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SLEATER-KINNEY BRING ‘LITTLE ROPE’ TO AUSTRALIA FOR NATIONAL THEATRE SHOWS

Sleater-Kinney_Photo Credit_Chris Hornbecker

30 years after they formed as part of the Riot Grrrl movement, alt-rock icons Sleater-Kinney return to the country where they recorded their debut self-titled album in just one night in 1994, right here in Australia.

Hailing from Olympia, Washington, and known for their feminist and progressive lyrics, Corin Tucker and Carrie Brownstein make music to make a difference. Their punk, alternative and indie rock riffs paired with signature wailing vocals have been critically acclaimed and revered by fans alike for over three decades.

Now, for the first time since 2016, Sleater-Kinney hit Aussie shores with headline shows in theatres around the country, including Fortitude Music Hall Brisbane, Forum Melbourne, Enmore Theatre Sydney and Metropolis Fremantle.

Sleater-Kinney’s national tour coincides with the release of their 11th studio album, Little Rope. To call the album flawless feels like an insult to its intent – it careens headfirst into flaw, brokenness and grief. In the aftermath of the death of both Brownstein’s mother and stepfather in a car accident while vacationing in Italy, elements of what was to become the emotional backbone of Little Rope began to form – how we navigate grief and the ways in which it transforms us. On the surface, the album’s ten songs veer from spare to anthemic, catchy to deliberately hard-turning. But beneath that, a lyrical and emotional compass points firmly in the direction of something both liberating and terrifying: the sense that the only way to gain control is to let it go. In an album so centered on vulnerability, Tucker manages to find her way from composure to its utter absence in a series of visceral turns and a heavier manifestation of a rawness that’s always been there.

On the cusp of a world tour to commemorate the album, Sleater-Kinney’s Carrie Brownstein says “For all intents and purposes, Sleater-Kinney got its start in Australia. We recorded our first album and played our first ever shows there. Because of that, Australia feels like one of the band’s spiritual homes, and returning there always feels like a homecoming, a reunion.”

With a weighty catalogue of highly-celebrated music, and accolades for Little Rope ringing out around the world, these shows are truly not to be missed.

SLEATER-KINNEY AUSTRALIAN TOUR DATES

Wed 15 May – Powerstation, Auckland – Buy Tickets
Fri 17 May – Fortitude Music Hall, Brisbane – Buy Tickets
Sun 19 May – Forum, Melbourne – Buy Tickets
Tue 21 May – Enmore Theatre, Sydney – Buy Tickets
Thu 23 May – Metropolis, Fremantle – Buy Tickets

General public tickets on sale Fri 23 Feb 10am local time
Artist pre-sale tickets on sale 10am Weds 21 – 9am Fri 23 Feb local time
Live Nation, Ticket Agent & Venue pre-sale tickets on sale 10am Thurs 22 – 9am Fri 23 Feb local time

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