Lydia Lunch spoken word

(New York City 04-Nov-82 - to date)

Chronology

Lydia Lunch - Barons Court, London, May '83
Photo credit: Bleddyn Butcher. Taken from NME 18-Jun-83.


Chronology: a chronological overview of known concert dates (some with setlists and/or ads), 
dates of studio recordings, all line-ups and other trivia related to the American spoken word artist Lydia Lunch. 
Date format is DD-MMM-YY.

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1982
The year in which Lydia Lunch starts with spoken word performances.

New York 04-Nov-82

04-Nov-82
US NY,New York City,Lucky Strike on 16 Stuyvesant Street
(with Thurston Moore)

Setlist: Daddy Dearest/ and others..

Note: First spoken word performance. Lydia's telling stories and Thurston is playing the 'straight' man responding each time with "Oh really?!". According to Stevie Chick in his "Phsychic Confusion" book this happened @ the Life Café, a restaurant on the corner of Tompkins Square Park.

Article: Xerox taken from the New York Times 03-Nov-82.


xx-xxx-82
US NY,New York City,Pyramid club,basement

Setlist: Daddy Dearest/ and others..

Note: Second spoken word performance.


Hollywood 05-Dec-82

05-Dec-82
US CA,Hollywood,Danton's Bookstore,book signing
(with Exene Cervenka)

Note: "Adulterers Anonymous" book signing session.

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


San Francisco 10-Dec-82

10-Dec-82
US CA,San Francisco,On Broadway
[with Pop-O-Pies]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


Reseda 20-Dec-82

20-Dec-82
US CA,Reseda,Wolf and Rissmiller's Country Club
[with 45 Grave]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


29-Dec-82
US MN,Minneapolis,7th Street Entry






1983

Los Angeles 30-Mar-83

30-Mar-83
US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy
(1st show 8PM and 2nd show 11PM)
[with The Birthday Party]

Flyer: Scan of flyer. Photo of alternative flyer.

Note: Part of a US reading tour. Lydia performs with pre-recorded backing tapes and Jim Sclavunos on sax.


New York 05-May-83

02-Apr-83
US CA,Long Beach,Chelsea bookstore
[with Steve Wynn]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Note: Part of a US reading tour. Lydia performs with pre-recorded backing tapes (and possibly Jim Sclavunos on sax).


New York 05-May-83

05-May-83
US NY,New York City,White Columns Gallery (with Swans and Jim G.Thirlwell)
[with The Fall, Sonic Youth, Swans, Beastie Boys and more..]

Setlist: Main Kelly And Me On A Bender/ and more..

Ad: Scan of ad.

Photo: Scan of photo .

Note: Second day of a 6 day festival. Above track available on the V/A: "Speed Trials" LP.

"Main Kelly" is one of the "50 One Act" plays that Lydia and Nick Cave wrote together.

Performed by Lydia Lunch (vocals,voice) and Norman Westberg [Swans] (voice,guitar) with Michael Gira [Swans] (metal)/ Roli Mosimann [Swans] (percussion] and Frankie (a.k.a. Jim G.Thirlwell) (pig calls).


Manchester 05-Aug-83

05-Aug-83
UK Manchester,Hacienda

Note: After the "In Limbo" dates at the Töne-Gegentöne Festival in Vienna in May, Lydia spends the rest of the spring and summer in London, with Nick Zedd (filming his "Wild World Of Lydia Lunch"), Murray Mitchell, Jim Thirlwell and Marc Almond. Already plotting her Immaculate Consumptive performance in the US. This date in Manchester was to be her only performance in the UK in 1983.

Ad: Scan of ad from UK mag, courtesy of EaViL.


December 1983
US CA,Los Angeles,recording with Jim G.Thirlwell "What It Is" for the V/A: "Better An Old Demon" album. Engineered by by Bobby Bielecki.


16-Dec-83
US CA,Los Angeles,Venice/Santa Monica,Beyond Baroque

Note: Henry Rollins [Black Flag] attends the show. Lydia calls him up the next day. This is when their collaboration starts.


17-Dec-83
US CA,Los Angeles,Lhasa Club
[with Mnemonic Devices]






1984

Los Angeles 07-Jan-84

07-Jan-84
CA,Los Angeles,The Fetish Club
(with Henry Rollins)
(At midnight)

Flyer: Photo of flyer courtesy of Edgar.

Note: "Why you murder me productions presents the dynamic team of Lunch and Rollins versus you. Are you one of the chosen few and will you survive the test? Think and then think again. First in a series of multiple assaults yet to come."

Assault theater in which a bouncer would pick unsuspecting people from the audience/street, escort them to a pitch black room of the club where they would be subjected to a special performance by Lydia and Henry.

This performance resulted in a lot of newspaper articles with headlines like "Lydia Lunch - the schoolyard bully".


February 1984
US NY,New York City,Brooklyn,Michael Gira's bedroom,recording the "Hard Rock" cassette album.


February 1984
US Release of the "Hard Rock" cassette album (Ecstatic Peace).


New York City 28-May-84

28-May-84
US NY,New York City,Pyramid Club
Grand Finale Of The Memorial Day Parade Of Idiots
[with Thurston Moore,etc..]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Note: By May 1984 Lydia had returned from a 2-year stay in London and she meets film maker Richard Kern with whom she would be collaborating a lot for the next 3 years. "The first [reading] I witnessed was in the basement of the Pyramid club in the East Village. During Lydia's monologue, [Tommy] Bloodboy [Turner] ran out of the crowd screaming at Lydia that what she was doing was not real art and then proceed to [supposedly] chop his hand off with an axe, his arm shooting blood everywhere. People were freaked it was very impressive." Quote from Thurston Moore as noted in "Ripped, t-shirts from the underground", a book edited by Cesar Padilla.


New York 30-Jun-84

30-Jun-84
US NY,New York City,Dancetaria
[with Sonic Youth and Swans]

Note: Spoken word. Lydia joins Sonic Youth on "Death Valley '69". She ends up getting paid twice by the promoter.

Ad: Scan from ad.


Toronto 10-Aug-84

10-Aug-84
CAN ON,Toronto,Hotel Isabella
(1st show @ 8PM and 2nd show @ 11PM)
[with Henry Rollins]
The Intimate Diaries of the Sexualy Insane

Setlist: Dear Whores/ Ugly Notes On Dirty Brown Paper/ Shotgun/ ?/ Black Romeo(*)/ Maine Kelly (And Me On A Bender)/ One Day On A Bus/ Daddy Dearest.

Photo: Screen capture taken from CRTC TV - Much Music in 1985 (which broadcast some excerpts and an interview).

Note: (*) Broadcast on Canadian CKLN radio as part of a one hour interview with Lydia Lunch.


11-Aug-84
CAN ON,Toronto,Hotel Isabella
(1st show @ 8PM and 2nd show @ 11PM)
[with Henry Rollins]
The Intimate Diaries of the Sexualy Insane


17-Aug-84
US NY,New York City,Pyramid Club
[with Henry Rollins]
The Intimate Diaries of the Sexualy Insane

18-Aug-84
US NY,New York City,Pyramid Club
[with Henry Rollins]
The Intimate Diaries of the Sexualy Insane

Note: Part of a 5 date residency at the Pyramid Club.


Buffalo 14-Sep-84

14-Sep-84
USA NY,Buffalo,State College,Uptown Auditorium
[with The Gun Club]

Poster: Courtesy of David M.


New York City 04-Oct-84

04-Oct-84
USA NY,New York City,Dancetaria
"Dear John",a performance by Lydia Lunch and Sally Ven Yu Berg

Invitation: Scan of invitation.

Note: With music by Clint Ruin (a.k.a. Jim Thirlwell). All three are at the same time (August/October 1984) working at the "Right Side Of My Brain" film.


October 1984

16-Oct-84
UK Sheffield,Leadmill

17-Oct-84
UK Reading Hexagon Theatre

19-Oct-84
UK Leeds,University

20-Oct-84
UK Leicester,Polytechnic

2x-Oct-84
UK Plymouth,-

23-Oct-84
UK Cardiff,New Ocean Club

25-Oct-84
UK Liverpool,University

26-Oct-84
UK Salford,University

27-Oct-84
UK Glasgow,Queen Margaret Union

28-Oct-84
UK Blackburn,King George Hall

29-Oct-84
UK York,University

30-Oct-84
UK Birmingham,Powerhouse

Ad: Taken from NME mag 29-Sep-84.

Note: Lydia Lunch is supporting Marc Almond & The Willing Sinners on some dates of their "Vermine in Ermine" tour.


London 31-Oct-84

30-Oct-84
UK London,Regent's Park,Diorama
[with Nick Cave and Jessamy Calkin]

Ad: Taken from Sounds mag 27-Oct-84.


02-Nov-84
UK Margate,Winter Gardens

03-Nov-84
UK Poole,Arts Center

04-Nov-84
UK Croyden,Fairfield Hall

0x-Nov-84
UK London,Hammersmith Palais

Note: Support for Marc Almond & The Willing Sinners "Vermine in Ermine" tour.


07/09-Nov-84
NL Amsterdam,Meervaart,One World Poetry Festival
(with Exene Cervenka)
[with Nick Cave and Foetus,etc..]

Note: The performance was written during the afternoon before the show and the rest largely improvised during the set. Broadcast by VPRO FM Radio on 13-Nov-84.


November 1984
UK London,studio,recording "The Uncensored" cassette album. Engineered and mixed by Paul Gomersall.






1985

17-Jan-85
UK Brighton,Zap Club


14-Feb-85
UK Release of "The Uncensored" cassette album(Widowspeak/Rough Trade).


Boston 15-Feb-85

15-Feb-85
US MA,Boston,Institute of Contemporay Art
(early and late show)
The Intimate Diaries of the Sexualy Insane

Review Scan taken from The Boston Phoenix 05-Mar-85.


San Francisco 06-Mar-85

06-Mar-85
US CA,San Francisco,Oasis
[with Foetus]

Photo: Credit Anne Sconfield. Taken from Birth Of Tragedy mag #3 May/Jul '85.

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "The Manhatten Love Suicides" and "Goodbye 42nd Street" movies. During the performance a staged heckler starts a fight with Lydia, Richard Kern then takes out a fake knife and cuts the heckler's forehead. A fight with the bouncers ensues.


Los Angeles 08-Mar-85

08-Mar-85
US CA,Los Angeles,Anti-Club
[with Foetus]

Handbill: Photo of handbill.

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "The Manhatten Love Suicides" and "Goodbye 42nd Street" movies.


16-Mar-85
US NY,New York City,Dancetaria
[with No Trend]

Note: Lydia's first concert with No Trend. Lydia is also doing a spoken word show.

