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1980 - 1981
Stray Cats
Fall, 1980
TK's Place
Bellmore, New York, USA

Sweet Love On My Mind
Rumble In Brighton  (incomplete - cut short by band)
Rumble In Brighton
Beast Of Burden
Rockabilly Boogie
Teenage Boogie
You Can't Hurry Love
Say Mama
Stray Cat Strut
Peggy Sue
Ubangi Stomp
Summertime Blues
Fishnet Stockings
Notes: Homecoming show. Return engagement near the band's
hometown on Long Island, New York. Rumble In Brighton stopped
by the band due to a fight in front of the stage.
Setlist incomplete - first set only listed.
Show date is not 10-10-80 as listed elsewhere. Stray Cats were
rumbling in Brighton, England at the Top Rank on October 10, 1980 - opening for The Specials. See poster.



Stray Cats
December, 1980
Venue unknown
London, England

Rumble In Brighton
Fishnet Stockings
Ubangi Stomp
Double Talkin' Baby
Runaway Boys
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Rock This Town
Notes: BBC 2 radio program "The Breakfast Show".


Stray Cats
December 6, 1980
The Marquee
London, England

Rumble In Brighton
Double Talkin' Baby
Ubangi Stomp
Fishnet Stockings
Runaway Boys
My One Desire
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Notes: BBC 1 radio program "Rock On Saturday".


Stray Cats
December 29, 1980
BBC Studios
London, England

Rock This Town
Stray Cat Strut
Rumble In Brighton
Bonneville Bonnie
Notes: BBC 1 radio program. Title unknown.


Stray Cats
December 31, 1980
The Venue
London, England

Auld Lang Syne
Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Stop! In The Name Of Love
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Runaway Boys
Flyin' Saucer Rock 'n' Roll
Fishnet Stockings
Stray Cat Strut
Chicken Shack Boogie
Rock This Town 
1st Encore: Somethin' Else
You Can't Hurry Love
2nd Encore: Pretty Baby
Be-Bop-A-Lula


Stray Cats
February 5, 1981
L' Palace
Paris, France

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
Ubangi Stomp
Fishnet Stockings
Storm The Embassy
I Sure Miss You
Runaway Boys
Rock This Town
Notes: Part of show broadcast on "Chorus" television program
in France. Setlist incomplete.


Stray Cats
March 16, 1981
Venue unknown
Stockholm, Sweden

Runaway Boys
Stray Cat Strut
Rock This Town
Pretty Baby
Notes: "Magdasborden" television program.


Stray Cats
April 4, 1981
Dordrecht
Merwedehal, The Netherlands

Rumble In Brighton
Stray Cat Strut
Rock This Town
Runaway Boys
Notes: "Countdown" television program.


Stray Cats
April 9, 1981
Chateau Neuf
Oslo, Norway

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy 
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie
Pretty Baby


Stray Cats
April 15, 1981
Kant Kino
Berlin, Germany

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy 
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie
Pretty Baby


Stray Cats
April 16, 1981
Markthalle
Hamburg, Germany

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
Pretty Baby
Somethin' Else


Stray Cats
April 28, 1981
Studio 44
Rouen, France

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
Runaway Boys


Stray Cats
May 1, 1981
L' Olympia
Paris, France
(17:00 show)

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy 
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town (incomplete - cut short by the band)
Encore: Runaway Boys
Little Queenie
Pretty Baby
Notes: Brian is hit in the head by a carraige-bolt midway through
Rock This Town. After a quick comment by Slim Jim
("You motherfucker!"), the band leaves the stage. Returning for
the encore, Brian addressed the crowd: "I don't know why
you did this, man, 'cause we're having a great time! There's a couple
of assholeswho are throwin' stuff at us here. I think you should
get the fuck out! If you see anyone throwin' stuff like bottles
or glass, just throw them up here!"


Stray Cats
May 1, 1981
L' Olympia
Paris, France
(21:00 show)

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp

Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
I Sure Miss You
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
Pretty Baby
You Can't Hurry Love
Somethin' Else
Notes: Part of show broadcast on television in France.


