St. Paul bar lands former Runaways singer for Girls Got Rhythm Fest


Former Runaways lead singer Cherie Currie is heading to the Twin Cities to give a rare performance as a headliner, the Star Tribune reports.

Currie will play at the 2nd annual Girls Got Rhythm Fest, scheduled for May 11-12 at the New Amsterdam bar in St. Paul. She is set to take stage on the second day of the event.

Currie, 53, was in the legendary all-female punk band with Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Sandy West, Jackie Fox and Vicki Blue in the 1970s.

The singer was portrayed in the 2010 movie "The Runaways" by actress Dakota Fanning, while Jett was played by "Twilight" star Kristen Stewart.

Currie also recounted her years in the band and her struggles with addition in her 2010 book, "Neon Angel: Memoir of a Runaway."

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