"..Jeff was determined to get some random member of the audience thrown out of the club – for no particular reason. We played our opening number, and throughout it he and Lydia would wildly point to some unfortunate in the audience and complain about his behavior instead of singing. We started the second song, and half way through Jeff stopped the band altogether. He announced that the band would refuse to play until until security came along and escorted this innocent out. Of course, this person was bounced out, but he did not miss much. We played a terrible show." Taken from an interview with Buck Parr and published by yellowgreenred .


Baltimore 17-Mar-85

17-Mar-85
US MD,Baltimore,Marble Bar
[with No Trend]

Note: Lydia's second concert with No Trend. Lydia is also doing a spoken word show.

"[The band] played behind an opaque plastic dropcloth, so you could barely see them. Jeff was opening cans of paint and throwing their contents onto this drop cloth. There was A LOT OF PAINT being thrown around. Eventually the dropcloth got pulled down and fell off the stage, getting paint on some of the audience. Jeff and Lydia were slipping in the paint on stage and falling all over the place. Eventually they both slid off the stage, embracing, and rolled around on the floor together entwined and wriggling, completely covered in paint. It was thoroughly disgusting. The club was furious, there was real damage." Taken from an interview with Buck Parr and published by yellowgreenred .

Photo: Photo credit Suzy Sputnik. Used with kind permission.

Flyer: Xerox of flyer.


03-Apr-85
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory


Washington 21-Apr-85

21-Apr-85
US DC,Washington,Friendship Heights,Friendship Station
(Jeff Mentges and Lydia Lunch as The Elephant Twins)
[with No Trend and Butch Willis]

Note: Would have been Lydia's third with No Trend, but for some reason she cancelled.

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


04-Jul-85
UK London,Hammersmith,BBC Riverside studios 2
[with Crime & The City Solution & UT]


Europe July 1985

08-Jul-85
NL Leiden,L.V.C.
[with Foetus]

xx-Jul-85
SE -,-
[with Foetus]

xx-Jul-85
NO Oslo,-
[with Foetus]

14-Jul-85
DK Křbenhavn,Nikolajkirken
[with Foetus]

15-Jul-85
GE Berlin,The Loft
[with Foetus]

19-Jul-85
NL Leiden,-
[with Foetus]

20-Jul-85
NL Apeldoorn,-
[with Foetus]

21-Jul-85
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Foetus]

xx-Jul-85
FR Paris,-
[with Foetus]

04-Aug-85
GE Hamburg,Kir
[with Foetus]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Support on the Foetus "Crotch Monster Live '85" tour.


19-Nov-85
JP Kyoto,Big Ban (at 3PM and 7PM)
[with Foetus]

20-Nov-85
JP Tokyo,- (at 3PM and 7PM)
[with Foetus]

21-Nov-85
JP Tokyo,- (at 3PM and 7PM)
[with Foetus]

Note: Only time in Japan.






1986

xx-Mar-86
US NY,New York City,-
[with Foetus]

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "Submit To Me" movie.


Seattle 07-Mar-86

07-Mar-86
US WA,Seattle,Center of Contemporary Art,Feminists and the Misogynists Together at Last festival (7PM)
[with Foetus]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


xx-Mar-86
US IL,Chicago,-
[with Foetus]

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "Submit To Me" movie. Start of a tour to finance and film the "Fingered" movie (in California) with Richard Kern, who joined the tour.


09-Mar-86
US WA,Seattle,Center of Contemporary Art,Feminists and the Misogynists Together at Last festival (3-6 PM)

Note: Lydia Lunch participates to a panel discussion titled "Porn in the U.S.A.". Moderated by Robert Costa, the panel also include Seattle's Cathy Hillenbrand, publisher of the Real Comet Press; Selma Waldman, Seattle artist and social activist; Linda Jordan of the National Organization for Women; New York artists Ena Swansea and John Copoulos, from the Center for Constitutional Rights. Lydia delivers an anti-Censorship/pro Porn speech. The discussion is preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's movie "The Right Side of My Brain" and perhaps also "Submit To Me".


10-Mar-86
US CA,San Francisco,I-Beam
[with Foetus]

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "Submit To Me" movie. Part of tour to finance and film the "Fingered" movie (in California) with Richard Kern, who joined the tour.


San Francisco xx-Mar-86

xx-Mar-86
US CA,San Francisco,DNA Lounge
[with Foetus]

Photo: Credit © Michael Conen. Used with kind permission.


xx-xxx-86
US CA,Los Angeles,The Anti Club
[with Foetus]

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "Submit To Me" movie.


Los Angeles 19-Mar-86

19-Mar-86
US CA,Los Angeles,Roxy (8PM and 11 PM show)
[with Foetus]

Setlist: Meat Meat Meat (10mins)

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "Submit To Me" movie. During the performance a staged heckler (Richard Kern) starts a fight with Lydia and the bouncers.


21-Mar-86
US CA,Los Angeles,KLXU Radio

Note: Lydia, Jim and Richard (Kern) are guest at a late night talk show.


27-Apr-86
US NY,New York City,Triplex theater,Franklin Furnace's gala
[with Eric Bogosian and Paul Zaloom]


London 23-May-86

23-May-86
UK London,University of London Union
[with Live Skull, Big Stick and Sonic Youth]

Setlist: Meat Meat Meat (10mins)

Note: Lydia also joins Sonic Youth for "Death Valley '69" and "Expressway To Yr Skull".


30-May-86
UK Brighton,Zap Club
In Defence Of Filth


San Francisco 27-Jun-86

27-Jun-86
US CA,San Francisco,Club DV8
(with Karen Finley)
[with The Mekons]

Photo: Credit © Michael Conen. Used with kind permission.


New York 06-Jul-86

06-Jul-86
US NY,New York City,Cat Club
(with Karen Finley)
[with Wiseblood]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Photo: Photo credit Bennett Beanit.

Note: Preceeded by a screening of Richard Kern's "Fingered" movie.


Hamburg 28-Aug-86

28-Aug-86
DE Hamburg,Markthalle
[with Wiseblood]

Setlist: Meat Meat Meat (10mins)

Photo: Credit © Thomas Meyer . Used with kind permission.

Note: Start of the "Yank 'Em, Crank 'Em, Don't Stick Around To Thank 'Em" European tour.


29-Aug-86
DE Bielefeld,PC69
[with Wiseblood]


Berlin 31-Aug-86

31-Aug-86
DE Berlin,Quartier Latin
[with Wiseblood]

Setlist: Meat Meat Meat (10mins)

Ticket: Original ticket.

Note: Screening of a Survival Research Laboratories film, followed by Lydia's spoken word, then the screening of "Fingered", a film directed by Richard Kern. Then the live concert by Wiseblood.


01-Sep-86
DE Bochum,Logo
[with Wiseblood]

02-Sep-86
DE Wiesbaden,Wartburg
[with Wiseblood]

03-Sep-86
DE München,Theaterfabrik
[with Wiseblood]

05-Sep-86
CH Genčve,-
[with Wiseblood]

06-Sep-86
CH Fribourg,Fri-Son
[with Wiseblood]

08-Sep-86
BE Brussel,Plan K
[with Wiseblood and Front 242 and Luc Van Acker]


09-Sep-86
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Wiseblood]

Setlist: Meat Meat Meat (10mins)

Note: Screening of a Survival Research Laboratories film, followed by Lydia's spoken word, then the screening of "Fingered", a film directed by Richard Kern. Then the live concert by Wiseblood. Lydia Lunch's spoken word recorded by Dutch VPRO FM radio and broadcast on the "Backline" program of 10-Sep-86. Wiseblood was also recorded and broadcast on 24-Sep-86.


11-Sep-86
NL Utrecht,Tivoli
[with Wiseblood]

12-Sep-86
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar
[with Wiseblood]


Los Angeles 29-Oct-86

29-Oct-86
US CA,Los Angeles,Variety Arts Center
[with Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds + Jane's Addiction]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Washington 30-Oct-86

30-Oct-86
US DC,Washington,9:30 club
[with Wanabeast]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


Niagara Falls 05-Dec-86

05-Dec-86
CAN ON,Niagara Falls,Polish Hall

Flyer: Scan of flyer.

Note: Also screening of Richard Kern's "Right Side Of My Brain and "Fingered" movies. 33 people attend the show.


12-Dec-86
US NY,New York City,The Kitchen
(with Emilio Cubeiro)

Note: "The Uncensored Lydia Lunch: a discource on sex, money, politics and the American way of life". Emilio Cubeiro joins in "Mr Officer, Sir!".






1987

11-Jan-87
US CA,San Francisco,Wolfgang's
[with Henry Rollins and Don Bajema]


03-May-87
US NY,New York City,Ritz
[with Big Stick, Snakefinger, Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley as 'From Here to Infinity', and Wiseblood]

Setlist: Meat Meat Meat (10mins)

Note: Lydia is mistress of ceremony at this event. Lydia joins Big Stick. Screening of Death Trip films, cut short by the management. Mr. Kern and his films were ejected from the premises.


04/07-Jun-87
US NY,New York City,Soho,Performing Garage

Setlist: The Gun Is Loaded

Note: Spoken word accompanied by taped music composed by Jim G.Thirlwell.


June 1987
US NY,New York City,Soho,Performing Garage

Setlist: The Gun Is Loaded

Note: Spoken word performance (without audience) filmed by Merril Aldighieri and Joe Tripician for the "Gun Is Loaded" video.


1987
US NY,New York City,511 East 12th street,Lydia bedroom, recording "Human Animal" for the V/A "Fear, God, Power" album. Produced by Bart Thurber.


Chicago 01-Aug-87

01-Aug-87
US IL,Chicago,Cabaret Metro
[with Wiseblood]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Also screening of Richard Kern's Deathtrip films.


07-Aug-87
US CA,Los Angeles,The Scream
[with Wiseblood]

Note: Also screening of Richard Kern's Deathtrip films.


New York City 30-Sep-87

30-Sep-87
US NY,New York City,Siberia
[with Victor Poison Tęte]

07-Oct-87
US NY,New York City,Siberia-804 Washington Street
[with Brian Moran and James Chance]

Setlist: The Cancer Has Finally Become Contagious

Poster: Photo of poster, designed by Mark O.

Note: Above track released on the V/A: Tellus #18 tape and sampled by The Floors on their "No Excuses" track. Siberia (located 804 Washington Street) opened on September 10,1987.


London 19-Nov-87

19-Nov-87
UK London,University of London Union ULU,Big Ugly Mouth
[with Henry Rollins and Jeffrey Lee Pierce]

Setlist: The Battle Of Sex.../ The Cancer Has Finally Become Contagious

Ad: Taken from NME Nov-87.

Ticket: Scan of ticket.

Note: Released on the "Lock 'n' Load" bootleg cassette, available from the ULU (other side of cassette contains Jeffrey Lee Pierce).


