Shonen Knife to Play 1000th Show on September 16
Wed, 03 Sep 2014 13:23:49
Osaka, Japan's infamous girl group Shonen Knife are about to reach another milestone in their 30-plus year career of bringing the joys of punk rock, fantasy and food to the hearts and ears of the fortunate!
They will play their 1000th worldwide show since their 1982 inception not in their native Japan but in the Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota market at The Turf Club on September 16. Prince, a famous native, should totally come out and hang, right?
Some bands don't even get to 500 shows, much less 1,000. Amaze! Congrats, Shonen Knife.
This milestone achievement takes place during Shonen Knife's upcoming, 33-show North American tour in support of Overdrive, which was released this year.
Shonen Knife will be taking requests for this special show from fans via their Twitter and Facebook pages, and the 1000th performance will also include an appearance by original Shonen Knife member Atsuko, sister of lead singer Naoko!
We love that the band started in the '80s but is so modern and embracing of social media or "sosh meed."
Congrats, girls, on a thousand awesome gigs!
9/11 Philadelphia, PA Underground Arts: Black Box
9/12 Brooklyn, NY The Wick
9/13 Buffalo, NY Music is Art Festival (Delaware Park)
9/14 Cleveland, OH Beachland Ballroom
9/16 St. Paul, MN The Turf Club
9/17 Iowa City, IA The Mill
9/18 Chicago, IL The Bottom Lounge
9/19 Detroit, MI The Magic Stick
9/20 Toronto, ON The Silver Dollar
9/22 Cambridge, MA The Middle East
9/24 Baltimore, MD The Ottobar
9/25 Durham, NC The Pinhook
9/27 Atlanta, GA 529
9/28 Atlanta, GA Anime Weekend Atlanta
9/30 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
For more info, visit shonenknife.net.
Have you ever seen Shonen Knife live?