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Author
Robyn Hitchcock
Performances
475

Releases

Title Artist Label Type Year
I Often Dream of Trains Robyn Hitchcock Midnight Music Album 1984
Gotta Let This Hen Out! Robyn Hitchcock And The Egyptians Jettisoundz Album 1985
A Soft Boy No More Robyn Hitchcock Blue Lake Records Bootleg 1988
Brenda Of The Lightbulb Eyes Robyn Hitchcock A&M Records Video 1989
Stand Back, Dennis! Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians Bootleg 1994
For the Kids Too Robyn Hitchcock Nettwerk Compilation 2004
Obliteration Pie Robyn Hitchcock Oak Tree Album 2005
I Wanna Go Backwards Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Album 2007
Sex, Food, Death... and Insects Robyn Hitchcock A&E Home Video Video 2008
I Often Dream of Trains in New York Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Album 2009
Chronology Robyn Hitchcock Yep Roc Records Internet 2011
Patreon 2023 Robyn Hitchcock Internet 2023

Gigs

Billed As Venue City State Country Date
Robyn Hitchcock Saturday Live on BBC Radio 1 London England UK 09/15/1984
"Robyn Hitchcock & Chums" (First Egyptians gig) Hope & Anchor London England UK 09/29/1984
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK 04/21/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 06/22/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Club Lingerie Los Angeles California US 06/28/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 08/01/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Irving Plaza New York New York US 08/02/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Jonathan Swift's Cambridge Massachusetts US 08/03/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Electric Screen Cinema London England UK 09/06/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US 11/09/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 7th St. Entry Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/16/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 688 Club Atlanta Georgia US 11/22/1985
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Ronnie Scott's London England UK 02/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US 03/17/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Starry Night Portland Oregon US 03/21/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Moore Theatre Seattle Washington US 03/22/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US 03/28/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Zentrum Zoo Tubingen Germany 04/13/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Metropol Aachen Germany 04/15/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Rose Club Cologne Germany 04/16/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Fabrik Hamburg Germany 04/20/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Centre Reading England UK 06/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Norwich Arts Centre Norwich England UK 06/06/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Ritz New York New York US 11/01/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US 11/02/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 11/07/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Nectarine Ballroom Ann Arbor Michigan US 11/10/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 9:30 Club Washington DC US 11/13/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Haverford College, Founders Hall Haverford Pennsylvania US 11/15/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians I-Beam San Francisco California US 11/17/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Berkeley Square Berkeley California US 11/19/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/23/1986
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tartan Bar Leeds England UK 01/24/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Town and Country Club London England UK 01/25/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Tenda Partenope Naples Italy 02/09/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians MyWay Piacenza Italy 02/10/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy 02/11/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Stereodrome Bologna Italy 02/12/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Vinile Rosà Italy 02/15/1987
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/18/1987
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK 12/05/1987
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Uptown Lounge Athens Georgia US 03/25/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Centre Stage Atlanta Georgia US 03/26/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US 03/31/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US 04/01/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Chestnut Cabaret Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 04/04/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Graffiti Club Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 04/05/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians St. Andrew's Hall Detroit Michigan US 04/07/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Foellinger Auditorium Champaign-Urbana Illinois US 04/08/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Cabaret Metro Chicago Illinois US 04/09/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Union Theatre Madison Wisconsin US 04/10/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US 04/11/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Fillmore San Francisco California US 04/13/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians John Anson Ford Theater Los Angeles California US 04/15/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Beacon Theatre New York New York US 04/17/1988
Robyn Hitchcock Ronnie Scott's London England UK 06/05/1988
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 07/29/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Bumbershoot Festival - Seattle Center Coliseum Seattle Washington US 09/05/1988
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US 09/10/1988
Robyn Hitchcock The Rat Boston Massachusetts US 04/30/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Rialto Theatre Raleigh North Carolina US 06/11/1989
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Lisner Auditorium George Washington University Washington DC US 06/14/1989
Robyn Hitchcock Golden Gate Park Bandshell San Francisco California US 07/03/1989
Robyn Hitchcock Blue Wall (UMass) Amherst Massachusetts US 09/23/1989