Amsterdam 26-Nov-87

26-Nov-87
NL Amsterdam,Aorta Gallery,Big Ugly Mouth
[with Henry Rollins]

Setlist: The Battle Of Sex.../ The Cancer Has Finally Become Contagious

Ad: Taken from Het Parool newspaper.


28-Nov-87
DE Köln,Rose Club,Big Ugly Mouth
[with Henry Rollins]

Setlist: The Battle Of Sex.../ The Cancer Has Finally Become Contagious


Los Angeles 09-Dec-87

09-Dec-87
US CA,Los Angeles,Viper Room
(with friends)

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


Hollywood 18-Dec-87

18-Dec-87
US CA,Hollywood,Lhasa Club
[with Hubert Selby jr + Henry Rollins]

19-Dec-87
US CA,Hollywood,Lhasa Club
[with Hubert Selby jr + Henry Rollins]

Setlist: The Cancer Has Finally Become Contagious/ The Battle Of Sex.../ Stop The World I Wanna Get Off..

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: Performance at the closing of the 100-people capacity Lhasa Club located on a small, dark side street off Santa Monica Boulevard in Hollywood. The club was opened in 1981 by Paris (FR) expat Jean-Pierre Boccara. In 1989 Boccara opened the Cafe Largo on La Cienega Blvd.


San Francisco 20-Dec-87

20-Dec-87
US CA,San Francisco,DNA Lounge
[with Hubert Selby jr + Henry Rollins]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.






1988

24-Jan-88
US MI,Detroit,Lines,Institute of Arts

Setlist: Oral Fixation.

Note: Above track released on the "Oral Fixation" album,


Toronto 26-Jan-88

26-Jan-88
CAN ON,Toronto,Silver Dollar club

Setlist: Oral Fixation.

Photo: Shot in a disused room in the Silver Dollar club. Credit © Rick McGinnis . Used with kind permission.


Hoboken 25-Feb-88

25-Feb-88
US NJ,Hoboken,Maxwell's

Setlist: Oral Fixation.

Photo: Credit unknown.


xx-xxx-88
US NY,Stony Brook,Stony Brook University
[with No Trend, Flour]

Note: Tour for No Trend's 1987 released "Tritonian Nash - Vegas Polyester Complex " (Touch & Go) album. It's possible that Lydia joined No Trend during their set. She did a spoken word show.


Long Beach 02-Apr-88

02-Apr-88
US CA,Long Beach,Chelsea Bookstore
[with Steve Wynn]

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


Rochester 23-Apr-88

23-Apr-88
US NY,Rochester,Pyramid Arts Center

Photo: Still taken from DVD.

Note: Filmed by Babeth Van Loo (Mondini), a (4min) excerpt has appeared as bonus track ("It's A Man's World") on the "Kiss Napolean Goodbye" DVD (2009).


07-Oct-88
AT Wien,VHS Sto

Setlist: Oral Fixation.

Note: Just after the Harry Crews European tour of September.


1988
US NY,New York City,Dessau Studios,recording "Meat For The Masses" for Emilio Cubeiro's "Death Of An Asshole" spoken word album.


xx-Nov-88
GR Athina,-






1989

1989
US NY,New York City,Brooklyn,Self Immolation studios,recording for the V/A: "Our Fathers Who Aren't In Heaven" spoken word album. Produced and engineered by Jim G.Thirlwell.


September 1989
UK/US Release of the "Oral Fixation" album (Widowspeak).


London-Islington 20-Sep-89

20-Sep-89
UK London-Islington,Powerhaus
[with Annie Anxiety]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Note: with Marcia Scofield [The Fall], Jessamy Calkin, Pat and Liz Naylor [Blast! First's press agents] on stage.

Photo: Credit unknown.


21-Oct-89
CAN ON,Toronto,Apocalypse Club
[with Henry Rollins]


07-Nov-89
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
[with Emilio Cubeiro]


1x-Dec-89
ES Barcelona,Estudios Lin studios,Lydia Lunch records the spoken word piece "Last Gasp" for V/A: "Trying To Make It To The End Of The Century" compilation LP (with Pepe Sarto [Raeo] on piano). Engineered by Jaume Sitges and Gat Gabrado.


Barcelona 15-Dec-89

15-Dec-89
ES Barcelona,Zeleste
[with Eliot Murphy]

Setlist: Great Ogro/ Harry Crews/ Full Metal/ Oil drum/ It's All Desert/ Coleman Skronk/ X-Xile.

Note: Spoken word with Pepe Sarto [Raeo] on piano and backing tapes by Jim G.Thirlwell. Above tracks available on the "Fuelling The Rose Of Fire" DVD (Widowspeak 2005). Excerpt also available on the "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not the VHS).

Ticket: Scan of ticket.






1990

06-Feb-90
US NY,New York City,The Knitting Factory

Setlist: The International Theatre of Poetry and Pain.


16-Feb-90
US CA,Long Beach,Bogarts

23-Feb-90
US CA,Los Angeles, Breakaway
[with Wanda Coleman]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.


1x-Feb-90
US CA,Los Angeles,Cafe Largo

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Note: Released on the "C.O.W." VHS video (Widowspeak 2001).


San Francisco 11-Mar-90

11-Mar-90
US CA,San Francisco,Slim's
[with Wanda Coleman,Don Bajema and Eugene Robinson]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Poster: Photo of poster.


20-Mar-90
US OH,Columbus,-

23-Mar-90
US MA,Cambridge,Ground Zero

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.


10-Apr-90
DE Frankfurt am Main,Cooky's
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.


12-Apr-90
DE Berlin,Sputnik Cinema
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Note: Released on the "Conspiracy Of Women" spoken word album (Widowspeak 1991).


Brussel 13-Apr-90

13-Apr-90
DE Bremen,Weserschlösschen
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Photo: Screen capture from private video by Monokell Productions.


Brussel 14-Apr-90

14-Apr-90
BE Brussel,Ancienne Belgique,Big Ugly Mouth Fest
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema and Soundgarden]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Ticket: Original ticket.


15-Apr-90
FR Paris,Théâtre Dunois
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema]

16-Apr-90
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown,Bioscafé
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.


Utrecht 17-Apr-90

17-Apr-90
NL Utrecht,Tivoli
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema and Loop]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Ad: Taken from Oor magazine 07-Apr-90.


18-Apr-90
NL Amsterdam,Melkweg,VPRO's 2000 Jaar Rock n' Roll (afternoon)
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Note: Broadcast by Dutch VPRO radio during the Onrust! program on 22-Apr-90.


18-Apr-90
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar (evening)
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema]

24-Apr-90
DE München,Nachtwerk
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema and Massaker]

25-Apr-90
CH Zürich,Rote Fabrik
[with Henry Rollins & Don Bajema and Massaker]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Note: At the Effenaar accompanied by Gary Lucas [Captain Beefheart] on guitar.


May 1990
UK/US Release of the "The Uncensored/Oral Fixation" CD album (Widowspeak).


May 1990
UK/US Release of the "V/A: "Our Fathers Who Aren't In Heaven" album (Widowspeak).


25-May-90
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
[with Josh Lazie and Emilio Cubeiro]


New York City 06-Jun-90

06-Jun-90
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
Word Up Festival
[with Gary Lucas and Brian Moran]

Flyer: Reproduction taken from "Up Is Up, But So Is Down" (NY University Press 2006).

Note: The spoken word festival ran from the 5th till the 9th of June and also had Kathy Acker and Richard Hell.


Los Angeles 14-Jun-90

14-Jun-90
US CA,Los Angeles,Beauty Bar

Flyer: Photo of flyer.

Note: Not a spoken word, but a DJ set.


Chicago 15-Jun-90

15-Jun-90
US IL,Chicago,Hot House
[with Lorri Jackson]

Note: Poet Lorri Jackson succumbed to a heroin addiction that took her life on October 9th, 1990, at the age of 28.

Flyer: Xerox of flyer.


Ohio 16-Jun-90

16-Jun-90
US OH,Ohio City,Babylon A Go Go
[with Of Cabbages And Kings]

Flyer: Xerox of flyer.


Goteborg xx-Aug-90

xx-Aug-90
SE Göteborg,Pustervik,Poetry festival

Photo: Screen capture from private video.


29-Aug-90
NO Bergen,Hulen
[with Josh Lazie]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Note: Josh later became Danzig's bass player.


30-Aug-90
DK Křbenhavn,Barbue
[with Josh Lazie]

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.


06-Sep-90
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory


Hoboken 15-Nov-90

15-Nov-90
US NJ,Hoboken,Maxwell's
[with Wanda Coleman]

17-Nov-90
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory (9PM and 11PM)
[with Wanda Coleman]

Press release: Scan of press release.


Chicago 08-Dec-90

08-Dec-90
US IL,Chicago,Cabaret Metro
[with Wanda Coleman & Josh Lazie]

Flyer: Original flyer.


Los Angeles 15-Dec-90

15-Dec-90
US CA,Los Angeles,Breakaway
[with Wanda Coleman]

Ad: Original ad from US magazine.






1991

17-Jan-91
US NY,New York City,Pyramid Club
(with Beth B.)

Note: On the day the US declare war with Iraq (1st Gulf war).


19-Jan-91
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
(1st set with Casandra Stark; 2nd set with Johnny Lanz)

Note: Casandra Stark was one of the stars in Richard Kern's movies.


20-Jan-91
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
(1st set and 2nd set with Brian Moran)

Note: Brian Moran stars in Richard Kern/Lydia Lunch's 1984 "The Right Side Of My Brain" movie.


xx-Jan-91
US NY,New York City,The Kitchen


02-Feb-91
US GA,New Orleans, Lower Project Theater
(at 8PM and 10PM)

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.


14-Feb-91
UK/US Release of the "The Conspiracy Of Women" spoken word album (Widowspeak).


22-Feb-91
NL Nijmegen,Diogenes


23-Feb-91
NL Amsterdam,Zaal 100

Setlist: P.O.W.

Note: Available on the "P.O.W." CD (Staalplaat 1992).


30-Mar-91
HU Budapest,-
(with Z'EV)

Note: 2 tracks from this performance were broadcast by Austrian Ö3 FM radio during the Music Box programme.


Detroit 13/15-Jul-91

13-Jun-91
US MI,Detroit,1515 Broadway

14-Jun-91
US MI,Detroit,1515 Broadway

15-Jun-91
US MI,Detroit,1515 Broadway

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


New York City 15-Jul-91

15-Jul-91
US NY,New York City,outside on Times Square
"Words In Your Face"

Ad: Scan from ad.

Note: Recorded between March-June for PBS/WNET TV "Alive From Off Center". Date is the broadcast date. Lydia Lunch is one of 20 American poets, rappers, performance artists and playwrights who appear.
Directed by Mark Pellington.


