GIRLSCHOOL, the trailblazing all-female rock band and legends of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM), have announced their farewell North American tour scheduled for next year
The initial leg of this historic journey will feature support from LILLIAN AXE and ALCATRAZZ and is set to commence on March 21 at the Hell’s Heroes festival in Houston, Texas, concluding on April 6.
Tickets for this farewell tour will be available for purchase starting this Friday, December 1, at 10:00 a.m. EST, with pre-sales for Boston and New York City beginning a day earlier on Thursday, November 30.
GIRLSCHOOL comments: “We are very excited to announce the first leg of our return to the USA — for the first time in nearly a decade… and for what will be our final full tour of the United States. Also with us on this package we have the brilliant ALCATRAZZ and LILLIAN AXE.
“Our agency and management are making every effort to get us to as many cities as possible, and as always it’s all about where there is interest, so even if you have to travel a little bit — we would love to see you there at one of the shows!
“Cheers you lot”.
GIRLSCHOOL North American tour dates with LILLIAN AXE and ALCATRAZZ:
Mar. 21 – Houston, TX @ Hell’s Heroes Festival*
Mar. 22 – New Orleans, LA @ Southport Music Hall
Mar. 24 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
Mar. 25 – Raleigh, NC @ Lincoln Theatre
Mar. 27 – Bensalem, PA @ Broken Goblet
Mar. 28 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
Mar. 29 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
Mar. 30 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre
Apr. 02 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
Apr. 06 – Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
* GIRLSCHOOL only
Originating in the U.K. amid the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal movement in 1978, GIRLSCHOOL has cemented their status as the longest-running all-female rock band. Over four decades later, they remain a driving force in the rock scene, often associated with peers and friends MOTÖRHEAD.
Founded as PAINTED LADY by Kim McAuliffe and Enid Williams, GIRLSCHOOL achieved notable success in the early 1980s in the U.K. with three albums characterized by “punk-tinged metal” and several singles.
While the 1990s and 2000s saw a shift towards live performances and tours, the band continued to captivate audiences worldwide. GIRLSCHOOL graced the stages of major rock and metal festivals, co-headlining with or supporting some of the most influential acts in the hard rock and heavy metal genre.
GIRLSCHOOL holds an enduring global fanbase and serves as an inspiration for countless emerging female rock musicians, including THE DONNAS.
The band’s original members Kim McAuliffe and Denise Dufort persist in leading the charge, maintaining their roles to this day. Unfortunately, original lead guitarist Kelly Johnson passed away from cancer in 2007, succeeded by Jackie Chambers in 1999.
In January 2019, GIRLSCHOOL bid farewell to bassist Enid Williams, ushering in the return of Tracey Lamb (formerly of ROCK GODDESS and a previous stint with GIRLSCHOOL from 1987-1991 and 1993-2000), solidifying the lineup for future live performances and recording endeavors.
GIRLSCHOOL is touring in support of their latest studio album, “WTFortyfive?”, which arrived in July via Silver Lining Music.