bikinikill

Bikini Kill

Date:
November 23
Location:
Wang Theatre

Please be advised that Bikini Kill originally scheduled for the Wang Theatre on May 14 has been rescheduled to a new date on November 23, 2020. Your original tickets will be automatically transferred to the new date November 23, 2020. All tickets as originally purchased remain valid for the new date. Ticket holders will receive an email advising them that refunds will be available through May 30, 2020. In addition, customers will be advised that if they do not elect a refund by the deadline, their tickets will remain valid for the rescheduled date. If you purchased tickets with cash in person at the Box Office, you will need to bring your tickets as proof of purchase to the box office to receive your refund. At this time, our box office is closed due to the state mandate to close all non-essential businesses. We will be able to issue an in-person refund as soon as we are allowed to re-open. To contact Ticketmaster customer service for any other questions, please call 800-982-2787.

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About the Show

Bikini Kill will take the Boch Center Wang Theatre stage on November 23! 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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Wang Theatre

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.

Wang Theatre
  • 270 Tremont Street
    Boston, MA 02116
  • Capacity 3500

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