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Mudhoney Tourbook, 2001
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1/12/01 The Great American Music Hall. San Francisco, CA (80 min)
Attendance: 650
Supported By: Nebula, Fireballs of Freedom
Set: (Don't Tell Me You Love Me), Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Let it Slide, Make it Now, (Jam), Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, If I Think, Into the Drink, Who You Drivin' Now?, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: (No Song III), When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: An enthusiastic crowd for a way sold out show. As they come out and are fooling around with their instruments, Matt sings a couple lines of the chorus of Night Ranger's Don't Tell Me You Love Me. Midway into the set, audience calls for Touch Me I'm Sick spring up. When they get to that song in the setlist, Mark asks the crowd, "Did someone say Touch Me I'm Sick? Somebody did! Oh, we haven't played that song in decades! Hey, do you guys remember how the song goes? OK, here's Touch Me I'm Sick," and he plays a countryish jam joined by Dan before launching into the song. Into Yer Shtik has the names "Eric," "Layne," and "Janet" inserted into the second half it, where appropriate. They start If I Think twice with Steve messing up the riff each time. Mark then shows him how to do it, and they start over. Steve messes it up a third time before getting it right on the fourth attempt of the song. Mark sings the first verse with an overly dramatic, deep voice accompanied by demonstrative hand gestures. After Into the Drink, Mark takes the time to point out Steve's "particularly great solo. It was just five or 10 seconds, but he was on fire. It just shows that we're not too old to be influenced by Creed." After that, Matt quips, "I'm glad I'm not on fire." When they come out for the encore, Mark plays the first few bars of No Song III.The last two chords of When Tomorrow Hits serve as the first two chords to In 'N' Out of Grace. That song clocks in at over eight minutes, with an extended middle section where Mark takes the opportunity to talk about how the people in the balcony are oppressing the people on the floor.

1/13/01 The Knitting Factory. Hollywood, CA (75 min)
Attendance: 630
Supported By: Nebula, Fireballs of Freedom
Soundcheck: (If I Think), If I Think, (Into the Drink), Into the Drink
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Let it Slide, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, If I Think, Into the Drink, Who You Drivin' Now?, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: There are lots of little mistakes tonight, and a few big ones, but the crowd doesn't seem to notice or mind and is really into the show, especially considering the poor reputation of Los Angeles audiences. During Judgement Rage... a stage diver knocks over Mark's mic stand and unplugs the cord. Mark is visibly angry, and doesn't sing the second verse while his mic is re-setup. Matt's bass inexplicably cuts out during the second verse of Touch Me I'm Sick, and they come to a halt. While Matt tends to his setup, Mark says that, "We're going to do it right or not at all." Steve then says, "If that was the case, we wouldn't be playing any songs tonight." Steve introduces Blinding Sun as a song about Texas, prompting Matt to riff about his dog: "I've got a dog named Tex because he's big and stupid, just like everything in Texas!" Steve ends the talk with, "Hey, I'm from Texas! So, not everything from there is big." As they're finishing up Hate the Police, Sammy, the drummer from Fireballs of Freedom, who is drunk beyond belief, bounds onstage towards Matt. Matt drapes his bass over Sammy's neck and he plays a few notes before falling flat on his back, snapping the bass' headstock.

1/14/01 The Casbah. San Diego, CA (75 min)
Attendance: 270
Supported By: Fireballs of Freedom, Tori Cobras
Soundcheck: (Judgement Rage...), (How Many More Times), (Jam), (Make it Now), (A Thousand Forms of Mind), A Thousand Forms of Mind
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Let it Slide, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, (Cinnamon Girl), If I Think, Into the Drink, Who You Drivin' Now?, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: In a reversal from the previous night, there's almost no mistakes tonight, but the crowd is dead. After Into Yer Shtik, Steveplays some of the part of Cinnamon Girl that opens Broken Hands. They make it through Who You Drivin' Now? with no noticable mistakes, and after the song Mark comments, "All we needed was three practices." That being said, he muffs the second chorus of the next song, Blinding Sun. When they walk off-stage for the encore break, Steve says, "I'm afriad of looking over there [points to his left] because of the big mirror." Matt starts talking to the crowd, and Steve says, "I'm afraid to look over at Lukin, too. I guess I'll just look at Dan." In 'N' Out of Grace is unique in that Mark doesn't say anything during the drum break. The show is closed with a blisteringly fast version of Hate the Police, and Matt leaves the stage with, "See you next year!"

