Thursday, April 26, 2012

26th April

1996: Mogwai play their first show outside Scotland

1997: UK tour promoting the '4 Satin' ep imminent. Mogwai have recently played their first shows outside the UK, in Norway and France.

1998: Mogwai coming to the end of the lengthy 'Young Team' European tour

1999: 'Come On Die Young' was released a month earlier. Having just performed at the Bowlie Weekender, Mogwai are about to set off on a European tour.

2000: Mogwai off the road, working towards 'Rock Action'

2001: Mogwai play Club Quattro in Nagoya as part of a short Japanese tour. The release of 'Rock Action' is days away, and Mogwai are shortly to set off on...yes, you guessed it...a European tour. 'Sinewave (demo)' and Sinewave (dub version)' downloads available via for two days only.

2002: Stuart plays solo in Aberdeen before Mogwai set off on their first visit to South America.

2003: In the early stages of European dates supporting 'Happy Songs For Happy People'

2004: One-off dates at the end of the 'Happy Songs For Happy People' tour

2005: Mogwai off the road, working towards 'Mr. Beast' and the Zidane OST

2006: A brief return to the UK between lengthy European and North American tours

2007: Dominic playing European and UK shows with Crippled Black Phoenix

2008: 'The Hawk Is Howling' makes its first live appearance at Glasgow Tramway

2009: In the midst of a North American tour, Mogwai prepare for the three shows at Music Hall Of Williamsburg which will be recorded and filmed for 'Special Moves/Burning'

2010: Mogwai off the road, working towards 'Hardcore Will Never Die, But You Will' and promoting the release of 'Special Moves/Burning'

2011: Mogwai play in Toronto, having been forced to cancel the first five dates of a North American tour due to visa processing issues. Martin is on paternity leave and is replaced by James Hamilton from Errors.


This might be a one-off, or it might turn into an occasional series.

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