Kittie 2011 Tour
Kittie 2011 summer tour across the U.S. with support from Dirge Within and Diamond Plate.
9-7-11 in Orangevale, CA at the Boardwalk
Mercedes Lander and Fallon Bowman formed Kittie, a Canadian heavy metal band, in 1996 after meeting in gym class in London, Ontario. Mercedes’ sister Morgan became the lead vocalist and guitarist, while Tanya Candler joined on bass. Additionally, the band released their debut album “Spit” through NG Records and earned a gold certification from the RIAA, selling at least 600,000 copies in the US.
Kittie then created their own label and released albums “Oracle,” “Until the End,” “Funeral for Yesterday,” “In the Black,” and “I’ve Failed You.” Moreover, in 2018, the band celebrated their 20th anniversary with a documentary called “Kittie: Origins/Evolutions.”
In 2012, Kittie announced that Ivy Vujic had resigned and Trish Doan was returning to the band. Furthermore, in 2014, they launched an Indiegogo campaign to produce a DVD documentary and a tell-all book. The campaign raised over $40,000. Mercedes Lander started a new band, The White Swan, in 2016.
Trish Doan, while in Australia, frequently expressed her struggles with depression and frustration with legal issues on social media. She was facing the threat of deportation for unknown reasons. Unfortunately, on February 11, 2017, Trish passed away at the age of 31 in Surfers Paradise, Australia. Her death was ruled as a suicide.
In 2022, Kittie announced their reunion to perform at festivals in Las Vegas and Virginia. They are scheduled to perform at the Sick New World festival in Las Vegas on May 13, 2023.
About The Venue
The Boardwalk, founded by Mark Earl in 1987, was a staple in the Sacramento music scene until its closure in January 2022 due to the Covid-19 pandemic and Earl’s passing. Nine months later, Derek Clark and Sara Green, owners of Orangevale’s Palm Tree Brewing Company, bought the property and renovated the venue, including the installation of advanced sound and lighting systems.