Sleater-Kinney have played their first gig in nine years, in Spokane, Washington.

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Sleater-Kinney have played their first gig in nine years, in Spokane, Washington.

The band started their run of comeback dates at the Knitting Factory venue on February 8, and were joined by Katie Harkin of the Leeds band Sky Larkin on back-up guitar and keys. Sleater-Kinney played a 23-song set, opening with ‘Price Tag’, the first track on their new album, No Cities To Love.

The show also included a run of classic songs from the band, including ‘One Beat’, the title track of their 2002 album, ‘Dig Me Out’, the title track of their 1997 album, and ‘I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone’ from 1996’s Call The Doctor.

Sleater-Kinney played:

‘Price Tag’
‘Fangless’
‘Start Together’
‘Oh!’
‘No Anthems’
‘Get Up’
‘Ironclad’
‘One Beat’
‘Bury Our Friends’
‘What’s Mine Is Yours’
‘One More Hour’
‘No Cities to Love’
‘Surface Envy’
‘Words and Guitar’
‘Sympathy’
‘A New Wave’
‘Entertain’
‘Jumpers’
‘Gimme Love’
‘Dig Me Out’
‘I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone’
‘Turn It On’
‘Modern Girl’


‘No Cities To Love’ was released on January 19. The band will tour America this month and also play the 6 Music Festival in Tyneside on February 20, before touring Europe in March, taking in London, Manchester and Glasgow. See below for full tour dates.

Sleater-Kinney released seven albums between 1995 and 2005 with their self-titled debut album being followed by Call The Doctor, Dig Me Out, The Hot Rock, All Hands On The Bad One and One Beat. The band’s most recent album before No Cities To Love was The Woods, which was released in 2005.

Sleater-Kinney will play:

Newcastle O2 Academy (February 20)
London Roundhouse (March 23)
Manchester Albert Hall (24)
Glasgow O2 ABC 2 (25)
Dublin Vicar Street (26)


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