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2018

  • Louise Wener on Steve Lamacq's Roundtable (25 Jan 2018)
    25 Jan 2018 Louise Wener on Steve Lamacq's Roundtable (BBC Radio)
  • 01 Mar 2018 Arts Club Theatre, Liverpool
  • 02 Mar 2018 O2 Academy 2, Sheffield
  • 03 Mar 2018 O2 Academy, Leicester
  • 09 Mar 2018 The Fleece, Bristol
  • 10 Mar 2018 O2 Academy 2, Oxford
  • 15 Mar 2018 The Sugarmill, Stoke-On-Trent
  • 16 Mar 2018 The Wardrobe, Leeds
  • 17 Mar 2018 O2 Academy2 Newcastle, Newcastle
  • 05 Apr 2018 The Old Fire Station, Bournemouth
  • 06 Apr 2018 Bedford Esquires, Bedford
  • 07 Apr 2018 Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich
  • 24 May 2018 Bearded Theory Festival 2018 at Catton Park, Derbyshire
  • 12 Jul 2018 Latitude 2018 - Henham Park, Suffolk
  • 13 Jul 2018 Latitude 2018 - Henham Park, Suffolk
  • 14 Jul 2018 Latitude 2018 - Henham Park, Suffolk
  • 15 Jul 2018 Latitude 2018 - Henham Park, Suffolk
  • 25 Aug 2018 Victorious Festival 2018 - Southsea Seafront
  • 2017

  • Louise Wener on Steve Lamacq's Roundtable (18 May 2017)
    15 Feb 2017
    Sleeper announced as guests on Star Shaped Festival
  • 18 May 2017 Louise Wener on Steve Lamacq's Roundtable
  • 01 Jul 2017 Sleeper live: Louise Wener (vocals, guitars), Jon Stewart
                (guitars), Andy Maclure (drums), Kieron Pepper (bass),
                Aimee Smith (keys), and Neil Kingsbury (additional guitars)
  • 22 Jul 2017 The Haunt, Brighton, UK
  • 22 Jul 2017 Sticky Mike's Frog Bar, Brighton, UK
  • 29 Jul 2017 O2 Institute Birmingham, Digbeth, UK
  • 30 Jul 2017 Jon Stewart on W♥M Radio
  • 05 Aug 2017 O2 Forum Kentish Town, London, UK
  • 12 Aug 2017 O2 ABC, Glasgow, UK
  • 19 Aug 2017 O2 Ritz, Manchester, UK
  • 02 Dec 2017 Interview with Louise Wener on Radio X with Chris Moyles
  • 02 Dec 2017 O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, UK
  • Pre Sleeper Days
    30 Jul 67 Louise Jane Wener born¹ in Gants Hill 
    	  (suburb north of Ilford)²
    12 Sep 67 Jonathan David Stewart born in Sheffield¹
    10 Apr 68 Kenadiid Osman born¹
    04 Jun 70 Andy Maclure born in Manchester¹
    19 Jun 81 Jon's first concert, Kraftwerk, Sheffield 
    	  City Hall. From Jon: "I was 13. Fucking brilliant, 
    	  made Q's 100 gig's of all time, still have the bootleg 
    	  my mate made."
              City Hall, Sheffield, United Kingdom (from Twingo) 
       Dec 82 Lou's first concert, The Jam at Wembley Arena³
              Wembley Arena, Wembley, Middx (thanks Andrew Screen)
         1984 Andy joins a blues band called The Crawl¹
         1990 (?) Andy moves to London and joins a ten-piece ska band 
    	  called The Mable String Quartet²
              - Lou is arrested for shoplifting³
         1991 Lou is on holiday in Jamaica³
         1992 Lou and Jon met at Manchester Universityª
    
