07 March, 2015

Violent Femmes unveil "Love Love Love Love Love" their first new song in 15 years

Although we haven't heard much from them since their album Freak Magnet was released in 2000, Violent Femmes has remained a favorite of alt-rockers everywhere. This is why the upcoming release of "Happy New Year" - an EP of brand-spanking-new Violent Femmes songs - is really, really exciting.



Recorded in Tasmania, the 4-track record will be pressed on "champagne clear vinyl" and will be released this year on April 18 - which is of course, Record Store Day.

Recently the band unveiled the first single from the album entitled, "Love Love Love Love Love" and it is a testament to singer Gordon Gano's timeless (and ever youthful) vocals.

The band split in 2009 - but reunited in 2013, performing at Coachella. That year also saw the replacement of original Femmes drummer Victor DeLorenzo by Brian Viglione from Dresden Dolls.

Gano and the Femmes have plans to record more new material this spring. 

This June they're set to join  Barenaked Ladies and Colin Hay on the “Last Summer on Earth” tour. 


2015 Tour Dates:

JUN. 5.2015 The LC Pavilion
Columbus, OH

JUN. 6.2015 Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
Cleveland, OH
   
JUN. 7.2015 Toledo Zoo Amphitheater
Toledo, OH
   
JUN. 8.2015 McGrath Amphitheater
Cedar Rapids, IA

JUN.10.2015 Red Rocks Amphitheater
Morrison, CO

JUN.12.2015 Treasure Island Resort & Casino
Welch, MN

JUN.13.2015 BMO Harris Pavilion
Milwaukee, WI

JUN.14.2015 Stir Cove at Harrah's Casino
Council Bluffs, IA

JUN.16.2015 FirstMerit Bank Pavilion
Chicago, IL

JUN.17.2015 Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
Indianapolis, IN

JUN.19.2015 PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
Cincinnati, OH

JUN.20.2015 DTE Energy Music Theatre
Clarkston, MI

JUN.21.2015 Seneca Allegany Casino & Hotel
Salamanca, NY

JUN.23.2015 Stage AE
Pittsburgh, PA

JUN.26.2015 Maine State Pier
Portland, ME

JUN.27.2015 Mohegan Sun
Uncasville, CT

JUN.28.2015 The Mann Center for the Performing Arts
Philadelphia, PA

JUN.29.2015 Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
Boston, MA

JUL. 1.2015 JBL Live at Pier 97
Hudson River Park, NY

JUL. 2.2015 Mercer County Fairgrounds
West Windsor, NJ

JUL. 3.2015 PNC Waterside Pavilion
Solomons, MD

JUL. 4.2015 Red Hat Amphitheatre
Raleigh, NC

JUL. 8.2015 Uptown Amphitheatre at the Music Factory
Charlotte, NC

JUL.10.2015 Sunset Cove Amphitheater
Boca Raton, FL

JUL.11.2015 St. Augustine Amphitheater
St. Augustine, FL

JUL.12.2015 Verizon Wireless Amphtheater at Encore Park
Alpharetta, GA

JUL.13.2015 Carl Black Chevy Woods Amphitheatre
Nashville, TN

JUL.15.2015 Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie
Grand Prairie, TX

JUL.18.2015 Boulevard Pool at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV

JUL.19.2015 Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theater
San Diego, CA

JUL.21.2015 Greek Theatre
Los Angeles, CA

JUL.22.2015 Mountain Winery
Saratoga, CA

JUL.24.2015 Idaho Botanical Gardens
Boise, ID

JUL.25.2015 Edgefield
Troutdale, OR

JUL.26.2015 Marymoor Park
Redmond, WA

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