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Milwaukee folk-punks prepping follow-up to 2016 comeback LP, ‘We Can Do Anything’

Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen Plot Co-Headlining Tour

The Violent Femmes and Echo and the Bunnymen will co-headline a North American tour this summer.

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Milwaukee folk-punks the Violent Femmes and British post-punk stalwarts Echo and the Bunnymen will embark on a co-headlining North American tour this summer.

The trek begins July 11th in Philadelphia and includes stops in Brooklyn, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Denver and Seattle before wrapping August 3rd in Vancouver. Tickets go on sale April 7th at 10 a.m. local time, while pre-sale will be available for some concerts.

The Violent Femmes are still touring in support of We Can Do Anything, their ninth LP, which arrived last March. We Can Do Anything marked the band’s first album since 2000’s Freak Magnet, though in 2015 they released an EP for Record Store Day, Happy New Year. The Violent Femmes are reportedly working on the follow-up to We Can Do Anything, which is expected to arrive this year.

Echo and the Bunnymen, meanwhile, continue to tour regularly, having released their most recent album, Meteorites, in 2014. Prior to the trek with the Violent Femmes, singer Ian McCulloch will embark on a solo tour of the United Kingdom.

Violent Femmes and Echo and the Bunnymen Tour Dates

July 11 – Philadelphia @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
July 12 – Brooklyn @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
July 14 – Asbury Park @ Stone Pony Summerstage
July 15 – Boston @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
July 17 – Pittsburgh @ Stage AE
July 18 – Detroit @ Meadow Brook Amphitheater
July 19 – Columbus @ Express Live Outdoor Stage
July 21 – Milwaukee @ BMO Harris Pavilion
July 23 – Chicago @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
July 25 – Kansas City @ Crossroads KC
July 26 – Denver @ Fillmore Auditorium
July 29 – Costa Mesa @ Pacific Amphitheater
July 30 – Saratoga/San Jose @ The Mountain Winery
August 1 – Portland @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
August 2 – Seattle @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater
August 3 – Vancouver @ PNE Amphitheater


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