TOUR NEWS: original Shonen Knife bassist Atsuko returns for U.S. tour


Japan’s fabulous all-female pop punk band Shonen Knife’s bassist Ritsuko announced her maternity leave from the band this week: “I have a baby on the way!!! Am I following similar “got pregnant stories” frequently made public recently in the gossip columns? No!! Mine is the real happy love story!! I am very happy now, even though I will miss the upcoming North American tour. I am grateful to Atsuko-san for rejoining Shonen Knife in the upcoming tour.”

Shonen Knife will be doing a US tour in June w/ CJ Ramone in the Midwest and East Coast and original member Atsuko (who is also the younger sister of lead vocalist/guitarist Naoko) will fill in for the band on these US dates. The tour kicks off in Buffalo, NY and winds up in Cambridge, Mass at The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub.


6/3 Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room (SK Only)

6/4 Cleveland, OH – The Happy Dog (SK Only)

6/5 Sandusky, OH – Collosalcon14, Kalahari Resort (SK Only)

6/6 Columbus OH – Ace of Cups

6/7 Chicago IL – Bottom Lounge

6/9 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club

6/10 St Paul MN – Amsterdam Bar and Grill

6/11 Lincoln NE – Vega

6/13 Nashville, TN – Mercury Lounge

6/14 Atlanta GA – HELL at The Masquerade

6/16 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506

6/17 Louisville, KY – The New Vintage

6/18 Cincinnati, OH – The Woodward Theater

6/19 Baltimore MD – The Metro Gallery

6/20 LongBranch, NJ – Brighton Bar

6/21 Philadelphia, PA – Black Box in Underground Arts

6/22 NY, NY – Le Poisson Rouge

6/23 Hamden CT – The Space Ballroom

6/24 Cambridge, MA – Middle East Downstairs

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