Le Tigre Is Going on Tour for the First Time in 18 Years

This news is a "TKO!"

Get ready to ask the eternal question: Who took the Bomp from the Bompalompalomp?

The seminal Riot Grrrl band Le Tigre, made up of Kathleen Hanna, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman, is reuniting to go on a North American tour for the first time in 18 years. The trio's last studio album was 2004's This Island, and they haven't released new music since the 2016 single "I'm With Her," supporting Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Le Tigre was formed in New York in 1999, the same year they released their self-titled debut featuring their propulsive punk-pop single, "Deceptacon," which you heard at every basement bar party during the Indie Sleaze era. The trio's final live show together was in September 2005 before they reunited for the This Ain’t No Picnic festival at the Rose Bowl in August 2022.

Le Tigre will kick off the 2023 North American leg of the tour at the Mosswood Meltdown Festival in Oakland, CA, which will be hosted by the "Pope of Trash" himself, John Waters. The band will then hit the road and play other major cities like Seattle, Portland, Chicago, and Boston, before ending their tour at Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn, NY. The trio will also be playing select shows in Europe before their North American tour.

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Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27. For more info and dates head over to Le Tigre's website. Now excuse us while we go listen to "TKO" on repeat.

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