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Legendary Trio’s First New Collection in 15 Years, Happy New Year EP, Out Now

North American Tour Begins in June, Rough Trade NY Show Sold Out

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The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon premiered the new Violent Femmes video for their new single “Love Love Love Love Love.” The clip was animated and directed all on iPhone by Jake Brebes, who also wrote the song. “Love Love Love Love Love” comes from the band’s eagerly awaited new EP, HAPPY NEW YEAR, that was exclusively released on Record Store Day on 180 gram champagne clear vinyl. The EP is one of the top 2015 Record Store Day sellers to date, and will be available digitally worldwide on June 2.

Violent Femmes’ first new collection of songs in 15 years, HAPPY NEW YEAR was recorded this past New Year’s Eve in Hobart, Tasmania, after the legendary band performed a sold out concert at the world famous Sydney Opera House.

Happy to have some new recordings for people that have loved our music,” singer/guitarist/songwriter Gordon Gano told Rolling Stone. “Would be honored to have a few new ears hear us for the first time too.”

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Violent Femmes – Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and drummer Brian Viglione – plan to reconvene this spring for more recording and then the trio will begin a major North American tour as Special Guests on Barenaked Ladies‘ “Last Summer On Earth 2015,” getting underway June 5th at Columbus, Ohio’s LC Amphitheatre and continuing through late July (complete dates below). Before this tour begins, they will play a sold out show at Brooklyn, NY’s Rough Trade.

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Violent Femmes complete tour dates below:
May 19 – Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade – SOLD OUT

Violent Femmes/Barenaked Ladies tour dates below:
JUNE
5 – Columbus, OH – LC Amphitheatre
6 – Cleveland, OH – Jacob’s Pavilion
7 – Toledo, OH – Zoo Amphitheatre
8 – Cedar Rapids, IA – McGrath Amphitheatre
10 – Denver, CO – Red Rocks
12 – Welch, MN – Treasure Island Resort & Casino Island Events Center
13 – Milwaukee, WI – BMO Harris Pavilion
14 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Council Bluffs
16 – Chicago, IL – First Merritt Pavilion
17- Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
19 – Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion
20 – Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre
21 – Salamanca, NY – Seneca Allegany Resort & Casino
23 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
26 – Portland, ME – Maine State Pier
27 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
28 – Philadelphia, PA – Mann Music Center
29 – Boston, MA – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

JULY
1 – New York, NY – JBL Live at Pier 97
2 – West Windsor, NJ – Mercer County Park Festival Fairgrounds
3 – Solomon’s, MD – PNC Waterside Pavilion @ Calvert Marine Museum
4 – Raleigh, NC – The Red Hat Amphitheatre
8 – Charlotte, NC – Time Warner Cable Uptown Ampitheatre
10 – Boca Raton, FL – Sunset Cove Amphitheatre
11 – St. Augustine, FL – St Augustine Amphitheatre
12 – Atlanta, GA – Verizon Theatre
13 – Nashville, TN – The Woods at Fontanel
15 – Dallas, TX – Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
18 – Las Vegas, NV – Boulevard Pool at Cosmopolitan
19 – San Diego, CA – OAT
21 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre
22 – Saratoga, CA – Mountain Winery
24 – Boise, ID – Idaho Botanical Garden
25 – Portland, OR – McMenamin’s Edgefield Amphitheater
26 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park

Additional Tour & Ticket Information HERE

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