Six months after they were forced to reschedule their local tour, just days before it began, Milwaukee folk punk outfit the Violent Femmes have once again announced their upcoming visit to Australia has been pushed back.
Originally announcing their return to Australia – their first visit since 2017 – back in October of 2019, the tour was set to be in support of the band’s latest album, Hotel Last Resort. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group were forced to push their tour back just two days before it was originally set to begin.
As the rescheduled November dates loom closer, it’s since become clear that this tour will not take place as planned this year, with the group officially postponing the tour until early 2022.
“We are all dressed up and nowhere to go,” Hobart-based bassist Brian Ritchie wrote in a statement. “Half the band are in USA and the other half are in Australia. We can’t get together with Covid restrictions in both places. So we’re postponing our long-awaited Australia / NZ tour to February 2022.
“We hope the obstacles will be removed by then. Thanks for your patience and be assured we want to see all of you and play for you when the coast is clear. In the meantime stay safe!”
Kicking off with a run of New Zealand show in mid-February, the tour will see the group performing in Hobart, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, and the Gold Coast, while a performance at the Sandstone Rocks festival will also go ahead as planned.
Tickets to these shows are on sale now, while previously-purchased passes remain valid. Visit Feel Presents for more information.
Violent Femmes Australian Tour 2022
Friday, February 11th, 2022
Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland, NZ
Saturday, February 12th, 2022
The Opera House, Wellington, NZ
Sunday, February 13th, 2022
Isaac Theatre Royal, Christchurch, NZ
Thursday, February 17th, 2022
Odeon Theatre, Hobart, TAS
Friday, February 18th, 2022
The Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Sunday, February 20th, 2022
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2022
Perth Concert Hall, Perth, WA
Thursday, February 24th, 2022
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, February 26th, 2022
Sandstone Rocks, Sandstone Pt Hotel, QLD
Sunday, February 27th, 2022
Miami Marketta, Gold Coast, QLD