8/23: Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Theater
8/24: San Diego, CA at Soda Bar
8/25: Las Vegas, NV at Hard Rock Hotel
8/27: San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill
8/28: Sacramento, CA at Goldfield Trading
8/30: Seattle, WA at El Corazon
8/31: Portland, OR at Dante’s
9/3: Denver, CO at Oriental Theater
9/4: Lincoln, NE at Bourbon Theater
9/5: Rock Island, IL at Rock Island Brewing Company
9/7: Buffalo, NY at The Music is Art Festival
9/9: Columbus, OH at Rumba Cafe
9/10: Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop
9/11: Newport, KY at Southgate House
9/13: Little Rock, AR at Stickyz Rock In
9/14: Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Live! (With Black Flag)
9/15: Austin, TX at Empire Control
9/16: Houston, TX at White Oak Music Hall
9/18: Atlanta, GA at Smith’s Olde Bar
9/19: Richmond, VA at The Camel
9/20: Washington, DC at City Winery
9/21: Teaneck, NJ at Debonair Music Hall
9/22: Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory
9/24: Ottawa, ON at The 27 Club
9/25: Toronto, ON at Hard Luck Bar
9/26: Montreal, QC at Pop Montreal
9/27: Hamilton, ON at This Ain't Hollywood
9/28: Ferndale, MI at Magic Bag
9/30: Springfield, IL at ROCK’N’ROLL HARDEE’S ※Free Concert
10/1: Chicago, IL at Subterranean
10/2: Minneapolis, MN at Fine Line Music
10/3: GREEN BAY, WI at Lyric Room Live Music
10/5: Pittsburgh, PA at Cattivo
The new album "Sweet Candy Power" will be released on Wednesday June 5th!
It's a worldwide release on the same day!
The new album "Sweet Candy Power" will be released on Wednesday June 5th!
It's a worldwide release on the same day!
Shonen Knife's new album "Sweet Candy Power" will be released on Wednesday June 5th!
It is the first studio album after 3 years since "Adventure" (2016).
It includes characteristic 10 powerful tunes. It's worldwide release on the same day.
"Sweet Candy Power"
Release date: Wednesday June 5th
3 years have passed since our previous album "Adventure"(2016). Our latest album "Sweet Candy Power" became the 19th album since the first one "Burning Farm"(1983) as the studio albums.
Inspired by my favorite 60's and 70's British and American Rock, I wrote 10 new songs.
I write lyrics in English because it is the language of Rock music for me. I'm not a native English speaker and it's always very hard to write lyrics. It took very long with great difficulty. I think my hard work has been amply rewarded. I hope you like my lyrics. I would like to try to sing in Japanese, too someday.
I can write melody lines rather quickly if I have lyrics. I could suitable melody lines with lyrics. We tried to make cool arrangement for the songs which our audience at our shows can enjoy a lot.
In digital age, many people listen to one song by one song but this album includes 10 of various style fun songs. I'm sure that you never get tired to listen to all songs.
I hope many people on this planet listen and enjoy this album "Sweet Candy Power" and get happy.
We made a new album!
It's called "Sweet Candy Power". It has colorful and fun songs.
I'm excited about this album!
We recorded it in Osaka Japan, February 2019. Wa all had a lot of fun during recording.
I used my red 1986 Fender Jazz Bass Special. I like this bass. The sound mixes good with the songs.
I also designed and made new costumes. I hope you like them. They are colorful like our new album.
I hope you enjoy "Sweet Candy Power ".
Please listen to it and have FUN!!!
Sweet Candy Powerはピンク
My Independent Countryは赤
Ice Cream Cookie Sandwichesは橙色
California Lemon Treesは緑
I'd like to say the image color of the songs.
"Party" is yellow.
"Dizzy" is yellow green.
"Sweet Candy Power" is pink.
"My Independent Country" is red.
"Wave Rock" is sky blue.
"Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches" is orange.
"Never-Never Land" is dark pink yellow.
"Peppermint Attack" is blue green.
"California Lemon Trees" is green.
"Match 3" is blue.
I hope you enjoy colorful flavors.
M9 California Lemon Trees
M10 Match 3
Sweet, sweet, sweet! Specially wonderful album is ready!
The artwork of the album is so sweet and so cute, too!
I recommend you pick our CD and listen it with the beautiful album jacket artwork.
I'm sure that it's better than downloading.
