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APPENDICES

These are the final statistics concerning the total number of known WITCH performances, venues played, cancellations, songs performed live, headlining shows, opening bands, and any other stats I can come up with.  As much as I've tried, it is by no means complete.  We know for sure the band played announced, flyered performances in at least one of their rehearsal studios, but the flyers no longer exist and no one knows the date(s), so these performances are not included in any of the final stats.  And there are definitely more "lost" performances that we have yet to track down.  But, the majority of the information here, like the rest of this website, is as accurate as it might ever get.

TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOWN PERFORMANCES:  128

TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOWN PERFORMANCES BY YEAR:
1983: 19
1984: 32
1985: 25
1986: 4
1987: 7
1988: 24
1989: 6
1991: 1
2008: 1
2009: 6
2013: 1
2014: 1
2016: 1

TOTAL NUMBER OF ADVERTISED PERFORMANCES WHERE WITCH CANCELED: 3
February 2, 1984 - The Concert Factory, Costa Mesa (no room on stage to play)
January 11, 1985 - The Troubadour, Hollywood (Punky in car crash)
October 17, 1987 - Old World Beer Gardens, Corona (reason unknown)

The following shows were advertised by a booking agent,
but WITCH had not agreed to appear:

April 18, 1986 - Jezebel's, Anaheim, CA
April 20, 1986 - Joshua's Parlor, Westminster, CA
December 14, 1991 - Jezebel's, Anaheim, CA

TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOWN VENUES PLAYED:  35

TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOWN PERFORMANCES AT EACH VENUE:
Cat Club, Hollywood, CA:  1
(4/19/09)

Chexx, Santa Fe Springs, CA:  1
(3/24/89)

Culver Vets Hall, Culver City, CA:  1
(4/13/84)

D.E.S. Hall, Artesia, CA:  1
(5/17/85)

Faces, Huntington Beach, CA:  2
(4/11/88, 7/3/88)

Fender's Ballroom, Long Beach, CA:  1
(5/10/85)

Gazzarri's, Hollywood, CA:  2
(3/19/88, 10/8/88)

Goodies, Fullerton, CA:  1
(8/22/88)

House Party, 4418 Sunswept, Santa Ana, CA:  1
(6/16/84)

Jezebel's, Anaheim, CA:  18
(8/14/86, 10/31/86, 11/26/86, 1/11/87, 3/7/87, 4/3/87, 8/22/87, 1/15/88, 1/16/88,
3/27/88, 5/21/88, 6/17/88, 7/27/88, 9/8/88, 10/1/88, 1/13/89, 3/10/89, 4/13/89)

Keystone Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA:  1
(12/17/84)

Malone's, Santa Ana, CA: 3
(6/22/13, 6/14/14, 6/18/16)


Paladino's, Tarzana, CA:  2
(10/31/08, 2/14/09)

Perkin's Palace, Pasadena, CA:  2
(4/7/84, 6/4/88)

Pomona Valley Auditorium, Pomona, CA:  1
(3/30/85)

Powerstation Rehearsal Studios, N. Hollywood, CA:  1
(3/14/89)

Prado Park, Riverside, CA:  1
(8/31/85)

Radio City, Anaheim, CA:  14
(10/22/83, 12/3/83, 1/21/84, 3/3/84, 5/18/84, 6/30/84, 8/10/84,
9/21/84, 11/30/84, 1/25/85, 3/9/85, 4/27/85, 6/15/85, 8/2/85)

Rock On Broadway, San Francisco, CA:  1
(12/15/84)

Stardust Ballroom, Hollywood, CA:  1
(7/28/84)

The Black Castle, Los Angeles, CA:  2
(4/18/09, 8/15/09)

The Concert Factory, Costa Mesa, CA:  4
(10/15/83, 11/12/83, 12/18/83, 11/2/84)

The Country Club, Reseda, CA:  8
(7/14/83, 10/21/83, 8/31/84, 10/31/84, 2/7/85, 6/1/85, 10/30/86, 11/23/88)

The Dancing Waters Club, San Pedro, CA:  10
(2/11/84, 6/9/84, 8/3/84, 10/5/84, 10/24/84,
12/22/84, 1/18/85, 4/6/85, 4/9/88, 8/6/88)

The Doll Hut, Anaheim, CA:  2
(2/13/09, 12/31/09)

The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA:  1
(9/5/84)

The International, Pico Rivera, CA:  1
(4/29/88)

The Marquee, Westminster, CA:  2
(3/29/89, 11/1/91)

The Mason Jar, Phoenix, AZ:  7
(2/14(?)/85 (2 shows), 2/15(?)/85 (3 shows), 2/16(?)/85 (2 shows)

The Roxy, Hollywood, CA:  4
(1/20/84, 2/4/87, 2/26/88, 5/13/88)

The Stone, San Francisco, CA:  1
(9/14/84)

The Timbers, Glendora, CA:  1
(5/11/85)

The Troubadour, Hollywood, CA:  20
(6/24/83, 7/24/83, 8/26/83, 10/8/83, 10/31/83, 11/25/83, 12/31/83,
1/7/84, 2/3/84, 2/17/84,
5/4/84, 5/5/84, 6/15/84, 11/17/84,
2/22/85, 4/20/85, 6/29/85, 9/21/85, 7/10/88, 10/28/88)

