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Bikini Kill Is Going on Tour in 2020

Reunion trek continues even more dates

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Legendary Riot Grrrl band Bikini Kill will hit the road in 2020 for an international tour.

Debi Del Grande

UPDATE (2/25): Bikini Kill is out with even more tour dates, including stops in Nashville, Atlanta, Orlando, Miami and more. Princess Nokia will open October 21 at Red Rocks and Alice Bag will also open select dates.

UPDATE (12/10): Bikini Kill has announced even more 2020 tour dates, including at New York City’s Prospect Park Bandshell, Red Rocks, Burger Boogaloo and a second show in Olympia. Dates below have been edited to reflect changes. Tickets will be on sale to the general public December 13 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET, with a fan presale on December 11 via a code sent out in the Bikini Kill newsletter.

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Next year is primed to be a stressful mess no matter which way you slice it. The 2020 Election is coming, and we’re going to need to blow off steam. Lucky for us, Bikini Kill is going on tour this coming spring. Get ready for a respectful pit (girls to the front).

The band will kick off their tour on March 13th in Olympia, Washington with a special Interfaith Benefit show. Interfaith Works Nightly Shelter is a shelter/homeless program that works specifically with women and LGBTQ adults in that area. After that, the band will remain on the road through a Milwaukee gig on May 24th. Tickets go on sale November 8th.

The pioneering Riot Grrrl band reunited and briefly toured in 2019 for the first time since 1997 after releasing their catalogue on streaming in 2018. “I hope that for some people, it’s the gateway drug to feminism,” lead singer Kathleen Hanna told TIDAL of their music after going on streaming. “I hope they listen to the music and have feelings that they’ve already felt reinforced. Like, ‘These things are happening to me and I don’t know why and I’m not alone.’”

In 2018, Hanna also launched a new T-shirt line called Tees4Togo, featuring artists like Joan Jett, Carrie Brownstein, Chuck D and Grimes. All the proceeds from sales go to the non-profit organization Peace Sisters, which helps send young girls to school in the West African nation of Togo.

Bikini Kill Tour Dates

March 13 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater &
(Benefit For Interfaith Works) [SOLD OUT]
March 14 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater #
(Benefit For Interfaith Works) [SOLD OUT]
March 16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre & [SOLD OUT]
March 17 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre #
March 19 – Victoria, BC @ Distrikt # [SOLD OUT]
March 20 – Victoria, BC @ Alix Goolden Performance Hall
March 22 -Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom & [SOLD OUT]
March 23 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom ^ [SOLD OUT]
May 10 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
May 12 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver S pring % [SOLD OUT]
May 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall %
May 14 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre %
May 16 -South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground % [SOLD OUT]
May 18 – Montreal, QB @ M Telus
May 19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall [SOLD OUT]
May 20 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall [SOLD OUT]
May 22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre $
May 23 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre ~
May 24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater *
June 5 – Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound
June 7 – Bologna, Italy @ Locomotiv
June 8 – Milan, Italy @ Magnolia
June 10 – Hamburg, Germany @ Gruenspan
June 11 – Berlin, Germany @ Astra Kulturhaus
July 11 – Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo
August 4 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
August 7 – Katowice, Poland @ OFF Festival
August 10 – Budapest, Hungary @ SZIGET Festival
August 12 – Oslo, Norway @ Øya Festival
August 14 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Way Out West
August 15-16 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
September 12 – Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
September 13 – Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
September 15 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
September 16 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
September 18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
September 19 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
September 20 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
September 23 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s Music Hall
September 25 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
September 26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
September 27 –  Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
October 21 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre =

& w/ Table Sugar
^ w/ Lithics
% w/ Alice Bag
# w/ Mecca Normal
$ w/ Donkey Bugs
~ w/ CB Radio Gorgeous
* w/ Pineapple RnR
= w/ Princess Nokia

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