Haim speak out against sexism in music at the BRITs 2018 – and their huge 2018 tour plans

"No two shows are going to be the same"

Haim have spoken out about fighting sexism in the music industry, as well as their huge plans for their upcoming 2018 UK tour. Watch our video interview with the band above.

Speaking to NME on the red carpet of the BRIT Awards 2018, the three sisters revealed that they were planning to go full on Spinal Tap for their upcoming UK shows, turn it up to 11, and get a little miniature model of Stonehenge.

“We’re going to give you what you want,” Alana Haim told NME. “We’re really excited about this tour because we wanted to make every show extra special. No two shows are going to be the same. It’s going to be a huge party. We named it ‘Sister Sister Sister’ Tour because we’re all in this together, and we’re going to rage. Come rage with us.”


LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 21: *** EDITORIAL USE ONLY IN RELATION TO THE BRIT AWARDS 2018 *** (L-R) Este Haim, Danielle Haim and Alana Haim of HAIM attend The BRIT Awards 2018 held at The O2 Arena on February 21, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Following up from their powerful speech at last week’s VO5 NME Awards 2018, the band said that much more needs to be done to make women feel welcome in the music industry.

“The stories are endless,” Alana told NME. “We used to go into venues, we would show up for soundcheck, the sound guy would be on his phone and we’d go ‘oh, can I hear a little more of my voice?’ Then you’d get an eye roll.”

Danielle Haim continued: “The worst is actually after when someone from the venue goes ‘oh, you guys were actually OK’, or ‘oh, you guys actually play instruments.”

Asked about what changes they want to see to fight sexism in the music industry, Danielle added: “We just need equal opportunities to get these jobs. Period. It’s just not fair.”

HAIM on tour


Haim’s upcoming upcoming UK tour dates are below. You can buy tickets here from February 23.

  • 10 June, Glasgow, O2 Academy
  • 11 June, Manchester, O2 Apollo
  • 12 June, Dublin, Olympia
  • 15 June, London, Alexandra Palace