The Ornery As Pigs Tour was a 1997 tour of mainly Midwestern America that featured The Mountain Goats (John Darnielle solo) and Simon Joyner (who appeared at every show except for Madison). Smog was also billed as part of the Detroit show.
- 1997-06-12 - University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI
- 1997-06-13 - Fuel Café - Milwaukee, WI
- 1997-06-14 - Zoot's - Detroit, MI
- 1997-06-15 - Speaking in Tongues - Cleveland, OH
- 1997-06-16 - Club Laga - Pittsburgh, PA
- 1997-06-17 - Brownie's - New York City, NY
- 1997-06-18 - The Middle East - Cambridge, MA
- 1997-06-19 - Mandrake Studios - Baltimore, MD
- 1997-06-20 - The Black Cat - Washington, D.C.
- 1997-06-21 - Tokyo Rose - Charlottesville, VA
- 1997-06-22 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, NC
- 1997-06-24 - Sugardoe Café - Louisville, KY
- 1997-06-26 - The Empty Bottle - Chicago, IL
- 1997-06-27 - Omaha, NE
- 1997-06-28 - Zandbroz Variety - Sioux Falls, SD