Icons of the punk scene Bikini Kill is set to embark on a brand new run of tour dates around North America beginning in early 2023. The tour will start on March 30 in Nashville and continue through April, making stops in 15 cities across the United States. These cities include Atlanta, Asheville, Silver Spring, Philadelphia, Boston, Burlington, Cleveland, Royal Oak, Milwaukee, St. Paul, and Knoxville. The tour will end in Knoxville. There will be a concert by Canadian artists in both Montreal and Toronto. The band just finished off a lengthy tour in which Alice Bag joined them, Donkey Bugs, Lithics, XV and CB Radio Gorgeous, Mecca Normal, H.C. McEntire, and Hurry Up as their opening acts, respectively.
On April 5, 1996, Kill Rock Stars distributed Bikini Kill’s last album created in a recording studio titled “Reject All American.” The next year, they decided to dissolve their band. Still, they will be getting back together in 2019 for a massive tour throughout North America, which will also have backing from Mecca Normal, Lithics, and Alice Bag. Travelling musician Sara Landeau recently joined original band members Kathleen Hanna, Kathi Wilcox, and Tobi Vail to form the band’s current lineup.
Icons of Feminist Punk Movement
In 1990, singer and composer Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail came together in Olympia, Washington, to form a band that would later take its name from a feminist magazine that Hanna and the other members of the band had previously written. The dynamic views expressed by the band were not confined to only its song lyrics. Bikini Kill asked the slam dancers to move their antics to the side of the crowd and urged the audience’s female members to come to the front of the room. The band began their first presence on vinyl in 1992 with the release of their Bikini Kill EP, which followed their cassette debut in 1991.
The group pioneered new territory for female singers with direct and aggressive songs, such as “Suck My Left One.” According to Spin magazine, there was punk both before and after the release of this record. The subsequent EP was titled Yeah Yeah Yeah and was produced by Joan Jett. The song “Rebel Girl” was first released on the album Pussy Whipped, which was released in 1994. Subsequent versions of the song were recorded by Mike Watt and the Melvins with Teri Gender Bender. Bikini Kill had a significant impact on the music industry, which continues to this day, even though other bands with a similar sound, such as Sleater-Kinney, ultimately became popular with a broader demographic.
Who are the current members of Bikini Kill who are out on tour?
Hanna, Wilcox, and Vail are the band’s three founding members. Erica Dawn Lyle fills in on guitar for Billy Karren. Vail is the band’s lead vocalist. After 22 years, the band’s original lineup is finally hitting the road together for the first time.
Where can I get tickets to see Bikini Kill?
When looking to get tickets for the Bikini Kill tour, some of the best places to do so are Ticketmaster, Stubhub, Viagigo, Vividseats, Ticketnetwork, SeatGeek, and Livenation.
On Friday, June 16, 2022, tickets went on sale for the upcoming performances in 2023.
Bikini Kill Floor Seats
Bikini Kill floor tickets might deliver a once-in-a-lifetime experience. At live performances, floor and first row seats are sometimes among the most costly tickets. Tickets for Bikini Kill that are priced at the maximum amount might be for the front row or the centre stage.
Bikini Kill – 2023 North American Tour Dates
3/30: Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
4/1: Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern
4/3: Asheville, NC @ The Orange Peel
4/4: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
4/6: Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
4/7: Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
4/9: Boston, MA @ Roadrunner
4/10: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
4/12: Montreal, QB @ M Telus
4/13: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
4/14: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
4/16: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
4/17: Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
4/19: Milwaukee, WI @ Miller High Life Theatre
4/20: St. Paul, MN @ Palace Theatre
4/23: Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
Bikini Kill is recognized as one of the bands that had the most significant impact on the underground scene of the ’90s and have left an indelible stamp on punk and indie music. Not only did the trio have a harsh and aggressive approach to punk, but it also actively pushed an increase in the number of women who participated in the movement. Bikini Kill, most known for their leadership role in the riot grrrl movement, disbanded in 1997 after releasing two full-length albums and many singles. In 2017, the band got back together for a one-off performance and announced that they would be touring again in 2019. Fans of the well-known punk band should anticipate a frenetic, hostile, and high-energy performance from the band, even though it has been quite some time since they have played live.