Petrol Girls Announce UK & European Headline Tour
Following their stuff-of-legend sets at 2000trees and BST Hyde Park with Pearl Jam this summer, Petrol Girls have announced their own UK & European headline tour, kicking off at the end of September. Tickets on sale this Friday.
Vocalist Ren Aldridge enthuses:
“We can finally announce our album release tour!
We can’t bloody wait to celebrate our beautiful (if noisy) BABY with you!
Tickets will be released at 9am this Friday – roll up roll up!!
Please note that we will move the Glasgow show from Broadcast if the current refurbishments do not meet the union’s demands.”
Petrol Girls’ pertinent, political post-hardcore, punk is more important than ever in these turbulent times and recent album ‘Baby’ is essential listening in the current climate. The album’s opening song ‘Preachers’ sets the tone for the rest of the album both sentimentally and musically. “There’s a lot of preachers here but I don’t see no saints,” Aldridge sings through a smirk you can practically hear. “Lot of fingers pointing, palms sweating under red paint…” The self-aggrandising nature of call-out culture and moral one-upmanship is put on blast from start to finish with lyrics like “feeling dead important in the comments”, while a post-punk instrumental veers between angular riffs and a power chord chorus.
Petrol Girls’ proudly pro-choice single ‘Baby, I Had An Abortion’ is becoming an anthem for a generation railing against anti-abortion legislation. ‘Fight For Our Lives’ (ft. Janey Starling of feminist organisation Level Up) and ‘Violent By Design’ deal with topics of femicide and police brutality.
Petrol Girls UK & European Headline Tour:
30 Sept Strange Brew Bristol (UK)
02 Oct The Moon Cardiff (UK)
04 Oct Bodega Nottingham (UK)
05 Oct The Waterfront Norwich (UK)
06 Oct The Garage London (UK)
07 Oct Deaf Institute Manchester (UK)
08 Oct Broadcast Glasgow (UK)
09 Oct Key Club Leeds (UK)
03 Nov Strom München (DE)
05 Nov Petit Bain Paris (FR)
06 Nov Melkweg Amsterdam (NL)
08 Nov Trix Bar Antwerp (BE)
09 Nov Gebäude 9 Köln (DE)
10 Nov Hole 44 Berlin (DE)
11 Nov Logo Hamburg (DE)
12 Nov Gleis 22 Münster (DE)
14 Nov Underdogs Prag (CZ)
15 Nov Arena Wien (AT)