The Special Goodness' Fall 1999 tour

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Fall 1999 tour
Artist The Special Goodness
Performances 27
Start date October 26, 1999
End date November 27, 1999
Tour Mngr Karl Koch
The Special Goodness tour chronology
The Special Goodness' Fall 1999 tour The Special Goodness' Spring 2000 tour

The Special Goodness played their first official tour in the fall of 1999, while Weezer was on hiatus.

Overview

Since 1996, Patrick Wilson has spent off-time between recording and touring with Weezer working on his solo musical project, the Special Goodness. In July 1999, during the prolonged Weezer hiatus, Wilson partnered with childhood friends Pat Finn and Lee Loretta to play the band's first few live performances in venues around Oregon. These shows have been unofficially referred to as "the special napkin tour", titled after Napkin, a local band who accompanied the Special Goodness at many of these early sets.[1]

After testing the waters with these shows, the band quickly planned out a tour for the upcoming fall. Unofficial fifth Weezer member Karl Koch entered as a tour manager, roadie, and archivist, and Mikey Welsh (recently initiated as the new Weezer bassist) replaced Finn on bass. The band played about a dozen shows along the east coast and midwest, headed south to hit venues in and around Texas, and then ended the tour with a handful of shows in California (including three with Brian Bell's Space Twins) before heading back home northwest. The tour lasted from October 26 to November 27, 1999.[2]

Homemade copies of the band's first album, The Special Goodness, were sold by the band during this tour. Early on, Welsh designed unique collages for each copy's cover art with miscellaneous found images between shows. Later, photocopied versions of three specific designs were used.[3] Although the album originally released the year prior, this was the first time copies of the album were accessible to American fans, as Wilson had so far only managed to secure distribution in Japan. The album ultimately would not see any official American release, making the copies sold on this and the following tour unique as the album's only domestic release. Other merch sold on this tour included a simple T-shirt design, as well as hats manufactured by New Era (whom Koch shares a familial connection with).

Tour dates

Concert Other bands Country City Venue
The Special Goodness concert: 10/26/1999 usausa Rutgers, NJ Rutgers University
The Special Goodness concert: 10/27/1999 Plymouth Rock usausa Providence, RI AS220
The Special Goodness concert: 10/28/1999 usausa New York, NY Brownies
The Special Goodness concert: 10/29/1999 usausa Boston, MA The Middle East
The Special Goodness concert: 11/01/1999 usausa Washington, DC The Garage
The Special Goodness concert: 11/02/1999 usausa Pittsburgh, PA Club Laga
The Special Goodness concert: 11/03/1999 usausa Cleveland, OH Blind Lemon
The Special Goodness concert: 11/04/1999 usausa Dayton, OH Club Safari
The Special Goodness concert: 11/05/1999 usausa Chicago, IL Empty Bottle
The Special Goodness concert: 11/06/1999 Man Planet, The Negro Problem usausa Minneapolis, MN 7th Street Entry
The Special Goodness concert: 11/07/1999 (cancelled) The Benjamins usausa Milwaukee, WI The Globe
The Special Goodness concert: 11/08/1999 usausa Ames, IA The Maintenance Shop
The Special Goodness concert: 11/09/1999 usausa Lincoln, NE Knickerbockers
The Special Goodness concert: 11/12/1999 usausa Kansas City, MO The Hurricane
The Special Goodness concert: 11/10/1999 Wesley Willis usausa Fayetteville, AK Clunk Music Hall
The Special Goodness concert: 11/14/1999 Ashtray Babyhead usausa Little Rock, AK Vino's
The Special Goodness concert: 11/16/1999 usausa New Orleans, LA The Mermaid Lounge
The Special Goodness concert: 11/17/1999 Robo-Sam usausa Baton Rouge, LA The Spanish Moon
The Special Goodness concert: 11/18/1999 Ashtray Babyhead, Sad Like Crazy usausa Houston, TX Rudyard's
The Special Goodness concert: 11/19/1999 Ashtray Babyhead, Eureka Farm, The Stereo usausa Austin, TX Emo's
The Special Goodness concert: 11/20/1999 Chomsky, Eureka Farm usausa Dallas, TX Club Clearview
The Special Goodness concert: 11/22/1999 Eureka Farm usausa Phoenix, AZ The Green Room
The Special Goodness concert: 11/23/1999
See also: Space Twins concert: 11/23/1999
Eureka Farm, Space Twins usausa Costa Mesa, CA Club Mesa
The Special Goodness concert: 11/24/1999
See also: Space Twins concert: 11/24/1999
Eureka Farm, Space Twins usausa West Hollywood, CA The Viper Room
The Special Goodness concert: 11/25/1999
See also: Space Twins concert: 11/25/1999
Eureka Farm, Space Twins usausa San Francisco, CA Club Cocodrie
The Special Goodness concert: 11/26/23 (cancelled) Eureka Farm usausa Portland, OR LA Luna
The Special Goodness concert: 11/27/1999 Eureka Farm usausa Seattle, WA OK Hotel

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