Kamikaze Girls announce extensive US/CA/UK/EU ‘It’s Okay To Be Sad On The Road’ 2016 tour dates and festival appearances
Stream debut EP ‘Sad’, out now via Bearded Punk Records (UK/EU) and Wiretap Records (US)
Leeds/London duo Kamikaze Girls have revealed a huge run of tour dates and festival performances across the UK, Europe, Canada and United States including appearances at FEST in Florida, South Sea Fest in the UK, Hageland Festival in Belgium and more.
Their debut EP Sad premiered with Clash Magazine this week and is out now through Bearded Punk Records (UK/EU) and Wiretap Records (US) – limited edition vinyl and merch bundles can be found at www.itsokaytobesad.com or purchase the EP on limited edition cassette tape from: http://wiretaprecords.limitedrun.com/products/575099-kamikaze-girls-sad
Commenting on the news, the pair say: ‘We’ve been on the road since the 4th August and so far all the dates have been great. This is a completely self-booked tour, we don’t have a manager or an agent, it’s 100% DIY. We’re hugely grateful to everyone involved in helping us play all these places and sleep on their floors. By the time we get to the last week in November we’ll be in need of a coffee or 10.’
The relentlessly hardworking DIY duo have just returned from a string of Belgian headline dates and UK dates with Dublin indie pop quintet The Winter Passing, as well as several other headline dates and festival appearances.
The pair have so far racked up support for their lo-fi take on riot grrrl influenced slacker punk from the likes of Rock Sound, Punktastic, Upset, Dork Magazine, The Punk Archive, The Girls Are and many more.
First and foremost, Kamikaze Girls want you to know that it’s okay to be sad. Since 2014 the Riot Grrrl duo, consisting of vocalist and guitarist Lucinda Livingstone and drummer Conor Dawson, have used music as a means to challenge attitudes and taboos surrounding mental health.
Their aim has always been to show their strength and solidarity to other young people in the same position, through their vitriolic fuzz-rock and to work alongside other bands in the scene to help stamp out gender stereotypes in music for good.
Sad is out now on Bearded Punk and Wiretap Records
Kamikaze Girls 2016 Live Dates:
3rd September – F*ck Oud Worden Fest – Genk, BE
4th September – JH Noeniz – Zoersel, BE
5th September – Autonomes Zentrum – Aachen, DE
7th September – Hansa48 – Kiel, DE
8th September – Gangeviertel – Hamburg, DE
10th September – Hageland Festival – Aarschot, BE
11th September – Centre Vercingetorix – Paris, FR
12th September – Canadian Café – Tours, FR
21st September – The Cavern – Exeter, UK
23rd September – DIY Space for London – London, UK
24th September – The Key Club – Leeds, UK
26th September – Bannermans – Edinburgh, UK
27th September – Bloc – Glasgow, UK
1st October – Southsea Fest – Portsmouth, UK
7th October – Debeastro – Toronto, CA
8th October – House of Targ – Gulph, CA
11th October – Le Knock Out – Quebec, CA
14th October – Suburbia – Brooklyn, NY – US
16th October – Shakespeares – Kalamazoo, MI – US
20th October – North Side Yacht Club – Cincinnati, OH – US
21st October – Venue TBA – Memphis, TN – US
22nd October – Venue TBA – New Orleans, LA – US
23rd October – Zeppelin’s – Biloxi, MS – US
24th October – House Show – Altanta, GA – US
27th October – Pre Fest – Tampa, FL – US
30th October – Fest – Gainsville, FL – US
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