June 8, 1979

The Marquee Club

London, England


America's Veins, In Context Of The Moon, Paradise Skies, The Party, Sun Voices, Moon Voices, Lip Service, Charmonium, Toronto Tontos, Waterline, Rascal Houdi, Beyond The Moon, Coming Off The Moon, Hangover


Max Webster's first (and only) headlining UK shows were at the famous Marquee in London.

Kim plays a bit of Rush's Xanadu in Coming Off The Moon, and later the band do an impromptu bit of Del Shannon's Runaway near the end of Toronto Tontos. By this point in the tour, fans were throwing cigarettes onto the stage during Toronto Tontos at the "no cigarettes, no a-matches" part.

Even though Max's first two albums weren't released in the UK, the crowd still knows the tunes very well. The band had chopped off the last chorus of Toronto Tontos for well over a year, but they bring it back for this show for their newfound fans to enjoy.

Let Go The Line is released as a single in the UK today, but they opt not to play it at the Marquee gigs.

Other Bands on the Bill:

Ian Fleming, Trimmer and Jenkins


This photos could be from either night. The Marquee's famous backdrop can be seen behind McCracken.

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Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Terry Watkinson - Keyboards
Gary McCracken - Drums
Dave Myles - Bass