Babes In Toyland, pioneers of the original riot grrrl movement of the late 80s and early 90s, have announced a string of European shows. These will be their first shows in Europe in 18 years, and follow their first American dates in February.
“Second time’s the charm,” said drummer Lori Barbero.
“It was brought to my attention that not only do we have a lot of diehard fans from back in the day, but also a whole new generation of kids–my son Henry included– that were eager to see us live,”explained singer/guitar player Kat Bjelland in a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine. “I felt some kind of obligation for them to see us, too. But mainly, I just missed my girls and the feeling that comes from playing with them–visceral live therapy.”
“The first time we played together again,” added bass player Maureen Herman, “we weren’t sure what it would be like. After knocking the hell out of ‘He’s My Thing’ on the first try, we knew this was going to be fun–and it was going to rock like a motherfucker.”
The band have confirmed details for the following shows:
24 Bristol Trinity Centre (Tickets)
25 Southampton Engine Rooms (Tickets)
26 London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire (Tickets)
27 Manchester Gorilla (Tickets)
28 Glasgow Oran Mor (Tickets)
29 Barcelona, Spain Primavera Sound Festival (Tickets)
3 Ravenna, Italy Beaches Brew festival (Tickets)