Friday, June 17, 1977

Cardiff University

Support for Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers toured the UK in 1977, with a little known Irish band in tow, who blew them off the stage!

Terminal Romance UK Tour

June 16, 1977 Birmingham Town Hall
June 17, 1977 Cardiff University
June 18, 1977 Aylesbury Friars Club
June 19, 1977 Rainbow Theatre, London
June 20, 1977 Club Lafayette, Wolverhampton

The Boomtown Rats arrived in punk-drunk Britain in early 1977, self-aggrandizing Dubliners with a serious taste for classic rock, but dripping such vehemently snot-nosed arrogance that it was hard to hold that against them. Certainly their first major London show, opening for the newly ascendant Tom Petty, gave the passive onlooker plenty to think about -- graffiti that insisted "Rats Eat Heartbreakers" appeared all across town and, on-stage, they did. ~ Dave Thompson, All Music Guide,,3161715,00.html

Friday, June 03, 1977

Marquee, Wardour Street, London

The Rats first gig in London supported by Sidewinder.

They returned on 15th July (support Tools), 3rd August (support The Darts), 18th August (support Bernie Torme), and 14th September (support Bernie Torme).