808state live in 1990

808 State = Graham Massey, Martin Price, Andy Barker, Darren Partington
Spinmasters = Andy Barker & Darren Partington

Page last updated: 03-Jul-2013

December:1990

Wed 19:Dec - Spinmasters DJ - Amnesia House, The Dome, Birmingham, England (with Top Buzz, Groove Rider, MC Man Parris) [Probably didn't happen due to Japanese dates?]

Spinmasters DJ - Amnesia House, The Dome, Birmingham, England (with Top Buzz, Groove Rider, MC Man Parris)

Spinmasters DJ - Amnesia House, The Dome, Birmingham, England (with Top Buzz, Groove Rider, MC Man Parris)

Sat 22:Dec - 808 State Live - ManchesterEast (with Paul Oakenfold), Club Quattro, Nagoya, Japan
Fri 21:Dec - 808 State Live - ManchesterEast (with Paul Oakenfold), Kirin Beer Club, Osako, Japan
Wed 19:Dec - 808 State Live - ManchesterEast (with Paul Oakenfold), Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan
Tue 18:Dec - 808 State Live - ManchesterEast (with Paul Oakenfold), Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan
Mon 17:Dec - 808 State Live - ManchesterEast (with Paul Oakenfold), Club Quattro, Tokyo, Japan

Thu 15:Dec - Spinmasters DJ - The Soundgarden, Back Piccadilly, Manchester, England

Wed 13:Dec - Spinmasters DJ - Trance, Man Alive Club - More info here

Fri 2:Dec - Spinmasters DJ - Street Rave, Ayr Pavillion, Ayr, Scotland (featuring Brothers from Islam)

"The Spinmasters have some good nights throughout the week, notably The Soundgarden on a Saturday plus 'Trance' and 'Meltin' at the Man Alive. 'Trance' on Fridays see them joined by Tony Ross, Eric and Fizz whilst 'Meltin' with Tony Ross is another of those '88 acid revival nights which seem to be in vogue at present. 'Energy House' with Russ at the Banshee on Fridays is another night worth visiting whilst Momentum on a Tuesday with Graham Massey, Dave and Bruce is now up and running. However, if Graham will be there each weeek, we just don't know!"

(Mixmag, Issue 85, December 1990)

November:1990

Sat 24:Nov - Spinmasters DJ / Graham Massey - Redemption, The Astoria, London, England (with The KLF, Sudden Impact, groverider, Ellis Dee, DJ Hype, Mike Pickering, etc).

Sat 24:Nov - Spinmasters DJ / Graham Massey - Redemption, The Astoria, London, England (with The KLF, Sudden Impact, groverider, Ellis Dee, DJ Hype, Mike Pickering, etc).

Sat 24:Nov - Spinmasters DJ / Graham Massey - Redemption, The Astoria, London, England (with The KLF, Sudden Impact, groverider, Ellis Dee, DJ Hype, Mike Pickering, etc).

Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11:Nov - Spinmasters DJ - Life II Weekender, The Holiday Village, Nr. Scarborough, North Yorks., England

Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11:Nov - Spinmasters DJ - Life II Weekender, The Holiday Village, Nr. Scarborough, North Yorks., England

Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11:Nov - Spinmasters DJ - Life II Weekender, The Holiday Village, Nr. Scarborough, North Yorks., England

Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11:Nov - Spinmasters DJ - Life II Weekender, The Holiday Village, Nr. Scarborough, North Yorks., England

October:1990

Wed 24:Oct - 808 State Live - The Waterfront, Norwich (with MC Tunes and Subsonic Two) - Review here

Wed 24:Oct - 808 State Live - The Waterfront, Norwich (with MC Tunes and Subsonic Two)

Wed 3:Oct - Spinmasters DJ - Enigma, The Dome, Birmingham (with Carl Cox, Ragga Twins, Colin Dale, MC Man Parris)

Enigma - Flyer

September:1990

Sat 1:Sep -Spinmasters DJ - Perception, The All Night Event, Bletchingdon Park, Oxfordshire, England (with PSI, Excell-D, Fabio, Grooverider, Bones, Easygrove Sam, Mike C)

Sat 1:Sep -Spinmasters DJ - Perception, The All Night Event, Bletchingdon Park, Oxfordshire, England (with PSI, Excell-D, Fabio, Grooverider, Bones, Easygrove Sam, Mike C)

Sat 1:Sep -Spinmasters DJ - Perception, The All Night Event, Bletchingdon Park, Oxfordshire, England (with PSI, Excell-D, Fabio, Grooverider, Bones, Easygrove Sam, Mike C)

August:1990

Sat 18:Aug - 808 State Live - Dance Spec 90, New River Open Air Stadium, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London, England (with Rebel MC, Blapps Posse, Renegade Soundwave, Shut up and Dance, Richie Rich)

Sat 18:Aug - 808 State Live - Dance Spec 90, New River Open Air Stadium, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London, England (with Rebel MC, Blapps Posse, Renegade Soundwave, Shut up and Dance, Richie Rich)

Sat 18:Aug - 808 State Live - Dance Spec 90, New River Open Air Stadium, White Hart Lane, Wood Green, London, England (with Rebel MC, Blapps Posse, Renegade Soundwave, Shut up and Dance, Richie Rich)

Fri 10:Aug - 808 State Live - Dancedaze, The Academy, Brixton, London (with M.C. TUNES, Guru Josh, MVITA and STEPZ)

Dancedaze - Flyer - front

Dancedaze - Flyer - back

("Another new TV pop series is to start filming in August. Titled 'Dancedaze', it will feature a large collection of dance acts, including Adamski, S'Express, Candy Flip, Betty Boo, 808 State and MC Tunes, to be filmed at London's Brixton Academy live starting August 10.")

