1975

December

[21] London, Roundhouse [last gig with Gong]

1976

February

[14] London School of Economics [National Health]
[17] London, BBC Maida Vale Studios [Top Gear] - "Paracelsus", "Agrippa" and "The Lethargy Shuffle (Part 2)" performed (broadcast Apr 20) [National Health]

May

Sessions for "L" in Woodstock (NY), USA

June

Sessions for "L" in Woodstock (NY), USA

August

Hillage's live band is formed: Miquette Giraudy (synth, bells & vocals), Christian Boulé (guitar), Phil Hodge (keyboards), Basil Brooks (syn/fl), Colin Bass (bass/voc), Clive Bunker (d)

September

[18] London, Hyde Park [free concert, supporting Queen]
[24] "L" is released

October

[02] Glasgow, Apollo [support: John Stevens' Away]
[04] Birmingham, Town Hall [support: John Stevens' Away]
[09] Manchester, University [support: John Stevens' Away]
[10] London, Victoria Palace [support: John Stevens' Away]
[11] Newcastle, City Hall [support: John Stevens' Away]
[14] Sheffield, City Hall [support: John Stevens' Away]
[16] Aylesbury, Friars / Vale Hall [support: John Stevens' Away]

November

[03] Rouen (France)
[04] Orléans (France)
[05] Tours (France)
[06] Paris (France), Hippodrome de Pantin (Festival Bas-Rock) [also: Etron Fou Leloublan, Kevin Coyne, Urban Sax...]
[12] Exeter, University [support: Nova]
[13] Leicester, University [support: Nova]
[14] Guildford, Civic Hall [support: Nova]
[17] Blackpool, Opera House [support: Nova]
[18] Derby, King's Hall [support: Nova]
[22] Briston, Colston Hall [support: Nova]
[25] Portsmouth, Locarno [support: Nova]
[26] Cambridge, Corn Exchange [support: Nova]
[27] Southend, Kursaal [support: Nova]
[28] Cheltenham, Town Hall [support: Nova]

December

[01] Liverpool, Empire [support: Nova]
[02] Edinburgh, Playhouse [support: Nova]
[03] Glasgow, Apollo Centre [support: Nova]
[04] Leeds, University [support: Nova]
[04] London, Paris Theatre [BBC in Concert]
[06] Newcastle, City Hall [support: Nova]
[08] Manchester, Palace [support: Nova]
[09] Dunstable, Civic Hall [support: Nova]
[10] Hanley, Victoria Hall [support: Nova]
[11] Coventry, Theatre [support: Nova]
[12] Wolverhampton, Civic Hall [support: Nova]
[13] Preston, Guildhall [support: Nova]
[14] Birmingham, Odeon [support: Nova]
[16] London, Hammersmith Odeon [support: Nova]
[18] Folkestone, Lees Cliff Hall [support: Nova]
[20] Brighton, Dome [support: Nova]

1977

January

[17] Phoenix, AZ (USA), Veterans' Memorial Auditorium [supporting ELO; also: Journey]
[23] Albuquerque, NM (USA), University of New Mexico - Johnson Gym [supporting ELO]
[25] San Francisco, CA (USA), Cow Palace [supporting ELO; also: Firefall]
[27] Inglewood [Los Angeles], CA (USA), L.A. Forum [supporting ELO]
[30] San Diego, CA (USA), Sports Arena [supporting ELO] (10,000 in attendance)
[31] Inglewood [Los Angeles], CA (USA), L.A. Forum [supporting ELO] (32,000 in attendance over both nights)

February

[04] Kansas City, MO (USA), Municipal Auditorium [supporting ELO] (11,000 in attendance)
[06] Oklahoma Ciy, OK (USA), The Myriad [supporting ELO]
[11] New York City, NY (USA), Madison Square Garden [supporting ELO] (17,000 in attendance)
[12-13] Philadelphia, PA (USA), Spectrum [supporting ELO] (38,000 in attendance over both nights)
[15] Erie, PA (USA), Erie County Fieldhouse [supporting ELO]
[17] Pittsburgh, PA (USA), Civic Arena [supporting ELO] [also: Journey] (11,000 in attendance)
[18] Cincinatti, OH (USA), River Front Coliseum [supporting ELO; also: Gentle Giant] (8,000 in attendance)
[19] Cleveland, OH (USA), Public Auditorium [supporting ELO]
[21-22] Detroit, MI (USA), Cobo Hall [supporting ELO]
[23] Flint, MI (USA), International Music Arena [supporting ELO]
[25] Milwaukee, WI (USA), Exhibition Auditorium [supporting ELO]
[26-28] Chicago, IL (USA), Uptown Theater [supporting ELO]

