Japanese Punk Legends SHONEN KNIFE ALIVE! IN THE USA – Tour Begins Aug 28

SHONEN KNIFE Photo Credit: Akira Shibata


Full US Tour Begins August 28


“After 35 years, Shonen Knife is still firing on all punk-andgarage-infused six cylinders on the girl trio’s new Adventure album.” – MAGNET Magazine


 “Authentic, moving and daft, and the true heirs to the Ramones, Shonen Knife are just great.”
Classic Rock Magazine

Bringing with them the candy-coated conductivity of unforgettable melodies, the incandescence of inestimable headbanging, the buoyancy of a brilliant display, and the potency of pure punk rock – SHONEN KNIFE are ALIVE! In The USA.

Boasting a nearly 40 year career, these three luminaries of rock & roll have wielded fun and food-centered bops that earned them the love and respect of music goliaths like Nirvana and Sonic Youth. They’ve made their way from their home of Osaka, Japan to the United States many times, but this year they’re putting their personal affection for each and every city on display. Following the release of their tenacious live DVD/CD ALIVE! In Osaka (Released on Robby Takac of THE GOO GOO DOLLS’ Good Charamel Records), Shonen Knife have prepared to deliver that same hometown energy from Buffalo on August 28th to Brooklyn on August 31st, Chicago on September 9thLos Angeles on October 5thand so much more. Each city will have its own personalized and limited edition artwork available at the show, because for Shonen Knife, home is where the fans are.

Shonen Knife frontwoman Naoko comments, “Our first live album Live in Osaka was released in 2006, and was recorded at the same venue as this new one. After the first live album, we toured, released music constantly, grew as a band and improved. This year we would like to bring the fever from ALIVE! in Osaka on our US tour. Not only will we play songs from the record, but we are also preparing special rarely played songs from earlier albums to the present. Let’s have a fun time together!”


Shonen Knife “Riding on The Rocket” (ALIVE! in Osaka) from Good Charamel Records on Vimeo.


The DVD/CD ALIVE! In Osaka was recorded live at Juso Fandango in Osaka, Japan in December of 2017 and includes 21 tracks from the band’s nearly four decade long career as Japan’s most loved indie-rock import.

Frontwoman, Naoko, explained, “It is our first live album after 12 years. The drummer was changed from the last time. You can try to compare the new one with the last one. It might be interesting. The show was held in our hometown and of course everybody there was so excited. I hope you can get happy, fun and cheerful with this album.”

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.

With incendiary and icon-building appearances on Lollapalooza, MTV’s 120 Minutes, Beavis & Butthead, Cartoon Network’s The Powerpuff Girls, as well as a well-received tribute to The Carpenters where they covered “Top of the World“, Shonen Knife have secured their rock solid cult status as they march into the future.

ALIVE! In Osaka is available as a limited edition CD/DVD set and digitally in audio and video formats for streaming and download.

Grab ALIVE! In Osaka here


Japan’s Shonen Knife certainly aren’t acting their age… Full of shimmering girl group melodies and immediately hummable guitar lines, ‘Jump Into The New World’ will make you leave you bummers behind” — Noisey


Shonen Knife to remain one of the only bands around that is able to fully encompass both the cuteness and keen-ness after which they were named.” — Stereogum



08/28- Buffalo, NY – The 9th Ward

08/29- Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s — TICKETS
08/30- Ithaca, NY- The Haunt — TICKETS
08/31- Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl — TICKETS     
09/01- Baltimore, MD- The Ottobar — TICKETS   
09/03- Washington D.C. – The Black Cat — TICKETS             
09/04- Pittsburgh, PA – Spirit    
09/05- Columbus, OH- Rumba Café — TICKETS (On Sale 7/13)
09/06- Chicago, IL – Subterranean — TICKETS        
09/09- Urbana, IL- Japan House Matsuri 
09/11- Indianapolis, IN- The Hi-Fi — TICKETS        
09/12- St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room — TICKETS               
09/13- Kansas City, MO- The Riot Room — TICKETS  
09/15- Denton, TX- Dan’s Silverleaf — TICKETS     
09/16- Austin, TX- 3Ten @ ACL Live — TICKETS  (On-sale -Fri, 7/13 at 10AM CT)  
09/19- San Antonio, TX – Sam’s  Burger Joint — TICKETS
09/21- Albuquerque, NM – The Launch Pad — TICKETS
09/22- Tucson, AZ- 191 Toole — TICKETS    
09/23- Tempe, AZ- Yucca Tap Room — TICKETS     

09/24- Las Vegas, NV- The Beauty Bar — TICKETS
09/27- Sacramento, CA- Goldfield — TICKETS   
09/29- Portland, OR- Dante’s — TICKETS     
09/30- Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern — TICKETS   
10/03- San Fran, CA- Bottom Of The Hill — TICKETS  
10/05- Los Angeles, CA – The Bootleg — TICKETS
10/06- San Diego, CA- The Casbah — TICKETS 


1. Pop Tune
2. Super Group
3. Banana Chips
4. Twist Barbie
5. Bear Up Bison
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
13. Sushi Bar Song
14. Wasabi
15. Ramen Rock
16. Riding on the Rocket
17. Buttercup (I’m a Super Girl)
18. Pyramid Power
19. Antonio Baka Guy
20. It’s a New Find
21. BBQ Party

1. Pop Tune
2. Super Group
3. Banana Chips
4. Twist Barbie
5. Bear Up Bison
6. Bad Luck Song
7. Green Tangerine
8. Move on
9. Jump into the New World
10. Rock’n’roll T-shirt
11. All You Can Eat
12. Sushi Bar Song
13. Wasabi
14. Ramen Rock
15. Riding on the Rocket
16. Buttercup (I’m a Super Girl)
17. Pyramid Power
18. Antonio Baka Guy
19. It’s a New Find
20. BBQ Party