"Shiragirl started doing this because they felt like the Warped Tour was very male-dominated - and it is. I think in general, music is...It's great ... but if I had my druthers Shira would be on the main stage. Maybe that's coming, but it takes time." Joan Jett
Shiragirl crashed Warped Tour 2004 in their pink RV to a rousing crowd response, and got invited on by tour founder Kevin Lyman. The following year, Shira and her band came back with a pink box truck that Lyman named the "Shiragirl Stage," and hosted over 200 female-fronted bands- including Paramore on their first tour. The next year, Joan Jett graced the stage and played guitar as Shira sang "Bad Reputation." Shira landed an MTV "Warpie Award" and a spot in the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Warped Tour Time Capsule Exhibit, recognizing her groundbreaking work to promote women in music.
Beyond Warped, Shiragirl rocked many stages across the US and Canada, including support slots for Rancid, NOFX, Juliette Lewis, and Joan Jett herself- as well as spots on the Real World Brooklyn, Warped 2010 Tour Compilation ("Fight for It") Fuse TV ("Sick Day" music video), Brooklyn Pride, Babes Burnin Rubber to Fight Breast Cancer, Brooklyn/NYC/Baltimore Pride festivals, Mermaid Parade, and Conquer Entertainment arena performances including American Airlines Arena for over 25,000 people.
After years of touring with her all-girl band, Shira realized it was time to break out in a new direction. Shira returned to Warped Tour as a solo artist with a new musical sound, highlighting her background as a trained dancer and in-your-face theatrical performer. Journalists and fans compare Shira's energetic onstage person to Gwen Stefani, Madonna, and Pink. You won't want to miss this show, complete with song, dance and spectacle.
In the summer of 2014, the legendary Shiragirl Stage will make a comeback as a 20th birthday present to Warped Tour- partnering with Conquer Entertainment, to once again provide a platform for emerging female artists. Moreover, Shira will be releasing brand new electronic pop music throughout the tour, starting with the scorching single "You Ain't Heard That." Get ready to DANCE....