Violent Femmes are celebrating this year’s 40th anniversary of the band’s self-titled debut by playing the album in full on a spring tour.
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The Violent Femmes are back with the second single off their upcoming full-length Hotel Last Resort, the band’s 10th studio album and first in three years — and the first recorded by the group’s new four-piece lineup. Check out “Another Chorus” and the Femmes’ upcoming tour dates right here.
The Violent Femmes this summer will release Hotel Last Resort, the band’s 10th studio album and first in three years — and the first recorded by the group’s new four-piece lineup. The record is preceded by the title track, featuring Television’s Tom Verlaine, which you can stream here. Full details ahead.
The Violent Femmes are headed back out on tour this June, having just announced a 10-date run of shows in the western U.S. that includes a slot at the Arroyo Seco Weekend festival in Pasadena, Calif., alongside Neil Young, Jack White, Robert Plant, Kings of Leon and The Pretenders. See full dates here.
The Violent Femmes’ co-headlining tour of the U.S. with Echo & The Bunnymen got underway last week, and while the band was in New York, the trio stopped by “CBS This Morning” for an interview and live session that aired on the morning show’s Saturday edition. Watch all of that right here.
The Violent Femmes are back with their first new music in 15 years — and first recordings with new drummer Brian Vigilone — as the band prepares to release a new vinyl EP titled Happy New Year on Record Store Day, a release that’s been preceded by the debut online of the song “Love Love Love Love Love.”
The Violent Femmes have only played a handful of shows since reuniting this past April, but the band’s already experienced a major lineup shake-up: Drummer Victor DeLorenzo — who promised the band’s Coachella reunion would be a “monstrous thing of beauty” — is out, replaced by Brian Vigilone of The Dresden Dolls.
The Violent Femmes are taking a somewhat low-key approach to their recent reunion, having followed up their appearance at Coachella this past April with only a few more scheduled, mostly festival-type shows. But the band has just announced a concert in New York’s Central Park.
The reunited Violent Femmes — Gordon Gano, Victor DeLorenzo and Brian Ritchie — played their first show in five years Saturday when the band used its Coachella slot to perform its beloved 1983 debut album front-to-back. You can now watch the full set via this capture of the festival’s webcast.
It’s been nearly a week since the Coachella lineup was unveiled, and there’s little elaboration on one of this year’s surprises: the unlikely reunion of the Violent Femmes for the two-weekend California festival this April, something once thought impossible because of the bad blood engendered over a Wendy’s TV commercial.
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