Robyn Hitchcock Flood Zone Richmond Virginia US 04/24/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Trax Charlottesville Virginia US 04/25/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle (Chapel Hill NC) Carrboro North Carolina US 04/27/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Greenstreets Columbia South Carolina US 04/28/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Atlanta Georgia US 04/30/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Point Atlanta Georgia US 05/01/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Einstein a-Go-Go Jacksonville Beach Florida US 05/06/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Old Nick's Birmingham Alabama US 05/08/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Tipitina's New Orleans Louisiana US 05/11/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Belly Up Tavern Solana Beach California US 05/24/1990
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 05/25/1990
Robyn Hitchcock St. Catherine's Hill Winchester England UK 06/12/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Crest Theatre Sacramento California US 07/06/1990
Robyn Hitchcock New George's San Rafael California US 07/07/1990
Robyn Hitchcock University Centre Auditorium Victoria British Columbia Canada 07/12/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Mississippi Nights St. Louis Missouri US 07/19/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Bottleneck Lawrence Kansas US 07/21/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Maintenance Shop Ames Iowa US 07/23/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Lounge Ax Chicago Illinois US 07/28/1990
Robyn Hitchcock SUNY, Binghamton Binghamton New York US 10/02/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Toad's Place New Haven Connecticut US 10/07/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 10/11/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Haunt Ithaca New York US 10/13/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Nietzsche's Buffalo New York US 10/14/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Diamond Club Toronto Ontario Canada 10/16/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Blind Pig Ann Arbor Michigan US 10/18/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Jake's Bloomington Indiana US 10/19/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Bogart's Cincinnati Ohio US 10/20/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Stache's Columbus Ohio US 10/21/1990
Robyn Hitchcock The Birchmere Alexandria Virginia US 10/23/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US 10/25/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 10/27/1990
Kevn Kinney and Peter Buck 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 12/19/1990
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US 06/01/1991
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 06/04/1991
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 08/17/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Daily's Melody Stockholm Sweden 11/14/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Magasinet Gothenburg Sweden 11/15/1991
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians HUB Ballroom Seattle Washington US 02/22/1992
Robyn Hitchcock Trax Charlottesville Virginia US 05/02/1992
Robyn Hitchcock Max's on Broadway Baltimore Maryland US 05/07/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians 328 Performance Hall Nashville Tennessee US 06/20/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Deep Ellum Live Dallas Texas US 07/03/1992
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 07/14/1992
The Soft Boys Powerhaus London England UK 10/17/1992
Robyn Hitchcock 9:30 Club Washington DC US 12/29/1992
Robyn Hitchcock 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 01/02/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Backstage Seattle Washington US 05/01/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians First Avenue Minneapolis Minnesota US 05/08/1993
Robyn Hitchcock & the Egyptians Joiners Arms Southampton England UK 08/02/1993
Robyn Hitchcock Big Star Records Adelaide South Australia Australia 11/01/1993
Robyn Hitchcock Blob House Bergamo Italy 03/07/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Ultrasound Toronto Ontario Canada 05/10/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Harpo's Victoria British Columbia Canada 05/13/1994
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 09/16/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Great American Music Hall San Francisco California US 09/21/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Lee's Palace Toronto Ontario Canada 10/12/1994
Robyn Hitchcock Peabody's Down Under Cleveland Ohio US 04/13/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US 04/18/1995
Robyn Hitchcock The Concorde Brighton England UK 05/01/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK 05/18/1995
Robyn Hitchcock All Saints Centre Lewes England UK 06/17/1995
Robyn Hitchcock Yarmouth Station Isle of Wight England UK 08/26/1995
Robyn Hitchcock McCabe's Santa Monica California US 09/22/1995
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 01/12/1996
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 08/27/1996
Robyn Hitchcock Milestones Rochester New York US 03/07/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Knitting Factory New York New York US 03/15/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Raoul's Portland Maine US 03/20/1997
Robyn Hitchcock House of Blues Chicago Illinois US 05/21/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Cedar Cultural Center Minneapolis Minnesota US 05/24/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Roxy West Hollywood California US 05/31/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Sweetwater Mill Valley California US 06/02/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Melarkey's Sacramento California US 06/03/1997
Robyn Hitchcock WOW Hall Eugene Oregon US 06/05/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US 06/06/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Backstage Seattle Washington US 06/07/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Boat Race Cambridge England UK 07/17/1997
Robyn Hitchcock WOMAD Festival (Rivermead Leisure Center) Reading England UK 07/27/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 11/15/1997
Robyn Hitchcock The Concorde Brighton England UK 12/01/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Joiners Arms Southampton England UK 12/03/1997
Robyn Hitchcock Boat Race Cambridge England UK 12/04/1997
Robyn Hitchcock 12 Bar Club London England UK 02/03/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Mean Fiddler London England UK 04/04/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 06/12/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US 06/25/1998
Robyn Hitchcock Big Mama Rome Italy 02/09/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Estragon Bologna Italy 02/10/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Bloom Mezzago Italy 02/13/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Slego Rimini Italy 02/14/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Hotel du Nord Paris France 06/28/1999