1/15/01 Nitas Hideaway. Tempe, AZ
Supported By: Fireballs of Freedom
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Let it Slide, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, If I Think, Into the Drink, Who You Drivin' Now?, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police

1/16/01 Club Congress. Tuscon, AZ
Supported By: Fireballs of Freedom
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Let it Slide, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, If I Think, Into the Drink, Who You Drivin' Now?, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police

1/20/01 Graceland. Seattle, WA
Attendance: 500
Supported By: The Catheters, Alta May
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Let it Slide, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, If I Think, Into the Drink, Who You Drivin' Now?, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: This is Matt's last show with Mudhoney. The crowd, with all its moshers and stagedivers, competes with Los Angeles for the title of "Most people who think that they're still at Lollapalooza '92" for the tour. The band hits the stage and Mark says, "I hate this touring thing...I mean it's not like you guys have any expectations, or anything like that, right? But, I'm looking at the setlist and the first song just says 'Suck.'" They make it to the first verse of Touch Me I'm Sick, but it's so sloppy that Mark signals for the other guys to stop. He then addresses the crowd: "We cannot be dishing up shit like that to - our people! I mean, if there was one song we should get right..." and they start it again...and it's a another train wreck. They start a third time, and it's fine except for the brilliant member of the crowd who manages to knock Mark's mic stand over while performing a stage dive. It takes the security guard a while to reset the stand, and when he does, Mark says "stupid children" and sings the last verse. Including that incident, Mark's mic stand is consistently knocked over by stage divers. Later, Mark makes a comment about how he can't believe that everyone came out to the show - that it's sold out, and follows up with, "We were feeling like it was 1988 and we would be playing to, like, four people at the Admiral Benbow, or something...maybe that's how it should be." At some point in the show, Matt goes off into some unintelligible riff about being a cabinet maker, after he's done, Mark says, "I think I understood two words of that whole thing."

2/14/01 Teatro de Elis. Porto Alegre, Brazil
Attendance: 500
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Let it Slide, Good Enough, Touch Me I'm Sick, If I Think, Into the Drink, Inside Job, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: This is Steve Dukich's first show with the band, playing bass.

2/15/01 Moinho Sao Roque. Curitiba, Brazil
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Inside Job, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing..., Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, Oblivion, Into the Drink, Who You Drivin' Now?, Blinding Sun, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: (unknown), In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: The guys start playing at 2am.

2/16/01 Lapa Multshow. Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Supported By: Unfashion, Zippados
Set: Suck You Dry, Good Enough, Baby, Hate the Police (set incomplete)
Notes: Suck You Dry opens the show, and Hate the Police closes it. They play Baby by Brazilian band Os Mutantes for the first known time, with Steve Dukich singing. A small group of guys insist on stage-diving, much to the chagrin of both the band and the rest of the audience. Whenever they get on stage, they invariably knock over a mic stand or unplug a guitar cable. The guys tried to get the amateur stage-divers to stop, saying, "The best way to dance to Mudhoney is to keep both feet on the ground at all times," and demonstrating how to do the shuffle during Good Enough. Later in the show, Mark ends up shoving one particularly slow learner back into the audience with his foot. From Mark, "Of course we got more entrenched and as minority of assholes got angrier about not being allowed to stage dive freely. Things escalated to empty cans and plastic bottles getting thrown at us. It seemed that most people in the crowd were totally cracking up as we taunted the stage divers."

2/17/01 Usina Cafe. Goiania, Brazil
Supported By: Mechanics, MQN
Set: Suck You Dry, Blinding Sun, Touch Me I'm Sick, A Thousand Forms of Mind, If I Think, Sweet Young Thing..., You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, Judgement Rage..., Let it Slide, (unknown), Good Enough, Who You Drivin' Now?, Baby, Inside Job, Beneath the Valley... (set out of order except for the first and last songs)
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: Dan messes up a little coming out of the solo to Judgement Rage.... Mark gets lost and looks to Steve for a cue, but Steve is cuing off of Dan who apparently doesn't realize that he messed up and they end up following him. The unknown song is one that Mark plays slide guitar on. After Who You Drivin' Now?, Steve Dukich plays a short version of Os Mutantes Baby.

