Announce support lineup for first European tour in 18 Years
Acts joining them on tour include Shamir, Morgan and the Organ Donors, Claud, Big Joanie, MAN ON MAN, Chicks on Speed, Pom Pom Squad, Dream Wife, Problem Patterns, Who is She?, Erin Markey, cumgirl8, Morgan Bassichis & HYD
LE TIGRE (Kathleen Hanna, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman) will kick off their FIRST tour for 18 years next month, bringing their joyous, experimental post-riot grrrl antics and conceptual multimedia performance to stages across the globe.
Today, the band has announced a formidable lineup of support acts: Shamir, Morgan and the Organ Donors, Claud, Big Joanie, MAN ON MAN, Chicks on Speed, Pom Pom Squad, Dream Wife, Problem Patterns, Who is She?, Erin Markey, cumgirl8, Morgan Bassichis. The beloved trio will kick off their European leg at the Barcelona edition of Primavera Sound – the first of three performances for Primavera across their different editions across the Iberian peninsula, in addition to headline dates across the UK and Europe. Fans can purchase tickets here.
Le Tigre Tour Dates:
May 27: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer w/ Shamir (SOLD OUT)
June 1: Barcelona, Spain @ Primavera Sound Barcelona 2023
June 3: London, UK @ Troxy w/ Dream Wife
June 5: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall w/ Problem Patterns
June 6: Glasgow, Scotland @ Barrowland Ballroom w/ Problem Patterns
June 8: Madrid, Spain @ Primavera Sound Madrid 2023
June 9: Porto, Portugal @ Nos Primavera Sound Porto 2023
June 11: Paris, France @ Le Trianon w/ Big Joanie (SOLD OUT)
June 14: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso w/ Chicks on Speed
June 16: Berlin, Germany @ Huxleys Neue Welt w/ Chicks on Speed
June 17: Hamburg, Germany @ Markthalle w/ Chicks on Speed
July 1: Oakland, CA @ Mosswood Meltdown Festival
July 3: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom w/ Who is She? (SOLD OUT)
July 4: Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom w/ Who is She?
July 6: Seattle, WA @ Paramount Theatre w/ Who is She?
July 7: Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater w/ Morgan and the Organ Donors (SOLD OUT)
July 9: Los Angeles, CA @ The Greek Theatre w/ Claud
July 15: Chicago, IL @ The Salt Shed w/ MAN ON MAN (SOLD OUT)
July 17: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theatre w/ MAN ON MAN
July 18: Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre w/ MAN ON MAN (SOLD OUT)
July 19: Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage w/ Erin Markey (SOLD OUT)
July 21: Toronto, ON @ History w/ cumgirl8
July 22: Montreal, QC @ L’Olympia w/ cumgirl8
July 24: Boston, MA @ Royale w/ cumgirl8 (SOLD OUT)
July 25: Boston, MA @ Royale w/ Pom Pom Squad
July 27: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel w/ Morgan Bassichis (SOLD OUT)
July 28: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel w/ Shamir (SOLD OUT)
July 29: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel w/HYD (SOLD OUT)
Forming in New York City in 1999—when Rudy Giuliani was mayor and regressive hipster irony ruled— the band abandoned traditional punk instrumentation, pairing drum-machine beats and looped 8-bit samples with the simplest, serrated guitar riffs and call-and-response vocals. Though rage had its place in Le Tigre, the band, with celebratory songs such as “Hot Topic”—a shout-out to queer and feminist artistic inspirations (from David Wojnarowicz and Lorraine O’Grady to Catherine Opie and Vaginal Davis)—was a departure for Kathleen; she was best known as the singer of Bikini Kill, whose fans found feminist catharsis in her scorching vocals. “Deceptacon,” the lead track of Le Tigre’s debut, was perhaps an aesthetic bridge between that seductive register of rage and her new band’s dancefloor ambitions. It was later conceived of as music “for the party after the protest.”
The members of Le Tigre shared a vision for multimedia performance, touring with a slide projector in their early days with video later becoming a key component of their live show which fans can still look forward to on the upcoming tour. The band’s final show—until their reunion performance for the This Ain’t No Picnic festival at the Rose Bowl in August 2022—was on September 24, 2005, at the Operation Ceasefire concert at Washington Monument in Washington DC, where they joined a coalition of artists calling for an end to the U.S. war in Iraq.
Recently, Kathleen has been touring with Bikini Kill, running Tees 4 Togo (which sells artist-designed T-shirts to fund the non-profit organization Peace Sisters), and writing a book. JD has a full-time teaching position (as Assistant Arts Professor and Area Head of Performance at The Clive Davis Institute at NYU/Tisch), performs with CRICKETS, and tours with the original live score for the film 32 Sounds, directed by Sam Green. Johanna is an author and art critic who writes regularly for the “Goings on About Town” section of the New Yorker and for 4Columns; she is a contributing editor of Artforum.