Shonen Knife - The Ballroom at the Taft Theatre - August 20

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Tickets go on sale Friday April 27 at 10AM!

Shonen Knife

Legendary Japanese pop-punk trailblazers Shonen Knife will make their return to Cincinnati on August 20 in support of their new album Pop Tune that will hit stores on June 6.

Reserved tickets, $10 ADV & $13 DOS (plus applicable fees), go on sale Friday April 27 at 10 AM at,, the Taft Theatre Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets including select Kroger stores. Charge by phone at 1.800.745.3000.

The most recent Shonen Knife album, Free Time is a product of Japan’s invincibility, with nearly three decades of releases and thousands of shows to their credits, the girls of SK offer an English version of their 2010 Japanese release Free Time to the fans in North America. Shonen Knife’s latest CD Free Time is hard and is also pop, and it is mellow and kitsch as well. This is an exposition of the Rock. Shonen Knife is also joined by Osaka comedians 50 Kaitenz on the album as guest vocalists.

In 2007, they released an album fun! fun! fun! in Japan (an English language version will be released on vinyl in the US for the upcoming Free Time tour in September of 2010). Over the past few years they’ve been very busy playing lots of shows, performing on a kids album for Powerpuff Girls with a video aired daily on Cartoon Network, they enjoyed a successful 2009 North American tour, recorded a cover song for an AC/DC tribute album and played at many, many rock festivals including Matt Groening’s “All Tomorrow’s Festival” in the UK and Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas. Their 2009 “Supergroup” tour titled “Shonen Knife – Live at the Mohawk” is to be released on Good Charamel DVD in July of 2010 in the USA.

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