Ok, so I pieced this together a while ago, and may well have posted it before, but at this stage, I can't exactly remember. This is every gig, I know of, and if anyone has any comments or extra gigs I've missed, please tell me, so I can correct it all. someone might want to sticky this, good information. comments from Nick are in italics.
--- 12/21 Houston, TX - The Engine Room (Unicorns final gig. Disasterous.)
--- 12/18 Melbourne, Australia - The Old Ballroom
--- 12/17 Sydney, Australia - Frequency Lab
--- 12/16 Sydney, Australia - Spectrum
--- 12/15 Brisbane, Australia - The Rev
--- 12/12 Adelaide, Australia - Seas Gallery
--- 12/11 Meredith, Australia - Meredith Music Festival
--- 16/11 London - The Kenish Town Forum - Last minute Gig supporting the Yeah Yeah Yeah's. Photos here: http://www.abstractboy.org.uk/unicorns.html
--- 15/11 London - The LSE (London School of Economics) - "A secret Gig, with the Unicorns due to go on at 1am. £1.80 a pint."
--- 13/11 Manchester - Manchester's Night & Day Club w/ Decemberists
--- 12/11 London - Camden Barfly ("The following night things went from bad to dismal. The Camden Barfly was the venue and a substitute keyboard the culprit. For all intents and purposes it might as well of been dead also. The gig consisted mainly of Nick displaying his extraordinary phatic abilities while Alden franticly fiddled with the Casio. After four songs and a lot of ‘in between time’ the three marched off. Heartbreaking.")
--- 11/11 Picadilly Circus - VICE Party ("an unmitigated disaster for all concerned...Lost in the middle of this melee were The Unicorns who had the unfortunate task of opening the night’s festivities. Of course no one paid them the slightest bit of attention, their Keyboard died and they were later chased off by security." - http://www.joyzine.co.uk/uni.htm
--- 11/8 Burlingtong, VT - Metronome
--- 11/7 Northampton, MA - Pearl St. w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 11/6 Oswego, NY - S.U.N.Y. OSWEGO w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 11/5 Asbury Park, NJ - Asbury Lanes w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 11/4 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 11/3 Columbus, OH - Skully's w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 11/2 Bloomington, IN - Rhinos w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 11/1 South Bend, IN - Notre Dame (LaFortune Ballroom) w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 10/31 Detroit, MI - St. Andrew's Hall w/ Ben Kwelller
--- 10/30 Minneapolis, MN - Quest Club w/ Ben Kwelller
--- 10/29 Chicago, IL - House of Blues w/ Ben Kwelller
--- 10/28 Kalamazoo, MI - Kraftbrau w/ The Besnard Lakes
--- 10/27 Toronto, ON - The Vatikan Club w/ The Besnard Lakes
FRI 10/1 Montreal, QC - La Tulipe w/ Noah23 and Pit er Pat (Pop Montreal)
WED 9/8 VICTORIA, BC - Lucky Bar
TUE 9/7 VANCOUVER, BC - East Cultural Centre w/ They Shoot Horses Do Not They?
