Auditorium USA Slayer  
1985 28 April Santa Monica Civic Auditorium USA   Cancelled (?)
FESTIVALS 1985
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1983 21 June Virrat Rantarock Festival Finland   Headline
1983 14 September Rheine Loreley Metal Hammer Festival Germany Metallica Headline
WORLD POSSESSION TOUR PART 2
Year Date City Venue Country Support Act Notes
1985 25 September Ipswich Gaumont England Exodus Cancelled
1985 26 September Nottingham Royal Centre England Exodus Cancelled
1985 29 September Sheffield City Hall England Exodus Cancelled
1985 30 September Edinburgh Playhouse Scotland Exodus Cancelled
1985 2 October Cardiff St. Davids Hall England Exodus Cancelled
1985 3 October Hanley Victoria Hall England Exodus Cancelled

 

Venom Giglist Continues 1985-2016