Robyn Hitchcock 33 Degrees Austin Texas US 08/07/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Dingwalls London England UK 09/22/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Colchester Arts Centre Colchester England UK 09/23/1999
Robyn Hitchcock The Portland Arms Cambridge England UK 09/27/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Cactus Café Austin Texas US 10/23/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US 10/26/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Paradise Rock Club Boston Massachusetts US 10/30/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US 11/01/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Mountain Stage (Concord College, Athens WV) Charleston West Virginia US 11/09/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Metro Chicago Illinois US 11/10/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Soiled Dove Denver Colorado US 11/13/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US 11/16/1999
Robyn Hitchcock's ROCK ARMADA The Troubadour Los Angeles California US 11/20/1999
Robyn Hitchcock KUSF San Francisco California US 11/21/1999
Robyn Hitchcock Storyville Arezzo Italy 01/16/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Circolo Renfe Ferrara Italy 01/21/2000
Grant Lee Hitchcock The Middle East Cambridge Massachusetts US 10/23/2000
Robyn Hitchcock The Underworld London England UK 11/18/2000
Robyn Hitchcock The CLUNY Newcastle upon Tyne England UK 11/22/2000
Robyn Hitchcock Bommens Salonger Gothenburg Sweden 12/25/2000
The Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US 04/11/2001
Robyn Hitchcock 100 Club London England UK 06/21/2001
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Supper Room Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/03/2001
Robyn Hitchcock Dancebase (National Center for Dance), Grassmarket Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/22/2001
Robyn Hitchcock Smith's Olde Bar Atlanta Georgia US 04/08/2002
Robyn Hitchcock Bottom Line New York New York US 04/12/2002
Robyn Hitchcock Assembly Rooms - The Edinburgh Suite Edinburgh Scotland UK 08/12/2002
The Soft Boys Largo Los Angeles California US 11/05/2002
Robyn Hitchcock The Rhythm Room Phoenix Arizona US 02/19/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK 03/02/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 10/17/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Fletcher's Baltimore Maryland US 10/28/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Johnny D's Somerville Massachusetts US 10/30/2003
Robyn Hitchcock Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US 11/01/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Kitty Kat Club Minneapolis Minnesota US 11/04/2004
Robyn Hitchcock Shank Hall Milwaukee Wisconsin US 11/05/2004
Robyn Hitchcock and the Final Groove Komedia Brighton England UK 12/06/2004
Robyn Hitchcock The Garage London England UK 12/07/2004
Robyn Hitchcock & Heavy Friends The Three Kings London England UK 02/18/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Largo Los Angeles California US 03/09/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Pour House Music Hall Raleigh North Carolina US 03/21/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 03/26/2005
Robyn Hitchcock TT the Bear's Cambridge Massachusetts US 03/29/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Duncan Hall Lafayette Indiana US 04/03/2005
Robyn Hitchcock Crystal Ballroom Portland Oregon US 09/08/2005
Robyn Hitchcock NHK 505 Studio Tokyo Japan 10/06/2005
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 The Junction Cambridge England UK 01/22/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Minus 3 The Three Kings London England UK 01/31/2006
Robyn Hitchcock with Minus 5 The Coach House San Juan Capistrano California US 02/24/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 FAB Tokyo Japan 10/08/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Gov Adelaide South Australia Australia 10/14/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Clarendon Guesthouse Theatre Katoomba New South Wales Australia 10/19/2006
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 11/03/2006
Robyn Hitchcock Maxwell's Hoboken New Jersey US 11/19/2006
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Carling Academy London England UK 01/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock Milestones Rochester New York US 03/07/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 03/26/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Knitting Factory New York New York US 03/28/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Doug Fir Lounge Portland Oregon US 04/07/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Tivoli de Helling Utrecht Netherlands 06/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Debaser Stockholm Sweden 06/13/2007
Robyn Hitchcock Piazza Vittorio Veneto Modigliana Italy 07/30/2007
Robyn Hitchcock End of the Road Festival Tollard Royal England UK 09/14/2007
Robyn Hitchcock BBC 6 Music - Gideon Coe London England UK 10/16/2007
Robyn Hitchcock High Noon Saloon Madison Wisconsin US 11/03/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Southgate House Revival Newport Kentucky US 11/08/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US 11/11/2007
Robyn Hitchcock The Starlight Club Waterloo Ontario Canada 11/13/2007
Robyn Hitchcock Fleece and Firkin Bristol England UK 01/24/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK 01/25/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Rescue Rooms Nottingham England UK 01/27/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Southbank Centre - Queen Elizabeth Hall London England UK 01/29/2008
Robyn Hitchcock NPR Bryant Park Project New York New York US 04/11/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Faraday Festival Barcelona Spain 07/04/2008
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 07/18/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Shepherd's Bush Empire London England UK 08/28/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 11/13/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 11/15/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Old Town School of Folk Music Chicago Illinois US 11/15/2008
Robyn Hitchcock World Café Live Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 11/19/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Somerville Theatre Somerville Massachusetts US 11/21/2008
Robyn Hitchcock Symphony Space New York New York US 11/22/2008