From the first song, this is very much like Shonen Knife style pop song.
Naru and I did backing vocals.
Starts from clapping hands and stamping feet by all members. I enjoyed the recording a lot. I love the dizzy bass lines. By the last part, the message of this song is "Take it easy", isn't it?
M3 Sweet Candy Power
This is the title song and the best of my recommendation! I'm sure that the audience get cheerful with this song. I was very surprised and admired when I first listen to the demo of this song. Naoko is a genius!
M4 My Independent Country
Naru's bass is cool! Hard rock songs are an attractive part of Shonen Knife.
M5 Wave Rock
Atsuko's bass and backing vocal is cozy. The combination of Naoko's lead vocal and Atsuko's backing vocal is wonderful.
M6 Ice Cream Cookie Sandwiches
Risa's cute voice on the cute song makes me touch my heart.
M7 Never-Never Land
This song has a beautiful minor melody line. I played the bass. I tried to make the bass line which support the beauty of the melody lines. This is an adult-like song.
M8 Peppermint Attack
Risa's intro drums are cool! The guitar riffs like Yard Birds and the bass lines are cool! The gap between the music and lyrics is so attractive because this lyrics is about an insect repellent spray. I know Naoko often has bug bites.
M9 California Lemon Trees
This song makes people relax by Atsuko's gentle voice like the weather of California.
M10 Match 3
At the ending of this album, this is very much cheerful punkish number. You feel like time went by quickly when you listen to these 10 songs. You can listen this album and enjoy it again and again.
I didn't know Match 3 games. I love video games a lot but I don't like puzzle games.
The new album "Sweet Candy Power" is a great album which contains all brilliance of Shonen Knife!
This is fun to listen and the genuine "Shonen Knife World".
I'm happy if many people listen to this album.
I played the bass for the most hard rock song in the album "My Independent Country".
Please listen and enjoy the gems of 10 songs again and again!
May/June European tour "ALIVE! in Europe 2019" is decided!
Finally Shonen Knife's European tour is decided after a long time!
The tour title is "ALIVE! in Europe 2019".
Including a big music festival in Spain, PRIMAVERA SOUND which is already announced, we will ROCK around the Europe.
The tour dates are as follows and more to come soon!
5月～6月、欧州ツアー「ALIVE! in Europe 2019」決定！
少年ナイフ、5月～6月に久しぶりとなるヨーロッパツアー「ALIVE! in Europe 2019」が決定しました！
08/28- Buffalo, NY – The 9th Ward
08/29- Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s
08/30- Ithaca, NY - The Haunt
08/31- Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
09/01- Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
09/03- Washington D.C. – The Black Cat
09/04- Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit
09/05- Columbus, OH - Rumba Café
09/06- Chicago, IL – Subterranean
09/09- Urbana, IL - Japan House Matsuri
09/11- Indianapolis, IN - The Hi-Fi
09/12- St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
09/13- Kansas City, MO - The Riot Room
09/14- Little Rock, AR - Stickyz
09/15- Denton, TX - Dan’s Silverleaf
09/16- Austin, TX - 3Ten @ ACL Live
09/19- San Antonio, TX - Sam’s Burger Joint
09/21- Albuquerque, NM - The Launch Pad
09/22- Tucson, AZ - 191 Toole
09/23- Tempe, AZ - Yucca Tap Room
09/24- Las Vegas, NV - The Beauty Bar
09/27- Sacramento, CA - Goldfield
09/29- Portland, OR - Dante’s
09/30- Seattle, WA - Tractor Tavern
10/03- San Francisco, CA - Bottom Of The Hill
10/04- Fresno, CA - Strummer's
10/05- Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg
10/06- San Diego, CA - The Casbah
3/14（水）新作、ライブアルバム「ALIVE! in Osaka」リリース決定！海外では5/4（金）にCD/DVDのセットで！
March 14 The new live album "ALIVE! in Osaka" will be released in Japan.May 4 CD/DVD all-in-one package will be released in North America, Europe and the UK.
