The Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen announced a North American tour that proves the 80s are not even close to being a memory yet.
The groups’ North American tour begins July 11th in Philadelphia, and ends August 3rd in Vancouver.
The Violent Femmes are still touring in support of their critically acclaimed album “We Can Do Anything,” which was their first album in 15 years. Violent Femmes reunited at Coachella in 2013 and then in 2016 made their first network TV live appearance in 16 years, performing “Memory” on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert as well as 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. The Violent Femmes continue to appeal to new generations of fans, and recently found a new fan in author JK Rowling who humorously rated the band 8.5 out 10 on the eclectic Ruth and Martin’s Album Club blog. Violent Femmes are currently recording their new album, which will be released later in the year.
‘Meteorites’ is the eleventh studio album by Echo & The Bunnymen and was released May 26th, 2014 on 429 Records/Caroline. It does, indeed, sound like an exhilarating renaissance, an intricately crafted work with a poetic brilliance and emotional grandeur that places it on a par with the Bunnymen’s greatest records from the ‘80s and ‘90s, notably pysch-pop debut ‘Crocodiles’ (1980), the majestic ‘Heaven Up Here’ (1981), orchestral-rock masterpiece ‘Ocean Rain’ (1984) and Britpop-era comeback ‘Evergreen’ (1997).
The complete Violent Femmes/Echo & The Bunnymen tour dates are below:
Jul 11 – Philadelphia – Skyline Stage at the Mann
Jul 12 – Brooklyn – Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island
Jul 14 – Asbury Park – Stone Pony Summerstage
Jul 15 – Boston – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 17 – Pittsburgh – Stage AE
Jul 18 – Detroit – Meadow Brook Ampitheatre
Jul 19 – Columbus – Express Live Outdoor Stage
Jul 21 – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Pavillion
Jul 23 – Chicago – Huntington Bank Pavilion
Jul 25 – Kansas City – Crossroads KC
Jul 26 – Denver – Fillmore Auditorium
Jul 29 – Costa Mesa – Pacific Ampitheatre
Jul 30 – Saratoga/San Jose – The Mountain Winery
Aug 1 – Portland – Oregon Zoo Ampitheatre
Aug 2 – Seattle – Woodland Park Zoo Ampitheatre
Aug 3 – Vancouver – PNE Ampitheatre