5 Upcoming Events
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- Nov 16Nov16Find ticketsMon 8:00 PMThe Opera House Wellington - Wellington, NZViolent FemmesLow Availability
International Events4 Events
- Nov 21Nov21Find ticketsSat 12:30 PMSandstone Point Hotel - Sandstone Point, QLD, AustraliaSandstone Rocks
- Nov 25Nov25Find ticketsWed 7:30 PMForum Melbourne - Melbourne, VIC, AustraliaViolent FemmesLow Availability
- Nov 26Nov26Find ticketsThu 8:00 PMThebarton Theatre - Torrensville, SA, AustraliaViolent Femmes
- Dec 03Dec03Find ticketsThu 7:00 PMPerth Concert Hall - Perth, WA, AustraliaViolent FemmesLow Availability
About Violent Femmes
Violent Femmes eponymous debut from 1983 was a right of passage for many young Kiwis discovering parties, surfing, skateboarding and the joys of life.
It was – and still remains - a firm favourite on record players and tape decks around the country. Ten tracks and 36 minutes long, the album features the universal themes of alienation, isolation, sexual frustration and angst - perfect early adult fodder - via songs such as 'Gone Daddy Gone', 'Kiss Off', 'Add it Up', 'Please Do Not Go' and of course, 'Blister in the Sun'.
And so we welcome Violent Femmes to Wellington in 2020 for their first show on New Zealand shores since 2016. This time they come with a brand new album - their 10th - Hotel Last Resort, which resides among the band’s finest work, simultaneously refining and redefining their one-of-a-kind take on American music.
The album merges front porch folk, post punk, spiritual jazz, country blues, avant garde minimalism and golden age rock ‘n’ roll into something still altogether their own. For their 2020 New Zealand show the Femmes will present the classics from both Hotel Last Resort and the multi-platinum debut, mixed in with even more goodness from albums across their entire career.