Bikini Kill: 2023 Australian Tour
The riot grrrl pioneers are returning to Australia for their first Aussie shows in more than 25 years.
February 24, 2023
Girls to the front — Bikini Kill are coming to Australia. The iconic Kathleen Hanna-fronted, Washington-formed band instigated the riot grrrl movement, and will perform their first Aussie shows in more than 25 years on a seven-date 2023 tour.
On top of appearances at Mona Foma, Golden Plains and Perth Festival, the trailblazing trio of Hanna, Kathi Wilcox and Tobi Vail are doing a series of headline shows, including appearing in Sydney in March.
In the Harbour City, Bikini Kill are headed to the Sydney Opera House on Monday, March 13 — and in good news for the next generation of rebel grrrls and underage rockers, it's an all-ages affair.
In preparation, either watching or rewatching the exceptional documentary The Punk Singer, about Hanna, should be on your must-do list right now. Fun fact: when Hanna spray-painted "Kurt smells like Teen Spirit" across her pal Mr Cobain's wall, the name of a certain grunge anthem was born.
In Sydney, Bikini Kill are also appearing at the Sydney Opera House's All About Women conference on Sunday, March 12 — which you can either head to in-person or livestream from home.
Top image: Debi Del Grande.
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