Bikini Kill [CANCELLED] Tickets
Paramount Theatre | Seattle, Washington
EVENT CANCELLED. Please contact your ticket point of purchase to claim a refund on your tickets.
Fresh from a round of sell-out reunion shows in 2019, riot grrrl legends Bikini Kill will be performing at Paramount Theatre Seattle on Sunday 12th September 2021 for the second in a back-to-back run of shows! Making their mark on the 1990s with powerful live performances, radical feminist lyrics, and a strong DIY ethos, the band was short-lived but iconic – sparking a flame of musical activism that can be heard in subsequent groups that carried on their movement. Now, the group brings their message to today's crowds!
[This shows is rescheduled from Monday 17th March 2020]
In the 1990s, American punk rock band Bikini Kill was one of the central bands of the riot grrrl movement, which combined feminist lyrics, a punk rock ethos and aggressive live shows to inspire a generation of young women into activism. Formed in 1990 in Olympia, Washington by singer and songwriter Kathleen Hanna, guitarist Billy Karren, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail when they met at Evergreen State College, the group instantly created a buzz with their concerts and self-made fanzines. They released their independent demo cassette, Revolution Girl Style Now!, in 1991, followed by the Bikini Kill EP (produced by Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat and Fugazi) on the indie label Kill Rock Stars in 1992. Following that, the band released a split album with English riot grrrl group Huggy Bear in 1993 (Our Troubled Youth/Yeah Yeah Yeah Yeah), and subsequently two more studio albums: Pussy Whipped (1993) and Reject All American (1996). After considerable media attention, the group disbanded in 1997, but reformed in 2019, announcing a limited series of reunion shows.