2/18/01 Ballroom. Rio De Janeiro, Brazil (90 min)
Attendance: 500
Supported By: Autoramas
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Blinding Sun, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing, This Gift, Good Enough, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, If I Think, Into the Drink, Inside Job, Beneath the Valley..., When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police, Make it Now, Who You Drivin' Now?
Notes: Two encores are performed (most likely beginning with When Tomorrow Hits and Make it Now, respectively). The show is professionally filmed and broadcast on Brazilian pay-per-view television along with band interviews. Mark introduces each guy during the break in In 'N' Out of Grace.

2/19/01 Brasil 2000 FM Studios. Sao Paulo, Brazil
Set: Judgment Rage..., Good Enough, Touch Me I'm Sick, Fuzzgun '91, Inside Job, Hate the Police, When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace
Notes: The guys play a lengthy set on the air and give an interview. At one point during the latter, they destroy a Lenny Kravitz CD.

2/21/01 Olympia. Sao Paulo, Brazil (80 min)
Attendance: 2,000
Supported By: Pin Ups , Autoramas
Set: Suck You Dry, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing, Blinding Sun, If I Think, Baby, Into Yer Shtik, Who You Drivin' Now?, Good Enough, Into the Drink, Make it Now, Inside Job, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Touch Me I'm Sick, Hate the Police

2/23/01 Rua da Moeda. Recife, Brazil
Supporting: Faces do Subrbio
Supported By: Via Sat, Eddie, DJ Salvador, A Revoltosa
Notes: This is a free show that takes place in a street. There was some of the stage-diving that marred the Belo Horizonte show. At one point, Steve Dukich gets hit in the throat with a beer bottle that was most likely aimed at a security guard.

5/11/01 The Crocodile Cafe. Seattle, WA (90 min)
Attendance: 350
Supported By: Right On, Old Man Smithers
Set: Fuzzgun 2001, In 'N' Out of Grace, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Who You Drivin' Now?, Poisoned Water, Judgement Rage..., Let it Slide, Sweet Young Thing, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, If I Think, Suck You Dry, Inside Job, You Got it, Beneath the Valley..., Baby (Baby is in the incorrect place)
Encore: I Have to Laugh, This Gift, Here Comes Sickness
Notes: This show is part of The Crocodile Cafe's 10th Anniversary celebration. During the drum break in In 'N' Out of Grace, the guys present two women from the club with a trophy (the club presented Mudhoney with a trophy during their 10th anniversary show). Fuzzgun 2001 is played for the only known time. Steve Dukich, in his last show with the band, is full of snappy banter, including telling the crowd, "Play it right and one of you fans may be up here playing with Mudhoney next show." Before playing Baby, Dukich takes the time to point out the word "obrigado" (Portugese for "thank you") that he has written in duct tape on the back of his bass. Suck You Dry is particularly sloppy. Mark introduces Inside Job with, "To avoid making this a complete nostalgia trip tonight, we're going to play one new song." Throughout the show, an annoying woman, devoid of common sense, keeps screaming out, "Where's Matt?" despite being told by other members of the audience where he is.

7/6/01 "Tex*Games 2001". Omak Stampede Rodeo Ground. Omak, WA (70 min)
Attendance: 350
Supported By: Hell's Belles, Portrait of Poverty
Set: In 'N' Out of Grace, Into the Drink, You Got it, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Judgement Rage..., Sweet Young Thing, Let it Slide, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Suck You Dry, Inside Job, If I Think, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: Here Comes Sickness, Poisoned Water, Hate the Police
Notes: This was the first night of a two day skateboarding and BMX biking festival. The second night was headlined by Hell Ride, which is composed of Stephen Perkins, Mike Watt, and Peter Disefano. Guy Maddison makes his debut on bass. The venue is a giant rodeo ground with a dirt floor that's become mud in the middle of the arena and ramps for bikers set up. All the stadium lights are kept on during the show. Just before they come onstage, Dan comes out to do the final level-test of the microphones and makes a special request for some mud wrestling, getting a pair of participants. Mark doesn't speak during the break in In 'N' Out of Grace and Make it Now is longer than normal. Dan comes in a couple beats too early on A Thousand Forms of Mind and it's quickly restarted. During Suck You Dry a stage diver takes flight and lands on nothing but the ground. When they come out for the encore, Mark awknowledges Guy's presence: "Tonight is a special night. Not just because we're in Omak, but because it's Guy Maddison's debut with us. It might be his last show with us, too. You get to decide: thumbs up or thumbs down?" Mark introduces Hate the Police with, "The next time some fascist pig tells you to step five feet back, remember this song."