MON 9/6 VANCOUVER, BC - Victory Square Park (GRATIS)
SUN 9/5 VICTORIA, BC - Second Story
SAT 9/4 SEATTLE, WA - Neumo's
FRI 9/3 PORTLAND, OR - Roseland w/ Ben Kweller
WED 9/1 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Bricks w/ Ben Kweller
TUE 8/31 BOULDER, CO - Fox Theatre w/ Ben Kweller
SAT 8/28 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Fillmore w/ Ben Kweller
FRI 8/27 CHICO, CA - CSU w/ Ben Kweller
THU 8/26 ANNAHEIM, CA - HOB w/ Ben Kweller
WED 8/25 SAN DIEGO, CA - Epicenter
SUN 8/22 TUCSON, AZ - City Limits w/ Ben Kweller
SAT 8/21 LOS ANGELES, CA - Sunset Junction
FRI 8/20 LOS ANGELES, CA - The Echo
WED 8/18 PARIS, FRANCE - House of Live
TUE 8/17 LIEGE, BELGIUM - L'Escalier
MON 8/16 AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS - Paradiso
SUN 8/15 HAMBURG, GERMANY - Astra Stube
SAT 8/14 EMMABODA, SWEDEN - Emmabodafestivalen
FRI 8/13 GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN - Gote-borgskalaset
THU 8/12 OSLO, NORWAY - Oyafestivalen
WED 8/11 STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - Fritzs Corner
TUE 8/10 HELSINKI, FINLAND - Club Accelerator
MON 8/9 LONDON, ENGLAND - Needles
SUN 8/8 NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND - Angel
SAT 8/7 BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - Academy
FRI 8/6 LONDON, ENGLAND - Plastic People
THU 7/29 MONTREAL, QC - Cabaret (Seripop benefit)
SAT 7/24 GUELPH, ON - Hillside Festival
THU 7/15 BROOKLYN, NY - Volume (Insound party)
TUE 6/22 ROCHESTER, NY - Bug Jar w/ Arcade Fire
MON 6/21 PITTSBURGH, PA - Rex Theatre, w/ Arcade Fire
SAT 6/19 MILWAUKEE, WI - Mad Planet (2 shows) w/ Arcade Fire The early show was a bit of a bummer, but the late show was surreal. A door led from the street to the back of the stage, and at one point Max Groadie stumbled onto the stage from that door with a guitar and attempted to play SMOKE ON THE WATER through a cigarette amplifier. Meanwhile, some tricked out Daddy-o on the street noticed something interesting was going on through the door, so he opened it only to have Jaime usher him to the front of the stage where he playd bashful for lie 5 seconds and then let loose this rapid-fire spanish raunch-rap that was actually really really good. He could spit! We kicked into hip-hop mode and those in attendance practically swung their shirts and panties on his face. After he finished, he just left through the same door and that was the last we saw from him!
FRI 6/18 CHICAGO, IL - Open End Gallery (all ages) w/ Arcade Fire
THU 6/17 ST LOUIS, MO - Rocket Bar (18+) w/ Arcade Fire Eschewing our usual "bit" where we play our songs as they appear on the album, We did our songs in the styles of specific genres (i.e. Inoculate the Innocuous- REGGAE, Sea Ghost- RAP, Tuff Ghost- MONSTER MASH-style) Our encore was a photoshoot with a Christmas Tree posterboard and a crazy idiot from the audience shouting seasonal slogans at slack-jawed gawkers.
WED 6/16 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - The Conservatory w/ Arcade Fire
TUE 6/15 DENTON, TX - Hailey's w/ Arcade Fire
MON 6/14 AUSTIN, TX - Emo's (outside) w/ Arcade Fire. There was really something electric going on that night. Maybe it was the amplifiers.
SAT 6/12 HOUSTON, TX - Mary Jane's Fat Cat w/ Arcade Fire (I was being facetious when i said I hated Texas. I found the climate exciting, the people friendly, and the culture much different than what Im used to.)
FRI 6/11 NEW ORLEANS, LA - One Eyed Jack's w/ Arcade Fire
THU 6/10 BIRMINGHAM, AL - The Nick w/ Arcade Fire
TUE 6/8 ATLANTA, GA - Echo Lounge w/ Arcade Fire. A young man climbed on stage with his long-standing girlfriend and proposed marraige to her, during the breakdown of our song I was born (a unicorn).
