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Chronology of all North American (USA, MEX, and CAN) tour dates

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Help fill in the gaps if you see any missing dates or any errors.

Let me know if certain dates are DJ dates.

Feel free to share any memories or song lists.

Using Setlist.fm as a starter. I'm sure it's incomplete.

This could be fun.

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1994  July 3rd(maybe 4th or both) - Edge Nightclub "Kids From Orlando" gig, Orlando, FL, USA {As "The Dust Brothers"} Link

1995  January 19th - Billboard Dance Music Summit, DV8 Club, San Francisco, CA, USA (last known show under The Dust Brothers name, performed as a part of a DeConstruction records showcase presumably though the old Ariel connection, and there's a possibility it happened on the 20th).

1995  January 28th - Urb Magazine Show, "tiny club off Melrose", Los Angeles, CA, USA .  In part with DeConstrucion and City of Angels. Performed with Justin Robertson and Crystal Method. {As "The Dust Brothers"}  :music DJ Link

1995   November 22nd - Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco, CA, USA

1996  June 21 - Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco, CA, USA
1996  June 22 - Organic Festival 96, San Bernadino Natl. Forest, CA, USA
1996  June 25 - Irving Plaza, New York City, NY
1996   November 14th - Theatre Concert Hall, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
1996   November 15th - Capitol Ballroom, Washington DC, USA
1996   November 16th - Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1996   November 19th - Deep Ellum Live, Dallas, TX, USA
1996   November 21st -  American Legion Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1996   November 22nd - American Legion Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1996   November 23rd - Warfield, San Francisco, CA, USA
1996   November 25th - Clutch Cargo's, Pontiac (Detroit), MI, USA
1996   November 27th - The Roxy, New York City, USA
1996   December 15th - The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA, USA

1997   April 24th - Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX, USA
1997   April 26th - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, USA
1997   April 27th - First Avenue, Minneapolis, MN, USA
1997   April 29th - Ogden Theatre, Denver, CO, USA
1997   May 1st - Bricks, Salt Lake City, UT, USA
1997   May 2nd - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas, NV, USA
1997   May 4th - Kaiser, San Francisco, CA, USA {With the Orb}
1997   May 7th - Union Station, Seattle, WA, USA
1997   May 8th - The Rage, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1997   May 10th - Shrine Expo, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1997   May 12th - Avalon, Boston, MA, USA
1997   May 13th - The Warehouse (or Kool Haus?), Toronto, ON, Canada {With the Orb}
1997   May 14th - Metropolis, Montreal, QC, Canada
1997   May 16th - Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1997   May 17th - Manhattan Center (Hammerstein Ballroom), New York City, NY, USA
1997   May 20th -  The Masquerade, Atlanta, GA, USA
1997   May 21st -  Ritz Theatre, Tampa, FL, USA
1997   June 12th - Nimitz Hall, Honolulu, HI, USA
1997   June 14th - KROQ Weenie Roast 1997, Irvine, CA, USA
1997   September 19th  - Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA {Opened for David FUCKING Bowie!!! [mystery concert]} Link 1, Link 2, Link 3
1997   November 2nd - SOMA, San Diego, CA, USA  [I think this date is an error and is meant to be November 17th]
1997   November 7th -  State Theatre, Detroit, MI, USA
1997   November 8th -  Riviera Theater, Chicago, IL, USA
1997   November 9th -  The Warehouse, Toronto, ON,  Canada
1997   November 12th - The Roxy, Boston, MA, USA
1997   November 13th - Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1997   November 14th - Manhattan Center (Hammerstein Ballroom), New York City, NY, USA
1997   November 15th - Manhattan Center (Hammerstein Ballroom), New York City, NY, USA
1997   November 17th - SOMA, San Diego, CA, USA
1997   November 18th - Palladium,  Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA

1998   September 12th - The Showbox, Seattle, WA, USA  :music DJ
1998   September 13th - 1015 Folsom, San Francisco, CA, USA  :music DJ
1998   September 15th - Hollywood Athletic Club, Los Angeles, CA, USA  :music DJ
1998   September 18th - Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA :music DJ
1998   September 19th - Bowery Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA :music DJ

