Bikini Kill to Play Marathon Music Works Sept. 25

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From the moment Bikini Kill announced New York and LA shows early last year, then added some UK dates and an appearance at Chicago’s Riot Fest, we hoped with every fiber of our being that they’d continue on to a full-on reunion, and might eventually make their way to Nashville (a seemingly tall order, since they haven’t played Music City in about 25 years). Though it seemed like a pipe dream for the better part of a year, even after the announcement of a spring run of North America and summer dates in Europe, we’re beyond floored that the group are, in fact, set to return to Nashville on a newly-announced fall trek, bringing them to Marathon Music Works on Sept. 25!

Pioneers of the riot grrrl movement and one of the most important acts of the Pacific Northwest punk scene of the early ’90s, for the 22 years they were split, the group not only became even more legendary, but frequently topped persistent punk reunion wish lists. Members have gone on to found other great projects, but Bikini Kill will always be one of the most important and beloved, a leading voice for feminism in punk whose attitude still rings just as necessary today. A reunion that, for many years, seemed increasingly unlikely to ever take place, much less with the longevity to reach Nashville, this show is, in all likelihood, going to remain our single most-anticipated of the year (especially since we had the pleasure of seeing them in Chicago last fall, and were floored by how impassioned and fiery they remain). Tickets are not going to last, so get them right here while you can!


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03/13 – Olympia, WA @ Capitol Theater
03/16 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
03/17 – Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre
03/19 – Victoria, BC @ Distrikt
03/20 – Victoria, BC @ Distrikt
03/22 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
03/23 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
05/10 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
05/12 – Silver Spring, MD @ The Fillmore Silver Spring
05/13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
05/14 – Boston, MA @ Boch Center Wang Theatre
05/16 – Winooski, VT @ Higher Ground
05/18 – Montreal, QC @ M Telus
05/19 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
05/20 – Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
05/22 – Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre
05/23 – Royal Oak, MI @ Royal Oak Music Theatre
05/24 – Milwaukee, WI @ Riverside Theater
07/11 – Oakland, CA @ Burger Boogaloo
08/04 – Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park Bandshell
09/12 – Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
09/13 – Miami, FL @ The Ground at Club Space
09/15 – Orlando, FL @ The Plaza Live
09/16 – Ponte Vedra Beach, FL @ Ponte Vedra Concert Hall
09/18 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
09/19 – Charlottesville, VA @ The Jefferson Theater
09/20 – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
09/22 – Knoxville, TN @ The Mill & Mine
09/23 – Louisville, KY @ Headliner’s
09/25 – Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works
09/26 – Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse
09/27 – Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
10/21 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

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