Violent Femmes to play First Ave 10/18


Violent Femmes were actively dominating the folk scene from 1980-2009 and finally made a comeback in 2013. In 2016, they made their first network TV live appearance in 16 years, performing “Memory” on CBS’ Late Show with Stephen Colbert as well as their legendary song, “Blister in the Sun,” with Colbert on vocals. The video went viral immediately. The band is currently recording their new album, which will be released later in the year.

Hailing from Wisconsin but having toured around the world, they have made a huge name for themselves with fans of all ages. Their recent popularity on the internet has brought in newer, younger fans in addition to the die hard, OG fans from the ’80s.

Playing with them will be local Teenage Strangler, the musical project of Dylan Lee Ritchie based in Minneapolis, MN, USA with many contributors. They have played at First Avenue quite a few other times in the past and are a force to be reckoned. 

Make sure to catch their show on the 18th or another date on their Midwest tour so you can witness one of the most influential folk bands live! Tickets for First Ave are still available HERE

Tour Dates:

Oct 18 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
Oct 20 – Milwaukee, WI @ South Milwaukee PAC ^
Oct 22 – Wausau, WI @ Grand Theatre #
Oct 24 – Madison, WI @ Barrymore Theatre *
Oct 25 – Eau Claire, WI @ State Theatre •
Oct 27 – Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre ^
Oct 28 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic *
Oct 29 – Ann Arbor, MI @ Michigan Theatre *