First Aid Kid Launch 2017 Tour – Listen to “You Are the Problem Here”

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit will launch their tour today in Borgholm, Sweden. The dates mostly consist of European / UK shows, but the Söderberg siblings will be heading to Austin, TX in October to play Austin City Limits on the 6th and again on the 13th. A list of dates can be found below.

In March, First Aid Kit released their fiery single, “You Are the Problem Here”, which can be heard via the embedded clip above. Making its debut on International Women’s Day, the song was written after the sisters read about a sexual assault where the rapist received a lenient punishment. An official statement explained the meaning behind the song title, “You Are the Problem Here” isn’t a typical First Aid Kit song. It’s angry and direct. It’s a song written out of despair. After reading about yet another rape case where the perpetrator was handed a sentence which did not at all reflect the severity of his crime we felt upset and vengeful. We were, and are, sick of living in a society where the victims of rape are often blamed for the horrible thing that has been done to them. Our message is clear and should not be controversial in the least: if you rape, you are the problem. Alcohol is not the problem. So called “youth culture” is not the problem. You are. And you always have a choice.”

First Aid Kit donated all of their proceeds from the song to Women for Women International.

First Aid Kit 2017 Tour Dates

Jun 16 Borgholms Slott Borgholm, Sweden
Jun 19 Gröna Lund Stockholm, Sweden
Jun 21 Liseberg Göteborg, Sweden
Jun 23 Glastonbury – June 21 – 25 Pilton, United Kingdom
Jun 24 Piknik I Parken Oslo, Norway
Aug 04 Belladrum Festival Inverness, United Kingdom
Aug 05 Wilderness Festival Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Aug 12 Folkan Waterfront Sundsvall, Sweden
Aug 18 Parken Bodø, Norway
Aug 19 Pukkelpop Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
Aug 20 Lowlands Biddinghuizen, Netherlands
Aug 23 Zurich Openair Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 06 Austin City Limits ~ 6-8 Austin, TX
Oct 13 Austin City Limits ~ 13-15 Austin, TX