27-Jul-91
US GA,New Orleans, Lower Project Theater
(at 8PM and 10PM)

Setlist: Acts of Terrorism.


Ars Electronica 1991

xx-Sep-91
AT Linz,Voest Alpine Hall (former steel factory)
Ars Electronica festival - "Out of Control".

Logo: e-Logo.

Line-up: Anne Bean (U.F.O.'s)/ John Duncan (aural ambiance)/ Peter Fink (archi-textures)/ Beth Hardesty (illumination)/ Erik Hobijn (Dante organ)/ Lydia Lunch (sighs and whispers)/ Hans Meijaard (Dante organ)/ Barry Schwartz (liquid nitrogen) and Z'EV( sound sculpting).


25-Sep-91
US NY,Chelsea,Pat Hearn Gallery @ 39 Wooster
NightLight Readings
[with Fiona Templeton and David Wojnarowicz]


Barcelona 17-Dec-91

17-Dec-91
ES Barcelona,G's Club Communiqué
(with Mark Cunningham)

Setlist: Blood is Memory without Language.

Photo: Screen capture taken from the "Fuelling The Rose Of Fire" DVD (2005), on which the above track is available.

Note: Mark Cunningham music, trumpet and sounds.






1992

Chicago 13-Feb-92

13-Feb-92
US IL,Chicago,Cabaret Metro,Tap Note Theatre
[with Chris Connelly](7PM show and 9PM show)

Poster: Xerox of poster.


San Francisco 23-Feb-92

23-Feb-92
US CA,San Francisco,DNA Lounge
Live Skin III -Tattoo Exhibition and Body Manipulation
[with Fakir Musafar,Fat Chance Belly Dance]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Feb-92
NL Release of the "P.O.W." spoken word CD (Staalplaat).


26-Feb-92
NL Rotterdam,Nighttown
[with Cop Shoot Cop]


xx-Mar-92
US CA,San Francisco,Slim's
(with Exene Cervenka)
[with Hubert Selby Jr.]


23-Mar-92
US FL,Orlando,Below Zero Gallery


Florida 24-Mar-92

24-Mar-92
US FL,Miami,Washington Square
[with The Livid Kittens]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Florida March 1992

26-Mar-92
US FL,Tampa,The Ritz

27-Mar-92
US FL,Gainsville,Netherworld

28-Mar-92
US FL,Jacksonville,The Milk Bar

29-Mar-92
US FL,Pensacola,Sluggo's

Handbill: Photo of handbill.


New York City 01-Apr-92

01-Apr-92
US NY,New York City,NY University,Loeb Student Center,Eisner & Lubin Auditorium

Flyer: Xerox of flyer.


13-Jun-92
US LA,New Orleans,Brent Newman's 'bed & bath',recording of the "Unearthly Delights" 7" and tracks 1-4 (disc I) and "Shock Corridor" of the "Crimes Against Nature" 3CD album.


Texas 01/03-Sep-92

01-Sep-92
US TX,Houston,Rockefeller

02-Sep-92
US TX,Dallas,Club Clearview

03-Sep-92
US TX,Austin,Cactus Cafe

Setlist: The Right To Revolt.

Handbill: Photo of handbill.

Note: Excerpt from the Austin show available on the "Crimes Against Nature" 3CD (Triple X Records 1993/ Atavistic 1999).


Los Angeles 05-Sep-92

05-Sep-92
US CA,Los Angeles,- (with musical guests)

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


New Brunswick 04-Dec-92

01-Dec-92
US NY,Richmond,University of Richmond

04-Dec-92
US NJ,New Brunswick,Rutgers Student Center

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women.

Flyer: Original flyer for the New Brunswick show.






1993

12-Mar-93
US CA,Los Angeles,L.A.C.E.

Setlist: The Beast.

Note: Above track available on the "Malicious Intent" VHS video (Film Threat 1994). Taped music by Jim G.Thirlwell.


28-Mar-93
US CA,San Francisco,The Lab

Setlist: Conspiracy Of Women/Crimes Against Nature.


1993
US CA,San Francisco Art Institute
Performance (Video)Workshop - Empowerment, Fearlessness and Doing it without a budget
(with guests Jello Biafra, Eugene Robinson, Jane Handel, etc..)

Note: A 6 weeks class taking over from teacher Karen Finley, who was pregnant.


June 1993
US Release of the "Crimes Against Nature" 3CD (Triple X Records).


Knitting Factory July 1993

15-Jul-93
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
[1st show @ 9PM with Emilio Cubeiro, John Lanzillotto and Sick]

15-Jul-93
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
[2nd show @ 11PM with Emilio Cubeiro, John Lanzillotto and Sick]

16-Jul-93
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
[1st show @ 9PM with Emilio Cubeiro, John Lanzillotto and Russel Gonzaga]

16-Jul-93
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory
[2nd show @ 11PM with Emilio Cubeiro, John Lanzillotto and Russel Gonzaga]

Photo: Courtsesy of Gene. From l-r: Sadie Mae [Harry Crews], John 'Johnny Lanz' Lanzillotto, Lydia Lunch, Sick, Emilio Cubeiro and Russel Gonzaga.

Note: The International Theater of Poetry and Pain. Excerpts from Lydia Lunch's 2 shows on the 16th are available on the "Malicious Intent" VHS video (Film Threat 1994). Taped music by Jim G.Thirlwell.


05-Sep-93
DE Dortmund,Live Station

Setlist: Crimes Against Nature.






1994

19-Apr-94
US NY,Bronxville,-
[with Richard Hell]


Georgia/Florida May 1994

04-May-94
US GA,Atlanta,The Darkhorse

05-May-94
US GA,Atlanta,40 Watts Club

Poster: Photo of poster.


Tampa 06-May-94

06-May-94
US FL,Tampa,Stone Lounge

Poster: Photo of poster.


07-May-94
US FL,Orlando,Go Lounge


Seattle 24-May-94

24-May-94
US WA,Seattle,Wheatered Wall

Poster: Photo of a poster created by Frank Kozik (born in Madrid, Spain in 1962).


Portland 25-May-94

25-May-94
US OR,Portland,La Luna
[with Gilley Hanner]

Poster: Photo of poster.


02-Jun-94
UK Newcastle,- (with music by David Knight)

Setlist: Unearthly Delights/Universal Infiltrators.

Note: Released on the "Universal Infiltrators" album (1996).


03-Jun-94
UK -,- (with music by David Knight)

04-Jun-94
UK -,- (with music by David Knight)


London 05-Jun-94

05-Jun-94
UK London-Highbury,The Garage

Setlist: Unearthly Delights/Universal Infiltrators.

Ticket: Xerox of ticket.


Sydney 0x-Sep-94

0x-Sep-94
AU Sydney,ABC TV,Denton

Note: Lydia guests at "Denton", a late night show hosted by Andrew Denton.

Photo: Screen capture.


05-Sep-94
AU Sydney,The Metro
[with Rowland S.Howard]

06-Sep-94
AU Melbourne,Fitzroy,Universal Theatre
[with Rowland S.Howard]

Note: During the (only) Australian Shotgun Wedding dates.


12-Oct-94
US MN,Minneapolis,First Avenue (with Lori Barbero)

Note: In 1997 Lydia will record in Minneapolis "Witchy Woman" for the V/A "Songs Of The Witchblade" album with Lori Barbero and other members of Babes In Toyland.


15-Oct-94
US MI,Ferndale,Magic Bag


Tucson 03-Dec-94

03-Dec-94
US AZ,Tucson,Downtown Performance Center

Poster: Photo of a poster created by Frank Kozik.






1995

02-Feb-95
US NY,New York City,Bottom Line
(with Exene Cervenka)

Note: Start of a spoken word tour that would span a year, and in which Lydia and Exene do about 45 dates in the US and 15 in Europe.


xx-Feb-95
US MA,Boston,-
(with Exene Cervenka)

Note: Show cancelled due to snow storm.


Terror Twins tour March 1995

08-Feb-95
US OH,Cleveland,Euclid Tavern
(with Exene Cervenka)
[with Swank Motel]

Poster: Photo of poster, design by Derek Hess.


10-Feb-95
CAN ON,Toronto,The Opera House
(with Exene Cervenka)


Terror Twins tour March 1995

15-Mar-95
US CA,Palo Alto,The Edge
(with Exene Cervenka)

17-Mar-95
US MO,St.Louis,Cicero's
(with Exene Cervenka)

18-Mar-95
US GA,Atlanta,The Point
(with Exene Cervenka)

20-Mar-95
US FL,Orlando,Sapphire Supper Club
(with Exene Cervenka)

21-Mar-95
US GA,Gainsville,Full Circle
(with Exene Cervenka)

22-Mar-95
US FL,St.Petersburg,Club Detroit
(with Exene Cervenka)

23-Mar-95
US FL,Fort Lauderdale,Nocturnal Cafe
(with Exene Cervenka)

24-Mar-95
US FL,Miami,Churchill's
(with Exene Cervenka)

Setlist: Orlando show: Woman Destroyed/ Tropic of Cancer/ Fear and Trembling/ Being and Nothingness/ Beyond Good and Evil/ Executioners Song/ Gypsy's Curse/ Bell Jar/ Lady in a Cage/ Port of Saints/ Delicate Prey/ Funeral Rites/ Death Watch/ No Exit No Exit/ That's Right There Is No Fucking Exit/ Waiting on Another Jesus Come Lately.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Labeled as the 'Terror Twins' tour. The show @ the Sapphire Supper Club, Orlando is available on the "Rude Hieroglyphics" album (1995).


Columbia 25-Mar-95

25-Mar-95
US MO,Columbia,Blue Note
(with Exene Cervenka)

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Part of the 'Terror Twins' tour.


Lawrence 26-Mar-95

26-Mar-95
US KS,Lawrence,The Bottleneck
(with Exene Cervenka)
[with Ricky Dean]

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Part of the 'Terror Twins' tour.


07-Apr-95
US PA,Philadelphia,Arts Bank

08-Apr-95
US PA,Philadelphia,Arts Bank


xx-Jun-95
US AZ,Tucson,Downtown Performance Center


01-Oct-95
DE Mainz,Frankfurter Hof,Experimenta,Poetry festival
[with Blixa Bargeld]


13-Oct-95
US CA,Los Angeles,The American Film Institute,AFI National Video Festival (with Exene Cervenka)

Note: Available on the "Rude Hieroglyphics" VHS video (2001).


17-Oct-95
US Release of the "Rude Hieroglyphics" album (Rykodisc).


