SHONEN KNIFE Releases Shout-along Video “Sweet Candy Power” + Announces Tour Dates!

With nearly 40 years as a band under their belt, the formidable force of SHONEN KNIFE shows no signs of slowing down. Their sugary punk appeal transcends just their music alone, as their videos, colorfully Mondrian-esque fashion aesthetic, and frenetic live shows can attest.

With the release of their latest video, the title track of their 19th solo album SWEET CANDY POWER (Good Charamel Records; release date June 5, 2019)the Japanese punk trio combines all of this for a funtastic and infectious shout-along. Watch here

In addition to the new video, sisters Naoko and Atsuko with drummer Risa are announcing a North American tour kicking off at Los Angeles’ Bootleg Theater on August 23rd and wrapping around the continent till early October when they conclude the tour at Pittsburgh’s Cattivo, and includes a date opening for Black Flag in Dallas, TX on September 14th. (tour dates below)

8/23: Los Angeles, CA at Bootleg Theater

8/24: San Diego, CA at The Casbah

8/25: Las Vegas, NV at Hard Rock Hotel

8/27: San Francisco, CA at Bottom Of The Hill

8/28: Sacramento, CA at Goldfield Trading

8/30: Seattle, WA at El Corazon

8/31: Portland, OR at Dante’s

9/3: Denver, CO at Oriental Theater

9/4: Lincoln, NE at Bourbon Theater

9/5: Rock Island, IL at Rock Island Brewing Company

9/7: Buffalo, NY  at The Music Is Art Festival

9/9: Columbus, OH at Rumba Cafe

9/10: Cleveland, OH at Grog Shop

9/11: Newport, KY at Southgate House

9/13: Little Rock, AR at Stickyz Rock In

9/14: Dallas, TX at Gas Monkey Live! (With Black Flag)

9/15: Austin, TX at Empire Control

9/18: Atlanta, GA at Smith’s Olde Bar

9/19: Richmond, VA at The Camel

9.20: Washington, DC at City Winery

9/22: Brooklyn, NY at Knitting Factory

9/26: Montreal, QC at Pop Montreal

9/28: Ferndale, MI at Magic Bag

10/1: Chicago, IL at Subterranean

10/2: Minneapolis, MN at Fine Line Music

10/5: Pittsburgh, PA at Cattivo

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