Two bands that seem meant for each other, Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen, have announced they’ll team up for a North American co-headlining summer tour that will see the two bands play 16 shows in July and August.
The Femmes, featuring original members Gordon Gano and Brian Ritchie plus new drummer John Sparrow, released We Can Do Anything, their first new album in 15 years, last spring. The band’s currently recording a new album that’s expected to be released later this year.
The Bunnymen, centered on core original members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant, released the album Meteorites in 2014.
Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen tour dates:
July 11: Skyline Stage at the Mann, Philadelphia, PA
July 12: Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY
July 14: Stone Pony Summerstage, Asbury Park, NJ
July 15: Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Boston, MA
July 17: Stage AE, Pittsburgh, PA
July 18: Meadow Brook Ampitheatre, Detroit, MI
July 19: Express Live Outdoor Stage, Columbus, OH
July 21: BMO Harris Pavillion, Milwaukee, WI
July 23: Huntington Bank Pavilion, Chicago, IL
July 25: Crossroads KC, Kansas City, MO
July 26: Fillmore Auditorium, Denver, CO
July 29: Pacific Ampitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA
July 30: The Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA
Aug. 1: Oregon Zoo Ampitheatre, Portland, OR
Aug. 2: Woodland Park Zoo Ampitheatre, Seattle, WA
Aug. 3: PNE Ampitheatre, Vancouver, B.C.