More Cities For Sleater-Kinney To Love

Sleater-Kinney has had a big year, starting with the release of its first studio album in 10 years and its first tour since going on hiatus in 2006. The punk rock trio is capping off 2015 with an excursion that begins Dec. 4 in Indianapolis.

“We’re looking forward to playing some cities we haven’t been to in a while,” the band posted on Facebook. “We’ll finish the tour with a 5-night run in NYC, playing both big and small venues. We can’t wait to see you again!”

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Terminal 5, New York City

No Cities To Love, which was released in January on Sub Pop, marks Sleater-Kinney’s eighth studio album. The LP picked up great reviews all over the place, including an A from Entertainment Weekly, an 8.7/10 from Pitchfork and four stars from The Guardian. 

St. Vincent was so excited about No Cities To Love that she wrote about the album ahead of its release in a Rolling Stone column discussing “The Best of 2014.”

“I’ve heard the whole album already and I have to say, I’ve loved so many Sleater-Kinney records but I think this is my favorite,” St. Vincent says. “Everybody’s so on point. Corin’s voice sounds so urgent and Carrie’s guitar playing is super guttural and acrobatic, and Janet is just slaying the drum set. And then the songs themselves just have so much heart to them. I feel like this record is such a crowning jewel in their legacy.

“I first started listening to them when I bought All Hands on the Bad One when I was in high school. I remember trying to figure out all of the songs on it, but I couldn’t figure out any of them! And later I learned it was because they tuned down to, like C sharp or something, so everything was just out of range. But I remember feeling so excited that people were giving a voice to this frustration and alienation that I felt. It’s just powerful, heavy music.”

The December tour follows an appearance at Mexico City’s Corona Capital Festival in late November. Here’s the plan:

Dec. 4 – Indianapolis, Ind., Egyptian Room
Dec. 5 – Columbus, Ohio, Newport Music Hall
Dec. 6 – Cincinnati, Ohio, Bogart’s  
Dec. 8 – Royal Oak, Mich., Royal Oak Music Theatre         
Dec. 9 – Cleveland, Ohio, Masonic Auditorium       
Dec. 10 – Buffalo, N.Y., Asbury Hall At Babeville
Dec. 12 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Kings Theatre     
Dec. 13 – New York, N.Y., Terminal 5         
Dec. 14 – New York, N.Y., Irving Plaza      
Dec. 15 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Music Hall Of Williamsburg      
Dec. 16 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Market Hotel

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