昨年12/22（金）、大阪・十三ファンダンゴで行われたライブを収録したCDとCD/DVDパッケージ盤「ALIVE! in Osaka」のリリースが決定しました！
CD/DVDパッケージ盤については5/4（金）Good Charamel Recordsより北米、欧州、英国で発売＆配信されます！
■この日のためにあつこがアメリカから帰国！なおこ（G, Vo）、あつこ（B, Vo）、りさ（Ds, Vo）のラインナップによる録音。
■「Jump Into The New World」や「Rock’n’roll T-Shirt」等、近年のナンバーを中心に、「Twist Barbie」や「すしバーソング」等、少年ナイフ・クラシックスもばっちり収録。代表曲、人気曲を網羅したグレイテスト・ヒッツともいえる必殺のセットリスト！初お披露目となる、みんな大好きなニック・ロウの「Cruel To Be Kind」のカヴァーもうれしい！
■海外ではCD & DVDのセットでリリース！
1. Pop Tune
2. Super Group
4. Twist Barbie
6. Bad Luck Song
7. Green Tangerine
8. Move On
9. Jump Into The New World
10. Rock’n’roll T-Shirt
11. Cruel To Be Kind
12. All You Can Eat
15. Ramen Rock
17. Buttercup (I’m A Super Girl)
18. Pyramid Power
20. It’s A New Find
21. BBQ Party
On May 4th 2017, Shonen Knife will be releasing “ALIVE! In Osaka” on Good Charamel Records in North America, Europe and The UK.
The DVD/CD package was recorded live at Juso Fandango in Osaka, Japan in December of 2017 and includes 21 tracks from the band’s 3+ decade long career as Japan’s most loved Indie rock import.
Featuring classics such as “Twist Barbie”, “Bear Up Bison” and “Sushi Bar Song”, newer tracks like “Jump Into The New World” and “Rock N Roll Tee Shirt” as well as a cover of Nick Lowe’s classic “Cruel to be Kind”, the band is captured in their true element entertaining fans in the city that made them who they are today.
SEPT 21 Brisbane THE ZOO
SEPT 22 Melbourne NGV FRIDAY NIGHTS at The House of Dior
SEPT 23 Ballarat KAROVA LOUNGE
SEPT 24 Hyden WAVE ROCK WEEKENDER
SEPT 25 Perth BADLANDS
SEPT 27 Sydney OXFORD ART FACTORY
SEPT 28 Canberra THE BASEMENT
SEPT 29 Adelaide OZASIA FESTIVAL
SEPT 30 Hobart REPUBLIC BAR
OCT 1 Melbourne THE CORNER
Adventure New Zealand tour 2017
OCT 4 Hamilton Nivara Lounge
OCT 5 Auckland WHAMMY
OCT 6 Wellington MEOW
4/24 Boston, MA Hojoko Japanese Tavern
4/25 Buffalo, NY Studio @ The Waiting Room
4/26 Sellersville, PA Sellersville Theater
4/28 Beacon, NY Quinn's
4/29 Brooklyn, NY Sunnyvale
4/30 Washington, DC The Black Cat
5/01 Chapel Hill, NC Local 506
5/03 Savannah, GA The Wormhole
5/04 Orlando, FL Will's Pub
5/05 Miami, FL Churchill's
5/06 Tampa, FL The Orpheum
5/07 Gainesville, FL The High Dive
5/09 Athens GA 40 Watt
5/10 Atlanta, GA The Earl
5/11 Birmingham AL Syndicate Lounge
5/12 Hot Springs, AK Low Key Arts
5/13 New Orleans, LA Siberia
5/14 Baton Rouge, LA Spanish Moon
5/16 Galveston, TX VFW 880
5/17 Houston, TX Walter's
5/18 San Antonio, TX The Korova
5/19 Austin, TX Barracuda
5/20 Dallas, TX Three Links
5/22 Albuquerque, NM The Launchpad
5/23 Tucson, AZ 191 Toole
5/24 Tempe, AZ Yucca Room
5/25 Las Vegas, NV Beauty Bar
5/26 Fresno, CA Strummers
5/27 Los Angeles, CA Bootleg Theater
As the legendary music club Namba Bears' 30th anniversary, Shonen Knife will have "mostly" one-man show on Saturday, April 1st.!
The opening act is "Shonen Mates" which is a spin-off band of Shonen Knife by Ritsuko, Naru and Emi.
The main act Shonen Knife's lineup is Naoko, Atsuko and Risa.
It's a Shonen Knife Spring Party!!!
The show starts from 17:00. It's early. Don't miss it.
Please, please, please come and let's rock!!!
Bears 30th anniversary, Shonen Knife "mostly" One-man Show!!!