July:1990

Sat 21:July - 808 State Live - The United States Of Hacienda Tour, Call The Cops, I-Beam, USA (with Happy Mondays, Adamski)

Sat 21:July 1990 - 808 State Live - The United States Of Hacienda Tour, Call The Cops, I-Beam, USA (with Happy Mondays, Adamski)

Fri 20:July - 808 State Live - The United States Of Hacienda Tour, Hollywood Palladium, USA (with Happy Mondays, The Stone Roses, A Guy Called Gerald) - More info here

"He said that it sounds different and then I told him that the Happy Mondays are coming to town and playing a gig called “Call The Cops” with them, 808 State, and A Guy Called Gerald. The concert was at the Hollywood Palladium on Friday July 20, 1990 and didn’t even start until 10pm."

Sun 14 July - Wed 18:July - 808 State Live - The United States Of Hacienda Tour, Sound Factory, New York, USA (with Happy Mondays, Adamski and Northside) Happy Mondays Online Blog here

Hacienda Tour - Sound Factory - USA - Flyer

Hacienda Tour - Sound Factory - USA - Poster

Hacienda Tour - Sound Factory - USA - Programme

Tue 17:July - 808 State Live - M8 Magazine presents Heatwave, Club De Mar, 1 Arthur Street, Ayr, Scotland (featuring DJ Bob Jeffries)

M8 Magazine presents Heatwave - Flyer

Fri 13:July - 808 State Live - Energy, The Palladium, New York, USA (with Black Box)

June:1990

June 1990 UK Tour:

808 State - June 1990 UK Tour

Sat 30:Jun - 808 State Live - Astoria, London (with M.C. Tunes) - Review and Images here

Astoria - 30 June 1990 - Flyer

Sat 30:Jun - 808 State Live - Astoria, London (with M.C. Tunes)

Thu 28:Jun-Mon18:Jun - 808 State Live - UK Tour, 1990

808 - June 1990 Tour - Flyer

Thu 28:Jun - 808 State Live - The Octagon, Sheffield (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha)

808 State, 28th June 1990, Sheffield University Octagon Centre - ticket

(Ticket originally from 'jsz' at the MDMA Archive here)

Tue:26:Jun - 808 State Live - The Studio, Bristol (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha) - Images here.

Mon:25:Jun - 808 State Live - Hummingbird, Birmingham (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha).

808 State Live - Hummingbird, Birmingham (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha)

Fri 22:Jun - 808 State Live - Town Hall, Middlesborough (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha)

Thu 21:Jun - 808 State Live - Barrowlands, Glasgow (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha)

808 State Live - Barrowlands, Glasgow (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha)

Wed 20:Jun - 808 State Live - University, Liverpool (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha) - Review and Images here

Tue:19:Jun - 808 State Live - Blackpool.

Mon 18:Jun - 808 State Live - The Mayfair, Newcastle (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass, Steve Williams & Sasha)

Sat:16:Jun - 808 State Live - London.

???:??:Jun - 808 State Live - Ibiza 90, Ibiza (with The Farm & The Beloved) - Later broadcast on Channel 4 film "A Short Film About Chilling"

Fri:01:Jun - 808 State Live - Nuremberg - Germany.

May:1990

Sat:26:May - 808 State Live - The Colloseum, Leeds (with M.C. Tunes, K-Klass etc) - Review and photos here.

Leeds Colloseum flyer

April:1990

Fri 27:Apr - 808 State Live - Unity (The Beginning), Unknown Location, England.

808 State Live - Unity (The Beginning).

808 State Live - Unity (The Beginning).

Sat 14:Apr - 808 State Live - Energy - The Live Dance Concept at London's Dockland Arena (also featuring Black Box, Orbital, Guru Josh, Snap, Adamski and The Shamen)

Energy - The Live Dance Concept - Flyer

Energy - The Live Dance Concept - Flyer

Energy - The Live Dance Concept - Flyer

March:1990

Sat 31:Mar - 808 State Live - i-D World Tour, Konspiracy, 55 Fennel Street, Manchester (with MC Tunes, Candy Flip, Kurt Rogers)

"Billed as 808 State this actually meant you got to hear 808's Darren & Andy DJ'ing as The Spinmasters along with MC Tunes on the mic. Stoke's Candy Flip were also in attendance along with Kurt Rogers, who at the time made the finest mix tapes in town."
(1963 at the MDMA Archive)
Despite the above, 808 State actually played Live.

Konspiracy, Manchester

Sat 24:Mar-Sun 25:Mar - 808 State Live - G-Mex, Manchester (supporting Happy Mondays, with DJ Mike Pickering and Paul Oakenfold) - Review and Images here Happy Mondays Online Blog here

Happy Mondays - 24-25 March 1990

Happy Mondays - 24-25 March 1990

Happy Mondays - 24-25 March 1990

Happy Mondays - 24-25 March 1990
Happy Mondays - 24 March 1990 - Ticket and Pass

Fri 16:Mar - 808 State Live - G-Mex, Manchester (with MC Tunes and Bernard Sumner of New Order - he sang "Magical Dream") - Review and Images here

February:1990

Mon 26:Feb - 808 State Live - Moda Hall, Osaka, Japan

Mon 5:Feb - Spinmasters - Hacienda, Manchester (supporting Northside and Paris Angels)