7/9/01 "Jack McDowell's Benefit Concert for MLB Charities." The Showbox Theater. Seattle, WA (50 min)
Attendance: 850
Supported By: The Supersuckers, Marcy Playground, Pete Droge, The Wellwater Conspiracy, Stickfigure
Soundcheck: Poisoned Water
Set: (Suck You Dry), Poisoned Water, Inside Job, Suck You Dry, Let it Slide, Judgement Rage..., Into Yer Shtik, Here Comes Sickness, When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: Hate the Police
Notes: Mudhoney didn't hit the stage until nearly 1:15am. By then nearly a third of the crowd had left, but those that stayed were - for the most part (see below) - appreciative and saw a fun show. During Poisoned Water, Eddie Spaghetti runs onstage and takes a photo of Mark, who mugs for the camera. The last verse of Judgement Rage... is flubbed, but Mark recovers for the final line. Steve breaks a string during the intro to Here Comes Sickness and changes guitars after the first chorus. People begin clapping during the break in In 'N' Out of Grace and Mark begins to lead them in progressively slower and slower claps until they're barely clapping at all. From there he begins flapping his arms like a bird and gets a large proportion of the less sober individuals to imitate him. During the encore break a chant for Eddie Vedder is started by a group of assholes that's too dumb to realize that he's standing right behind them. Without them figuring out who he is, he's able to divert them into a "Mud-hon-ey" chant and the guys come back out to do a nice Hate the Police.

7/14/01 "The Capitol Hill Block Party". 11th Ave and Pine St. Seattle, WA (70 min)
Attendance: 2,000
Supported By: Quasi, Botch, Pedro the Lion, Maktub, Carissa's Wierd, The Gossip
Set: Poisoned Water, Into the Drink, Inside Job, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Let it Slide, Sweet Young Thing, (You Really Got Me), Touch Me I'm Sick, Make it Now, Into Yer Shtik, (Nervous Breakdown), If I Think, Suck You Dry, You Got it, Long Way to Go
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Hate the Police
Notes: The show takes place in the middle of a closed off intersection on what passes for a beautiful day in Seattle. The crowd is packed and enthusiastic and the performance is excellent. Mudhoney is given a fairly long-winded introduction by City Council Member Richard Conlin that manages to quote from Oblivion ("Everybody wants a good time"). Poisoned Water is stopped almost immediately when Steve breaks a string and has to change guitars. He continues to have technical problems when his Big Muff distortion pedal goes on the fritz, and he swaps it out after Into the Drink. Some fairly mild moshing and stage diving starts up during Sweet Young Thing and persists for the rest of the show. There's a lull after Into Yer Shtik and Steve starts teasing Black Flag's Nervous Breakdown. When Dan joins in Steve immediately halts and Dan good-naturedly chides him, "Come on, Steve. Don't stop there." The main set closes with the debut of Alice Cooper's Long Way to Go. As they prepare to play it, Guy checks a piece of paper in his pocket and Mark references some handwritten lyrics that he has set out. Mark tells the crowd that this is the first time they're playing it, so they need cheat sheets and apologizes in advance in case they mess up. They then proceed to mess up after one time through the chord progression. They start a second time and stop in the same spot. The third time they're good and play a clean version of the song. When they come out for the encore, Mark tells the crowd, "We're going to kick out the motherfucking jams with a real rock 'n' roll number," which leads into When Tomorrow Hits. During the break in In 'N' Out of Grace, Mark takes the chance to introduce the band: "From Ballard, Washington: Dan Peters. From Wedgwood, Washington: Guy the new guy. From North Capitol Hill, Washington: Steven Neil Turner. And I'm the king of West Seattle."

