Johnny Depp Live On Stage
 
70's and 80's

    Here is a list of Johnny's known live musical performances in the 1970's and 1980's.  These include performances with The Kids, Six Gun Method, Rock City Angels, and others.  This is certainly a work in progress, and not meant to be a complete list!  Thanks to all those involved in finding and sharing these pix, and contributing information!  Many scans and images from the 80's thanks to Ken M., and to Mike W. of janesaddiction.org.  Scarlet Bugle scans from July-December, 1981 thanks to publisher Lauri Sims-Alaimo and to Ken M.
    Please click images to enlarge.

Please e-mail  info@johnnydepprocks.com if you know of any other live gigs!

Also, check out the Timeline for other important dates, and the On Stage sections of the gallery  for more photos!

(established 2006; last updated 8/20/16)




1976 xx xx (approx) Flame plays carnival at St. Bartholomew's Catholic School
Reported setlist: 25 Or 6 To 4 / Freebird



1976 xx xx (approx) reportedly plays at Henry D. Perry Middle School
Reported setlist: Beth



1979 xx xx (approx) plays guitar recital
Reported setlist: Dreams I'll Never See



1979 xx xx (approx) Bitch auditions for Friendship Train talent show at Miramar High School
Reported setlist: Show Your Love {aka I'm The One}

talent show



1980 xx xx (approx) Bitch plays at a school dance at Madonna High School, another at the North Miami Armory on Dixie Highway, and other school dances and gigs at the time.
Reported setlist includes Van Halen songs
   

1980 10 31 The Kids play a Halloween gig at the Agora Ballroom in Hallandale.  It is not known whether or not Johnny was a member of the band by this time. Freewheel also appears.

19801031 miaminews



1980 11 14 Reported show at the Sunrise Musical Center, after Johnny joins, opening for Pat Benatar



1980 12 15 The Kids play at a memorial for John Lennon at Bayfront Park in Miami
Reported setlist includes Beatles songs

kidsgonuts




1981 01 12 The Romantics play at The Agora Ballroom in Hallandale FL.  The Kids are thought to have opened
 
romantics


 
1981 05 04 U2 plays at The Agora Ballroom in Hallandale FL. The Kids may have opened for them at this show, since they have recalled opening for them in South Florida



1981 05 22 Johnny recalls once opening for Chuck Berry in Atlanta.  It was likely this show at the Agora in Atlanta, GA

1988 11 bop   2006 rolling stone chuck
   

 
1981 07 xx The Kids play at The Agora.  Freewheel is also on the bill.
Reported setlist: Tell Me What You Want / Lonely / One Track Mind / You Only Wanna Be With Me / Babe / Good Times / I Wanna Be Me / Nothing's For Nothing / Gonna Love Ya / I Don't Care / Time Is The Key / Backstage Girl

1981   1981-2a



1981 07 xx (approx) The Kids play a Humane Society Benefit at The Agora.  Scarlet, Critical Mass, Frenchy, UHF, and Figment are also among the performers

1981 trash   bugle blurb1



1981 07 26
The Ramones play at The Agora in Hallandale; The Kids possibly open.



1981 08 10 The Kids share a bill with The Pretenders at the Sunrise Musical Center

pretenders gig   kidsrvbbr   pretenders pass   1981 trash   kids pretenders



1981 08 13 (through 08 15) The Kids (aka The Kydz) play at the Tree House

August 1981   aug 13-15



1981 08 16 The Kids open for the Psychedelic Furs

bugle furs    bugle furs crop



1981 08 17 (through 08 22) The Kids (aka The Kydz) play at the Candy Store

August 1981   aug 17-22
   


1981 08 31 The Kids play at a "Battle Of The Bands" at the Agora

kidsblurb



1981 09 05 The Kids play at the Tree House

sb sept   bugle 5
   


1981 09 10 (through 09 12) The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom

sb sept   bugle 10



1981 09 18 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom; Sea Rock shares the bill

sb sept   bugle 18



1981 09 20 Benefit for The Scarlet Bugle at the Agora Ballroom.  The Kids might have been one of the "Top Local Bands" that performed 

bugle benefit



1981 09 21 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom

sb sept   bugle 21



1981 09 22 (through 09 26) The Kids play at the Tree House
 
sb sept   bugle 22
   


 
1981 09 xx WSHE show features The Kids
Reported setlist: Tell Me What You Want / Can't Believe / Gonna Love Ya / My Time Has Come


 
1981 10 xx The Kids play at the Agora

joey 81   johnny 1981



1981 10 12 (through 10 24) The Kids play at the Candy Store

bugle oct
 

1981 10 17 K-102 Homegrown Rock Festival features The Kids, who take 2nd place in a Battle Of The Bands.  A manager of another band at the festival, the Fat Chance Blues Band, who won the competition, reports that the album actually consists of studio recordings of all the bands except his band; the recording was made to sound as if it were live.  Thanks for the clarification, Mark!
Setlist includes I Don't Care / Time Is The Key

homegrown   homegrown back
 


1981 11 07 The Kids open for Iggy Pop at the Main Street Club in Gainesville FL




1981 11 08 The Kids play a benefit for the Scarlet Bugle magazine at the Agora Ballroom; The Front shares the bill

bugle benefit
 

   
1981 12 08
The Kids reportedly open for Badfinger at the Agora Ballroom in Hallandale FL.
   


1982 02 03
The Kids reportedly open for Joan Jett at "Rock Casino."  It was most likely this date, when Joan played at Pinellas Park, FL.  Her fans were have said to have spit on the band, prompting Bruce to say, "What I ever do to you?"
   