    1993
         1993 Lou's father died³
    early1993 Lou and Jon moved to London to concentrate on songwriting²
              - placed advert in Melody Maker that reads
      "BASSIST, DRUMMER WANTED. PIXIES, PARTIRIDGE FAMILY. SERIOUS APPLICANTS, TELEPHONE..."²
    sum  1993 Lou, Jon, Andy, and Diid formed Surrender Dorothy
              - "Stay" is demoed for Indolent Records, which got them signed
              - Changed their name to Sleeper "because there were about a dozen Surrender Dorothys in America" stated Jon²
         1993 The Mean Fiddler (supporting bands like Bedazzled and Star Club)
    1993 Camden Palace, London "Tuesday Feet First Club Night"
    -- Oct 93 Islington Powerhaus (supported by Shed Seven)
    06 Nov 93 Poly, Kingston-Upon-Thames (Supporting Pele)
    -- Nov 93 Alice in Vain is released
    08 Dec 93 The London Highbury Garage
    1994
    15 Jan 1994 Sheffield Leadmill 
    21 Jan 1994
    Leeds Duchess of York
    22 Jan 1994 London Highbury Garage 26 Jan 1994 The Wherehouse, Derby
    27 Jan
    1994 Irish Centre, Birmingham
    28 Jan 1994 Manchester University, Manchester
    29 Jan 1994 Roadmender, Northampton
    30 Jan 1994 University of Sheffield, Sheffield
    31 Jan 1994 Riverside, Newcastle
    -- Feb 1994 Swallow is released
    01 Feb 1994 King Tut's Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow
    02 Feb 1994 The Venue, Edinburgh
    04 Feb 1994 University of Leeds, Leeds

    05 Feb 1994 Princess Charlotte, Leicester
    06 Feb 1994 Concorde, Brighton

    07 Feb 1994 Wedgewood Rooms, Portsmouth

    09 Feb 1994 Norwich Waterfront, Norwich
    10 Feb 1994 The Junction, Cambridge

    11 Feb 1994 Clapham Grand, London
    12 Feb 1994 Bristol University Anson Rooms
    15 Feb 1994 Southhampton Joiners
    16 Feb
    1994 Exeter Cavern
    17 Feb
    1994 Cardill University
    19 Feb
    1994 Brighton Sussex University
    24 Feb
    1994 Leicester De Moulfort Universty
    25 Feb 1994 Hull Adelphi
    08 Mar 1994 Black Session 10 Mar 1994 Army & Navy, Chelmsford
    16 Apr 1994 Orleans, France -- Apr 1994 London Astoria
    -- Apr 1994 Peel Session -- May 1994 Delicious single is released 10 May 1994 Rock City, Nottingham
    11 May 1994 The Civic Hall, Wolverhampton

    12 May 1994 Anson Rooms, University of Bristol

    13 May 1994 De Montford University, Leicester
    15 May 1994 University of Hull, Hull
    16 May 1994 Glasgow Plaza 17 May 1994 Queen's Hall Memorabilia, Edinburgh
    18 May 1994 Northumbria University, Newcastle 

    19 May 1994 Academy Memorabilia, Manchester
    21 May 1994 Octagon Centre, Sheffield
    23 May 1994 The Event, Brighton
    24 May 1994 Corn Exchange, Ipswich
    25 May 1994 Den Grå Hal, Copenhagen
    26 May 1994 London Empire 27 May 1994 Shepherds Bush Empire, London
    28 May 1994 Guildhall Memorabilia, Southampton
    29 May 1994 The LCR, UEA, Norwich
    31 May 1994 Town & Country Club,  Leeds