7/21/01 The Crystal Ballroom. Portland, OR (80 min)
Supported By: Zeke, Fireballs of Freedom
Soundcheck: (Long Way to Go), (Suck You Dry), (Long Way to Go), (Sonic Infusion), Long Way to Go, The Straight Life, Who You Drivin' Now?, The Straight Life
Set: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Into the Drink, Inside Job, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Let it Slide, Sweet Young Thing, Touch Me I'm Sick, Make it Now, Into Yer Shtik, If I Think, The Straight Life, Poisoned Water, You Got it, Long Way to Go
Encore: Beneath the Valley..., Here Comes Sickness, Suck You Dry, Hate the Police
Notes: The venue is a large ballroom with huge windows on one side, two glass chandeliers and a hardwood floor that bounces. After the sonic onslaught of Fireballs of Freedom and Zeke, the relatively sedate When Tomorrow Hits opens the set. After If I Think, Mark introduces "Guy the new guy" and a new song, leading to the debut of The Straight Life. The song has a slightly different arrangement and lyrics in the chorus than in the recorded version. Mark breaks a string on You Got it and grabs Steve's backup Mustang for Long Way to Go, which they perform without any cheat sheets. Beneath the Valley is particularly short, skipping the sped up part at the end entirely and leads straight into Here Comes Sickness.

7/27/01 The Starfish Room. Vancouver, Canada (80 min)
Soundcheck: This is the Life, I Have to Laugh, (Bottle Up and Go), (Sweet Young Thing)
Supported By: The Evaporators
Set: Long Way to Go, In 'N' Out of Grace, Who You Drivin' Now?, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Let it Slide, Sweet Young Thing, Touch Me I'm Sick, Make it Now, This is the Life, I Have to Laugh, (Pokin' Around), If I Think, Inside Job, You Got it, Poisoned Water, Beneath the Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits, The Straight Life, Suck You Dry, Hate the Police
Notes: Mark starts having guitar problems right from the beginning. It cuts out during parts of Long Way to Go and he doesn't even try to play most of the song. Things are apparently fixed, and they go into In 'N' Out of Grace, only to have the guitar cut out almost immediately. Mark signals for everyone to stop the song, and Dan and Guy go into a mellow holding pattern based on the drum break while Steve jams on top of it. After what seems like an eternity of Mark and a tech from the club working at it, everything is fine and they go into the first verse. When they finish This is the Life, a guy right in front of Mark begins shouting at him. Mark passes his mic to the guy who comments on the relatively-lax security (paraphrased): "We don't need no cops pushing us around. The 'Honey has come back to Canada and we're trying to rock out. Fuck Bush! Fuck Bush! Fuck Bush!" After I Have to Laugh, Steve teases the intro to Pokin' Around and is briefly joined by Dan. The crowd is relatively rambunctious and during Inside Job some guy gets knocked into Mark's mic stand, giving Mark a good knock on the lip. The rest of the song is performed without vocals. At the conclusion to Hate the Police, Dan comes up front and pulls a guy from the audience on stage. As they all walk offstage, Mark proclaims, "Dan just grabbed the prettiest girl here" as the guy blows a kiss to the crowd.

7/28/01 Icehouse. Victoria, Canada (80 min)
Supported By: Mickey Christ, Shake City
Set: Here Comes Sickness, Who You Drivin' Now?, Inside Job, You Got it, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Let it Slide, Sweet Young Thing, Touch Me I'm Sick, Make it Now, This is the Life, I Have to Laugh, If I Think, The Straight Life, Poisoned Water, Long Way to Go
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Beneath the Valley..., Hate the Police
Notes: Mark introduces Long Way to Go as their theme song. After Hate the Police, Mark climbs on top of Dan's bass drum. While he's balancing on it, Steve walks over and nudges him with his foot, causing Mark to take a tumble. setlist scan [56 KB]

8/18/01 The Ogden Theatre. Denver, CO (80 min)
Supported By: The Superbees, Black Lamb
Set: In 'N' Out of Grace, Into the Drink, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Inside Job, Let it SLide, Sweet Young Thing, Touch Me I'm Sick, Make it Now, I Have to Laugh, This is the Life, If I Think, The Straight Life, You Got it, Suck You Dry, Long Way to Go
Encore: Here Comes Sickness, Beneath the Valley..., You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police
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8/20/01 First Avenue. Minneapolis, MN (80 min)
Attendance: 1,100
Supported By: Janis Figure, Vasoline Alley
Set: Poisoned Water, Who You Drivin' Now?, You Got it, A Thousand Forms of Mind, The Straight Life, Judgement Rage..., Make It Now, Sweet Young Thing, Touch Me I'm Sick, This Is The Life, I Have To Laugh, If I Think, Suck You Dry, Inside Job, Long Way To Go, Beneath The Valley...
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police
Notes: Suck You Dry may not be in the correct place in the set. The guys are really on, and the show is great, save for the 1993-style mosh pit. At some point, a girl from the audience climbs onstage and surprises Mark by planting a huge kiss on him while he's playing and then dives back into the crowd. Steve breaks a string during This is the Life and changes guitars mid-song. He replaces the string after the song only to break another string a few songs later. The other guys finish the song without him and Mark comments on the performance, "That was an interesting ending."

