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Bikini Kill announce 2024 UK and European tour

Bikini Kill have announced details of a UK and Europe tour to take place next summer.The riot grrrl pioneers will play a series of eleven shows in June, including a headline set at London’s Roundhouse on June 12. Tickets go on general sale at midday on Friday (November 17).

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Lauren Pazienza sentenced following death of veteran vocal coach
NBC New York reported at the time.Pazienza was arrested for manslaughter following the death of Gustern, who had coached many singers over the years including Kathleen Hanna and Blondie’s Debbie Harry.Now, Pazienza has been sentenced to eight-and-a-half-years in prison and five years post-release supervision, the Manhattan district attorney said on Friday (September 29).Pazienza pleaded guilty last month to one count of first-degree manslaughter, according to Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office.“Barbara Gustern’s sudden, violent death at the hands of Lauren Pazienza left a family and community in mourning,” Bragg wrote in a statement Friday. “There is nothing that can bring her back, but I hope that the resolution of these proceedings can provide some sense of closure amid her loved ones’ ongoing grief” (via NY1).Following the attack, Bikini Kill singer Hanna took to social media to appeal for help identifying the attacker, writing in a now-deleted Instagram post (via Rolling Stone): “I can’t even fucking believe I am posting this.“I really don’t want anyone else to ever have to go thru what the lovely, energetic, funny as hell Barbara Maier Gustern had to go through,” she added.“I struggle to understand and cope with this world on a daily basis, and frankly this is beyond my ability to bear,” Gustern’s grandson wrote on Facebook upon her death being classed as a homicide.
Check out Bikini Kill’s rescheduled 2023 tour dates
Bikini Kill have announced details of their rescheduled tour dates for 2023 – check out the new dates below and buy tickets here.The reunited riot grrrl stars were originally set to play a host of North American shows across June and July this year, but had to postpone them due to a positive COVID case in their touring party.After a set of Pacific Northwest tour dates wrap up this week, the band will return to the road in March 2023 for a host of shows that run until the end of April.Tickets for the new shows go on sale on Friday, September 16 at midday ET and you can buy yours here.See the full list of Bikini Kill’s 2022 and 2023 North American tour dates below.SEPTEMBER 202216 – Victoria, Rifflandia Fest17 – Redmond, Marymoor ParkMARCH 202330 – Nashville, Marathon Music WorksAPRIL 20231 – Atlanta, The Eastern3 – Asheville, The Orange Peel4 – Silver Spring, The Fillmore6 – Silver Spring, The Fillmore7 – Philadelphia, Franklin Music Hall9 – Boston, Roadrunner10 – South Burlington, Higher Ground12 – Montreal, M Telus13 – Toronto, Danforth Music Hall14 – Toronto, Danforth Music Hall16 – Cleveland, Agora Theatre17 – Royal Oak, Music Theatre19 – Milwaukee, Miller High Life Theatre20 – St. Paul, Palace Theatre23 – Knoxville, The Mill & MineThis summer, the band also had to cancel their planned European and UK tour dates due to a band member testing positive for COVID as well as “other circumstances out of our control”.The riot grrrl pioneers were scheduled to perform as part of this year’s Primavera Sound festival in Spain as well as headline shows in Italy, France, Belgium and the UK, after their 2020 tour was postponed due to the pandemic.
Kathleen Hanna asks for help to identify woman who killed her singing coach
Kathleen Hanna has called on her fans to help identify the woman who pushed her singing coach, Barbara Maier Gustern, in an attack which resulted in the 87-year-old’s death.The Broadway vocal coach died on Tuesday from brain injuries sustained during the attack on the streets of Manhattan on March 10.Rolling Stone reports that Gustern was shoved from behind near her home on West 28th Street and Eighth Avenue by a woman who, according to New York police chief of detectives James Essig, “crossed the street [and] pushed [her] in an unprovoked, senseless attack”.Essig added: “We’re asking the public’s help in solving this disgusting and disgraceful offense committed against a vulnerable, elderly female who was doing nothing but walking down the streets of New York City.”Posting surveillance photos of the alleged attacker on her Instagram, the Bikini Kill singer wrote: “I can’t even fucking believe I am posting this. This person murdered someone I love very much and I really don’t want anyone else to ever have to go thru what the lovely, energetic, funny as hell Barbara Maier Gustern had to go through.”A post shared by Kathleen Hanna (@mskathleenhanna)Police released surveillance footage, showing a young woman with red hair wearing a black jacket over a white skirt or dress.