The Kills will soon be playing several dates across North America and Europe. This includes appearances at the House of Vans locations in NYC and Chicago later this month, which are part of the "Get on Board: A Celebration of Women’s Skateboarding Open Skate and Concert" series which "celebrate[s] the culture of skateboarding as Vans aims to inspire and encourage women of all ages to get on a board and skate." (You might remember Bully played in March.) The Brooklyn House of Vans show is on May 18, while the Chicago show is on May 19. RSVP for Brooklyn and Chicago are open now.
Speaking of The Kills and skateboarding, Alison Mosshart recently penned an op-ed in Loud and Quiet about the impact skateboarding and photography had on her Floridian upbringing. Alison says that while she wasn't a "good skateboarder," it was something she loved regardless:
[Skateboarding] was the culture from when I was 7 or 8. It was what got me into everything. Music was involved and art was involved. I loved the artwork on decks and I loved all the punk rock music that went with the imagery. I skated just to hang out and then at one point we all decided to form our own band, at around 14. By the time I was 16 I’d played lots of shows and done tours during Spring Break at summertime. I was ready at 16 – I wanted out of Florida and knew what I was going to do. We’d play house shows and skate parks and rent a building just to put a show on.
You can read the full article HERE.
In case you missed it, The Kills released a cover of Saul Williams' 2004 single "List of Demands," where the duo takes a slower approach to the buzzing, energetic original. You can compare their version with Saul's, and view all upcoming tour dates, below.
The Kills - 2018 Tour Dates
MAY 14 LINCOLN THEATER WASHINGTON, DC
MAY 15 UNION TRANSFER PHILADELPHIA, PA
MAY 18 HOUSE OF VANS BROOKLYN, NY
MAY 19 HOUSE OF VANS CHICAGO, IL
JUN 04 KOSMONAUT ST PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
JUN 06 GLAV CLUB MOSCOW, RUSSIA
JUN 09 BEST KEPT SECRET FESTIVAL HILVARENBEEK, NETHERLANDS
JUN 10 TRABRENNBAHN BAHRENFELD HAMBURG, GERMANY
JUN 13 STADT DE SUISSE BERN, SWITZERLAND
JUN 14 FIRENZE ROCKS FLORENCE, ITALY
JUN 16 ANCIENNE BELGIQUE BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
JUN 17 MAIFELD DERBY FESTIVAL MANNHEIM, GERMANY
JUN 21 ARSENAL FESTIVAL KRAGUJEVAC, SERBIA AND MONTENEGRO
JUN 23 OLYMPIC STADIUM LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
JUN 25 IN MUSIC FESTIVAL ZAGREB, CROATIA
JUN 29 VOLT FESTIVAL BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
JUN 30 AERODROME FESTIVAL PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
AUG 13 REGENT THEATRE LOS ANGELES, CA
AUG 14 GLASS HOUSE POMONA, CA
AUG 16 BELLY UP ASPEN, CO