8/01/2016

Violent Femmes unveil next leg of World Tour; 'Issues' video streaming now

VIOLENT FEMMES UNVEIL NEXT LEG OF EPIC WORLD TOUR
 
LEGENDARY AMERICAN BAND ANNOUNCE NEW US HEADLINE DATES,
BEGINNING SEPTEMBER 24 AT FRANKLIN, TN'S PILGRIMAGE MUSIC & CULTURAL FESTIVAL
 
NS4W NEW VIDEO, "ISSUES," STREAMING NOW
 
WE CAN DO ANYTHING AVAILABLE EVERYWHERE
 

"Never quite grasping the success of some of their equally madcap peers, 
Violent Femmes have rightly earned their place in musical history with their outstanding 
debut alone." - NPR
 
"The Wisconsin punk-folk trio's first album in 18 years occasionally summons 
the warped whimsy of their classic self-titled 1983 debut - only updated 
for ruined teens hitting their fifties."  - Rolling Stone

(New York, NY) - Violent Femmes have announced the next North American leg of their hugely popular 2016 world tour. The new dates get underway September 24 at Franklin, TN's Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival and then travel through late October (itinerary attached). Special guests will be announced soon. For updates and complete ticket information, please visit www.vfemmes.com/tour.
 
Violent Femmes have spent much of the year on their epic world tour, including headline treks across Australia and New Zealand and festival dates around the world. The trek celebrates Violent Femmes' acclaimed new album, WE CAN DO ANYTHING, released earlier this year via [PIAS] and available now on CD, VINYL, and DIGITAL DOWNLOAD. Violent Femmes' ninth studio album and first full-length collection in more than 15 years, WE CAN DO ANYTHING includes the rollicking single, "Memory," hailed by NPR Music upon its exclusive premiere for possessing "the playful quirkiness, infectious beats and jittery observations of the band's earliest work." The song has an animated companion video - directed by Australian filmmaker (and lifelong Violent Femmes fan) Harley Hefford - streaming now at the band's official YouTube channel.
 
"Issues," the latest single from WE CAN DO ANYTHING, followed, again accompanied by a NSFW companion video that premiered last month via NOISEY, which noted how the clip - directed by David Gladstein - "lays it out with a couple stick figures going at it in more ways than one." "The darkly humorous black-and-white clip depicts two drawn characters in a relatable relationship," wrote Rolling Stone, where issues are tearing them apart...However, it's those same issues that also spark intrigue and bring the couple together for some inevitable (and funny) stick-figure makeup sex."
 
WE CAN DO ANYTHING has received rapturous responses from Violent Femmes' fervent international fan following as well as from high profile media outlets worldwide. "The Wisconsin punk-folk trio's first album in 18 years occasionally summons the warped whimsy of their classic self-titled 1983 debut," offered Rolling Stone, "only updated for ruined teens hitting their fifties." "Remarkably fresh and unforced," raved the UK's Uncut while Classic Rock declared WE CAN DO ANYTHING to be "a breezy return to what they do best: acoustic folk-punk with ragged edges, held together by Gano's ear for a ringing melody." "A sprightly ten-song set which could easily stand up to anything (Violent Femmes) released in the '80s," applauded CLASH, singling out "Issues" as "a lyrical feast all laid out with a sing-a-long chorus (that) will put a smile on the face of any fan." "Classic Femmes," exclaimed The Observer, "tuneful, bordering on sociopathic, big on Brian Ritchie's acoustic bass." The Line of Best Fit decreed the album to be "a fun, nostalgic celebration of the laid-back acoustic-punk they created with their self-titled debut and THE BLIND LEADING THE NAKED in the '80s... (Violent Femmes) have successfully fuelled WE CAN DO ANYTHING with the scruffy-but-vibrant spontaneity that made all their earlier records the much loved works they are."
 
VIOLENT FEMMES
ON TOUR 2016
 
SEPTEMBER
24 - Franklin, TN - Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival *             
25 - Atlanta, GA - Buckhead Theatre
27 - Charleston,  SC - Charleston Music Hall
28 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art
30 - Baltimore, MD - Rams Head Live

OCTOBER
1 - Montclair, NJ - The Wellmont Theater
2 - Huntington, NY - The Paramount
4 - Port Chester, NY - Capitol Theater
5 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
7 - Boston, MA - Orpheum Theatre
8 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore
22 - Santa Ana, CA - Beach Goth *
 
ADDITIONAL DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON
 
* FESTIVAL APPEARANCE
 

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