MON 6/7 W. COLUMBIA, SC - New Brookland Tavern w/ Arcade Fire
SUN 6/6 WASHINGTON DC - Black Cat w/ Death From Above, Arcade Fire
SAT 6/5 BALTIMORE, MD - Ottobar w/ Death From Above
FRI 6/4 COLUMBUS, OH - OSU Springfest w/ wu-tang
THU 6/3 CLEVELAND, OH - Grog Shop w/ Death From Above
WED 6/2 ST. CATHERINES, ON - L3 w/ Death From Above
TUE 6/1 LONDON, ON - Call The Office w/ TBA
SAT 5/29 QUEBEC CITY, QC - Galerie Rouge
SUN 5/16 NYC, NY - The Knit (Solid PR Party)
FRI 5/14 OTTAWA, ON - Babylon (CBC Radio Sonic Party)
THU 5/13 KINGSTON, ON - ELIXIR w/ Controller.Controller
WED 5/12 MONTREAL, QC - O Patro Vys (CBC Radio Sonic Party)
SAT 5/8 TORONTO, ON - The Drake Hotel (CBC Radio Sonic Party)
FRI 5/7 HAMILTON, ON - The Underground
THU 5/6 KITCHENER, ON - The Starlight
SAT 5/1 CLINTON, NY - Hamilton College w/ Sleater-Kinney
FRI 4/30 POUGHKEEPSIE, NY - Vassar College Springfest w/ Sleater-Kinney
THU 4/29 TORONTO, ON - Dovercourt House Over the Top Fest
SUN 4/18 MEDFORD, MA - Tufts College- Hotung Cafe
SAT 4/17 PROVIDENCE, RI - The Call
FRI 4/16 PURCHASE, NY - SUNY Purchase Fest
THU 4/15 ANNANDALE, NY - Bard College
WED 4/14 BROOKLYN, NY - Southpaw
TUE 4/13 HOBOKEN, NJ - Maxwell's
MON 4/12 NEW YORK, NY - Knitting Factory, 2 shows
SUN 4/11 PHILADELPHIA, PA - First Unitarian Church
SAT 4/10 NORTHAMPTON, MA - Pearl Street
FRI 4/9 BOSTON, MA - Matrix under The Roxy
THU 4/8 MONTREAL, QC - Club Soda
WED 4/7 OTTAWA, ON - Zaphod Beeblebrox
TUE 4/6 TORONTO, ON - Opera House
MON 4/5 DETROIT, MI - Magic Stick
SUN 4/4 CHICAGO, IL - Logan Auditorium
SAT 4/3 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - Triple Rock
FRI 4/2 KANSAS CITY, MO - Spitfire Kansas City, Missouri will never have us back. After inviting 100+ people on the large stage to dance with us during our last 2 songs, the promoter and club owner told us to "get the fuck out and never fucking come back". Something about liability..
THU 4/1 DENVER, CO - Rock Island
WED 3/31 SALT LAKE CITY, UT - Kilby Court Gallery
MON 3/29 SEATTLE, WA - Crocodile Cafe
SUN 3/28 PORTLAND, OR - Berbati's Pan
SAT 3/27 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Cafe Du Nord 2 shows
FRI 3/26 LOS ANGELES, CA - Knitting Factory
THU 3/25 LOS ANGELES, CA - Spaceland
THU 3/25 FULLERTON, CA - The Pub (Cal St. Fullerton) NOON show!
WED 3/24 CLAREMONT, CA - Mounds at Pitzer College (outside)
TUE 3/23 PHOENIX, AZ - Modified Arts
MON 3/22 TUCSON, AZ - Solar Culture w/ Kaito
SAT 3/20 AUSTIN, TX - SXSW - Fader Event (6pm) late friday night, flying into Dallas, TX, then whisked away to Austin where we were scheduled to play the next day (not to mention all days prior). Austin was fun in a sleazy kind of way. Got to see our friends Nardwuar, Dose One, Why?, Buck65, and Pet-tricks after getting outfitted in free jeans and new shoes, then playing a party with Trans Am, and Johnny Knoxville. We did an interview with the BBC, Our sound tech saw Aesop Rock, Gavin Mcinnes was trying to kiss our ass (we wouldn't have it) and Nick swears he made David Cross laugh. That evening we played a show to make up for our lost showcase show. Things seemed blurry- it was kind of a blurry event.
FRI 3/19 AUSTIN, TX - Club Deville - SXSW - daytime
CANCELLED THU 3/18 AUSTIN, TX - Red Eyed Fly (SXSW night) Startime/Alien8
CANCELLED THU 3/18 AUSTIN, TX - Yard Dog (SXSW day) Schubas party w/ Sleepy Jackson, Decemberists
CANCELLED WED 3/17 DENTON, TX - Dan's Silver Leaf Constantines, Cex
CANCELLED TUE 3/16 DALLAS, TX - Good Records
CANCELLED MON 3/15 HOUSTON, TX - Mary Jane's / Fat Cat
WED 2/25 SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Great American Music Hall **(Noise Pop)** "spellbinding"
SAT 2/14 MIAMI, FL - I/O 30 NE 14th St (poplife party)
SAT 2/7 TAMPA, FL - Orpheum
THU 2/5 GAINESVILLE, FL - Common Ground
WED 2/4 ATHENS, GA - 40 Watt Club *
TUE 2/3 ATLANTA, GA - The E.A.R.L.