01-Nov-95
UK Brighton,Tongues Club
(with Exene Cervenka)

03-Nov-95
UK Glasgow,-
(with Exene Cervenka)


London 05-Nov-95

05-Nov-95
UK London,Camden,Jazz Cafe
(with Exene Cervenka)
[with Little Annie]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


xx-Nov-95
UK/EU

Note: 10 more dates.


xx-Nov-95
DE Berlin,Sputnik Cinema
(with Exene Cervenka)

14-Nov-95
DE Köln,Live Music Hall-Rotation Club
(with Exene Cervenka)


01-Dec-95
US MA,Boston,TT's
(with Exene Cervenka)

06-Dec-95
US PA,Philadelphia,Tin Angel
(with Exene Cervenka)


London 05-Nov-95

08-Dec-95
US TX,Austin,The Paramount Theater
(with Exene Cervenka)
[support for John Cale]

Flyer: Scan of flyer.






1996

Portland 11-Jan-96

11-Jan-96
US OR,Portland,The Aladdin Theatre
(with Exene Cervenka)

Poster: Photo of poster.


Portland 12-Jan-96

12-Jan-96
US OR,Portland,Community Center for the Performing Arts,Wow Hall
(with Exene Cervenka)

Poster: Scan of poster.


14-Jan-96
US CA,San Francisco,Melarkey's
(with Exene Cervenka)

16-Jan-96
US CA,San Francisco,DNA Lounge
(with Exene Cervenka)


Syracuse 01-Mar-96

01-Mar-96
US NY,Syracuse,Syracuse University,Seton Hall,Matrilineage Symposium

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


xx-xxx-96
US TX,Dallas,-

xx-xxx-96
US NC,Charlotte,The Milestone Club

17-Mar-96
US TX,El Paso,The Attic
[with The Mermen]


26-Mar-96
US Release of the "Universal Infiltrators" album (Atavistic).


01-May-96
US MN,Minneapolis,First Avenue
(with The Cacophony Chorus)

02/05-May-96
CAN BC,Vancouver,Phunky Toad,Music West festival
[with Exene Cervenka & Pleasent Gehman]


16/17-May-96
ES Madrid,Festival Internacional de Poesía
[with Tav Falco, Richard Hell, John Cale, Islamic Diggers]


xx-Jun-96
CAN AB,Calgary,The Night Gallery


18-Jul-96
US NY,New York City,Knitting Factory






1997

30-May-97
US IL,Chicago,Lounge Ax
(with Cynthia Plaster Caster)


Orlando 23/24-Jun-97

23-Jun-97
US FL,Orlando,Sapphire Supper Club (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Vanessa Skantze]

24-Jun-97
US FL,Orlando,The Go Lounge (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Vanessa Skantze]

Note: "Paradoxia" was then not yet published.

Flyer: Scan of flyer.


London 30-Oct-97

29-Oct-97
UK Brighton,- (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

30-Oct-97
UK London,Soho,Tactical (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Kirk Lake + The Islamic Diggers]

Flyer: Scan of flyer for the London show.

Note: "Paradoxia" was first published on 01-Oct-97 by Creation books (UK).


02-Nov-97
UK London,Camden,Jazz cafe (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

04-Nov-97
SE Stockholm,Bondegatan-Backstage (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

05-Nov-97
NO Oslo,Little Rockefeller (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

06-Nov-97
NO Trondheim,Vita Scene (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

07-Nov-97
SE Götebrog,Pusterviksbaren (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Polly Magoo Peep show]

08-Nov-97
DK Křbenhavn,Vega (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)

09-Nov-97
DE Rostock,Motorschiff Stubnitz (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

10-Nov-97
DE Berlin,Roter Salon (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

11-Nov-97
DE Bremen,Lagerhaus (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

13-Nov-97
CH Bern,Reiterschule Gallerie (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)

14-Nov-97
IT Bologna,Link Club (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

15-Nov-97
SLOV Ljubljana,KUD (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)

16-Nov-97
CH Zürich,El International (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)

17-Nov-97
DE München,Muffathalle Cafe (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

18-Nov-97
FR Lyon-Villeurbanne,Pez-Ner (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)

19-Nov-97
NL Deventer,Burgerweeshuis (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

20-Nov-97
NL Eindhoven,Effenaar (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)

21-Nov-97
NL Den Haag,Paard Van Troje (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)

22-Nov-97
BE Brussel,Beursschouwburg (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Jack Sargeant]

23-Nov-97
NL Nijmegen,O 42 (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

Note: (*) on these dates there was also an exhibition of Lydia's photographs.


25-Nov-97
IS Tel Aviv,Art Institute (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)


Paris 26-Nov-97

26-Nov-97
FR Paris,Glazart (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)(*)
[with Tribal Act]

Poster: Photo of poster.


06-Dec-97
US WA,Seattle,OK Hotel
[with Ken Stringfellow]

07-Dec-97
US WA,Olympia,Evergreen College,Workshop "Avoiding MTV: Creating without a budget"


Olympia 07-Dec-97

07-Dec-97
US WA,Olympia,The Midnight Sun
[with Miranda July and Slim Moon]

Poster: Photo of poster.


Portland 08-Dec-97

08-Dec-97
US OR,Portland,Stage 4 Theater
[with Miranda July and Slim Moon]

Poster: Photo of poster.






1998

01-Feb-98
US FL,Orlando,Sapphire Supper Club


18-Jul-98
AU Melbourne,The Continental (reading from "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Rowland S.Howard acoustic solo]

Note: Preceding the last ever Shotgun Wedding concert, which took place in Melbourne on 23-Jul-98.


05-Sep-98
US CA,Los Angeles,Silverlake,Spaceland (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

10-Sep-98
US CA,San Francisco,Paradise Lounge,Soma (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

11-Sep-98
US CA,San Francisco,Mission District,Gallery Luscombe (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)


23-Oct-98
UK London,Highbury,The Garage-upstairs (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

25-Oct-98
DE Göttingen,Deutscher Theater,Literaturherbst (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

26-Oct-98
DE München,Substanz,Word Core Slam (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

27-Oct-98
DE Berlin,Tacheles (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

28-Oct-98
DK Křbenhavn,Vega (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

29-Oct-98
NO Oslo,Mars-Bar/Lounge (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

30-Oct-98
NO Lillehammer,Felix (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)

31-Oct-98
SE Stockholm,Nya Teatern,Spoken Word Fest (reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Lee Ranaldo and Michael Gira]

Note: Part of the Křbenhavn performance is available on the "Devil's Racetrack" album (2000).






1999

07-Apr-99
US GA,New Orleans,House of Blues, "Dates with the Devil"
[with Jerry Stahl, Hubert Selby Jr. and Karen Finley]

09-Apr-99
US CA,San Francisco,Great American Music Hall, "Dates with the Devil"
[with Jerry Stahl, Hubert Selby Jr. and Karen Finley]

18-Apr-99
US CA,Los Angeles,Luna Park, "Dates with the Devil"
[with Jerry Stahl, Hubert Selby Jr. and Karen Finley]


19-Oct-99
US Release of "Crimes Against Nature" 2CD album (Atavistic).


xx-xxx-99
US CA,Los Angeles-Hollywood,Hollywood Moguls
(reading from her "Paradoxia" novel)
[with Debi Mazar]


20-Nov-99
US CA,Silver Lake,Club Zen
[with Ron Athey]


03-Dec-99
US NY,New York City,Manhatten,Poetry Project






2000

14-Feb-00
US CA,San Francisco,Cafe du Nord

20-Feb-00
CAN BC,Vancouver,Richards on Richards
[with 30 Helens]

Note: 'Dirty Little Secrets' tour. Lydia reads excerpts from her autobiography/novel "Paradoxia" and from her internet sex advice column "Tough Love". Several more dated in Canada and the US. in between these dates.


26-May-00
US CA,Los Angeles,Skylight Books


20-Jun-00
US FL,Tallahassee,- (reading from "The Devil's Racetrack")

2x-Jun-00
US FL,Jim Faherty's house (of Pain) (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")

22-Jun-00
US FL,Orlando,Sapphire Supper Club (reading from "The Devil's Racetrack")
[with Jerry Stahl]

Note: Excerpts from the Sapphire Supper Club and Jim Faherty's house performances are available on "The Devil's Racetrack" album (2000). Jim Faherty ran Figurehead records and the Sapphire Supper Club.


12-Sep-00
US TN,Murfreesboro,Middle Tennessee State University ('Spitfire Tour')
[with Jello Biafra, Michael Franti,..]

13-Sep-00
US PA,Elizabethtown,Elizabethtown College ('Spitfire Tour')
[with Jello Biafra, Michael Franti,..]


08-Nov-00
UK London,Talk of the Town (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

09-Nov-00
BE Tongeren,Velinx (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

10-Nov-00
DE Bielefeld,Niedermühlenkamp (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

11-Nov-00
DE Hamburg,Molotow (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

13-Nov-00
SE Stockholm,Södra Teatern (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

Note: "Johnny Behind The Deuce" was a joint novel/film project with Gene Gregorits that eventuelly never got made. One track from the Cagliari show (with Mauro Teho Teardo [Meathead/Here]) is available on "Hangover Hotel" compilation album (2001).


Norway November 2000

14-Nov-00
NO Oslo,So What (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

15-Nov-00
NO Stavanger,Folken (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

16-Nov-00
NO Bergen,USF (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

17-Nov-00
NO Bode,Rock Café (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

18-Nov-00
NO Lillehammer,Felix (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

Poster: Photo of poster.


19-Nov-00
DK Křbenhavn,Loppen (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

20-Nov-00
DE Berlin,Trompete (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

21-Nov-00
DE München,Muffathalle Café (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

22-Nov-00
DE Ulm,Theaterhaus (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

23-Nov-00
CH Genčve,Théatre de l'Usine,Les Nuits Hors Bords Festival (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
(with Gene Gregorits)

24-Nov-00
IT Bologna,Teatro Occupato (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")

25-Nov-00
IT Cagliari,Beaubourg Jazz Club/Fbi Club,“Industriata 2000”
(with Mauro Teho Teardo)

26-Nov-00
AT Wien,Szene (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")

27-Nov-00
CZ Praha,- (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")

28-Nov-00
CZ Praha,- (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")


27-Nov-00
UK Release of the "The Devil's Racetrack" album (Almafame).






2001

03-Mar-01
US WA,Seattle,I-Spy (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
[with The Need]

03-Mar-01
US WA,Seattle,5th avenue,Seattle Eleventh Hour Poetry Festival (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")

04-Mar-01
US CA,San Francisco,Cafe du Nord (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
[with Jerry Stahl,Cara Bruce and Thomas Roche]

09-Mar-01
US CA,Los Angeles,California State University (reading from "Johnny Behind The Deuce")
[with Carla Buzolich and Vaginal Davies]


18-Sep-01
BE Gent,Vooruit,Institute for Living Voice festival,Work shop

19-Sep-01
BE Gent,Vooruit,Institute for Living Voice festival,Work shop

20-Sep-01
BE Gent,Vooruit (spoken word)

Note: All cancelled due to '9/11' and moved to April 2002.