1982 04 03 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom in Hallandale FL.
Reported setlist includes What I Like About You / Pipeline / Brand New Cadillac

kids 1982  1982-5a

What I Like About You YouTube (thanks to Ken M)
Footage from the show featured on Jimmy Kimmel Live, January 15, 2015  (footage shown at around the 14:30 mark. Thanks to Ken M)
 


1982 spring
The Kids reportedly play at Trinity College in San Antonio TX, possibly after a show in Houston.  They are reportedly wearing letterman's-style sweaters

Thanks to Paul
 

 
1982 05 14
The B-52's play at the Sunrise Musical Center; The Kids possibly open



1982 summer The Kids open for Modern English at around this time



1982 09 21 Talking Heads play Sunrise Musical Theater in Sunrise FL; The Kids possibly open



1982 12 08
The Kids open for R.E.M. at The Agora in Hallandale

kids-REM

Gig listed on the R.E.M. Timeline



1983 02 13 The Kids play at Gusman Hall, University of Miami, FL.  Z-Cars are also on the bill
Reported setlist: includes all original songs in the main set: Dungeon Of Love / Lonely / You Only Wanna Be With Me / Good Times / I Can't Take You / Nothing's For Nothing / Can't Believe / I Wanna Be Me / Say No More / Runaway / Backstage Girl // Encore: Glad All Over (by Dave Clark Five

gusman hall blurb   Kids 1983 Gusman Hall   1983 gusman 3a   gusman hall



1983 04 12 The Kids play at the Agora Ballroom

young bw johnny
   


1983 06 16
A Flock Of Seagulls plays at Sunrise Musical Center in Sunrise FL; The Kids possibly open



1983 06 24 The Ramones play at the Button South in Hallandale FL.  The Kids possibly open
 


1983 xx xx (approx) The Kids play at Summers On The Beach in Ft. Lauderdale, FL

(photos thanks to Manya)
summers 1   summers 2   summers 3



1983 xx xx The Kids perform a Florida Farewell show in Ft. Lauderdale FL
Reported setlist includes C'mon Everybody

The Kids FL farewell



1984 03 03 Six Gun Method plays at the Blue Lagune Saloon in Marina del Rey, CA. Rock Kandi and Milan are also on the bill.

six gun method   miami news   miami news listing

LA Weekly scan from janesaddiction.org
 


1984 03 06 Six Gun Method plays at the Sasch club in Studio City.  Cynthia Manley is also on the bill

sasch   



1984 03 17 (and 3/18 and 3/19) Six Gun Method may have opened for Billy Idol at the Hollywood Palladium on 3/17 or 3/18 or at the Long Beach Arena on 3/19. Johnny recalls the band opening for Idol during this time frame

1984 spring Johnny also recalls Six Gun Method opening for The BusBoys and The Romantics in LA



1985 05 04 The Kids play a reunion concert at the Button South in Hallandale FL.  Jimmy Gambone fills in for Joey Malone on guitar.  
Reported setlist: includes Lonely / Babe / You Only Wanna Be With Me / ? / I Believe In You / The Man That Knows Too Much / Pipeline / Brand New Cadillac / Good Times / I Can't Take You / (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, And Understanding / Glad All Over / C'mon Everybody / Backstage Girl

The Kids 1985 1   1985-9a   The Kids 1985 2


This may be the show in which clips have been shown on 20/20 and Bravo Profiles, as both Bruce and Johnny are dressed the same.  The clips include a song called Make Up Your Mind

20/20 and Bravo screen caps:

2020 1   Bravo 2    2020 3



1986 10 18 Rock City Angels play at the Scream Club in LA.  This may have been their first show in LA

scream Oct 1986



1986 11 01 Rock City Angels play at the Scream Club in LA

scream 10_30



1986 11 27 Rock City Angels play at a street fair for the homeless on or around Thanksgiving


1986 12 04 Rock City Angels play at the Club Lingerie in Hollywood
1986 12 20 Rock City Angels play at Gazzarri's in West Hollywood

gazzarris




1986 12 31 Rock City Angels play a New Year's Eve gig at the Scream Club in LA

new years 1986   scream nye ad   scream nye 86 handbill

LA Weekly scan #1 from janesaddiction.org
scan #2 from janesaddiction.org



1986 fall (to spring of 1987) Rock City Angels play several shows at the Club Lingerie and The Teaszer, and a festival in Oxnard


 
1987 02 14 Rock City Angels open for Jane's Addiction at the Scream Club in LA

scream ad 1   scream ad closeup   scream ad 2
LA Weekly scans from janesaddiction.org (links expired)
See Jane's Addiction's set for this show



1987 02 17 Rock City Angels play at the Coconut Teaszer in Hollywood
1987 02 18 Rock City Angels play at the Coconut Teaszer in Hollywood

coconut

LA Weekly scan from janesaddiction.org (link expired)
 


1987 05 23
Johnny plays with The Big Bang (an incarnation of Slyder) at the Button South
Reported setlist includes Long Tall Sally / Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On / Around And Around

Big Bang 1987 2   1987 Big Bang



1987 07 03 Rock City Angels, with Johnny, play at the White Trash au Go-Go in LA, possibly on a bill with Junkyard Nicolas Cage reportedly attends



1989 02 xx (approx) Johnny plays Vancouver Variety Club Telethon (Show of Hearts) with Debbie Harry, Richard Grieco, Sal Jenco, Steve Beers, James Byrnes, and Drew Neville, Jim Ryan, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Vancouver  The show occurs while Harry is in Vancouver to make three guest appearances on the TV show, Wiseguy, which air in March of 1989. 

1989 superstars   harry gighttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v291/MadScntst/music/1989summer_superstarscropg.jpg   harry gig crop   harry et al 1989   1989-caption
  
 
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