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New Dates Announced For Violent Femmes New Zealand Tour

New Dates Announced For Violent Femmes New Zealand Tour

Chris Cudby / Tuesday 22nd September, 2020 1:00PM

As Aotearoa's live scene gets rolling again at full steam from today onwards (everywhere outside of Auckland that is), we haven't been forgotten by the world beyond our borders. Beloved by multiple generations of fans, Milwaukee alt-folk icons Violent Femmes are sensibly giving Covid-19 a wide berth, revealing today their 2020 NZ headline shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch have been rescheduled to a much more likely to happen trio of February 2022 dates. Creators of such timeless anthems as 'Blister In The Sun', 'Gone Daddy Gone', 'Kiss Off', 'Add it Up' and 'American Music', the chance to sing along with Violent Femmes co-founders Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie, joined by recent additions Blaise Garza and John Sparrow, will be worth the wait.

We chatted with Ritchie about a lifetime in music and his work as music curator for cutting-edge annual festival Mona Foma, along with contributing to its winter Dark Mofo programme – read that interview here and scope out Violent Femmes' newly updated tour details below...

"Violent Femmes Fans! We are all dressed up and nowhere to go. Half the band are in USA and the other half are in Australia. We can’t get together with Covid restrictions in both places. So we’re postponing our long-awaited New Zealand tour to February 2022. Thanks for your patience and be assured we want to see all of you and play for you when the coast is clear. In the meantime stay safe!” - Brian Ritchie / Violent Femmes

Undertheradar proudly presents...

Violent Femmes

Friday 11th February 2022 - Auckland, Logan Campbell Centre* 
Saturday 12th February 2022 - Wellington, The Opera House☩
Sunday 13th February 2022 - Christchurch, Isaac Theatre Royal*

Extra tickets now on sale. Tickets for all shows remain valid for the new dates. Refunds are available up to Thursday, October 22nd 2020 for those who can’t attend on the new date. Check with your local ticket agent for full details:
Tickets via Ticketek*
Tickets via Ticketmaster


Revisit Violent Femmes' timeless anthem 'Blister In The Sun'...


Watch the vintage clip for the xylophone-soaked 'Gone Daddy Gone' from Violent Femmes' classic 1983 self-titled debut album...


Press release:

Violent Femmes eponymous debut from 1983 was THE soundtrack for so many. It was – and still remains - a firm favourite and a very influential record with its rugged pop sensibility and themes of alienation, isolation, sexual frustration and angst.

Violent Femmes have continued to release great albums, and for their return to New Zealand shores they come with a brand new album - their 10th - Hotel Last Resort, which resides among the band’s finest work, simultaneously refining and redefining their one-of-a-kind take on American music.

Don’t miss Violent Femmes – the legendary Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie, Blaise Garza and John Sparrow - live around New Zealand in February 2022 performing classics from across their entire career.

Tickets for all shows remain valid for the new dates. Refunds are available up to Thursday, October 22nd 2020 for those who can’t attend on the new date. Check with your local ticket agent for full details.

Links
vfemmes.com/

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Violent Femmes
Fri 11th Feb
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland
Violent Femmes
Sat 12th Feb
The Opera House, Wellington
Violent Femmes
Sun 13th Feb
Isaac Theatre, Christchurch