Violent Femmes Kick Off US Tour With Five-Night NYC Run

Their fall US tour kicks off on October 2nd in St. Louis

Violent Femmes Kick Off US Tour With Five-Night NYC Run

Their fall US tour kicks off on October 2nd in St. Louis

The mighty Violent Femmes are returning to the road next month, and one of the highlights of the upcoming run is their mammoth five-night stand at City Winery in New York City. Now, with the dates looming, the legendary group has confirmed new support for their New York City dates. October 9 and 10 will see direct support from Amy Ray (Indigo Girls) and Jeff Fielder, and October 11, 13 and 14 will feature Alsarah and the Nubatones. See below for the full list of upcoming US tour dates.


Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps and The Velvet Underground. Their goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet.

After being rejected for an audition by a local nightclub, the Femmes set up outside a Pretenders gig and began to play. Pretenders’ lead singer Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show, which gave the young band a publicity boost and caught the attention of Richard Hell, who invited the Femmes to open for him in NYC. A rave review in the New York Times eventually led to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring.

Violent Femmes eponymous debut album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts with a platinum certification –eight years after its release. Over the ensuing three decades, the Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs, and theaters in more than 20 countries worldwide.

MTV’s “Unplugged” show was inspired by the Femmes, although they never actually appeared on it. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, The Pixies, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders.


10/02 — St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant

10/04 + 10/05 — Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall

10/06 — Millvale, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre (SOLD OUT)

10/08 — Tarrytown, NY @ Tarrytown Music Hall

10/09, 10/10, 10/11, 10/13, 10/14— New York, NY @ City Winery NYC

10/15 – 10/16 — Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club (SOLD OUT)

10/18 — Norwalk, CT @ Wall Street Theater

10/20-10/21 — Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer

10/22 — Red Bank, NJ @ The Count Basie Center For The Arts

10/23, 10/24 — Washington, DC @ 930 Club (SOLD OUT)

10/26 — Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom (SOLD OUT)

10/27 — Nashville, TN @ Marathon Music Works

10/28 — Atlanta, GA @ The Eastern

For More: Click Here

Bass Magazine   By: Bass Magazine