Sleater-Kinney have announced details of a UK and European tour to take place this summer, in support of their new album ‘Little Rope’ – see all the details below.The band will play a total of 15 dates throughout August, kicking off in Gothenburg, Sweden on the 11th, and culminating in four British shows.
These include London’s All Points East Festival on the 25th, Glasgow’s Barrowlands on the 27th, Leeds’ Brudenell on the 28th and End of the Road Festival.Tickets for non-festival shows will be available via a pre-sale from tomorrow (February 14), and fans can sign up for the band’s newsletter here to get the code.
General sale begins at 10am on Friday (February 16).The Washington alt-rock icons released their 11th studio album ‘Little Rope’ on January 19, which included the singles ‘Hell’, ‘Say It Like You Mean It’ and ‘Untidy Creature’.Ahead of the album’s release, the band spoke to NME about the importance that the 2022 US Supreme Court decision to overturn Roe v Wade had on the album.
The five-decade-old law guaranteed a woman’s right to obtain an abortion.The band’s Corin Tucker explained how the duo were inspired by the move as it marked “a real blow to women feeling like they’re in control of their own bodies, health and their own safety”.“One of the things we want to do as songwriters is to try and tell a personal story and use that story to kind of reflect what’s going on in the larger world,” she said. “That bit of heartbreak is reflected in [‘Untidy Creature’] and the way that I think women are being viewed as not good enough to make those decisions for ourselves.Read more on nme.com