Saturday, April 1st Namba Bears, Osaka
16：30 OPEN / 17：00 START
advance ￥2800 / door ￥3000 （No drink charge, You can bring drink by yourselves.）
17：00 Shonen Mates
17：45 Shonen Knife
18：45 Autograph session at merch table
Tickets and Information:
3-14-5, Shinnihon Namba Bldg. B1, Namba Naka, Naniwa-ku, Osaka 556-0011
Tue 10/04 - Casbah San Diego, CA
Wed 10/05 - Bootleg Theater Los Angeles, CA
Thu 10/06 - DNA Lounge (Main Room) San Francisco, CA
Fri 10/07 - The Ritz San Jose, CA
Sat 10/08 - Dante's Portland, OR
Sun 10/09 - Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
Tue 10/11 - Monk's Missoula, MT
Wed 10/12 - Pub Station Billings, MT
Thu 10/13 - Marquis Theater Denver, CO
Sat 10/15 - The Record Bar Kansas City, MO
Sun 10/16 - The Firebird St. Louis, MO
Mon 10/17 and Tue 10/18 - Livewire Lounge Chicago, IL
Wed 10/19 - The Turf Club St. Paul, MN
Fri 10/21 - Ace Of Cups Columbus, OH
Sat 10/22 - Radio Radio Indianapolis, IN
Tue 10/25 - Snug Harbor Charlotte, NC
Wed 10/26 - The Pinhook Durham, NC
Thu 10/27 - Strange Matter Richmond, VA
Fri 10/28 - Ottobar Baltimore, MD
Sat 10/29 - MilkBoy Philadelphia, PA
Mon 10/31 - Knitting Factory Brooklyn, NY
Tue 11/01 - The Low Beat Albany, NY
Wed 11/02 - Quinn's Beacon, NY
Thu 11/03 - Cattivo Pittsburgh, PA
Fri 11/04 - Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
Sat 11/05 - The Haunt Ithaca, NY
Sun 11/06 - The Bug Jar Rochester, NY
Tue 11/08 - Parlor Bar & Kitchen Newport, RI
Wed 11/09 - Middle East - Upstairs Cambridge, MA
Thu 11/10 - The Brighton Bar Long Branch, NJ
The announcement of Japan tour and the new costumes!!
Shonen Knife will tour in Japan between June and July!
Tour title is "712 DAY PARTY 2016 - Adventure de buttobase!"
"Adventure de buttobase!" means "Burn it up! Adventure Tour".
>From Friday, June 24 in Okayama to Sunday, July 17, we'll play at 7 cities.
Tour members are Naoko, Atsuko and Risa. All shows except Kochi and Fukuoka shows are one-man show.
Please see our Live page. Come and Rock!!!
Our stage costumes for the new album "Adventure" is opened!
The gorgeous shiny fantastic costumes were designed and made by Atsuko.
"712 DAY PARTY 2016 - Adventure de buttobase!"
*Please notice the starting time is different by each show.
Shonen Knife will play at Club Vijon in Osaka on March 26!
Our friend band AlReady Yours will release their 1st full album "The World, is not Enough".
Shonen Knife will play at their release party at Club Vijon in Osaka on Saturday, March 26th.
The drummer Kanako from AlReady Yours is a crew of us. You might see her at our show.
Other acts are INSIDE ME and ZARIGANI $. All acts are girls bands.
The lineup the band on that show is Naoko, Risa and Naru.
Please come and rock!
AlReady Yours “ The World , is not Enough ” Release Party
3/26(sat) Osaka club vijon
1. Jump into the New World
2. Rock'n'roll T-shirt
4. Dog Fight
6. Green Tangerine
9. Tasmanian Devil
10. Cotton Candy Clouds
The new album 'Adventure' will be released!
Release dates are Wednesday, March 23 in Japan, Friday, April 1 in North America, UK and Europe.
The long-awaited new album of Shonen Knife, 'Adventure' will be released!
It will be out from P-VINE records in Japan 9 days ahead of other areas on Wednesday March 23.
On Friday, April 1, it will be released in North America from Good Charamel records and in UK and Europe from Damnably.
Naoko's ROCK spirit explode!
The new album is the one which progressed from 'Overdrive'!
The original member Atsuko came back from this album!
The new drummer Risa's first joined album!
Ritsuko and Naru joined, too!
The front artwork of the album is drawn by Masahiko Ohno (Solmania) who did 'Overdrive'.
