Shonen Knife Announce North American Tour Behind 'Overdrive'
Published Aug 14, 2014Long-running Japanese punk combo Shonen Knife have been hitting concert stages since way back in 1981. They'll soon be back on the road for a North American trip behind their recent Overdrive LP, on which they'll perform their 1,000th show.
The Osaka trio head our way in September, with the milestone show set to go down September 16 at St. Paul, MN's Turf Club. To help celebrate, the band are actively seeking out requests from fans, with the group also adding that original member Atsuko Yamano will grace the stage with the current roster.
The trek has the band crossing over into Canada as well, though, with shows on this side of the border lined up in Toronto and at Pop Montreal. You'll get all the venue and date specifics down below.
Overdrive is the band's 19th studio full-length and was released in North America earlier this spring via Good Charamel. You can check out the almost Thin Lizzy-styled swing of crunchy pop number "Bad Luck Song" beneath the tour info.
09/11 Philadelphia, PA - Underground Arts: Black Box
09/12 Brooklyn, NY - The Wick
09/13 Buffalo, NY - Delaware Park (Music is Art Festival)
09/14 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
09/16 St. Paul, MN - The Turf Club
09/17 Iowa City, IA - The Mill
09/18 Chicago, IL - The Bottom Lounge
09/19 Detroit, MI - The Magic Stick
09/20 Toronto, ON - The Silver Dollar
09/21 Montreal, QC - Divan Orange (Pop Montreal)
09/22 Cambridge, MA - The Middle East
09/24 Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
09/25 Durham, NC - The Pinhook
09/27 Atlanta, GA - 529
09/28 Atlanta, GA - Anime Weekend Atlanta
09/30 New Orleans, LA - The Beatnik
10/01 Houston, TX - Fitzgerald's
10/02 Dallas, TX - Club DADA
10/03 Austin, TX - Red 7
10/06 Tucson, AZ - The Flycatcher
10/07 San Diego, CA - The Casbah
10/08 Los Angeles, CA - Bootleg Theater
10/10 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill
10/11 Portland, OR - Dante's
10/12 Seattle, WA - The Tractor Tavern
10/14 Boise, ID - Neutrolux
10/15 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
10/16 Denver, CO - Oriental Theater
10/17 Kansas City, KS - Record Bar
10/18 St.Louis, MO - The Firebird
10/20 Pittsburgh, PA - 3st Street Pub
10/21 Asbury Park, NJ - The Saint