The Salon Des Amateurs resident has locked in five American dates for September.
Wilikens is known for the wild DJ style she developed at the Düsseldorf club Salon Des Amateurs, which Aaron Coultate referred to as the "the post-kraut Haçienda" in his 2015 feature. Now, the Cómeme affiliate is back for her second American tour of the year, starting on September 15th at the Philadelphia watering hole The Dolphin. After that it's off to Good Room in Brooklyn where she'll hold down the smaller room with Brooklyn mainstay Willie Burns, while Optimo plays on the main floor.
On the 17th, she's on the bill for night two of Sustain-Release alongside the likes of DJ Sprinkles and Anthony Naples. The next weekend she's out in California. Willikens will make her second appearance at LA's A Club Called Rhonda, this time alongside John Talabot, Roman Flügel and others, then she'll wrap up the trip on Sunday, the 25th in San Francisco with the Honey Soundsystem boys.
Check out our recent Home Listening feature where we visited Willikens and friends at her home in Cologne.
Sep 15 Lena Willikens - Phantom Run, The Dolphin, Pennsylvania Sep 16 Optimo All Night Long Plus Lena Wil.., Good Room, New York Sep 16 Sustain-Release Year Three, Camp Kennybrook, New York Sep 23 Rhondavous with John Talabot, Roman .., Union, Los Angeles Sep 25 Deviants: Adult Arcade with Tu.., Mezzanine, San Francisco