1999

regurgitator.net note:
"Started the year with the BIG DAY OUT Australian/NZ tour (during which Unit went gold in NZ). March - May 99 they set up a studio in a house overlooking the ocean at Byron Bay and recorded ...ART. The first single Happiness was released in July 99, with a tour around Australia with Audio Active (from Japan) and Snout over July. The album followed in Sept 99 with a large scale Australian/New Zealand tour incorporating the huge compter animated video backdrop again, and with Custard, the Resin Dogs and Even. The second single I Wanna be A Nudist was released in Australia and ...ART was released in New Zealand in October 99. In early December the drummer Martin Lee departed the band and was replaced by Peter Kostic from Front End Loader. A series of festivals took place over Dec 99/Jan 2000 with The Tea Party, The Dirty Three, The Violent Femmes..."
Day Date Venue State/Country
January
Thu 14 Jan St James Cabaret, Wellington New Zealand
Fri 15 Jan Big Day Out, Ericsson Stadium, Auckland New Zealand
Sun 17 Jan Big Day Out, Gold Coast QLD, Australia
Sat 23 Jan Big Day Out, Olympic Park, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sun 24 Jan Annandale Hotel, Sydney NSW, Australia
Tue 26 Jan Big Day Out, Royal Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Wed 27 Jan The Corner, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Fri 29 Jan Big Day Out, Adelaide SA, Australia
Sun 31 Jan Big Day Out, Perth WA, Australia
April
Sun 04 Apr Offshore 99, Torquay VIC, Australia
June
Sun 13 Jun Tibetan Freedom Concert, Sydney Showgrounds, Sydney NSW, Australia
July
>> Happiness single released
>> Start of Happiness Tour wtih Audio Active and Snout
Sat 31 Jul Lookout, Perth WA, Australia
August
Sun 01 Aug Heaven, Adelaide SA, Australia
Mon 02 Aug Hallam Hotel, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Wed 04 Aug HiFi Bar, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Thu 05 Aug The Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 07 Aug Arena, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sun 08 Aug Great Northern Hotel, Byron Bay NSW, Australia
Sat 14 Aug Station Resort, Jindabyne NSW, Australia
Mon 16 Aug The Performance Space ...art Launch, Sydney NSW, Australia
>> End of Happiness Tour wtih Audio Active and Snout
Sat 21 Aug Instore, Gaslight Music, Melbourne VIC, Australia
>> 23 Aug 1999 - Release of ...art album.
September
>> ArtTour with Custard and Resin Dogs begins
Tue 07 Sep Wagga Wagga Uni, Wagga Wagga NSW, Australia
Wed 08 Sep Canberra Uni, Canberra ACT, Australia
Thu 09 Sep Newcastle Uni, Newcastle NSW, Australia
Fri 10 Sep Hordern Pavillion, Sydney NSW, Australia
Sat 11 Sep Shellharbour Workers Club, Wollongong NSW, Australia
Sun 12 Sep Central Leagues, Gosford NSW, Australia
Wed 15 Sep Hobart Uni, Hobart TAS, Australia
Fri 17 Sep Tennis Centre, Horsham VIC, Australia
Sat 18 Sep Inferno, Traralgon VIC, Australia
Sun 19 Sep U18 early, The Metro, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Sun 19 Sep Hallam Hotel, Hallam VIC, Australia
Mon 20 Sep The Metro, Melbourne VIC, Australia
Thu 23 Sep Shadows, Mt Gambier SA, Australia
Fri 24 Sep Adelaide Uni, Adelaide SA, Australia
Sat 25 Sep Perth Dome, Perth WA, Australia
Sun 26 Sep Sir Richard Moore Oval, Kalgoorlie WA, Australia
Thu 30 Sep Mandalay, Auckland New Zealand
October
Sun 10 Oct Kuranda Ampitheatre, Cairns QLD, Australia
Mon 11 Oct Playpen, Townsville QLD, Australia
Tue 12 Oct ARIA Awards, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Sydney NSW, Australia
Thu 14 Oct Armidale Uni, Armidale NSW, Australia
Fri 15 Oct Lismore RSL, Lismore NSW, Australia
Sat 16 Oct Festival Hall, Brisbane QLD, Australia
Sun 17 Oct Discovery, Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
>> ArtTour with Custard and Resin Dogs ends
November
>> I Wanna Be A Nudist single released
December
>> Martin Lee departs, replaced by Peter Kostic from Front End Loader
Mon 27 Dec Rockingham NYE Festival, Perth WA, Australia
Tue 28 Dec Glenworth Valley, Sydney NSW, Australia
Wed 29 Dec The Metro, Sydney NSW, Australia
Thu 30 Dec The Falls Festival, Melbourne VIC, Australia