Shotgun Wedding

(Mar/Dec 1991 and September 1994/July 1998)

Chronology

Shotgun Wedding New Orleans 1991
Photo credit:  David Lesie Anthony, taken @ the Saturn Bar & Grill, New Orleans.


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 band Shotgun Wedding.
Date format is DD-MMM-YY. 

-Information in grey italics is uncertain-

1991
The year in which the band is founded, records and releases an album and tours in Europe.

Lydia Lunch leaves New York City for good in late 1990 and moves to New Orleans (LA). She will remain in New Orleans until June 1993.

In March 1991 she starts a band called Gashouse with Rowland S.Howard (then in the Australian band These Immortal Souls), which is later renamed to Shotgun Wedding. Their guitarist Link Benka would later join Boston based band The Spitters.


Studio Line-up (May 1991):
Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Link Benka (rhythm guitar)/ Joe Drake (bass)
and Brent Newman (drums).

May 1991
US TN,Memphis,Easley Studios,recording live over a period of 6 days the "Shotgun Wedding" album. Produced by Jim G. Thirlwell.


04-Nov-91
US/UK Release of the "Shotgun Wedding" album (Triple X/UFO).


Live Line-up #1 (Europe November/December 1991):
Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Link Benka (rhythm guitar)/ Harry Howard (bass)
and Jim Sclavunos (drums).

London 06-Nov-91

06-Nov-91
UK London,Town & Country Club 2
[with God & Scorn]

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Solar Hex/ Pigeon Town/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Run Through The Jungle.

Note: First concert as Shotgun Wedding. Before the European tour started they did some more dates in the UK.

Poster: Photo of poster.


November 1991 tour

12-Nov-91
GE Postdam,Fabrik

13-Nov-91
GE Berlin,Extasy

Poster: Original poster for Germany/Austria/Belgium/The Netherlands tour.


Hamburg 14-Nov-91

14-Nov-91
GE Hamburg,Markthalle
[with Burn Baby Burn]

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Run Through The Jungle/ Fields Of Fire/ Endless Fall.

Ticket: Xerox of ticket.


15-Nov-91
GE Braunschweig,FBZ

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Run Through The Jungle/ Fields Of Fire.


16-Nov-91
GE Bremen,Modernes


17-Nov-91
GE Dortmund,Dietrich Keuning-Haus

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town/ Lonesome Town/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Fields Of Fire/ Run Through The Jungle.


18-Nov-91
GE Köln,Rose Club

19-Nov-91
GE Esslinger,Dieselstrasse

20-Nov-91
GE München,Loft

21-Nov-91
A Ebensee,Kino


Wien 22-Nov-91

22-Nov-91
A Wien,Szene

Review: From Chelsea Chronicle 8/91.


Innsbruck 23-Nov-91

23-Nov-91
A Innsbruck,Utopia

Ad: From Der Standard 23-Nov-91.


24-Nov-91
A Salzburg,Argekultur

25-Nov-91
GE Frankfurt,Cookies


Gent 26-Nov-91

26-Nov-91
BE Gent,Democrazy
[with Bat Attack]

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town/ Solar Hex(*)/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Fields Of Fire/ Run Through The Jungle(*)/ Oh Jim.

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: (*) Released as bonus track on the "Shotgun Wedding" CD re-release (Cherry Red/Atavistic 2012/2013).


Utrecht 27-Nov-91

27-Nov-91
NL Utrecht,Tivoli,Lonely Hearts Club
[with The Chords]

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Oh Jim/ Fields Of Fire/ Run Through The Jungle.

Photo: Credit Janet K.


Netherlands Nov-91

28-Nov-91
NL Groningen,Vera

29-Nov-91
NL Den Haag,Paard van Troje

Setlist: Xerox of typical setlist for this tour.


Amsterdam 29-Nov-91

29-Nov-91
NL Amsterdam,Paradiso
[with Covenant]

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town(*)/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls(*)/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ some more...

Note: Above tracks are released on the "Live In Syberia" album and on the extra disc with the "Shotgun Wedding" 2CD re-release (1992/1999/2001). (*) Also released as bonus tracks on the "Shotgun Wedding" CD re-release (Cherry Red/Atavistic 2012/2013).

