Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen team up for 2018 summer tour

Veteran rock band Violent Femmes will be touring with Echo & The Bunnymen for the second consecutive summer in 2018. The three-piece alt-rock band, who rose to popularity starting back in the 1980s, will play across the U.S. starting on June 11 in Denver, and tour throughout the country before wrapping up on July 25 in Washington, DC. In addition to sharing the bill with Echo & The Bunnymen on 11 shows during the latter half of the tour, the band will also be joined on select dates by Violent Femmes tribute band The Dirty Femmes, Ava Mendoza and Ashwin Batish.

The two-month tour will see the band making stops at venues in smaller cities around the U.S., including Saratoga’s Mountain Winery, Richmond’s The National and Norfolk’s The NorVa. They’re also set to make an appearance at Arroyo Seco Weekend in Pasadena, Calif in late June. Tickets for select shows on the upcoming tour are available for purchase now, or will begin pre-sale and general on-sale later this week, and can be found by clicking here.

Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen spent a month on the road with each other in 2017, following the release of for former’s live album, 2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged in America. The 25-track album included a mix of older songs being played live for the first time and fan favorites with new arrangements. Ahead of its release, bassist and founding member Brian Ritchie commented, "This is the first time we've delivered a full scale recording to the public which captures the sound and spirit of the band the way we play together when we're working out songs in the hotel or dressing room. This project refocuses attention upon the repertoire as a whole by stripping songs to their essentials, conveying them without artifice, and removing them from any timeline.”

Fans can read more on the band’s latest doings by visiting here.

Violent Femmes 2018 Tour Dates:
June 11 - Denver, CO - Botanic Gardens *
June 13 - Salt Lake City, UT - Red Butte Garden **
June 14 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory - **
June 16 - Portland, OR - Portland Zoo Amphitheatre **
June 17 - Seattle, WA - Woodland Park Zoo **
June 19 - Jacksonville, OR - Britt Music & Arts Festival **
June 20 - Reno, NV - Cargo **
June 21 - Saratoga, CA - Mountain Winery ^ (Click here for tickets)
June 22 - Berkeley, CA - UC Theatre ^
June 24 - Pasadena, CA - Arroyo Seco Weekend (Click here for tickets)
June 25 - San Diego, CA - Humphrey’s 
July 12 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center $
July 13 - Austin, TX - ACL LIve at the Moody Theater $
July 14 - Houston, TX - Revention Music Center $
July 15 - Irving, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory $
July 17 - Nashville, TN - Ryman Auditorium $
July 18 - Atlanta, GA - State Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park $
July 20 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues $
July 21 - St. Augustine, FL - Saint Augustine Amphitheatre $
July 23 - Richmond, VA - The National $ (Click here for tickets)
July 24 - Norfolk, VA - NorVa $ (Click here for tickets)
July 25 - Washington, DC - The Anthem $

* w/The Dirty Femmes
** w/Ava Mendoza
^ w/Ashwin Batish
$ w/Echo & The Bunnymen