Thunderpussy Announce Summer Tour + Live Video of Jefferson Airplane Cover “Somebody to Love”

Seattle-based all female rock band Thunderpussy today announced a national summer headline tour in July and August with stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and more, in addition to dates with Black Pistol Fire starting July 12th at Meow Wolf in Sante Fe. The band also shared a live video for their fiery cover of Jefferson Airplane’s Somebody to Love in anticipation of the upcoming summer shows. Full list of tour dates is below – tickets for summer headline dates go on sale this Friday, May 10 at 10am local time and can be purchased here.

Thunderpussy’s cover of “Somebody to Love” released last month follows their self-titled debut album released last year via Stardog Records/Republic Records, which Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready lent guitar and production on, calling them his “favorite new band.” Listen to Thunderpussy HERE!

The band is currently awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court case, Iancu v. Brunetti, which will determine the fate of trademarking their name. In May 2015, Thunderpussy applied for a US trademark to protect their name and brand in preparation for world domination. A short time later, they received a letter from the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) denying the band their trademark on the grounds that their name was “immoral” and “scandalous” per the guidelines laid down in the Truman-era Lanham Act of 1946, even citing Urban Dictionary as a credible source as to why the word pussy is regarded as a derogatory term. As women, Thunderpussy’s intention has always been to shed a positive light on a word that has been used in a derogatory manner and seen as a joke or weak. Because it is exactly the opposite – the word pussy is powerful.


5/11: Bellingham, WA @ Wild Buffalo House Of Music

7/12: Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf*

7/13: Telluride, CO @ The Ride Festival

7/14: Telluride, CO @ The Ride Late Night Show @ The Roma

7/16: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*

7/17: Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey*

7/19: San Diego, CA @ Belly Up*

7/20: Sacramento, CA @ Holy Diver*

7/22: Eugene, OR @ Wow Hall

7/23: Portland, OR @ Hawthorne*

7/25: Salt Lake City, UT @ Metro Gallery*

7/26: Aspen, CO @ Belly Up Aspen*

7/29: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room*

7/30: St Louis, MO @ Firebird #

7/31: Columbus, OH @ The Basement #

8/2: Cleveland, OH @ Grog Shop #

8/3: Buffalo, NY @ Cobblestone Live

8/4: Montreal, QC @ Turbo House #

8/5: Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe Tavern #

8/7: Cambridge, MA @ Sonias #

8/8: Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint #

8/9: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Bowl #

8/10: Philadelphia, PA @ Milkboy #

8/11: Baltimore, MD @ Metro Gallery #

8/13: Nashville, TN @ High Watt #

8/15: Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi Indy #

8/16: Chicago, IL @ Reggie’s Rock Club #

8/17: Saint Paul, MN @ Turf Club #

8/19: Bozeman, MT @ The Eagles Ballroom #

8/20: Boise, ID @ Humpin’ Hannah’s

*w/ Black Pistol Fire

# w/ Hollis Brown 

About RJ Frometa

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