New Dates For Femmes
Cult heroes Violent Femmes are putting together a new North American tour, much to the delight of their ever-growing fanbase.
The band – singer/guitarist Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and drummer Guy Hoffman – is currently on the tail end of its European tour, which wraps in early May.
On May 22, they’ll kick off a round of U.S. dates with an appearance at Washington, D.C.’s WHFStival at RFK Stadium. Although only a handful of shows have been announced, the itinerary stretches through early September. A hometown show at the Milwaukee Zoo is set for August 21.
The trio hasn’t released a studio album since 2000’s Freak Magnet, but they’ve kept up a steady touring schedule at home and abroad. In 2002, their self-titled debut album was re-released in a two-disc deluxe edition.