Robyn Hitchcock The Junction Cambridge England UK 02/17/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Annandale Hotel Sydney New South Wales Australia 03/25/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Corner Hotel Melbourne Victoria Australia 03/27/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Antone's Austin Texas US 04/03/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Granada Theatre Dallas Texas US 04/04/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Exit/In Nashville Tennessee US 04/06/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Variety Playhouse Atlanta Georgia US 04/07/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 WRAS Atlanta Georgia US 04/07/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Cat's Cradle Carrboro North Carolina US 04/08/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Black Cat Washington DC US 04/09/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Johnny Brenda's Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 04/10/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Logan Square Auditorium Chicago Illinois US 04/18/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Varsity Theater Minneapolis Minnesota US 04/19/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Tower Theatre Upper Darby Pennsylvania US 06/06/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US 06/07/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Bank Of America Pavilion Boston Massachusetts US 06/09/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 WFMU's Three Chord Monte Jersey City New Jersey US 06/11/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 The Bell House New York New York US 06/11/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival Manchester Tennessee US 06/13/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Spaceland Los Angeles California US 10/06/2009
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Crocodile Café Seattle Washington US 10/10/2009
Robyn Hitchcock Teatro Dal Verme Milan Italy 11/19/2009
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 06/09/2010
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada 06/11/2010
Robyn Hitchcock Festival en el Barrio Viejo Tucson Arizona US 03/26/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 04/01/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Teatro Civico Dalmine Italy 04/15/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Auditorium Flaiano Pescara Italy 04/18/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Firestation Arts Center Windsor England UK 06/02/2011
Robyn Hitchcock OzenBar Tel Aviv-Jaffa Israel 09/09/2011
Robyn Hitchcock Teatro Lara Son Estrella Galicia Madrid Spain 02/22/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Butlin's Minehead England UK 03/09/2012
Robyn Hitchcock The Lexington London England UK 04/02/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Village Underground London England UK 08/28/2012
Robyn Hitchcock Samsung Studio Buenos Aires Argentina 09/28/2012
Robyn Hitchcock SPACE Evanston Illinois US 10/14/2012
Robyn Hitchcock & the Venus 3 Hotel California Todos Santos Baja California Mexico 01/10/2013
Robyn Hitchcock The Lantern Bristol England UK 11/08/2013
Robyn Hitchcock Open Arts Stage Bordentown New Jersey US 03/01/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Sellersville Theater Sellersville Pennsylvania US 03/03/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Northcote Social Club Melbourne Victoria Australia 05/31/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Botanique Bologna Italy 07/03/2014
Robyn Hitchcock Grimey's Records Nashville Tennessee US 09/19/2014
Robyn Hitchcock St John The Evangelist Oxford England UK 10/04/2014
Robyn Hitchcock The Junction Cambridge England UK 10/06/2014
Robyn Hitchcock & The Abbotsford Three Yarra Hotel Melbourne Victoria Australia 03/04/2015
Robyn Hitchcock The Fleece Bristol England UK 10/29/2015
Robyn Hitchcock The Trades Club Hebden Bridge England UK 11/01/2015
Robyn Hitchcock Railway Inn Winchester England UK 11/02/2015
Bring Back British Rail Green Door Store Brighton England UK 12/20/2015
Robyn Hitchcock South Orange Performing Arts Center South Orange New Jersey US 01/30/2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Alma Cafe Cape Town South Africa 02/12/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US 03/06/2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Dock Ithaca New York US 03/24/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Cafe Nine New Haven Connecticut US 03/25/2016
Grant Lee Hitchcock Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 05/29/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 06/05/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Golden Gate Park San Francisco California US 09/30/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Club Mandala Tokyo Japan 10/15/2016
Robyn Hitchcock West End Center Aldershot England UK 10/21/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Music Room Liverpool England UK 10/22/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Cecil Sharp House London England UK 10/25/2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Marlowe Theatre Canterbury England UK 10/27/2016
Robyn Hitchcock The Greystones Sheffield England UK 10/30/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Stoughton Opera House Stoughton Wisconsin US 11/18/2016
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 11/19/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Newtown Social Club Sydney New South Wales Australia 12/11/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Grace Emily Hotel Adelaide South Australia Australia 12/15/2016
Robyn Hitchcock Northcote Social Club Melbourne Victoria Australia 12/18/2016
Robyn Hitchcock & Yo La Tengo The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US 03/01/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Once Ballroom Somerville Massachusetts US 03/03/2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Standard Knoxville Tennessee US 03/24/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Marathon Center for Performing Arts Findlay Ohio US 04/10/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Lyric Theatre Blacksburg Virginia US 04/20/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Don Quixote's International Music Hall Felton California US 06/11/2017
Robyn Hitchcock The Drake Hotel Toronto Ontario Canada 09/22/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Café Mono Oslo Norway 10/23/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Eddie's Attic Decatur Georgia US 11/11/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Duck Room at Blueberry Hill St. Louis Missouri US 11/14/2017
Robyn Hitchcock White Rabbit Cabaret Indianapolis Indiana US 11/15/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Carnegie Lecture Hall of Oakland Pittsburgh Pennsylvania US 11/17/2017
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 11/18/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Grace Emily Hotel Adelaide South Australia Australia 12/06/2017
