Shonen Knife who were signed to Creation Records subsidiary August Records in the early 90’s have announced a lengthy UK tour to coincide with the release of their new album.
The new studio album, their 19th is called Adventure and will be released on April 1st. Shonen Knife then begin their 35th anniversary tour in Manchester two weeks later going right round the country ending in Bristol on May 8th.
14 Apr 2016 Manchester, Ruby Lounge
15 Apr 2016 – 17 Apr 2016 Pontins, Prestatyn Holiday Centre, North Wales
16 Apr 2016 Birmingham, The Oobleck
17 Apr 2016 London, Dingwalls
19 Apr 2016 Falmouth, The Pavilion
20 Apr 2016 Southampton, The Joiners
21 Apr 2016 Brighton, The Haunt
22 Apr 2016 Guildford, Boileroom
23 Apr 2016 Norwich, Norwich Arts Centre
24 Apr 2016 Colchester, Colchester Arts Centre
26 Apr 2016 Leeds, Brudnell Social Club
27 Apr 2016 Newcastle, Sage (Two) Gateshead
28 Apr 2016 Edinburgh, Summerhall
29 Apr 2016 Glasgow, CCA
30 Apr 2016 Dublin, Whelans
01 May 2016 Belfast, Cathedral Quarter Festival
02 May 2016 Cork, Crane Lane Theatre
04 May 2016 Liverpool, Arts Club
05 May 2016 Nottingham, The Maze
06 May 2016 Leicester, The Musician
07 May 2016 Bedford, Esquires
08 May 2016 Bristol, The Fleece
Listen to a track from the new album below.
Shonen Knife also contributed a track to the recent My Bloody Valentine tribute album called Yellow Loveless. You can hear their version of When You Sleep below.
Shonen Knife are famous for their links with Nirvana as one of Kurt Cobain’s favourite bands and supported the band for much of their Nevermind tour. Watch a clip of them appearing on Rapido during this era including an interview with Nirvana about Shonen Knife.