Posted in music | tour dates on May 13, 2014

The Julie Ruin @ FFF Fest 2013 (more by Tim Griffin)
Kathleen Hanna / Julie Ruin

Unfortunate news from Kathleen Hanna and The Julie Ruin, who were set to tour this summer:

Hey All, we are ridiculously sad to announce that all shows/appearances are cancelled until September 2014. Kathleen has been outspoken about her struggle with Lyme Disease and she is currently having a health crisis and has been advised by her doctor to start a difficult 3-month course of treatment immediately. The treatment plan will make it impossible for her to travel. We are disappointed to postpone these appearances, however we are confident that taking this time off will allow Kathleen to heal so that we can continue touring in the future. Thank you so much for your support and we are so sorry we can't come out and see you right now.
Most of those Julie Ruin tour dates were in Europe but did include the Pitchfork Music Festival and a headlining slot at this year's 4Knots Festival at NYC's South Street Seaport. Feel better, Kathleen!

All affected dates are listed below...

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The Julie Ruin - 2014 Tour Dates (CANCELED)
05-17 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel - KMH
05-18 Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
05-20 Brussels, Belgium - Les Nuits de Botanique
05-22 London, England - Tufnell Park Dome
05-24 Leeds, England - Brudenell Social Club
05-26 Brighton, England - Coalition
05-27 Paris, France - La Flèche D'Or
05-28 Lyon, France - Nuits Sonores
05-30 Barcelona, Spain - Primavera Sound Festival 2014
06-18-22 Calgary, Alberta - Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
07-11 New York, NY - 4 Knots Festival
07-19 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07-20 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock
07-23 Vancouver, British Columbia - Biltmore
07-25 Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom
07-26 Seattle, WA - The Capitol Hill Block Party
08-01 Vienna, Austria - WUK
08-03 Katowice, Poland - OFF Festival
08-04 Berlin, Germany - Privateclub
08-05 Helsinki, Finland - Kuudes Linja
08-07 Oslo, Norway - Oya Festival
08-08 Göteborg, Sweden - Way Out West
08-09 Copenhagen, Denmark - Pumpehuset
08-11 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso
08-13 Glasgow, Scotland - CCA
08-14 London, England - Electric Ballroom
08-16 St. Malo, France - Route du Rock

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Comments (39)

I guess her tour is "ruined". bata psh

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 1:23 PM

Is this Lyme disease thing she is claiming plausible, or is she just a loon?

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 1:35 PM

interesting choice for stage wear

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 1:38 PM

I grew up where Lyme disease was discovered, and have known a lot of people who had it. This is no joke. Glad she is taking care of herself.

Posted by krista | May 13, 2014 1:41 PM

watch yourself big girl

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 1:47 PM

such a bummer

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 1:50 PM

How come dee dee received so much criticism for her outfit at coahella, yet no one seem critical of henna's outfit.

Pretty=slut
Fat=empowered

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 1:51 PM

Post city boys hate women because the cute barista always has a boyfriend.

Posted by Mr. Foot Fetish | May 13, 2014 1:55 PM

What a strong woman...almost as strong as her maid.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 1:56 PM

i love you rebel girl get well soon

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:02 PM

Lyme disease can mess you up pretty bad, especially if not treated quickly.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:06 PM

HEY ANGIOEDEMA IS A SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITION!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:12 PM

YAWN lymes disease makes u YAWN we'll all b watching her YAWN n then we'll YAWN, the shows will be YAWNS

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:17 PM

beastie boys!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:22 PM

She's way smaller than you'd think. Tiny woman.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:36 PM

Really? THAT'S the photo you choose to run for an article about a singer suffering from a serious illness? You're just as bad as the commenters.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:49 PM

I think she looks great!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 2:56 PM

That girl thinks she's the queen of the neighborhood.

Relapse Girl

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 3:03 PM

She's got Crazy Rich White Person Disease.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 3:58 PM

Don't know what you're on about there, 2:49. That's one of her better photos. I agree in the sense that it's kinda weird seeing someone as pretty in that photo and then the thought of lyme disease afflicting her pretty badly on top of that. Maybe not easy to digest, but there you have it.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 4:03 PM

i heard hummus will cure lyme disease

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 4:07 PM

4:03 needs Windex for his eyes

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 4:14 PM

You should watch the documentary "The Punk Singer" before you judge. Lyme disease is real and serious. Also, if you think Kathleen Hanna is fat you have a serious issue with body dismorphia as she is quite fit.

Posted by Chantale | May 13, 2014 6:38 PM

6:38
most of these posters are probably the same douchebags defending the black keys.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 7:05 PM

6:38 doesn't know what 'fit' means. And lol at 'body dismorphia'. What a bunch of horseshit.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 7:23 PM

as i understand it, medical science is highly skeptical of claims that lyme disease can persist following a standard course of oral antibiotics, with the caveat that untreated lyme can cause serious long-term problems. in other words, "chronic" lyme disease is a myth. i've never heard of a "relapse" of lyme disease.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 8:47 PM

there are two options: you get reinfected with lyme disease and mislabel it a "relapse," or you're completely full of shit. science, bitches.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 8:55 PM

haha, so basically this woman is pumping her body full of completely unnecessary and extremely damaging antibiotics. i'm sure she also believes that fluoride in the water is a government conspiracy and that vaccines cause autism. lovely.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 8:56 PM

Kathleen Hanna's Lyme disease is about as real as Chan Marshall's Angioedema. I think aging w/o children is hard for women.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 9:22 PM

Some doctor is takong a crazy woman and her rich husband to town.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 9:47 PM

Quick! 8:57 ran out of tin foil, and he's only got half of thr living room to go! THEY CAN STILL LISTEN IN THROUGH THE BREACH!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 10:03 PM

Congrats..this is quite possibly the douchiest comment section in BV history.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 10:47 PM

8:47, 8:51, 8:55, 8:56, 9:22, 9:47 & 11:00, who are all TOTALLY seperate people, really want to tell you about how Sandy Hook, 911 & Benghazi are all elanorate conspiracies founded by the Illuminati, Obama and James Franco. They've totally got proof, yo.

Posted by Anonymous | May 13, 2014 11:12 PM

8:47 isn't quoting conspiracy. The information being relayed is from the NY Times & the CDC website.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/health/new-infection-not-relapse-brings-back-symptoms-of-lyme-disease-study-finds.html

I'm not any of the comment numbers you cite - totally different human being. "Chronic" Lyme disease has a tendency to attract crazies that can't prove they're sick. I wasn't sure if this was true of Hanna but claiming a 'relapse' pretty much clinches she's one of the crazies clinging to the first doctor that takes her money and agrees with her.

Sorry?

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2014 12:07 AM

she can't say no if she is unconscious

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2014 3:28 PM

Grimes could really teach KH a lot about being a strong woman.

Posted by Anonymous | May 14, 2014 11:12 PM

You people suck

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 11:14 AM

^truth hurts

Posted by Anonymous | May 15, 2014 11:25 AM

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