    -- June 1994 Bucket & Spade is released
    -- Aug 1994 Volume 11 is released 26 Aug 1994 Reading Festival 08 Sep 1994 Brighton Zap Club 13 Oct 1994 Manchester Academy, Manchester 
    15 Oct 1994 Octagon Centre, Sheffield
    16 Oct 1994 Town and Country Club, Leeds
    25 Oct 1994 Sleeper appears on the Peel Session
    -- Nov 1994 Peel Sessions
    09 Dec 1994 Bordeaux, Le Chat Bleu 10 Dec 1994 London, The Venue
    24 Dec 1994 Gorgeous and Fully Equipped is given away free with their own fanzine
    1995
    09 Jan 95 Inbetweener is released
    09 Jan 95 Mark Radcliffe Session
    14 Jan 95 Louise on the front cover of Melody Maker
    -- Feb 95 Smart is released
              - Lou and Jon broke up
    13 Feb 95 Glasgow, King Tutts
    14 Feb 95 Edinburgh, The Venue 
    15 Feb 95 Newcastle, Riverside
    16 Feb 95 Hull, Adelphi
    17 Feb 95 Leeds, Duchess of York
    18 Feb 95 Sheffield, Leadmill
    20 Feb 95 Manchester, Boardwalk
    21 Feb 95 Liverpool, Lomax
    22 Feb 95 Stoke, Wheatsheaf
    23 Feb 95 Derby, Wharehouse
    24 Feb 95 Wolverhampton, Wulfren Hall
    25 Feb 95 Leicester, Princess Charlotte
    27 Feb 95 Norwhich, Waterfront
    28 Feb 95 Cambridge, Junction
    01 Mar 95 Northampton, Roadmenders
    02 Mar 95 Newport, TJ's
    03 Mar 95 Bristol, Fleece and Firkin 
    04 Mar 95 Windsor, Old Trout
    06 Mar 95 Brighton, Concorde
    07 Mar 95 Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
    -- Mar 95 Vegas is released
    09 Mar 95 London, London Astoria 2
    11 Mar 95 Sleeper appears on Channel 4's 
    20 Apr 95 Bristol Anson Rooms
    29 Apr 95 Los Angeles, Whiskey A Go-Go 
    18 May 95 Brussels VK
    23 May 95 Copenhagen Que Club
    summer 95 Sleeper made their American debut in Rolling Stones 
    	  (Arista press release)
    -- Jun 95 CBGB, New York City 
    -- Jun 95 Rebar, New York City 
    13 Jun 95 Tennesse, Memphis
    05 Jun 95 San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill
    -- Jun 95 Sleeper on MTV "Most Wanted"
    23 Jun 95 Glastonbury Festival
    22 Jul 95 Leeds, Heinkenen Festival
    30 Jul 95 Milton Keynes, The National Bowl
    05 Aug 95 Cork's Feile Festival
    06 Aug 95 Scotland, T in the Park
    05 Sep 95 Shibuya Club Quattro,Tokyo
    06 Sep 95 Shibuya Club Quattro,Tokyo
    08 Sep 95 Shinsaibashi Club Quattro,Osaka
    09 Sep 95 Nagoya Club Quattro
    13 Sep 95 Sleeper appears on the Evening Session
    -- Sep 95 What Do I Do Now? is released on two single formats
    09 Oct 95 Birmingham, Digbeth Institute 
    10 Oct 95 Bristol University Anson Rooms
    11 Oct 95 Portsmouth Pyramid Centre
    12 Oct 95 Ipswich, Corn Exhange
    13 Oct 95 London, Shepherd's Bush Empire
    15 Oct 95 Sheffield University Foundry
    16 Oct 95 Leeds, Metropolitan University
    17 Oct 95 Manchester, Hacienda
    18 Oct 95 Newcastle University
    19 Oct 95 Glasgow Plaza
    
