Babes In Toyland reuniting, confirm first show (in LA)
The exciting reunions don't stop coming, and just one month after we find out Riot Grrrls Sleater-Kinney are back, we get a reunion announcement from Minneapolis' influential Babes In Toyland. They initially called it quits in 2001, mentioned earlier this year that a reunion would be coming, and now their first show back has been announced. It's happening in LA at The Roxy on February 12, 2015, and tickets go on sale Friday (11/21) at 10 AM PST.
The reunion will include singer/guitarist Kat Bjelland and drummer Lori Barbero, who were on all three of the band's albums, and longtime bassist Maureen Herman who was on their sophomore album, 1992's Fontanelle, and their final album, 1995's Nemesisters. Here's what the band had to say about the reunion, via press release:
"Second time's the charm," said drummer Lori Barbero.
"It was brought to my attention that not only do we have a lot of diehard fans from back in the day, but also a whole new generation of kids--my son Henry included-- that were eager to see us live," explained singer/guitar player Kat Bjelland. "I felt some kind of obligation for them to see us, too. But mainly, I just missed my girls and the feeling that comes from playing with them--visceral live therapy."
"The first time we played together again," added bass player Maureen Herman, "we weren't sure what it would be like. After knocking the hell out of 'He's My Thing' on the first try, we knew this was going to be fun--and it was going to rock like a motherf***er."
Fingers crossed for other dates, including NYC! Meanwhile, revisit some old Babes In Toyland live videos below...