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Kathleen Hanna Announces 2024 US Book Tour

Trailblazing feminist icon, musician, outspoken women’s rights activist, and original rebel girl Kathleen Hanna is thrilled to announce a 2024 U.S. book tour in support of her memoir Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk out May 14, 2024 with Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. Tickets go on sale today, December 12, 2023. Fans unable to attend the tour in-person can join the live stream on May 22! A portion of ticket sales will be donated to Peace Sisters, a non-profit organization for which Hanna is an Ambassador.



Hanna’s band Bikini Kill embodied the punk scene of the 90s, and today her personal yet feminist lyrics on anthems like “Rebel Girl” and “Double Dare Ya” are more powerful than ever. But where did this transformative voice come from?

 

In Rebel Girl, Hanna’s raw and insightful new memoir, she takes us from her tumul­tuous childhood to her formative college years and her first shows. As Hanna makes clear, being in a punk “girl band” in those years was not a simple or safe prospect. Male violence and antagonism threatened at every turn, and surviving as a singer who was a lightning rod for controversy took limitless amounts of determination.

 

But the relationships she developed during those years buoyed her, including with her bandmates Tobi Vail, Kathi Wilcox, JD Samson, and Johanna Fateman. And her friendships with musicians like Kurt Cobain, Ian MacKaye, Kim Gordon, and Joan Jett reminded her that despite the odds, the punk world could still nurture and care for its own. Hanna opens up about falling in love with Ad-Rock of the Beastie Boys and her debilitating battle with Lyme disease, and she brings us behind the scenes of her musical growth in her bands Le Tigre and The Julie Ruin.

 

In an uncut voice all her own, Hanna reveals the hardest times along with the most joyful—and how they continue to fuel her revolutionary art and music.


U.S. Book Tour - Tickets


May 14, 2024: Brooklyn, NY

Greenlight Bookstore @ Kings Theatre

May 15, 2024: Washington, DC

Loyalty Bookstore @ Lincoln Theatre

May 16, 2024: Cincinnati, OH 

Joseph-Beth Booksellers @ Mason High School

May 18, 2024: Chicago, IL

Women & Children First @ Hermann Hall

with Chicago Humanities Festival

May 20, 2024: Los Angeles, CA

Book Soup @ First Congregational Church

May 21, 2024: San Francisco, CA

City Arts & Lectures @ The Sydney Goldstein Theater

with KQED & Marcus Books

May 22, 2024: Seattle, WA

Seattle Arts & Lectures @ Town Hall Seattle

 with KEXP & Paperboat Booksellers

+ Live Stream!

May 23, 2024: Portland, OR

Powell’s Books @ Revolution Hall

May 28, 2024: Boston, MA

Brookline Booksmith @ The Wilbur Theatre

May 29, 2024: Philadelphia, PA

Uncle Bobbie’s @ WHYY Studio

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