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Violent Femmes played Prospect Park with Kirstin Hersh (pics, setlist), share new video, expand tour

photos by David Andrako

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes played a free show in Prospect Park on Saturday (6/18) as part of the 2016 BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival . While they have a new album, We Can Do Anything , freshly out, Violent Femmes mainly stuck to the hits, opening with “Blister in the Sun,” and finishing with “Add it Up,” making time for “Gone Daddy Gone,” “Kiss Off,” “I Held Her in My Arms,” “Prove My Love,” “American Music,” “Gimme the Car” and more which had the crowd singing along. Setlist is below.

Kristin Hersh of Throwing Muses, who recently released a new EP. opened the night. Pictures from the whole evening are in this post. Up next at Celebrate Brooklyn!: a ticketed show with Ray LaMontagne tonight (6/22), and a free show with Alvvays, Ducktails, and Big Thief on Thursday (6/23).

Violent Femmes, meanwhile, have announced some more tour dates for July in the rest of the country, and have released an animated video for “Issues” off We Can Do Anything. All The video, as well as a list of remaining tour dates, are below.

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Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Kristin Hersh at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

Violent Femmes at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

SETLIST: Violent Femmes @ BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival 6/18/2016
Blister In The Sun
Country Death Song
Prove My Love
Waiting for the Bus
Color Me Once
Kiss Off
Promise
I Held Her in My Arms
Jesus Walking On Water
Memory
Black Girls
Gone Daddy Gone
Gimme the Car
American Music

Encore:
I Could Be Anything
Add It Up

Violent Femmes Summer 2016 Tour Dates
6/21 – Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre – SOLD OUT
6/23 – Norfolk, VA – NorVa – SOLD OUT
6/25 – Frederick, MD – Flying Dog – SOLD OUT
6/26 – Columbia, MD – DC101 Radio Show
7/5 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave
7/7 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
7/9 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue
7/10 – Detroit, MI Royal Oak Music Theatre
7/12 – Chicago, IL – Concord Music Hall
7/14 – St Louis, MO – Pageant
7/16 – Kansas City, MO – KRZZ Beach Ball Buzz
7/17 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom
7/19 – Dallas, TX – House of Blues
7/20 – Austin, TX – Stubbs
7/22 – Newport, RI – Newport Folk Festival
7/23 – Buffalo, NY – Kerfuffle Radio Festival
7/24 – Toronto, ON – The Massey

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