    1996
    09 Apr 96 Leeds, T & C
              Soundcity
    13 Apr 96 Louise on the cover of Melody Maker
    19 Apr 96 Shibuya Club Quattro,Tokyo
    20 Apr 96 Shibuya Club Quattro,Tokyo
    22 Apr 96 Sale of the Century is released
    25 Apr 96 Morning Becomes Eclectic,KCRW
    06 May 96 The It Girl is released
    19 May 96 Wolverhampton, Civic Hall
    20 May 96 Cambridge, Corn Exchange
    21 May 96 Norwich, UEA
    22 May 96 Nottingham, Rock City
    23 May 96 Sheffield, Octogan
              Sheffield News
    25 May 96 Hull, City Hall
    26 May 96 Glasgow, Barrowlands
    27 May 96 Edinburg, Queens Hall
    28 May 96 Newcastle, Mayfair
    30 May 96 Lancaster, Sugarhouse
    31 May 96 Liverpool, Royal Court
    -- May 96 Louise on the cover of G-Spot
    01 Jun 96 Manchester, Academy
    02 Jun 96 Newport, Centre
    04 Jun 96 Aylesbury, Civic Hall
    05 Jun 96 Brighton, Event
    06 Jun 96 Southampton, Guildhall
    07 Jun 96 London, Brixton Academy
    29 Jun 96 Saturday Live - Episode 5 
    with host Lee Hurst, Belinda Carlisle and Alexander Armstrong
    -- Jul 96
    Nice Guy Eddie is released -- Jul 96 special 10" of "the it girl" is released
    28 Jul 96
    Stock,Tokyo
    17 Aug 96 V Festival 1996
    18 Aug 96
    V Festival 1996
    14 Aug 96
    La Route du Rock, St Malo (France) 20 Aug 96 Dallas TX, Bronco Bowl (with Elvis Costello) 21 Aug 96 Austin TX, Backyard (with Elvis Costello) 23 Aug 96 Denver CO, Paramount (with Elvis Costello) 27 Aug 96 LosAngeles CA, Universal Amp (with Elvis Costello) 28 Aug 96 LosAngeles CA, Universal Amp (with Elvis Costello) 30 Aug 96 Berkeley, Greek Theater (with Elvis Costello) -- Aug 96 Radio One Sound City is released featuring Sleeper live from Leeds (9apr96) 31 Aug 96 Portland OR, Civic Audtorium (with Elvis Costello) 01 Sep 96 Seattle WA, Mercer Arena 02 Sep 96 Vancouver CAN Starfish Room 04 Sep 96 Providence RI, Met Cafe 06 Sep 96 Albany NY, WEQX event (with the Refreshments) 08 Sep 96 Washington DC, Black Cat 09 Sep 96 New York NY, Mercury Lounge 10 Sep 96 Boston MA, Bill's Bar
    13 Sep 96 TOP OF THE POPS WEEKEND Wembley, London
    -- Sep 96
    Statuesque is released Sep/Dec 96 Sleeper on Shooting Stars game show (Phillip Homer) 02 Dec 96 Watford, Coliseum 03 Dec 96 Gloucester, Leisure Centre 04 Dec 96 Birmingham, Aston Villa Leisure Centre "She's a Good Girl" and "Nice Guy Eddie" were broadcasted from this show (Phillip Homer) 05 Dec 96 Manchester, Apollo Louise's tour diary 07 Dec 96 Middlesbrough, Town Hall 07 Dec 96 Louise on the cover of NME 08 Dec 96 Leeds, Town And Country Club 09 Dec 96 Derby, Assembly Rooms 11 Dec 96 Torquay, Riviera Centre 12 Dec 96 Portsmouth, Guildhall 13 Dec 96 Guildford, Civic Hall 14 Dec 96 Ilford Island 29 Dec 96 Louise also appeared on Music game show "Never mind the Buzzcocks" (Phillip Homer: "the other guests included Noddy Holder, Jonathan Ross, and Boy George")
    1997
    -- Feb 97 Louise on the cover of Vox
    -- Feb 97 "C**t London" is the working title for the new album 
    	  (vox feb97 by Mark Beaumont)
    14 Jun 97 Diid Osman officially is no longer with Sleeper
    -- Aug 97 Sleeper cancelled Reading Festival to work on new album
    16 Aug 97 Madder Rose's Chris Giammalvo played (session bass) on
    	 - Pleased To Meet You
    19 Aug 97 6:30pm Evening Session - Steve Lamacq talks to 
              Louise Wener.
    25 Aug 97 BRMB MUSIC JAM 2 Birmingham
    28 Aug 97 12:00pm Jo Whiley - Louise Wener drops by the Lunchtime Social. 22 Sep 97 She's a Good Girl released 25 Sep 97 Louise Wener joined Jo Whiley on the Lunchtime Social on Radio 1 (taken from inbetweener) 26 Sep 97 Sleeper on TFI Friday 13 Oct 97 Pleased to Meet You released (enter the chart at 7) - LP picture features Lou at age nine -- Oct 97 Dan Kaufmann joins Sleeper -- Oct 97 Louise on the cover of Select 21 Oct 97 Louise is on the radio with Zoe Ball. Teaching Zoe to play guitar. Louise said this morning that she's only played for five years. (from Fletch!) 