1997

regurgitator.net note:
"Early 97 back to the USA for SXSW, Austin, Texas and a few other dates in LA and San Francisco. Tu Plang is released in the USA. Then following up a with a tour of Australia with The Fauves and Tomorrow People, before heading back to the USA to do 20 dates with Helmet and The Melvins. Upon return set up the Dirty Room to write/record Unit. First single Everyday Formula released late 97. Quickly followed up with invitation to be involved in a somewhat confused attempt to combine theatre with popular music by Handspan and Melbourne Arts Festival performance Raised by Wolves. Unit leaves production line late 97, accompanied by live presentations of the new product - a large scale Australian tour with Screamfeeder in tow"
Day Date Venue State/Country
January
Sat 04 Jan Mudslinger Festival, Perth WA, Australia
Sun 05 Jan Adelaide Uni, Adelaide SA, Australia
Tue 28 Jan Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
February
Sat 01 Feb Lancaster Park, Christchurch New Zealand
Sun 02 Feb Powerstation, Auckland New Zealand
Sat 15 Feb Recovery TV, Melbourne VIC, Australia
March
Sat 15 Mar SXSW, Austin TX, USA
Tue 18 Mar Alligator Lounge, Los Angeles CA, USA
Wed 19 Mar Opium Den, Los Angeles CA, USA
Thu 20 Mar Slims, San Francisco CA, USA
>> Tour with The Fauves and The Tomorrow People begins
Sun 30 Mar Fishermans Wharf, Gold Coast QLD, Australia
Mon 31 Mar Playpen, Cairns QLD, Australia
April
Tue 01 Apr Playpen, Townsville QLD, Australia
Fri 04 Apr Scream, Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
Sat 05 Apr All Ages, Roxy, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sat 05 Apr Over 18s, Roxy, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sun 06 Apr Great Northern, Byron Bay NSW, Australia
Wed 09 Apr Sands, Narrabeen NSW, Australia
Thu 10 Apr Cambridge, Newcastle NSW, Australia
Fri 11 Apr St George, San Souci, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 12 Apr All Ages, Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 12 Apr Over 18s, Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sun 13 Apr Adelaide Uni, Adelaide SA, Australia
Tue 15 Apr Albert Hall, Launceston TAS, Australia
Wed 16 Apr Hobart Uni, Hobart TAS, Australia
Thu 17 Apr Prince Of Wales, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Fri 18 Apr Prince Of Wales, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sat 19 Apr All Ages, EV's, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sun 20 Apr Lyric, Geelong VIC, Australia
Tue 22 Apr All Ages, Sunbury Hall, Sunbury VIC, Australia
Wed 23 Apr All Ages, Wodonga Hall, Wodonga VIC, Australia
Thu 24 Apr All Ages, Ballarat Hall, Ballarat VIC, Australia
Fri 25 Apr All Ages, Frankston Hall, Frankston VIC, Australia
Sat 26 Apr All Ages, Morewell Hall, Morwell VIC, Australia
Sun 27 Apr Greyhound, Melbourne VIC, Australia
>> Tour with The Fauves and The Tomorrow People ends
July
>> USA tour with Helmet and The Melvins begins
Fri 18 Jul Slims, San Francisco CA, USA
Sat 19 Jul Cactus Club, San Jose CA, USA
Mon 21 Jul The Barn @ UCLA, Riverside CA, USA
Tue 22 Jul Troubador, Los Angeles CA, USA
Wed 23 Jul Troubador, Los Angeles CA, USA
Fri 25 Jul Electric Ballroom, Tempe AZ, USA
Sat 26 Jul El Rey Theatre, Albuquerque NM, USA
Mon 28 Jul Deep Ellum Live, Dallas TX, USA
Tue 29 Jul Liberty Lunch, Austin TX, USA
Wed 30 Jul Numbers, Houston TX, USA
Thu 31 Jul Howlin' Wolf, New Orleans LA, USA
August
Sat 02 Aug Tremont Music Hall, Charlotte NC, USA
Sun 03 Aug Cats Cradle, Chapel Hill NC, USA
Tue 05 Aug TT The Bears Place, Boston MA, USA
Wed 06 Aug CBGB's, New York NY, USA
>> USA tour with Helmet and The Melvins ends
>> 09 Aug 1997 - Unit recording commenced in Brisbane warehouse
Sat 30 Aug Stage X, Brisbane QLD, Australia
October
Sat 11 Oct Powerage, Maryborough QLD, Australia
>> 14 Oct 1997 - Release of Everyday Formula single
Fri 17 Oct Raised By Wolves, Handspan, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sat 18 Oct Raised By Wolves, Handspan, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sun 19 Oct Raised By Wolves, Handspan, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Mon 20 Oct Raised By Wolves, Handspan, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Wed 22 Oct Raised By Wolves, Handspan, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Fri 31 Oct Darwin Ski Club, Darwin NT, Australia
November
Sat 01 Nov Hot Daze, Cairns QLD, Australia
Sun 02 Nov Playpen, Townsville QLD, Australia
>> 03 Nov 1997 - Release of UNIT album
>> Unitshifter Tour beings with Screamfeeder and The Avalanches
Thu 20 Nov Prince Of Wales, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Fri 21 Nov Prince Of Wales, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sat 22 Nov Pushover Festival, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sat 22 Nov Recovery, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sun 23 Nov Lyric, Geelong VIC, Australia
Wed 26 Nov Newcastle Uni, Newcastle NSW, Australia
Thu 27 Nov Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
Fri 28 Nov Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 29 Nov Wollongong RSL, Wollongong NSW, Australia
Sun 30 Nov Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
December
>> Jon Coghill of Powderfinger temporarily replaces Martin Lee on drums
Thu 11 Dec ANU Bar, Canberra ACT, Australia
Fri 12 Dec Crown, Adelaide SA, Australia
Sat 13 Dec Adelaide Uni, Adelaide SA, Australia
Sun 14 Dec Hobart Uni, Hobart TAS, Australia
Thu 18 Dec Lismore Rsl, Lismore NSW, Australia
Fri 19 Dec Mooloolaba Hotel, Mooloolaba QLD, Australia
Sat 20 Dec All Ages, Roxy, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sat 20 Dec Roxy, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sun 21 Dec Playroom, Gold Coast QLD, Australia