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SHONEN KNIFE are making the sugar rush for the stage! These gigantors of Japanese astropop punk fire up their quatro-decade-plus power packs and rocket to their best place… Australia! They will rocket around the country for a 9-date tour, marking the band’s sixth tour of the country since their first in 1997.

Since their humble DIY beginnings in late 1981, Osaka, Japan’s Shonen Knife have been building a faithful following of rock enthusiasts and alternative rock elite. Their relentless journey, securing the band’s place as one of the pioneer ambassadors of Japanese rock music and culture on the international stage. The rock and roll dreams of three girls, Naoko, Atsuko, and Risa, blossomed into a reality, and the trio continues now into its 43rd year of international touring and recording with their 20th release, ‘Our Best Place’, released early ’23!

Spread across this toast of dates will be Regurgitator’s BEN ELY & THE MUNGO FUNGO BAND, Brisbane’s fuzz punk THE GLYCEREENS, ‘Gong’s noise garage duo CHIMERS, Perth 90s radio swipers TURNSTYLE along with BLACK BUZZARD in Margaret River and GRUNGE BARBIE in Perth … plus ROCKET SCIENCE party crashing Melbourne. Details and info below:

TOURism and Consume presents
SHONEN KNIFE 
in Australia 
In their Best Place 2024
TICKETS ON SALE THRU OZTIX NOW!

WED 21 FEB – Gold Coast Kombumerri VINNIE’S DIVE BAR
plus special guests BEN ELY & THE MUNGO FUNGO BAND and THE GLYCEREENS
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at HERE

THUR 22 FEB – Brisbane Meanjin FELON’S BARREL HALL
plus special guests THE GLYCEREENS and BEN ELY & THE MUNGO FUNGO BAND
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at HERE

FRI 23 FEB – Canberra Ngunnawal Ngambri THE BASO
plus special guests CHIMERS, BEN ELY & THE MUNGO FUNGO BAND and THE GLYCEREENS
Doors 7.00pm. Tickets at HERE

SAT 24 FEB – Sydney Gadigal CROWBAR
plus special guests CHIMERS, THE GLYCEREENS and BEN ELY & THE MUNGO FUNGO BAND
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at HERE

SUN 25 FEB – Hobart Nipaluna MONA FOMA
plus MICHAEL ROTHER & FRIENDS PLAY NEU, WEDNESDAY & LITTLE UGLY GIRLS
Doors 2.30pm. Tickets at monafoma.net.au

WED 28 FEB – Melbourne Naarm THE CORNER
plus special guests ROCKET SCIENCE,  THE GLYCEREENS and BEN ELY & THE MUNGO FUNGO BAND
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at HERE

THUR 29 FEB – Adelaide Kaurna THE GOV
plus special guests BEN ELY & THE MUNGO FUNGO BAND and THE GLYCEREENS
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets at HERE

FRI 1 MAR – Margaret River Wadandi THE RIVER
plus special guests TURNSTYLE and BLACK BUZZARD
Doors 7.00pm. Tickets at HERE

SAT 2 MAR – Perth Boorloo MILK BAR
plus special guests TURNSTYLE and GRUNGE BARBIE
Doors 7.00pm. Tickets at HERE

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plus

NEW ZEALAND dates

WED 6 MAR – Waiheke Island ARTWORKS THEATRE
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets HERE

THUR 7 MAR – Wellington SAN FRAN
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets HERE

FRI 8 MAR – Raglan YOT CLUB
Doors 7.30pm. Tickets HERE

SAT 9 MAR – Auckland WHAMMY BAR
Doors 8.00pm. Tickets HERE

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SHONEN KNIFE ‘Our Best Place’ OUT NOW
on digital, CD and VINYL – VALVE/MGM
HERE

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