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Shonen Knife announce April album & May UK tour

All female Japanese legends Shonen knife hit the road again to tour the UK & Ireland this May with their 'Overdrive Tour' to coincide with their 20th album, 'Overdrive', to be released on Damnably on 14 April 2014.

Formed in Osaka 33 years ago, the trio rose from humble DIY beginnings to the heights of touring with Nirvana on their ‘Nevermind’ tour, trailblazing a path for women in music and inspiring legions of bands. Championed by Nirvana, Sonic Youth and hailed as favourites by the crem-de-la-crem of Alternative Rock, Shonen Knife remain one of the most influential and beloved of Japanese Rock experts.

Following an extensive tour of Europe in 2013, the band return will for 15 dates across the UK and Ireland this May, to promote the release of their 20th album.  Live, they are a tight with machine-precision, punching out fast, highly exciting sets of Punk, Pop, Rock & Metal hits, all coated with their own distinctively quirky and life-affirming charm.

As they fast approach their 1,000th gig, Shonen Knife's joy and invention shows no sign of fading. As Naoko says, “Let's Rock!”

Shonen Knife UK & Ireland 2014 Tour
April 30 Manchester - Ruby Lounge
May 1 Leeds - Brudenell Social Club
May 3 Leicester 'Handmade Festival
May 6 Dublin - Whelans
May 7 Limerick - Dolans
May 8 Cork - Crane Lane
May 9 Belfast - Cathedral Quarter Festival
May 10 Glasgow – CCA
May 11 Edinburgh - Liquid Rooms
May 12 Newcastle - Cluny
May 14 Bristol - The Fleece
May 15 Cardiff- Clwb Ifor Bach
May 16 Brighton- Sticky Mikes Frog Bar
May 17 Milton Keynes- The Craufurd Arms
May 18 London – Dingwalls

"When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert." Kurt Cobain.


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