Bikini Kill have announced their UK live comeback with a show scheduled for London’s Brixton Academy. See the full details below.
The Washington band – featuring vocalist Kathleen Hanna, bassist Kathi Wilcox, and drummer Tobi Vail – surprised fans last month by announcing that they’re reforming in 2019. “THIS IS NOT A TEST,” they tweeted. “Bikini Kill have announced shows in LA & NYC this spring.”
Following news of their US dates for April and May, it has been confirmed that the ’90s icons will perform in the UK after more than two decades away.
“London, we’re coming back for the first time in 23 years!” the band tweeted, announcing their upcoming appearance at Brixton Academy. Bikini Kill will play the south London venue on June 10, with tickets going on sale this Friday (February 22).
Check out the gig poster below:
London, we're coming back for the first time in 23 years! June 10th at the O2 Academy Brixton, tickets go on sale this Friday at 10am GMT. pic.twitter.com/3Q3NYqSci2
— Bikini Kill (@theebikinikill) February 19, 2019
Despite the new live dates, it’s not yet known whether the return of Bikini Kill will see the band writing or recording new material. Their last studio album, ‘Reject All American’, was released in 1996, with the group parting ways the following year. In 2017, they briefly reunited for a special one-off performance.
Meanwhile, Courtney Love has recently hit out at Bikini Kill’s reunion plans, slamming their return as the “biggest hoax in the history of rock and roll”. The Hole frontwoman also called two of the band’s members “total amateurs” in a string of scathing Instagram comments.