The tour will launch April 29th, 2022 in Los Angeles and wrap September 17th in Redmond, Washington. Bikini Kill was set to embark on a North American tour last March, but those dates were moved to 2021 when Covid-19 started spreading across the country, then, eventually, delayed again. The 2022 run will also boast added shows in Los Angeles, New York, Austin, El Paso, Tucson, and Seattle.
Anitta brings the tropics to the slopes in the new video for “Loco.”
Shot in Aspen, Colorado, the clip features the Brazilian pop star skiing in a bikini, donning several outfits that include a purple fur coat and gold puffer jacket. She drinks champagne with her friends, twerks in the snowy wilderness, and tears through the hypnotic reggaeton track.
Aniita spontaneously decided to shoot the video in Aspen when she was skiing and listening to the song, excited about how well the track sounded during her ride. She only had one day to shoot it. “I had no bikinis,” she said with a laugh during YouTube’s Released. “So I called my friend — she was in L.A. I was like, ‘Can you come to Aspen tomorrow and bring me some bikinis and stuff?’”
Recorded live on October 16th, 1998 at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan, New York, the track features Watt taking on Kathleen Hanna’s powerhouse vocals and energy. Members of the Black Gang — Wilco’s Nels Cline and Bob Lee — soundman Steve Reed all contribute backing vocals.
“Me and K [Kira Roessler] have a two bass-only band called Dos and we opened up for Bikini Kill once and that’s where I first witnessed this tune ‘Rebel Girl’ getting played,” Watt said in a statement. “I just knew it was their song, the same way I first saw Superchunk do ‘Slack Motherfucker’ and ‘pert-near just like that time, immediately I wanted to do my own version of it. Lots of times I’ve dug songs from people I’ve witnessed for the first time but this went further with me: I wanted my way trying to feel like them, doing it. I know, kind of insane but that’s what I’ve found about where music can take you…this live version here I got to do with the Black Gang was during an encore and I was tuckered big time but still the tune itself helped me bring it — a great tune is like that.”
Britney, followed by 26.5 million on Instagram and largely seeing fans fear for her as her 2008-commenced conservatorship is extended through February 2021, brought in mass positivity as the post went live.
“Stunning as always,” one fan adoringly wrote.
“WE NEED NEW BRITNEY MUSIC,” another said – unlikely, given that son Jayden James revealed the singer might fully quit music back in March. The star’s two sons now also have a reduced custody setup, with mom Britney only getting 30%, as dad Kevin Federline has 70%.