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Violent Femmes announce tour celebrating 40th anniversary of debut album

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Violent Femmes have announced a U.S. tour celebrating the 40th anniversary of the band’s 1983 self-titled debut album.

The outing will begin May 6 in Ventura, California, and will wrap up May 21 in Denver. Each night’s set will feature a performance of the Violent Femmes album in full.

Tickets go on sale Friday, March 3, at 10 a.m. local time. For the full list of the dates and all ticket info, visit

The album Violent Femmes features the group’s signature single “Blister in the Sun.” It also includes songs including “Add It Up,” “Gone Daddy Gone” and “Please Do Not Go,” which Violent Femmes memorably, if a bit inexplicably, played on an episode of the 1990s’ Sabrina the Teenage Witch series.

The most recent Violent Femmes record is 2019’s Hotel Last Resort.

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