BITCH MAGNET - who recently reunited for shows in Asia and Europe to celebrate the remastered reissue of its seminal recorded works on TEMPORARY RESIDENCE LIMITED - will add shows in Chicago and San Francisco in October. These performances include the band's first show in San Francisco, and its first show in Chicago since 1990.
As with the New York City concert, tickets for these rare events - at the Empty Bottle in Chicago and the Rickshaw Stop in San Francisco - are expected to sell briskly. Pre-sales for the San Francisco show begin on Tuesday, July 24 at 1 PM Eastern time. Pre-sales for the Chicago show will begin shortly thereafter.
BITCH MAGNET US TOUR 2012:
10/23/12 - Rickshaw Stop, San Francisco, CA
10/25/12 - Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY (with MOSS ICON)
10/28/12 - Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
BITCH MAGNET was formed by Sooyoung Park (bass and vocals) and Jon Fine (guitar) at Oberlin College in late 1986, and became a much more musically viable prospect when drummer Orestes Morfin signed on in the spring of 1987. Between 1988 and 1990 BITCH MAGNET toured the US and Europe and released three landmark albums - Star Booty (1988), Umber (1989), and Ben Hur (1990) - which established them among the top tier of American independent bands of that era. The band's entire remastered catalog, along with six previously unreleased tracks, was reissued as a triple-CD and triple-LP set in late 2011 by Temporary Residence Ltd., and was one of the most critically-acclaimed releases of the year. The lineup of Fine, Morfin and Park reunited in November and December of 2011 for a series of shows in Asia and Europe, including a featured appearance at All Tomorrow's Parties "Nightmare Before Christmas" festival in the UK. BITCH MAGNET is playing a handful of North American dates this fall, which will be its first shows on this continent since 1990.
"BITCH MAGNET is perhaps one of the greatest, and certainly most underappreciated, post-hardcore rock groups of all time." - DROWNED IN SOUND
"For a group that helped lay the foundation for post-rock, BITCH MAGNET sure as fuck rocked." - THE ONION A-V CLUB (A-minus review)
"A fantastic body of work, as vital and fresh-sounding now as when it was first released . . . BITCH MAGNET made music that's as good as anything else from this period of American rock." - DUSTED (four and a half star review)
"Every bit as influential as SLINT." - UNCUT (five star review)