Robyn Hitchcock Monty Hall Jersey City New Jersey US 02/15/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Iron Horse Northampton Massachusetts US 04/10/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Narrows Center for the Arts Fall River Massachusetts US 04/12/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Turf Club Saint Paul Minnesota US 04/25/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Underground Arts Philadelphia Pennsylvania US 04/27/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Lincoln Theatre Washington DC US 04/28/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The LA Squires Club Academy Manchester England UK 05/11/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Unitarian Church Cambridge England UK 05/17/2018
Robyn Hitchcock The HUBS Sheffield England UK 05/25/2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Brook Southampton England UK 05/30/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Ramsgate Music Hall Ramsgate England UK 05/31/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Largo at the Coronet Los Angeles California US 08/30/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Neptune Theater Seattle Washington US 10/05/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Aladdin Theater Portland Oregon US 10/06/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs Thalia Hall Chicago Illinois US 10/10/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Bowery Ballroom New York New York US 10/12/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Railway Inn Winchester England UK 10/26/2018
Robyn Hitchcock The Portland Arms Cambridge England UK 10/30/2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Atlanta Georgia US 11/07/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & Elf Power 40 Watt Club Athens Georgia US 11/08/2018
Robyn Hitchcock & The Nashville Fabs The Basement Nashville Tennessee US 11/09/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Colony Woodstock New York US 11/14/2018
Robyn Hitchcock City Vinyard at Pier 26 New York New York US 11/18/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Night train to Danang Danang Vietnam 12/04/2018
Robyn Hitchcock Michael's On Main Soquel California US 12/29/2018
Robyn Hitchcock McGonigel's Mucky Duck Houston Texas US 01/24/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Gasa Gasa New Orleans Louisiana US 02/02/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant Minneapolis Minnesota US 04/06/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Chesapeake City Public Library Chesapeake Virginia US 04/10/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Firehouse Center For The Performing Arts Newburyport Massachusetts US 04/17/2019
Robyn Hitchcock South Street Arts Center Reading England UK 04/30/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Crescent York England UK 05/08/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Ark Ann Arbor Michigan US 06/22/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Mediathèque St Amand-les-Eaux France 10/15/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Jericho Tavern Oxford England UK 10/17/2019
Robyn Hitchcock The Capstone Theater Liverpool England UK 10/19/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Brudenell Social Club Leeds England UK 10/20/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Storey's Field Centre Cambridge England UK 10/26/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Union Chapel London England UK 10/29/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Richmond Music Hall at Capital Ale House Richmond Virginia US 11/16/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Columbus Theatre Providence Rhode Island US 11/23/2019
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery Boston Massachusetts US 11/24/2019
Robyn Hitchcock Brewery Arts Center Kendal England UK 01/25/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Drygate Brewing Co Glasgow Scotland UK 01/26/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Levontin7 Tel Aviv Israel 02/02/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Corner Live Mareno Di Piave Italy 02/05/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Fremont Abbey Arts Center Seattle Washington US 02/27/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Club Congress Tucson Arizona US 03/06/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Daniels Hall @ Swallow Hill Music Denver Colorado US 03/13/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn & Emma's house Nashville Tennessee US 05/06/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 10/02/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 10/23/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/16/2020
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 12/20/2020
Robyn Hitchcock & Emma Swift Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 03/03/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 06/02/2021
Robyn Hitchcock, Morris Windsor & Terry Edwards Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 06/18/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Robyn and Emma's house London England UK 08/22/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Phoenix Exeter England UK 09/09/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Ipswich Transport Museum Ipswich England UK 09/11/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Rondo Theatre Bath England UK 09/17/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Bodega Nottingham England UK 09/23/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Foxlowe Arts Center Leek England UK 09/24/2021
Robyn Hitchcock More Music Morecombe England UK 09/25/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Crescent York England UK 09/28/2021
Robyn Hitchcock St Mary's Creative Space Chester England UK 09/30/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Summerhall Edinburgh Scotland UK 10/02/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Jammin Java Vienna Virginia US 10/07/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Outpost in the Burbs Montclair New Jersey US 10/08/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Randy Now's Man Cave Bordentown New Jersey US 10/09/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Rams Head on Stage Annapolis Maryland US 10/10/2021
Robyn Hitchcock City Winery New York New York US 10/12/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Musikfest Cafe Bethlehem Pennsylvania US 10/14/2021
Robyn Hitchcock The Hangar Theatre Ithaca New York US 10/15/2021
Robyn Hitchcock Higher Ground Showcase Burlington Vermont US 10/16/2021
Robyn Hitchcock One Longfellow Square Portland Maine US 10/20/2021
Robyn Hitchcock WMPG Portland Maine US 10/20/2021
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Comments