March

[20] Bensberg (Germany), Otto-Hahn-Schule (filmed for WDR TV "Rockpalast" programme)
[26] London, Rainbow Theatre (recorded and included in part on 1979's Live Herald)
End of the original Steve Hillage Band

April

[22] Inglewood [Los Angeles], CA (USA), L.A. Forum [supporting ELO] (cancelled)

May

[23-24] Glasgow, Kelvin Hall [Tubular Bells, with the Scottish National Orchestra]
[28] Paris, Hippodrome [Gong reunion]
In addition to performing with the reformed Trilogy Gong band, Hillage (with Giraudy and Boulé) performs a 45-minute set of his solo music with various Gong members (Malherbe, Blake, Howlett, Moerlen, plus Mireille Bauer and Jorge Pinchevsky)

July

Sessions for "Motivation Radio", Los Angeles (CA), USA
Line-up: Reggie McBride (bass), Joe Blocker (drums), with Malcolm Cecil (synth & production)

August

[05-07] Bury, Deeply Vale Festival [also: Tractor, The Ruts, The Fall] (?)
Sessions for Radio Actors single and Sphynx "Xitintoday"
[late] Reading Festival [SH guests with Sham 69]

September

"Motivation Radio" is released
New live band consists of Steve & Miquette plus Chuck Bynum (keyboards & glissando guitar), Curtis Robertson (bass) and Joe Blocker (drums)
Typical setlist: "Octave Doctors", "It's All Too Much", "Motivation", "Light in the Sky", "Radio", "Aftaglid", "Electrick Gypsies", "Salmon Song", "Dervish Riff", "Saucer Surfing", "Searching For The Spark", "Hurdy Gurdy Man", "Hurdy Gurdy Glissando", "Not Fade Away"
[20] Hamburg (Germany), Ernst Merck Halle ["Giants Returns", with Wishbone Ash & Country Joe]
[21] Bremen (Germany) ["Giants Returns", with Wishbone Ash & Country Joe]
[29] Heidelberg (Germany), Rhein-Neckar-Halle ["Giants Returns", with Wishbone Ash & Country Joe]
[30] Esslingen (Germany), Halle am Eberhard-Bauer-Stadion ["Giants Returns", with Wishbone Ash & Country Joe]

October

[01] München (Germany), Olympiahalle ["Giants Returns", with Wishbone Ash & Country Joe]
Bynum leaves after the German dates and the SHB continue as a quartet
[02] Colmar (France), Parc des Expositions [also: Tim Blake]
[03] Paris (France), Hippodrome de Paris [also: Tim Blake]
[04] Lyon (France), Bourse du Travail [also: Tim Blake]
[mid] Hillage tapes a BBC Sight & Sound simulcast for transmission later in the month
[15] Ayslebury, Friars [support: Glen Phillips]
[17] Preston, Guildhall [support: Glen Phillips]
[18] Liverpool, Empire [support: Glen Phillips]
[19] Manchester, Apollo [support: Glen Phillips]
[21] Bradford, St Georges Hall [support: Glen Phillips]
[22] Newcastle, City Hall [support: Glen Phillips]
[23] Edinburgh, Leigh Hall [support: Glen Phillips]
[24] Glasgow, Strathclyde University [support: Glen Phillips]
[26] Sheffield, City Hall [support: Glen Phillips]
[27] Birmingham, Odeon [support: Glen Phillips]
[28] Leicester, De Montfort Hall [support: Glen Phillips]
[29] Cardiff, University [support: Glen Phillips]
[30] Bristol, Colston Hall [support: Glen Phillips]

November

[01] Brighton Dome [support: Glen Phillips]
[03] London, Rainbow Theatre [support: Glen Phillips]

December

Basic tracks for "Green" are recorded at Ridge Farm, Dorking, Surrey, with the Manor Mobile
Line-up: Steve, Miquette, plus Curtis Robertson (bass) and Joe Blocker (drums)

1978

January

Overdubs for "Green" at Matrix Studios, London

February

Overdubs and mixing for "Green" at Britannia Row Studios, London

March

New SH Band line-up consists of Steve & Miquette plus Christian Boulé (glissando guitar), John McKenzie (bass) and Andy Anderson (drums)

April

[14] "Green" is released
[20-21] Plymouth, Metro [support: National Health]
[22] Torquay, Town Hall [support: National Health]
[23] Swansea, Top Rank [support: National Health]
[25] Cardiff, Top Rank [support: National Health]
[26] Bangor, University [support: National Health]
[28] Keele, University [support: National Health]
[29] Lancaster, University [support: National Health]

