Shonen Knife

Shonen Knife will be "Back in the U.S.A." in November! Good news for fans, surely - as the #1 Question we get here is "when are they coming back again??!!" The tour will start on the East Coast on November 19... moving to the West Coast & ending in December. Looks like a great tour, Fans! The bassist for the tour will be original Shonen Knife founding member, Atsuko Yamano(!), who is now residing in the U.S. and will be up front again with the band on this tour. This will be the Mega-live Shonen Knife Experience! No information on a U.S. Release of "Fun! Fun! Fun!", as yet - but many of the songs on the initial Japanese release (see the following) are in english, so it is recommended that U.S. Fans secure a copy of the Japanese release!! (You can get the Japanese release at the shows on the tour.

All tour dates below....

""We are not old-style or new-style. We are always Shonen Knife-style," says founding member Naoko Yamano, set to embark Osaka, Japan for the band’s second tour of the U.S. in support of ‘Genki Shock’ (Glue Factory). The Shonen’s current line-up will include founding sisters Naoko and Atsuko Yamano (the latter of whom switched from drums to bass following the departure of Michie Nakatani), and drummer Etsuko Nakanishi."

Shonen Knife - 2007 Tour Dates
Nov 19 New York, NY Blender Theater at Gramercy
Nov 20 Philadelphia, PA North Star Bar
Nov 21 Buffalo, NY Town Ballroom (w/ Dinosaur Jr.)
Nov 23 Brooklyn, NY Brooklyn, NY
Nov 24 Washington, DC The Black Cat
Nov 25 Middle East Upstairs Boston, MA
Nov 27 Toronto, ONT Lee’s Palace
Nov 28 Cleveland, OH Grog Shop
Nov 29 Detroit, MI Magic Stick
Nov 30 Chicago, IL Reggie’s Live
Dec 1 Minneapolis, MN The Triple Rock
Dec 2 Lawrence, KS The Bottleneck
Dec 4 Englewood, CO Gothic Theatre
Dec 5 Salt Lake City, UT Burt’s Tiki Lounge
Dec 6 Las Vegas, NV The Beauty Bar
Dec 7 San Diego, CA Casbah
Dec 8 Pomona, CA The Glass House
Dec 9 Hollywood, CA The Knitting Factory
Dec 11 San Francisco, CA Slim’s
Dec 13 Vancouver, BC Richard’s on Richards
Dec 14 Portland, OR Berbati Pan
Dec 15 Seattle, WA Chop Suey

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