Photo: Credit Zainal Haberham.


Amsterdam 30-Nov-91

30-Nov-91
NL Nijmegen,Doornroosje

Poster: Photo of poster.


01-Dec-91
Den Bosch,
Willem II

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?/ Cisco Sunset/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Fields Of Fire/ Run Through The Jungle.


London 02-Dec-91

02-Dec-91
UK London,The Venue
[with Terminal Cheesecake and Daisy Chainsaw]

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Pigeon Town/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?(*)/ Cisco Sunset(*)/ Still Burning/ Incubator/ Burning Skulls/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Oh Jim/ Run Through The Jungle.

Note: (*) Released on "Video Hysterie" DVD. All tracks available on the "Live Europe 1991" VHS.

Photo: Screen capture taken from "Video Hysterie" video DVD (not on the VHS).







1992/1993
During 1992/1993 Rowland S. Howard and his brother Harry revive their These Immortal Souls band. In the meantime Shotgun Wedding is put on hold. Lydia resumes working with German band Die Haut and continues her spoken word shows.






1994
The year in which the "Transmutation" compilation/live album is released and the band tours Australia to promote it.

27-Jun-94
UK Release of the "Transmutation/Live In Syberia" album (Twisted).


29-Jun-94
GE Berlin,-

Note: One-off date coinciding with the release of the "Transmutation/Live In Syberia" album on Twisted. Line-up for this concert is unknown.


Live Line-up #2 (Australia September 1994):
Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Spencer P.Jones (guitar)/ Harry Howard (bass) and Craig Williamson (drums).

Australia September 1994

02-Sep-94
AU Melbourne,St.Kilda,Prince of Wales hotel

Poster: Photo of poster.

Note: Spencer P.Jones (of The Johnnys and Beasts Of Bourbon) is recruited on guitar and Craig Williamson (of These Immortal Souls and later Luxedo) on drums. Start of a 5-date tour.


Australia September 1994

03-Sep-94
AU Sydney,Phoenician Club
[with Hugo Race]

Setlist: In My Time Of Dying/ Solar Hex/ What Is Memory?/ Pigeon Town/ Knives In My Drain/ Still Burning/ Cisco Sunset/ Hard For You/ Burning Skulls/ Incubator/ The Gospel Singer/ Black Juju/ Oh Jim(*)/ Mass Production.

Note: "Hard For You" is a Beasts Of Bourbon song and "Mass Production" an Iggy Pop track. (*) Released as bonus track on the "Shotgun Wedding" CD re-release (Cherry Red/Atavistic 2012/2013).

Poster: Photo of poster.


Australia September 1994

08-Sep-94
AU Perth,Club Original

Poster: Photo of poster.


Adelaide 09-Sep-94

09-Sep-94
AU Adelaide,Synagogue

Photo: Credit unknown.


Brisbane 10-Sep-94

10-Sep-94
AU Brisbane,Van Goghs

Photo: Credit Helena Michele.

Poster: Photo of poster.






1996
The year in which Lydia writes songs for an -as yet unreleased- album.

Mid 1996
US Lydia writes songs for an -as yet unreleased- Shotung Wedding album. Source Creativetime.org


1996/1998
For most of these years the Shotgun Wedding project is on hold.






1998/1999
The years in which the band do a one-off date in Melbourne (AU) and Atavistic re-releases the "Shotgun Wedding" album.

Live Line-up #3 (Australia July 1998):
Lydia Lunch (vocals)/ Rowland S.Howard (guitar)/ Harry Howard (bass) and Craig Williamson (drums).

Melbourne 23-Jul-98

23-Jul-98
AU Melbourne,Greyhound Hotel
[with The Hungry Ghosts and These Immortal Souls]

Ad: Scan of ad from Melbourne mag.

Note: Last ever These Immortal Souls concert. Last ever Shotgun Wedding concert. Rowland S. Howard produced The Hungry Ghosts self titled album in 1997.


18-May-99
US Re-release of the "Shotgun Wedding" album (Atavistic).



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