BABES IN TOYLAND ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

BABES IN TOYLAND ANNOUNCE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Babes In Toyland, the influential Minneapolis-born trio Mojo Magazine said “delivered some of the most electrifying punk rock of the ‘90s,” have set their first North American tour in nearly two decades, with dates kicking off on Aug. 27 in St. Louis. See the full tour itinerary below.

“There’s nothing better than playing music with your friends, traveling the country and all of the experiences that come with that,” said Babes in Toyland drummer Lori Barbero. “I’m one fortunate woman.”

The band returned in February, playing an intimate, sold out show at The Roxy in Los Angeles which Rolling Stone described as “searing” and the LA Weekly said the trio “sounded fierce as ever.”  In the months since, Babes in Toyland had offered up only one U.S. date, an eagerly awaited homecoming on June 21 at the Rock The Garden Festival in Minneapolis.  The band, who have long been a favorite of European music fans and critics, confirmed a brief European outing earlier this year, with the band overseas now, playing London tonight before heading to the Primavera Sound Festivals in Spain and Portugal.

In a recent interview with The Guardian, Kat Bjelland said the first song they practiced after reforming was the beloved “He’s My Thing,” saying “We started laughing just like we did the first time we ever, ever played together. You just have like a muscle memory.  But it is weird. You’re like ‘what are my arms doing? What are my hands doing?”

“The first practice was really magical. The music was – bam! – right back,” bass player Maureen Herman explained to Rolling Stone. “We couldn’t even believe it: ‘Holy sh*t, we just f**kin’ kicked the ass out of that song!”

Babes in Toyland North American tour dates:

June 21     Minneapolis, MN     Rock The Garden Festival
August 27     St. Louis, MO     The Firebir
August 28     Kansas City, MO     The Riot Room
September 1     Salt Lake City, UT      Urban Lounge
September 3     Portland, OR     Mississippi Studios
September 4     Vancouver, BC     Biltmore Cabaret
September 5     Seattle, WA     Bumbershoot Festival
September 15     Covington, KY     Madison Theatre
September 17     New York, NY     Irving Plaza
September 19     Montreal, QC     Pop Montreal International Music Festival

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