8/21/01 Rock & Roll High School. Green Bay, WI

8/22/01 The Empty Bottle. Chicago, IL
Supported By: Gaza Strippers

8/23/01 Rolling Stone Studios. Chicago, IL
Set: Inside Job, The Straight Life, Long Way to Go (set possibly out of order)
Notes: This was a performance for airing on rollingstone.com (only Inside Job has been posted). No audience was present.

8/23/01 The Empty Bottle. Chicago, IL
Supported By: Cobra Verde
Set: Poisoned Water (set incomplete)
Encore: Long Way to Go, You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police (encore incomplete)
Notes: Poisoned Water opens the show. Two encores are performed.

8/24/01 Hurricane. Kansas City, MO
Supported By: Cretin 66, Erfman
Set: Suck You Dry, Who You Drivin' Now?, You Got it, A Thousand Forms of Mind, The Straight Life, Sweet Young Thing, Make it Now, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, This is the Life, I Have to Laugh, Oblivion, Inside Job, Long Way to Go, Here Comes Sickness
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Poisoned Water, You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police

8/25/01 Trees. Dallas, TX
Supported By: The New Elite, Shackleford Brown

8/26/01 Emo's Alternative Lounging. Austin, TX (70 min)
Supported By: Young Heart Attack, Those Peabodys
Set: Poisoned Water, Who You Drivin' Now?, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Touch Me I'm Sick, Sweet Young Thing, Let it Slide, Judgment Rage..., This is the Life, I Have to Laugh, If I Think, The Straight Life, You Got it, Long Way to Go, Here Comes Sickness
Encore: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Suck You Dry, You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police
Notes: Now Time Delegation drops off the bill when Tim Kerr breaks his wrist skateboarding and is replaced by Those Peabodys. Mark introduces 'Hate the Police' with, "This goes out to Tim, even though he's not here. But he was there" - referring to how he was in the Austin punk scene at the same time as the Dicks, who wrote the song. Emo's: "That's a real downer, cuz we actually set up this show around the Delegation, just so we could finally hear 'em -- and Mudhoney jumped on the show for the same reason."

8/28/01 Launch Pad. Albuquerque, NM
Supported By: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Below the Sound

8/29/01 Nita's Hideaway. Tempe, AZ (75 min)
Attendance: 450
Supported By: Arlo
Set: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Into the Drink, Inside Job, Sweet Young Thing, Make it Now, Let it Slide, Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, I Have To Laugh, A Thousand Forms of Mind, The Straight Life, You Got it, Suck You Dry, Long Way To Go
Encore: Here Comes Sickness, You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police
Notes: There's a decent sized mosh pit during Touch Me I'm Sick and after finishing the song, Mark asks the audience a couple of times, "Who won the real estate?" A little while later when the pit is less active, Mark asks some big guys in the middle of it, "Now that you big apes have conquered that real estate what do you plan to do with it?" A few times Guy looks at the pit and says to the crowd, "Hey, why don't all you people come forward a bit? There's a big hole in the middle that you can fill. What's going on there?" Eventually, Steve walks over to him and yells, "That's the most pit!" eliciting a laugh and a shake of the head from Guy. During Here Comes Sickness, Mark's guitar gives out. He spends some time fiddling with it when not singing, but eventually gives up and puts it back in the guitar rack. After the song, Steve says, "OK, it looks like we're down to one guitar, so it's punk rock time."
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8/30/01 El Ray Theater. Los Angeles, CA (80 min)
Attendance: 500
Supported By: Nebula, John Wahl & The Amadans
Set: When Tomorrow Hits, In 'N' Out of Grace, Into the Drink, Inside Job, Sweet Young Thing, Make it Now, Judgement Rage..., Touch Me I'm Sick, Into Yer Shtik, I Have to Laugh, A Thousand Forms of Mind, The Straight Life, You Got it, Suck You Dry, Long Way to Go, Here Comes Sickness
Encore: If I Think, Poisoned Water, Beneath the Valley..., You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police
Notes: During the course of the evening, Mark breaks several strings. At one point he begins using Steve's light blue Mustang. The intellegencia are out in full force with a group of people shouting for Lukin and a constant stream of stage divers who keep knocking over Mark's mic stand. Mark becomes increasingly angry about the stage divers and makes a failed attempt to kick a few.