The new album Adventure's special site will open soon.
Please wait a moment!
Here is the link of the trailer video of the recording!!
"KICK OFF 2016" at Osaka Namba Bears on Sunday 14th February!
Shonen Knife will hold a fantastic event "KICK OFF 2016" at Osaka Namba Bears on Sunday 14th February.
Having the release of the new album in March and the UK/Ireland tour including ATP from April, the event will be literally a kick off for the band.
It will be the first show which has the lineup of Naoko, Atsuko and Risa.
For the guest act, we invited our favorite all female rock band, Yellow Machinegun.
In addition to live performance, there will be the member's flea market and talk show.
The event will open at 17:00, start from 17:30 and end around 19:30.
It might be easy for you to come if you are living in faraway from Osaka.
News!! Atsuko's comeback and the recording has started!!
It was decided that the original member Atsuko's comeback and the recording has started in the hometown Osaka.
The new album will be released in late March 2016.
The members of Shonen Knife after this new album are Naoko (Vo, G), Atsuko (Bass, Vo) and Risa (Drums, Vo).
UK/Ireland Tour from April is decided, 2016 will be very active year for the band.
For Ritsuko (B, G, Vo), she is still in her childcare leave but if she can arrange her time, she will join the band when the band will play a show like "For Leaves Clover tour" which is a special tour as 4 members of Shonen Knife, shows which Atsuko can't attend and recordings.
For Naru (B, Vo), she was a support bassist for the band but she did very good job and we decided that we invited her to Shonen Knife Family as an official member.
Naoko, Risa and Naru will play at the event produced by Guitar Wolf on December 27th in Osaka.
We appreciate your continuous support for Shonen Knife.
From all members of Shonen Knife and Atsushi of TOMATO HEAD
Shonen Knife will start recording for the new album with our original member Atsuko.
Many things had happened to the band this year.
Ritsuko is taking maternity and childcare leave then Naru became the support bassist and Risa joined the band as a new drummer.
I suppose that you are wondering what's going on with the members of the band.
It is very hard for girls to continue a band. Besides of that, we tour overseas a lot and it's more difficult to keep balance of private life and band activity than usual.
Nevertheless, I'd like to be particular about keep on rocking as an all-girl band.
Now, the brilliant members, Atsuko, Risa, Ritsuko and Naru who grant my wish got together here.
"Band" is a community for making music.
All members, Atsuko, Risa, Ritsuko and Naru, have the same feeling which is "I like Shonen Knife".
I'd like to make music with the members who can share the same feeling and have a good time.
Basically, the official members are Atsuko, Risa and I who can go to long tours but I want Ritsuko and Naru to join the band when there are opportunities.
I hope you will be happy through Shonen Knife music!
Please look forward to our new album and I'm very glad if you support our future activities.
This is Atsuko from original member of Shonen Knife.
Naoko asked me to join the band, so I'm back to be a member. What a happy surprise!
But I still need Ritsuko and Naru's support. Because I live in Los Angeles.
Now I'm in Osaka Rock City having fun time for recording of new album.
I'm sure that the powerful drummer Risa and I will make a good groove!
Also, I will be playing on UK & Ireland Tour starting next year 2016!
Hope to see everyone!
Shonen Knife Wants You!!
I'm happy to hear that!!
Congratulations for coming back Atsuko!!
And Naru, welcome to Knife family!!
Atsuko has been helping us a lot, so it's my turn to help for her.
I'm busy with child reading now, so it's difficult to go to foreign countries.
But I want to tour with them someday.
I can play bass and guitar and I can sell merch!!
I hope to see you again, and I wish Shonen Knife will continue forever.
Hi, I'm Naru and have just joined the Shonen Knife family.
I played the bass for the band since May 2015 as a substitute for Ritsuko who is taking maternity and childcare leave.
I'm looking forward to see you at our shows.
Atsuko's comeback is a good news and also the next year is the 35th anniversary of the band.
I'd like to enjoy my favorite Shonen Knife's "ROCK", too.
（写真左より りさ・なおこ・なる - photo left to right: Risa, Naoko, Naru）
Sunday, July 12th Our new drummer have decided!
The name of the new drummer is Risa.
She is a member of her family punk band called "BRINKY" in Oita prefecture in Japan.
BRINKY have ever opened up for Shonen Knife show and we got to know each other.
She is a 20 years old young powerful drummer.
Thank you for your support to her.