From Robyn on Patreon in 2023
When this song started to come through to me I was in Norway playing a piano. The melody reminded me of The Doors, at the cabaret end of their spectrum. I was in a hotel in Sandane, somewhere north of Bergen, embedded deep in a labyrinth of fjords. It was a rainy Saturday afternoon in early autumn, and I had just played a lunchtime outdoor gig to a few bewildered Norwegians. A seasick-sounding piano stood against one wall of the hotel dining room which was technically closed but nobody seemed to care: at 3pm the kitchen area was deserted. There was a chestnut tree outside, with a desolate white table and chair beneath its dripping branches. I sat in the empty dining room for an hour, staring out the window at that tree, with my fingertips clacking up and down the keys of that old Norwegian piano. It had probably been there during the German occupation, 40 years previously. I wondered how many boiled eggs and herrings had been eaten in that echoing room since the invaders had fled Norway, leaving a trail of burnt houses behind them…

Next thing I remember, I was back in Southern England, where it was also raining. I transferred the piano melody to the guitar and transcribed the words running thru my mind to this, and quite a few other songs. I had a barn all to myself; it was further into autumn now and the rain was pulling leaves off the trees as the twilight crept in earlier each night. In a few weeks time the clocks would be set back an hour, and wintertime would engulf us altogether. The melancholy was exquisite; I was sinking into my own reverie even deeper than usual - approximating my psychic zero, as JG Ballard put it. I imagined myself in love with several people, and wrote odes to each of them.

