Shonen Knife to Play 1000th Show During North American Tour

Osaka, Japan’s legendary Shonen Knife are about to reach another milestone in their 30+ year career of bringing the joys of punk rock, fantasy and food to the hearts and ears of the fortunate. Shonen Knife’s 1000th worldwide performance (since their inception in 1982) will take place in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota at The Turf Club on 9/16 during their upcoming 33 show North American tour. This latest visit takes place during the months of September and October in support of their latest album “Overdrive” released in April 2014 on Good Charamel Records.

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).

The “Overdrive” tour has already seen successful runs in Europe, The UK and Japan and now Naoko, Ritsuko and Emi will be taking the show around North America including performances at “Anime Weekend Atlanta,” Buffalo, NY’s “Music is Art Festival” and a stop at the “Pop Montreal Festival” in Canada.

Shonen Knife “Overdrive” North American Tour 2014
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


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