Stray Cats
May 5, 1981
Grand Parc
Bordeaux, France

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
Pretty Baby
Somethin' Else


Stray Cats
May 9, 1981
Theatre De Verdure
Nice, France

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy 
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
1st Encore: Runaway Boys
B-i Bickey Bi
2nd Encore: Somethin' Else
Pretty Baby


Stray Cats
May 28, 1981
Het Lochem Festival
Lochem, The Netherlands

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Flyin' Saucer Rock 'n' Roll 
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Somethin' Else
Notes: Opening for The Kinks. Stray Cats went on 2nd to last out of 7 acts to perform this afternoon.


Stray Cats
July 10, 1981
Montreaux Jazz Festival
Montreaux, Switzerland

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy 
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
Be-Bop-A-Lula
Notes: Wilco Johnson and Pearl E. Gates of Pearl Harbour &
The Explosions: guests on Be-Bop-A-Lula.


Stray Cats
July 16, 1981
Sartory-Sale
Koln, Germany

Sweet Love On My Mind
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy 
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
1st Encore: Runaway Boys
Somethin' Else
2nd Encore: Gonna Ball


Stray Cats
September 3, 1981
The Roxy
Los Angeles, California, USA

Baby Blue Eyes
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
You Don't Believe Me
Fishnet Stockings
Stray Cat Strut
Storm The Embassy
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
Somethin' Else


Stray Cats
September 14, 1981
Kansai Television Studios
Osaka, Japan

(What's Goin' Down) Cross That Bridge
Runaway Boys
Rock This Town
Notes: Osaka-area local television program "Rolling Pops."
Afternoon taping. The band played a full set later that evening at Festival Hall in Osaka. See poster.


Stray Cats
September 16, 1981
Aichiken Kinrou Kaikan
Nagoya, Japan

Baby Blue Eyes
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys
(What's Goin' Down) Cross That Bridge
Notes: Setlist incomplete?


Stray Cats
September 17, 1981
Nakano Sun Plaza
Tokyo, Japan

Baby Blue Eyes
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
1st Encore: Runaway Boys
(What's Goin' Down) Cross That Bridge
2nd Encore: Somethin' Else
Be-Bop-A-Lula


Stray Cats
September 18, 1981
Nakano Sun Plaza
Tokyo, Japan

Baby Blue Eyes
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Rock Therapy
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Maybe Baby
Jeannie Jeannie Jeannie
Important Words
Rock This Town
Encore: Runaway Boys 
(What's Goin' Down) Cross That Bridge


Stray Cats
October 16, 1981
ABC Television Studios
Hollywood, California, USA

Baby Blue Eyes
Stray Cat Strut
Rock This Town
Runaway Boys
Notes: ABC's "Fridays" television program.
US television debut.


Stray Cats
November 18, 1981
Second Chance
Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA

Baby Blue Eyes
Double Talkin' Baby
Rumble In Brighton
Baby What You Want Me To Do
My One Desire
Ubangi Stomp
Drink That Bottle Down (Lee Rocker: lead vocals) 
Storm The Embassy
Stray Cat Strut
Fishnet Stockings
Important Words
Rock This Town
1st Encore: Runaway Boys
You Can't Hurry Love
Somethin' Else 
2nd Encore: Little Queenie
Be-Bop-A-Lula
B-i Bickey Bi
Red Hot


Stray Cats
December, 1981
BBC Studios ~ Paris Theatre
London, England

Baby Blue Eyes
Wasn't That Good
You Don't Believe Me
Stray Cat Strut
(She'll Stay Just) One More Day (Lee Rocker: lead vocals)
Rock This Town
Runaway Boys 
Santa Claus Is Back In Town
Notes:  BBC 1 radio show "In Concert".
Broadcast date: December 12, 1981.


Stray Cats
December, 1981
Unknown venue
London, England

Little Miss Prissy
Notes: BBC television program "Jim'll Fix It".
Broadcast date unknown.
Ticket: The Venue - London - New Year's Eve 1980
Poster: Second Chance - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - November 18, 1981
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