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Sugar Babies - The Burlesque Musical, starring Ann Miller and Mickey Rooney, is presented at The Mark Hellinger Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA, during a run of 1208 performances.
Broadway show Musical Chairs is playing during a 13-night run at The Rialto Theatre, Broadway, New York City, USA.
Aztec Twostep play at The Bottom Line, Greenwich Village, New York City, USA, supported by Rodney Crowell.
The Cure play at The Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands, Europe, supported by The Passions.
Peter Gabriel releases his third LP, Peter Gabriel 3: Melt, in the UK.
U2 release their first single for Island Records, 11 O'Clock Tick Tock, in the UK, Europe.
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On his The Concert tour, Mike Oldfield plays at The Guildhall, Preston, Lancashire, England, UK, Europe.
UB40 play at the Town Hall, Walsall, England, UK, Europe.
Gary Numan plays at The Opera House, Adelaide, Australia, Oceania.
Joan Baez is awarded an honorary Doctor Of Humane Letters degree by Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey, USA.
On his I'm The Man tour, Joe Jackson plays at De Montfort Hall, Leicester, England, UK, Europe.
Iron Maiden play at The Corn Exchange, Cambridge, England, UK, Europe.
On their World Invasion Tour, Van Halen play at The Falkoner Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark, Europe.
Frank Zappa plays at Forest National, Brussels, Belgium, Europe.
A new music and arts venue, The Leadmill, opens in Sheffield, England, UK, Europe, with local band Artery on the bill.
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U2 play at The Moonlight Club, London, England, UK, Europe, supported by Fashion.
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Black Flag play at The Fleetwood, Los Angeles, California, USA.
Brand X, voted the World's Number One Jazz-rock Band in the Melody Maker Polls for 1978 and 1979, come to the end of a British tour with a show at the Polytechnic, Oxford, England, UK, Europe. (N.B. The band at this time does not include Phil Collins)
On their Departure tour, Journey play a gig in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.
On their Tusk tour, Fleetwood Mac play the first of two nights at Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, Michigan, USA.
Adam And The Ants play at the Town Hall, High Wycombe, England, UK, Europe.
Rush play in Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, New York State, USA.
The Clash play at Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm, Sweden, Europe.