VIOLENT FEMMES ANNOUNCE NEW TOUR DATES
INCLUDING STONE PONY SUMMERSTAGE AND EAST COAST DATES
ANNOUNCE LIMITED EDITION RECORD STORE DAY 7″
TOUR BEGINS IN APRIL
(New York, NY) – Today, Violent Femmes announce new tour dates. Following a sold-out Australian tour and many sold out U.S. dates in May, Violent Femmes are extending their U.S. tour to include Asbury Park’s Stony Pony Summerstage series on June and key East Coast dates. The tour is in support of their latest album WE CAN DO ANYTHING, released March 4 ([PIAS]). The band is also excited to announce the release of their limited edition Record Store Day 7″. The Double-A sided 7″ includes “Memory” from their latest album and a previously unreleased track “You Move Me.” The 7″ will be available on April 16.
The band’s upcoming world tour gets underway on April 30 at Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, TN and then travels throughout the West Coast, Midwest, and East Coast through May and June. As if that weren’t enough, Violent Femmes has also been announced among the star-studded line-up for Radio 104.5’s 9th Birthday Show at Camden, NJ’s BB&T Pavilion, slated for June 17. Additional US dates and festival dates will be announced soon and a complete list of tour dates is below. For updates and ticket information, please visit www.vfemmes.com/tour.
Earlier this month, Violent Femmes premiered the video for the first single, “Memory,” from their new album via Record Store Day. The clip was created and animated by Harley Hefford, an Australian video director and fan of Violent Femmes who created last year’s “Good For/At Nothing” music video for the band off their Record Store Day EP. Hefford used a collage-style animation to create a fictional narrative where a giraffe (inspired by the album’s artwork) reminisces with founding band members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie who share made-up memories from their past.
WE CAN DO ANYTHING is available now at all leading online music retailers. In addition, a number of special bundles are on sale at the official Violent Femmes store, with extras including an exclusive screen print poster, limited edition gold vinyl, t-shirts, and much more.
To kick off the release of WE CAN DO ANYTHING, Violent Femmes made their first network TV live appearance in 16 years, performing “Memory” on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert. They also performed their legendary song, “Blister in the Sun,” with Colbert on vocals. The video was seen everywhere and even became the #1 trending topic on Facebook the day it was released.
“Memory” is shaping up as another Violent Femmes favorite, charting on the back of widespread airplay on college radio and multi-format alternative outlets nationwide. “Memory” premiered last month exclusively via NPR Music, noting the track “feels like a classic…’Memory’ has the playful quirkiness, infectious beats and jittery observations of the band’s earliest work, from the 1980s. But teen angst is replaced with middle-aged irritation.”
VIOLENT FEMMES ON TOUR 2016
30 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
2 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot *SOLD OUT
3 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
5 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
6 – San Diego, CA – Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay
7 – Los Angeles, CA – Orpheum Theatre *SOLD OUT
8 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *SOLD OUT
11 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore *SOLD OUT
13 – Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom *SOLD OUT
14 – Seattle, WA – Showbox at the Market *SOLD OUT
15 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
17 – Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory
18 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory Concert House
19 – Missoula, MT – The Wilma *SOLD OUT
4 – Wichita, KS – Riverfest
5 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summerfest
14 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls
15 – Richmond, VA – The National
17 – Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion Radio 104.5 Birthday Bash
19 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summerstage
21 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre
23 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa Theatre
25 – Frederick, MD – Flying Dog Brewery
7 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
16 – 17 – Kansas City, MO – KRBZ 96.5 Buzz Beach Ball
ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
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