8/31/01 Casbah. San Diego, CA (85 min)
Attendance: 270
Supported By: The Butch Wax Duo, Last of the V8's
Soundcheck: Oblivion, Inside Job, (The Money Will Roll...)
Set: Poisoned Water, Who You Drivin' Now?, Inside Job, You Got it, Oblivion, Make it Now, Sweet Young Thing, Touch Me I'm Sick, Judgement Rage..., If I Think, The Straight Life, Into the Drink, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Long Way to Go, Suck You Dry
Encore: Here Comes Sickness, Beneath the Valley...,You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police
Notes: They probably played In 'N' Out of Grace at some point during the encore. At one point between songs, Steve is smiling and saying "howdy" to the people in front of him. Mark steps in and says, "Don't you mean 'hello'?" Steve thinks about it and responds, "No, I meant 'howdy'."

9/1/01 Bottom of the Hill. San Francisco, CA
Supported By: Black Cat Music, Clay Wheels

9/2/01 Bottom of the Hill. San Francisco, CA
Supported By: Resineaters, Bottles & Skulls

9/7/01 Graceland. Seattle, WA (85 min)
Attendance: 650
Supported By: Climax Golden Twins, Tot Finder
Soundcheck: Long Way to Go, I Have to Laugh
Set: When Tomorrow Hits/In 'N' Out of Grace, Into the Drink, The Straight Life, Oblivion, I Have to Laugh, Sweet Young Thing, Let it Slide, Touch Me I'm Sick, Make it Now, Long Way to Go, Suck You Dry, Inside Job, You Got it, Here Comes Sickness
Encore: Poisoned Water, Beneath the Valley, You Stupid Asshole
Encore 2: Who You Drivin' Now?, Hate the Police
Notes: Mark addresses the crowd during the break in In 'N' Out of Grace: "We'd like to thank Tot Finder and the Climax Golden Twins for setting up this cool easy mellow vibe. We'd like to maintain this cool easy mellow vibe and hope that you have lots of weed [wild applause from the frat boys]...I've got my thumb up my ass right now." Suck You Dry is introduced by Mark with, "Ladies and gentlemen, Dan Peters on the high hats." Steve uses a guitar other than a Fender Mustang for Poisoned Water. It looks similar to the Mosrite he's holding in the liner notes to My Brother the Cow. That song is followed up by Beneath the Valley which is extended well past how long they usually play it.

9/28/01. "Festival Serie B." Calahorra, Spain (Cancelled)
Supported By: The Murder City Devils, Ping Pong Bitches, The Fletcher Pratt, Claire Beaus, Bummer
Notes: This show was cancelled due to travel difficulties stemming from the terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington D.C.

9/28/01 The Crystal Ballroom. Portland, OR (50 min)
Supporting: Motorhead
Supported By: The Catheters
Set: Poisoned Water, Who You Drivin' Now?, Inside Job, A Thousand Forms of Mind, (Sweet Young Thing), Let it Slide, Touch Me I'm Sick, Sweet Young Thing, Here Comes Sickness, Long Way to Go, The Straight Life, In 'N' Out of Grace, You Stupid Asshole, Hate the Police
Notes: Mudhoney's came onto the bill after Bad Brains dropped out at the last minute. Before their set proper, the guys are on stage setting up gear and it ends with Dan and Guy jamming for a couple minutes. The guys come back on stage to a sea of mild interest wrapped in black Motorhead t-shirts and one lout telling them that they suck and Bad Brains rule. Mark promptly thanks the crowd for it's appreciation and they start up Poisoned Water. After A Thousand Forms of Mind, Steve starts the opening to Sweet Young Thing and gets funny looks from all the guys before he remarks, "That's the wrong song." During the break in In 'N' Out of Grace, Mark addresses the crowd: "Alright...I was going to say something like, 'you don't know what an honor it is to open for Motorhead,' but you must know what it's like 'cause you're here. Also, the Catheters were on fire tonight. That's it. Now we'll continue to rock," and they fire back into the song. Mark, in a Los Angeles Times interview published on 10/3/91:

Interviewer: What would be your dream gig?
Mark: We'd like to play with Motorhead, I guess, except the Motorhead of 10 years ago.