02-Nov-01
PT Lisboa,Teatro Sá da Bandeira,Festival FalaDura


13-Nov-01
US CA,Los Angeles,Knitting Factory
[with Mark E. Smith]

09-Dec-01
US CA,Los Angeles,Knitting Factory
[with Jerry Stahl]


14-Dec-01
US CA,West Hollywood,The Parlour Club

Note: Lydia DJ's at the opening night's party.






2002

24-Jan-02
US CA,Los Angeles,Harmony Gallery
[with Mary Woronov & Pleasant Gehman]


Los Angeles 03-Feb-02

03-Feb-02
US CA,Los Angeles,The Parlour Club,'The UnHappy Hour'

Note: 'The UnHappy Hour' is a spoken word series, every Sunday night, organized by Lydia Lunch and Andrew Gould, which will run for 5 months until 30-Jun-02. Lydia performs herself on 03-Feb-02.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


14-Feb-02
US CA,Los Angeles,Knitting Factory,Songs of Longing and Dis-ease

Note: Not a spoken word, but a DJ set.


03-Mar-02
US LA,New Orleans,Shim Sham Club

04-Mar-02
US CO,Denver,Lions' Lair


Minneapolis 05-Mar-02

05-Mar-02
US MN,Minneapolis,City Club @ Grumpy's

Poster: Photo of poster.


06-Mar-02
US MN,Minneapolis,First Avenue


Chicago 08-Mar-02

08-Mar-02
US IL,Chicago,Abbey Pub

Ticket: Photo of ticket, credit Scott A.


10-Mar-02
US NY,New York City,CBGB's Gallery

11-Mar-02
US MA,Boston,Middle East
[Duncan Wilder Johnson]

12-Mar-02
US PA,Philadelphia,Epitone

14-Mar-02
US CA,Los Angeles,UCLA, All Tomorrow's Parties LA 2002


16-Apr-02
BE Brugge,Concertgebouw,Institute for Living Voice festival, Work shop
"The Musicality Of The Spoken Word" (2PM - 5 PM)

17-Apr-02
BE Brugge,Concertgebouw,Institute for Living Voice festival, Work shop
"The Musicality Of The Spoken Word" (2PM - 5 PM)

17-Apr-02
BE Brugge,Concertgebouw,Institute for Living Voice festival, Debate
(with Omar Ebrahim & David Moss) (8PM)

18-Apr-02
BE Brugge,Biekorf Theater (spoken word)

Note: Moved from September 2001. Lydia teaches about spoken work. Her performance of the 18th contained "Women & Children First" and "In My Time of Dying" (an anti war protest).


20-Apr-02
NL Haarlem,Patronaat

Setlist: Women & Children First.


21-Apr-02
BE Brussel,De Markten,Het Groot Beschrijf festival (2PM)

Setlist: Women & Children First.


24-Apr-02
CH Luzern,Kulturzentrum Boa
[with Jimmy Tenor]


29-Apr-02
US CA,Los Angeles,Knitting Factory,Beat festival
[with Hubert Selby Jr.,Harry Dean Stanton, Anubian Lights + Beat film by Gene Gregorits]

Setlist: In Our Time Of Dying.


29-Apr-02
DE Leipzig,Cinestar Kinopalast,Gotic Wave festival

Note: Work shop and spoken word performance.


21-Jun-02
US WA,Seattle,Emp,2002 National Poetry Slam Team


17-Jul-02
US AZ,Tuscon,Club Congress

18-Jul-02
US TX,Austin,Emo's

19-Jul-02
US GA,Atlanta,Masquerade


Orlando 20/21-Jul-02

20-Jul-02
US FL,Orlando,Oval Gallery

21-Jul-02
US FL,Orlando,Stardust Video

Flyer: Photo of flyer.


08-Dec-02
SE Stockholm,Nalen

Setlist: In Our Time Of Dying.


10-Dec-02
UK London,ICA (with Terry Edwards)

Setlist: a.o. Invalids Of Duration/ Destiny/ Murdered Sons/ and more...

Note: Above tracks available on the "In Our Time Of Dying" album (2003). Excerpt included in Emma Hedditch's "Her Noise" documentary (2007).


13-Dec-02
ES Barcelona,Kosmopolis,Centre Cultura Contemporania Barcelona,International Literature Festival

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying.

Note: Above track available on the "In Our Time Of Dying" album (2003).






2003

24-Jan-03
US CA,Santa,Monica,Track 16 Gallery (with Wanda Coleman)


March 2003
US CA,Los Angeles,Extra Teeth Studios,recording "Women & Children first" for "In Our Time Of Dying" album.


Orlando 26-Mar-03

26-Mar-03
US FL,Orlando,Back Booth,Sounds Like Propaganda festival (with Jerry Stahl & guests)

27-Mar-03
US FL,Tampa,Orpheum,Sounds Like Propaganda festival (with Jerry Stahl & guests)

Poster: Photo of Orlando poster.


Hollywood 29-Mar-03

29-Mar-03
US CA,Hollywood,Young Park,Calliope fest 2
[with Ani Difranco]

Poster: Photo of poster.


27-Apr-03
US NY,New York City,CBGB Gallery,"Sex & Guts #4" magazine launch (spoken word)

28-Apr-03
US MA,Northampton Massachusetts,Smith College (spoken word and lecture)

Note: The New York show also has "Wanted", a photo exhibition of Lydia's photographic work.


06-Jun-03
UK Birmingham,the Rep Door,Fierce Festival
(with Terry Edwards)
Memory and Madness

07-Jun-03
UK Birmingham,the Rep Door/Custard Factory,Fierce Festival
(with David Knight & Karl Blake [of Shock Headed Peters] & Terry Edwards)
Memory and Madness

Setlist: for the 06-Jun-03 show: In Our Time Of Dying: Bitter Champagne/ The Root Of Hysteria/ Wet Nurse In The Trauma Unit/ Sick With Need/ Dirty White Honeysuckle/ Miserable Bastard/ Tiny’s Tite Spot/ Static/ Memory And Madness/ Wretched Possibility.

Note: The 06-Jun-03 show is available on the "Memory and Madness" album (2003).


11-Jun-03
DE München,Kranhalle,Feierwerk

12-Jun-03
DE Saarbrücken,Garage

27-Jun-03
NL Haarlem,Patronaat


15-Oct-03
UK Release of the "Memory and Madness" album (Sartorial).


02-Nov-03
US CA,San Diego,The Casbah

xx-Nov-03
US 6 more dates

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" US tour.


Chicago 19-Nov-03

19-Nov-03
US IL,Chicago,The Empty Bottle,Memory and Madness
[with Chris Connelly]

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour. Before her set Lydia does two acoustic songs with Chris Connelly. "Unwashed And Somewhat Slightly Dazed" (David Bowie) and "Oh Jim" (Lou Reed).

Flyer: Photo of flyer courtesy of EaViL.


21-Nov-03
US WI,Madison,UW Madison,The Rathskeller

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour.


Minneapolis 22-Nov-03

22-Nov-03
US MN,Minneapolis,Grumpy's City Club Lounge

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour.

Poster: Photo of poster.


Tucson 03-Dec-03

03-Dec-03
US AZ,Tucson,Hotel Congress
[with Fashionistas and Sugarbush]

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour.

Poster: Photo of poster. Photo on poster is taken by David Arnoff and was used on the inner sleeve of Lydia's "13.13" album (1982).


06-Dec-03
US AZ,Mesa,Hollywood Alley
[with Jim Goad]

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour.


Seattle 12-Dec-03

12-Dec-03
US WA,Seattle,Graceland
[with Glass Candy and The Chromatics]

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour.

Poster: Photo of poster.


Portland 13-Dec-03

13-Dec-03
US OR,Portland,Ash Street Tavern
[with Glass Candy]

Note: Part of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour.

Poster: Photo of poster.


14-Dec-03
US CA,San Francisco,Cafe du Nord

Note: Last date of the 15 date "Memory and Madness" tour.






2004

24-Feb-04
US MD,Baltimore,Ottobar
[with Thurston Moore?]

25-Feb-04
US NY,New York City,Brooklyn,North Six
[with Thurston Moore]

26-Feb-04
US NY,Annandale-on-Hudson,Bard College,Manor Lounge
[with Thurston Moore]

Note: "Memory and Madness".


Exeter 26-Apr-04

24-Apr-04
UK Cambridge,Trinity College,Winstanley Lecture Hall,Conference of Contemporary Poetry
(with Terry Edwards)

26-Apr-04
UK Exeter,Cavern,Vibraphonic Festival
(with Terry Edwards)
[with Bikini Atoll]

30-Apr-04
SE Stockholm,Kulturhuset,Ladyfest

01-May-04
SE Malmö,Ladyfest

Setlist: Memory and Madness.

Flyer: e-Flyer for the Exeter show.


Birmingham 22-May-04

22-May-04
UK Birmingham,Fierce Festival,The Custard Factory Theatre
(Lydia Lunch and Marc Almond with Oxbow's Eugene Robinson and Niko Wenner)

Flyer: e-Flyer.


20/21-Jun-04
IT Genoa,Cortile Maggiore di Palazzo Ducale,10th Genoa Poetry Festival






2005

Portland 27-Jan-05

14-Jan-05
US TX,Houston,The Axiom (2 shows)

27-Jan-05
US OR,Portland,Doug Fir Lounge
[with Sir Richard Bishop]

16-Feb-05
US CA,San Francisco,Hemlock Tavern,Crimes and Passion

Setlist: In Our Time of Dying

Poster: Photo of poster for the Portland show.


30-Apr-05
ES Sevillia,Theatre Lopez de Vega,Festival


12-Nov-05
US CA,San Francisco,Bay Area Public Access,Cable Channel 29 TV,Counter Culture Hour

10-Dec-05
US CA,San Francisco,Bay Area Public Access,Cable Channel 29 TV,Counter Culture Hour

Note: 90mins interview filmed at the RE/Search headquarters, probably in February 2005. Broadcast in 2 parts. Dates are broadcast dates. The Counter Culture Hour is hosted by V. Vale and produced by Marian Wallace and Marian Wilde.






2006

03-Feb-06
ES Barcelona,CCCB
BCNmp7 - Agit pop

Note: Colloquium with Jaume Sisa, Lydia Lunch, Manolo Martínez, Reyul, and many more..


10-Mar/21-Apr-06
FR Paris,La Cinémathčque Française,Salle Georges Franju
Film and Poetry festival
"Le Cinéma Avant Garde & Le Cinéma des Počtes"
[with Richard Hell on 07-Apr-06]

Note: Lydia Lunch lectures and shows the following films: "Like Dawn to Dust", "Submit To Me", "The Right Side of My Brain" and "Fingered".


