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    Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:48:00

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    For fans of counter-culture music-made-mainstream it doesn't get much better than this. Folk-punk rockers The Violent Femmes and brooding British post-punks Echo & the Bunnymen are embarking on a co-headlining North American tour this summer.

    The tour commences on July 11th in Philadelphia and includes stops in Brooklyn, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, Denver and Seattle before wrapping August 3rd in Vancouver, BC.

    Presale tickets will be available for some concerts — but for everyone one else tickets go on sale April 7th at 10 a.m. local time.

    The Violent Femmes are still touring in support of We Can Do Anything, their ninth LP, which arrived last March — their first full length album since Freak Magnet, which was released in 2000. The band are reportedly working on the follow-up to their 2016 album, which is expected to arrive this year.

    Meanwhile, Echo & the Bunnymen continue to tour regularly. Their most recent album, Meteorites, was released in 2014. In advance of the tour with the Echos, lead Bunnyman Ian McCulloch is taking part on a solo tour of the U.K.

    With a combined reputation for classic alt-rock cuts, these two bands seem like ideal tour partners, bringing shows that will surely present many opportunities for fans to raise their lighters and sing along.

    July 11 — Philadelphia @ Skyline Stage at the Mann
    July 12 — Brooklyn @ Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island
    July 14 — Asbury Park @ Stone Pony Summerstage
    July 15 — Boston @ Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
    July 17 — Pittsburgh @ Stage AE
    July 18 — Detroit @ Meadow Brook Amphitheater
    July 19 — Columbus @ Express Live Outdoor Stage
    July 21 — Milwaukee @ BMO Harris Pavilion
    July 23 — Chicago @ Huntington Bank Pavilion
    July 25 — Kansas City @ Crossroads KC
    July 26 — Denver @ Fillmore Auditorium
    July 29 — Costa Mesa @ Pacific Amphitheater
    July 30 — Saratoga/San Jose @ The Mountain Winery
    August 1 — Portland @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
    August 2 — Seattle @ Woodland Park Zoo Amphitheater
    August 3 — Vancouver @ PNE Amphitheater

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    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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