1998

regurgitator.net note:
"Jan 98 sees another successful Australian run together with Prodigy, followed by a string of benefits and media performances in April. The highlight being a 5.00am performance with Midnight Oil in protest at the Jabiluka Uranium Mine Blockade. The next single Polyester Girl gets extremely well received going on to sell in excess of 50,000 copies - the only Gold single. Another tour to Japan where a video for the fourth single ! was filmed and the Japanese release of Unit. Followed by their biggest Australian tour yet - The Caveat Emptour with partners in farce TISM and The Fauves. A brief visit to the UK to play the 98 Reading Festival and a couple of sold out London shows coinciding with the UK release of Unit. From there back to Japan for the fourth tour which featured 3 shows in one day in Tokyo. Arriving back in Australia to perform at the ARIA awards and receive a string of awards including best Australian album, the album Unit hitting Triple Platinum in Australia."
Day Date Venue State/Country
January
Fri 16 Jan Big Top, Auckland New Zealand
Sun 18 Jan Festival Hall, Brisbane QLD, Australia
>> 19 Jan 1998 - Release of Black Bugs single
Tue 20 Jan Metro, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Wed 21 Jan Metro, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Fri 23 Jan Selinas, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 24 Jan Selinas, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sun 25 Jan Waves, Wollongong NSW, Australia
Mon 26 Jan Thebarton, Adelaide SA, Australia
Wed 28 Jan Entertainment Centre, Perth WA, Australia
April
Sun 05 Apr Arena Jabiluka Benefit, Darwin NT, Australia
Sat 11 Apr Recovery Australia
Sat 18 Apr Jabiluka Benefit, Darwin Ampitheatre, Darwin NT, Australia
Sun 19 Apr Kakadu Jabiluka Media Australia
Fri 24 Apr Fruitbowl Roller Skating Rink., Eltham VIC, Australia
Sat 25 Apr Anzac Day Anarchy, PBS Benefit, St. Kilda VIC, Australia
May
>> 04 May 1998 - Polyester Girl single released
June
>> Third Japan tour starts
Fri 26 Jun Someplace Else, Shisaibashi, Osaka Japan
Sat 27 Jun Connection, Club J, Shinsakae, Nagoya Japan
Sun 28 Jun Kiki, Osaka Japan
July
Wed 01 Jul The Metro, Kyoto Japan
Fri 03 Jul Shelter, Tokyo Japan
Sat 04 Jul Club Milk, Ebisu, Tokyo Japan
>> Third Japan tour ends
>> Caveat Emptour Tour with TISM and The Fauves begins
Fri 10 Jul Festival Hall, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sat 11 Jul Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide SA, Australia
Sun 12 Jul Belvoir Ampitheatre, Perth WA, Australia
Thu 16 Jul Lismore RSL, Lismore NSW, Australia
Fri 17 Jul Festival Hall, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sat 18 Jul Kuranda Ampitheatre, Cairns QLD, Australia
Sun 19 Jul Darwin Ski Club, Darwin NT, Australia
Wed 22 Jul Canberra Uni, Canberra ACT, Australia
Thu 23 Jul Newcastle Uni, Newcastle NSW, Australia
Fri 24 Jul Selinas, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 25 Jul Volkswagon OpenAir, Bondi Beach, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 25 Jul Selinas, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sun 26 Jul All Ages, MacCabe Park, Wollongong NSW, Australia
Wed 29 Jul Hobart Uni, Hobart TAS, Australia
Fri 31 Jul Powerstation, Auckland New Zealand
>> Caveat Emptour Tour with TISM and The Fauves ends
August
Thu 27 Aug The Monarch, London England
Sun 30 Aug Reading Festival, Reading, London England
September
Wed 02 Sep Waterrats, London England
Sat 26 Sep Recovery TV, Melbourne VIC, Australia
>> 28 Sep 1998 - Release of the fourth Single from Unit
October
>> Unit "Rebooted" released
Sat 03 Oct Livid Festival, Brisbane QLD, Australia
>> Forth Japan tour begins
Thu 08 Oct Animal House, Fuji Japan
Sat 10 Oct The Loft, Tokyo Japan
Sun 11 Oct Boat Cruise, Hiroshima Japan
Tue 13 Oct Club 666, Iwakuni Japan
Thu 15 Oct Huck Finn, Nagoya Japan
Fri 16 Oct Club Atlantiq, Osaka Japan
Sat 17 Oct UK Sound Festival, Yoyogi Park, Tokyo Japan
Sat 17 Oct Club Snoozer, Liquid Room, Tokyo Japan
Sat 17 Oct Club Milk, Tokyo Japan
>> Forth Japan tour ends
Tue 20 Oct ARIA Awards, Sydney NSW, Australia
December
Thu 31 Dec NYE Festival, Rockingham, Perth WA, Australia