New Musik embarked on two tours in the early 80's. Footage of any concerts is rare. What little exists is listed on the View Musik page.

 

Gathering info on the tour was mainly via magazine and newspaper clippings, until Clive Gates posted an itinerary of the 1980 tour on Facebook. Hence the 1980 list is pretty definitive (full sized pic in the Misc Gallery)...

UK Tour 1980

  • 17 April - Penzance Demelza's
  • 18 April - Exeter Routes
  • 19 April - Slough College
  • 20 April - London Imperial College
  • 21 April - Cambridge University
  • 22 April - Leicester University
  • 24 April - Preston Polytechnic
  • 25 April - Newcastle University
  • 26 April - Dundee University
  • 27 April - St Andrews University
  • 28 April - Leeds Polytechnic
  • 29 April - Nottingham Trent Polytechnic
  • 30 April - Essex University
  • 01 May - Norwich Cromwells
  • 02 May - Retford (Notts) Porterhouse Club
  • 05 May - West Runton (Norfolk) Village Inn
  • subsequent dates with After The Fire...
  • 06 May - Aylesbury Friars
  • 10 May - Edinburgh Usher Hall
  • 11 May - Glasgow Pavilion
  • 13 May - Derby Assembly Rooms
  • 15 May - Hemel Hempstead Pavilion
  • 16 May - Ipswich Gaumont
  • 17 May - West Runton Pavilion
  • 18 May - Bradford St Georges Hall
  • 19 May - Sheffield City Hall
  • 20 May - Hull City Hall
  • 22 May - Manchester Free Trade Hall
  • 23 May - Hatfield Polytechnic
  • 24 May - Brighton Dome
  • 25 May - Dorking Assembly Rooms
  • 26 May - Birmingham Town Hall
  • 28 May - Bristol Colston Hall
  • 30 May - London Rainbow

Over recent years details of more dates have emerged in June. Whether these were one-off performances or a continuation of the tour is unclear.

  • Friday 13th June 1980 - a newspaper article, and advert, have appeared listing New Musk as appearing at the Capitol Theatre, Horsham.
  • Saturday 14th June 1980 - a magazine cutting has emerged advertising a concert on this date at the Music Machine, Camden. Support was Never Never Band. 
  • Friday 27th June 1980 - a hand written note titled Melksham Assembly Hall has emerged listing New Musik as playing on this date.

July 1980 - New Musik also toured parts of Europe, the only confirmed event is the Het Vierde New Pop Festival in Rotterdam, some Youtube footage of the band at this event can be found here. Comments on Youtube suggest it took place on the 4th July.

Saturday August 3rd 1980 - New Musik also played at an open air show in aid of Cancer Research at the Red Lion in Green Ore (now the Ploughboy Inn).

UK Tour 1981

  • 04 March - Sussex University
  • 05 March - Hastings Graffiti
  • 06 March - Dorset Institute, Poole
  • 07 March - Dudley Town Hall
  • 08 March - Croydon Fairfield Hall
  • 10 March - Trent Polytechnic
  • 11 March - Loughborough University
  • 12 March - Bradford Tiffanies
  • 13 March - Crawley Collage
  • 14 March - Wolverhampton Polytechnic
  • 15 March - Digbeth Civic Halls Birmingham
  • 16 March - Leeds Warehouse
  • 17 March - Hull University
  • 18 March - Middlesbrough Town Hall
  • 19 March - Manchester University (UMIST)
  • 20 March - Glasgow University
  • 21 March - Huddersfield Polytechnic
  • 24 March - The Venue, Victoria in London
  • 25 March - Northampton Nene Collage*
  • 26 March - Liverpool Warehouse*
  • 27 March - St. Neots Priory Centre*
  • 28 March - Corby Festival Hall*

The 1981 tour ended prematurely when Phil Towner became ill (*hence these gigs may not have taken place). Support band were The Snips. Video of the 24 March gig at The Venue exists, details on the View Musik page.

Thanks to Jonas, Steve and Tim for help with this info.