1999   July 8th - 4th & Broadway Production Day, San Diego, CA, USA
1999   July 9th - Palladium, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1999   July 10th - Cyberfest, Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, San Jose, CA, USA
1999   July 12th - Roseland Theater, Portland, OR, USA
1999   July 13th - Paramount Theater, Seattle, WA, USA
1999   July 17th - Rave on the Rocks, Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison, CO, USA  { With Fatboy Slim}
1999   July 19th - Aragon Ballroom, Chicago, IL, USA  { With Fatboy Slim}
1999   July 20th -  Saint Andrew's Hall, Detroit, MI, USA
1999   July 24th -  Woodstock '99, Griffiss Air Force Base, Rome, NY, USA
1999   September 14th - Avalon, Boston, MA, USA
1999   September 15th - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA
1999   September 16th - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA
1999   September 18th - Zenfest, Coconut Grove, Miami, FL, USA
1999   September 19th -  Atrium, Stone Mountain (Atlanta), GA, USA
1999   September 21st -  State Palace Theater, New Orleans, LA, USA
1999   September 22nd - Austin Music Hall, Austin, TX, USA
1999   September 23rd - Bronco Bowl, Dallas, TX, USA
1999   September 25th - HFStival 1999, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., USA
1999   September 26th - Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA, USA
1999   September 27th - 9:30 Club, Washington, D.C., USA
1999   September 30th - American Theater, St. Louis, MO, USA
1999   October 1st  -  Uptown KC, Kansas City, MO, USA
1999   October 2nd - Roy Wilkens River Center Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN, USA
1999   October 4th -  Max Bell Arena, Calgary, AB, Canada
1999   October 6th - PNE Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1999   October 8th - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco,
1999   October 9th - Coachella Festival 1999, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, USA
1999   December 4th - Q101 Twisted Xmas 6, Allstate Arena, Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA 

2000   December 2nd - Centro-Fly, New York City, NY, USA :music DJ
2000   December 5th - Irving Plaza, New York City, NY, USA {Opened for U2} :music DJ

2001   April 28th - Coachella Festival 2001, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, US :music DJ

2002   April 15th - Nation, Washington, D.C. USA  {With Pete Tong}
2002   April 16th - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA {With Pete Tong}
2002   April 17th - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA {With Pete Tong}
2002   April 18th - Metropolis, Montreal, QC, Canada
2002   April 19th - Hershey Center, Toronto, ON, Canada {With Paul Oakenfold}
2002   April 20th - Triple Crown 2002, Allstate Arena, Rosemont (Chicago), IL, USA
2002   April 22nd - Music Hall, Austin, TX, USA {With James Holroyd}
2002   April 24th - Web Theater, Phoenix, AZ, USA {With Sasha and Digweed}
2002   April 26th - Cow Palace, Daly City (San Francisco), CA, USA {With Paul Oakenfold & Sasha & Digweed}
2002   April 27th -  Coachella Festival 2002, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, USA
2002   April 30th - Toreo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Mexico
2002   November 2nd - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA

2003   October 17th - Toreo Cuatro Caminos, Mexico City, Mexico :music DJ
2003   October 18th - Audiotistic Fest, LA Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA, USA  :music DJ
2003   October 21st - Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA, USA  :music DJ
2003   October 22nd - Transit, Chicago, IL, USA  :music DJ
2003   October 24th - Centro-Fly, New York City, NY, USA   :music DJ

2004   March 6th - Ultra Music Festival, Miami, FL, USA  :music DJ
2004   May 30th - WBCN River Rave, Boston, MA, USA   :music DJ

2005   April 27th - The  Premier, Seattle, WA, USA
2005   April 29th - Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA, USA {Opened for  New Order}
2005   April 30th - Coachella Festival 2005, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, USA
2005   May 3rd - Salón Mexica, WTC, Mexico City, Mexico
2005   May ????  - Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), Los Angeles, CA, USA { Private(?) Event for Microsoft }
2005   September 16th - Ultra NY, Central Park, New York City, NY, USA

2007   September 21st - Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City, NY, USA
2007   September 22nd - McCarren Pool, Brooklyn, New York City, NY, USA
2007   September 24th - Riviera Theatre, Chicago, IL, USA
2007   September 26th - Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO, USA
2007   September 28th - The Concourse, San Francisco, CA, USA
2007   September 29th - Nocturnal Wonderland 2007, Downtown LA, Los Angeles, CA, USA Link 1,Link 2

2009   April 18th - Coachella Festival 2009, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, USA   :music  DJ

2010   August 28th - The Fox Theater, Oakland, CA, USA
2010   August 29th - Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood, CA, USA
2010   September 1st - Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO, USA
2010   September 3rd - North Coast Music Festival 2010, Union Park, Chicago, IL, USA
2010   September 4th - Electric Zoo 2010, Randall's Island, New York City, NY, USA

