|Date||12 March 2002|
|Location||Los Angeles, CA|
|Number of songs||??|
This was Shihads first show under the name Pacifier.
SHIHAD SPIT THE DUMMY
It's Official, the name has changed
With Shihad’s passionate fan base staging an internet and gossip riot, and with the band, management and record company under siege from media and fans in the US, New Zealand and Australia the band have made an unannounced appearance under their highly anticipated new name PACIFIER at The Viper Room in LA
When confronted after the gig front man Jonny Toogood explained the bands sudden, unpredictable and unorthodox announcement as he left for the band’s hotel shouting ..
“That should shut the fuckers up”
With the band forced into a name change for numerous reasons the process of finding a new name has been an unenviable task. After months of speculation and constant inquiry the band have confirmed that the name they played under at the Viper Room is indeed the name they love and are sticking with.
“We know many of our fans will be annoyed that we didn’t announce officially on our web site or something more formal”, Jon says, “but we are a rock band not a bank and we can’t sit still long enough for a press conference – and besides it’s tattooed on my mums back, you tell her to change it!”
- Warner Music Australia Press Release