Shonen Knife North American Fall Tour Dates

Shonen Knife

2011 celebrates thirty years since began releasing albums of their mixture of pop, punk, food and fantasy. Since their inception in Osaka in 1981 (featuring Naoko, her sister Atsuko and their friend, bassist/vocalist Michie) to their current lineup featuring members Ritsuko (bass, vocals) and Emi (drums, vocals), Shonen Knife have maintained their rightful place in the ever changing indie rock scene.

In celebration of this milestone, Shonen Knife has announced plans for a North American fall tour kicking off October 20th in Toronto, during which they will be playing fan favorites as well as songs from the recently released, ‘Osaka Ramones, Tribute to the Ramones’. The New York City punk group is often cited as one of Shonen Knife’s biggest musical inspirations. A November 18th show at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn will feature a special guest appearance from bassist CJ Ramone, who will join the ladies on stage. The band is also confirmed to perform during CMJ on October 22nd.

The new album, ‘Osaka Ramones’ gets its title from the trio’s ongoing musical side project, which has made its way in and out of their performing history for decades. This East meets West punk rock combination is now captured in an album recorded and mixed between Osaka and New York over the last year and was co-produced by Robby Takac of the Goo Goo Dolls.

“Ramones were my all-time idols since I first heard their music from a radio and rushed to a record shop,” Naoko said. “This year is the 30th anniversary of Shonen Knife. For celebration, we decided to record a cover album of our favorite band the Ramones. The title is ‘Osaka Ramones’ with our respect. I’m very happy to release an Osaka Ramones project and to recognize their contribution to the evolution of Shonen Knife.”

Shonen Knife Tour Dates:
Oct. 20 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON CAN
Oct. 21 II Motore Montreal, ON CAN
Oct. 22 Public Assembly Brooklyn, NY
Oct. 23 Sewell, NJ Gloucester County College (open to public)
Oct. 24 Otto Bar Baltimore, MD
Oct. 25 The Pinhook Durham, NC
Oct. 26 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct. 27 Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
Oct. 28 Stereo Live Houston, TX
Oct. 29 Red 7 Austin, TX
Nov. 01 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Nov. 02 Casbah San Diego, CA
Nov. 03 Alex’s Bar Long Beach, CA
Nov. 04 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
Nov. 05 Dante’s Portland, OR
Nov. 07 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC CAN
Nov. 08 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Nov. 11 First Avenue & 7th St Entry Minneapolis, MN
Nov. 12 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Nov. 13 The Strutt Kalamazoo, MI
Nov. 14 Radio, Radio Indianapolis, IN
Nov. 16 Mayday Cincinnati, OH
Nov. 17 31st St Pub Pittsburgh, PA
Nov. 18 The Bellhouse Brooklyn, NY
Nov. 19 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Nov. 20 Valentine’s Albany, NY

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