Osaka Japan's Shonen Knife announce new studio album 'Pop Tune' + tour dates

Shonen Knife

Osaka Japan's legendary Pop/Punk pioneers Shonen Knife continue their 30th Anniversary Celebration with 30 newly announced shows in the US/Canada as well as the release of a brand new studio album called 'Pop Tune'!

'Pop Tune' was recorded in Osaka in early 2012 after the bands wildly successful "Osaka Ramones" World Tour in 2011.

'Pop Tune' will be released World Wide on June 6th (on Good Charamel Records in North America) and their 2012 North American tour will begin in Philadelphia this July (dates listed below).

Check out the tour video:

Shonen Knife 2012 North American tour dates:

(Dates and information subject to change.)

July 2012

7-19 Philadelphia, PA- Johnny Brenda’s*
7-20 Asbury Park, NJ –Asbury Lanes*
7-21 Brooklyn, NY- The Bell House*
7-22 Hoboken, NJ- Maxwells*
7-24 Providence, RI- Providence Social Club*
7-25 Portland, ME - Space Gallery*
7-26 Allston, MA- Great Scotts*
7-27 Rochester, NY – Bug Jar*
7-28 Long Lake, NY – Mt. Sabattis Pavillion*
7-29 Bethlehem, PA- Levitt Pavillion Steelstacks*
7-30 Detroit, MI- Lager House -*
7-31 Great Rapids, MI- The Pyramid Scheme*

August 2012

8-2 Chicago, IL- Empty Bottle*
8-3 TBA
8-4 Minneapolis, MN-The Entry
8-5 Fargo, ND- The Aquarium
8-8 Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
8-9 Portland, OR- Dante’s
8-10 San Francisco, Ca- Bottom of the Hill
8-11 San Jose, CA- Blank Club
8-12 So Cal. - TBD
8-13 So Cal - TBD
8-14 Tucson, AZ- Club Congress
8-16 Austin, TX- Red 7 -
8-17 Dallas, TX- Club Dada
8-18 Little Rock, AR- Stickyz Rock’n’Roll Chicken
8-19 Nashville, TN- Exit / In*
8-20 Cincinnati, OH- Taft Theatre*
8-21 Cleveland, OH- Beachland Ballroom*
8-22 Toronto, ON- The Quadrangle / Hart House

* w/ opening band White Mystery

Shonen Knife also contributes 1 song to the just released I Love J-Rock 2 compilation.

View the I Love J-Rock 2 album trailer and sample all 8 songs from the record at

I Love J-Rock 2 Track Listing :

1. Shonen Knife "Rock 'N' Roll High School"
from the album Osaka Ramones

2. MOLICE "Please, Please, Pris"
from the album Neugravity

3. LAZYgunsBRISKY "B.O.Y."
from the album LAZYgunsBRISKY

4. TsuShiMaMiRe "Hungry and Empty"
from the album Shocking

5. tricot "Baku Retsu Panie San"
from the EP Bakuretsu tricot-san

6. MOLICE "Headphone"
from the 2009 album Doctor Ray

7. LAZYgunsBRISKY "Beat You Out"
from the album LAZYgunsBRISKY

8. TsuShiMaMiRe "Grapefruit Girl"
from the album Giving More Blood

For the latest tour dates and more, go to:

Shonen Knife Official Website

Good Charamel Records Official Website

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