Lady Killer Tour Backstage Pass: Sick of Sarah, Hunter Valentine & Vanity Theft

Good news! Some of Autostraddle’s favorite all-female bands — Sick of Sarah, Hunter Valentine and Vanity Theft — will be hitting the road together for The Lady Killer Tour, a 30-date adventure across the United States in August and September.

Experience has taught me that it’s a lot more fun when what happens on tour doesn’t stay on tour. Clearly 12 lady musicians spending copious amounts of time together will lead to all sorts of trouble and hilarity, and we don’t want you to miss a moment. We’ve roped the girls from Hunter Valentine, Sick of Sarah and Vanity Theft into sharing their tales (and photos!) from the road in an epic segment we’re going to call The Lady Killer Backstage Pass. 

If the following tour video is any indication, this tour, and the backstage pass, will be nothing short of spectacular. Stay tuned for the first instalment.


The Lady Killer tour dates are below. Visit for more info.

8/18 Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY
8/19 Maxwell’s – Hoboken, NJ
8/20 M Room – Philadelphia, PA
8/21 Phase 1 – Washington DC
8/22 The Milestone – Charlotte, NC
8/23 The Clubhouse – Greensboro, NC
8/24 The End – Nashville, TN
8/25 The Drunken Unicorn – Atlanta, GA
8/27 Jones Plaza – Houston, TX
8/28 Sue Ellen’s – Dallas, TX
8/29 Emo’s Alternative Lounge – Austin, TX
8/30 Korova – San Antonio, TX
8/31 House of Rock – El Paso, TX
9/1 The Rogue Bar – Scottsdale, AZ
9/2 Bunkhouse – Las Vegas, NV
9/3 Roxy Theatre – Los Angeles, CA
9/6 Hotel Utah – San Francisco, CA
9/7 Backspace Cafe – Portland, OR
9/8 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
9/9 Nuerolux – Boise, ID
9/11 Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT
9/12 The Marquis Theatre – Denver, CO
9/14 7th Street Entry – Minneapolis, MN
9/15 Shank Hall – Milwaukee, WI
9/16 The Abbey – Chicago, IL
9/17 Cicero’s – St Louis, MO
9/19 Birdy’s Bar & Grill – Indianapolis, IN
9/20 Pirates Cove – Cleveland, OH
9/22 MidPoint Music Festival – Cincinnati, OH
9/23 Canal Street Tavern – Dayton, OH

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  1. So many pairs of skinny jeans.

    I must attend.

    I’m going to try to make the San Antonio show.

  2. I am pretty sure that if I do not go to the one in Cleveland or Dayton- I will be a very sad girl.

  3. Can’t wait for the first instalment! Been a fan of Hunter Valentine ever since you introduced them to me last year. I don’t reckon they’ll get to tour over here anytime soon, so this is the next best thing! Looking forward to getting to know S.O.S & V.T more too.

    Thanks Crystal!

  4. I’m in stupid lubbock and they’ve got a show in every texas city i used to be able to get to.


  5. this will be my third time seeing HV! they’re one of my all-time favorite shows.

    and an horse is coming to my town as well… it’s like lesbian music fest in september! now we just gotta rope in T&S.

  6. I wish I was closer to one the stops, sounds like it’ll be great. So looking forward to the videos and pictures from on tour.

  7. i think if there was a contest on the best venue name on that list, i’d vote for atlanta’s “the drunken unicorn”.

    i will definitely be checking out the az show.

  8. it’s amazing that you got them to do this – exclusively for as? every single f-ing day autostraddle gets better

    • Yeah these girls are champs for signing up. I think we’ve been really lucky, in general – a lot of the musicians we’ve reached out to (and vice versa) have ended up being genuinely rad people who’re up for whatever idea we throw at them. Like this one. And this one. And so many others.

  9. Hunter Valentine is one of my favorite bands~ Their stage presence is SICK! ALL The girls in it Rock!!

    I cut their hair at my shop… MANETAMED,, n they are always a pleasure! Click on my name to check out the website!


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