2011  March 27th - Ultra Music Festival, Bicentennial Park, Miami, FL, USA
2011  April 9th - Foro Alterno, Guadalajara, Mexico
2011  April 10th - Vive Latino 2011, Foro Sol, Mexico City, Mexico
2011  April 11th - Carpa Neumática del Hipódromo de las Ámericas, Mexico City, Mexico
2011   April 15th - Coachella Festival 2011, Empire Polo Grounds, Indio, CA, USA

2015  July 30th - Hard SF, San Francisco, CA, USA
2015  August 1st - Hard Summer Music Festival, Pomona, CA, USA
2015  September 4th - Electric Zoo 2015, Randall's Island, New York City, NY, USA
2015  September 6th - North Coast Music Festival 2015, Union Park, Chicago, IL, USA

2018  November 17 - Corona Capital 2018, Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City, Mexico

2019  May 12th - Pepsi Center WTC, Mexico City, Mexico
2019  May 15th - Shrine Expo Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2019  May 16th - Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA
2019  May 17th - Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco, CA, USA
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Got some older ones for you:

1994 July 3rd - "Kids From Orlando" gig, Orlando, FL, USA

1995 January 19th - Billboard Dance Music Summit, DV8 Club, San Francisco, CA, USA (last known show under The Dust Brothers name, performed as a part of a DeConstruction records showcase presumably though the old Ariel connection, and there's a possibility it happened on the 20th).
1995 November 22nd - Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco, CA, USA

(there may be some earlier 96 US concerts here, or very late 1995 concerts)

1996 June 21 - Trocadero Transfer, San Francisco, CA, USA
1996 June 22 - Organic Festival 96, San Bernadino Natl. Forest, CA, USA
1996 June 25 - Irving Plaza, New York City, NY
1996 November 14th - Theatre Concert Hall, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, USA
1996 November 16th - Metropolis, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1996 November 19th - Deep Ellum Live, Dallas, TX, USA
1996 November 21st -  American Legion Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1996 November 22nd - American Legion Hall, Los Angeles, CA, USA
1996 November 23rd - Warfield, San Francisco, CA, USA
1996 November 25th - Clutch Cargo's, Pontiac, MI (Detroit), USA
1996 November 27th - The Roxy, New York City, USA
1996 December 15th - The Cow Palace, San Francisco, CA, USA

Bosco you'll be helpful when we put together the gigography ;D


EDIT: Added some more after going through old files.
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Thanks for the additions. Will update main post.


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Organic Festival.

I don't have many regrets. But getting altitude sickness and having to bail before the Chemicals was one.

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Was that your first attempt at a Chemical Brothers gig, Whirly? When was your first show anyway? Missing a Chems show because of sickness has to be devastating. Inchemwetrust almost fell victim in the desert heat, but made an awesome recovery.

Some dates have been updated in years 1998 and 2005

Pulled out some DJ dates from this ancient MTV article during the release of "Brothers Gonna Work It Out"
http://www.mtv.com/news/500521/chemical-brothers-to-play-first-us-dj-tour/


and then I came across this via google...  http://njbrouns.home.xs4all.nl/Livesets.htm

Apparently old forum member Den B's fansite! Will file through this later. Should be a huge help. Where he at anyway?


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Was that your first attempt at a Chemical Brothers gig, Whirly? When was your first show anyway? Missing a Chems show because of sickness has to be devastating. Inchemwetrust almost fell victim in the desert heat, but made an awesome recovery.

Some dates have been updated in years 1998 and 2005

Pulled out some DJ dates from this ancient MTV article during the release of "Brothers Gonna Work It Out"
http://www.mtv.com/news/500521/chemical-brothers-to-play-first-us-dj-tour/


and then I came across this via google...  http://njbrouns.home.xs4all.nl/Livesets.htm

Apparently old forum member Den B's fansite! Will file through this later. Should be a huge help. Where he at anyway?

It would have been my first attempt, yes. My husband wanted to go to a big rave up so we got tickets to Organic. I knew who the Chems were, had heard their music at clubs and raves, but wasn't all that familiar with them, honestly. We were more familiar with the Orb and my husband was a Meat Beat Manifesto fan so Organic seemed like a good time! I went to one rave type festival before, but never a festival in the mountains. I was exposed to the desert heat and sun earlier that day, was poorly dressed for nighttime in the mountains, and not hanging well with the altitude was the topper. Life's cruel joke is I love the mountains and I've never gotten altitude sick since! How lame is that? :D My first show was Coachella 1999 and it was perfect in every way!

