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Violent Femmes merch
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Violent Femmes[Deluxe Edition 3 LP/7"...
$100.46
Why Do Birds Sing? Deluxe
$14.85
Add It Up 1981-1993
$32.99
Hotel Last Resort
$16.99
Hallowed Ground
$10.57
Violent Femmes
$12.98
Permanent Record: The Very Best Of Vi...
$11.98
Violent Femmes
$21.64
Memory/You Move Me (RSD 2016)
$9.99
Viva Wisconsin
$19.95
Freak Magnet
$7.98
The Blind Leading The Naked US Version
$4.85
New Times
$8.96
3 US Version
$12.72
Why Do Birds Sing?
$11.97
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Violent Femmes's tour

Live Photos of Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes at Cincinnati, OH in Riverfront Live (outdoors) 2024
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Fan Reviews

John
May 15th 2024
Really outstanding show. Pure Femmes and no BS. Played Hallowed Ground album, took a break, played all of Violent Femmes album, took a brief break, played two more in encore. Waved goodnight. The band sounded fantastic. All songs were true to the original. Packed house. It was a cool flashback to the late 80s.
West Des Moines, IA@
Val Air Ballroom
Chris
May 13th 2024
The Femmes were on point last night. Packed club and one of the best albums of all time. Hallowed Ground! It was the tour I saw them on for the first time 40 years ago. And they were just as impressive.
Saint Paul, MN@
Palace Theatre
DODIE
October 25th 2023
Great venue & great show! Audience was the most engaged audience I've ever been a part of. Gordon missed a lyric here & there but didn't miss a beat & neither did the audience. Was hoping for "Country Death Song" as a bonus but instead we got "Black Girls". Hope they circle back through the midwest for some additional final shows to end the anniversary tour. Thank you for the memories & the art, Violent Femmes!
Norfolk, VA@
The NorVa
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About Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. Their goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet.

They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost which led to them being invited to play in NYC supporting Richard Hell. A rave review in the New York Times led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring.

Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades.

MTV’s “Unplugged” show was inspired by the Femmes, although they never actually appeared on it. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders.
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Genres:
Alt-rock, Alternative, Punk, Folk, Rock
Band Members:
John Sparrow, Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie
Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

No upcoming shows in your city
Send a request to Violent Femmes to play in your city
Request a Show

concerts and tour dates

Upcoming
Past

Live Photos of Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes at Cincinnati, OH in Riverfront Live (outdoors) 2024
View All Photos

Violent Femmes merch
amazonview store

Violent Femmes[Deluxe Edition 3 LP/7"...
$100.46
Why Do Birds Sing? Deluxe
$14.85
Add It Up 1981-1993
$32.99
Hotel Last Resort
$16.99
Hallowed Ground
$10.57
Violent Femmes
$12.98
Permanent Record: The Very Best Of Vi...
$11.98
Violent Femmes
$21.64
Memory/You Move Me (RSD 2016)
$9.99
Viva Wisconsin
$19.95
Freak Magnet
$7.98
The Blind Leading The Naked US Version
$4.85
New Times
$8.96
3 US Version
$12.72
Why Do Birds Sing?
$11.97
View All
Violent Femmes's tour

Fan Reviews

John
May 15th 2024
Really outstanding show. Pure Femmes and no BS. Played Hallowed Ground album, took a break, played all of Violent Femmes album, took a brief break, played two more in encore. Waved goodnight. The band sounded fantastic. All songs were true to the original. Packed house. It was a cool flashback to the late 80s.
West Des Moines, IA@
Val Air Ballroom
Chris
May 13th 2024
The Femmes were on point last night. Packed club and one of the best albums of all time. Hallowed Ground! It was the tour I saw them on for the first time 40 years ago. And they were just as impressive.
Saint Paul, MN@
Palace Theatre
DODIE
October 25th 2023
Great venue & great show! Audience was the most engaged audience I've ever been a part of. Gordon missed a lyric here & there but didn't miss a beat & neither did the audience. Was hoping for "Country Death Song" as a bonus but instead we got "Black Girls". Hope they circle back through the midwest for some additional final shows to end the anniversary tour. Thank you for the memories & the art, Violent Femmes!
Norfolk, VA@
The NorVa
View More Fan Reviews

About Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes formed in 1981 as an acoustic punk band playing on the streets of Milwaukee. Their main influences at that time were Gene Vincent and the Blue Caps, and The Velvet Underground. Their goal was to rock harder than any other acoustic act on the planet.

They were rejected for an audition by a local nightclub and set up outside a Pretenders gig. Chrissie Hynde asked them to open that night’s show. This gave the early Femmes a publicity boost which led to them being invited to play in NYC supporting Richard Hell. A rave review in the New York Times led eventually to a record deal, which in turn spawned worldwide touring.

Their eponymous first album became the first and only album in Billboard history to enter the charts as a platinum album, eight years after its release. The Femmes became a mainstay of festivals, clubs and theatres in over 30 countries worldwide in the ensuing three decades.

MTV’s “Unplugged” show was inspired by the Femmes, although they never actually appeared on it. Their raw sound and honest lyrical perspective has been cited as an influence by artists as diverse as Pink, Keith Urban, The Smiths, Nirvana, Lou Reed, John Cusack, Mark Morris, and Wim Wenders.
Show More
Genres:
Alt-rock, Alternative, Punk, Folk, Rock
Band Members:
John Sparrow, Gordon Gano, Brian Ritchie
Hometown:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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