ALL MARKY RAMONE AND THE SPEEDKINGS SHOWS
THERE IS NO ANYMORE MARKY RAMONE AND THE
BAND, BUT I WANT TO KEEP THESE INFOS HERE AS A RAMONES
HISTORY. BAND DID SHOWS IN 2001-2003. SEE
BACKGROUND DETAILS OF
Marky Ramone wrote to me in January 13, 2004, that there will be no
next Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings tour until the second SpeedKings
album comes out. Album was already recorded.
BUT two months later (March 13, 2004) Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings
announced that the band was split-up, even they were recorded an second
The last Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings show ever was at the Brick By
Brick, San Diego, USA on January 17, 2003. Marky was interviewed by my
request by Lynne Cameron for my second book, Rock In Peace: Dee Dee And Joey Ramone and
spoke about this situation:
Marky (April, 2004): No more touring with the SpeedKings. I liked them,
it was a lot of fun, I think Nick Cooper is a very good songwriter/
frontman and I wish him luck with them. I can't play 150 shows a year
which is what they wanted. That's more shows than what the Ramones did,
He and Nick had played together also before the SpeedKings. Nick had
played in bands before including Midnightmen and Buckweeds. Marky played
with the Buckweeds! on their last European tour. Soon after, Marky
Ramone And The SpeedKings formed.
Band released singles, live CD called Alive and studio album called No
If's, And's Or But's ((title was Legends Bleed in the
USA). Read more of album
Name Marky Ramone Group was used shortly until it got changed to
Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings because of legal hassles.
Last Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings line-up:
Marky Ramone, drums.
Nick Cooper: singer-guitarist.
Glen "Jack" Meyer: bassist.
- Dee Jaywalker: Who joined in August 2001 as the second guitarist. Dee
played both rhythm and lead guitar.
- Bassist: Stevey Jay, who decided to leave from the band November 2001.
Then he was replaced by Vito Jr Dagostini.
- Bassist: Vito Jr Dagostini was replaced Glen Meyer in June 2002.
CANADA AND USA: MARCH 2003. THIS TOUR WAS
CANCELED. March 1, 2003: Underground, Hamilton, ON, Canada.
CANCELED. March 2, 2003: Healey's, Toronto, ON, Canada.
CANCELED. March 5, 2003: Pyramid Cabaret, Winnipeg, MB, Canada.
CANCELED. March 6, 2003: The State, Regina, SK, Canada.
CANCELED. March 8, 2003: Red's Edmonton, AB, Canada.
CANCELED. March 9, 2003: MacEwan Hall, Calgary, AB, Canada.
CANCELED. March 10, 2003: The Odeon, Saskatoon, SK, Canada.
CANCELED. March 14, 2003: Knights Of Columbus, Indianapolis, IN,
Canada tour was cancelled. The reason for the cancellation of the tour
was one of the promotors who did most of the shows suddenly decided to
bail out. There was nothing else to do than cancel.
But at first Marky played this show with Sedated members etc.
February 28, 2003, Clifton, NJ, Connections
... and then Marky did spoken word shows in Toronto and Hamilton, Canada.
But at least also in Toronto opening bands were: Spoiled Rotten, Revenge
Of The Egg People and Sam Lawrence 5. Then there was a 1 hour 45 minute
spoken word performance by Marky and after that was an hour set from
Hamilton's Ramone Tribute group, aka "Ramonesalive" featuring Jimmy Vapid
on vocals, Gord Lewis & Steve Marshall of Teenage Head on guitar and
bass, and Marky himself played the drums for this hour
USA: WEST COAST TOUR: DECEMBER 2002 - JANUARY 2003:
December 20, 2002: Marky or Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings: Don Hill's,
December 27, 2002: Showcase Theatre, Corona, CA, USA.
December 28, 2002: Jerry's Pizza & Pub, Bakersfield, CA, USA.
December 29, 2002: Trinity Hall, San Luis Obispo, CA, USA.
December 31, 2002: The Shack, Anaheim, CA, USA.
January 2, 2003: Berbati's Pan, Portland, OR, USA.
January 3, 2003: Hell's Kitchen, Tacoma, WA, USA.
January 4, 2003: Jimmy Z's, Everett, WA, USA.
January 5, 2003: 4th Avenue Tavern, Olympia, WA, USA.
January 7, 2003: The Boardwalk, Sacramento, CA, USA.
January 8, 2003: The Pound, San Francisco, CA, USA.
January 9, 2003: Plant 51, San Jose, CA, USA.
January 10, 2003: Club Voodoo, Reno, NV, USA.
January 11, 2003: The Cooler Lounge, Las Vegas, NV, USA.
January 12, 2003: Mason Jar, Phoenix, AZ, USA.
January 13, 2003: Scrappy's, Tucson, AZ, USA.
January 15, 2003: Di Piazza's Lava Lounge, Long Beach, CA, USA.
January 16, 2003: Key Club, Hollywood, CA, USA.
January 17, 2003: Brick By Brick San Diego, CA, USA.
Marky will be at the PAISTE cymbals exhibit at the NAMM Music show in
Anaheim before he and the band head for San Diego to play the final
US tour show. He will be signing autographs and caressing the beuatifull percussive
JAPAN: NOVEMBER 2002
November 27 - 29, 2002: Urga, Tokyo, Japan (show in three different
EUROPE: SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER 2002
September 13, 2002: Karma Club, Livorno, Italy OR Jux Tap, Sarzana,
September 14, 2002: Velvet Rock Club, Rimini, Italy.
