Echo & the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes Tour Dates.
by Walter Price
No doubt that the 1980’s were the glory days of college rock, or whatever you called the music breaching the surfaces of what was deemed ‘normal. The Smiths, Cure, New Order, Hüsker Dü, R.E.M., and the list could travel indefinitely and cover vast stylistic landscapes. Two bands of that beloved era that, on paper, seem to be polar opposites, but still had their moments in the sun in that beloved era, Echo & the Bunnymen and Violent Femmes have decided to team up for a North American Tour.
It begs the question; odd or genius?
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
Echo and the Bunnymen – Lips Like Sugar (1987)
Gone Daddy Gone – Violent Femmes (1983)
(dates sourced; RollingStone)