Friday, 22 July 2016
SHONEN KNIFE Celebrates Their 35th Year With An U.S. Tour
It's been 35 years since their debut in Osaka, Japan and this Fall, legendary pop punk queens SHONEN KNIFE will return to North America in support of their latest album release Adventure on Western NY's Good Charamel Records. The 29 date 2016 North American Tour begins October 4th in San Diego and continues through November 14th in New Jersey including a performance at NYC’s The Knitting Factory.
While Japanese culture has seen growing interest in the Western World as of late, SHONEN KNIFE has enjoyed sharing their ever-evolving career for decades, touring the world with rock royalty such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth, BMX Bandits and Redd Kross. With incendiary and icon-building appearances on Lollapalooza, MTV’s 120 Minutes, Beavis & Butthead as well as a well-received tribute to The Carpenters where they covered "Top of the World", Shonen Knife have secured their rock solid cult status as they march into the future.
The 2016 Adventure album release has already seen the band on tours of Europe and Japan with outstanding reviews. Classic Rock Magazine proclaimed, "Cartoony, authentic, moving and daft, and the true heirs to the Ramones, Shonen Knife are just great." MAGNET Magazine added, "After 35 years, Shonen Knife is still firing on all punk-andgarage-infused six cylinders on the girl trio’s new Adventure album."
This Fall's set lists will draw from the band’s entire career, with material from the band’s earliest releases to the edgier sound of today's Shonen Knife.
Shonen Knife Live Dates:
Date City, State City 10/04 San Diego, CA The Casbah 10/05 Los Angeles, CA The Bootleg Theater 10/06 San Francisco, CA DNA Lounge 10/07 San Jose, CA The Ritz 10/08 Portland, OR Dante’s 10/09 Seattle, WA Tractor Tavern 10/11 Missoula, MT Monk’s 10/12 Billings, MT Pub Station 10/13 Denver, CO Marquis Theater 10/15 Kansas City, MO The Record Bar 10/16 St. Louis, MO The Firebird 10/17 Chicago, IL Livewire Lounge 10/18 Chicago, IL Livewire Lounge 10/19 St Paul, MN The Turf Club 10/21 Columbus, OH The Ace of Cups 10/22 Indianapolis, IN Radio Radio 10/25 Charlotte, NC Snug Harbor 10/26 Durham, NC The Pinhook 10/27 Richmond, VA Strange Matter 10/28 Baltimore, MD Ottobar 10/29 Philadelphia, PA MilkBoy 10/31 New York, NY The Knitting Factory 11/01 Albany, NY The Low Beat 11/03 Pittsburgh, PA Cattivo 11/04 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place 11/05 Ithaca, NY The Haunt 11/06 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar 11/09 Boston, MA The Middle East 11/10 Long Branch, NJ The Brighton Bar