May

[01] Folkestone, Lees Cliff Hall [support: National Health]
[03] Aylesbury, Friars [support: National Health]
[04] Bristol, University [support: National Health]
[05] Brighton, Top Rank [support: National Health]
[06] Leicester, University [support: National Health]
[08] Stafford, Top Of The World [support: National Health]
[09] Sheffield, Polytechnic [support: National Health]
[10] Manchester, University [support: National Health]
[12] Edinburgh, University [support: National Health]
[13] Glasgow, Strathclyde University [support: National Health]
[14-15] Redcar, Coatham Bowl [support: National Health]
[16] Newcastle, Polytechnic [support: National Health]
[18] Poole, Wessex Hall Arts Centre [support: National Health]
[19] Swindon, Brunel Rooms [support: National Health]
[20] Malvern, Winter Gardens [support: National Health]
[21] Croydon, Greyhound [support: National Health]
[22] Birmingham, Mayfair Ballroom [support: National Health]
[23-24] Liverpool, Eric's [support: National Health]
[25] Oxford, Polytechnic [support: National Health]
[26] Dunstable, Civic Hall [support: National Health]
[27] Guildford, Surrey University [support: National Health]
[28] London, Lyceum [support: National Health]
(The above show was recorded for possible use on a live album, but the results were deemed unsatisfactory, and the August shows at the Marquee used instead)
[31] Munich (Germany), Downtown

June

[early] German tour
[04] Elz [nr Limburg] (Germany), Anyway
[22] Lille (France), Palais des Sports
[23] Paris (France), Stadium
[24] Sierck-les-Bains (France), Festival du Château [also: Weidorje, Potemkine...]
[26] Orléans (France)
[27] La Rochelle (France), Parc des Expositions
[28] Bordeaux (France), Alhambra
[29] Toulouse (France), Halle aux Grains
[30] Vitrolles (France)

July

[01] Nice, Théâtre de Verdure (cancelled?)
[02] Sète, Théâtre de la Mer (cancelled?)
[15] Bournemouth, football stadium (Bournemouth Music Circus) [also: Darts, The Motors] (cancelled?)
[22] Helsinki (Finland) (Festival)
[25] Rochdale, Deeply Dale Free Festival [also: Sphynx, Here And Now...]

August

[05] Harwich, Rock Against Racism Festival [also: Sphynx]
[06] Bristol, Ashton Court Festival
[07-08] London, Marquee Club
[26] Reading Festival

Autumn

Compiling and mixing "Live Herald"
Recording new studio material, retaining the live band's rhythm section of John McKenzie (bass) and Andy Anderson (drums)

1979

January

Sessions for "Rainbow Dome Musick" at Om Studios
[26] "Live Herald" is released

February

SH Band consists of Steve & Miquette plus Dave Stewart (glissando guitar), John McKenzie (bass) and Andy Anderson (drums)
Typical setlist: "The Salmon Song", "Unzipping The Zype", "Hurdy Gurdy Glissando", "Light In The Sky", "1988 Aktivator", "Unidentified (Flying Being)", "UFO Over Paris", "Activation Meditation", "The Glorious Om Riff", "Activation Meditation", "It's All Too Much", "Electrick Gypsies", "Talking to the Sun"
[21] Edinburgh, Odeon [support: Téléphone]
[22] Newcastle, City Hall [support: Téléphone]
[23] Manchester, Free Trade Hall [support: Téléphone]
[24] Sheffield, City Hall [support: Téléphone]
[25] Birmingham, Odeon [support: Téléphone]
[26] Liverpool, Mountford Hall [support: Téléphone]
[27] Leicester, De Montfort Hall [support: Téléphone]
[28] Canterbury, University of Kent (concert filmed for "Rock Goes To College" TV programme, broadcast Mar 10)
Setlist: "Salmon Song", "Unzipping The Zype", "Hurdy Gurdy Man", "1988 Aktivator", "Unidentified (Flying Being)", "It's All Too Much"
[28] Oxford, New Theatre [support: Téléphone]