The Whisky, Hollywood, CA:  4
(1/24/87, 4/4/87, 2/27/88, 4/22/88)

The Woodstock, Anaheim, CA:   5
(6/11/83, 7/16/83, 8/12/83, 9/17/83, 9/23/83)

BANDS WITCH OPENED FOR:
Abattoir
Animal
Brooklyn Brats
Centaur
Death Angel
Exciter
Ford, Lita
Great White
Grim Reaper
Heaven
Hellion
Keel
Kery Doll
L.A. Guns
Laaz Rockit
Loudness
Malice
Megadeth
Pandemonium
Psychostar
Rhoads
Sin
Warlock
Warrant
Wasp
Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force

NOTEWORTHY BANDS WHO OPENED FOR WITCH:
Agent Steel
Beowulf
Blackstar
Blitzkrieg
Enticer
Ferrari
Hanz Krypt
Heretic
Immortal Axe
Invaders
Jaded Lady
Julliett
Knightmare II
L.A. Guns
Lace
Lizzy Borden
London
Noize Toys
Pandemonium
Poison
Power Squadron
Rhoads
Ruthless
Sin
Slayer
Snair
Spoiled Rotten
Stryper
The Claw
Thunderball
Tyrant
Warrant

TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOWN LINEUP CHANGES:  18
(by show date)
#1:  June 11, 1983 - August 12, 1983:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Ronny Too, Michael Williams

#2:  August 26, 1983 -
Mid October, 1984:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Ronny Too, Jim Warmon
 
#3:  October 24, 1984 (one show only):
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Ronny Too, Jim Warmon, Danny Blaze
 
#4:  October 31, 1984 - June 29, 1985:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Ronny Too, Jim Warmon

#5:  August 2, 1985 - August 31, 1985:
Peter Wabitt, Ronny Too, Jim Warmon, Joey Capizola

#6:  September 21, 1985 (one show only):
Ronny Too, Jim Warmon, Joey Capizola, Doug ??

#7:  August 14, 1986 (one show only):
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Ronny Too, Jim Warmon

#8:  October 30, 1986 - April 4, 1987:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Jim Warmon, Scott Rickett, Davin St. John

#9:  August 22, 1987 (one show only):
Peter Wabitt, Jim Warmon, Scott Rickett, Davin St. John, Michael ???

#10:  January 15 & 16, 1988 (two shows only):
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Jim Warmon, Scott Rickett, Davin St. John, David Ezrin

#11:  February 26, 1988 - May 21, 1988:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Jim Warmon, Scott Rickett, David Ezrin

#12:  June 4, 1988 - July 10, 1988:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Jim Warmon, Scott Rickett, Ronny Too

#13:  July 27, 1988 - April 13, 1989:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Jim Warmon, Ronny Too

#14:  November 1, 1991 (one show only):
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Ronny Too, Michael Hannon


#15: October 31, 2008 - April 19, 2009:
Punky Peru, Ronny Too, Jim Warmon, Betsy Bitch


#16:  August 15, 2009 - December 31, 2009:
Punky Peru, Jim Warmon, Betsy Bitch, Geoff Gayer


#17:  June 22, 2013 - June 14, 2014:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Jim Warmon, Ronny Too


#18:  June 18, 2016 - Present:
Punky Peru, Peter Wabitt, Scott Rickett, Jerome Sevron

TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOWN ORIGINAL WITCH SONGS PLAYED LIVE:  42
Bewitched
Black Magic
Blond Alert
Can't Take Our Rock
Cinderella (In Black Leather)
Conviction
Crazy
Damnation
Don't Leave Me Lonely
Fight Dirty
Games That People Play
Gonna Rock
Hell On Wheels
Hit the Road
I'm Finally Home
I'm No Rainbow
I'm On My Way
Jailbait (a recording of WITCH performing this song does not exist, but Punky has confirmed that the song was performed at the first few shows in 1983; it's the only 'lost' song in the WITCH catalog)
Keep the Light On
Love, Love, Love
Mad For Life
Nervous Wreck
(No More) Suffering In Silence
1:45
Out On the Streets
Pay the Due
Playing In the Rain

Private Investigator
Running Scared
Saboteur
Sex-Crazed Woman
Spinning
Take It All Away
Take Me Away
Take You By Force
The Chosen Ones
Time Keeps Running Out
Too Young For You
Victory Without Pain
Welcome On the Night
Wet n Wild
You're Not Loud Enough

TOTAL NUMBER OF KNOWN COVER SONGS PERFORMED LIVE:  14
AC/DC
All Of My Love
Are You Ready (a recording of WITCH performing this song does not exist, but I saw them play it at D.E.S. Hall on May 17, 1985)
Come Together
Highway To Hell
Jailhouse Rock
Jane
Jumping Jack Flash
Mob Rules
Muscle Of Love (a recording of WITCH performing this song does not exist, but Punky has confirmed that the band played it in 1985)
Night Train
S.O.S.
Toys In the Attic
Wild Thing

SONGS USED AS OPENING NUMBERS:
Are You Ready
Bewitched
Blond Alert
Cinderella (In Black Leather)
Fight Dirty
Hit The Road
Mad For Life
Nervous Wreck
Saboteur
Toys In The Attic
Welcome On The Night