Madrid 28-May-06

28-May-06
ES Madrid,Experimenta club,Yuxtaposiciones 2006,Spoken Word Festival

Setlist: Ecstasy At The Mouth Of The Abyss.

Note: A spoken word dissertation on lust and longing in time of war. This could be a precursor to Lydia's "Ghosts of Spain" project.

Photo: Credit Fernando Martín de la Hoz.


30-Jun-06
RU Mockba,Moscow Book Festival


15-Jul-06
UK Henham Park,Southwold Latitude Festival,Vox 'n Roll

Note: A spoken word performance and discussion forum.


Paris 26-Oct-06

26-Oct-06
FR Paris,La Cantada

Note: Spoken word and projection of films.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


02-Nov-06
FR Paris,Vidéoclub-librairie Hors-circuits

Note: Book/CD/DVD signing session.


Antwerpen 11-Nov-06

11-Nov-06
BE Antwerpen,Petrol,OOR/deel festival

Note: Also screening of the "Video Hysterie" compilation.

Ad: Cover of program booklet.


Wien Dec-06

09-Dec-06
AT Wien,Frauencafé,Lunch Box 1.

23-Dec-06
AT Wien,Frauencafé,Lunch Box 2.

Note: Lydia Lunch event with music, videos, posters etc... Lydia is not present.

Flyer: e-Flyer.






2007

31-Mar-07
ES Barcelona,MACBA


Barcelona 21-Apr-07

21-Apr-07
ES Barcelona,Heliogŕbal,"Broken Poems and Cracked Music"

Setlist: Itch/ Archives of Blood/.. and more.

Note: Some material from Matrikamantra and more.

Poster: Screenshot from a private video.


New York City 28-Jun-07

28-Jun-07
US NY,New York City,Leo Koenig Gallery

Note: Photo exhibition curated by Bjarne Melgaard, followed by a spoken word performance.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


05-Nov-07
US NY,New York City,Astor Place,Barnes & Noble
[with Arthur Neresian]

Note: Reading from her "Paradoxia" novel followed by a book signing session.
"Paradoxia" was finally published in the US on 18-Oct-07, 10 years after its first publication in the UK.


Chicago 07-Nov-07

07-Nov-07
US IL,Chicago,Quimby's
[with Arthur Neresian and Joe Meno]

Note: Reading from her "Paradoxia" novel followed by a book signing session.

Flyer: Photo of flyer courtesy of EaViL.


US Paradoxia tour November 2007

08-Nov-07
US CA,San Francisco,City Lights

10-Nov-07
US CA,Berkeley,Moe's Bookstore

11-Nov-07
US WA,Seattle,Eliot Bay Bookstore

Note: Reading from her "Paradoxia" novel followed by a book signing session.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Seattle 12-Nov-07

12-Nov-07
US WA,Seattle,Chop Suey
[with Flexions]

Note: Reading from her "Paradoxia" novel.

Poster: Photo of poster.


US Paradoxia tour November 2007

13-Nov-07
US CA,Los Angeles,Skylight Books
[with Arthur Neresian]

15-Nov-07
US CA,Los Angeles,UCLA,Hammer Museum
[with Susan Tyrell]

Note: Reading from her "Paradoxia" novel followed by a book signing session.

Flyer: e-Flyer.






2008

26-Oct-08
ES Barcelona,Kosmopolis,Centre Cultura Contemporania Barcelona,International Literature Festival
(with Jorge Riechmann, Eduard Escoffet,Pierre Joris etc..)






2009

Wien 22-Apr-09

22-Apr-09
AT Wien,Kosmos Theater,Phonofemme festival

Photo: Still from private video.

Note: Lydia Lunch reads texts from Elfriede Jelinek (with sounds by Mia Zabelka and Christina Nemec).


24-Apr-09
ES Castellón,Espai d’Art de Castelló,

Note: Launch of Lydia's new book "Amnesia".


Minehead 10-May-09

10-May-09
UK Minehead,Butlins Holiday Resort,Crazy Horse
All Tomorrow's Parties festival - The Fans Strike Back pt.II
[with Cathi Unsworth, Bibbe Hansen, John 'Tex' Tottenham, Jake Arnott, and Martyn Waites]

Note: Labeled as "Horribly True Confessions". John reads from his poems "Inertia Variations", Cathi from "Bad Penny Blues", Bibbe reads "Gaton Rhymes With Satan", Martyn reads "Love", Jake reads "The Devil’s Paintbrush" and Lydia reads from "Will Work For Drugs".

Photo: Credit Sean Carrillo.

Flyer: e-Flyer .


06-Oct-09
US CA,Los Angeles,Stories Book Store
(reading from "Will Work For Drugs")






2010

27-Jan-10
ES Madrid,Nacional Cento de Arte Reina Sofia

29-Jan-10
ES Barcelona, L'Antic Theatre


17-Apr-10
FR Bourges,Le Nadir
Fabulous Mutantes Party
(reading from "Will Work For Drugs")

Note: Translation to French by Virginie Despentes. Followed by a Q&A with Virginie and Lydia.


Los Angeles 03-May-10

03-May-10
US CA,Los Angeles,Southern California Institute of Architecture
"Floodstains" (with Juan Azulay)

Note: "Vivarium" was an experimental installation by designer Juan Azulay which explores the relationship between technology, media and environmental preservation/dereliction. The exhibition opened on 26-Mar-10. On the closing day an autopsy-performance was performed by Lydia Lunch directed in real-time by Juan Azulay. The performance was labeled "Floodstains".

Photo: Screen capture from film of the event.

Poster: Poster courtesy of Juan Azulay, used with kind permission.


13-May-10
ES Barcelona,Palau de la Música,
International Poetry Festival
The Ugly Americans
[with Eugene Robinson, Bryan Lewis Saunders and Bibbe Hansen]


Montpellier 29-May-10

29-May-10
FR Montpellier,Comédie du livre
(with Nicolas Rey and Antoine Martin)

Photo: Credit Yves Tennevin.


11-Dec-10
ES Madrid,Matadero Madrid,Naves del Espanol

12-Dec-10
ES Madrid,Matadero Madrid,Naves del Espanol






2012

01-Mar-12
BE Brussels,Tours & Taxi,Brussels book fair
book signing + public interview
[with Virginie Despentes]

Note: Followed by a Big Sexy Noise concert (from 7PM - 8PM).


Paris 09-Mar-12

09-Mar-12
FR Paris,Centre de l'Université de Chicago
reading + discussion

Flyer: e-Flyer.


14-Apr-12
UK Laugharne,The Brown's Hotel,Marquee Courtyard
Laugharne Weekend festival
[with Viv Albertine (of the Slits)]


Rennes 02/04-May-12

02/04-May-12
FR Rennes,Les Ateliers du Vent
Post Catastrophe Women's Workshop, curated by Lydia Lunch
[with Bibbe Hanssen,Elise Passavent,Sadie Mae aka Lisa Tomicich,Vanessa Skantze,...]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Wien 01-Jun-12

01-Jun-12
AT Wien,Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary,Augarten
"Ephemeropterae"-open air festival
[with Karl Holmqvist, Christian Fennesz and Zavoloka]

Note: A video of the performance is available on Vimeo .

Photo: Still from private video.


30-Aug-12
UK Manchester,The Salutation Hotel
Machines By Other Means festival
(Lydia Lunch with Mark Amerika and Chad Mossholder)
[with Bo Ningen, Bjorn Veno, GLTI.CH, Oscar Lhermitte and Blue on Blue]

Note: An evening of music, live performative actions, video and karaoke in the confines of an intimate 5-bedroomed hotel. Lydia Lunch’s commentary on celebrity culture/feminism combined with and Mark Amerika’s sober and lecturesque delivery on glitch aesthetics and online technologies. Sound artist, Chad Mossholder then brought these commentaries together via live real time remixes of Lunch and Amerika’s vocal outputs.


Paris 03-Oct-12

03-Oct-12
FR Paris,Centre de l'Université de Chicago
Bibbe Hansen & Lydia Lunch in conversation

Flyer: e-Flyer.






2013

New York 24-Jan-13

24-Jan-13
US NY,New York City,St.Marks bookshop
[with Jerry Stahl,Zoe Hansen, Nathan Larson, Lydia Lunch, and Eric Bogosian]

Note: All reading excerpts from "The Heroin Chronicles" a new book edited by Jerry Stahl, with writings a.o. by Lydia Lunch ("Ghost Town").

Photo: Credit Eben Brower.


New York 03-Mar-13

03-Mar-13
US NY,New York City,Bowery Electric
Shayni Rae's Truckstop Salon Sunday
"Horribly True Confessions"
[with Bibbe Hansen & Tony O'Neill]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Los Angeles 18-May-13

18-May-13
US CA,Los Angeles,Lethal Amounts
"Horribly True Confessions"
[with Jerry Stahl and Oriana Small]

Note: Lydia Lunch reads excerpts from "The Heroin Chronicles", with writings a.o. by Lydia Lunch ("Ghost Town"); Jerry Stahl reads from "Bad Sex On Speed", and Oriana Small reads from "Girlvert".

Photo: Screenshot from a video by Dave Naz.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


23-May-13
US CA,Ojai,Gallery 525


Ojai 24-May-13

24/27-May-13
US CA,Ojai,Ananda Verandah
Post Catastrophe Women's Workshop, curated by Lydia Lunch
[with Adele Bertei, Vanessa Skantze,..]

Photo: Photo credit unknown.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


26-May-13
US CA,Ojai,Ananda Verandah
(performance with Post Catastrophe Women's Workshop participants)


New York 30-May-13

30-May-13
US NY,New York City,Pyramid Coctail Lounge Club
"Don't Hide The Madness"
[with Bob Bert, Nicole Blackman, Bibbe Hansen, Zachary Lipez, Edgar Oliver, Tony O'Neill, Phantom Family Halo, and surprise guests]
A Benefit for HOWL! Emergency Life Project (H.E.L.P.)

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Orlando 05-Jun-13

05-Jun-13
US FL,Orlando,Park Ave CDs

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: "Need to Feed" book signing (at 6PM).


Toronto 03-Nov-13

03-Nov-13
CAN ON,Toronto,Steady Café & Bar
"The Need To Feed"

Note: Reading from her latest book, "The Need to Feed", a hedonist’s cookbook full of recipes, rants and revelations. Before the reading, guests are invited to have dinner (or late lunch) with the Lydia, as the chefs at The Steady Café serve up dishes cooked from the book's recipes.

Flyer: e-Flyer.






2014

Bloomington 07-Feb-14

07-Feb-14
US IN,Bloomington,Indiana University Cinema
(afternoon from 4PM – 5:15PM)

Note: Lecture.

