Out of Control Tour '84

Originally scheduled for the Masonic Temple but moved at the last minute to the Palmer Auditorium.

page updated 25 Aprl 2022 - new tape and more clippings
updated August 2022 added adverts, articles
uodated August 2022 added ticket, comments
updated Feb 2024 - lots

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Three Card Trick

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Quad City Times Thu May 10 1984

Clash in concert

The Dispatch
Wed Apr 4 1984

Clash to appear

Quad City Times Wed Apr 4 1984


Quad-City Times, Davenport, Iowa, Thu 26 Apr 1984, Page 62


Quad City Times Thu Apr 19 1984

Prefer heavy metal to The Clash?
You punks have got to be kidding

Quad City Times - Thu May 3 1984

Rock will save the World

The Dispatch - Sun Apr 29 1984

includes Washington gig

Prefer heavy metal top The Clash?
You punks have got tbe kidding

Quad City Times
Thu May 3 1984

Clash cashes in

Quad City Times
Thu Apr 5 1984

Clash regroups

Quad City Times
Thu Apr 19 1984

The thunder of Clash comes to Quad-cities

The Dispatch
Mon May 21 1984

The Clash - Groups names says it all

Music Review


Palmer Auditorium, Davenport, IA

Palmer Auditorium is located at 1000 Brady St., Davenport, IA. It was an indoor arena with a seating capacity of 4,500 1, 13

The venue was known for hosting a variety of events, including concerts and wrestling matches 2, 11. Many people will remember Palmer's Alumni Auditorium for the great concerts that took place over the years. 

The auditorium was open from 1970 to 2015 and was also known as Palmer Alumni Auditorium and Palmer College Alumni Arena 2. During 2019, the building was torn down to its steel support beams and rebuilt as the R. Richard Bittner Athletic & Recreation Center 17. The site is part of the Palmer College of Chiropractic campus 18.

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I was there

blangston - I was there. Looking for a ticket stub from this show, a picture would be great. Thank you.

CBix - It is in fact the same venue as Palmer Auditorium in Davenport, IA under a new name. And yes, the Clash appeared there. I was there. 

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Extensive archive of articles, magazines and other from the Out of Control Tour, April-May 1984

Archive - Snippets - Press-Releases - US Articles - UK Articles - International Articles - Books, Social Media, 84/85 - Posters - Passes - Memorabilia - Video and audio



London Calling
Safe European Home
Are You Red...Y
Clash City Rockers
Three Card Trick
Rock the Casbah
Junco Partner
Police on My Back
Know Your Rights
Guns of Brixton
In the Pouring Rain
Sex Mad Roar
Spanish Bombs
Tommy Gun
Armagideon Time
Janie Jones
I Fought the Law
Straight to Hell
English Civil War
Brand New Cadillac
I’m So Bored With the USA
Police and Thieves

Extensive archive of articles, magazines and other from the Out of Control Tour, April-May 1984




US Articles

UK Articles

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Books, Social Media, 84/85




Video and audio

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Out of Control Tour 1984

United States March, April, May


A collection of
• Tour previews
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• Articles
• Tour information

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Video and audio footage
from the tour and the period including radio interviews.


Book: We Are The Clash:

Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered By Mark Andersen, Ralph Heibutzki

Review here
Archive PDF

Fort Lauderdale pg137, pg147, pg151
Washington pg142
Long Island (Hofstra) pg144, pg160, pg161
Hamilton (Colgate) pg145
Chapel Hill pg 146
Atlanta pg152
Philadelphia pg159
Toronto p162
Dayton/Denver pg164
St Loius pg165
Seattle/Oregon pg166

Book: Vince White, his Clash biog, The Last Days of the Clash.

Nashville pg103
Knoxville pg110
Orlando pg111
New York pg118
Long Island (Hofstra) pg119
Canada pg132
Detroit pg140
Chicago pg148
Davenport/St Loius/Kansas pg151
Denver pg154
Utah pg159
Eugene/Vancover pg163
Seattle pg 164

Film: 'The Rise and Fall of The Clash'

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Passion is a Fashion,
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Redemption Song,
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Joe Strummer and the legend of The Clash
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Sep 11, 2013: THE CLASH (REUNION) - Paris France 2 IMAGES
Mar 16, 1984: THE CLASH - Out of Control UK Tour - Academy Brixton London 19 IMAGES
Jul 10, 1982: THE CLASH - Casbah Club UK Tour - Brixton Fair Deal London 16 IMAGES
1982: THE CLASH - Photosession in San Francisco CA USA 2 IMAGES
Jul 25, 1981: JOE STRUMMER - At an event at the Wimpy Bar Piccadilly Circus London 33 IMAGES
Jun 16, 1980: THE CLASH - Hammersmith Palais London 13 IMAGES
Feb 17, 1980: THE CLASH - Lyceum Ballroom London 8 IMAGES
Jul 06, 1979: THE CLASH - Notre Dame Hall London 54 IMAGES
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Dec 1978: THE CLASH - Lyceum Ballroom London 34 IMAGES
Jul 24, 1978: THE CLASH - Music Machine London 48 IMAGES
Aug 05, 1977: THE CLASH - Mont-de-Marsan Punk Rock Festival France 33 IMAGES
1977: THE CLASH - London 18 IMAGES


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