Bikini Kill announce rescheduled + new 2022 tour dates

Bikini Kill press photo
Photo Credit: Debi Del Grande

Marking their first full shows since 1997, Legendary feminist punk band Bikini Kill regrouped in 2019 for 10 thrilling performances in select cities across the US, London, and a headlining Riot Fest appearance. Ecstatic fans sold these shows out quickly and prior to being postponed by the Covid-19 pandemic, the band had announced a more expansive, international tour in 2020. Now, the band has announced these international tour dates rescheduled for 2022, plus thirteen additional shows spanning North America and EU/UK. New dates added include Los Angeles, NYC, Atlanta, Austin, Glasgow, never before played southwest cities, and more. Tickets for previously announced dates and new dates are on sale now. Fans can purchase tickets here. 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 DawnLyle. The reunion has sparked critical discussion on the band’s legacy and influence on culture and music today with Entertainment WeeklyNYLON, and The New York Times.  

Bikini Kill International Tour Dates 

4/29: Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre*
5/2: Tucson, AZ @ Rialto Theatre*
5/4: Albuquerque, NM @ TBA
5/5: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace (Outdoors)*
5/7: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk (Outside)*
5/8: Austin, TX The Mohawk (Outside)*
5/27: Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
5/28: Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
5/29: Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
5/31: St. Augustine, FL @ Backyard Series at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre*
6/05: Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv
6/06: Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
6/08: Paris, France @ Trabendo
6/10: Brussels, Belgium @ Le Botanique
6/12: Glasgow, United Kingdom @ O2 Academy Glasgow*
6/13: London, United Kingdom @ Roundhouse
6/23: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
6/24: Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
6/25: Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
6/27: Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
6/28: Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
6/30: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
7/01: Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern*
7/03: Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown*
7/08: New York, NY @ Rooftop at Pier 17*
7/11: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
7/12: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
7/13: Philadelphia,  PA @ Franklin Music Hall
7/15: Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
7/16: So. Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Burlington
7/18: Montreal, QB @ M Telus
7/19: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
7/20: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
7/22: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
7/23: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/24: Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
8/7: Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
8/8: Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
9/8: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/9: Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
9/11: Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
9/12: Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
9/15: Victoria, BC @ Distrikt Victoria
9/17: Redmond, WA @ Marymoor Park*

*new date added

To celebrate the recent 25th Anniversary of their iconic record ‘Reject All American,’ the band will release 500-copy limited edition, blue vinyl pressings available May 7, only on Bandcamp

More 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 American,’ available now on vinyl & CD for the first time since they went out of print seven 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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