THUNDERPUSSY ANNOUNCES SUMMER HEADLINE TOUR AND UPCOMING DATES WITH BLACK PISTOL FIRE
SHARES LIVE VIDEO OF JEFFERSON AIRPLANE COVER “SOMEBODY TO LOVE”
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“Thunderpussy is everything you want in rock - raw, spontaneous, bombastic, outrageous - and they've got the look, songs, musicianship and dynamic live show to take your breath away.” – NPR Music
“...classic-rock muscle with soulful vocals and punk energy...” – Rolling Stone
“Seattle-based group Thunderpussy boast tunes just as brazen as their band name.” – Billboard
“The four-member band is creating a musical sound that's all their own.” – Refinery29
Today, Seattle-based all female rock band Thunderpussy announce a national summer headline tour in July and August with stops in Brooklyn, Chicago, Boston, Philadelphia and more, in addition to dates with Black Pistol Fire starting July 12th at Meow Wolf in Sante Fe. The band also shared a live video for their fiery cover of Jefferson Airplane’s “Somebody to Love” in anticipation of the upcoming summer shows. Full list of tour dates is below—tickets for summer headline dates go on sale this Friday, May 10th at 10:00am local time and can be purchased HERE!
Thunderpussy’s cover of “Somebody to Love” released last month follows their self-titled debut album released last year via Stardog Records/Republic Records, which Pearl Jam's Mike McCready lent guitar and production on, calling them his “favorite new band.” Listen to Thunderpussy HERE!
“Nothing Scandalous Here: It's Time To Grant Thunderpussy's Trademark!”
The band is currently awaiting the outcome of a Supreme Court case, Iancu v. Brunetti, which will determine the fate of trademarking their name. In May 2015, Thunderpussy applied for a US trademark to protect their name and brand in preparation for world domination. A short time later, they received a letter from the US Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) denying the band their trademark on the grounds that their name was “immoral” and “scandalous” per the guidelines laid down in the Truman-era Lanham Act of 1946, even citing Urban Dictionary as a credible source as to why the word pussy is regarded as a derogatory term. As women, Thunderpussy’s intention has always been to shed a positive light on a word that has been used in a derogatory manner and seen as a joke or weak. Because it is exactly the opposite - the word pussy is powerful.
UPCOMING TOUR DATES:
Source Republic Records
May 6, 2019 1:55pm ET by Republic Records