I'm not sure what happened to Den B. He was a nice kid, and he just loved the Chems. He fell out of touch with the forum and he and I emailed a bit for a time. This was quite a few years ago. He had a really talented eye for photography!
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You missed Canada in 2002, come with us Tour. Hershey Center Mississauga Ontario. I think the date was in June. i could be mistaken though considering i was there adn it has been what 13 years since?


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DAMN, B!

That's a fuckin' list right there.

Nice work.


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Just updated a bitchload of dates.

Redout, thanks for the tip. Found it! And the month was April, from what info I've been provided.

They really toured a lot harder than I initially thought in the late 90's.  They even managed to play Hawaii back in 1997.

The Q101 twisted 6 show in 1999 on December 4th  is an interesting one because they had just played their Brixton sets on the 2nd and 3rd.  And then to come all the way to Chicago to play for a shorten set at this Indoor Alternative Festival (other bands only went 5-6 songs deep on their set list)? Did this really happen? Was it just a DJ set?  I can't really find conformation that they actually played.

Was totally surprised to find that they opened for U2 in back in 2000. Did anybody attend this?
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The Chems also dj'd May 30, 2004 in Boston (event was the WBCN River Rave)

As for their opening slot for U2? That would have been interesting to see!

The Chems also did a closed gig for Microsoft. It was in... I want to say 2006 or 2007? I know it happened, I just can't find anything on it right now.
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The Chemistry Brothers performed for my friends and I in 2008 in the park by me. I paid them 50 bucks.
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I'm pretty sure this link may contribute.
http://planet-dust.laserjay.net/live.htm
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I'm pretty sure this link may contribute.
http://planet-dust.laserjay.net/live.htm

Oh, hahahah! I can't believe that site is still around! The guy who ran that site originally (his name was David White I think) was on the old Chems mailing list. My review of Coachella was something I originally posted to the list. Pre-forum days!
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Update to their first stateside gig in Orlando. Looks like it took place in 1993. And found this awesome treasure:



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Update to their first stateside gig in Orlando. Looks like it took place in 1993.

It didn't, it was for sure 1994. You maybe found the same great Edge retrospective thing on the show, which mistakenly quotes it as 1993 despite interviewing loads of important people who were there at the time, lol.

It's 1994 because Adam/Tom/Ed in interviews and in the Don't Think booklet confirm that their very first show was at Sabersonic, and that was early 1994. Also they mentioned the crowd going mental as soon as Chemical Beats started up, and Chemical Beats wasn't out until 1994. And yeah they might have had a working demo of Chemical Beats going in 1993, but the crowd wouldn't have recognized it.
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'Don't Think' booklet:

Quote (selected)
"Smith's Introduction to the band came the night he provided visuals for the band's first gig at Andrew Weatherall's Legendary Sabresonic Club at the start of 1994"

Not to be nitpicky, but this only implies that this was there first gig at Weatherall's Club, not necessarily their first gig overall. Thus, leaving open the idea that they could have been done some gigs for awhile.

If you check the website (brianbright.com) where I pulled the flyer from, You'll see that this Brian Bright guy has a lot of Rave/Club flyers from all over Florida, in chronological order. Now, that doesn't necessarily finalize correct date placement, but it's curious how it matches with the Orlando Weekly article.

Additionally, (and this is where it gets supper nerdy)  If you backtrack the dates of July 3rd of 1994, you'll find it falls on a Sunday. Which from a party/rave standpoint does not make since. However, July 3rd of 1993 is a Saturday. This fits perfectly. They probably played at midnight or sometime into the early morning of the 4th. Thus the confusion with the 3rd and 4th.  Boom! Happy Independence Day.

EDIT: and I'm an idiot, I just need to look at the flyer as far as answering the date debate. It's 1994
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The Chems also did a closed gig for Microsoft. It was in... I want to say 2006 or 2007? I know it happened, I just can't find anything on it right now.

Good memory Whirly! I actually think it was 2005, and they played a show for Microsoft to close their E3 presentation.
http://www.gamespot.com/articles/spot-on-pressed-for-conferences-at-e3/1100-6125236/


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Thanks for pointing out that Canada hasn't had a gig since 2002.
That would have blown my mind. If I had a mind.


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Thanks for pointing out that Canada hasn't had a gig since 2002.

In retrospect, the last few tours that landed in Denver should have probably gone to Toronto. Maybe they pissed off the Canadian Mounties or were caught smuggling maple syrup on their last visit.


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