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Bloomington 07-Feb-14

07-Feb-14
US IN,Bloomington,The Bishop Bar
The Burrough Century event
[with Thee Tsunamis]

Note: The Burroughs Century: "We Are Here Because of You," a 5 day spoken-word event (Feb. 5 to 9) featuring the work of William S. Burroughs and curated by Lydia Lunch. The event is part of The Burroughs Century, a multi-day festival in February 2014, which honors the 100th anniversary of the birth of acclaimed author, essayist, painter and spoken-word performer William S. Burroughs.

Reading from texts by William Burroughs by cutting passages from "Naked Lunch" and "Wild Boys" and one or two other books with passages from her book, "Will Work for Drugs".

Flyer: e-Flyer.

Poster: Photo of poster .

Photo: Photo , credit unknown.


30-May-14
US CA,Irvine,Margaret Cho - Improv Club


Los Angeles 30-May-14

30-May-14
US CA,Los Angeles,Lethal Amounts
[with Jack Grisham and Johnathan Shaw]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


31-May-14
US CA,Ojai,Gallery 525
(6:30PM to 8:30PM)


Barcelona 13-Jul-14

13-Jul-14
ES Barcelona,Parc de Can Muntanyŕ,Poesia i+
William Burroughs event
(accompanied by Esperit! and Za!)

Setlist: Cisco Sunset/ Smoke In The Shadows and more.

Note: Lydia vocals/guitar with Esperit! [Mau Boada of Les Aus on guitar/drums] and with Za! [Papa DuPau on guitar and Spazzfrica Ehd on drums)].

Photo: Credit Edgar A.


Bogotá 22-Aug-14

23-Aug-14
COL Bogotá,Fundación Gilberto Álzate Avendańo
(reading from Paradoxia)

Note: At 6PM, free entrance.

Flyer: e-Flyer courtesy of Edgar.


13-Jul-14
US NY,New York City,The Hole,Future Feminism
[with Johanna Constantine]


Paris 17-Sep-14

17-Sep-14
FR Paris,Cabaret Sauvage
Jerk Off festival
Apoca-Lipstick cabaret

Photo: Credit Jerk Off festival.

Note: Cabaret performance. Set, costume and choreography: Barbara Mavro Thalassitis; Texts & music: Lydia Lunch; Cast: Lydia Lunch, Maria Clara Villalobos, Jessica Battut, Barbara Mavro Thalassitis.


07-Oct-14
CH La Chaux de Fonds,LAC,Charričre 3
[with Dejan Gacond]

Note: Reading from texts by William S.Burroughs.


London 09-Oct-14

09-Oct-14
UK London,Goldsmith University
Council Chamber Deptford Town Hall

Flyer: e-Flyer.

Note: In conversation with Dr. Dominic Johnson @ 5PM, discussing No Wave and its impact on contemporary music and culture. The second event in ‘Post Punk Then and Now’ - the Visual Cultures Public Programme Autumn 2014 - a series of lectures, in-conversation events and film screenings exploring post-punk’s popular modernist search for the new in the very broadest of contexts.


13-Oct-14
FR Paris,Centre de l'Université de Chicago

Note: "In the Beginning was the word" Lydia Lunch reads William S. Burroughs.


17-Oct-14
US CA,Los Angeles,undisclosed location
Alone opening ceremony
(with Donita Sparks)

Note: One part interactive theater and one part psychological haunting where you become a part of your own nightmare. It's a thirty minute walkthrough experience, which each participant must do on their own, with no friend to cling to and with only a flashlight to hold.


23-Oct-14
AT Graz,Dom Im Berg,Elevate 2014 festival

Note: Lydia cancelled her participation due to commitments in the US.


Bloomington 26-Oct-14

26-Oct-14
US IN,Bloomington,The Back Door
(4PM)

Flyer: Courtesy Scott A.

Note: Late brunch, spoken work and Q&A.






2015

Silverlake 13-Feb-15

13-Feb-15
US CA,Los Angeles-Silverlake,Cowboy Gallery
[with Carla Bozulich, Pleasant Gehman, Admiral Grey]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


17-Apr-15
FR Paris,Le Plateau
Loyalty To the Material
[with Dante Boon, Gilles Furtwängler and Lionel Friedli, Peter Halley]


New York 23-Apr-15

23-Apr-15
US NY,New York City,The Treehouse
(with M.Raffaele)

Flyer: e-Flyer.


xx-Apr-15
NY New York City,-
'From The Page To The Stage' - women's workshop


04-May-15
US Re-release of the "The Conspiracy Of Women" spoken word album (Other People).


05-May-15
NY New York City,-
(spoken word)


New York 05-Jun-15

05-Jun-15
US NY,New York City,Howl! Happening
(spoken word)

Photo: Credit Edgar A.


14-Jun-15/11-Jul-15
US CO,Boulder,Naropa University
The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
41st Annual Summer Writing Program
[with Clark Coolidge, Joanne Kyger, Bernadette Mayer, Thurston Moore,...]

Note: Lydia teaches as of early July.


Boulder 07-Jul-15

07-Jul-15
US CO,Boulder,Naropa University
[with Bobbie Louise Hawkins, Fred Moten, and Ronaldo V. Wilson]
(spoken word)

Photo: Credit unknown. Lydia with Thomas Sayers Ellis (poet and photographer) and James Brandon Lewis (saxophonist and composer).


Boulder 15-Jul-15

15-Jul-15
US CO,Boulder,Naropa University
Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
(spoken word)

Note: In conversation with Thurston Moore. Audio available from Pas Un Autre. Recording by Max Davies and Ambrose Bye. Moderation by Bil Brown.

Photo: Credit unknown.


Manchester 03-Nov-15

03-Nov-15
UK Manchester-Salford,Islington Mill
Samarbeta music residency program
"From the Page to the Stage" workshop

Setlist: 1.Jackie Haynes & Sandra Bouguerch/ 2.Lydia Lunch: You Can't Save Anyone/ 3.Emily Ellwood/ 4.Tasha Whittle/ 5-6.Greta Vel/ 7-8.Ella Wild/ 9.Leo Robinson/ 10.Jude Jagger/ 11.Verity Gardner/ 12-13.Lauren Bloger/ 14.Daniel Tasker/ 15.Lydia Lunch:Still Searching/ 16-17.Alex Cook/ 18-19.Stephen James/ 20.Rachel Margetts/ 21.Louise Woodcock/ 22.Bob Clowrey/ 23.Emma Thompson/ 24.Sue Fox/ 25.Sammaneh Poursh/ 26.Lydia Lunch:Dirty White Honeysuckle.

Flyer: e-Flyer designed by John Powell Jones.

Note: "Samarbete" is a residency program run by Rivca Burns (Sounds From The Other City) and Emma Thompson (Fat Out) specifically aimed at musicians. Lydia Lunch's workshop runs in two 3-day sessions (from 25-Oct-2015) and culminates in a live show on 3rd November where all participants will perform one piece they have worked on as part of the workshop. Instrumentalist Weasel Walter [The Flying Luttenbachers/Retrovirus] leads a seperate ‘The Art of Improvisation’ workshop on the 25th. The performance of the 3rd has been released as a book/CDR.






2016

New York 07-Jan-16

07-Jan-16
US NY,New York,Berlin bar
(with Weasel Walter)
[with Nicole Blackman, Owen McCarthy]

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Los Angeles 05-Feb-16

05-Feb-16
US CA,Los Angeles,Bigfoot Lodge East
spoken word evening hosted by Mr.Pharmacy/Gregg Foreman
[with DJ Weasel Walter]

Flyer: e-Flyer courtesy of Edgar.


Los Angeles 10-Feb-16

10-Feb-16
US CA,Los Angeles,The Ace Hotel
Party for the release of Autre magazine's Love Issue
[with Lydia Lunch,..]

Photo: Credit Bil Brown.

Flyer: e-Flyer courtesy of Edgar.


08-May-15
US NY,New York City,The Manhattan Inn
[with Angela McCluskey, Paul Cantelon and Joan As Police Woman]


New York City 14-May-16

14-May-16
US NY,New York City,The Roxy Hotel Cinema

Flyer: e-Flyer.


Cambridge 28-May-16

28-May-16
US MA,Cambridge,Middle East
Thought Bomb with Matthew Flynn
[with Joyce Brabner]

Photo: Credit unknown.


New York City 11-Jul-16

11-Jul-16
US NY,New York City,The Roxy Hotel,Django Lounge,The Underground Salon
[with Out Jazz Brutarians: Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl and Chris Pitsiokos + Bibbe Hansen and Zoe Hansen, with Jerry Stahl]

26-Jul-16
US NY,New York City,The Roxy Hotel,Django Lounge,The Underground Salon
[with Out Jazz Brutarians: Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl and Chris Pitsiokos + Bibbe Hansen and Zoe Hansen]

Flyer: e-Flyer.

Note: Lunch reads from her sex memoir "Paradoxia: A Predator’s Diary". Joining are Warhol superstar Bibbe Hansen and Lower East Side raconteur Zoe Hansen.


New York City 23-Jul-16

09-Aug-16
US NY,New York City,The Roxy Hotel,Django Lounge,The Underground Salon
[with Out Jazz Brutarians: Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl and Chris Pitsiokos + Bibbe Hansen and Zoe Hansen, with Jerry Stahl]

23-Aug-16
US NY,New York City,The Roxy Hotel,Django Lounge,The Underground Salon
[with Out Jazz Brutarians: Weasel Walter, Tim Dahl and Chris Pitsiokos + Bibbe Hansen and Zoe Hansen]

Flyer: e-Flyer.

Note: Lunch reads from her sex memoir "Paradoxia: A Predator’s Diary". Joining are Warhol superstar Bibbe Hansen and Lower East Side raconteur Zoe Hansen.


10-Sep-16
US NY,Rochester,Abilene Bar and Lounge
[with The Phil Marshall Band]


12-Oct-16
FR Paris,Université de Chicago

28-Oct-16
DE München,Pasinger Fabrik
Schamrock-Festival der Dichterinnen


02-Nov-16
US NY,New York City,Joe's Pub
No Wave Out

03-Nov-16
US NY,New York City,Joe's Pub
No Wave Out

Note: Lydia Lunch and Umar Bin Hassan [The Last Poets] with Weasel Walter (guitar), Tim Dahl (bass guitar), Don Babatunde (percussion) and Shaun Kelly (drums).


11-Nov-16
US AZ,Phoenix,The Trunk Space


Hollywood 17-Nov-16

17-Nov-16
US CA,Hollywood,The Standard
[Zoe Hansen and Pleasant Gehman]

25-Nov-16
US CA,Hollywood,The Standard
[with Zoe Hansen and Jerry Stahl]

Flyer: e-Flyer.

Note: Labeled as "Horribly True Confessions".



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