Bikini Kill

Announce International Tour Dates Rescheduled For 2021

Incl. 32 North American Date Run + 4 New EU/UK Shows

Select Dates w/ Alice Bag, Donkey Bugs, Lithics, XV, CB Radio Gorgeous, Mecca Normal, H.C. McEntire, + Hurry Up

Photo Credit: Debi Del Grande

“Bikini Kill played as if their energy had been cryonically preserved in 1997.” – Rolling Stone

“Hanna is one of the great frontpeople of all time, but she is best with this band behind her. The pounding of Vail’s toms doubled by Kathi Wilcox’s bass pushes Hanna’s voice into a roar that is primal and undeniable; she makes you listen.” – The New York Times

“Bikini Kill’s insurrectionism feels more vital than ever. Their cool protest songs predicted and shaped our current cultural moment, in which recognizing the politics in art is non-negotiable.” – Pitchfork

Legendary feminist punk band, Bikini Kill regrouped in 2019 for 10 thrilling performances in select cities NYC, LA and London + a special headlining Riot Fest appearance. Marking their first full shows since 1997, the enthusiastic fan response saw these shows selling out quickly. Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, the band had announced a more expansive, international tour in 2020. Eager to return to the stage safely, the band has announced these international tour dates rescheduled for 2021, plus four additional EU/UK showsTickets on sale this week. Previous ticket holders can contact their local venues for policies regarding refunds.

The run includes a valiant return to Olympia, WA and a benefit concert for Interfaith Works Nightly Shelter, a local non-profit acting as the only shelter/homeless services program that explicitly prioritizes women and LGBT single adults in the Olympia community.

These shows see the band performing with their iconic line-up of Kathleen Hanna on vocals, Tobi Vail on drums, and Kathi Wilcox on bass — along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle. Hailed by The New York TimesRolling StonePitchfork and The Los Angeles Times, the reunion has sparked critical discussion on the band’s legacy and influence on culture and music today with Entertainment WeeklyNYLONThe New York Times.

Bikini Kill International Tour Dates 

5/27: Brussels, Belgium @ Le Botanique
5/29: Paris, France @ Trabendo
5/31: Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowlands
6/2: London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse
6/4: Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
6/6: Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv 
6/7: Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
6/9: Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan 
6/10: Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
7/10: Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo 
9/2: Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
9/3: Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater &
9/5: Victoria BC @ McPherson Playhouse (not on sale yet)
9/6: Victoria BC @ Distrikt &
9/8: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/9: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom +
9/11: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
9/12: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre &
10/3: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring $
10/4: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring 
10/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall $
10/8: Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre $
10/9: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington $
10/11: Montreal, QB @ M Telus
10/12: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/13: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall 
10/15: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre *
10/16: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre ^
10/17: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
11/5: Miami, FL  @ The Ground at Club Space
11/6: Miami, FL  @ The Ground at Club Space
11/7: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live 
11/9: Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall 
11/11: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle %
11/12: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater %
11/13: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel %
11/15: Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine #
11/16: Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall #
11/18: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works #
11/19: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
11/20: Birmingham, AL @ Iron City #

About Interfaith Works Nightly Shelter:
Interfaith Works, founded in 1945, is a non-profit coalition made up of 32 diverse faith communities in Thurston County. Interfaith Works homeless services is one of the primary service providers for single adults and couples without dependent children living with extremely complex challenges related to their physical and mental health. IW is the only shelter/homeless services program that explicitly prioritizes women and LGBTQ+ adults in our community. We always aim to hire people who reflect the experiences of our guests, so, like our shelter guests, the majority of our staff have lived experience with mental health and substance use challenges, homelessness, poverty, and are trauma survivors. At our 42-bed nightly shelter we specifically screen in the people who have been left out of all other services. Our ideal guest is over 50 years old, meets the federal definition for “chronic homelessness”, is living with a permanent disability either physical or mental health related or both, and living with severe, persistent substance use challenges. We are a high access shelter which means that we serve all genders, allow pets, we allow couples to stay together, we don’t require ID, and we focus on building relationship and trust aimed to create an environment of community safety. We have moved over 200 people into permanent housing since we’ve opened and served over 1700 unique individuals in 5 years. We are on the front lines of a daily response to a national crisis, and one of the most complex and polarizing issues facing our community today. We are dedicated to working with all people, businesses, and organizations to make our community safer, and give everyone the opportunity to thrive.

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About Bikini Kill:
Active from 1990 to 1998, Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that started in Olympia, WA, and later moved to Washington, DC. Billy Karren joined Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox and Tobi Vail on guitar after the band had played several shows as a three-piece. Credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early ’90s via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live shows, Bikini Kill encouraged women and girls to start bands as a means of cultural resistance. They used touring as a way to create an underground network between girls who played music, put on shows and made fanzines. This informal network created a forum for multiple female voices to be heard.

Bikini Kill started touring in June 1991, serving up their radical feminist punk rage to crowds across the US several times, as well as making their way through Europe, Australia and Japan. The band recorded and released a demo tape, two EPs, two LPs and three singles which are available via their independent label Bikini Kill Records. The band has just re-issued Pussy Whipped and Reject All Americanavailable now on vinyl & CD for the first time since they went out of print 7 years ago. They also uploaded their entire catalog on streaming services last Fall. Now available for streaming on SpotifyTidal and Apple Music, the catalog includes landmark releases from 1991’s Revolution Girl Style Now to 1998’s The Singles, which features production, guitar and vocals from Joan Jett.

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