Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes announce co-headlining North American tour


We’ve looked at all the studies and ran all the numbers, and we discovered that Echo & The Bunnymen and Violent Femmes are responsible for about 7.5 percent of all the good songs from the ’80s. So it makes total sense that the two bands are touring North America this summer, and their co-headlining jaunt across our great continent hits the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on July 15.

Tickets go on sale Friday (April 7) at 10 a.m. The 16-date tour kicks off July 11 in Philly and wraps August 3 in Vancouver.

Violent Femmes released their latest album, We Can Do Anything, in March 2016 and are expected to reveal a new record later this year. Echo & The Bunnymen’s most recent record was 2014’s stellar Meteorites, but hey, let’s face it, you’re rolling down to the Seaport this summer to hear the hits.


And there will be plenty of hits on these cool summer nights. Full itinerary is below.

Violent Femmes and Echo & The Bunnymen 2017:
Jul 11 – Philadelphia – Skyline Stage at the Mann
Jul 12 – Brooklyn – Ford Ampitheater at Coney Island
Jul 14 – Asbury Park – Stone Pony Summerstage
Jul 15 – Boston – Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Jul 17 – Pittsburgh – Stage AE
Jul 18 – Detroit – Meadow Brook Ampitheatre
Jul 19 – Columbus – Express Live Outdoor Stage
Jul 21 – Milwaukee – BMO Harris Pavillion
Jul 23 – Chicago – Huntington Bank Pavilion
Jul 25 – Kansas City – Crossroads KC
Jul 26 – Denver – Fillmore Auditorium
Jul 29 – Costa Mesa – Pacific Ampitheatre
Jul 30 – Saratoga/San Jose – The Mountain Winery
Aug 1 – Portland – Oregon Zoo Ampitheatre
Aug 2 – Seattle – Woodland Park Zoo Ampitheatre
Aug 3 – Vancouver – PNE Ampitheatre