MON 2/2 CHARLESTON, SC - Village Tavern *
SUN 2/1 WASHINGTON, DC - Black Cat
SAT 1/31 CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - Univ. of Virginia Student Activities Bldg.
FRI 1/30 CARRBORO, NC - Go!
THU 1/29 PHILADELPHIA, PA - Pontiac
WED 1/28 BALTIMORE, MD - Fletcher's THE STILLS
TUE 1/27 CLEVELAND, OH - Grog Shop THE STILLS
MON 1/26 NEWPORT, KY - Southgate House (Parlour) *
SUN 1/25 MEMPHIS, TN - Hi Tone *
SAT 1/24 ST. LOUIS, MO - Rocket Bar
FRI 1/23 COLUMBIA, MO - Mojo's
THU 1/22 LAWRENCE, KS - Replay Lounge
WED 1/21 CHAMPAIGN, IL - Nargile
TUE 1/20 IOWA CITY, IA - Gabe's Oasis
MON 1/19 MINNEAPOLIS, MN - 7th St. Entry
SUN 1/18 CHICAGO, IL - Fireside Bowl
SAT 1/17 CHICAGO, IL - Empty Bottle
FRI 1/16 MILWAUKEE, WI - Cactus Club
THU 1/15 DETROIT, MI - Lager House
WED 1/14 BROOKLYN, NY - Southpaw
TUE 1/13 NEW YORK, NY - Pianos
MON 1/12 CAMBRIDGE, MA - Middle East Upstairs
SAT 1/10 MONTREAL, QC - The Grey Room
TUE 12/2 London, ON - Call the Office w/ the Hot Hot Heat
WED 12/3 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom w/ Washington Social Club
THU 12/4 Chicago, IL - Schuba's w/ Washington Social Club
FRI 12/5 Albany, NY - Northern Lights w/ Hot Hot Heat
SAT 12/6 Utica, NY - Rock n Roll Preserve w/ Hot Hot Heat
SUN 12/7 Rochester, NY - Walter Street Music Hall w/ Hot Hot Heat
MON 12/8 New York City, NY - Mercury Lounge w/ The Washington Social Club & We Ragazzi
TUE 12/9 Syracuse, NY - Bridget Street Music Hall w/ Hot Hot Heat
WED 12/10 Kingston, ON - A.J.'s Hangar w/ Hot Hot Heat
THU 12/11 Montreal, QC - Club Soda w/ Hot Hot Heat
FRI 12/12 Quebec City, QC - L'Anti w/ Hot Hot Heat
SAT 12/13 Toronto, ON - The Opera House w/ Hot Hot Heat
SUN 11/30 St-Catherines, ON - L3
SAT 11/29 Hamilton, ON - The Underground
FRI 11/28 Peterborough, ON - The Trasheteria
THU 11/27 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse
TUE 11/25 Winnipeg, MB - The Pyramid
MON 11/24 Regina, SK - The State
SUN 11/23 Saskatoon, SK - Louis' Pub
SAT 11/22 Edmonton, AB - Red's
FRI 11/21 Calgary, AB - MacEwan Hall
THU 11/20 Canmore, AB - Canmore Hotel nw/ HHH, w/ Red Hot Chilli Peppers
WED 11/19 Kamloops, BC - University College of Caribou
TUE 11/18 Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom
MON 11/17 Vancouver, BC - Croatian Cultural Club
SUN 11/16 Victoria, BC - Sugar
SAT 11/15 Victoria, BC - University of Victoria
--- 10/11 Record Launch (Venue and Location Unknown. Diamonds left this comment: "our record launch: No pants? No sweat."
--- 10/2 Toronto, ON - the vatikan diamonds loses temper, attacks crowd, destroys equipment.
MON 9/28 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal After Party last minute invitation: A hell of a time, except for the conflict with the sound man.
SAT 9/26 Montreal, QC - Pop Montreal Fun show, but someone died (later, they came back to life as a zombie and joined us on stage).
--- 9/22 Winnipeg, MB - Music Trader made four dollars and 23 cents tonight. Thinking of retiring early.
