3rd November 1979: Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (cancelled)
On tour with the Buzzcocks
Thanks to The Wolf Man Knew My Father for the scan.
This concert was cancelled. The South Wales Echo were
still advertising tickets for sale on Thursday 1st
November, but in Friday 2nd's edition there was a
"CANCELLED" sign stamped across the advert.
Mark Anderson didn't see the paper ... he tells us "I
turned up not knowing of the cancellation and was told by
box office staff that it was cancelled due to poor ticket
sales. I do not know if this is correct but am relating
what I was informed at the time".
It is more likely that the concert was cancelled because
Ian had suffered a lengthy seizure at the Bournemouth concert
the night before.
Books that call the venue "Sofia" are incorrect.
Image courtesy Omega
Auctions. From Peter Hook's collection which he
auctioned off in March 2019.