PETROL GIRLS announce mammoth European Tour + UK dates 

July 30, 2018

PETROL GIRLS announce mammoth European Tour + UK dates
including Loud Women Fest and Reading & Leeds Festivals

New EP ‘The Future Is Dark’ announced for release 14th Sept


Petrol Girls have announced an extensive run of shows across Europe, kicking off in September, which will follow up the band’s forthcoming performances at Reading & Leeds Festivals. The 17 date tour includes an appearance at Loud Women Fest in London on 15th Sept and a headline show at Mother’s Ruin in Bristol on 14th Sept. The feminist post-hardcore troupe will also be releasing a new EP on 14th September, titled ‘The Future Is Dark’. The three track release will come out via Hassle Records and features the previously released ‘Survivor’, which is an affecting composition that stands in solidarity with survivors of sexual violence. Full tour dates and EP track listing below.

The EP title came from reading ‘Woolf’s Darkness’ by Rebecca Solnit. She writes about accepting uncertainty and not fearing the dark or the unknown because actually we don’t know what will happen next. She describes despair and optimism both as forms of certainty that create grounds for not acting, whereas hope pushes us to act and make change in whatever ways we can. Vocalist Ren Aldridge elaborates “We wrote the EP right in the middle of the political shit storm that was 2017, and Rebecca Solnit’s writing definitely helped me to not become totally overwhelmed! It really helped me to zoom out and to see each political battle as part of a bigger movement with a history of slowly pushing things in a better direction. It makes me feel tiny but part of something huge, like when its dark but you look up and there’s loads of stars.”


  1. Survivor
  2. Sister
  3. Strike

Ticket Info
Fri, 24    UK, Reading Festival
Sat, 25   UK, Leeds Festival
Tue, 11   Austria, Wiener Neustadt, Triebwerk
Thu, 13  Germany, Munich, Baracke
Fri, 14    UK, Bristol, Mother’s Ruin
Sat, 15   UK, London, Tufnell Park Dome – Loud Women Fest
Mon, 17 France, Paris, Olympic Cafe
Tue, 18  Netherlands, Amsterdam, Cinetol
Thu, 20  Germany, Hamburg, Reeperbahn Festival
Fri, 21    Spain, Madrid, Sala Wurlitzer
Sat, 22   Spain, Valencia, Alberto Quimera Festival
Tue, 25  Sweden, Stockholm, Kafe 44
Thu, 27  Germany, Kiel, Kieler Schaubude
Sat, 29   Germany, Berlin, Scharni 38
Sun, 30  Czech Republic, Prague 7, Cross Club
Mon 1    Czech Republic, Brno, Kabinet Můz
Thu, 4   Poland, Poznan, Pod Minoga
Fri, 5     Poland, Warsaw, Klub Poglos
Sat, 6    Austria, Vienna, EKH


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