Bikini Kill to play first Bay Area show in 25 years at Burger Boogaloo

Bikini Kill, Kathleen Hanna

Bikini Kill performs at a recent concert at The Hollywood Palladium. Courtesy: Debi Del Grande.

Recently reunited seminal riot grrrl band Bikini Kill have announced a 2020 tour, which includes an appearance at Oakland’s Burger Boogaloo festival on July 11. It’s the band’s first tour since 1997.

Bikini Kill’s recent limited run shows were such a success that it inspired the longer stretch, the band said in a news release. While tickets for the headlining shows go on sale on Dec. 13, it was not immediately clear when Burger Boogaloo tickets will go on sale. The complete lineup has yet to be announced.

The shows will include the complete Bikini Kill lineup of vocalist Kathleen Hanna, drummer Tobi Vail and bassist Kathi Wilcox, along with guitarist Erica Dawn Lyle. While the band disbanded in 1997, its last Bay Area show was two years earlier, at the Warfield. In an interview with Pitchfork, Hanna explained the need to return also came as a retort to the Trump era.

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