Hello! My name is Risa.
I’m a new drummer of Shonen Knife taking over Emi.
I became 20 years old in this March and I haven’t imagined that such an unexpected piece of luck is happening to me.
It was a bigger change for me than I became able to drink alcohol legally.
(In Japan, drink alcohol is allowed from 20 years old.)
How cool that I could be a “drummer” from a “big fan” of Shonen Knife!
It is caused by not only my effort but everyone’s support.
I really thank to the fans of my family band “BRINKY” and of course the member of “BRINKY”, too.
I’d like to play the drums powerfully and cheerfully with a smile, love and thanks.
After Shonen Knife's upcoming June US Tour and July's 712 Day performances in Japan, our drummer Emi has decided to leave the band.
Emi has been with the band full time since March 2010, continuously recording and touring the world, and we wish her the best in her future efforts.
We have already chosen a new drummer to carry on in Emi's place, we will be announcing the name on July 12th.
Shonen Knife will continue on making new and exciting ROCK for everyone with our new drummer. Please expect more music and touring from us soon.
Reasons for Departure
At the end of last year Emi had expressed some concern over the long term overseas commitments of the band, and with the band's desire to expand their overseas touring and releases we all decided that a different situation would be better for Emi at present.
We hope in the future that Emi may return to play with Shonen Knife, but until then we are sure you will still be able to hear her energetic drumming as she moves on.
The members of Shonen Knife
TOMATO HEAD Atsushi Shibata
I've decided it's time for me to leave Shonen Knife.
For five years I've been lucky enough to see the world with the band and in that time experienced a lifetime of travel.
I've had this dream since school days, in my diary I wrote "My dream is to fly around the world playing music", and thanks to Shonen Knife this dream had come true.
In Japan and all over the world, we were met with smiles as we performed for happy fans who had come for the shows and it was awesome.
Well, now it's time for me to work on my next dream, and time to start a new life. For 5 years Naoko-san and Ritsuko-san and I have spent more time together than I have with my family and I truly appreciate their hard work and friendship. Thanks to everyone who made my time with Shonen Knife such a great experience.
I am happy Mr. Shibata at Tomato Head and the band have accepted my decision and thank them for supporting my free spirit since I began playing with the band from the beginning until the end of my stay.
Finally, a note to the fans and all involved with Shonen Knife since I joined, I have nothing but good thoughts for all of you and I can't thank you enough for your support for the past 5 years. I can't imagine how many times I was uplifted by your kind words and smiles. Maybe we'll see each other again, but until then please take care and the best of luck to all of you.
As for Shonen Knife, as long as Naoko-san decides to ROCK, the band will continue to make great music and perform as the most Kakkoii female band in the world.
また、5/31の大阪ファンダンゴ、712 DAY PARTYの東京・名古屋・大阪に関しては 以前から親交があった「なる」が参加します。
Ritsuko’s maternity leave
There is some exciting news in the world of Shonen Knife, this month our bassist Ritsuko will be going on maternity leave.
Mother and baby are in good health. We are praying for her safe delivery and quick return to the band.
For Shonen Knife's US Tour 2015 in June, original member Atsuko will be joining the band as bassist for the shows.
It will be a unique opportunity for US fans to see Atsuko performing on bass for the first time in nearly a decade in the US.
Also, for the upcoming show on May 31st at Fandango, Osaka and our annual 712 DAY PARTY tour in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka, our friend NARU will play the
Thank you very much for your support and encouragement for Shonen Knife.
I have a baby on the way!!!
Am I following similar "got pregnant stories" frequently made public recently in the gossip columns?
No!! Mine is the real happy love story!!
I am very happy now, even though I will miss the upcoming North American tour.
I am grateful to Atsuko-san for rejoining Shonen Knife in the upcoming tour.
Also, I know that Naru-san is the most charming and talented bassist who will take my part from now on.
I am very happy to recall that I have been given a part in the activities of Shonen Knife together with the charming members and staff of Shonen Knife.
I do hope I will have a chance someday to return to the stage and perform in front of the enthusiastic Shonen Knife fans.
I will remain unchanged as one of the most dedicated fans of Shonen Knife.