In this particular song, my recurring dream of a summer’s afternoon accelerating into wintertime all in a couple of hours meshed with another frequent dream, one of a mysterious railway line open only on Sunday. On the train there is a buffet car selling pre-war pints of beer, staffed by a handsome woman in an RAF uniform. This fantasmagorical bar also stocks sandwiches:

“What’ll it be, luv? We’ve got cheese, cheese and ham, or ham…”

There’s no narrative in either of these dreams: they’re just scenarios that screen in my head from time to time like advertisements at the movies. They’re vivid and slightly creepy, and obviously underpin my psyche in some way that means I need to dream them. The idea that everything happens for a reason is as mind-blowing as the fact that this phone I’m now writing on knows pretty much what my next word will be.

Oh boy, as Buddy Holly once exclaimed. I wonder what he dreamed of? And what do you dream of, gentle reader?

Tonight the moon shines on my legs, as smooth as eggs. Anything can become a song if you let it. I’ve been singing “I Often Dream of Trains” for more than half my life now, to the point where it feels like I’m covering someone else’s composition when I sing it. I can’t really recall how it felt *not* to have written it, any more than I can remember how life felt before The Beatles released “A Hard Day’s Night”.

Lyrics

I often dream of trains when I'm alone
I ride on them into another zone
I dream of them constantly
Heading for paradise
Or Basingstoke or Reading

I often dream of trains when I'm awake
They ride along beside a frozen lake
And there in the buffet car
I wait for eternity
Or Basingstoke or Reading

I often dream of trains till it gets light
The summer turns to winter overnight
The leaves fall so suddenly
The sun sets at four o'clock
Exactly what I'm dreading

I often dream of trains when I'm with you
I wonder if you dream about them, too
Maybe we'll meet one night
Out in the corridor
I'm waiting for you, baby

Baby baby baby