26 Oct 97 GLASGOW Barrowlands 27 Oct 97 NEWCASTLE Mayfair 28 Oct 97 Radio 1 Sound City gig at the Oxford Brookes University Union Broadcast live 30 Oct 97 MANCHESTER Apollo 31 Oct 97 LIVERPOOL Royal Court 01 Nov 97 DONCASTER Dome 03 Nov 97 STOKE Trentham Gardens 04 Nov 97 LEICESTER De Montfort Hall 05 Nov 97 WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall - postponed to 18 Feb 1998 07 Nov 97 ST AUSTELL Colosseum 08 Nov 97 SWINDON Oasis 09 Nov 97 NEWPORT Centre 11 Nov 97 POOLE Arts Centre 12 Nov 97 READING Rivermead 13 Nov 97 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion 14 Nov 97 LONDON Brixton Academy 17 Nov 97 Romeo Me released (highest chart 39) -- Nov 97 Louise on the cover of The Band
    1998
    05 Jan 98 Sleeper denies alleged break up (All Star Mag)
    01 Feb 98 Beat Special featuring Sleeper (and one other act) 
    	  Live on Channel 4
    -- Feb 98 Dan Kaufmann is no longer with Sleeper
    -- Feb 98 Sleeper on BoardStupid on Channel4.  Two songs 
              were played live: "You Got Me" and "Miss You."
    06 Feb 98 Louise Wener on Newsnight
    10 Feb 98 GLASGOW Barrowland - Chris Giammalvo joins Sleeper on tour
     - Dan Green as keyboardist 11 Feb 98 NEWCASTLE University 12 Feb 98 LEEDS Town & Country 13 Feb 98 LIVERPOOL Royal Court 14 Feb 98 MANCHESTER Academy 16 Feb 98 SHEFFIELD University 17 Feb 98 LEICESTER University 18 Feb 98 WOLVERHAMPTON Civic Hall 21 Feb 98 SWINDON Oasis 22 Feb 98 NEWPORT Centre 23 Feb 98 PORTSMOUTH Pyramids [Canceled] - Reading University is canceled and moved to 26 Feb 24 Feb 98 SOUTHEND Cliffs Pavilion - Arista Records canceled Pleased to Meet You for the US 26 Feb 98 READING University 27 Feb 98 LONDON Brixton Academy 23 Jun 98 Jon Stewart is on holiday in Los Angeles, California 04 Jul 98 Lou, Andy, and Jon, all flew into Las Vegas to celebrate their manager's (Geof) birthday. 25 Jul 98 Indolent Records have folded because their parent company, BMG Records, decided the small label wasn't worth keeping. 13 Aug 98 Jon Stewart guest DJ at Cafe Bleu 11 Nov 98 Jon Stewart is on tour with UFO Bro 16 Dec 98 Sleeper splits with their record label RCA/BMG 30 Dec 98 Sleeper officially split
    1999
  • 13 Apr 99 Louise is house-hunting
  • 2000
  • 26 Apr 00 Louise is spotted buying groceries in Crouch End
  • 12 Aug 00 Sleeper in studio recording new materials
  • 15 Dec 00 Stewart in Las Vegas
  • 2001
  • 31 Mar 01 Sleeper Online Interview with Jon Stewart
  • 26 Aug 01 GOLDMINE vol 27 no 18, issue #551
  • 07 Oct 01 Sleeper Mentioned on BBC: I Love 1996
  • 2002
  • 22 Jan 02 Guardian Article: More Than a Pretty Face by Louise Wener
  • 02 Jul 02 Guardian Article: My Life as a Pop Star by Louise Wener
  • 07 Jul 02 Louise Wener and DJ Taylor on BBC Radio 4, discussing celebrities writing books
  • 24 Jul 02 Louise on BBC Radio 4 with John Wilson
  • 29 Jul 02 Sleeper music is played on Regis & Kelly
  • 01 Aug 02 Goodnight Steve McQueen Book Release
  • 01 Aug 02 Louise Wener on Radio 2 with Phill Jupitus on Thursday afternoon
  • 04 Aug 02 Jon Stewart finished recording music on "Baby Juice Express"
  • 06 Aug 02 Louise on RI:SE
  • 07 Aug 02 Otakars Bookstore Book Signing in Milton Keynes
  • 08 Aug 02 Dialgoue: Louise Wener (Interview)
  • 09 Aug 02 Louise Wener on Liquid News
  • 15 Aug 02 Borders' Book Signing Review in Scotland
  • 2003
    • 14 Aug 2003 Louise Wener on Radio Scotland
    • -- Sep 2003 Louise Wener in Elle Magazine (Sept 2003) (UK)
    2010
    2011
    2012
    2014
    2016
    this timeline is heavily influenced by the UK elastica site.

    some of this information maybe wrong. please feel free to send in more info if you know of any...

    the following magazines/interviews were used:

    ¹ Melody Maker (Jan 95) written by Mark Beaumont
    ² Select (Oct 97) written by John Harris
    ³ Q (Aug 96) written by Howard Johnson
    ° from Jon Stewart
    ª from various sources

    Special thanks to Phillip H, Mark W., and Neil N.
    tour date should be seen in GREEN

    sleeper timeline written and compiled by vu

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