Epic Summer Tour Match Up: Echo and the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes!
Two of my most favorite post-punk/alt. rock bands ever are teaming up for a North American tour this summer. Really, this news is huge for a person like me! Echo & the Bunnymen and the Violent Femmes will head out together starting July 11 in Philadelphia, PA and will wrap up Aug. 3 in Vancouver, BC. Fun fact, I am a Chicago native. I saw Echo & the Bunnymen at the Metro in like 2007. It was one of the top three concerts I’ve ever seen. Amazing. In 2005 I saw the Violent Femmes at Oyster Fest. Tons of fun.
Echo & the Bunnymen last released an album in 2014 titled, “Meteorites.” The Violent Femmes released a new album in 2016, “We Can Do Anything”, their first in a decade. According to a press release, the Femmes are prepping to release a new one later in 2017.
See below for all upcoming Echo & the Bunnymen shows:
07/11 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
07/12 – Brooklyn, NY @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
07/14 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
07/15 – Boston, MA @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
07/17 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
07/18 – Detroit, MI @ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre
07/19 – Columbus, OH @ Express Live Outdoor Stage
07/21 – Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Pavilion
07/23 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
07/25 – Kansas City, MO @ Crossroads KC
07/26 – Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
07/29 – Costa Mesa, CA @ Pacific Amphitheatre
07/30 – Saratoga/San Jose, CA @ The Mountain Winery
08/01 – Portland, OR @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
08/02 – Seattle, WA @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheatre
08/03 – Vancouver, BC @ PNE Amphitheatre