10/20/01 Local 46. Seattle, WA (85 min)
Attendance: 250
Supported By: The Catheters, The Blood Brothers
Set: Poisioned Water, Who You Drivin' Now?, Inside Job, You Got It, A Thousand Forms of Mind, Let It Slide, Touch Me I'm Sick, Sweet Young Thing, Make It Now, Here Comes Sickness, Long Way To Go, Suck You Dry, In 'N' Out of Grace, You Stupid Asshole, Beneath the Valley..., Hate The Police (setlist incomplete and out of order except for first and last songs)
Notes: Mark prefaces Hate the Police with, "I heard there was a hate related incident that happened here this afternoon...But in one case, hate is justified."

10/26/01 The Night Gallery Cabaret. Calgary, Canada
Supported By: The Daggers, The Cripple Creek Fairies
Notes: Because of post-September 11th tensions, the guys were unable to bring their gear on their flight. Mark: "Yeah so we showed up in Calgary with no amps or guitars or anything. The Fairies were playing before us so we asked if we could run through their gear. They said it was fine and showed us where everything was. About halfway through our set I started hearing this strange feedback. It reminded me of that spooky sounding thing in that Beach Boys song...I can't remember. So it's a bit distracting but we finish our set. I get backstage and I notice that Dan has blood on his face, so does Steve. Lo and behold, so do I. Seems like an odd coincidence to me. I don't remember anyone getting punched in the face or anything but there you go. The next day we were fine and we haven't had nosebleeds since. I think it must have been the Canadian altitude or atmospheric pressure or something."

10/27/01 The Night Gallery Cabaret. Calgary, Canada
Supported By: The Dudes, The Ex-Boyfriends

11/16/01 "Kinks Tribute". The Crocodile Cafe. Seattle, WA (5 min)
Attendance: 300
Also on Bill: Members of The Murder City Devils, The Fastbacks, The Young Fresh Fellows, The Makers, Heather Duby, The Minus Five, Quabs
Set: Who Will Be The Next in Line, I Need You
Notes: This show is a benefit for Home Alive as well as a record release party for Give the People What We Want. Tonight it's Mark and Steve backed by the Quabs' rhythm section and Johnny Sangster on keyboards. At this point the Quabs have played four mini-sets and backed Spencer Moody, and when Mark hits the stage he asks, "Why didn't the Quabs just record the whole album?" They do a quick run-through of a pair of Kinks songs and thank the other people onstage, who Mark refers to as "Anton Lee, Will Fare and Paul Schaffer" (all members of Paul Shaffer and the CBS Orchestra).

12/15/01 The Crocodile Cafe. Seattle, WA (80 min)
Attendance: 381
Supported By: The Spits, Leatherboy
Set: Suck You Dry, Poisoned Water, The Straight Life, Sonic Infusion, Judgement Rage..., Our Time is Now, Into Yer Shtik, Touch Me I'm Sick, Crooked and Wide, I Have to Laugh, (Inside Job), Inside Job, Who You Drivin' Now?, Long Way to Go, Dyin' For it/Here Comes Sickness
Encore: In 'N' Out of Grace/Beneath the Valley..., You Stupid Asshole
Notes: They turn out a great performance and premiere four new songs: Sonic Infusion, Our Time is now, Crooked and Wide, and Dyin' For it. As Steve is about to start up Touch Me I'm Sick, he yells at Mark and Guy, "I'm gonna touch it! I'm gonna touch it! I'm touching it!" Mark stops Inside Job as soon as he begins and takes a second to retune his guitar. Steve turns the ending of Dyin' For it into the intro to Here Comes Sickness and Dan doesn't stop drumming in the interim. When they make it back onstage for the encore, Mark addresses the crowd: "We had fun playing lots of new songs. Hopefully, next time we'll play a lot more." During the break in In 'N' Out of Grace, a guy starts crowd surfing and Mark yells, "grab his nuts!" and then poses for a photo taken by someone in the audience. After a while, Mark and Steve get ready to break back into the song proper. Every four measures they anticipate Dan breaking out of his solo, and every four measures they're left hanging as Dan continues on with his head down. After three or four times through this cycle they all get on the same page and continue with the song.