Babes In Toyland fire bassist Maureen Herman, reunion tour treks on (updated dates)
photo: Babes In Toyland in Italy this year (via Instagram)
'90s rockers Babes In Toyland have been on a reunion tour since February, with more dates coming up including Riot Fests, Fun Fun Fun Fest, and a BrooklynVegan-presented NYC show on 9/17 at Irving Plaza. However, the reunion will continue without longtime bassist Maureen Herman who was just fired from the band, as Stereogum points out. Maureen posted the following to Facebook:
First, I'd like to thank everyone for their incredibly kind thoughts and support. I may write like a motherfucker, but I don't know if I could ever find the right words to express how much Babes in Toyland's fans mean to me. It's true that I am no longer the bassist of Babes in Toyland.
Due to personal differences, Kat and Lori have made the decision to tour with someone else. I wish them nothing but the best and hope the tour is a huge success. When Kat and I first discussed playing again, one of the things we were most excited about was the opportunity to play in front of our kids. I can't help but be grateful that our too brief reunion gave me the chance to play in front of my daughter, Anna at our show at the Roxy.
Again, thank you all for being incredible fans and friends, and let's have a kickass rest of the year, shall we? I look forward to interacting with you all on my current and future creative projects.
Bummer to hear. Updated Babes In Toyland tour dates are listed, with a video of a recent show, below...
Babes In Toyland -- 2015 Tour Dates
Aug 27 The Firebird St Louis, MO
Aug 28 The Riot Room Kansas City, MO
Aug 30 National Western Complex Denver, CO
Sep 01 Urban Lounge Salt Lake City, UT
Sep 03 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
Sep 04 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, Canada
Sep 05 Bumbershoot Seattle, WA
Sep 11 Riot Fest Chicago Chicago, IL
Sep 12 Douglas Park Chicago, IL
Sep 15 Madison Theatre Covington, KY
Sep 17 Irving Plaza New York, NY
Sep 19 Pop Montreal 2015 Montreal, Canada
Sep 20 Riot Fest Toronto, Canada
Oct 22 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA
Oct 24 Black Cat Washington, DC
Oct 25 Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Oct 27 Visulite Theatre Charlotte, NC
Oct 28 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA
Oct 29 Saturn Birmingham, AL
Oct 31 Voodoo Music Experience New Orleans, LA
Nov 02 Exit In Nashville, TN
Nov 03 Juanita's Cantina Little Rock, AR
Nov 06 FUN FUN FUN FEST Austin, TX