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Violent Femmes prep new LP, share single ft. Tom Verlaine, touring w/ X & Ben Folds

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Violent Femmes are getting ready to open Hotel Last Resort, their 10th album which is out July 26 via PIAS. The title track features the distinctive guitar-work from Television’s Tom Verlaine. “We didn’t really give him much instruction, but he did exactly what we hoped he’d do,” said VF’s Brian Ritchie. “He clearly has an affinity for the song. He must’ve really clued in on the lyrics, and he really interpreted them with a guitar.” As for those lyrics, Gordon Gano opens the song with this couplet: “I don’t change the chords anymore / The chords change themselves.” You can listen to that, via Rolling Stone, below.

The band have a busy tour schedule, including runs with X and Ben Folds. Their run with Ben includes shows at NYC’s Rooftop at Pier 17 on August 1 (tickets) and Stone Pony Summer stage on August 2 (tickets). All dates are listed below.

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Violent Femmes – Hotel Last Resort tracklist
1. “Another Chorus”
2. “I Get What I Want”
3. “I’m Nothing” (featuring Stefan Janoski)
4. “Adam Was A Man”
5. “Not Ok”
6. “Hotel Last Resort” (featuring Tom Verlaine)
7. “Everlasting You”
8. “It’s All Or Nothing”
9. “I’m Not Gonna Cry”
10. “This Free Ride”
11. “Paris To Sleep”
12. “Sleepin’ At The Meetin’”
13. “God Bless America”

VIOLENT FEMMES – 2019 TOUR DATES

MAY
3 – Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
4 – Redondo Beach, CA – BeachLife Festival *
5 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Sea #
7 – Phoenix, AZ – The Van Buren # SOLD OUT
9 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater #
10 – Houston, TX – House of Blues Houston
11 – Arlington, TX – KAABOO Texas #
13 – San Antonio, TX – Aztec Theatre #
14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom # SOLD OUT
16 – Memphis, TN – Graceland Live #
17 – St. Louis, MO – The Pageant #
18 – Madison, WI – The Sylvee

JULY
28 – Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena **
29 – Selbyville, DE – The Freeman Stage **
30 – Washington, DC – The Anthem **

AUGUST
1 – New York, NY – Pier 17 **
2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage **
3 – Boston, MA – Rockland Trust Bank Pavilion **
4 – East Providence, RI – Bold Point Park **
6 – Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE **
8 – Charlotte, NC – Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheatre **
9 – Nashville, TN – Ascend Amphitheater **
10 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park **
11 – Rochester Hills, MI – Meadow Brook Amphitheatre **
14 – Minneapolis, MN – Surly Brewing Company **
15 – Des Moines, IA – Water Works Park **
16 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre **
17 – Lyons, CO – Rocky Mountain Folks Festival *
23 – Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Bowl
24-25 – Port Townsend, WA – THING *

SEPTEMBER
6 – Omaha, NE – Shadow Ridge Music Festival *

* Festival Performance
# w/X
** w/Ben Folds

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