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No. 73 ITV - Interview Stuart, In A Big Country, Fields Of Fire

Fields of Fire recorded with Steve Lillywhite.

Shoot video for ‘Fields of Fire’ with Clive Richardson in Peterborough and Chobhum

Record demo for In A Big Country, The Storm and Big City at a recording studio in Croydon.
1983
     
Riverside TV appearance 17 January 1983
London. The Venue 14 February 1983
     
Fields of  Fire

Angle Park
Fields of Fire
18 February 1983
     
John Peel Radio 1 session broadcast. ‘Close Action’, ‘Inwards’, 1000 Stars’, ‘Porrohman’. 22 February 1983
Sheffield. Dingwalls 23 February 1983
Liverpool. Dingwalls 24 February 1983
Oxford Road show TV appearance (Fields of Fire) 25 February 1983
Hull. Dingwalls 25 February 1983
Newcastle. Dingwalls 26 February 1983
‘Fields of Fire’ reaches No 10 in UK charts March 1983
Keele .University. Car crash No 1. Jam In a big country for the first time. 4 March 1983
Retford. Porterhouse 5 March 1983
John Peel session broadcast 9 March 1983
Bristol Dingwalls 11 March 1983
The Tube. Angle Park, Fields of Fire 18 March 1983
Top of the Pops. Fields of Fire 24 March 1983
Birmingham. Odeon (‘War tour’ Supporting U2) 27 March 1983
Nottingham. Royal Court. (‘War tour’ Supporting U2) 28 March 1983
Old Grey Whistle Test - Close Action, 1000 Stars 29 March 1983
London. Hammersmith Palais (‘War tour’ Supporting U2) 29 March 1983
Top of the Pops. (Fields of Fire), then fly to Manchester. Hacienda 7 April 1983
Hornsey (North Yorkshire). Hull Floral Hall 8 April 1983
Redcar. Coatham Bowl. (Played Tracks of My Tears for the first time during soundcheck) 10 April 1983
Edinburgh. Playhouse (Nite Club) 11 April 1983
Dundee. Dance Factory Barracuda. (Tony falls through stage) 12 April 1983
Nottingham. Rock City 14 April 1983
Liverpool. Warehouse. (Punter at front of stage breaks leg) 15 April 1983
Sheffield. Dingwalls 16 April 1983
London. Lyceum (Alarm and Baba Luma supporting) 17 April 1983
Guildford. Civic Hall supprted by ‘Shea’ aka Simon Townshend 18 April 1983
Portsmouth. Polytechnic 20 April 1983
Sunderland. Polytechnic. Band did 6 encores 22 April 1983
Glasgow. Strathclyde University 23 April 1983
Bradford. Caesars 24 April 1983
Start recording 1st album for the second time at RAK and The Manor Studios. This time with Steve Lillywhite producing and Will Gosling engineering.

Chegger’s plays Pop - In a Big Country

Top of the Pops - In A Big Country

GMTV - In a Big Country

Top of the Pops - In a Big Country

The Switch - Chance, The Storm

Top Of The Pops - Chance

Three Of A Kind - Lost Patrol

Hold Tight - Chance

Channel 4 Live from Shepton Mallet - Harvest Home, In A Big Country, The Storm, Chance, Fields Of Fire

Crackerjack - Chance

No 73 show - In a Big Country

Vorsicht Musik - Fields of Fire
May 1983
     
In A Big Country

All of Us
Heart and Soul
In A Big Country
20 May 1983
     
The Switch. In a Big Country, Fields of Fire, 1000 Stars 23 May 1983
Crossing the Country tour June 1983
Leicester. University. (supported throughout by the Lotus Eaters. 17 June 1983
Manchester. Polytechnic 18 June 1983
Liverpool. Royal Court Theatre 19 June 1983
Reading. Hexagon 20 June 1983
Bristol. Locarno 21 June 1983
Cardiff. Top Rank 22 June 1983
Birmingham University 24 June 1983
Aylesbury. Friars 25 June 1983
Brighton. Top Rank 26 June 1983
London. Hammersmith Palais 27 June 1983
Southend. Westcliffe Pavilion 28 June 1983
Nottingham. Rock City 29 June 1983
Recording overdubs for The Crossing at RAK studios. July 1983
Sheffield. University 1 July 1983
Liverpool. Sefton Park 2 July 1983
Aberdeen. Fusion Ballroom 3 July 1983
Glasgow. Locarno Tiffany's 4 July 1983
Ayr Pavilion. Fusion 5 July 1983
Belfast. Queen's University 7 July 1983
  Dublin. TV Club 8 July 1983
Galway. Leisure land.Seapoint Ballroom or Castlebar. Travellers friend 9 July 1983
Cork. 10 July 1983
Swansea. Brangwyn Hall 12 July 1983
Bath. Pavilion 13 July 1983
St. Austell Coliseum 14 July 1983
     



The Crossing (Blue & Red covers)
(UK chart position No 4)

Chance
Close Action
Inwards
Lost Patrol
Porrohman
The Storm
1000 Stars
15 July 1983
     
