The St. Augustine Amphitheatre, in partnership with Flying Saucer Presents, are thrilled to announce that pioneering riot punk band Bikini Kill perform at The Backyard Stage on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 for a full capacity, standing pit performance. The Bikini Kill performance previously scheduled at the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall on November 9 is canceled. Tickets for Bikini Kill at The Backyard Stage at The Amp go on sale this Friday, April 30 at 1:00pm at the venue Box Office or online at Ticketmaster.com. The Backyard Stage is proudly presented by Intuition Ale Works.
Patrons who purchased tickets for the Ponte Vedra Concert Hall performance online at Ticketmaster.com will automatically be refunded via the original payment method. Those who purchased tickets at the Box Office are advised to check the hours of operation before going to the venue. A friendly reminder that Ponte Vedra Concert Hall Box Office remains closed at this time.
Bikini Kill is a feminist punk band that was based in Olympia, WA and Washington, DC, forming in 1990 and breaking up in 1997. Kathleen Hanna sang, Tobi Vail played drums, Billy Karren (a.k.a. Billy Boredom) played guitar and Kathi Wilcox played bass. Sometimes they switched instruments. Bikini Kill is credited with instigating the Riot Grrrl movement in the early 90’s via their political lyrics, zines and confrontational live show.
The band started touring in June 1991. In addition to touring the US several times, they also toured Europe, Australia and Japan. Bikini Kill recorded and released a demo tape, two EP’s, two LP’s and three singles. Their demo tape was self-released, while their first two records came out as a full length CD/Tape and their singles were posthumously collected on CD.
Bikini Kill believed that if all girls started bands the world would change. They actively encouraged women and girls to start bands as a means of cultural resistance. Bikini Kill was inspired by seeing the Babes in Toyland play live and attempted to incite female participation and build feminist community via the punk scene. They used touring as a way to create an underground network between girls who played music, put on shows and made fanzines. This independent media making and informal network created a forum for multiple female voices to be
Bikini Kill reunited in the Spring of 2019 with original members Kathleen, Kathi, and Tobi who were joined live by Erica Dawn Lyle.
Tickets for Bikini Kill go on sale this Friday, April 30 at 1:00pm at The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office and online at Ticketmaster.com. The St. Augustine Amphitheatre Box Office will be open on Fridays from 10:00am- 6:00pm and Saturdays from 8:30am-12:30pm, and will only accept payment via debit or credit card. The Backyard Stage is proudly presented by Intuition Ale Works.
SHOW: Bikini Kill
VENUE: Backyard Stage at the St. Augustine Amphitheatre
DATE: Tuesday, May 31, 2022
TIME: Doors: 7:00PM / Show: 8:00PM
TICKET PRICE: Standing Pit Tickets: $40.00
WEBSITES: www.bikinikill.com; www.theamp.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Ryan Hall, Marketing and Promotions Specialist [email protected] / (904) 209-3753