Please be advised that Bikini Kill rescheduled for the Wang Theatre on October 8, 2021 has been rescheduled to a new date on July 15, 2022. Your original tickets (2020 or 2021) will be automatically transferred to the new date July 15, 2022. For shows that have been postponed/rescheduled due to the impact of the coronavirus AEG Presents will be offering ticketholders the opportunity to obtain refunds. Refund requests will be honored for any postponed show, once the rescheduled date has been announced. Ticketholders will have 30 DAYS to request a refund on all rescheduled shows. To contact Ticketmaster customer service, please call 800-982-2787.
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Bikini Kill will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on July 15, 2022/strong>! This show will feature opener Alice Bag.
Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Sometimes they switched instruments. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90's via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live show.
The band started touring in June 1991. In addition to touring the US several times, they also toured Europe, Australia and Japan. Bikini Kill recorded and released a demo tape, two EP's, two LP's and three singles. Their demo tape was self-released,while their first two records came out as a full length CD/Tape and their singles were posthumously collected on CD.
Bikini Kill believed that if all girls started bands the world would change. They actively encouraged women and girls to start bands as a means of cultural resistance. Bikini Kill was inspired by seeing Babes in Toyland play live and attempted to incite female participation and build feminist community via the punk scene. They used touring as a way to create an underground network between girls who played music, put on shows and made fanzines. This independent media making and informal network created a forum for multiple female voices to be heard.
Bikini Kill reunited in the Spring of 2019 with original members Kathleen, Kathi, and Tobi who were joined live by Erica Dawn Lyle. They sold out multiple shows in Los Angeles, NYC, and London as well as headlining Riot Fest in Chicago.
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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Wang Theatre has housed the performing arts since opening in 1925, developing from a movie “cathedral” and home to vaudeville musicals and big bands, to today’s role as an impressive venue for world-class theatre, music, Broadway, and dance.