Violent Femmes to 'strut their stuff' with 40th Anniversary debut tour: See the dates

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Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes
Gordon Gano of Violent Femmes Photo credit Roy Rochlin/Getty Images
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The Violent Femmes are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of their seminal 1983 self-titled debut album with 2023 tour dates -- including a special show featuring accompaniment by the San Diego Symphony.

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Along with a limited edition Record Store Day re-release, Milwaukee, WI-based folk-punks Violent Femmes are celebrating 40 years since the arrival of their fan-favorite self-titled debut, featuring the singles "Add It Up," "Blister In the Sun," and "Kiss Off," with a string of U.S. tour dates.

Tickets are on sale now for all dates on the short-but-sweet, 11-date outing, which will have the band featuring founding members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie performing the album in its entirety, including a special set on May 10 in San Diego, CA at the Rady Shell at Jacobs Park with the San Diego Symphony.

Violent Femmes 2023 Tour Dates:

05/06 = Ventura, CA @ Ventura Music Hall *
05/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ Fonda Theatre *
05/10 – San Diego, CA @ Rady Shell at Jacobs Park ^
05/11 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets *
05/12 – Pioneertown, CA @ Pappy & Harriets *
05/14 – Santa Fe, NM @ Lensic Performing Arts Center *
05/16 – Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues *
05/17 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
05/18 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheatre *
05/19 – Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom *
05/21 – Denver, CO @ Levitt Pavilion *
* = w/ Jesse Ahern
^ = w/ San Diego Symphony

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