Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Shonen Knife tickets to go on sale Friday, July 20.

Tickets for the September 4 Shonen Knife show in Pittsburgh will go on sale Friday, July 20. Shonen Knife, a seminal Japanese pop punk band formed in 1981, will play Spirit Hall in Lawrenceville as part of its 2018 US tour.
Boasting a nearly 40 year career, these three luminaries of rock & roll have wielded fun and food-centered bops that earned them the love and respect of music goliaths like Nirvana andSonic Youth. They’ve made their way from their home of Osaka, Japan to the United States many times, but this year they’re putting their personal affection for each and every city on display. Following the release of their tenacious live DVD/CD ALIVE! In Osaka (Released onRobby Takac of THE GOO GOO DOLLS’ Good Charamel Records), Shonen Knife have prepared to deliver that same hometown energy from Buffalo on August 28th to Brooklyn on August 31st, Chicago on September 9th, Los Angeles on October 5th, and so much more. Each city will have its own personalized and limited edition artwork available at the show, because for Shonen Knife, home is where the fans are.

Shonen Knife frontwoman Naoko comments, “Our first live album Live in Osaka was released in 2006, and was recorded at the same venue as this new one. After the first live album, we toured, released music constantly, grew as a band and improved. This year we would like to bring the fever from ALIVE! in Osaka on our US tour. Not only will we play songs from the record, but we are also preparing special rarely played songs from earlier albums to the present. Let’s have a fun time together!”
Tickets for the 21-and-over show will be available online from 12:00 am on the 20th, and in person at Juke Records in Bloomfield, Jerry's Recoords in Squirrel Hill, Dave's Music Mine in the south Side, and Caliban Books in Oakland. They're $16 in advance and $20 at the door. Spirit is located at 242 51st St. in Lawrenceville (map).