THROBBING GRISTLE played live 3 times in 1981. In February at the Lyceum, London. Then in late May traveled to Los Angeles, first playing the Veterans Auditorium on the 22nd. A week later they played at the Kezar Pavilion, this would be the final performance of the original TG; on this day in 1981.
Support on that Friday came from local band FLIPPER, filmed by Target video. FLIPPER were still finishing their great debut LP Album / Generic at the time, it was released in March the next year.
The above flyer was designed by Raymond Pettibon, the man behind the many iconic BLACK FLAG covers and flyers (not forgetting the logo!). He also created artwork for SONIC YOUTH, MINUTEMEN and others.
TG's set was released as Mission of Dead Souls in 1981.
Credit for all live photographs: toyranch via flickr