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Shonen Knife Kick Off US Tour August 28th

Photo by Andras Paul

Bringing with them the candy-coated conductivity of unforgettable melodies, the incandescence of inestimable headbanging, the buoyancy of a brilliant display, and the potency of pure punk rock – SHONEN KNIFE are ALIVE! In The USA.

Boasting a nearly 40 year career, these three luminaries of rock & roll have wielded fun and food-centered bops that earned them the love and respect of music goliaths like Nirvana and Sonic Youth. They’ve made their way from their home of Osaka, Japan to the United States many times, but this year they’re putting their personal affection for each and every city on display. Following the release of their tenacious live DVD/CD ALIVE! In Osaka (Released on Robby Takac of THE GOO GOO DOLLS’ Good Charamel Records), Shonen Knife have prepared to deliver that same hometown energy from Buffalo on August 28th, Philadelphia on August 29th to Brooklyn on August 31st, Chicago on September 9th, Los Angeles on October 5thand so much more. Each city will have its own personalized and limited edition artwork available at the show, because for Shonen Knife, home is where the fans are.

Photo by Andras Paul

The DVD/CD ALIVE! In Osaka was recorded live at Juso Fandango in Osaka, Japan in December of 2017 and includes 21 tracks from the band’s nearly four decade long career as Japan’s most loved indie-rock import.

Frontwoman, Naoko, explained, “It is our first live album after 12 years. The drummer was changed from the last time. You can try to compare the new one with the last one. It might be interesting. The show was held in our hometown and of course everybody there was so excited. I hope you can get happy, fun and cheerful with this album.”

Featuring classics such as “Twist Barbie”, “Bear Up Bison” and “Sushi Bar Song”, newer tracks like “Jump Into The New World” and “Rock N Roll Tee Shirt” as well as a cover of Nick Lowe’s classic “Cruel to be Kind”, the band is captured in their true element, entertaining fans in the city that made them who they are today.

With incendiary and icon-building appearances on Lollapalooza, MTV’s 120 Minutes, Beavis & Butthead, Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, 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.

ALIVE! In Osaka is available as a limited edition CD/DVD set and digitally in audio and video formats for streaming and download here.


08/28- Buffalo, NY – The 9th Ward

08/29- Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s — TICKETS

08/30- Ithaca, NY- The Haunt — TICKETS

08/31- Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl — TICKETS

09/01- Baltimore, MD- The Ottobar — TICKETS

09/03- Washington D.C. – The Black Cat — TICKETS

09/04- Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit

09/05- Columbus, OH- Rumba Café — TICKETS (On Sale 7/13)

09/06- Chicago, IL – Subterranean — TICKETS

09/09- Urbana, IL- Japan House Matsuri

09/11- Indianapolis, IN- The Hi-Fi — TICKETS

09/12- St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room — TICKETS

09/13- Kansas City, MO- The Riot Room — TICKETS

09/15- Denton, TX- Dan’s Silverleaf — TICKETS

09/16- Austin, TX- 3Ten @ ACL Live — TICKETS  (On-sale -Fri, 7/13 at 10AM CT)

09/19- San Antonio, TX – Sam’s  Burger Joint — TICKETS

09/21- Albuquerque, NM – The Launch Pad — TICKETS

09/22- Tucson, AZ- 191 Toole — TICKETS

09/23- Tempe, AZ- Yucca Tap Room — TICKETS

09/24- Las Vegas, NV- The Beauty Bar — TICKETS

09/27- Sacramento, CA- Goldfield — TICKETS

09/29- Portland, OR- Dante’s — TICKETS

09/30- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern — TICKETS

10/03- San Fran, CA- Bottom Of The Hill — TICKETS

10/05- Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg — TICKETS

10/06- San Diego, CA- The Casbah — TICKETS




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