March

[01] Exeter, University [support: Téléphone]
[02-03] London, Rainbow Theatre [support: Téléphone]
[04] Bristol, Colston Hall [support: Téléphone]
[05] Oxford, New Theatre [support: Téléphone]
[08] Quimper (France), Parc des Expositions [support: Christian Boulé]
[09] Tours (France), Cinéma Olympia [support: Christian Boulé]
[10] Le Mans (France), La Rotonde [support: Christian Boulé]
[12] Rennes (France), Salle des Lices [support: Christian Boulé]
[13] Limoges (France), Salle des Soeurs de la Rivière [support: Christian Boulé]
[15] Montpellier (France), Palais des Sports [support: Christian Boulé]
[16] Vitrolles [nr Marseille] (France), Salle des Fêtes [support: Christian Boulé]
[17] Nice (France), Cinéma Escurial Théâtre [support: Christian Boulé]
[19] Clermont-Ferrand (France), La Maison des Sports [support: Christian Boulé]
[20] Villeurbanne [Lyon] (France), Palais d'Hiver [support: Christian Boulé]
[21] Dijon (France), Palais des Congrès [support: Christian Boulé]
[22] Nogent-sur-Marne [nr Paris] (France), Pavillon Baltard [support: Christian Boulé]
[23] Reims (France), L'Opéra [support: Christian Boulé]
[24] Hagondange [nr Metz] (France), Salle des Fêtes [support: Christian Boulé]
[26] Strasbourg (France), Hall Tivoli [support: Christian Boulé]
[27] Saarbrücken (Germany), Aula in der Uni
[28] Düsseldorf (Germany), Phillipshalle
[29] Hamburg (Germany), Markthalle (cancelled?)
[29] Berlin (Germany), Eissporthalle
[30] Hannover (Germany), Rotation Glashalle
[31] Berlin (Germany), Neue Welt
(cancelled?)

April

[03] Wiesbaden (Germany), Warthburg
[04] München (Germany), Schaubingerbräu
[09-10] London, The Venue (dates added as compensation for those who couldn't get tickets for the Rainbow concert)
[13] "Rainbow Dome Musick" is released
[21-29] London, Olympia (Festival for Mind Body and Spirit) (Music for the Rainbow Dome by SH & MG)
[28] London, Paris Theatre (BBC in Concert)

June

Paul Francis replaces John McKenzie on bass
[23] Glastonbury Fayre Festival [also: Tim Blake, Mother Gong]

August

Sessions for "Open" at Ridge Farm

October

[12] "Open" is released
[29] Hanley, Victoria Hall [support: Trevor Rabin]
[30] Leicester, De Montfort Hall [support: Trevor Rabin]
[31] Sheffield, City Hall [support: Trevor Rabin]

November

[01] Edinburgh, Odeon [support: Trevor Rabin]
[02] Glasgow, Apollo [support: Trevor Rabin]
[03] Aberdeen, Capitol [support: Trevor Rabin]
[05] Bristol, Colston Hall [support: Trevor Rabin]
[06] Manchester, Free Trade Hall [support: Trevor Rabin]
[07] Derby, Assembly Rooms [support: Trevor Rabin]
[08] Coventry, New Theatre [support: Trevor Rabin]
[09] Lancaster University [support: Trevor Rabin]
[10] Leeds, University [support: Trevor Rabin]
[11] Newcastle, City Hall [support: Trevor Rabin]
[12] Liverpool, Empire [support: Trevor Rabin]
[13] Wolverhampton, Civic Hall [support: Trevor Rabin]
[14] Birmingham, Odeon [support: Trevor Rabin]
[15] Brighton, Dome [support: Trevor Rabin] (cancelled?)
[16] Southampton, Gaumont [support: Trevor Rabin] (cancelled?)
[17] London, Hammersmith Odeon [support: Trevor Rabin] (cancelled?)
[22] Neu-Isenburg (Germany), Hugenottenhalle
[23] Hamburg (Germany), Audimax
[24] Bremen (Germany), Glocke
[26] Köln (Germany), Satorysäle
[27] Saarbrücken (Germany), Kongreßhalle
[28] Erlangen (Germany), Stadthalle
[29] München (Germany), Schwabinger, Bräu
[30] Offenbach (Germany), Stadthalle

December

[01] Nancy (France), Parc des Expositions
[03] St.Martin-d'Hères [Grenoble] (France), Halle des Sports
[04] Lyon (France), Palais d'Hiver
[05] Avignon (France), Parc des Expositions
[06] Bordeaux (France), Salle Belgrave
[07] Poitiers (France), Arènes
[08] Nantes (France), Parc de la Beaujoire
[09] Langolvas [Morlaix] (France), Parc des Expositions
[10] Rouen (France), Parc des Expositions
[11-12] Paris (France), Bataclan
[14] Amsterdam (Netherlands), Sonesta Koepelkerk (broadcast on KRO radio) [also: Aviator]
Setlist (incomplete): "New Age Feeling", "The Glorious OM Riff", "Day After Day", "Getting in Tune", "Palm Trees", "Definite Activity", "New Age Synthesis (Unzipping The Zype)", Intro / "Open", "Searching For The Spark"
[15] Wageningen (Netherlands)
[17-18] London, Music Machine