September 15, 2002: Lagabbia Club, Vicenza, Italy.
September 16, 2002: Sommercasino, Basel, Switzerland.
September 17, 2002: TBA, Rennes, France.
September 18, 2002: TBA, Bordeaux, France.
September 19, 2002: Sala Magic, Barcelona, Spain.
September 20, 2002: Dr. Slump, Castellon, Spain.
September 21, 2002: Industrial Coperam Granada, Spain.
September 23, 2002: Gruta 77, Madrid, Spain.
September 24, 2002: Bilbao Rock, Bilbao, Spain.
September 25, 2002: Santa Sede, Oviedo, Spain.
September 26, 2002: Pabellon De O Berbes, Vigo, Spain.
September 27, 2002: TBA, Porto, Portugal.
September 28, 2002: TBA, Lisboa, Portugal.
September 29, 2002: DT, Merida, Spain.
October 1, 2002: Salles Des Fetes, Toulouse, France.
October 2, 2002: Thunder Road, Codevilla, Italy.
October 3, 2002: Blackout Rock Club, Roma, Italy.
October 4, 2002: TBA, Pisa, Italy.
October 5, 2002: TBA, Brescia, Italy.
EUROPE (ONLY NETHERLANDS): JUNE 2002
June 21, 2002, Willemeen, Arnhem, Netherlands.
June 22, 2002: Buk Buk, Heiloo, Netherlands.
June 23, 2002: Het Bolwerk, Sneek, Netherlands.
June 27, 2002: WRECKIN' CREW Special, Jeugdhuis Quo Vadis, Heule,
June 28, 2002: Gigant, Apeldoorn, Netherlands.
June 29, 2002: Poppodium Atak, Enschede, Netherlands.
June 30, 2002: De Troubadour, Hardenberg, Netherlands.
EUROPE (SCANDINAVIA): APRIL 2002
Support band in Scandinavia was Maryslim in Hässleholm,
Norrköping, and Örebro. There was a rumour that some gigs were
cancelled. It was ONLY rumour. There were no any
cancellations! Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings played all
gigs. Nick wrote for me that gig in Oslo was one of the best, what
March 31, 2002: Kraakerieret, Moss, Norway.
April 1, 2002: Nyx, Oslo, Norway.
April 3, 2002: Pusterviksbaren, Göteborg, Sweden.
April 4, 2002: Kulturhuset, Hässleholm, Sweden.
April 5, 2002: Kammaren, Norrköping, Sweden.
April 6, 2002: Contan, Örebro, Sweden.
EUROPE: DECEMBER 2001
Maryslim from the Sweden joined the tour as a mainsupport band, during
December 5-16, 2001.
December 6, 2001: Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium.
December 7, 2001: Paard (Suburban-Benelux Distributor release party),
The Hague, Netherlands.
December 8, 2001: Sommercasino, Basel, Switzerland.
December 9, 2001: So What, Oslo, Norway.
December 10, 2001: Knust, Hamburg, Germany.
December 11, 2001: Zauberberg, Wurzburg, Germany.
December 12, 2001: Musikbunker, Aachen, Germany.
December 13, 2001: Colchester, Arts Centre, Colchester, UK.
December 14, 2001: Ramones Fanclub -party at Roma, Italy.
December 15, 2001: C.S. Pedro, Padova, Italy.
December 16, 2001: Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany. CANCELLED BECAUSE
December 17, 2001: KSET Centre, Zagreb, Croatia.
December 18, 2001: Estragon, Bologna, Italy.
December 19, 2001: Indian's Saloon, Sesto San Giovanni, Milan,
December 20, 2001: Mephisto, Barcelona, Mephisto, Spain.
December 21, 2001: Sports Hall, Girona, Spain.
December 22, 2001: Sala Mogambo, San Sebastian, Spain.
December 23, 2001: Macumba, Kerrang Christmas Party, Madrid, Spain.
December 24, 2001: Weekend, Sevilla, Spain.
December 25, 2001: Gamma, Murcia, Spain.
December 26, 2001: Roxy Club, Valencia, Spain.
December 27, 2001: ISC, Bern, Switzerland.
December 28, 2001: Shrine, Stockholm, Sweden.
In Stockholm 28/12 band also signed records at Sound Pollution record
December 29, 2001: Kulturzentrum Pelmke, Hagen, Germany.
December 30, 2001: Falkendom, Bielefeld, Germany.
December 31, 2001: Wild At Heart, Berlin, Germany.
EUROPE: JULY-SEPTEMBER 2001
July 7, 2001: Sjock Festival, Gierle, Belgium.
July 8, 2001: Holidays in the Sun Festival, Morecambe, UK.
Aug 25, 2001: Zomerkermis, Geraardsbergen, Belgium.
Sept 1, 2001: Velorock, Oostende, Belgium.
Sept 28, 2001: Aalst/Festival, Belgium. Needs to be confirmed.
EUROPE: APRIL 2001
Marky Ramone And The SpeedKings punked first few shows in Belgium and
April 28, 2001: Dudstock Festival, Dudzele, Belgium.
April 29, 2001: Magasin 4, Brussels, Belgium.
April 30, 2001: Logo Club, Ahaus, Germany.