News: Kathleen Hanna Announces 2024 Book Tour

Feminist punk trailblazer and icon, Kathleen Hanna—frontwoman for the great feminist bands Bikini Kill, Le Tigre, and The Julie Ruin—announced the book tour for her new memoir Rebel Girl: My Life as a Feminist Punk.

The book will be released on May 14 from Ecco, an imprint of HarperCollins. In the book, she talks about the evolution of her bands, her relationships with punk legends from Ian McKaye to Joan Jett to Kurt Cobain, her marriage to Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz from the Beastie Boys, as well as her debilitating struggle with late-stage Lyme disease.

Kathleen Hanna

A portion of the proceeds from the book tour will go to benefit Peace Sisters, a nonprofit that Hanna is an ambassador for which empowers girls in Togo, West Africa through education. Fans who can’t attend one of her tour dates in person will have the option of joining the live stream on May 22. Check out the full list of dates below.

U.S. Book Tour

May 14, 2024: Brooklyn, NY
Greenlight Bookstore @ Kings Theatre

May 15, 2024: Washington, DC
Loyalty Bookstore @ Lincoln Theatre

May 16, 2024: Cincinnati, OH
Joseph-Beth Booksellers @ Mason High School

May 18, 2024: Chicago, IL
Women & Children First @ Hermann Hall with Chicago Humanities Festival

May 20, 2024: Los Angeles, CA
Book Soup @ First Congregational Church

May 21, 2024: San Francisco, CA
City Arts & Lectures @ The Sydney Goldstein Theater with KQED & Marcus Books

May 22, 2024: Seattle, WA
Seattle Arts & Lectures @ Town Hall Seattle with KEXP & Paperboat Booksellers + Live Stream

May 23, 2024: Portland, OR
Powell’s Books @ Revolution Hall

May 28, 2024: Boston, MA
Brookline Booksmith @ The Wilbur Theatre

May 29, 2024: Philadelphia, PA
Uncle Bobbie’s @ WHYY Studio

Tickets, including tickets to the May 22 livestream date in Seattle, are available from Hanna’s website here. Follow Kathleen Hanna on Instagram and TikTok to keep up with future updates.

Featured photo courtesy of Rachel Bright. Book cover photo courtesy of Leeta Harding.

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