Photo: Courtesy of Bikini Kill Facebook page
Bikini Kill Announce Two Additional Reunion Shows In Response To Ticket Issues
Your chances of catching the Bikini Kill reunion live just improved. The influential Riot Grrrl band have announced a third show in Los Angles on May 2 at the Palladium and New York on June 5 at Kings Theatre.
Popular demand and unfortunate ticket sales issues propelled the addition of these new dates, as most of the first four shows announced sold out almost instantly due to credit card-specific presale that enabled rampant and nefarious scalping, driving secondary market ticket prices through the roof. The band addressed the matter on their website.
"Hi everyone, we wanted to apologize to anyone who had a bad experience trying to get tickets to our upcoming shows," the site reads. "We weren’t aware of the pre-sale for people with a certain credit card in NY until it was too late and that will not happen in the future. Also as soon as we realized there were problems we tried to put as many obstacles in front of scalpers as we could and are trying to figure out a better solution going forward. Thanks for all the interest and support of these shows – it is beyond anything we expected and we are excited to play for you!"
Brooklyn Vegan was quick to point out that the apology may contain some hopeful hints for fans, saying, "The really good news is here is that the phrases 'will not happen in the future' and “better solution going forward” seem to imply more reunion shows are on the way! Let’s hope."
Tickets for the newly announced dates go on sale Friday Jan. 25 at noon PST via Live Nation.