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Violent Femmes Announce One-Off New Zealand Show

Violent Femmes Announce One-Off New Zealand Show

Thursday 22nd October, 2015 8:00AM

Iconic alt outfit Violent Femmes are winging their way to New Zealand for a special one-off show in March. The Wisconsin group are touring in the wake of releasing the Happy New Year EP, which is their first collection of new material in more than 15 years and was tracked last year in Hobart, Tasmania, over the New Year's period (hence the title). The Femmes upcoming Auckland show is the first time the group have graced these shores in nine years and will be set in the sublime surrounds of the St James Theatre. Here are the details...

UnderTheRadar Proudly Presents...

Violent Femmes
Wednesday 2nd March, St James Theatre, Auckland

See below for ticketing information


Here's the wonderful video for 'Love Love Love', the lead single from Happy New Year...


PRESS RELEASE:

Violent Femmes will perform their first New Zealand concert in nine long years, with a one-off show at Auckland’s St James Theatre on Wednesday 2 March, 2016.

Violent Femmes first came together in 1981 and have earned a legion of fans across the globe with iconic hits like Blister In The Sun, American Music, Gone Daddy Gone, Add It Up, Kiss Off and Please Do Not Go. The band has released eight studio albums, with another long-player rumoured for release shortly.

This year Violent Femmes - singer/guitarist Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and drummer Brian Viglione - released new EP ‘Happy New Year’, and toured the US with a series of acclaimed shows.

Originating from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Violent Femmes are ranked among the era’s most inventive and original, constantly pushing forward with their singular blend of folk and punk, sarcasm and spirituality.

In support at the St James is Auckland duo Hopetoun Brown. Nick Atkinson and Tim Stewart – the dynamic Supergroove horn section - have their own Hopetoun Brown album Burning Fuse out on 30 October. They’ve been wowing crowds up and down the country with their soulful vocals and horns.

Violent Femmes, with Hopetoun Brown, live at the St James Theatre, is proudly presented by Plus1, Radio Hauraki and undertheradar

Tickets are on sale at Ticketek from 9am Wednesday 28 October (or a day earlier for MyTicketek members), from this link: http://premier.ticketek.co.nz/shows/show.aspx?sh=VIOLENTF16





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