(ESM) Shonen Knife are celebrating their 30 Year Anniversary with a North American Tour and have announced a very special appearance by a member of The Ramones.
CJ Ramone is set to make special appearance at band's November 18th show in Brooklyn, NY.
The North American fall tour will be kicking off October 20 in Toronto, during which they will be playing fan favorites as well as songs from the recently released, Osaka Ramones, Tribute to the Ramones.
The NYC punk forefathers are often cited as one of Shonen Knife's biggest musical inspirations. A November 18th show at The Bellhouse in Brooklyn, NY will feature a special guest appearance from bassist CJ Ramone, who will join the ladies on stage. The band is also confirmed to perform during CMJ on October 22nd.
"Ramones were my all-time idols since I first heard their music from a radio and rushed to a record shop. This year is the 30th anniversary of Shonen Knife. For celebration, we decided to record a cover album of our favorite band the Ramones. The title is "Osaka Ramones" with our respect. I'm very happy to release an Osaka Ramones project and to recognize their contribution to the evolution of Shonen Knife" -Naoko, Shonen Knife
10.20.2011 Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ON CAN
10.21.2011 II Motore Montreal, ON CAN
10.22.2011 Public Assembly Brooklyn, NY
10.23.2011 Sewell, NJ Gloucester County College (open to public)
10.24.2011 Otto Bar Baltimore, MD
10.25.2011 The Pinhook Durham, NC
10.26.2011 Masquerade Atlanta, GA
10.27.2011 Alabama Music Box Mobile, AL
10.28.2011 Stereo Live Houston, TX
10.29.2011 Red 7 Austin, TX
11.01.2011 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
11.02.2011 Casbah San Diego, CA
11.03.2011 Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA
11.04.2011 Bottom of the Hill San Francisco, CA
11.05.2011 Dante's Portland, OR
11.07.2011 Biltmore Cabaret Vancouver, BC CAN
11.08.2011 Tractor Tavern Seattle, WA
11.11.2011 First Avenue & 7th St Entry Minneapolis, MN
11.12.2011 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
11.13.2011 The Strutt Kalamazoo, MI
11.14.2011 Radio, Radio Indianapolis, IN
11.16.2011 Mayday Cincinnati, OH
11.17.2011 31st St Pub Pittsburgh, PA
11.18.2011 The Bellhouse Brooklyn, NY
11.19.2011 Mohawk Place Buffalo, NY
11.20.2011 Valentine's Albany, NY