Shonen Knife & CJ Ramone co-headline U.S. tour 2015
6/6 Columbus OH - Ace of Cups
6/7 Chicago IL - Bottom Lounge
6/9 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club
6/10 St Paul MN - Amsterdam Bar and Grill
6/11 Lincoln NE - Vega
6/13 Nashville, TN - Mercury Lounge
6/14 Atlanta GA - HELL at The Masquerade
6/16 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506
6/17 Louisville, KY - The New Vintage
6/18 Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
6/19 Baltimore MD - The Metro Gallery
6/20 LongBranch, NJ - Brighton Bar
6/21 Philadelphia, PA - Black Box in Underground Arts
6/22 NY, NY - Le Poisson Rouge
6/23 Hamden CT - The Space Ballroom
6/24 Cambridge, MA - Middle East Downstairs
March and April "Four-Leaf Clover Tour" is now announced!
Shonen Knife will tour in Japan as "Four-Leaf Clover Tour".
Starts from Okayama on March 26, 2015 to Sapporo on April 11, the tour will come to 7 rock cities.
Coming back from Los Angeles, the original member Atsuko will join into this tour and play all through the shows.
This is the very special opportunity to see 4 piece Shonen Knife!
Okayama, Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka shows will be One-Man show.
For Hiroshima, Fukuoka and Sapporo, play with noodles.
Hey everybody! Don't miss it!
Four-Leaf Clover Tour
March 26 Thu. Okayama, Pepper Land (one-man)
March 28 Sat. Tokyo Shin Daita, FEVER (one-man)
March 29 Sun. Nagoya, Club Rock'n'roll (one-man)
March 31 Tue. Hiroshima, Cave be (with：noodles)
April 1 Wed. Fukuoka, Queblick (with：noodles)
April 4 Sat. Osaka, CONPASS (one-man)
April 11 Sat. Sapporo, SPIRITUAL LOUNGE (with：noodles)
Shonen Knife will go to Australia in January 2015!!
Including "MOFO 2015" in Tasmania, details of 7 shows in Australian tour has been decided! For MOFO 2015, Shonen Knife will play on January 17th and 18th.
Shonen Knife will ROCK in summer of southern hemispheres.
SHONEN KNIFE "Step into Overdrive Australia tour 2015"
JAN 17 Hobart MONA FOMA Faux Mo - special OSAKA RAMONES performance.
JAN 18 Hobart MONA FOMA
JAN 21 Perth ASTOR LOUNGE
JAN 22 Adelaide JIVE
JAN 23 Brisbane GALLERY OF MODERN ART Future Beauty Up Late
JAN 24 Sydney THE FACTORY
JAN 25 Melbourne DING DONG
Shonen Knife in the WATUSI ZOMBIE 15th anniversary live at SOCORE FACTORY,
Osaka on Monday/ holiday, November 24th 2014!
Pleased to announce Shonen Knife is playing as part of WATUSI ZOMBIE 15th anniversary live in Osaka! The live stage will be held at SOCORE FACTORY,
Osaka Minami-Horie with RED SNEAKERS and Clitoric Ris!
WATUSI ZOMBIE 15th ANNIVERSARY 『REVOLUTION PARTY OSAKA!!!』
Date: Monday/ Holiday, 24th November 2014
@ SOCORE FACTORY, Minami-Horie Osaka
ADV ￥2,500/ D ￥3,000 (+1D)
Shonen Knife is joining CJ Ramone in Osaka on November 6th!!
The stage with CJ Ramone will be the third time since they performed together at Tokyo in 2010, and at New York in 2011, even though it will be the 4th time actually including their play with the Ramones!
And also the show will be the first one at home, Osaka, back from‘Overdrive’ North American Tour for Shonen knife!! Plus, the 50 Kaitenz AKA “Naniwa rock'n' roll trio” and DJ：katchin' are playing with them!!
-HEY HO, LET’S GO!!!!
Shonen Knife will play at Akihabara CLUB GOODMAN in Tokyo on Saturday November 8th!
Shonen Knife and VAMPIRE! will held an event called "Akihabara Momiji Matsuri" !
It's "Akihabara Maple Festival" in English named by Naoko.
Live performance: Shonen Knife, VAMPIRE! (from Kyoto), KIRIHITO and papalion.
Event: Flea Market by Shonen Knife members and the other bands, Mami Saito's live painting on T-Shirts
Food: Fried Chicken by Kishipan
DJ and emcee: "Andy Boy" who is an A&R of Shonen Knife and KIRITHITO at P-Vine records
Come and join all Rock fans to "Akihabara Maple Festival"!