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Shonen Knife May UK Tour

6 - 24 May 2010

It’s time to SUPER ROCK Osaka style!

The groundbreaking all-female Japanese, pop-punk trio formed in Osaka in 1981, when Naoko first heard late ‘70’s punk-pop like The Ramones.Inspired, the band crafted their own idiosyncratic songs, fashioned brightly coloured outfits and DIY albums. In 1985, K Records released ‘Burning Farm’ in the US. Deals with Sub Pop and various Majors followed.1989 saw the crème of the alt. rock scene (including Sonic Youth, L7 and Redd Kross) covering their favorite Shonen Knife songs on the tribute album  ‘Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them’. They toured with Nirvana (on the ‘Nevermind’ tour), The Breeders and as part of Lollapalooza. They recorded sessions for John Peel and appeared on MTV’s ‘Beavis and Butthead’.Shonen Knife were the first Japanese act to breakthrough to the west, and they remain one of the most influential. Almost 30 years on, a few line-up changes and 15 albums later, they're still as super-punk-pop rockin and fun as ever. The band play All Tomorrow’s Parties curated by Matt Groening in May, as well as a UK/Europe Tour.


Shonen Knife UK/European Tour Dates

Mon 10 May – King Tuts – Glasgow, UK-£10.00

King Tut's Wah Wah Hut 2010. 272a St Vincent Street, Glasgow, G2 5R

Tue 11 May – The Musician – Leicester, UK-£8.00
Clyde Street, Leicester, LE1 2DE

Wed 12 May – Brudnell Social Club – Leeds, UK-£8.00
The Club House, 33 Queens Road, Hyde Park, Leeds, LS6 1NY

Thu 13 May – Sala Matisse – Valencia, Spain
Fri 14 May – Sala Becool – Barcelona, Spain
Sat 15 May – Sala Gruta – Madrid, Spain
Mon 17 May – Paradiso – Amsterdam, Netherlands
Tue 18 May – Kultchurbunker – Cologne, Germany
Wed 19 May – Cafe Glocksee – Hannover, Germany
Thu 20 May – Kato – Berlin, Germany

Sun 23 May – Freebutt – Brighton, UK£11.00
1 Phoenix PlaceBN2 2NDBrighton, UK

Mon 24 May  Scala – London, UK-£10.00
275 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, London, N1 9NL

6 - 24 May 2010