Sleater-Kinney began their reunion tour in Washington (video)
"@Carrie_Rachel You and @Sleater_Kinney were sooooo great tonight, thank you so much for an AMAZING show. Hope to see you play again soon!" - Roboclick
""It's hard not to smile." --@Carrie_Rachel during the first #sleaterkinney show in 9 years. Yeah, same." - @SalesOnFilm
"@Sleater_Kinney rocked it tonight @KnittingFactory & I danced like I was still in my 20s " - Samantha Updegrave
"The world is a better place when @Sleater_Kinney is playing concerts. I really missed this band. So good to see them again." - Rich
"@Sleater_Kinney WHAT AN AMAZING SHOW!! Way to kick off a reunion! Spokane loves you, thanks for existing." - Cristine Alexa
"Wow. That was awesome. #spokane #sleaterkinney" - Tim Kovac
"So nice to see these words again! Tour starts tonight!," Sleater-Kinney tweeted along with the above picture of the marquee last night (2/8). Their long-awaited and much-anticipated reunion tour in support of their excellent reunion album began in their home state of Washington last night at Spokane's Knitting Factory. The full setlist is below, and from the sound of the tweets quoted above, all the songs they chose to play were winners. You can check out a few videos below. Like they were on Letterman, and will be for the rest of the tour, Carrie Brownstein, Corin Tucker and Janet Weiss were joined by Sky Larkin's Katie Harkin as a live member.
Opening was rapper Lizzo, who seemed to fit the bill well. One person wrote, "So grateful for Lizzo. AMAZING show. I did not expect to hear #BlackLivesMatter at Sleater Kinney & I "needed" that. Being black/femme/queer/"punk" in the white NW has been painful & complicated. But THANK u Lizzo for rocking the fuck out & bringing me home."
Sleater-Kinney and Lizzo will be in NYC soon for sold-out Terminal 5 shows on February 26 & 27. All of their dates are here. Videos below...
setlist via Elizabeth Rockett
Bury Our Friends
What's Mine Is Yours
One More Hour
No Cities to Love
Words and Guitar
A New Wave
Dig Me Out
I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone
Turn It On