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Timeline

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

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)
-- 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
07 Jan 94 Powerhaus, Islington
21 Jan 94
London Garage -- Feb 94 Swallow is released
12 Feb 94 Bristol University Anson Rooms
08 Mar 94 Black Session
10 Mar 94 Army & Navy, Chelmsford
16 Apr 94 Orleans, France L'Autre Festival -- Apr 94 London Astoria -- Apr 94 Peel Session -- May 94 Delicious is released 16 May 94 Glasgow Plaza supporting blur 26 May 94 London Empire -- Jun 94 Bucket & Spade is released 26 Aug 94 Reading Festival -- Aug 94 a demo of Pyrotechnian is released via Volume 11 08 Sep 94 Brighton Zap Club -- Nov 94 Peel Sessions 25 Oct 94 Sleeper appears on the Peel Session 09 Dec 94 Bordeaux, Le Chat Bleu Melody Maker (7 Jan 95) 10 Dec 94 London, The Venue 24 Dec 94 Georgeous 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
-- Jun 95 San Francisco, Bottom of the Hill
          Scott Zimmerman
-- 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 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 -- 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.
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
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
    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
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