--- 9/21 Regina, SK - Ultimate open mic night. No promotion. What a blast.
CANCELLED --- 9/20 Calgary, AB cancelled. so sorry that bad things had to happen.
--- 9/19 Emonton, AB - Listen Records Great
--- 9/17 Vancouver, BC - Main St. Carwash impromptu surprise illegal show at a car wash on main st. Exhilarating.
--- 9/14 Vancouver, BC - Sugar Refinery Whoops. What happened? We had fun, regardless.
--- 9/10 Victoria, BC - Second Story Victoria redeems itself. We love playing Victoria, to all ages.
--- 8/20 Victoria, BC - Steamer's Second worse name ever. The name sounds like someone taking a shit outside. Playing at this shithole felt like taking a shit outside.
--- 8/19 Vancouver, BC - The Brickyard Oh. Hey, Vancouver. That was a nice surprise.
--- 8/18 Whistler, BC - The Boot Pub Worst name ever. worst show ever. Fuck Whistler GOOD.
--- 8/16 Calgary, AB - Night Gallery Fruitless attempt to get beat up by redneck audience.
--- 8/15 Edmonton, AB - New City Pretty girls make waves. Punch the air!
--- 8/14 Regina, SK - The State a few people can make all the difference. Plus, grasshoppers EVERYWHERE.
--- 8/13 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid Club we cleared the place out.
CANCELLED --- 9/11 Sault Ste. Marie. the 3 of us slept in a jam-packed honda civic instead.
--- 8/8 Toronto, ON - Sneaky Dee's. Industry types make us nervous. Made it to T-dot in our rickety tour machine to the ambiguous arms of industry sluts. We're sluts. And our wheel is falling off. Oh my. We recorded a song on piano before the show on tape machine, wore wigs, borrowed equipment
--- 8/5 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa w/ The Walkmen & Tangiers chaos. That show was shambly-fun-awkward-hell-good time! Thanks y'all!
--- 8/3 Guelph, ON - The Warehouse "blood."
--- 7/23 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo w/ Metric Don't let the sun go down on your grievances. If you can, kick the shit out of eachother in the middle of your second to last song. Tell everyone to "fuck off", and then storm off the stage, or stand there like an idiot.
--- 7/10 Montreal, QC - Clinton's w/ Wooly Leaves, Little Clever. MC'd by Nick Flanagan. Alden, Jamie, and Nick went out on the road together and discovered a new working dynamic between the 3 of them. They overcame the lack of a radiator and pushed forward! Back in time for snacks.
SAT 7/5 Montreal, QC - Pasalamany's slumberparty w/ Blake's The Waxathon & The Army of St. Joan It's this weird bar that has a wall constructed reaching waist level in front of the bands, so the Unicorns did a puppet show instead.
SAT 6/28 Montreal, QC - Casa del Popolo w/ Soft Canyon
SAT 6/14 Montreal, QC - The Bread Factory. 617 St Remi.
SAT 5/31 Montreal, QC - The Jupiter Room w/ The Microphones.
MON 5/26 Montreal, QC - CKUT 90.3, on-air live performance + interview.
WED 5/7 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa w/ Daniel Johnston.
FRI 12/27 Victoria, BC - Logan's Pub, featuring The Diskettes + Short Pants Romance
THU 8/15 Victoria, BC - Thursday's Pub
(The Unicorns actually had 4 dates lined up for this month, however Alden put the band on temporary hiatus, and all shows were cancelled)
FRI 3/15 Montreal, QC - Concordia University (D.B. Clark Theatre Foyer) at 7:00pm
SAT 3/2 Montreal, QC - Loft on St-Laurent (next to Bar Fly).
THU 2/21 Montreal, QC - Bar Fly
Shows in Vancouver, Courtenay and Campbell River, BC. at unknown dates.
-- June 29th, 2001 - Comox Valley, Elk Hall w/ vegan potluck, spoken word/poetry stuff by Matt van Barneveld, a short set by one shade darker, mix maxter boom baxter and the funky bunch, drakes advantage, operation makeout, plays well with others, The red light sting.
-- June 8th, 2001 -Campbell River (Unknown Venue) w/ Sarin, Tight White Jacket and Chevron Doom