Violent Femmes return for 11 date Australian tour in 2017

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Violent Femmes to play Darwin, Geelong and plenty of places in between.

Indie legends the Violent Femmes are returning to Australia for another run of shows next March, the band confirmed this morning.


This latest Australian tour comes just a year after the band’s hugely successful sold out run of dates in 2016, which included performances at the Golden Plains and WOMADelaide festivals and A Day On The Green shows around the country.

The former Double J Artists In Residence have locked in a couple more A Day On the Green dates – this time with their mates the Hoodoo Gurus – and will also play a string of headline shows that puts them in pubs and theatres around the country.

For a bunch of the shows in NSW, Qld and the NT, father-daughter duo Rayella – who hail from Marlinja in the Northern Territory – will play support.

The Femmes released a great new record, We Can Do Anything, earlier this year. Expect to hear a few tracks from that record as well as a string of the band’s classic songs from throughout their excellent career when they get back down here in 2017.


Here are the dates:

Thursday 16 March – Hamer Hall, Melbourne
Friday 17 March – Costa Hall Deakin University, Geelong (with Mick Thomas)
Saturday 18 March – All Saints Winery, Rutherglen (with Hoodoo Gurus, The Whitlams, Tim Rogers and Models)
Wednesday 22 March – Wests City, Newcastle (with Rayella)
Thursday 23 March – Panthers, Penrith (with Rayella)
Friday 24 March – Waves, Wollongong (with Rayella)
Saturday 25 March – Annie’s Lane, Clare Valley (with Hoodoo Gurus, The Whitlams, Tim Rogers and Models)
Monday 27 March – Darwin Entertainment Centre (with Rayella)
Wednesday 29 March – The Tivoli, Brisbane (with Rayella)
Friday 31 March – Twin Towns, Tweed Heads (with Rayella)
Saturday 1 April – The Shed @ Aussie World, Sunshine Coast