Alt-rock pioneers Sleater-Kinney announce Australian theatre shows

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Alt-rock pioneers Sleater-Kinney announce Australian theatre shows


As Sleater-Kinney makes their triumphant return to Australian stages, they honour their roots and celebrate a remarkable musical journey that began right here, 30 years ago.

Sleater-Kinney are back, and they’re bringing their raw energy and feminist anthems to stages across Australia. Celebrating 30 years since they first emerged from the Riot Grrrl movement, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein are set to ignite theatres nationwide with their distinctive blend of punk, alternative, and indie rock.

Originating from Olympia, Washington, Sleater-Kinney holds a special place in Australian music history, having recorded their debut self-titled album in just one night back in 1994. Now, they’re returning to the scene of their inception, ready to captivate audiences once again with their powerful lyrics and signature wailing vocals.

Their national tour, featuring headline shows at iconic venues like Fortitude Music Hall in Brisbane, Forum Melbourne, Enmore Theatre in Sydney, and Metropolis in Fremantle, coincides with the release of their 11th studio album, “Little Rope.” The album, born out of personal tragedy and grief, explores themes of loss and transformation, delivering a raw and emotionally charged listening experience.

Sleater-Kinney Australian Tour 2024

  • Wed 15 May – Powerstation, Auckland
  • Fri 17 May – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane
  • Sun 19 May – Forum, Melbourne
  • Tue 21 May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney
  • Thu 23 May – Metropolis, Fremantle

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Carrie Brownstein, one half of Sleater-Kinney’s dynamic duo, reflects on the band’s deep connection with Australia: “For all intents and purposes, Sleater-Kinney got its start in Australia. We recorded our first album and played our first ever shows there. Because of that, Australia feels like one of the band’s spiritual homes, and returning there always feels like a homecoming, a reunion.”

With glowing reviews pouring in for “Little Rope,” Sleater-Kinney’s Australian shows promise to be nothing short of spectacular. Fans can expect a weighty catalogue of hits alongside the electrifying tracks from their latest album.

Tickets for Sleater-Kinney’s national tour go on sale to the general public on Friday, 23rd February at 10 am local time. However, eager fans can secure their spots early with artist pre-sale tickets available from Wednesday, 21st February to Friday, 23rd February, and Live Nation, Ticket Agent & Venue pre-sale tickets from Thursday, 22nd February to Friday, 23rd February

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