Salisbury. City Hall 15 July 1983
Dunstable. Queensway Hall 16 July 1983
Poole. Arts Centre 17 July 1983
Guernsey. The Beausejour 19 July 1983
Jersey. Fort Regent 20 July 1983
Llandudno. Astra Theatre 22 July 1983
Redcar. Coatham Bowl 23 July 1983
Hull. City Hall 24 July 1983
Leeds. Town Hall 25 July 1983
Oldham. Queen Elizabeth 26 July 1983
Mansfield. Leisure Centre 27 July 1983
Dublin. Pheonix Park supporting ‘U2’, ‘Simple Minds’, and ‘Eurythmics’ 14 August 1983
     
Chance

The Crossing
Tracks of My Tears
26 August 1983
     
Reading Festival supporting ‘The Stranglers’ 26 August 1983
Deinze Belgium Brieopoort Futurama Festival 04 September 1983
Bristol. Colston hall ‘One The Juggler supporting) 13 September 1983
Birmingham. Odeon 14 September 1983
Sheffield. City Hall 15 September 1983
Aberdeen. Capitol 17 September 1983
     
“Live at The Hammersmith Palais 27 June 1983” 18 September 1983
     
Edinburgh. Playhouse 18 September 1983
Glasgow. Tiffany's 19 September 1983
Newcastle. City Hall 20 September 1983
Fleetwood. Marine Hall 21 September 1983
Liverpool. Empire 22 September 1983
Shepton Mallet. Showering Pavilion (Channel 4 Live) 24 September 1983
Manchester. Apollo 25 September 1983
Nottingham. Playhouse 26 September 1983
Oxford. New Theatre Or Apollo 27 September 1983
Southampton. Gaumont 28 September 1983
Hammersmith. Odeon. Play At Home: (TV-Special with Live Show: Hammersmith Odeon) 29 September 1983
Hammersmith. Odeon 30 September 1983
Berlin. Quartier Latin 13 October 1983
Osnabruck. Subway 14 October 1983
Hamburg. Markethalle 15 October 1983
Frankfurt. Batschkapp 16 October 1983
Bochum. Zeche 17 October 1983
Munich. Alabamahalle 18 October 1983
Stuttgart. O.Z. 19 October 1983
New York. Ritz 23 October 1983
‘Smash Hits’ have discovered that Mark has a twin brother called Malcolm who co-incidentally is also in the band October 1983
     
King Biscuit Flower Hour #494 (NYC Ritz 23 October 1983) 23 October 1983
     
The Crossing reaches No 17 in USA November 1983
Vancouver, British Columbia. Commodore Ballroom (2 shows) (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 8 November 1983
Seattle, Washington. Moore Theatre (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 9 November 1983
Shoot Wonderland video 10 November 1983
Portland, Oregon (in-store) 10 November 1983
Portland, Oregon. Starry Night Club 10 November 1983
San Francisco, California. "Wolfgang's" Warfield (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 12 November 1983
Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks (in-store) 13 November 1983
Los Angeles. The Palace 13 November 1983
Los Angeles. The Palace 14 November 1983
Phoenix, Arizona 16 November 1983
Tucson, Arizona. Univ of Arizona, Student Union (Arizona Ballroom) 17 November 1983
Denver, Colorado. Rainbow Music Hall (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 19 November 1983
St. Louis, Missouri. Mississippi Nights (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 21 November 1983
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Eagles Club (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 22 November 1983
Minneapolis, Minnesota. First Avenue (supported by the Elvis Brothers & Figures) 23 November 1983
Chicago, Illinois. Park West 25 November 1983
Columbus, Ohio. Alrosa Villa 26 November 1983
Cincinnati, Ohio. Bogart‘s (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 27 November 1983
Detroit, Michigan. St. Andrew’s Hall 28 November 1983
Cleveland, Ohio. Agora Ballroom (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 29 November 1983
New York. (TV appearance (‘Saturday Night Live’)(IABC & FOF) 3 December 1983
Hartford, Connecticut 4 December 1983
Hempstead, Long Island, New York. Hofstra University 5 December 1983
Boston, Massachusetts. The Metro (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 6 December 1983
Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Rider College; supported by the Elvis Brothers 7 December 1983
New York. Roseland Ballroom (TV appearance) (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 9 December 1983
Newark, New Jersey. Symphony Hall 10 December 1983
Pennsauken, New Jersey. Halloran Ballroom. supported by the Elvis Brothers 11 December 1983
Washington, DC. The Bayou (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 12 December 1983
Montreal, Quebec. Le Spectrum de Montréal (presented with Gold & Platinum discs after show) (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 14 December 1983
Ottawa, Ontario. Ottawa Congress Centre 15 December 1983
Toronto, Ontario. Massey Hall 16 December 1983
Buffalo, New York. University of Buffalo (supported by the Elvis Brothers) 17 December 1983
Providence, Rhode Island 18 December 1983
Boston, Massachusetts 19 December 1983
Glasgow. Barrowlands (2 shows) 31 December 1983
     
Fields of Fire (Japan) (EP) 1983
     
Skids (EP) 1983