The Violent Femmes.
The Violent Femmes. Ebru Yildiz

Violent Femmes coming to Twin Towns

AMERICAN post-punk legends the Violent Femmes will play Twin Towns in 2017 as part of their most extensive Australian tour since 2005.

The group rose to prominence between 1980 to 1987, before a brief hiatus and once again hitting the airwaves between 1988 and 2009.

Known for Kiss Off, Add It Up and super-hit Blister in the Sun, the group reformed again in 2013 led by singer, guitarist and songwriter Gordon Gano, bassist Brian Ritchie and new drummer John Sparrow.

Hitting Twin Towns' stage on Friday, March 31, the Femmes' autumn tour follows a sold-out national tour in March which was highlighted by A Day On The Green performance.

This time, however, the Femmes will explore regional and suburban centres before another A Day On The Green headline show with Aussie rockers the Hoodoo Gurus.

"We would like to continue our decades-long love affair with Australia by bringing the rock to the regions," Ritchie said.

Expect to hear cuts including tracks from 2016's comeback release and the Femmes' first studio album in 16 years; We Can Do Anything.

Ritchie said fans could expect traditional Femmes fun at the upcoming shows.

"We will be playing old favourites and new with our usual shambolic splendour," Richie said.

* Tickets go on-sale 9am on Friday, December 16. Visit

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