More Violent Femmes / Echo & The Bunnymen Co-Headlining Gigs

Violent Femmes
Barry Brecheisen
– Violent Femmes
Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, Telluride Town Park, Telluride, Colo.

If you had loads of fun at one of last year’s Violent Femmes / Echo & The Bunnymen co-headlining shows, you’re going to want to check out what both bands have planned for this year.

July is the month for another chance to experience Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen sharing the same ticket.  Destinations include the tour’s San Antonio launch along with Houston, Atlanta, Richmond and Washington, D.C.

Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen
John Davisson
– Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen
Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Indio, Calif.

Word from the Violent Femmes’ camp is that the band is “expanding on the massive success of last year’s tour.  Last July saw the release of the Violent Femmes’ latest live album, 2 Mics & The Truth: Unplugged & Unhinged In America.

Echo & The Bunnymen will tour the United Kingdom next month.  A tour poster describes that outing as “Bunnymen classics transformed & new songs with strings & things attached.”  The band’s new album, The Stars, The Ocean & The Moon, arrives May 25 and is available for pre-order now.

The co-headlining run begins July 12 at Tobin Center in San Antonio, followed by stops in Austin, Houston and Irving before bands head to Nashville’s Ryman Auditorium.  Last stop is July 25 at D.C.’s Anthem.

How successful was last year’s co-headlining tour?  Data submitted to Pollstar includes several sold-out gigs as well as some light ticket sales.  The tour’s stop at the Woodland Park Zoo in Seattle sold all 3,800 tickets and grossed $171,000.  One of the tour’s earlier stops – July 11 at Skyline Stage @ Mann Center For The Performing Arts in Philadelphia – sold 2,152 tickets and grossed $94,444.

General onsales for all shows excep Ryman Auditorium go on sale April 27.  Tickets for the Ryman go up May 4.  Keep checking Pollstar’s pages for Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen for updates.